MINUTES OF THE LAKE BARCROFT ASSOCIATION BOARD OF
January 14, 2004
The meeting of the Lake Barcroft Association (LBA) was
called to order at 7:37 PM by President George McLennan at 6425 Lakeview Drive,
Falls Church, Virginia. Those present were LBA Directors George McLennan,
Karen Wehner, Regina Derzon, Uri Arkin, Mac Canter, David Dale and Diane
Davidson. Other guests included LBA Board candidates Burma Klein and Shirley
Timashev. Board members not present were David Feld, Bob Foster, Pete Walker
and Frank Aukofer.
The minutes of December 10, 2003 were approved as corrected.
CALENDAR REVIEW: George reviewed the calendar with the
Board for upcoming months.
TASK FORCE RECOMMENDATIONS: The Board discussed the
recommendations at length and Karen suggested adopting the Task Force Committee
recommendations as written. George will draft an action item list based on the
Mac MOVED to accept the recommendations and implementations
as suggested. Uri seconded. All in favor.
WID MAINTENANCE PROGRAM OFFER: George discussed the WID/LBA
Maintenance Financing. He reported that WID has graciously agreed to give LBA
$40,000 this year towards certain maintenance projects that fall under the WID
charter. Mac MOVED to accept the proposal from the WID subject to the
provision that a memorandum of the understanding be negotiated to cover
procedural issues and implementation. Seconded by David Dale. All in favor.
CHANGES TO 2004 BUDGET: Karen noted the recommended $60
increase in the annual LBA fee approved at the December Board meeting now
needed to be amended.
Diane MOVED to amend the budget to reflect an income of
$40,000 from the WID and to make the necessary conforming adjustments to the
budget. Seconded by Mac. All in favor.
Regina MOVED that the Board present to the full membership
at the upcoming meeting an increase in fees of $20 effective 2004 and to
rescind the Board’s action taken regarding fees increase at its December, 2003
Board meeting. Seconded by Diane. All in favor.
BEAVER POLICY UPDATE: George and Diane reported that the
WID Trustees have agreed to dissociate WID from beaver matters and turned the
matter of establishing community policy with respect to beavers over to LBA.
FEBRUARY ELECTION MEETING AGENDA: George will draft an
agenda to discuss next month.
TREASURER/FINANCE & AUDIT: Karen reported that the
audit should be finalized very soon. She added that preliminary budget numbers
indicate that LBA ended 2003 with $310 surplus that will go into reserves.
ARC: David reported that a lot of architectural plans are
coming in and the committee is working through them. He suggested that at some
point in time, the Board will need to discuss enforcement of the guidelines.
George asked David to discuss this issue with his committee and come back to
the Board with suggestions.
PUBLICATIONS: George reported that the newsletter will
finish 2003 with a small surplus. In addition, 2004 advertising sales are off
to a good start.
ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: David raised the issue of recent
non-subscription newspapers that are being distributed throughout the
community. George discussed sending a letter but Mac felt that it should be an
individual decision of each homeowner as to whether they want to receive a
paper or not.
MEMBERSHIP: Regina reported that LBA received $600 in
IMPROVEMENTS COMMITTEE: The committee will finish 2003
slightly under budget thanks to a great deal of cost cutting by Mike Niebling.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:20 PM.
Respectfully submitted by,
Chris Lawson, Lake Manager