Minutes of the Board
Those present: Don R. Johnson, Sam Hatcher, Jim Spencer, William
May, Garnett S. Fairchild, Lillian Baldridge, Patricia A. Johnson,
and Delmas Saunders. There were also two guests: Sharon and Dale
The Friends of the Samuel May House met for their regular monthly
meeting on Tuesday, April 24, 2001. Mr. Hatcher called the meeting
to order at 7:05 PM.
Mr. Hatcher reminded the group that we now had a website and
that after the Minutes of each meeting was approved, they would
be posted there. Don Johnson made a motion to accept the Minutes
as presented; seconded by Jim Spencer. Motion carried.
Mr. Hatcher stated that the Treasurer, David Hereford, had mailed
him a copy of the treasurer's report; however, he had left it
at home. He stated to the best of his memory we still had approximately
$7,000 with no significant expenditures having been made. He
will present this report to us at the next meeting. He also reminded
the group that we had sold some of the Floyd County Pictorial
History books and still had several boxes for sale. He stated
that the Floyd County Historical Society also was selling the
Mr. Hatcher then presented to the group a bill from Robert Perry
for photocopying he had done for our archives. The total of the
bill was $170.00. Don Johnson made a motion to reimburse Dr.
Perry for the pictures, second by Garnett Fairchild. Motion carried.
A catalogue system for the picture archive was discussed briefly.
It was decided that one would definitely be needed in the future.
Mr. Hatcher informed the group that the lease for the parking
lot had been signed by Mr. May and his brothers. He stated that
he thought the Mayor was now in possession of the lease; however,
he had not been able to find out for sure and would try again
on Friday. He stated that once the Mayor had signed it, we could
advertise for bids. Randy is working on a bid package (parts
of the project will be advertised separately) and will have it
ready as soon as the lease is signed. He stated that when he
did receive the signed lease, he was going to send a copy to
David Morgan and Greg Stumbo and see if they could offer us some
help in getting the project on its way.
Mrs. Baldridge asked the status of the wallpaper. Mr. Hatcher
stated that Kevin was supposed to be looking for what the committee
had chosen for the house and he had not heard anything from him.
Mrs. Baldridge had a Southern Accent magazine in which she had
found a picture of the table that Kevin had purchased for the
house. Chairs (which we do not have as yet) were also pictured
with this table. She stated she might be able to get us some
quotes for the chairs if the group was interested. Mr. Hatcher
asked her to get some quotes and present to us the next meeting.
Don Johnson inquired as to the status of the vacuum cleaner.
Mr. Hatcher stated this was one of many items he had not had
a chance to check into as yet.
Mr. Hatcher stated that probably next month there would be a
special meeting in order to discuss hiring someone for the summer
to be at the May House.
Don Johnson informed the group that the reenactment of the Battle
of Middle Creek had been cancelled this year, due to there not
being a site available to hold it. Mr. Hatcher informed the group
that the May House would; however, have on display for the month
of August, a Civil War Exhibit.
There being no further business, Don Johnson made a motion that
the meeting adjourn, second Delmas Saunders. Motion carried.
Patricia A. Johnson, Secretary