Sycamore Island
Meeting Minutes

April 8, 1998

Tryon Wells, Bill Eichbaum, Gerry Barton, John Thomson, Peggy Thomson, Johnna Robinson, Brad Coolidge, Phil Jones, Doc Taliaferro, John Krasny, Norm Metzger, Richard Bertaut, Chuck Pill.

Sycamore President Tryon Wells called the meeting to order at 8:05 p.m. Minutes of March meeting approved as printed in Islander.

Captain's Report
Doc Taliaferro gave an update on the new floats being built. He also mentioned that the repairs to the outer corner of the clubhouse were being looked into and the expenses of brick versus cement being considered.

House Report
Discussion of painting contractor scheduled for 18 April. There is need to have the metal ceiling beams chipped as preparation for the painting. The painter's contract does not include chipping. Further discussion was held on the need to paint the lower level.

Party Supervisor's Report
Unanimous decision to allow Bill Kugler, an honorary member, to have a party on 17 May. Approval was also unanimous for allowing Patricia Roth to hold a party for up to 50 persons on 26 May.

Old Business
It was noted that several years ago a tree was planted for Phil Stone.

New Business
Discussion was held on planting smaller sized (2-4 inch) trees at the north end of the island. The beavers have been killing this size of tree. Efforts would be made to guard new trees from the beavers. Additionally, measures to encourage siltation on the northern end of the island were also discussed. The idea was considered to begin a study on how the land area size of the island has been changing over time. The issue is to see if measures could be taken to encourage siltation and discourage erosion.

Revision of Standing Rules
As presented in the April Islander, the revised Standing Rules were unanimously approved.

President Wells moved that the By-Laws be made gender neutral, the measure passed unanimously.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:15 PM.

Chuck Pill, Acting Secretary