July 5, 2017


The meeting was called to order by President Paul Ellis at 7:05 pm.

The minutes from the June 7th meeting were on the tables to look over.  There were no additions or corrections.  Motion to accept the minutes was made by Tim Bradley and seconded by Sarah Bowman.  The motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report – Karen Ellis reported that she collected money from several people to pay for slash removal to the Bailey facility. Motion to accept the report was made by Walt Wark and seconded by Tim.  The motion carried.

June 7, 2017

Fish Fund                                          $2,044.36

General Fund                                      2,586.01

Checking Account                          $4,630.37


Membership Dues                           $  240.00

Fishing Permits                                $  150.00

Fish Food Machine                          $     33.11

Corral                                                 $    80.00


Donations                                         $     35.00       Winters

Slash                                                  $     20.00       Alfers

Address Signs                                   $    10.00        O’Connor

Total Income:                                  $   568.11


Colorado Natural Gas                     $     43.17        May-June gas bill

IREA                                                  $     47.38        May-June electric bill


Paul Ellis                                           $     55.00      Slash dump on June 4th

Paul Ellis                                           $     30.00      Slash dump on June 10th

Total Expenses:                               $   175.55

July 5, 2017                                                             2017=57 members, 48 with fishing permits

Fish Fund                                          $2,227.47

General Fund                                      2,795.46

Checking Account                          $5,022.93

Activity Report – Paul reported the goals set for the 2017 Firewise program:

  1. Raised number of households in the community from 300 to 380.
  2. We needed 74 hours of community service and have already reached that goal.
  3. Increase the number of residents volunteering and participating in Firewise and have also reached that goal.
  4. Increased involvement of the community was also accomplished with the Platte Canyon evacuation drill.

Motion to accept the report was made by Tim and seconded by Karen. The motion carried.

Building Report – Paul reported that an additional hose and fitting was installed to help transfer public water to the hauling tanks. Motion to accept the report was made by Tim and seconded by Doug Druliner.  The motion carried.

Corral Report – Paul reported that Bryan Murphy is keeping his horses here thru July. Kristin is tending to his horses.  Jeff DeBerry is hauling water from Bailey, about 375 gallons at a time.  Tim made a motion to buy another 275 gallon water tank for $120.00 to decrease the number of trips necessary for Jeff.  Motion seconded by Walt.  The motion carried.  Paul will speak to the boarders about supplies needed to repair three more stall roofs.  Motion to accept the report was made by Tim and seconded by Karen.  The motion carried.

Pond Report – Paul reported that all is well at the pond. Cash received from the fish food dispenser has been more than enough to buy an additional bag of fish food.  Paul is working on the Staff Gauge installation in the pond.  It will measure water levels as mandated by the State Water Commissioner.  Motion to accept the report was made by Doug and seconded by Sarah.  The motion carried.

Blog Report – Karen reported that there were 348 hits, 5 new articles, 2 new pictures, and 1 new page added.  (This section was originally missing from the minutes, added during the August 2, 2017 meeting.)

Old Business – Sarah reported that a bench at the school bus stop is coming along and will be installed shortly. Paul reported more required road blocks in the beaver relocation project.  The project will be delayed until at least next year.

New Business – Karen and Paul donated a bookcase to ECHPOA. They also filled it with puzzles and board games.  Dale volunteered to bring in novels.  Members can now “bring one – borrow one” anytime during our monthly meeting nights.

Motion to adjourn the meeting was made at 8:16 pm by Tim and seconded by Doug. The motion carried.