7:00 – 8:30 P.M.
Howell (Town of Scipio)-R*
Anderson (Tompkins County)-R*
Kiefer (Village of Cayuga Heights) – AR*
Grantham (Town of Dryden) – R*
Adams (Village of Freeville) – R*
Leopold (Village of Lansing) – R*
Kennedy (Town of Ulysses) – R*
Bertuch, CNY RPDB
Malyj, Seneca County SWCD
Hurlbut (Town of Ledyard) – AR*
Wunderlich, Cayuga County Planning
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.
Acceptance of minutes from 4/25/01 meeting accepted.
Amendment to Bylaws:
changes were proposed to the current IO bylaws: 1) Administrative/Personnel
Committee – change membership to 3 members from 5; 2). Agriculture
Committee - Changes made in response to comments submitted by the current
Agriculture Committee. As requested, the Agriculture Committee would have
power to “review and approve” actions. The proposed amendment
gives the Agriculture Committee the power to “review and
recommend”. All Agriculture Committee concerns are addressed in proposed
bylaw amendments. No vote taken due to lack of quorum. Proposed amendments
will be mailed to IO members who will be asked to vote at the June meeting or
by mail if unable to attend.
IO Committee Staffing:
Current IO Committee needs were read. The job of the Nominating Committee will
be to get non-member municipalities to join the IO and to prepare a slate of
officers for January. The updated committee list will be sent to IO members by
Cayuga Lake Consultant Update:
IO Consultant Review Committee recommends Sue Senecah for the position of
Cayuga Lake Organization Facilitator/Consultant. The CNY Regional Planning
Board (CNY RPDB) will administer the contract for services. The cost for
administrative activities is expected to be $2,5000. A request was made that
the IO provide funding for these costs. It was noted that the IO has already
approved a $5,000 reserve fund to help pay administrative costs to the CNY RPDB
resulting from the expanded timeframe of the 3rd-year DOS contract. Those
funds are not needed. If the IO agrees to pay the $2,500 administrative costs
for the consultant, the IO will still be $2,500 ahead. It was also noted that
the CNY RPDB will return $4,000 from its original DOS budget to the project to
help with the printing cost of the final RPP.
financial summaries were distributed. No comments. Comments can be sent to K.
Anderson will investigate a Tompkins County Dept. of Health grant. The premise
for submitting the application would be that the management plan will protect
drinking water. If awarded, the grant would be used to help pay printing costs
of final RPP.
Call for Cooperation Update:
D. Kiefer noted that the original municipal agreement contained the wording
“Cayuga Lake Management Plan.” These words should be used rather
than Cayuga Lake Restoration and Protection Plan.
on the Implementation Call for Cooperation were made. A letter will be sent to
watershed municipalities asking them to comment on the revised Implementation
CFC rather than sign the original as previously requested. The final
Management Plan/RPP will contain the list of original/current IO members.
Request for Endorsement:
grant endorsement request submitted by Daniel Dostie was discussed. It was
determined that additional information is needed before an endorsement can be
second grant endorsement request by Susan E. Wade was discussed. A letter
confirming the importance of the proposed study to the Cayuga Lake Watershed IO
will be sent. The letter will endorse the project and request a copy of the
report. The IO will also extend an offer to S. Wade that she may use the IO
website and meetings as mechanisms to disseminate the findings of the study.
Two of four public participation meetings have been held. Turnout has been
lower than past meetings. There are reports newsletters announcing the
meetings were not received. Investigations as to what happened are underway.
The meeting format was a success.
and Measures were defined for the Regulatory Section of the RPP. Questions
arose regarding what alternative uses to agricultural land would be appropriate
for inclusion. J. Malyj will forward question to C. Schutt.
and Finance Committee:
Grantham is writing a DOS grant draft so that the grant will be ready when the
RFP is released in August. A draft will be distributed to IO members for
review. The draft will also go to the Agriculture Committee for review and
$113.00 bill for printing IO letterhead was presented for payment approval. No
vote was taken due to the lack of a quorum. A vote will be taken at the June
Set Agenda Items and Date For Next Meeting:
next meeting of the IO will be held on June 27, in Ithaca. The exact location
will be announced. The June business meeting will be held from 6:30 –
7:00 P.M. Watershed County Water Quality Coordinating Committees (or
equivalent) will present county Water Quality Strategy reports from 7:00 - 9:00
meeting was adjourned at 8:40 P.M.
Return to index
To contact the
Cayuga Lake Watershed
CLW IO 2002