Business and Finance Committee
Monday, October 12, 2020
11:30 a.m., Board Room
Attendance: Dave Hazekamp, Elroy Buckner, Kris Cole, Bob Szymoniak, Paul Matz (Rehmann), and Mark Mesbergen
1. Audit Update
Paul Matz from Rehmann presented the outcome for the 2019-2020 financial audit. The presented audit consisted of zero findings and zero comments. Will Love will present the audit to the entire board at the upcoming board meeting.
2. Tower Pinkster Contract
Bob presented a recommendation to continue to use Tower Pinkster for the potential 2021 bond. The fees have not changed since our previous contract.
3. Forklift Request
Mark presented a recommendation to purchase a new forklift for the high school. The current lift is from the early 70’s and cannot reach the heights needed for the new scene storage area. The forklift is part of a governmental consortium so there are no bidding requirements. The purchase would come out of the capital projects fund.
4. Reconfirmation of the District Instructional Plan and Mitigation Strategies
Bob gave an update on Fruitport’s instructional plan and mitigation strategies.
5. DDA Update
Bob presented an update with the DDA. Bob and Mark are trying to gather as much information as possible to come up with a recommendation.
6. Other – OAK Contract
Bob presented a recommendation to continue to use OAK for the potential 2021 bond. The fees have not changed since our previous contract.
Meeting adjourned at 12:45 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by Mark Mesbergen