Friends of Stoner Creek open board meeting (Paris, Ky. October 17, 2017)
Present: Marium VanMeter, Jamie Courtney, Brian Rauf, Cynthia Criswell, Wayne Estes, Marie Halpin
The Financial Report was presented by Treasurer, Jamie Courtney. A balance of $13,212.65 was reported. Treasurer's report was approved by the board.
September minutes were presented by Marium VanMeter and approved by the board.
Jamie Courtney has approached the Paris City School and St. Mary's School to participate in producing artwork that depicts creek life. The art will be displayed at Art Walk in April. Paris City School would like to bring students to the creek to draw and St Mary's will participate this coming year with entries. A video produced for Pat Conley may be shown in the classrooms as well.
Marium expressed concern about pumping stations being inadequate and overflow from manholes.
She suggested approaching Third Rock to do a feasibility study and asked for stories from the members about situations that they were aware of in the city.
Marium will obtain an estimate for the study.
Wayne Estes reported on a recent clean up by the Boy Scouts that Friends of Stoner Creek made a donation in support. There were 12 volunteers who covered 1.1 miles. They removed 99 tires and a lot of large debris. Wayne estimated that in 5 years 9 miles of Stoner Creek has been cleaned up.
Marie Halpin reported on the Licking River Watershed Watch Annual Conference will be October 28, 2017. Millersburg has an ongoing project to construct a rain garden in front of the City Building. In August, there was a cleanup from Ruddles Mill to Lair with the UK Green Thumb group participating that took out 70 tires and tons of trash.
Meeting was adjourned at 6:30 pm.