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Future of organization uncertain

Sunday, March 18, 2012

After the resignation of the Brazil Main Street's vice president and president the committee's future is uncertain.

"The problem that we have with no officers is that we really can't function under our bylaws," Secretary/Treasurer Stacy Gibbens said during the organization's recent meeting.

Another problem Gibbens noted is if the Brazil Main Street doesn't have enough officers to sign the application for the 501(c)(3), it can't complete its projects.

According to Gibbens, the committee is considering its options, which include possibly partnering with other entities or dissolving until it can garner some interest.

One idea the committee had was partnering with the Chamber of Commerce.

But according to Gibbens, the Statewide Main Street organization said it wouldn't recommend partnering with the Chamber of Commerce because of the differences in the two organizations' nonprofit status.

Gibbens told the committee she did have an exit strategy if it plans to dissolve.

"If we dissolve, we still have this bank account sitting over here, (and) we have these two notes," Gibbens said. "What I would propose is that we pay off those notes, and we would have $3.23 left that we could (use) to reimburse someone for postage."

The committee agreed if it did dissolve, it could take the opportunity to find support in the community.

At this time, no decision was made on the future of the Brazil Main Street, but it will continue researching its options.

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I say let's get Tony Harper back in there!! He had great, feasible plans which I understand were underminded by some committee members. How about it Tony, would you consider?

-- Posted by My Dime on Mon, Mar 19, 2012, at 3:22 PM

My thoughts are that the two probably had an "idea" and got frustrated and quit. Nobody in this town wants to improve it. It just amazes me that they would rather have a run down town with decayed sidewalks, trash on the sidewalks and buildings ready to fall down. If an industry wants to come into town that would put a few people to work, nobody wants it. Brazil has no civic pride whatsoever and absolutely no vision and they don't care!

-- Posted by beachbunny on Mon, Mar 19, 2012, at 10:00 PM

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