Agenda for April 2, 2017

The next New Milford Greens organizational meeting will be held on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 4:00 PM — and don’t forget, it’s a potluck! The agenda is below, and is also available for download. We hope to see everyone there!

  • Welcome / Introductions
    • Sign up sheet » passaround
    • Introductions: full name, occupation, home location, party affiliation, # years registered / resident
    • Green Party Values (for new folks)
  • Old business
    • Minutes submitted from previous meeting, 29 January 2017 » Correct / accept
    • Contacted registered NMG’s for this mtg: FB group & event, email, cal ann
  • Starting a town political party committee
    • Rules : Modified consensus. Christine unable to attend today; she’ll do minitraining next mtg
    • Town political party committee requirements
      • Mission statement — » volunteer to help draft for next NMG meeting?
      • Submit bylaws to town — » volunteer to help draft? » passaround draft NMGP bylaws
      • Officers 2017 NMGP town committee —registered NMG’s only may run or vote
        • Chair
        • Treasurer
        • Secretary
      • » Nominations / Vote on 2017 Chairperson (Ron is nominated), Treasurer, and Secretary (Colin and Joe are nominated, with the understanding that they will be switching functions). Only registered NM Greens may run or vote.
    • Connecticut Green Party town committee requirements » new materials to share
    • Expenses, funding, and donations (receipts available but contributions not tax-deductible)
      • Postal box (Ron has report on credit union)
      • Website: domain and hosting
      • Bank account — credit union
      • Postage
      • Phone?
      • Email list service (MailChimp, e.g.)?
      • Insurance if meeting at Senior Center
      • » Hat pass
  • Candidates (elected & appointed) for municipal committees/ commissions / council
    • Joe DeGregorio, candidate, town council 2017 — update?
    • » Pass around list of appointed committee vacancies — how to apply for positions
  • Ideas for 2017 Platform / activism – » need to brainstorm / prioritize
    • Registration drive “Greens on the Green”
    • Booth @ Town Fair ~ Dates / cost?
    • “Sanctuary City”
    • Bike racks downtown / Greenway
    • Spring: Greenway cleanup volunteers
    • Town ordination of Fracking Ban. Use Kent / New London town resolution as model
    • Local procedures for filing citizen petition
    • Recycling day volunteers
    • Library book sale volunteers o Influencing local code/guidelines for new construction
    • Initiate quality of life study
    • » LTE’s to Spectrum
    • Other ideas?
  • New business
    • Facebook page
    • Email account
    • » Next meeting dates: First Sunday of the month: April 2, May 7, June 4, July 2
    • Senior Center dates reservations cancelled
    • Meeting place: 25 Summit Street until further notice
    • Other New business
  • Adjourn

This agenda is also available as a PDF.