Minute Meeting Minutes: Wednesday 11/18/2020 via Zoom
Call to order @ 7:07 pm
Board members: Kevin Elder (P)*, Scott McConnell (VP)*, Ruth Yoash-Gantz (VS)*, Andrea Lima (S)*, Tara Owens (T)*
Members at large: Jeff Viscount, Erika Martin, Laura Calvin, Scott Higgins*, John Finney, Nicole Van Baelen*, CJ Jacquin*
Introduction and welcome of new member at large member: CJ Jacquin of Cornelius
Guests: Aaron Tucker, Planning Director for the Town of Cornelius*
- Bicycle plan – adopted 2017, needs implementation. Lack of DOT funding has delayed improvements. Town ordered 20 BMUFL signs, to be erected. Strategic “sharrows”, “Street Smarts” program on town website for reporting issues/hazards
- Greenway plan
- Higgins: Enforcement and education, article to be written in local paper
Approval of October 2020 meeting minutes – Approved
Kevin, John – ICATS bus wrap: Confusion about design assistance from Bruce at ICATS.
Action: Nicole to call Bruce to clarify
Ruth drafted a donation letter, uploaded to Google Drive. Goals added during meeting
Ads on all modalities. Key: Community awareness.
Limit “in kind” sponsors and donations
Presence on towns’ social media accounts w/widespread announcements
Davidson News and other towns’ publications
Action: Everyone proof Ruth’s letter, offer edits/suggestions.
10×10 tent final design – suggested color changes made
McConnell – Next Mooresville Town Council/Board Meeting 1st week December. Topic ideas:
Further engage local law enforcement (LE) to assist with list dangerous areas list, response to signage, observe safety issues; budget meeting; re-engage planners; sign education for public; meet with town officials and LE together; request to put BMUFL signs where bike lanes exist; FAQ on Mooresville website; educate about increased number of bicyclists; street sweeping and restriping bike lanes; contacting LE on bikes; small Zoom meeting with LE contacts
Nicole – Yard Signs – dropped off on 115 at driver’s school, some with John. May have an update on Nascar video. CJ reports sign at Spirited Cyclist has had good feedback
Action: Nicole to contact Davidson about press release
Action: Andrea – owner Trek Charlotte, Doug
Ruth – BOD Insurance – Retail insurance companies do not write this type of policy
Action: Kevin to contact company he uses for MAC ($475 annually)
Action: Ruth, Higgins find other vendors for quotes
Tara – Current balance $239, minus fees from PayPal. She has spreadsheet to track funds
Andrea – Requesting contact info from all who attend meetings and guests, add to centralized database, edited and updated independently. Slack ‘channel’ added
Group – Community Awareness:
Higgins – Involve bike shops to put SAFE logo on their jerseys, stickers in shop windows; custom kits/jerseys made for SAFE; yard signs
Action: CJ to speak with John Finney and/or other owners of Spirited, work with marketing person to collaborate with SAFE
Action: Nicole to speak with Davidson Area Running Club, speak with Dave Munger
Action: Kevin, speak with Jaime at Charlotte Running Co.
Action: Andrea speak with Doug owner of Trek Charlotte
Action: Scott Higgins contact Sargent Sarver (sp?) for colleague/contact in Mooresville, keep him engaged
Campaign – brainstorm, like “click it or ticket”
New Business/Tabled Topics
Slack app – reviewed, allow others, including guests, access to share and edit info
Zoom account – Donated by Kevin. Jeff willing to donate in exchange for putting his “Weekly Rides” onto SAFE social media pages.
Sponsorship’s: Guidelines should be in writing. Goal: by the time group rides resume in 2021.
Blog update (remove from agenda)
List of local bike clubs – needed
Accounting supplies needed (file folders, file box, etc.)
Research grants with Kevin
Erika – Stewart Basham instrumental in getting BMUFL signs in Mooresville. To verify he is over Zone 9/Davidson and if he covers Cornelius
Meeting Adjournment: 8:50pm
Next meeting: Wednesday December 16, 7:00 – 8:30