Monday, February 2, 2009

VC: Double Feature! Antioch, Visioning, Econ Dvlpt Tonight; Budget Tomorrow

The suitcase above is by local artist Vicki Toriello-Farmer. I'm not leaving town! It just symbolizes our dynamic local arts community. Ms. Toriello-Farmer's work is featured on the "" DIY fashion page ( is owned by the NYTimes).

Dear People:
It's a double whammy: Village Council meetings both tonight (2/2) and tomorrow night (2/3). Tonight will be a regular meeting, with a very full agenda, and tomorrow night we'll be taking our first look at the proposed budget for the year. Both meetings are 7 pm in the Bryan Center.
Unfortunately, due to obligations at school, I have to cancel my office hours today. Please feel free to call me at home if you need to get together; I might be able to meet people later in the afternoon.

Remember that our meeting packets are online!

Tonight's Agenda:

1. LEGISLATION: A resolution authorizing paying our annual dues ($1,500) for the Business First organization, which helps support, retain, and expand local businesses.

2. SPECIAL REPORTS: Matt Derr, of the Antioch Alumni/Continuation Corp, will give an update on Negotiations, future of Antioch College.

  • Safe Routes to School, report by Ed Amrhein
  • Economic Development w/ Michael Shuman; follow up report (Smart Growth). They've prepared a detailed overview of his talks, his leakage analysis, and published citizen evaluations
  • Visioning/Planning Update: The Visioning Group should have 3 possibie consultants to recommend to Council.
  • We'll be discussing/ planning to update our lease with the Library. (The Village owns the building which is leased to the Greene County Library system)

  • 2009 Goals Update: we have the notes from our discussion typed out
  • We're planning to look at the Bryan Center Guidelines that we give to groups that rent the spaces in the building.

Tomorrow night: 2009 BUDGET. We do not yet have our copies of this document, so I cannot, unfortunately, be any more specific. Needless to say, however, this is probably the key factor in determining what will get done in the coming year. Please attend!


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