Minutes – March 2015



March 16, 2015

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

Present were:  Jane Cundiff, Karin Grosshans, Mike Maslaney, Carol Volker, Mary Wiley, Kamala Bauers, Jack Wall, Anne Pendrak, Patricia Robin Woodruff, and Dede McGrath.

Minutes:  The minutes from February 23, 2015, were approved as read.

Treasurers’ Reports:

General Fund:  Treasurer Karin Grosshans reported that the General Fund has an account balance of $7069.46; account activity included the deposit of dues, a $195 donation, and a check written for insurance.  The Post Office Box invoice ($48.50 for 1 year) was received: a motion was made, seconded, and approved to pay the Post Office Box fee for another year.  The remaining funds in the trails dedicated fund after the survey is $297.59.  Karin’s report is attached and incorporated by reference.

County Professional Support Fund:  Karin reported that the County Prof. Support Fund has an actual account balance of $47.50; there was an error in her report; a $5.00 deposit was made to keep the fund activate.  Karin’s amended report is attached and incorporated by reference.

Old Business:

Trails:  Mike reported that Jim Shortt has indicated that the easements are drafted and that they need to be taken to the County for approval.  There is a possibility that a public meeting might be needed, but Dan Campbell feels it will not be needed.  The next County BOS meeting is March 19th and the easements will be on the agenda for approval.  We would be able to start construction as soon as the easements are signed; possibly starting work in May if all goes well.

Park Planning Committee Report:

Playground:  Jane reported that we needed to find a site for the BMS spinning pole, then present it to the Town for approval.  Steve Arthur is still willing to do the tractor project.  The log may still be available; still being investigated.

Patricia Robin Woodruff presented a project for the park to the board for “tongue drums”, metal drums that could be placed in the park and played by the general public.

KidsZone:  Kamala reported that the Kidszone concept was originally proposed to be included as part of a grant application the Obesity Council was working on.  The concept was later dropped out of the grant proposal.  If it is something PFF wants to continue, PFF will have to do it on our own.

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 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.

Painted Cross-Walks:  Mike reported further information on the painted cross-walk; per VDOT, the Town must have ownership of the road in order to be able to cross-walk painting, so it is not a project that we can do.

New Business:


  • Tour De Floyd:  May 16th – Paul Lacoste needs volunteers.
  • 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, April 20, 2015, at 6:30 pm at Wall Residences.

Respectfully submitted,
Dede McGrath
Recording Secretary