SANDY POND CHANNEL MAINTENANCE ASSOCIATION (SPCMA)
Minutes of Board Member Meeting
DATE: 4 April 2004Location: Sandy Creek Town Hall
Chairman Goodnough called the meeting to order at 10:10am.
CHAIRMAN’S OPENING COMMENTS/ROLL CALL
1Opening comments given by Chairman Goodnough.
Roll call of Officers:
CHAIRMAN (Cathy Goodnough) PRESENT
VICE PRESIDENT (Greg Breslin) ABSENT
SECRETARY (Dann Ridgeway) PRESENT
TREASURER (Chris Reed) ABSENT
BOARD MEMBER (Bob “Taco” Rezak) PRESENT
BOARD MEMBER/SERGEANT AT ARMS/PARLIAMENTARIAN (Mike Pastuf) PRESENT
BOARD MEMBER (Tony Senzarino) ABSENT
BOARD MEMBER (Margaret Kastler) PRESENT
BOARD MEMBER (John Shook) PRESENT
BOARD MEMBER (Mike Brennan) ABSENT
BOARD MEMBER (Tom Jones) PRESENT
BOARD MEMBER (Tom Ready) ABSENT
Quorum present? YES
The objectives of the Association are:
A. To assure the safe and unimpeded transit of recreational vessels between Lake Ontario and Sandy Pond.
B. To cooperate with Government agencies and Not-for-Profit Organizations regarding improvements to, and the preservation of Sandy Pond and it’s associated geography and wildlife.
C. To cooperate with said Agencies and Organizations to promote public access and use of the area.
D. To support the coordination of efforts to promote a vibrant aquatic-based local economy.
INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS
2 The Chairman introduced: Burt Goodnough
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READING OF THE MINUTES
Secretary Dann Ridgeway read the Minutes from the 8 Feb 2004 meeting. The Secretary asked if there were any additions, deletions or changes to the Minutes. No additions, deletions or changes were presented. Motion made by Dann Ridgeway to accept the Minutes as read. Seconded by Mike Pastuf. Motion carried. Minutes accepted.
5Treasurer’s report was read by Chairman Goodnough. Currently the Association
has $64,407.13 in funds. Motion to accept Treasurer’s Report; subject to audit
made by Mike Pastuf; seconded by Tom Jones. Motion carried. Treasurer’s
BILLS AGAINST THE ASSOCIATION
a. Chairman Goodnough presented Association expenditures for March 2004. Expenditures were $37.00 for stamps and $34.18 to Hancock and Estabrook for 501c3 tax exempt paperwork filing. Total expenditures were $71.18.
a. Chairman Goodnough announced that as of March 12th the Association tax exempt status was approved and retroactive to 18 Feb 2003.
b. Mike Pastuf briefed that his son Dan had approximately 1500 names typed on the mailing list to real estate and home owners in the Sandy Pond area and that an approximate goal date of 2 weeks for completion of the mailing list.
c. Chairman Goodnough asked about the status of the $10,000 from the Town of
Sandy CreekCounty. Margaret Kastler stated that the money was approved but
would only be allotted when the Association was in need of additional funds to
meet its goals.
c. John Shook offered to distribute Association Channel postcards and pick up
postcard money and jug donation money from local businesses.
a. Burt Goodnough gave an update on the status of channel dredging. Burt stated that he was looking at 2-3 different dredgers and within the week he would be making a decision as to which one he would purchase. He also stated that the price of stainless steel had risen 10% since the initial draft proposal and that this would increase the price of the dredger which would increase the down payment required from the Association for dredging. Additionally, Burt Goodnough recommended that the Natures Conservancy, DEC representatives, and other local Associations and groups personally visit the channel to get a first hand look at the changes that are happening. Burt also recommended that a barrier beach be established to protect the channel from the wave action that is eroding the channel and beaches on both the North and South sides of the channel. Burt Goodnough stated that he would have the equipment and be ready to dredge on July 15th.
b. Tom Jones agreed to contact the above-mentioned agencies and people and attempt to set up a channel visit.
c. General discussion among board members and Burt Goodnough as to why dredging was prohibited from 2 September 2004 until 29 November 2004. Tom Jones would seek an answer why dredging during that time period was prohibited.
d. General discussion as to whether it would more beneficial to place dredged sand along the North and South sides of the channel rather than the 1000’ feet away as stated in the permit. Chairman Goodnough would contact Tony Senzarino to determine whether it would be possible to file an addendum to change the placement of the dredged sand.
e. Tom Jones stated that monitoring surveys were regularly conducted of the Pond. Chaiman Goodnough asked Tom Jones to make the Association aware of the scheduled survey dates when the information becomes available.
a. Chairman Goodnough announced that Dan Sawchuck had contacted her regarding the renewal of the DEC permit. Secretary Dann Ridgeway would contact Dan Sawchuck regarding renewal of the permit.
a. Gina Taro of the Grant Committee is continuing to work on and seek outside funding through grant applications.
a. Chairman Goodnough announced that the focus of the next meeting would be
to determine what kind of fund-raising event the Association would do.
12The next Board meeting will be Sunday, 16 May, 2004 at 10:00am at the Sandy Creek Town Hall. 13Motion to adjourn made by Dann Ridgeway; seconded by Mike Pastuf. Motion
carried; meeting adjourned at 11:45am.
Dann A. Ridgeway