Sept 19th, 2007 Minutes


Board Meeting
September 19, 2007

Attended: Lyman and Karen Platt, Jim Maxwell, Vernile Prince, Sharon Prince, Berdean Schlosser, Ivan MacDonald and Juli Danis.

The meeting was called to order at 5:01 p.m. with Jim Maxwell conducting.

Fort Sketches

Sketches of the Fort done by Louise Crosby from St. George were displayed for the Committee members to see. These sketches come in either red or grey, and each Committee member will receive one. They will also be available for a $25 donation.


Vernile is preparing the sign, and Karen will be providing some pictures. It will include the restored Fort, a plot plan, the Memorial Garden and special lettering.


Lyman discussed the budget with the Committee and reviewed the process involved with using the 5013C3 Partnership “Color Country, Resource Conservation and Development, Inc.”. We received $450 from the sale of the CDs to the Lee family, and we now have $1,750 in the RC & D account. This agency works with the Five County Association to help people begin to develop societies like this one to assist them with legal concerns, etc. Everything we do is covered under the RC & D, and they cover liability protection for the Board members.
Lee Family Meeting
Karen reported on the positive experiences they have had with the Lee family during their visit to the valley. There were a lot of positive comments heard, and it was a very good experience for them. Some of the buckskin manuscripts they had found will be turned over to the Platts, and the Maxwells will be helping them with their genealogy.

BYU Archeological Dig

Richard Talbot with BYU will be starting October 8th to prepare for the dig. He has to do a site plan on paper and measure, etc. Karen will find out if he will be bringing assistants, and Jim Maxwell will find them a place to stay. Some suggestions were given for possible places.

Roland Lee, Artist

Roland Lee will be here on Monday, September 24th at 9:00 am to look at the possibility of doing a full scale painting of the restored Fort. This will be the first actual painting done of the Fort.

Report on the Church and Land Issues

Jim discussed with the committee the church and land issues. The Public Land Trust will be visiting us to find out how they can help us. Their initial conversations with Lyman indicate they may be able to purchase the land and give it to us. Jim reported we have an attorney, Steven Swindall, who will be moving to the valley, and will become a resource for the legal matters pertaining to land issues.


Brent Prince will be giving the lecture this month on Thursday, September 27th at 7:00 p.m.

Apple Fest

Berdean took an application from the Board to have a table at the Apple Fest to sell the CDs, Fort sketches, tapes, etc. The fee is $30. A motion for approval was given by Vernile Prince and seconded by Jim Maxwell to authorize the Board to pay this application fee from petty cash.

Next Meeting

The meeting adjourned at 5:44 p.m. The next Board meeting will be October 3rd at 5:00 p.m.

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