Environmental Advisory Ad Hoc Committee

Minutes from March 19, 2019

In Attendance: Committee members: Karen Murry, Nancy Ostiguy, Stephanie Levy and Russel Winslow.  ECIA Board Liaison: Todd Handy. Staff Liaison: Katrina Pederson.

Meeting start: 3:10 PM

Approval of Agenda – Unanimously approved

Karen will resend out February 5, 2019 Meeting minutes and approval will occur by email.

Board Liaison Update – Todd Handy

            Looking for Board Members

            Board will be attending at HOA Seminar (requirement originates from Senate Bill 150)

Old Business:

  • The Procedures for Pesticide Application (PPA) and Pesticide Use Proposal (PUP) and the two IPM Pyramids were approved by the ECIA Board at the February Board meeting, with small revision to include Stables and Conservation Committees and removal of Draft watermark.
  • The Environmental Charter was not approved. ECIA Board felt it needed more background info added. We will be re-writing Charter after we receive information to go ahead. Need to include an education component for Board, Committees & staff.
  • The Environmental Advisory request to change to a Standing Committee from an Ad Hoc was not approved. An ECIA Property Management Policy is needed.
    • Nancy will work on a draft and email it to the Committee for comments prior to next meeting.
    • The policy on materials used in renovations, etc. will be included.
  • Discussion of Environmental Audit
    • The annual Environmental Audit will be a good place to put a review of the Material Safety Data Sheets that are on-line – are they current or out of date?
    • Todd will provide a generic format for audits – Stephanie and Nancy will use this to take another step towards creating an audit system.

New Business:

  • Discussion of options for xeriscape planting (grass) for a possible F&G project for next spring for the ball field. It will be difficult to adhere to the IPM procedure and have a ball field.
  • Discussion of (feedback) Garden Fair event and problems created with new wood flooring in CC Classroom creating loud noise levels (explore sound buffering options) and floor panels shifting (need for molding and door frame flooring edging).

Next meeting: Monday April 1, 2019 at 3pm in the CC.

Meeting Adjourned: 4:55 PM

Next meetings:

            April 1 (1st Monday)

            May 7 (1st Tuesday)

            June 4 (1st Tuesday)

            July 2 (1st Tuesday)