MINUTES OF THE LAKE BARCROFT
ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
October 11, 2006
The meeting of the Lake Barcroft Association (LBA) was
called to order at 7:35 PM by President Stuart Feldstein at 6425 Lakeview
Drive, Falls Church, Virginia. Those
present were LBA Directors Stuart Feldstein, Jerry Mendenhall, Kevin Howe,
Steve Klein, Frank Aukofer, Bill Herz, Carolyn Coldren, Shirley Timashev and
Pete Walker. Board members Lark
Lovering, Dave Goslin, Mark Cavich and Mike Stahl were not present.
The minutes of September 13, 2006 were approved as
Stuart displayed the plaque LBA received from the county for
allowing the lake to be used for Fairfax County police and the fire department
officials for their practice drills.
CALENDAR REVIEW: The
calendar was reviewed.
OCTOBER 25 CIVIC AFFAIRS MEETING: Stuart reminded the Board of the upcoming
civic affairs meeting on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 at Belvedere Elementary
School. Carolyn asked Stuart to make a
pitch on behalf of the nominating committee. He asked committee chairs to be prepared if
questions are presented from the community.
BOAT STICKERS: Bill
and Kevin agreed to head up the annual removal of boats without stickers.
UPDATE FROM NOMINATING COMMITTEE: Stuart reported that an ad in the latest
Newsletter has appeared looking for those interested in running for the
Board. He reported that six Board
members would be going off the Board and thus the ballot needed to have at
least 9 candidates.
2007 BUDGET PREPARATION:
Jerry discussed his draft budget for 2007 and compared it to the current
budget. He asked Board members to let
him know of any additional expenses that they are expecting prior to the end of
2006. Kevin reminded the Board of
additional expenses that Van had recommended in his end of the season report
for water safety supplies. Stuart
suggested looking at his list to see what needs to be addressed most
Frank explained the history of the governance handbook and
the need to budget this expense for the upcoming year. The idea was to have something published that
would be good for up to 10 years. Bill
suggested having two separate books for the community – one being on
environmental issues and the other having all the rules and mandatory information. Jerry would like figures from everyone within
the next week.
OTHER OLD BUSINESS
Kevin reported that he is still waiting for a report from the
engineering company on the Parcel A property and will
contact them requesting this. He stated
that there had been delays in obtaining the plans. The $43,000 bond that is being held by the
county will be released once a final inspection has been completed of the
Stuart raised the issue of non-attending Board members and
committees that are not getting their work done. Presently there are no set procedures to
replace a Board member under these circumstances in the bylaws. He asked the Board to think about whether
they want to institute a policy that might require a bylaw change. Shirley suggested a ‘request to resign’ from
inactive Board members.
Shirley mentioned that the person with the next highest
votes from the election should not automatically be asked to fill the slot on
the Board. She felt that the President
should be authorized to select someone to fill the particular position that was
best qualified. Jerry suggested asking
the next 2 candidates with the highest number of votes to serve on a committee. Kevin suggested those that did not get elected
should be asked to do something visible for on the Board so that they will
become recognized throughout the community.
This matter will be discussed further at the next Board meeting.
Klein reported a good meeting with Kevin Howe, Betsy Washington, George
McLennan and Mike Niebling about the garden at beach #5. He added that the handicap path at beach #1
has been paved and a new gate at beach #4 has been installed. Parking lot striping still needs to be done and
will be done shortly. Richard Hardy has
repaired a picnic table at one of the community areas. Steve added that he was still looking for a
replacement for George McLennan as Improvements Chair but is hoping that work
can be delegated and spread among several people. Bill Herz asked if the mulch at the end of
the steps in the parking lot of beach #2 needs to either be spread or
moved. Steve agreed to look into it.
Shirley reported that the recent dog show hosted by the Woman’s Club was
well attended and successful.
Jerry stated that there was nothing new to report at this time. Working on a future audit.
ARC: Kevin reported
on a recent meeting that the ARC had with a resident. He discussed recent submissions.
Pete reported security patrols have stopped for the season and it
overall was a mild summer.
Bill reported that wildlife management has slowed down involving
beavers. Geese Peace is winding down as
well for the season.
reported that he and Kevin recently attended a legal luncheon out in Tyson’s
that was offered by another law firm. He
reminded the Board that the 90-day period will be up in November regarding
reported that there were 3 transfers for $300 in September.
spoke on behalf of Mark Cavich who is trying to arrange a meeting between
interested website personnel in the near future involving Shirley, Jerry,
George and Bob Finley. Color print
versus black and white for the Newsletter was briefly discussed.
Kevin mentioned that a well-known member of the community
fertilized their lawn in July or August and did not use a non-phosphorus
fertilizer and have killed all of the grass in their yard as well as their
The meeting was adjourned at 9:42 PM.
Respectfully submitted by,
Chris Lawson, Acting Secretary