The meeting was
called to order by Vice President Mona Lincoln.
The Secretary read the minutes from the July 29 meeting. They were
amended and approved. The Treasurerís report was read and approved.
prepared a petition from the OLA requesting DSL internet service for the
Jean has requested an inspection of our dam from the FOLA. The DEC and
OLA maintain the damsite jointly. Tom Abrial has consented to maintain a log
denoting use of the damsite. Jean noted that the entrance road cannot be
cordoned off by a log, because snowmobiles use the road in winter. It was
suggested that perhaps rocks or pipes could be used to discourage vehicles. Joan
Trask noted that she saw tire tracks in the entrance road and noticed that the
log was displaced. Jean responded that since the state owns the land, the OLA
cannot erect any barrier.
donated two tickets to the State Fair to be offered to OLA members. The OLA $100
scholarship was awarded to Bryn Sheppard, granddaughter of Dick and Sharon
Jean thanks all who helped with the baskets and watering, and maintaining
the flower beds, especially acknowledging Marlin Markusson, Mona Lincoln, The
Crupes, the Kayes, and Dick Johnson. It was suggested by a member that perhaps
artificial flowers would be more feasible for the future. Audrey Velepec asked
where the artificial flower baskets could be stored, and Jean volunteered
storage in her barn. Carole Gehrig asked if switching to artificial flowers
might affect our status as CAP-21 members, since they oversee the flower basket
project, and whether doing so might deter success receiving any future grants. A
long discussion followed, but no decision was reached. Kathy Boughton suggested
a fall membership mailing requesting membersí opinions on flower baskets. Dave
Dylis suggested alerting members on our website of choices. Kathy Boughton made
a motion to ask for a volunteer chairperson of a flower basket committee and
suspend the OLA cooperation in the CAP-21 flower basket program for 2007. The
motion was seconded by Dick Engle. There was one abstention to the vote, and no
opposition. Therefore, The OLA will not participate in the 2007 CAP-21 flower
basket program. The issue will be discussed further at the May meeting.
received an anonymous letter, complaining to the OLA of fireworks on the
lakefront this summer. Jean noted that the OLA mission is to promote
environmental causes and promulgate better community relations. She requested
members to notify the Sheriff Dept or NYS police, not the OLA, for problems
unrelated to the Association.
explained non-dye testing for septic tank pollution in lakes. He noted that
Hamilton County has such a program in place and produced a report on their
testing. A discussion followed. Clark suggested that the OLA apply for the
program, Hubert Velepec suggested purchasing the testing equipment, and Keith
Butters asked if Oneida County might own such equipment. No decision was
was the winner of $40 in the 50/50 raffle. Bob Young donated T-shirts for the
raffle. They were won by Mona Lincoln and
The meeting was
adjourned at 11:35 am.