Board Meeting Minutes

July 17th, 2019


Present: Colleen Mackinnon, Rick Paul, Liz Ridder, Fred Woods, Dick Althouse, and Denise Harter. Absent Rick M. and Jerry Harmon. 


Minutes and Treasurer's Report: Colleen called the meeting to order and agreed to take minutes for the current session. June meeting had no quorum. Rick P. reviewed the treasurer's report.


School Visits: Fred led a discussion on adjusting the school trip budget to reflect the financing received to date. Colleen made a motion to keep the website updates in the budget and contact Deedub to perform the updates. Seconded by Liz and approved unanimously. Fred agreed to contact Deedub.


An additional discussion commenced on augmenting Ranger staffing with Rick Halsey Docents, TECC Interns, CSUSM Students, and Daley Ranch Trackers. Fred also announced a EUSD information session on Thursday 25th.


Annual Picnic: A Veteran's Day Parade in Escondido will be taking place on the second Sunday in November. New tentative picnic date will be March 8th.


Daley Ranch Credits: Colleen reported on her meeting with Jay Petrek about Conservation Bank Credit Marketing. She will be contacting developers with marketing materials provided by the City. No other board members will be participating at this time. 


Van Elderen Acres: Colleen received an estimate of $4,500 to appraise the parcel. Rick P. expressed concern over approving the expense without an option agreement. Those present postponed the discussion until the full board reconvenes.


Barn Project: Dick described the planning process and requested a review of the budget. Current and planned expenditures are still within the allotment set for 2019.  


 Next Meeting: The next meeting is Wednesday, August 17th at 7 pm at the train station. 


Respectfully submitted,

Colleen MacKinnon, Board President