FRIENDS OF CRESCENT BEACH, GREEN BAY AND AREA SOCIETY
MINUTES OF THE MEETING of July 14, 2004
Judge John Nichols called the meeting to order at 7:15 p.m.
Board Members present: Doug Bell, Peter Bell, Bob Fulleman, Anne Greer, Jean
McHarg, Burpee Meisner, John Nichols, Gordon Prince, Eric Rafuse, Bruce Raymond,
Jim Sewell, Peter West, and Gordon Whynacht.
Board Members absent: Harold Adams, Neiff Joseph, Linda MacDonald, Andra White
Moved (Jean McHarg), seconded (Bob Fulleman) to adopt minutes of Board meeting
of June 9, 2004.
1. Beach Sweep was held and we collected much trash. More wood is on the back
bay and the beach as well as lumber etc. near the toilets. Air Flight Engineers
are not able to do our work as previously thought. Bruce Raymond will ask Paul
Sampson for recommendation of contractors.
2. Moved (Jean McHarg) seconded (Burpee Meisner) to get bids for crib rebuilding
and repair. Motion passed.
3. Jean is still researching production and prices for prints of Don Pentz
illustration of beach interpretive sign. One sign has been installed and toilets
are ready to be installed on the new concrete pad.
4. Annual General Meeting will be held Wednesday, August 18 at 7:30 p.m. at
Petite Riviere Fire Hall. Jean and Anne will look after refreshments. Notice
will be posted at Crescent Beach General Store, Post Office, newspaper and the
Petite General Store. A newsletter will be out before the AGM. Burpee Meisner
and Mary Fulleman will handle sign-ins and membership at AGM.
5. Burpee Meisner is awaiting a price on a recycling bin for Petite Riviere.
1. Moved by Anne Greer, seconded by Gordon Prince to ask Linda MacDonald to
chair nominating committee for new officers.
2. Bylaws may need to be changed in order to revise the current quorum
requirements to facilitate decision-making process during the winter when many
board members are out of the area; John Nichols will research the current quorum
3. Bob Fulleman reported prices from Greg Corkum of $1500 each for 2 walkways
over the dunes from the road to the beach, which can be done in a V form. Moved
(Jean McHarg) seconded (Jim Sewell) to proceed with two walkways at a maximum
cost of $3,000. Motion passed. Bob Fulleman will contact Greg Corkum.
4. Jim Sewell suggested FOCB should develop a position re cars on Crescent
Beach. Moved (Jim Sewell) seconded (Jean McHarg) to form a committee to draft a
recommendation re cars on Crescent Beach. Motion defeated.
5. Moved (Jean McHarg) that we respond to Leif Helmer’s written request that
FOCB lobby for Crescent Beach closure to vehicles. Motion died for lack of a
second. Discussion: secretary will research past FOCB minutes for our prior
discussions and/or positions on this issue.
Treasurers Report: Beginning balance:
$12,112.50; Deposits $170.00; Expenditures: $1,689.80; Balance $10,643.43. Moved
(Jean McHarg), seconded (Bruce Raymond) to pay Bob Fulleman for OOP costs
relating to toilet and sign installation of $438.46. Motion passed. Treasurer’s
report accepted as presented.
Membership: Membership stands at 555
members, 285 families. Burpee would like to hold a membership day some weekend
with help to walk the beach for soliciting members. Moved (Jean) seconded
(Burpee) that extra labels will be supplied to Jim Sewell so he can flag the
newsletter of those owing dues. Motion passed.
Tom Beard has asked John Nichols to have FOCB act as banker for funds for
Sperry’s Beach actions. Discussion: FOCB is not in a position to do this because
of future liability possibilities. Some think we should be involved in the
issue. Doug Bell and others feel we should act as the banker and issue receipts
under our tax-exempt status. Possibility of an account being set up so that any
legal action could only affect that specific account. Moved (Gordon Prince)
seconded (Peter Bell) to inquire of our bank if an account can be set up for
Sperry’s Beach to accept donations and disperse funds for title searches and
associated legal fees without incurring undue liability. Motion passed with one
nay vote from Jim Sewell.
On a question from Bruce Raymond: We will be represented on the Coastal
Coalition. Treasurer Jean McHarg will pay dues for that and other various
Meeting adjourned at 9:35 p.m. until …
Next Board Meeting: August 11, 2004 at 7:15
p.m. at Anne Greer’s home.
Bob Fulleman, Secretary