Minutes of MSSL Board of Directors meeting...September 13, 2018.

Amended September 19, 2018

Meeting called to order at approximately 2:00 p.m. by Speaker Mr. Skidmore. 

All members present.  Mr. Millard arrived just after meeting commenced.
Commissioner Emeritus Mr. Hustead was attending services for past member Chuck Stallings. 

Following were present as guests:
Ed Nicholls, John Sennett, Bill Lozano, Steve Baranick and Manny Morones. 

OLD BUSINESS 

1)..Motion made by Mr. Fisher with a second by Mr. Trez to approve the August 2018 monthly meeting minutes. Vote was 6-0 in favor.  Motion passed. 

2)..Reviewed August 2018 budget results.  Current balance $3705.27. 

3)..Mr. Skidmore verbally presented outline of plaque to be awarded at the end of the current season to the winner of the Ed Hustead award.  Approximate cost to be about $100.00. 

4)..Mr. Skidmore thanked Mr. Curley for the new concept of Opening Day ceremonies. Feedback was positive and we will continue in the Spring Season 2019. 

5)..Mr. Trez presented information from Gina at Mt. San Jacinto College for 3rd annual softball game.  This year (tentatively Wednesday, November 14, 2018) it is to be held at their field which is just a short distance from our fields.
Request for Veterans that are interested to be publicized with responses to Mr. Trez's email. (jimnpar@sbcglobal.net). 

6)..Mr. Skidmore and Mr. Fuhrmann will meet with Mr. Hustead for reconciliation of funds for the September to August entry fees. 

7)..Mr. Skidmore presented outline of proposed rule change to substitution rule presented by Rob Hellman.  After discussion, motion made by Mr. Fisher with a second by Mr. Sternberger to implement on a trial basis in Fall 2018 season playoffs.  Vote was 4-3 in favor. Motion passed.  No votes by Mr. Skidmore, Mr. Curley and Mr. Fuhrmann. 

NEW BUSINESS.

1)..Mr. Fuhrmann advised new field preparation procedure is working.  Constant reminders to be given to Valley Wide recreation staff. 

2)..Presentation with petition by Bill Lozano to modify height limit of pitches from 12 feet to unlimited.  Bill was thanked for his efforts.  After presentation, no motion was made to accept, resulting in no change to our current rule. 

3)..Discussed current Chief Umpire duties.  Result was discussion is necessary regarding training, scheduling and other duties.  Committee of Mr. Skidmore, Mr. Sternberger and Mr. Fisher to meet soon with the Chief Umpire to review league concerns.  Mr. Skidmore to contact Ken Mitoma. 

4)..Short discussion of cancellation of games on September 20, 2018. All agreed it was the right thing to do and policy will continue in future similar circumstances. 

5)..[ADDED] Mr. Skidmore presented outline of proposed rule change to substitution rule presented by Rob Hellman.  Proposal presented below.  After discussion, motion made by Mr. Fisher with a second by Mr. Sternberger to implement on a trial basis in Fall 2018 season playoffs and fully implement for Spring 2019 season..  Vote was 4-3 in favor.  No votes by Mr. Skidmore, Mr. Curley and Mr. Fuhrmann. 

PROPOSAL: 

"Both teams must bat the same number of players in the 10 - 12 rating range.

No team is required to bat more than three (3) players in the 10 - 12 rating range.

If one team has fewer players in the 10 - 12 rating range, then that team will record one (1) out for each of those players at the end of their lineups, not to exceed three (3) outs.

As an example: if Team A is batting their 10, 11 and 12 rated players and Team B only has two (2) players rated 10 - 12 batting, then Team B will take one (1) out at the end of their lineup every time that position comes up in the lineup. If Team B is only batting one (1) player rated 10 - 12, then they will take two (2) outs at the end of their lineup every time those positions come up in the lineup.  Team B would take three (3) outs, if they are missing their 10, 11 and 12 rated players each time they reach the end of their lineup. 

In order to encourage managers to play with a full team, any team missing players rated 10 - 12 can replace them with any other player rated 10 - 12. 

NOTE:  As an example: if Team A is missing their 12, they can replace that player with a player rated 10, 11 or 12." 


6)..Reviewed policy of Sub list entry fees.  No change. 

7)..Next meeting scheduled for October 18, 2018. 

8)..Motion to adjourn by Mr. Fisher with a second by Mr. Millard.  Vote was 7-0 in favor. 

Meeting adjourned at approximately 3:40 p.m. 

 Minutes submitted by Mr. Fuhrmann.