Meeting of the KBOO Board of Directors, 2009/09/15- Executive Committee

Executive Meeting, Sep 15th, 2009

Judy Fiestal
Erin Brand
Chris Merrick
Debbie Rabidue
Paula Small, via phone


Health Care
File Server
Follow-up on last Exec. Meeting

meeting started 11:11am.

Health Care

Debbie prepared breakdown of health care options and staff consensus on which plan they’d prefer
Staff wants to keep insurance intact, don't want to give up more benefits, wages, etc.
Increase co-pay from $10 to $15 for prescription coverage
Majority wanted to add $250 vision rider
The option most staff were in favor of is a 9% increase instead of 12%, that would have happened if they just continued the same coverage as last year.
Looked at changing dental providers, lower cost to KBOO and a better benefit to employee to change from Guardian Dental to Lincoln

Erin asks about future increases in rates. Insurance broker says to anticipate 15% increase for next fiscal year, plan is open for change in coverage at that time.

Debbie discussed effect on proposed 2010 budget- with decrease in newswire service fee, KBPS rental contract, health/dental benefits, possible 1.5% wage decrease, no contributions to retirement (keep it open for personal contribution).

Paula - Does staff still support decrease in benefits and wages if it does not balance a budget? Chris would ask staff at staff meeting and report back to finance committee.

Debbie-Finance Committee will look at different budget scenarios at meeting tonight, there has been a lot of new information and figures in the last two weeks.

Executive Committee votes to approve Debbie calling insurance broker to sign contract for Kaiser option D-2 (‘D-2’ refers to Kaiser SB10 ($10 copay) and alternative care (current plan), with the $15 prescription copay and vision rider). Also approved to change to Lincoln Dental plan.

File Server

Chris hands out engineering estimate and answers questions.

Estimated Cost, $11,618 (Engineering Committee came up with estimate using one of four quotes), higher cost than anticipated. Paul Monday is volunteer consultant, trying to get discount from manufacturers.

Estimated life span of 3 years due to technology changes as well as being heavily used by volunteers and staff.

Would take 6 to 8 weeks to install, do it after the pledge drive, work to be completed in November.

Brian Stevens got net drive up and working for the mean time.

Paula thinks the quote is fair for how important this hardware is to volunteers and the station.

Board officers discuss taking this estimate to Board meeting on the 21st . Chris can present or answer questions if John Mackey is not available.

Follow-up on last Exec. Meeting

Letter regarding Toni's lay-off was posted on web and blog, instead of placed in volunteer boxes, per Ani's advice.

Ask Marc if he can make letter more visible on website. Judy will contact Marc.

Meeting concluded approx. 11:45am.



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