2021-05-12 Minutes

Alpine CC Board Minutes
6:00 pm Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 on Zoom

Present: Joyce Long, Dorothy Brinckerhoff, Rachelle Payne, Roger Irvin, Melissa Meyers, John Scott

1. Discuss & approve minutes of the previous meeting


2. Review board email votes since last meeting


3. Prioritize Agenda

4. Review and Accept Financial Reports

The board reviewed the financial reports for April. It was a quiet month with little activity. Accepted.

5. Rent Increase notice from Resale Shop landlord

As of 5/12 we had received no response yet from landlord Cory Wall to our request for a meeting. Joyce will make an attempt to call Mr. Wall by phone.

The board discussed potential alternate sites for the shop– other commercial properties in Monroe-Alpine that are not currently occupied. We discussed contingency plans for storing shop furnishings and stock, for trying to sell stock in a clearance sale, and for donating stock in bulk to Goodwill or St. Vincent de Paul. Dorothy will call Shirley Kuhnley to ask about the building at Main & 5th.

5. New Preschool Teacher

Joyce, Melissa reported that no qualified applicants have applied since last month. We brainstormed ideas for additional ways to publicize our opening. We discussed whether our offered wage is reasonable for the market. We discussed whether we could find a way to get one of our candidates who backed out to consider a lesser schedule for a summer session of Bigs. Dorothy, Melissa, and Joyce volunteered to work some of the ideas we brainstormed.

6. Planning for Preschool Reopening

All plans are contingent on finding a teacher, and are on hold until we do.

7. Updating the Preschool Parents Handbook

All plans are contingent on finding a teacher, and are on hold until we do.

8. Status update: Alpine Water Company

John reported that there has been progress on negotiations with Nicholas Ritch to contract with him to take on most administrative functions for the water company. An announcement went out with the May 1st water bills for an all-parties meeting on May 23rd.

9. New Business

Holiday Festival. Melissa asked if we expect to hold a festival in 2021. Dorothy answered for the Holiday Festival team that they do not expect the pandemic situation to be stable enough to have a large indoor gathering by November. They would need to start planning in the next month or so, and the restrictions landscape is still too fluid to do so.

10. Proposed agenda for June

Transition of the Resale Shop

Recruiting a Preschool Teacher

11. Schedule

ACC Board 6/9

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