June 2014 FICRA Board Meeting Minutes

FICRA BOARD MEETING MINUTES 

June 12, 2014

Board Attendees: Uwe Krohn, Hal Goodell,  Jim Braden, Tony Moore, and Gina Olson.  Bob Bowser and Howard Stapleton excused.

Uwe Krohn opened the meeting at 7:13 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Reminder for volunteers to sign and keep volunteer log book current as it is helpful to prove total of hours of volunteerism, and this can help with grant acquisition.

Minutes from the May 8, 2014 board meeting were unanimously approved.

President’s Report:  Howard Stapleton and team are working on the FICRA directory update.  It is now needing technical update to ease data compilation, continued updates, printing consideration.  Time-lines have been set.  George, Jim, Jeff Goodwin, and Howard Stapleton comprise this team.  This has the potential to link into emergency preparedness and membership monitoring.  Many options to offset cost of printing, including advertisements (prices to be confirmed). They are going to use same Printing Co. as last year. All Ficra Members are in the directory with current information and only contact information included as requested. Is this phone book used enough to justify the effort? has been asked.  There was extensive discussion around being sure that information on individuals is only used as the individual has agreed to.

Consent Calendar: 

Treasure’s Report: Hal Goodell. Income of Plant Sale has been included, payment or expenses have yet to be shown.

BANK BALANCES:

FICRA    05-1 Checkbook: Balance: $13,617.09    06-1 Balance: $15,917.00

Money Market  05-1 Balance:  $ 18,580.85              06-1 Balance:$18,582.43

PayPal Balance: 05-1 $ $1,122.27         06-1 Balance: $ $1,122.27 

(Paypal balance reconciliation to be completed by Treasurer as funds are coming in for Ficra and Ficra Trust)

Membership is currently 333.  It has been requested that treasurer create a graph of each month’s number of membership signups (August 2013 on), as it seems we are behind. Track on payment of dues against the budgeted receipts for the dues year.  Hal will make a graph.

Committee Reports: 

Social Activities:  Jean Peterson.

A fall event to be named “Fall Fest” has been suggested by Jean Peterson and is being voluntarily planned by Julie Caviezel.  Permit for food and liquor will need to be requested, and Jean will let her know.

Little Foxes Play group is working on getting another Musical Concert by Casper Baby Pants. Lisa Grey to coordinate.

A Rebate check for $192 sent to Jean for wine purchased to be deposited in the FICRA Trust

Fox Island Residents Movie Night at the NCC planned for Tuesday June 24th : Rain Man (1989 Hoffman/Cruise).  Howard purchased a 10 foot screen/donation. Bring your favorite dish to share in a meal at 6:30 pm and movie showing at 8:00 pm. Nan Feagin hosting as a part of her Aging in Place awareness effort. The event is to be advertised as members or guests of members to comply with the food regulations.

Publicity: Jim Braden.  Lynne continues to publish the Ficra Flash and eFlash.  Howard with Team is working on making improvements to FICRA website (user ease of navigation or contact).  Facebook is widely used media for communication and so this is may be incorporated in the future more. We are not competing with other Fox Island websites, but objective is to be as informative as possible. Posting will remain locked to administrator, due to lack of volunteers to monitor (ie avoid libelous and problem posts).  FB page for FICRA is a community page, information only. Jim will advise the team on this limitation.

Special Committees:  Hal: Ficra Fair kick off Planning meeting held.  Info to be published soon. Same format, layout organizations.  Music or Band originally discussed may not work out. New options being explored.  Scavenger Hunt planned to engage fair goers to seek out each vendor, prize planned.

Membership Committee: See above

New Business: 

Treasurer comment/would like to look into using a Paypal swipe device (device is free of cost) option for payment of dues with credit cards at the FICRA Fair directly into paypal account. Hal will email information to board for evaluation. In future board or financial committee to discuss increase to membership dues and rental rates.

Unfinished Business:  None

Movement to Adjourn at 8:35pm. Unanimously approved.

Next Meeting is July 10, 2014.  

Respectfully submitted by Gina Olson, Secretary 

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June 2014 FICRA Trust Board Meeting Minutes

FICRA BUILDING TRUST 

MEETING MINUTES June 12, 2014

Board Attendees: Tony Moore, Jim Braden, Ray Kittelberger, Hal Goodell, and Gina Olson.

Meeting opened by Jim Braden at 8:42 pm.

Minutes from the May 8, 2014 meeting approved, with 1 addendum noted by Jean Peterson, motion to change/addend minutes passed to reflect a change in Building Committee notes. There was a motion made and approved to allow the building committee to purchase a refrigerator for $1000 or less. Unanimously approved.

President’s report: See below

Consent Calendar: None

Treasurers Report: Hal Goodell

Trust Beginning Balance: $19,081.54   6-1-2014 Register Balance: $18,512.60

Money Market Beginning Balance: $12,842.91  6-1-2014 Register Balance: $12,844.00

Deposits into Paypal to be reconciled by the Treasurer.

COMMITTEES:

Crime Watch: Stan Weston. Crime for the month of May was minimal. One marital DV incident reported. Some fraudulent use of credit cards reported.  Interestingly, credit card fraud, which can happen anywhere, not actually occurring on FI, is noted as Fox Island crime because the card owner is a resident of FI. July will again be CrimeWatch month and advertised as such.  CrimeWatch will have a booth at the FICRA Fair on August 9 and again lead the Fox Island Garage Sale in September.

Emergency Planning: Ray Kittelberger

Leadership Meeting is set for July 22 at 2 pm at the NCC. Invitations to be mailed to all the leadership in county, peninsula, Red Cross, Off and On Island resources.

A letter is planned to be mailed July 1st to FI residents regarding Emergency Preparedness. Julie Sorenson working on this publication.

Aug 9th Saturday FICRA FAIR there will be booths on the street side of the schoolhouse, including a Crime Watch Booth, EM preparedness team booth, Neighborhood Committee Team booth, PEP-C booth, and Pen Light. Consideration for a drawing for a Generator to draw more interest and double as a fundraiser. Current Pierce County’s greater “emergency plan” for the county does not include Fox Island. Therefore we are on our own to prepare for emergency event(s).  The purpose of the planning is to help on many levels as well as generate an island wide plan. Peggy Lovellford from Pierce Co has been a contact for getting this started.

Garage Sale Sept 13th is in planning stages.  Cheryl to work on home sites, and Jen Bush may possibly organize vendors for the NCC.

Hal suggests Crime Watch and Emergency Planning fundraising may be confusing. Hal suggest reminder for FI residents that money given to Crime Watch is there to support PC Police officer presence on FI and citizen patrol fuel expenses during patrol.

Building Committee: Jean Peterson

Kitchen: Three volunteers cleaned up the kitchen.  Many duplicate or unused items set aside for garage sale. Plastic bins purchased to hold food related items for preservation/sanitation.  Organization in this fashion should also help building committee to assess how kitchen is being used to help determine future use/needs/design.  A refrigerator with large shelves, upper freezer has been identified.  Price comparison: Sears, Home Depot.  LG 23.73 cu ft refrig, white, plain. $771.00 after sale price at Home Depot July Sale. Felt pads for 240 chair legs purchased and placed to reduce problem floor scuffing. Dimmer revisions are still being installed to stop flickering.

Nature Center: Ed Burroughs

Maintenance continues.  All the wild flowers are in bloom. Ed reports a resident of FI, while walking the NCC, discovered an owl pellet. Terry Mace says it is likely a Barred Owl.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

Uwe has had a conversation with Kimberly Toals regarding her interest in naming the Ficra Trust as a recipient of 20 acres of property to be kept undeveloped for Nature appreciation. Uwe, Nan Fagin and Kimberly have plans to meet with persons from the Great Nature Conservatory to discuss details.

Jim ordered Chips ordered for the FICRA FAIR.

There was a Meeting Monday at Ralph and Jill Christ to kick off planning for the FICRA FAIR.  Another decision was made: Grand Marshals this year are to be Jean Peterson and Lynne Goodwin. (Children to “stand in” if they are unable to attend).

Grants from Cheney: Jim is contemplating concerning issues, cupping of  hardwood floors from excessive humidity from basement.  Blair & Sons have discussed some cupping is normal, but this problem is what happens during winter when the room is warmed/dry from above and the basement is moist cool from below.  A hydrologist evaluation has suggested making a french drain from across the property to reduce water issues /basement moisture.  Some funds from grant may be available, but significant sweat equity and other funds are needed. Jim suggests this may be $10-15 thousand dollars, and further evaluation is happening. This is currently not budgeted, however consideration needed to maintain building for long term.

Garage has water intake on heavy rains.  This problem needs to be addressed eventually if it is going to last and be maintained for rental.

Gravel parking lot has been regraded by Aaron, and needs more gravel.  New piping for extending the external faucet has been purchased, but work yet to be done. Volunteers are needed. There is a generator that has been acquired by Jim. Shelving needed for video monitoring system to be stored in closet. A volunteer carpenter is needed.

Boy Scouts have repaired the NCC Fire pit, and rebuilt the benches.  Resolutions passed to recognize them and send a letter of thanks. Lynne to post a photo with recognition.

Toy box has arrived, but still needs to be assembled.

Photos of all the board members have been picked.

Two or three scholarship applications have arrived.  None added since deadline extension.

West Sound Home and Garden want to feature the Nichols Center in their magazine. On June 22,23 or 24th will meet with Jim Braden, Tony Moore and Jean Peterson for more historical information. Lynne has more old photos.

Motion to adjourn at 9:30 pm unanimously approved.

Respectfully Submitted by Gina Olson, Secretary

 

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FICRA Board Meeting Agenda: July 2014

FOX ISLAND COMMUNITY and RECREATION ASSOCIATION

7/10/2014 FICRA Board Meeting 

Nichols Community Center, Fox Island, WA

FICRA Board of Directors

Uwe Krohn, President

Bob Bowser, Vice President

Gina Olson, Secretary

Hal Goodell, Treasurer

Tony Moore, Director

Howard Stapleton, Director

Jim Braden, Immediate Past President

 

7:00 PM FICRA Board Meeting

  • Call to order
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Recognitions & sign in/volunteer time
  • Approval of June 12, 2014 FICRA minutes
  • President’s Report
  • Consent Calendar (attached)
  • Treasurer’s Report (includes Finance Committee)
  • Committee Reports (5 minutes each, max)
    • Social Activities Committee – Jean Peterson
    • Publicity Committee – Jim Braden
    • Membership Committee
  • Special Committees
    • Audit Committee compliance status
  • Unfinished Business
    • FICRA Fair
  • New Business
  • Meeting Adjournment (next meeting: August 14, 2014.)

CONSENT CALENDAR (These are items that will be approved as a package unless a Board member or person from the audience requests an item be removed and discussed in detail individually.  The President will ask for any such requests ahead of approval.)

The Board discusses what it considers to be non-controversial issues between meetings and then conducts a vote on these in the regular meeting as a package to keep the regular meetings as time-effective as possible.

 

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FICRA Building Trust Board Meeting Agenda: July 2014

FICRA BUILDING TRUST
BOARD MEETING AGENDA
Thursday, July 10, 2014, 7:45PM (follows FICRA Board Meeting)
Nichols Community Center, Fox Island, WA
FICRA Trust Board of Directors
Jim Braden, President
Ray Kittelberger, Vice President
Gina Olson, Secretary
Hal Goodell, Treasurer
Tony Moore, Director
  • Call to Order
  • President’s Report
  • Approval of June 12, 2014 FICRA Building Trust minutes
  • Consent Calendar (below)
  • Treasurer’s Report (includes Finance Committee)
  • Committee Reports (5 minutes each, max)
    • Crime Watch Committee & Emergency Planning
    • Building Committee
    • Nature Center Committee
  • Special Committees
    • Audit Committee
  • Unfinished Business
    • Grant approach/prioritization
    • Outside video cameras status
    • Auditorium light dimmers status
  • New Business
    • Update on French drain for NCC
  • Meeting Adjournment (next meeting August 14, 2014)

CONSENT CALENDAR (These are items that will be approved as a package unless a Board member or person from the audience requests an item be removed and discussed in detail individually.  The President will ask for any such requests ahead of the approval.)

The Board discusses what it considers to be non-controversial issues between meetings and then conducts a vote on these in the regular meeting as a package to keep the regular meetings as time-effective as possible.

  1. Allocation of unbudgeted $474.76 to parking in front of NCC
  2. Agreement to clear fallen trees on North property to clear lawn areas
  3. Selection of scholarship selection committee
  4. Sign for fire pit hours & gazebo reservations
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FICRA Fair on August 9th, 2014 + Information for Vendors

The FICRA Fair is an Island tradition and our biggest event of the year. The 2013 Fair brought significant changes to our fair layout and was one of our most successful Fairs ever. Off street parking was provided for vendors and the public, a Food/Music Court was added and booth space expanded to utilize the space all around the NCC. This year brings the return of the popular Raffle Room, the Flower show and a special FI Emergency Preparedness/Crime Watch display all located inside the NCC. Live music will occur during the fair, a ceremony to honor our Grand Marshalls will be held at noon followed by the Worlds Shortest Parade! This year we also celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the Fox Island Schoolhouse, which is now the NCC. We welcome you to join in the fun.

Vendors are welcome to reserve booths at the fair. Guidelines and important details for fair vendors are available on our website. Some of our policies may have changed so please read the information carefully.

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Potluck and Movie Night at the Nichols Community Center, June 24th

All islanders are invited to Potluck and Movie Night at the Nichols Community Center,  June 24th.   Showing on our new BIG SCREEN will be “Rain Man”  starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise.  Many of us watched this 1988 Academy Award winner when we were much younger and it will be fun to see it again.

The potluck will begin at 6:30pm (bring your own beverage)    -  the film starts at 8:00pm.   Come and enjoy good food, time to relax  and catch up with fellow islanders and a great movie.  All for free at the the Nichols Community Center  on June 24th.  Bring a friend or new resident with you.

Sponsored by “Aging in Place on Fox Island”

 

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FICRA Board Meeting Agenda: June 2014

FOX ISLAND COMMUNITY and RECREATION ASSOCIATION

FICRA Board Meeting Agenda

6/14/2014 7:00 PM

Nichols Community Center, Fox Island, WA

FICRA Board of Directors
Uwe Krohn, President
Bob Bowser, Vice President
Gina Olson, Secretary
Hal Goodell, Treasurer
Tony Moore, Director
Howard Stapleton, Director
Jim Braden, Immediate Past President

  1. Call to order
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Recognitions & sign in/volunteer time
  4. Approval of May 8, 2014 FICRA minutes
  5. President’s Report
  6. Consent Calendar (below)
  7. Treasurer’s Report (includes Finance Committee)
  8. Committee Reports (5 minutes each, max)
    1. Social Activities Committee – Jean Peterson
    2. Publicity Committee – Jim Braden
    3. Membership Committee
  9. Special Committees
    1. Audit Committee report
  10. FICRA Fair
  11. New Business
  12. Meeting Adjournment (next meeting: July 10, 2014.)

CONSENT CALENDAR (These are items that will be approved as a package unless a Board member or person from the audience requests an item be removed and discussed in detail individually.  The President will ask for any such requests ahead of approval.)

The Board discusses what it considers to be non-controversial issues between meetings and then conducts a vote on these in the regular meeting as a package to keep the regular meetings as time-effective as possible.

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FICRA Building Trust Board Meeting Agenda: June 2014

FICRA BUILDING TRUST AGENDA (DRAFT 6-8)

6/12/2014 FICRA Building Trust Board Meeting

Nichols Community Center, Fox Island, Wa.

 

FICRA Trust Board of Directors

Jim Braden, President

Ray Kittelberger, Vice President

Gin Olson, Secretary

Hal Goodell, Treasurer

Tony Moore, Director

7:45 (follows FICRA Board Meeting)

Note: The Board will meet with the Audit Committee at 6 PM

  • Call to order
  • President’s Report
  • Approval of May 8, 2014 FICRA Building Trust minutes
  • Consent Calendar (below)
  • Treasurer’s Report (includes Finance Committee)
  • Committee Reports (5 minutes each, max)
  1. Crime Watch Committee & Emergency Planning
  2. Building Committee
  3. Nature Center Committee
  • Special Committees
  1.  Audit Committee
  • Unfinished Business
  1. Grant approach/prioritization
  2. Lot grading, water control & cameras/lights status
  3. Auditorium light dimmers status
  • New Business
  1. Consider French drain for NCC
  • Meeting Adjournment (next meeting July 10, 2014)

CONSENT CALENDAR (These are items that will be approved as a package unless a Board member or person from the audience requests an item be removed and discussed in detail individually.  The President will ask for any such requests ahead of the approval.)

The Board discusses what it considers to be non-controversial issues between meetings and then conducts a vote on these in the regular meeting as a package to keep the regular meetings as time-effective as possible.

 

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May 2014 FICRA Board Meeting Minutes

FICRA BOARD MEETING MINUTES 

May 8, 2014

Board Attendees: Uwe Krohn, Hal Goodell, Howard Stapleton, Jim Braden, Tony Moore, Bob Bowser, and Gina Olson.

Uwe Krohn opened the meeting at 7:03 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Bob Bowser introduced.  Attendees were asked to sign-in. Volunteer hours noted.

Minutes from the April 10, 2014 board meeting were unanimously approved.

President’s Report:   Uwe would like to institute a “Movie Night” and Potluck with or without theme, consider outdoors if weather is good.  Uwe sights past lectures have been popular and would like to start another lecture like this. A Big thank you to Lynne Goodwin for her work in the Easter Egg Hunt.

Consent Calendar: nothing

Treasure’s Report: Hal Goodell.  Plant Sale Profit from this month is $2, 257.75, which is divided between FICRA, Sand N Soil, and the FI Garden Club

BANK BALANCES:

FICRA    04-1 Checkbook: Balance: $13,481.44      05-1 Balance: $13,617.09

Money Market  04-1 Balance:  $18,579.32               05-1 Balance:$ 18,580.85

PayPal Balance: 04-1 $1,122.27         05-1 Balance: $ $1,122.27 

Membership is currently 333

Committee Reports:

Social Activities:

An Open House is set for the last Sat in May to be held by rental coordinator, Jen Bush. There will be some decorated tables and snacks.

Gina volunteered to invite a lecturer for Mason Bee presentation. Howard will help with whoever volunteers to Chair the movie night committee.

Publicity: Gathering at Braden’s home to have discussion: Uwe, Lynne, Kalli Ostner and Stapletons attended.  Lynne and Kalli continue to be involved in creativity.  Howard and Jeff to help improve the technical aspect of communication.  Constant Contact, and FaceBook updates. Lynne continues to help produce the FoxIsland eFlash. Lynne & Lisa Stapleton working together to put this together.  Karen continues posting bridge signs.

Special Committees:  

Membership Committee: No chair at this time. A representative should be present to help FICRA membership sign-up at other NCC events.

Audit Committee Report by Ray Kittelberger.  Audit members are Joan Broughton, Lori Imel, and Ray Kittelberger. The Audit committee determined FICRA & TRUST financial statements present fairly.  In all material respects, the financial condition of FICRA and the Building Trust is sound as of Dec 31, 2013. FICRA made $4500 and Trust made $7500, not including $29,000 in grants for flooring and roofing on garage. Total a little over $40,000.  The Nature Center land and the Nichols Community Center (NCC) land are carried at cost.  The NCC building and improvements are recorded at cost and then depreciated. A full report will be kept on file and available upon request. Some suggestions in Audit report, carry overs from last year, action not taken.  Audit committee and Board should meet to go over those recommendations, like fees and internal controls.  Hal will be using a Non-Profit Quick Books program.

Unfinished Business:  None

New Business:  

FICRA Fair in planning.  Hal has updated vender applications. A kick off meeting is planned for one day between now and end of May to coordinate volunteers. Dave was Co-chair last year and has submitted suggestions.  Last year was  successful. Dan Spencer is set to play music again this year.  A consideration still to be made for Bands to be paid. Andy Joy (concert pianist) mentioned possible participation. Raffle Room by Spencer, and Garden Show by Barbara. Last year there was a volunteer for Bingo Room for this fair. Back field parking was successful. Damage to field may interfere with kids games location.  Ralph and Jill Christ have volunteered to host the kick off party.

Bob Bowser presented a large map of all properties of fox island and ownership names.  This is to be utilized further for emergency management.

Movement to Adjourn at 7:56 pm. Unanimously approved.

Next Meeting is June 12, 2014.  

Respectfully submitted by Gina Olson, Secretary

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May 2014 FICRA Trust Board Meeting Minutes

FICRA BUILDING TRUST 

MEETING MINUTES May 8, 2014

Board Attendees: Tony Moore, Jim Braden, Ray Kittelberger, Hal Goodell, and Gina Olson.

Meeting opened by Jim Braden.

President’s report: Dimmers installed in the main room, demonstrated by Carolyn Braden.  Jim says that LED bulbs are being used but there is still a little flickering at low levels.  More work is being done to eliminate that.

Lynne Goodwin is working to soon purchase a Toy Box from Costco with funds already donated for this purpose by Julie Sorenson.

Kimberly Toal’s email to FICRA discussed.  We are to consider giving her permission to name, in her will, FICRA as the recipient of 20 acres on Fox Drive.  Ed Burrough feels that a discussion is needed to understand the details.  Jim expressed the concern is that this would be a continuing burden to FICRA and/or Trust volunteers to maintain for the public.  Getting the GPC (The Great Peninsula Conservancy) involved was suggested.  We will schedule a visit by them to get advice.

A web-site calendar is being considered to schedule use of the bridge sign.

The grant process is on hold pending prioritization of projects.

Scholarship application is on-line and is working.  A digital copy of the form has been made, reviewed by the board, and now available on the web site.  It can be down-loaded completed and mailed in.  New Deadline for submission is June 30th.  JIm Braden will make H.S. counseling offices and the current applicants aware of this change.

Slight cupping in the new oak floors is of concern.  Cause is likely continued moisture and humidity from basement. On-going effort is being made to curb this with dehumidifier.  More changes are needed to help divert rain water away from building, and landscape graded.

The kitchen upgrade continues to be priority.  Cabinetry, storage, etc. The board to approve finances for this at later meeting after design is approved.

Consent Calendar: No items.

Treasurers Report: Hal Goodell

Trust Beginning Balance: $22,036.10      5-1-2014 Register Balance:$19,081.54

Money Market Beginning Balance: $12,841.85    5-1-2014 Register Balance: $12,842.91

COMMITTEES:

Crime Watch: Stan Weston reported a few incidents, including the following: several reported vehicle break-ins occurring on 9th Ave.  Noise complaints.  Three home burglary reports.  Vehicle break-in in Salmon Bay Estates with no theft. All vehicles were in their driveway, and recommendation or reminder not to leave valuables in your cars.

Emergency Planning: Ray Kittelberger is working on emergency preparedness month event in July.  Two meetings are scheduled this month. The goal is to figure out what services FI residents can expect in an emergency.  The NCC to be communication hub, and air field possibly. Jim has been in contact with leadership at FIAC and UCC churches for emergency overnight housing, Yacht Club for emergency evacuation. A large effort is needed to organize people into their neighborhoods. There is a need to organize island into sections.  Organization of an emergency plan for Fox Island is a lengthy process and will take time and many volunteers or organizers at many levels.

Building Committee: Jean Peterson presents with printed report.

Auditorium lights are now on dimmers. Hose Bib will be modified to facilitate watering.  Nan is working on an information sign to be up in front of the NCC. The hardwood floors are going to be assessed by Blair & Sons. A buff and recoat would cost $1641.  Window replacement is on hold.  Kitchen updates planned. Trust board approves a motion for committee members to clear out items from kitchen which are not being used and sell them at garage sale or donate them.  Leaking and disrepair has been noted in the refrigerator.  Motion approved for the Committee to purchase after advising the Board of the cost.

A hydrologist is being consulted regarding the basement water issues.

Nature Center: Ed Burroughs reports that Nature Center entered and won 3 awards through the Museums Largest Tree competition. Ed will take you to the NCC and show you the trees if desired.  Signs that vandals removed have been replaced. Work on trails continues.  The location remains beautiful and tranquil.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

Jim is working with George Metzger on the NCC surveillance cameras .  Motion passed to make purchase of cameras for $800 or less for this purpose.

Walrath has offered to provide the large boulders to prevent further breaches of vehicles through the lawn.  Jim will follow up on this.

FICRA/Trust have been invited to address the Pierce County Counsel.  Ray suggested we share what we are doing to prepare for emergencies.  Board agreed to send a representative.

Jim is working with parents and families of youth vandals that drove cars in circles over back lawn.  They worked on 2 days (about 7 hours, total) and will pay for top soil.

Motion to adjourn approved 9:12 PM.

Respectfully Submitted by Gina Olson, Secretary

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