Minutes – September 2017

September 18, 2017

Vice-President Mike Maslaney presided and called the meeting to order. A quorum was attained. Introduction were made.
Present were: Barbara Pleasant, John Hopkins, Liz Warriner, Michael Maslaney, Jane Cundiff, Kamala Bauers, Erica Largen, Ellie Roe, Jack Wall, and Dede McGrath.
Minutes: The minutes of August 21, 2017, were approved as corrected.

Treasurers’ Reports:

General Fund: Treasurer Barbara Pleasant reported the balance for the general fund account is $4089.97. The $2000 for the Dodd Creek Trail maintenance escrow was deposited into the account and checks given to Dustin Hollandsworth/Rec Department. Income from the County Fair from coffee/tea was $26.50; we had 193 tickets from the milk bottle toss. Barbara’s report is attached and incorporated by reference.

Unfinished Business:

Dodd Creek Trail Report: Mike Maslaney reported that there has been a lot of work on the trail; it has been bushhogged; dirt added; grass seed put down; straw out down; repairing the front part of the trail; they are putting in more split rail fence about 10 yards from the old fence leaving a gap near the barn; repair and fencing material cost will be about $1100. A sign board is being built at the trail entrance by the parking lot; a sign/map will be made from a copy of the survey plat. Jane will check with Andy Finn about making a sign similar to those used at Lineberry Park.

Ellie reported that she sent the doggie station information to Susan Icove. Susan will donate money for one station at the Lineberry park and donate the cost of handled waste bags. The Town would have to be responsible for pick-up of waste from the station. Mike will speak to the Town about the proposed station type. If the Town okays it, Mike would like to purchase 3 stations: one for Lineberry Trail and two for the Dodd Creek Trail.

Mike reported the rest of the trail is in good shape, walkable. We should wait until spring for an official opening.

John reported that Floyd received a grant for road building at the Commerce Park to include a trail.

New Business:

Erika Largen was introduced. She is running for a seat on the Planning Commission. Erika was encouraged to attend the Floyd County Board of Supervisors meeting.

Forest Project: Jane reported Preserve Floyd, Sustain Floyd, and Wild Gardeners want to work on a joint project with PFF. The project wants to concentrate on forestry and water through educating land owners about what to do with their forests other than timber use and having workshops about producing non-timber forest products; and also about water in Floyd and well testing.

Harwood Institute Virtual Public Innovative Lab: The Harwood Institute works with community groups on conflict resolution and goalsetting. They help communities come together to form vision for their communities. The Institute has an 8-week on-line Virtual Public Innovative Lab course for $795. A motion was made and seconded to earmark $1100 for Erika Largen to attend the Harwood Institute Virtual Lab. Discussion followed with Erika indicating she was not sure she wanted to attend such a course at this time. The motion was withdrawn.

Website Up-date Work: A motion was made, seconded and approved to pay Erika Largen $200 for 10 hours of website up-date work.

2018 Health Fair: Members were reminded the 2018 Health Fair will be March 24, 2018, at the high school. One change this year is that there will be a flat $20 booth fee.

2018 Annual Meeting and Officer/Board Elections: Members were reminded that the Annual meeting will be held in January. Elections of board and officers will take place at the meeting. A Nominating Committee will need to be appointed.



Meeting was adjourned. Next meeting will be Monday, Oct 16, 2017, at 6:30 pm at Wall Residences.

Respectfully submitted,
Dede McGrath
Recording Secretary

Treasurer’s Report

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