Farm Annual Meeting Minutes 6/13/18

  Present: J Kollmann, M Welsh, C Adler, M Kahn, B Rogers
                  Absent: J Tyson, M Hughes

1) Slate of candidates proposed for Board vote are:
Monica Hughes, Bob Rogers, Linda Dillard
Motion to accept slate of candidates per M Welsh, second per M Kahn,  unanimously approved per board and attending farmers. Due to inclement weather and low Farmer turnout at the meeting an online vote will be set up per R Cunningham.

2) Approval of new Officers on the board to be deferred until next meeting, 7/11/18, pending the voting and decision of the nominating committee.  Motion to do so per C Adler, second per M Welsh.

3)  a. Budget approval per motion C Adler, 2nd per M Welsh, unanimously approved. After discussion, motion to amend budget per C Adler, to include $800 in donations to Children’s Garden and bring bottom line to $3,600,second perJ Kollmann.

  b.  Motion per C Adler to move budget surplus to Asset Replacement Account, second per M Welsh, unanimously approved per board.

  c.  Discussion to add monies in budget for a weather station pending funding sources for WiFi connection and equipment.

4) Irrigation update per R Hinz: hose bibs are aging as pvc is becoming more brittle causing an increase in number of leaks.  Ralph will obtain estimate cost to replace the aging hose bibs.  

5)  Electric fence has been operating properly and is at full power.  Ralph replaced the aging box that housed the fence timer unit.

6)  Final profit from Spring Festival:  $1,483.73
Current Checking Account Balance: $19,025.01
Current Asset Replacement Account Balance: $16,269.48

7) Welcome Linda Dillard who has offered to serve on the board.  She will will be on the slate for the upcoming vote/election.

8) Weeds are bountiful!  Keep on weeding!

Motion to adjourn per M Kahn, second per J Kollmann

Next meeting 7/11/18 5pm @ the Farm

Minutes approved by J Kollman, M Welch, C Adler

Annual Meeting Thursday, June 13th, 2018

Skidaway Farm’s 2018 Annual Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 13th at 5 pm at the Farm.  The farm’s annual budget will be presented and voted on by the Board of Directors and nominations will be presented for board positions.  Currently there are seven board members and three of those positions  expire this year: Mike Welsh, Monica Hughes and Bob Rogers.  Nominations will be accepted from the floor and farmers will vote for a new Board at the annual meeting.  Please come and participate in this process.  All farmers are encouraged to attend.

Skidaway Farms Board Meeting Minutes

      Farm Board Meeting Minutes May 2, 2018

Present: M Welsh, J Kollmann, C Adler, M Hughes, J Tyson,

M Kahn, B Rogers, R Hinz

1)  Festival setup details complete, work party for table/chair setup and flower arranging set for 10:00 Sunday morning. Monica will send blast to farmers.

2) Farm purchases, per Ralph: new waterproof controller box needed for electric fence controller. Also a tool for determining where the breech is in electric fence.  This tool will streamline the process.  Both purchases run around $100 each and Board approval received.  

3) Blueberry bushes:  has been noted that several farmers have blueberry bushes in their plots.. will monitor growth, placement and potential effect on surrounding plots.

4) Budget will be announced at next meeting which will be Annual Meeting. Current balances: Checking: $17,165 , Asset Replacement: $16,274

5) Tax return for farm filed per C Adler. Discussed keeping copies of payment checks for records. Login info for bank account given to M Welsh, J Kollmann, C Adler in addition to B Rogers

6) Overhead irrigation:  noted that some farmers have dry areas in plots.  Discussion notes that sprinkler heads were for turf irrigation and therefore not the ideal head for plots.  Farmers need to monitor especially with new plantings.

7) Annual Meeting to be held 6/13 at 5:00 PM at the farm.  Monica will send notice blast to farmers.

Motion to adjourn per J Kollmann, second per C Adler

Farm Board Meeting Minutes April 4, 2018


Board Meeting Minutes April 4, 2018

Present:  M Welsh, J Kollmann,  C Adler,  B Rogers, M Hughes, R Hinz

Absent: J Tyson, M Kahn

1) Final Planning for Festival on 5/6
 A) Tom Rosen reports menu is determined and work teams are assigned
 B) table and chairs to b delivered 5/5 after Garden Tour
 C) blast to be sent for setup work party the morning of 5/6
 D) will determine supplies needed

2) Repeat Blast to remind farmers of work party on 4/7

3) Skidaway Farms to be on Green Thumb Garden Tour on 5/5 from 10- 3

4) The farm will not participate in the Rotary Festival this year.  Mike will notify Rotary President.

5) Generous donation received from the Landings Garden Club for the Children’s Garden.  Thank you to be sent and will send email updates to Club President.

Next Meeting: 5/2/18 @ 5pm @ the Farm.

Meeting adjourned, motion per JK second per MW

Farm Board Meeting Minutes, March 7, 2018


Present:  M Welsh,  J Kollmann,  C Adler,  B Rogers,  M Hughes,        M Kahn, R Hinz
Absent:  J Tyson

  1. Financial Report per B Rogers: plot renewals continue to be posted.   Bob will gather information for the approval of the budget for our April Board meeting.
    Checking Account: $12,681.71 , Asset Replacement Account: $16,269.48

2.  Eight new farmers have signed on since the first of the year.        Plans to enclose a few more plots with lumber discussed.

3.  All irrigation controllers on raised beds reinstalled after frosty weather has passed.  Several replaced and repairs done as needed.  Discussion ensued about how to go forward with maintenance of the controllers on the raised beds, ie farmer responsible or Ralph to maintain for a fee.  Cathy will draft a letter to all raised bed farmers to be sent after Board approval.

4.  Spring Festival set for May 6, rain date: May 8.  Joe and Tom will put together a group to take care of food as the Club will not be able to do this year.  Will gather a group of volunteers to take care of desserts. Ticket prices will increase to cover food costs.  Individual: $25, Couples: $50, Family: $65

5.  Work party at the farm set for April 7, Monica will blast as time gets closer.

Next meeting: April 4, 5 PM @ the farm

Motion to adjourn JK,  second, MW

Board Meeting Minutes February 1, 2018

Present: M Welsh, J Kollmann, M Hughes, M Kahn, B Rogers,
Absent: C Adler, J Tyson

1) Finance report per B Rogers, checking acct: $10,061.01, asset replacement acct.:
$16,269.48. Plot renewal funds continue to come in.

2) Weather station information presented per R Cunningham. Discussion per Board present, will wait with final decision when entire board present.

3) Lumber has been delivered for B plot enclosures as well as lumber for redesign of children’s individual gardens…total cost:$233.96.

4) Work party 2/3 for plot enclosure. Spring cleanup to be scheduled next meeting.

5) Spring Festival slated for 5/6, final okay to be verified with T Rosen. Tickets prices discussed, final decision to come when full Board present. Monica to post save the date for Festival after verification as well as an out of town notification to perspective farmers for the end of February.

6) Work party for spring cleanup to be scheduled in March.

7) Rotary Fun Date, 5/2. Discussion whether  to participate.  Final decision next meeting when complete Board present.

8) Available plot update: currently 20 available, though some need further solarization.
2 new farmers so far this year.

9) Irrigation update per R Hinz: one frozen overhead irrigation pipe repaired, may have to look into option that drains these pipes in sustained freezing weather to prevent further occurrences. Cost price will be researched.

Next meeting 3/7/18

Motion to adjourn per J Kollmann, second per M Welsh

Board Meeting Minutes: January 17, 2018

Present:  J. Kollmann, B. Rogers, C. Adler, J. Tyson, M. Hughes, 

M. Kahn, R. Hinz,  Absent: M. Welsh

 1) Financial report per B.Rogers, $11,263.88 in checking account,    $13,938.53 in asset replacement account.
 Motion made per C.Adler to move  $5,000 from checking account to asset replacement account.  Second per J.Kollmann, unanimously approved by all.

 2) Spring Festival: date set for May 6th, 2018. Joe will speak to T Rosen to verify with Club/Chefs that date is ok.  Discussed increasing the ticket prices as it is a farm fundraiser.  After February meeting Monica will send a “save the date” blast to all farmers for the Festival.
 Skidaway Audubon is funding/donating weather stations throughout the Landings, including the farm. The statistics will be tracked through The Weather Underground.
 Monica will purchase a soil temperature thermometer for the farm and will be mounted in the Pavilion for all farmers to use.

 3) Board approved the Farms donation of $200 to be a hole sponsor at the upcoming Audubon Golf Tournament.

 4) Board approved the purchase of lumber for rebuilding the individual plots of the Children’s Garden. A farmer has volunteered to assist with the construction.

 5) Irrigation update per R.Hinz: irrigation controller seems to loose memory when irrigation is turned off and back on, will change the battery and monitor. The pump will remain off until Saturday when the weather is to moderate.
 Electric fence update: west side of fence at starting left of main gate isn’t functioning properly, probable replacement of bottom wire will be necessary, will need to look into finding an Electrician for the work.
 Deer Fence update: has been noted there are a number of warped, broken boards in Fence that will need to be addressed. The Board will do a walk around at the farm to determine repair needs.

 6) Board approved purchase of lumber to enclose 2 plots in section B to improve the “curb appeal” as folks enter the farm. C. Adler will check with her contact at Guerry Lumber to obtain a discounted price for lumber supplies for both this project and the Children’s Garden project. Work party will gather on 2/3 to install lumber surrounding the two plots to ready for rental.

 Next meeting Feb.1, 5pm at Club Offices

 Motion to adjourn per J. Kollmann, second per C. Adler

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