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The draft minutes of the June 17, 2010 Grand Mound Rochester Horizons (GMRH) Steering Committee meeting are posted below.  They are subject to correction and approval at the next GMRH Steering Committee meeting on February 18, 2010.

Please remember that every GMRH Steering committee meeting is open to all residents of the area.  You are encouraged to attend and participate in the discussions as this is a community-wide effort to reduce poverty in the Rochester/Grand Mound area.  Also, these are only several from a larger list that will be addressed as people accept the challenge to take on the responsibility of any of the other projects on the list.  The larger project list can be found here  Copies of steering committee meeting minutes will be posted on this website.


Bill Liddle
Steering Committee Secretary
Grand Mound Rochester Horizons

Grand Mound Rochester Horizons

July 15, 2010 Steering Committee Meeting Agenda

There was a meeting at 5:30 PM to discuss options for a Rochester Information Center.  Those in attendance were Donna Smith, Danette Jones, Bill and Donna Zimmerman, Suzanne Brown, Janet Weaver and Bill Liddle.  The discussion centered on how it could be formulated, where it might be and how could it be paid for.

The regular meeting of the Steering Committee was called to order at 7:15 PM         
Sandra Cornell and Gene Weaver arrived for this portion of the meeting.

Minutes of last meeting was moved by Donna Zimmerman seconded by Janet Weaver - approved

Treasurers Report: $8,500 now in the bank   - the full Treasurers report is still pending.

Old Business: 

bulletProject Reports
bulletSidewalks – Washington State DOT has let a contract for paving Hwy 12 through Rochester and curbing along the roadway is part of that project.  While we won’t be getting sidewalks it will at least better identify a safer walking area along the roadway.
bulletFarmers Market – about $500.00 already returned to the bank account from vender space rentals. Still looking for more vendors 
bulletSwimming Pools – no activity this period other than the Methodist youth group still collecting money.
bulletLearning center – Teachers have been hired and there are 8 students registered. An open house was held on Swede Day and another open house will be held on September 14th.
bulletBasic Computer Literacy – No new activity this period
bullet Clothing Bank – shut down in July to setup the double wide.  They need more volunteers and there is some furniture is available now.
bullet Gate City Schoolhouse - Their blueberry pancake breakfast will be on, Saturady, July 24th.  The kitchen remodel is underway.
bullet Community Center – No activity this period
bullet Rochester Soccer Center – No activity this period

Steering Committee Policies and Procedures – A draft copy was handed out.  There was a short discussion about what it is and why we need it.  It was decided people should review it during the month and come to the next meeting ready to vote on the matter.  Comments on the draft can be e-mailed to

New Business:

bulletLodging Tax Information – Vivian Eason e-mailed Bill Liddle a report from Thurston County indicating that the counties portion of the lodging tax revenue is committed to the County Fair until 2016.
bulletP. O. Box Rent Due – A check was issued to pay the box rent for the next year.
bulletSuzanne Brown reported the camera is no longer working.  It was decided the cost to repair it would probably exceed the value of it.  It was also decided not to replace it, as most of us would rather use our own cameras.

 Meeting was adjourned at 9:00 PM

 Respectfully submitted

 Bill Liddle
Steering Committee Secretary
Grand Mound Rochester Horizons


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