January 24, 2012
Leesville Lake Association Inc.
Minutes of Board and General Membership Meeting
January 12, 2012
Altavista Train Station, Altavista, Va.
Present: Apple, Beaton, Bratz, Moore, Pettit, Reilly, Revelle, Tannehill, Winters, Zimmerman
Absent: Estes, Kolotushkina
Call to Order by Zimmerman at 7:05 p.m.
Introduced guest speaker, Brad Wright, Va. Dept. of Forestry, who gave a 45-minute video-supported presentation and answered questions about the national and state “Firewise” program before 31 members, including members of the Board.
Minutes of November 10, 2011 Meeting: Motion by Moore, Second by Pettit to approve; Passed unanimously. (There was no Board meeting in December.)
Treasurer’s Report: Motion by Bratz, Second by Pettit to approve; Passed unanimously.
Membership, Newsletter & Calendar (Moore) - Currently have 310 members, including three new members since Jan. 1, and a 70% renewal rate. Deadline for next newsletter is Jan. 16 but will accept items as late as 25th. Calendar sales on pace with past years.
Debris (Winters) – The correct quantity of debris removed from the Lake by contractor was sent to AEP. Skimmer not due to return until April at earliest. Report debris to both TLAC & AEP by name, type (tree trunks or branches), location (with respect to Mile Marker or commonly known land feature), and telephone number.
Navigational Aids (Pettit) - Campbell Co. releasing $50,000 to us for purchase and installation of hazard-warning aids. AEP still obligated to install 43 channel marker aids.
Water Quality (Lobue) - No serious or long-term water quality conditions occurred in 2011. Annual report from Lynchburg College (LC) should be submitted next month.
Safety- No chairman. Past chairman, Gerry Caprario, said those who attend either the Mar. 17 or Apr.7 Boating Safety Course must pre-register with the Altavista YMCA. Health- No chairman
Public Relations (Bratz) - Lobue and LC will write article on 2011 water quality program results and we will send it to local & regional newspapers. Announcements of all upcoming Assoc.-conducted or sponsored events have been sent to newsletter editor and Webmaster.
Old Business: TLAC- Zimmerman discussed recent actions of CURB, a meeting in Washington, D.C. with elected officials from several states regarding FERC & AEP, and the current state of our association with TLAC. Discussions on all fronts continue.
New Business: None
Adjournment: Motion by Bratz, second by Tannehill; Passed unanimously at 9:10 p.m.