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OCTOBER NEWS 2005
OUR NEXT COASTAL BEND GROUP SIERRA CLUB MEETING Nov . 22, 2005
Place: Call Pat Suter or Venice Scheurich for location
Minutes of Coastal Bend Sierra Club MeetingOct. 18, 2005
SIERRA CLUB October 2005 Meeting Minutes BEND
The Coastal Bend Sierra Club met at 11:30 am at the Central Library on
Comanche St.on Tuesday, October 18. Vice-Chair Mina Williamspresided and welcomed members and guests, gave a brief financial report, and stated that Webmaster Cheryl McGrathhad posted minutes of the September meeting on the Coastal Bend web site.
After the financial report and some discussion, Edith Cosgrove moved and Joyce Jarmon seconded a motion to consider investigating the feasibility of having two or more members authorized to sign checks and the possibility of investing some of our funds. The motion carried.
On behalf of Chair Pat Suter,
Mina Williamsthanked Kathy Griffith for her help in getting the Newsletter mailed to members.
After a brief discussion of this years garage sale, Joyce Jarmon moved and Kathy Griffith seconded a motion that it be held on Saturday, November 19th. The motion carried.
Hal Suter, member of the Lone Star Sierra Executive Committee, reminded members that the Lone Star Chapters 40th anniversary celebration will be held on October 22nd and 23rd at Canyon of the Eagles (northwest of
). Anniversary dinner speaker will be Joseph Fitzsimmons, chairman of the Austin and Wildlife Commission. Texas Parks
Mina Williamsinformed the group that Chair Pat Suter and members Teresa Carrillo and Lois Huff could not meet with us today because they were at the City Council meeting where a second vote on a parking lot proposal on Padre Islandwas on the agenda. Mina then asked Hal Suter to give a historical perspective on conditions which led to state legislation in 1995 that somewhat modified the Texas Open Beaches Act and which has now become a local controversy since the City of Corpus Christi proposes building a parking lot in that area. Hal reported that the Surfriders and others contend that the citys current proposal is a distortion of the intent of the 1995 legislation and that if the City Council members vote to proceed, their action will be petitioned. Joyce Jarmon reported that she had attended a town hall meeting hosted by Council members Chesney, Cooper, Garcia and Kelly on October 17th at where she and others spoke in opposition to the current proposal. Miller High School
Venice Scheurich, Conservation Chair and Padre Island Sea Turtle volunteer, reported that National Marine Fisheries Service regulators issued an order on September 26th to allow shrimpers trawling off the coasts of
Alabama, Mississippi, and to discontinue using turtle exclusion devices until October 23rd. The dispensation extends offshore 50 nautical miles and was made because debris from Hurricane Katrina was clogging the TEDs. Louisiana also reminded members that the U.S. House has recently approved a bill that would substantially weaken the Endangered Species Act. Venice
Edith Cosgrove and Joyce Jarmon have recently attended industrial committee meetings and reported that thirteen or fourteen air monitors are strategically placed in the metro area and are on line. This includes three on the other side of the ship channel. During May, June, July, and August these three showed extremely high emissions. However, at these sites it was not possible to trace the emissions to specific sources and establish the cause for the high pollutants. Joyce reported that Corpus Christi is now the most heavily air-monitored city in the U.S.
The meeting adjourned at 1:10 pm.
Submitted by Venice Scheurich
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