MINUTES FROM MEETING HELD SEPTEMBER 13, 2015

Call to Order: The meeting of The Lake Cadjaw Watershed Association, held at the Cherry Ridge Municipal Building, was called to order by President Tom Tallman at 11:07 AM and commenced with a recital of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call: Kelly Heath, Secretary, noted the following were present: President Tom Tallman; Temporary Vice President William Hazimof; Secretary Kelly Heath; Treasurer Linda Tallman.  In addition to the Officers, the following members were in attendance:  Ellen Wertman, Ray Scholl, Judy Menago, Pat Forgione, Pete Forgione, Debbie Stenten, Roberta Heath and Danielle Hazimof.

Submission and Approval of Minutes from Last Meeting: Secretary Heath read the minutes from the last meeting which were approved on motion by Pete Forgione, seconded by Tom Tallman and carried.

Submission and Approval of Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Tallman read the current Treasurer’s report for the period of August 30, 2015 through September 13, 2015.  Cash on Hand in the amount of $30,322.07 was reported.  A motion to approve the Treasurer’s was made by Peter Forgione, seconded by Roberta Heath and carried.

Old Business:

In introduction was then made of William Hazimof, Temporary Vice President as appointed at a Special Meeting of the LCWA Board held on September 1, 2015 following the sudden resignation of former VP Susan Jakob.  Will has donated his time to LCWA consistently over approximately the past two years, proving himself an asset to our projects.  The Association expressed gratitude for his ongoing efforts and looks forward to his future contributions in his officer capacity.


President Tallman then called for a report from the Nominating Committee, which was appointed at the August meeting, for the purpose of officer elections.  The following nominations were made:

President: Thomas C. Tallman, Jr.
Vice President: William S. Hazimof
Vice President: Ellen M. Wertman
Vice President: John D. Mulligan
Secretary: Kelly A. Heath
Treasurer: Linda S. Tallman

All members were in favor of the nominations and a motion to accept the nominated Officers of the Lake Cadjaw Watershed Association was made by Tom Tallman and seconded by Danielle Hazimof and carried.

 

 


MINUTES FROM MEETING HELD JUNE 20, 2015

I.  CALL TO ORDER :  Tom Tallman called the meeting of the Lake Cadjaw Watershed Association to order at 10:07 AM  on June 20, 2015 at the Cherry Ridge Municipal Building.  The meeting commenced with the recital of the Pledge of Allegiance.  A moment of silence was then observed for Robert S. Horwitz, a LCWA member who passed away on March 4, 2015.

II.  ROLL CALL:  Kelly Heath conducted a roll call and noted the following were present: Tom Tallman, President; Susan Jakob, Vice President; Kelly Heath, Secretary; and Linda Tallman, Treasurer. In addition, the following residents were present:  Rick Jakob (member), Patricia Forgione, Robbin Kizer (member), Jackie Perellli, and Debbie Stenton.

III.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM LAST MEETING:  Kelly Heath read the minutes from the last meeting, which were approved on motion by Tom Tallman seconded by Rick Jakob, and carried.

IV.  APPROVAL OF TREASURER’S REPORT:  The Treasurer’s Report was reviewed for the period September 17, 2014 through June 20, 2015, which included summaries of the Checking Account, Savings Account, and Raffle Account. As of today’s date, cash on hand in the amount of $25,565.42 was noted.  A written itemized listing of all deposits and withdrawals for the period noted above was also provided   The Treasurer’s Report was approved as given on motion by Tom Tallman seconded by Rick Jakob, and carried.

V.  OLD BUSINESS:
Dues for the current year in the amount of $100 per household were due May 31, 2015, and it was requested that all members pay their dues as soon as possible.

A summary of the Kayak raffle (the kayak being generously donated by Rick and Susan Jakob) which began with the fishing tournament on September 16, 2014 and ran through May 30, 2015 was then given. A total of $900 was raised and the drawing was held at the home of Rick and Susan Jakob, with Kelly Heath also in attendance.  Tom H. from Peckville, PA was the lucky winner (who purchased his ticket at one of the downtown Honesdale events held in 2014).

Raffles and events held between October 2014 and May 2015 raised funds as follows:

Harvest and Heritage Days (10/10-10/11, 2014) Baskets: $493
Honesdale for the Holidays (11/28-11/29, 2014) Baskets: $215
Ice Fishing Tournament (1/24/15): 50/50 Raffle $96; Kayak raffle $65 (included in raffle total); and ticket sales and donations: $943.

The dam repair cost is approximately $400,000.00, which includes the construction bonds required to move forward with repairs. No contractor has been chosen yet due to lack of funds. The dam inspection report cost was $558.00 and the annual dam registration fee is $1,500.00.  The earthen dam requires perfect fill and must maintain the required 3:1 pitch.

Central Wayne Regional Authority has contracted with Kohrs Excavating to upgrade existing pump stations located in the Cherry Ridge service area. (Contents of CWRA notice can be found in Appendix A immediately following this transcript).  President Tom Tallman stated that there is a possibility that the risers could be raised up and he is in contact with the Sewer Authority regarding this issue, since their height directly impacts the maximum water level of the lake, it the event it can be raised.

One meeting attendee, Patricia Forgione brought to the attention of the LCWA that there is a stream running along her property. Tom Tallman suggested that she contact the Sewer Authority since she feels it may be an issue that they should address.

The question of Historical grant funding was then mentioned. The lake itself, although part of the historical D&H Canal System, apparently cannot apparently be declared an historical property as that status is reserved for structures. There is a question, however, as to whether any structures around the lake will qualify as “historical” by virtue of their being “Mining Homes.” Further inquiry is needed.

LCWA has reached out to various individuals for assistance in grant research and request proposals and has possibly formed a connection with Harrisburg through a former Honesdale resident. Two former members are also participating in this action.

President Tallman noted that he recently was invited to attend a meeting at which representatives from DEP, area Legislators, and owner dam owners were in attendance. This open forum meeting was held to try to find an equitable solution to the dam problems that residents in Pennsylvania are experiencing.  There is a possibility that all attendees could pool their funds in an attempt to reduce the individual $70,000 required bond premium.  The goal now is to meet all requirements before changes in legislation delay this project further.

Linda Tallman pointed out that as of the time of today’s meeting, only nine (9) residents have paid their 2015 dues. In solving the problem of low membership, suggestions were made to motivate lake residents to join LCWA by paying their dues. There is concern that non-residents use the lake for fishing at no cost.  Further concern was expressed about residents who also use the lake via their docks, which are located on LCWA property.  There is an ongoing sentiment among members and former members that it is unfair that some families have been paying dues for many years and others are not paying their fair share. They question why some must pay for all to enjoy the benefits.  Another similar concern is that this problem has persisted for more than three decades with no evidence of progress.  One resolution to these problems would be to restrict lake access to paying members, since LCWA owns the land where the lake used to be.  Emphasis was also made that we have made progress and finally see a resolution, but we lack the funds necessary to see it through.  It was noted that the Officers of LCWA consistently contribute to the fundraising efforts and that more participation from paying members and other Honesdale residents would likely yield higher payoff.

VI.  NEW BUSINESS:

The next meeting is scheduled for July 18, 2015 at 10:00 AM at the Cherry Ridge Municipal Building. A fall meeting is to be determined.
The LCWA Summer Fishing Tournament has been scheduled for August 1, 2015 from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM. LCWA requests donations of food and drink for our participants.  Quality raffle items that align with the fishing theme are also welcome as are volunteers for the event.
Another large item (possibly another kayak) to raffle over a long-term period is again being considered.
Participation in the following upcoming events was requested:

Hidden Treasures Sidewalk Sales to be held July 17-18, 2015 in downtown Honesdale.
Harvest and Heritage Days in downtown Honesdale October 10-11,
Honesdale for the Holidays in downtown Honesdale November 28, 2015.
LCWA will have a booth at all of the above events and residents are requested to participate in any way they can by way of donations of money, merchandise, or time. LCWA raffles at these events generally consist of $50 gift baskets made and donated by members or local organizations.  Some choose to donate $50 or purchase items and have LCWA design the basket.  Event participation allows us to establish a presence in town and promotes further involvement in dam repair efforts.

5.   Ideas for establishing community presence and raising awareness of our needs were         discussed. A letter will be drafted appealing to our Lake Cadjaw community members asking for participation at a time when our biggest need is funding.  This letter will be printed and distributed by volunteers present at today’s meeting in an attempt to get our word out.  One attendee, Jackie Peselli, offered to post this appeal in her workplace in Hawley.

6.  Kelly Heath suggested that crowdfunding be explored by launching a Go Fund Me Campaign on the Internet. This option will be further reviewed by the LCWA.

7.  Low membership is an ongoing issue the Association has. Many residents of our community are unaware of the LCWA and its efforts to repair the dam and restore the lake. We need to continue to recruit members and current members are urged to keep their neighbors informed as to the LCWA activities and encourage their involvement.  We always need raffle donations and volunteers.  Please visit our Web site (lakecadjaw.com) for contact information and be sure to check back regularly for new events!  Also, LIKE Lake Cadjaw Watershed Association on Facebook! And PLEASE, Pay your dues!!!

VII.  ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned the meeting at 11:08 AM by President Tom Tallman.


Respectfully submitted:
Kelly A. Heath, Secretary 



MINUTES FROM MEETING HELD AUGUST 30, 2015

I.  CALL TO ORDER:   President Tom Tallman called the meeting of the Lake Cadjaw Watershed Association to order at 1:04 PM on August 30, 2015 at the Cherry Ridge Municipal Building.  The meeting commenced with the recital of the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a moment of silence recognizing the passing of LCWA Member, E.J. Robinson.

II.   ROLL CALL:   Kelly Heath, Secretary, conducted a roll call and noted the following were present: Tom Tallman, President; Susan Jakob, Vice President; Kelly Heath, Secretary; and Linda Tallman, Treasurer. In addition, the following members were present:  Rick Jakob, Patricia & Peter Forgione, Roberta Heath, Judith Menago, Raymond Scholl, Ellen Wertman, Danielle Hazimof, Will Hazimof, Dale Long, Bob Duckwitz and Maria Abellana.

III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM LAST MEETING:  Secretary Heath read the minutes from the last meeting, which were approved on motion by Ray Scholl, seconded by Roberta Heath and carried.

IV. APPROVAL OF TREASURER’S REPORT:  Linda Tallman, Treasurer, presented the Treasurer’s Report for the period July 18, 2015 through August 30, 2015, which included summaries of the Checking Account, Savings Account, and Raffle Account. As of today’s date cash on hand in the amount of $30,123.45 was noted.  A written itemized listing of all deposits and withdrawals for the period noted above was also provided. The Treasurer’s Report was approved as given on motion by Ray Scholl, seconded by Ellen Wertman and carried.

V. OLD BUSINESS:  Hidden Treasures Sidewalk Sales yielded the following revenue:

Kayak Raffle-$565
Basket Raffle-$127
Promotional items sales-$10
Donations-$8
Fishing Tournament (1) ticket-$25

Summer Fishing Tournament revenue:

Ticket Sales (23 @ $25)-$575
Kayak Raffle Sales-$85
Donations-$15

Cash prizes were awarded in the amount of $150. Thank you to Will Hazimof, Dave Strahler and Joe Caparo for donating prizes back to the Association totaling $100. Thank you to all who participated by fishing, donations and volunteering.

As noted earlier, the LCWA will have a booth at the upcoming downtown Honesdale events and residents are requested to participate in any way they can by way of donations of money or time. Event participation allows us to establish a presence in town and promotes further involvement in our dam repair efforts.  Participation in the following events is requested:

Harvest and Heritage Days in downtown Honesdale – October 10-11, 2015

Honesdale for the Holidays in downtown Honesdale – November 28, 2015

Annual Ice Fishing Tournaments—TBD.

Kelly Heath volunteered for events as needed.

Raffles are ongoing. Chances for the baskets and kayak will be available at upcoming events (Harvest & Heritage Days in October and Honesdale for the Holidays in December) with the basket raffle being held at the Honesdale for the Holidays event on November 28th. The kayak will be raffled off on June 4, 2016. Tickets can be purchased locally from Tom Tallman and Will Hazimof or online (www.lakecadjaw.com).

A letter was drafted appealing to our Lake Cadjaw community members asking for participation at a time when our biggest and most urgent need is funding. Copies of this letter were distributed as part of a membership drive on Tuesday, July 21, 2015.

Membership is up although it is the objective of the Association to continue this trend and encourage membership of all Lake Cadjaw residents—or as many property owners, who utilize said property and the lake, as possible.

A Go Fund Me Campaign on the Internet has been started and it was reviewed.  A $50 donation has been received to date.   Members are encouraged to share this campaign through various media outlets. We maintain our goal to establish a stronger Internet presence.

Dam status remains the same in terms of maintenance. One issue has been brought to the attention of the Board in that the 2013 dam safety inspection report was never received by the DEP, although it was completed and payment for the inspection and the report were submitted by LCWA. Tom called Riley Associates, speaking with Joe Durkin, who requested a meeting. Tom emphasized that payment for the service had been made and that the report should be submitted and that a meeting could be held following the completion of the service for which LCWA paid. Mr. Durkin agreed to comply with this request.

VI. NEW BUSINESS:  President Tallman noted that he attended the meeting of the Cherry Ridge Sewer Authority held on July 27, 2015 to take part in the discussion of the risers that the Authority is currently installing at the pumping stations. Tom was assured the two lower pumps have been approved for raising, although the height is not known at this time. The Association was contacted by Chelsea Allen from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ-Department of Ecology, Evolution & Natural Resources. She vacationed on Lake Cadjaw when it was thriving and has offered to help revert the wetlands status so that water levels can be risen in accordance with all governing bodies. At this time our only means of correspondence with Ms. Allen is via E-mail. Tom stated that he has sent her two E-mail messages and has not yet received a reply.

Regarding the possibility of working with Ms. Allen, Kelly Heath offered that if we can establish that she and any assistants she may have in this endeavor may constitute the possibility of an educational partnership for the LCWA. Partnerships with outreach organizations that are primarily in and around the lake community are currently being considered in an effort to create value for the lake in that it enriches the lives of people who are in need or would otherwise suffer without the benefit of Lake Cadjaw. This is a new endeavor and progress reports will follow as new avenues are explored. Tom offered that Ms. Allen stated her willingness to work with volunteers and that if she does not have her own team, we might seek volunteers from the high school or other such organization (Boy/Girl Scouts, 4H or other local youth group).

A member posed a question regarding property restoration after the completion of the pump station project and a general discussion ensued. Mr. Raymond Scholl stated that he had a discussion with the workers and was assured that restoration would be achieved following the project and suggested that assessment should be made when the work has been completed. Tom suggested that property damage or failure to satisfactorily restore private property be addressed directly with the Sewer Authority by the property owners. He also cited his own recollection of adequate restoration in the past.

It was then noted that Tom Tallman had on numerous occasions requested that Susan Jakob, our webmaster, share the password to the LCWA Website, citing that access to the site by more than one officer will be more efficient and is necessary in the event that Mrs. Jakob becomes unable to maintain the site (due to illness or death). Mrs. Jakob assured those in attendance that she wasn’t going anywhere. Treasurer Linda Tallman added that her having access to the site would be especially useful in reporting changes to the Association’s financial status in a timely fashion. Sue asserted her ownership of the site and refused to share the password to ensure the safety of her personal information and because she feels that the integrity of the site may be compromised as it is “complicated” to maintain. She further expressed concern that sharing the password would reduce the security of the firewall protection of the site. The conflict was further defined in terms of financial responsibility. Sue maintains that the site is her donation to LCWA while Tom suggested that the donation be made through monetary means and the site be obtainable by more than one officer of the LCWA.  Discussion ensued as to the relevance of the password and finally it was voted on with the majority of votes being in favor of the sharing of the password. After much reluctance, Mrs. Jakob announced that she would submit the password only to Secretary Kelly Heath who agreed that she would hold it and learn the management procedures for the site. The discussion followed with more conflict as ownership was disputed due to the fact that the site existed prior to Mrs. Jakob assuming duties as Vice President and Webmaster and carries the name of the Lake Cadjaw Watershed Association. Ownership remained in dispute and the subject was tabled to a future meeting.

The next meeting is scheduled for Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 11:00 AM at the Cherry Ridge Municipal Building. This time change reflects a feeling that many people may be unable to attend Saturday morning meetings for various reasons and that Sunday may inspire larger meeting turnout. Today’s meeting was held on a Sunday afternoon, and did indeed present an increase in membership attendance, with a total of 12 persons signing the attendance sheet. These members did not include the four board members.

President Tallman proposed an expansion of our Board during the July meeting and it was noted at that meeting that if there are no restrictions, the current By-laws could be revised to accommodate such an expansion. A review of the By-laws was conducted and revisions were presented to reflect proposed changes not only with regard to Officers of the organization, but also to payment of dues, meeting dates, etc.  It was noted that if no objections are made, the Amended By-Laws will be adopted as presented at the next meeting in September.

General discussion followed and questions included the possibility of membership vote In absentia or by proxy. This will be considered.

Discussion in terms of electing a second Vice President was held. Reasons for a second VP were given as follows:

Extra help is needed to pursue the current mission of dam repair
Having more than one is an accepted practice
Two LCWA officer signatures are required when writing checks and due to the fact that two of the officers are not full time residents at the Lake, it was suggested that it be a better practice that the second signature not be from the same household. This promotes transparency and security.

Nominations and elections of Board Members and a vote to pass the revised by-laws will be conducted at the meeting to be held on September 13, 2015. A nominating committee of three volunteers was accepted. This committee consists of:

Ray Scholl
Danielle Hazimof
Judy Menago

After a general discussion, during which time Maria Abellana submitted a list of possible funding from foundations based on environmental causes and explained that the search is limited due to the need for membership fees to access such information (in excess of $200 per year) unless one physically visits the organization in order to do research. Tom asked her if she might be able to do that as it is in New York City and that she continue private funding research because government grants will likely dictate public access to the lake, which members do not want. Receiving private funding will allow the lake to adopt a private status but will possibly still require partnerships within the area in order to provide specific community need.

Funding ideas were discussed, including the sale of waterfront lands that currently belongs to the Association.

Public access was discussed and Tom suggested that perhaps a fee could be charged to launch from Mr. and Mrs. Tallman’s property. Any monies collected in this regard will be donated to the LCWA.

A member suggested our fishing tournaments and public fishing in general practice “catch and release” of fish when fishing our lake.

General discussion continued and since there was no further Agenda items to be discussed, President Tom Tallman called for adjournment. At this point, Vice President Susan Jakob announced one more order of business.  She then submitted her letter of resignation to Mr. Tallman, which was read aloud to the membership, and was accepted by Mr. Tallman with regret. On behalf of the Lake Cadjaw Watershed Association, Mrs. Jakob’s contributions are recognized and heartfelt thanks are offered for her efforts in assisting the advancement of our dam project. Best wishes as we all move forward.

V.  ADJOURNMENT:  The meeting was adjourned at 2:14 PM by President Tom Tallman.

Respectfully submitted:
Kelly A. Heath, Secretary

 

Amendments to the Association By-Laws as proposed at the last meeting were summarized as follows:

The By-laws will be updated to align with current Association practices.
More than one (1) Vice President position will be allowed.
The rules as applied to dues will remain flexible in both amount to be paid and due dates.
Officer elections will be held every other year in the month of September.
Meeting schedules will be more flexible to accommodate the needs of Association Members.

These revisions were approved by vote of the members in attendance upon motion by Tom Tallman, seconded by Pete Forgione and carried.

New Business:

Participation in the following events was requested:

Harvest and Heritage Days in Downtown Honesdale on October 10th and October 11th.
Honesdale for the Holidays in Downtown Honesdale on November 28th.

Please contact Tom Tallman to volunteer or make a donation!

A general discussion was then held, which included the following topics.

With regard to contact information, it was suggested that member contact information be made available to other members in case of emergencies or other matters of importance. It was noted that if this practice was adopted, it could only be done with approval of each member providing that information.


Basket donations and appointment of a Committee to request, receive or otherwise handle donated items was discussed.  For now, baskets can be dropped off with Tom and Linda Tallman or with Kelly Heath.


The best means by which to share information other than through the Internet was discussed.  Signs posted at the various mailbox locations around the Lake will be practiced by the Officers of the Association.  We will also rely on word-of-mouth.


The next meeting will be held on Sunday, May 22nd, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the Cherry Ridge Municipal Building.  As it stands, Sunday mornings at 11AM suits the current members.  Meetings to follow will be announced then.

Adjournment: There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 11:40 AM.

Respectfully submitted:
Kelly Heath, Secretary


MINUTES FROM MEETING HELD JULY 18, 2015

I.  CALL TO ORDER:   President Tom Tallman called the meeting of the Lake Cadjaw Watershed Association to order at 10:07 am  on July 18, 2015 at the Cherry Ridge Municipal Building.  The meeting commenced with the recital of the Pledge of Allegiance.

II.   ROLL CALL:   Kelly Heath, Secretary, conducted a roll call and noted the following were present: Tom Tallman, President; Susan Jakob, Vice President; Kelly Heath, Secretary; and Linda Tallman, Treasurer. In addition, the following members were present:  Rick Jakob, Patricia & Peter Forgione, Roberta Heath, Judith Menago, Diane Menago, Dana McCafferty, and Danielle Hazimof.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM LAST MEETING:  Secretary Heath read the minutes from the last meeting, which were approved on motion by Rick Jakob, seconded by Peter Forgione and carried.

III.  APPROVAL OF TREASURER’S REPORT:  Linda Tallman, Treasurer, presented the Treasurer’s Report for the period June 20, 2015 through July 18, 2015, which included summaries of the Checking Account, Savings Account, and Raffle Account. As of today’s date, cash on hand in the amount of $26,273.59 was noted.  A written itemized listing of all deposits and withdrawals for the period noted above was also provided. The Treasurer’s Report was approved as given on motion by Tom Tallman, seconded by Peter Forgione, and carried.

IV.  OLD BUSINESS:

Grant research and application for funding was once again discussed. All members/residents are encouraged to obtain information concerning funding through various resources. All information is welcome and will be pursued.
Dam status remains the same, requiring modification of the back side to align with the required 3:1 pitch (with perfect fill). The dam inspection report cost was $558.00 and the dam registration fee is $1,500.00 (unchanged since recorded at our June 2015 meeting. Please note these are annual fees and do not reflect new costs incurred since June). The estimated repairs and construction bond acquisition cost stand at approximately $400,000.00. Other estimates will be pursued to assure that our project is completed at the best value and for the lowest cost. This will not be possible, however, until we have acquired the needed funding.
It was noted that dues for the current year in the amount of $100 per household were due May 31, 2015, and it was requested that all members pay their dues as soon as possible.
Hidden Treasures Sidewalk Sales is being held this weekend in Downtown Honesdale. Baskets (4 valued at $50 each) were donated by Linda Vonson and E.J. Robinson, The Dime Bank, Susan and Rick Jakob, and Robbin Kizer. The tent is being attended by the following members/volunteers over the course of the event: Tom Tallman, Dave Strahler, Susan and Rick Jakob, Deb Stenton, Diane Menago, Judith Menago and Kelly Heath.

This event also kicked off the start of another long-term raffle of an Old Towne Vapor kayak purchased by the Lake Cadjaw Watershed Association at a very generous discount from Seaman’s Marine, Inc., Honesdale, PA.
Raffle prices for baskets are 1 chance for $2 and 3 chances for $5, and kayak raffle prices are 1 chance for $5 and 3 chances for $10. Chances for the baskets and kayak will be available at upcoming events (Harvest & Heritage Days in October and Honesdale for the Holidays in December) with the basket raffle being held at the Honesdale for the Holidays event on November 28th. The kayak will be raffled off on June 4, 2016. Visit our Website for more information at lakecadjaw.com. Tickets can be purchased locally from Tom Tallman and Will Hazimof or online.

Our Summer Fishing Tournament will be held on August 1, 2015 from 8 AM until 5 PM. Volunteers, donations of food, beverages, disposable paper items, monetary gifts, or items to raffle at this event would all be greatly accepted. Participation in this event requires a donation of $25 per person and entrance is through the Tallman property located at 67 Lakeside Drive.
It was brought to the attention of the Association at the last meeting by Patricia Forgione that there was some type of stream running along her property. Tom Tallman noted that after speaking with Mrs. Forgione he contacted the Sewer Authority and they indicated that they were aware of the situation and it will be addressed.  He was informed by the Sewer Authority that there is no danger of sewage leakage, etc.

V.  NEW BUSINESS:

President Tallman noted that he will be attending the next meeting of the Cherry Ridge Sewer Authority to be held on July 27, 2015 to take part in the discussion of the risers that the Authority will be installing at the pumping stations.
President Tallman noted that he has granted access to the Lake to prospective fishing people via Mr. and Mrs. Tallman’s property for a fee to fish with all proceeds generated being donated to the Association.
Susan Jakob, our webmaster, has renewed our website through domain.com at an annual fee of $40.
The next meeting is scheduled for Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 1:00 PM at the Cherry Ridge Municipal Building. This time change reflects a feeling that many people may be unable to attend Saturday morning meetings for various reasons and that Sunday may inspire larger meeting turnout.
The August meeting will precede a fall meeting to be held on September 12, 2015, when board members will be elected. At the August 30 meeting a committee of three (3) members shall be chosen to conduct nominations.
President Tallman proposed an expansion of our Board. A review of the By-laws will be conducted and an assessment of this possibility will be made. It was recognized that committee formation might prove an alternative should expansion be restricted through either the By-laws or the federal/state regulations for nonprofit organizations holding a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. Findings will be presented at the August 30, 2015 meeting. For purposes of these minutes, it was noted that if there is no restriction, the current By-laws could be revised to accommodate such an expansion of this Board.
As noted earlier, the LCWA will have a booth at the upcoming downtown Honesdale events and residents are requested to participate in any way they can by way of donations of money or time. Event participation allows us to establish a presence in town and promotes further involvement in dam repair efforts.  Participation in the following events was requested:
Harvest and Heritage Days in downtown Honesdale  – October 10-11, 2015
Honesdale for the Holidays in downtown Honesdale – November 28, 2015
Annual Ice Fishing Tournaments—TBD.
Ideas for establishing community presence and raising awareness of our needs were discussed. A letter has been drafted appealing to our Lake Cadjaw community members asking for participation at a time when our biggest and most urgent need is funding. This letter was printed and approval of its distribution by volunteers was given. Susan Jakob and Kelly Heath will distribute this letter and conduct a membership drive on Tuesday, July 21, 2015.
A Go Fund Me Campaign on the Internet has been approved and will begin promptly.
Other Internet campaigns to raise awareness through social media will be tested (i.e. Twitter, Instagram, a blog about Lake Cadjaw, etc.). The general feeling is that this will encourage our lake community’s participation in addition to raising far-reaching awareness. Our goal is to establish a stronger Internet presence. Our Facebook page announcement of our fishing tournament has reached over 406 people and achieved 14 “shares”.
Possible advertising in local tourist magazines such as Wayne County Visitors Guide, Connections, etc. was also considered.
Low membership is an ongoing issue of the Association. We need to continue to recruit members and current members are urged to keep their neighbors informed as to the LCWA activities and encourage their involvement. Raffle donations and volunteers are always needed.  Please visit our Website (lakecadjaw.com) for contact information and be sure to check back regularly for new events and to see the status of our various campaigning progress!  Also, LIKE Lake Cadjaw Watershed Association on Facebook! And PLEASE, Pay your dues!!!

V.  ADJOURNMENT:  The meeting was adjourned the meeting at 10:40 am by President Tom Tallman.

Respectfully submitted:
Kelly A. Heath, Secretary 



MINUTES FROM SPECIAL MEETING HELD SEPTEMBER 1, 2015

A Special Meeting of the Lake Cadjaw Watershed Association was held September 1, 2015.

The meeting was called to order by President Tom Tallman at 6:19 PM (18:19).

This meeting was held for the sole purpose of appointing a Temporary Vice President of the LCWA due to the vacancy caused by the sudden resignation of the current LCWA Vice President, Susan Jakob. William S. Hazimof was nominated by President Tallman, seconded by Treasurer Linda Tallman and unanimously carried.  It is noted that Mr. Hazimof will assume the duties of Temporary Vice President until September 13, 2015 when official nominations and votes are cast.

For purposes of these minutes, it was noted that Susan Jakob, the LCWA current Webmaster, be directed to post the appointment of Mr. Hazimof as Temporary Vice President on the LCWA Website immediately thereby filling the void created by Mrs. Jakob.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:24 PM (18:24).

Respectfully submitted:
Kelly Heath, Secretary.

  Lake Cadjaw ~ Honesdale, PA