Minutes for the PBCA Board Meeting, July 13, 2020


In attendance:  Lee Morrison, Ramon Marin, Wayne Kessler, Carol Deglmann, Mike Kessler, Lisa Keck, Brad Perva, June Hoch, Joan Marr

Meeting began at 7 PM at Pavilion Park

Wayne gave status report on dues collection.  PBCA is now at 95% of budgeted dues membership for the year.  Dues are still being accepted for the 2020 budget year.

On the print directory front, we still have 120 households in the neighborhood that have not either confirmed or provided changes for their directory listing.  Wayne will continue to solicit updates.  Information on advertising will be sent to the neighborhood soon as well.   Directory information - and request for information - will be sent in the next newsletter.

Ramon gave the Treasurers Report.  

The portapotty has been installed in the same place as previous years.  There was discussion about a future permanent bathroom and also about a location for portapotty and garbage cans by the fence along Orrs Bridge, and both ideas will be further investigated this year.  Brad will be looking into the costs of a sewer tie-in from the Pavilion for future consideration.  Wayne showed an area that would make sense for a one-way gate and placement of the portapotty along the fence line on Orrs Bridge Road.

Lee announced that in his conversation with the Township, the Township stated that there will be stop signs placed at both ends of Fireside.

The picnic is still planned for September 12th, but it will have to be different than past years.  Because open group food is discouraged, food trucks are being investigated for the event.  There was discussion as to whether the picnic should be an official PBCA event, but no determination was made.  Because of the fact that the situation of the pandemic in Central Pennsylvania could change between now and the scheduled picnic, the plan is to continue planning for it with the realization that it could be cancelled if the situation becomes problematic.

On the Bridge:  Lee said the plan was for the tie-in to the new bridge to happen in late July and August.  (County announced later in the week that it will begin August 10th, and the bridge is expected to be unavailable for up to six weeks.)

June Hoch and Joan Marr from the Garden Club committee came to discuss short term and long term possible objective for trees and landscaping at all three parks.  This would be based on what kind of trees would best thrive in specific areas, what we'd look to achieve with these trees, and putting together a flexible landscaping plan that is attractive without creating large cost or labor needs.  There was specific discussion of the dead redwood tree in the Hidden park, need for removal and replacement.  There was also a discussion about finding language to suggest to the Township to allow for planting of appropriate trees between the sidewalk and street to replace the older trees that are starting to disappear in our neighborhood.  Lee offered to work on language with June and Joan.

Mike Kessler brought up that we will be needing to prepare the slate for candidates for officers and Directors for the October Annual Meeting election.

The next meeting will be held Monday, August 10th at 7 PM AT Pavilion Park.

The meeting ended at 7:55 PM.

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