Report by Jennifer
Update by Charlie.
The death of his insurance contact Mr. Pierce is
Ebony & Kate will meet. Ebony's work has been delayed
due to car theft. Reports from the key stakeholders will
be ready for the board meeting on the 28th.
Nominations to date - closed on the 21st of March:
Cheryl-Anderson Small will not be available for
return to the board.
Kate feels strongly that we need members on the board
that are influential and can bring money and resources
to the Aquarium.
Jennifer will be responsible for facilitating the voting.
changes proposed by Diane
Charlie felt this was not the time, because it would
necessitate changing the bylaws. Since the next board is
meeting is chiefly dealing with elections, he felt it
was a bridge too far. There was general agreement. The
EC will recommend tabling the proposal until after
Kate met March 28th with Beckham. He will have the
Parks Department legal staff draw up a letter of intent
for us. Beckham says there's no problem for our survey
team gaining access. It is now up to the Aquarium
Operations/Capital Improvements Committee to set up a
survey team and arrange time and dates for access with
the parks Department.
study for Aquarium breaks down into:
a. Scope of study
b. Budget allocation
c. Responsibility for project
We need extensive survey of the Aquarium. This would
be spearheaded by Charlie in conjunction with the
operations committee. Early costs appear to range
between $25,000 and $45,000. It was suggested that Vance
and Murray accompany the survey team, lending their
hands-on know-how experience to the project.
Detroit Council member Barbara-Rose Collins is
spearheading a task force to explore the possibility of
creating a Belle Isle Conservancy. This would be
especially important if Detroit needs to draw back from
the financial responsibility of maintaining the island.
Kate attended this meeting and has volunteered to be on
the Conservancy board. The next explorative meeting is