a. Treasurer/Budget: Pat and Tom
b. Lake Management: Pat and Marguerite
c. Public Relations/Website: Marguerite and Mike
d. Softball: Mike and Hank
e. Beaches/Parklands: Tom and Hank
f. Swim Team: Marguerite and Mike
2. A copy of the Allied Biological report was given to all board members prior to the meeting for review. A discussion was had regarding the need to apply for permits right away to start the application process. It was determined that the most prevalent problem was algae. Option types and cost differentials were weighed. A motion was made and seconded for Allied Biological to perform the following lake management remediation, to include NYSDEC permitting and applications:
a. Aquatic herbicide Aquathol-K application; 24 acres to include north end and four acre beaches’ application; cost for NYSDEC permitting and treatment not to exceed $17,000.
b. Aquatic Vegetation Management using Cutrine plus treatments to target half the lake; cost for NYSDEC permitting and treatment not to exceed $8,250.
c. Aquatic Vegetation Mapping Survey; cost not to exceed $3,675.
Allied Biological will file all of the necessary paperwork. Also, the DEC requirements need to be met prior to applications, such as signage posted for no swimming, contacting Lost Lake, etc. Pat added that weed mapping needs to be done solely for the carp gate. It was mentioned that the town is responsible for fixing the issues with the dam.
3. The carp gate grant will be followed up and discussed at the next meeting.
4. Regarding goose addling, Marguerite will research options such as oiling the goose eggs, etc. and give an update.
5. There were eight applicants for the parklands maintenance position; three were interviewed by Mike and Hank. A motion was made and seconded to hire Francis Restucci for the position at $18.00 per hour for a 28 hour work week. He will be employed from May 1 until September 30. A second applicant, Michael Bloomer, was chosen in the event there is a requirement for additional personnel. Michael has an application at town hall and Francis needs to submit one. Hank will follow-up with Francis and Michael.
6. A motion was made and seconded to approve the following lawn equipment for parkland maintenance from Putnam Power Equipment: 1-Stihl FS 90 line trimmer; 1-Stihl KM90 power head; 1-Stihl FS line trimmer; 1-Stihl BG 86 blower; 1-Stihl BR 600 blower; 1-SCAG SWZT48-541FS hydro walk behind mower, and 1-5’ x 8’ aluminum trailer. Total cost is not to exceed $7,300.
7. Regarding the mowing contract for the ball field, the town will handle this separately from the beaches. An update will be given at the next meeting.
8. Volunteers are needed on April 26th to help with dock installations and parkland clean-up. Marguerite and Mike will look into advertising on the website and community bulletin board.
9. Regarding the dumpsters and portosans, there are active contracts in place. Hank will contact Rich Williams to discuss.
10. The Jackson Beach fence will be repaired next month; Hank and Tom will follow-up.
11. Beach permit applications need to be submitted a month prior to beach openings. Hank will contact the PCHD regarding permit fees and other requirements.
12. Hank will contact the lifeguards to find out who’s returning this summer as well as the status of their lifeguard and CPR certifications. Mike will look into coordinating a CPR class for them at the Putnam Lake Fire Department.
13. Mike advised the softball league consists of eleven teams all together; one team dropped out. Their budget was reviewed and is fine.
14. Mike stated that Gerry Dolan is coordinating a swim team early registration on April 23rd at the Sacred Heart Parish Center from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. It was mentioned that out-of-district residents cannot be on the swim team.
15. It was decided that the $50.00 permit fee for the volleyball games at Warren Beach during the summer will be waived since it’s a community event.
16. One of the lifeguards, Ashley Garcia, expressed an interest in teaching swim lessons. Hank will follow-up with her. Marguerite mentioned that last year, many people inquired about the lessons; also, the WSI certification course is available at Green Chimneys in May. The board agreed that interested swim instructors will initially pay for the course. Upon completing their first year of teaching lessons, half of the course fee will be reimbursed. Upon completing the second year, the balance will be reimbursed.
17. It was confirmed that the Easter Egg Hunt is all set for April 5; also, the rain date is April 12.
18. Mike advised there is a dip past the infield/start of grass that needs to be fixed; Mike will look into this. Also, the board agreed to purchase clay for the infield at Memorial Field; 22 tons at $74 per ton; cost not to exceed $1,638.
19. A motion was made and seconded for Duke Fence Co. to install new fencing at Memorial Field. The cost is not to exceed $6,810. Materials and labor to include approximately 275 ft. of 4 ft. high, grade 6 gauge chain link black fence; 1 – 10 ft. wide double gate and 1 – 4 ft. wide walk gate at $5,650. Also, will substitute heavy gauge wire with bottom rails at a cost of $900, and the removal and hauling away of old fencing will cost $260. Additionally, all posts will be set in concrete footings.
20. The recording of minutes will be done by Alicia Earle.
21. The meeting was adjourned.