Minutes for February 15, 2018

Minutes for February 15, 2018

COMMUNITY FOOD CO-OP

BOARD OF DIRECTORS (BoD) MEETING

15 FEBRUARY 2018 AT CO-OP CLUBHOUSE

MINUTES

 

PRESENT: PRESENT: B. BUCHANAN, A. DAWOOD, K. COYLE, C. HILDRETH, J. MADDEN (FACILITATOR), J. MADGIC , S. SEBREN (ASSISTANT), L. PETERMANN, S. QUARLES, C. SHANKS, K. THOMAS, K. WISEMAN (GENERAL MANAGER)

GUESTS: Lei Anna Bertelsen (Member and Possible Board Candidate), Herman Watson (Member and Board Candidate)

CHECK-INS: Proposed meeting agenda and draft of January minutes were approved as revised. Calendar and action items were reviewed.

CONSENT AGENDA: COMMITTEE ITEMS THAT REQUIRE BOARD ACTION

  • Discussion on Election Mailer content: Board has the opportunity to write articles for the upcoming Election Mailer.

DISCUSS UPCOMING FARM BILL REAUTHORIZATION & UPDATES

  • The Board decided to co-sign a letter written by The Montana Food Bank Network supporting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

EXPANSION PROJECT COMMUNICATION & UPDATES

  • In mid-March, the Co-op will seek a conditional use permit approval from the Bozeman City Commission. Co-op hopes to break ground on the Whole Block project in mid-April.
  • Co-op IT Department is working with National Co-op Grocers (NCG) to help develop a way to get Co-op Groceries Online (COGO) going.
  • Member Loan Drive: To date, Co-op has raised $2.6 million. The member drive will close at end of February.

FINANCE

  • Board agreed that no profitability bonus should be given to staff for the fall quarter. Board Staff member Lori Petermann recused herself from the vote.

GENERAL MANAGER REPORT                    

  • There is a new Assistant Center Store manager: Emily Fountain.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Board Members Buck Buchanan (Secretary) and Jennifer Madgic (President) will review Board retreat notes before March meeting.
  • Adjourned at 7:40pm for Executive Session
  • Executive Session:  Adjourned 8:36pm
  • ATTENDED: B. BUCHANAN, A. DAWOOD, K. COYLE, C. HILDRETH, J. MADGIC, L. PETERMANN, S. QUARLES, C. SHANKS, K. THOMAS, K. WISEMAN (GENERAL MANAGER)