President Michael Courey opened meeting at 3 p.m.
Present: Michael Courey, LaJean Turner, Jan Kowalsky, Joan Crothers, Barbara Carew, Larry Dietsch, Noel Turner, Herb Bruce.
Minutes: Motion to approve the June 5, 2019 minutes was made by Larry Dietsch with 2 corrections: Spelling of Liza Strub and year 2019 to replace 2919; seconded & passed.
Treasurer’s Report: Jan reported a balance of $4,218.01. Barbara made the motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report; seconded and passed.
Membership: LaJean reported that our membership is still at 191, individuals/families. All agreed that we need to get more members; publicity of donations will help.
Donations to be made as previously approved: Food Pantry- $200 July 2019; Hamilton Gardens- $300 July 2019; Enotah CASA- $150 Aug. 2019.
- Review June Meeting: There was low attendance; food was good, esp. meatloaf; speakers need to be shorter. Have next meetings at Civic Center, next to Court House rather than the Rec. Ctr.
- New Board Director: Barbara made a motion to nominate John Clemens to join TCCA as a director pending receipt of membership dues; seconded and passed.
- Direction of TCCA: Herb has looked at City & County Ordinances and there are a lot of them; maybe just look and discuss a few at a time, to address at the September meeting.
- Seaplane: Discussed the petition brought to the June meeting re: the Seaplane at The Ridges being a safety & noise issue. This is the third summer for it on Lake Chatuge. (See Commissioner’s Meeting below). An information and draft position will be constructed for Board review.
City of Hiawassee: Joan: June 24th & July 9th mtgs. Mayor on vacation; 2nd reading & adoption of Broadband Ready Ord.
City of Young Harris: Barbara: Water rate increase needed for repairs & emergencies—nothing in reserve. Bathrooms & pavilion at Cupid Falls were discussed. Denise McKay addressing the City master plan and looking for grant possibilities.
Commissioner: Joan: New computer-aided 911 system ($212,726), installation/training to be finished in late 2020; Candace said the “Made in GA” event brought in 4,350 people; Historical Society on 8/15/19 honored veterans in Co. at Rec. Center; new handicap sidewalk at Courthouse in compliance with Court order. Around a dozen people who live near The Ridges were on hand to complain about Seaplane safety & noise. Bradshaw said he may contact Sen. Wilkinson/Congressman Collins about this matter.
BRMEMC: Michael: The TVA is reconsidering the September rate increase. New meters to be installed. Annual mtg. 9/26/19 @EMC complex, 1 p.m.
TCW&S Auth.: In discussion about building their own water treatment plant.
CVB: July 9th meeting cancelled.
Chamber: Several fishing tournaments are coming up, plus new event “Rust Rose.”
Planning Commission: No recent meeting.
Co. Health Dept.: Larry D.: There are 54 businesses serving food and 18 tourist facilities in the County.