2016-03-09 Minutes

Alpine CC Board Minutes
6:00 pm Wed., March 9th, 2016 at ACC

Present: Joyce Long, Dorothy Brinckerhoff, Dena Elliott, Roger Irvin, Rachelle Payne, John Scott
Absent: Charlene Opheim

  1. Discuss & approve minutes of the previous meeting


  1. Review board email votes since last meeting


  1. Prioritize Agenda
  1. Financial Report

Financial reports for February.  Accepted.

  1. Preschool Report

Related to the preparation for licensing the facility as child care site, this month the building was inspected by a state fire marshal.  As a result of that inspection, ACC received a list of deficits to be made up: install lighted exit signs, remove items stored within 24 inches of ceiling (both to be resolved in March 2016), and install a monitored fire alarm system (by August 2016).  John moved to approve expense up to $2000 for electrician to install 4 powered/lit exit signs. Dorothy seconded. Approved.

  1. Student Busing and Coordination with Bellfountain Comm. Church

Joyce and Dorothy have been pursuing Luke Krieger of Bellfountain Community Church about arrangements for busing preschool students, but he hasn’t come back with info from his assessment of insurance costs.

Preschool transportation program guidelines. Tabled.

  1. Funding Bi-Literacy Program and Scholarships

A representative from a branch of the Ford Family Foundation will be coming to visit Monroe on Monday 3/14 to get to know the community and the preschool better.  Joyce, Dorothy, and others will join the tour in hopes of continuing to build the relationship.

Dorothy and Joyce have been working on a budget for a grant application to FFF for supporting and expanding the bi-literacy and transportation aspects of the preschool. We discussed the proposed budget, encouraged them to continue developing it and move toward submitting a grant application to Ford Family Foundation and other potential funders.

  1. Recycling Center abuse

Joyce has not yet completed the work she planned with the wireless repeater.  Fortunately, this month there have been no gross episodes of dumping.

The Recycling Center Task Force has not met this month.

  1. 2012 Trust Mgmt Grant Implementation

John & Roger set a tentative schedule for a work party Saturday 4/9 to build a kiosk for the recycling center with display surface aligned east-west (facing north) at the left side of the entrance of the recycling center fence.

  1. Building Task Force

Roger has purchased four tracks and fixtures for the Phase 2 Main Hall lighting improvements, with a mix of halogen-specific and halogen-or-LED-capable fixtures.  In addition to using the grant funds as pitched in the grant application, this hardware is to help us get a concrete understanding of how they will boost the lighting in the Hall and affect the aesthetics.  He will make a temporary installation of them in the coming month.

  1. So. Benton Community Advisory Group (SBAG) for M. Hull bequest

Roger had no report from SBAG.  There is another meeting a few days after this board meeting.

  1. New Business

Resale Shop. We’ve had a volunteer drop out from service without communication.  This raises the idea that we need to get a full set of contact information from shop volunteers when they start.

Abandoned car.  We have a car that has been left in our parking lot for several weeks.  A neighbor from Webster Avenue says it belongs to a relative who is traveling out of state.  The board discussed and agreed that it needs to be moved, or we will have it cited as abandoned and have it towed.  Joyce will handle the communication.

Electronic Publishing Procedure.  The Board discussed how the electronic publishing procedure is being incorporated into practice.

  1. Proposed agenda for April

Election of officers

  1. Schedule

ACC Board 4/13

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