Board Members present: Gay MacLeod, Linda Forcellina, Galen Wells, Ken D’Arinzo, Anthony Carrano, and Lucy Arecco.
Co-President Linda Forcellina called the meeting to order at 7:32 pm.
Gay MacLeod present the minutes of the September Board Meeting. Galen Wells moved to approve the minutes and Lucy Arecco seconded. The minutes were unanimously approved by the Board with minor changes.
Treasurer’s Report-Ken D’Arinzo
Linda has paid the bulk mail invoice for the year: $220.00. The invitations for the holiday party will be sent out soon, so that is additional cost. The Newsletter printing cost was $739.00 and there will be charges from Valerie for her work on the newsletter but there will be no bill till January for Dolce. Also, there will be money coming in from the holiday party. At this point, less the newsletter printing and bulk mail fee, the bank balance is $2, 852.23. Additionally, we have not paid for the postage for the Newsletter yet.
There was a discussion regarding non-profit postage. Galen said we could possibly get cheaper postage. Galen will help Anthony with regard to this issue.
Anthony moved to approve the Treasurer’s Report and Galen seconded.
Galen said the mayor should speak in addition to the rest of the politicians. Each politician will get 5 minutes to present. Ken expressed concerns as to whether there was a specific time we had to be out of the school. Linda reported that our allotted time was 6:00 – 9:30. Linda will do the welcome speech and overview of the year and Gay will introduce the politicians. The presentation of the plans for the mall will follow the politicians and there will be a question and answer period afterwards.
The Board visited the cafeteria to discuss the set up for the Annual Meeting. Eighty chairs should be enough and we considered putting membership forms on each table. Jim Martinez indicated that we should email him and he would get us everything we need for the Meeting.
The following is a list of who agreed to bring what to the Meeting:
Anthony-Coffee/Tea/Coffee Machine/Commercial ice maker
Linda-Bucket for water and table decorations
Anthony reported that everyone seems to be happy with the result of the Mosque situation. Zoning issues were discussed at length.
All Other Business
The Oak Hills master plan seems to be moving along. In addition, we received some positive feedback to our newsletter.
Anthony will speak with Steven Galyas regarding the possibility of his working on our website since he is home from Fairfield University most weekends and is a computer expert. Valerie already knows that we are looking to save money on website charges and she is fine with that.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 pm.