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Saturday, July 9, 2011


The Meeting was called to order by Grant Blackwell, President, at the 30A Resorts Conference Room at 4:30 PM, July 1, 2011. Board attendees in addition to Grant were Ann Morrell, Larry Jackson, Bill Wallace, Andy Gray, Scott Provow and Billy Buzzett.

Minutes: Annual Meeting Minutes, April 23, 2011 were approved by board member E-mails and posted to GBNA Blog.

Nomination and Election of Officers: Following nomination by Billy Buzzett and second by Andy Gray, the board elected Grant Blackwell, President; Scott Provow, Vice President; Larry Jackson, Secretary; and Ann Morrell, Treasurer.

Objective of the Meeting: Grant asked that the board review the duties of the outlined in GBNA By-laws. Purpose of the meeting was to identify three to four major projects that the board should focus on for the coming year.

Financial Report: Ann Morrell presented an update of our GBNA Finances as of Jun 30, 2011. Report at Enclosure.

Current Balances: Checking: $4,541.81 Savings: $10,689.82

The board discussed capital expenditures such as the 2010 Radar Speed Control Sign. It was suggested we continue to seek grants and contributions from external sources to cover special items.

Membership Survey: Ann Morrell provided a summary list member comments on their membership dues form. The list included names of volunteers for the GBNA Advisory Committee. The board will review for the next meeting.

Grayton Beach Trademark: The Board discussed creating the trademark GBNA logo for the village.

Traffic Safety: Several board members cited need for more measures to slow down the DeFuniak Street traffic. The board will approach the County Public Works Road District to see about installing pedestrian crossing markings and rumble pads to slow down traffic. It was suggested that under the Historical Grayton initiative that we get the old Grayton aviation marking reapplied on DeFuniak St. The painted marking on was a visual identification of Grayton Beach for aviators until the early 80's. When the road was repaved, the marking was not repainted.

Sign Clutter: The board discussed the mixture of signs throughout the village. The board compared the situation in Grayton to the efforts by Gulf Trace and Watercolor to develop measures to reduce the clutter of signs. The “Is Grayton for Sale?” presentation, developed by Dee Davis, was originally discussed at the 2008 Annual Meeting.

Scott Provow volunteered to take on the project to see what approaches we should take.

Historical Grayton Beach: Billy Buzzett will continue work under his Historical Grayton Beach Initiative to develop a historical walking tour of the historic sites in the village.

Membership: Scott Provow will be responsible for membership as a part of his Vice President duties.

Grayton Beach By-laws: Larry Jackson covered the most recent change to the By-laws which is now posted on the GBNA BLOG. He also covered the board’s authority to set membership dues as needed to meet annual requirements.

Hotz Avenue Landscaping: It was suggested that the association install landscape improvements on Hotz Avenue, particularly in the areas with the no parking barriers. Billy Buzzett volunteered to take on the project to develop a plan.

DeFuniak Street Landscaping: The association has been mowing and other landscaping work on the west side of DeFuniak Street from the Grayton Corner Sign to Rivard Realty. In order to add additional landscaping, we will need to have water. Grant Blackwell and Larry Jackson will look into landscaping ideas and getting water service to the area.

Membership Directory: Larry Jackson will collect directory entries from this year’s membership applications to provide the data file for the directory. The directory entries will only be from members who want to be listed. Once completed, Grant Blackwell will work with sponsors to develop the final directory.

Activity Updates: Grant asked everyone to provide an update on activities described above by email by July 22. Following those updates, the board will schedule the next meeting

The meeting was adjourned at 5:45 PM.

Submitted by Larry Jackson, Secretary Upon approval, these minutes are posted on Grayton Beach Neighborhood Association BLOG at , The Minutes are cataloged at
Financial Mid-Year Update 2011, January 1 to June 30

Beginning Balance Jan 1, 2011 Savings 10,644.82

Interest 40.54

Savings Subtotal Jun 30, 2011 10,689.82

Beginning Balance Jan 1, 2011

Checking 3,071.11

Checking Acct Revenue Jan 1-Jun 30

Membership Income (185 Lots) 4,625.00

Donations 150.00

Revenue Subtotal 4,775.00

Interest 3.66

Checking Revenue Subtotal 7,849.77

Checking Acct Expenditures Jan 1 –Jun30

Utilities 2010, 2011 Triangle 720.00

Mailing 532.40

Bank Service Charges 45.00

Friends of Grayton 100.00

Landscaping Triangle/DeFuniak 728.50

St Florida Corporations 61.25

Holiday Decorations 108.39

Annual Meeting/Luncheon 1,012.42

Expenses Subtotal 3,307.96 -3,307.96

Checking Savings

Ending Balance Checking Account Jun 30, 2011 4,541.81

Ending Balance Savings Account Jun 30, 2011 10,689.82

Ending Balance both Accounts, Jun 30, 2011 15,231.63

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