MINUTES – KFNA Green Committee
Meeting: 8/16/07, 7:00 PM
Location: MLK Park
Committee Members Present: Darrell Gerber, David Potosky, Dave Saddoris
Volunteers for Upcoming Events:
September 9th Farmer’s Market (Kill-A-Watt handout and Energy Challenge signup): David Potosky and Dave Saddoris (8:45 AM – 1:30 PM)
September 16th Farmer’s Market (Energy Challenge signup): David Potosky (8:45 AM – 1:30 PM)
September 16th Stormwater Bike Tour: Dave Saddoris (10:30 AM – 12:30 PM)
September 20th Stormwater Bike Tour: Dave Saddoris (6:00 PM – 8:00 PM)
September 23rd Farmer’s Market (Energy Challenge signup): Darrell Gerber (8:15 AM – 11:00 AM)
September 30th Farmer’s Market (Kill-A-Watt return): ??
September 30th Stormwater Bike Tour: ??
Kill-A-Watt Program (Minneapolis Climate Change Micro-grant):
Purchase 25 Kill-A-Watt devices at $19/device plus $26 shipping ($501 total)
Kill-A-Watts to be distributed on a first come-first served basis at the September 9th Farmer’s Market
Purchase ‘Pledge to Unplug’ t-shirts for the volunteers (for promotion at the Farmer’s market) and for the first 15 people to return their Kill-A-Watts and completed data sheets at the September 30th Farmer’s Market (approximate budget is $270 for t-shirts)
Kill-A-Watt program participants that are not able to return their devices and results sheets at the September 30th Farmer’s Market will return them to a selected vendor at an October Farmer’s Market, but will not receive t-shirts
Use a manual sign-up sheet for Kill-A-Watt program participants and for people participating in the Minnesota Energy Challenge. If computer resources are available at the Farmer’s Market, the participant’s information will be directly entered from the sheets to create Minnesota Energy Challenge accounts for the participants. If computer resources are not available, the information will be entered by KFNA off-site and a username and password will be emailed to each of the participants. The participants will be required to login to their accounts and change their passwords later.
Create a manual sign-up sheet for the Kill-A-Watt program and the Energy Challenge -> Action: Darrell
Create a sheet for Kill-A-Watt result recording -> Action: David P.
Post results on the KFNA webpage -> Action: Darrell and David P.
Find handouts with general energy information for the table at the Farmer’s Market -> Action: Darrell
Stormwater Bike Tours:
Scheduled dates/times are September 16th at 10:30 AM, September 20th at 6:00 PM, and September 30th at 12:00 PM
Consider cancelling the tour on September 30th due to the large number of scheduled tours and limited volunteer resources to conduct these tours
Consider moving the date of the tour on September 20th due to a conflict with the regularly scheduled Green Committee meeting (subsequent conversations with Sarah Linnes-Robinson have revealed her desire to keep the tour on the 20th to encourage tour participants to attend an abbreviated Green Committee meeting immediately after the tour)
Create a datasheet on the projects for use by the tour guides -> Action: Sarah
Determine how the tours will be advertised -> Action: Dave S.
Communicate tour schedules with property owners that participated in the stormwater BMP demonstration project to encourage them to attend a tour and to inform them of the tour schedule so they can be prepared for the visits to their properties -> Action: Sarah
Develop a tour route: Action: Dave S.
Stormwater BMP Program MWMO Contract Amendment:
Sarah has been communicating with the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) regarding an amendment to the stormwater BMP project contract to modify budget line items (move funds between line items) and to extend the final report deadline
A meeting is scheduled with MWMO on August 21st to discuss the latest revision of the estimate and negotiate a final budget
The Green Committee will send a representative along with Sarah to attend this meeting
Minutes prepared by Dave Saddoris, KFNA Green Committee Chair, 9/5/07.