FICRA BUILDING TRUST
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING MINUTES
December 11, 2014
Board Attendees: Tony Moore, Jim Braden, Gina Olson, and Hal Goodell. Ray Kittelberger excused.
Meeting opened by Jim Braden at 7:53 PM.
President’s report: Insurance changes approved in November are in the works.
Minutes: The November 13, 2014 minutes were approved as amended at this meeting. The amendment was to change the next meeting date from December 9 to December 11. The October minutes were not approved at this meeting.
Consent Calendar: No items.
Treasurers Report: Hal Goodell
October 31 Balance: $24,621.12 November 30 Balance: $23,377.22
October 31 Balance: $12,849.39 November 30 Balance: $12,850.45
Crime Watch: Stan Weston reported several burglaries on Dungeness Drive and 400 block of Island Blvd. the vacation watch process is underway and includes coverage for the “snowbirds” that sign up ahead.
Emergency Planning: Jim Braden reported that the shelters have been accepted by the Red Cross and they have sent questionnaires to be completed by FICRA, UCC and the Alliance Church. The emergency generator hookup to the NCC has been completed and signed off by the County.
Building Committee: Jim Braden reporting for Jean Peterson. The committee is considering an offer for food for the Mardi Gras event by John Jollibois. The menu for that includes Cajun rice, pork sausage, palmeirs and jambalaya. Others to make pecan bars.
Nature Center: Ed Burrough reports that the Winter season has made some areas of the trails risky for walking. They will close some trails for safety reasons. Their next work crew is up to 6 or 7 volunteers.
Audit Committee: Jim Braden. The audit committee has been reconstituted to include Gisela Paz and Tony Moore joining Joan Broughton. Jim reviewed progress in conforming with the Audit Committee’s recommendations. All recommendations are met or on track to be met by year end.
Unfinished Business: Video Cameras: Jim reported that the security camera system has been purchased, sans monitor for the moment, and will be installed over the next few months. The light dimmers are to be purchased and installed even though the second generation has not yet come to market (needed for the Mardi Gras event).
Septic overhaul: Jim reported that the septic system in the basement has been altered to allow inspection and has checked out clear within the building. Having Hemley do the tanks is the next step.
Furnace study: Jim reported that the furnace study is underway to try and ensure we have the most efficient and most effective heating system for the NCC.
Web site: Jim circulated the web site resolution for signing. The Board passed a motion to accept the web site policy as presented (dated 12-11-2014.
New Business: NCC rental rates and contract: The rates and contract details were discussed and deferred until the proposal was understood by all. Jim is to send the data out again for the Board to review.
Reserve study: Jim indicated the reserve study is basically complete and will be updated as new facilities are added (e.g. Emergency Preparedness equipment).
Next meeting is on December 9, 2014
Meeting Adjourned at 9:00 PM. Next meeting: January 8, 2015.
Respectfully Submitted by Gina Olson, Secretary