Maine Association of Assessing Officers
Executive Board Meeting
Friday, March 17, 2006
Maine Municipal Association
Attendance: Bill Healey, Martine Painchaud, Darryl McKenney, Joe Grube, Dan Robinson, Roger Hoy, Steve LeMay, Beth Bowdoin, Lisa Morin, Anne Gregory, Tammy Brown, Amanda Simpson, Joan Kiszely.
Absent: Lillian Smith, Lona LaFrancis.
Call to Order: President William Healey called the meeting to order at 10:06 a.m. He welcomed everyone and thanked all for being in attendance. Each Executive Board member introduced himself/herself.
Secretary’s Report: A motion was made by Joe Grube to approve the minutes of January 13, 2006 as presented. Beth Bowdoin seconded the motion. All approved.
Treasurer’s Report: Martine Painchaud handed out the financial report to-date for the Executive Board’s review. Motion made by Darryl McKenney, seconded by Martine Painchaud, all approved the financial report.
Budget: President William Healey distributed a handout of the Proposed Budget and reviewed it with the Board. Anne Gregory noted this was a good framework. He noted he would like to have a Draft budget at the end of 2006. Extremely happy with MMA. No further discussion on the budget. He requested that the Committee chairs try to track expenses, so when they are ready to prepare the budget they will have it easier to complete the form that will be sent in November.
- Audit/Finance: Daniel Robinson - No report
- Calendar: Lillian Smith – No report. This year’s calendar seems to be good.
- Newsletter: Anne Gregory reported she emailed everyone in order to get articles. She will add Dues information, Spruce Point Inn, scholarship information, and will write an article on Presidents Message for the President. She will also do a bit on TABOR. Deadline for the July newsletter will be the first of June, due to Jaime Clark going out on maternity leave. Changes in Maine Revenue and current LD’s update will also go into the upcoming newsletter.
- Education/Conference: Dan Robinson reported he has been working for about a month on speakers. He has confirmed two speakers for the Fall Conference. One speaker is a City Attorney - David Broadwell from Denver, Colorado and will be coming to talk about TABOR. Second speaker is Bruce Sauter IAAO Consultant and Former CIO of New York. Dan noted he is a very good presenter. He will do some discussions on assessment standards. He will be on the second day. The third speaker might be from Jensen & Baird for the third day – Friday. Anne Gregory asked if something on Technology could be brought in or on nuts & bolts.
- Vendors: Lengthy discussion on possible having vendors at this conference. Pictometry International is interested in being a vendor. He asked the board if they were interested in the idea of having vendors at the fall conference. There was a consensus that this was a good idea. Joan Kiszely reported on other Affiliate Groups conferences and vendor areas. Martine Painchaud & Tammy Brown will work with Joan on the Exhibitor area and planning of the Vendors being invited to their Fall Conference. Joan Kiszely needs to contact Martine Painchaud & Tammy Brown to work on a Draft Vendor Packet for April.
- Northern Maine Seminar: Lil reported via phone. She noted that Phil Drew of Bangor will be doing a presentation on Marshall/Swift. The fee would be $150 plus gas, room & board.
- Ethics: Joe Grube – No report.
- Legislative: Steve Lemay – No report. Lengthy discussion on the Coastal issue.
- Membership: Martine Painchaud reported that to date there are 218 members. She noted that a second dues notice went out March 16 th to the 43 who have not renewed to date.
- Scholarship: Martine Painchaud reported that the Scholarship Form would go into the next newsletter.
- Ideas on MAAO Brochure: Bill Healey presented a Draft Brochure. Bill Healey asked Darryl McKenny to work on this brochure. Maybe a history of the organization and work on the goals.
- Spruce Point Inn – May Meeting: Joan Kiszely reported that this would be Friday, May 26, 2006 at Spruce Point Inn. At 8:00 a.m. There will be a Continental Breakfast in the Linekin Bay room. This will be complimentary. Spruce Point Inn will do a site tour from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The meeting will be from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Deli Luncheon Buffet in the Linekin Bay Courtyard at noon. The buffet will consist of: New England Clam Chowder, Platter of sliced meats, Assortment of breads and rolls, Pasta Salad, Potato Salad, Blueberry Cobbler with Vanilla Ice Cream, and drinks. Anyone who would like to come up the night before can book an overnight room for $99.00 for a Gardenview or an Oceanview Deluxe for $139.00. Joan reported she would check to see if they have Standard rooms for $79.00 a night.
Other New Business:
- Dan Robinson reported about Revaluations and assistance to one another.
- Memorial for Mike Austin: Anne Gregory reported this is going slow. She will go back to the Maine Chapter of IAAO to help with the funding of this.
- Roger Hoy distributed an article from Ohio on Tax phase-out program which alarms schools.
- Beth Bowdoin reported on the library.
Adjournment: Motion made by Daniel Robinson, seconded by Martine Painchaud to adjourn the meeting at noon. All approved.
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