Blakely Island Maintenance Commission, Inc.

Minutes of April 16, 2008 BIMC Board Meeting

A meeting of the Board of Directors of the Blakely Island Maintenance Commission was held on April 16, 2008 by conference call.

Ellen Roth President
Scott Burkhart Water
Jane Loura Treasurer
Dick Demers Fire & waste
Gail Light BCF Liason 
Anne Malmo Secretary 
Jim Davis Facilities Manager
Jeff Fegert Roads

Meeting called to order at 7:09 PM.

Jim Davis gave a very brief report on the sirens:

There will be a fire drill on Sunday, May 25th. There will also be more fire drills throughout the summer, including a repeat of the highly successful “women’s class”.
There will be AED training on July 6th. CPR has changed dramatically and all are encouraged to attend.
Discussion followed on the continuing subject of the old fire truck. We have decided to sell the old 1969 Ford truck loaded with some fire fighting equipment. If you are interested in the truck please contact Jim Davis.

Treasurer: 7:24 PM
Jane Loura reports that the Sheerin property still has no payment plan for the past due annual assessments. Our budget is coming along fine. It should be ready for full discussion at the next meeting. Our bills and expenses are tracking in line with expectations.

Water: 7:30 PM
Scott Burkhart brought us up to date on the water system. A detailed discussion followed regarding which type of valves will have to be installed where on the island. Two bids for installation have been received. Two more are due in soon. The filter to waste valve and pipe has been installed. The project was expected to be completed using a back hoe. However, due to terrain and utility issues the trench was hand dug by Jim Davis. A huge thank you to Jim.

Roads and Runway: 7:25 PM
Jeff Fegert was absent from the meeting. Jeff reported to Ellen that he was working on preparing quotes for repaving. The runway transition at the north end was discussed again. After the weather improves gravel will be smoothed so that the lip of the runway is protected and not a hazard for planes.

Marina: 7:28 PM
Gail Light gave us a full run down on the happenings at the marina. A little work tug came with the construction crew to repair the fuel dock. The barge it was with started sinking. The barge was repaired, however the next morning the small tug had rolled on its side and was sunk. Repairs were partially made to the fuel dock. It is possible the fuel system will need to be replaced. The BCF is working to obtain more information. Ken Parker has agreed to operate the store again. It should open May 15th. The deadline for the BCF budget is May 19, 2008.

Nominating: 8:25 PM
Dick Demers updated us on nominating progress. Jim Fergus has agreed to serve on the BIMC. We need two more members. The board discussed many possible volunteers.

TV Antenna: 8:30 PM
Jim Davis is still working on the antenna problem. It is hard to check signal status at the antenna location. There is no power up there. More information should be available at the next meeting.

New Business: 8:40 PM

Old Business: 8:50 PM

The next meeting will be May 7, 2008. Ellen will be out of town until April 28th. At the May 7th meeting the budget will be discussed. Another meeting can be anticipated Memorial Day weekend for finalization of the Annual Meeting packets.

Meeting adjourned 9:00.

Respectfully submitted,
Anne Malmo