January 12 general meeting minutes

W Trails PDX
January 12, 2012
Minutes

Attendance: Don Baack, Glenn Bridger, Sharon Fekety, Lee Buhler

(Chris Mays was unable to attend. However, he had read and agreed to the resolution (attachment 1) and he signed it the following week.)

The meeting was called to order at 2:08

Lee made a motion to approve the agenda.  Sharon seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Don made a motion to appoint himself as chair and Lee as secretary for the initial meeting.  Lee seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Resolution ratifying actions of incorporator and other items (See attachment 1)

Don made a motion to set a quorum of 3 for board meetings.  Lee seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously.

Don made a motion to accept the bylaws dated January 6, 2012.  Lee seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously.

Don moved to ratify the actions of the incorporation Lee seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously.

Glenn made a motion to approve the following board members and officers and terms Sharon seconded the motion.

President Don Baack  (2 year initial term)
Secretary Lee Buhler (3 year initial  term)
Treasurer, Chris Mays (1 year initial term)
Glen Bridger (1 year initial  term)
Sharon Fekety (2 year initial term)

The motion passed unanimously.

Lee made a motion to set the annual dues for membership to SW Trails PDX at $5.00.  Sharon seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously.

Lee made a motion to accept all other items on the resolution (See attachment 1).  Sharon seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously.

Other Business:

Lee said he felt is was important to get insurance for SW Trails PDX.  He suggested using some of the SW Trails money at SWNI for that purpose.

Lee made a motion to request all SW Trails funds, 4T funds and Raz/Baack funds be transferred from SWNI to SW Trails PDX effective when SW Trails PDX 501c3 is established. Glenn seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. Don suggested that Glenn and Chris contact SWNI and work on the issue.

Don said it was very important that the Portland Bureau of Transportation work out a process for working on trails on the public right-of-way now that the liability issue had been resolved in the legislature. Lee made a motion to send a letter to Tom Miller, Portland Department of Transportation Director emphasizing the importance of developing a process for trails on right-of-way.  Sharon seconded the motion the motion passed unanimously.

Don said Diane has been working hard on the email list and it seems to be working.  They will send out another test email.

Glenn said we need to write letters to our donors explaining our 501c3 status

Don said he met with PDOT and asked for replacements of some trail signs.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:35

Respectfully submitted,

Lee Buhler

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