SANDY POND CHANNEL MAINTENANCE ASSOCIATION (SPCMA)
Minutes of Board Member Meeting
DATE: 2 May 2004Location: Sandy Creek Town Hall
Chairman Goodnough called the meeting to order at 10:05am.
CHAIRMAN’S OPENING COMMENTS/ROLL CALL
1Opening comments given by Chairman Goodnough.
Roll call of Officers:
CHAIRMAN (Cathy Goodnough) PRESENT
VICE PRESIDENT (Greg Breslin) PRESENT
SECRETARY (Dann Ridgeway) PRESENT
TREASURER (Chris Reed) PRESENT
BOARD MEMBER (Bob “Taco” Rezak) PRESENT
BOARD MEMBER/SERGEANT AT ARMS/PARLIAMENTARIAN (Mike Pastuf) PRESENT
BOARD MEMBER (Tony Senzarino) PRESENT
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 No visitors were present.
20032004 (as of 2 May 2004)
READING OF THE MINUTES
Secretary Dann Ridgeway read the Minutes from the 4 April 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 Mike Pastuf to accept the Minutes as read. Seconded by Tom Jones. Motion carried. Minutes accepted.
5Treasurer’s report was read by Chairman Goodnough. Currently the Association
has $65,407.13 in funds. Motion to accept Treasurer’s Report; subject to audit
made by Dann Ridgeway; seconded by Mike Pastuf. Motion carried. Treasurer’s
BILLS AGAINST THE ASSOCIATION
a. There were no Association expenditures for April 2004.
b. Chairman Goodnough presented Association expenditures for May 2004. Expenditures were $90.00 for Hancock & Estabrook filing fee and $25.00 for Department of Law paperwork fee. Total expenditures were $115.00. Motion made by Tony Senzarino to accept expenditures as spent by Chairman Goodnough. Seconded by Mike Pastuf. Motion carried. Expenditures approved.
a. Chairman Goodnough announced that the mailing list of Sandy Pond real estate owners and business was in excess of 1500 people and that to conduct a letter of awareness/donation solicitation mail-out would cost $500 or more. General discussion followed among Board members about mail-out letter contents. Motion made by Tony Senzarino to conduct a mail-out letter of awareness/donation solicitation to Sandy Pond real estate owners and businesses. Seconded by Tom Jones. Motion carried. Mail-out will be conducted.
b. Chairman Goodnough announced that The Friends of Sandy Pond Beach had donated stainless steel signs to be used as No Wake/5 MPH signs in the channel area and asked that SPCMA fund the lettering of the signs. Motion made by Mike Pastuf to fund the lettering of the signs donated by The Friends of Sandy Pond Beach. Seconded by Chris Reed. General discussion followed about the placement of the signs. Motion carried. SPCMA will fund the lettering of the signs.
c. Chairman Goodnough asked Tom Jones about the cause of the 2 Sept 2004 stop dredging date. Tom Jones stated he had contacted several individuals and no specific reason could be cited but the general consensus was that it was about the fall salmon run. Lengthy Board member discussion ensued. Chairman Goodnough ended the discussion by stating she would contact Robin Niver of the Fish and Wildlife Preservation and attempt to determine the stop dredging cause.
d. Chairman Goodnough asked Tom Jones what progress had been made in setting up a Channel visit by members of Agencies stated at last months meeting. Tom Jones stated he had contacted John Dehollander from Soil and Conservation and Sharon Gable from SUNY Oswego. No other Agencies had been contacted. Chairman Goodnough stated that she would assist in setting up a channel visit.
Meeting paused at 10:58 to allow Burt Goodnough to prepare for contract presentation preparation.
Meeting reconvened 11:05.
a. Burt Goodnough gave a graphical presentation on the current physical condition of the channel. Burt briefed that there was extreme erosion on both the North and South shores of the channel and that sand build-up was occurring between the North (Pond side) of the channel and Carl’s Island and that water depth levels between Carl’s Island and Green Point were being reduced because of increased sand build-up from sand being swept in from the increased channel current.
b. Burt presented Chairman Goodnough with a cover letter and draft agreement for 3 years of channel maintenance dredging by The Sandy Pond Channel Maintenance Association and Greene Point Marina East, Inc for a pre-payment of $60,000. Chairman Goodnough read the draft agreement and entertained Board member discussion and recommendations as to additions, deletions and changes. No changes were made to the format of the agreement. The Board members and Burt Goodnough made changes to the content and wording of the agreement as agreed upon and negotiated. Motion made by Mike Pastuf to accept modified agreement as a contract between Green Point Marina East, Inc and SPCMA for 3 years of channel maintenance dredging. Seconded by Tony Senzarino. Motion carried unanimously. Agreement/contract accepted, signed by Chairman Cathy Goodnough and Green Point Marina East, Inc Corporate officer Burt Goodnough; witnessed in signature by Board member John Shook and Board Member Greg Breslin. Final draft agreement with corrections annotated and SPCMA Corporate seal affixed to be used as original final agreement.
c. General discussion among board members in reference to 2004 budgeted $10,000 from the Town of Sandy Creek. Board of Directors will pursue usage of the monies budgeted by the Town of Sandy Creek for dredging purposes to ensure a safe channel and boating conditions in Sandy Pond.
d. Chairman Goodnough announced that SPCMA must file a non-profit tax Form 990 by 15 May 2004.
e. Chairman Goodnough announced that SPCMA member Frank Dragotta was preparing a profit and loss statement for the Association as required for tax filing.
a. Secretary Dann Ridgeway read a letter from John Dehollander (Oswego County Soil and Water) to Oswego County Legislator Jerry Thomas stating that due to competing harvesting efforts and previous failed harvester launching attempts in North Pond, Oswego County Soil and Water Conservation would not be able to support North Pond weed harvesting efforts in the foreseeable future.
a. No committee reports were presented.
a. No reminders/announcements were presented.
12The next meeting will be a Public membership meeting on Sunday, 6 June, 2004 at 9:00am at the Sandy Pond Sportsmen’s Club. 13Motion to adjourn made by Dann Ridgeway; seconded by Mike Pastuf. Motion
carried; meeting adjourned at 12:26am.
Dann A. Ridgeway