Minutes - Stables Committee

The Eldorado Stable Committee regular business meeting was held on

Thursday, July 6, 2017, at the Eldorado Community Center.  Committee members present were: Pat Donahue, Luci Wienczkowski, Bonnie Mamp, Karen Cameron, Gretel Underwood and Elsa Kloess. The meeting was called to order at 7:08pm. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved.

The General Manager’s report and Liaison’s report was given by Pam Henline.  Barn inspection and barn re inspection were held.  Twelve barns received letters and one third of them have met the requirements of the letter.  Stable expenditures were brought to the meeting and upon review several items need to be addressed with the Board: electricity, cameras, and signs. The rules are in revision and will remain in revision until the new billing for maintenance and amenity are addressed by the Board. The ECIA is still discussing additional charges and handling of manure and labor.  The Eldorado Water has a report out about possible water contamination problems connected with the  burial of horses.  They recommend no more burials.  The Stable Committee is looking into this.

Sub-committee reports were given. Road committee is looking into which road needs work.  Arena Committee stated that Upper arena is read for the big fall overhaul. Community day organizers are considering a different date later in the fall.  Community day is in need of volunteers. The fly predator program needs to be evaluated as the new manure removal takes all of our fly predators with it.  The program, if it continues will need new volunteers.  IF there is not a tube for your flies, a paper bag or something with holes for them to climb out will also work. Stable expenditures will now be a committee discussion item.  Emergency Plan will now be a committee discussion item

New Business items were presented. Gretel Underwood nominated Amelia Adar for a position on the Stable Committee.  Elsa Klose seconded the motion.  All were in favor.  Gretel Underwood nominated Bonnie Mamp as Interim Chairperson of the Stable Committee.  Elsa Kloess seconded the motion.  All were in favor. Pat Donohue is resigning as chair at the end of this meeting subject to the approval of the stables recommendation of Amelia by the Board. 

Discussion Items:  The Stables has new members. Their information will bein the July roster update. Welcoming of new members with a letter from the community was recommended. The Emergency Plan was discussed. Evacuation of horses is the responsibility of horse owner. Speeding is still a concern.  The best solution for the gate problem would be an electronic gate. There is a problem with the clasp at the lower gate. Inquiry of owning more than one barn at the stable was made.

Next meeting,  October 12, 2017.

The meeting adjourned at 8:57pm