April 2019 Board Meeting Minutes

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes,  Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Present:  S. Harding, M. Novack, A. Richardson, Michele Compton, R. Castanha, J. Fernie, G. Colbert, B. Tassie, D. Kroll, Mike Compton, G. Lingle, C. Turner (Webmaster), and M. Spencer (Administrative Assistant).

Absent:  G. Gustavson and D. Young.

A quorum was called by G. Colbert and the meeting was called to order at 7:03pm.

Approval of Minutes:  B. Tassie moved and G. Colbert seconded the minutes of the March 12th meeting be approved.

After discussion, M. Novack moved and S. Harding seconded that Mike Compton complete S. Oshiro’s remaining term as Security Officer.  The motion passed.

Finance:  A. Richardson had earlier emailed copies of the report for the Board’s review.  He reported that about 50% of the EcoHarvester had been paid.  Monies now held in a Capital One CD at 1.5% are sufficient to pay the remainder.  There was much discussion regarding what expenses can be deducted from funds received from the Settlement.  All questions were answered by a. Richardson.  J. Fernie moved and M. Novack seconded the Finance Report be approved.  The motion passed unanimously.

Strategic Planning:  R. Castanha will confer with MidPac on available dates for our Annual Meeting.  October 12th is our first choice.  The need to stagger the terms of the Board so that so many don’t complete their 3 year term at once was discussed.  D. Kroll agreed to be the chair of the nominating committee with all of us helping to find qualified candidates.

Dredging Actions:  S. Harding reported the Department of Health (DOH) asked us for a 401 Water Quality Certification (WQC).  We complied with that request.  DOH had 1 year to respond.  The due date for the response was 03/29/19.  With no response from the DOH we’ve released on 3/29/19 a letter to the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) requesting waiver of Section 401 Certification.  If approved, then the permitting process will move forward without the 401 Certification.  We need to release the Public Information of our Dredge letter to lake owners and select others along with the Letter of Permission Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act Notice dated 08/31/18.  This is required to be done prior to ACoE final approval of the Dredge project.  We expect OCEANIT to install a “Benchmark” in support of the Dredge Project on the seawall of an ELRA homeowner (TMK 42049016) this month.  The Draft RFP needs to be reviewed/edited by ELRA Dredge Committee and sent back to OCEANIT for updating.  Final RFP will be released to prospective Dredge Contractors once final permission to proceed is granted by the ACoE.

Community Relations:  Michele Compton will be resupplying paint and stencils for the Scout project marking all storm drains in Enchanted Lake alerting the public that all debris – liquid or solid – entering this system ends up in our ocean.  The June meeting of the Kailua Neighborhood Board will be monitored by D. Young.

Lake Security:  Mike Compton reported that the Security boat and engine have been repaired.  He rescued a lake dwellers barge earlier this month.  New boat stickers have been researched.  They will be from 3M – the same company that makes the HA stickers for DNLR.  These should stick better than our last ones.  Designs and colors have been decided.  If it is cheaper, two years’ worth will be purchased.  J. Fernie moved and A. Richardson seconded we approve up to $1000 for this expenditure.  The motion passed unanimously.

Executive session was called. 

Next Meeting Date:  The next meeting date will be Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 7pm at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church at 780 Keolu Drive, Kailua.  The meeting was adjourned at 9:33pm.