Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Clyde SPAN Minutes 08-02-2016

The minutes of the August 2nd, 2016, meeting of SPAN held at the Lauraville Loop camp area, convened at 6:00 P.M.

Present: Tom Castellano; Jane Robert; Dave Hickey; Rose Jeanne Strakal; Hugh Miner; Kelley Farrell; Briged Heenan; John Robert; Gerry Fremow; and Sandi Bastedo

Call to order at 6:15

Rose Jeanne Strakal moved to accept the July minutes, seconded by Hugh Miner with the amendment of $ 125 “for each village”. Motion carried.

Treasures report: John Robert reported a balance of $3873.03. David Hickey moved and Hugh Miner seconded a motion to “ reimburse John Robert for the 50 dollar expense he incurred.” Motion carried.

Rose Jeanne reported that SPAN membership now stands at 72. Also that the snap shot pictures in frames volunteers would meet on August 8th at 9:00 A.M.  to bring the frames from the Mill Museum to SAPAN headquarters. To wash Messinger’s window: Dan Ketchum; Rose Jeanne Strakal; Tom Castellano; and Jane Robert. Thursday, Rose Jeanne Strakal will inventory shirts, caps, etc. for the garage sale on Saturday, August 9th. Set up to begin at 8:00 A.M.

Savannah Art Fest tees are selling at 10. each. We need to place yard sale signs around the village. If you put a sign up, be responsible and take it down (save) when over.

Kelly Farrell displayed examples of maps of Clyde for possible use in signs and brochures. It was decided to use “Lauraville Loop Campsites” as the official name for the area. It was suggested that we might have future SPAN meetings at the Lauraville Loop Campsite. We might emplace a sign up board to find out where visitors come from. We might construct a bike rack and a platform for boat landings.

The Liverpool Quartet –Harmony in the Park – is scheduled for Sunday, September 11th.

Savannah Art Fest is schedules on Sept. 24 and 25.

Meeting adjourned at 7:17

Respectfully submitted,

David Hickey

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Clyde SPAN Minutes 07-05-2016

The minutes of the July 5th, 2016 meeting of SPAN held at 6:30 at 70 Glasgow Street.
Present: Tom Castellano; Sandi Bastedo; Kelly Farrell; Hugh Miner; Dave Hickey; Rose Jeanne Strakal; John Robert; and Bill Thoms

1 Hugh Miner moved to accept the June minutes, seconded by Rose Jeanne Strakal. Motion carried.
2 John Roberts gave the treasurer’s report which showed a balance of $4858.86.
3 Rose Jeanne Strakal reported a membership total of 71.
4 A discussion of the August 6th Route #31 garage sale ensued. Such questions as to who’s running it and what should be SPAN’s role were discussed. It was agreed that we would purchase some large lawn signs at $124. apiece. Advertising was discussed and the use of the village robo call system. Also discussed was the possible renting of spaces at the corner of Glasgow and Ford. We might dedicate the fees to the playground fund. Upon reflection. SPAN decided to stay with the usual sidewalk sales including the SPAN office location.
Kelly Farrell showed us her project to develop some maps of the locality of the Erie Canal camp site and environs to include points of interest such as Savannah Dhu. Several SPAN members agreed to work with her on the project.
Art in the community. Steve Moore is working on the spaghetti and art project for July 27th in conjunction with Papa’s Place,
Hugh Miner talked about the Lauraville Loop Campsite. It is progressing nicely. Perhaps some SPAN volunteers may need to keep the vegetation in check. We could use another truckload of mulch. The sight was explored by some citizens. There is need of a siding platform near the ditch for boaters. We would like to locate an area to fish from the bank and benches for an outlook. There are still some stumps the need to be removed or to be cut at ground level.
On the 25th, the Galen Historical Society will join us at Lauraville . The Clyde-Savannah Community Band will play, the Historical Society will host a presentation on the Underground Railroad and our Greater Rochester Health Foundation Evaluators will present their findings from the SOAR Health Survey that went out to residents earlier this year.  We will end the night with a walk to the newly created camping area on the Lauraville Loop and SPAN will provide a yummy treat for all.
Hugh reported that the 100 cups are at the SPAN office together with the decals which are ready to be applied. There are 3 or 4 different designs. They will be ready to sell by August 6th.
Hugh also reported that the barbershop quartet is now in Nashville. We are aiming for an August 21st concert.
Sandi reported that the village’s intent to apply for a Main Street Grant would need from SPAN and SOAR a letter of commitment. President Tom Castellano signed the document for SPAN at this meeting.

There was a discussion of the upcoming August 15th celebration.

Rose Jeanne Strakal set August 8th at the day to place the snapshot pictures around to the businesses.
Meeting adjourned at 8:05.

Respectfully submitted,

______________ ______________
David Hickey

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Clyde SPAN Minutes: 06-07-2016

The minutes of the June 7, 2016 meeting of SPAN held at 70 Glasgow Street at 7:00 p.m.

Present: Tom Castellano; John Robert; Hugh Miner; Len Gromoski; Sandi Bastedo; Rick Colquhoun; Kelley Farrell; Bill Thoms; Joan Thoms; Steve Moore; Rose Jeanne Strakal; Dave Hickey; Jane Roberts;  and Gene Stefanucci.

1 John Roberts moved to accept the May 2016 minutes seconded by Rose Jeanne Strakal. MotIon carried.

2 The treasurer’s report showed a balance of $5089.86.

3 Rose Jeanne reported that we now have 69 members. She will send an updated list to Dave.

4 Steve Moore spoke about the upcoming Art in the Community project. There will be a display of North Rose  art award ‘ creations in SPAN’s  headquarter windows. He is looking at a possible event, like “spaghetti dinner and paint” night He is tentatively looking at Wed., July 27th with a 5:30 start. There was a discussion about ordering tee shirts.

5 Hugh Miner talked about the Lauraville Loop campsite. Sat. at 2:00 p.m. on June 11th is set aside for a time for volunteers to work on clearing the area and improving the trails and tent areas. The village board and other interested citizens are invited to walk the trails and view the tent areas on Tues, , June 14th. Mr. Stuerwald has been finishing up his work on the picnic tables and will soon be delivering them. John Robert was going to provide the stain for the wooden tables.

6 June 4th is National Trails Day. There will be an unveiling of the mural in Savannah. Bob Oaks who has offered his continual support for Close the Gaps will be at the ceremony at the West Shore site in Savannah. There are now two picnic tables a fire pit and a grill at that location.There will be a Close the Gaps meeting on June 22 at 10:00. The county is looking for a grant to erect a bridge to connect the West Shore Trail to Montezuma. Fish and Wildlife and DEC are exploring ways to cross the dike. The next SOAR meeting will take place at the Wiley School house at 6:30 on June 20th.

7 The “Read to Me” banners (30) will be erected at the school, the library, and at Robert’s hardware. The village will place one on Papa’s Place, facing the bridge. More books are arriving at the Red Book Case shelves at 70 Glasgow St. Volunteers are welcome to help clean, sort and deliver the books.

8 Hugh mentioned the 100 mugs stored in his shed. At @5.00 each we could make profit of $400. Hugh is trying to find a date for the Liverpool group, the Harmony Collective” to perform at a community event. Sandi moved to set aside $300 to defray expenses if Hugh can make arrangements. Len seconded the motion. Motion passed.

9 A community yard sale has been proposed by the Lyons Main Street group that will include Savannah, Clyde, Lyons and Newark on August 6th. The village will waive any fees for this event. It will be advertised in the local papers and on the Internet. SPAN is considering having a booth in the area once occupied by Al’s Diner.

10 Rose Jeanne would like some help in placing the annual snapshot photos around downtown on the week of August 8th. We can use Messinger’s again.

11 It was announced that the village of Clyde will apply for a Main Street Program grant.

Meeting adjourned at 8:10
Next SPAN meeting –July 5th

Respectfully submitted
_________  ___________
David Hickey

Friday, May 20, 2016

Clyde SPAN Minutes: 05-03-2016

The minutes of the May 3rd, 2016 meeting of SPAN held at St. John’s School Hall at 6:30.

Present: Tom Castellano; Dave Hickey; John Robert; Rose Jeanne Strakal; Hugh Miner; Cheryl Bonnell; Bill Thoms; Steve Moore; Sandi Bastedo; and guests, Roz Drury; Lois Benning

1 Hugh Miner mover to accept the April minutes, seconded by Rose Jeanne Strakal. Motion passed.

2 Treasurer John Robert reported a current balance of $5089.86 which included a 100. Donation to the Big Red Book Shelf from Pearl Tech of Savannah.

3 Rose Jeanne Strakal reported that we have 4 new members, bringing our total for this year to 65.

4 Steve Moore reported on the status of the Arts Festival. They receive their first check and registration form back. They are working on getting permits. A “paint and pasta night” was discussed as an activity, or a “wine and design”.

5 Dave Hickey called the Canal Clean Sweep in the Clyde area a success. SPAN and SOAR members collected a huge pile of debris, most of which was brought to Lauraville Landing or some bags were left along the trails to be picked up by the Clyde highway trucks. The Clean Sweep concluded with a hot dog roast, after which several SPAN members and other volunteers proceeded to the Lauraville Loop camp grounds to help clear away some of the brush.

6   More work needs to be done in the campsite area. A question of the use of mulch as a base for tents needs to be answered. June 4th is Trail Day. Sandi Bastedo is working with Ann Fenton from the village office to settle some lease and approval questions. May 14th is scheduled as a work day at 2:00 P.M. The Cornell students will return to say goodbye on May 18th. It was determined that grant or no grant we must get the picnic tables made. John Robert moved that SPAN purchase the picnic tables, seconded by Sandi Bastedo. Motion passed.

7 Sandi Bastedo gave a report on SOAR .A Route 31 yard sale is contemplated from Savannah through Clyde and Lyons. Our participation was discussed, perhaps sponsoring a location in the central park. Hugh Miner moved “…that SPAN explore participation in the Route 31 yard sale.”  The Yard Sale is set for August 6TH. National Trail Day is June 4th. Savanna will have a dedication of their section of the Erie Canal Trail at 11:00 a.m. at the entrance to the Trail in Savannah. There is a “Close the Gaps” meeting at the Audubon Society on May 20th from 10 to 11.

Motion seconded by Dave Hickey. Motion passed.

8 Hugh Miner brought up the existence of some 100 mugs in his shed. Hugh wondered if we could have decals with a tie in to the bicentennial of Erie Canal in Clyde applied to the mugs. John Robert moved”…that we pursue the decal format (1 -4 pictures).”  Motion seconded by Rose Jeanne Strakal. Motion carried.

9 Sandi talked about improving our internet image with a facebook page. Barb Monsour could set it up for us. Cheryl Bonnell moved”… that we ask Barb Monsour to set up a facebook page”, seconded by Bill Thoms. Motion carri8ed.

10 Hugh announced a Drum Circle event for June 7th at the next SPAN meeting to be held at Lauraville Landing.

11 There was a discussion about a proposed “music night” with a barbershop quartet from Liverpool, NY.  This might be a part of an ice cream social Friday night in the park. Dates were discussed.

Meeting adjourned at 8:05. Next meeting of SPAN is June 7th at Lauraville Landing .A Drum Circle will precede the meeting at 6:00 P.m.

Respectfully submitted,

David Hickey

Friday, April 15, 2016

Clyde SPAN Minutes: 04-05-2016

The minutes of the regular Tuesday meeting of SPAN held at 70 Glasgow Street at 6:30 on April 5th, 2016.

Present: Tom Castellano; Cheryl Bonnell, David Hickey; Steve Moore; John Robert; Sandi Bastedo; and Hugh Miner.

1 Tom Castellano called the meeting to order at 6:30

2 Hugh Miner moved to accept the amended March 1st minutes, seconded by John Robert.  Motion passed.

3 The treasurer reported a current balance of $5606.86.

4 John Robert gave the membership report for Rose Jeanne Strakal as 63 members.

5 Dave Hickey reported that the annual Canal Clean Sweep is scheduled to commence in our area at Lauraville Landing at 10 a.m. 0n Saturday, April 23rd. We have received tee shirts for the participants and large plastic bags for our work details from the Canal Corp. We will divide into work groups and disperse to the outer limits of our trails and work toward Lauraville Landing where a hot dog roast will await the volunteers. Wear appropriate clothing, bring sun screen, and gloves. Sandi Bastedo said the other groups will be participating.

6 Steve Moore reported about the art festival planned for the 24th and 25th of September. Tee
shirts have been designed for participants. It was suggested that Savannah people might donate and funds to the Savannah Chamber and Clyde folks could donate to SPAN. It was further suggested that the SPAN treasurer could hold funds in a special account such as “Art Fund”. There was a discussion about the advisability of applying now for the 501c3 designation.  On the pro side was the need for applying for grant money, on the con side was the cost and the effort to make the application. Also discussed was the future role of art in our community and how it could transform our identity.  Hugh Miner moved “…that our treasurer create an Art Budget line in SPAN’s account.”, seconded by Cheryl Bonnell. Motion passed. 

7 The group agreed that we need to set up a meeting to plan our next steps for the campgrounds at Lauraville Loop. The date was set for April 6th at SPAN headquarters at 12:30.  We need to create a timeline and a list of materials for a SOAR grant application.

8  Sandi  Bastedo gave a summary of the activity of the Cornell Co-op in our area at this time.
The project “Eat Smart” was announced for Tues. May 3rd to be held at St. John’s Hall from 5:30 to 6:30.  Eat Smart educator from Cornell will bring recipes for us to cook and then to eat.
The next SOAR meeting is scheduled for the Savannah Town Hall for April 19th at 6:30.
There will be a Close the Gaps meeting at 10:00 on April 14th.
Sandi Bastedo outlined the work being done by SOAR in Savannah.
Kelly Farrell, a student from Cornell, will be working in our area or 10 weeks in the summer
starting on June 6th.

9 Tom Castellano gave a handout listing the activity in the Bright Red Bookshelf project. He estimated about 3500 books have been handed out so far. There is a Traveling Books – Reading for Daycare program started. There is a “Home for Books” Headstart program started.  Four banners stating “Read to Me “will be erected in the area elementary schools and a very large one will be placed downtown in Clyde.

10 Hugh Miner read a letter from John Gould asking SPAN for a donation to this summer’s
Farmer’s Market. Sandi Bastedo moved “…for SPAN to donate $200 to the Farmer’s Market.”, seconded by Cheryl Bonnell. Motion passed.

11 We need to upgrade the 3 kiosks. John Robert suggested we look at this task on Clean
Sweep Day.

12 We need to get, and receive, our respective minutes from other civic organizations. This could be done by email once we make that arrangement with the various secretaries.

Respectfully submitted,
David Hickey

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Clyde SPAN Minutes: 03-01-2016

The minutes of the March 1, 2016, SPAN regular meeting held at 70 Glasgow Street at 6:00 P.M.

Present: Tom Castellano; Rose Jeanne Strakal; Cheryl Bonnell; Hugh Miner; Len Gromoske;
Cindy Gromoske; John Robert; Sandi Bastedo; John Tellier; and arriving 20 minutes late, David

1. Call to order by President Tom Castellano at 6:00.

2. John Robert moved to accept the February minutes, seconded by Sandi Bastedo. Motion

3. Treasurer John Robert reported a balance of $5318.66.

4. Rose Jeanne gave a membership report: 34 renewals, 12 new members, bringing our total to
51 current members.

5. Hugh Miner gave a progress report on the Lauraville Landing project: He gave a rundown on
our vision and a summary of the activities underway so far.

6. Sandi Bastedo gave a SOAR report: 

Savannah is sponsoring a mural to be painted on canvas 
by Beverly Owens and to be mounted on an old bridge abutment at the end of the west shore trail
in Savannah. The community has given input to the themes that will be depicted. They plan to
unveil the mural on Trail Day, June 4th.

On Friday, September 23rd, the Global Mural Conference will send a tour bus to Clyde and
Savannah to view our murals.

SOAR and the Savannah Chamber are planning for the art festival to be held in Savannah on the
24th and 25 of September.

The Audubon Center will have a Wildlife Fest on May 7th at the Center.

Brian Secor purchased the abandoned Crusoe House and will use it as a future welcoming center
and museum.

The Savannah Chamber is working with the “Close the Gaps” group to direct a trail through
Savannah to connect with Montezuma.

Eat Smart New York (ESNY) sponsored by the Cornell Cooperative will have a “Family Night
of Cooking” on May 3rd. Tentative location will be at 70 Glasgow depending on the number of

The next SOAR Community Meeting will be March 17th at 6:30 at the Clyde SPAN office so 
please join us especially if you have ideas for projects that will improve the health of the community.

7. Dave Hickey reported that SPAN has been registered with Canal Clean Sweep at Lauraville
Landing at 10:00 a.m. on April 23rd. Hot dog roast to follow. The Canal Corp. wishes each
participant to register on their website:


8. A possible April SPAN activity would be a question and answer session with someone
knowledgeable about computers.

9. A June activity might involve a drum circle.

The Meeting adjourned at 7:00 p.m. There followed a “Beat the Blahs” session. We were
joined by members of the community to view several amusing You Tube presentations
projected from a computer to a large space on the wall. Refreshments were available.

Next SPAN meeting at 6:30 on April 4th

Respectfully submitted,
David Hickey

Friday, February 5, 2016

Clyde SPAN Minutes: 02-02-2016

The minutes of the SPAN meeting held at 70 Glasgow Street on February 2nd 2016 at 6:45.

Present: Tom Castellano; Sandi Bastedo; Hugh Miner; John Robert; Dave Hickey; Rose Jeanne Strakal; Brad Shimp and Barbara Monsour.

1. Brad Shimp was treated first as he had to leave early. Brad brought some questions by the Village Board regarding SPAN’s plan for the Lauraville Landing campgrounds. For example, will we have a check-in-check-out policy? A discussion followed wherein it was decided that it would be a good idea to have a pamphlet created which explained our policies once they have been thought out. Also suggested was a joint SPAN/ local citizen meeting to explain our ideas.

2. Hugh announced that there will be a 2:00 p.m. meeting this Saturday, Feb. 6 with the Cornell student, Quinn Uesugi, his friend, and any interested SPAN or SOAR member to discuss the plans for the campgrounds.

3. As to the L-shaped property we would like to acquire, progress is being made and documents are now in the lawyer’s hands.

4. The treasurer reported a balance of $4507.28. He is checking the accuracy of the $92. Bill from ARC. A motion was made to “pay the Dryden Mutual bill of $210.14” by Sandi Bastedo and seconded by Rose Jeanne Strakal. The motion carried.

5. Membership: We currently have 70 members. We are sending out membership letters with return envelopes, a letter about our future and a page of color pictures of SPAN activities to 187 active and potential members plus 24 hand delivered envelopes.

6. Sandi Bastedo announced that there will be a Trail Work group working on Lock 65 on Clean Sweep weekend, April 22-24. SPAN and other area volunteers will work in our area as we have traditionally picked Saturday, April 23, 2016, for our contribution. We usually begin at 10:00 a.m. and finish about noon with a hot dog roast at Lauraville Landing.

7. Sandi gave an update on SOAR activities:
    The art teacher at Clyde-Savannah will be using the SPAN offices to hang some of their art on our walls.
    There is a “Lego Club”, theme based, at the public library.
    On April 5th, Margaret will have an “Eat Smart New York” program on nutrition.
    Barb Monsour will be at the parent –teacher’s meeting in March.

8.  Tom Castellano announced that Bill Garofono would be a good choice for a future SPAN program.

9. Other Business: Rose Jeanne asked if anyone is sending flowers to new businesses. It was moved to “…send a plant not to exceed $50.,to Bob Deneiri’s  new office”. Motion carried.

10. John Robert pointed out that we need to know who actually owns the kiosks. Also the information on the kiosks needs to be updated.

Respectfully submitted,

David Hickey

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Clyde SPAN Minutes: 01-05-2016

The minutes of the SPAN meeting on January 5th 2016, held at 70 Glasgow Street at 6:30 p.m.
Present: Tom Castellano; Sandi Bastedo; Rose Jeanne Strakal; Hugh Miner; Larry Warfels  and David Hickey

1 Nominations: A slate of 2016 officers was presented
    President: Tom Castellano
    Vice-president: Sandi Bastedo
    Secretary: David Hickey
    Treasurer: John Robert
Secretary to cast one ballot for the slate.

2 Minutes for November meeting – moved to be accepted by Hugh Miner, seconded by Rose Jeanne Strakal. Motion carried.

3 The treasurer reported a balance of $4605.28.

4 Meetings with other organizations: Hugh reported that one idea is to share minutes with the presidents of the various organizations.
    Rotary – Barb Harper
    Lions –Dick Mouio
    Chamber – Larry Warfels
    Grange – Linda
    Galen Historical Society – Beth Bailey
    VFW –

5 John Robert reported a discussion the Chamber had. The Chamber wants SPAN to take over the maintenance of the kiosks. The Chamber had three major projects: the angels; the kiosks; and the bike riders. One question asked was who actually owns the kiosk structures. If SPAN agrees to take over the kiosks, there is an account of about $780 set aside for care and upkeep that could be transferred.
Hugh Miner moved ” …that we accept responsibility for the kioska and accept the check for $785.35 from the chamber” Rose Jeanne seconded it. The motion carried.

6  Membership report: Hugh’s letter is to be included in the mailings. The envelopes will have member information lines to be filled out. The email space will be moved up away from the gummed seal.
Wayne ARC printed last year’s letter. In charge was a Mr. VanValkengburgh.
Rose Jeanne will order 200 envelopes and some labels.
There is some final editing of the last paragraph “looking forward with SPAN”. There will also be a page of pictures of some of SPAN’s activities.
There will be a short meeting to fold and assemble on Jan. 14th . We will try to expand to 200 names.

7  Lauraville Campgrounds: Hugh reported that the November 21st clean the brush work at Lauraville Landing was a big success. Students from Cornell arrived to help along with some boy scouts and their scout master, plus some SOAR and SPAN volunteers all worked to clear the layout.
As to the L-shaped I k property, that is still in the works and we will revisit the transfer in the spring.

8  As to the annual chicken barbeque fund raiser, we have decided to wait until the new officers are named at the fire department.

Respectfully submitted
David Hickey