Hooper Trustees Meeting Minutes – 4/25/19

Hooper Trustees Present:   Steven Dalessio (Chair); Peggy Pschirrer; Cheryl Mayberry


CALL TO ORDER:  Mr. Dalessio called this Hooper Trustees meeting to order at 7:42 PM.



HOOPER TRUSTEES MEETING – April 18, 2019:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Minutes of the Hooper Trustees meeting of April 18, 2019, as submitted.  Seconded by Ms.Mayberry.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes were approved.



July 2018 Reimbursement to the Town of Walpole from the Hooper Educational Trust – Correction: The Auditors found an error relating to the Hooper Fund accounts.  Following is a motion to correct this transfer of funds.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the transfer of funds in the amount of $9,132.78 from the Hooper Education Trust into the Hooper Maintenance Fund.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.


Pending Hooper Board of Directors – Letters of Interest: The Hooper Trustees acknowledged receipt of an email from Mrs. Eloise Clark relative to the appointment of three interested parties to the Board of Directors.  Mr. Dalessio pointed out that the Hooper Trustees had previously agreed not to do this until an Executive Director is hired.  Ms. Mayberry questioned if the Hooper Trustees are impeding the current members on the Board to conduct business.  Mr. Dalessio will respond to that separately. At this time, the Hooper Trustees are maintaining their decision of March 28, 2019 to wait for the new Executive Director before appointing new members to the Board. Currently, the Selectboard Office has only received two letters of interest for appointment to the Hooper Board of Directors.


Executive Director:  Account balances were reviewed as of the end of February 2019.  Fundraising needs to be done.  There was a consensus to offer the Executive Director a salary of between $40,000-to-$45,000 per year with benefits.            



Ms. Mayberry moved to adjourn this Hooper Trustees meeting.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 8:00 PM.


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