Monday, November 12, 2018

Clyde SPAN Minutes 09-04-2018

The minutes of the September 4, 2018, meeting of SPAN held at 70 Glasgow Street in Clyde, N.Y. at 6:30 p.m..

Present: Tom Castellano; Sandi Bastedo; Rose Jeanne Strakal; Dolly Romer; John Robert; Hugh Miner; and David Hickey

1 August minutes corrected: #3 should read “Rose Jeanne provided” rather than “Rose Jeanne gave” and # 11 should say “Tom Sawtelle” rather than “Hugh Miner”. Corrected minutes were accepted.

2 John Robert gave the treasurer’s report for two months. The report showed a balance of $4602.03.

3.KeeKee Run: Sue Ayers , Steve Moore paintings & specialty coffee.

4 Rose Jean Strakal discussed the upcoming visit to the Town of Galen board meeting to request funds for the SPAN sponsored tour bus trips. Discussion of where other sources of funding comes from.

On membership, there was a discussion of how to promote new members and keep our current members, Mailings was one idea. Could we use mass mailings for all Clyde residents? Could we pair with the Galen Historical Society? Perhaps we could get new members at the alumni event and the barbershop chorus event and on bus tours.

5 The next annual Alumni/Homecoming Game event is set for Friday, September 21st. Gena Duffy is helping to coordinate details at the school along with Lynn Carnevale and Donna Riviello. There will be a VIP tent from 6 – 7. A ticket for $5.00 will gain entrance to th VIP tent and the game. Those who wish may enter the parade. RSVP to SPAN if possible. Reunion tags will be available at the sign- in table. Hugh, Tom and John volunteered to work at the table starting at 5:30 that night. The alumni event will be promoted at the Red Jacket game the week before.

6 Hugh announced that the date for the Barbershop Chorus will be Sunday, October 21st at 3:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Span might try to sell food and water, details to be worked out at our next meeting. Rose Jeanne will make a flier, Hugh will create a poster and arrange a robo-call to promote the event.

7 Another SPAN event, a History of Downtown Clyde Walking Tour, led by Hugh Miner, will start in the downtown park at 10:00 a.m. and will end at the Blockhouse on Saturday, September 22nd.

8 Sandi announced that cooperative initiative between the Village of Clyde and SOAR using “Design Connect” of Cornell U has produced a trail loop design between the north side of the railroad tracks and the improved Erie Canal remnants along Route #31 in the village of Clyde which has been submitted for a grant. The Greater Rochester Health Foundation has awarded the project 21K to create the designed trail, to be called the “Blockhouse Loop Trail” when completed.

9 There will be a meeting about updating the kiosks on Thursday, September 6th at noon with Rotary. Hugh and Sandi will represent SPAN. A discussion of the changes, a thicker plexiglass or possibly “Lexan” could be used.

10 Sandi announced that at the October meeting, we should bring in our ideas for next year’s activities for SPAN.

11 Meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m. Next meeting: Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018.

Respectfully submitted,

David Hickey

Friday, August 31, 2018

Clyde SPAN Minutes 08-07-2018

The minutes of the August SPAN meeting held at 70 Glasgow Street, Clyde, NY, on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

Present: Tom Castellano; Sandi Bastedo; Dave Hickey; Hugh Miner; Rose Jeanne Strakal; Cheryl Bonnell and guests, Kelly Furman and Amber Clingerman.

Kelly and Amber are planning an event in the downtown park for Halloween on Oct. 6th from about 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event might include some of the following:
    Kiddie parade   
    Chili cook-off
    Hay ride
    Little maize
    Fried Dough
    Pie eating contest
    And various games
They are asking SPAN for help in publicizing the event.
Span can send fliers around the end of September.
Some support is from the Clyde Police Fund and SOAR can supply two banners.

1 Hugh moved to accept the June minutes, seconded by Tom Castellano. Motion passed.

2. Treasurers report: Treasurer was absent tonight.

3. Membership: Rose Jeanne gave our current membership total as 88. Discussion followed as to best way to contact prospective members – email or post card. Could we tie it in with the alumni event?

4 Discussion of the grant approval and the work Tom Sawtelle has done on the Blockhouse. Two signs are ready now and more are anticipated. Tom will submit a request for a grant that involves a loop trail on the north side of the Erie Canal, between Route 31 and the railroad tracks.
Linda Bell is looking for a micro-enterprise grant (up to 3000). Many ideas are floating around the community.
Hugh Miner moved and Cheryl Bonnell seconded “…that SPAN donates $100. To the early Halloween event.” Motion passed.
Hugh further moved, and Cheryl seconded “…that SPAN donate $125. To the Savannah Art Festival. Motion carried.

5. Discussion of the Boat Tour with suggestions for next year.

6. Discussion of the Barbershop Music event followed. Hugh thinks mid to late October to be held in the high school auditorium. Perhaps SPAN could sell refreshments.

7 Jeff Rice will meet with Hugh Miner, Sandi Bastedo, and John Robert regarding the upgrade to the 3 kiosks.

8. The plaque honoring Lois Benning has been placed near the Municipal Building.

9. Sandi read Dolly Romer’s letter regarding the bus trip to Auburn.

10. Hugh Miner is to get reimbursed $21.87 for the pictures.

11. On Sept 8th, Tom Sawtelle will conduct a walking tour.

12. A discussion followed concerning the Alumni event at the Homecoming Game on Sept.21st. It was suggested that a 5 dollar ticket will get one into the game and to the hors deserve tent. We might try to highlight the anniversary years (58, 68, 78, etc.,) Hugh will work on a poster. Sandi will email Mike Hayden.

13 Hugh moved and Sandi seconded to “…donate the same amount as last year to the Queen Contest.” Motion carried.

14. Hugh motioned and Sandi seconded, “…that the Art Group, a sub- committee of SPAN, be given a separate budget line for the Art Festival”. Motion carried.

15. Meeting adjourned at 8:07

Respectfully submitted,

David Hickey

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Clyde SPAN Minutes 06-05-2018

The minutes of the June 5th, 2018, SPAN meeting held at 70 Glasgow Street at 6:30 p.m.
Present: Tom Castellano; Hugh Miner; Linda Bell; John Robert; Rose Jeanne Strakal; Sandi Bastedo; Dolly Romer; and David Hickey
John Robert moved, and Sandi Bastedo seconded, to accept the May minutes. Motion passed.
Treasurer John Robert reported a balance of $5155.03
Rose Jeanne Strakal suggested that we send a letter to new members, thanking them for joining.
Discussion about this year’s alumni/homecoming football event on Sept 21st. Mike Hayden has agreed to maybe get a tent, serve appetizers, and charge $5.00. We hope to include Donna Riviello and Lynn Carnivale to help organize, maybe to include alumni from 68, 78, 88, 98, and 18 as featured guests.
SOAR will be in the village park from 4 – 6 on Thurs., June 14th, the opening of this year’s farmers market. A table for signing up for the Erie Canal boat rides will be available.
Amy is working on a poster for the Art Festival.
Sandi & Tom Sawtelle have submitted a proposal for a grant for a trail loop to include the Blockhouse. Linda Bell is trying for a 2nd to get some bike amenities in the Savannah area.
Complete Streets has a policy that any construction should take in to account user friendly streets.
An amount$900. Is being set aside for signage.
Sandi reported that we are filing for a SOAR grant to start on Dec, 1st, if we get it.
Boat Tour: There will be a chicken dinner put on by Clyde firemen. A Western New your big band will be provided by the village. Mayor Jerry Fremaou will be driving the bus to the marina.
Barbershop Quartet: Hugh is looking for a $500. Commitment from SPAN and the village for a concert on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. on Aug. 18th or Sept 5th.
A plaque in memory of Lois Benning is planned to be presented when the bikers spanning the Erie Canal Trail come through.

Respectfully submitted,
David Hickey

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Clyde SPAN Minutes 05-01-2018

The minutes of the SPAN meeting for May1st, 2018, at 70 Glasgow Street, Clyde, NY, at 7:00. 
Prior to the meeting, a program called “Tomato Talk was presented by a Cornell Cooperation Extension Master Gardener.

Present: Tom Castellano; Sandi Bastedo; Hugh Miner; Dolly Romer; Rose Jeanne Strakal; Dave Hickey;
Cheryl Bonnell.  Absent: John Robert

1. Cheryl Bonnell moved, and Hugh Miner seconded, to accept the minutes of April’s meeting. Motion passed.

2. Treasurer’s report shows a balance of $6559.29.

3. Membership: Rose Jeanne reported a total of 79 paid, plus 3 more today.

4. Bus trip to Cooperstown: Dolly has 36 so far. We are planning more trips later this year: Auburn, NY to
Willard Chapel; the Seward House, and lunch at Springside Inn. And later in the fall, a trip to Utica to
board an Adirondack scenic railroad trip.

5. Canal Clean Sweep, April 21st: This was very successful. The village contributed a dumpster, water,
electricity and bathroom facilities along with robo calls. Many thanks to all participants from Clyde and
surrounding communities. The Canal Corporation supplied bags and tee shirts, and SPAN provided
munchies and hot dogs. Savannah held a similar exercise on Sunday, April 22nd.

6 Sandi Bastedo detailed some of SOAR’s activities: There will be a Community Meeting on May 22, 2018, 

at 6 p.m. at the Savannah Town Hall. RSVP by May 18th – 315 573-0903

7. Kayaks: John Robert and Sandi Bastedo are currently scouring sporting locations to purchase some
Kayaks, paddles and life vests. They hope to find 4 kayaks for under $1000. Total. On June 5th, 2018,
there will be a kayaking clinic put on by Montezuma Audubon Center at the Lauraville Landing boat
Launch in Clyde. Time: 4 to 6 p.m.

8 A Wildlife Fest is set for May 5th at the MAC in Savannah.

9. The Art Fest is scheduled for September 29th in Savannah.

10. Alumni Gathering at the Homecoming Football Game: Discussions so far call for no dinner, but
maybe hors d’oeuvres. Will be contacting Michael Hayden about accessing the school’s alumni data
base. The Homecoming Game is September 21st.

11. Barbershop Quartet: Hugh Miner anticipates a concert held in the school auditorium sometime in
August or September. He is hoping for a donation from SPAN of some $200. to defray the cost of a
welcoming party for the cast.

12 Among the topics for discussion at later meetings are: kiosks and signage.
The meeting closed at 8:17.

Respectfully submitted,
David Hickey

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Clyde SPAN Minutes 04-03-2018

The minutes of the April 3 2018 meeting on SPAN held at 70 Glasgow St. in Clyde, NY at 6:30 p.m.
Present: Tom Castellano; Cheryl Bonnell; Sandi Bastedo; John Robert; Dave Hickey and Tom Sawtelle.
Before the SPAN meeting, Tom Sawtelle presented a list of possible locations for historical markers or interpretive signs for the Clyde Area.

1 Call to order by Tom Castellano at 6:40.

2 John Robert moved to accept the March minutes, seconded by Cheryl Bonnell. Motion passed.

3 The treasurer’s report showed a balance of $7474.27

4 The membership report showed 16 new members to about 82, up from 66.

5 The bus tour has 24 signed up so far for Cooperstown on May 17th. Permission for a school bus to be driven to Auburn for a tour of the Seward mansion at a later date has been received.

6 Sandi is working on the SOAR grant for projects in the next 3 years. Some of the ideas suggested do far deal with the campsites improvements, the upgrading of the kiosks, etc.

7 April 21st is the date set for Canal Clean Sweep. Discussion involved having high visibility neon vests for workers. Tom Castellano moved and Cheryl Bonnell seconded “…that SPAN buy 12 -20 such vests, spending up to $30.” Motion carried.

8 There will be a SOAR meeting on the 10 of April.

9 Sandi Bastedo moved and Cheryl Bonnell seconded ‘…to pay $74. For 12 month rental of the SPAN Post Office Box.
Next meeting is May 1st following a presentation on growing tomatoes.

10 Meeting adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,
David Hickey

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Clyde SPAN Minutes 03-06-2018

The minutes of the SPAN meeting of March 6, 2018 held at 70 Glasgow Street at 6:30 p.m.

Present: Tom Castellano; Dave Hickey; John Robert; Dolly Romer; Rose Jeanne Strakal; Sandi Bastedo; Hugh Miner; Amy Bullard

1 Sandi Bastedo moved to accept the February minutes with change, seconded by Hugh Miner. Motion carried.

2 Treasurer’s report: Balance of $6549.29. Copy with official records.

3 Membership report: 66 members.

4 Tours: The first one for this year will be to Cooperstown on May 17th, 2018. We are looking to use a school bus for closer trips

5 A 21 day Audubon Center Trail system meeting will be held on March 20th at 5:30 p.m.

6 Canal Clean Sweep will be held at Lauraville Landing on April 21, 2018 at 10 a.m. All are welcome.

7 Savannah will continue Canal Clean Sweep on the 22nd at the West Shore Trail. Fruit, water and granola will be available.

8 Bright Red Bookcases: delivery to the elementary school will take place on March 21st, 2018.

9 The National Honor Society will sponsor a blood drive in May.

10 Under New Business, Span will sponsor a Boat Tour on the 14th and 15th of July. Plans are being worked out for one long tour on Saturday and two short trips on Sunday. On Sat. people will be bussed to Stivers Marina in Geneva and return via boat to Clyde.
Hugh miner mover”…to accept the proposal to hire Stivers Tour Boat for July 14 & 15th.” Motion carried.

11 John Robert and Sandi Bastedo will continue to look into signage, kayaks, and kiosks. The Rose Jeanne moved”…to allow Sandi Bastedo and John Robert to buy four to five kayaks, hangers, paddles, and life jackets.” Seconded by Dolly Romer. Motion carried.
There will be a kayak workshop on June 5th from 4 to 6 p.m.

12 Next meeting: April 3rd Tom Sawtelle will talk about the blockhouse and signage topics.

Respectfully submitted,
David Hickey

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Clyde SPAN Minutes 02-06-2018

The minutes of the February 6th, 2018, meeting of SPAN held at 70 Glasgow Street at 6:30p.m.
Present: Tom Castellano; Rose Jeanne Strakal; Cheryl Bonnell; Hugh Miner; Sandi Bastedo; Dolly Romer; Dave Hickey.

1. After viewing a YouTube show as a “Beat the Blahs” session, Tom Castellano called SPAN to order at 7:07.

2. Sandi Bastedo moved to accept the January, 2018 minutes, seconded by Hugh Miner. Motion passed.

3. The treasure’s report showed a balance of $7,386.40. John Robert was absent.

4. Rose Jeanne gave the membership report.
    a. 100 members
    b. Mailings ready at 71cents each.
    c. Printing by ARC at approx.17 cents each
    d. Labels made by Rose Jeanne

5. Sandi Bastedo gave a rundown of SOAR’s activity:
    On Feb. 4th there will be a Community lunch & SOAR meeting at the Clyde Methodist Church, RSVP by the 9th.
    We are planning our next bus trip.
    Savannah is planning a mural to be painted on the fire hall.
    A new 21 day challenge is in the works, starting on the first day of spring, March 20th.
    Thinking of starting pedal ball and/or pickelball.
    In May we have to reapply for funding to the Greater Rochester Health foundation.
    See: List of year’s activity.
    John Robert and Sandi are looking into buying some kayaks
    We are hoping for some funding from the town and village. School busses might be available, for a cost, for shorter trips, e.g. Auburn.
    We are thinking of a canal boat ride event for July, perhaps 2 short rides and one long ride. Details are pending

6. Hugh Miner moved “…that SPAN donate $250. To support this year’s Clyde Community  Farmer’s market”, seconded by Dave Hickey. Motion passed.

7. On March 6th, there will be a painting session at SPAN headquarters. Here is the latest on the March 6th SPAN agenda, excerpted from Sandi’s email:

8. Here is the agenda for Tuesday – 2:00 at SPAN office for anyone who wants to continue to work on the draft complete streets policy – Tom Sawtelle gave it to the village and they have some edits

9. 3:15 PM (meet at campsites) All SPAN members are welcome to join us as we walk the campsite area with Justin Booth (Complete Streets Consultant and avid cyclists).  He will give use suggestions to make our campsites more bike friendly as well as tips on signage, etc.

10. 5:00 PM SPAN monthly meeting at SPAN office  - all members welcome to attend

11. 6:00PM Paint and sip night – bring a beverage to share – alcoholic or non-alcoholic  - SPAN will provide snacks

Respectfully submitted,

David Hickey