January 10, 2007

The meeting of the Lake Barcroft Association (LBA) Board of Directors was called to order at 7:38 PM by President Stuart Feldstein at 6425 Lakeview Drive, Falls Church, Virginia. Those present were LBA Directors Stuart Feldstein, David Goslin, Jerry Mendenhall, Lark Lovering, Kevin Howe, Steve Klein, Pete Walker, Carolyn Coldren and Frank Aukofer. Board members Bill Herz, Mark Cavich and Shirley Timashev were not present. Other guests included lake residents Holly Hazard and daughter, Cricket Clayton.

The minutes of December 13, 2006 were approved as corrected.


CALENDAR REVIEW: The calendar was reviewed.

ANNUAL MEETING: A brief discussion took place about the upcoming annual meeting on Monday, February 26. Stuart will contact Board Supervisor Penny Gross to address the Bailey’s project and suggested having a panel present to address this.

TECHNOLOGY UPDATE: Stuart reported on behalf of George McLennan who has been exploring the possibility of a cell tower in the community for better reception. In addition, George is looking at the possibility of using “distributive antenna technology”. This is a new industry, already in use in Michigan, on the West coast, and potentially in the city of Falls Church. It can be installed at no cost to the community as an overlay on existing fiber optic cable and serve any cooperating cellular companies. David Goslin stated that the security of data transmitted using this technology should be researched further. Further updates will be made to the Board on the subject as more information becomes available.


LBA EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS DAY: Cricket Clayton presented a proposal to the Board to host an emergency preparedness day in April. Stuart suggested a slight change in her focus to emphasize providing information to participants rather than a mock evacuation. Part of Cricket’s proposal is to form a group that will plan the event. County and possibly Federal agencies might man information tables. The Board agreed to support this idea and offer it to the community.


IMPROVEMENTS: Steve reported that several WID part time employees worked over the holiday. Delfino has completed work for the season and received a $1,200 bonus. Next week Delfino and George McLennan will inspect the common areas and go over plans for the coming season. $5,000 has been paid to the WID for construction of the docks at beach #5.

WATER SAFETY: Dave plans to speak with Kevin Hardy soon in the ongoing search for water safety supervisor. Kevin Howe suggested contacting the new swimming and dive coaches at JEB Stuart. Lark suggested that the Red Cross list of instructors who train and certify lifeguards might generate some useful leads to acceptable candidates.

TREASURER’S REPORT: Jerry called attention to the final budget for 2007. This will be presented at the annual meeting but not for approval as the Board has already approved it.

ARC: Nothing new to report.

LEGAL: Stuart reported that he tried to get an exemption on county taxes for a small part of Parcel A land which is owned by the Lake Barcroft Foundation. Unfortunately, the request for exemption was denied. He explained that ownership of the four small pieces of land might have to be transferred from LBF to LBA in order to eliminate this tax bill in the future. Attorney Ken Chadwick is looking into this as well as other options.

MEMBERSHIP: Carolyn reported that there was no activity in December but $700 in transfer fees have already been received in January.

PUBLICATION: Frank reported that the publications committee met. He would still like to thank the volunteers on the Newsletter committee in some way as this was previously approved by the Board. A new directory will be in the works soon.

ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: Kevin discussed the ongoing beaver situation and the Board reaffirmed that LBA allows them to exist in the community.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:02 pm.

Respectfully submitted by,

Lark Lovering, LBA Secretary