TWA Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, 11 March 2009
Board Members Present: Gretchen Goff (president), Rebecca Allahyari (secretary), Richard Fisher, Jamie Painter (treasurer)
Employees of TWA Present: Ana Berry (bookkeeper)
1. Call to Order
2. Verification of quorum
3. Approval of February minutes: Approved.
Operators: Rudy Martinez per Ana, all fine.
Finances: 2009 Budget presented. Year to date still under because of Kuckleman work in December that was paid in January and because still paying attorney fees. Jamie and Ana will be meeting with Melanie Delgado – Environmental Departmental – on Friday to assess if current rates are adequate to cover anticipated costs, e.g. tank cleaning at minimum of $50,000 and potentially a new pump. We begin re-paying loan April of 2010. Perhaps we should begin a savings account that we put payment in each month in anticipation of this repayment? With $500 budgeted for repairs/month and summer revenue to come, Jamie anticipates we should meet our budget with current rates.
002: Received notice. Will probably least pay arrearage to not be turned off on 3/25/09.
010: Ana will leave another message.
041A: Notice that must pay with money order or certified check.
081: Will probably send check.
Should Ana keep budgeting attorney fee, perhaps $500/month? Yes — with El Nido on the table still.
Jamie suggests Ana plug “actuals” into Jan. and Feb. 09, including Kucklemans. Budgeted $500/month should give us some cushion. With higher summer revenue, this budge may be good, or we may do even better.
Survey Results: Median income at $42,000 too high to apply for grant. Previously, relying on census data for income levels, but even within our little association per survey, income too high. Ana will request that USDA give us a letter explaining rejection. Per Sue Sleeper’s response, they have misused median. We will gather more information before we send out letter to TWA members.
5. Old Business
El Nido: OSE will publish draft publication notice of El Nido transfer of water. This will be a significant step toward incorporating El Nido into the TWAMD.
School Contribution: Board has approved purchase of supplies for school at $100. Mickey will purchase supplies and gift to school.
6. New business
Las Tres Villas Resolution: Do we as an Association want to support Las Tres Villas by signing petition as a Board and by providing a link and endorsement on our website?
FOR USE ON A PETITION:
Because of the unique rural character of the communities of Tesuque, Chupadero, and Rio en Medio, we the undersigned hereby resolve that we do not want to be classified—for county planning purposes—in the El Centro District. Rather, we seek designation as a separate and distinct planning district to be known as Las Tres Villas.
FOR USE BY A BOARD OR ORGANIZATION
Because of the unique rural character of the communities of Tesuque, Chupadero, and Rio en Medio, we the _______[INSERT NAME]________hereby resolve that we do not want to be classified—for county planning purposes—in the El Centro District. Rather, we seek designation as a separate and distinct planning district to be known as Las Tres Villas.
All approved that TWAMD Association Board sign petition and provide link to forthcoming website for Las Tres Villas.
Next Meeting: Wednesday, 8 April at 7pm
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