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 OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER BOARD MEETINGS:
- Linda Sempliner announced the results of dock rep elections. Contact information for dock reps and alternates is posted on the FHA website. Incoming and outgoing dock reps and alternates will be invited to the Board’s annual holiday party on Dec 11.
- Linda Sempliner will send membership renewal notices to 2018 members and will also send membership benefit notices to those neighbors who do not currently belong the FHA. The FHA Membership Packet has been updated and is also posted on the site.
- Kathryn Soter has contacted this year’s FHA sponsors to renew their ads on the FHA website. She is providing dock reps an email announcement of the new, enhanced advertising opportunities to share with neighbors who might have services to offer to the community.
- Court Mast (West Pier) reported that the Richardson’s Bay Regional Agency is seeking proposals to develop a mooring field for anchor-out vessels. He also noted that both RBRA and the city of Sausalito are stepping up abatement of unoccupied or derelict vessels.
- Environmental Co-chair Jen Gennari warned that king tides will be returning in December and January. They will be announced in the Floating Times. A 2019 project could be to measure Bay water height during king tides—on all of the docks—to begin to track sea level rise.
- The annual Membership Meeting and party will be held at the Bay Model on March 2, 2019. The same caterer—Delicious Catering, from San Rafael—will provide the food.
- Dock reps were urged to post notices reminding people not to block gas and electric fixtures with planters, bikes, etc.
- Jen Gennari reported that the FHA day in the park was a success, with about 90 attendees enjoying chowder by Davey Jones and live music by four different bands.
- The FHA will not be selling tide books or calendars this year. Tide books can be purchased online.
- There have been 5 private tours in 2018 the last one was held on Issaquah and West Pier in October.
- The FHA is surveying the number and condition of shopping carts on each dock and may replace some if needed.
- Teddie Hathaway is researching signage to slow down traffic on Gate 6 Road.
- Carole Angermeir and Joan Sheahan are preparing a list of resources such as contractors, plumbers, etc. for our community. When completed, it will be posted on the FHA website and announced in the Floating Times.
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