Minutes August 25, 5:00 p.m.
- Lake Fest - Tee-Ann reported that the workshop was well attended, given the number of participants at Lake Fest. The information packet created for the event will be used as a press packet.
- Letters to WQCCs - Sharon reported that letters went out to Tompkins, Seneca and Cayuga Counties. Tompkins has not taken an official vote on co-sponsoring the public participation meetings however initial reaction has been very positive and the TC Technical Committee has agreed to review the watershed characterization. Sharon will continue to try to reach the Chairs of Seneca and Cayuga.
- Network statement for publicity - Jim will draft something before the next Network meeting (Sept 16) for the Boards review.
- Locations for public meetings - considering the change in timing and other factors, the committee decided to hold the Tompkins County training in Ithaca rather than Trumansburg. Boynton Middle School or the High School were suggested locations. Sharon will pursue. Wells College is closed in January and therefore unavailable. Tee-Ann will look to locate the Cayuga County meeting in the Ledyard School. Seneca Countys meeting still to be held in Seneca Falls at the MYNDERS.
- Federation of Planning Boards - Deb had been unable to reach David Kaye for more information. Jim noted that other counties do not necessary have parallel organizations to TCs Federation.
- Watershed characterizations - Sharon shared copies of watershed characterizations and management plans. Jim has borrowed the Keuka Lake plan (on CD) to be review and Tee-Ann has borrowed the hard copies. Deb suggested sharing the resources with Dan Winch. Sharon will bring them to a future IO meeting. Sharon circulated the portions of the Cayuga Lake draft preliminary watershed characterization (DPWC) that she has to date. Copies of the maps and electronic files will be forwarded to committee members once she gets them from D. Zorn.
- Watershed wide mailing- Work previously done by the Network yielded 120,000 households in the watershed with nearly 1/3 of the households in Tompkins changing each year. Tee-Ann will ask NYS Assemblypeople to include a notice about the DPWC and related public meetings in one of their mailings. Tee-Ann will also contact all the municipalities to ask if they have a newsletter between now and early Dec. She will also inquire who Planning Board Chairs are, and who is the best person to send information to. Deb suggested that it not go to an IO member since they will know of the DPWC and meeting and it would be good to reach others. Priorities for a mailing, in addition to targeted groups, are: out of area landowners then businesses, with low priority given to schools, churches. Sharon will look into using rural route deliveries. Tee-Ann has access to the program used by tax offices and will get information from Cayuga and Seneca Counties and inquire if the program can perform sorts. Volunteers through Cornells will be asked to pull duplicate and low-priority labels. Tee-Ann will look into Alpha Phi Omega and Into the Street volunteers.
CLW IO 2002