Proposed By-law changes to be voted on at Annual Meeting
The proposed by-law changes below are to be discussed and voted upon at our upcoming annual meeting, which will take place at 6pm on October 15, 2015 at Paonia Town Hall, 214 Grand Avenue, Paonia.
1) ARTICLE IV. SECTION 8. New Item E:
“CAB meetings shall be open to the public.”
Rationale: The purpose of a Community Advisory Board is to facilitate communication between the BOD and the community as to how the radio station is addressing the programming needs of the community. Currently, the CAB standing committee is appointed by the BOD and a quorum of the CAB can present nominations to the BOD. This By-Law change does not change the basic structure of the CAB but increases community access to their meetings.
2) ARTICLE VI. SECTION 1, ITEM (g)
Minutes and any applicable and current financial reports of all Board of Directors meetings shall be posted in the radio station within ten (10) days after said meetings.
Rationale: It is imperative that the public have easy access to the organization’s current financial status. The financial information, which should be presented at every BOD meeting, is as important as the minutes. The addition of this requirement appropriately increases transparency of the BOD’s actions on behalf of the membership. Further, it increases the membership’s ability to intervene in a timely fashion if the finances are not managed appropriately.
3) ARTICLE IV. SECTION 5, ITEM (g):
Proposed sale of transmitting/translating equipment, the KVNF broadcasting licenses, and/or FCC frequencies must be presented at no less than two (2) open meetings held at each transmitter location (90.9 Paonia, 89.1 Montrose) called for such purpose. The proposed sale must then be presented to a vote of the membership by mail-in, secret ballot and must pass by affirmation by 2/3 of votes received.
Rationale: KVNF’s transmitting infrastructure is owned by the members of North Fork Valley Public Radio, Inc. Selling any or part of this infrastructure significantly effects the value of the corporation and has the potential to significantly effect access to the station’s programming. It would be unconscionable to dispose of any of these assets without express permission from the membership.