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Arts and Culture Commission - February 17, 2021 Minutes

The Regular Meeting of the Arts and Culture Commission of the City of Fargo, North Dakota, was held in the Commission Chambers at City Hall virtually at 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 17, 2020.

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

Present: Deb Williams, Tracy Jordre, Jon Offutt, Denise Kolpack, Joe Williams, Monika Browne-Ecker, Ann Arbor Miller, Brad Bachmeier

Absent: Tracy Walvatne

Also Absent: Commissioner John Strand

Chair D. Williams called the meeting to order and welcomed Members to the meeting.

Item 1: Order of Agenda
Member Bachmeier moved to approve the Order of Agenda. Second by Member J. Williams. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.

Item 2: Minutes: Regular Meeting of January 20, 2021
Member Browne-Ecker moved the Minutes of the January 20, 2021 Arts and Culture Commission meeting be approved. Second by Member Arbor Miller. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.

Item 3: 7th Avenue North Utility Box Art Wraps
Chris Schlepp from the Business Improvement District presented three pieces of art that were selected to wrap around three utility boxes along 7th Avenue North. Member Arbor Miller asked for additional information on how many submittals were received as part of this process. Mr. Schlepp stated that around 75 pieces were submitted for review.

Member Kolpack moved to approve the art proposed by the Downtown Community Partnership/Business Improvement District for the 7th Avenue North utility boxes. Second by Member Offutt. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.

Item 4: Staff Presentation: Carrying Out the Work Plan
The Director of Planning and Development, Nicole Crutchfield, gave a presentation on how the Arts and Culture Commission fits in to the Planning Department work plan. Part of this presentation included an overview of how the Arts and Culture Commission subcommittee work will relate back to the larger group. The three Arts and Culture Commission subcommittees were designed to focus on capacity building, neighborhoods, and development.

Item 5: 2021 Budget Memo Discussion
Ms. Crutchfield provided a brief overview of the 2021 budget. and the annual budget process.

Item 6: Public Comment
There was no public Comment.

Item 7: Other Business
a. The next regularly scheduled meeting is March 17, 2021.

The time at adjournment was 5:40 p.m.