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   Capt. Peggy Van Vleet 


Captain Of The Year






April 11, 2011

LECBA Board Meeting

Monday April 11, 2011

Porky’s Restaurant

Board members present: Jerry Abele, Ron Eickholt, Mel Fenger, Eric Gahn, Jeff Goehring, Don Lowther, Chris Moore, Paul Pacholski, Pete Scheid, John Tucholski, Barry Witt, Bob Witt, Dave Whitt

Guests present: Steve Connor, Ron Lamont, Bob Joyce, Sandee Abele, Dean Jewell, Jeff Mamula

Meeting was called to order by Vice President Eric Gahn at 6:05 PM.

Motion to approve February Board minutes made by Dave Whitt. Seconded by Pete Scheid. Passed by the Board.

Treasurer’s Report given by Don Lowther. Motion to approve the report by Barry Witt. Seconded by Ron Eickholt. Passed by the Board.

Old Business:

Discussion about Membership dues and Drug Program dues being paid at the same time in the month of January and running for a calendar year. Topic was tabled until May when a decision will be made. Come up with ideas for pro-rating new members.

New Business:

Purchasing of Fishing Licenses:

Discussion revolved around whether there is a back-up plan for when the licensing machines freeze up. Can they be hand written? Etc. Paul will call and speak to Ray Petering about the situation and possible give some suggestions. Would like to have someone at the May meeting from ODNR to answer questions.

Paul, Jerry, Barry and Rick met with the Governor and the many issues pertaining to Lake Erie. Left with the feeling that our issues were well received and that the Governor would get back to us in the next 60 days to follow up.

Paul Pacholski meet with members at the UT Center to discuss the Bayshore Power Plant situation and the numbers are much higher.

Jerry Abele discussed the TAC meeting stating that the walleye limit will remain at 6 this year. The 2007 numbers that are currently coming in are better.

Chris Moore raised the subject of nets being seen out by the beach. Many walleye seen in the nets. Please take pictures if possible . This has been reported to ODNR.

Presentation by Bob Joyce (Boat Safety Inspector)

Bob spoke of recent changes in the inspection process including a new inspection sheet and a new decal that will be good for one year from the date of inspection.

Contact Bob if interested in a vessel inspection: 440-724-4047

Next meeting Monday, May 9, 2011 at The Pond

Motion to adjourn made by Chris Moore at 8:25 PM. Seconded by Ron Eickholt. Passed by the Board.