Annual Meeting –
February 16, 2005 –
JEB Stuart High
School – Little Theater
was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by the LBA President, David Goslin. After opening remarks and general
announcements were made, Mr. Goslin introduced the LBA Board of Directors in
attendance. They are: Uri Arkin, Karen Wehner, Regina Derzon,
Frank Aukofer, Peter Walker, Diane Davidson, Kevin Howe, Shirley Timashev and
David Dale. David Feld was not
present. Also in attendance was Lake
Manager, Chris Lawson and LBA Attorney, Kenneth Chadwick.
Tom Davis made brief remarks and announced an upcoming Town Meeting to be held
in the area.
It was announced that the Woman’s
Club will be conducting a Home and Art Tour on Saturday, April 30 from 10:00
a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Proceeds will be used
to support local charities chosen by the club.
Mr. Goslin introduced the eleven
candidates for the 2005-2007 LBA Board of Directors. The incumbent members are Frank Aukofer and Pete Walker. Other candidates are Carolyn Coldren, Stuart
Feldstein, Matt Friedman, Phil Kemelor, Lark Lovering, Jerry Mendenhall,
Christopher Pabilonia, Mike Stahl and Kim Willenson. Six board members will be elected and the 7th highest
vote recipient will be elected to a one-year term to complete the term of
resigning board member, Uri Arkin.
Mr. Goslin presented the President’s Report in which he gave
an overview of the accomplishments during the past year. The report is as follows:
recognized retiring (or resigning) board members David Feld, David Dale, Uri
Arkin and Regina Derzon. Mac Canter
resigned a few months ago upon his relocation from Lake Barcroft. He expressed the board’s and community’s
appreciation for their work.
recognized the work of the late Stuart Finley for many years of service to the
announced that Anne Marie Hardy has been selected to be the new Water Safety
The community association insurance replacement efforts
were successful due to the diligent efforts of Karen Wehner.
Traffic Committee completed its work and the implementation is still in
has begun in the Cloisters (development of Parcel A).
procedure for developing community rules was adopted by the board.
of the work of the Special Events Committee was provided, highlighting the
events held throughout the year.
events abound in the community. At
least three venues hold concerts on a regular basis.
continues to be a successful way to enhance communication among the residents
of the community.
is a well-organized and well-maintained device for showcasing the various
aspects of the community and as a repository of official documents, forms and
planting on Swift Island and other locations is progressing.
other improvements continue to be made through the community.
recognition was given for community members who have died in the past year.
range of wildlife is found in the Lake Barcroft area and is being documented by
residents using LakeLink and the website.
ahead will find Lake Barcroft showcased in the March issue of Washingtonian magazine.
financial condition of Lake Barcroft Association is strong.
conclusion, we always need more volunteers, including folks to help with
Ms. Wehner presented the
Treasurer’s Report. She reviewed the
2004 financial report (copy attached as permanent record), the FY 2005 Budget,
and an overview of the Reserve Fund.
She answered questions from the community.
Review Committee (ARC) – (Howe, Chairperson)
Kevin Howe thanked the other members of the ARC for their work this past
year. He stated there were 70
submissions to the committee for review.
He also reported that each new resident receives a letter from the ARC
regarding the regulations and procedures.
Seve presented the report of the Watershed Improvement District. He thanked Davis Grant (new operations
director), Tony Bracken and Pete Silvia for their continued efforts on behalf
of the WID.
announced there would be no WID tax increase this year. He gave an overview of future plans for
dredging, debris diverting, street sweeping, and the new aeration and water
quality study. LBA and WID are working
in cooperation with the LBA Improvements Committee to improve the overall
quality of the lake and its environs.
The next WID annual meeting will be held Tuesday, April 19.
presented an overview of the proposed changes to the LBA Bylaws. The proposed changes and explanations were
distributed to the community over the past few months and posted on the website. After a brief discussion and questions and
answers, it was moved (Paul Imse) and seconded to approve the Bylaws with
changes as presented. After additional
discussion and input from LBA Attorney Kenneth Chadwick, the motion was
approved and the revisions to the Bylaws were adopted. Additionally, Mr. Chadwick reiterated that
Lake Barcroft is, indeed, subject to the Virginia Property Owners Association
George Waters thanked the Board and Kenneth Chadwick for their work on the
revision of the Bylaws.
was opened for general discussion of community issues. The question arose as to whether having ones
lot number on the beach tag (and presumably attached to ones house keys)
presented a security problem. It was
suggested that beach tags might best be kept separate from house or vehicle
It was suggested the since PDF file
format versions of most LBA documents are available on the website, it might
not be necessary to produce paper documents (newsletter, etc.). The community acknowledged that there are
still several residents who are not connected to the Internet and therefore
paper documents would continue to be produced at this time.
announced that JEB Stuart High School’s “Taste of the Town” would be held soon.
Further information will be made
available. The events supports various
programs at the high school.
announced the results of the 2005 LBA Board of Directors election. Each newly-elected person will serve a
two-year term. They are: Frank Aukofer, Pete Walker, Stuart
Feldstein, Carolyn Coldren, Lark Lovering, Mike Stahl and Jerry Mendenhall
(appointed to fill the remaining one year term of Uri Arkin who recently
resigned from the Board). They join
(or re-join) the other board members whose terms will expire in February, 2006.
thanked the community for being at the meeting. The meeting was adjourned at 9:20 p.m.
Regina Warner Derzon