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January 2007 Minutes

Lake Blackshear Homeowners Association
Minutes of Annual Meeting
January 9, 2007

The Board of Directors and the regular meeting of the Lake Blackshear Homeowners Association was held at Veterans State Park Group Shelter #2.

The Board of Directors met at 6:30 P.M. with President Les Barnett presiding. The Officers attending were President Les Barnett, Vice President Robert Powell, Secretary Wilson Hamlett, and Treasurer Debbie Powell. The Directors attending were Minamar Rogers, Bob Davis, George Cook, Hodges Whitaker, Ladd Jordan, Billy Williams, Harry Hurt, Chuck Wilcox, Linda Harden, and Charles Gillespie. The Board members discussed general plans for the future, which will be presented to the Association members at the meeting. Dr. Charles Gillespie advised the Board members of his plan and involvment in organizing a life saving program. This group will be made up of EMS personnel and other individuals who have been certified in life saving procedures. Robert Powell advised of plans for a meeting consisting of county leaders from five counties, Association representatives , and Crisp Co. Power Leaders to share information to facilitate development and other items of common interest. This meeting is scheduled for April 30, 2007 from 9:00 A.M. till 2:00 P.M.

President Les opened the regular Association meeting at 7:00 P.M. Les introduced the Officers and Directors who have been elected to serve for the year 1007.

The Minutes of the last meeting were approved. The correction in the spelling Bob Newsome's name from Bob Mason was noted.

Debbie Powell gave the Treasurer's report. She also advised that we now have 363 members.

Marcus Waters, with Crisp Co. Power Commission, reported on current conditioins of the lake, water level, amount of power generated, relicensing of the dam, etc.

A discussion was held as to the advantage of a Neighborhood Watch Program.

Bob Newsome, with the Dept. of Natural Resources, brought us up to date on the new resraurant plans. Ground has been broken for the construction. It is hoped that the restaurant will be open some time between Memorial Day and mid-June 2007 and the previously mentioned possible sale of the facilities at the park has been decided against by the DNR Board.
Holly Jones, with Worth Co. Chamber of Commerce, Monica Simmons with Crisp Co. Chamber of Commerce, and David Garriga, with Sumter Co. Chamber of Commerce each reported on activity in their respective counties. All three are working together for the benefit of the lake dwellers.

The next meeting will be held at the Group Shelter #2 at the State Park on April 10, 2007.

President Les advised that the July meeting of the Association and Board will be held in Warwick, GA.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Wilson Hamlett

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