Minutes of July 31, 2023 HCTV board meeting

Scheduled for 5:00 via zoom, opened officially 5:05 as per agenda. Kurt, Rip, Jim, Elizabeth: a quorum. 

Rip nominated and elected as interim chair, given Michael’s resignation for health reasons.

No agenda adjustments or public comment (no public present).

April minutes not available because Michael did them. Elizabeth hopes to get them from Michael for our approval at the next meeting.

Financial report approved: P&L and balance sheet each approved.

The content of the station report is reflected in the attached written version.

Recruitment discussion noted contradictions in the bylaws sent by Elizabeth—and also another version she had in front of her–about number of members, and Kurt’s memory indicates no (perhaps unrealistic) requirements about having an education sector person and government sector person on the board. In any case we need at least one more (than Rip, Kurt, Jim, Rachel) to have the minimum five. Determination of what bylaws are actually in force is pending.

To fill board positions, and eventually permanent chair, various candidates were mentioned, and Elizabeth will go about asking at least some of them. 

The board approved the coin drop date of Aug. 19th and discussed Elizabeth’s proposal to donate the money to local relief efforts, perhaps via CAE to farmers hurt by the flood. Elizabeth will talk to town officials about the rules governing the solicitation, and we’ll decide before the time comes where the money will be going.

Elizabeth had to leave at 6:05; the remaining group discussed the grant project. For the new grant cycle we’ll find the previous call for applications, revise as advisable, hope to announce by mid-August with a deadline of Oct. 15, and the expectation of announcing recipients by Nov. 15, with the creative work due some date in the spring to be determined.

Adjourned at approximately 6:15.