Blakely Island Maintenance Commission, Inc.

Minutes of May 9, 2009 BIMC Board Meeting

A meeting of the Board of Director of the Blakely Island Maintenance Commission was held by conference call.

Board Members Present
Ellen Roth President
Anne Malmo Roads, Vice-President
Dick Demers Secretary
Jim Fergus Treasurer
Gail Light BCF Liason
Deborah Davey Fire and Waste
Scott Burkhart Water
Jim Davis Facilities Manager
Marc Droppert
Glen Tompkins BCF Member

The meeting was called to order at 9:07 a.m. PDT

The meeting was called to discuss Marina Store operations for this season.  Faced with the restriction that the BIMC and the BCF are not authorized to engage in retail operations at the marina other than fuel sales, Marc Droppert proposed that an LLC be created, which would allow a person or group of persons to operate the store.  This LLC (Blakely Store, LLC) could be in place within the next week, and licenses, business permits, insurance, and store supplies could be purchased.   Anne Malmo moved that the Board allow the BCF to grant a sublease to the newly formed Blakely Store, LLC for store operations during the summer of 2009.  Dick seconded this motion.  It passed unanimously. Ellen asked for volunteers among the Board to contribute start-up funding, and several thousand dollars were committed.  The BCF will continue to sell fuel and transient moorage, but will not be involved in the retail operations of the store. The current arrangement is viewed as temporary and was done to satisfy the community’s wish that a marina store be available by the Memorial Day weekend.  Future plans and financials will be presented at the annual meeting.

At 9:40 the Board went into executive session to discuss the Roats’ lawsuit.  Jim Davis, Marc Droppert, and Glen Tompkins left the meeting.  Ellen presented options regarding a hearing that the lawyers presented to us, and the Board decided to permit our attorneys to participate in the hearing on May 15, 2009 in Friday Harbor.  The hearing is regarding the Roats’ Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order to prevent the BIMC from placing a lien on the two properties owned by the Roats for non-payment of part of the annual assessment.  Board members are not required to attend this hearing.

Meeting adjourned at 10:02 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Dick Demers, Secretary