Minutes:20120208

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  1. Meeting starts 09:06
  2. Check-in
  3. Agenda approved
    • Jan provided Rudy a printed copy of the agenda.
  4. Minutes of previous meeting, 2012-02-01, approved unanimously.
  5. Old business:
    • Matters arising from old minutes: Nothing
    • To do list - reviewed; remove Jan's task to file co-op rule changes with Victoria
    • Calendar -not working on laptop.
    • Project updates:
      • Necessary changes in involvement in EcoReality - Rule changes filed.
      • Goat shed II - need to cover the roof with tarp, needs new curb for at least one skylight.
      • Emergency power - no change
      • Commercial greenhouse - one gable end done. Charles & Jan working on it, weather permitting.
      • Yellow house suite - plan to move stuff out of suite.
      • Water system - parts purchased to complete the switch from cistern to well.
      • Firewood - cut up unusable slabs. Also check with Gavin about wood.
      • PDC on hold.
  6. New business:
    • Meters have been read and costs attributed. Rudy will pay Jan & Carol $10/month for electricity. Jan/Carol will keep reading the meter to make sure $10 is appropriate.
    • Sales and harvest records reviewed. Dairy is about 70% of total.
    • Gavin's lease - agreed to renew for three years.
      • Issue: his agreement to fertilize field.
      • Issue: fix messed up area in inter-stream field.
      • See if we can get some firewood.
      • J/C will look over the expiring lease, make any necessary changes, and schedule meeting with Gavin.
        • ACTION: [x] Meet with Gavin and come up with a new lease. (Jan Steinman)
    • Seed planning on Friday. Jan interested in medicinals; Carol in dye plants besides vegetables.
    • Seedy Saturday - plans to milk Shakti there.
    • Talked about meeting George Metousek and visiting his property in Langley. He has lots of very useful/valuable skills and materials.
  7. Arrivals/Departures:
    • None
  8. Farm meeting - plans for seed purchase on Friday.
  9. Plans for next week:
    • Continue work on commercial greenhouse (Jan/Charles)
    • Complete repairs to small tractor fuel system.
    • Re-plumb pump house to run well directly to domestic water. (Hook up irrigation water system later.)
  10. Confirm next meeting:
    • Next residents' meeting: Wednesday, 15 February 2012, 09:00, Jan facilitating and Carol taking minutes.
  • Meeting adjourned, 09:46
  • Respectfully submitted, Carol Wagner 10:30, 08 February 2012 (PST)

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