SANDY POND CHANNEL MAINTENANCE ASSOCIATION (SPCMA)
DRAFT Minutes of Board Member Meeting
DATE: 29 Sept 2004Location: Sandy Creek Town Hall
Chairman Goodnough called the meeting to order at 6:00pm.
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) ABSENT
BOARD MEMBER (Margaret Kastler) PRESENT
BOARD MEMBER (John Shook) PRESENT
BOARD MEMBER (Mike Brennan) ABSENT
BOARD MEMBER (Tom Jones) PRESENT
BOARD MEMBER (Vacant)
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 introduced Burt Goodnough.
Chairman Goodnough introduced Ray Pickering, Association member and volunteer.
(as of 29 Sept 04) Total Members: 404
READING OF THE MINUTES
Secretary Dann Ridgeway read the Minutes from the 29 August 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 Tom Jones to accept the Minutes as read. Seconded by Bob Rezak. Motion carried. Minutes accepted as read.
5Treasurer’s report was read by Chris Reed. Currently the Association
has $15,345.63 in funds. Motion made by Bob Rezak to accept Treasurers' report
subject to audit. Seconded by John Shook. Motion carried; treasurers' report
BILLS AGAINST THE ASSOCIATION
6 a.Chairman Goodnough presented an expenditure of $40.00 for Green Point Marina East, Inc for Additional Insured fee on dredging Insurance policy.
a. Chairman Goodnough announced that she had contacted the Channel Photo representative and was awaiting confirmation on when the photos would be completed.
b. Chairman Goodnough announced that Ray Pickering was interested in filling
the vacant Board Member position. Chairman Goodnough asked for a vote by
a show of hands for the nomination of Ray Pickering to fill the vacant Board
Member position. All members in attendance voted YES. Ray Pickering fills
vacant Board Member position.
a. Burt Goodnough gave an update on the effects of completed dredging and current channel conditions. Water levels continue to be higher than usual allowing unimpeded boat travel through the channel. Dredging was conducted which widened the entrance and passageway at the entrance portion to the Pond side of the Channel. Dredging efforts at the center of the channel resulted in removed sand being replaced overnight due to channel current and wave action. Burt’s opinion and the opinion of Association volunteers is that the dredge can maintain the channel in a navigable condition throughout the dredging season. With the cooperation of boaters and jet skiers, dredging of the channel and recreational use of the Channel can occur on a simultaneous basis. (Lengthy discussion ensued between Board Members and Burt Goodnough about future dredging operations).
b. Chairman Goodnough announced that the dredging permit has been verbally approved through November 29, 2004 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with written approval to follow.
c. Chairman Goodnough announced that she would like to conduct a mail-out to the Association membership with a dredging update letter. Motion made by Mike Pastuf for the Association to fund a mail-out to the general membership. Seconded by John Shook. Motion carried. The Association will conduct a mail-out to the general membership.
a. No Communications were presented.
a. No fundraising events had taken place since last meeting. No fundraising report submitted.
a. No reminders/announcements were presented.
12Motion to adjourn made by Mike Pastuf; seconded by Bob Rezak. Motion
carried; Meeting adjourned at 7:43pm.
Minutes status: Pending approval.
Dann A. Ridgeway