Versailles-Midway-Woodford County Human Rights Commission (HRC)
August 3, 2017 Minutes
Regular Meeting Fiscal Courtroom, Woodford County Courthouse 6:30 P.M.
Present: Donald Morton, Sheila Harris, Tony Wilhoit, Mary Nehring, Marilyn Daniel, Sherry Brown, Dan Brown
Absent: Annete Muniz, Mary Raglin
The meeting was called to order at 6:30 P.M. by Donald Morton, Chairperson.
Special Guest: Mike Coleman gave an excellent presentation on economic development and literacy in Woodford County.
Approval of the Agenda: Daniel and Nehring made motions. Motions passed.
Approval of Minutes: Approval of minutes with a date change of next meeting. Daniel and Nehring made motions. Motions passed.
Comments/Questions from Members of the Public: None
Treasurer’s Report : Balance $1,458.00
Expenditures: $64.00 (PO Box)
We received $250 for operating costs from the city of Versailles.
Reports from Committees
Education (Scholarship Committee): No report.
Fairness Ordinance Committee: Daniel reported Bradley/Dake are working on the Versailles Fairness Ordinance, but do not currently have three votes to move forward. Dake and Bradley will not pursue the ordinance at this time.
Book Program: D. Brown gave an update on fundraising. Several questions emerged from the Memorandum of Agreement. D. Brown said he would seek answers from Christy Crouse, Imagination Library Regional Manager, to present at the next meeting. D. Brown said he would also approach the Roots and Heritage Committee about using their 501c3 mailbox. Muniz volunteered to check on sub-account for Imagination Library monies.
V-M-W County HRC Budget: D. Brown volunteered to request Woodford County and Midway budgeted operating costs monies.
Twilight Festival: A work schedule was passed for the Twilight Festival. Nehring will have print ready for raffle to support the Imagination Library program. D. Brown and Morton will set up and clean up. Daniel and Nehring made motions for D. Brown to have 30 English and 20 Spanish general HRC brochures printed for a cost of about $50. Motions passed.
Commissioners’ Terms of Service: The following have expressed interest in serving on the Human Rights Commisison-Kyle Fannin and Mary Nehring (Woodford County) and Bruce Batman (Versailles). The appointments need to be made before the end of the year and three year terms begin 1/1/18.
Woodford Pride 2017 Picnic: Daniel gave a report of 2017 Woodford Pride Picnic. The HRC had a booth at the picnic and the picnic was well attended by over 150 people.
Article VIII, paragraph 1, sentence 1 HRC By-Laws Amendment: See handout. Daniel presented a slight revision to the By-Laws. Nehring and Daniel made motions to amend the By-Laws as presented, and motions passed.
Midway Fall Festival: Daniel and Nehring made motions for $75 to St. Matthew’s AME for booth rental in front of the church for Saturday only. D. Brown will send a work schedule sign-up through email. D. Brown/Morton will set up and clean up the tent and supplies.
Next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 5, 2017 in the Fiscal Courtroom of the Woodford County Courthouse.
Respectfully submitted, Dan Brown, Secretary