May 11, 2010

Main Speaker: Richard Wurtz: Corporate Lawyer

  • Gave practical advice related to establishing a business in difficult economic times
  • While mayor of Burton, worked to protect businesses against bad check writers
  • Incorporate your business 6mos-1year into business 50% of new businesses do not survive the first year
  • “Put it in writing” – e.g., leases
  • Arbitration clause in all of your contracts. Place a statement in the clause that attorney fees will be paid.

Crystal VanKuren of Get a Haircut Men’s Shop

  • Specializing in men’s and kid’s haircuts
  • Opened 3 months ago
  • Appointments & Walk-ins
  • 9-7 M-F; 9-3 Sat

Business Items

  • Revised ByLaws: identify issues by the next meeting, June 8
  • Budget for 2010-2011: Jack Steele motions, Ed York, 2nd. unanimous

Various Items

  • Pick up trash day went well: approx 40 bags of junk collected
  • Saturday 10am-2pm: hazardous waste collecting at Goodrich High School
  • May 17, MTA will be at the board meeting to present “Your Ride”
  • May 19: Genesee District Library meeting
  • Friends of the Library: pledge for paint
  • Ed York: “truth in taxation” hearing Taxes are not going up. Values are going down Main focus is roads. Working with the state regarding the Dutch Road bridge construction; Hegel Road maintenance; Living within the budget and the budget from this past year still remains “in the black”; the Village has an ordinance against bad check writers (a $500 fine).
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