Board Members Present:
David Saddoris, Chris Sur, David Brauer, Robyn Pipes, Tom Parent, JobyLynn Sassily-James, Chris DeParde.
Board Members Absent:
Marie Wolfe, David Potosky, Mark Brandow, Karen Pieper
KFNA Staff Present: Sarah Linnes-Robinson
Community Members: Various members of the Farmer’s Market Committee, Brian Voerding of the Southwest Journal, Dean Muldoon
Brian Voerding of the Southwest Journal introduced himself. He will be covering the meetings for the Journal.
Community member Dean Muldoon introduced himself and expressed an interest in being an alternate board member
Jeff Shaw has resigned from the board. Diana Schliesman is the next alternate.
Brauer moves to make Dean Muldoon the next alternate behind Arthur Knowles. Sassily-James second the motion. The motion passes unanimously.
Project Organizer Position:
Parent and Linnes-Robinson recommend Sarah Gleason after screening process and interviews. There is a discussion of shortening probation from six months to three months. There is a discussion of salary – $17 per hour with possibility of $19 after 3 months. There is a discussion of hours – ½ time position of 80 hours per month.
Motion by Pipes to shorten probation, with salary consideration after 3 months, and to approve Executive Committee and Linnes-Robinson’s recommendation to hire Sarah Gleason
All vote in favor except Brauer is opposed and Parent abstained. The motion passes.
No Secretary’s report.
The report was changed per direction of board to contain additional information.
The Board had previously asked the Farmer’s Market Task Force to come up with plan for future and for separation from the Board. Parent recommends that this be a working session to discuss report of FM Task Force on this subject.
David Nicholson anticipates staying at same location and remaining a “Kingfield” farmer’s market for the foreseeable future. At an upcoming Strategic Planning Retreat, there will be consideration of the management structure. The Task Force needs to look at the business model, and take a closer look at budget and specific goals.
Jeff Berg discusses successes of market and the core group running the Market. An influx of volunteers has been key to the success of the market.
[At 7:45, Diana Schliesman arrives]
Parent asks about Committee’s concerns
Day-to-day management is not a significant concern.
The Market cannot become a 501(c)(3) – so may need KFNA to become fiscal agent. The Market could incorporate as a non-profit but not as a charitable non-profit.
David Nicholson does not foresee the FM Task Force writing grants. Does not think KFNA would incur liability of fiscal agent.
The Task Force hopes that, as less of a creature of KFNA, the Market has more flexibility to seek involvement of non-Kingfield entities.
FM Task Force does not have a clear view of all nuances of budget yet, but is much closer to self-sufficiency. The Board would like to see income projections. For example, if there is a deficit – there needs to be a plan for shortfall.
The Task Force states that it needs information from KFNA in order to provide real budget projections. Linnes-Robinson says Task Force needs to determine structure to figure out budget.
The Task Force asks for more budget information and wants to know what factors the Board will be considering when reviewing a possible separation plan for the Market.
Timeline – if decisions could be made by year end, that would be beneficial for Task Force.
Linnes-Robinson says Market needs to be brought under KFNA management, or needs to be independent.
View exists that NRP was start up money and temporary.
There is a desire on the Board to maintain a role in the Market in some form. FM Task Force needs to know what board wants in this regard.
Parent will meet with David Nicholson and Scott Pampuch.
Diana Schleisman moved by Brauer to become a Board Member. The motion is seconded by Sassily-James and passes unanimously.
Sarah Gleason is welcomed and she introduces herself and discusses her background.
Chris DeParde asks about CPAS. Gleason is enthusiastic to work on these issues.
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