August, 2013


LakeCarey Welfare Association Meeting, August 11, 2013

President John Tidball called the meeting to order at 11:10.  Eighteen people attended.   Minutes of the July 14th meeting were read by Ginny Tinner.  Barbara Beane made a motion to approve, seconded by Ed Hetzel.  The minutes were approved. 

 Treasurer’s Report – Lou Bierly

            Checking     $ 9,326.54

            Savings         22,285.90

            Dam Fund    20,175.00

                              $ 51,787.44

Betsy Kelly made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report, seconded by Ken Price. The treasurer’s report was approved.

Lake Carey Day

Lou reported that many new memberships were received on Lake Carey Day.  He also thanked the chairs of the various events.  The profit was approximately $2,300.  $265 was made on the raffle.   Clothing sales were over $850.

June Loncosky suggested that we go back to getting merchandise from local merchants to raffle.  She indicated that she would be willing to handle getting the gifts and selling the tickets next year.  She also suggested that we bring back face painting next year.

Lou showed some samples of Lake Carey banners/flags.  He is hoping that they can be made of a serviceable fabric.  Betsy Green said she may be able to help with the fabric.  Lou will be reporting more on this in the future. 

Safety Committee

Lew Zwiebel sent in a report from the state police, which John Tidball reviewed.  Since 2011, there have been thirteen incidents reported.  John noted that it was important to call in all incidents, since the police keep a detailed record.  The number for non emergencies is 570-836-6161.  Ken Price noted that caution cones tend to influence cars to slow down.  June Loncosky mentioned that cars slow down when seeing “slow/children playing” signs that she has posted.

Old Business

John Tidball reported on the township meetings, since the Thatchers were not in attendance.

Both townships received a letter dated July 16, 3013 asking for additional information regarding the 537 plan:  1) DEP is asking for the Fees to be a part of a revised public notice; 2) Requiring the Townships to provide the on lot inspection data sheets to be made a part of the 537 plan for inspection;  3) Make available complete submissions to State and Federal agencies;  4) Details of well testing; and 5) A cost effectiveness analysis.

There is to be a negotiation meeting Tuesday, August 13, between the township solicitors and DEP representatives.

Growing Greener Grant

Ed Hetzel reported that the LCWA is presently negotiating with Princeton Hydro.  When asked who cleans out the basins, Ed said that he did.  There are some additional volunteers.

New Business

Ginny Tinner asked if the LCWA was willing to sponsor a third annual garage sale.  She is willing to coordinate it.  Betsy Green made a motion, seconded by Kitty Roemer to spend up to $75 for advertising.  Betsy Green volunteered to help with advertising.

Ken Price made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Art Orlosky.  The meeting adjourned at 12:12.

Respectfully submitted, 

Ginny Tinner, Secy.

Lake Carey Welfare Association, P O Box 637, Tunkhannock, PA 18657