LEESVILLE LAKE ASSOCIATION
July 12, 2008
CALL TO ORDER:
President Mike Lobue called the meeting to order at 4:20 pm. Officers present were: Mike Lobue, President, Sherwood Zimmerman, Vice President, Gerry Caprario, Treasurer, Phyllis Garlick, Secretary, Richard Beaton, Sue Glasscock, Carmen Perri, Pete Pettit, Julie Moore, and Sam Skillman. Absent were: Sharon Reilly and Fred Tannehill. There were an estimated 70 members and guests present.
MINUTES: Mike asked if there were any corrections or additions to the June minutes. Julie made a motion to approve the minutes as drafted. Sue seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Gerry Caprario provided the Treasurer’s report. Total receipts in the amount of $2,025.00; total expenditures in the amount of $3,208.82. The checking account closing balance is $49,820.99. Pete made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s report. Doug Moore seconded the motion. All approved. Gerry also presented the Proposed Budget for 2008-2009. Carmen made a motion to approve the proposed budget. Sue seconded the motion. All approved. Gerry asked that all bills and payments be submitted by the middle of August in order to close out the 2008 books.
Nominating Committee: Mike reported that the Board had a change-over from last year: Stan Goldsmith and Steve Johnston left. Carmen Perri is a new Board Member as of last month. Sam Skillman is leaving as of this meeting. All other Board Members agreed to stay. Gordan Bratz made a motion to approve all Board of Directors electing to stay. Patsy Zimmerman seconded. All approved. Sue nominated Mike Skillman to the Board. Pete seconded. All approved.
Presentation: Guest speaker, Conservation Police Officer Zack Adams, from the Virginia Game and Inland Fisheries Department spoke on the new boating law passed by the Virginia General Assembly in the 2007 session. He stated that Virginia now has over 250,000 registered motorboats which includes about 30,000 personal watercraft. In the past five years there has been over 700 recreational boating accidents resulting in nearly 100 fatalities. Motorboats affected by this new law include boats with a motor of 10 horsepower or greater and personal watercraft. This law does apply to public waters of the Commonwealth. Officer Adams reported that the safety course has to be a NASBLA approved course. He passed out a question and answer informational packet which also included the Virginia Watercraft Owner’s Guide produced by the VDGIF. He had a question and answer period before closing. There were several questions about “No Wake” areas.
PICNIC: The food was prepared and the picnic was enjoyed by all before continuing with the meeting. Sherwood presented Certificates of Appreciation to Bob Rankin for designing the Beautification Day T-shirts, Bill Engledove for working behind the scenes at the association functions, Gerry & Janet Caprario for their outstanding service to LVLA, and Fred Tannehill for allowing LVLA to use the marina facilities for Cleanup Day and the picnics. Mike presented a mug to Sam Skillman for his service and dedication as a board member. Sherwood presented plaques to the Platinum sponsors. Larry Jackson accepted the plaques for AEP for the years of 2006, 2007, and 2008. Docks by Doug and Eagle Point Shores also received plaques.
Membership/Newsletter: Julie reported that the current membership stands at 332 bringing the renewal rate to 87%. Fifty new members were budgeted for the 07/08 fiscal year. Thus far, we have achieved 60% of that budget or the equivalent of 30 new members for the year. She thanked Kathy Dalton for graphic design and the layout, and Sandra Harter for the mailing of the newsletter. She reminded everyone that the pictures for the 2009 calendar need to be in by mid-August. Julie noted that a LVL member had found a kayak in the lake and to contact her for information. She stated that she had car stickers. A status report was submitted for the record.
Debris: Sam reported that in excess of 5,000 cubic yards of debris was removed from the lake and disposed of. The 5th Annual Beautification Day on June 7th was a success with 131 + workers showed up and removed in excess of 120 cubic yards of debris. AEP is moving their skimmer to Brumfield the week of 7/21/08 through 9/5/08. They will grind the debris and remove it from the site during January and February 2009. A status report was submitted for the record.
Navigation: Pete reported on the tasks completed and the outstanding issues facing the Navigational Aids Committee. A status report was submitted for the record.
Water Quality: Mike reported that the quality of the water so far is excellent. He also reported that we are hoping to receive a proposal from Lynchburg College to help us maintain and expand the monitoring of the water. AEP has agreed to provide LVLA with up to $25,000 a year for water monitoring beginning in 2010. A status report was submitted for the record.
Safety: Gerry stated that anyone wanting a Vessel Safety Check needs to call or email him to schedule. The Smith Mtn Power Squadron is going to sponsor a Boating Safety Class. Details are upcoming. He also reminded everyone to make sure that navigation lights are on after dusk.
Health Corner: Sue reported that she is working on helping to make lake residents findable by EMS personnel. She will be distributing helpful health info to the local marinas.
Relicensing Update: Appalachian filed its application for a new license with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on March 26. On May 16, FERC requested additional information, including more specific management plans, before it could say that the application was complete and ready for environmental analysis (EA). Appalachian has until July 16 to submit the additional information. Once FERC deems the application complete and ready for EA, there will be a 60-day comment period.
The next meeting will be a Board Meeting on Thursday, August14, 2008 at the Altavista Train Station at 7 p.m..
The meeting was adjourned at 6:20.
Phyllis H. Garlick, Secretary
August 8, 2008