November 2018 Board Meeting Minutes

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

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

Absent:  M. Compton, D. Kroll, M. Spencer (Administrative Assistant) and Darren Rodgers.

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

Our new board member Don Young was introduced and welcomed.

Approval of Minutes:  B. Tassie moved and M. Novack seconded the minutes of the October 9th meeting be approved as corrected.

Finance:  G. Gustavson presented the financial report.  B. Tassie moved and M. Novack seconded to approve the financial report.

Strategic Calendar:  Leadership positions for the 2019 Board were discussed.  It was agreed we will have the same slate as last year with the addition of A. Richardson as Assistant Treasurer.  B. Tassie moved and J. Fernie seconded to accept the new slate.  The motion passed.  Additionally, it was agreed that A. Richardson should have signing authority for checks.  As this is a complicated process, the amended signature approval forms will be addressed as time becomes available.  The concept of having annual goals for the Association was discussed.  The most obvious and easily agreed-to goal was to “initiate the Dredging Operation”. The second goal was discussed at length.  Finally, the goal of “Improving Community Relations” was agreed to. There can be numerous objectives for this, but it was agreed that an effort to work with KCA should be one.   M. Novack asked G. Colbert and G. Lingle if they would be available to meet with Bill Sullivan of KCA in January.

Lake Maintenance:  S. Oshiro reported on the lake cleanup one Veteran’s Day, November 12th.  About 45 volunteers from Kailua High School’s soccer team, including some parents and coaches, were involved.  Due to very light trade winds, the problem areas were not as bad as they have been in the past.  However, areas around Kukilakila, Kimo’s Cove, and the rest of the lake were cleaned of at least four truckloads that were hauled to the dump plus more left on individual docks to dry and then be disposed of by the owners.  The group was paid $500 for their morning’s work.  There is a possibility that the Project Grad committee from Kalaheo High School would be interested in doing a similar cleanup in 2019.  The Eco Harvester was discussed.  Several concerns and questions were brought up and C. Turner will investigate more before the December meeting.

Dredging:  S. Harding reported that right now we are in the “wait mode.”  The Department of Health must review our case first.  They report there are only two or three cases ahead of us and that it should move quickly – hopefully by February of March.  Then it goes to the State Department of Planning and Permitting, and finally to the Army Corps of Engineers.  S. Harding has sent emails to all contractors interested in our dredge project, detailing all points of the work.

Next Meeting Date:  The next meeting will be Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 at 7 pm at the St. John Lutheran Church Parish Hall on Kailua Road.  The meeting was adjourned at 9:29 pm.