Huron Valley Community Network
Board of Directors Meeting

April 20, 1997

Board Members Present: Arnold Barr (Chair), Ed Hayes (Treasurer), Keith Stanger (Secretary), Steve Weiss
Community Members Present: Bob Shaw, Sandy Walke

The meeting was held at the Washtenaw County Library and was called to order at 2:01p.m. by Mr. Barr.

Mr. Barr provided an update on a grant application filed with the Library of Michigan by the Ypsilanti District Library and the Ypsilanti Historical Museum. The Library of Michigan asked the Ypsilanti District Library for clarification of HVCN’s role in the project, i.e., what services HVCN would provide for the $6,000 to be paid over the course of the grant. Mr. Barr talked with Paula Drummond of the Ypsilanti District Library and then prepared drafts of two letters that addressed HVCN’s project role. Mr. Barr gave Mr. Weiss a copy of the letters for review.

Mr. Barr reported he understood that students from the UM’s School of Information were working with Pittsfield Township officials to create Township web pages. Mr. Barr reported that he was contacted by Kay Brown of the Ann Arbor Township about assistance getting a web presence for the Township.

Mr. Barr reported he presented an HVCN demonstration for the local chapter of the Michigan Coalition Against Sexual Violence and Sexual Abuse at the Washtenaw County Library on April 15, 1997.

Mr. Barr reported the Dexter Cooperative Nursery needed assistance with the design and layout of their web site. Mr. Weiss responded to them via e-mail.

Mr. Hayes reported he set up a mailing list for Washtenaw Literacy using his UM account. During the setup he noticed that about one half the people on the mailing list also had UM accounts. A volunteer from Washtenaw Literacy will take over maintenance responsibility for the list.

Mr. Hayes reported he presented an Internet demonstration at the Ypsilanti District Library in connection with National Library Week.

The Board discussed with Sandy Walke, President of Isthmus Corporation, and his friend, Bob Shaw, HVCN’s relationship with the Isthmus Corporation. It was agreed that Mr. Barr would meet individually with Mr. Walke and that an understanding between the two organizations would be reached by May 1, 1997.

The next meeting was scheduled for Sunday, May 4, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. at the Washtenaw County Library.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Keith Stanger, Secretary