April Meeting Minutes
Houma Area Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
Regular Schedule Meeting Minutes
April 23, 2020 via Zoom Meeting
I. Board and Staff Member Attendance
Cheri Blanchard-Secretary /Treasurer Katherine Gilbert Theriot
Mary Lynn Bisland
Sondra Corbitt-Executive Director Lindsey Fruge
II. Meeting call to order: A. Casey called the meeting to order at 9:02 a.m.
III. Resolution Approval to host the meeting via tele or video conference: K. Theriot made a motion to approve the resolution. Seconded by: J. Falgout. Motion approved.
IV. Roll Call: Quorum was present.
V. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance: M. Bisland led the board in the Invocation. A. Casey led the board in the Pledge of Allegiance.
VI. Public to be heard -no one was present.
VII. Approval of minutes: M. Bisland made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Seconded by: K. Theriot. Motion approved.
VIII. Approval of financial reports: J. Ellender made a motion to approve the financial reports as presented. Seconded by: C. Blanchard. Motion approved.
IX. Bond payment deferral resolution approval: S. Corbitt provided an overview the bond payment deferral request. K. Theriot made a motion to approve the bond payment deferral resolution. Seconded by: C. Blanchard. Discussion followed on: occupancy rate, budget, deferral process, deferral needs, COVID impact, and payment timeframe. Motion approved.
X. LAMP transfer resolution approval: S.Corbitt provided an overview of the LAMP transfer resolution approval. J. Ellender made a motion to approve the resolution. Seconded by: J. Falgout. Discussion followed on: transfer is not needed at this time; however, resolution was required to authorize S. Corbitt to move forward when needed with board approval. Discussion followed on: LAMP update, various accounts, and fund purpose. Motion approved. M. Bisland made a motion to formally approved the LAMP transfer approval form. Seconded by: J. Ellender. Motion approved.
XI. Executive Director’s Report: S. Corbitt provided her monthly report. Discussion followed on: LACVB’ s weekly update, staff/work schedules updates, tourism week updates, occupancy rate down by 20% and 2019 audit/AG updates. K. Theriot provided grant opportunities through TEDA.
XII. A. Casey made a motion to end the meeting at 9:48 a.m. Seconded by M. Bisland. Motion approved.