September 7, 2016

ECHPOA MEETING MINUTES FOR September 7, 2016

The meeting was called to order by President Bryan Murphy at 7:05 p.m.  He introduced special guest speaker Courtney Peterson.  She is the Wildfire Mitigation Education Coordinator for the Colorado State Forest Service.  She spoke to us about becoming a Firewise community.  She went over the five steps to comply with state regulations.

  1. Create a Firewise board of directors.
  2. Have a risk assessment done for the community and develop an action plan.
  3. Keep track of our hours and expenses spent on Firewise efforts in order to obtain a $2.00 per capita annual minimum requirement. (each household multiplied by an average of 2.3 people multiplied by $2.00)
  4. Hold an annual Firewise community event.
  5. Submit application to Courtney.

She also suggested checking into available grants. She left many brochures to share with homeowners.

At 8:05 p.m. the regular meeting began. Copies of the previous meeting were on the tables.  Motion to accept last month’s minutes was made by Tim Bradley and seconded by Walt Wark.  The motion carried.

Treasurer Report   Karen Ellis reported that the bank is starting to charge a $.50 fee for each mobile deposit.  She would like to get around this by only making one deposit to the branch a month.  The fish food dispenser has reached $195.00 in profit.  Motion to accept the report was made by Mike Felix and seconded by Paul Ellis.  The motion carried.

August 3, 2016

Fish Fund                        $2,780.03

General Fund                     2,451.90

Checking Account         $5,231.93

Income:

Membership Dues         $     80.00

Fishing Permits              $     25.00

Fish Food Machine        $      71.20

Corral                               $   180.00

OTHER:

Service Fee Refund        $       6.00

Address Signs                 $    110.00

(Beall, Buch-Cain, Crain, DeMuro, Lovelace, LeDue, May, Willman)

Donations                                           

Total Income:                 $  472.20

Expenses:

Colorado Natural Gas   $      42.01    July – August gas bill

IREA                                 $      24.76    July – August electric bill

OTHER:

Kathy Lower                   $    150.00    2nd Order of Firewise address signs

Paul R. Ellis                     $      72.51    Life Ring and Rope for pond safety

Total Expenses:             $   289.28

September 7, 2016                          2016 = 74 members, 61 with fishing permits

Fish Fund                        $2,876.23

General Fund                    2,538.62

Checking Account         $5,414.85

Activity Report   There was some discussion about future social activities.   The Firewise work day on September 24th was canceled and moved to October 1st.  Bryan will develop a plan of action for the work day. Motion to accept was made by Mike and seconded by Walt.  The motion carried.

Blog Report   Karen reported 290 hits, 2 new articles, 1 picture and 1 new page.  Motion to accept report was made by Paul and seconded by Mike.  The motion carried.

Building Report   There was no report.

Corral Report   Bryan stated that the fan really helped with the flies. A mister to cool the horses will only be used when it is really hot.  The association is financially unable to build a hay shed at this time.  The pasture grass is in good shape.  No new horses yet.  Motion to accept the report was made by Paul and seconded by Tim.  The motion carried.

Pond Report   The lifesaving ring was installed.  Fish are healthy.  Bryan will patrol the pond as we have had some illegal catches. Motion to accept the report was made by Karen and seconded by Walt.  The motion carried.

New Business   Richard Eisner who is running in District 2 attended the meeting to get a feel for resident’s concerns.   He answered any questions.  Bryan stated he called Park County Sheriff office to step up patrols to control speeding on 43. Tim and Paul volunteered to join Bryan as the Firewise board of directors.

Old Business   There is a new policy on campfires.  You must call 719-836-4160 to see if a ban is in effect.  If there is not a ban then you must call 303-838-5853 to give your permit # and information.

Motion to adjourn the meeting was made at 9:05 p.m. by Paul and seconded by Karen. The motion carried.

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