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October 4th, 2007

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Executive Board Meeting

Libby Area Technical Assistance Group, Inc.

PO Box 53 • Libby, MT 59923

October 4th, 2007 • Executive Board Meeting Minutes

(Note: bold items within paragraphs are motions made and voted on as well as action items agreed upon.)


Board Member Attendees:
  • Mike Noble
  • Helen Andries
  • JoElyn Brus
  • LeRoy Thom
Contractor Attendees:
  • Cheryl Fox

1)      Meeting began at approximately 12:00pm

Feedback received from the Technical Advisor:

a)      Gerry Henningsen (Technical Advisor) has concerns regarding NHEERL issues. Studies could be misdirected and hot helping Libby very much. EPA is getting pressure by Senator Baucus’s office to get toxicology studies done quickly. Possible letter from LATAG to EPA questioning the funds needed for a “fast” toxicology study versus a quality study (cc Senator Baucus on the letter). The toxicology study needs to be done right.

2)      Meeting minutes/documents needing review and approval:

a)      Letter to Tiffany Bower received final review, approval and signature.

b)      Executive Board meeting minutes from September 25th, 2007.

i)        JoElyn Brus made the motion to accept the meeting minutes as written, LeRoy Thom second the motion, motion unanimously passed.

c)      Second Quarter 2007 Report.

i)        Helen Andries made the motion to accept the quarterly report with edits, LeRoy Thom second the motion, motion unanimously passed.

d)      Technical Advisor’s Contract

i)        Verbiage needs to be integrated into the contract (page 3 at a minimum) that includes the words … “subject to the availability of funds”.

ii)       Verbiage needs to be changed in the contract to include … “as directed by the Board”.

iii)     Verbiage needs to be integrated into the contract restricting payment(s) after delayed receipt of invoices.

iv)     A current work plan needs to be inserted.

v)      A letter of intent needs to be received from the Technical Advisor to the EBoard (ACTION ITEM).

e)      Grant Administrator’s Contract:

i)        Tracking of non-taxable and taxable items will be needed.

3)      Environmental Assessment:

a)      EPA needs to let LATAG know if this is needed on a quarterly basis (ACTION ITEM).

4)      Newsletter

a)      It is most important to publish a monthly newsletter (ACTION ITEM).

5)      Contact EPA by LATAG EBoard member:

a)      A status on the Grant Administrator’s contract is needed (ACTION ITEM).

b)      A status on reimbursement #48 is needed (ACTION ITEM).

Meeting adjourned at approximately 1:15pm.