3/01/22 General meeting

Approved minutes

APPROVED MINUTES

  1. Call to Order – President Rodriguez called the meeting to order at 6:05pm
  2. Roll Call
    • Board members present: President Isabel Rodriguez, Secretary/Treasurer Kaitlin Hakanson, At-large Member Taylor Hampton. Absent: Vice President Patrick Sullivan (excused), At-large Member Minea Kiss.
    • General members present: Meeting was live-streamed on Mills Messenger
  3. Old Business
    • Meeting with Ron Moe of REACH – Isabel and Kaitlin attended the meeting with Ron. He shared that the biggest challenges for the facility are moisture, mold, and solids. Some materials are also expensive to process. Did you know that REACH is the only recycling processing facility south of the city of Salem? The value of recyclables is up right now, with many paper pulp mills shifting to recycling paper for reuse. Positive messaging is the most effective – if a community can demonstrate a need for more recycling services, it’s much easier to make it happen. So, please check the Waste Management list of recycling accepted at the curb. Make sure the things you put in the recycle bin are clean and dry. There is a need for facilities that can recycle furniture, auto parts, and clothing. REACH is committed to sustainability, and encourages everyone to get involved in recycling.
    • Conversation with Darren Rutledge of Downtown Association – The conversation focused on grant funding from Klamath County. We will do more research about the application and requirements for the Tourism grant.
  4. New Business
  5. Public Comment – none
  6. Adjourn – Meeting adjourned by President Rodriguez at 6:29pm

2/15/22 Board meeting

Approved minutes

  1. Call to Order – President Rodriguez called the meeting to order at 6:12pm
  2. Roll Call
    • Board members present: President Isabel Rodriguez, Vice President Patrick Sullivan, Secretary/Treasurer Kaitlin Hakanson, At-large Member Minea Kiss, At-large Member Taylor Hampton. Absent: none
    • General members present: none
  3. Approval of Minutes
    • 01/18/22 board meeting – unanimous approval (Motion by Patrick, 2nd by Taylor)
    • 02/01/22 general meeting – unanimous approval to accept minutes with amendments (Motion by Patrick, 2nd by Minea)
  4. Treasurer’s Report – $2,771.42 in accounts. Recent expenses:
    • 1/19/22 – PO Box: $166.00 ($32 more than original approved amount)
    • 2/06/22 – Staples: $9.90 for printing 6 glossy fliers for banner design contest
    • 2/09/22 – SignUp: $62.40 for 4 tiles to paint in support of Moore Park Playground project (includes $2.40 processing fee)
  5. Old Business
    • Update on Moore Park Playground tile painting – Kaitlin will touch base with Merritt with Healthy Klamath to arrange to pick up vouchers.
    • Banner/Flag Design Contest – Kaitlin printed the fliers and is ready to put them up. Suggestions for locations are: East Main Market, Gino’s, Dickey’s, Wild Pigments, Next of Kiln, Mills Elementary, College of Cosmetology. Digital versions to local high schools and to Taylor to share widely.
    • Earth Day Event – Sustainable Klamath is working on putting together an event for the community. Because weather is unpredictable in April, plan to have an indoor venue backup, such as the Mills Elementary Auditorium or the Ross Ragland
    • City of Klamath Falls Grant Application – Isabel and Kaitlin will use information from our DEQ grant application from last year to request 8 waste receptacles for the East Main Streetscape project.
  6. New Business
    • Meeting with Ron at REACH, Inc. – Isabel has set up a meeting for this Friday at 11am. Main question is whether we can film their recyclables sorting line to promote better recycling sorting before it gets to their facility.
  7. Public Comment
    • Food pantry pickup at the Nutrition Hub is planned to start in March
  8. Adjourn – Meeting adjourned by President Rodriguez at 6:27pm

2/1/22 General meeting

Approved minutes

  1. Call to Order – President Rodriguez called the meeting to order at 6:05pm
  2. Roll Call
    • Board members present: President Isabel Rodriguez, Vice President Patrick Sullivan, Secretary/Treasurer Kaitlin Hakanson, At-large Member Minea Kiss. Absent: At-large Member Taylor Hampton (excused)
    • General members present: None. 2 people tuned into the meeting on Facebook.
  3. General notes
    • Old Business
      • flag contest – update from Kaitlin, still working on finalizing the contest flier. Updating prize for best design to a $25 gift certificate for any business on East Main. Will get done this week.
    • New Business

Adjourn – Meeting adjourned by President Rodriguez at 6:34pm

1/18/22 Board meeting

Approved minutes

  1. Call to Order – President Rodriguez called the meeting to order at 6:08pm
  2. Roll Call
    • Board members present: President Isabel Rodriguez, Vice President Patrick Sullivan, Secretary/Treasurer Kaitlin Hakanson, At-large Member Minea Kiss, At-large Member Taylor Hampton. Absent: none
    • General members present: none
  3. Approval of Minutes 
    • 12/21/21 board meeting – unanimous approval (Motion by Minea, 2nd by Taylor)
    • 01/04/22 general meeting – unanimous approval (Motion by Patrick, 2nd by Minea)
  4. Treasurer’s Report – $3,009.71 in accounts. $0.01 in interest. No new expenses.
  5. Old Business
    • Ceramic figurines – still working on linking up with Brian.
    • Flag Design Contest – Kaitlin showed a draft of the contest flier to the group. 
      • Motion to add a $25 gift certificate for Gino’s as a prize for the best design. Motion: Patrick, 2nd: Minea. Unanimous approval. 
      • Taylor will share the flier via social media once it’s finalized.
  6. New Business
    • Approval of payment for renewal of PO Box for one year – Kaitlin received a renewal notice from the Post Office for $134. Motion to approve the expenditure: Patrick, 2nd: Taylor. Unanimous approval.
    • Earth Day – is April 22. Discussion about possible activities for an event like the previous year. Sustainable Klamath was a partner in this project.
    • Give Back Day & Week – brainstorming
      • seedlings
      • OSU Extension Office
      • Mountain Valley Gardens – let people know green waste disposal is $20 (Klamath County has not planned a green waste day for 2022).
      • info about trees
  7. Public Comment
    • IYS is still looking for a staff person for the buddy reading program
    • Tina is the new outreach person for IYS
    • Taylor just finished a Community Needs Assessment report covering the summer meal program and other programs operating out of the Nutrition Hub

Adjourn – Meeting adjourned by President Rodriguez at 6:24pm

1/04/22 General meeting

Approved minutes

  1. Call to Order – President Rodriguez called the meeting to order at 6:07pm
  2. Roll Call
    • Board members present: President Isabel Rodriguez, Vice President Patrick Sullivan, Secretary/Treasurer Kaitlin Hakanson, At-large Member Minea Kiss, At-large Member Taylor Hampton. Absent: none
    • General members present: None

~ Lacking a quorum of general members, this meeting is not official ~

  1. General notes
    • Old Business
      • ceramic figurines – Brian out of town
      • need to purchase 4 tiles for Moore Park Playground Fundraiser. Not charged until the tiles are fired. Kaitlin will reach out to Kendra Santiago to set this up.
      • Christmas decor – Patrick will wait for good weather (Jan. 15 maybe @ 10am)
      • Business cards – Kaitlin showed drafts of 3 different business card designs. Board prefers the red card with white lettering, but request the MNA logo be added
        • add meeting schedule and meeting location to back of cards
      • Christmas tree disposal options – Isabel posted information on the MNA facebook page
      • Items for neighborhood streetscape (Klamath Basin Youth Without Borders financial support)
        • will cover cost for cigarette butt bins
        • will cover cost to print banners
        • Isabel suggested that we add more lighting to East Main
        • City may have grant funds available soon (to cover cost of new benches)
      • Book library from Kiwanis – repairs are being made, and MNA will install it once it’s done
    • New Business
      • Ideas and projects for the coming year
        • Feb – Winter Wings
        • March – Home show
        • Isabel will speak with Ron Moe @ REACH about recording videos of their facility to encourage recycling
        • IYS Buddy Reading program will begin March/April once staff are hired
        • IYS food pantry plans to be ready to use by the end of January
          • open Wednesdays
          • IYS Mobile Food Hub has been using the Nutrition Hub building to load up the vans
        • IYS hopes to have cooking classes running in the spring
  2. Adjourn – Meeting adjourned by President Rodriguez at 6:30pm