Present: Alicia Miller, Terry Eisenhauer, Ted Alexander, Ken Brown, John Gorman, Joe Mackley, Dick McCracken,
Steve Patterson, and Lee Royer
Staff: John Miller, Michael Christopher, and Clint Rock
Alicia Miller called the meeting to order at 6:34 pm
The Minutes of the May meeting were approved on a Dick McCracken/Joe Mackley motion. Vote was unanimous.
Treasurers Report/Annual Report
No Treasurer’s Report was presented
Alicia Miller discussed the Blue Ridge Summit Library event, held last weekend, saying that there had been a big turnout and a lot of interest, generated. She went on to briefly outline other upcoming events for the summer season.
Lee Royer stated that the building is nearly complete. He noted the plumbing, electric and alarm should be completed in the near future. Hess Brothers will be back to repair floor. He also noted several dead trees that were brought to his attention that will need to be removed
There was a brief discussion on the staffing of the museum, when complete. Resources will be researched. Michael Christopher discussed insurance for the Board/Museum. FMPB will need policy on content, liability and directors. It was suggested by Mr. Christopher that the FMPB, Inc. prepare a waiver of liability for tours in an effort to
decrease insurance liability. It was agreed that a waiver will be prepared on a Ken Brown/Dick McCracken motion. Vote was unanimous.
It was also noted that the access agreement had been discussed with the adjoining property owner and that they are still reviewing the agreement as they have concerns over liability issues. Alicia Miller noted that the FMPB, Inc. will be receiving a $50,000 donation.
Michael Christopher stated that Franklin County would be announcing their awarded grants the next day and it had been indicated to him that Washington Township would be awarded $215,000 toward the
purchase of the WTMA parcel. He noted that, with this news, he would like to pursue the purchase of additional acreage, as well. He added that he will prepare a sales agreement, in the near future.
Volunteer positions within the Board were discussed, including marketing volunteers and membership volunteers. Ken Brown and John Gorman volunteered for membership, however marketing was tabled for
The FMBP, Inc. joining PA Museums was discussed. The decision to join was made on a Joe Mackley/John Gorman motion. Vote was unanimous.
Ted Alexander suggested a book signing of the upcoming reprint of his book and having a prints of a Battle of Monterey Pass painting as possible fundraisers. Ted also stated that the Chambersburg Civil War Seminar group will be making a donation in the near future with proceeds from their seminars.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:12 pm.
Clint Rock, recording Secretary
For Gary L. Muller