MINUTES OF THE LAKE BARCROFT
ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
April 19, 2006
The meeting of the Lake Barcroft Association (LBA) was
called to order at 7:40 PM by President Stuart Feldstein at 6425 Lakeview
Drive, Falls Church, Virginia. Those
present were LBA board members, David Goslin, Kevin Howe, Lark Lovering, Jerry
Mendenhall, Steve Klein, Bill Herz, Pete Walker and Carolyn Coldren. Board members Frank Aukofer, Mark Cavich,
Shirley Timashev and Mike Stahl were not present.
The minutes of March 8, 2006 were approved as presented.
CALENDAR REVIEW: The
calendar was reviewed.
PAST DUE FEES:
Stuart updated the Board on outstanding fees. There are now only eight
(8) lots with seriously delinquent fees.
The status of two of these lots was briefly discussed as well as the
need to take action in fairness to the vast majority (over 1000 lots) for which
fees are current. Thanks to the high level of volunteer contributions to our
community, and the very high rate of on time payment of fees, the fees are kept
very low, especially relative to the services received. No formal Board action with regard to the
eight delinquent lots will take place before we have exhausted other options.
POA LAW & REQUIREMENTS SEMINAR: A list was distributed of upcoming seminars presented by the LBA law firm.
David Goslin reported on a community survey that took place back in 1996
and asked the Board to review it and give him any comments which would assist
him as he designs a new one.
Klein delivered Mike Neibling’s report.
Mike is working on his to do list and has recently given Delfino a
Kevin Howe made a resolution, seconded by David Goslin,
to have Stuart Feldstein send a thank you letter to Dylan Deardorff on behalf
of the Board, for his contribution of trees to the community. All voted
Kevin has met with the surveyors to work on developing the
steps for the Parcel A area. Bill Herz
asked that Delfino attend to the area to the left of Recreation Lane.
WATER SAFETY/BEACH MAINTENANCE: Dave called attention to Mike Stahl’s report. He reported that Van Hoffman has been hired
as the new Water Safety Supervisor and Dave Penland will also assist. Past supervisor Kevin Hardy will serve as a
consultant. Steve Klein questioned the
language of bilingual signs at the beaches.
Stuart Feldstein asked Steve Klein to work on new wording and send it to
Stuart for review.
Jerry Mendenhall called attention to the recent financial statement and
several category changes that he has made.
ARC: Kevin Howe
reported that the committee of five is starting to have a problem with recent
plans submitted. Owners disregard the
committee and their suggestions. Kevin
suggested issuing letters to offending owners to stop their construction
immediately. It was suggested to have
Stuart and Kevin send a letter to a resident
architect advising him that plans must be submitted prior to work
beginning. Dave suggested that Kevin
put another article in the Newsletter regarding owners’ obligation to submit
plans prior to commencement of work.
Walker reported that the police patrol will start May 1 with altered
hours. Local public schools will be getting
out on June 8. He discussed the
stranger that has been wandering through the streets and yards of Lake
Barcroft. The police have informed Pete
that they have picked him up before and a warrant has been issued for his
ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: Bill Herz discussed beaver traps that a resident had set on the
lake. He talked about the recent tree
workshop that was offered to the community and plans for a geese workshop in
May to educate the community on properties that need to be flagged.
LBA’s policy regarding oiling goose eggs was discussed in
the context of a recent situation where a resident did not want the eggs
oiled. The WID has agreed to contact
homeowners prior to oiling eggs in the future by telephone or written
Bill recently walked the Tripps Run area with George Waters
regarding the large amounts of debris in this area. He suggested that the Post Office or the Honda dealership be
required to install an electrical fence to deter people from littering in this
area. Dave suggested deferring this
issue to the WID.
Bill also visited a
site off of Quarry Road in Fairfax County that may be a candidate for dredging
spoils disposal. Bill reported that
more was removed from the lake this year than originally planned. WID is contracting with a trucking company
to remove the dried dredge spoils.
Kevin Howe reported that a tree seedling workshop would be
taking place this weekend and that Starbucks Coffee was sponsoring it and
contributing $300 along with coffee.
Coldren reported 4 transfers in March and gave current membership statistics.
Stuart Feldstein raised the issue of realtor signs and the
size of signs. He added that George
McLennan previously handled this issue and the Board agreed to ask George to
Stuart discussed the rules regarding the size of docks. A recent inventory of the docks has been
taken. It was agreed that dock owners that are not in compliance will be
notified and a letter will be placed in the files. Any dock construction or rebuilding on these properties would be
required to be in compliance with the rules.
Stuart discussed the covenant as it relates to single-family residence status within the
community. This remains an issue.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:04 PM.
Respectfully submitted by,
Lark Lovering, LBA Secretary