FRIENDS OF CRESCENT BEACH, GREEN BAY AND AREA SOCIETY
Minutes of Meeting of Board of
Directors of Friends of Crescent Beach, Green Bay and Area held on Tuesday, July
Present: P. Bell, C. Gill, A. Greer, L. MacDonald, B. Meisner, J. Nichols, G.
Prince, E. Rafuse, B. Raymond, P. West.
Regrets: J. McHarg
Chair: John Nichols
1. Minutes of meeting held on May 10th, 2003,
approved, moved by Anne.
2. Financial report prepared by Jean
(regrets) was tabled by Eric. It reflected income and expenditures in our bank
account. Such a report would be presented at the AGM (no need for reference to
the Champlain Lectures grant). Linda reported that the donations received to
date from individuals in the community now totaled $7,020.
3. Progress Report on Beach work was given
by Bruce. The work on the crib for this year has been completed, and a storage
is needed for the significant inventory of logs for future repair work. DNR
wants the logs moved from Rissers, as soon as possible. The fencing project is
about to proceed. DNR has selected the contractor for their fencing work in the
area, which will include our project. The projected cost is around $8,000,
assuming 600 metres of posts (only), with 12' centres. It was suggested some
additional posts be installed in those pull-over areas that are being blocked
off, or tightly controlled. Moved by Anne, seconded by Gordon, resolved that the
fencing project proceed up to a budget commitment of $8,000 (includes some
discretionary expenditures). The Board thanked Bruce for his extensive work
effort with D of T, and also agreed that a letter of thanks be sent to Paul
Sampson of the department.
4. Project costs and funding was reported on
by Eric, who indicated that, if the fencing and the interpretive panels kept on
budget, the funding already approved would carry us through to the completion of
this first phase of work (Action Plan). As to the possibility of an additional
$8,000 grant from Tourism and Culture NS, the Board decided that, if positive
news arrives shortly, it should hold a special meeting to decide on possible
uses of these additional funds and the matching ACOA grant — prior, that is, to
the AGM in late August. The Secretary noted that there was a ‘wish list’ in
development by Board members.
5. Information Panels at the Beach was
reported on by Linda, who has discussed the art work component with Don Penz -
for a panel on bird life and one on the beach/dunes dynamics. Atlantex has
produced a new cost estimate for the production of the panels themselves, minus
the supporting structure. The Board approved a go-ahead for this project, on the
understanding that the project costs would not exceed $8300, and with these
• Don would consult a birder such as Shirley Cohrs on the birds to be seen
normally at Crescent;
• the art work would be shown to the Board at some point, prior to final
production of the panels
• Don would give clearance for the artwork to be used on T-Shirts etc if the
Board so decided.
6. Donor Recognition at the Beach was
discussed at length. It was decided that a simple sign would be placed on the
Welcome Sign structure, indicating that a full list of donors to the work at
Crescent could be seen at the LaHave Islands Maritime Museum. It would be worded
so that it covered future donors, with the book at the Museum being periodically
7. AGM: Date of Saturday, August 23rd set,
at the Petite Riviere Fire Hall, beginning at 10:00 am. Copies of essential
reports should be made available at the registration desk. The Board discussed
anticipated questions respecting, for instance, the protection of the Cape. The
Chairman believed that we as a Board reflect the community consensus, namely
that the Cape must be protected ‘as is’, and if provincial legislation is needed
to guarantee this absolutely, then it should be sought. It is an open question
what matters will be raised from the floor at the AGM.
The Executive Committee will meet to plan the August Annual Meeting, and other
Board members will be consulted on matters they are working actively on.