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Arts & Culture Commission - March 21, 2018 Minutes

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 5:00 o’clock p.m., Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

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

Present: Arlette Preston, Jon Offutt, Deb Williams, Mark Johnson

Absent: Denese Odegaard, Michael Olsen,

Chair Preston called the meeting to order and welcomed Members to the meeting. A quorum was not present at this meeting

Item 1: Order of Agenda
Mr. Johnson moved to approve the order of agenda. Second by Mr. Offutt. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.

Item 2: Minutes: Regular Meeting of February 21 and February 28, 2018
Mr. Offutt moved the minutes of the February 21 and February 28, 2018 Arts and Culture Commission meeting be approved. Second by Ms. Williams. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.

Item 3: 2018 Budget
Commissioners discuss how the capital fund budget should be allocated.

Item 3a: Electrical Box Art Proposal (Chris Schlepp BID)
Chris Schlepp presents on the utility box proposal. Mr. Johnson would like to see additional sponsors and not have the city be the main contributor. Ms. Preston discusses the process of how the project would move forward since the artwork will be placed on city owned property.

Ms. Williams moves approve the electrical box art proposal as submitted. Second by Ms. Preston. Mr. Johnson recuses himself. All members presented voted aye and the motion was declared carried.

Item 3b: Fargo PorchFest Proposal
Rachel Asleson presents on the PorchFest Proposal. PorchFest will take place in the Clara Barton Neighborhood, which has not been shared at a neighborhood association meeting. Ms. Williams states that she believes this is a great project for public art and reaches all citizens at no cost to the citizens. The commission feels the applicant needs to reach out to the Fargo Police Department and the Clara Barton Neighborhood Association before they can vote on the proposal.

Item 3c: Project Ideas
Ms. Williams and Mr. Offutt volunteer to be on a taskforce for artist committee selection and criteria.

Item 4: Planning Department Structure
Ms. Crutchfield, Planning and Development Director, presents on the planning department structure.

Item 5: Policies
Ms. Rakowitz presents the Public Art Policies and Maintenance Care Plan and asks the commission to make any edits or comments they have and bring them to staff prior to the next Arts and Culture Commission.

Item 6: Communication Plan
Ms. Preston presents on the communication plan. The intent of the plan is to get the commission out into the public and relay to the public the functions of the commission and how the public can work with the commission. Next steps moving forward is to start a timeline for outreach.

Item 9: Commission Vacancies and Job Description
Ms. Crutchfield states the new process for filling vacant seats on the commission. Commissioner Strand encourages community members to apply.

Item 10: Other Business or Public Comments
Chair Preston called for public comment. No comment was offered.