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Council on Aging Minutes 02/10/2010
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HOLLAND COUNCIL ON AGING
Minutes of meeting held on February 10, 2010

Meeting opened at 10:20 a.m. by Chairman Bruce Plumley.

PRESENT: COA members: Tom Baltazar, Earl Johnson, Lowell Nixon, Olive Nixon, Brad Noble, Bruce Plumley, and Susan Sanders.  Others: Manager: Don Sanders, and Activities Coordinator Linda Artruc.

ABSENT:  Jack Reed, Senior Center Director Margaret Crock, Outreach Worker Deb Tierney.
MINUTES:  Motion by Earl to accept meeting minutes of January 6, 2010, was seconded and approved.  

REPORTS:  

OUTREACH WORKER – None.

SENIOR CENTER DIRECTOR:  None.

SENIOR TAX ABATEMENT PROGRAM: None.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:  None.

FINANCIAL:  Brad Noble, Treasurer  
December report includes:  Receipts: GSSSI $630.00 and gifts totaling $250.00.  Expenditures: Allied Waste $34.22, telephone $61.10, National Grid $97.71, supplies $226.23, exercise classes $120.00, newsletter printing and mailing $99.35, security $75.00, propane $938.68, computer work $300.00, and salaries $1,835.10.  Brad distributed Treasurer’s report.  Bruce would like to see gift account income total.  Check was presented by Bruce from Holland Congregational Church for use of the facility.

MANAGER: Don Sanders – Everything is working well.  

Motion to accept all of the above verbal and printed reports was made by Brad and approved by the Council on Aging.

OLD BUSINESS:  Tom reports from Friends of Holland Seniors that Nancy Talbot has resigned and Chris Haller was appointed her replacement.  Linda Artruc notified the Friends that the COA needs included a wheelbarrow for the Garden Club, a ladder for hanging decorations and other work, and a new telephone.  The Friends approved a wheelbarrow for $75.00, a ladder for $50.00 and a telephone system for $120.00.  Don had requested $500.00 worth of mulch for the Senior Center gardens, and $300.00 was approved due to budget.  The Friends’ financial report remains unchanged. • Our stained glass program is now well equipped, but attendance is poor.  People have asked about evening classes, but seniors usually don’t like to drive at night and our activities must primarily accommodate the needs of seniors.
NEW BUSINESS:   Our annual report submission is due in mid-March.  Brad will draft this. • The Friends can accept gifts to be used for Bingo prizes and a tax receipt can be issued from the Friends. • Earl donated a VCR for use with the new TV, but cables are needed.  Sue to check on this.

Motion by Brad to accept the proposed budget was unanimously carried.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:55 a.m.
Submitted by:  Susan Sanders, Secretary  

cc:     Selectpersons
        Town Clerk


Agenda
Meeting on March 3, 2010
                                                      Call to Order at 10:15 a.m.
Approval of minutes of February 10, 2010
Reports: Outreach, Senior Center Director, Program,
Senior Tax Abatement, Finance, Manager,
 Old Business, New Business, Correspondence


 
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