President Jack Smith opened the April 1, 2002 meeting of the Avon Historical Society at 7:10 p.m. with 43 members and guests being present. This evening's meeting was held at the Creekside Brewhouse & Tavern.
As a first order of business Jack asked the secretary to read the minutes from the last meeting. Upon a motion by Theresa Szipple and seconded by Dan McGhee, the minutes were approved as read.
Jack asked Barb Wolfe to give the treasurer's report. She reported that as of this evening there was a balance of $1,014.94 in the checking account and the money market has a balance of $4,812.45. Jack then asked if there were any outstanding bills to present for payment this evening; and there were none.
Jack then stated that if there were no objections from the floor, he would like to dispense with the regular committee reports tonight due to the special program this evening.
For the members present however who may questions about any of our on-going projects, Jack quickly ran down the different committees and their chairmen as follows:
Renovation & repairs of The Old Towne Hall - Dr. Fischer or Jack Smith. Dr. Fischer interjected that he would be contacting Jerry Plas to fix the front door since he was unable to open it this evening.
Update on the Bicentennial - see Dr. Fischer or Jack Smith
Survey of Historical Structures - John Eldred - Dr. Fischer or Eric Jaworski
Decorating the city buildings project - see Jean Fischer
Landmark Ordinance -- see Jack Smith -- A reminder that on April 10th at the planning commission meeting we are hoping they will begin to address this issue.
Shade Committee - Toni Barnhart and Jean Fischer
Information regarding moving of the old Lewis home - Ron Larson
Plaque Committee - see John Traxler
County Video Tape Project - see Bill Furnace
We have a new committee called the ``oral history committee'' that is comprised of Pete & Sharon Kratt.
Dvd Committee - see Jack Smith, Norb Jaworowski
Quilt committee -- see Jean Fischer
Jack then asked the members present if anyone had anything else to bring to the meeting under old business. There being none, Jack then introduced Bob Allen, Avon's Safety Director who gave a short talk encouraging the members present to vote for the police and fire levy renewal that will be coming up for a vote. He then went on to explain what these funds would buy and what the cost would be per household.
Jack then announced that on Sunday, May 5, 2002, the club would be car pooling from the Old Town Hall to tour the newly restored ``Lawnfield'' home of President Garfield. The tour includes the Carriage House, the campaign office, the 60 foot tall pump house, windmill, grainery, barn, chicken house with a run, and a tenant house.
Car pool at 1:00 pm from the Old Town Hall. Pack a picnic lunch. A picnic area is available to us at Lawnfield, and there is a covered area in the event of a shower. If you do not want to picnic, there are fast food restaurants just down the road; or you can drive straight home. A picnic will be fun for all the family. Call 934-6106 for more information.
We will need definite reservations for this trip and everyone will receive a phone call with details.
All committees will report at the meeting of the Avon Historical Society at 7 pm on June 3. Some of the work of the dvd committee will be shown.
There being no further business to conduct upon a motion by Dr. Fischer and seconded by Jim Szippl the meeting was adjourned.
At the conclusion of the meeting Jack asked Jean Fischer to give an introduction to our speaker for the evening Ray Rider, proprietor of the Creekside Brewhouse & Tavern who hosted a very enjoyable wine tasting program.
Respectfully submitted, Nancy McGhee, Secretary