Board Meeting Notes – Sept 2019

New resident, Jim Rettew, visiting the September Open Forum FHA Board Meeting  |  photo and post by Larry Clinton


  • A new resident of from Liberty Dock, Jim Rettew, joined the Open Forum portion of the meeting to observe, and wound up volunteering for the tour.
  • Michael Labate spoke about a recent spam email supposedly from him that was received by many on the Board. Felicity Kirsch said this has happened to two other organizations where she is a board member. We will look into what can be done to protect our email addresses.
  • Jarl Forsman is now the Issaquah Dock alternate rep. Dock Rep Elections will be held starting in October.
  • Dock reps who will be returning for next year include Larry Clinton, Jarl Forsman, Peter Hudson, Felicity Kirsch, Stefan Krug, Julan Pekkain, Malia Rudolf, Barbara Rycerski and Louise Simpson.
  • Four docks have had emergency preparedness meetings, and Stefan Krug urged others to schedule one, possibly a joint meeting with another dock. Reps who have had meetings are willing to consult with those that are scheduling future meetings. The Fire Department will come out to show residents how to use the hoses on their docks, if asked.
  • Katherine Boschetto explained that membership packets can be downloaded or printed from the FHA website. Michael would like to add the need for a Membership Chair to both the website and the Floating Times.
  • Christina Leimer attended the Marinship Planning Meeting and wrote a report for the Floating Times. There is strong preference to keep the waterfront a working waterfront without development coming in. We need to keep an eye on this and attend future meetings. Notices of meetings are in the city email newsletter Sausalito Currents. All FHA board members should be on this list.
  • Coastal Cleanup is Saturday, Sept 21st 9:30-11:00 a.m. There is a BBQ at noon at the Bay Model. Fourteen people are signed up but Environmental Chair Jen Gennari has room for more.
  • A private tour was scheduled for Wednesday, September 11. If you know of a group that might be interested in a private tour, contact Katherine Boschetto.
  • Between sponsorships and ticket sales, the September 14 Open Homes tour is grossing just under $35,000 so far. Advance sales end at 8:00 PM Friday evening, and we expect walk-ins.
  • The second round of Resilient Neighborhoods meetings will start on October 9. There will be five sessions between October 9 and November 20. The meetings will be on Wednesday nights from 7-9 p.m. at 1 East Pier. Seven households are needed to fill a Resilient Neighborhood committee. Emergency Services chair Flo Hoylman asked all Board members to sign up and/or recruit residents to be involved. It’s fun with a lot of good information. She will send an email to the Board and the Floating Times with all the information.
  • The FHA Day in the Park will be on Sunday, October 20, with Fire Master and e-Waste Collection in the WPH parking lot in the morning. Jen Gennari asked board members to sign up to help and be there. The next organizing meeting will be held September 24. 
  • The Executive Committee is looking for a new Membership Chair. Larry Clinton will supply a job description for the position.
  • The next FHA Board Meeting will be Tuesday, October 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room, of the Marin City Public Safety Building.