February 12, 2003


The meeting of the Lake Barcroft Association (LBA) was called to order at 7:36 PM by President George McLennan at 6425 Lakeview Drive, Falls Church, Virginia. Those present were LBA Directors George McLennan, Frank Aukofer, Garrett Green, Peter Browne, Ralph Smalley, Sue Nixson, Diane Davidson, George Waters and Peter Walker. Also present was WID Operations Manager, Stu Finley.


The minutes of January 15, 2003 were approved as presented.




WID/LBA TASK FORCE: President George McLennan and WID Trustee Dave Alne had agreed to create a task force on the community's future. The purpose of the task force is to review operation, management, organizational structure, and areas of respective jurisdiction of the Lake Barcroft Association and the Lake Barcroft Watershed Improvement District to identify areas where process and organizational improvements can be made and/or cost savings can be realized.


MOVED BY Ralph Smalley and SECONDED by Mac Canter:

that the LBA Board approves the formation of this committee and supports the President in these efforts. Passed unanimously.




The President advised that approximately $9,000 worth of equipment was stolen from the WID compound area. The perpetrators cut through the fence surrounding the WID compound and took two outboard boat motors and miscellaneous landscaping equipment from storage sheds. WID staff member Ken Kopka researched and recommended that used cargo containers (8' x 20' in size) be purchased to replace these sheds. In addition to providing more secure storage, this action would allow WID personnel to remove a number of existing storage sheds to improve the appearance of the compound. After discussion, it was:


MOVED BY Mac Canter, SECONDED by Diane Davidson

That LBA purchase two such storage containers, costing $1,200 each, to be funded from the capital improvement account.

Passed: 6 in favor, 1 opposed, 1 abstention.

In discussion it was noted that the LBA would assume no liability for personal items stored by Delfino or any other person and that waivers to that effect be executed.


MOVED BY Mac Canter, SECONDED by Diane Davidson:

that the President create a committee to consider the types of insurance that Delfino and other contractors in the community should carry in regard to risk from general liability and Workmen's Compensation.

Passed unanimously.


MOVED BY Ralph Smalley SECONDED by Mac Canter:

that Chris Lawson be appointed to the corporate office of Assistant Secretary of the Lake Barcroft Association and that in such capacity she serve as the registered agent for the corporation.

Passed unanimously.


WID REPORT: Stu Finley reported that WID annual meeting will be held on April 16. Stu suggested that LBA create a separate parking area at Beach 5 with its own access.


Ralph Smalley reported that damage to the seawall at Beach 5 which Peter Browne and he had investigated, has been discussed further with Stu Finley and the matter of removing the existing seawall and replacing it with rip rap as WID has suggested and building a seawall on the opposite side of the cove has been indefinitely postponed.




PUBLICATIONS: The president thanked Frank Aukofer for all of his efforts in providing oversight of the community newsletter. Further, it was


MOVED BY Frank Aukofer SECONDED by Mac Canter

that a proclamation be prepared commending retiring Newsletter editor Carol Hawley for her many years of devoted effort as editor of the newsletter.


IMPROVEMENTS COMMITTEE: President McLennan reported that Mike Neibling and Dorothy Schmitt are revising and updating the Five Year Improvement Plan, originally prepared by the late Ernie Rauth. It was noted that Mike has done a great job taking over the community maintenance work previously undertaken by Ernie.


After noting that this would be their last meeting, on behalf of the Board, the president thanked Sue Nixson and Garrett Green who are leaving the Board for their service, and gave special thanks to George Waters for his six years of service including two years as Board President.


The meeting was adjourned at 10:24 PM.


Submitted by,


Ralph Smalley, sec'y