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 MAY, 2017 BOARD MEETING:
Sausalito Councilperson Jill Hoffman explained the history and current position the City of Sausalito holds with the Richardson’s Bay Regional Agency (RBRA). Sausalito is planning to withdraw from the Agency at the end of June. See related story here.
The Board discussed a letter to be read at the May 16 meeting of the RBRA, expressing our support for removing derelict and abandoned vessels, as well as illegal mooring balls, from Richardson’s Bay. The full text of the letter will appear in the Floating Times next week.
Linda Meyer of East Pier, who has an extensive marketing background, will review the FHA website and make suggestions for reaching more people more effectively.
Issaquah Dock Rep Sandy Harford announced that after meeting with residents, Waldo Point Harbor agreed not to spray weed-killing chemicals.
The Sept. 30 Floating Homes Tour, themed “Homefront on the Waterfront,” will feature both the Yellow Ferry and the Fairy Tale on West Pier, which have connections to World War II. Advance registrations can be made on Eventbrite. Volunteers and those attending are encouraged to come in ‘40s dress. Off-site parking will be in the WestAmerica complex at Bridgeway and Harbor Drive. Check back for further news on the tour.
The Floating Times Committee encourages contributions from the individual docks. Dock reps were asked to forward photos of dock activities. Photos and articles can be sent via this website, or directly to editors Jenny Stein at firstname.lastname@example.org or Larry Clinton at email@example.com
Peter Hudson presented a list of emergency equipment and tools need for the trailer. A budget of $2500 was approved. An inventory of supplies in the trailer, parked on Gate 6 Road near Issaquah Dock, will appear later in the Floating Times.
Jen Gennari sent dock reps a schedule for use of the FHA table at this summer’s Friday night Jazz by the Bay concerts.
Dock Reps counted the number of shopping carts on each dock to get an idea of how many new ones are needed. Katherine Boschetto will bring a proposal for new carts to the next meeting.
The FHA was named in a lawsuit by someone who fell during our 2014 tour, but Treasurer Joan Sheahan reported that the claim was settled by our insurance company.
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