Some important dates to note:
Kingsburg Beach Access Lot
Since the end of winter, the KCC Board has been advocating for and attempting to facilitate the remediation of the large pothole that has developed at the entrance to the Kingsburg Beach Access Lot, a long-standing, traditional point of access to that beach. We are currently in discussions with area residents on this issue and on looking at the challenges presented by coastal erosion on that area of the beach. As you might recall, in 2012, the KCC received a donation from James and Christine Knock, of their share in the Common/Undivided Lands of Kingsburg, of which the Kingsburg Beach Access Lot is part. The KCC Board would like to see the pothole remediated to ensure safe public coastal access.
With the arrival of spring, the board is also planning to get its long-awaited committees up and running. We apologize for the delay in getting these underway.
As a reminder, those four committees are as follows: West Ironbound Stewardship, Old Kingsburg Wharf Lots, Kingsburg View Lot, and the Shoubac. For those of you who have offered to be on one of our committees, you should be hearing very shortly from the committee chair regarding a first meeting.
Remember to Renew!
Consider Joining the Board!
Membership in the KCC now stands at 194 members. We appreciate the support for the work of our organization in preserving coastal lands and ensuring coastal access.Your support and involvement is important to our organization's work. Shortly, you may be receiving an email reminder that it's time to renew. Please take a moment to keep your membership up-to-date!
If you are interested in being considered for membership on the KCC Board, please and we'll get in touch with you.
For close to two years, we have been striving to resolve the challenges presented by our now large membership and our bylaw requirements to establish a legitimate AGM quorum. The current bylaw requirement for a quorum states - "a quorum shall consist of five full members or fifty percent (50%) of the members, whichever is the greater." Given the present membership of the KCC, it is virtually impossible to achieve a quorum for an AGM within the present quorum requirement.
We have consulted with numerous agencies and attorneys regarding how to accomplish a change in the quorum, and there appears to be no simple path, given the limitations of our present bylaws. Thus, we will likely be pursuing a recommended legal route to changing the bylaw requirements. We will give more of an update on this at the AGM.
This will not be accomplished by the AGM, so we strongly urge as many of you who can to attend our AGM on July 16th!
And keep in mind . . .
Lunenburg Farmers' Market: Over the summer, the KCC will occasionally host a table at the Thursday Lunenburg Farmers' Market. If you are interested in helping staff the table during this time, please let us know. So look for us there!
As spring and summer progress, we'll be sending out more information on the KCC. If you haven't yet discovered us on Facebook, please click & visit us there!
And a thanks . . . on Wednesday, May 8, at the suggestion of the KCC, Keller Williams Realty used their
annual KW Red Day (a day dedicated for community service) for a clean-up of Hirtles Beach. We appreciate
their community efforts and support!
- The KCC Board
West Ironbound protected forever!
Saltscapes magazine's story of West Ironbound's lightkeepers from 1961 - 1966. "There were hardships, yes, but life was sweet . . . " So begins Saltscapes' first person feature.
WEST IRONBOUND: Portrait of an Island by Mariette Roodenburg, Christine Higdon and Larry Gaudet Click for details
Maps: Early history of the LaHave area.
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Dee Hilburt photo