Posts Tagged 'Chautauqua Property Owners Association'

CPOA to consider fiber-optic cable network for Institution grounds

CPOA to consider fiber-optic cable network for Institution grounds

When the Institution’s gates opened last week and Chautauquans began pouring onto the grounds, many were busy filling their schedules with lectures, shows and performances. What most didn’t pencil into their calendars was a two-hour chunk of time spent on the phone, arguing with Time Warner Cable as they tried to revive their Internet capabilities.

CPOA members elect leadership, hear from Institution, local officials in annual meeting

CPOA members elect leadership, hear from Institution, local officials in annual meeting

The Chautauqua Property Owners Association held its annual business meeting of the season Saturday morning in the Hall of Philosophy.

The meeting began with the President’s Welcome, given by CPOA President Hugh Butler and included an approval of the 2011 minutes, an approval of the 2011 Treasurer’s Report, an outdoor lighting committee update and a nominations committee report.

Vice president Bill Neches presented an update on the outdoor lighting committee reminding Chautauquans that there is still one more informational lighting walk-about this season at 9:30 p.m. Sunday starting in front of the Colonnade.

Corporation re-elects Miller to board, receives updates from Institution

Corporation re-elects Miller to board, receives updates from Institution

The annual meeting of the Chautauqua Corporation took place Saturday morning in the Hall of Philosophy followed by an open forum.

The meeting began with an introduction of the present trustees and approval of the 2011 minutes.

The Chautauqua Institution board is made up of 24 trustees, 20 of whom are elected by the board itself. Members of the corporation, which includes property owners, elect the other four trustees.

One of those trustees, Greg Miller, will reach the end of his term this season.

CPOA outdoor lighting committee to present seminar

CPOA outdoor lighting committee to present seminar

Brighter does not mean safer or better.

According to Chautauqua Property Owners Association outdoor lighting committee chair Bill Neches, the ability to walk or drive safely around the Chautauqua Institution grounds at night is compromised by bright lights shining in one’s eyes.

The CPOA — using the research and recommendations of the Dark Sky Association — advocates lights which shine downward, “on the road or sidewalk, where you need light the most — not in your eyes, bedroom windows or up into the sky where it is dangerous, annoying or wasteful,” Neches said in an email.