The meeting was called to order at 5:35 p.m. by President Rich Burleson. Board members present were Larry Baker, Kathy Seidling, Jennifer Bowers, Keegan Flaugh, Michelle Hyatt, Marty Burleson and Board Advisor, Beryl Baker. Board member Donna Murphy was absent.

Minutes of the December 10, 2019 meeting were approved upon the motion of Jennifer and seconded by Kathy. Minutes of the special meetings on December 16, 2019 and December 18, 2019 were also approved.

Upon the motion of Marty, seconded by Keegan, the Treasurer’s Report was accepted as presented.


Rich has sent the information to our insurance company regarding the damage to the handrail. He has not received a reply.

Larry reported that he is working on the floor. More grinding needs to be done. Larry has been working on the fill and paint. Larry is going to check on the cost of carpet for the center, lobby, and both sides of the theater.

Rich is sending Michelle a list of Theater memberships that help theaters get discounts on some of the costs of scripts, costumes, etc.


Two new applications have been received to fill the Board vacancies. Upon the motion of Jennifer, seconded by Keegan, the Board voted to accept Brandon Hyatt to the Board.

Rehearsals for “FOOLS” are being held. The Board will need to review costs of the production including building the set, costumes, scripts, etc. A budget needs to be presented to the Board.

Steve Steele offered to pay for the LHAT Membership for 2020. The offer was accepted with hats off to Steve.

The City Business License has been renewed as was the license to operate a retail food establishment and the State Sales Tax License.

The City has given the Rialto a notice that we have a water drain issue. Larry will go to City Hall and find out what they found and what we need to do. We also may have a running water issue.

Projects Committee

Top priorities are:

  • Get floor finished
  • Green Room: design, costs (Larry)
  • Stairs up from the Green Room
  • Walls of auditorium: sheet rock, electrical, paint, molding (Larry)
  • Electrical circuit breaker added to concession room (Larry)
  • Options for stairways down from the balcony to the alley (engineer/contractor)
  • Ceiling of hallway to restrooms

Play Committee

Beryl and Larry will serve on the committee along with members from the Rialto Players

Michelle is working on the summer schedule for the Junior Rialto Players.

Events Committee

A tentative schedule for events in 2020 was reviewed.

Michelle made a motion, seconded by Jennifer that the dues to the Florence Chamber and Canon City Chamber be renewed.


There being no further business to bring before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 7:06 p.m.

The next regular meeting is February 4 at 5:30 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Marty Burleson, Secretary