January 4, 2012

ECHPOA MEETING MINUTES OF JANUARY 4, 2012

Meeting was called to order by President Felix Beall at 7:07 P.M.  Felix introduced Brian Foltz, Park County Emergency Manager, who gave a presentation on personal preparedness:  what to do in case of a evacuation, what to do survive for several days if you are snowed in or if your power is off, etc.  We should be prepared for a period of 3-5 days:  food, water (5 gal. per day minimum), personal sanitary items, medications, etc. for self and family.  If you have to evacuate–you should put the following in your car:  personal files, photos (know where these things are) clothing, things of value, etc. If evacuated, leave a note on your door telling where you went.   Be sure to do mitigation to your property to cut down the possibility of fires.  In case of an emergency and you are alone with no transportation to get out, dial 911 and they will send someone to get you.  Regarding horses, there is a horse rescue operation that will come after them.  Mr. Foltz teaches classes on Citizen Emergency Response Training and makes presentations to various organizations.

Minutes of last meeting were read by Ken.  Motion to accept was made by Danny, seconded by Gregg.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s report by Ken showed $2,289.77 in all funds; $662.68 in Savings; $653.80 in Fishing. 

We ended 2011 with 84 members, at the time of the meeting there were 6 new members in 2012 – 4 for fishing.

Motion to approve the treasurer’s report was made by Danny & seconded by Gregg.  Motion carried. 

There was no Corral Report.

Fishing Report: Pond has been used for ice fishing and skating.  It was plowed by Dale Skulborstad.

Activities Report:  Winter Fest will be February 4th.  There will be a Potluck at noon (bring food, drinks will be provided) after which there will be skating and a campfire.

Blog Report:  It looks good.  Be sure to give Karen Ellis your business card for the blog.

Newsletter:  It is ready to fold and stamp following the meeting.  Ivan will have the mailing address labels made in a couple of days.

Other business:  Ken suggested perhaps next year we should think about having a Property Manager (building & grounds).

Meeting to adjourn was made by Gregg, seconded by Danny.  Time 8:07 p.m.  Fourteen members were present.

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