Luca Clemente, Co-President
Russ Albers, Vice President
Carol Weidel, Secretary
Latest Meeting Notes:
October 22, 2017
304 N Third Street
Board Members: Luca Clemente, Carol Weidel, Allen Barkoff, Gene Cox, Russ Albers
Notified absence: Brenda Konkel (in response to text sent after 7pm)
Members: Sofia Martinez, Peter G, Chris Derek
Guest: Haven McClure
1. Meeting called to order
at 7:15 pm by Luca. Five of six board members are present.
2. Haven McClure (volunteer facilitator for resident meetings)
Haven McClure introduced himself. He works for a co-op and he lived in two co-ops in Madison. He has MSW from UW. Currently he is building a therapy practice and driving union cab. He met with the residents earlier in the day. He could also meet with each individually. Perhaps he could attend half the resident meetings. Each community is different and the members will work things out differently.
3. Officers Report
a. Secretary (Carol)
Gene and Allen moved approval of the September 24, 2017 Board meeting. The board approved the minutes as written.
OMI needs to keep track at what documents we are required to file, and where these records are kept.
MI received a notice of an Annual Report Filing (form 5, annual report. Gene took responsibility for filing it.
b. Acting Treasurer (Gene)
OMI’s fiscal year is July 1 through June 30.
There is currently no OMI budget set up in QuickBooks.
Gene is creating a budget. Do we reimburse for costs and it come out of a line item? Don’t know yet.
The current balance is $70,000 (exclusive of the amount designated for the greenhouse).
Sales tax – do we need to pay these?
4. Work Groups
a. Fundraising (Allen)
Donations to the silent auction are being solicited.
The bees are doing well. No more honey will be harvested this year.
5. Incident Report
The police were here. An incident report was written for October 7-9. There was drinking and shouting involved.
At residents’ meeting on October 15, this incident was not mentioned. Luca will talk to the residents with problems and the October 29 resident meeting can discuss this.
6. Camera Demonstration
Peter showed the camera and described what its features. Rob and Peter have the password.
7. Washer and Dryer
Is it possible? What changes do we need to make to the plan? If we start phase 2 soon, does this make sense now? Luca will talk to Brenda about the feasibility of adding a washer and dryer. There should be a discussion of Phase 2 at the November GMM. What are our estimated costs for phase 2?
8. Status of Steve Burns’ Truck
Steve pays the insurance and registration.
9. Advertising for a grant writer
Allen wants to discuss this at a future meeting.
The board adjourned at 8:35 pm
recorded by Carol Weidel