December 12, 2007

The meeting of the Lake Barcroft Association (LBA) was called to order at 7:40 p.m. by President Stuart Feldstein at 6425 Lakeview Drive, Falls Church, Virginia. Those present were LBA Directors Stuart Feldstein, David Goslin, Cindy Waters, Jerry Mendenhall, Carolyn Coldren, Bill Herz, Kevin Howe, Steve Klein, Lisa Levine, Joe Pisciotta, Shirley Timashev and Pete Walker. Mark Cavich was not present.

The minutes of November 14, 2007 were presented. Dave Goslin moved to accept with a second by Carolyn Coldren. The minutes were approved unanimously.

A review of the agenda noted three major items for discussion: the budget; the nominating committee report; and an update on the fence appeal. An update on a proposed LBA community center was also listed for discussion.


CALENDAR REVIEW: The calendar was reviewed with no changes to report.

2008 BUDGET DISCUSSION: Jerry presented the final draft of the 2008 budget. Several questions were asked particularly concerning the reserves. Jerry clarified all the information. Dave moved to approve the budget with a second by Kevin Howe. The budget was approved unanimously.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE: Dave indicated that the committee had failed in its attempt to find enough new candidates to run for the Board. He reminded the Board that there are seven open slots and that six incumbents would run. For the remaining slot, there must be four candidates as we require three additional candidates above the number of slots available. So far, we have one new candidate. Dave has approached several others who have declined to run this year. Several more names were mentioned for Dave to contact.

FENCE APPEAL UPDATE: Dave Goslin presented a comprehensive memo for the Board to review. The memo included background information, the issues, and the three options for the Board to consider. Dave explained the process to date then discussed the options: to ratify the ARC’s decision, to request that the Kleimans do what they are willing to do to modify the fence, or to require the Kleimans to modify the fence. Kevin Howe then described the history of the application. After some discussion, Jerry moved to accept option #2 (to request modification) with a second by Steve Klein. The vote to accept option #2 was unanimous.

LBA COMMUNITY CENTER UPDATE: Joe presented the proposal that we share the purchase of the Winkler (Catherine Herman) house on Waterway Drive. Sandy Augliere is the listing agent but shares the concern of neighbors concerning parking and access, among other issues. Joe reminded that this is a concept – do we want a community center? Would Beach 5 be a better location? Dave asked Chris again to produce the previous report on the issue of a community center. He also raised the questions of: what is the cost benefit? Is it economically viable? Do we want it?

OTHER OLD BUSINESS: Stuart reminded the Board that in our letter to the Murphys following the boating incident last summer, we asked about motor power on the boat that hit Marian Cromley. Stuart has received an eight page letter in reply. Mr. Murphy did say that not only was he aware of the motor limitation, he specifically did not get the most powerful motor available.


ANNUAL MEETING DATE: Stuart reminded everyone that the Annual Meeting is scheduled for February 11, 2008 at Stuart High School.

IMPROVEMENTS: Steve reported that Parcel A has been staked out for planting.

SPECIAL EVENTS: Lisa reported on a meeting that she had with Walter Cate, Bryant Snee and Amon Nixson concerning the fireworks. The fireworks will be ordered in December and the company will conduct an inspection. For the longer term, we may need to replace the storage trailer. Shirley and Lisa also said that they would be placing an order to replace some of the older event signs.

WATER SAFETY/BEACH MAINTENANCE: Joe is working on the contract to be signed by Kevin Hardy.

TREASURER: Jerry is working on getting the materials ready for the audit. There will be a preliminary audit report for the February meeting.

ARC: Kevin had no issues to report.

COMMUNITY WATCH/SECURITY: Pete had no issues to report.

ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: Bill mentioned that we had received a copy of WID’s comments on the proposed dam regulations. Bill’s concern is that the LBA should have been the opportunity to weigh in on the comment presentation. Kevin and Bill gave background information on the process. Bill’s said that WID’s comments were mostly excellent but that the LBA should have been included in the process.

LEGAL: Stuart had no issues to report.

MEMBERSHIP: Carolyn reported that there were three transfers for a total of $300 in fees. Currently, we have 1,028 members, one partial member, four non-members and 11 outstanding transfers for a total of 1,044.

PUBLICATIONS: Stuart reported for Mark that the directory distribution problems would be fixed in a few days. The February Newsletter will be prepared by the outgoing and incoming editorial team. The March issue will be prepared by the new team.

Following an Executive Session, the meeting was adjourned by 10:25 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by:

Cindy Waters

LBA Secretary