July 24, 2023 Board Minutes

MINUTES

NFCDC BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Board Meeting Monday, July 24, 2023

NFCDC Conference Room – 5:30 pm

MISSION STATEMENT

The CDC’s mission is, “to promote the social, economic and environmental welfare of North Fork, CA.”

 

CALL TO ORDER 5:44pm

ROLL CALL

  • Wade Wheeler Cathey Thornburg
  • Matt Henderson Jean Russell
  • Christina McDonald Jennifer Casner
  • Marcie Favelo 

*Public Comment: 

Michael Olwyler and Connie Popelish asked to be added to the CDC Board email list.  Wade agreed to add them.

Additions to the Agenda: Items identified after preparation of the agenda for which there is a need to take immediate action. Two-thirds vote required for consideration. No further additions.

Approval of the Agenda: Cathey made a motion, Matt seconded. Motion carried.

Approval of the Minutes: 

  • June 12 – Christina made a motion, Cathey seconded. Motion carried.
  • June 26 – Jean made a motion, Cathey seconded. Motion carried.

Financial Reports: Donna agreed to send Wade and Christina the amortization log for the Madera County Brownsfield loan. Wade did not think we were being charged interest but Donna reported interest payments of about 10%. Donna also reported that she will be meeting with the CDC’s CPA soon to review our balance sheet.

Corresponding Secretary/Membership Report: Nothing to report.

OLD BUSINESS:

    • NFCP Update- Wade reports “the status quo” for the power plant. The construction should be completed in 7-8 weeks. He also reported that a meeting of all involved parties occurred last week for 2 full days, 7/17-18.
    • Facebook Update: Nick was not present to report the current status. 
    • Lot Line Adjustments, Transfer Updates and Escrow Status: Everything is out of escrow. John Reed needs information from the Boosters to allow him to finalize the Lot #1 transfer. Cathey agreed to resend the information.
    • Lawsuit Updates: There was a hearing scheduled last week on 7/18 which resulted in an extension to 8/10 with nothing, as yet, resolved.
  • Budget Approval: Tabled for next meeting.
  • Infrastructure Completion Plans (Roads)
    • RFP for roads: The County accepted all engineering plans for the roads.  The RFP is ready to be sent out for bids. It will be sent to 5 companies: Sage Engineering, Faysal Construction, California Paving, Precision Paving 
  • POA Discussion: Wade agreed to add the POA members to our CDC mailing list. We want to invite them to our monthly meetings and Wade reported that the POA has shown interest in strengthening our interactions. Wade explained that he would like them to meet separately before or after our meeting with the hope that the CDC would have a representative attend their meeting and they would have a representative attend ours.
  • Utilities, rental costs, grounds maintenance: Wade reported that he approached Kenny Quigley about becoming our grounds maintenance contractor and Kenny confirmed his interest.  Matt reported that he has continued his discussions with G.S. West about providing a new propane tank to serve the CDC office. They quoted a price of $3.05/gallon versus the $5.30/gallon we have been paying Ferrellgas. The board asked Matt, as an alternate option, to see if Ferrellgas might reduce their price given this large discrepancy. Matt agreed. Jennifer made a motion to switch to G.S. West and spend up to $500 to have a trench dug from the Ferrellgas tank to the new G.S. West tank location closer to the CDC office (if an agreement with Ferrellgas for better pricing is not successful).  This motion was not acted upon. Matt discussed the office space rental situation at the CDC office. He reported that we are charging approximately $1.45/SF for rental space (including all utilities) and collecting approximately $28,185/year in rent.  The concern is that the current renters are not being charged uniformly.

New Business

  • Bylaws:  Wade expressed concern that our bylaws are out of date. In particular, the list of potential CDC Organizational Members list needs updating. Jennifer and Christina agreed to review the bylaws and bring suggestions for updates to our next meeting with the goal of preparing a draft by October and a final revision by our November meeting. They also agreed to prepare a list of overall goals for the CDC including ideas for a top priority project for downtown North Fork.


  • Social Media: Wade expressed his desire to promote the CDC in our community by sponsoring events, tours and signage.  Some members of the board thought that it might be a bit early to invite the public until we have established our new overall CDC goals. For signage, Jean agreed to investigate site identification signage and Matt agreed to investigate signage displaying the accomplishments and goals for the CDC site with a map and relevant information.

Organization Reports

 

    • Christina reported that the Indian Museum will be having their annual Powwow on 8/5 & 8/6.

  • Cathey reported that the Boosters will be conducting a fundraiser, Paint at Town Hall, with wine & cheese being served on 8/11 for $50/ticket.

  • Jean reported that the Friends of the Library is having another Yard Sale & Swap Meet at Bandit Town on 8/26.

 

Topics For Next Meeting: The board agreed to discuss the status and goals for the CDC website at our next meeting.

 

Adjournment 

 

Next Board Meeting: Monday, August 28, 2023, at North Fork CDC conference room.

 

*Public Comment: The first 15 minutes of each regular meeting is set aside for members of the public to comment on any item within the jurisdiction of the CDC Board, but not appearing on the agenda. Items presented under public comment may not be discussed or acted upon by the Board at this time. For items appearing on the agenda, the public is invited to comment at the time the time is called for consideration by the Board. Any person addressing the Board under public comment will be limited to a 3-minute presentation to ensure that all interested parties have an opportunity to speak. Also, all persons addressing the Board must state their name and address for the record.

NFCDC July 24, 2023 Board Meeting Agenda

AGENDA

NFCDC BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Board Meeting Monday, July 24, 2023

NFCDC Conference Room – 5:30 pm

MISSION STATEMENT

The CDC’s mission is, “to promote the social, economic and environmental welfare of North Fork, CA.”

 

CALL TO ORDER

ROLL CALL

  • Wade Wheeler Cathey Thornburg               Jennifer Casner        Jean Russell
  • Tom Wheeler Matt Henderson                   Marcie Favelo
  • Sandy Chaille Christina McDonald            Mary Proper
  • Angeline DeHart Cindy Quigley                      Nick DeHart
  • Dan Rosenberg                                          Maryann McGovran

*Public Comment:

Additions to the Agenda:

Approval of the Agenda:

Approval of the Minutes:

  • June 12
  • June 26

Financial Reports:

Corresponding Secretary/Membership Report:

OLD BUSINESS:

  • NFCP Update
  • Facebook Update:
  • Lot Line Adjustments, Transfer Updates and Escrow Status:
  • Lawsuit Updates:
  • Budget Approval:

 

 

 

 

 

  • Infrastructure Completion Plans (Roads)
    • RFP for roads
  • POA Discussion
  • Utilities, rental costs, grounds maintenance

NEW BUSINESS

  • Bylaws – Do they need to be updated
  • Eastern Madera County Foundation
  • Social Media

Organization Reports

 

Adjournment

 

Next Board Meeting: Monday, August 21, 2023, at North Fork CDC conference room.

 

*Public Comment: The first 15 minutes of each regular meeting is set aside for members of the public to comment on any item within the jurisdiction of the CDC Board, but not appearing on the agenda. Items presented under public comment may not be discussed or acted upon by the Board at this time. For items appearing on the agenda, the public is invited to comment at the time the time is called for consideration by the Board. Any person addressing the Board under public comment will be limited to a 3-minute presentation to ensure that all interested parties have an opportunity to speak. Also, all persons addressing the Board must state their name and address for the record.

NFCDC June 26, 2023 board meeting minutes

MINUTES

NFCDC BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Board Meeting Monday, June 26, 2023

NFCDC Conference Room – 5:30 pm

MISSION STATEMENT

The CDC’s mission is, “to promote the social, economic and environmental welfare of North Fork, CA.”

 

CALL TO ORDER 5:34p

ROLL CALL

  • Wade Wheeler Cathey Thornburg               Jennifer Casner        Jean Russell
  • Tom Wheeler Matt Henderson                   Marcie Favelo
  • Sandy Chaille Christina McDonald            Mary Proper
  • Angeline DeHart Cindy Quigley                      Nick DeHart
  • Dan Rosenberg Claudia VanDenBergh       Maryann McGovran

*Public Comment:

Paul (tribe): update on 911 services building fully framed, adding in utilities on track ETA December. Tribal council office in progress ETA Spring. 26 homes being built. got funded for 911/fire access road. Got funding for wellness after school education center – still need architect so ETA 2 years.

Mike and Connie: cleanup went well from library through town to cabin and might do another session (Danielle spearheaded and got volunteers).

Additions to the Agenda: Items identified after preparation of the agenda for which there is a need to take immediate action. Two-thirds vote required for consideration. No further additions.

Approval of the Agenda: Sandy made a motion, Cathey seconded. Motion carried.

Approval of the Minutes: tabled

Financial Reports: Cathey motion to accept the financial reports, Sandy seconded. Motion carried.

Corresponding Secretary/Membership Report: $15 income (membership)

OLD BUSINESS:

  • NFCP Update- Road is being engineered. Dan asks if we might consider an ombudsman i.e. someone from NFCP. There was a question about he decibels of the plant. Dan clarified that there is a max decibel allowance as well as a noise pollution clause in the agreement. He is willing to share the plan for peoples information.
  • Facebook Update: Nick has set up a new page.
  • Lot Line Adjustments, Transfer Updates and Escrow Status: everything is out of escrow. Wade will call him tomorrow. We have signed everything on our side for Lot Line Adjustments, waiting for Garay.
  • Lawsuit Updates: Not officially finalized on bankruptcy, we have a new lawyer to help complete.
  • Budget Approval: Revised Budget presented by Donna. Took off loan, increased work time for office cleaner. Added “operating budget”. Tabled for next meeting to make sure all have been able to review.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Infrastructure Completion Plans (Roads)
    • RFP for roads: 3 contractors/crews are interested in doing the road work. Cathey has two fences up and will need reimbursement. Wade believes that if we were to hand over a lot to the POA, the project should be completed. Paul shared that County improvement agreement documents that responsibility. Dan shared that we ought to consider that we have some credit with the POA. It as asked if we have a seat on the POA board or have someone attending their meetings. (we might consider displaying parcel map at future meetings)

New Business

  • Discuss Lots 5, 6, and 8 (Should we sell): Cathey made a motion not relist them. Seconded by Sandy. Motion carried.
  • POA Discussion: POA does not currently have a regular meeting time/location. They are interested in working together and meeting with us i.e. coming to our meetings and piggybacking on our meeting dates.
  • Utilities (i.e. solar, propane, garbage): Matt volunteers to do some research/organization of costs i.e. per square footage, perhaps referenceing pricees in Oakhurst. A crane might be required to remove the propane tank (which we own) and possible move to new more accessible location. Discussion of continuing use of the one we own. Jean raised the point that there are ever changing codes/etc that could be more easily managed by renting. Solar panel arm is broken, Cathey/Jen might know someone to fix it and will reach out to that person. Donna shared that not many options for garbage service (EMADCO).
  • Rental costs for tenants (COLA statement, utilities such as H2O)
  • Consideration of regular grounds maintenance staff (for inside/outside, esp. around CDC bldg) Wade talked to someone who can cover grounds maintenance. Pritchard creek needs to be cleaned out before regular maintenance can be done there. Dan suggested POA be included on discussion of clean-up. Clarified that frontage will be included.

 

Organization Reports

Cathey shared that the parade is going to go on. Jean shared that the library’s Summer reading program is going on. Lost a little time due to outdated list of contractors. Applying for another grant to expand library into the basement, parking lot, paving, accessibility. The first round of grant funding focus was to address things like safety and drainage.

Mike: Scenic byway is working on interpretive signs (national park standard signs) but there will be a delay with all of the fire work being done. EMC Foundation has a trails group working on connecting communities from here to eventually Mariposa (Jorge Negrete is the lead) for walking/biking/horseback riding “muscle powered trails”.

Wade shared that Tom intends to donate back the old fire engine.

 

Adjournment

Cathy moved to adjourn, and Sandy seconded. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 6:39p.

 

Next Board Meeting: Monday, July 24, 2023, at North Fork CDC conference room.

 

*Public Comment: The first 15 minutes of each regular meeting is set aside for members of the public to comment on any item within the jurisdiction of the CDC Board, but not appearing on the agenda. Items presented under public comment may not be discussed or acted upon by the Board at this time. For items appearing on the agenda, the public is invited to comment at the time the time is called for consideration by the Board. Any person addressing the Board under public comment will be limited to a 3-minute presentation to ensure that all interested parties have an opportunity to speak. Also, all persons addressing the Board must state their name and address for the record.

CDC Annual Meeting-March 20, 2023 Minutes

NF CDC Board Meeting
March 20, 2023 at 6:30 p.m.
North Fork Community Development Council

North Fork Rancheria Community Center, 56900 Kunugib Way, North Fork

Minutes

1. Call to Order: The March NF CDC Board Meeting was called to order by the
President, Dan Rosenberg at 6:55 p.m.
Present were: Christina McDonald, Mary Proper, Cathey Thornburg, Nick DeHart,
Cindy Quigley, Barbara Colliander, Jean Russell, Sandy Chaille, Angeline DeHart,
Wade Wheeler, Dan Rosenberg, and, by zoom, Tom Wheeler. A quorum was
present.
2. Additions to the Agenda: No additions to the agenda.
3. Approval of the Agenda: Sandy Chaille moved, Cathey Thornburg seconded, to
approve the agenda. Motion carried.
4. Public Comment: None
5. Approval of Minutes of February 27, 2023: The minutes were emailed in advance of
the meeting. Cathey Thornburg moved, Sandy Chaille seconded, to approve
the minutes of the February 27 NF CDC Board Meeting. Motion carried.
6. Financial Report for February 2023: The CDC financial reports were emailed in
advance of the meeting. POA reports are no longer sent to this board, but rather to
the POA. Donna Henderson was not present, but can be contacted if there are
questions. Sandy Chaille moved, Nick DeHart seconded, to accept the February
2023 financial report for the CDC. Motion carried.
7. Corresponding Secretary – none/Membership Report – Donna Henderson was not
present, but will give a report next month.
Discussion and Action Items
Old Business
8. Biomass plant—update: Wade Wheeler gave an update. “Things are happening”.
They are still looking for funding. The plant will be hiring employees and will focus
on the North Fork community as much as possible. They anticipate starting
operating this year!
9. Legal advice re: NFCP bankruptcy: There is a bankruptcy proceeding in progress.
The CDC now has a holding company as an LLC, which may have a 36% equity (still
resulting in zero profits). In the meantime, the NFCP and individuals have been
sued. Dan Rosenberg is meeting with lawyers regarding this action. Our CDC
“directors and officers” policy provides protection against lawsuits. More information
is forthcoming.
10. Lot sales update: No new activity. There are 3 lots left plus the CDC office.
11. Site infrastructure update: John Reed was not present to report.

12. Rodent infestation in CDC building – siding replacement bid from Ron Woodman,
rats and mice in kitchen, cost for tenting: Donna Henderson was not present to
report. The President will check with her regarding Ron Woodman, for a future
meeting.
13. Office rental status: Office #4 ($140/mo.) available to rent. Nick DeHart will set up a
new Facebook account for the CDC to advertise. Nick will also help finetune the
CDC website. We can then advertise on these platforms.
14. Property Owner’s Association update: The POA is in operation. They have officers,
are looking at fees, and have determined that Lot 11 (being transferred to Boosters)
is exempt from POA fees.
15. Set date, intent and agenda for “What’s Next” meeting after Annual Meeting. Review
previous community suggestions:
The CDC Board will partner with other interested organizations, to determine
resources for projects. It was suggested that we determine the “umbrella” under
which we make decisions. The NF CDC mission statement is sufficient. A facilitator
for this process would be helpful. Both Christina McDonald and Jean Russell knew
of someone; they will check to see if that person is available.
New Business
16. Annual meeting debriefing: More people would have been nice. Pizza good.
17. Board member elections: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer: The
following people were elected as NF CDC officers. They will take office at the end of
this meeting.
? President: Wade Wheeler
? Vice President: Tom Wheeler
? Secretary: Angeline DeHart
? Treasurer: Sandy Chaille

Organizational Reports (if time): Citizen of the Year dinner on March 25 th (Boosters)
Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 p.m.
Submitted by
Barbara Colliander, Secretary
 
Reminder:  The next regular CDC board meeting is scheduled for April 24 th at 5:30.

NF CDC Board Meeting Agenda, 3/20/23 at 6:30

Agenda CDC Board Meeting 3/20/23 at 6:30

North Fork Community Development Council

This meeting will be held in person, following the CDC Annual Meeting at North Fork Rancheria Community Center, 56900 Kunugib Way, North Fork

 

  1. Call to Order
  2. Additions to the Agenda: Items identified after preparation of the agenda for which there is a need to take immediate action.  Two-thirds vote required for consideration.
  3. Approval of the Agenda
  4. Public Comment: The first 15 minutes of each regular meeting is set aside for members of the public to comment on any item within the jurisdiction of the CDC Board, but not appearing on the agenda.  Items presented under public comment may not be discussed or acted upon by the Board at this time.  For items appearing on the agenda, the public is invited to comment at the time the item is called for consideration by the Board.  Any person addressing the Board under public comment will be limited to a 3-minute presentation to ensure that all interested parties have an opportunity to speak.  Also, all persons addressing the Board must state their name and address for the record.
  5. Approval of Minutes of February 27, 2022
  6. Financial Report for February 2023
  7. Corresponding Secretary – none/Membership Report – Donna Henderson (not present)
  8. Discussion and Action Items
  9. Old Business
  10. Biomass plant—update
  11. Legal advice re: NFCP bankruptcy
  12. Lot sales update
  13. Site infrastructure update
  14. Rodent infestation in CDC building – siding replacement bid from Ron Woodman, rats and mice in kitchen, cost for tenting.
  15. Office rental status: Offices 4 ($140/mo.) available to rent.  Who can post add and follow up?
  16. Property Owner’s Association update
  17. Set date, intent and agenda for “What’s Next” meeting after Annual Meeting. Review previous community suggestions.

 

New Business

  1. Annual meeting debrief
  2. Board member elections

 

Organizational Reports (if time)

Adjournment

 

Reminder:  The next regular CDC board meeting is scheduled for April 24th at 5:30.

NF CDC Annual Meeting Agenda, 3/20/23 at 5:30 pm

Agenda CDC Annual Meeting 3/20/23 at 5:30

North Fork Community Development Council

This meeting will be held in person at North Fork Rancheria Community Center, 56900 Kunugib Way, North Fork. 

 

5:00    Open doors, snacks provided

5:30    Annual Meeting

 

  1. Call to Order and Introductions – Dan Rosenberg, Board President
  2. Attendance and quorum
  3. Approval of minutes of March 21, 2022, annual meeting
  4. Financial reports for 2022
  5. Update on Mill Site activities – Dan Rosenberg
  6. Update on Property Owners Association – POA Director
  7. Update on North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians actitities – Paul Irwin
  8. Update by County Supervisor – Bobby Macaulay
  9. Election of Members-at-Large – Dan Rosenberg
  10. Questions
  11. Adjournment

 

6:30 Break, followed by NFCDC Board Meeting

2/27/23 CDC Board Meeting Agenda

Agenda CDC Board Meeting 2/27/23 at 5:30

North Fork Community Development Council

Agenda of Board Meeting – February 27, 2023

5:30 p.m. via Zoom

 

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  1. Call to Order
  2. Additions to the Agenda: Items identified after preparation of the agenda for which there is a need to take immediate action.  Two-thirds vote required for consideration.
  3. Approval of the Agenda
  4. Public Comment: The first 15 minutes of each regular meeting is set aside for members of the public to comment on any item within the jurisdiction of the CDC Board, but not appearing on the agenda.  Items presented under public comment may not be discussed or acted upon by the Board at this time.  For items appearing on the agenda, the public is invited to comment at the time the item is called for consideration by the Board.  Any person addressing the Board under public comment will be limited to a 3-minute presentation to ensure that all interested parties have an opportunity to speak.  Also, all persons addressing the Board must state their name and address for the record.
  5. Approval of Minutes of January 23, 2022
  6. Financial Reports for 2023
  7. Corresponding Secretary – none/Membership Report – Donna Henderson
  8. Discussion and Action Items
  9. Old Business
  10. Biomass plant—update
  11. Legal advice re: NFCP bankruptcy
  12. Lot sales update
  13. CDC building potential sale – future discussion
  14. Site infrastructure update – John presented budget. Any action needed?
  15. Rodent infestation in CDC building – siding replacement bid, rats and mice in kitchen, washer/dryer removed, holes sealed? Cost for tenting.
  16. Office rental status: Offices 4 ($140/mo.) and 5 ($248/mo.) ready to rent.  Facebook status (did someone set up new account?) and other advertising.  North Fork Boosters/Chamber.  Updates and next steps.
  17. Property Owner’s Association update, Lot 11 included in POA? Sewer system operator.
  18. Set date, intent and agenda for “What’s Next” meeting after Annual Meeting. Review previous community suggestions.

 

New Business

  1. Annual meeting coordination – Monday, 3/20/23, time?, NR Rancheria Community Center, agenda, hand-outs, food by Women’s Club for $250? Advertising by Cathey Thornberg?
  2. Board member slate for elections – new CDC board president needed

 

 

Organizational Reports (if time)

Adjournment

 

Reminder:  The next regular CDC board meeting is scheduled for March 27th at 5:30.

1/23/23 Board Meeting Minutes

Agenda CDC Board Meeting

North Fork Community Development Council

Minutes of Board Meeting – January 23, 2023

5:30 p.m. via Zoom

 

  1. Call to Order: The January 23rd meeting of the NF CDC was called to order by the President, Dan Rosenberg at 5:33 p.m.

 

Present:  Maryanne Welton, Sandy Chaille, Dan Rosenberg, Barb Colliander, Christina McDonald, Cathey Thornberg, Wade Wheeler, Mary Proper, Matt Henderson, Nick DeHart, Angeline DeHart, Jean Russell.

Absent:  Jen Casner.  A quorum was present.

Guests:  Donna Henderson, John Reed, Michael Olwyler, Lindsey Bethel.

 

  1. Additions to the Agenda: There were no additions to the agenda, except for minutes to be approved (October).

 

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

 

  1. Public Comment: None

 

  1. Approval of Minutes of October 24 and November 28, 2022: Sandy Chaille moved, Mary Proper seconded, to approve the minutes of the October 24 and November 28, 2022 minutes.  Motion carried.

 

  1. Financial Reports for 2022: The financial reports had been sent out.  Donna Henderson answered questions.  Maryanne Welton moved, Mary Proper seconded, to accept the financial reports for 2022.  Motion carried.  The balance in the CDC checking account at the end of December 2022 was $404,824.74. The balance in the POA checking account at the end of December 2022 was $32,095.22.

 

  1. Corresponding Secretary – none/Membership Report – Donna Henderson: No new memberships, though a couple will be coming in this month.

 

Discussion and Action Items

 

Old Business

 

  1. Biomass plant—updates: Wade Wheeler gave an update of the progress of the biomass energy project.  They are anticipating completion (operational) by June 2023.  More funding is necessary, and the bankruptcy proceedings are continuing.  There are agreements with several private companies and the Forest Service for providing the wood for the plant.

 

  1. Lot sales update: John Reed gave an update on the sales,  Lots 9 and 10 are working out title issues (Fred Faysal’s).  Lot 11 is to be discussed at the POA meeting tomorrow night.  Outlot B is to be added to the POA.

 

  1. Potential CDC office building sale. There was no discussion on the sale of the CDC building. This will be covered in future meetings.

 

  1. Site infrastructure update: John Reed had presented a list of projects needed to complete the infrastructure on the mill site.  It is estimated that about $300,000 will complete this.  He also developed a rough annual budget for maintenance of the infrastructure (water, sewer, electrical, roads, etc).

 

 

  1. Rodent infestation in CDC building – rats and mice in kitchen, remove washer/dryer for access: One suggestion was to take away the washer and dryer and patch closed the holes.  This will keep the mice and rats out a bit better!   Maryanne Welton moved, Cathey Thornberg seconded, to offer the washer and dryer to someone in need (be it an individual, organization or school), o a first come, first served basis.  Motion carried.  There were several ideas for this, including someone that Donna Henderson knew, who would buy them for $100 each.

 

  1. Office rental status: Offices 4 ($140/mo.) and 5 ($248/mo.) ready to rent.  Facebook status and other advertising.  North Fork Boosters/Chamber.  Next steps.  There was discussion on the ownership (hence, accessibility) of our Facebook page, and it was suggested that we set up a new one.  This will be worked on in the next month. Donna Henderson asked if Jason can move to office #4 for the same rent as he has now, and the Boosters rent the office on the end that has handicapped accessibility.  There was concensus to do this.

 

  1. Formation of Property Owner’s Association: Dan Rosenberg reported that the property owners are meeting tomorrow night (January 24th), to form the North Fork Millsite Property Owners Association.  He will report on that next month. They will approve the articles of incorporation, by-laws, and form a board of directors.  They will address the fee structure for the POA.

 

New Business

  1. Sewer system operator: A person is needed for the sewer system maintenance. This is a POA issue.

 

  1. Set date, intent and agenda for “What’s Next” meeting. Review previous community suggestions:  There were suggestions for dates, and Cathey Thornberg agreed to contact Maryanne Welton for her availability.

 

  1. Annual meeting date/time/logistics: The board agreed to have an in-person annual meeting this year.  Date is March 20th.  Mary Proper will check with the women’s club for providing finger food for about 25-30 people for $250.  Christina will book the Tribe’s Community Center if possible.  Dan Rosenberg will develop the agenda.  Cathey Thornberg will do media advertising.  Barb Colliander will develop the slate for elections.

 

Organizational Reports (if time):  Booster are having their Citizen of the Year program on February 25th.

 

Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 6:54 p.m.

 

 

Submitted by Barbara Colliander, Secretary

 

 

Reminder:  The next regular CDC board meeting is scheduled for February 27th at 5:30.

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 Agenda 1/23/23 at 5:30

Agenda CDC Board Meeting 1/23/23 at 5:30

North Fork Community Development Council

Agenda of Board Meeting – January 23, 2023

5:30 p.m. via Zoom

 

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  1. Call to Order
  2. Additions to the Agenda: Items identified after preparation of the agenda for which there is a need to take immediate action.  Two-thirds vote required for consideration.
  3. Approval of the Agenda
  4. Public Comment: The first 15 minutes of each regular meeting is set aside for members of the public to comment on any item within the jurisdiction of the CDC Board, but not appearing on the agenda.  Items presented under public comment may not be discussed or acted upon by the Board at this time.  For items appearing on the agenda, the public is invited to comment at the time the item is called for consideration by the Board.  Any person addressing the Board under public comment will be limited to a 3-minute presentation to ensure that all interested parties have an opportunity to speak.  Also, all persons addressing the Board must state their name and address for the record.
  5. Approval of Minutes of November 22, 2022
  6. Financial Reports for 2022
  7. Corresponding Secretary – none/Membership Report – Donna Henderson
  8. Discussion and Action Items
  9. Old Business
  10. Biomass plant—update
  11. Lot sales update
  12. Potential CDC office building sale.
  13. Site infrastructure update – John will prepare list of remaining items to be completed and potential costs.
  14. Rodent infestation in CDC building – rats and mice in kitchen, remove washer/dryer for access
  15. Office rental status: Offices 4 ($140/mo.) and 5 ($248/mo.) ready to rent.  Facebook status and other advertising.  North Fork Boosters/Chamber.  Next steps.
  16. Formation of Property Owner’s Association

 

New Business

  1. Sewer system operator
  2. Set date, intent and agenda for “What’s Next” meeting. Review previous community suggestions.
  3. Annual meeting date/time/logistics

 

Organizational Reports (if time)

Adjournment

 

Reminder:  The next regular CDC board meeting is scheduled for February 27th at 5:30.