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October 2017
   

Members Attending:

Frank Dubey, Hamblen County Rep. - FD

Kathy Dubey, Hamblen County Rep. - KD

Donna Dunn, Treasury, Jefferson County Rep- DD

Fred Flynn, Hamblen County Rep– FF

George Proios, Vice President, - GP                                                       

Tom Schumann, President, Jefferson County Rep- TS

David Toll, Hawkins County Rep. – DT

Leona Toll, Secretary, Hawkins County Rep. – LT

Jim Whiting, Grainger County Rep. - JW                                                

Guest – Julia and Fred Graham, Executive Director, Middle East Tennessee Tourism Council

 

Members Absent:

Bruce Mueller, Barrel Coordinator– BM

Marge Flynn, Hamblen County Rep- MF

Gene Dunn, Jefferson County Rep- GD

Al and Ginny Scwegler, Jefferson County Reps-AS

 

1).       Meeting Called to Order:  DD

·      Meeting was called to order at 6:36 pm.

 

2).       Secretary Report - LT

·         New minute format was reviewed.  It was agreed by all member that the review process of emailing and giving 4 days response from members for updates and corrections was acceptable to all.  Might be exceptions if someone is on vacation.   

·         FD gave copies of the Bylaws and 2010 Water Sample Sites for Agency record collection.  It was agreed by the Board that the Bylaws should be included in the website. 

 

3).       President Report – TS

·         No report in October 

 

4).       Vice President Report – GP

·         Clean Water Network, Renee Hoyos, Executive Director interviewed GM for board membership.

·         Walter State, contacted by GP. One teacher gave students option of volunteering for November 4th clean-up instead of making up a lab for the semester.

·         Sierra Club is looking for Director for Tennessee Chapter.

·         Drinking Water Act, adding toxic level of algae to list of contaminates.

 

5).       Committee Reports

 

a.          Jefferson County - DD  

1.       Action Item:  Check with local department of sanitation to get a dumpster at the marina or public boat launch free for clean ups. (Needed for fall clean-up in 2017)

2.        Action item:  CLUA County Reps should approach any marina not currently a member.

3.       Action item:  Local newspaper should have CLUA meeting and events announcement.  Standard Banner posted an article about Fall Clean Up event and will be in community section.  WJDT radio will be interviewing DD and JS this month.  Truth FM radio 91.1 FM posting event of October. 

 

b.          Hamblen County – FD

·         FD mentioned an article from April 2015 in the NEWS SENTINEL concerning the Holsten River being named among America’s Most Endangered Rivers in an annual report released by American Rivers, and Renee Hoyos, executive director of Tennessee Clean Water Network being quoted “Clean water and healthy rivers are vital to Tennessee’s heritage and the health of our families and communities” but not much concern with water quality.

1.       Keep Morristown/Hamblin Beautiful (KMHB):  KD did attend meeting monthly meeting.  KMHB has become a member of CLUA.  KMHB will not be doing Boo Feast for 2017. 

2.       Action Item:  Check with local department of sanitation to get dumpster by a marina or public boat launch for clean ups. (Not needed for fall clean-up in 2017)

3.       Action item:  CLUA County Reps should approach any marina not currently a member.

4.       Action item:  Local newspaper should have CLUA meeting and events announcement.

 

c.   Hawkins County – DT & LT

·         LT attended the Rogersville/Hawkins County Chamber of Commerce meeting on September 26, 2017.  She did a small presentation on the fall clean up, had brochures available for interested parties, and gave CLUA towels for door prize give away. 

1.       Action Item:  Check with local department of sanitation to get dumpster by a marina or public boat launch. (Not needed for Fall clean-up in 2017)

2.       Action item:  CLUA County Reps should approach any marina not currently a member. No marinas in Hawkins county.  Julie Graham recommended to contact Fall Creek Marina and Legacy Bay HOA in the next few months for clean-up work and membership.  Recommends to also investigate any other HOA’s in Cherokee. 

3.       Action Item:  Chelaque Estates Litter Clean-up to be coordinated with Dave Toll with community this fall.  Conflict with November 4th date, but will select a weekday in November for shoreline cleanup. 

4.       Action Item:  DT/LT to get CLUA monthly meeting and Fall Clean up in Rogersville Review.  It has been put on-line in the Rogersville Review, but still has not shown up in the printed format.  Will contact newspaper again to inquiry on status. 

 

d.          Grainger County – JW

1.         Action Item:  Check with local department of sanitation to get dumpster by a marina or public boat launch. (Needed for Fall clean-up on Nov 4, 2017)

2.       Action item:  CLUA County Reps should approach any marina not currently a member.

3.       Action item:  Local newspaper should have CLUA meeting and events announcement.

4.       Action item:  Need to make contact with Chamber of Commerce.  Julia Graham will provide contact to JW. 

  

6).       Adopt a Barrel Report: 

·         BM was absent

·         Action Item for next meeting:  BM to update list of location of all barrels.

·         Action Item:  LT Create a page on CLUA Website of the Barrel locations.

·         Action item:  Identification of Barrels:  Each representative will be responsible for either painting or gluing on the barrel #/number to each individual barrel.     

 

7).       Treasurer’s Report:  DD

Report for period ended September 30, 2017:

 

A.      Cash Account, Disbursements and upcoming expenses:

·      Checking account – balance is $2,616.

·      Income - $0 month, $210 YTD.

·      Disbursements - $552 month, $1,121 YTD.

·      Upcoming expenses:  funding’s of approx. $206 left from fall clean-up will be used for supplies, approved donations from prior month will be distributed.  Morristown area Chamber of Commerce membership and Tennessee’s Clean Water donation of $100 were approved by Board.

 

B.      Grants

a.       TVA 2017 grant of $2,500 in treasurer report shows how funds are being used.  2018 Grant will be requested again.

b.      Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Habitat Protection Program 2016-17 - $500 granted for provision of aquatic stream clean up.  Funds will be coming soon.

c.       TWRA 2017-18 Grant - $750. Approved.

 

8).       Water Sampling: 

·         3rd Tuesday of each month.  October will be last testing in 2017.

·         September Water Quality Report will be uploaded in CLUA website along with other monthly updates.    The levels of coliforms reported have dropped from the prior month and is overall much lower than last year.  The increased rainfall and water flow likely contributed to the reduced 1017 levels.

·         Action Item:  Generate map and summary table of all water quality sampling locations (coordinate with the barrel sites).

 

9).       Membership

·         New member -  KMHB

·         Currently have 66 members and 4 marinas.

·         Action Item:  LT will update changes.

  

10).    New Business

·         Urgent Need for Boats for November 4th Clean-up.  Have approx. 6 boats and TVA barge.  Still advertising/searching for volunteers for boats.  If necessary, will rent boats from local marina’s. 

 

11).    Fall Clean-up

·         With assistance of Julia Graham (JG), and her inputs from TVA, locations for the Fall Clean-up were determined. 

·         TVA will meet at German Creek at 9:30 a.m.  Students time is very limited -  Expected time of event is 2 hours.

·         A dumpster will be needed at German Creek from Grainger County.  JW to call department of Sanitation in Grainger County.  Per JG, there should be a Place and Pick for the dumpster from clean-up site. 

·         Clean up areas will be shorelines and islands surrounding German Creek, Black Oaks, and JC Park.  Priority will be getting as many students on boats and barges with the rest for shoreline clean-up.

·         Still expecting 60 – 80 students.

·         Count must be complete AND all waivers must be completed and signed AND safety training must be completed before students are allowed to exit buses.

·         DD must be notified by email for supplies needed for the event ASAP.

 

 

12).    Next Meeting

·         The next BOD meeting will be on November 14, at 6:30 pm.  Last meeting scheduled in 2017.

 

13).    Meeting Adjourned

·      Meeting adjourned at 8:10 pm.


MONTHLY MEETING: 2nd Tuesday of the Month- 6:30pm Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on West AJ- across from St Patrick Catholic Church and right next to Sonic.



 

 

 

 


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