Blakely Island Maintenance Commission, Inc.
Minutes of April 1st, 2006 BIMC Board Meeting
– Blakely Island
A meeting of the Board of Directors of the Blakely Island Maintenance
Commission was held on Saturday, April 1st, at the home of John Madden on
John Madden, President
Marc Droppert, Vice President
D.L. Fitzpatrick, Secretary
Cindy Zech, Water
Jim Davis, Facility Manager
Unable to attend:
Jane Loura, Treasurer
Jeff Fegert, Roads & Airport Commissioner
Ben Dole, Fire and Waste Commissioner
The meeting was called to order by John Madden at 10:06 AM.
- John made a motion to approve the minutes of the last meeting. Seconded
by Marc, passed unanimously.
- New Members – Robert West and Colleen Cormack’s application for
membership has been received and signed by four board members for lot 72.
- House Sale process – With spring bringing several home listings, the
topic of the BIMC paperwork was reviewed. There are two items being
forgotten or late, the 30 day right of first refusal, and owner
applications. These items are noted in section 7 and 14 of the BICS. It was
agreed that D.L. will write a letter to those who are known to have their
real estate for sale, reminding them to do these items as soon as possible
in the transaction. Forms are available through D.L.
- Communication from Members. Received a letter from Donna Linn requesting
information on transient moorage. With the lease of the Marina still in the
works, all moorage requests are being forwarded to the BIT.
- Swim Beach – Jim Davis reported that the sand was in for the beach, and
the matting is available. The lake level is up and a weekend convenient to
the volunteers will be picked, in order to implement these improvements.
- Fire Truck – Jim Davis and Ben Dole have done extensive research on our
options for Fire Truck replacement. The board agreed that two options will
be presented to the community for vote. One option will be a new generation
(Compressed Air Foam) truck, and the other will be an older technology
- Siren – Jim Davis reported that the existing siren has been relocated
to the top of the flag pole. We are working to acquire two new sirens with
manual actuators. They will be placed in strategic locations on the plat.
These locations have yet to be determined.
- Temporary Structures – The topic of temporary structures has been
reviewed and will be discussed at the annual meeting of members. There have
been a number of verbal complaints and one letter received on the topic.
- North Beach – The board reviewed the issue of work being done along the
north beach. Jeff Fegert and John Madden met and discussed the concerns. A
copy of the survey was received and boundary markers were identified. Jeff
has agreed to redirect the runoff that’s currently spilling onto the beach
as well as replant grass along the edge of the beach.
- Darryl Davey’s Memorial – Cindy reported that the memorial is a work
in progress. Donations have been generous. As of this date, there are more
than enough funds to build the memorial bench. Bench design and plantings
have been identified, and the best location for the bench(s) is being
- Board Member Nominating Committee. – Cindy Zech volunteered to be the
BIMC board member involved with the Nominating Committee. Two other non
board members will be needed for the Nominating committee. There are two
BIMC board positions coming up in July.
- July Meeting – Timing for the July meeting was identified as July 1st.
Discussion ensued regarding preparation of the mailing to go out, budgeting,
capital expenditures and other agenda items. DL will be looking for three
volunteers to assist with house keeping duties during the meeting. Please
contact him if you are able to assist.
- Marina Operation - Marc and John discussed the status of the Marina
lease. John met with BC on the Island the weekend of March 18th to
participate in an inspection of the fuel float. It is in need of some
general repairs to extend its useful life. We have learned that BC has
leased all but 17 slips at the marina on an annual basis to Blakely
residents. A due diligence committee of Brian Kincaid, Scott Shanks &
Russ Keyes has volunteered to lend a hand with a basic inspection of the
marina facility and its systems. They have made a recommendation that we
arrange for further inspection of the fuel delivery system by an expert in
that field. The marina facility seems to be in reasonable shape considering
its age but as with any building it will probably need some repairs and
upgrades depending on how it will be used. We have formed a marina committee
with the volunteers who stepped forward at the Thanksgiving meeting. The
committee will eventually
become the board members for the new marina board
when it is formed. The volunteers are Chris Bridge, Paul Malmo, Charlie
Mills, Ellen Roth and Marc Droppert. They will oversee the organization of
the new marina operations. They will serve a term which will expire at the
BIMC annual meeting and will stand for re-election by the community at that
time. There will be more to come about their roles in future mailings. The
volunteers for this committee will be meeting following the close of this
- There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 1:45 PM