Minutes of the Board of Trustees
Members Present: Marshall Davidson, Garnett Fairchild,
Sam Hatcher, Alice
The meeting was called to order at 7:05pm.
The minutes from the previous Board meeting on September 26 were distributed and approved as presented.
In our Treasurer's, David Hereford, absence, President, Sam Hatcher read the Treasurer's report. The current ending balance is $10,555.61. There is also a balance of $1310.98 in a separate Archive Fund. Robert Perry made a motion to accept the Treasurer's report and Don Johnson seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Robert Perry mentioned the monument which will hold all previous donors to the May House reconstruction project. He and Delmas Saunders are expecting to raise the $5400 needed for its construction.
Sam Hatcher reported on a special meeting with Kevin Hereford from the Horn Foundation and several Board members to discuss wallpaper and furniture for the May House earlier this month. Mr. Hereford will purchase the agreed upon items and will arrange for their transportation and installation at the May House.
John Rosenberg asked if the ISTEA construction sign in the front of the May House could be torn down as the reconstruction job on the house has been largely completed. Several Board members agreed and Sam Hatcher agreed to check on its demolition with the City of Prestonsburg.
Sam Hatcher proposed that the Board approve at least $5,000
of our General Fund to be earmarked for summer employment for
someone to keep the May House open at least 20 hours per week
from May through August. It was suggested that besides the paid
employee, there would still have to be Member volunteers to assist
the paid employee with tours, etc. Don Johnson made the motion
to allocate $5,000 from our General Fund to the summer employment
Don Johnson brought a New York Times newspaper dated from January 15, 1862 which included several interesting articles regarding local Civil War skirmishes. The paper was donated by the Humphrey Marshall Camp of our local Sons of the Confederate Veterans and will be on display in the May House.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:20pm.