Kendallville Heritage Association
  To preserve, honor and build upon the heritage of Kendallville Indiana.

On Monday, October 26, 2009, the Kendallville Heritage Association meeting was held at 6:00 p.m. in the Kendallville Public Library conference room.  In attendance were: Ray Scott, Don Gura, Pat Young, Eric Daniels, Terry Housholder and Becky Daniels.
Minutes of the September meeting were approved as written.

Don Gura reported on the mural project headed up by the Main Street Business Association.   This project was previously put on hold due to the downturn in the economy.  They are now ready to move forward with the project by raising funds through community involvement.   Currently the Kendallville Party Store has paid to have the wall prepped for painting the mural.  Peggy Tasler, owner of Sozo art studio will be painting the mural.  Don Gura contacted Ray Scott to see if it would be possible to apply for the Amelia Frehse grant through the KHA.  It was agreed that this project fits into our mission statement.   The application has been submitted.  The project will cost approximately $40,000.  At the beginning of 2010, letters will be sent to area businesses to see if they would like to donate funds for the project.  The Mayor Youth Advisory Council will also be helping with fundraising.

Ray Scott reported that 6 businesses have been approved to receive funds from the RDC Façade Improvement Program.  This program is proving to be very beneficial to local businesses.

Mary Hartman reported that they are hoping to start displaying photos for identification from the Russell Frehse collection.  Eric Daniels suggested that the photos be scanned and uploaded to the website so people can view them for identifying.  Terry Housholder suggested that an article be ran in the News Sun letting people know that the photos are available to view for identification.

Ray Scott reported that links to the KHA website have been added to the Kendallville Public Library, Noble County Historical Society, City of Kendallville and the Kendallville Chamber of Commerce websites.
Eric Daniels reported that these additional links along with the added text to the KHA website has helped to double hits to the website.  Eric is working with Mary to get photos of the John Ashby collection to add to the website.

Mayor Handshoe reported that the Historic Preservation Commission  has received a variety of responses from local businesses concerning this ordinance.   They are working to put together a good ordinance that will satisfy the majority of businesses.  They are hoping to have the ordinance ready in early 2010.

The next meeting will be 6:00 p.m., Monday, November 23, 2009 at the Kendallville Public Library, Meeting Room A
Meeting  adjourned.

Becky Daniels, Secretary