Meeting of the Board
of Directors Patterson Lake Association of Lanark Highlands
407 Hardwood Ridge Road ,
October 3, 2009
In Attendance: Ted
Manning, Jack Hobbs, Doug Cross, and Howard Stanley.
Regrets: Colin Cleroux
and Rhodena Bell
Ted called the meeting
to order at 11:00 AM.
The agenda was accepted
Jack moved that the
minutes of the Sept 6 meeting be accepted, seconded by Howard.
presented the treasurer’s report. There is $1416.51 in the
bank. We have 48 paid members for last year
and 38 for this year so far.
There was discussion of any upcoming planned expenditures. –
No major new expenditures are expected but provision is made for
next year’s picnic event, website expenses, hall rentals and
mailings. Ted noted that work would begin on the Lake Management
Plan but no major expenses are anticipated. Howard moved acceptance
of the treasurer’s report, seconded by Doug. Approved
There was discussion of
the Lake Management Plan. Ted indicated that he would begin to
draft the plan over the next few months and circulate sections (with
gaps where input needed) as they are prepared. He is in touch with
the Township and will contact the Mississippi Conservation Authority
to keep them in the loop. It is hoped to have a draft for general
circulation by spring, when another consultation will take place
with all Lake residents.
It was noted that the
culvert at the end of the Lake was scheduled to be replaced in late
October. A single oval culvert with the same capacity as the two
current ones will be placed at the same level as the existing
There was considerable
discussion regarding how to obtain greater involvement of Parsons
Lane residents. We will continue to provide all residents with the
newsletter and Directors will make efforts to contact some of the
Parsons Lane residents personally to see if the level of
participation in the Lake Association can be enlarged.
There was discussion on
the newsletter. Ted suggested that articles on local initiatives
and services should be included – for example John
Schweigert’s rock carvings, Lionel Pauze’s work with
sportfishing for disabled persons, the Purdon Orchid conservatory,
any other things potentially of interest to lake residents. It was
also noted that over the next year we may need to get someone else
involved in the production of the newsletter if Lorne wishes to
reduce his level of effort.
The date for the next
meeting was left open. Ted will initiate the choice of the next
date in the Spring (likely in March in Ottawa) unless anything
comes up requiring a meeting before the Spring.
The meeting adjourned at
12:30, moved by Jack, seconded by Howard.