Annual Meeting/General Membership Meeting: June 27, 2017 Approved July 11, 2017
Minutes McKnight Neighborhood Council
6:00 pm: Welcome from President Walter Kroll
6:00 – 6:30 pm: Community Pot Luck & Social
Meeting called to order by President Walter K at 6:30 pm. Board and audience introductions followed.
Quorum sufficient for proceeding with general membership meeting.
Board Representatives Present (9): Walter Kroll, President; Bryan McFarland, Vice-Presdident; Damian Phillips, Asst Sec/Clerk; Elizabeth Stevens, Treasurer; Tawreak Eddington, Asst Treasurer; Art Jones, Nick Panteleakis; Paul Swenson, Ben Swan, Jr
Board Representatives Not Present (6): Synthia Scott-Mitchell, Secy/Clerk; Lloyd Creswell, Lamont Clemons, Lorenzo Gaines, Giselle Vizcarrondo, Elizabeth O’Gilvie
Newly Elected Board Representatives Present (2): Brandi Gamble, Cora Swan
Administrative Staff: Elizabeth Lederman
Neighborhood Members & Guests who signed in: Mike Stevens, Patricia McFarland, Susan Roche, Jesse Lederman, Karen Twiggs, Stephen Gray, Todd Ostrowski, Alice Swan, Luz Swan, David Gaby, Lloyd Creswell, Jr
Guest Presentations: Johnny Kayrouz, Racing Mart; accompanied by Attorney Tom Rooke
MOTION: (BM moved) that the Council give Racing Mart a vote of confidence; ; (AJ seconded); (WK called for discussion): Discussion included whether or not to wait until the next meeting until taking the vote as is the usual practice. Agreement to go ahead with the vote. (WK called the question); Motion passed unanimously.
COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDS
YEAR END—OFFICER REPORTS
Pres Walter K reviewed the activities and accomplishments of the Council for the previous year. Highlights were the completion of the Bylaws Revision, a highly successful debate for the Hampden County Sherriff’s race, and the challenging work of responding to the neighborhood’s adjustment to the Bridge Home opening on Worthington St. He also reviewed the presentations of monthly meeting guests who have shared their expertise and gathered feedback from McKnight residents.
Treas Elizabeth S passed out a draft of recent expenses. She reported that the block party cost $700 to put on, and the Council collected $280 in food purchases and $225 in table fees. The difference for the cost of the block party will be made up from CDBG funds for the 4th quarter. No formal report submitted.
Asst Sec/Clerk Damian P submitted the minutes of the 5/09/17 General Membership/Board Meeting.
MOTION: (AJ moved) to accept the minutes as presented; (BS seconded); (WK call for discussion); Motion unanimous.
PRESENTATION OF ELECTION REPORT
District 1 has two vacant seats, District 2 has two vacant seats, and District 3 has one vacant seat.
MOTION: (ES moved) that the election results be ratified as presented; (TE seconded); (WK call for discussion);
Motion passed unanimously.
SEATING OF THE BOARD—FY18
NOMINATING COMMITTEE REPORT
Vice-President—Ben Swan, Jr
Asst/Sec Clerk—Brandi Gamble
MOTION: (PS moved) that the slate of officers be approved by a voice vote of acclamation; (BG seconded); (PS called the question); Motion approved unanimously.
Adjournment: MOTION: (BM moved) to adjourn; (ES seconded); (WK called the question); Motion unanimous.
To be submitted for approval by Elizabeth Lederman, Administrative Staff, 7/11/17