The Fort Recovery Chamber of Commerce met in regular session on Tuesday, February 23 at Brick Street Tavern.
Members Present: PG Jellison, Amy Spriggs, Megan Steinberg, Shawn Robinson, Eric Brackman, Connor Rammel, Randy Diller, Larry Brown, & Ted Romer.
The meeting was called to order by President, Shawn Robinson.
Secretary Report: Connor Rammel made a motion to approve the January meeting minutes seconded by Ted Romer.
Treasurers Report: Checking account beginning balance $3,757.09, disbursements totaling $70.00, receipts totaling $622.00, with an ending balance of $4,309.09. Cash on hand is $10.00 and the Fort Recovery Scholarship Fund $8,124.79 for a grand total of $12,443.88. Randy Diller made a motion to approve the February treasurers report, seconded by Larry Brown.
- The Chamber’s Annual Hall of Fame, Citizen of the Year and Business of the Year banquet will take place March 14th. 2020 Citizen of the Year: Mindy Bubp, 2020 Hall of Fame: Ron Boeckman, 2020 Business of the Year: Lifestyles Beauty, Mayors Outstanding Service Award: Ft. Recovery Merchants Association, Scholarship Award: AJ Romer. Beautification Award winners include Most Improved Dwelling: Bill & Birt Staugler, Most Improved Residential Property: TJ & Beth Westgerdes, Most Improved Landscaping: Neal Spencer.
- Brandon Wyerick has transitioned as village police officer to village street department. Paul Rohrer will be retiring this year.
- Elm Street reconstruction will begin next month. It is expected to be completed by June.
- The village has applied to lower the speed limit on St. Rt 119 on the east side of town.
- Applications are available for summer help.
- Reservations are available for the Pavilion at Community Park for 2021-2022. Businesses may use the pavilion for meetings during the week free of charge.
- WCSM is holding a back-to-school event at Fort Recovery Local Schools this week. There are 5 sessions each day all week interviewing FR administrators, school board members, coaches, teachers and students.
- Band Concert this Sunday February 28.
- FRHS Drama Club presents Agatha Christie’s and Then There Were None this Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.
- The school board and academic boosters have approved transferring possession of the land for the new baseball complex.
- Mr. Brent Niekamp has resigned as Athletic Director. The position has been posted.
- March 27th the merchants will hold their annual Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt will begin at 10 a.m. Children can take pictures with the Easter Bunny at 10:30 a.m.
- Taste of the Town is planned for Wednesday, June 16th. Food vendors will be available 5-8 p.m. as well as entertainment 7-10 p.m.
- This year’s First Thursday Merchant Events will take place May 6th, August 5th, October 7th and December 2nd.
- Next meeting is scheduled for March 23rd.
- The 2021 Harvest Jubilee will take place June 16-20. Kickoff will be Wednesday night with Taste of the Town and commence Sunday with the Fireman’s Parade at 2 p.m. and Chicken Dinners after.
Fort Recovery Arts Council:
- The opera house has applied for several grants.
Fort Recovery Athletic Boosters:
- The first down payment has been paid for the new softball/baseball complex. The land next to the school will be turned over to the boosters then transferred back to the school upon completion. The complex is expected to be completed the Spring of 2022.
- Grant distribution requests will be discussed at their next meeting in May.
Historical Society & Project Recovery:
- One of a Kind Auction will take place Sunday, October 17th.
Fort Recovery Insurance Agency/TTT:
- Wednesday, March 24 at 1 p.m. Fort Recovery Insurance and Tomorrows Technology Today will partner for an informative cyber liability webinar “5 Things Every Business Must Know about Cyber Liability Insurance.”
Randy Diller made a motion to adjourn.
The next meeting is scheduled for March 30 @ Brick Street Tavern.