March 2016

FWT BOARD MEETING MINUTES, MARCH 14, 2016

PRESENT: J. Darling (acting as president), C. Pratt, L. Yost, R. Happ, S. Padgett, A. Frank, S.

Galbraith, N. Platt, J. Boettcher, D. Kuhn, H. von Gehlen

FROM THE COMMUNITY: J. Sherwood

ADDITIONS TO AGENDA: plastic plaques presented as replacement for rusted ones, N. Platt;

signage, L. Yost

MINUTES: Feb. minutes approved

TREASURER’S REPORT, C. Pratt. Total $13, 095.55. Detailed report attached.

MEMBERSHIP, D. Bilsback absent.

WEBSITE, N. Platt. Site is in flux.

­ Habitat Workday Proposal, N. Platt. WRNP, eradicate invasives from east side, plant

spice bushes, July 9 workday.

­ Preservation jobs list attached

­ WORKDAYS, A. Frank, H. von Gehlen

­ List attached. Discussion. Notes are on attached list. May 14 workday: L.

Yost will check with M.Yaeger for okay to make trail from Small Meadow to

Pellett Rd. official.

­ SCOUT PROJECTS, S. Padgett

­ Discussion of quality

­ MOTION, N. Platt. To assure quality of investment and safety of users, Scout

must present plan to Board for approval. SECOND, L. Yost. Motion

passed.

and repairing kiosk at Vosburg Hollow), so no presentation.

­ April 9 project will be completed before next meeting (replacing boardwalk

­ bridge replacement at WRNP, Red Trail, will be presented April 11.

­ as will the kiosk at Sand Bar preserve

­AUDIT RESULTS. C. Gumina absent

­ COMMUNITY EVENTS

­ Penfield Indoor Hike, J. Boettcher. Few visitors. Bad weather.

­ Volunteer Fair, D. Kuhn. Many visitors. Have a signup sheet next year.

­ May 1, library personnel will hike FMCP. D. Kuhn leads.

­ COMMUNICATIONS , J. Boettcher. March 20 newsletter deadline

SECONDARY TOPICS

­ Webster Trail Classic, June 4, A. Frank. Volunteers needed. Contact A. Frank

­ Signage, L. Yost. Wording question: is it “preserve” or “nature preserve”. L. Yost will

talk with M. Yaeger for clarification

­ Gun signs at FMCP, D. Kuhn. Mock up shown. Sign will be approved by Police Dept.,

FWT, and Town. 3 signs needed: at kiosk, bridge and along the trail near range.

MOTION, D. Kuhn. Approve the cost of 3 signs. SECOND, J. Boettcher. Motion passed.

FUTURE COMMUNITY EVENTS

­ Webster Chamber of Commerce, 4/22. J. Darling will attend.

­ GLT 10 year celebration of the BW. No definite plans yet ­ June date.

­ Well field walk, 4/2, 10am. Park at church on corner of Park and Bay Road. Shuttle to

site. To inform Board before letter of support for action is written.

­ Website status, testing, roll­out plans. D. Shafer not present.

Rusted and/or damaged plaques. Stewards must give input by April 11 for needed replacements..

FWT trail work shirts. Yes or no? What is objective?

­ MOTION, N. Platt. Do not order new shirts. SECOND, C. Pratt. Motion passed.

MEETING ADJOURNED. NEXT MEETING, APRIL 11, 2016, CHIYODA DRIVE.