HARVEST COOP MARKETS 4 DECEMBER 2006 BOARD MEETING PUBLIC MINUTES Minutes Taken by Luke Lehner
Attending: Garland McQueen, Karin Emry, John Mascia, Jessie Myszka, Jessie Grogan
En Route: Stephen Clifford
Excused: Amy Cotter, Betsy Adams, Mike St. Clair
Guests: Cathy Reuben, Olivia Debree, Mary Grinnel
PUBLIC SESSION BEGINS: 7:05pm
Mary brought forward observations on the image of Harvest, as well as questions concerning specific products being offered.
Why were the books in the health and beauty section no longer being offered? A newer set of books are en route. Produce signs are unclear and can be confusing sometimes. The management is in the process of looking into a more efficient system for the signs. Sometimes produce will not be in optimal condition. Some vendors sell produce that has been frozen. When we are able to identify those which have been frozen, they are returned. Herbs and spices section often looks unclean. It is cleaned on a routine basis. Often looks messy due to herbs and spices falling to floor; not from accumulated dust or dirt.
* Approving Special Members Meeting 11/16/06, and 10/30/06 Board Minutes will take place either next meeting or via email. However, Special members meeting minutes will be posted on internet as unapproved.
Steve arrives: 7:25 pm
Insurance Change – As of November 1st 2006, Blue Cross Insurance has been replaced with Tufts. Benefit is less of a cost increase (4% instead of previous 9.8%).
Inventory Results – Numbers for the end of October are very good. November seems to be the same. The Board asked if Harvest keeps track of out of stocks. Harvest usually does not.
Christmas Bonus – It was voted upon to give all employees a holiday bonus of $50, which will be paid on December 15th. This is an increase from last year’s bonus, which was a $25 gift certificate.
Loss and Apprehension – There is now a strict action in response to theft. If the overall value of all items stolen exceeds $50, the person is arrested on site. However, if it is under $50, the person may choose to either go to jail or sign a form of restitution.
Slate: Jessie Myszka (President), Amy Cotter (Secretary), Stephen Clifford (Vice President), Betsy Adams (Treasurer)
Karin moves, Steve seconds to accept Sujatha Byravan’s resignation from the Board of Directors – Unanimous 5-0-0 Karin moves, John seconds to accept officers slate as Steve nominated. Unanimous 5-0-0
2007 Board Calendar
July 2nd meeting has been shifted over to July 9th. Board retreat scheduled for March 3rd Annual meeting will be on 24th of October March 5th and November 5th meetings have been cancelled because the retreat and annual meetings are substitutes.
Steve moves, Jessie G. seconds – Unanimous 5-0-0
Public session ends: 7:50pm