Minutes of Board Meeting – November 28, 2022

North Fork Community Development Council

Minutes of Board Meeting – November 28, 2022

5:30 p.m. via Zoom

 

  1. Call to Order: The November meeting of the NF CDC Board was called to order by the President, Dan Rosenberg at 5:33 p.m.

Present:  Dan Rosenberg, Sandy Chaille, Matt Henderson, Wade Wheeler, Christina McDonald, Cathey Thornberg, Maryanne Welton, Angeline DeHart, Nick DeHeart, Jean Russell, Barb Colliander
Guests:  John Reed, Donna Henderson, Michael Olwyler.

There was a quorum present.

 

  1. Additions to the Agenda: Next steps discussion under new business.

 

  1. Approval of the Agenda: Maryann Welton moved, Matt Henderson seconded to approve the agenda.  Motion carried.

 

  1. Public Comment:

 

  1. Approval of Minutes of October 24, 2022: Dan Rosenberg will send out the minutes of the October meeting, for approval in January.

 

  1. Financial Report for October 2022: The balance in the CDC bank account, as of October 31, 2022, is $410,740.59.  The balance in the Millsite POA account, as of October 31, 2022, is $33,205.82.  There is a loan to Miracle Forest for $140,638.21 and the Brownfield Loan balance is $177,490.33.  Christina McDonald moved, Maryann Welton seconded, to accept the financial reports.  Motion carried.

 

  1. Membership Report – Donna Henderson: The following individuals/organizations have not paid dues for 2022:  Chawanakee School District, Chamber of Commerce, and Nick DeHart.

 

  1. Discussion and Action Items
  2. Old Business
  • Biomass plant—update: Wade Wheeler reported that the project is moving forward.  The bankruptcy statue is being worked out and at the moment, the DCD has 49% equity.  Wade indicated that we may not need a lawyer (per the October minutes), and that we should hold for now.  Completion of the biomass energy project should be June/July 2023.  The Tribe was asked for a letter of support from Phoenix Energy.  Dan Rosenberg shared a letter that he sent to NFCP, that we cannot transfer title for Lots 16 and 17 at this time, as the infrastructure is not complete.

 

  • Lot sales update: John Reed reported that Lots 9 & 10 sales are almost done; Lot 4 lot line adjustment is submitted; Lot 11 will be addressed by the POA.

 

  • Potential CDC office building sale: John Reed sent an email, addressing the research he had done for the sale of the CDC building.  Pros and cons were discussed.  A decision will be made in the future.

 

  • Site infrastructure update – John will prepare list of remaining items to be completed and potential costs. This led to a discussion of “next steps”. (see below)

 

  • Rodent infestation in CDC building: Donna Henderson had no new information.

 

  • Office rental status: Offices 4 ($140/mo.) and 5 ($248/mo.) ready to rent.  Angeline and Jen posted on FaceBook?  Donna Henderson reported that the two offices are cleaned and fixed up.  Angeline had the Facebook flyer (advertisement) that will be posted. There were a few suggestions for additions and this was completed.

 

  • POA Status: Dan Rosenberg reported that the attorney is drafting materials and will have ready for a proposed meeting of the POA in January.

 

  • Next steps: There was a discussion on where the CDC is headed for the future.  Where do we want to put our energies and money in the community?   This discussion will continue; Dan Rosenberg or Maryann Welton will send out the results of the survey that was done a couple years ago.

 

  1. New Business
  • Schedule next board meeting. The next meeting will be Januar 23.   There will also be a special meeting to discuss “next steps” prior to that meeting.

 

Organizational Reports (if time):  Jean Russell shared the news that the NF Library was a recipient of a $4.5 million grant.  They will keep us informed of the use for that money!

 

Adjournment:  The meeting was adjourned at 6:55 p.m.

 

Submitted by

Barbara Colliander, Secretary

CDC Board Meeting Minutes for Oct 24, 2022

North Fork Community Development Council

Minute of Board Meeting – October 24, 2022

5:30 p.m. via Zoom

 

  1. Call to Order: The October 24th meeting of the NF CDC Board was called to order by the Vice President, Maryanne Welton at 5:31 p.m.  Present were:  Maryanne Welton, Sandy Chaille, Barbara Colliander, Wade Wheeler, Nick DeHart, Christina McDonald, Cathey Thornberg, Matt Henderson, Angeline DeHart.  A quorum was present.  Guests were John Reed and Donna Henderson.

 

  1. Additions to the Agenda: None

 

  1. Approval of the Agenda; Sandy Chaille moved, Christina McDonald seconded, to approve the agenda.  Motion carried.

 

  1. Public Comment: None

 

  1. Approval of Minutes of August 22, 2022: Sandy Chaille moved, Nick DeHart seconded to approve the August 22nd minutes with the following corrections:  Add Wade Wheeler and Jean Russell to the attendance list.  Motion carried.  The balance in the CDC bank account on September 30, 2022 is $336,132.04.  The balance in the Millsite POA bank account on September 30, 2022 is $29,674.82.

 

  1. Financial Report for August and September 2022: Christina McDonald moved, Sandy Chaille, seconded to accept the August and September 2022 financial reports.  Motion carried.  

 

  1. Membership Report – Donna Henderson reported that the CDC received $75 in memberships during August and September

 

  1. Discussion and Action Items

 

Old Business

  • Biomass plant—update; Wade Wheeler gave an update.  The NFP has filed for bankruptcy.  Sandy Chaille moved, Matt Henderson seconded, to hire an attorney to work with us to ensure a result that is in the best interests of the CDC.  Motion carried.  Wade Wheeler will look for an attorney and get an estimated cost for the legal services.  The board emphasized that we would not turn over Lots 16 and 17, until this is settled.
  • Lot sales – update from John: John Reed reported that Lots 9 and 10 are in progress, but sticky, with a 2” waterline easement issue.  Lot 4 is also in progress with a lot line adjustment needed.  The road for lots 16 and 17 needs paving and needs an easement for the road to the well.  Lot 11 is waiting for the POA regaring POA fees.  Outlot C needs easement for the well.  Lots 2 and 3 and Outlot B purchased are completed.  Lots 5, 6, 7, 8 and 11 are left.
  • Potential CDC office building sale. John received rental rates from Donna. After this meeting, John Reed will send an estimate for the sale of this property.
  • Site infrastructure update – John will prepare list of remaining items to be completed and potential costs.
  • Rodent infestation in CDC building: Donna Henderson indicated that we are still looking for an estimate to do the repairs in the outside wall.
  • Office rental status and next steps.  YSRANDD vacated offices.  Central Sierra rented office 8.  Donna Henderson reported that there is some repair needed and carpet cleaning warranted for the 2 rooms available in the CDC office.
  • Update from Angeline and Jen on Facebook post. No update
  • Walking Shield Meeting: This was held by Tribal staff and they did not see a big advantage to participate at this time.
  • POA Status: Dan Rosenberg sent an update to members.  Paperwork is being completed and then a meeting with be held with the POA to set fees and decide about Lot 11.   Wade Wheeler reminded us that we had voted on Lot 11 and that they are not paying POA fees.

 

New Business – None

 

Organizational Reports

 

Adjournment:  The meeting was adjourned at 7:10 p.m.

 

 

Submitted by Barbara Colliander, Secretary

 

 

 

Reminder:  The next regular CDC board meeting will be on November 28, 2022, at 5:30.

 

 

Attendance. P = present

 

Name June July August Sept Oct Nov
Dan Rosenberg (at large)   P        
Maryanne Weltton (at large) P P P P    
Barb Colliander (at large) P P P P    
Sandy Chaille (nfvfda) P P P P    
Christina McDonald/MaryAnn McGovran (tribe) P P P P    
Mary Proper/Marcie Favelo (nfwc)            
Matt Henderson (at large) P P P P    
Angeline DeHart/ClaudiaVanDenBerg (cusd) P   P P    
Cathey Thornburg (nfb) P P P P    
Nick DeHart (at large) P   P P    
Jen Casner (nfcoc) P          
Wade Wheeler (at large)   P P P    
Jean Russell (nffol)   P P      

 

CDC Board Meeting Minutes 8/22/22

North Fork Community Development Council

Minutes of Board Meeting – August 22, 2022

5:30 p.m. via Zoom

 

  1. Call to Order: The August 22, 2022 meeting of the NFCDC was called to order by Vice President Maryanne Welton at 5:33 p.m.  Present:  Maryanne Welton, Matt Henderson, Christina McDonald, Nick DeHart, Cathey Thornberg, Sandy Chaille, Barbara Colliander, Jean Russell, Wade Wheeler, Angeline DeHart.   A quorum was present.  Guests:  Paul McGroary, Donna Henderson, Michael Olwyler, Fred Biehn.

 

  1. Additions to the Agenda: None.

 

  1. Approval of the Agenda: Sandy Chaille moved, Matt Henderson seconded, to approve the agenda.      Motion carried.

 

  1. Public Comment: Michael Olwyler thanked the CDC for their donation for the planning grant for the community trails.

 

  1. Approval of Minutes of July 25, 2022: Wade Wheeler moved, Sandy Chaille seconded, to approve the minutes of the July 25th meeting.  Motion carried.

 

  1. 6. Financial Report for July 2022: Sent by email from Donna and added to website.  POA bills for Lots 2, 3, 4 were questioned.  We will wait until the lot sales are settled and receive an updated financia report.

 

  1. Membership Report – Donna Henderson. Bills have been sent to those organizations and members at large who need to pay.

 

  1. Discussion and Action Items
  2. Old Business
  3. i. Biomass plant—update:  Wade Wheeler reported on progress.  Some crews have been remobilized and are working.

 

  1. Outlot B sale – update from John. No report.

 

iii.          Lot sales update – Lot 4 drainage to be completed by Kaelen Carmen.  Lots 9 and 10 escrow will be closed.  Lots 2, 3, and 4 escrow Ok but need lot line adjustment.  No report.

 

  1. Potential CDC office building sale. John received rental rates from Donna.  No report.

 

  1. Site infrastructure update – John will prepare list of remaining items to be completed and potential costs. No report.

 

  1. Rodent infestation in CDC building: Donna Henderson is working on finding a company to take care of the rodent infestation.  Matt Henderson has a couple groups providing estimates.

 

vii.         Fire safety at CDC building – proposal from Sierra Pest Control approved:  This work is completed.  A couple piles need to be removed by another group.

 

viii.         Office rental status and next steps.  YSRANDD vacated offices.  Central Sierra rented office 8.  Update from Angeline and Jen on Facebook posting can be done.  Offices 4 and 5 have been vacated, but there is a mess left.  Sandy Chaille will talk with Erin Capuchino to see what is happening.  She will get keys form Erin on the 31st.

 

  1. Lot 11 transfer to Boosters – POA fees update: Wade Wheeler indicated that there has been discussion on the POA fees (do they pay or not?).  We will wait for John Reed to update us.  Wade Wheeler moved, Sandy Chaille seconded, that the transfer of Lot 11 to the Boosters will include payment by the Boosters for the property taxes and insurance, but will not include membership to the POA and POA fees.  Motion carried.  There were comments that the CC&Rs, when developed, may affect them

 

  1. POA status: Dan Rosenberg was not present to give report.

 

  1. Social media manager: Dan Rosenberg requested someone to handle the following tasks.

-Post minutes and other documents on Google Drive

-Post links to these documents on the cdc website

-Make a Facebook post every time we post on the website

Donna Henderson will take this on, but will need to bill her time to us.

 

xii.         Volunteer coordinator:  No action.

 

xiii.         Walking Shield Meeting Rescheduled?  Fred Biehn wants to schedule a meeting with the Walking Shield organization.  August 31 was selected

 

  1. New Business
  2. Maryanne gone for September meeting. Need someone to prepare and post agenda.  She will check with Dan to see if he can do it.

 

  1. Organizational Reports (if time)

 

  1. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 6:25 p.m.

 

Submitted by Barbara Colliander, Secretary

 

Attendance. P = present

 

Name June July August Sept Oct Nov
Dan Rosenberg (at large)   P        
Maryanne Weltton (at large) P P P      
Barb Colliander (at large) P P P      
Sandy Chaille (nfvfda) P P P      
Christina McDonald/MaryAnn McGovran (tribe) P P P      
Mary Proper/Marcie Favelo (nfwc)            
Matt Henderson (at large) P P P      
Angeline DeHart/ClaudiaVanDenBerg (cusd) P   P      
Cathey Thornburg (nfb) P P P      
Nick DeHart (at large) P   P      
Jen Casner (nfcoc) P          
Wade Wheeler (at large)   P        
Jean Russell (nffol)   P        

 

 

Reminder:  The next regular CDC board meeting will be on September 26, 2022, at 5:30.

 

 

4/25/22 CDC Board Meeting Notes

North Fork Community Development Council Minutes of Board Meeting
April 25, 2022
5:30 p.m. via Zoom

  1. Call to Order: The NF CDC Board Meeting was called to order by Vice President, Maryann Welton at 5:30 p.m.   Present:  Maryanne Welton, Wade Wheeler, Sandy Chaille, Barbara Colliander, Cathey Thornburg, Matt Henderson, Angeline DeHart, Jennifer Casner.  A quorum was present.  Guests:  Donna Henderson, Doug Waltner, Michael Olwyler, Nick DeHart.
  1. Additions to the Agenda: Add election of member at large.
  2. Approval of the Agenda:  Cathey Thornburg moved, Sandy Chaille seconded to approve the agenda.  Motion carried. 
  3. Public Comment:  Donna Henderson made preliminary comments about leasing an office, which will become a later agenda item.
  4. Approval of Minutes of March 21, 2022, Regular Board Meeting:  Sandy Chaille moved, Wade Wheeler seconded, to approve the minutes of the March 21st meeting.  Motion carried. 
  5. Financial Report for March 2022:  The financial report was sent out by Sandy Chaille, and is posted on the website.  The balance in the CDC account on March 31, 2022, is $122,907.60.  The balance in the POA account on March 31, 2022, is $13,392.16.  It was noted that since then, there has been a significant deposit as the result of closing on the sale of Lots 13, 14, 15.  Matt Henderson moved, Sandy Chaille seconded, to accept the financial report.  Motion carried. 
  6. Corresponding Secretary/Membership Report:  Donna Henderson reported membership to date.  It was suggested that we send out invoices again for the organizations.
  7. Discussion and Action Items:
  1. Old Business
  1. Biomass plant—update:  Wade Wheeler reported that not much is happening at this time.  However, the water and sewer to Lots 16 and 17 are completed.
  2. Land sales – status of escrow for lots 13, 14, 15:  This was completed and the money is in the bank!
  3. Lease buyout – Outlot B:  It was agreed that we should wait for further discussion on this until the President, Dan Rosenberg returns.  He has had conversations with a variety of people on this piece of property.  It was noted that there is an interested buyer, who is willing to buy Outlot B from the CDC and will continue to carry the lease that NFCP has for that same property.  More discussion on this to come.  Wade Wheeler reminded us that the board, as a whole, is to make decisions, and not hold off making decisions because one person can’t attend the meeting.  Technically, if one person is absent, that does not necessarily preclude the board from making decisions, unless there is a good reason to wait.  Since Dan, the president, has pertinent info on this transaction, it was agreed to wait for his participation in the next board meeting.
  4. Lot 4 update – lot line adjustment after closing escrow, drainage to be completed by Kaelen Carmen:  There was no report on this item.
  5. Annual meeting debrief:  There were no further comments on this, though it was suggested that Dan Rosenberg share a link for the part of the meeting that was taped/recorded.  It would be helpful for those who missed the summary report.
  6. Planning for the future – CDC office building, etc.:  This is where we discussed the lease of an office for Kenny Quigley.  It was agreed that Sandy Chaille (Treasurer) and Donna Henderson (Bookkeeper) discuss timing, and the rental rate.  Kenny Quigley is interested, but others may also be interested.  Kenny Quigley was willing to put up $150 to hold the office for a month.
  7. Site infrastructure update – what remains to be completed:  Dan Rosenberg asked John Reed to prepare a list of what remains to be completed.  Neither were present, so this was moved to the next month’s meeting.
  8. Recruiting organizations to get involved with CDC – how to follow up:  There were suggestions for the one organizational spot on the board:  Scenic ByWay Group, Eastern Madera County Foundation, Coarsegold and the Yosemite Sequoia RC&Ds.  All are interested.  It was suggested that we find out all interested groups and the board will decide who to select.  Regarding the opening for member at large, Wade Wheeler moved, Cathey Thornberg seconded, to appoint Nick DeHart as a member at large.  Motion carried.  This is filling a one year term.
  1. New Business
  1. Sierra Scenic Vista Byway anchor point site:  NOTE:  This item is summarized here, but was moved to the beginning of the meeting.  Doug Waltner, representing the Scenic ByWay and Michael Olwyler presented a request to add the Sierra Scenic ByWay information on the mill site, near the history park (Lot 11).  The board responded favorably to their idea of a kiosk and bulletin board near the current history group’s three interpretive plaques.  They will bring a plan to the board for approval.  It was noted that we are in the process of turning over Lot 11 to the North Fork Boosters.  The concept needs to be approved by the US Forest Service.
  2. Rodent infestation in CDC building:  Donna Henderson brought to the board’s attention, the seriousness of the rodent infestation in the building.  They are entering through woodpecker holes in the exterior and are in the walls.  This is particularly noticeable on the back and sides of the building.  The situation is serious and needs to be addressed as soon as possible.  Wade Wheeler moved, Sandy Chaille seconded that we get an estimate from Kenny Quigley for 1) plugging holes and covering spaces where needed and 2) replacing the siding completely.  Motion carried.
  3. POA status:  No new news.
  1. Organizational Reports (if time): The Sierra Nevada Conservancy is applying for a grant for 3 segments of the Willow Creek trail and the trail system throughout the area. The Boosters announce upcoming events (Candidates’ night and Loggers Jamboree Kickoff).  There will be a ground breaking ceremony for the housing addition to the fire station.
  2. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 7:40 p.m.

Reminder: The next regular CDC