December 5, 2017 — Board Minutes

The Ipswich Outboard Club Board of Directors held a regular meeting at The St. Lawrence Literary Society, Ipswich, Ma. Commodore Wright called the meeting to order at 7:24 pm. All IOC officers and directors were present except for Donald Clapp.

The minutes from the previous meeting on November 5, 2017, were approved as amended.

Secretary’s Report:

  • Mailbox and email box clean.
  • New hangtags and 4 years of stickers were ordered at a $900 cost.
  • Invoices given to the treasurer.
  • A donation was received from KOYA Leadership Partners for the IOC scholarship fund. Thank you to Liz Lombard.

The secretary’s report was approved as submitted.

Treasurer’s Report:

  • Checking account          $12,759.58
  • MMCH account               29,805.82
  • TOTAL                            $42,565.40
  • We are under budget for expenses for 2017.
  • A large discussion was held on the proposed 2018 budget. Motion made to accept the budget, seconded, and approved.

The treasurer’s report was accepted as read.

Vice Commodore’s Report :

  • Flags are down.
  • Parking lot cable is up.
  • New lights on shed.
  • A new grill, float bumpers will be purchased by year end.

The vice commodore’s report was accepted as read.

Old Business:

  • Motion to go into executive session, seconded, and approved.
    • A subcommittee met with Atty. David Ankeles and Roger LeBlanc about the Kroesser/Kagan issue and land dispute. Atty. Ankeles and Roger Leblanc reported much information including:
      • Only Melansons and IOC property have clean titles. No clean title is available for Kagan.
      • Atty Ankeles recommended doing a property survey for the IOC ramp piece of property. Stamped and recorded survey needed. Morin/Cameron land surveyors to meet with Atty Ankeles soon to obtain a cost and proposal.
      • Gary Champion sent Commodore Wright maps about the property. He also wants a disciplinary committee appointed. No action taken by the IOC Board.
      • The IOC needs to look at the Chapter 91 and possible amendments. John Sionenon to investigate.
      • Ankeles recommended moving to a license agreement to be reached between Kroesser and Kagan for access.
      • The Kagan family had a holiday party and many of their guests parked at the IOC. John Sioninen conversed with Kagan who apologized. Violation stickers were given and pictures taken for proof.
      • Atty Ankeles and Roger Leblanc will not charge the IOC for their services which could have cost $10K. Motion made to give each a $500 gift certificate for their efforts, seconded, and approved.
    • Motion to come out of executive session, seconded, and approved.

New Business:

  • Dave Morin and Liz Lombard to meet to send out via email the annual mailing.
  • A large discussion was held on 2018 directors, officers, and nominating committee members. All will be contacted.
  • Annual meeting planned for January 23, 2018, at the St. Lawrence Club. Pizza and drinks will be offered to help increase attendance.,
  • Next IOC Board meeting on January 9, 2018, at the home of Dave Morin. Annual mailing and meeting plans will take place. Audit committee to meet at 6 pm at the same night.
  • Bring all budget items to the December meeting.
  • Motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:30 pm, seconded, and approved.

Attest: David Morin, Secretary
Joseph Wright, Commodore