EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
MINUTES FOR FEBRUARY 4, 2015
11:30 – 1:30 PM
Columbus Public Library, 3000 Macon Rd, Columbus, GA
KCBC Executive Board Members Attending:
Adele Lindsey, Herman Lewis, Jr., Terry Fike. Absent: Jason Cooper
KCGBC Members Attending: Sherrylrae Wicker, KCGBC Secretary and Bill Consoletti, KCGB Chairperson
KCBC Staff Attending: Gloria Weston-Smart
I. INTRODUCTION –
Adele Lindsey opened the meeting at 11:30
II. APPROVAL OF December 9, 2014, MINUTES –
Adele will call for approval of the minutes during the February 10 KCBC Commissioners Meeting
III. TREASURER’S REPORT
– Gloria emailed copies of KCBC and KCGBC Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet for December 2014, YTD July through December and December 2013 / 2014 change report. Board members are asked to review all financials prior to the meeting and direct any questions to Gloria or Herman Lewis Jr. Commissioner Lewis briefed everyone on the financial reports.
IV. COMMISSION UPDATE
A. Gloria updated everyone on their new location at the Recycling and Sustainability Center, 8001 Pine Grove Way. Keep Columbus Beautiful Commission has a new telephone number and fax (706)-225-4008 phone, (706)569-1982 fax.
B. Gloria stated that she and Ava attended CCG’s kick-off budget meeting. CCG will stick to the 2014-15 budget for fiscal year 2015-16.
C. Chairperson Adele Lindsey and Treasurer Herman Lewis met with Mayor Tomlinson regarding the Public Works proposal for KCBC Staff to become CCG Employees. During the meeting Mayor Tomlinson recommended that we contact CCG Councilors individually to garner their support for the proposal. Gloria contacted Councilors Huff, Davis, Thomas, Allen and Tom Buck. All of the councilors except Councilor Thomas and Councilor Allen stated that they will support the proposal. Councilor Gary Allen requested a state-wide report that reflects the number of Executive Directors and staff that are City or County employees. Councilor Thomas stated that she could not support the proposal because the Council agreed to not hire additional staff. Councilor Thomas also asked Gloria to encourage Pat Beigler, CCG Public Works Director to present the KCBC staff proposal in their budget. Gloria stated that Sara Visser, KGBF Executive Director, provided the following information: 68% of Georgia Executive Directors are City or County Employees, and 53% of the 68% have additional staff. Currently, more than 6 Councilors will support the proposal.
D. In regards to redefining KCBC if not approved, the alternative would be to consider the number of staff members needed to staff KCBC.
E. The 2015-16 Nominating Committee consists of Jason Cooper, Committee Chairperson, Stacy Poydasheff, Adele Lindsey, Juan Rodriguez, and Chris Pratt-Consoletti. There will be commissioners rolling off the Board; therefore the Nominating Committee will be tasked with submitting recommendation to CCG Council of their approval. Currently we have two seats that may be declared vacant due to lack of communication and attendance.
V. 2015 PROGRAMS & PROJECTS UPDATE
A. The January 16, 2015, Martin Luther King, Jr. Serve-a-thon w/Trees Columbus and Eddy Middle School was a success.
B. Kinetic Credit Union Tree Planting will be at Shirley Winston on February 16, 2015, 1 pm.
C. Citywide Arbor Day Tree Planting will be Friday, February 20, 2015, at 10 am at Mid-Town Lindsey Creek. Schools participating will be G. W. Carver High, Rigdon Road Elementary, Richards Middle School and Dimon Elementary Magnet Academy. Trees Columbus will provide the trees.
D. Nissan Leaf Car Raffle – The car raffle will be announced to Nissan employees on February 6, 2015, 8:00 am at Headquarters Nissan. On February 21, 2015, the raffle kick-off will take place at Headquarters Nissan along with catering by Country’s BBQ, Leaf test drives, and other activities. Anyone who test-drives the Leaf can purchase a raffle ticket for half price with Nissan purchasing the other half. 800 Raffle tickets have been printed. On April 15, 38 tickets will be pre-drawn and the remaining 2 tickets will be drawn on April 18, the day of the drawing. Other consolation prizes are: turkey fryer, gift certificates, container plants, and a bicycle. We are seeking other prizes. The winners of the consolation prizes and the 2-year lease of the 2015 Leaf must be present to win.
E. South Columbus Elementary School will have a tree planting on March 5, 2015. Author Janisse Ray will be in attendance and meet with the children. Trees Columbus will provide the trees.
F. Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup will be March 6-7, 2015. This will occur on school campuses and in public parks.
G. Earth Day Personal Paper Shredding will be April 18, 2015 at Headquarters Nissan in conjunction with the Nissan Leaf drawing. They will also be collecting clothes to be delivered to Goodwill Industries. Two Men & a Truck will be on hand. KCB commissioners are needed to volunteer with shredding, clothes collection and other services.
H. Annual Awards Luncheon will be Thursday, May 14, 2015, at the Columbus Convention & Trade Center from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The theme this year is: “Preserve, Protect and Celebrate the Chattahoochee River.”
The next commissioner’s meeting will be on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 12 Noon, at Oxbow Meadows Learning Center, 3535 S Lumpkin Road, 31903.
Meeting adjourned at 12:30 p.m.