2. All board members were in attendance.
3. A motion was made to accept the minutes from the previous meeting.
4. Dede gave updates on the status of Jackson and Warren beach improvements; they are on schedule for the summer season.
5. The lake study will begin the end of May. Allied Biological will perform the study and testing will coincide with CSLAP monitoring. This added benefit will enable the PAB to receive analysis of potential problems from two separate organizations.
6. Further discussion continued regarding the CSLAP program; the focus will be on lake management and water quality monitoring. This will be received at the NYSFOLA annual conference held from May 3 to May 5 in Hamilton, NY. All expenses of attending the conference were paid by the volunteers attending.
7. Dede explained that this year the PAB saved money due to the acceptance in the CSLAP program (a $45,000 savings), and the lake study costs through Allied Biological are less than budgeted. Duane further explained that the PAB budgeted $25,000 for a lake study in 2013; projected fees from Allied Biological will be approximately $7,000 for this year; the difference of $18,000 will be carried over to next year’s budget if not used, and all excess monies will be allocated for remediation. Additionally, the PAB will be working with the DEC to compare data. The PAB will have a baseline with professional data to gauge improvements, enabling the board to better qualify for potential, grant funding.
8. Swim Team - the team received approximately $3,000 last year from registration fees. Swim team parents were invited to attend the meeting and an open discussion continued regarding particulars. Fee schedule covered swim team coaches but not all lifeguards’ fees associated with swim team last year. Discussion was had as to whether the mandatory $20.00 per family concession fee should continue, or increase registration fees to compensate. General consensus was that the concession stand should continue and be run by parents/organizers independent of the Park District.
9. Mike advised that there have been several incidents of robberies and break-ins to cars in Putnam Lake very recently. He cautioned that everyone should remember to lock cars at all times, even when at the beaches.
10. The board asked for community input regarding swim lessons. The PAB is currently seeking anyone interested in teaching lessons. Those interested should contact Veronica Roche or the Putnam Lake Park District website.
11. The PAB said that there will be volunteers available at the market within the next couple of weeks to notify and make available to the community beach ID bracelets, boat storage registration, swim team sign up, etc.
12. Dede advised the board is currently working on providing a public notice (informational mailer) to all residents.
13. Discussions were had regarding the mowing of beach areas. A town bid is currently out that includes the mowing of Warren, Fairfield, Jackson, Johnson, Hudson, and Interlaken beaches, as well as the ball field.
14. Meeting was adjourned.