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Arts & Culture Commission - February 15, 2017 Minutes

Regular Meeting: Wednesday: February 15, 2017:

The Regular Meeting of the Arts and Culture Commission of the City of Fargo, North Dakota, was held in the City Commission Room at City Hall at 4:00 o’clock p.m., Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

The Arts and Culture Commissioners present or absent were as follows:

Present: Arlette Preston, Cassandra Miller, Jessica Jung, Deb Williams, Tim Lamey, Michael Olsen, Netha Cloeter

Absent: Dayna Del Val, David Bertolini

Also Present: John Strand (City Commission Liaison)

Vice Chair Preston called the meeting to order and welcomed Members to the meeting.

Item 1: Approve Order of Agenda
Mr. Olsen moved the Order of Agenda be approved as presented. Second by
Ms. Miller. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.

Item 2: Minutes: Regular Meeting of January 18, 2017
Ms. Miller moved the minutes of the January 18, 2017 Arts and Culture Commission meeting be approved. Second by Mr. Olsen. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.

Item 3: Discussion on New City Hall Public Art Program
Planning Administrator Nicole Crutchfield introduced Mayor Tim Mahoney and Communications Manager Gregg Schildberger to give an update on the new city hall.
Mr. Schildberger distributed images of the first floor layout of city hall, which is where an art exhibit may be placed. Both Mayor Mahoney and Mr. Schildberger would like for the Board to determine what art pieces should go on the walls for both the interior and exterior spaces.

Mr. Olsen moved to form a subcommittee, with three of the four members being Ms. Del Val, Mr. Lamey and Ms. Cloeter, to meet in April with the architect and
Mr. Schildberger. Second by Ms. Williams. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.

Item 4: Budget Request for Existing City Hall Offices
Ms. Crutchfield introduced Tania Blanich’s proposal for curating the City Commission Offices. She noted the proposed budget is strictly to be used for curating and will not go towards purchasing artwork.

Ms. Williams moved that $1,200 be approved for curating in the City Commission Offices. Second by Mr. Olsen. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.

Item 5: Discussion and Updates on Public Art Master Plan
Ms. Crutchfield asked the Board to look through the memo provided to them in their packet and give staff more feedback on the Public Arts Master Plan goals and action plan, which will be relayed to Forecast Public Art.

Discussion was held among Board Members including feedback, staff’s comments, and the outreach strategy during this process. Mr. Olsen volunteered to put together a communications plan for the Public Art Master Plan.

Item 6: Public Comments
No public comments were made.

The time at adjournment was 5:07 p.m.