7:00 – 9:00 P.M.
Ide (Town of Aurelius) – R*
Howell (Town of Scipio)-R*
Fabbroni (City of Ithaca) – R*
Codner (Town of Lansing) – AR*
Shockey (Village of Union Springs)-R*
Bertuch, CNY RPDB
Malyj (Seneca County)*
Morehouse (Town of Ledyard)-R*
Sipos (Towns of Covert and Varick)-R*
Hurlbut (Town of Ledyard) – AR*
Anderson (Tompkins County)-R*
Greeley (Town of Lansing)-R*
Beebe (Lake George Association)
Stewart (Village of Interlaken)-R*
Frisch (Town of Ledyard)
Wagenet (Cornell Center for the Environ.)
representative for municipality
alternate representative for municipality
has signed and submitted the “Call for Cooperation” (intermunicipal
1. Welcome, Introductions, Approval of Minutes:
began at 7:00 P.M. S. Hurlbut welcomed everyone. Introductions were made.
Acceptance of minutes from 11/29/00 meeting moved by D. Morehouse. J. Sipos
seconded. No discussion. All in favor. Motion carried.
EOPP Committee Update:
S. Anderson stated that the EOPP Committee plans to deliver information that
will be useful to the public during the first set of upcoming public
participation meetings. The Committee fels that the detailed action plans
posted on the IO’s website are too detailed for most people. A shorter
and broader narrative (Strategy Framework) was posted on the website. The
narrative will be the foundation for discussions at the PP meetings in Feb.
EOPP committee recognizes that the Strategy Framework will continue to evolve.
Eventually the Committee hopes the IO will adopt the document as a guide in the
future. It was suggested that the document be discussed as an agenda item at
Morehouse suggested that efforts to clarify the distinction between the IO and
the Network would be helpful and appreciated. S. Anderson will address this
issue at the PP meetings. She asked IO members to attend the PP meetings,
offer to facilitate small group discussions as needed, stay informed about
upcoming activities and provide contact information when possible.
Arrangements for Continuing the Cooperative Agreement:
Mary-Arthur Beebe, Executive Director of the Lake George Association (LGA)
talked about the history of the LGA and how the organization moved from
planning to implementing projects. She stressed the importance of taking a
pro-active approach to watershed management by identifying projects and acting
on them. She credits the LGS’s success to maintaining a wide array of
projects (big and small); tapping all available resources; focusing on the
entire watershed and developing networking skills that foster collaboration and
Draft Strategy Recommendations:
D. Zorn presented an overview of the draft Cayuga Lake Watershed Restoration
and Protection Plan as documented through the draft table of contents published
on the IO web site. He stated that the draft Plan will continue to evolve and
that it is important to point out all of the ongoing efforts in the watershed.
The goal is to move all efforts toward each other thereby improving
collaboration and cooperation.
Plan must include the IO’s plans for it’s own future. The IO
should identify the cost of those plans and funding to implement them. This
should be discussed at a future meeting.
members were asked to review strategy recommendations posted on the IO’s
web site and provide input that will help move the draft toward development of
a final draft and ultimately, the final document.
final plan will include an analysis of existing municipal, regulatory controls.
Watershed municipalities completed survey documents that identified regulatory
controls they currently employ. Municipalities have been asked to submit
documentation in support of their regulatory controls. This documentation is
need to fulfull the regulatory analysis contractually obligated by DOS. A
handout identifying municipalities that have not provided the requested
materials was distributed. IO members were asked to help generate the
Seneca-Cayuga Canal Response:
A final reply from the Technical Committee to questions raised in relation to
exclusion of the Seneca-Cayuga Canal from the Cayuga Lake management planning
process was distributed. The Technical Committee acknowledges the canal plays
a role in the Cayuga Lake watershed and recommends that it be brought into
subsequent versions of the management plan in more detail. It was also noted
that if the canal is included as part of the Cayuga Lake watershed then other
lakes upstream of the canal must also be included as part of the Cayuga Lake
IO Member Contribution Funds:
Hurlbut distributed a Town of Ledyard - Watershed Intermunicipal Project
Balance Sheet. The 12/31/00 Watershed Matching Fund Balance is listed as
$20,601.17. In response to questions raised about the dates of individual
municipal contributions, each member municipality was asked to document their
contribution dates. The contribution dates from those municipalities who
responded to the request for information were listed on a separate sheet.
Hurlbut stated that the Ledyard Town Attorney is assisting the IO in its
application for non-profit status. It is expected that the IO will have
tax-exempt status by July 1, 2001. At that time, the IO will be in position to
maintain its own bank account. The IO will also be functional as outlined in
its by-laws by that date.
It was suggested that future IO meeting dates and locations be posted on the
IO’s web site. It was also noted that the agenda for the January meeting
was not posted on the web site. Agenda meetings will be made available in time
to post on the web site prior to all future meetings.
Set Agenda Items and Date For Next Meeting:
next meeting of the IO will be held on February 28th in Ithaca. Agenda Items
will include a brief presentation on using watershed models as management
tools; draft strategy discussion; and an IO Institutionalization recommendation
for the Restoration and Protection Plan.
meeting was adjourned at 8:55 P.M.
Minutes of 11/29/00.
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