February Meeting Minutes

Enchanted Lake Residents Association Board of Directors Meeting Minutes Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Present:  M. Novack, S. Harding, G. Lingle M. Compton, D. Vonier, G. Gustavson, A. Richardson, G. Colbert, R. Castanha, J. Fernie, B. Tassie, J. Compton, S. Oshiro and C. Turner (Webmaster).

Absent:  B. Molyneux and M. Spencer (Administrative Assistant).

Approval of Minutes: The minutes of the February 13th, 2018 minutes were approved with several corrections.

Finance: G. Gustavson reported that bills from B. Hiramatsu and Oceanit were paid.  To date, $66,000 has been spent on the dredging project including fees for permits.  Regarding yearly maintenance fees, 22 Kukilakila, 5 Associate and 74% of the lake residents are current.  Delinquent letters should go out by the end of the month.   The treasurer’s report was approved.

Strategic Plans:  M. Novack asked J. Fernie to check with M. Spencer on the availability of April 17th as a meeting date to present the new By-Laws.   R. Castanha was asked to reserve a date in October for our Annual Meeting at Mid-Pac.

Community Relations: During discussions at the February Kailua Neighborhood Board meeting, it was stated that many on the Board believe that the berm should be closed except in the case of emergency. It was also stated by a Board member that Ross Sasamura said that sampling the waters in the end of the canal and out in Kailua Bay would be too expensive. There are 110 catch basins that have been placed in storm drains to help stop trash from entering the drains which empty into the lake.  The Hele Street canal has been cleaned and improved at the cost of 2 million dollars.

Lake Health:  S. Oshiro was able to clear one floating barrel from the lake but one is still wedged under a dock and cannot be removed.

Dredging:  S. Harding reported on the progress of the dredging project.  The wetland survey has been completed. Areas to haul out the dredged material were discussed. Permits are in process. B. Tassie said, and we all agreed, that we owe a huge thank you to S. Harding for all his hours of work on this huge job.

By-Laws:  We discussed several minor changes in the final draft.  A. Richardson moved that a quorum for a Board of Directors meeting will be 50% + 1. It was seconded by G. Lingle and the motion passed.  B. Tassie moved and J. Fernie seconded to approve all changes to the By-Laws as discussed today.  We all owe M. Novack a debt of gratitude for the monumental task of getting this project to completion.

Next Meeting Date:  The next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 10th, 2018 at 7pm in the A and B Meeting room.  The meeting was adjourned at 9:30pm.


Action List: 2/13/18

17/9-2        S. Oshiro   Continue quest for permanent lake cleaner.

18/1-2        J. Fernie   Ask canoe clubs to help us encourage City and County to open the berm on a regular basis – when it will be most beneficial for a good water exchange.