GONDBA Meeting


Today's meeting was held at the newly renovated Electra C. Doren Public Library.

Box lunches from Charlie’s Imports were featured for lunch.

·        Barry Hall, president, opened the meeting, thanking all who helped out and donated prized for Cops Appreciation Day, held at AmVets Post 24 on Leo St. on Friday March 27th.  130 meals were served to Dayton City Police and Riverside Police officers. The event was sponsored by GONDBA and AmVets Post 24

·        Andy Badinghaus spoke to the group on a recent email from Karen DeMasi at CityWide regarding a job survey. He also initiated a discussion on the idea of having a Job Board for posting openings at local businesses. Please let Andy know if you have openings and he will facilitate the posting.

·        Jeep Wedding from CityWide presented information to the group on a project through the America Saves Program that will collect utility and facility data to assess potential energy savings for companies. They need 300 businesses to sign up for the project in order to move forward. At the end of the program, participating businesses will have information on energy savings opportunities, access to energy efficiency grants and funding programs and increased cash flow after energy efficiency implementation. Contact Jeep at Jeepwedding@yahoo.com or Dave Williams at dwilliams@citywidedev.com

·        Officer Grieshop reported crime stats for the general area. Stats were not available for our specific area. Violent crime is down %5, property crime is down 17% and B&E is down 2%. Overall, crime is down 9% from last year.

·        Ann Seifer of the neighborhood association told the group about the Earth Day cleanup project at Stuart Patterson Park.

·        GONDBA welcomes R&M Welding Products which recently opened at 1944 Stanley Ave. 937-260-4510

·        An issue was also discussed concerning a property at 518 Leo St. that is part of an upcoming nuisance hearing.

Our featured speaker and tour guide was John Cline, branch manager for the Electra C. Doren library. The library was originally opened in 1928 and is the first Dayton library branch to be remodeled. The library offers many high tech options including laptops available for use in the library, wireless printing and print from home options. The library has a large children’s and teen section and the back portion of the library has an open outdoor area with a new garden going in next to it. John conducted a tour of the library and answered many questions. Thanks John! The library looks great!

Thanks for keeping our businesses strong! See you next month.

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