Maine Section ASCE Board of Directors
4:00 PM January 19, 2006
Capt. Daniel Stone Inn
Present: Bob Chaput, President
Peter Merfeld, President-Elect
Tim Merritt, Vice-President
Erik Wiberg, Secretary
Chris Taylor, Treasurer
Walter Fagerlund, Informant Editor & Technical Seminar
Patricia Korbet, Informant Editor
Ralph Nelson, Webmaster
i. Erik motioned and Walter seconded motion to accept the report. Unanimous vote to accept.
February – MDOT Commissioner Cole and Joe Kitridge of GSA haves agreed to participate in Calais Border Crossing discussion
March – Technical Seminar.
April – UMaine student chapter
May –Ocean Gateway project. Tim considering a harbor boat tour. Fee would be $40/person for lobster bake with cruise. Boat would stay docked for about one-half hour during social hour. The company might have a banquet center available for off boat presentation, if necessary. Boat can seat up to 76 persons. Budgeted $1,500 loss for event.
i. Ralph Nelson suggested providing website space for firm to publish project information (public relations). Brief discussion about how to award firms space such as for most active ASCE members, number of ASCE members. No action taken.
i. Be reported on behalf of Jennifer Tooley. Jennifer developing programs for 3 social hours: (1) financial planning, (2) real estate, and (3) PE registration process in Maine.
ii. Chris Taylor said that YM are looking into 110 Red Sox tickets.
i. Thirteen firms have sponsored the contest so far.
ii. Only one response so far to the model contest (Lewiston).
i. Walter reported that all speakers have been arranged.
ii. Technical seminar will be on Thursday March 23 at the Lewiston Ramada Inn. Room capacity of 150.
iii. Technical seminar will provide 6 PDHs
iv. Fifteen minutes allocated in agenda for presentation by Paul Moyer.
i. Peter presented mark-up copy of bylaws for review. Majority of membership needs to vote and two-thirds of those voting need to be in the affirmative to pass.
ii. Goal is to have revised constitution/bylaws ready for membership vote by the technical seminar.
iii. Peter requested review comments be sent to him by next Friday.
i. Erik reported that ATI exhibit scheduled for display at Bangor Mall and EWeek Expo. UMaine students scheduled to help set-up.
ii. Portland Observatory – Historic Landmark review committee has requested additional documentation tower foundation construction.
iii. Ellsworth Dam – not submitted yet. Goal is to have it approved by Cold Regions conference.
i. Bob said that David has or presently serves on several National ASCE committees. After a brief discussion, the Board unanimously agreed to cast the Section’s vote in favor of David.
i. Cold Regions Conference
1. Board agreed to allocate $500 seed money for the conference. The Section would be reimbursed in full.
2. The conference will be held Sunday through Wednesday, July 23-26.
3. Comedian Gary Crocker is scheduled to entertain ($1,500 fee)
ii. CSI – Seeking nominations for an award made to the engineer who fosters communications among societies and professional organizations.
Erik J Wiberg, P.E., Secretary