Franklin Community Council, Inc.

ANNUAL MEETING & CHILI FEED
Jan 12, 2006 - 7:00 P.M.

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Franklin Community Center

701 S. Broadway

The annual meeting of Franklin Community Council, Inc. was held January 12, 2006.   Many residents and former residents attended.  A delicious chili dinner  prepared by Leroy Younger was served.    Everyone in attendance enjoyed the evening.   

Reports were given by Committee Chairpersons, several resolutions were adopted and discussions were held on a variety of issues relating to the community.    

The annual election of officers was held.  The Board of Directors for 2006 are:  Craig Stokes, Henry Ashbacher, Margaret Kennedy, Norine Laird, Frances OBlak, Ray Hamblin, Ted Wynn, Mary Ann Hamblin and  Marilyn Smardo.   Officers for 2006 are:   Craig Stokes, President;  Henry Ashbacher, Vice President; and Mary Ann Hamblin, Secretary-Treasurer.

The structure of the committees changed by resolution.  New committee appointments for 2006 were as follows: 
Planning and Land Use- Ray Hamblin
Advisory Board: Executive Committee of FCCI: (Pres, VP, Secy/Treas)
Public Relations/Marketing/Media: Craig Stokes until someone is found to fill position.
Heritage: Phyllis Bitner
Finance: Paul Christman
Centennial Committee (temporary committee): Phyllis Bitner

Meetings are very informative and everyone is invited to attend.    Bring your suggestions, ideas, etc. and take part in your community’s activities.   Watch the message board at the park for notices of date and time of meetings.  Meetings are held at the community center.   Everyone is welcome.  If you have any questions at any time please contact one of the members of the Board or a Committee Chairperson. 


Meeting Agenda


Call to Order

Opening Prayer: Ted Wynn

Roll Call

Additions to the agenda from Board or Community Patrons.

Additions or Corrections to the previous minutes.

Motion to approve the minutes with corrections.

Agenda Item # 1 Reports by committee chairpersons:
Centennial Committee: Phyllis Bitner
Advisory Committee: Dianna Morrison
Planning & Land Use & Park: Ray Hamblin
Heritage Committee: Phyllis Bitner
Community Center Board: Ted Wynn
Community Center Manager: Dianna Morrison
Bookkeeper’s Report: Phyllis Bitner

Agenda Item # 2 Discussion & motion to combine Secretary/Treasurer position as recommended at December meeting of Board.

Agenda Item # 3 Change to By-Laws: At December board meeting it was recommended that the committees of FCCI be restructured as follows:

Standing committees
Planning and Land Use:
Advisory Board:
Public Relations/Marketing/Media:
Heritage Committee:
Finance:
Temporary Committees
Centennial:

Discussion and motion to adopt the following resolution:
Resolution #1: BE IT RESOLVED, per Article VII, Section 2, Other Committees. The following standing committees have been designated as standing committees of FCCI: (1) Planning and Land Use; (2) Advisory Board; (3) Public Relations/Marketing/Media; (4) Heritage; (5) Finance. A temporary committee known as the “Centennial Committee” shall be formed which will remain active until the conclusion of the centennial (December 31, 2007)

Agenda Item # 4 Change to By-Laws: At December board meeting it was recommended that the advisory committee consist of the executive officers of FCCI, namely president, vice president and secy/treas.

Discussion and motion to accept following resolution:
Resolution #2: BE IT RESOLVED, that the members of the Franklin Community Council, Inc. Executive Committee, namely President, Vice-President and Secretary/Treasurer, be and they hereby are designated as the Advisory Board for the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas Franklin Community Fund to serve until their successors are selected and qualified to serve.

Board of Directors Term Information:
Craig, Henry and Ray – (3 year terms to expire in January, 2008)
Norine, Tammy, Margaret (2 year terms to expire in January, 2007)
Veda, Joe and Frances – ( expire in January, 2006)
Need to vote on 3 members to serve 3 year terms (January, 2006 through January, 2009)
Need to vote on 1 member to serve completion of 2 year term due to Tammy’s resignation which has only one year remaining ( January, 2006 through January, 2007)

Agenda Item # 5 Elections of Directors: Recommendations by the nominating committee. (Ray Hamblin and Margaret Kennedy)
Completion of Tammy Wayman’s term - Nominees are: Mary Ann Hamblin
Three Year Term - Nominees are: Frances O’Blak, Marilyn Smardo and Ted Wynn

Agenda Item # 6: Election of officers: Recommendations by the nominating committee. Nominees are: Craig Stokes (President) Henry Ashbacher (Vice-President) and Mary Ann Hamblin (Secy/Treas).

Agenda Item # 7: Committee Appointments (by president)
Standing committees
Planning and Land Use- Ray Hamblin
Advisory Board-Executive Committee of FCCI: (Pres, VP, Secy/Treas)
Public Relations/Marketing/Media: Craig Stokes until someone is found to fill position.
Heritage: Phyllis Bitner
Finance: Paul Christman
Temporary Committee:
Centennial Committee: Phyllis Bitner

Agenda Item # 8:
Discussion regarding Annexation to Arma
Discussion regarding Post Office
Sewer Update
Storm Siren Update

Agenda Item # 9: General Issues For Discussion:
Senior and Youth days at the center
Pitts and Ashbacher rental over holidays
Crawford County Visitors Bureau Guide Ad
Valentines Dance
Storage Building
Kevin Mitchelson Payment from admin money (FEMA)

Agenda Item #10:
Read and Pay Bills: Motion to pay bills

Agenda Item #11:
Open comments or questions from residents and public.

Set next meeting date and time. Feb. 5th 2006

Adjourn Meeting: Motion to adjourn meeting



























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