2019-12-11 Minutes

Alpine CC Board Minutes
6:00 pm Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 at ACC

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

1. Discuss & approve minutes of the previous meeting

Approved as amended.

2. Review board email votes since last meeting


3. Prioritize Agenda

4. Financial Report

Financial reports for November were not available. The Board accepted the financial reports for October.

5. Preschool Report

Kristen reported that the Christmas program went well. The families filled the main hall, and enjoyed it.

Even though it has been vacuumed regularly, the carpet in the mail hall needs to be cleaned.

Tuition collections are on schedule.

Kristen reports that Sarah, the new assistant this year, is working out well.

6. Environmental Health concerns about the Center

Roger discussed the final report from OSHA inspector (Sr. Occupational Health Consultant Christian M. James) that he forwarded to the board by email on October 22nd. As Roger discussed when reviewing the informal findings, the only notable finding was that the CO2 level can rise in the small classroom areas when a full class is there. As the inspector discussed with Kristen and Roger during his visit, keeping the doors open and a window cracked can help control this, and keep fresh air moving through the rooms.

Kristen reports that she has not been experiencing the dizziness and nausea this year that she was last spring.

7. Year-end appeal brochure

Dorothy led discussion about the lessons learned from our production and mailing of this year’s brochure. We need to start the revision edits in early October, so that the appeal can be ready to produce and mail as soon as we get past the Holiday Festival. Getting started earlier would also allow more flexibility for others to help with the collation, labeling, and stamping.

8. Kitchen sink & faucet replacement

Dorothy reported that the kitchen sink and faucet fixtures were successfully replaced during November. The board thanks Dan James for contributing the labor for this maintenance.

9. High water consumption rate

John led a discussion of the elevated rate of water use at the Center since last spring, and the especially high rate since August. The board is concerned, but stymied by our inability so far to find a mechanism for the high rate. We will continue to monitor the usage and look for ways that the Center could be using so much water.

10. Facility rental agreement

Tabled until January Joyce’s presentation of a draft agreement form.

11. New Business

12. Proposed agenda for January

First aid class for parents and teachers

13. Schedule

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