October 19, 2005


The meeting of the Lake Barcroft Association (LBA) was called to order at 7:37 PM by President Dave Goslin at 6425 Lakeview Drive, Falls Church, Virginia.  Those present were LBA Directors David Goslin, George McLennan, Karen Wehner, Kevin Howe, Diane Davidson, Frank Aukofer, Stuart Feldstein, Mike Stahl and Jerry Mendenhall.  Board members Pete Walker, Shirley Timashev, Carolyn Coldren and Lark Lovering were not present.  Lake residents Sammie Guy, Marie Glass, Kay Cooper and Nancy Walker were also present.

The minutes of September 14, 2005 were approved as presented. 




CALENDAR REVIEW:  The calendar was reviewed.


PREPARATION FOR THE CIVIC AFFAIRS MEETING:  Dave went over the agenda for the meeting.  Tree policy will be mentioned as well as beaver help.  George will reference the Nominating committee and Kevin will report that the ARC is reviewing the existing guidelines.




ARC ISSUE:  Sammie Guy and Marie Glass presented their case against recent construction on Dockser Terrace and requested the Boards assistance in resolving their final issues. 


APPOINTMENT OF A NOMINATING COMMITTEE:  George McLennan will chair the Nominating Committee and Carolyn Coldren will be the co-chair.  George reported that Joe Pisciotta and Sarah deSeve have agreed to serve on this committee. 


PUBLICATION SOFTWARE UPDATE:  George informed the Board that new software will need to be purchased and the cost is approximately $1,000.


LAKE BARCROFT CHARITABLE GIVING:  Nancy Walker discussed ways for community members to provide support to the recent hurricane victims.  She stated that there are many people that want to help but that it is difficult to find ways to and how can we make it easier and connect into the county response?  She stated that communication  to assist with various situations including an “adopt a family” program needs to take place.  Fifteen residents have been involved with various parts of this situation.  Frank suggested using the sources within the lake such as the newsletter and the lakelink.  Fairfax County Family Cares Program and Northern Virginia Family Services have been involved as well.  She stated that the groups name will be “Lake Barcroft Cares” and that they have a mission statement and their objectives prepared.  She will report back with an update.




WATER SAFETY REPORT:  Mike reported that Water Safety Supervisor Anne Marie has e-mailed a summary report for the end of the season that includes bonus suggestions for the lifeguards.  He added that an offer will be sent to her for next year’s season in hopes that she will return as the WSS. 


TREASURER’S REPORT:  Karen distributed a proposed draft budget for 2006 for the Boards review.


ARC REVIEW:  Stuart discussed a property extension of a fence within the community.  Kevin will be working with Stuart on this issue.


IMPROVEMENTS:  George has been conducting a study on a tree removal needs within the community and he and Jerry have identified several dead trees that need to be removed.  He stated that a certificate of insurance will be required by the company doing any work on LBA property. 

Jerry discussed the pathway on Parcel A and a recent meeting with one of the homeowners.  It was agreed to seek out a civil engineer to come in and give an on site visit to develop the lay of the pathway.  The project is scheduled to be completed by April’06.  Cypress tree plantings on Jay Miller have been requested my residents on this street to help supply privacy from the new homes in Parcel A and anticipated costs are around $4,000.  Kevin suggested not using this particular type of tree due to their weak tree roots and has suggested evergreens instead.  Jerry has also estimated approximately $1,000 in flower plantings.


Holly Hazard has requested a boat trailer for the geese boat.  George added that the lifeguard boat needs one as well.  Cost is anticipated around $1,200 each. 


The meeting was adjourned at 10:24 PM.


Respectfully submitted by, Chris Lawson, acting secretary.