FHA Board Meeting Notes – Aug 2018

TO KEEP EVERYONE UP TO DATE ON WHAT THE FHA BOARD IS DOING, HERE ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT WERE DISCUSSED OR DECIDED AT THE AUGUST BOARD MEETING: Jen Gennari is working on new updates to the FHA website which will include a search function. A committee is working... Read more

When Good Carts Go Astray

Shopping carts left in parking lots can be vulnerable to vandalism or theft. In March, someone upended one of the newer FHA carts into the marsh off the Gate 6 1/2 parking lot. This month, I spotted a blue FHA cart on the corner of Harbor Drive and Gate 3... Read more

Friends Gather to Remember Ted

Friends and neighbors gathered at the new WPH park, from Howard Myers, who had known Ted since 1970, to newcomers including Mark Sommers, all grateful for Ted’s smiling presence and service. All are welcome to a memorial for Ted at Fernwood in Mill Valley this Thurs Aug. 23, from 2-3... Read more

East Pier Improv

Here on the docks, we often make do with what’s on hand. This particular skillset was in full view the other day when East Pier’s Liz Gale broke her leg and her mom, Katy Boyd, needed to get her to the hospital. With help from Marty Atkinson, Katy first MacGyvered a... Read more

Flags at Half Mast for Ted Eitelbuss

• impromptu gathering to remember Ted • 5 pm Sunday, August 19 — at the new WPH park  Our dear neighbor Ted Eitelbuss died Thursday morning, Aug. 16. A full obituary will be posted soon. As the news spread around the waterfront community, flags were flown at half mast. Issaquah is... Read more

Gary Appleton Dies

Gary Appleton, longtime resident of the Appleton Ark near the new Van Damme Dock, passed away in July. Gary moved to Sausalito from the Monterey Peninsula in 1959 and established his career as a commercial painter. But his true passion was his home in Waldo Point. Originally a pile driver... Read more

Supes Adopt Short-Term Rental Regs

On August 7, The Marin County Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed to adopt an Ordinance regarding short-term rentals in the unincorporated areas of Marin, where most floating homes docks are located. The Ordinance requires those operating short-term rentals to apply for a business license, and to pay transit occupancy tax.... Read more

Coastal Clean Up Day: Volunteer!

Want to make a difference to the beauty of Richardson Bay? For a second year, the FHA Environmental Committee is hosting a Coastal Cleanup team to take care of our waterfront, from West Pier to Commodore. Join us Saturday, Sept. 15, from 9 to 11 a.m. to pick up waste along... Read more

Fire Safety – Clear Dock Obstructions

We are well into a fire-season that used to start first of August (and now runs year-round). And the press is full of stories of fires so intense they effectively create their own weather (resembling tornadoes and hurricanes, but hot and dry rather than wet). Scary game-changing stuff. Living as... Read more