January 11, 2007



President Stan Goldsmith called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. Officers present were: Stan Goldsmith, President, Mike Lobue, Vice President, Gerry Caprario, Treasurer, Phyllis Garlick, Secretary, Richard Beaton, Sue Glasscock, Steve Johnston, Julie Moore, Sharon Reilly, Sam Skillman, Fred Tannehill, and Sherwood Zimmerman. Absent were Emma Johnson and Pete Pettit. There were approximately 40 members present.


Stan gave a special welcome to Charles Falwell, Mark Lloyd of Falwell Corp., Dan Sleeper, County Administrator for Pittsylvania County, and Kathleen Guzi, County Administrator for Bedford County. He then had all attendees to introduce themselves and give the locality in which they live.

MINUTES: Phyllis gave a brief overview of the minutes from the November 9, 2006 Board Meeting. Gerry made the motion and Fred seconded to have the minutes accepted as drafted. All approved.


Gerry Caprario provided the Treasurer’s report. Total receipts in the amount of $654.00; total expenditures in the amount of $82.58, leaving a total of $11,720.95 on deposit. The Demonstration Project balance is $6,705.29. The Treasurer’s Report was accepted by consensus.



Julie Moore reported that there are 2 new members bringing the total to 295 members. This is a 92% renewal rate.

Debris: Sam Skillman gave a brief review of the 2006 Debris Removal Committee: Introduced Sherwood Zimmerman as heading up the Beautification Day along with the results, Doug Haskin’s Cleanup, the July episode that brought in such a large amount of debris, and the PowerPoint presentation shown to the localities. Only $5,000 was received and that was given by Campbell County. AEP was supposed to give us the skimmer for 19 days, but we only got it for 2 days. This was due to not having the crew to operate it. In lieu of the skimmer, we have asked that they give LVL Assoc. $17,000 and to let us use these funds where we see will benefit LVL the most. There has been no answer from AEP as yet. 2007 objectives are: Press AEP for funds from the 2006 proposal, Beautification Day proposed for June 2nd or June 9th. It was approved to have it May 19th. Sam encouraged everyone to pick up debris on your own properties. We will request funds from each county and AEP for an 80 hour spring cleanup, an 80 hour fall cleanup and some for emergency cleanups. He then opened the floor for questions and comments from members.

Water Quality Presentation: Mike Lobue presented a resolution for Citizen Water Quality Monitoring. A copy of the report was submitted for the record. He summarized the report and presented a sign-up sheet for volunteers. In the resolution, there would be 6 collections sites and it as proposed to reimburse volunteers $20 for gas. The floor was opened for questions and comments for members. After several questions from members, Dan Sleeper gave a brief history and update of water quality testing and the results of testing done by Pittsylvania County. A motion was moved by Mike and seconded by Julie to adopt the Plan, however, there were members opposed who wanted additional sampling near the Pig River. Some members volunteered to check at Pig River. After much discussion, the resolution was amended to include a 7th site below the Pig River. Sam made the motion and it was seconded by Julie. The resolution was then approved.

Navigation: In Pete’s absents, Stan reported that for 2007, the Navigation committee’s project is to mark the low water areas.

Brochure/Map: Richard reported that the map is on hold and that the printer is waiting on the AEP data. The Brochure is still in the works.

Calendar: Julie stated that the calendars are selling well and that we still have hats. They are selling for $10, $13 if mailed. She also mentioned that the association needs a volunteer to do the newsletter. She will be doing the next one.

The speakers for the evening were Kathleen Guzi, County Administrator for Bedford County, and Dan Sleeper, County Administrator for Pittsylvania County. They both spoke and commented on what we as an organization need to do to make our concerns known. There was discussion on options for LVLA to participate in the Tricounty Lake Administration Commission (TLAC). LVLA participated in the last three TLAC meetings and would like to continue participating. There was open discussion from the members. One thing we need to do is go to County Board Meetings and to contact our County Supervisors and express our wishers and concerns.

The next meeting will be a meeting of the Board on Thursday, February 8th at the Altavista Train Station at 7.

The meeting was adjourned.


  1. LVL Brochure

  2. AEP’s response to provide money in lieu of use of the skimmer

  3. Newletter volunteers

Respectfully submitted,

Phyllis H. Garlick, Secretary

October 16, 2006