I. Call to order at 3:23 by Simone.
A. Attendees: Simone Lindhardt, Shawn Beltz, Susan Tita, Bob Gentzel, Alex Shade, Ashley Gagnon, Jennifer Meyers, Diane Winslow, Dorothy Sanger, Peter Haunschildt, and Franny Brewer [BIISC]
B. Visitor Presentation by Franny Brewer from BIISC.org.
1. Albezia eradication project of U. of Hawaii for prevention and early detection and safe, no spray herbicide [Milestone] treatment.
2. Call Patrice for property owner training of work teams for communities
3. Project currently cannot pay for tree removal; for grants contact USDA low income rural development property improvement for them to come and evaluate.C. Member comments: Merry Christmas from Bob G.
II. Secretary reading and approval of November 15 minutes. Jennifer moved and Shawn second….Minutes approved with one correction.
III. Secretary’s Report: Diane stated the need for several Area Reps and volunteered to work with them. Alex Shade volunteered for Area 2 and will be sworn in at Jan. meeting.
IV. Treasurer’s Report: Laurie said the swing seats had cost less than expected and were installed.
A. Maintenance: Janitorial volunteer; Gutters in front have been improved; Swing seats installed.
C. Jennifer and Shawn coming down home stretch on Annual Newsletter.
VI. Unfinished Business:
B. Shawn presented liability insurance tentative quote at $8,000 per year. [comments regarding excessive expense with last year income at $25,000; other bids will be considered, as well as including Farmers’ Market considered in current bid...all agreed necessity.]
C. Helicopter Flyover: Bob G. in contact with committee on this and will post meetings.
VII. Member Special Announcement:
Peter Haunschildt presented announcement that with his mother and sister, they are creating a special family gift project to the Acres.
The Haunschildt Foundation will serve people in need, protect indigenous plants and provide special education and daycare programs by donation with a proposed 12 Acre startup and 1.5 million dollar budget and 1% donated to HACA and road equipment to be donated in 2020.VIII. Meeting adjourned at 4:30.