26, 2001, 7:00 – 9:00 P.M.
Falls Town Hall
Falls, New York
Howell (Town of Scipio)-R*
Anderson (Tompkins County)-R*
Winch (Tompkins County) – R*
Grantham (Town of Dryden) – R*
Grigorov (Town of Ithaca) - R*
Fabbroni, (City of Ithaca) – R*
Greeley ((Town of Lansing) – R*
Bertuch, CNY RPDB
Morehouse (Town of Aurora)-R*
Hurlbut (Town of Ledyard) – AR*
Shockey (Village of Union Springs)-R*
Stewart (Village of Interlaken)-AR*
Cassaniti (Town of Caroline)-R*
Berkal, Seneca Cty.
Allee (Village of Cayuga Heights)-R*
Codner (Town of Lansing)-AR*
Harjes, Tompkins Cty. CCE
Senecah, Cayuga Lake consultant
representative for municipality
alternate representative for municipality
has signed and submitted the “Call for Cooperation” (intermunicipal
began at 7:00 P.M. S. Hurlbut welcomed everyone.
of the Chair:
The Executive Committee met prior to the IO meeting. D. Morehouse moved to
approve the nomination of Deb Grantham, Town of Dryden as the new IO Chair and
Chuck Howell, Town of Scipio, as the new IO vice-chair. Seconded by C.
Grigorov. No discussion. All in favor. S. Hurlbut then turned the meeting
over to D. Grantham.
Hurlbut moved to accept the meeting minutes of 25 July without any changes.
Motion seconded by K. Greeley. All in favor.
Call For Cooperation:
draft version of an implementation call for cooperation/municipal agreement was
sent out for comment earlier this year. Some municipalities signed and
returned the draft. The Town attorney’s for Dryden and Ledyard have
reviewed the draft and found it to be unobjectionable. C. Grigorov moved that
the draft CFC be adopted as the final CFC. E. Shockey seconded. No
discussion. All in favor. D. Grantham requested that IO reps. bring the CFC
to their municipal boards for adoption.
Grantham reported that an application to the DOS Waterfront Revitalization
program has been submitted for implementing the RPP. The application was
developed in consultation with Kevin Millington, DOS, and was reviewed by the
joint IO/Network Committee. The grant is focused on erosion control. A total
of $308,640 (cash and match) will be used to fund 2 roadbank and 2 streambank
stabilization projects in high priority areas as defined in the RPP, and to
purchase a hydro-seeder and street vacuum sweeper. Education programs run in
conjunction with the use of the purchased equipment will be used as match. D.
Grantham will provide copies of the grant application during the October IO
Stewart suggested that the IO piggyback on planned/existing educational efforts
such as the G/FLRPC stormwater workshop. Uestions about insurance and
maintenance costs were raised. A low fee for use was suggested. E. Shockey
suggested the maintenance costs be recovered from IO member dues. D. Winch
suggested that the IO consult with Cayuga and Schuyler counties to determine
life expectancy of equipment and method for developing low user fees. M.
Berkal named Jim Hotaling, Cayuga Cty. SWCD as a good contact for information.
groups, agencies and organizations request speakers to represent the IO at
various meetings and presentations. The following “speaker policy”
EPPOC will develop a speaker list, with areas of expertise and geographic
representation next to each name.
will develop a short PowerPoint about the IO that provides a-some standard
information about membership, mission, the Characterization and RPP, current
funding and activities, Website, and how to get involved
Similar information will be put in written format. (It was suggested that a
flyer might be a good investment but that a funding source is needed.)
Speaker opportunities will be passed through the EPPOC or Executive Committee
if the timing allows.
Each speaker will provide a short report to the IO. The report shall include
the speaker’s name, to whom the presentation was made, date and location
of the presentation and any results.
A list of speaking engagements and the resulting report will be posted on the
needed, this policy can be changed in the future. S. Hurlbut moved that the
EPPPOC develop a list of presenters in certain areas and develop a standard
presentation. K. Greeley seconded. No discussion. All in favor. The policy
will be included in the next IO mailing.
Codner stated that the full capabilities of the website are not being utilized.
Auto responder capabilities and mailing lists can be used to reduce the cost of
paper mailings. Suggestions for submitting web page changes include the
Requests should be sent directly to
with cc to others
Subject line should contain a phase such as “Please Post on Web”
then description or a document name and document date if a single document is
was noted that the RPP is currently available on the site as are meeting
minutes and meeting announcements. A schedule of meetings will also be posted.
to Town of Scipio Discharge Permit Application:
IO members were asked to comment on a SPDES permit submitted to the DEC by the
Town of Scipio. Construction of the
new highway building is nearly completed. It was noted that the town would
only be storing 2 trucks. Melt water/wash water from 2 trucks will drain into
a separator (grit and oil) and then be piped into a ditch at the head of Salmon
Creek. Following discussion, the IO agreed that the current application is a
matter of low importance as the proposed project involves standard and
effective practices and will have a negligible impact. D. Grantham will send a
letter to the Cayuga County Department of Health stating the IO is in full
support of this project.
EPPOC – K. Greeley reported the development of a 3-panal presentation
board and power point presentation that will be used at the DOS conference in
Albany and also at the Bluefield Manor dinner celebration.
Morehouse stated that the Cayuga – Seneca Canal should be included as a
portion of the Cayuga Lake watershed because it has a major impact on the north
end of the lake. This was discussed with the Technical Committee earlier this
year but the canal is not included in the RPP. K. Bertuch responded that the
Technical Committee’s response to the canal issue was in agreement with
what was being said, but due to the stage of development of the RPP at that
time, the canal would not be included as part of the watershed in the RPP. S.
Senecah stated it is a good time to include the canal in the watershed due to
increased funding opportunities linked to historic preservation (National
Heritage Canal). D. Grantham suggested that the Canal should be considered as
a possible item for inclusion on the annual workplan of the Environmental
Review Committee or the Technical Committee. She noted that D. Morehouse is
the Chair of the Environmental Review Committee and it might be appropriate for
him to direct that Committee to write something for inclusion in the RPP as it
evolves. D. Morehouse feels this would be a more appropriate item for the
Technical Committee and will call D. Zorn to get the ball moving.
on Current IO Structure and Administrative Contacts:
All IO committee’s have met membership requirements outlined in the
bylaws. Committee chairs should call meetings and develop workplans.
secretary to the Supervisor of the Town of Dryden will handle IO billing and
books, mailings and setting meeting locations through the end of 2001. A
request has been made that the Town of Dryden include $10k in its annual budget
to help pay for IO administrative tasks during the year 2002. A request for
assistance in taking meeting minutes through the end of 2001 was made. S.
Hurlbut will take minutes during the October meeting and K. Greeley for the
November meeting. D. Grantham will get them typed. B. Stewart will provide
refreshments at the Interlaken meeting.
Report: The IO has a current available balance of $41,276.60. this includes
$1,250 received as a close out on the Aid to Localities grant. This grant was
for activities conducted in support of the public participation meetings held
in the spring of 2001. D. Morehouse moved to approve passing the Aid to
Localities grant funds in the amount of $1,250 to the Cayuga Lake Watershed
Network for public participation activities completed in support of the RPP.
Seconded by B. Stewart. No discussion. All in favor.
of the RPP: Reps are asked to distribute copies to municipal buildings and
other necessary agencies in their areas. Copies not hand delivered will be
sent via U.S. Mail at a cost of $3.95 per copy. CNY RPDB will handle mail
distribution. Postage will be deducted from the $5,000 CNY RPDB planned to
return to the IO from their 3rd-year DOS budget.
town of Ledyard will transfer IO funds to the Town of Dryden once the DOS
third-year contract is closed out. Ledyard must receive and disburse the final
DOS payment as they are named as the municipal sponsor.
copy of the DOS letter in support of the IO and the RPP will be sent to J.
Codner for posting on the website. S. Hurlbut will draft a letter for D.
Grantham to review before sending it to all Cayuga Lake watershed partners
asking them to support the RPP.
Organizational Structure Development: S. Senecah will hold the second
strategic planning session on Wed., October 10 at the Interlaken Baptist Church
from 5:00 to 9:00 P.M. Attendees will be asked to review the IO’s
current mission statement with consideration of the need to revise. She
requested that members continue to think about other watershed stakeholder
groups and bring contact information to the meeting and to also continue
thinking about relationships with other stakeholder groups.
Greeley suggested it would be wise to develop a press release to schools in the
watershed regarding the release of the RPP. She would like educators to tie
into current educational programs.
meeting was adjourned at 8:50.
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