Minutes for May 22, 2018 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday May 22, 2018, Hearthstone Boardroom

Convened at 7:00 PM

Rob ZisetteKaren SchurrGayle GarmanEllen HewittRichard FlemingMariann DruckerJeff HowardThomas WhittemoreRuth BaetzBrian DeLuca

Following around the table introductions, Rob Z chaired the meeting.

Noted first was that fees for the FOGL website and USPS PO Box have been paid and up to date.

The minutes of the previous meeting were reviewed.

Acknowledgement of and information about the good work of Green Lake Stewards was discussed.

Discussion of Green Lake Secchi Disk readings plus lake water temperature readings at the Community Center T-Dock were discussed.

Lake levels were discussed, with RZ showing several City and State websites showing thorough information on lakes’ status, each covering many parameters of lakes’ conditions.

Discussion of updates to the FOGL website that Rob will send to Ellen.

JH volunteered to record Secchi and lake levels on a weekly basis. RZ will ask King County if that can be added to volunteer monitoring program.

There was discussion of modifying the FOGL Mission Statement, to broaden its scope to beyond the lake water to the near environs of the watershed that feed the lake. Decision to modify mission statement pending further review and discussion.

GG nominated KS for FOGL Treasurer. EH seconded. Vote Aye unanimous. RZ will give KS a key to the mail box and treasurer binder.

KS nominated EH for Corresponding Secretary, seconded by GG. Vote Aye unanimous.

Members will receive Notice of Change to Bylaws for their review, no later than one week prior to their vote to approve/reject/modify.

TW provided general discussion of Seattle’s plans to provide additional storm water/general runoff water flow as capital investment in city facilities.

Next meeting of FOGL set for Tuesday 31 July 2018.

Brian DeLuca, FOGL Recording Secretary