3/02/21 General Meeting

Amended Minutes

  1. Call to Order – President Rodriguez called the meeting to order at 6:02pm
  2. Roll Call
    • Board members present: President Rodriguez, VP Patrick Sullivan, Secretary/Treasurer Kaitlin Hakanson, At-large Member Minea Kiss (and baby), Absent: none
    • General members present: Tabita Rodriguez, Taylor Hampton (IYS)
    • Guests: Isabel Calderos, Sarah Culk
  3. Old Business
    • Recycling 101 video series – Sustainable Klamath reached out to Ron Moe of REACH, Inc. about producing the videos using their facility. Hoping to hear back soon.
    • Embroidery on aprons – membership input on expenditure – We would like to have 6 aprons (that we already purchased) embroidered with our logo and #CommunityLove hashtag. It will cost $90 to complete the project. Members say, “sounds good!”. Thanks for your input.
  4. New Business
    • Glass Recycling Collection event for Earth Day – Would like to have this event the weekend of April 24. Considering expanding to metal recycling and mattresses if we can get help from other organizations.
    • New flags for Mills Neighborhood – community input – Some background info from Isabel: John Bellon said that the current flags were purchased through a 1-time grant pursued by the City. Isabel spoke with Darren Rutledge of the Downtown Association about our interest in the project. He will provide the information about the vendor where they purchase flags. There are 4 flags total on East Main Street, and that is how many we would replace. Taylor let us know that Klamath County, or another government entity, provides tourism grants. She felt this project may qualify for that type of grant. We will do more research.
  5. Public Comment
    • Yvonne Canton is the new manager for the Sustainable Klamath community garden.
    • On the south end of East Main, there was a sign with an AR-15 on it even though the business was no longer there. Isabel reported that the sign has been taken down. Maybe people will be less frightened to drive up East Main now 🙂
    • Third Thursday – Isabel has been speaking to the group that puts together the event, and they are hoping it can start in July.
    • Blue Zones is having a ribbon cutting ceremony on March 12th to commemorate the Blue Zones Certified status recently achieved by the City of Klamath Falls.
    • Taylor – The Nutrition Hub (IYS has renovated the building at 601 E. Main) plans to be open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from noon – 5pm those days. There are plans for a welcome celebration once the grand opening date is finalized.
  6. Adjourn – Meeting adjourned by President Rodriguez at 6:27pm