KOPN Board Meeting Minutes 2/19/14
Present were Peter Anger, John Betz, Brett Norton, Kay Allen, Atish Sen, James Ginns, Connie Hyman and Ellen Schlie
Meeting Began at 7:00 PM
The Janurary minutes were approved without alteration.
- General Manager estimates $22,000 from the Winter Drive, but money is still being processed as staff have been absent due to illness. Boone County Electric grant funds now residing in a KOPN money market account waiting to be used. David’s plan remains an upgrade for the office, increasing streaming capabilities, and possibly a second stream for programmers.
- General Manager completed the Station Annual Summary Report as required by the CPB, this document provides some excellent information / selling points regarding KOPN’s programming and community activities and is available at http://kopn.org/drupal/mission.
- A KOPN art auction was discussed, with organization to be some months into the future. Proposed plan was to have art auction items in a number of different Artrageous Friday venues as promotion, with a carefully timed auction, likely during the fall semester.
- John Betz and Atish Sen have volunteered to organize a Community Advisory Committee meeting as required for CPB funds.
- Previous meetings have noted a lack of a comprehensive guide to board motions compiled from previous minutes. Brett Norton expressed a desire to look through them as well and John Betz has already done some work in this area.
- Atish wished to reiterate a previously discussed topic, namely, making sure all of our programmers are also paid members (except in cases of financial difficulty as determined by the General Manager). Also noted was the lack of proposed changes to the by-laws in the November meeting were not put to a vote during our annual meeting, and will have to wait until next year.
KOPN’s expiring lease.
The lease of the 915 E Broadway to KOPN is set to expire July 2016. This has been noted a number of times before, but it is important not to let it sneak up on us. Dalton, who leases the building to us at considerably affordable rates, is quite old. When ownership of the building passes to his children, our lease terms may not be so favorable / renewed at all.
The March 5th was set as a time for meeting on a strategy about space. This would include coordinating with the Dalton family for a favorable lease or attempting to find other space. A downtown space on the first floor with enough room to continue KOPN activities will be challenging, and moving expenses and planning a new space will also be a challenge to be addressed.
Meeting Adjourned 9:15.
Minutes by James Ginns