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December 5, 2022

Updated: Feb 27, 2023

Chair Parks called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM. Richard Parks, Chairman, Greg Dalling, Vice-Chair, Bob Fuhrmann, Secretary/Treasurer, Director Klein, and Director Taylor were all in attendance; Admin Manager, Barbara Bush was present. Bob Kopeland and Jolynn Sharrow were the public members in attendance; Nico Wood-Kos attended via phone.


Administrative Manager Bush presented the November meeting minutes. Vice-Chair Dalling moved to approve the November minutes. Secretary/Treasurer Fuhrmann seconded the motion. One typo was noted and corrected by Director Taylor; One clarification was noted regarding the Shakespeare in the Parks application by Director Klein; all voted in favor; none opposed. Motion passed. Administrative Manager Bush presented the current expenses and financial reports for the month. Secretary/Treasurer Fuhrmann moved to approve the current expenses and financial reports. Director Klein seconded the motion. No discussion was needed; all voted in favor; none opposed. Motion passed.


Chairman Parks explained the award process for the meeting. Secretary/Treasurer Fuhrmann explained the available funds – current funds available are $128,803.00.


Director Klein moved to approve all the rollover applications, for a total amount of $159,509.00, based on the extraordinary, unforeseen events of the June Flood event that hindered the completion of projects. Vice-Chair Dalling seconded the motion. No discussion was needed; all voted in favor; none opposed. Motion passed. A summary of awarded rollovers is as follows:


EPAC Shakespeare in the Parks $1206

EPAC Strategic Planning $1500

Gardiner Chamber Additional Bear Cans $7456

Park Co Airport Gardiner Airport Runway $50,000

Park Co Airport Gardiner Runway Improve $63,078

Gateway Hose Improved Fire/Ambulance $36,269



Vice-Chair Dalling moved to approve the Bear Creek Council application for $3100.00.

Director Klein seconded the motion. Some discussion was held concerning the entirety of applications and the process of motions. No further discussion was needed; all voted in favor; none opposed. Motion passed.


Chair Parks moved to approve all remaining applications except for the Gardiner Water & Sewer District application. Director Taylor seconded the motion. No further discussion was needed; all voted in favor; none opposed. Motion passed.


Chair Parks moved to approve the Gardiner Water & Sewer District application for the remaining amount of $53,552.00. Director Taylor seconded the motion. No discussion was needed; all voted in favor; none opposed. Motion passed.


Director Taylor moved to approve all of scenario 1. Secretary/Treasurer Fuhrmann seconded the motion. No discussion was needed; all voted in favor; none opposed. Motion passed. A summary of awards for new applications is as follows:


Bear Creek Council Bear Resistant Garbage Cans $3100

EPAC Shakespeare in the Parks $515

EPAC Youth Initiative $4600

Gardiner Water/Sewer Finalize Phase 1&2 $53,556

Gateway Hose Co Fire Engine, Pay #2 $42,032

NYEF Grant Writer $15,000

NYEF Connect! Grants Match Funds $10,000



In Old Business, a discussion was held regarding Directors’ insurance. Chair Parks updated the Board on his discussion with Mr. Sean Morrison. Vice-Chair Dalling moved to retain Mr. Sean Morrison as new District council. Secretary/Treasurer Fuhrmann seconded the motion. No further discussion was needed; all voted in favor; none opposed. Motion passed. Admin Manager Bush will contact Sean concerning payment of the company retainer, contracts for awards and insurance recommendations for the Directors.


Admin Manager Bush updated the Board on website design progress. She will ask Rachel from M Design about including a business logo for the District. Finally, a discussion was held concerning collections. Vice-Chair Dalling moved that delinquent accounts would receive an email that all unpaid accounts will be subject to applicable late fees, late interest and collection proceedings beginning January 1, 2023. Secretary/Treasurer Fuhrmann seconded the motion. No discussion was needed; all voted in favor; none opposed. Motion passed.

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