November 12, 2003


The meeting of the Lake Barcroft Association (LBA) was called to order at 7:31 PM by President George McLennan at 6425 Lakeview Drive, Falls Church, Virginia. Those present were LBA Directors George McLennan, David Feld, Karen Wehner, Mac Canter, Regina Derzon, Bob Foster, Uri Arkin, Pete Walker, David Dale and Diane Davidson.


The minutes of October 8, 2003 were approved as corrected.


The minutes of the Annual Civic Affairs meeting of October 21, 2003 were approved as presented.




CALENDAR REVIEW: George reviewed the calendar.


UPDATE FROM THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE: David reported that the committee had come up with the following 10 candidates to run for 7 positions and they are Uri Arkin, Diane Davidson, Karen Wehner, George McLennan, Heather Thomas, David Goslin, Kevin Howe, Frank Johnson, Shirley Timashev and Burma Klein. The committee agreed to keep the slate open until the end of this month. David stated that George McLennan had put together a nice letter explaining Board responsibilities. Regina will be collecting bios and asked incumbents to update theirs.


CONTRACTOR LISTING: George stated that Bob Gonzalez and Shirley Timashev will be compiling and maintaining the contractor referral list. They requested and that this be made an LBA activity. The Board agreed and placed the contractor list under the Publications Committee.




2004 BUDGET ISSUES: Karen distributed a draft budget and the Board discussed the various categories at length. Discussion of the reserves also took place. Final adjustments will be made for next month.


WID REPORT: Diane gave a short summary of the previous week’s WID meeting. She also thanked the WID for helping with the community hazardous waste pickup. Approximately 120 households participated dropping off 570 gallons paint and a wide range of other materials.. Many residents have expressed their appreciation for the service, which Diane organized through the Environmental Committee and with the help of a number of volunteers.




WATER SAFETY: Bob Foster reported the need to take a look at beach 3 and 4 for parking lot repaving and parking spaces.


ARC: David Dale reported that there were two outstanding plans at this time.


MEMBERSHIP: Regina reported POA packets are together and seven have been sold. Filing forms will be the next step. The Board thanked Regina for all of her hard work.


IMPROVEMENTS: George reported on behalf of Mike Niebling. George showed a picture of the newly erected plaque commemorating Lloyd Swift Island. David Feld suggested when the new Board comes on to have a formal dedication for the Swift family. David made a motion that a dedication event be held next spring on a date to be determined. Seconded by Mac. All in favor.


David Dale asked if a cost analysis had been done on Delfino’s services and suggested getting some competitive bids. George stated that Mike Niebling has taken a hard look a landscape maintenance costs and feels that they are very reasonable for the services provided.


The meeting was adjourned at 9:00 PM.


Respectfully submitted by,


Chris Lawson, Lake Manager