Minutes:20130320

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  1. Meeting starts 10:56
  2. Check-in
  3. Agenda approved.
  4. Minutes of past meeting, 13 March 2013, reviewed and approved.
  5. Old business:
    1. Matters arising from minutes: nothing noted
    2. Project updates:
      1. Upcoming classes and events: nothing to report.
      2. Recruiting:
        • Rudy talked to the person who knows the person looking for a shared land situation. Jan gave Rudy business cards to pass along.
        • Jan has been in contact with Esther M, but not for several days since replying to a list of questions he sent. Will ping again soon.
        • Jan will ping contact list again, now that EcoNest cost estimate is firming up.
      3. EcoNest cottage:
        • Jan continuing to communicate with Robert L, who is off in some jungle, so email is sporadic.
        • With Robert's help, Jan is filling in blanks on cost estimate. $60k to $100k covers most things now.
        • Need to clarify the definition of a "commercial kitchen" that we are allowed to put in an auxiliary farm building.
        • We are at a funding bottleneck, and need to pay for the following to proceed:
          1. Paula's updated drawing, which is required for
          2. Building permit, and
          3. Rezoning application.
    3. Update on farm steward recruiting:
      • Jennifer C is coming from Churchill, MN, with daughter India (11) and son Benjamin (8). They plan to be here first week of April. Partner Mark will join about four weeks later. They will live in the Big Room of the Yellow House.
      • Discussion ensued regarding method of figuring out compensation. Carol finally agreed that since she was no longer doing the books, she would go along with whomever was.
    4. Health and safety concerns and updates: none noted
  6. New business:
  7. Review arrivals/departures, guests and apprentices:
    • Carol in Oregon March 22 through April 3, and will miss next two meetings.
    • Carol is looking for a new home, beginning 1 June or sooner.
    • Jen coming early April.
    • Karin P coming early May, living in trailer, which will be moved near the Yellow House for showers and meals.
    • Possibly Jaylene & Chandler to stay in RV.
  8. Farm meeting:
    1. Work party, Friday, 1PM, in greenhouse.
      • Rudy noted that more soil blockers could keep people busy. Jan said he'd have some prepared ahead, so planting and blocking could proceed apace.
  9. Plans for the week:
    • Jan: prepare materials needed for work party, and obtain more seeds.
    • Jan: continued work on 30-year development plan in preparation for rezoning proposal.
  10. Confirmed next meeting: Next residents' meeting: Jan facilitator, Wednesday, 27 March 2013, 11:00.
  • Meeting adjourned, 12:01.
  • Respectfully submitted, Jan Steinman 23:16, 20 March 2013 (CET)

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