Board Meeting Minutes 7/20/2010



Meeting called to order: 5:38PM

Members Present: Bonnie, Jackie, Carrie, Cindy, Amber, Irene, Linda, Helen, Anne

Staff report: Anne reported on staff changes. Community Performance Series “Annie” with 2 Shelter Pitbull puppies 7/27-7/31. Have had a few bite quarantines this summer, and presently have a very dangerous dog quarantined. Discussed Town Contracts and suggested 3% increase. Anne will do a presentation to Canton Town Board in August to see if they would want to join.

Anne took 3 people to disaster preparedness plan meeting in Lake Placid.

Minutes of last meeting: Carrie motioned to approve, Linda seconded. Motion approved.

Treasurer’s report: Irene presented monthly expenses. Operating expenses for June 2010 $15,426.91, Revenue: $13,562.55, Net income: -$1,864.36

Capital Campaign Revenue: $6001.99, no expenses.

Helen reported on Capital Campaign revenues and that we need to raise $64,806.47 (minus the Maresca $60,000). Cindy motioned to approve, Jackie seconded, motion approved.

Finance Committee report by Bonnie. $600 in canister donations at just the Potsdam Summerfest. Bluegrass festival brought in approximately $300. Desperately need volunteers to be on the fundraising committee! Mystery theater Sept. at Jillian’s only 60 tickets will be sold.

Personnel/Operations: no report

Animal Cruelty/Disaster Preparedness: Carrie reported on successful meeting with area vets and the committee that took place in June. Next meeting Tuesday July 27.

Public relations: Anne reported that committee met. She hasn’t heard from the Massena radio station that offered PR.

New Business: Helen has Boarderline Quilt that the group will donate to the shelter that we could then raffle. Cindy also has a quilt that she is willing to donate.

Carrie reported on update on shelter building progress. Rural Development has not yet approved the reduced contingency fund percentage. Official letter to the contractors has not yet been mailed.

Keep the next meeting date of August 17 to hopefully vote and award the bids, unless we need to meet earlier based on Rural Development. The purpose of this meeting will be solely to vote on the bids.

Motion to adjourn 6:35 by Carrie, seconded by Helen. Motion carried.


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