Cortez Farmers Market, Montezuma County, Cortez, Colorado

Cortez Farmers Market

Farmers Market Spring Meeting 04/14/2018

 

Market Manager: Theresa Titone

Treasurer: Lee Hill

Committee Members present: Moqui Mustain-Fury, Mick Periman, Laurie Austin, Lindsay Yarbrough, Nina Williams

 

1. Fiscal Sponsorship: CSU Montezuma County Extension is no longer able to serve as our checking account per CSU. Theresa presented options to use Piņon Project or Onward! as our fiscal sponsor. Her current recommendation is Piņon Project as they are willing to receive and distribute funds and serve as a 501c3 umbrella for Cortez Farmers Market at no cost. Barb moved to accept the proposal to use Piņon Project as a fiscal sponsor Greg seconded. Motion approved unanimously.

 

2. Elections: Standing Committee members Laurie Austin, Lindsay Yarbrough, and Mick Periman all have terms that expire in 2018. Motion to nominate Laurie Austin for another term; Barb seconded, motion passed unanimously. Bessie moved to nominate Lindsay Yarbrough for another term, Barb seconded, motion passed unanimously. Gerrie moved to nominate Mick Periman for another term, Barb seconded, motion passed unanimously. Laurie, Mick, and Lindsay's new 3 terms will expire in 2021.

 

3. Vote of Confidence: There are several business items that will need attention this spring, including signing a Memorandum of Understanding with our new fiscal sponsor and ensuring we have the correct people authorized on our checking account. Theresa asked the membership to consider a Vote of Confidence in the Standing Committee to make necessary and timely decisions and conduct business on behalf of the Cortez Farmers Market that cannot wait until the next Annual Meeting. Lee motioned to have a Vote of Confidence in the Standing Committee to make necessary and timely decisions and conduct business on behalf of the Cortez Farmers Market that cannot wait until the following Annual Meeting. Lew Matis seconded. Discussion to amend motion to include giving Treasurer Lee Hill authority to act as a signatory on bank accounts and where business matters require 2 signatures. Motion passed unanimously.

 

4. October Market Start Time: Discussion around establishing a later start time for the market during October. Emily moved to start the market at 8:30 AM in October and allow early sales per regulations. Motion passed.