2021-06-09 Minutes

Alpine CC Board Minutes
6:00 pm Wednesday, June 9th, 2021 on Zoom

Present: Joyce Long, Dorothy Brinckerhoff, Roger Irvin, Rachelle Payne, Melissa Meyer, 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 financial reports for May were not yet available. Dorothy will email them to the board within a few days.

5. New Location for the Resale Shop

Over the last 4 weeks, Dorothy, Melissa, and others have had conversations with Rayna about the storefront at 160 5th Street and with Andi Hooper (current leasee) & Jeri Butler (owner) about sharing the building at 540 Main Street (which would be 120 5th Street, if it was treated as an address on 5th). A sublet from Andi has advantage over leasing Rayna’s storefront. The plan is for the resale shop to occupy the 5th Street side (East/front) of the building while Andi maintains her kitchen in the West/back side of the building.

We are expecting a two-stage move. First, Shirley Kuhnley is moving her equipment from the 540 Main Street building to Eugene, and Andi needs to shift around material that is in the building. That will make space sufficient for us to store our shelves and fixtures at the 540 Main building. Then, after some remodeling of the interior dividing wall and bathroom access, Andi expects to move her material entirely to the back half. That will free up the front half of the building for the Resale Shop. The first stage is expected by mid-June, and the second by autumn.

Owner Jeri Butler is willing to pay for materials for the interior wall shift, other repairs, and for painting the exterior. Andi is providing labor. We will try to move fixtures to the new building (for storage) the weekend of 6/19-20.

Melissa will contact the editor of the Tri-County Tribune to source a story about the Resale Shop closing for the summer with plan to reopen in the fall. We will ask community members to save donations, and await our reopening.

We have paid Cory Wall rent on the 190 5th Street storefront (at our historic rate, not the new rate he demanded) for June.

5. New Preschool Teacher

Melissa reported that we still have not received any applications from qualified applicants. (We have received applications from people with no post high school education, or with experience in early childhood education.) Melissa has been publicizing our opening in every forum she can think of. We brainstormed on ways to publicize the ad.

6. Planning for Preschool Reopening

Discussion, setting goals and assignments. Tabled.

7. Updating the Preschool Parents Handbook

Discussion, setting goals and assignments. Tabled.

8. Status update: Alpine Water Company

John reported on the May 23rd Water Company subscribers meeting. The only attendees were current and outgoing board members and administrative staffers. John relayed to the AWC stakeholders that Rachelle is willing to serve on the board as a second representative of ACC. The board is moving ahead to have Nicholas Ritch take over administrative duties from Jeanne Lindsay.

9. New Business

Return to in-person board meetings. We discussed and agreed to meet in person at the Community Center for our next board meeting, on July 14th. Dorothy’s schedule currently calls for her to work that night, but she thinks she will be able to trade with a coworker.

10. Proposed agenda for July

Preparations for reopening the Resale shop at 540 Main
Recruiting a teacher for the preschool
Alpine Water Company transition

11. Schedule

ACC Board 7/14


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