Hooper Trustees Meeting Minutes – 5/16/19

 

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

 

CALL TO ORDER:  Mr. Dalessio called this Hooper Trustees meeting to order at 8:06 PM.

 

HOOPER TRUSTEES MINUTES:

HOOPER TRUSTEES MEETING #1 – May 9, 2019:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Minutes of the Hooper Trustees meeting #1 of May 9, 2019, as submitted.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes were approved.

 

HOOPER TRUSTEES MEETING #2 – May 9, 2019:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Minutes of the Hooper Trustees meeting #2 of May 9, 2019, as submitted.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes were approved.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Reimbursement to the Town of Walpole:   Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the transfer of funds to the Town of Walpole from the Hooper Educational Trust in the amount of $3,856.50 for the April 2019 expenses.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Reimbursement to the Town of Walpole:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the transfer of funds to the Town of Walpole from the Hooper Maintenance Trust in the amount of $92.90.  This is to turn the water on at the Hooper Institute.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Reimbursement to the Town of Walpole:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the transfer of funds to the Town of Walpole from the Hooper Scholarship Trust in the amount of $420.00.  This is to print their new brochures.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Hooper Institute Board Meeting: Ms. Mayberry reported that the Board made a decision to put off the garage roof repairs.  They prefer to wait for the new director.  The members did not want to invest that much money in a small roof as they might want to build a new building in the future.  They discussed the hot water tank and why it was not lasting more than a couple years.  Ms. Mayberry suggested they talk to Mr. Mark Houghton.  The Community Garden was discussed at the Staff Meeting.  The Hooper Trustees did not feel this money should go through the Friends of the Hooper but rather through the Town as it is the owner.  Mr. Dalessio felt there should be a separate checking account for this.  Relative to the dates for Summer Programs; Mrs. Whippie posted them for the lower grades.  They are running from June 17th to June 28th.  Mrs. Clark has found positions for the youth interns except for one applicant. The party for Mrs. Clark was discussed. She is okay with being involved; she will contact Mr. Boas about the advertising.  If anyone would like to be involved, there will be a “coffee get-together” next Tuesday at 7:00 PM at Burdick’s Café to talk about the planning.  

 

 

Friends of the Hooper Meeting:  Ms. Mayberry reported there was an election of officers.  They decided to keep the slate of officers for now.  She told the members that the new director would not be the clerk for the Friends of the Hooper.  They talked about different fundraisers.  Board of Officers:  Holly Gowdy is the President; Heather Brady is Vice-President; Becky Sethi is the Treasurer; Eloise Clark is the Clerk.  They talked about ways to get more people involved in the Hooper.  Mrs. Sethi gave them a financial statement.  It was a very productive meeting.

 

Ms. Mayberry pointed out that the Hooper Institute Board and the Friends of the Hooper are two separate boards/committees.  Many members are currently on both boards/committees.

 

Search Committee:  Mr. Dalessio advised there are three applicants, to date, for the director’s position.  The closing date is May 24th.    

 

ADJOURNMENT:

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 8:24 PM.

 

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