May, 2019, Board Meeting

President Michael Courey opened meeting at 3 p.m.

Present:  Michael Courey, LaJean Turner, Jan Kowalsky, Joan Crothers, Larry Dietsch, Noel Turner. Guest: Herb Bruce, to be voted on as a director.

Minutes: Motion to approve the April 11, 2019 minutes was made by Larry D.; seconded & passed.

Treasurer’s Report:  Jan reported a balance of $3,792.01, the same as last month. LaJean made the motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report; seconded and passed.

Membership:  LaJean reported that our membership is at 191, individuals/families. Barbara made a motion to approve; seconded and passed.

Resignation: Larry Katz sent an email last week resigning as a TCCA Director.  Michael emailed him with regrets to hear this.

 Old Business

  1. June Meeting: Wednesday, the 5th  of June will be our meeting at Rec. Center starting at 6 p.m. Agenda will include Hinton Center, Hamilton Gardens, CVB presentation, and officer elections. Barbara will get baked chicken and meatloaf ; Jan will bring tea; Michael will bring small water bottles; La Jean has other supplies and will get plastic covers for 25 tables. Michael will send out a copy of the agenda to Board and have copies for members at dinner. Joan & LaJean will be at the greeters table to take dues.
  2. 50/50: It was decided to have a 50/50 to raise funds and Joan will talk about that at meeting. LaJean has a roll of tickets she will bring. Drawing for a winner will be at end of meeting.
  3. By-Laws: Michael will send out by email a copy of final amendments.
  4. Clean Sweep: TCCA members and Hamilton Gardens members picked up on Bell St. and Ingles “pond” area on Monday, April 15th . Joan put photos in the paper of that & the awards dinner on April 30th.

New Business

  1. New Director: Herb Bruce was asked to step outside and the Board members present voted unanimously to have him join TCCA as a director.
  2. Direction of TCCA:  We will review County Ordinances to see what needs to be deleted or brought up. Herb will head this up and divide between members of the Board.

Committee Meetings:

City of Hiawassee: Joan:Terry Poteete, Visual Outdoor Advertising, said he thought his sign application is valid, but Council voted, “No digital signs in Hiawassee.” Raise in water rates discussed & will be voted on by Council at next regular meeting; Masonic Lodge repainting and all work on Post Office have been completed; Earth Day on square on Saturday, 4/27/19.

City of Young Harris: Michael:

Commissioner: Joan: Heavy rains have moved metal bldg. at back—Bill Allen Constr. will grade $9-12K; Ball fields at GMF have been redone; Clyde Shook & crew have “done a good job on roads.” Several agreements were signed: CVB (Hotel/Motel Tax Rev.), NGTC Adult Ed. Services (GED); BRMEMC for internet services.

TCW&S Auth.: No report.

Chamber: Michael attended Cham. 101 which was interesting, telling what the Chamber does for businesses and he joined the Chamber as an individual .

EMC: 1.5% raise to members, effective in Oct.

Planning Commission:  No report.

Health Dept.: Larry D. went to April 25th meeting. They reviewed Annual Audit, FY 19-20 Budget, Environmental Reports, Nursing Report & Financial Reports. Cases of measles and Hepatitis in state, but none in T.C.  Finances good w/balance of $273,670.

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