Cayuga Lake Watershed Intermunicipal Organization
LAKE WATERSHED INTERMUNICIPAL ORGANIZATION
22, 2000 AT 7:00 P.M.
FALLS VILLAGE OFFICE, SENECA FALLS, NY
meeting was called to order at 7:10 p.m.
Morehouse, Chuck Howell, John Sipos,
Stewart, Jeffrey Warrick, Dooley Kiefer,
Grantham, Jerry Codner, Robert Smith,
Malyj, Seneca County Soil & Water Cons. Dist.
Lieberknecht, Finger Lakes Land Trust
On motion by Deb Grantham, seconded by Chuck Howell, the minutes of February
23, 2000 were approved with the following corrections:
Watershed Steward, clarify that it will be a contractual position
John Sipos' name to the Bylaws Committee
CONTRIBUTIONS: Sylvia Hurlbut reported that the municipal contributions were
AGREEMENT: Mrs. Hurlbut reported that she had requested matching funds from
the Cayuga Lake Watershed Network at their March 9, 2000 meeting, stating that
she had spoken with Liz Thorndike on 3/21/2000 and was assured of a match. Deb
Grantham stressed the need to closely follow a match from the Network and Kevin
Millington offered Central New York Regional Planning's help in so doing.
STEWARD SEARCH COMMITTEE: Dave Morehouse reported on the Lake Steward search
stating that applications were being accepted through March 31, 2000 with plans
to fill the position be June 1, 2000.
Dave Morehouse reported on the committee's one meeting and 4 phone
committee asked for input on the following:
Presently it is 9, is this acceptable or does a formula need to be created?
The Board agreed to leave the quorum set at 9.
"member in good standing" be linked to cash contribution? It was decided that
it should not.
for a clarification of the non-voting member's role in the organization. It
was the general consensus of the Board that non-voting members could serve on
was discussion of involving private concerns, i.e. Rotary or Boy Scouts, in the
organization. It was agreed that the IO should encourage the participation of
such organizations, but that voting membership should be reserved for municipal
and jurisdiction of full IO, Board of Directors, and Committees was discussed.
The Bylaws Committee will bring their thoughts to the April IO meeting.
COMMITTEE: Syliva Hurlbut and Jim Malyj briefly reported on the Ag Committee's
progress on their March 22nd meeting. They reported that eight farmers
("producers") attended the meeting, with eleven having signed up to participate.
Board discussed the Ag Committee's charge to review relevant portions of the
Watershed Characterization Report and prepare their own recommendations for the
COMMITTEE: The Board reviewed the proposed "Measurable Results" criteria for
evaluating project proposals. Jerry Codner agreed to prepare a matrix for more
efficiently/accurately weighting the proposals. It was agreed that: numbers 6
and 10 should be consolidated, 9 and 11 should be separated from the rest of
the list and set apart in their own category.
SOURCE COOLING: The Board discussed Dan Winch's memo regarding Lake Source
Cooling Monitoring stating that he felt the IO was represented in this effort.
Those present did not agree. IO representation in the Lake Source Cooling Data
Sharing opportunities was discussed with Dooley Kiefer stating that she was
already involved in this and would represent the IO. Dave Morehouse agreed
that the IO should be represented.
Jerry Codner announced public participation meetings scheduled for November
and March. He also announced creation of an IO website for review at
The IO agreed upon Cayugawatershed.org as the domain name.
COMMITTEE: Sylvia Hurlbut stated that Katrina Greeley would be visiting
Cargill and Agway to request matching funds for the third year. Ms. Hurlbut
further reported that: she had met with Assemblymen Oaks and Finch, was
scheduled to meet with a representative from Senator Nozzolio's office, had met
with ASE Cayuga, and had a meeting scheduled with Wells College, Jose Lozano
had offered $15,000.00 in-kind match.
Kiefer suggested the Wine Trail Association be contacted.
Hurlbut asked for letters of support from each municipality for the NYS DOS
Quality Communities Grant application.
MEETING: The next meeting will be held April 26, 2000. Location to be
PROPOSALS: Sylvia Hurlbut reminded those present of the following project
proposal calendar: 1) April 10-12 the Tech Team will review the draft
proposals, 2) April 13 finalization of RFPs, 3) April 14 distribute RFPs by
mail or website, 4) May 12 final proposals are due, 5) Tech Team reviews and
ranks proposals throughout May, 6) June 10 Tech Team ranking sent to IO for
review, 7) June 26 final IO vote.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:45 p.m.
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