Vermont Bike / Ped Coalition 2000 Annual Members Meeting
Date: 16 March 2000
Time 5:45 pm
Place; Burak, Anderson & Melloni, PLC
30 Main Street, Burlington, VT 05401
Present: Peter Duval, David Jacobowitz, Keven Bessett, Dale Critchelow;
By Telephony: George Plumb, Bud Haas. The full membership list is
available at http://www.uvm.edu/~djacobow/membershiplist.htm.
References: Bill of Rights, Platform, Legislative Agenda, Articles of
Incorporation, Bylaws; all available at
President Peter Duval called the meeting to order at 5:45.
President's Report: Peter thanks Tony Reddington, who is stepping down
as a board member. Tony has been instrumental in bringing roundabouts to
the attention of the state, with Clive Sawyer's workshop, and to
actuality with the mini-roundabout in Brattleboro.
Peter Duval is also stepping down as a director and as president. Peter
has represented the BPC on the Lake Champlain Bikeways steering
committee. With Velo Quebec the LCB has focussed on creating routes for
spontaneous, lightly planned, independent touring; not like the
organized commercial tours.
The State Bicycle and Pedestrian Design Manual is being sheparded by
Bruce Burgess of the Bike Federation of America. It will be important in
the next few months to get our philosophy into the Manual.
The upcoming BPC Retreat will be important for us to solidify our
position and plan for the upcoming year. The retreat is scheduled for
April 1, 2000, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, at the Bethany Church in
for details. Confirm your intension to attend with George. Dave, Dale,
Bud and Kathy confirm, and Kevin for part of the time. Bud will make
Vermont Grass Roots is disolving and will grant VBPC $500 and perhaps a
Treasurer's Report: We have $651.38 in the bank. Full report at
Vermont National Bank is merging with Chittenden Bank. We will get new
checks. The account has been charged $5 each month the balance dropped
below $500. This was not the Totally Free account we had agreed to. Dave
will see about a non-profit, no-payment account with the new bank.
501(c)3 Status. Rick Good has raised the issue of inconsistencies
between the Articles of Association, the Articles of Incorporation, and
the Bylaws, which all may have an effect on our application for tax
exempt status. One issue is how the bylaws may be amended. If they can
be amended by a quorum of the board of directors, and the board can have
as few as five members, two directors can amend the bylaws. Dave and
Rick will pursue the matter with George's advice.
Appointment of Directors: Kevin Bessett, Dale Critchelow, and George
Plumb are nominated (Dave), seconded (Bud), and appointed by election
(Ayes have it) to three-year terms.
David Jacobowitz has agreed to stand for filling Peter's unexpired term.
Nominated, seconded, and elected by Ayes and Nays.
Motion to Adjourn by Bud; second by George. Adjourn at 6:08.
Board of Directors Meeting convened at 6:08.
Kevin Bessett is appointed acting Chair for this session.
Amend Agenda. Passed.
Motion to Approve Minutes of 22 February 2000 (Dave); Second (Kevin).
Accept resignation of Peter Duval. "It's been a great ride," says Peter.
Thanks, regrets, and appreciation expressed to and from Peter. He will
continue to participate in policy discussion; Peter has been president
for 7 years.
Dale presents slate: George Plumb for President and Dave Jacobowitz for
By voice vote, the Ayes have it.
Motion to adjourn: Dave, Second: Dale. Adjourned at 6:35.
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