MINUTES OF THE LAKE BARCROFT ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
December 11, 2002
The meeting of the Lake Barcroft Association Board of Directors was called to order at 7:35 p.m. by President George McLennan at 6423 Lakeview Drive, Falls Church, Virginia. Those present were LBA Directors George McLennan, David Feld, Barbara McGrew, Ralph Smalley, George Waters, Karen Wehner, Sue Nixson, Diane Davidson, Pete Walker, Frank Aukofer, Peter Browne, and Mac Canter. Also present was Lake Manager Chris Lawson.
The November minutes were approved as amended.
Budget: Karen Wehner presented the proposed 2003 budget. A motion was made and seconded to accept a new fee structure for boats, as follows: $40 per year for each barge and $15 per year for all other boats. Motion passed.
A motion was made and seconded to increase the real estate transfer fee from $25 to $100. Motion passed.
A motion was made and seconded to increase the membership fee by $30. Motion passed.
The budget was adopted as amended.
Karen was commended for her work on the budget and on the reserve fund. She, in turn, thanked the Finance Committee.
Parcel A: George Waters reported that we have taken title of the residual acres in Parcel A. This will be transferred to Barcroft Beaches Inc. (BBI) as a deeded gift for purposes of tax exemption.
WID Beach 5 Plan: Peter Browne and Ralph Smalley shared the WID's proposal for Beach 5, including a diagram of the area. After discussion, the plan was referred back to Peter and Ralph for further study and discussions with the WID. A recommendation will be brought back to the Board.
Nominating Committee: David Feld reported that there are 14 candidates for the seven (six regular plus one unexpired term vacancy) open slots. Their biographies will appear in the January newsletter. In addition, hard copy of the bios will go out along with the ballot in January.
New Residents' Welcome: Karen Wehner reported that the November event was a success and will be repeated, probably twice a year. It appears to be better to approach people shortly after they move in.
New Secretary: Ralph Smalley was appointed as Secretary to replace Barbara McGrew, who is leaving the area.
Annual Meeting: The LBA Annual Meeting will take place at the Belvedere School on February 26.
Special Events: Sue Nixson reported that the paperwork was filed to purchase next year's fireworks.
Security: George McLennan and Debra Lee have graduated from the Citizens' Police Academy.
Publications: The new newsletter is up and running. Carole Hawley is still responsible for January's newsletter. A prototype is being developed by the new staff for the February newsletter. Advertising rates will be raised and money collected dependably.
Membership: Due to George Waters's diligence, about $10,000 has been collected in delinquent fees.
Improvements Committee: George McLennan reported that Michael Niebling is on the maintenance job. Ernie Rauth's five year plan needs to be updated. The one-third that still needs to be done will be done in consultation with Mike Niebling and Dorothy Schmidt.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:40 p.m.