Board of Directors

Luca Clemente, Co-President

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Russ Albers, Vice President

Carol Weidel, Secretary


 (Current GM Meeting Notes)

Allen Barkoff


Brenda Konkel

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(Current Treasurer’s Report)

Latest Meeting Notes:

October 22, 2017

304 N Third Street

7:00 pm


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.

b. Bees

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.

10. Adjournment

The board adjourned at 8:35 pm



recorded by Carol Weidel

6 thoughts on “Board of Directors”

  1. What a wonderful website……and people! Thank you so much! I want to help but am too old!! I would like to know if there are folks who could help me with yard work…….from your homeless group……….or volunteers………..I wonder if you could build a pool of folks who could work for Seniors who cannot afford to hire someone…………..but who could pay a little…….and show trust and desire to help…………and mentor……… let me know? My heartfelt.thanks……….Agnes Jaeckel……249-0803

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      1. We are willing to share our knowledge, but at this point we still have to raise another $100,000 and we need to finish phase 2 & 3 and hopefully get another piece of property here! Thanks for your interest, stop by if you’re in the state.

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