March 2024 Board Minutes and Financials

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Minutes of the March 13th, 2024

Ventura Village Board of Directors Meeting

The meeting was called to order at 6:06pm by Chair Marti Maltby

Present: Elizabeth Ihde, Ray Peterson, Steve Dreyer, Marti Maltby, Thor Adam, Patti Peterson

Unexcused: Rico Morales, Kellen Gustafson

Motion: (R. Peterson/Dreyer) To approve the agenda for the March 13, 2024 meeting. Passed

Motion: (R. Peterson/Dreyer) To approve the minutes for the February 14, 2024 meeting. Passed

Motion: (R. Peterson/Dreyer) Recommendation 2403-1: To allocate $500 from Ventura Village’s undesignated funds to establish engagement of targeted groups (e.g. purchase of gift cards). Passed

Motion: (Dreyer/P. Peterson) Recommendation 2403-2: Recommendation for Committee chairs:

Housing and Land Use –  co-chairs Thor Adam and Ray Peterson

Crime and Safety – Thor Adam

Community Engagement – co-chairs Steve Dreyer and Rico Morales

Parks – co-chairs Mary Watson and Thor Adam

Wellness and Gardening – co-chairs Steve Dreyer and Rico Morales


Motion: (R. Peterson/Ihde) Move that the officers of Ventura Village, Inc. be instructed to file a Charitable Organization Annual Report for the year ending December 31, 2023 with the Attorney General’s Office of Minnesota pursuant to state Laws governing charitable organization soliciting or intending to solicit contributions in excess of $25,000 or having paid staff or using a professional fundraiser, and that the content of that report, as presented in the draft are approved. Passed

Motion: Process for approval for direct “on-line” payments.  For example: Bremer Insurance is asking for direct payment for Directors and Officers Insurance. There was much discussion. The decision was made to create an ad-hoc committee to deal with online payments.

Motion: Approval of MOUs for Equitable Engagement Implementation

(R. Peterson/Dreyer) Move approval of MOU with Norway House. Passed – See below for MOU details

Motion: Opioid Community Survey. Motion details: (Maltby/Ihde) Ventura Village will disseminate the City’s Opioid Community Survey as widely as possible. Passed

Motion: (R. Peterson/Dreyer) Receive and file the financial report. Passed

Adjourned due to time