July 12, 2006


The meeting of the Lake Barcroft Association (LBA) was called to order at 7:36 PM by President Stuart Feldstein at 6425 Lakeview Drive, Falls Church, Virginia.  Those present were LBA Directors Stuart Feldstein, Dave Goslin, Jerry Mendenhall, Kevin Howe, Steve Klein, Frank Aukofer, Lark Lovering Carolyn Coldren, Pete Walker and Shirley Timashev.  Board members Bill Herz, Mike Stahl and Mark Cavich were not present.  Water Safety Supervisor Van Hoffman was also present.


The minutes of June 21, 2006 were approved as corrected.




CALENDAR REVIEW:  The July calendar was reviewed.


CONSIDERATION OF REAL ESTATE SIGN POLICY:  Stuart discussed the recent situation regarding real estate signs in the community and summarized the discussion that took place at last months Board meeting.  The history of the existing policy was reviewed.  Further discussion took place.


A motion was made by Dave Goslin and seconded by Jerry Mendenhall that we maintain the existing LBA policy regarding signs.  One abstention from Steve, motion carried.


PROPOSED PROCEDURAL RULES FOR LBA RULES:  Stuart raised the issue regarding recent ARC offenders and whether the Board should be empowered to impose a fine. He informed the Board that the POAA allowed up to a maximum fine of $900.  He added that a fine once rendered but not paid becomes an assessment, which would allow beach privileges to be denied.  A lengthy discussion took place. 


A motion was made by Frank Aukofer and seconded by Pete Walker to inform the community about rules that the Board wishes to establish regarding violators and will put it out to the community for 90 days for comment.  Dave, Jerry, Frank and Lark voted against it.  One abstention.  Five in favor, motion carries.


ADMISSION OF ADDITIONAL LOTS INTO LBA AND THE WID:  Two non-lake properties have contacted Stuart about being incorporated into the community.  Stuart has discussed this with the WID who explained that this would be an extremely difficult process and that they are not inclined to move in that direction.  The Board is not willing to move forward with this issue and Stuart is to contact the appropriate parties to inform them of the Board’s decision.


NEW BUSINESS - There was no new business at this time.




WATER SAFETY/BEACH MAINTENANCE:  Van Hoffman reported the season has gone smoothly and presently he is under budget.  He discussed recent storms and beach damage.  He informed the Board that the condition of beach #1 is still in bad shape and has asked Mike Stahl to look at it to see what can be done and is waiting to hear back from him.  Jerry asked if the recent expenditure on sand needed to be voted on. 


A motion was made by Steve Klein and seconded by Kevin Howe to authorize the expenditure of sand, back hoe rental and driver cost for repair of the beaches.  All voted in favor.  A motion was made by Kevin Howe and seconded by Carolyn Coldren to have a truck of sand delivered to beach #1.   All in favor.


Van reported that tagging stations have been established at the beaches by the guards.


IMPROVEMENTS:  Steve discussed George McLennan’s report.  Dave discussed the issue of this position in the future as a paid position.  Dave suggested the Improvements committee should meet to discuss this.  Stuart appointed a task force chaired by Steve.  Jerry, David and Kevin will serve on it as well.


SPECIAL EVENTS:  Shirley reported that the LBA BBQ is scheduled for August 5 at beach #5.  Labor Day games are scheduled for September 4 at beach #3.


TREASURER’S REPORT:  Jerry discussed the recent financial statement.  He addressed a question at the last Board meeting regarding the dam and informed the Board that LBA owns the dam and the lake and WID has an agreement with LBA to operate it and maintain the lake.  He was informed by the WID that the dam itself is not insured, but that the WID does have liability coverage.  Jerry will explore this matter further. 


ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW:  Kevin suggested that Stuart write a letter to the WID thanking them for maintaining the dam and watching it during the storm period. 

Retaining wall in Parcel A report will be submitted soon.  A thank you letter to Luis Fernandez for his help with the steps will go out shortly.  Kevin concluded by informing the Board that construction of the stairs and path between the Cloisters and the beach #2 parking lot will begin next week and will take approximately 2-3 weeks to complete.


COMMUNITY WATCH/SECURITY:  Pete stated that they caught a non-resident launching a boat in the water at beach #2 at 1:45 AM.


MEMBERSHIP:  Carolyn reported that there were 9 transfers received in June.  Presently there are1031 members, 4 non-member lots, 1 partial payer and 7 outstanding transfers.


PUBLICATIONS:  Nothing new to report at this time.


Adjourned at 9:46 PM.


Respectfully submitted by, Lark Lovering, LBA Secretary