Minutes of April 2nd Meeting:

Chairman Phil Hamilton called the meeting to order at 7:48 P.M. Members present introduced themselves as the first order of business, identifying their affiliation with the 4Cs, whether representing a member club or as individual members.

Previous Meeting Minutes:

A motion to accept the minutes of the February 5, 2018 meeting as published in the April 2018 issue of The Voice was seconded and passed.

Treasurer’s Report:

Dave Bajumpaa presented John Jarush’s Treasurer’s report, stating the March 31 balance, which reflects that all obligations to date have been paid, the most recent one of significance being the payment to Hughes and Cronin for our legislative monitoring service. Membership renewals have been bolstered by additional member contributions. A motion to accept the Treasurer’s report was made, seconded and accepted as presented.

Legislative Report:

Dave Bajumpaa’s report summarized the legislative activity pertaining to tolls, with four bills pending which address the issue in various ways. He explained that budget considerations are still the predominant interest, and with deficits expected for the current fiscal year as well as the upcoming one, budget issues will continue to be challenging with no resolution in sight.

There are pending bills proposing a sales tax increase to offset lost municipal revenue due to capped motor vehicle taxes, and to exempt classic registrations from the added $5/year “Passport to the Parks” fee. Since these have no signifcant impact on the auto hobby, the 4Cs will not be advocating a position on them. 

Dave’s full report appeared in the April 2018 issue of The Voice.

New Business:

The members present further discussed the proposed By Laws change to substitute a May meeting for the one scheduled for January each year. The manner in which the language should be modified to accurately and simply provide for the change was determined.

Dave will draft the proposal for vote at the June 2018 meeting.

Website and Calendar of Events:

John Bajumpaa reported the Facebook page continues to add members (now 221), demonstrating further that it is a viable way to send a receive the latest information about upcoming car-related events. He noted, though, that the 4Cs website is still the best place to see the full calendar of events. Although many car clubs seem to be going exclusively to Facebook for their internet presence, some things, like the full calendar, is a better fit in a conventional website.

New information and changes for the calendar should be sent to John Bajumpaa at

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. but he can also be reached through the web site:

(http://www.ctccc.net/contact-us.html ).

Adjournment:

There being no additional business, the Meeting adjourned at 8:25 P.M.

Next Meeting:

Our next meeting will be Monday, June 4, 2018 at the

Athenian Diner Restaurant (dinner at 7:00 p.m.).

Respectfully submitted,

Jim Juhas, Recording Secretary

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