LGPOA BOARD BUSINESS MEETING – April 10, 2021
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order by President Richard Leydon at 1:03 pm at his home.
Board members present were Richard Leydon, Joe Bokar, Barb Dwyer, and Roy Petteway. Conferencing in by phone were Rhonda Olson, Deric Flom, and Laurie Tremblay.
Interim Treasurer Richard Leydon reported that the bank account currently has a balance of $23,651.90 including checks from 122 members received to date, during the 2021 membership drive. Dawn Bokar said that 32 memberships were registered online and paid through Paypal. She initiated a transfer in the amount of $2117.30 from Paypal to the LGPOA checking account on 4/10/2021 for memberships paid.
Dawn Bokar reported that the total membership during the 2021 membership drive so far is 154, a typical number at this early point of the drive. Dawn also said that five forms were received in the mail without payment, some without contact information and that the owners will be contacted if possible. The Board revisited adding a membership form to the online registration process. Dawn will contact our web master to see how that can be established both at online payment and as a stand alone form on the website. Currently, online registrations and payment don’t provide a place for members to volunteer for various committees or Board positions.
We’d like to thank all the volunteers for the Social Committee. Due to COVID, we haven’t had events to plan. Hopefully, soon we will be in contact to get the ball rolling again. Thanks for your patience.
Richard reported that a turtle permit was in process and volunteers have been lined up. As soon as the paperwork is processed the volunteers could start staking the nests.
There are still missing pilings in the channel and calls will be made and letters sent to the county to get these channel markers replaced as they define the channel to the island and it is a major safety issue.
Richard Leydon reported that Jennifer McCullough has Garlon for use on pepper plants & other invasive species for islanders who need it. Jennifer can be reached at 303-809-0493.
Richard Leydon received a report that the auxiliary has been laying low due to COVID, they did not have a fundraiser.
Sheriff Prummell worked many various hours throughout March spring break coverage. There were minimal issues reported. No crime reports were taken.
Richard Leydon has stayed in contact with LGIFR pertaining to the road repairs. The north hole was discussed, but it is private property and the buyer has backed out, so this may not be the best time to make repairs.
Barb Dwyer shared a letter she received from Palm Island Estates (P.I.E.) asking the LGPOA and all islanders to donate to a fund to hire an attorney to stop Environmental Utilities, LLC (EU) from being approved by PSC to do the sewer project. Discussion was had to see how that works when the LGPOA is a voluntary POA. Barb said it was her understanding that P.I.E. would be sending out letters to all islanders. Joe Bokar suggested that after reviewing the letter, it could be discussed as a board, and then move to act or not. Rhonda Olson said there should be more information, with specifics, coming from EU to PSC in the next 30-60 days.
Regarding the non-profit utility district project, Rhonda Olson said the parties interested are waiting for EU’s submission of rates and information to PSC before moving forward.
JULY 4th EVENTS
The LGPOA will sponsor a “Bucket of Litter-Fun on the Fourth” event for children prior to the golf cart parade. Each child that collects litter in a bucket and takes it to LGI Carts at 2:00 pm will receive a prize for participating. A drawing with all participants names will be held at 4:00 pm after the national anthem for a $25 Gift Certificate. There will be no BBQ this year. It was not determined if the next LGPOA meeting will be held on the 4th of July.
A motion to adjourn was made by Joe Bokar and seconded by Roy Petteway at 1:52 pm.