August 1, 2018


The meeting was brought to order by President Paul Ellis at 7:03 pm.

Minutes from the June 6th meeting were handed out to be reviewed.  The meeting for July 4th had been cancelled because of the holiday celebrations.  There were no additions or corrections.  Motion to accept the minutes was made by Ed Montgomery and seconded by Tim Bradley.  The motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report – Reports for both June and July were handed out to be reviewed. Karen Ellis reminded us that the June report had been emailed to members in July.  We received $2,000 from the Izaak Walton League, our first Save Our Pond grant partnership.  We paid $1,088 to Liley Fisheries for stocking our pond.  A section has been added to the bottom of the July report which lists the details of how the Building Remodel balance is being calculated.  There was a discussion on the Save Our Pond Donations balance and Ed suggested we transfer the $800 secured from the Fish Fund to this amount by the end of this year.  Motion to accept the report was made by Doug Druliner and seconded by Greg Clarkson.  The motion carried.

July 4, 2018
Fish Fund                                       $  2,263.27
General Fund                                      3,159.31
Building Remodel                              -992.00
Save Our Pond Donations               7,138.00
Checking Account                        $11,568.58

Membership Dues                         $      40.00
Fishing Permits                             $       50.00
Fish Food Machine                       $         0.00
Corral                                               $    320.00
Donations-Save Our Pond           $        0.00
Building Rental                              $    566.00
Total Income:                                 $   976.00

IREA                                                 $       48.13      May-June electric bill
Colorado Natural Gas                   $       42.66      June-July gas bill
Total Expenses:                              $      90.79

August 1, 2018                                                      2018=66 members, 50 with fishing permits
Fish Fund                                        $  2,313.27      ($800 secured for Save Our Pond)
General Fund                                      3,434.52     (add $6 utilities paid)
Building Remodel                               -432.00 *
Save Our Pond Donations                7,138.00
Checking Account                         $12,453.79 

*Balance of Remodel $3,450-$3,882=($432)

Total Income=$3,450
October 2017-August 2018=11 months x $300
Sold washer/dryer=$150

Total Expenses=$3,882
$102-Building Permit
$5-Permit Notary
$1,200-General Contractor

Activities Report – Paul stated that nothing has been planned yet for another Firewise community work day. We already have enough hours and money spent to qualify for recognition this year, however, it would be great to get more.  Please send a list of any hours or expenses you have incurred for fire mitigation.  If you would like to have your property assessed, contact Joe Burgett or John VanDoren.  Paul and Tim are in the process of getting their certification to do so.  There were several members that attended the DCVR Firewise Meeting on July 21st, stating that it was an excellent presentation and well worth attending.  There was a discussion on the Harris Park Shooting Range problems. Motion to accept the report was made by Karen and seconded by Tim.

Building Report – Paul stated that the progress of the bathroom remodel is not as rapid as we would like to see. Jasen Nelson has put up the drywall and he and Alyia Carter are in the process of texturing and painting the walls.  We are still pushing to have the shower completed first.  Final inspection is all that is left for approval.  Motion to accept the report was made by Doug and seconded by Tim.  The motion carried.

Corral Report – Jeff DeBerry reported that the corral is full with 8 horses and there are two other families that have expressed an interest in boarding horses when spots become available. There have been discussions on what to do with the sinking barn; tear it down, sell the wood, buy a new one, put up a pole barn using the existing foundation, all needs to be done when there is no hay being stored for the winter.  There are also several roofs that leak and need to be repaired.  Motion to accept the report was made by Michael Post and seconded by Greg.  The motion carried.

Pond Report – Paul reported that the water is down 33 inches on the angled measuring post, which when calculated, is about 1/3 of that or 11 inches total. Fish are not as active and are hang out in the deeper area where the water is cooler.  There is very little trickle or nothing coming in from Church Creek.  The sand bar did wash out during the heavy rain storm at the end of July.  Tim did some research on obtaining a solar pond aerator to help put oxygen into the water and keep the fish healthy.  Prices range from $600 to $4,000.  With the lower range we would only aerate one area of the pond and would need to build the housing for it which we believe we could do.  Paul stated that we have not yet heard back from Harris Park yet about sharing their water rights and restated the encouragement of receiving money from the Izaak Walton League with the possibility of obtaining more.  Motion to accept the report was made by Greg and seconded by Ed.  The motion carried.

Blog Report – Karen reported there were 337 hits, 3 new articles, 3 new pictures, and 1 new page. Motion to accept the report was made by Doug and seconded by Jeff.  The motion carried.

Old Business – Karen reported that the Shred-a-Thon held on June 16th seemed to go well.

New Business – There was some discussion on the new broadband meetings, plans, and cost to home owners.

Motion to adjourn the meeting was made at 8:30 pm by Tim and seconded by Jeff. The motion carried.