August 5, 2021

Versailles-Midway-Woodford County Human Rights Commission

Woodford County Fiscal Court-Woodford County Courthouse

Minutes of Meeting

August 5, 2021


The regular bi-monthly meeting of the Versailles-Midway-Woodford County Human Rights Commission, held on August 5, 2021, was called to order at 6:33 PM by Commission Chairperson Tim Middleton.

Commission members present: Cindy Batts, Kyle Fannin, Darlene Jackson, Tim Middleton, and Joann Muir.

Commission members absent: Jorge Espinoza, Cierra Spalding, and Elizabeth Turley

Visitors: Brenda Jackson, Micah Lynn


Comments/Questions from members of the public: none


APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Motion was made by Kyle Fannin, and seconded by Joann Muir, for the approval of the minutes of the 4/1/21 meeting as presented. Motion passed.


TREASURER’S REPORT: Report was distributed by treasurer Kyle Fannin. There is a balance in the checking account of $5,267.02, which includes the account for the Imagination Library in the amount of $3,211.46.

The commission pays Google $6 a month, and it is unsure why. Mr. Fannin will look into this. Mr. Fannin is also planning on sending invoices again to Midway, Versailles, and Woodford County to remind them of their financial responsibilities to the commission.

Motion was made by Darlene Jackson, and seconded by Joann Muir to accept the treasurer’s report as presented. Motion passed.


OLD BUSINESS:

The Imagination Library should have everything set up for it to start when school starts. Dan Brown will let us know if he needs assistance with this.

Discussed setting up a booth and who can booth-sit when at the Twilight Festival on September 25, 2021. Also talked about what we will have there to help people know what the commission does. Will look into getting new business cards as the current cards have a phone number that is no longer in use.


NEW BUSINESS:

We do not have a telephone number that people can call to contact the commission at this time. Discussed options. It was agreed that we should look into having a phone for messages as not everyone has consistent access to a computer to file a complaint or ask questions. Mr. Middleton will look into possibly getting a Google Voice account, and check with the governing bodies to see if they would be able to assist with getting a phone (Google Voice or other).

For information, there is an opening service at the Huntertown Community Interpretive Park August 28-29, 2021. Anyone is welcome to attend.

There was a guest speaker today: Micha Lynn. He talked about several lynchings that have occurred in this county and the surrounding areas. He also talked some about acknowledging hate and racism so as to move on to healing.


NEXT MEETING: October 7, 2021 at 6:30. Place TBD.

Motion for adjournment was made by Darlene Jackson and seconded by Joann Muir. Motion passed.


Respectfully submitted,

Cindy Batts

Secretary