Sept. 21, 2021

Present: Sarah Rhinehart Dibble, Joe Sarnicola, Chuck Mason, Claire Lovell, Sue Secaur (guest)

  • Introduction of guests 
    • Sue Secaur has been involved in our park pick-up events in the past.
  • Approve Previous Meeting’s Minutes-ACTION ITEM
    • We don’t have a quorum.
  • Budget Update – Joe
    • We received a $5,000 check from the City, which comes to a total of $10,000 for the year.  Our total bank account balance is $17,928.80.
    • Just one expenditure, a sponsor of $500 to the BID for Founders Day.
    • We need 7 members.  Sue will join, happily!  
    • Maybe we can post something in the newspaper.  Chuck will ask the Citizen.
    • Sarah will do a Facebook blast.
  • Treasurer Position
    • We’re looking for a new treasurer.
    • Chuck’s willing to do it on an interim basis.
    • Joe will hand over the materials to Chuck and has cut up his ABC credit card.
  • Sarah Announcement
    • Sarah has taken a new job at the Union Springs School District, so she’s no longer the NHS advisor at Auburn HS.  This is effective as October 4.
    • She would prefer to step away but we’re already under-”staffed”
    • Sarah will ask the new NHS advisor if she’d be interested in joining ABC.
    • Claire notes that our by-laws require an AECSD representative on the commission.
  • 2020 – 2021 Projects
    • Scarecrow Contest
      • The Batavia coordinator hasn’t been available to talk.
    • Riverwalk Cleanup
      • Let’s plan another cleanup before winter, like mid-November.  Sarah will send out a Doodle poll for availability.
    • Bulb Planting
      • Claire will chase down Pete to buy 1500-2000 crocus bulbs and plan planting.  Sue will help.
    • Awards
      • Claire will send ideas in an email and we can discuss over asynchronously.
    • Public Programs
      • We’ll get some speaker ideas to sponsor via Seymour Library as a Zoom program.  Sarah knows a hydrologist. Claire suggests Janet Allen of Habitat Gardening of CNY.  Pete Cramer could do it, too.  Sue suggests Cosentino for his backyard gardening.  Maybe Dickman’s would send someone.  Perhaps Walt Aikman.  Perhaps the gardener on South St.  
      • ABC would have to pay honorarium, work with the library, help arrange speakers, and so on.  Claire can do this.
    • Shaw & Bohler
      • Sarah will visit and look for business closeout sales we could use.
  • Schedule next meeting
    • 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5:30 at City Hall: October 19
  • Motion to adjourn at 5:59.
  • Thank you, Joe, for your service!!!

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