It’s that time of year again!
Our annual meeting will be held Saturday, June 3rd at 9 a.m. at the Shady Shores Campground Pavilion.
If you are not able to come to the June meeting, but as a paid member, you would like to formally register your opinion on a specific topic, please feel free to write to the Board and your letter will be read and opinion noted and registered at the meeting.
Meeting Agenda and Information to be reviewed:
Dear Fellow Blind Sodus Bay Improvement Association Members and Constituents;
Our primary objective of the BSBIA is to keep a clear and open channel to Lake Ontario for safe ingress and egress. It has been decided to open the channel each year during the 2nd full week in June, hoping to have the channel ready for the 2nd weekend of the month.
This year we are scheduling the channel to be open for the season the weekend of June 9th, 2017. The channel should be usable by the week of June 11th as long as no major storms are forecasted.
This was decided so as to avoid the late May, early June winds and storms that partially or completely close it back up, causing us to reopen the channel a second and possibly third time during the summer months.
We are going to be using Dates Excavation again this year as he is the most experienced and reasonably priced.
That being said, we look forward to seeing or hearing from you at the June 3rd meeting. Please forward your $150 dues, or more if you can afford to, to support our organization ASAP or we will not have sufficient funds to open the channel as scheduled.
Blind Sodus Bay Improvement Association Annual Meeting Minutes
Saturday, June 4th, at 10 a.m. at the Shady Shores Campground Pavilion.
Meeting Agenda and Information to be reviewed
- Election of Officers
Hal Bernardi, President and South Side Membership Director
Tom Agnello, Vice President
Toni Santoferrara, Treasurer
Diane Banks, Secretary
- Treasurer Report – Toni Santoferrara, Treasurer
- Sewer Project Update
- Discussion of Increase in Dues
- Discussion of Fund Raiser
- Open Positions – West Side Membership Director. What to do?
- Status of the separate 2015 fund for spring and fall 2016 emergency water level digs to lower the lake level to avoid erosion of break walls – to be contributed by those members negatively affected by high water
BSBIA – Meeting held at Fair Have Fire Department. – June 6th 2015
Election of Officers- Tom Agnello President. Hal Berardi Vice President, Diane Banks, Secretary. Toni Santoferra, Treasurer.
Announced that this is his last year as president and to think about replacement. Please forward nominations to him at email@example.com
I attendance Kim Parks and Dave Doyle- Gave sewer project update- very pleased with progress and contractor- To date 17,000 feet of pipes laid- they are ahead of schedule and the project may be completed the third week in August- Kim stressed it was very important to sign easements and that there was no good reason not to hook up to sewer system. Contractors need to decommission the septic systems and we could start using the sewer system- Electric boxes on homes and cottages have an alarm system which lets you know if there is a malfunction. To date 72 applications for hook up, that is about half. Die test will be done before hook up.
Doug Clemons and Dave Willard are out in the field it you should need to contact them regarding any questions you may have regarding the sewer project.
We need to advertise on our WEB site a list of contractors that are able to hook up the home owners- electricians, septic and sewer installers
Chris Lee- New regulations regarding opening channel – the DEC and the Army Corps of Engineers now states you cannot put the stone back into the bay until July, this will cost a lot more money to open and to put the stone back into the water-this leaves very little money for maintence digs- A suggestion on moving the channel opening was brought up- Chris Lee said he would have to get new permits and said he would look into it for next year. Meeting Adjourned.
Diane Banks, Sec.
HELD AT SHADY SHORES 6/7/14
Officers present Thomas Agnello (President), Hal Bernardi (Vice President), Diane Banks (Secretary) Toni Sanoferrara (Treasurer)
Election of officers-unanimous decision to keep current officers- Tom would like to retire from his position as president and has asked to think of replacement for next year
Toni- provided treasurer report and updates on current member dues paid and outstanding dues- check for posting on web site for paid members
Chris from (shady Shores ) gave update on channel opening and updates on permits needed to keep channel open- DEC and State permits are in order- Next year we will need to get new Army Corps permit specs- Be aware the specs are changing- DEC permit expires in 2016 and many changes and issues will be required to obtain permit
Kim Parks and Marty gave sewer update- Kim issued plea to returm easements as this will speed up sewer project-(Tom Agnello) offered to have notary on his premises to speed up easement returns- September and October project should be started- Blind Sodus received 0% financing and rural development funding- The timing seems to be good due to cottages closing for season- Bids to go out in July for sewer project
Weed cutters are slated to harvest weeds in the bay- Please be aware of water lines in water and insure they are secure and deep enough so the weed cutting does not harm your lines
Hal Bernardi- to check and see if we can get re-stock of fish species- Suggested we ask Bass fisherman and other residents to return fish to our bay after catching and release
Phil Falmetzger (attorney) has offered to pay the $900.00 fee and apply his services in obtaining the BSBIA 501-C application- If he gets approval the association will refund him his money for permit-
Action to adjourn meeting- meeting concluded
BSBIA ANNUAL MEETING HELD 6/8/13 at 10 am – Shady Shores
TREASURER REPORT CHECKING ACCOUNT BALANCE is approximately $10,500.00. TODAY’S CHECKS
WILL BRING IT UP MORE. A FULL TREASURERS REPORT WILL BE FORTHCOMING
TOM AGNELLO CALLED MEETING TO ORDER- ELECTION OF OFFICERS -TOM AGNELLO
PRESIDENT, DIANE BANKS SECRETARY, HAL BERNARDI VICE PRESIDENT IN ATTENDANCE.
DONNA HAS RESIGNED FROM THE BOARD AND TONY SANTOFERRARA HAS VOLUNTEERED TO BE
OUR TREASURER AND WILL BE TAKING OVER FOR DONNA AS THE TREASURER FOR THE
ORGANIZATION. A VOTE WAS TAKEN ON THE OFFICERS AND IT WAS UNANIMOUS YES FOR ALL
OFFICERS. TONI AND TOM WILL MEET AT BANK TO TRANSFER OVER SIGNATURE AUTHORITY
TO TONI FROM DONNA. TOM TO PICK UP CHECKBOOK ASAP FROM DONNA.
KIMPARKS (WOLCOTT TOWN SUPERVISOR) AND MARTY AMEN (WCWA) ADDRESSED THE SEWER
PROJECT- SURVEYS WERE MAILED, CAME BACK IN FAVOR 2 TO 1 FOR SEWER SYSTEM. PROJECT
TO START SPRING OF 2014 AND BE COMPLETE BY THE FALL OF 2014. THE SYSTEM IS A LOW PRESURRE SEWER SYSTEM
USING GRINDER PMPS. THE TOWN OF WOLCOTT FORMED A DISTRICT AND WAS ABLE TO AQUIRE THE BEST FUNDING PACKAGE WITH THE GRANTS AND 30 YEAR LOAN/BOND PACKAGES AVAILABLE- TAXES TO INCREASE BY APPROX.
$286.00 THE OTHER COST OF APPROX 300. WILL BE INCLUDED IN YOUR WATER BILL OR A
SEPARATE SEWER BILL. LOOK FOR HEADS UP AND UPDATES FOR SEWER PROJECT IN
YOUR NEWSLETTER OR WEBSITE. THE ONE TIME HOOK UP FOR THE SEWER SYSTEM
WILL BE AROUND $2500.00 WHICH INCLUDES HOOK UPS FOR ELECTRIC AND SEWER AND PUMPING
OUT, BREAKING UP AND FILLING OF THE SEPTIC SYSTEMS WITH STONE. KIM ALSO ADDRESSED LAKE WATER LEVEL- OFFICALS
WILL KEEP MEETING TO ADDRESS ISSUES
BIDS FOR OPENING CHANNEL –DATES LOW BID- COST APPRO. $6500.00, EMERGENCY DIGS WILL
COST EXTRA MONEY-ROUGHLY $400-500 TO DRAIN THE BAY TO BE AT THE LEVEL OF THE
LAKE AND AVOID FLOODING CONDITIONS. ONLY 2 OR 3 PEOPLE DONATED FOR AN EMERGY
DIG THIS YEAR.
TOM GAVE STATUS ON OUR 501C3 APPLICATION- DUE TO DELAYS WAITING TO HEAR FROM THE
NYS DEPT OF STATE ON OUR MODIFICASTIONS OF THE CHARTER, THE FEDS CANCELED OUR
APPLICATION AND ASKED FOR ANOTER INITIAL APPLICATION FEE OF $900.00 TO START
THE PROCESS AGAIN. TOM WROTE TO SEN. SCHUMER TO NO AVAIL. HE IS GOING TO WRITE
TO THE NEW COMMISSIONER OF THE IRS TO ASK TO HAVE IT WAIVED
CHRIS LEE IS SURVEYING THE CHANNEL AND NOT BE AT THE MEETING. THE CHANNEL DID BLOW
OPEN BUT THERE IS STILL MUCH STONE THAT HAS TO BE MOVE BACK INTO THE CHANNEL TO
GET TO THE OTHER SIDE AND THEN TO CUT DOWN THE WEST SIDE AND GO OUT TO REMOVE
THE STONE THAT FILLED THE HOLE. COST WILL BE ABOUT WHAT WE ANTICIPATED.
ANYONE SEEING THE PURPLE WEED PLEASE PULL AND DISPOSE OF BY BURING AND DON’T PLANT IN
WEB SITE ADVERTISING IS AVAILABLE
BSBIA GARAGE SALE SUGGESTED AS A FUND RAISER- GENE DRESSLER VOLUNTEERED TO HEAD UP THE
FUND RAISING EFFORT. MORE TO COME.