February 18, 2012
Minutes of Board of Directors Meeting
February 9, 2012, Leesville Lake Association, Inc.
Altavista Train Station, Altavista, Va.
Present: Apple, Beaton, Bratz, Moore, Pettit, Revelle, Zimmerman
Absent: Dalton, Estes, Kolotushkina, Reilly, Tannehill, Winters,
Call to Order: By Zimmerman at 7:08 p.m.
Minutes of Meeting of Jan. 12: Approved on motion by Moore, second by Revelle.
Treasurer's Report: Income and expenses on budget. Rec’d $50,000 grant from DGIF through Campbell Co. for navigational aids and $2,000 grant from Pittsylvania Co. Approved on motion by Bratz, second by Beaton via hand vote.
Membership (Moore): Three new members since Sept 1, ’11 or 25% of objective. Renewal rate of 70% slightly higher than this time last year. Calendar sales to-date = $811 profit ($731.63 cost). Newsletter scheduled to be finished within days.
Debris (Winters): Recommend Board approve retaining Hill City BBQ to furnish food for combination Annual & Appreciation to Beautification Day Volunteers Picnic, July 14. By motion of Moore, second by Revelle, Board approved: (1) Retaining same to provide BBQ & hot dogs plus side dishes at quoted $9 per person paid by Assn; (2) To require reservations no later than Jul 10; (3) To ask members to bring a dessert; (4) To present a free T-shirt to each Beautification Day volunteer in attendance and to sell T-shirts, quilt raffle tickets and memberships at picnic; and, (5) To provide games for children (Danielle volunteered to lead games).
Navigational Aids (Pettit): AEP has said they would initiate design and installation this year. Board asked Pettit to: (1) Contact Bill Wallace and Mike Lobue regarding design and placement of aids; (2) Contact AEP regarding its plan; and, (3) To report details at March meeting.
Water Quality (Lobue): Await report of 2011 activities and results form Lynchburg College.
Safety (No chair): Zimmerman reported Boating Safety courses conducted by Coast Guard Auxillary are scheduled March 17 and April 7 at Altavista YMCA.
Health (No chair): No report.
Public Relations (Bratz): (1) Announcement of the Boating Safety course has been sent to Websites of Chambers of Commerce of Altavista, Bedford Co. and Danville/Pittsylvania Co. and will be sent this week to area newspapers. (2) Gave presenter of the Land & Lake-scaping Seminar the list of Dept. of Forestry plants that resist fire. (3) He has identified a supplier of pre-packaged buffer plants; will acquire a detailed description of the plants and send it to AEP for its review and approval to use. (4) Recommendation to make presentations to area Chambers of Commerce based on “talking script” tabled for additional development and discussion on motion by Bratz, second by Apple.
TLAC and TCRC: (1) Zimmerman reported Russ Johnson is the new chairman of TLAC and Chuck Neudorffer is the new chairman of TCRC, and that he continues to meet with them regarding a number of issues. (2) Revelle volunteered to be Assn’s rep if TLAC approves funding a part time position and bringing LLA under its umbrella.
AEP Habitat Improvement Fund: May recommend AEP purchase or lease Goat Island, rip rap its perimeter and establish a picnic or habitat area.
Invasive Plants: Curly Leaf Pond Weed is present in the lake near the dam between the lakes. Revelle volunteered to work with AEP on this problem.
Board ratified earlier decision of Executive Committee to donate $100 to the Cornerstone Church of Christ fund in memory of Jerry Dalton on motion by Moore, second by Pettit.
Adjournment: Approved on motion by Moore, second by Beaton at 8:20 p.m.