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Vision of KPB

The vision of Keep Paulding Beautiful is to create an atmosphere that inspires Paulding County citizens to care for their environment in a way that impacts future generations. 

2018 Calendar of Events

Keep Paulding Beautiful welcomes your participation in any of our annual events. If you can’t participate, please consider a sponsorship. Visit us on Facebook or email rcabrera@paulding.gov for more information.

 

July

KPB board has no activities this month

(Trash FLASH Mob events only)


August

KPB board has no activities this month

(Trash FLASH Mob events only)


September

Rivers Alive September 28 at White Oak Park


October

Shred Event (Info TBD)


November

Library Beautification Projects

Crossroads Library November 3

Hiram Library November 10


December

Litter Bag Giveaway

Volunteer

 Keep Paulding Beautiful's desire is to work with Paulding citizens to promote a clean and healthy environment in which to live, work, and play

"Serving others is not what we do, it's who we are" 


October 26

Roberts Elementary Enviroscapes


October 29-30

Burnt Hickory Elementary Enviroscapes


November 3  

Crossroads Library Cleanup    


November 10  

Hiram Library Cleanup    


November 12-13  

Russom Enviroscapes    


November 12 

Trash FLASH Mob in Hiram    


November 14

KPB Board Meeting  

Recycle Day    


December 4-6  

Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation Conference    


December 12  

KPB Board Meeting

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Board Monthly Meeting Minutes

February Meeting


KPB Meeting Minutes 

Robert     Cabrera

Interim Executive Director  & 

Litter Coordinator

 February 14, 2018

 MEETING CALLED TO ORDER: Jud @ 0830

PRIOR MEETING MINUTES: Reviewed and accepted

FINANCIAL REPORT OF PROGRAM ACCOUNT:  Reviewed and accepted

BUSINESS:

Ø OLD BUSINESS

o Robert

§ Waste Industries – donating $500 towards the ‘clean-up’ at 2 locations

· Trail head @ Chamber of Commerce & Tara Drummond Memorial  Park

o Friday, March 23 @ (time TBD)

o Master Gardeners will decide what will be planted

§ By-Laws / job descriptions (Nancy) 

· Nancy/Erica will be working on the  KPB job descriptions to match the Keep America Beautiful (KAB) job descriptions

o Jud

§ No response from Scott Green regarding applying for a 501©3 status for KPB

Ø NEW BUSINESS

o Cynthia

§ Submitted her resignation to Jud / but will continue to volunteer

§ Willing to remove ‘less than 10 tires’ – notify her after index ride

o Robert

§ Will be making a video for PCTV23 / about what KPB is doing

§ Wants commissioners involved in GAC

· Clean-up on the Silver Comet Trail locations (within each post)

o Post 1 –

o Post 2 - 

o Post 3 – Vernon Collette / Caboose

o Post 4 – 

o Post 5 – 

§ Calendar / Dates

· FLASH TRASH MOB

o March 16 – Dallas / 2:30 – 3:00

o March 20 – Hiram / 12:30 – 1:30 @ Ben Hill Strickland Sr. Mem. Park

o March 23, 24 – Dallas Health Fair

o April 11 – meeting at Georgia Highland College (GHC) 4th floor board room

§ Earth Day @ GHC immediately following the meeting

§ Each organization can have a table

o April 21 – Shredder Event – April 21 @ New Season Church / 9am – noon

o May 4 – STEM Day @ Hiram Elem.

o May 5 – Great American Clean-Up (GAC)

o Jud

§ Asked/presented Bob Banks as a Post 3 Representative

· Nancy will speak to Commissioner Collette about nominating him

§ Litter Index Ride on March 14 @ 8am

· Meet at this building / using 2 vehicles / Invite your commissioner

· CC Tire Recovery (Cynthia) is offering, after the Litter Index, the recovery and disposal of up to 75 units (tires) / Units must be visible from road side and be at least 3- to 10 units per location for feasibility – please inform her if you find any tires

o Erica / Clifford

§ The purchase of a thumb drive to maintain KPB information (Jud will supply by next meeting)

§ Shredder Event – April 21 @ New Season Church / 9am – noon

· *tax season is over / Hardee’s will supply breakfast

o Mary Carol

§ Christine Murphy (Upward Bound Math/Science @ HHS & EPHS)

· May 5 Event – may volunteer with GAC?

ADJOURNMENT: There was a motion to adjourn by _Joey___, the motion was seconded by _Cynthia_ and approved unanimously @ 0940.

NEXT MEETING: March 14 will be our ‘Litter Index Ride’ - starts   8:00am

Minutes approved as presented_____________ Minutes approved as ____________

With Changes _________

Jud Sewell – President   Date   Nancy Hightower – Vice President     Date

__________________________________

Clifford McGrady – Secretary  Date

*AFTER THE MEETING NOTE

v Clarification is needed, from Tommy Leonard, regarding the KPB budget of $5,000.00. It is requested that he attends our next regular meeting

   

April Meeting

KPB Meeting Minutes

  

CALL TO ORDER:  By Jud @ 0830

READING OF PRIOR MEETING MINUTES: 

Minutes presented for approval

NOTE - Remove Cynthia from the distribution list

Motion to approve, with correction, made by Nancy and seconded by Erica 

(All voted in favor to approve)

Approved _X

READING OF FINANCIAL REPORT:  

Report presented for approval

Motion to approve made by Clifford and seconded by Mary Carol

(All voted in favor to approve)

Approved _X

NEW BUSINESS: 

Jud donated 2 thumb drives to KPB (1 for secretary & 1 for treasurer)

Finalize Great American Clean Up Plans/Locations  (May 5th / 9a – 11am)

Post 1 - Jud contact Interrool as a location

Post 2 – Tara Drummond Park / Erica & Joey

Post 3 – Caboose / Nancy, Clifford & Sybil

Post 4 - *Robert will talk with Commissioner Crowe about the location (Burnt Hickory Park??)

INVITATIONS – Mary will send out ‘EventBrite’ notices – via social media

· Start / Finish Times

Each location can ‘do whatever’ they desire

· Clean Up locations for all Posts

We are asking for each post commissioner to attend

§ Vernon Collette - will attend

§ Tony Crowe - 

§ Dave Carmichael - 

§ Todd Pownall – 

· Supplies 

Each location will let Robert know what they need

Pickers / gloves / trash bags / shovels / rakes / give-away bags / KPB signs

COST OF PLANTING @ TARA DRUMOND ($250) WILL BE COVERED BY KPB INITALLY AND THEN REPLACED BY THE DOANTION FROM WASTE INDUSTRIES

Motion made by Mary C and seconded by Nancy

Tara Drummond and Chamber Trailhead project - will suggest these become part of the Great American Clean Up 

Waste Industries is still committed to donate

· 501©3 updates (Jud)

The county does not want to establish a non-profit account

They gave him the name of Jim Mitchner as a possible source to get it done for us

· Board members are ‘expected to donate’ to the board

· Bank Account (Jud)

Motion made (Mary) to establish an account at Wells Fargo & get a re-usable gift card for Robert, second by Nancy

Open an account at Wells Fargo (Hiram)

2 signatures

*Loadable Visa Card

- We set criteria for usage / storage / 

- Robert submits budget for use / then we approve

Reschedule Shedder Event

· Check on June 9th

Training Costs – 

$5,000 Budget explanation from Tommy – he is not available

- Training was paid for by the county (training/hotel/per diem)

Additional items
 

JUD REQUESTED DATA ON CITATIONS TO PRESENT TO COMMISIONERS

TEE-SHIRTS – costs will come from KPB / $210 / 24 shirts / second order for board member sizes / Jud will take payment to vendor today

VOTED – Motion by Joey, seconded by Nancy

Mary will establish ‘mid-meeting’ communication process

- Establish event SOP / Jud

- HOLD HARMLESS FORM (reestablish/put online)

MEMBER INPUT & ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Nancy – 

VOTE – to amend the by-laws /

Motion made by Mary and seconded by Erica to make Joey & Cliff part of the board

JOEY & CLIFF were not members of the By-Laws (officially)

ADJOURNMENT – Joey made a motion to adjourn @ 1000, and it was seconded by Mary C