7:00 – 9:00 P.M.
County Transit Center
Cassiniti (Town of Caroline)-R
Howell (Town of Scipio)-R*
Johnson (Village of Freeville)-R*
Kiefer (Village of Cayuga Heights)-R*
Lewandowski, Watershed Steward
Lozano, (City of Ithaca)-R*
Bertuch, CNY RPDB
Hurlbut (Town of Ledyard)RA*
Morehouse (Town of Ledyard)-R*
Leopold (Village of Lansing)R-*
Winch (Tompkins County)R-*
Codner (Town of Lansing)RA-*
representative for municipality
alternate representative for municipality
has signed and submitted the “Call for Cooperation” (intermunicipal
1. Welcome, Introductions, Approval of Minutes:
began at 7:10 P.M. S. Hurlbut welcomed everyone. Introductions were made of
all attendees. Acceptance of minutes from 9/20/00 meeting moved by D.
Morehouse. J. Lozano seconded. K. Bertuch confirmed future IO meetings would
be scheduled on the 4th Wed. of each month. All in favor. Motion carried.
Issue Prioritization and Wells College Presentation:
D. Zorn stated that 27 municipalities returned completed Issue Prioritization
forms. He noted that municipal participation in the IO is weakest on the west
side of the lake and suggested that efforts to boost membership in that area be
Wells presentation will focus on the top 15 issues as ranked by watershed
municipalities. Much of the presentation will focus on highlighting the
relationship between the priority issues identified by municipalities and the
issues identified in the preliminary characterization report.
members had an opportunity to observe and comment on the scheduled
presentation. Due to the number of slides and comments received from the
audience, the presentation ran longer than the 10 to 15 minute allotted time
frame. Slides will combined/eliminated to reduce overall time of the
EOPP Committee Report:
J. Codner distributed a list of questions developed by the EOPP Committee. The
Committee intends to distribute the list for completion by municipal officials
attending the Wells program. The completed sheet will be collected as a form
of requested feedback. The questions will also be used to stir discussion at
Winch stated that municipal officials in attendance will want to learn about
specific actions they can suggest to their boards and the question list will
not facilitate this educational process. S. Hurlbut suggested that it would be
more effective to have municipal officials take the sheet back to their
municipalities and use it to stir discussion among their boards. D. Winch
suggested that a single page of benefits associated with the management plan
should be distributed.
Keifer stated that small group discussions need to be focused and facilitated.
J. Lozano suggested that a representative from each group be responsible for
drawing conclusions and reporting back to the larger audience. It was noted
that there are no plans to have small group reports.
Lozano questioned the need to devote 45 minutes to the small group discussion.
D. Keifer suggested that some portion of the discussion time be re-allocated to
D. Zorn’s opening presentation and discussion of the priority issues. J.
Codner agreed that the table discussions should be restricted to 30 minutes.
EOPP Committee is scheduling the first set of four public participation
meetings in January. Snow dates will be arranged and publicized ahead of time.
The meetings and snow dates will be scheduled between January 9 and Feb. 10.
Development of a Model to Pro-Rate IO Membership Dues:
Hurlbut distributed the Manhasset Bay model for developing a pro-rated method
of assessing IO Membership dues. Members were asked to review the model and be
prepared to discuss development of a similar method for the Cayuga Lake
Watershed during the November IO meeting.
of IO Member Contributions:
Lozano stated that the cost of producing the CD ROM version of the
Characterization report have risen by $195. The cost increase is the result of
a need to modify the computer files provided for production. D. Morehouse
moved to increase CD ROM expenditures previously approved by the IO by the
amount of $200. D. Keifer seconded. All in favor. Motion carried.
available, the CD-ROM will be distributed by U.S. Mail. The cost will be
covered by the IO membership fund, however without knowing how many copies will
be distributed, a specific funding request could not be approved.
the November meeting the IO will be asked to approve the payment of $2,000 to
G-FLRPC to cover expenses associated with preparing the Characterization for
publication on the Internet and for use in the development of the CD-ROM.
Considerations for Printing the Final Management Plan:
Winch was unable to secure estimates for printing the draft and final
Management Plan reports due to uncertainties related to the ultimate length and
layout of the document. K. Bertuch reported printing estimates from two
sources that suggested the final cost for printing the draft could be done
within the $2,000 budgeted by DOS ($1,063 for 125 B&W copies [NO COLOR
GRAPHICS] of a 100 double sided page document, no frills cover, copies
generated from an existing hard copy). All estimates for printing the final
Plan exceeded the $3,000 budgeted under the DOS contract. These estimates
ranged from $3,640 to $10,549. No action was taken to approve funds for
printing at this time.
for IO Support:
Lozano requested the IO’s support for a funding initiative that promotes
coordination between all water quality programs within the counties of the
Cayuga Lake watershed and the Cayuga Lake Watershed Management Plan. After
some discussion, D. Morehouse stated that while he agrees with the reasoning
behind this initiative, he needs a clearer understanding of what is being
asked. S. Hurlbut requested that J. Lozano re-write his description of the
initiative and re-submit the request for IO support at the November meeting.
Meeting Dates and Times:
IO will meet on the fourth Wed. of each month through the remainder of the
project. However, because of the Thanksgiving holiday, the November IO meeting
will be held on the 5th Wed. of November (November 29). The IO meeting
schedule for December will be discussed at the November meeting in Seneca Falls.
meeting was adjourned at 9:45 P.M.
Minutes of 9/20/00 with corrections.
approved expenditures for the development of a CD-ROM by $200
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