MEETING MINUTES SEPTEMBER 21, 2013
The LCWA meeting was called to order by President Thomas C. Tallman, Jr. on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 10:20 am at the Cherry Ridge Township Building.
Minutes of the August 24, 2013 were reviewed and approved as read.
The treasurer’s report was accepted as read. Total assets: $20,701.58. Seventeen families paid their dues to the LCWA from 8/23-9/21/13. Making a total of nineteen families. Two new families joined. Three families made donations.
Treasurer, Joanne Jennerich read her letter of resignation effective immediately. We appreciate all the time and treasure that Joanne has made for the betterment of the lake.
A motion was made to the floor to nominate a new treasurer. Linda S. Tallman was nominated by Joanne and seconded by Gayle. A vote went to the association and all were in favor. Linda S. Tallman accepted the position of treasurer.
Membership: dues should be paid in January. A Pay Pal account has been set up on our web site for payment of dues and donations. lakecadjaw.com or they can be mailed to Linda S. Tallman 29 Stourbridge Lane, Honesdale.
Bank accounts: Change from Honesdale National Bank to The Dime Bank. A new account was opened for raffle monies.
First priority: Getting the dam permit ($70,000), then fixing the dam. Then possibly helping to repair Lakeside Ave. Cleaning, mowing LCWA property and putting up a pavilion. Putting in a dock. Possibly acquiring land on the back side of the dam. Tom will meet with Ms. Day one day this week.
Sewer Authority will need to move sewer line behind dam before repairs can be made. Linde Associates put a pumping station in the middle of a road by Lakeside Ave.
Receipt of Piezometer Keys, etc. (for delivery to J. Grossman). Jim will keep track of readings.
Check on grants that need to be resubmitted.
Placement of No Motorized Vehicles Allowed or No Trespassing signs on the dam. Possibly moving large rocks on each end.
Gratitude for recent donations from the Drakes, Grossman, Tallman and Jakob Families.
Wayne County Wine & Cheese Festival brought in $460.00 in raffle money and donations. A special thanks to Susan & Rick Jakob for their time and donations.
Application will be made to the Wayne County Historical Society to make Lake Cadjaw a historical site. Talk to people from Lock 31.
A Conservation Officer was around the lake during the week. He stated to Tom that our Egret is endangered in PA. He also stated that there is funding for dams. $5-$7M. Tom is going to see what we would need to do to get funding. Tom went to the court house to find out about applying. We were too late, applications were taken in July.
Tom is going to meet with Mike Piefer and Senator Baker to see what they can do for us.
We need volunteers to run and make gift donations for the following upcoming events in Honesdale:
Harvest& Heritage Days – 10/12 & 10/13
Home for the Holidays – 11/29 & 11/30
Each event will cost $12.50 to rent space
Talked about joining The Greater Honesdale Partnership. $125 for one year from May 1 to April 30. They would promote us on their website. Tables for events would be included in the cost.
New Fundraising Ideas:
Canisters placed at various downtown locations
Ice Fishing Party
Sale of T-shirts and/or hats, coolies, shopping bags
Face Book Campaign
Meeting Date Flyers to be distributed in spring.
Meet & Greet in June, 2014
Meeting time adjustment: People prefer to have meetings in the morning.
Trailers on Bunting property discussed. Are they connected to the sewer line?
MEETING MINUTES AUGUST 24, 2013
The LCWA meeting was called to order by President, Linda Suhosky, on Sat. August 24, 2013 at 10:10 am at the Cherry Ridge Township Bldg.
The treasurer’s report was accepted as read.
Sonny Reynolds was remembered as a longtime devoted member of LCWA. He passed away on August 15, 2013. We will miss Sonny.
President, Linda Suhosky read her letter of resignation, effective January 2014. She dedicated years of hard work along with invaluable assistance from her husband, Bob to LCWA. Under her leadership Lake Cadjaw Association became Lake Cadjaw Watershed Association, which bought the Lake. She was instrumental in many improvements to the dam and lake and monitored and managed the requirements issued by the Department of Environmental Protection. We appreciate the many hours of sacrifice Linda and Bob made for our lake.
Joe Durkin, an engineer from Reilly Associates in Pittston, was introduced by Linda. He gave us a brief history of the dam and lake.
He told us that the two new problems are:
The “Safety Factor”, for the dam which is 1.05 and should be 1.5.
There remains no permit for the dam. DEP modules must be followed as if the dam is being newly built.
Studies by Reilly Assoc. indicate the following:
Building a concrete structure at the toe of the dam.
Moving the sewer lines which is reported to be a minimal amount of work.
Making the slope at the back of the dam more gradual, involving property LCWA does not own.
Our requests to raise the level of the lake have been discouraged by environmentalists who believe the impact on the wetlands surrounding the lake would be seriously and negatively impacted. There was no discussion concerning negative impacts on the same area if the dam is breached.
LCWA’s most pressing goal is to keep the Application for the Dam Permit current. An issued permit and the required improvements to the dam must be completed by 2016. We are required by the DEP to have $70,000.00 for permanent financial security in the event that our dam must be breached.
A request for new officers resulted in our new president being Tom Tallman and our new secretary being Kelly Heath. Walt Jennerich will remain vice president as he mentors Susan Jakob until summer 2014. Joanne Jennerich will continue as treasurer for another year.
Our attendance at this meeting was very good and full of enthusiasm. We have been favored by talented new officers with encouraging new ideas to move forward with our ultimate goals for the dam and lake. We will need several hundred thousand dollars and help from all of us to spread the word and inspire the Honesdale community to participate in saving the dam.
Lake Cadjaw ~ Honesdale, PA