May 10, 2006


The meeting of the Lake Barcroft Association (LBA) was called to order at 7:32 PM by President Stuart Feldstein at 6425 Lakeview Drive, Falls Church, Virginia.Those present were LBA Directors Stuart Feldstein, Kevin Howe, Steve Klein, Bill Herz, Mark Cavich, Mike Stahl, Pete Walker and Carolyn Coldren.Board members Frank Aukofer, Jerry Mendenhall, Lark Lovering, Dave Goslin, Shirley Timashev and Mike Stahl were not present.Improvements committee member Mike Niebling and Water Safety Supervisor, Van Hoffman, were also present.


The minutes of April 19, 2006 were approved as corrected.




CALENDAR REVIEW:The calendar was reviewed.

Stuart reported that our insurance cost had dropped from last year.




NON-RESIDENT SWIM REQUEST:Stuart discussed a non-residents request for use of the beach to train for a marathon.After discussion, it was agreed that unless the person can find a Lake Barcroft sponsor and someone to be in a training boat with her, LBA cannot permit it.


JULY 4 REQUEST:A local retailer contacted LBA requesting permission to set up a stand for commercial purposes on July 4.The request was denied.


BIRCHWOOD AND LAKEVIEW NEIGHBOR:Stuart has been contacted by neighbors on Birchwood who would be interested in joining the Lake Barcroft community as their lot driveway is on Lakeview Drive.It was pointed out that the lot would have to be within the WID territory before a decision could even be considered. The Board discussed this issue and Stuart agreed to look into it and report back.




IMPROVEMENTS:Steve discussed the list of pending improvement tasks for 2006 throughout the community.He asked the Board to review it and contact him if they have any comments.


Mike Niebling reported that Delfino was able to work on Recreation Lane to improve the appearance.


Kevin presented drawings for the stairs to Recreation Lane and will be meeting with contractors over the next couple of weeks to get bids.


Mike Stahl discussed the beach captains and reported that he solicited volunteers through the Newsletter.


WATER SAFETY/BEACH MAINTENANCE:Discussion about all boats being turned over to avoid breeding mosquitoes.Stuart introduced Van Hoffman to the Board.Van reported that Christian, Nora, Stuart and Jay would be the assistant managers for the season.He added that he has an approximate staff of 20.Party fees will still be $10 per guard per hour.


TREASURERíS REPORT:The Treasurerís report was included in the packet.


ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW:Kevin discussed retaining an engineering firm to determine how often the retaining walls should be inspected.Proposal submitted for a transition inspection and a bond release as well.This involves construction easements for one example.Approximate cost for the two retaining wall inspections and the bond release would be around $3,000.


A motion was made by Pete and seconded by Steve to budget for this proposal and approve the expense this year.All voted in favor.


Kevin reported on recent additions that have taken place where residents have submitted plans after the fact.The Board felt that this is unacceptable and stronger actions should be taken.


COMMUNITY WATCH/SECURITY:Pete reported that the police patrol has started.


ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY:Bill reported that on Earth Day over 500 trees were given away and Kevin sent Starbucks a thank you letter for their support.Bill continues to help residents with beaver issues.Geese problems were discussed and a document has been put together that will be distributed to all waterfront homes.


Holly has announced that she no longer wants to be the coordinator of GeesePeace and Ivan Selig has agreed to assist.


MEMBERSHIP:Carolyn reported that for the month of April, four transfers were received for a total of $400.To date, $7,800 has been collected.


PUBLICATIONS:Mark reported on a recent meeting of the committee.He distributed a list for the Boardís review.Redesign of the website was discussed.Mark reported that he had someone interested in doing it for approximately $2,000.Stuart commended the committee for all of their hard work and asked for some samples and costs on these issues.


Stuart reported that he would be attending the upcoming Chadwick seminar.


The meeting adjourned at 9:28 PM.


Respectfully submitted by,


Chris Lawson, Acting Secretary