7:00 – 8:10 P.M.
Howell (Town of Scipio)-R*
Fabbroni (City of Ithaca) – R*
Codner (Town of Lansing) – AR*
Stewart (Village of Interlaken)-R*
Shockey (Village of Union Springs)-R*
Bertuch, CNY RPDB
Cassaniti (Town of Caroline) – R*
Morehouse (Town of Ledyard)-R*
Sipos (Towns of Covert and Varick)-R*
Hurlbut (Town of Ledyard) – AR*
Anderson (Tompkins County)-R*
Lozano, City of Ithaca
Grantham (Town of Dryden) – R*
Grigorov (Town of Ithaca)- R*
Kiefer (Village of Cayuga Heights) – AR*
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 3/28/01 meeting moved by D. Morehouse. J. Sipos
seconded. No discussion. All in favor. Motion carried.
Draft Restoration and Protection Plan:
D. Zorn presented copies of the draft Restoration and Protection Plan (RPP).
He acknowledged that the draft is the result of hard work conducted by a great
many individuals. The report will be presented to Cayuga County officials in
June. Plans to make similar presentations to all watershed municipalities are
subcommittee of Technical Committee members and members of the Agriculture
Committee met to define targets and measures for the recommendations contained
in the Agricultural Practices section of the draft RPP. Similar targets and
measures will be developed for all sections of the draft RPP and will be
incorporated into the final RPP.
Participation meetings will be held during May to obtain comment on the draft.
The comment period on the draft RPP will end on June 15, 2001.
S. Anderson reported that 22,000 copies of a one-time IO newsletter will be
mailed to residents in the watershed. Costs for producing and distributing the
newsletter will be covered by member item funds provided by Assemblyman Finch.
next set of Public Participation meetings will be held between May 17 and May
31 in four locations around the watershed. L.Moran and D.Zorn will present an
overview and highlights from the draft RPP. Public input will be solicited
though a series of interactive/audience participation activities.
Seven volunteers were requested to staff the IO Executive Committee. Five IO
Representatives volunteered. S. Hurlbut will contact other possible volunteers.
up sheets were passed to fill remaining seats on IO Committees outlined in the
Watershed Rules and Regulations:
S. Hurlbut learned that septage from Cortland, Tompkins and Seneca Counties is
being spread on five-sites in the Cayuga Lake watershed. A sixth site is
currently being proposed. She learned that each of the counties in question
have regulations prohibiting the spreading of septage within their boundaries.
Cayuga County does not. DEC must issue a permit to spread if there are no
regulations that prohibit spreading. She suggested the adoption of watershed
rules and regulations to end this practice. She asked members to review the
sample rules and regulations posted on the website and come prepared to discuss
at the May IO meeting. If the IO moves to endorse the adoption of watershed
rules and regulations, Assemblyman Finch has agreed to take the matter to
Senator Nozzolio. Together they will introduce the proposed rules and
regulations to the NYS House and Senate for approval. If passed by the state,
the rules and regulations would become part of NYS ECL17.
Kiefer suggested that county governments can also approve watershed rules and
regulations. S. Hurlbut replied that it would be more cumbersome to go that
route since there are six counties involved and each County Department of
Health would need to get involved. Can be a very long process.
S. Hurlbut reported that Cayuga County has declined to make the requested
$900.00 IO contribution. In a letter sent by Dave Miller, Executive Director
of the Cayuga County Planning Department, the County stated that the $900.
contribution made to the IO last year was a one-time contribution made to help
the IO reach its required local match required under the 2nd-year DOS contract.
The letter also stated that the County is willing to contribute manpower and
data to the project when requested.
Sipos stated there is no incentive for the County to join the IO. When state
and federal grant monies become limited because the IO does not endorse project
proposals, there will be an incentive to participate. He suggested that DOS
should draft a letter that clearly states the financial consequences of not
belonging to the IO. S. Hurlbut agreed and stated that because the RPP will be
released this year, the best opportunity to obtain funding from DOS for
projects that support the goals of the RPP may be highest this year.
was suggested that a personal invitation be extended to individual members of
the county legislatures to attend one of the public participation forums, and
that the IO get on the agenda of each county legislative meetings. S. Hurlbut
will contact R. Stanbrook to get on the next agenda of the Cayuga County
finished reviewing and commenting on their part of the plan. They completed a
significant amount of work and contributed positively to the draft. All
counties, except Schuyler, are represented on the Committee. The big producers
are all represented.
and Finance Committee:
This committee works as a joint committee of the Io and Network. They propose
that the priorities identified in the draft RPP be reflected as priorities in
endorsing grant proposals. A list of priorities has been established to rank
grant proposals. Sediment is identified as a major concern in the draft RPP so
proposed projects dealing with sedimentation will receive the IO’s
endorsement. The Committee also established four priority areas based on the
results of the roadbank/streambank inventory. Each major site will have a
focus area that will be marked with a visible sign (“Your Funding Dollars
Hurlbut stated that any municipality planning to apply for Bond Act funds
should make an early, written request for IO endorsement as soon as possible.
The IO’s goal is to complete all endorsement requests ahead of schedule
this year. The Grant and Finance Committee will meet on June 4 at 4:00 at the
Ledyard Town Hall.
Set Agenda Items and Date For Next Meeting:
next meeting of the IO will be held on May 23rd at the Ledyard Town Hall. The
Targets and Measures Meeting for the Regulatory Management section of the draft
RPP will be held at 4:00 that day at the same location.
meeting was adjourned at 8:10 P.M.
Minutes of 3/28/00.
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