Blakely Island Maintenance Commission, Inc.

Minutes of July 3, 2008 BIMC Board Meeting

A meeting of the Board of Directors of the Blakely Island Maintenance Commission was held on July 3, 2008 at the Blakely Island home of Deborah Davey.

Ellen Roth President
Jane Laura Treasurer
Scott Burkhart Water
Jeff Fegert Roads
Dick Demers Fire & waste
Jim Davis Facilities Manager
Anne Malmo Secretary & Vice President
Gail Light BCF Liason
Also attending were the nominees for next year’s Board:
Deborah Davey
Jim Fergus

The meeting was called to order at 3:19 PM.

The following items were discussed:

Building Permits: The Blakely Island Covenant (BIC) requires that members are to notify the board and ask for approval for external structures and improvements for projects costing more than $3,000. The Board will revisit this requirement and make recommendations to the community concerning the amount needed for approval (raising it) and making more precise what the external structures (decks?) and improvement might be.

Upper Island: Ellen reported on a discussion that she had with B.C. Crowley concerning upper island rules violations.

Assessments: Members who are delinquent in their payment of their annual assessments need to be reminded that they have relinquished their right to vote.

CCC: Members who need cross connection control devices installed will be notified by mail. A list of these members will be available at the 2008 annual meeting. These members will also need to install thermal expansion units on their hot water heaters.

Roads: The summer of 2008 is the year that the road resurfacing begins. Last year the community authorized $170,000 to start this project. Jeff Fegert will lay out various options for completion of the road resurfacing at the annual meeting.

Fire and Waste: The Board is unanimous in its position to sell the old fire truck. Dick Demers will present a case for the sale at the annual meeting and call for a vote from the community on this matter.

Marina: Issues concerning the Blakely Island General Store and fuel service were discussed. The members will be given an overview of the current situation at the annual meeting; various

options for continued funding will be presented. A major concern is the replacement of the fuel lines down to the fuel dock. These lines may not be in compliance with state regulations and may have to be replaced.

Annual Packet: The most recent preparation and mailing of packets with materials related to the annual meeting cost >$900. The cost can be reduced if members have these materials electronically. We will be announcing the change at the annual meeting. Printed copies will be available upon request.

Meeting Adjourned at 5:16 PM

Dick Demers,
Acting Secretary

Edited and transcribed by
Anne Malmo
BIMC Secretary