2022, ARPA Task Force, Town Agendas & Minutes|

ARPA Advisory Task Force

July 26, 2022

7 p.m.

Town Hall, Chestertown

Facilitator:
Kate Van Name
Note taker:
Secretary Andy Goddard
Meeting called by:
Kate Van Name
Type of meeting:
9th Task Force Meeting
Attendees:
Andy Goddard, Ted Gallo, Sandra Bjork, Kate Van Name,  Charles Athey,   Bob Altieri, Joyce Moody, Taylor Frey
Absent:
Susie Chase
Council Members present
Tom Herz
Visitors Present
Nina Fleegle, Carolyn Simmons
Minutes
Agenda item:
Call to Order
Presenter:
Kate Van Name
Discussion: The meeting was called to order at 7:01 pm by Kate Van Name.  Attendees noted above.
Agenda item:
Approve 7/12/22 minutes
Presenter:
Kate Van Name.
Discussion: Ms Bjork moved to approve minutes. Mr Altieri 2nded. All approved
Agenda item:
Chair’s Report
Welcome New members
Presenter:
Kate Van Name
Discussion: Ms. Van Name welcomed Taylor Frey & Joyce Moody, newly appointed task force members
Taylor Frey introduced himself. He and wife both WAC graduates. He is in corporate HR
Joyce Moody. From North Carolina originally. Has resided in Kent County 50 plus years. Retired, taught in QA county for 45 years. Ms. Moody Is on the Legacy Day Committee, Parks & Rec Commission, and is a  Trustee of Janes United Methodist Church
Other task force members introduced themselves.
Agenda item:
Chair’s Report
Update on Town Council meeting July 18
Presenter:
Kate Van Name
Discussion:   Mayor and Council approved Two new appointees.
Town council and mayor supportive of task force interactions and performances.
Agenda Item
 Old Business
Status  on nomination of one task force member
Presenter
Kate Van Name
Discussion:  Ms. Van Name stated that one task force member is still outstanding. Her hope is that the third person, from Ward 4, will be nominated soon.
Agenda Item
Old Business
Potential Deadline Change for LOI acceptance
Presenter
Kate Van Name
Discussion:  Task Force will wait to decide on potential deadline change for LOI acceptances. 
Agenda Item
New  Business
Schedule of LOI discussions
July 26 – review and vote on LOIs 1  -12
August 9 – review/vote
LOI 13 – 23
August 23- review/vote LOI 24 – 34
Presenter
Kate Van Name
Discussion:  Ms. Van Name asked if task force was agreeable to LOI reviewing/voting schedule.
She suggested that we first take a “Temperature Gage” on each LOI. No discussion. Just Yes or No
If a conflict, do not vote. Task force agreed
Agenda Item
New Business
Review of Conflict of Interest Matrix
Presenter
Kate Van Name
Discussion:  Members of task force are all comfortable with conflict of interest matrix- no changes,.
Agenda Item
New Business
Review and vote on LOIs 1-12
Presenter
Kate Van Name
Discussion: Each LOI is assigned a number. Task force discussed and votes referring to LOI by number, not name of organization.
 #10. Unanimous approval
  # 7  Ms. Van Name suggested that this organization works with #26 organization. In response to LOI application, task force state that the request has been transitioned to another organization and project to be used for a greater community impact. Table discussion with #26.
Task force voted to oppose giving #7 an application.
Task force voted to discuss #7’s project during discussion on #26
#8. Ms. Van Name stated that as they are an official  Town Commission, they should receive an application. Task force does not have the right to deny them an application.
Task force unanimous in sending #8 an application
#11 Unanimous sending application
#12 Unanimous approval to send application – with caveat that need more information on how much spent on practitioner
#1 Mr. Altieri recused himself. Amount requested is less than minimum. Also not related to Covid. Provide guidance for other funding sources. All opposed to sending application
#2 Mr. Altieri recused himself. Task force opposed to sending application
#3  Mr. Altieri recused himself.  Task force unanimous in sending application with guidance- more details on programs & partners
#4 Mr. Altieri recused himself. Discussion about impact, execution concerns, sustainability. Task force opposed to sending application
#5 Mr. Altieri recused himself. Task force opposed to sending application. Task force unanimously voted to table conversation and discuss when reviewing #26
#6 Mr. Altieri recused himself. Not enough impact. Not ARPA material. But a definite need for transportation in community
Task force unanimously opposed to sending application
#9 Mr. Athey and Ms. Goddard recused themselves, Task force decided not to send application. Tabled until review #26
Agenda Item
Requests from public to be recognized
Presenter
Kate Van Name
 Discussion: No requests
Ms. Bjork  moved to adjourn the meeting. Meeting adjourned 8:11
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