|President Derrick Dasenbrock||Director Corey Mathisen|
|Vice President Steve Kordosky||Director Forrest Hasty||Phone|
|Past Pres. Mohammad Dehdashti||Director Cindy Dittberner|
|Secretary Jerry Kotzenmacher||Director Rachel Broughton|
|Treasurer Gene Hicks||Director Jason Hedeen|
|Director Jeff Cremin||Director Laura Lyons|
|Director Blake Nelson||Executive Director Dana Wheeler|
|Director Victor Vasas||Robert Haag, Labor Relations Consult|
|Kari Torkelson Admin Assistant|
- Call to order: The meeting was called to order at 3:46 p.m. by President Derrick Dasenbrock.
- Approval of Agenda: A motion was made to accept the agenda by Director Blake Nelson. 2nd by Vice President Steve Kordosky. Motion approved by voice vote.
- Presidents Report – Derrick Dasenbrock
Introductions were made for incoming 2019 Director Corey Mathisen, PCA.
Looking back on 2018, the biggest story was the Janus decision. This had a minimal impact on MGEC but could have been larger. MGEC needs to keep showing there is value in membership. What can the MGEC board do new and differently to show members the value? This is a goal for the president. 2019 will be a negotiating year.
With 2018 President Steve Kordosky being re-elected to the vice president position, this leaves the Past presidents position open. Secretary Jerry Kotzenmacher made a motion to give this position to the 2018 Past President Mohammad Dehdashti. The motion was 2nd, by Director Victor Vasas. Motion was approved by voice vote.
President Dasenbrock asked if the current 3:30 meeting and 4th Monday of the month was acceptable for the 2019 year. No members were concerned about the time and date of the meetings. Meeting will continue on the 4th Monday of each month starting at 3:30.
Meet and Confer – The current members to this meeting with MnDOT management are John Siekmeier, Blake Nelson, Steve Kordosky, Jerry Kotzenmacher, Derick Dasenbrock and Dana Wheeler. Admin Assistant Kari Torklson was also asked to attend these meetings.
Constitution Changes – New language was added to the constitution. Dana and Kari will continue to work on the constitution and bring back to the board. Ultimately the membership will vote on approval of these changes.
Web Content – Policy/practice changes by offices can have an impact on members. If a new policy is not challenged, over time the policy could have holding power. If a new policy is against the MGEC contract, MGEC can fight the new policy. A note should go out to membership asking what new policy or practices are in effect in there offices. The board went over FAQ’s for the web site. Members should be told to check the box for the $300 differed comp match or check the box for vacation hours transferred to differed comp.
Annual meeting is scheduled for June 3rd, 2019. NASHTU is scheduled for June 24th, 2019.
- Executive Directors report – Dana Wheeler
Building update – Currently have 2 offices open.
- Secretary’s report – Jerry Kotzenmacher
The second page of the December 2018 Board meeting minutes was missing in this meetings packet. Will review December 2018 meeting minutes for approval at the February 2019 board meeting.
- Treasurer’s Report – Gene Hicks
The Treasures report was reviewed. Board will review “Accrued Labilities” at the next meeting. Accepted treasurer’s report pending audit.
- Vice Presidents Report – Steve Kordosky
MGEC should continue to lobby SER committee members. Bring Rich Koladziejski into a board meeting to strategize.
Engineering Specialist Principal – Where are we at on the position description from MnDOT and MMB? Will discuss at the upcoming Meet and Confer.
Non-member list – V.P Kordosky will set up a meeting in Oakdale and meet with Non-members.
- Past Presidents Report – Mohammad Dehdashti
A meeting was set up on making a few members qualify for the rule of 90 that didn’t get it because of hire date. Another meeting will be set up.
- DNR: No report.
- PCA – No report.
- Adjourn: A motion was made to adjourn by Director Blake Nelson. 2nd by Treasurer Gene Hicks. Passed by voice vote at 7:05 pm.
Jerry Kotzenmacher Secretary
Dana Wheeler Executive Director