MCPB—Board of Directors' meeting
564 South Dora Street, Ukiah, CA 95482
January 9, 2019
Members attending: Azzaro, Dow, Hulse-Stephens, Karp, Middlebrook, Polkinghorne, Tishler, Vinyard
Member absent: Bushansky
Members of the public: Campbell (former Board member, GM, and current historical resource), Keller (former Board member)
A) Call to order @ 5:17 p.m., by President Azzaro
B) Agenda approved
C) Approval of minutes of 12 December meeting. Board member requests 12 pt. type. Secretary
requests Board members acknowledge receipt of minutes when transmitted. Minutes approved.
D) Interim General Manager's Report (oral): 1. KZYX is moving forward on annual audit. Should be
ready “in a couple of weeks”; 2. The [Community] Foundation grants are in. Should have a good
idea of results in March; 3. Staff is gearing up for February fund drive. Goal is $65k. “Staying
E) Committee Reports
1. Finance—[“Pre-note: (Dow) we'll discuss banking & internal controls in closed session.] Tischler
reports that, as of now we have have $52k available for day-to-day costs; payroll is $15k,
remaining $37k will get us to February fund drive.--Annual NPR satellite cost paid ($10.5k).--
CalFire rent discussion will show as debt, until matter resolved.--KZYX expects another $30k
from CPB grant.--Tischler asks, how do we know we can continue, with the financial reports
2.Membership/fundraising: Dow reports there will be a meeting tomorrow [01/10].--Azzaro hopes
for “stimulating premiums” and a theme for the 30thAnniversary fund-raising & celebration.--
KZYX pays $500/mo for Allegiance software. Tischler remarks “There's something wrong. Would
cost $2k/yr. to switch to QuickBooks.”
3.Planning: Hulse-Stephens reports that last meeting was in early December.--Azzaro asks whether
Planning can pursue the buy or buy/lease building [in Ukiah?] possibilities.--Campbell notes, in
relation to 30thanniversary celebration, April is Child Abuse Awareness Month, and that he'll call
PCCY to find out what programs are scheduled, “so we can tie into that and be a presence.”
4.Programming/Publicity: Azzaro compliments Karp on his pressers & PR work and mentions to
that he (Azzaro) wants to keep alive the idea of a celebration honoring programmers as part of
30thAnniversary celebration.--Additionally, Azzaro reports that Kate Magruder would like to
some money from the success of the Promise of Paradise work she's been doing. Karp leads
discussion of syndication vs. documentary: weekly presence (syndication) vs. one-off
5.External Communications:Secretary reports he's responded informally (as situation suggested)
to one letter of comment/nigh complaint.
6.Bylaws and Policies: Polkinghorne reports that the committee has met twice and is proceeding
at a good clip on the bylaws. So far, mostly a clean-up operation to drop inapplicable
requirements/rules. There will be some matters for Board discussion.
7. Audit Committee:Hulse-Stephens reports that there's no time frame for final CPB audit; also
that the 990s may be overdue.
8. CAB: Middlebrook reports that he plans to call an organizational meeting on the 16th. NOTE:
after the meeting Tischler suggests & Board approves postponing that meeting until after the 23
January Board meeting, in hopes of greater turnout of volunteers. Location will probably be at
the Ukiah Library, date and time tbd..
9. Personnel/Search: Azzaro/Polkinghorne assign Middlebrook to contact Meg Courtney (Board
President during most recent search & hiring) for “good questions” to supplement those being
developed by the committee. Board suggesstions include asking Alice & Rich for their suggested
questions. General agreement that committee will do the work of winnowing & selection (of
questions and candidates and successful Candidate).--Tight deadline: Committee to screen both
the questions and the resumés on 4 February, with first interviews scheduled for the week of the
11thand the final round on the 20th, offer to be made on 25th—at which point the significant
question will be, “When can you start?”
F) Comments from Directors:
Polkinghornegave Board members the door code. If any member missed it, contact the
G) Public Expression: none
H) Closed Session.--Report out: personnel matters discussed in deatil.
I) Adjournment: 7:30 p.m. . . . on the dot.
Draft minutes respectfully submitted,