FHA Board Meeting Notes — Oct 2021

Here are some of the items that were discussed or decided on at the October 12 FHA Board Meeting. More details will be reported later in the Floating Times FHA Administrative Coordinator Linda Sempliner is resigning since she and her husband Ted are moving out of state in November. Lisa...

Day in the Park Postponed Until Spring

Forecasts of heavy rains on Sunday have forced the FHA to postpone its Day in the Park celebration until spring.  Come one, come all—the Floating Homes Association (FHA) free Day in the Park, this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m, will showcase four musical groups and other entertainment, delicious...

FHA Board Meeting Notes — Sept 2021

TheRE was no quorum at the September 14 FHA Board meeting. Here are some of the items that were discussed. More details will be reported later in the Floating Times FHA Treasurer Teddie Hathaway reported that the Association had almost $74,000 cash on hand at the end of August, compared...

Emergency Buddies

If you live alone, especially with a disability, it’s smart to enlist a buddy to help with emergencies. In one case, a woman in her 90s who lives alone worked out a clever way to check in with her neighbor. When she gets out of bed, she makes sure to...

Disaster Planning for Pets

Leaving pets out of evacuation plans can put pets, pet owners, and first responders in danger, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Even if you try to create a safe place for them, pets left behind during a disaster are likely to be injured, lost, or worse. Be...

Get Your Docs Together

Thousands of people who have lost homes in the California wildfires discovered too late that their insurance coverage had not kept up with the rising cost of lumber, labor and other rebuilding materials. Talk to your insurer to make sure you have enough coverage, but for a quick reality check,...

Reimbursements Return

For years, the Floating Homes Association has reimbursed docks for expenses for activities such as parties, dock upgrades, etc.  Also, FHA members who passed Community Emergency Response Trainings have been reimbursed for the cost of enrollment. Both of those programs were suspended earlier this year, when it became apparent there...

Tech Tools for Disaster Planning

On July 18, the Sunday Chronicle published a Survival Guide Supplement chock full of helpful tips. Here are some excerpts from one article: “Tech tools can help prepare you for disaster.” There are some free apps for your phone, numbers to text, systems to register for and technology to buy...

Board Meeting Notes – July 2021

Here are some of the items that were discussed or decided on at the July 13 FHA Board Meeting. More details will be reported later in the Floating Times.  Treasurer Teddie Hathaway reported that the virtual gala was successful enough to fund FHA operations through next year, and probably through...