The Board of Directors of the West River Homeowners Association held their meeting on Thursday, April 15, 2010 in the Town Library Conference Room.  Shown below are items covered at the meeting.


Marilyn Mazzaís Treasurerís report showed a year end bank balance of $7181.26.  The bank balance rose $288.26 over last year because Mike McDonough continues to cover our newsletter mailing costs.



Linda Stewart reported that 128 people were paid up members of WRHOA as of 4/15/10 for 2010.  Please see attached 2010 membership list and if your name does not appear please send Linda Stewart at 1573 West River Road a check made out to the WRHOA for either $10 for a one year membership or $25 for a 3 year membership.  Many people havenít returned from Florida yet and when they return we expect to best last years membership of 162 versus our data base of 300 families.


Cell Phone Tower:

Dick & Kathy Garlapow made a presentation regarding the Fix Road cell phone tower installation.  There are issues that the affected residents voiced at the Town Board public hearing which the WRHOA board agreed to help resolve.


Summer Activities:

Linda & Reed Stewart are hosting another West River Music Fest on 6/12/09 (see flier )



Jacob Kreutz, the Adopt-a-Highway Chairman for 2010, indicated that the spring clean up would be 5/08/10 at 10:00 AM, with volunteers meeting at the Whitehaven Overlook.   


Grass Mowing:

Bob Helenbrook reported that the DOT has agreed for safety reasons to mow 4 times this year, but as they did last fall will only cut 12 feet (one pass) along the parkway and west of the service road.  Senator Antoine Thompson has agreed to put Bob Helenbrook on his grass cutting committee that will meet after the NYS budget is passed.  Bob is also exploring other grass cutting options


WRHOA Dinner Meeting:

This year WRHOA celebrates itís 26th anniversary.  This year our annual dinner meeting will be held at the Buffalo Launch Club.


Transfer of Ownership of the West River Service Road from NYS to Town:

The service road ownership has not been completely turned over to the Town of Grand Island from NYS yet as there remain a few legal issues, however, Grand Island still plowed the road during the 2009 -2010 winter season.   


Brush Clearing:

Brush clearing permits can be obtained by calling Beaver Island Park office at 773-4150.  They are presently not issuing permits.  No permits are issued in summer because of bird nesting season.  They will begin issuing permits again starting in October.


Committee Chairpersons:

The following individuals have agreed to serve as Committee Chairpersons for 2010.

Grass cutting:                                                                            Bob Helenbrook

Membership:                                                                            Linda Stewart                       

Annual dinner:                                                               Sharon Watkinson       

Adopt-a-Highway Clean-up:                                                         Jake Kreutz

Flower Plantings at Adopt-a-Highway Signs:             John Vogel

Summer Activity:                                                                        Linda Stewart

Director Nominations:                                                    Frank Greco




Frank Greco

W.R.H.O.A. President