CAYUGA LAKE WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PLAN
INTERMUNICIPAL ORGANIZATION MEETING
OCTOBER 18, 2000
7:00 – 9:00 P.M.
ITHACA-TOMPKINS COUNTY TRANSIT CENTER
737 WILLOW AVE
ITHACA, NY

AGENDA


7:00 – 7:05 Welcome, Introductions, Approval of Minutes

7:05 – 7:30 Issue Prioritization and Wells College Presentation : Dave Zorn will conduct his planned Wells College presentation for IO review and approval. The presentation will introduce watershed priority issues and explain how these issues will drive development of the implementation strategies in the management plan. In addition, the presentation will touch on various aspects related to the role of elected municipal officials during implementation.

7:30 7:45 Improving/Maintaining Municipal Participation: It was noted at the September meeting that some municipalities in the watershed are questioning the benefits of maintaining membership in the IO. Since that time efforts have been underway to identify actions that will satisfy municipal misgivings. These efforts will be discussed and IO members will be asked to identify additional actions to draw non-participating municipalities into the IO.

7:45 – 8:00 Development of a Model to Pro-Rate IO Membership Dues: At the September IO meeting it was noted that due to location in the watershed relative to the lake, not all municipalities claim an equal level of benefits directly from the lake. It was suggested that a model for pro-rating IO membership dues based on consideration of this fact be considered. IO members will have an opportunity to discuss this concept and to learn of one pending offer to create such a model.

8:00 – 8:15 Use of IO Member Contribution Funds : At the September IO meeting, members approved spending $1,800 dollars of the municipal contributions collected for use in the third year. A reserve fund of $7,000 ($5,000 for administration and IO support and $2,000 IO special project use) was also approved. Discussion on additional suggested funding uses will continue. These include a one-time newsletter and funding to support formatting the Characterization for publication on the Internet and on CD-ROM.

8:00 – 8:15 Budget Considerations for Printing the Final Management Plan: Dan Winch will present preliminary cost estimates for printing the final management plan. These figures will be used to begin consideration of how the final management plan will be distributed and budgeted for.

8:15 – 8:25 Request for IO Support: J. Lozano will request IO support for a funding initiative as detailed in the enclosed attachment.

8:25 – 8:30 IO Meeting Dates and Times: At the September meeting the IO voted to resume its normal meeting time on the fourth Wed. of each month for the remainder of the third year. It was later noted that this meeting schedule might result in decreased attendance at the November and December. Because these meetings will be focused on strategy development it is critical that attendance be as strong as possible. For this reason IO members will be asked to consider setting alternative meeting dates during the months of November and December. A draft calendar for the remainder of the third year of the project will be distributed for consideration.

8:30 – 8:50 Committee Reports :

8:50 – 9:00 Set Action Items and Date for Next IO Meeting

9:00 Adjourn


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