September 10, 2003


The meeting of the Lake Barcroft Association (LBA) was called to order at 7:40 PM by President George McLennan at 6425 Lakeview Drive, Falls Church, Virginia. Those present were LBA Directors George McLennan, Karen Wehner, Regina Derzon, Bob Foster, Uri Arkin, Pete Walker, Mac Canter, Peter Browne, David Feld, David Dale and Diane Davidson. Board members not present were Ralph Smalley and Frank Aukofer. Other guests included lake residents Chuck Turner, Nomi Taslitt and her son, Kent, and Newcomer's Membership Chair, Christy Herz.


The minutes of August 13, 2003 were approved as corrected.




RATIFY MEMBERS OF THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE: David Feld moved that Therese St. Hilaire and Leigh Gonzalez be appointed to the LBA Nominating Committee. The motion was seconded by David Dale. All in favor. David Feld will chair this committee and Membership Director, Regina Derzon will serve as the co-chair.


UPDATE ON TRAFFIC COMMITTEE: Regina made a motion to rescind the action taken at the last meeting regarding traffic and refer to the committee in light of guidance from the county traffic department of transportation. Seconded by David Feld. All in favor. George Waters will replace Moe Jafari as chair of the committee.




BOARD MEMBER RESIGNATION: George reported that he had received notification from Ralph Smalley that he would like to resign from the Board due to his work schedule. Regina moved that we accept Ralph's resignation and note the Boards appreciation for his time and requested that the position of Secretary be left open until the next election takes place. Seconded by Diane. One opposed, motion carries.


COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD: Pete Walker is planning a community service award and will refine the concept and proposed procedure with help from Regina and Diane for the next Board meeting.


COMMUNITY CENTER: On behalf of the Community Center Committee, David Dale presented a draft of findings. Mac Canter made a motion that the report prepared by the Special Committee be presented informally to the community through the media such as the Lake Link, in accordance with the September 9 Board meeting and be revised and presented at an informal discussion with LBA community groups to obtain input and comments from the community. Seconded by David Feld. All in favor.


CIVIC AFFAIR MEETING AGENDA: The upcoming Civic Affairs meeting that will take place on Tuesday, October 21 at JEB Stuart High School at 7:30 PM in the Little Theater.


SPECIAL EVENTS: Uri reported that the Labor Day games went very well with attendance between 250-350. The next upcoming event will be the Halloween Parade.


TREASURER'S REPORT: Karen informed the Board that she still needed budget figures from a few committee members. David Dale discussed ARC meeting expenses and asked for a small amount for his committee. Karen reported that the audit was still going on and a few items were still needed to finalize it.


COMMUNITY WATCH/SECURITY: Pete reported that the Fairfax County Police who previously were patrolling the neighborhood had now been supplemented by Virginia Surveillance Force, a private company. He also informed the Board that there would be an open house on Friday, October 17 at the Mason District building.


WATER SAFETY/BEACH MAINTENANCE: Bob reported the boat auction will take place this Saturday and requested help to move some of the boats. There are 10 boats to be auctioned at this time. Residents can view the boats for sale between 9-11:00 AM and the auction will begin at 11. Kevin submitted his year-end report and recommendations for bonuses. Bob informed the Board that Kevin would be staying on as WSS for one more season.


ARC: David Dale discussed that his committee was averaging approximately two plans a week.


MEMBERSHIP: Regina reported the last round of past due notifications have gone out. She will be e-mailing the Board her final disclosure package for review.


PUBLICATIONS: George introduced Chuck Turner to address the website bulletin board expansion. Chuck added that he is running out of storage space and asked the Board for another $4 a month to go from 50 to 100 mega bytes. The Board agreed to do so. The Board thanked Chuck for all of his hard work in the development of the site and what a wonderful edition it has been to the community. George reported that Frank Aukofer has agreed to serve as the editor of the upcoming telephone directory update. Ad revenue is expected to cover the cost of publishing the directory as well as a reprint of the community handbook.


The Board went into Executive Session to discuss matters of attorney/client privilege.


The meeting was adjourned at 10:13 PM.


Respectfully submitted by, Chris Lawson, Lake Manager