Port of St. James News

 

  • The Trails Committee continues to do great work: the two new trails (Bella's Roost & Katherine's Climb) are short beautiful hikes (a bit of up and down so not a simple walk). The new version of the trail map can be found in the downloads section.
  • Additional work has been completed on both the Pavilion and the Stable campground. The inside of the Pavilion has been painted and the floor has been sealed. The bathroom floors in the Stable have been painted. The outside has had damaged wall material replaced and sealed, primed and painted.
  • Our Volleyball court has had heavy use all summer. Newly graded and with new posts, nets, and marker lines. It is a fitting tribute to Caitlin Boyle, the daughter of members Connie and Neal Boyle. Installing a new covered bench and finishing the nautical themed post & rope fence are in progress
  • The large PSJA signs welcoming guests at the entrance to the association on Donegal Bay and at the Pavilion are being repainted and look wonderful.
  • The Font Lake boat launch looks transformed and the township has finished completing the 1st parking areas for those using this resource (Please park on the widened area of Font Lake Rd., just north of the launch)
  • The families of two of our members have, with board approval, placed memorial benches overlooking the beach at Donegal Bay.
  • On another sad note several of our Board Members have retired:
    • Donna Hardenberg left the board last fall because health issues made it difficult for her to perform on the board up to her high standards. We are all happy to see Donna Back on the Island
    • Dian King left the board over the winter due to illness and death in her family. 
    • Stan Jensen left the Island at the end of May because he found last winter that being on the Island kept him too distant from loved ones on the mainland. We hope to see him back soon for visits.
  • Finally, we have completed the 1st stage of collecting from members who had not paid their assessments for many years. We were forced to begin foreclosure proceedings against one and institute liens on a few others but in the end we collected $14,500 in assessments from people who were a great many years overdue. These monies will help to support further improvements to your PSJA properties.
  • These accomplishments could only have happened with the many hours of volunteer support and the very hard work of the PSJA Board