September 4, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Board Room, Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, Chico, CA
PRESENT: In attendance were President Les Heringer, Directors John Blacklock, Steve
Dilg, Stacey Giezentanner, Ed McLaughlin, Hugh Santos, Jennifer Ryder-Fox and
Secretary-Manager Scott Stoller. Upon motion by Director Santos, seconded by Director
McLaughlin and carried to excuse Director Cook and Director Heffren.
MINUTES: Upon motion by Director Blacklock, seconded by Director Giezentanner and
carried to approve the minutes of the July 10, 2012 meeting.
PUBLIC COMMENT: None
CORRESPONDENCE: The CDFA Preliminary Audit Report was received. A memo from
Secretary of Agriculture Ross was read regarding fairs becoming sustainable without state
STATE BUDGET: Discussion was held regarding the letter from Secretary of Agriculture,
Karen Ross with no action being taken for funding for fairs.
RC TRACK: Manager Stoller shared that the RC track had their first event in August and
they are up and running.
SILVER DOLLAR FAIR FOUNDATION: The North Valley Foundation quarterly financial
report was reviewed with a balance in the Silver Dollar Fair Foundation account of
$3,784.15. Director Giezentanner stated that the fair should develop a project list with
costs and prioritize the importance of the projects.
HEARTHSTONE SCHOOL: Hearthstone School moved in August 1, 2012.
JUNIOR LIVESTOCK AUCTION: The Manager reported to the Board that three buyers
FOUR WINDS OF INDIAN EDUCATION: Upon motion by Director McLaughlin, seconded
by Director Dilg and carried to authorize the addition of a 36’ x 40’ modular classroom.
CAL FIRE BASE CAMP: Financial details from the Mill Fire camp August 15-25, 2012
were shared with the Board. A one month rent credit was given to Heart Attack racing
because they had to vacate the pavilion, and that a $1,000 rent reduction will be applied to
the rescheduled US Gun Traders Show.
IAFE CONVENTION: The IAFE Convention will be held November 25-29, 2012 in Las
Vegas, NV. Board members were asked to let Manager Stoller know by October 1 if they
plan to attend.
2013 BUDGET: A preliminary draft of the 2013 Budget will be mailed to Directors for their
review, with the intent of approving the final version at the October 9, 2012 meeting.
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MOBILE HOME: Upon motion by Director Blacklock, seconded by Director Ryder-Fox and
carried to set the rent for the mobile home at a minimum of $400.00 per month, which shall
include all utilities.
FINANCIAL AUDIT: The Preliminary Audit Report was reviewed by the Board of Directors.
No written response is required.
FINANCIAL STATEMENT: The monthly financial statement was reviewed.
CONTRACT APPROVAL: Upon motion by Director Santos, seconded by Director Blacklock
and carried to approve the attached Rental Agreements.
BILLS: Upon motion by Director Dilg, seconded by Director McLaughlin and carried to
approve bills in the amount of $168,971.35 for July.
OTHER: Manager Stoller informed the Board that he is running for CFSA Board of
Directors. Manager Stoller will be gone September 10-16, 2012 fulfilling a staff exchange
with the Tulare County Fair.
ADJOURNMENT: The meeting was adjourned at 8:40 p.m.