FRIENDS OF CRESCENT BEACH, GREEN BAY AND AREA SOCIETY
Minutes of Board Meeting, September 23, 2003
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Judge John Nichols.
Board Members present: Doug Bell, Peter Bell, Bob Fulleman, Anne Greer, Neiff
Joseph, Linda MacDonald, Jean McHarg, Burpee Meisner, John Nichols, Gordon
Prince, Jim Sewell, Peter West, Gordon Whynacht.
Board Members absent: Harold Adams, Eric Rafuse, Bruce Raymond and Andra White.
Following nominations, it was moved, seconded and passed to accept Executive
Committee as follows:
Chair: Judge John Nichols
1st Vice Chair: Jim Sewell
2nd Vice Chair: Burpee Meisner
Treasurer: Jean McHarg
Secretary: Bob Fulleman
Discussion regarding need to file list of Directors for fiscal year 2003-2004.
Moved by Burpee Meisner, seconded by Jean McHarg to adopt minutes of Board
meeting of August 18, 2003
Financial Report: Moved, seconded and passed to accept financial report as
Moved (Anne Greer) seconded (Jean McHarg) to give Chris Gill his Champlain
Lecture Series funds. Following discussion it was moved (Anne Greer) seconded
(Linda MacDonald) and passed to table this motion pending talking to Chris Gill
regarding where this money will go. Jean McHarg will talk to Chris Gill.
Behind Beach Parking: Jim Sewell reported that NS Dept of Transportation &
Public Works (DOTPW) will begin work in October 2003 for designated parking/no
parking behind beach. Approximately 280 posts at $50 each will be placed
according to a plan devised by FOCB committee. Discussion ensued regarding the
need for some marking to enhance height of posts so that they are visible to
snow plows. This can be done after posts are installed.
FOCB is awaiting reimbursement for crib work. John Nichols will contact Paul
Sampson to expedite payment.
Membership: Burpee Meisner reported 270 family members renewed to date for
fiscal 2003-2004. Outstanding renewals memberships 150-160. Discussion:
membership letter to be sent to non-renewing members. Moved (Burpee Meisner),
seconded (Linda MacDonald) and passed to send a stamped self-addressed envelope
to a selected 50% of this list and an unstamped self addressed envelope to the
remaining. Jim Sewell will talk to LaHave Post Office regarding the possibility
of doing this mailing as a bulk mailing at a reduced rate.
Jean McHarg reported a message from Sharri Bush: Literature from Tourism Nova
Scotia states that Crescent Beach is in Petite Riviere. Sharri responded that
this is not so. Also, DOTPW has moved the Crescent Beach sign to north of
Rissers beach. South Shore Tourisism Association has said they will correct this
problem. Letter to be sent by secretary Bob Fulleman to South Shore Tourism
thanking them for this correction.
Nita Eisenhauer suggests that the large trash/recycle bins be locked for the
winter. Moved (Anne Greer) seconded (Jean McHarg) and passed to do this. Pete
West will remove posted signs and signs on bins on October 14, 2003.
Discussion re trash bins at Bush Island boat launch. Secretary Bob Fulleman to
send letter to Richard Wilson of the Municipality of Lunenburg Waste Recycling
Facility re need for trash bin at Bush Island boat launch ramp.
Discussion re concrete pad for Portable toilets. Bob Fulleman presented quote of
$333.50 to install. Moved (Jean McHarg), seconded (Burpee Meisner) and passed
that Bruce Raymond will contact DNR for a written commitment from DNR to provide
portable toilets every year on a permanent and ongoing basis from May 24 to
Labour Day each year, and advising DNR that FOCB wishes to install a concrete
slab for support of the Portables.
Secretary Bob Fulleman to send letter of thanks to Pharmasave Bridgewater for
their donation of doggie bags.
Discussion regarding how much money we have and how it will probably all be
spent between planned projects. Need to determine how much we will receive from
DOT for crib work reimbursement so we can plan future projects.
Discussion re the need for an audit due to the increased money we are raising.
Laura Barkhouse of Municipality of Lunenburg receives all money and ACOA pays
the bills. Jean will discuss need for audit with Laura and Eric Rafuse.
Discussion re need to schedule an extraordinary meeting to update the FOCB
constitution and draft a mandate. A date will be set at the next regular Board
Discussion re establishing the Order of the Star Fish as an appropriate thank
you to Chris Gill for his service to our organization. Moved (Gordon Prince)
seconded Jean McHarg) and passed that Burpee Meisner, Peter Bell and John
Nichols will prepare this for presentation to Chris at a later date.
Discussion: Anne Greer would like to write the Municipality of Lunenburg re FOCB
position to leave Cape LaHave Island as is. Anne and Gordon Prince will handle
Discussion: Department of Natural Resources to remove the foxes that inhabit the
dunes so as to protect the beach birds.
Moved (Doug Bell) seconded (Gordon Whynacht) that letter be sent to Rosalind
Penfound of the Department of Natural Resources expressing our concern and
requesting information on the fences and gate on Sperry Beach at the Himmelman
property. John Nichols agreed to send this letter.
Regular Board meeting date was set for 7:00 p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday of each
month. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 21, 2003. November
meeting will be on Tuesday, November 18, 2003.
Meeting adjourned at 9:30 p.m.
Bob Fulleman, Secretary