Video Description: Callahan House Board Meeting – April 13, 2022
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trouble finding house manager pictures and found a bunch which was fantastic I was like this opportunity oh okay well videos tiff
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meetings video second voted
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I don’t even know if you’re ready
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at the time I did
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morning Good morning Connie’s officially changed the screen she’s got an ad on all your details trouble and I have no white because I can’t not lean on things and I just end up dirty
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Oh yeah, yes, absolutely.
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My dogs are like color but they’re here to stick Oh, unless you’ve got like a sweater
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right? suede or
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you know, they’re doing really well but they’re getting there. I mean they’re going to be at 13 in August and I can see you know I can see the you know the slide so he’s getting very nervous to arthritis seems to be an advanced but it’s not getting better. And then there’s two to she the whole life of the party Yeah, and I just have a carpet clean again to do you know get up to her old tricks while the weather’s bad
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carpet looks like grass she only does it at night. But I’m not very functional in the morning. So I like I can’t see anything until 10 o’clock you know so it’s like I get home and it’s like you did last night you don’t do that
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Okay, so approval from the previous meetings that we’re going to get a chance to read all of those documents
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three small corrections for the minutes so may want to just listen to simple things in old business and just want to put a period there. It’s simple things you can say were recap the meeting after that. Yeah. All right. The ordinance isn’t zero. That’s kind of important because when you plug in zero All right. That’s
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I thought that wasn’t Oh.
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And then the last one in the morning. Ie construction that corner now is the Northwest quarter. In Ed where it says Stuart
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less it’s it is the Northwest You’re right. I’m sitting here thinking
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I’ll make those corrections.
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And I would just add that it doesn’t need apostrophe s business alright businesses speaking good happy with
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that. Are there any more corrections to the minutes? And if it’s for both meetings, so did everybody get a chance to look at the retreat as well?
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We’re about ready to take that to another time.
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Okay. Okay. Did you continue to read the retreat? minutes? Yes. Okay. Well, not everybody did. And so we aren’t waiting, wasting time. Well, we’ll prove the retreat minutes at the next meeting. Great. So I need to have a vote on this month. I knew last month, we need a motion. So I motion that we approve
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this month’s board minutes with corrections.
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Can I get a second? Second? All in favor? The minutes? Did anybody get a chance to read the house managers report?
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Any questions or
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corrections or questions or questions?
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Just ask Kathy.
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I just like to add a couple things. We’re booking like crazy. It’s not as evident from this report, because I didn’t have money and contracts from people. But we are filling up really fast. And the phone is ringing off the hook for memorials and small parties. So it’s, it’s going nuts. I anticipate a very, very busy summer into the fall. And right now we are booked. Starting on the 23rd. We’re booked eight out of 10 weekends, and we might be booked nine out of 10 weekends. Wow. So it’s and I’m just getting calls now for May events. So I don’t think the calls for the June events, July events, August events, the special event kinds of things on weddings that the smaller things have even started. Okay. So wonderful. Thank you.
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All right. So, so
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thank you for sharing that. This is very helpful. Yeah, I
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thought I just heard.
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That’s very helpful. But this is much more up
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to date, right? Yeah. But I love seeing that our calendar balance was 53,000.
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Never official until they close the books for 20. So it won’t be official until they close the books for 2021. Because there may still be some things coming in and going out as accounting and finance, adjust, make adjustments
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for that declining those that aren’t aware that that’s useful.
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Well, but that also means that we put almost $18,000 in the fund last year. That’s so and so that’s that that is a very good measure of how hard we worked from June to September last year. Absolutely. Not all year long. Just tune into. So we did as much business in four months last year as we normally do an entire year. So and I’m afraid I’m afraid too little, little color. I’m afraid we’re gonna do it this year, too. So they are
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we have a full agenda today guys. So starting out small business. We’re going to look at the status of the SH F print. I guess I’m going to shift to both Cathy and Karen.
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So the paperwork has been signed. It’s been both electronically and FedEx to the State Historical Fund, although the only one they wanted hardcopy on was the covenant and the contract is in process. I have not heard back from them that it is ready. They it’s in process. And they’ve had it for
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almost two weeks. And they gave us
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no indication Nope. Nope. It’s a process.
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Anything more that needs to be set up Okay, moving on. The meeting the dates and times. We tabled at the last board meeting there I think it’s important that we discuss this are the dates and times could
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be working for us today.
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It is right Am I concerned that I’m hoping that we’re here enough time to be here
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because of your your commitment commitments. And so construction, if we if we need to, we can shift it up. So as to
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what has changed without
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us being in and out without our on house. I’m hoping that we can get it to work for class. Ideally, I just, there’s just a lot of stuff on the plate. And I just don’t want to I want to make sure that we’re meeting needing time allows for everybody so
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pastures. Altogether, to be able to work two hours together two hours, try not two hours. I think one thing that was very beginning to dominate the board what is your best as far as this obligation that I do Wednesday, the our Congress. And so I can’t be a party. But it gave everyone the opportunity to to share the schedules that they were dealing with and come to something that would
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honestly say, I do not recall ever.
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When there was a conflict, somebody sat down at the table and said, this board meeting isn’t working for me that we didn’t do
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it at the beginning of each year, I knew four and a half years. The only time I remember doing it is when the mayor’s wife at that time wife. She had some classes and she said she couldn’t attend the meetings. Unless we could shift when we voted not to
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write when we hit we have done it when there’s a conflict when somebody new comes in, they say this date and time doesn’t work for me, then we had a discussion.
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Okay, well, maybe it’s my suggestion that we do move it to the first year, and then everybody can look at their schedules. That means I’m making a mistake, we’re just power up timing wise. For the rest of this
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year, of course, for me, just staying committed to a second Wednesday at nine o’clock to
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I think two hours is basically what it states, even in describing it to the board members.
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So it seems to me from an outside perspective that if the desire to is to have a two hour
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window of freedom, then you would be obligated at this time
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to find a new date and time to put into that’s my perspective house, I personally
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tend to leave it going on. Probably the
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easiest solution if we want to do that would be to move the meetings temporarily
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back to 830. Which is gonna suggest
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here and here’s the thing though, I don’t really want to leave them at 830. And here’s the reason we have snow days and stuff that doesn’t give me enough time to get here and make sure were cleaned up and say, you know, I just I it might take me an hour to shovel it out. I don’t want to have to be here at seven o’clock in the morning for an 830 meeting. So I think that that’s fine for the rest of this year with the intent of trying to get back to nine o’clock meeting of the year
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think that’s reasonable. Would that work for you? Today 3853. Really just been relocated. And thank you. I’m just trying to keep track Alright. Okay.
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And I will put I think we need to put under future agenda items, meeting dates and times and put that on for January.
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Yes, that’s that’s exactly
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the appropriate thing to make sure we’re doing. Maybe an in reading would be the January meeting, the first movie of the year, which we’ve been like our plans for the rest of the year.
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I think that’s okay.
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Thank you. Appreciate that.
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Alright, moving on to Item C, the Berkshire update.
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Again, I’m going to hand this off because I, I and I apologize. For all for what I said. I was corrected that that can be worked on the brochure as well. I’m calling. My mistake that I slipped my mind I scrambled you work on flowerbeds to work?
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I think it’s safe to say somebody on the board is working on it. Yeah. Yeah.
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But I said thank you. And thanks. For all you’re doing basically guys, this what I’m saying. Faux PA, so history of it.
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The example of the old brochure, of course, we’ve updated it with courage information, based on what we’ve learned the grant writing process, and even thereafter. And so what you have is something that was just all and then you have something that’s called new. A new one is what my husband you know how to
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do this. The accurate, which one’s
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the one that’s nice and clean is the new one. And I apologize for the tumble duplex when I arranged it in the Adobe. Yeah, that’s what that’s called tumble duplex. Yeah, it should be this way. But when I was doing it in Adobe, I flipped on the runway, and rather than wastepaper I
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appreciate it and that’s exactly it. So
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I flushing your notebooks this works.
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Honestly, there’s I really appreciate the work on the new one. It looks really well put together and all the corrections and women into it. It’s just really well done.
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I did make one change from the last final I changed itinerate to itinerant. Yes, because that’s the proper words that I googled it looked at the definitions. So that’s under who were the Callaghan? Yeah, I fix that word.
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Is there any other corrections that anybody else caught?
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I think it looks great.
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To hear a funny truth about the 30 foot strip of mines that everybody and everyone for the longest time I guess, believed it was purchased blenders. I can’t find any documentation on that. And I kept digging and found the word TV where it was purchased by Tom from the GE challenges and for the cost 1300. From Jones Jones on the status Dr. Jones, okay. His widow, Mary Jones, Mary’s the one who sold it to address eg Jones was the jeweler
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probably working? I don’t know about that.
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Store and he was too busy. So jonesville investing history.
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They were very intentional about property transactions, but it’s
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recorded. No, it’s this is all it took you forever to find.
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Forever find it. That instead of having it out, there’s Thomas on it TM Callaghan. And so it complicates things, details. So that’s where it’s like, how many ways can we really try and how the detail of it was not compelling. To me. DT is best. So, so it’s pretty cool history, but now.
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Alright, so I will add that while we’re working on this, digging around, we have examples of
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I think the first
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brochure that was put out by the Women’s Club. We can spend a while The first was the loved ones. And it was a little
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I think the 1960s. And then next earlier one was like 2010 that I got
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I have a bunch of copies of this one. Now that’s fine. Yeah.
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Anyway, it was just interesting working through these, and the one from the Federation. Picture had lots of pictures, which was really helpful to just the history, you know, at that time period. But anyway, it was, it was interesting to
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me. Maybe we can have those closing scrapped. Yes.
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I think this will be done.
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But I think it’d be nice to say, we updated this year, and this is where we, yeah, that would be really cool.
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That’s gonna be like continuation and scrapbook. Material and incorporating.
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And I think it’d be neat
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to add that to that. As well. Yeah. So um, basically, we need approval of the board of the brochure with the correction. I second. All right.
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All right. It’s been moved and seconded and voted on and I’m so excited about this. So moving on to the remembering self credit tour.
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I have a little piece of history on that. Connie read the original brochure. I got it. I was looking for something. You wrote the original brochure. Yeah, that’s true. Yeah, that’s true.
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Look, I got the work done. She was really into
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it. Yeah, so yeah.
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Detailed? Well, it was, it was. Yeah.
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I think all we need to do is is selected time, that will work from less to go through the house, because it’s going to have to be posted things since we’re all going to be together. So we just need to select a time that we can all be here and do a walkthrough of the house with a tour. And you know, each of us individually can be one one at a time, don’t go through any question or concern that comes to your mind capture in right there so that we can work on a condition so that it’s going to be a one and done and then our tour guide so really, it’s a question I would suggest allowing up to an hour for that wants to be thorough from one room to the next and to the collect, everyone’s to back that information right on the spot. So to do this next month, whenever it’s gonna be good for everybody really, it’s, it’s, we would like to ideally have it done. Of course, before we’re gonna have more
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so but let’s pull out calendars and see what works.
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And maybe it’s our first week of December.
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So other than that talk of potentially having such during the summer, which is unset I was anticipating getting it done for summer and the summer that it was going
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to if you don’t want to have a special meeting I’d be happy to let you add one by one and let you go through it at your leisure. I mean it’s just a thought in case the schedules don’t coordinate
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best if we can all be together only because we can’t show it
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is gonna say often in July we don’t have anything
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but I’m hoping to not have a meeting in July and December but I was gonna bring that up.
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Since we since I’ve been here we have not usually had a meeting July but that substitute that
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I don’t want to I don’t want to I suggested we can I know. I keep just shaking my head because it’s horrible. busy month of May. But can we work every day and see if we can even fit it in there a weekday afternoon or possibly just sometime in May. Just so we can do it before everybody goes on break. Patients is doing all the things that they do. Some are busy. They’re the gate, that would work better for others.
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The last weekend, the first week in May is not very busy. But that’s right after the tea, or the last week of May. Those are those are weeks when we don’t have much in the way of sorry. I don’t want to do April because right now we have two events that we two paid events plus clubs, but the first week of May and the last week of May, we don’t have a lot of activity in the house. And during that time would be good to do the first week in Texas, okay. Are we done last week? We could probably do some other week. It just I’m only going to be available certain days. About the fourth of May. counties in Texas, in Texas.
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So in use of the last weekend in April, it’s completely out.
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But the last week of April, we have to pay in advance. So we’re going to be staging the house and doing clubs. So that’s it’s a hard week. I mean, I’ve already got a memorial on Wednesday, memorial on Saturday. And sometimes they’re probably gonna take a day off because I’m working weekend so that that’s a hard week
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isn’t next Wednesday. I can’t do it.
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Next Wednesday’s our busiest club day of the month. So Wednesdays are not good. Unfortunately, next week, I’ve got everything on there. But we could do it we could do it early in the week, the last week of April, like Monday, the 25th I could do the 25th
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it works for me.
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I haven’t gotten the confirmation yet because we were supposed to start in Pioneer day sabot park that week, and I had not gotten a confirmation on that. So I don’t know it’s hard
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it’s nine to one. And are you doing it this year? You know, I didn’t get a lot of notification. Yeah, I was going to do it but I know I signed up for it but in the loop because I was gonna do that.
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How about the ninth or 10th? I will Oh wait, I will not manifest on Monday the 10th it’s a Tuesday Yeah. I can make that
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work. Oh, that works. Can we do Monday night? Or? I can do either day?
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Let’s do Tuesday to circle what time so like went out right? Yeah. We’re gonna drop dead at one hour, right? Yeah. Okay. Don’t put it on calendar and send out invitations. Right. Thank you. Okay.
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We’ll call this
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tour, walkthrough, walkthrough.
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tests run. Cool.
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I will drop a simple agenda and post it.
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Thank you appreciate it. Then we’re, we’re following what we need to do. Okay, so the board needs to vote on that meeting duty.
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Scheduled soon just just for scheduling.
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So restoration and preservation for sure.
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One minute around there. We are talking about began it. It needs to continue work. We’ve been busy with other work. I’ve been busy with a lot of other work but definitely something that will continue in Michael is that I can we can get this finalized by the next month. But definitely by June who’s
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well, that wouldn’t be you.
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Everyone else is interested. Please. I’m not interested in being a one man show on stuff. Really. I think we do better when we work together in so
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I think more eyes
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if more people are interested in
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and the thing about that is that Everybody has different perspectives on things, different strings, everybody pitches in and works on things, they bring back strength. So
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this is just a suggestion, I just like to see it’s finished the first two, and then move on to the third, instead of trying to take it all on at once. And I just think you’d get more participation, if I weren’t trying to do so many different things at the same time.
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I think this is just a, we’re just get getting our big toe in there and just trying to keep because
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I’d like to make sure that we have that restriction. And the reason is, because it’s part of what we promised application, that we would incorporate historic preservation and restoration in Tours. So we’re going to follow through
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which is another good point, caring about we have to fulfill whatever we said in the grant, you’re more aware of that, then probably the rest of us are because you’ve been said thoroughly in depth. So that’s, that’s important. So if if we continue to work on our books, great, if other been
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interested in helping us, and we’ll continue to work, probably be working with history, to make sure that that actually is appropriate, because it isn’t as important to incorporate their feedback and their advice. And
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I would be more than glad to help with that simply because I think it’s important that not just one person’s work and so on one thing you
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might want to remember
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Yeah, maybe it’s gonna be very easy. Yeah. I got
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I got the board recruitment listed here that we’re going to talk about so.
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Okay, um, moving on to Item D pastor, President board member annual tea. To make menu,
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we have a tentative menu. We’re going to no I just, I just tied I checked that I just put it together this week, we’re going to do cheap work with fruits, crackers, both gluten free and regular. We’re going to do some fancy chocolates, we’re going to do macaroons, a little French macaroons. And then we’re going to do two or three Petit pastries per person with at least one gluten free option. And then hot tea and water.
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Oh, that sounds lovely. Sounds lovely.
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And I think that’s plenty because we had lots of leftover food last time. And I don’t I don’t want to go there again. So that’s the plan.
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That’s great. It takes him into account anybody that’s diabetic, and you process every everything big so much on that sounds good.
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And then we’ll use real China tea cups, we’ll get down some of our fancy tea cup. And depending on what the count looks like, we’ll adjust accordingly up the table to four on downstairs. And we’ll just adjust accordingly based on what the count looks like,
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Can we can we instead of doing triples of four, because it was just can we either have the tables together so that we can have nice long table that is one room to the next longer. It can be up here to here so that we can just basically be so it was together
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a long table, dinner party on people. Here’s something I think about doing it up here. First of all, I don’t have linens for these tables. And we would have to rent them which would increase the cost, then I’m happy to do that. But I also don’t think this room really reflects the historic nature of the house. So think about downstairs is the beautiful part of the house and that we would be you know, depriving our guests of really experiencing what I feel is like the heart of the house.
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Could it be possible? I don’t know. Well, RSVP so well, we don’t have it yet. Whoever I mean, if you have somebody who might be older now and not be able to go upstairs
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that there’s that too.
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Well, we can always encourage that people get up in and visiting and mingle
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and maybe have some cold cuts
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because it’s a mid afternoon tea. And then we can add some meat but I don’t think anybody’s I don’t think they’re gonna eat it. Cheese salami.
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savory. Yeah, all right. All sweets
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will have something but TC. It’s okay to not do it with bread or crackers enough. I mean, you don’t want sandwiches? No, no, no. Cheese, got it done. Can we have one conversation? Last year? I
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think you said something about when we sit down and try to sit down with some of the other people rather than. Yeah, so we’d visit. So that always takes. Well,
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last time there were it was split. Half of the audience. Were current board members, only half of the audience were past board members. So, you know, I don’t it depends on what the counselor click. Yeah, well, no more is 20 seconds. As soon as you get that number, you need to let me know. Because we were gonna buy some pastries, and the order has to be done by that day.
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Of course. I do want to share one sweet rsap with you all is Fulton waters, says good morning, Karen. honored to have such a kind invitation to for me one has to be a bit soft spoken. Let me let me speak up. So it says good morning, Karen. I am honored to accept your invitation to the mate 120 22, past board member team at the Covenant House. I am already looking forward to the opportunity to date women who have given so much of themselves the city at this time Sasa with gratitude.
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it’s always my neighbors.
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My services are available for dishwashing. Thank you for using the
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China I appreciate that. Oh, the dishes are fine. But there’s not going to be that much you should see you should see us do dishes work.
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Willing to help in any way. So I’m very excited about that. So moving on to Item D letter, thanks to the community supporters of the grant application. Care. Karen has been working on that. And has anybody had a chance to review that letter that was sent out?
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Is there any corrections or issues with that?
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I have two things. In the first paragraph. I like it, I think that line where it says we’ll provide the total cost of 24,200 $40,000. I just I would just say provide $240,000 for the following restoration. Because we don’t know if that’s going to be the total costs or not. I just
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maybe we can restate it some other way. But so that people understand what, what the two that they understand what the total is. Right. And so while we know, that potentially may vary slightly.
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I just say provide $240,000 for the following restoration and preservation projects, and sensing the total cost of the total costs of recommending to remove those words.
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you could say the total funds,
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because that’s a good idea. Can we do we do have that much fun. It’s important that we just identify what our total
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lifetime are. No, I’m just saying you take the number of funds the total. That’s fine.
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Can we can you can I change?
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That’s fine. And then the other thing I don’t like is I don’t like the word effectuate is that to me is I had to go look it up where I thought I knew what it meant. But I think that’s an awfully where does that work? Second paragraph at the bottom effectuated constantly to come about? Oh, yeah. Nobody should have to look. Yeah, I didn’t have to especially thank you. I guess it wasn’t sorry. Yeah, I just How about facilitating? Is the same as the cost? The cost is much more.
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I don’t know. I just I think accessible, refined and refined. And actuated is how many times
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I’ve ever seen that word. I’m sorry.
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I I I didn’t have an issue with that. But
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how about collectively our small group worked for the change
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caused the change
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three brought about the change. I like so much Alright. So
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well about probably about, I mean, just just kind of as a level setter, we’re trying citywide to make the language that we use in our written communications more accessible. And the goal on the website is a sixth grade reading level. I mean, just to give you an idea. So that’s, it’s just one of the things I’m kind of in tune with at the moment we share because we’re trying to do it as a city.
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So if put it down to a sixth grade,
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I totally get it. And we’re and we’re not doing owner pages. I mean, that’s what we’re measured against right now. Is, you know, it is often not successful. Yeah. It’s hard to say it’s hard
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like that. And it’s hard. It’s tough.
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But that a word like that is nowhere near that goal.
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Okay. A lot logic, as I understand it, as a community is well over. Almost 30% Maybe not native English speakers. Yes. And so you are learning English. And you’re, you’re very fluent in it a little bit of a level that you get, you know, brought about,
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I think it could be understood, just like my parents thing was like, if you can’t understand what you’re talking about, you are in the wrong. Well, and if somebody with a master’s degree had to look it up to make sure. I thought I knew what I meant, from the constitutionally. I literally looked it up and when I’ve never seen that word before, and I Googled it. So that’s okay. I knew where I knew. I knew where it came from the paralegal. And that’s that’s kind of a legal word. Right? effectuated change.
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What is it like it better? Yeah.
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Okay. Anyway, so one, one thing that I thought of myself was after the fact I went, I need to move the quote above, in between the name, address, city, state zip, and the deer. What do you all think about that? I think it looks a little better. Oh, I think I like that. Under so tiny. I like it there. Or
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put across the bottom. Okay, got you.
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I really do. It really is a lovely quote. And that’s fine. It’s a lovely quote to changes. Okay,
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what’s the corrections in the changes that we’ve just made to the thank you letters? Can we get a motion of approving the thank you letter? Can I get a second?
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Second? All in favor? Aye. Right,
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thank you. So I’m
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gonna go ahead and make those changes. personalize each letter. And then I’ll get together. I will call each one of you say I’m coming by when and I’ll bring up a letter.
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Unless you want do you all not want.
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What do you want? I think I want to bring a meeting and we’ll just pass
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these out soon. It’s been long overdue, please thank you.
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It doesn’t sit up those just don’t mind a couple of minutes. I think it’s personal. I like to get letters with names that people are recognizing, but
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it’s more so what’s the intent for everybody to sign them that was what we were you gonna sign
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them? Anyone can sign in whatever whatever y’all want to do.
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Why don’t we did it the meeting forever environment tour guide
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Well, I don’t think people don’t know they’re coming so we’re
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just not sitting on we said Can we please please? I’d like to go ahead and get the standard get the signatures on a letter that looks really nice.
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So do you think he’s gonna want letter simple signature?
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We should sign it man worried Do you want to find out if the chair that’s our Karen, Karen de la silence on the ground so much. How about if I
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sign characters in? I mean, I just don’t I don’t want to exclude anyone I see
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if this is what’s going to sell things and make you feel better that these get out sooner. I’m perfectly fine with you just saying personal report. That’s fine.
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If you feel that there’s So I don’t have a problem signing, if you want me to sign or anybody else, if anybody feels to supply what they have to sign, that’s perfectly fine as well. It seems
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like you are going to be signed to me as title. Yeah, I think so.
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How many letters are we talking about?
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Can you do one signature? And? Sam,
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I’m asking you. If that’s not a problem, I
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really have to be signed, but I can see.
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You know, I don’t
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Yeah, it’s just it’s more personal, but it’s in the works.
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It makes no difference. Yes, go ahead, Carrie.
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We have addresses for everybody.
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Do you have help my dressing things? My sweet daughter helped me stay jet. Okay. She’s waving.
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I think it’s fine. I agree. Can we go down? And we already have read the letter. So yeah,
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I’d be happy to sign that this is the house manager.
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Okay, well, I mean, we can put two spots do you want to do
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this the chair? I don’t care. It doesn’t matter. You. You look at it and put it on the letter?
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Are you ready? Yes. I’m sad. I’m just glad that we’re getting the letters out. Just
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I would say if you’re gonna just put it Chairman, the county and the county board or something like that instead, the ladies?
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Could you print on everybody’s name and type everybody’s name under where it says account? There’s seven numbers just take off seven. So that’s one person. Yeah. And one person. Just print all type all 786?
Unknown Speaker 47:16
Well. Kathy status for those suggestions. All right. Any other comments that we need to make on a letter of support?
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To the community? Thank you for tuning in here, Karen. Okay. I do have some nice paper.
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Okay. Okay. For recruitment
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So, did everybody get a chance to read or what Kathy had set out about that? I know, in the past, when you’ve spoken, and you’ve made a comment that you refer to the full board, I personally would like it to be the full board. Without looking at it would be just right. I just don’t want to overwhelm anybody. But on the other hand, everybody has different views and insights. And, and I think we’re pretty friendly.
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But I don’t I so again, it’s about scheduling and get upset with Paul for they suggested to, but then it comes down to this again. So those are my comments on it.
Unknown Speaker 48:46
But um, you know, two people were like, given the job of asking the questions, but I would like to see that a regular meeting be talked about because all of us could listen, we don’t have to ask the questions that we can just listen to that responses that they give. So if you want to pick two people to actually ask questions, you know, so the whole board, is that peppering you with questions? That’s fine. But I would like to be able to at least, if I’m not asking a question, please hear their answers so that I could circle three, four or five, based on their, you know, answers. I don’t need to be the asking.
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So we can we have to ask everybody the same questions. And we also have to not go off the rubric. So there’s things we want to ask. If we decide as our URL to decide is a board that you want to add to the questions. Everybody has to approve the questions. And then we have to ask everybody the same question.
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I think we’re all hope we’re all about understanding. Are there any pertinent questions that weren’t written down that you felt that we should add to our work to do at this time Yes.
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Because the others are the ones that standards plus the board question.
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So as our four Are there anything particular that you feel would have been helpful to you as a candidate coming on board, to be honest?
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And report meetings and additional time as needed for special projects. I don’t know that we need to get so specific about holiday decorating.
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Well, it’s just an idea. I mean, it was to give people an idea of the kinds of things that we that we do. And that’s one of the things that we do every year. So do
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do we keep that in a little list? Here some
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suggest some ideas, what
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are some examples? Or do we do need to leave? I mean, in other words, we ask the question, are you willing to spend some time outside of the regular two hour word meeting up to two board meetings? And for additional projects or special projects? That may include, for example? Or open? Question? Yeah. So it should be should be changed question just slightly so that we can
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that’s fine working holiday decorating,
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open houses. Such as so so therefore, we’re being example. And we’re doing
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saving save one of the questions really, Chris, but we can add that? Yes. Okay. How about we had fundraisers? Yes, that would be. So meetings for holiday decorating, open houses, fundraisers and other special projects? Sounds good. All right. I’ll make that change.
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Is there any other questions that you guys can think of that you would like to add?
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They can’t be longer than 30 minutes. Can?
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Can we add just one simple question. Of all the questions that we’ve asked
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you. Is there anything else that you feel that we should? Or is there anything you’d like to add? Yeah, that’s Yeah. I think that’s always a good one that women interviewing people always come back and say, Oh, actually, in the Batman there, it allows them to really felt.
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So I’ve just completed Is there anything you would like to add to the board? Or ask us? Like two separate things, though,
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because we’re doing it on the record? Because if Is there anything more that you’d like to share? And then the second question, is there anything that you’d like to ask the board? Good. Questions. Therefore,
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what was? What was the set point? Is there anything
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you’d like to ask for the word? Any questions that you have to look for?
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Are there any questions
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about that? Is there anything you’d like to ask us? Okay. All right. So I’ll, I’ll add those, and I’ll send the rubric back to the city clerk’s office. Wonderful. Yeah, the other the other thing is, I don’t know if we have any applicants yet. I will check with Michelle, they don’t really spread that information until we’re closer. The other thing is we these have to be scheduled. And they have to be recorded. So and and the other thing is, every other board in town is going to be doing the same thing. So there’s only a certain number of resources to do that. And so do you want to do this after a regular board meetings when they when they’re already here to record? Or do you have some other idea about I think it
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would be pertinent that we could do it after the board meeting and we aren’t
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get more resources and get resources and that people question is Janice, secondly, an issue? Are you going to mind missing, missing where this
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would be after the main board meeting? We have to do it today. We have to do to make Yeah, yes. And that’s assuming we had anybody to interview. I mean, there’s a very real possibility there may not be any applicants.
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Is there possibly doing half our before making the eight o’clock? Yeah, I mean, for that one meeting will come early. Instead of late.
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That’s really mean.
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We’ll all be early to test somebody to be here. Yeah.
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I didn’t mind it. Last Saturday. And that wasn’t a thing. I was in person while they were
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still. The other thing we have to remember is there if we record if the board recommends them, they’re also going to be potentially interviewed by counsel.
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Well, bottom line is, is we’re just doing a recommendation. And we counsel may change their minds. I choose to do so. So I’m good with doing eight.
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Yeah, I mean, I don’t like a once easier to start. Yeah, easier to schedule in. The thing is that we don’t. We don’t.
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You’re all you’re sitting.
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That’s another point. So interviews first, whatever times,
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how many interviews you have, you
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could have said,
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well, we’re going to be hopeful about we do. And if you happen to do you will well, we’ll just work that agenda as we as we have to, we don’t have that if we don’t have to table items for the next meeting. I think that’s so let’s go for eight o’clock. And then sorry, I know that but that way, it allows everybody, thanks easier to schedule. It’s just interests.
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Sheila, that that’s probably you. She got the powers. Thank you. Once made sure they can do it. Okay.
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And then if we don’t have anybody, we’ll we’ll just meet at 830. We’ll meet at 830.
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All right, on to the house manager pitchers. So I think at this point, we’ll have
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to set up a special meeting committee because we’re at the point where we’re like, Okay, now we’ve got to do some. Oh, yeah.
Unknown Speaker 56:59
Well, I just came across these. I just wanted to show these to everybody. And get talked about doing a collage type picture in my church recently redecorated, and it took on all the collages. Since I grew up to my feelings aren’t hurt if nobody likes these, but they’re nice wood frames. You’re not the cardboard for putting the pictures in. Nice. So you got 14 Worth here, right. So if anybody’s interested, I’ve got these. We don’t buy this naturally. Yeah, this is I think that’s big enough. I mean, I don’t know. And those are for the manager. Yeah, just to hang out well, this way you get a bunch of a few you know, 14 managers but they’re quite well made. I spots doing either I’m afraid. We got an old pictures.
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We got to make sure. We do have and then we still need. So we now we have me. We have Mr. Allen March. I got Joan from the museum and Leslie from John Hall. So got those eight. We still need Nora I can go. Sir Marie. Christine Jorgensen, Dr. Phillips Sophia, and that’s all Kathy you already given we don’t have to track you down
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what was actually my Patrick’s trip Leslie to I have it I have some from the dedication of
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from the from the scrapbook to but once we call a really nice, professional, ultra cool.
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We actually found that one negative one thing
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you found at one that wasn’t listed Christine Jorgensen. So that was interesting in the searching is the library or two people.
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And that turned out to be a couple.
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Yeah. Roland read. They did a very short steps starting October 1, and then they finished up the following summer.
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So I’m trying to find they also ran. We haven’t been able to find the pitcher. But they ran a bed and breakfast a paper that I’ve been asked to so I’m going to be researching as to since we’re doing the best we can on some of these names are just hitting a wall. We’re hoping
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that we could possibly
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find out when they graduated or something. And then I’d look for family members we’re doing we’re going that route. And we’re also looking for possible graduation nurses, maybe a picture. And people are is a lot like that. But But particularly, particularly because the yearbooks are not sorted, you have to do that. If you can have a guesstimate, where what year they were in, we can at least know that we’re trying to investigate pictures, it’s really difficult on someone probably posted a wall next it can’t find a picture.
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With John anyway, it’s just asking you to continue to just search for Gail, Sylvia Ortega and pencil, because that would still be within the timeframe, they would likely have photographs in their archives. It was easy to find
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really recent to do a
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specific date of publication to put into and it’s like I get that. But they do expect a credit to be listed
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Joshua black and
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courtesy of St. Louis museum they expected Thursday.
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I think that’s absolutely. I have no problem with that. So we didn’t
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get a chance to meet again to be able to
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come on. Right. Okay.
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And to make progress on potentially putting together
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we’ve got a lot of stuff going on. What are you thinking?
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Janet, you still you still in or after last time?
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She was good. You did research?
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hours and you roll over your chair? Oh, I already did that. I have all the information. Like oh, I’m sorry. I did that. I’m like, oh,
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yeah, I didn’t know you’re looking at the same one. And I apologize. Yeah. So what can it calendar dates, guys? Could we possibly work on something like that? And if we could work on something maybe the end of April. I can do the 2026. Good morning night. It’s open. breakers out.
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When we just decided not to do that make for them. Depends on everybody here. Just a few. That’s a really bad week for
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everybody. It’s just
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because it’s three or more. That’s why it’s different. Yeah.
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It has to be someplace with access to the public. So
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we can meet a vibration. And I know that’s about for you. So we can meet. Presently, I have to be present. So it doesn’t have to be ideal that have you. But if
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it needs to be fair, I’m
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sorry. I misspoke. It needs to be I hear that that’s a rough. It’s a rough.
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Simple set. It just has to be.
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So I think that’s going to be That’s
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it perhaps if it’s Eric Mason, I don’t know.
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We’ll see if we can work with you because they’re working with us on futures. Would that be
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doable, actually, because being my colleague, again, because it’s that’s likely behind anything more because he has access to unfortunately, the libraries remodel. He has access to the microphone. He has it in New Zealand, but they also have a library which we don’t have access to the library right now, of course, remodeled. So it doesn’t make sense to go to museums and archives. Never we checked. I didn’t ask him and typically I think the
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appropriate person to involve in the meetings into dedicated staff days is that as a person city has funded to provide this group support. And that should be the person that that is the person who at least did it very well. Not able to commit other departments, staff members, for their busy schedules, and what they’re doing. It’s there’s a lot of staff shortages going on around the city, and people are flexing a lot of time. So the person with the most availability and accessibility
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can say something that you can be available for the first week of May would be better The only issue
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would it be okay, if we met without you to work on the pictures?
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I didn’t know I was. But, yeah, for us, for something like that, I can usually find time. I couldn’t bring up something just slightly, because we brought it up three times. Now. It’s like we have to have the, you know, the I guess it’s the Open Meetings. Are has the app, has our board been granted? Regulatory rights. We have delegated. We’ve been delegated to make decisions by the city. For everything we do is just advice. Okay. I don’t think we’re covered by that one. And because I was reading this real quick, I might take this quick. So I don’t make this go on. But then it says any local body, it may be covered in the here’s the definition of a local body that’s covered. Any board commission or other advisory decision make decision making body of a political subdivision of the state or any entity that has been delegated the government decision making function. Have we been given a function for you are an advisory board? Right. Right. But it’s not it doesn’t say all Advisory Board says with the with that has been delegated? We have not been I mean, if we pick a vendor to do the driveway out there, and they bid $8,000, we can’t just write them a check. It has. We’re not we don’t have we can’t commit funds, decision making. Yeah, so we don’t so really, we’re not covered by the you have to find the legal counsel for the city or
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any city employee.
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Yeah, but I don’t know if they read it the right way. I mean, I was reading it right off this last summary that has been delegated the governmental decision making function. That’s what it says. Unfortunately, we took it to the city to get attorney and fish does he know, though this attorney know that
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none of the advisory boards make decisions. We’re bound to follow the sunshine boss.
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That makes no sense to me. I thought you name it is.
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I thought the same thing. I didn’t get to I don’t know he did say it can be any city employee. Okay, fine. We’re not making decisions. We’re not you’re running, again, is a win for the court that indicates that we should be able to.
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So I’m going to interject, I’m going to ask that. You allow us to get additional clarification. Because our clarification, your clarification we did person come back at the next meeting and report on that.
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So it’s right.
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On this particular one, and again, there’s a lot been taken on and there’s a lot coming up. So unless for some reason, and I don’t there’s a need to have this done. In the next couple of weeks that we’ll get back to this one. With the answer you’re looking for the next week, which hopefully will be the next week. And well, it kind of hope. But then we get back to it at that point. That would be my recommendation so we can have clarification and not just debated here.
Unknown Speaker 1:09:42
Yeah, I wrote I wrote about clarity on meanings for committee projects for special projects. My understanding was that if we were meeting to do a project and we weren’t doing business as a board that that was okay. So we’re We’re going to go back and get clarification.
Unknown Speaker 1:10:02
When you spoke with him, he said, the likelihood that you’ll get together and work on a project not discussing anything in regards to that is that way. So our stance is, you will, our stance is and he said, This is not supposed to be this, my job to be working with our stance is that we will have to follow the same rules and regulations of everybody else in the city. And that is that you cannot if you meet with more than a quorum of eight point, you have to post the meeting. And a small, it’s not that big of a deal to state that you’re working on pictures, that’s and then you have to have a staff person present. But Kathy’s very busy house, that kind of work. And he said, it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t have to be as long as it is a sin.
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But the point is, there is another body. So I’m the body. So
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I’m not I’m not arguing this.
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This is my point. I don’t want to let’s, let’s not get into an argument, because we don’t we don’t get our understanding is slightly different. I haven’t had a personal conversation with our attorneys, our advisors, unfortunately, become the boss of us in a lot of cases, but they are their advisors. And I would like to go back and get some good clarification that maybe can add us some flexibility. Right.
Unknown Speaker 1:11:31
I appreciate that. But I really do. I’m just, I’m just reiterating what
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I’m a firm believer in the printed word. And I’m just going by their definition of a local body decision making, we are not going to hear that very clearly in print.
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I hear that I hear the word advisory in the front of it. And then that
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that’s like a definition of that advisory
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advisory board, you’re not commission is written decision.
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Says that has been missing that phrase. So as your board that has been granted.
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I’m not already all your material in the past, they’re going down a different path and the one that you guys discussed. So we really just, we’ll get let’s go get some more.
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That just made it so much
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easier. So we’re table features set a special meeting for committee till next month. Is that right? Yes.
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Yes. So I’ve got I need to have a motion put in place about this discussion and until next
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time, this for next month
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later. All right. Moving on to scrapbooks.
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I’m just putting together things that there was an article that JCPenney in the guidepost Magazine this month, and didn’t mention the count. But it was a speech in his hometown of Hamilton, Missouri. And also, I was just going through like JC infection, her photo. Whose wife she was here.
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Well, you’re right. You’re right. I’m sorry. About Callahan. Yeah, sorry. That’s not enough coffee. Yeah.
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Anyway, big filthy misery. But anyway, just been going through some of my files. And then
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also, I brought in you know, even the brochure or the recreation brochure that has advertised I’m just trying to gather some of those things to add to the scrapbook. When I
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shut it anteus Did anybody get you any the pictures only put the sign up?
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Because that would be great. Yeah, we’d go back to do some years to catch up.
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I think. I also have pictures from when the DeVito was put out.
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Except through 13 I think
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last year was signed was essential. Yeah, I think We came on board. I think they have the beautiful little clipping from the recreation brochure, with your picture and your background and you’ve been coming on board and your introduction.
Unknown Speaker 1:15:17
Anyway, those kind of things are throwing together still and I needed to find out. First of all, if I need to buy another new scrap or you know, the official scrap of materials do you need to tell me what they purchased? Personally I can promise that we are friends. In one of the
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old minutes, I was reading from meetings, it looks like Ron’s print shop.
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They did. They did
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the little sign there. The plaques that are on the front of the
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print shop is now Minuteman. Oh, it’s all bronze, but it’s measured now. I don’t think we should make those plaques until we know what that particular
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Yeah, that’s definitely should it but it’s good to know where they came. I thank you for that, though, when they were doing that before. And then just you know, I’ve got a ton of
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scrapbook. You know, insert papers and doodads and stuff already that I’m ready to get rid of for sure. So I’ll supply some of those things. The last thing I was gonna add was hearing growing, I have that article. Yeah, that article. Did you say I have the actual newspaper?
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Yeah, it actually
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copies too. I thought it would be just the agenda I would like to have make posts that are of things from the board to Karen from her peers because she was our first years literally and was always made sure that Intel support was part of the city council for different things and I just really appreciate over the years so
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so let’s let’s make a motion that we do a special thank you to the team
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I move that we send a special thank you to Karen Rooney growing for all her efforts over the years and we have as liaison
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all the finger I also think that we should maybe presented with some flowers or something she coming? Well, the bottom line is, since we know she’s coming out of your
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cover letter, then she comes out wise, just
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be following other people
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at the table
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like that, if she’s dying,
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then we’ll do the letter and that we’re in a holding pattern.
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So do you want me to write
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that’s that should be a draft to draft or draft or you can share it and if you would prefer to do that or as as secretary who normally falls on Karen, that you say
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is that you work with that?
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So I prefer to do that.
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I’m glad to do it.
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Okay. I’ll get ready to digitize, so, part of my time in the archives. I also was making good use of the time and asked him about how can you properly digitize scrapbooks and do something online auction site like what you’ve done for the city of books, because I brought in former for myself, at least while mine is like living in San Jose, why would cut yourself but he said there’s a book scanner in Denver Public Library and arrange to
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get your use of fat.
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Also, let me check in with some archivers groups that I stayed connection. And then he got back to me is that a suggestion from one of our favorite groups was that we use a digital stand to photograph each age scrapbook and our app. And then we can consolidate them. I said, Okay, that’s that’s a wonderful idea. He said, You can organize the coloring pages, because these pages aren’t numbered. How am I supposed to make an index for that scrapbook that doesn’t have page numbers? Well, he says, you can, as a group, decide where you’re going to want to put your patient number on my corner of center, he sent us a letter and be consistent with the page numbers stay within the book. So that the book is numbered, one through whatever the next book begins one through whatever. And then I said, Okay, that’s what do we do about dark colored pages? Because we’ve dark background pages, led me not show us the white? So I’d shared that with Connie, to make sure that everyone to hear about that business. Excellent. advice.
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Thank you, Karen,
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I find that it helps eliminate the issue of
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having to go to the Deborah
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work, that would be essential. So that’s, that’s a great, great thing is that we can just get a digital camera to do that. Yeah,
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I have a house. And the issue is having a copy stamp. I used to do this with students years ago, but we did the above. It’s a stand up to the cities in place at the print shop. Personal cringe shopping
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that shows and it didn’t.
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I wonder if Makerspace something like that. It’s such an old technology, but it’s
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well, you’re good lighting. Good. So that you don’t get shadows and stuff or layers
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call I was 12 and see if they still here
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I would I would bet there’s a modern digital camera options for such people take care to be attached to official pictures of food all the time. Imagine you just have to find the right sort of person
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themselves that option or?
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Well, that’s what I was thinking to talk to our department you certainly have a ton of feet. We used to have that with our hands.
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So so that’s a thought for the committee to contact. It’s a great and safe
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option is there anything that we need to discuss more on that scrapbooks? Open Houses
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worked out for 1620 30.
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years but that was that morning? Yes. All right. Everything we have going on staffing models. much pressure on booking facilities is my recommendation for go stick with the September the actual art market. So that’s my recommendation based on what we know about staffing levels. It’s our intensive training academy. Extra temporary help over time. That was our intent before COVID We had some success with it COVID happen how we’re in a different world we are incredibly we have heard of raising the minimum wage. I wish we had that. Okay, well we can A couple of sites that so that’s actually happened in Sydney on May 2 For champs, which is wonderful, we will start opening things. But we don’t have any avenues to help her out with almost anything beyond are in Jackson. So trying to take on another firewall. My recommendation that we do not this year was
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Yeah. But I have to be here too. Yeah, it looks like we’re going to work every weekend during the sun. So that’s that’s what I’m talking about, and waves through the last time of the evening.
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We also but it’s my understanding, we’ve also always done ice cream social in that climb for about every three years.
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Yeah. Always is.
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And I’m not talking about I’m talking about this year, I hope we are much better next year. And then added that we’re trying to get our RFP going. Again, I’m not talking about any stage, I’m talking about this year, there was a lot of pressure overriding concerns, division C, multiple people, just pressure on down the line. It is my request. skip this one.
Unknown Speaker 1:26:36
Well, I’m hoping after this year that all of the pent up demand for events will start to to ease so that we’re not booked every weekend. Mike, it looks like we’re going to be for the summer.
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And we don’t want to give up a revenue
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event in lieu of free events. So we definitely want to stick with revenue generating events. One thing I think I talked about last month that wasn’t overseen, but there is a possibility of middle of having an open house. And I know people I cannot go downtown on a Wednesday, and that’s a possibility.
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And we did that so yours was on board before we did one each month, some an open house at different times, they weren’t just connected to art. So that people who don’t like this morning, when was definitely when was the code thing, and it wasn’t attached to eat thing. And it was strictly a walk through kind of open house type thing. It was good. It was good because it we advertised it you know, but it was one of those things that gave something to do with
Unknown Speaker 1:27:58
and we have such a much bigger Facebook presence now, you know, we could put some advertising out there and probably get through our Wednesday night or
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I on the same lines, I contacted all my friends
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from the lawn mowed down turf development, and they he has sent us a list of conferences or events that are going to be going on that I got from Okay, right. And I spoke with him in the sense that
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if we did have an open house, they wanted to be able to support us in that case they listed in their events, what was going on as well. And I said well you know the bottom line is we’re talking to board and looking at dates and making sure that you know things are going on at relatively the same time so we’ve got different events that are going downtown that can maybe we could piggyback our our events on that and so he printed up tend to the states here in the US also had on the email
Unknown Speaker 1:29:20
Yeah, it’s been like this for two weeks. Yeah.
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I really love the idea. house other than just the Artwalk inception and extending and more over one more time do something other than our watch such as
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okay, this is one of the ones like the second second Saturday in June is going to be Longmont Pride festival. And then we’ve got also the fair that’ll be going on in it It’s generally the last Saturday in July or the first Saturday of August. needs to be in the community. This is the fourth Friday and August. So maybe we look, I understand things are very busy. I understand that they would look at having a open house. Yeah, either.
Unknown Speaker 1:30:24
I won’t support the gym, and we’re working every weekend in June. So we’re not working that Saturday. That’s the only Saturday of June that we’re not working. Okay. So if you want to bill see my family when they’re off once a while. I understand.
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When we and I’m shooting off with a fourth Friday, the fourth Friday in August unity in the community, we could do
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something example close to the other than I tried to tell that week my niece is getting married on the 25th.
Unknown Speaker 1:31:07
Yeah, I It’s I like the idea because it’s an opportunity for us to have some outreach to the community. And in more than just the regular standard, or the standard Artwalk. And the love the idea of having different tunings update, which is for different individuals in the community who have different schedules to
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work go to that.
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Nice, I think it’s a nice thing that we should try to offer. And it is it is staffed by camping, and the rest of the rest of the board is what’s really stopped that event. So it’s doable. And I think that it’s a good thing because it provides that extra community outreach, and involvement, and forming, informing them of the exciting things that are about to happen.
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Do you want to, we can go back and look legit, we’ve done it possible. To spend some time, look at that we can get back to it. Okay,
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well, and we’re the best vehicle for advertising, something like that. It’s Facebook and constant contact. And those we only really need a little bit of notice. We don’t need weeks or months of notice. Or spontaneous.
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Yes. That’s which is great. I just thought it was great that it anytime that we can work together as a community, I think we’re willing to invest and listening to, too. They’re not trying to sell anything. It’s all about just sharing information. And so the bottom line is I thought it was a very nice outreach. And then
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I do care to shut up the day, I really, really do. I’m
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all we have to enter the events ourselves. So there, they don’t enter them, we have to go in on their site and submit the events.
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While I’m not sure if we’re able to do this summer, I do this
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week. It helps us in scheduling for the future. And this is one of the things that we’re looking at for the full year agenda in July.
Unknown Speaker 1:33:46
The other point I would make, though, is making commitments for the summer before we know what the event schedule looks like is premature. So we can talk about it in January and we get set tentative dates. But the agreement has always been that for these open houses and free events that if we get an opportunity to do a revenue event on that day, that that Trump’s set
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to free events. I understand that Kathy, I
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just don’t think it’s
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about this. It’s still useful to do tentative. That’s all. So, um, so basically so if you get back to that, yes. about setting a possible open, not necessarily Artwalk but open house in July or August would be great. During the week. We will look at schedules, but not to
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not in August. I have this we have the schedule. September 10. Right. It was too early.
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It would have to be the first step we’ve gone into
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Okay, moving on to future house restoration and preservation projects
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certainly aren’t walks up to retail. In the past, I was coordinated with all the artists, so I’m just throwing this out there for everybody here. If you have a favorite artists, anybody, you know, let me know, don’t promise notice that we do for for turns out to be really nice number artists so we don’t you know, and we don’t want to have four photographers, we only have four watercolors. So if you know somebody who maybe might be interested, could you just ask them like, Would you be interested but don’t promise some spots. If we’re kind of trolling, it’s not trolling. That’s really what we’re doing. I do have artists that I’ve, you know, we’ve had in the past, and I, I’d love to call some of them too. But it’s always nice to get somebody new. I was a pleasure to bring a new person in who hasn’t display their art before. So I’m just throwing it out there to everybody. If you have a relative friend, somebody at your church or anybody, just ask them if they’re interested, that’s as much as you have to do.
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I’ve got Okay. All right. Moving on to future costs, restoration and preservation projects. Again, I think we’re gonna have
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I don’t want that table this, but that until you know, me, this continued to be an issue. Any comments? I’m sorry. So basically, immediate for the,
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for the house to be able to identify future, house restoration and preservation projects. Obviously, we’ve talked a little bit about something that we’ve noticed outside, like the wrought iron fences have been on the north, and then there’s a tree growing into the foundation. It did talk to Tory about that. And he said he’s willing to do whatever needs to happen if the treatments to be removed. He’s on board. I think his expectation would be that the city would take care of that. So there’s going to be details that would have to be worked out. But at least that the nice thing is is that these agreements? Sure, no problem. Clearly it is growing into damaging foundation. So what needs to be done?
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Now I think there’s walkthroughs. And creating our to do list is a good idea to have. But we’ve got a lot on our plate right now with the current brands. Getting that going first. So before we actually start future house restoration projects, I think we should work on it. Okay. Honey, do list is fine.
Unknown Speaker 1:38:07
I think this is one of those things, it’s about forgotten by walking around the projects, or I noticed that we’ve got electrical cords that run this way in that way, and then come out to the busy going one
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that was just for the Christmas, like
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I understand. But now they’re down. Okay, but let me finish that. The point is, while we’re working on the grant project, we’re doing certain aspects of doing the driveway, if one of our projects and I think it would be a wise idea would be lighting, we should consider putting an avenue underneath the concrete now before the concrete is poured, or fixed or anything, so we couldn’t have run electrical couplers
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he was just a matter of writing conduit there does that all the time when we stick we have pipes under concrete everywhere in case he ever wants to run a light somewhere. That’s really not huge.
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But but it’s a forethought project. But because we don’t think about it, we don’t do it. And then then we’ll undo any of the work that just got done. It’s an afterthought, as an afterthought, oh, we shouldn’t have done that.
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If this is that type of thing. We want to disrupt any work. That’s, that’s already done once so we’d want to get in get that done beforehand.
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So it’s, it’s all about just the forethought aspect. I don’t know that we don’t. Since we can’t have a special walkthrough. I think maybe as board members, maybe this might be the one safe once the item or ones or twos let’s walk through and then make list of actions. That work.
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That’s possible. We’re five years out I’m planning for, for some budgets. And we’re one year out. I’m planning for other budgets we did put in an item in the CIP for repainting the house as a placeholder, because at the moment, that’s probably all it’s going to be, but we at least, with least stab at it. And some of the other stuff, we don’t need to like, go get money for it, because it’s smaller, like fixing that. This is you had a breath? Give me that person. I’ll make a call.
Unknown Speaker 1:40:32
Well, that so those those are like, yes. So those are like the little things that and the repaired dominant that I’m working on that that would be something that’d be like, okay, perhaps this isn’t a CIP item. But something that needs to be taken out
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early, take care of stuff like that. We don’t I don’t really need the board to tell me what needs to be done on some of that stuff. I’m working on it. Right. You know, and we have the funds to do it. Yeah. So I think this is something we should probably table till the fall, and have a discussion and just make a wish list. And here’s, here’s some things we think we need to address coming up in the next however
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long that honey? Yeah, well, so I tell
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you do and supplements which, because we can’t
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we just the budget for the city for the house gets moved to the city for 2020.
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It’s gonna get submitted in May. But it doesn’t really include things like that. We have a very small repair and maintenance budget, to take care of things like that. But we do not have any operational budget budget at all. The only way we have budget to do things like that is if we have events, the only thing that really gets submitted to the city for approval is my salary and benefits. That’s the only funding that we get regularly out of the general fund budget. No, Jacqueline’s not funded, Jacqueline is every everything else, paper clips, toner, repairs, paper plates, Jacqueline, all of that comes out of the event.
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So she’s an employee of the city is not included. We have mental
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operational budget, I submit, basically, the only two line items in our budget, that are fixed, are my salary and my benefits. I submit a budget that says here’s how much I think we’re going to make. And here’s how much I think we’re gonna spend. But none of that is guaranteed unless we do events. So so it’s all going like this, and not based on what we did over over three years. And I’m not including 2020 in that number, based on the trajectory of our events, here’s how much I think we’re gonna make. And then I say, Okay, if we make that much than here’s how much we can spend. And that and that’s all it is, if none of those numbers are fixed, do not get another dime from the general fund for funding for the house, except for my salary and benefits.
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Okay, so no line item at all, for maintenance,
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repairs, we put in a number, but it’s based on the assumption that we’re going to make money on events. Okay,
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which I understand that you put it in a number. The issue is asking for it. And I, I, I’m going to, in my head clarify this again, just speaking out here. We can always ask doesn’t mean we’re going to get no reason why we’re going to ask is because we want to ask for it. So we can then create on a grant proposal that we asked the city for such repairs over a certain period of time we’re not getting they don’t have it in their budget. And that’s not a negative, they just don’t have it in their budget. We’re not going to get funding for that. Can we please would you please consider us for this. It’s just the taste for a time
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to identify this issue. The city may or may not have found and we may or may not do fundraising within the community to
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those survivors. But it is people living in the house. Yes.
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Which which is exactly what we’re talking about. So So then if we would just which is great, which pregnant but when we you will walk through and you will get certain things. Okay, that’s the point. We’re also got certain aspects on maybe certain things on the carriage house that you’d like to put on getting a temperature listed Gather, see that we can get that to you and say, Look, these are the things that we’d like to budget for is our suggestion and advice that we budget for those doesn’t mean it’s necessarily going to be added on that would be great. If you don’t even aware of it, how in the world or we didn’t even have the discussion.
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And that’s fine. It’s fine. We can have a list of things to every year while I tried to add something, and we That’s why I already agreed, if you see something, say something, right. That’s it. That’s a given. But bigger, overriding things. That can, to me that can wait till fall. And you guys do a dual monitor, and find that out. We’re putting in a CFP now. So you don’t, you don’t, the general idea is you don’t want to put in the time. We want to try to put into things and try to do that. Send in a bunch of stuff, it’s just gonna get kicked back out. That’s one that needs to be done. It needs to be
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completely get. So if we table this until August, because it brings us to
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the fall logic cycle doesn’t start until
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no scheduling a special meeting so that we can do I make a little list
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for the August agenda. But in the meantime, if you have things so to me, I’ll start adding to my list.
Unknown Speaker 1:46:44
Right, so we know the tree Foundation, we know the wrought iron fence. We know that the ceiling in the dining we know, these are those damaged nado house. You know that, you know, when we took the guys from white up to that we had, there’s there’s that that’s there. The floor has damaged too. So there’s there’s all kinds of things that we just do need to understand it would be appropriate, not that we’re expecting anything to come out of the city. But if we don’t identify the things where we need to pay attention. How can we
Unknown Speaker 1:47:35
or should we? What can we use as a vehicle for this? I mean, just send you an email.
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How would you mind you sent me an email? Okay, I’ll start me. I mean, I have a list. Yes. Okay. So one way at it. I mean, there’s been lots of repairs and lots of things taking care of them. And we and we just we do it as we have plenty to do it.
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Just it’s just great. I just think that that we need to be aware of what, what needs to be worked on. And that’s Hoback in the list together and been working on it as a group, just so we have it just happened. So I need to have a motion that this item gets tabled until August. So
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I knew we tabled the talk about future house restorations and preservation projects until our August 2.
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Go ahead. All in favor, aye.
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All right, moving on to new business retreat.
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We do need to finish up getting our procedures are figuring out at least if we could just get through the agenda passed. That would be amazing. So we can get to our procedures or or
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Oh my apologize.
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But I would like to set up a special meeting to get through it. I do not believe we have time. Or given time during our working we’ve just got too much. And that was just Russians. So that’s like anybody else.
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I actually would rather see us set aside 1015 minutes and I think we’ve got through the bylaws except for one or two small items, I think and as far as the actual second part about the procedures, you know the actual job procedures. I had a brainstorm I like it, but I was thinking out We all kind of know have a specialty of what we do. here and right here. So great secretary, you’re
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a great chairman, you’re a great DOER
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of things, getting bids and stuff Artwalk you’re good historic, why don’t all of us individually at our own time at home some time, right to write a procedure for what we do write a procedure, first thing
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is our chair, and you can write a procedure for being
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chairman. Right? You know, you actually kind of had something in the last one that all those steps for getting better. And then they’ll have all those already written, a springing to board meeting, and we can just, you know, breeze through one or two at a time. There’s no we’re not under the gun. We’re not under the gun in any way, we can get them into that three ring binder. At a time before the first of the year, I would say people come in. And that would be don’t have to have a special meeting to you know, everybody knows their thing, they can get it written down easier. And then all we have to do is critique.
Unknown Speaker 1:51:02
I appreciate the approach, I think we should allow just a little bit more time because 10 to 15 minutes isn’t going to cut it at all, and that we’re not even per person. But I think we’re on the same path.
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But I just I never really, really been asked to do.
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What I would suggest, though, for today and for timeliness of things is that we go ahead and put this into the agenda for me, because obviously without Janet present, she couldn’t be here to voice what she might say about that. Or if we’ve said, Okay, let’s, let’s go ahead and meet separately in a special meeting, she wouldn’t be here to tell us which. So can we just put this into the next two months, but I do appreciate it. I like your idea and your thought
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about it a little bit. But everybody knows what they do when you put it into words pretty easily.
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So let’s let’s go to this family with this.
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My suggestion I’ve been on that too, is that we only formalize things that we really need to formalize we we’ve been very successful running these meetings fairly informally. And I think we have
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I’m laughing because we’re so restricted now that it’s really challenging.
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I understand that. My point is, we we don’t need to make a rule for everything. You know, I think we need to have guidelines, right? Just bullet points. Yeah, just guidelines and bullet points. And, and I just think and the other thing is every board, and every set of members takes a different approach to things. And I don’t think for the reader, the rules of procedure. And the Rodgers rules of orders are for boards that have lots of contention, and boards and groups that have lots of contention, and they need to have a set of rules to run the meeting by because things get out of hand. Right? I don’t think that’s the case here. So I, you know, every every chair person takes a different approach to leading every secretary takes a different approach to taking notes, every historian is going to put their own flavor on keeping track of the history that each person is right. Yeah, he points
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to, to an extent of what you’re saying. But I think it’s important that we have a set of guidelines that is there that we have reviewed and looked at the bottom line is this is a task that technically just need to go through it. It’s a little bit of housecleaning, nobility necessarily. It’s not exactly fun work. But the bottom line is, don’t think it’s a bad idea. And it’s been there, and still will house claim on it. And looking at looking at at how threatens, I understand that each board will choose to do things the way they choose. Point is just to clarify. So we’re going to do this in January. So we have a bit more of a pipeline.
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That’s highly what it is.
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So it’s about setting agendas and
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agendas and getting to the sub word agreement about the same point. And one of the things we didn’t get to is the setting of the agendas and how I would like to have committee meetings just set up the agenda a little bit different slightly different. So we can get the meeting down to a more reasonable that’s so if we’ve got committees out there that can talk then they get bored or they don’t have to get back to that
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thing. So that’s
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just a simple thing that I would like to discuss. So
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the time it All right, we’re gonna have to push this to
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old business and put it on the agenda for next month, if I can capture the motion table, the retreat, this agenda item on the agenda? Can I get a second? All in favor? say aye. Moving on to
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the flower, the sign in the flower bed.
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Obviously, this is the old 2018 design. And since then we have talked about potential plantings and suggestions. And some great suggestions. What I might suggest at this point is that would you like to leave this project? I mean, be in the green thumb that you are and the experience that you have? Would you like to take on helping to select what might be nice?
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I have a suggestion to I think, I’ve thought about this a lot. And perennials tend to have a short bloom period. That’s not true for all of them. But in general, they have a surplus period. And I think the fine ought to look nice from the first of June until we get the first hard freeze. So I’m not sure we shouldn’t just put annuals in that bed. And continue the theme out there that we have of the pinks and purples and whites, and maybe do King Coleus and begonia that’s just something that’s going to look nice, all summer long, as opposed to something that’s just going to be seasonally pretty
Unknown Speaker 1:57:02
would that affect the budget now another how many square feet of
Unknown Speaker 1:57:08
I don’t think it’s a big deal. Okay. And it’s perks budget I don’t disagree that we do. The more annual flowers but I
Unknown Speaker 1:57:34
can do a border printing inside. I love that miracle. Miracles are great. They’ve moved
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to a three Yeah, I don’t want to do America, or orange, or orange. County yellow mouse
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plans that to the lovely and beautiful green dots here. They’re mainly for the Grand Prairie.
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And I liked the fact of adding some some greenery in there for the depths of the flower. So the colors do pop. And I like that idea of miracles. And we can do them in yellow. We don’t have to do worry, too.
Unknown Speaker 1:58:11
You know, but we’ve had really good luck with begonias. petunias have to be deadheaded. And they’re in their heads hard to get them to sustain for the whole season. Yeah, so I wouldn’t plant petunias unless she isn’t on the west side, whenever you and I need to figure it out. And I’m working on the flower order right now. So why don’t we just chat and I’ll add some stuff for the bed. And then if we want to do the perennials, we can
Unknown Speaker 1:58:40
we get those quarter panels is nice, especially get them at once, but then fill in an insight of color.
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Okay. And I will take it on
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because you’d be able to bring back a
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Yeah. Well, because it’s good to know we’ve got such a good green thumb here. Yeah, actually.
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My past has been discovered.
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She used to work here.
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I I suggest we let Kathy and Anne come up with plan. C, I just tell you what it is. Yeah, I got a planting diary and they’re gonna plant the garden trust.
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Can you just bring back to show us what the decision? Yeah, sure.
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Absolutely. Okay, I think we’ve got a we’ve got
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Sorry. Yeah. Are you?
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Are you okay with this because I can feel it was just
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like, okay, because you can object you don’t have to. Okay, okay, but I’ve given you an out here. All right. That’s So moving forward with it with Katherine and Anne, on the process of
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moving on to fundraising.
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I think that at this point, we don’t have much to speak to fundraising because we don’t know what items would need to fundraise for. You know, I think it starts with the first step of, we need a list. What kind of generally, historic repairs need to happen. This is not this is not technically generally, because it’s a story story, your restorative, historic maintenance, which doesn’t fall under the city’s budget of regular maintenance, like an H back system. So what I think we can’t really say, All right, we’re going to begin to fundraise. Because this is what we need. However, on this note, I do think that using the QR code would be wonderful to open the door for donations for the general purpose, historic preservation administration for the house. Yeah.
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Is it set up that way? The QR code,
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the QR code just takes on the website. Okay,
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is there any way that with a QR code that we could add in a dose? Donate? Yeah, you can go up to anything right now and check the QR code, and then it brings you information, but it’s like, donate is always button pops right up immediately. It’s like, Oh, okay.
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So if somebody comes to you, and they think there’s a QR code, and they say, Would would you like to donate
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to the calendar and house Historic Preservation restoration projects,
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we did some work in gardens that we need to
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circle back and look at and and gardens is coming in and looking at and walking through. And, you know, if I’m going to come in to use the garden, go take pictures, do the $25 donation, or whatever, just, I’m utilizing space. And I feel like I need to do that.
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Question. Would you be interested in helping with redesigning email how the QR code came from? Does it also hang on the porch over on the side?
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It was I can put it back up now that we don’t have masking requirements. Let’s see. Oh, yeah, we use some for mask requirements signs for a while.
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I mean, it’s nice, because it’s very clear, there’s a QR code but um, you want to do something a little bit with that and make it so that it’s not just a QR code that you get, you can send some
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great information sign and still have the QR code.
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Like can be smaller.
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Right? They can be spotted, but
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but can you could you put together information
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all right. Wonderful idea of yours. And I don’t want to I want to take you. I was doing cyber, because it was a great idea. But I love I love that idea. It will definitely incorporate QR code in it just be a little more welcoming, inviting, but then when people can. So seeing that,
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and then maybe one for information about the house second,
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because it brings you right to what’s cool about your posts. Right? Yeah, one click on that QR code. And then there’s a little donate button.
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The original thought processes give people more information.
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But the donate button is easily accessible and readily available for that page of beautiful information about the grounds.
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So now how does that donate, but it doesn’t show her
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good points. Well, there was somebody when a
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we have an app for donations we have a budget line item that literally says donations there’s nothing
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so they could a credit card in
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Yeah, you can put a credit card number in and donate and it could go straight on with the donations and we can
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Why don’t we Why don’t you love it and I have worked on that we already did part of the work we just dropped it went crazy.
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That would be wonderful because having the opportunity to have that beautiful information page when they click on a QR code, but right up nice and easy. When is the donate? Now
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we have about the layout of the webpages so let us just
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put the dollar signs in the corners
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yeah, there’s There’s no There’s rule for that flashing things on the website. I’m cheating. I’m just telling you with epilepsy or you know,
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that was just so what is it Karen Khan is going to do to the QR code, she suggests to make a sci
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fi beautify the Sci Fi the signs that are on the page,
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which I thought it was a beautiful idea. So I was like, Yeah, we should definitely do that.
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You need a QR code.
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Okay, QR code guy.
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So that’s it. We’re moving on to other business and like I wanted, oh, I’m sorry,
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another business, I have something fun to share another business when
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I have something to add to other business quickly. My question is, I’m on to the prestigious group, and my customers group has
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been busy collecting and looking at all the documents that they have. And for the next meeting, I would like to formally put into our archives, they have a list of all the stuff questors has donated to the council. And also for two years, they went through all their documents and and have a listing of all the items that they have donated to for preservation in combat house and they would like to have that the other things that they’re busy helping us do, because they are also going through their scrapbooks and looking for house miniature pictures, because they missed out 45 years. So they are looking at at that. And I that was just an assignment. So it pops know, to have on a future agenda agenda as a business is to just have the acknowledgement. The customers are reporting to the board. I am studying.
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If I do that, we should include that in the next month agenda, because it’s always at the thing to acknowledge donation,
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period. When When will that be ready? Because that’s when it should go on he
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just randomly pick the reports ready? Okay, I’m gonna ask that they cleaned it up a little bit more. So then said, then we can just submit it to the board. So you don’t want the next agenda. here so I
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have one little fun tidbit, I’d like to share with you all and a wonderful question about what happened to the Dr. Jones. House, in this just this historic search, which has been finally enjoyable. Well, here’s here’s what I can confirm. Because it belongs on ledger Jr. at night to eat. Friday, here’s a little snippet from Friday and Saturday, the old Dr. Jones house at the corner of Terry Street and Third Avenue was moved to the northwest part of this house was an old landmark having been built in 1872. What’s notable about that is that rather than the pelicans just demolishing the home, they removed it. So no question was really spot on to a sparkle of history, that they acknowledged Historic Landmarks themselves. And so again, rather than demolishing it, they had it moved to the northwest part. I’ve spent some time with Eric. Not yet. But I have to check. I checked with the assessor’s office who normally would know when a property is moved from real property land to another piece of real property. Because the value of the structure has to be assessed, and they did not have records that are back, Eric, water records that go that far back. And so the good news is, and we even have a map of the lots of land, and the little structures on the lines where there was infrastructure. And so we’re gonna go and take a peek at the old water records to see the change in the water used for the light. And so anyone who’s interested in enjoying that little history, let me know. Join me at the museum, and we can certainly do he’s even excited about it because he laid that out let me know what you got wouldn’t make it feel the oldest. So if it’s still on that’s cool. So it’s kind of a cool piece of history. I’m
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gonna share my brother Callahan. Right? So we don’t need it.
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It’s it’s not that is. That is. That is that is what other records property that it
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is related to
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it’s related board visits to other work business. That’s
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why it’s under. So that’s why it’s not require specialty posting. I would like to propose that we decide at the next meeting whether or not we have I’d like to cancel the July and the December board meetings. I don’t know
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about that. Can we call that on that? Here’s why. For last year, when that happened in July was canceled. We were it was August, excuse me. July or August,
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it obviously canceled, but it was literally a month before we had our water tender, which I don’t know that that was a good choice. And then December was cancelled. I don’t know why.
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Because of the pressing business, and we had both the open house and
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the luncheon. Yeah. So I don’t know who made the decision to cancel it. But
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I don’t remember that. I remember as voting to set that day. And then we ended up it was on the same day as standard on the house. We knew that we said, yeah, it’s gonna be a long day. And then after we consider it to be a long day. Let’s not do that. And then it was a question of Alright, well, Kathy had to check the caterer to find out what to
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do. But we voted and sometimes like, I don’t I remember. We did.
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No, I don’t think
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so. But But and the reason is, is because I wouldn’t have said something at that time, I would have said nobody would have something to talk about. I felt the fact that the grid spin for it. They didn’t want to thank you. And we would have some
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I remember specifically, we decided it was it was too long a day to do it the same day as the open house. And then we discussed whether or not we were going to go back to our regular board day. And the answer was no, we were just going to have the luncheon and we vote. So that’s that’s what happened after the meeting.
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If there so there wasn’t. But anyway, the bottom line is I would like to just keep some stuff because
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I don’t think it wasn’t voted on. It was
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discussed. I don’t think
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that it’s I don’t think it’s appropriate to just cancel things in the future. Likewise, we can’t up and schedule things in the future. You know. So I think we really need to
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Well, I would say you need to be more diligent about.
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I still think Kathy brought up something for the next meeting to discuss. Yes,
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that’s exactly going back. So we’ll discuss it at the next board meeting about cancellations of meetings. And we’ll put it on the agenda. Okay. At this point, that was under a future. Okay. So, this point, I think you’re gone through the whole agenda.
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There’s no further discussion at
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I’d say it’s 1130.
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And we need a motion and oh, did you?
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I said it’s 1113 I
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move. we adjourn. Oh, I’m sorry to hear
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and you’ve got all your job
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