FICRA Building Trust Board Meeting & Election Night Minutes 4-10-2014


April 10, 2014

Board Attendees: Tony Moore, Jim Braden, Ray Kittelberger, and Mimi Miller.   Tres Walker excused.

President’s report: Tonight is the Election Night for the FICRA Trust. Motion passed  to start the election process.

Nominations for the following positions were presented by the Nominating Committee:

President: Jim Braden

VIce-President: Ray Kittelberger

Treasurer: Hal Goodell

Secretary: Gina Olson

Director: Tony Moore

No nominations from the floor were made so the election process proceeded by voice of acclamation unanimously.

Minutes from the Feb 13, 2014 board meeting were unanimously approved.

Consent Calendar: None

Treasurers Report: Hal Goodell

Trust Beginning Balance: $21,183.08 Register Balance: $22,036.10

Money Market Beginning Balance: $12,840.76 Register Balance: $12,841.85


Crime Watch: Stan Weston reported a few incidents, including vandalism to a home in construction, theft from out buildings on private property, intoxicated teen returned to her guardian, and suspicious persons observed by on-duty sheriff to be “exploring the island” in the early hours of the morning, escorted off the island. No arrests.

Building Committee: Jean Peterson is continuing to work on window improvements.  There is an inclination to replace, rather than restore with great options available.  The plant watering issue is going to be looked into further. Dimmers for the lights in the main room considered, and barrier to keep cars off lawn to be installed. Kitchen remodel plans are beginning.   Spring Clean up is for this Saturday April 12th from 9 am to 12 noon.  Lunch to be served. Contact Carolyn Braden if you plan to come and stay for lunch.

Nature Center: Ed Burroughs reports that Nature Center has entered the Museum’s Competition for the Biggest Trees.  They may have won the biggest Hemlock and Maple at 24 foot circumference. Vandalism has of posted signs recently pulled up and broken. The plants not damaged. Signs to be replaced.  Alliance Church and Harbor Christian homeschool organization have been offered the Nature center as a resource for education. 22 volunteer hours logged. Next work party is a week from this Saturday.



Jim is working with George Metzger on the NCC surveillance cameras to deter any future vandals. Also installation of large boulders to prevent further breaches of vehicles through the lawn.

Jim is working with parents and a lawyer to make restitution/restoration of the damage done to the baseball field by last month’s vandalism.  There are 3 individuals, their parents and Trust Board who are working to “make things right,” without litigation.  A landscape company and new owners of Erin Rockery are being asked to evaluate and advise on best way to repair the field.

Oil Tank needs to be “topped off” and this helps avoid condensation build up.  The board approved a motion to fill oil tank at this time.

“Young at Heart”, a movie documentary from 2008 is going to be shown at the NCC on 4/15/14 at 7 pm.  Free showing.

Heartfelt thanks given to Mimi for all her efforts and excellence with keeping the books for FICRA and TRUST.

Motion made by Tony Moore to adjourn.  Motion approved unanimously.

Respectfully Submitted by

Gina Olson, Secretary

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