Minutes of Annual Meeting
August 16, 2020
Greene Point Pavillion
Meeting called to order 10 AM
Roll call of Officers: President _X_Cathy Goodnough Secretary _X_Bonnie ReidTreasurer____ Bonnie Reid Board Members ____Dave Catania
Do we have a Quorum? Yes
Thank you all for coming out today, we have some exciting news to share with our membership. The State’s REDI program sent an engineer out in June to work with SPCMA under our permit to dredge this fall. We have had many conference calls with the permitting agencies to get this project under way by September 8th. They are modifying SPCMA permit for this year only to encompass the changes needed for the dredge project this year. Review the project and drawings.
SPCMA still needs to plan a dredge project this fall and start the permit process with the DEC for their 30 day notice. The area of major concern is far out on the lake side. The State’s project is calling for 7,000 cubic yards of material removed and our permits allow for 12,000 cubic yards. We should be able to get out their right after the State’s project ends. We also have previously taken sand to Sandy Island State Park every time our trucks go back there. The State is not going to be doing this. Their project calls for a one time movement of Equipment to site and then access the project by boat. Today’s water level is at 246.15. Access along the lake side should be ok.
Spcma contacted all agencies early in the Spring with a request for emergency dredging on the South side. After many phone calls with State officials and the Permitting agencies, we were NOT allowed to dredge the South side or the North side to get a channel marked for safe navigation for the summer months due to the Piping plover. Show map of requested area.
We contacted the NYS Parks and Rec early this Spring, they couldn’t get here until June 8th. They also could not mark a fully navigational channel. They only marked the main channel between the North and South side out into the Lake. They did remark the rock pile that is out on the North side.
We dredged last year and contracted BDS Construction (Brian Wallis). We spent a total of $ 50,083.00 of which we received the $ 20,000.00 from the Town of Sandy Creek from the budget 2019.
.We had 75 NPR donations received last year and their information has been merged with the SPCMA mail out.
152 90 159 82 182
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
157 69 102 49 89 2018 2019 2020
After the high water event and destruction of the Barrier Dunes of 2017 & 2019. The North Pond Resiliency Group was formed and they dredged under the State’s REDI program for the rebuild of the barrier dunes. Brian Wallis of BDS Construction dredged all winter to rebuild the dunes. The first plan was to place the sand spoils in Geo tubes, they did not use this method as the tubes were over $ 100,000.00. We have the break-down of the dredge costs to date. Of this grant money SPCMA provided a match of
$ 30,000.00 for this project. This simple meant we supplied our regular dredge receipts to the project. We did not expense
$ 30,000.00. We did however, raise $ 6,608.00 last year for this project and that was turned over to the Town of Sandy Creek at their request.
The NPR group also has requested $ 500,000.00 for the South dune restoration project. It is not finalized that these funds received will all go to the South side, as the North side is in dire straits. . The channel has always wanted to move north and this year is no different. The north spit consists of a few bushes and that is all. Ask Brian if we are going to still dredge out there? Or if he has been contacted with a plan, Ron Fisher spoke that there will be another project and he will keep us updated.
. There were 3 main breaches in the North barrier dunes. This project went well even during the worst winter months of freezing cold. The dunes were rebuilt with a slope up and many cubic yards of sand were removed from the shoal. Unfortunately the severe winds this spring did damage to the recently repaired dunes. Our understanding is there is more money set aside in the REDI program to rebuild both the North and the South side of the barrier dunes. The spring winds also filled in the south side of the beach. We were not allowed to pull back the south side last year due to potential taking of the piping plover habitat. Out project consisted of working out in the lake side and trying to remove as much sand as possible.
The Town is also still working on a Septic removal system for the Pond area. We do not have any particular details of how this will be set up yet. The State and Oswego County Emergency management team would like this project to be done to help future water quality on the pond, also if peoples land are low and are subject to flooding, a septic removal system will be advantageous to them. Then people can rebuild with more confidence that their water and septic will not be inundated with a high water event.
We do not want our people that live here or recreate to Sandy Pond to leave.
Membership in Attendance: Larry Henry, Brian Wallis, Ron Fisher Jr, Gary Palmeter, Jim Henneberger. Marty Quarella
The piping stored on the North side of the channel was taken off the dune 7/2018. Unfortunately it went 40’ away from shore and was not recovered. BDS construction found it destroyed on the north side. We need to remove all the piping this fall. Mr. Hornebeck has not had a problem with the storage of the floats or the piping, but his land is being eroded fast. We have 3 floats that still need to be picked up from Lindsey Creek, they floated away on June 3rd 2019 and we have tried drones, and several recover operations with no luck. The cattails are too high to spot them. Possibly a winter project.
We previously had voted to hold on to the IMS 4010 dredge one more year.
In the fall of 2018 Rolf Wagoner borrowed 12 pipe clamps and male coupler’s he offered to buy them, review costs of couplers and clamps. He will return our equipment as soon as we call. We have $ 84,070.00 invested in the piping and dredge. Previously voted to sell the dredge for $70,000.00 or best Offer, the new owners will be responsible for removing the piping at the beach and hauling all equipment away. Brian Wallis will check out the dredge and we can remove the piping this winter and store.
The Association now has $ 12,534.75 plus $ 100.00 to be processed-
The Town of Sandy Creek has $20,000.00, set aside in the budget for this year. We will need to use this money this year or lose it.
2019 P & L Statements
Corporate taxes are here for your review: also corporate book and checkbook are open for any inspection.
Our taxes have once again been done by Small Business Services at no charge. Thank you to Tom Baxter for continuing to support us.
Estimated Expenses for next year:
1.Mass Mail out 2.Post Office box renewal 3.Liability Insurance, D & O, Physical Insurance 4.Homestead website renewal paid by Greene Point Marina from 11/11/2016 to 11/11/2018 of $264.00 and for 11/11/18 to 11/11/2020 total $ 528.00= Motion made by Pete Backus and 2nd by Tom Crosby to pay bill due. All in favor, motion passed.
Fundraisers; Can pick up at Greene Point Total collected since 2003 $14,886.55- that’s 297,731 CANS. Guiles and Son’s Redemption Center takes care of all the cans. This can drive has really picked up since our letter went out to the Membership. You can drop your cans off there or we have a CAN boat that gets filled up with bags at Greene Point Marina.
The party on the Pond August 1st raised $ 1,000.00.
Thank you for all your donations.
Town of Sandy Creek Contract not done this year- this is only done when we contract with them for dredging.
DEC Permits approved through May 21, 2023 with a minimal of 30 day advanced notice.
Corp of Engineers Status: 5 year permit received good through 4/23/2021 - Will need to ask for an extension in writing several months out.
DOS- Stipulations-GPS – We no longer have to do the GPS readings.
NYS Parks- permit will be filed with location of sand placement
Is there is anyone interested in taking over the President’s position or becoming a board member?
Election\ Re-election of Officers:
President: Cathleen Goodnough
Vice Pres: Tom Crosby
Secretary: Bonnie Reid
Treasurer: Bonnie Reid
Board of Directors:Margaret Kastler, Pete Backus, Bonnie Reid, Roger Morrison, Harold Golden and Dave Catania, Ralph Leber.
Motion made by Tom Crosby to reelect officers and board members as read. 2nd Gary Palmeter, all in favor. Motion passed.
Appoint Sergeant of Arms by President: New President to appoint. Tom Crosby is the preceding Sergeant of Arms –President appoints Tom Crosby
Appoint Parliamentarian: New President to appoint Parliamentarian. Tom Crosby is the preceding Parliamentarian –President appoints Tom Crosby
Thank you all for your interest in our channel. We have a wonderful area to enjoy and share with other visitors –Let’s work to keep our dunes intact and the channel where it is now. Please pass along any information shared today to anyone and everyone.
President will entertain a motion to adjourn.
Motion made to adjourn meeting by Tom Crosby,2nd Margaret Kastler, all in favor. Motion passed
Meeting adjourned at 11:00