Board Meeting
July 8, 2009
Sandy Pond Channel

Meeting called to order at  5:45 PM

Roll call of Officers: President____X_  Cathy Goodnough
      Vice Pres._____    Greg Breslin
      Secretary_____X_ Ted Reiter
Board Members   ____X___Bonnie Reid
  _______   Bob Rezak
           _______  Margaret Kastler
           ________Mike Brennan
           ____X___Ray Pickering
  ____X___John Shook
  ____    __¬¬¬¬ Pete Backus
  ____X___Dave Catania

Do we have a Quorum?         Yes  

Treasurers Report: Account balance as of 7/8/09            $24,142.23
If we Dredge we receive from the Town of Sandy Creek    
Money due from Previous Contractor in August 09         $8,350.00
Possible total Income                    47,492.23

2009 – 90 Members to date

Membership Status to date:

2008      2007     2006      2005     2004     2003
Bronze 109        
Silver     62
Gold      39Dredged 06-07
Platinum 10
Other        4
Total     224          171      43       217         407      641

Dredge Outfits and Leasing of Rental Equipment:
1.Cranesville Dredgers contacted back in March and June, they will not be leasing or dredging anymore, they have gotten out of that business.
2.Dredge Maryland Quote from last year.
3.Wagner’s Dredging contacted 3/20/09, 4/15/09 & 6/10/09, they were to come and give the Association a quote for dredging this year, however, they had another job lined up that starts August 1st and they didn’t think they could do both jobs.  They have a dredge for sale and we are reviewing the equipment for possible purchase of their dredge.  The dredge was similar to the one Cranesville used and had 1500’ of solid pipe at 10” diameter, and 150’ of floating pie the cost was 50,000.00, with a guarantee that the Association would not interfere with their dredge business in Alex Bay.
4.Greg Breslin contacted VMI dredges and they have a quote for leasing their equipment, 18,900.00 per month, transportation was 8,000 and the piping for 150’
700.00 and 1200’ of non-floating hose was 2,800.00, we          would need at least 3500’ of piping.  We would then have diesel, insurance and operators expenses.
5.Western dredge & Supply Co contacted 6/22/09 , their response cam back through under Cranesville Aggregate.
6.IMS contacted, Jim Atkinson was to come out and look over our dredge project, but no one showed up.
7.Liquid Waste Technology’s quote for leasing equipment: 3000’ of piping would be approx. 7,500.00 The dredge had to be leased for a minimum of 3 months at 22,000.00 per month, plus transportation of approx. 5,000.00, we would then have the cost of operators, diesel, placement of pipe and Insurance.

Channel Measurements and Status: The Board reviewed the depths of the Channel on the North side.  Coming into the Pond close to shore is 31/2’ of water, farther down towards the Island there is a break through of the sand bar with depths of 4’.  On the South side coming into the Pond the channel that is marked by Parks and recreation is 4’ in the shallowest spot.  It is narrow but very passable.  Farther down toward the Island there is a break through of the sand bar with depths ranging from 4-41/2’. 

After reviewing the measurements and the quotes for dredging the Motion was made to save our money and not dredge this year, Send board members to look at the dredge for sale.  Motion made by Dave Catania and seconded by Ted Reiter. Any discussion, all in favor. Motion passed.

Closing Comments\Adjournment

President will entertain a motion to adjourn.

Motion made to adjourn by Ted Reiter, seconded by Dave Catania. Any discussion, all in favor, all opposed. Motion Passed.

Meeting adjourned at 6:20 PM