Minutes of the Lake Barcroft Association - Board of Directors
August 12, 2015
On August 12, 2015 the Board of Directors of LBA met at 7:30 at 6425 Lakeview Drive, Falls Church, Virginia. Those present were LBA Directors Jim Kilbourne, Rick Aldrich, Anne Cullather, Sarah Mattingly, Sara Withers Franco, Bill Lecos, Frank Phillippi, Pat Payne, Betsy Washington and Todd West. Kevin Kampschroer participated by phone; Shane Oleson and Andrew Casolini Dal Bo were absent. Chris Lawson and Kevin Hardy were also present. Also attending were representatives of the Fairfax County/Mason District Police Department as well as WID representatives Gerry Mendenhall and Davis Grant.
The meeting was called to order at 7:30 by Jim Kilbourne.
CRIME PREVENTION PRESENTATION
The meeting opened with a neighborhood security discussion lead by Officer Moore and PFC Kathleen O’Leary regarding security in the Lake Barcroft Community. The officers indicated that a summary of dispatched calls was available on the departments “my neighborhood app”, as well as on Facebook and the police blog. They offered to help re-ignite the community watch program in Lake Barcroft, suggesting that LBA could participate in future trainings for a dog-walker neighborhood watch initiative. The officers indicated there have been several trespassing arrests in Lake Barcroft this summer and some marijuana arrests. Staffing levels were sufficient
Gerry Mendenhall and Davis Grant provided the Board with an update on WID initiatives, including the following items:
Kevin Hardy provided the board with an update on the following water safety issues and programs:
MINUTES OF JULY 8 MEETING
The minutes from the July 8 Board meeting were reviewed and revised. There was discussion of a follow up item related to the Finley’s dock which is used for the JEB Stuart crew, and Rick agreed to draft a letter for Jim to send to the Finleys. Pat moved to approve the minutes as revised, which was seconded by Frank. The Board voted unanimously to approve the minutes as revised.
The Board reviewed the calendar of events for the community. A new event, a Cardboard Boat Race, has been scheduled for 9/13. The Newcomer’s Club barge party is scheduled for 9/19, which will be a bluegrass and BBQ. The LBA Civic Affairs meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 21.
LAND USE AND OTHER COUNTY ISSUES
Seven Corners - The Comprehensive Plan for 7 Corners was approved by the Fairfax Board of Supervisors by an 8-1 vote.
FCPS Budget – Sarah Mattingly is serving on a Task Force to identify $100 million in cuts for the school budget;
Brooks Place Development – Work has started on the four acre “Woo” property. Jim met with leadership of the group opposing the project. There is an existing law suit by the Malbrook homeowners, who have sought an injunction and possible TRO. There is a September 9th hearing on the injunction. Jim will schedule a meeting with VDOT and Penny Gross regarding the traffic routes in an effort to have traffic directed towards Sleepy Hollow Road. Jim also recommended that LBA should focus on the Glavis property, and will provide a written summary on Lakelink. Bill Lecos emphasized that the project is NOT for the construction of townhouses since it is zoned R-2. The Wu property would be divided into 8 lots.
ARC Article – Jim sent to Marilyn Finley and is waiting to hear back when it will be published in the Lake Barcroft Newsletter.
Traffic Calming – Jake McKitrick raised a concern to the Board regarding the intersection of Waterway and Cavalier Corridor, which is the site of a school bus stop. VDOT had previously rejected a request for a four-way stop at the intersection. Kevin Kampschroer agreed to contact Jake to discuss the history of the issue and various options. The Board could request a 3-way stop and VDOT would consider it. Traffic circle options were also previously reviewed by VDOT, who won’t implement traffic circles on hills. One option might be to get the school district to move the bus stop to a different location.
Maintenance – Frank continues to work on the beach erosion issues, and noted that the scope of work is increasing, with Beach 4 the worst. LBA may have to hire contractors if WID resources are otherwise occupied.
ARC – Rick reported on the blighted property at 6140 Beachway. Two ARC members have approached the residents with no contact or response. ARC hasn’t been able to find or reach the homeowners. Rick also indicated the Committee has received complaints about floating swim platforms in the lake, which he referred to the Water Safety Committee. He and Andrew will have a conference call. Finally, a resident had raised an issue to Rick about mattresses and large items not being picked up by the trash service and sitting at the curbs. He referred the issue to the Security Committee. Rick indicated that the ARC Committee has received 14 applications, approved 7 and 7 were pending.
Water Safety – Andrew was absent.
Events – Sara Franco Reported that the cardboard boat race was scheduled for September 13. There will be $72 cost for lifeguards and she will order community signs from buildasign.com. For movie night, it will cost $550 to rent a screen. She would like to make it a monthly event. She will talk with Todd about the budget and will discuss whether we should be collecting donations to defray the costs.
Communications – Shane was absent.
Security – Kevin had nothing further to report.
Environmental – Betsy reported that Katherine Edwards, the Fairfax County Wildlife biologist, toured the lake. There was not a lot of new beaver activity noted. Cameras have been installed at beaches 3 and 5 to collect data. Betsy is also meeting with Suzanne Foster, the County Watershed/Flood Plain landscape architect, to review plans for a natural habitat on Dearborn. She also mentioned that Kay Kory has raised objections to the DEQ-County consent order regarding last year’s sewer spill, indicating that the language was not clear. Betsy will circulate the related correspondence.
Membership – Sarah Mattingly reported that an additional $350 has been collected. 13 lots remain upaid, which she will call. A total of 1032 homeowners have paid for this year.
Legal – Pat updated the Board on the quitclaim deed for 6323 Beachway, which had been rejected when filed with the County. Pat has had discussions with the County, which thinks they may have over-reacted. Pat will send the County a letter providing and explanation of the issue. Pat also noted that LBA should issue a notice to remind neighbors to place boat stickers on their boats.
The meeting adjourned at 10:00
Respectfully Submitted by Anne Cullather, Secretary