Summary Notes from FOBC Steering/Advisory Committee Meeting, Jan. 31, 2007 at the CCPL Brooklyn Branch Library
Attending: Stasek, Lennartz, Cznadel, Gardin, Gazda, Penko, White
Discussion about creating a signage program for Big Creek. Bob noted the lack of awareness of the proximity of Big Creek and its tributaries and the effectiveness such a program could have with the public.
Jim White mentioned a communications grant the RAP received from the Gund Foundation, and that a signage program may be more effective for the whole Cuyahoga Watershed. Discussion of types of signs, scope and code requirements and restrictions.
CMAG application update.
Presentation made by Jim White (with Gardin, Stasek) to the City of Brook Park’s Administration and Council. Brook Park Council passed a resolution to support Mayor Elliott’s letter of commitment towards their $2500.00 match. Bob mentioned the letter of support for $2500 from the city of Brooklyn and their Council resolution for up to $4000.00, if needed.
SWCD Big Creek / Stickney Branch Clean-up in Old Brooklyn
Six sections of the creek visited, much of it buried under ground. There are one or two sections, especially by Archmere Park that could be prime candidates for the clean up. Included was a field survey of the Walter’s Grove area in Parma.
Brookside Reservation Clean-Up and Invasive Pull (Garlic Mustard) will be on Saturday, April 28.
Calgary Park hillside - exploratory hike next Sunday.
Proposed Water Quality Monitoring
Penko and Gazda proposed sites.
1. Outlet of retention basin behind 10241 Ridge Rd.,N. Royalton (Ridge & Albion)
Testing would be for temperature, pH, conductivity, turbidity. Discussion of sites, obtaining credible data, posting results.
Lower Big Creek Update for General Meeting June 7th
Neighborhood Connections Grant possibilites discussed.