Minutes – January 2018



January 15, 2018

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

Present were:  Anne Pendrak, Tim smith, Kamala Bauers, Jane Cundiff, Michael Maslaney, Liz Warriner, John Hopkins, Barbara Pleasant, and Dede McGrath.

Minutes:  The minutes for September 18, 2017, and October 16, 2017, were approved as written; minutes for November 20, 2018, were approved as corrected.  There was no meeting held in December.

Treasurers’ Reports:

General Fund:  Treasurer Barbara Pleasant reported the account balance is $3175.27; cash on hand is $40.50; the Dodd Creek escrow account remains at $2000.  The only activity was the $150 paid out for the Berry film.  Barbara’s report is attached and incorporated by reference.

Unfinished Business:

Dodd Creek Trail Report:  Mike reported that there is an issue with the trail near the road.  VDOT says it has a 50’ easement on the road and the work on the timber steps had to stop until it can be determined if the driveway/road into the ball fields belongs to VDOT or the county.  If it does belong to VDOT, that will cause issues for the trail.

Signs are up on one end – Andy made and Mike put up.  Another set is ready for the other end.

Jane reported that she is working with Fred First on saving “big trees” in Floyd.  Jane suggested marking the big trees on the Dodd Creek trail with “Tree Tale” signs as a way to encourage trail use and bring awareness of preserving forests in Floyd.

Industrial Park Trail:  Mike reported that he walked the proposed Industrial Park trail with Lydeana, John Beegle, and the “Squirrel Guy.”  The trail would be about a 2-mile loop.  Mike discussed with Will of VDOT about a parking lot for the trail.  This trail would be a long-term project as it would have to wait until road work is completed for the industrial park.  It was erroneously reported that money for the trail was included in the grant; there is no money for a trial.  It was decided to concentrate on the Dodd Creek trail for now.

Lineberry Park Trail:  Mike reported that he discussed extending the Lineberry Park trail with Kayla.  A Run-off survey is currently being conducted on the Lineberry Park; there is no word on what the plans are for the new land behind the park.

An official Trail opening is still needed and some trail maintenance.  PFF will be able to do more as it gets warmer.  Earthday might be a possible date for an opening.  Tick tubes need to be out; everyone needs to save their TP tubes.  Building tick tube traps might be a good activity for the Health Fair.

2018 Health Fair – March 24th:  Jane reported that the application has been put on-line; she thanked Tim and John.  She has 17 applications so far and recommended that we limit booth to one each.  She will be sending out an article to the newspaper and a save the date soon.  She is still looking for a second food vendor; several suggestions were made.  She is still deciding on panel topics, but Stress, Diagnosing, and Lymes Disease are top picks for now.  A Tick Tube demonstration could be done; save your TP tubes.  She is still looking for helpers, especially people or youths to help vendors off-load and carry.

Preserve Floyd Project:  Jane reported that she went to the County Board of Directors meeting.  They did not pass the resolution for climate change that was proposed by a collaborative effort of Floyd.  Preserve Floyd is working toward more resolutions.  Jane will be attending the next Preserve Floyd meeting.

New Business:

2018 Officer and Board Elections:  Board and officer elections were held.  The following board members’ terms expired: Deirdre McGrath, Kamala Bauers, Anne Pendrak, John Hopkins, and Liz Warriner; each member agreed to serve another term; there is only one open seat remaining on the board.  A motion was made, seconded, and approved to re-elect the slate of directors as presented back to the board.

The following were nominated to officer positions; all agreed to serve:  President – Anne Pendrak; Vice President – Mike Maslaney; Treasurer – Barbara Pleasant; Corresponding Secretary – Jane Cundiff; Recording Secretary – none.  A motion was made, seconded, and approved to accept the slate of officers as presented.  A Recording Secretary will be determined/elected at a later date.


Floyd Comprehensive Plan:  Mike announced that the Floyd Comprehensive Plan is coming up for review; the review process is just beginning; they will be looking at zoning.

GiveBig:  John announced that the GiveBig day is approaching.  It will be in April.

Meeting was adjourned.  Next meeting will be Monday, February 19, 2018, at 6:30 pm at Wall Residences.

Dede McGrath
Recording Secretary