Minutes 2-06-2016


Board of Directors Meeting

February 6, 2016

  1. Candidate 1: Kristine Presentation – 9:00.
  1. Call to order – Determine Quorum and welcome members – 9:15 – Sue Ellen Smith, Allen Frazier, Pauline Peele, Michael Hamman, Steve LaPlant, Nicole Bowler, Sean Karlin, Richard Laufman and Tori Freeman. Jill Fox observing.
  1. Approval of Meeting Minutes: From January 2, 2015 – 9:15
  1. Board Member Check-in: (10 minutes or less) – 9:17
  1. Chair’s Report: by Sue Ellen Smith – 9:27

Discussion about proposed counter statement to Build Inc., opposing the much higher buildings and increased unit numbers. There may be a March 4th meeting with Build Inc. We will hold off on sending a letter or statement until Build has presented.

  1. Treasurer’s Report: by Allen Frazier. 10:07

Secretary’s Report: by Sean Karlin. – 10:09

    1. Correspondence
  1. i. Thank you letters:
  2. White Cap letter. Mr. Landa (White Cap) was upset by being singled out. But, reports are that Jennings traffic is much better post letter.

iii. Invitation Letters…

  1. Other Reports:
    1. Update on the Eastern Waterfront Neighbors – any update? 10:14 – No meeting this month
    2. Update on Build Inc. / India Basin – Sue Ellen
  1. Old / On-going Business:
    1. Planning for AGM – 10:14

Tori and Nicole created post cards. Tori is doing outreach for food & beer.

Tori will ask John Stewart to sponsor a number of low-income memberships. Steve moved, Richard 2nd. In favor: Sue Ellen Smith, Allen Frazier, Pauline Peele, Michael Hamman, Steve LaPlant, Nicole Bowler, Richard Laufman, Tori Freeman. One abstention: Sean Karlin.

  1. New Business:
    1. Revision of IBNA Bylaws – Sean, Michael, Pauline – 10:27. Pauline motioned, Richard 2nd to postpone the ByLaws.
    2. Planning for Egg Hunt – Saturday, March 26th – 10:30 – Nicole is taking the lead on the egg hunt.
  1. Adjournment. (10:35 AM)


Guest Speakers: Board Member Candidates (15 min. each maximum)

Kristine Enea

Ellsworth Jennison –

Kelly Lawson – (Withdrawn)

Monica Padilla-Stemmelen

Michael Hamman

Tori Freeman

Sue Ellen Smith