CICA Board of Director's Meeting—Minutes

July 10, 2000


The meeting began at 7:30 p.m. at the pavilion


BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESENT: Barbara Barr, Tom Cobley, Les Fritz, Andrea Gilde, Rob Green, Ken Knapp, Mike Szep, Sr., Jim Weber, Art Wood.


ABSENT:  Dave Byler, Frank Strimel, Dick Ullman


Committee Members & Guests Present:  Jim Abel, John Bates, Fred Berkeihiser, Gary Burnett (Elk Neck State Park Rangers)



            Correspondence Report: The following correspondence was received:

·        The Wetlands Permit for the stone groin project at the beach was received from the State of MD.

·        A request from the Cecil County Library to update their records with our organization officers.  This information will be submitted after the annual meeting when new officers are named.


All committee chairs are reminded to submit a written report to the secretary in time for the annual meeting.



SECRETARY’S REPORT:  The minutes of the 6/5/00 meeting were amended to correct the date & time of the next meeting to Monday, July 10th, 2000 (not July 11th).  The minutes were accepted as amended.


TREASURER’S REPORT:  The monthly report was approved as submitted.  This was the final report for fiscal year 99-00.  We were under budget in spending last year and over budget in receipts for membership and grass mowing.


COMMITTEE REPORTS:  (Contributor’s name and/or committee chairperson’s name shown in parentheses following report.)


Architectural Review:  Plans for the Barr’s addition have been approved.  There are currently 4 homes under construction.  (Les Fritz for Barry Miller)


Beach:  There has been good activity at the beach.  Jim Abel, Fred Berkeihiser & Ken Knapp clean the beach every Friday (THANKS!)  One swim platform broke loose but was repaired.  (Jim Abel)


4th of July:  the celebration was a great success with over 200 people attending.  Many people helped with activities, food, set-up/break down, and coordination.  Thanks to everyone who helped.  The committee reported a profit of $1,108.30. (Tom Cobley)


Beach Jetty:      The permit has been received & the committee is working on getting the necessary materials to the contractors for the bid proposal request.  It is planned that we will have bid proposals and other information ready to present at the Annual Meeting on 8/27. (Tom Cobley)


Email & Website: Nothing to report (Ray Perry)


Erosion:  The vegetation mats placed on Jacob’s Nose are sprouting & growing. (John Bates for Frank Strimel)


Grass Mowing:  There are still a few who have not paid. (Dick Ullman)


Harbor:  A boat sank & was recovered.  There are problems with those renting jetskis from the vendor in the state park going through our mooring area.  .  John Bates spoke with the vendor who is going to change the “Area of Use” allowed by those who rent the jetskis.  Some NO WAKE signs will be posted.  A security/sticker check will be held at the harbor this weekend & volunteers are requested.   (Jim Weber and John Bates for Bill Dryden)


Historical:  No report given (Audrey Buck)


Legal:  No report given (Dave Byler)


Maintenance:  The mower blade is having problems & is being repaired.  (John Bates)


Membership: 228 paid memberships this year, 4 more than last years total. After sending out 2nd notices regarding unpaid dues to 27 property owners, 19 have paid.  There have also been several other unexpected memberships received.  (Les Fritz)


Newsletter:  Copy is due, the newsletter will be done about the 18th of July.  (Andrea Gilde)


Roads:  Frank Strimel is willing to pick up the cold patch with his dump truck; it should be done soon. (Mike Szep)


Social:  The next Harbor Social will be 7/21.

Next meeting is 8/21 at the pavilion, 7:30 p.m.(Barbara Barr for Sue Seeley)


Town Watch:  A new schedule has been distributed.  The suspicious “white SUV” was spotted again and pursued.  Some fishing equipment was stolen from someone’s car the same night the SUV was spotted.  (Jim Weber)


Tractor:  Nothing to report (John Bates for Marty Smith)





Funding Sources for Stone Groin:  Mike Szep, Sr. is still looking into possible government funding sources.  It does not seem that there will be any available during this year.

Electric Choice Program:  Art Wood was not able to get any information for our area.

Basketball Court Coating:  Sources from the manufacturer of the green top coat as well as the school maintenance department do not think that the material used to make tennis courts green will hold up on our surface and the activities that are performed there.  There has been ongoing discussion as to whether to try to coat the surface and see how it holds up, or to not coat it at all since there have been no complaints that it has not yet been coated.


      The cost of coating the court with 2 coats as recommended will be about $900; about $500 for 1 coat.


      Issues raised in favor of the coating include:  it was part of the initial motion and ballot that went out to the general membership that the court would be painted green.  There was also concern raised that members of the civic association would be less likely to trust the board on other issues if the decision was changes.


      Issues raised against the coating include:  waste of money, continuous maintenance problem & expense for upkeep.


      Art Wood moved that we do not coat the court green at this time.  Tom Cobley seconded.  The vote from the 9 members present was:

                  6 voted in favor of not coating the court

                  3 voted against not coating the court

      The motion was carried and the court will not be coated green at this time.




Deer Hunting this Fall:  Gary Burnett spoke about the plans for deer hunting at Turkey Point this fall.  Instead of the usual 3 day shotgun hunt, plans are in the works for a 2 month bow hunt (10/30-12/31/00).  It is expected that the longer hunt will have a more significant impact on the deer population and increase reduction.


Questions & Concerns:

Will the hunters be screened?  They will be registered & patrolled.  Gary will check into screening.

Will the trails to the lighthouse be open?  Yes, but they will be well marked with cautionary signs.  There will be a safety zone around all trails & those areas that back up to Chesapeake Isle homes of 175 yards, which is well beyond the range of a bow.

Will the hunters be stationery or moving?  They can move around the area or use tree stands.


There will be the usual 3 day hunt at Rogue’s Harbor this year.


There is potential for a “Goose Management” Program next year.


A question was raised about the West Nile virus that has been reported in dead crows in New York.  Gary had not heard of any reports of the virus in this area.  Another question was raised about whether groundhogs can carry rabies.  Gary said that they can, but he has not had any reports of any rabid animals this year.



CLOSE OF BUSINESS:  The date of the next meeting will be determined after the Beach Jetty committee has more information regarding bid proposals. 


There being no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 9:30 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,





Andrea Gilde, Secretary


CC:  Committee Chairpersons

      Elk Neck State Park Rangers