SANDY POND CHANNEL MAINTENANCE ASSOCIATION (SPCMA)
Minutes of Annual Membership Meeting
DATE: 8 Feb 2004Location: Sandy Creek Town Hall
Chairman Goodnough called the meeting to order at 10:08am.
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 (Mike Golddych) 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____ (Vacant))
BOARD MEMBER (Mike Brennan) PRESENT
BOARD MEMBER (Tom Jones) PRESENT
BOARD MEMBER (Tom Ready) PRESENT
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: Jerry Thomas, Oswego County Legislator.
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READING OF THE MINUTES
Minutes from the previous month's meeting were not available for reading.
5Treasurer's report was read by Chris Reed. Currently the Association has $57,322.45 in funds. Motion to accept Treasurer's Report; subject to audit made by Mike Pastuf; seconded by Tony Senzarino. Motion carried. Treasurer's Report accepted.
BILLS AGAINST THE ASSOCIATION
a. No bills against the Association were presented.
a. Margaret Kastler re-emphasized her efforts to have the dredged sand moved to Sandy Island Beach.
b. Tony Senzarino briefed the Membership that the Association now possessed the required dredging permit and that several individuals had come forward interested in providing the equipment and resources to dredge the channel.
a. Chairman Goodnough read a written draft proposal from Burt Goodnough to provide services to the Association in the dredging of the channel for a three-year period at a cost of approximately $36,666. Proposed services include re-dredging of the channel in case of severe weather. Lengthy discussion followed among the membership.
b. Motion made by Mike Goldych to have the Board of Directors negotiate a contract between SPCMA and Burt Goodnough for the dredging of the Channel; seconded by Mike Pastuf. All members were in favor. Motion carried. Board of Directors will negotiate a final contract with Burt Goodnough for the dredging and maintenance of the Channel.
c. Elections: Chairman Goodnough announced that the 4 original Board of Director positions were up for election/re-election. Chairman Goodnough stated that the three (3) incumbent Board Members had been nominated for re-election and asked for any nominations from the floor. Bob "Taco" Rezak nominated John Shook for Board Member position. Motion by Mike Pastuf to elect John Shook to Vacant Board Member position; seconded by Tony Senzarino. All members were in favor. Motion carried. John Shook elected. Motion made by Mike Pastuf to re-elect 3 incumbent Board Members (Bob "Taco" Rezak, Margaret Kastler and Mike Brennan); Seconded by Tony Senzarino. All members were in favor. Motion carried. Incumbent Board Members re-elected. Chairman Goodnough re-appointed Mike Pastuf as Sergeant at Arms. Chairman Goodnough announced the resignation of Mike Goldych as Secretary. Chris Reed made a motion/nomination of Dann Ridgeway for Secretary; seconded by Tony Senzarino. All members were in favor. Motion carried.
d. Chairman Goodnough asked for assistance in organizing and typing a mailing list to send out for new members. Dan Pastuf volunteered to type the list.
e. Chairman Goodnough announced that Mike Goldych had personally donated 12 plaques to be used by the Association in recognition of Platinum Businesses that had helped the Association with fund raising efforts and support.
f. Mr. Hughes, Sandy Pond Camp owner asked if there was anything that could be done about the weeds in Sandy Pond. Jerry Thomas (Oswego County Legislator) stated that the County owned two (2) weed harvesters and added that $40,000 had in previous years been set aside for channel dredging but had been used by the County for weed harvesting Sandy Pond. Jerry Thomas stated he would check on the location of the weed harvesters. Tom Jones stated that the County has an on-going permit for weed harvesting. Motion made by Mike Goldych to send a Committee to the CNY Water Quality Council for weed control. Brief discussion followed. Motion died on the floor for lack of a Second.
a. Chairman Goodnough read a letter in response to request for Federal Grant funding from Senator Hillary Clinton.
b. Proposal from Burt Goodnough.
c. Letter read by Chairman Goodnough from 5 year old Brooke Knight (a 2 year member), on the importance of the Channel to Sandy pond.
a. Permit Committee (Tony Senzarino) briefed that the DEC permit for Dredging was good thru 2005 and that the Army Corps of Engineers permit was good thru 2006.
a. Chairman Goodnough announced that the Association would be doing fewer small fundraiser events and concentrate on 1 or 2 large fund raising events. Possible fund raising events are Auction/Poker Run/Raffle of Boat or Jet Ski.
12No meeting time/place was announced. Meeting time and place will be announced telephonically and by email to members. 13Meeting adjourned.
Dann A. Ridgeway