District 1 Community Council
Monday, February 26, 2018
Location: Battle Creek Rec Center
Present: Paul Sawyer, Stella Alcantara, Timothy Turner, Patty McDonald, Matthew Barrett,
Phil Fuehrer, Bonnie Watkins, Myra Smiley, JoAnn Clark
Absent: Excused Members – Amina Samatar, John Slade (on leave from the board),
Unexcused Members – Tom Mohr, Tony Parrish, Zander Danielson Sellie, F. Michael Francis
Staff Present: None.
Guests: About four presenters and community members.
Call to Order: 6:42 pm by Council President Paul Sawyer.
Quarterly Financial Reports: Review of Quarterly Report as of 12/31/2017. Presented by Paul Sawyer. Motion to adopt Financial Report by Bonnie Watkins and seconded by Patty McDonald. Approved on Voice Vote
Annual Meeting over two dates Saturday, March 24th (1-4pm) and Monday, March 26th (5-8pm)
Volunteer shifts from board members. Food options from local businesses. Event will be held at the D1 office.
By-Law Amendment to have 2 Representatives per Neighborhood
Presented by Patty McDonald.
Patty McDonald moved to approve By-Law Amendment. Vote 1 in favor, 7 against. 1 abstained.
Executive Director Open Position
Presented by Paul Sawyer. Explained the process.
Young Mentors Group (YMG)
Presented by Timothy Turner. Question: What is the current position of the group as it relates to the board? Meeting is every Thursday at the Sun Ray library from 6-8 pm. Discussed by the group. Bonnie Watkins moved to allocate up to $1,000 for YMG. Seconded by JoAnn Clark. Paul Sawyer called for voice vote. All approved.
Updates from each committee were presented to the board:
CoSCo (Matt Barnett)
Presented by Paul Sawyer. Paul read from an email sent by Chia Lor. (Youth Organizer)
Meeting adjourned by Paul Sawyer at 8:39 pm
Seconded by Timothy Turner
All voiced approval.
Minutes submitted by: Stella Alcantara