June 11, 2009 7:00 PM Alamance Presbyterian Church
Action items are bolded
Attendees: Joe Andrews, Lonnie Baxley, Bob Chamberlain, Harold Garrett, David Gearhart, Aaron Harris, Sue McElroy, Denise Osborne, Nan Riddle, Dan Rogers, Darin Thomas, Rosemarie Williams Visitors: Nancy Jo Smith
Dave Gearhart called the meeting to order. The minutes from the May 14 meeting were read, amended and approved.
The treasury contains $540.82. We recently paid the attorney $1,500 for our 501c3 filing fee. We owe our attorney $500 which is due after the 501c3 application is approved. A discussion of a proposed budget followed. There is a need of $2300 of additional fund raising. The budget does not include any major projects. Harold suggested that we sell pine needles as a fund raiser this fall. Harold will follow up to see if this is feasible. Dave Gearhart suggested that we raise the fee for Advisory Committee Membership to $50. There are 16 of 28 people who have paid their dues. There is no source for funding in the proposed budget for engaging Greenschemes or a UNCG Intern. Dan suggested that larger projects like these not be included in the budget. Motion was made and passed to increase dues to $50.00 for 2009. Rosemarie stated that she would like to send a revised budget along with a letter asking for dues payments from the committee members. Darin suggested that we create a permanent fund raising committee. The Board took the task and will report back.
Sue McElroy reported for the
Grant Writing Committee.
They plan to submit a grant request to
Building Stronger Neighborhoods during June.
They are asking for $1,400 to support the trail construction at
Bob reported for the
Dan had no new info on the Commercial Development Planning. He suggested that a meeting be arranged with Sandy Weathersby to discuss their interest in funding development standards.
Harold reported that there
may be a bobcat available for clearing the trail and spreading the mulch.
Dave reported that the long term vision is to connect all the walking
trails in the area. A sewer easement
creates a clear path to from
Darin reported on the two meetings with the Willow Bend Community. Darin educated them on how to deal with the rezoning. The community leaders may not yet be ready to engage the developer. The developer has delayed the rezoning hearing to either July or August. Melissa Adams is emerging as the spokesperson for the Willow Bend Community. Lonnie reported that Darin created an excellent survey.
Dave asked for volunteers for the nominating committee. Nan, Joe, Bob, Sue and Aaron agreed to serve and bring back nominations for officers at the next meeting
Meeting adjourned at 8:50 PM
Next SEGCA Advisory Committee meeting July 9 2009 at, 7 PM at Alamance Presbyterian
Dan Rogers, Secretary