Annual General Meeting Minutes - July 2, 2006

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The meeting was called to order by President Gary Standley at approximately 11 a.m. Treasurer Dorothy Fullam gave her report.

Anita Freemantle, spokes person for the HBVFD, launched into her very informative report about the activities of VFD this past year.

She reports that there had been a near fatal drowning of a young child in the Village recently. Only the quick action of the bystanders saved the child's life with CPR. She stressed the importance of pool safety including the removal of floaties and the availability of a rescue hook. A list to purchase a rescue hook ($37) and to participate in a CPR certification class was circulated.

b.) She reported that the HBVFD responded to over 100 calls this last year.

c.) HBVFD will be issuing burn permits in the fall again. She cautioned that burn piles be completely raked out or otherwise extinguished to prevent a flare-up of embers. The use of fireworks is strictly illegal.

d.) The Willow Creek ambulance base may close and relocate.

e.) The Trinity Life Support group is helping raise the necessary funds to replace the outdated HBVFD defibrillator.

New Business:

Diana Lynn asked for a show of hands of those who would appreciate and use a Trinity Village website. She seemed satisfied that there was enough interest to proceed.

Gary reported that the Trinity Village entry sign is in poor condition with at least one of the large letters broken in half and in need of repair. He estimates that it would cost over $3000.00 to replace the sign with on of similar design. Greg gave a pitch for a new design that includes river rock and timbers. Steve Nies, a local rock mason, could be contacted to help with the design and construction along with Trinity Village volunteers. Of course, the necessary permit would be secured. In the mean time it was agreed that the existing sign could be patched up and maintained for a while longer.

The Byron Pickle Memorial walk-run event, auction and barbecue in June was a very fun and successful, raising approximately $1,600.00 for the Hawkins Bar Volunteer Fire Department. Tentative plans are to make this a yearly fundraiser event.

The final item of business was the election of new Board Members and officers. The slate proposed by the current Board was approved by a show of hands and is as follows:


Gary Standley-President
Dorothy Fullam-Treasurer
Audrey Brown-Secretary

New Board Members

Marilyn Dillard
Wade Bray
Greg Mellon

Existing Board Members (1 year list)

Vince Fremantle
Judy Hixon
Melissa Merryman-Kinder

The meeting was summarily adjourned at approximately 12 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Greg Mellon

Board Meeting

October 7, 2006

The meeting was called to order by President Gary Standley at approximately 1p.m., at the home of Gary and Nancy Standley. The attendees were:

                                                Gary Standley
                                                Dorothy Fullam
                                                Vince Freemantle
                                                Audrey Brown
                                                Greg Mellon
                                                Nancy Standley (visitor)
                                                Anita Freemantle (visitor)
                                                Kent Brown (visitor)

The minutes from the previous Board meeting were accepted with corrections. Treasurer Dorothy Fullam gave her report. Expenses were $200.00 to Ron Briggs for brush cleaning, $84.59 to PG&E for July, August and September lighting, and $150.15 to Security Lock for keys. The TVIA account balance as of October 7, 2006 is $4,572.59.


Thank you Ron Briggs for the great job of clearing grass and brush from the center divider on Hawkins Bar Road. Sorry about the poison oak.

Gregg Mellon asked about the plans for the new sign at the entrance to the Village. At the July meeting, it was suggested to have something built with rocks and large timbers with metal or wood lettering, similar to the new Willow Creek sign. Gary Standley suggested getting ideas from Dave Simera, Vince Freemantle suggested getting ideas from Brian Gamell, Greg Mellon suggested getting ideas from Steve Nies; on what might look good and what the cost would be. Greg also reminded us about getting county permits and would provide us with a plot plan. Once the cost is determined, we can decide, the type of sign and who will do the construction.

Anita Freemantle reported that the Hawkins Bar Volunteer Fire Department currently has 17 members, 15 responders and 2 dispatchers.

Gary Standley advised us that a newer car may be coming soon from Trinity County Sheriff's Department for the Neighborhood Watch. Kent and Audrey Brown and Naomi Hunt attended the September Neighborhood Watch meeting in Weaverville. Kent and Audrey are now on board as volunteers. They are still looking for more volunteers to help with the neighborhood watch. Each volunteer has the patrol for 1 week.

Because of the interest for a Trinity Village website at the General meeting in July, Diana Lynn has been working to get it designed. The Web address is and it looks great. We look forward to keeping it updated and hope everyone finds it useful and contributes information. There will also be links to the Forest Service and other web sites of interest to Trinity Village Property owners.


Nancy Standley provided us with a new list of paid members to TVIA. There has been a drop in membership and Greg Mellon suggested that a second request for membership be mailed listing the advantages of joining and let the owners know what TVIA is currently working on to improve the Village.. Greg had a copy of a letter and would provide it to Nancy Standley and Dorothy Fullam to update and mail.

Anita Freemantle raised a concern over the increase in the amount of crime in the Village. There have been some cars stolen and broken into. She has contacted the Drug Task Force in Trinity County to express her concern that it may be related to marijuana growing in and around the village. She will report back to us with her findings at the next meeting.

The next board meeting is scheduled for January 6, 2007 at 1pm at the home of Dorothy Fullam.

With no other business the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,
Audrey Brown