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June 13, 2018

Upon motion by Richard Boas, second by Rob Hess, the minutes of the May 9, 2018 Directors’ Meeting were approved.

The Directors discussed “Work Group” updates regarding Bright MLS. A number of issues were raised, including the “pace” at which the Appraisers’ and C&I Practitioners’ Groups are meeting, difficulties with statistical reporting, discrepancies in public records and syncing the three systems through Cornerstone™.

The Directors moved to executive session to discuss correspondence from Rod Messick on behalf of the Brokers who met on April 24th at the Lancaster County Club and from the CPA Work Group leadership team which met in Harrisburg on June 6th.

A discussion regarding the misuse of “Coming Soon” property listings resulted in a request that the Education Task Force review the Code of Conduct relative to the policies currently in place and that the Communications Committee consider an article addressing the issue.

The Education Task Force provided background on the Association’s Biennial Training Program as it relates to the State’s required MCE Course for the 2018-2020 cycle. This resulted in a suggestion to “suspend” LCAR’s Biennial Training Program in favor of the State’s required courses “as long as they continue”. Upon  motion by Tom Blefko, second by Richard Boas, the Directors agreed to this recommendation.

The Outing Task Force, Communications and Community Partnerships Committees, as well as the State Directors, reported meeting but required no action.

The Directors reviewed membership statistics and staff presented the new member applications, indicating that they have all been completed in full, with each individual applying for an appropriate classification of membership. Upon motion by Jeff Funk, second by Richard Boas, the Directors approved the new members.

The Association’s Treasurer’s Report was reviewed and upon motion by Mindy Zimmerman, second by Richard Boas, was accepted.

The Directors received communications from the Brookings Institution, NAR’s Internal News Service, PAR’s legal counsel and TrendLink™.

Upon motion by Jeff Funk, second by Mindy Zimmerman, the Directors approved Bylaws modifications required by NAR.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

NOTE:  These minutes have not yet been approved by the LCAR Directors; corrections will follow, if necessary.

Lancaster County Association of Realtors®

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