BNA Board minutes 12-7-23

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Sunday, February 4, 2024

Board of Directors Minutes

December 7, 2023

Location: Fishman Law Firm


In attendance:

Officers: President Marcus Coenen, Vice President Dave Busiek, Treasurer Jay Cox-Kozel, Secretary Nicholas Mertes

Board: Eddie Fishman, Craig Vandeventer, Adam Plagge

Guests: Josh


  1. Call to Order at 7:00 pm – Marcus Coenen
  2. Approval of Agenda: Motion carried with addition of discussion on lead pipes program
  • Approval of November meeting minutes: Motion carried
  1. Treasurer’s Report and monthly financials: motion carried/approved.
    1. Per direction of board, excess funds invested in HY savings via laddered CDs to take advantage of interest rate environment and provide liquidity as needed.
  2. Public Comment: Discussion on holiday events- could benefit from a reimagining of events.
  3. Draft 2024 Budget review
    1. Projecting slightly higher donations for 2024 based on historical data. Adjusted membership and merchandise sales down slightly.
    2. Events like Holiday Happenings budgeted as revenue neutral
    3. May have need to replace memorial trees on occasion.
    4. Business open house event hosted by Public Affairs continues to be popular
    5. Website – Dave working on potential option to migrate to Wordpress, will report back.
  • Scholarship Research update (Craig)
    1. Still working on options, discussed with Hoover HS.
    2. Need to revisit options on how funds would be paid- can they be funded directly to an individual, to the school, 529 plan?
    3. Requirements could include volunteer projects in Beaverdale, letter(s) of recommendation. Goals would include community betterment, fostering a volunteering mindset.
  • NW Community Center contract- approve Don Piper as authorized signer
    1. Motion carried
  1. Succession planning
    1. Will need to elect officers in February annual meeting as Marcus terming off of board
  2. Other business
    1. BNA Instagram account- may already be one that is largely dormant. Discussed designating a couple of people to curate going forward
    2. Bluegrass task force resolution needed- Eddie will draft
    3. Craig shared update/details on lead pipe repair/replacement program
  3. Meeting adjourned at 8:00pm.

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