FRIENDS OF CRESCENT BEACH, GREEN BAY AND AREA SOCIETY
Minutes of a Meeting of the Board of Directors
Regrets: A. Greer, G. Prince
The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.
2. Crescent Beach Action Plan Moved by Jean and seconded by Peter, that "the time has come to ask in writing (cc to Don Downe) for commitments from the departments of Transportation and Natural Resources to organize/supervise the actual work of crib repair and fence installation, if Friends successfully raises the required funds." Unless such confirmation is received, a public campaign of fund-raising would be inadvisable. The status of fund-raising efforts is:
The Board approved in principle the plan to have Ron Loucks undertake a comprehensive scientific study of the beach, updating the previous studies (moved by Chris, seconded by Burpee). Terms of reference need to be approved by the Board, and the funding confirmed, then this important project can get underway in time to use the results in public consultations.
3. Waste Management at Crescent The Board noted the results of a planning session involving five representatives of Friends with Richard Wilson coordinator of Recycling at the regional facility. The general design and location of two units was reported. This was approved, as was the retention of two drums on the beach for general refuse and used dog bags. Richard's office will draw up plans. Moved by Jean and seconded by Peter, the Board approve the construction and installation of two units, not to exceed $1,000 -- the amount donated by Michelin. The portable toilets will be placed at the Beach by DNR, Jean reported. Also the department will provide drums for garbage. The Beach Sweep will occur on May 11, as organized and publicized by Jean. 4.
Other matters: Hasty Notes were discussed. It is not clear whether we have collected the monies for the locally placed cards that have been sold. It was agreed that this fund-raising project would not be renewed when the card supply is exhausted.
The fund-raising concept involving the 'buy a log' concept for the repair of the crib will be further expanded by Jean. Its launch is contingent upon obtaining agreement from the NS departments of Transportation and Natural Resources that they will undertake in due course the capital works projects. The Newsletter will be held off a while longer (assignments for drafting of sections prepared by Jim).
The next meeting of the Board will be held on June 12, at Linda's home. The meeting adjourned at 9:45. Christopher Gill, Secretary