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Minutes of the meeting of June 4, 2002

John T. Hazel Auditorium, Arlington Hospital

1. The President called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM.

2. Pledge of Allegiance. Members recited the Pledge of Allegiance.

3. Approval of Agenda. Approved as written.

4. Approval of Minutes from the April 5, 2002 Meeting: Approved as amended.

5. Treasurer's Report: Treasurer Frances Finta's written report, dated June 4, 2002, shows that all 80 member organizations have paid their 2001/2002 dues, including one that has paid through 2002/2003. In addition, the report shows the combined Checking and Savings account balance of $5,971.19 with a $0.00 balance in the U.S. Postal Service bulk mail account.

6. President's Report. President Jim Pebley reported on the 9-11 Scholarship Fund and Neighborhood Day. He also reported on plans for the County Fair. He also noted that the resolution relating to the Spout Run Bridge is not yet ready. Civic hero awards were presented to Jackie Snelling for the work she's done on civil preparedness for the Public Service Committee. John Shooshan was also presented a special award for his contributions to the 9-11 Scholarship Fund.

7. Annual Elections. The Nominating Committee presented the following slate of officers: Dan Krasnegor, President, Nancy Hunt, Vice President, Tim Wise, Secretary, and Frances Finta plus Executive Committee members Robert Atkins, Nancy Graham, Michael Lane, Patrick Smaldore, and Randy Swart. Patrick Smaldore was nominated for Vice President from the floor, and then Nancy Hunt withdrew her nomination for that office. Kim Smith was then nominated for the Executive Committee. The Committee's choices, with the cited replacements, were then elected unanimously. The recommendation that the by-laws be amended to include the immediate past president as an eighth member of the Executive Committee was 37-20 since it required a 2/3 vote.

8. Resolution on the Emergency Communications Center. The Public Service Committee brought a resolution to among other things to urge the County to ensure that the ECC administrator be a permanently assigned career employee and be appropriately trained. The resolution passed 44-6.

9. Report on the 2002-2008 CIP. The Revenues & Expenditures Committee presented its report on the CIP and a resolution with both a majority and minority recommendation. After a great deal of debate and parliamentary maneuvering, including an amendment to consider the CIP at the same time as the budge (which failed), the resolution passed with the minority recommendation (which said the 2002 bond referendums should not exceed $130 million rather than the $112 million that was the majority recommendation) by a vote of 30-4-1.

10. New Business. A resolution presented by Jim Hurysz that no bylaw change, nor resolution, be taken up for discussion or voted on after 8:30 PM was referred to the By-Laws Committee for further discussion.

11. Adjournment: The meeting adjourned just about about 10:20 p.m.

Recorded by Timothy Wise, Secretary

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