October 2017 Meeting Minutes


McCartee’s Barn. Directors present: Sue Clary, Charlie Duveen, Jay Kerr, Joan Lowe, Rose Ann Savage, and Angela Sturgis. Member present: Jessica Roesel, representing SAW.

The meeting was called to order at 5:06 PM. President Sue Clary called for a motion to approve the August minutes. Angela Sturgis so moved; Joan Lowe seconded. Unanimous approval.

Treasurer Joan Lowe reported $3701.48 in checking, $6000 in savings, and $2500 reserve for septic issues. $346 in signpost fund; $1840 in Crisis Fund. There had been an issue about whether or not our approval of the Septic Fund was for a feasibility study rather than to be applied to town needs at the conclusion of the study. The town’s funds were $2500 short for the study, and in an effort to obliterate any possible delays in this governmental process, Rose Ann Savage moved that we contribute the $2500 we had set aside to help fund the study. Angela seconded, and after discussion, the motion was unanimously approved and Treasurer Lowe was asked to write the check.

The nominating committee opened discussion about nominations for next year’s board of directors. Meg Southerland and Jessica Roesel have agreed to serve.

Speaking for Fort Salem Theater and Gardenworks Farm, Jay Kerr suggested that the businesses host a reprise of their successful tribute to County Route 30, which performed to two sold-out houses at Gardenworks, this time to be performed at the theater, with proceeds going to the chamber’s Crisis Fund. Scheduled for November 4, the show plus proceeds from beer and wine sales, netted $495 for the fund.

The chamber will serve as a sponsor the Christmas Parade on November 25. At the behest of Rose Ann Savage, we authorized the treasurer to pay expenses to the parade planners up to the amount for which we have budgeted.

With a motion to adjourn from Jay, seconded by Joan, and unanimously passed, the meeting adjourned at 6:01 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Jay Kerr, Secretary

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