The Montpelier Area Chamber of Commerce held their Board of Directors Meeting on February 14th, 2014. Those that were preset for the meeting included Jeanette Hull, Shelley Davis, Chris Lee, Kelly Gray, Jennifer Koch, Kandace Potts-Salaz, Gloria Osburn, Dave Tilly, and Kurt Roan. Jeanette Hull (President) opened the meeting and welcome everyone. They then approved the minutes. The financial report for January was approved. The board next moved to committee reports. Pam Lucas was absent but Mr. Roan spoke on behalf of village affairs stating that the budget is approved for 2014, the village will be starting Phase IV of the CSO Sewer Project, and they will have a busy year ahead with snow removal and street repairs. The board commended the village for a job well done on streets and sidewalks so far this season. Mr. Roan also gave an update on WEDCO. He said that Mr. Steve Raymond resigned his seat as the chamber appointment to WEDCO. The group is currently working on a manufacturing video. They have completed their move into a new office, and the annual meeting will be held March 13th at the Veterans’ building. Ms. Gloria Osborn shared that on Saturday, February 22nd at 2:00p.m., a slide and lecture will be conducted by nationally known gardener Scott Kunst. The cost is $ 5.00 and seats are limited to 50 attendees. The proceeds from this event will go to the Louden Cemetery Restoration Project. The Pie Baking Contest that was scheduled in February will be held on March 8th. There are registration forms at the library and they are still in need of judges. The cost of a judgeship is $5.00. On March 13th a Cookie Decorating Class will be taught by Karen Koch. The cost is $ 7.00. Mr. Dave Tilly wanted to encourage everyone to get involved and help out the See and Do and Helping Hands. Mr. Tilly also wanted the community to know that Good Friday services will be held on Friday, April 18th at The House of Prayer with St. Paul’s U.M. minister Rev. Blank speaking.
Concerning Old Business. The roof and building repairs is still being looked into. Diamond from WEDCO said that there is still a possibility of using the CDBG Revolving Grant to finance needed repairs. The dates for this years Bean Days will be July 18th and 19th for 2014. Ms. Jeanette Hull will be launching Bean Days at the MACC Banquet. The MACC Banquet will be held on Thursday, February 20th at the Montpelier Moose. This year the group will be showcasing happenings in Montpelier. Deadline for reservations was February 10th. Concerning New Business. Ms. Jeanette Hull was appointed to fill Steve Raymond’s vacant spot and she accepted for WEDCO. Chris Lee said that due to weather and the economy, the Williams County Art Council will remain intact, but the Art Space venue on West Main Street will be closed. There was then a motion to adjourn the meeting. The next meeting will be Friday, March 14th, 2014 at 8:00 am.