Dec. 2016 Minutes

Board of Directors Monthly Meeting Minutes, Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Present:  G. Colbert, M. Novack, G. Gustavson, J. Fernie, M. Compton, A. Richardson, S. Harding, S. Oshiro, B. Tassie, B. Molyneux, J. Compton, D. Vonier, R. Castanha, B. Bourke (Scientific Advisor), M. Spencer (Administrative Assistant) and Cindy Turner (Webmaster).  Mike Compton and Doug Kroll were guests.

Absent:  G. Lingle.

A quorum was called and the meeting was called to order at 7:02pm. 

Approval of Minutes:  The minutes of the November 15th, 2016 meeting were approved.

Finance Report:  G. Gustavson discussed our finances and made his report. He stated that ELRA had received its’ share of the money from the class action suit.  This must be used to restore /clean up the lake.  B. Tassie moved to accept the report and M. Novack seconded it.  The motion passed.

DPP:  Congratulations to all for their hard work.  We have reached our goal of signatures of 2/3 of our lake dwellers approving the renewal and extension of the DPP. Bev Hiramatsu said for us to scan all signed sheets and send to her at Lyons Brandt Cook and Hiramatsu for verification.  They will send it out to KS.

Lake Dredging:  B. Bourke distributed copies of the RFP for a consultant to manage the dredging project.  This details the scope of the work the consultant needs to accomplish.  Five candidates responded and one has since backed out.  Much discussion ensued on including the wetlands in the dredging permit.  G. Gustavson moved to approve a proposal for the RFP to require the consultant to ask for bids for the dredging to be in 2 scopes of work –first to include just lake perimeter and channel.  Second to include lake perimeter, channel and the wetlands.  B. Tassie seconded the motion and all approved. G. Colbert asked that these changes be made and sent out to the consultants who will be bidding on this job.

Executive session was called by G. Colbert.

Lake Maintenance:  Mike Compton has been working on the ELRA patrol boat.  He has rebuilt carburetors, replaced steering and throttle cables and wiring harness and more.  His work contribution is very much appreciated.  Some work on the hull is needed and B. Bourke and S. Oshiro have volunteered to help turn the boat over for this repair to be completed.

Next meeting date:  We have been looking for a place to hold our meetings other than board members’ homes.  A. Richardson explored having the meeting at St. John Lutheran Church.  It is available on the third Tuesday for $75 per month with a refundable $100 cleaning deposit.  G. Gustavson moved we accept this proposal for a two month trial – January 17th and February 21st.  M. Novack seconded.  A. Richardson abstained.  Motion passed.  Nest meeting will be Tuesday, January 17th at 7pm at St. John Lutheran Church, 1004 Kailua Road.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:41pm.


Action List:  12/6/16 ELRA Board Meeting

16/3-7                  All   Provide brief articles for C. Turner to use in the newsletter.

16/9-3                  A. Richardson and G. Gustavson  Redistribute funds at American Savings Bank.

16/12-1               G. Gustavson, S. Harding, B. Bourke Work on wording change for consultants RFP