February 2019 Board Meeting Minutes

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Present:  M. Novack, G. Colbert, B. Tassie, S. Harding, M. Compton, D, Young, J. Fernie, G. Lingle, C. Turner (Webmaster), and M. Spencer (Administrative Assistant).

Absent:  D. Kroll, A. Richardson, R. Castanha, G. Gustavson, S. Oshiro and B. Molyneux.

Prior to achieving a quorum:  S. Harding informed us that our contract with Jordan at Oceanit had lapsed but would be extended without an increase in funds. C. Turner reported there is a group that wants to block the proposed dog park on Hamakua Drive and clean and restore it to wetland status.

A quorum was called by G. Colbert and the meeting was called to order at 7:22pm.

Approval of Minutes:  B. Tassie moved and D. Young seconded the minutes of the January 8th meeting be approved. 

Finance:  No report was made.

Community Relations: M. Compton reported she had received a complaint from a lake resident that their neighbor’s yardmen were dropping and blowing debris into the lake. S. Harding suggested we have a letter ready to send to any offenders with an attachment informing them of the lake rules and how to deal with the trash.  In the meantime, M. Compton will talk to the neighbor, who may not have even been aware of their yardmen’s practice.  A new resident of KCA requested, through a board member, information on building a floating dock.  They have already discussed it with Kukilakila’s board.  M. Spencer will send them the necessary forms. C. Turner attended the Kailua Neighborhood Board meeting and reported that Lavani Lipton, head of the Water Pollution of Kailua’s Waterways and Beaches Committee, is doing good work. Senator Laura Thielen has submitted SB 1072, which proposes funding for planning, designing, and construction of streamflow restoration from Kawainui Marsh to Kawainui Stream.  She urged all to send testimony supporting the bill.  This construction would help to restore a higher normal lake height, which will create a better and longer exchange of water when the berm is opened.  A motion was made by G. Lingle and seconded by M. Compton to support SB 1072.  The motion passed.  C. Turner will prepare a letter for the Board to sign and forward to Senator Thielen.

Strategic Plans:  Our Articles of Incorporations still need to be formulated.  G. Colbert will contact Andy Char regarding this.  He will also contact Cynthia at Title Guaranty to fix the discrepancies in the last lake title search.  M. Novack made a motion to mail out all delinquency letters to the approved list before February 15th. It was seconded by G. Lingle.  The motion passed.

Lake Health / EcoHarvester:  Papers and check to order the EcoHarvester were signed by G. Colbert.  M. Novack will take them to G. Gustavson to sign and then mail out.

Dredging Actions:  S. Harding reported the Department of Health has until March 29, 2019 to review our permit.  Nothing more can be done until we have this permit.  So essentially, we are in a “wait” mode.

Executive session was called. 

Next Meeting Date:  The next meeting will be Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 7pm at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church at 780 Keolu Drive, Kailua.  The meeting was adjourned at 9:34pm.