SANDY POND CHANNEL MAINTENANCE ASSOCIATION (SPCMA)
DRAFT Minutes of Board Member Meeting
DATE: 12 July 2004Location: Sandy Creek Town Hall
Chairman Goodnough called the meeting to order at 6:25pm.
CHAIRMAN’S OPENING COMMENTS/ROLL CALL
1 Opening 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) PRESENT
BOARD MEMBER (Bob “Taco” Rezak) PRESENT
BOARD MEMBER/SERGEANT AT ARMS/PARLIAMENTARIAN (Mike Pastuf) ABSENT
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) RESIGNED
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 Chairman Goodnough announced that Burt Goodnough would be arriving at approximately 7:00pm to present the Board Members an update on the channel condition and dredge equipment status.
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READING OF THE MINUTES
4 No Minutes were read due to the last meeting being an unofficial public information meeting.
5Treasurer’s report was read by Chairman Goodnough. Currently the Association
has $11,957.63 in funds.
BILLS AGAINST THE ASSOCIATION
6 a. Chairman Goodnough presented an expenditure of $1000 for the Director and Officer policy for June 2003.
7a. Chairman Goodnough announced that she had received the Director and Officers Policy from the corporate lawyer.
b. Chairman Goodnough announced that the signs donated by The Friends of Sandy Pond Beach have been placed along the channel.
c. Chairman Goodnough announced that she had contacted the corporate lawyer in reference to having a contract drawn up with the Town of Sandy Creek securing the $10,000 funding. The estimate for the contract was $3500. General discussion followed. Decision made to hold off on the initiation of a contract.
8a. Chairman Goodnough announced that Board Member Tom Ready had resigned. Discussion followed regarding possible candidates to fill vacant Board position.
b. Burt Goodnough presented the Board members with an update on the channel condition, current water levels, and dredge equipment status. Burt stated that the channel was still in good condition due to unusually high water levels in the Pond and Lake Ontario. Burt further stated that he now had the piping and dredge pontoon floats at Green Point Marina East and that he would be departing to pick up the remainder of the dredge within the week. General discussion followed among Board Members and Burt about when the water levels could possibly start dropping which would require commencement of dredging operations. Expectations are that the water levels will begin dropping by the end of July with dredging to be needed approximately August 15th. Bob Rezak stated that the outer sand bar in the channel was beginning to form requiring updated channel buoy marking. Burt announced that they proper officials had already been contacted and that he would check o the status of the buoy marking. General discussion concerning requesting modification of the dredging permit next year to allow placement of the dredged sand closer to the channel on both North and South sides.
c. Motion made by Tom Jones to submit required dredging commencement paperwork to the Mel Schroeder of the US Army Corps of Engineers stating that GPS readings and water level monitoring would begin approximately July 15th with dredging operations to follow as needed. Seconded by Margaret Kastler. Motion carried. Paperwork completed and signed by Chairman Goodnough. Decision made that Board Member Tony Senzarino and Secretary Dann Ridgeway would work with Burt Goodnough in conducting the GPS readings and water level monitoring as directed by the permit.
9a. No Communications were presented.
10a. Cheryl Yerdon of the fundraising committee announced that she had researched two fundraising ideas. The first was to purchase coffee cups with a beautiful Sandy Pond sunset picture on them with Sandy Pond, NY written on the bottom. The second was to purchase Coozies (cold drink holders) with a channel scene and the Association logo on them. General discussion followed. Motion made by Chris Reed to purchase the Coozies if they could be available by August 1st and if they would cost less than $1000. Motion seconded by Tom Jones. Motion carried. Purchase of Coozies would be undertaken. Decision made to wait on the purchase of the coffee cups.
b. Chairman Goodnough announced that a music band with Joe Whiting would
be playing at The Wayside on August 13th as a fundraiser for the Association. Tickets would be $10.00 at the door.
c. Chairman Goodnough announced that she had sold one more channel photo
and that one photo remained.
d. Chairman Goodnough announced that there had been $50.00 in Association
11a. No reminders/announcements were presented.
12 Motion to adjourn made by Tom Jones; seconded by Chris Reed. Motion
carried; meeting adjourned at 8:22pm.
Minutes status: Pending approval.
Dann A. Ridgeway