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February 12th, 2019

President Larry Todd called the meeting of the Meeteetse Museum board to order at 5:00 p.m. at the Meeteetse Museum.

Roll call: Board members present were Larry Todd, Lynn Sessions, Dave Randol, Mervin Larsen, Lili Turnell and Mary Jane Luther. Director David Cunningham and Collections Manager Alex Deselms were present.

Consent Agenda:
Lynn Sessions moved to approve the consent agenda. Mervin Larsen seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.

Citizens Open Forum: None

Additions to the Agenda:

Ongoing: Letter to DHH

Mary Jane Luther moved to approve the agenda as amended. Dave Randol seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.

New Business:

Position: David Cunningham proposed a new position. A new position would give David time to develop new programs and seek outside sources of funding. The new position would be Education and Program Manager. Funding will be supplemented using donations and revenue from the bookstore. Lili Turnell moved to approve the addition of a position and allow David to advertise and fill the position. Dave Randol seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried. No summer intern positions will be considered for the year.

Bear Exhibit fundraising: David Cunningham estimated costs for the new bear exhibit to be around $11,300. Current donations are around $2000. Board members are making funding contacts. It is hoped the installation will be completed this year.

First Bank depository: This is a yearly task. Mervin Larsen moved to approve First Bank as our depository. Lynn Sessions seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried. Treasurer, Lili Turnell, informed the board they also needed to designate Bank of the West as a depository since we have accounts there. Mervin Larsen moved to approve Bank of the West as a depository. Dave Randol seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.

March Meeting Time: Lili Turnell moved to start the March meeting at 5:00 p.m. Mervin Larsen seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.

Ongoing Business:

Letter to DHH: Lili has sent the letter with copies of cancelled checks, asking for the return of the double payment, $252.00.

Committee Reports: None

For the Good of the Board: Environmental monitors have been installed. Alerts are sent via text message and email. One more monitor will be ordered for upstairs in the bank.

We will be receiving a traveling exhibit from the Wyoming Veterans Museum, a Fallen Warrior Memorial Kiosk, probably in 2020.

AVG – Lili Turnell paid renewal for one year.

Larry Todd sent in the Application for the Special District Association.

Mary Jane Luther will send in the form to Park County Clerk, verifying members of the board.

The board received a letter from the Wyoming Department of Revenue saying the museum is Compliant.

Mervin Larsen researched the price of Lexan. It is $400 for a four by eight foot sheet. David researched a solution to safely move the panes of glass. He will have the work done by local contractors.

Adjournment: 6:03 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Mary Jane Luther




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