BURNSVILLE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
MONTHLY BOARD MEETING MINUTES
December 12, 2017
The Burnsville Community Foundation (BCF) met for their monthly meeting on the 12th day of December, 2017.
The meeting was called to order at 4:32 PM by board president Michael Esch.
Leadership Present: Michael Esch President
Ed Delmoro Vice President Winter Lighting
Mary Jo DeLise Vice President Fund Raising
Matt Edwards Vice President Winter Lighting
Steve Bringgold Treasurer, Outgoing
Adam Decknatel Treasurer, Incoming
Brady Folkestad Secretary
Allan Spillers Ex-Officio, Past President
Board Members Present: James Galbrecht John Swaney
Mike McKeen Cheryl Morton
ITEM 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM NOVEMBER 2017 BOARD MEETING
Morton motioned to approve. Edwards seconded motion. Motion passed.
ITEM 2. TREASURER’S REPORT
Bringgold provided an update on the treasurer's report. The total balance reconciles with the books. The winter lighting and mini lights accounts will be further reconciled with the help of Delmoro and Edwards.
Motion to approve the addition of Decknatel to the BCF checking account as a signer and to remove Bringgold. After discussion an amendment to the motion was made to also include that Bringgold's duties as treasurer will cease as of 12-12-2017 and that Decknatel will assume such duties as of 12-13-2017. DeLise Motioned to approve. McKeen seconded motion. Motion passed.
Resolved: Effective 12-13-2017 Decknatel will assume the duties of Treasurer for the BCF. This includes the signing of the checks necessary for the organization to conduct business. Decknatel is hereby directed to proceed to Anchor Bank and request that he be added as an authorized signer on the BCF account and to be granted access to the accounts via internet banking.
ITEM 3. COMMITTEE UPDATES
Winter Lighting and Snowflakes: Edwards updated the committee on fundraising efforts. $700 collected from the Nutmeg Brewhouse limited release beer. Only 2-4 donations still outstanding.
Maintenance: Swaney spoke with Dave Grommesch at the city of Burnsville and it was determined that there is nothing in regard to general upkeep and maintenance that requires funds from the BCF at this time. It was brought to the committee’s attention that the Vanderlaan Garden “Sand Lot” bronze baseball sculpture was vandalized (cracked bat) and this will need to be fixed in the spring/summer. Currently it is too cold for repair.
Hommage: DeLise provided an update on donations collected. It was also confirmed with the sculptor that the next payment of $40,000.00 can be deferred with no issue due to the present progress on the clay portion.
Annual Winter Lighting Ceremony: DeLise provided an update. It was concluded that the ceremony was a success again for the 19th year. At the event $500.00 was raised selling lighted buttons. The Mayor received one complaint from a community member that seemed to be upset over her child not receiving a chicken sandwich and desired we served alcohol. Michael responded politely to the community member. No changes to the event were deemed necessary by the committee.
Ascent Fountain: Galbrecht brought to the committees attention that lighting for the winter months is necessary for the Ascent Sculpture installation as summer lighting is turned off when the park is winterized. Estimates from the City of Burnsville to add lighting is projected to cost less than $2,000.00. The Foundation will ask the city to participate in this expense.
ITEM 4: ADJOURNMENT
Bringgold motioned to adjourn. Swaney seconded motion. Motion passes. The meeting was adjourned at 4:57 PM.
Brady Folkestad, acting secretary, Burnsville Community Foundation