The meeting was called to order by President Bryan Murphy at 7:00 p.m.

Friends of Platte Canyon Fire District, Joe Burgett and Ben Mulligan, explained the 5A proposal to be voted on in November.  If the 5A levy is approved Platte Canyon will be able to continue the same excellent services we now have.  However, if the levy is not approved approximately half of the staff will be laid off.  Currently volunteers are needed to supplement the paid staff.  Equipment needs will be addressed later.  Information has been put on the blog and bulletin boards.

There will be an Emergency Preparedness Meeting of local Homeowner Associations on October 15th.  Paul and Karen Ellis, and Bryan will attend the meeting and keep records of proceedings.

The minutes of the September 2nd meeting and Treasurer’s Report for October 7th were placed on each table for members to read over.  There were no new members for the first month this year.  Motion to approve both was made by Paul and seconded by Cristina Burk.  The motion carried.

September 2, 2015

Fish Fund                                 $  2,168.90

General Fund                               7,884.44

Checking Account                  $10,053.34


Membership Dues                  $         0.00

Fishing Permits                       $         0.00

Fish Food Machine                 $       41.00

Corral                                         $     319.00


Total Income:                          $     360.00


Colorado Natural Gas             $       41.95      August – September gas bill

IREA                                          $       25.34      August – September electric bill


Total Expenses:                      $       67.29

October 7, 2015                                              88 members, 75 with fishing permits

Fish Fund                                $  2,209.90

General Fund                               8,136.15

Checking Account                  $10,346.05

Activities Report – The Hot, Sweet, and Spooky Pot Luck is coming up on October 24th.  Dale Wark and volunteers will clean and decorate the building on Friday the 23rd at 10:00 a.m.  Motion to accept the report was made by Paul and seconded by Betty Perdew. The motion carried.

Blog Report – Karen reported that the blog had 306 hits in September which is slightly less than normal.  There were 8 new articles, 18 new pictures and 1 new page.  Motion to accept the report was made by Ken Perdew and seconded by Jeff DeBerry.  The motion carried.

Building Report – Paul reported that the new fascia boards are up on one side of the building and almost completed on the other side.  This Saturday problems with the deck will be worked on.  There are at least 17 boards that need to be replaced due to rotting.  Bryan reported that the corral shed roofing and building fascia will also be worked on this Saturday.  There is also a dead tree in the corral that needs to come down.  Karen got estimates from Home Depot for flooring.  The total cost is about $4000.00.  The contractor estimate for a countertop on the half wall is $550.00.  Bryan will try to get other estimates from people he has used.  Motion to accept the report was made by Betty and seconded by Jeff.  The motion carried.

Bulletin Board Report – Karen reported that the brochure boxes needed to be refilled.  New members this late in the year will pay a prorated fee.  Motion to accept the report was made by Jeff and seconded by Walt.  The motion carried.

Corral Report – A new corral contract is being worked on by Bryan, Jeff, and current horse owners.  There will be changes and updates.  One change being discussed is to raise non-member fee to $125.00 per horse.  Bryan has gotten a couple of bids for electrical work.  The work will be done before winter by a licensed contractor.  Manure piles will be flattened and moved.  The composting is going very well.  Motion to accept the report was made by Paul and seconded by Jeff.  The motion carried.

Pond Report – Paul reported that we will pull the dock out as soon as we start to see ice forming.  Ken suggested that we need to heavily feed the fish in the Fall.  Mary will be contacted to inform her to feed the fish more.  Motion to accept the report was made by Ken and seconded by Walt.  The motion carried.

Old Business – Walt collected and disposed of some unusable stuff in the basement.  Lost fishing badges will cost $10.00 for replacement.

New Business – The Newsletter will be going out by the end of the year.  Karen will need any reports by the December 1st.

Paul made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:20 p.m., seconded by Karen.  The motion carried.