BSBIA – Special Meeting Minutes July 15, 2017

BSBIA Special Meeting Minutes from July 15, 2017 at Shady Shores Camp Ground

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Annual Meeting

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:

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Channel Status and Funds

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.

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2016 Annual Meeting

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

  1. Election of Officers
    Hal Bernardi, President and South Side Membership Director
    Tom Agnello, Vice President
    Toni Santoferrara, Treasurer
    Diane Banks, Secretary
  2. Treasurer Report  – Toni Santoferrara, Treasurer
  3. Sewer Project Update
  4. Discussion of Increase in Dues
  5. Discussion of Fund Raiser
  6. Open Positions – West Side Membership Director. What to do?
  7. 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

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2015 Annual Meeting

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

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.