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 APRIL BOARD MEETING:
Without a quorum, the FHA Board discussed several agenda items, but was unable to take action on them.
- Treasurer Teddie Hathaway introduced a revised budget for calendar year 2019. Questions arose regarding maintenance of the FHA website and projected member dues. Teddie will present the budget again at the May 14 meeting.
- Main Dock rep Peter Hudson presented a proposal for purchasing replacement shopping carts for docks that need them. The Executive Committee will vote on the proposal as soon as possible and bring it back to the board for ratification.
- President Michael Labate reported that the Marin Housing Authority will finance the replacement of pilings owned by low income homeowners. Look for further information soon in the Floating Times.
- Emergency Services chair Flo Hoylman distributed dock flyers for an April 16 meeting with local fire people about evacuation planning. Megan Dixon, Liberty alternate dock rep, said there was no evacuation or safety plan to protect her dock in an emergency at Waldo Point Harbor. She feels that each dock needs to have one that includes how to get out of the water.
- Flo also mentioned that the organization Resilient Neighborhood offers workshops on climate change, lowering utility bills, strengthening communities and preparing for emergencies. She will invite representatives to make a presentation at the May 14 Board Meeting.
- Michael reported that Waldo Point Harbor is willing to purchase a Peace Pole to be installed in the new park. However, they need to wait for the Bay Conservation and Development Commission’s final signoff on the WPH reconfiguration later this year.
- Public Relations chair Michele Affronte announced that the Financial Times interviewed her for an article on floating homes to be published April 13.
- The Sausalito Chamber has asked the FHA to conduct a tour for 60 concierges on May 22nd. If you would like to volunteer your home, or to docent someone else’s home, contact Michele.
- After 5 years, Jenny Stein is stepping down as co-chair of the Environmental Committee. Chair Jen Gennari is looking into combining environmental activities (such as fire extinguisher recharging, e-waste collection, etc.) with a fall Day in the Park event.
- The Board agreed that the non-profit beneficiaries from this year’s tour will again be Friends of the Marin City Library and Sausalito Village, both of which have provided dozens of volunteers in the past. There are links to buy tickets or to volunteer on the FHA website. We are ahead of schedule in the planning of the Tour.
- Katherine Boschetto reported that 40 people from Missouri recently took a private tour, and two more private tours are scheduled. To help with these quick and easy fundraisers, contact Katherine.
- Carole Angermeir is compiling a list of floating home service providers, which dock reps will be able to share with their neighbors. If you know of a good plumber, electrician, hull repairman or other provider, please send the contact information to Carole.