Minutes – April 2015



April 20, 2015

President Anne Pendrak presided and called the meeting to order. A quorum was attained.

Present were: Anne Pendrak, Karin Grosshans, Barbara Pleasant, Michael Maslaney, Ellie Roe, Jane Cundiff, Ralph Roe, Kamala Bauers, and Dede McGrath.

Minutes: The minutes of March 16, 2015, were approved as corrected; the cost of the post office box was reported in error, it should be $48.00 instead of $48.50.

Treasurers’ Reports:

General Fund: Treasurer Karin Grosshans reported that the General Fund has an account balance of $7021.46; the post office box rental ($48.00) was paid. Karin’s report is attached and incorporated by reference.

County Professional Support Fund: Karin reported that the County Prof. Support Fund has an account balance of $47.50; there was no activity in this account. Karin’s report is attached and incorporated by reference.

Old Business:

Trails: Mike reported that the Floyd County Board of Supervisors approved the easements for the trail; Jim Short has the originals for signature; David Burris ahs signed, but Blake has not yet signed. Once Blake has signed they go to the Town of Floyd for signature; then to the BOS for signature; then the bank; and then they are filed. Young Life has a work crew available on May 9; a work/clean-up day for the trail was scheduled for May 9 from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm.

Park Planning Committee Report:

Committee Chair Resignation: Jane resigned as Chair of the Park Planning Committee: PFF supported her reasons. It was decided that we would put all new park projects on hold for now with the exception of the BMS Spin Pole project which would be completed.

Playground: Anne reported that the bog log that was discussed at an earlier meeting was still there; she will research ownership.

Sun Shade: Mike suggested purchasing a sun shade for events in the park; he will research. It was reported that there are several events planned for the park, including the Floyd Radio Show from the park on June 20th.

KidsZone: KidsZone will be tabled until the Town contacts PFF to resume it.

Earth Day 2015: An EarthDay meeting was held prior to the business meeting. Assignments and time frame dead lines were reviewed and duties assigned. A sign up list was distributed for soup/food donations. The calendar of news releases was reviewed. Additional possible vendors were discussed to try to contact. The Kiddie-piller is reserved. Volunteers are needed for kids’ activities.

New Business:

PFF Website: Kamala suggested that PFF needed a more expanded website than the current blog site we have now. She indicated that much of PFF’s history is being forgotten. A website could act as an archive of the accomplishments of PFF and well as give up-dates on our current projects. Barbara will research. Dede will bring the photo albums to the next meeting for Kamala.


Jacksonville Market: Jacksonville Center will be hosting a marketplace on the second Saturdays of the month.

Farm Day: June 17th at the Eco-Village from 10 am – 5 pm, as part of the State of Virginia Crooked Road events

Meeting was adjourned. Next meeting will be Monday, May 18, 2015, at 6:30 pm at Wall Residences.  

Respectfully submitted,
Dede McGrath,
Recording Secretary