September 5, 2018


The meeting was called to order by President Paul Ellis at 7:15 pm.

The previous month’s minutes were handed out to be reviewed. There were no additions or corrections.  Motion to accept the minutes was made by Walt Wark and seconded by Dale Wark.  The motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report – Karen Ellis went over the September 1st report.  She explained that because the bank statements only report our one checking account balance, she manually separates our funds into 4 categories.  This is to support the ease of keeping track of all expenses and income, especially the building remodel fund.  The $800 secured in the Fish Fund was transferred to the Save Our Pond Donations as discusses in last month’s meeting.  Motion to accept the report was made by Walt and seconded by Paul.  The motion carried.

August 1, 2018
Fish Fund                                       $  2,313.27
General Fund                                     3,434.52
Building Remodel                              -432.00
Save Our Pond Donations               7,138.00
Checking Account                       $12,453.79

Membership Dues                         $      80.00
Fishing Permits                             $       25.00
Fish Food Machine                       $         0.00
Corral                                              $     260.00
Donations-Save Our Pond          $     305.00
Building Rental                              $        0.00
Total Income:                                $   670.00

IREA                                                 $      53.67       June-July electric bill
Colorado Natural Gas                   $      42.66       July-August gas bill
Alyia Carter                                     $   350.00       Drywall, texture, and paint-closet remodel
Sunrise Handyman Services       $   800.00       Deposit-cement board, shower stall & faucet
Total Expenses:                            $ 1,246.33

September 1, 2018                                              2018=68 members, 51 with fishing permits
Fish Fund                                       $  1,538.27       Transferred secured $800 to Save Our Pond
General Fund                                     3,678.19
Building Remodel                           -1,582.00 *
Save Our Pond Donations              8,243.00 **
Checking Account                       $11,877.46 

*$3,450 rental income-$5,032 remodel expense=($1,582) Building Remodel Balance
Total Income = $3,450
October 2017-August 2018=11 months x $300
Sold washer/dryer=$150

Total Expenses = $5,032
$102 – Building Permit
$5 – Permit Notary
$1,575 – Plumbing
$1,000 – Electric
$1,200 – General Contractor – Jasen Nelson
$350 – General Contractor – Alyia Carter                                                                                        $800 – General Contractor – Andrew Lako

**$5,443 donations from 38 community members, $2,000 from Colorado Division of the Izaak Walton League of America, and $800 secured from ECHPOA Fish Fund=
$8,243 Save Our Pond Balance.

Activity Report – Paul stated that the next Firewise work day will be scheduled for late September or early October. We have one request for help with a fallen tree.  The next Community Educational Event sponsored by FAB (Fire Adaptive Bailey) is Saturday, September 8th from 2-4 pm at the Platte Canyon Fire Station. Motion to accept the report was made by Karen and seconded by Walt.  The motion carried.

Building Report – Karen stated that the contractor, Jasen Nelson, has been replaced with a contractor, Andrew Lako, who has more experience with showers and tile work. Andrew has completed the shower stall and Kristin is finally able to use it.  The expense of the remodel has hit some unknown snags causing some unforeseen expenses of about $3,000, including replacement of the electrical box, and correction of the shower walls required by code.  Paul is donating 4 gallons of white paint to do the basement walls.  Motion to accept the report was made by Walt and seconded by Karen.  The motion carried.

Corral Report – Paul stated that Ron Swift and Helen Cook could be soon leaving the corral with their four horses. They will be taking various pieces of equipment and fencing with them.  There have been several people who have expressed an interest in boarding their horses to fill the vacancies.  Roof repair is still needed on some structures.  Motion to accept the report was made by Dale and seconded by Walt.  The motion carried.

Pond Report – Paul stated that the pond level is down about 41 vertical inches. It is an extreme case of no rain and evaporation.  The fish are stressed in the warmer water and lack of oxygen from no stream water circulation.  Tim Bradley and Paul have been looking into buying parts and building a solar pond aerator.  The dock will be moved to higher ground the end of September.  Motion to accept the report was made by Karen and seconded by Walt.  The motion carried.

Blog Report – Karen stated that the blog had 338 hits, 3 new articles, 3 new pictures, and 1 new page for August. Motion to accept the report was made by Walt and seconded by Paul.  The motion carried.

Old Business – There was no old business.

New Business – April Dawn, a candidate for County Commissioner, is coming to the October 3rd meeting.

Motion to adjourn the meeting was made at 7:35 pm by Dale and seconded by Karen. The motion carried.