Fletcher Library Meeting Room, 7:00 p.m.
The annual ASCA planning meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. Six people were present at 7:00 with one more arriving late.
Immediate past treasurer Ed Laster along with current treasurer Jim Dixon presented the December financial report and the proposed 2013 budget. Each category of income and expense was explained, and after several changes were made the 2013 budget was adopted after a motion by Barry Haas, second by Jim and unanimous approval.
Bill Shepherd, who was sick and absent from the meeting, sent a request to Jane Gulley that ASCA donate money to National Audubon Society for the Christmas Bird Count. Given Bill’s absence, that item was deferred until the February meeting.
In addition to a possible CBC donation that was not included in the 2013 budget the Rare Bird Hotline annual expense of almost $400 was discussed. That item was also deferred until the February meeting to seek input from DeLynn Hearn.
Committee reports and field trips were as stated in the January meeting agenda.
Dan Scheiman was absent so his report on the Little Rock and Lonoke CBCs was deferred until February.
Barry gave a brief update that the Pulaski Co. Quorum Court would most likely be voting on the county zoning code and land use plan affecting the Lake Maumelle watershed at their late February meeting. Positive elements in the proposed ordinances include prohibited uses and stream buffers, but residential density at 10 times that allowed by the Lake Maumelle Watershed Management Plan is a major risk factor to future water quality.
The meeting adjourned at 8:05 p.m.