MEETING MINUTES SEPTEMBER 27, 2014
I. Call to order: Tom Tallman called the regular meeting of the Lake Cadjaw Watershed Association to order at 10:01 AM on September 27, 2014 at Cherry Ridge Municipal Building. The following Board members were present: Tom Tallman, President; Susan Jakob, Vice President; Kelly Heath, Secretary; and Linda Tallman, Treasurer
The meeting commenced with the recital of the Pledge of Allegiance by everyone present.
II. Approval of minutes from last meeting.
The minutes from the prior meeting were approved as read.
III. Treasurer’s Report:
The Treasurer’s Report for the period July 26, 2014 to and including September 27, 2014 was provided, including summaries of Deposits, Withdrawals and Current Balances for Checking, Savings and Raffle Accounts. A total of $26,454.81 cash on hand as of today’s date was noted.
IV. Open issues:
The ratification of our existing officers slate was approved on motion by Tom Tallman, seconded by Kelly Heath, and carried.
There is a Government meeting in October regarding dams that Tom Tallman has been invited to attend by our local legislators.
V. New business:
Piezometer Readings: Michael Bates has volunteered to conduct these readings going forward and all pertinent information and tools have been given to Mr. Bates by Jim Grossman.
A Kayak has been generously donated by Rick and Susan Jakob and a raffle began at the fishing tournament. It was agreed that the drawing will be held at the May 2015 meeting. Tickets are being sold for $5.00 each or three for $10.00.
A summary of the Fishing Tournament held on September 6, 2014 was given and a net of $892 was noted. The following prizes were noted: First Prize of $75 awarded to Bill Hazimof (21” Pickerel) who kindly donated the funds back to LCWA; Second Prize of $50 awarded to Austin Glucksnis (18 5/8” Bass); and Third Prize of $25 awarded to Tom Atkinson (11¾” Perch).
The meeting schedule for 2015 will remain the same (fourth Saturday of May, July, and September).
A discussion of utilizing a Certificate of Deposit to help increase funds was initiated by Susan Jakob and it was agreed that further investigation will be conducted on this issue.
Harvest and Heritage Days in Downtown Honesdale will be held on October 11th and 12th at which LCWA will have a booth and raffle. A “fishing” basket has been generously donated by Wes and Melissa Carpenter (brother-in-law and sister of member Will Hazimof) and the Heath family is also donating a basket. Linda Tallman will look into the possibility of The Dime Bank donating a basket as well.
Home for the Holidays in Downtown Honesdale is November 29th volunteers are needed to work the tent.
Ideas are always welcome for raising funds to “Save the Dam”!
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 for contact information. Also be sure to check back regularly for new events!
Tom Tallman adjourned the meeting at 10:35 AM.
Kelly A. Heath, Secretary
MEETING MINUTES JULY 26, 2014
Call to order: Susan Jakob, Vice President, called the regularly scheduled meeting of the Lake Cadjaw Watershed Association to order at 10:05 AM on July 26, 2014 at the Cherry Ridge Community Center. For purposes of these minutes, it is noted that LCWA President, Tom Tallman, was absent from the meeting due to an unplanned business trip.
Kelly A. Heath, Secretary, read the minutes from the last meeting, which were approved as read.
Linda S. Tallman, Treasurer distributed copies of the Treasurer’s Report and Summary Report, which noted a cash balance on hand as of today’s date in the amount of $23,799.36.
Open issues/Old Business
Membership is too low—attendees were asked to use word-of-mouth to try to raise awareness of the Association and its efforts to raise monies to satisfy the costs associated with the repair of the dam. Lake Cadjaw residents are urged to join and pay their dues.
Dues in the amount of $100 can be paid and donations made online at (http://www.lakecadjaw.com); by mail to Linda S. Tallman, Treasurer, 29 Stourbridge Lane, Honesdale, PA 18431; or in person to Tom and Linda Tallman, 67 Lakeside Drive, Honesdale, PA 18431 and Rick and Susan Jakob, 69 Lakeside Drive, Honesdale, PA It was noted that dues and donations are tax deductible.
Attendees were concerned about the deadline for breaching the dam. As of now, any such deadline is unknown.
Attendees also inquired about possible Historical Society status of lake. It has been a determined that this will not affect the ongoing efforts nor protect properties.
LCWA needs donations of baskets ($50 value) or donations of $50 for the purchase of items to raffle (3 baskets for the Harvest & Heritage Days and 3 baskets for Honesdale for the Holidays)
Volunteers are needed for upcoming Honesdale events and raffles. Harvest & Heritage Days (October 11-12, 2014) and Honesdale for the Holidays (November 28 – 29, 2014) (please contact Susan Jakob for additional information at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Riley Associates has been paid in full for all services provided.
Tom Tallman’s suggestion of 100 families paying $3,000 each to cover cost of bond and repair once and for all still stands.
We would like to maintain a dam clean-up schedule beginning in May. Poison Ivy killer has been sprayed and special thanks were extended to Tom Tallman, Will Hazimof, Mike Bates, Rick and Susan Jakob for dam clean-up to date.
III. New business
New Website (www.lakecadjaw.com) is up and running, with the site donated by Susan and Rick Jakob and Susan acting as Webmaster. Also, follow us on Facebook.
Lake will not be sprayed for excess vegetation this season due to lack of funds. Visit our Website for information about do-it-yourself vegetation control.
Former members, Tom and John “are back” and will look into possible grant resources.
Donations are needed for the purchase of a kayak for an ongoing raffle with the drawing in the Spring (or early Summer) of 2015. We would like to start the raffle with the Summer Fishing Tournament scheduled for September 6, 2014 (8 AM to 5 PM).
Volunteers are needed for the Summer Fishing Tournament with donations of raffle gifts and food kindly accepted. Please call prior to the day of the tournament to offer assistance in both regards.
Consideration was given to the possibility of selling land from current property owners’ boundaries and the Lake Cadjaw Watershed Association lakefront property in an attempt to alleviate some of the debt of repairing the dam.
The Association must renew its raffle license by August 31, 2014
As of the meeting adjournment dues collected to date total $2,050.00.
Tom Tallman has been performing extensive face-to-face public relations with lake residents.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:48 AM.
Minutes submitted by:
Kelly A. Heath
MEETING MINUTES MAY 17, 2014
The LCWA meeting was called to order at 10:06 am by President Thomas C. Tallman, Jr. on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the Cherry Ridge Township Municipal Building.
Minutes of our last meeting, held on September 21, 2013 were read and approved as read.
The treasurer’s report was accepted as read. Total Assets (Cash on Hand): $22,846.00
This meeting was attended by five people, three board members and two association members. Discussion about participation and attendance ensued. Participation by members is vital to the success of the Dam Project. We need to see an increase in attendance at meetings and we need more volunteers at events. Acquisition of dam permit may motivate higher participation.
LCWA encourages members to raise awareness to this cause through friends and neighbors and promote their participation or attendance at various events.
Be advised of LCWA’s Meet and Greet gathering on Tallman’s Landing on June 22nd 2014.
Motion by Roberta Heath that LCWA dues to be submitted no later than Memorial Day of the season and was seconded by Paul Talerico.
President Tallman proposed the possibility of raising dues or initiating a goal of recruiting at least 100 Lake Cadjaw households and then collecting $3,000.00 from each. This would be an effective method by which to repair the dam.
Payment of Dues can be paid using the following methods:
Linda S. Tallman, Treasurer LCWA
29 Stourbridge Lane
Honesdale, PA 18431
Electronically if member holds a PayPal Account by transferring funds to the LCWA PayPal account: lakecadjaw.com
In person, at any meeting
Dues can also be paid incrementally as needed
Proceeds raised at four events:
Harvest & Heritage Days – 10/12 & 10/13: $878.00
Home for the Holidays – 11/29 & 11/30: $ 365.31
Ice Fishing Tournament #1—01/11/14: $ 1540.00
Ice Fishing Tournament #2—02/08/14: $ 860.00
Various methods by which to communicate LCWA yearly calendar/events/news were discussed as some complaints were made in terms of placing fliers in mailboxes:
Voluntary signs posted on members’ lawns
Assessing the possibility of designated areas around the lake (near mailboxes)
At the dam
Discussion of easy access to lake in places purposed for this (near the bulkhead, for instance).
Ideas for new fundraisers:
Raffle booth at this summer’s sidewalk sales
Summer fishing tournament
Booth at Honesdale’s downtown summer music festival
Advertising for these events will be needed. Gail Tucker of The Greater Honesdale Partnership should be contacted for information on participation in downtown events.
The lowering water levels are lowering property values.
Mr. Tallman informed us of the endangered status (in PA) of the Bog Turtle and lakeside residents should familiarize themselves with their identification. If we have them living in the lake, their habitat may be protected.
Fundraising remains the first priority: Dam Permit = $70,000.00; Restoration = $300,000.00
Volunteers are needed for ongoing projects to raise funds and to maintain the dam (general landscaping and litter removal if necessary)
Blueprints of dam and needed repairs were reviewed (“perfect soil with perfect moisture” is required to construct a 3:1 pitch)
Sewer Authority will need to move sewer line behind dam before repairs can be made. Lindy Associates put a pumping station in the middle of a road by Lakeside Ave.
We need insurance on LCWA land.
Evaluation of the fundraising gains thus far and discussed other possible means by which to raise money.
First Priority: Raising awareness to our cause and motivating participation of those residents around Lake Cadjaw.
Receipt of Piezometer Keys, etc. (for delivery to J. Grossman). Jim will keep track of readings.
Placement of No Motorized Vehicles Allowed or No Trespassing signs on the dam. Possibly moving large rocks on each end.
Meeting was officially adjourned at 11:38 AM.
Please visit our Web site: lakecadjaw.com to find out more about upcoming events and news.
Minutes respectfully submitted by:
Kelly A. Heath, Secretary
In memory of E. J. Robinson, III
Lake Cadjaw ~ Honesdale, PA