Eat To Live Food Cooperative
South Side Communications Center
2331 S. Salina St., Syracuse NY 13205
Minutes of January 8, 2013 Board Meeting
Board Members Present: Howie Hawkins, Naqia Kent, Shirley Rowser
Board Members Absent: Baye Muhammad, Yaschia Kinsey
Co-op Members Present: Joseph Bryant
Next board meeting: 6:00 pm, Tuesday, February 12, 2013
All decisions were made by consensus unless otherwise noted.
1. Approval of Minutes
Minutes of the December 11, 2012 board meeting were corrected and approved.
2. Business Plan Development
Work has been stopped by Coopewrative Development Services Consulting Co-op because their payment from South Side Initiative had been delayed. They have now been paid. Joseph Bryant will contact them to get the work going again.
3. Construction Report
Joseph Bryant reported that contract negotiations have been delayed in order to ensure adequate Minority Business Enterprise participation in the subcontracts. A contract is now drafted and should be signed soon. Timing is an issue. The state grant expires December 31, 2013. The co-op has to hire its four employees in order for the grant to be issues by the state. Southside Community Coalition has already borrowed against the grant in order to finance construction.
4. Member Development and Marketing
Several ideas were discussed:
Out of this discussion it was agreed that:
Howie Hawkins, Secretary
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