SRA Board Meeting Minutes
Tuesday, December 18,, 2007
Bob vom Saal
7:10 P.M. Meeting called to order by President Kurt Riegel
Accompanying this mailing will be proposed bylaw changes for required approval by the membership prior to the annual meeting.
Bill Tilghman (Bill@compasslanguages.com) presented a plan to organize neighborhood committees to develop projects in their communities to improve the health of the Bay. The committees would be assigned mentors with demonstrated expertise to advise them on the design and execution of the projects. The goals of the program are:
Each neighborhood committee will write a plan that
The Mentor signs off on the proposal and final reports and guides them to resources.
Upon successful completion, an awards dinner will be held, and the participating communities will be designated as “Bay Friendly Neighborhoods” with an appropriate plaque.
Bill will administer the program, which he would like to see launched in early 2008. He expects a commitment from 10 to 20 neighborhoods is seeking SRA sponsorship for the pilot.
It was moved that SRA support the program, and further investigate. Approved unanimously.
4. Greenbury Point Meeting
On 12/11/2007, Kurt Riegel, Charlotte Lubbert, Bob Whitcomb and Richard Falk, met in Baltimore with representatives of the US Army Corps of Engineers, to discuss a proposal to use dredge material from the Bay shipping channels for wetland “restoration” at Greenbury Point. The plan, sponsored by the City of Annapolis, is in the preliminary phase. The USACE is interested in hearing of sites for other potential projects.
5. Treasurers Report. Bob vom Saal reported SRA to be in good financial shape, (report is on file).
6. Newsletter. Kurt has noted no newsletter in a while. It was felt that the newsletter is important, and should be published and distributed quarterly. Kurt will continue as editor for the present.
7. New agenda. Gene Milgram reported on his ongoing legal case, in the Court of Special Appeals, is not yet settled.
Meeting adjourned at 8:45 PM.
(Revised Jan 2008)