November 5, 2014

ECHPOA MEETING MINUTES FOR NOVEMBER 5, 2014

The meeting was called to order at 7:10 P.M. by President Charles Banks.  Minutes of last meeting were read by Ken Perdew.  Motion to accept the minutes as read was made by Karen Ellis, seconded by Jeff DeBerry and carried.

President Banks then asked for a BUILDING REPORT from Felix Beall who stated that we finally have received the check for the roof from the Insurance Co.  The first check was lost in the mail.  The roofing is scheduled to be done the week of November 10th.  Motion to accept this report was made by Paul Ellis, seconded by Rick Smidt and carried.

The treasurer’s report was then read by Ken Perdew as follows:

Checking Account –                                  $ 15,952.00

Fish Fund –                                                   $ 1,633.68

General Fund Available –                         $ 14,318.32

Income for October 2014:

Membership Dues –                                        $  35.00

Fishing Permits –                                                         0

Fish Food Machine –                                       $  18.50

Corral –                                                            $ 380.00

Donations –                                                       $  81.38

Scottsdale Ins. –                                          $ 7,234.48

Total Income for October –                       $ 7,749.36

Expenses for October 2014:

Co. Natural Gas –                                            $  88.56

IREA –                                                               $  26.64

Other:

Charles Banks –                                              $  20.94    clock

Paul Ellis –                                                      $  131.60    dock

Charles Banks –                                               $  14.99     dead bolt lock

Paul Ellis –                                                     $  390.93    dock

Jana Coughlin –                                              $  29.78    Party Candy

Total Expenses –                                           $ 703.38

Motion to accept Treasurer’s Report was made by Karen Ellis, seconded by Jeff DeBerry and carried.

Activities Report: Karen Ellis reported that 22 people were present at the “Hot, Sweet, Spooky” Potluck.  There was good food and just the right amount.  There was discussion about having the New Year’s Eve Party which resulted in Paul Ellis making the motion that “we cancel the New Year’s Party for this year.”  Jeff DeBerry seconded the motion which carried.  Motion to accept Activities Report was made by Jeff DeBerry, seconded by Rick Smidt and carried.

Blog Report by Karen Ellis: Blog had 326 hits, 9 articles were added as were 22 pictures.  Motion to accept this report was made by Paul Ellis, seconded by Jeff DeBerry and carried.

Corral Report by Jeff DeBerry:  They have finished the shed roof.  A question was raised by Paul Ellis – “has the corral ever considered solar to heat the water tanks?”  Jeff said he is investigating the costs of doing that.  Motion to accept report was made by Karen Ellis, Seconded by Dale Wark and carried.

Deputy Report by Jeff DeBerry:  The question was raised “can you shoot guns on your own property?”  At present you can shoot on your own property.  If you oppose, let the commissioners know.  If a problem (erratic shooting, etc.) or concerns, let officers know and they will investigate.  Motion to accept report was made by Paul Ellis, seconded by Rick Schmidt and carried.

Membership Report:  Karen Ellis stated that we have better attendance when we have a speaker on various topics.  There was more discussion on this with consensus that we should do this at least quarterly.  Motion to accept report was made by Paul Ellis, seconded by Jeff DeBerry and carried.

Pond Report by Charles Banks: Pond is full, clear, cold, thin sheet of ice on east side.  Someone had let the dock loose and it floated to east side and was pulled back with ropes.  There was still money in the fish machine.  Motion to accept this report was made by Dale Wark, seconded by Jeff DeBerry and carried.

Old Business:  Picnic Shelter and Beaver Dam.  Some water is backing up where old beaver dam was.  Felix Beall made motion to offer to persons who gave donations for the roof a refund of the money.  Motion was seconded by Rick Smidt and approved.

New Business:  The  Board has accepted the resignation of Ken Perdew from the Board and as Secretary/Treasurer.  After discussion, it was unanimously agreed upon that Karen Ellis would fill the position on the Board and as Secretary/Treasurer.  It was also agreed that Dale Wark would work with Karen as needed.

Nominations for the 2015 Board of Directors were given for and accepted by, Charles Banks, Felix Beall, Jeff DeBerry, Karen Ellis, Paul Ellis and Dale Wark.  Any additional nominations will also be accepted at the December 3, 2014 meeting.

Motion to adjourn the meeting was given by Ken Perdew, seconded by Jeff DeBerry and carried at 8:26 PM.

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