BCCA BUSINESS

2022 Board of Directors:

President: Curt Schnaible
 
Vice President:  Carl Scott
 
Secretary: Julie Jackson
 
Treasurer: Carolyn Brotherton
 
Member at large: David Suveges
 
 

BRIDGEHAVEN
Community Club Association
BOARD MEETING MINUTES
May 18, 2022

 

 

Attendees:
Curt Schnaible, BCCA President
Carl Scott, BCCA Vice President/Architectural Committee Chair
David Suveges, BCCA Member-at-Large
Jose Escalera, BCCA Water Utility Manager
Diana Schnaible, BCCA Architectural Committee
Julie Jackson, BCCA Secretary


Bill and Marilyn Bryant
Tom Moore

 


President Curt Schnaible called the meeting to order, and Secretary Julie Jackson read the minutes from the Board meeting on March 15, 2022. The minutes were unanimously approved by the Board.


1. MARINA UPDATE (as Marina Manager Matt Maynard was not in attendance, Curt led the discussion)


a. Upcoming Safety Repairs – Curt discussed upcoming marina safety repairs, including replacement of missing dock ramp slats, reinforcement of areas with weakened/decaying wood, and elimination of partially exposed screws. Curt indicated that installation of marina security cameras and a height
increase of the barbed wire topping the marina fence will be done by him and Vice President Carl Scott in the near future.


b. Marina Dredging – Attending resident Tom Moore inquired about the status of marina dredging, which led to an extensive discussion of past dredging efforts and the time/expense Bridgehaven has spent trying to resolve the issue over the years. Each effort has involved expensive engineering studies and permitting, but limited (if any) lasting improvements. Dredging has been successful only in the short-term, as tidal movements quickly redeposit dredged materials.


The last dredging at Bridgehaven occurred in 2009. At that time, the dredged materials had to be barged a distance away, and individual blades of eel grass had to be counted in specified locations to avoid habitat disturbance. The permit allowed dredging in the back channel, by the dock, and 300
feet out, but nothing outside the bulkhead.


It was discussed that we need to find an attorney or professional to address obtaining a maintenance permit, such as that secured by Cape George and Driftwood Keys. A maintenance permit does not require reanalysis/repermitting for each individual dredging event. Carl noted that the 2009 dredging was done under such a permit, but the 5-year follow-up dredging never occurred.


It was agreed that Curt and Carl will research who to talk to about the maintenance permit process. While the process might involve hiring an attorney, the results should be worth it. Marilyn Bryant said Bridgehaven currently has $293,000 available in dredging funds.


2. COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE – A question was asked again about a Bridgehaven summer garage sale, and Curt reiterated that the Board will not be involved with nor sponsor such a sale this year due to past and ever-increasing issues with security and thefts in the neighborhood. It was further
suggested that Ken Kestor be asked if he can add a camera system on Thorndyke to counteract security issues in general.

3. TREASURER’S REPORT – Marilyn Bryant presented a brief Treasurer’s report, stating that $8,000 is owed in accounts receivables from one of the home builders at Bridgehaven. She stated that out of 226 water meters and 204 lots, monies are due for just 14 meters and 6 lots (which is typical this time of year). A discussion was held regarding collection options, particularly from the builder.


4. WATER SYSTEMS REPORT – Jose Escalera gave a summary of activities relating to Bridgehaven’s water systems:


a. It is now required that the existing Bridgehaven storage shed located within the chain-link-fenced area surrounding Bridgehaven’s water towers and pumphouse be moved for security reasons, and Curt and Carl have been exploring relocation options. Jose stated that he is the only Bridgehaven
member with authority to access the fenced area (even Bridgehaven Board members are not allowed inside), and that an inspection of the property was just completed. One shed “relocation” possibility would be to add a second fence separating the shed into its own parcel while keeping the towers and
pumphouse independently secured. Bridgehaven owns enough property surrounding the currently fenced area to allow reconfiguration into two separately fenced parcels. Since there is no immediate deadline, Jose will provide a report from the recently completed inspection/survey for future
discussion/action.


b. Jose provided an extensive update on future installs, expansions, connections, borings, costs, revenues, etc. Jose’s approach in current times is to pre-order parts required for all expected work to avoid ongoing and future cost increases.


c. Marilyn Bryant stated that $42,000 has been collected in 2022 from new water connections. She also asked if anyone was going to trim around Bridgehaven’s fire hydrants. Jose said he has a meeting scheduled with the Fire Department and will ask about the issue.


5. COMMUNITY SUMMER PICNIC: Marilyn Bryant expressed a desire to have a Bridgehaven summer picnic and said that she is willing to plan the event. She asked if the Board would be willing to pay for hot dogs and hamburgers, with side dishes provided by attendees. The Board agreed, and a date of August
20, 2022, was selected.


The meeting was adjourned.
 

BRIDGEHAVEN
Community Club Association
BOARD MEETING MINUTES
March 15, 2022


Attendees:


Curt Schnaible, BCCA President
Carl Scott, BCCA Vice President/Architectural Committee Chair
Carolyn Brotherton, BCCA Treasurer/Architectural Committee
David Suveges, BCCA Member-at-Large
Deb Reithmeyer, BCCA Emergency Communications/Preparedness
Joe Schwann, BCCA Water Utility Commissioner
Jose Escalera, BCCA Water Utility Manager
Matt Maynard, BCCA Marina Manager
Diana Schnaible, BCCA Architectural Committee
Julie Jackson, BCCA Secretary
Marilyn and Bill Bryant
Andy Lingle
Barbara and David Nelson
Dan Brotherton
Catherine Wright
Curt Schnaible called the meeting to order and welcomed new BCCA Board members and attending residents.


Emergency Communications/Preparedness Plan Update (Deb Reithmeyer)


– Deb stated that Bridgehaven’s population is aging, and she is always available to answer questions or refer residents to safety resources.
– There is a VERY low snowpack in the mountains this year, which means Bridgehaven will be at a very high level for wildfires in 2022. All residents should have their “Go Bags” packed and ready to grab in a 5 to 15-minute window. This year, a wildfire will be much more likely at Bridgehaven than anearthquake.
– Deb recommended that emergency storage units be located throughout Bridgehaven, e.g., on the spit, at mid-level, and on the hill. If emergency storage is provided, then Bridgehaven could become a Community Point of Distribution (CPOD) with approval from the Jefferson County Department of
Emergency Management. As such, Bridgehaven would be at the top of the list for receiving emergency supplies following a disaster.
– Curt said that the Board is already working on a new Bridgehaven storage unit.
– Deb indicated that BCCA needs more people trained for emergency/disaster events.
– George Gebert is Bridgehaven’s radio communications specialist. He will be able to communicate if other systems are down during an emergency.
– Deb’s suggested that once the storage building is ready to house emergency supplies, Bridgehaven’s monthly Happy Hour gatherings could be used as a method of collection, i.e., attendees could each bring an emergency item. Deb will make a list of needed emergency supplies (to be posted on
Bridgehaven.net), and a notice will also be posted once sufficient storage is available for collection.
– CPR training was last done 2 years ago, and Deb is happy to do any additional training requested, e.g., items needed in “Grab-n-Go” bags, etc. If interested, contact her directly.
– Curt stated that the Board will determine the neighborhood location(s) for emergency storage.
– Later in the meeting, Deb suggested that a Bridgehaven resident be designated to coordinate/document triage efforts in the event of an emergency. Deb currently maintains a listing of Bridgehaven households
that possess emergency equipment (e.g., chainsaw, generator, etc.), which she will share with the designated triage person in the event of a disaster.


Treasurer’s Report (Carolyn Brotherton):

 

Carolyn presented on BCCA’s current financial standing. The
outlook is good, with significant positive income in 2021.


Water Systems Report (Joe Schwann and Jose Escalera):

 

It was reported that Bridgehaven’s water systems are working well, with all samples testing normal. A question was asked if electronic meters were still under consideration, and it was reported that the idea has been tabled until other potential water system expansion issues have been resolved (including multiple new houses in the works). Discussions will continue at monthly
water meetings.

 

Marina Updates (Matt Maynard):

 

Matt reported that the faucet by boat launch was broken, and that Curt
and Carl repaired the underground line and installed a new faucet. There is also a PVC split in the landing area which Matt will fix. Matt proposed changing the current marina year-to-year billing cycle relative to new
slip rentals to optimize cash flow. A pro-rated system will be developed to address the issue. Currently, one 30-foot and four 20-foot slips are available.

 

Architectural Committee Updates:

 

Carl Scott reported that seven new houses are in the works or underway,
with several awaiting permits. Some runoff issues have been reported and resolved. Andy Lingle (Bridgehaven’s mail carrier) is designing a new house in Bridgehaven and requested clarification on input related to the design. Carl stated that design approval will be based on Bridgehaven’s guidelines and
covenants and not the aesthetic opinions of neighbors.


A question was asked if power could be provided at the marina for use by boat owners. Carl and Curt agreed the addition was a good idea and will be pursued.


A discussion was held regarding security cameras at the marina to discourage trespassing and address recent incidents. It was decided that locks will be provided on the marina pavilion and that the barbed wire around the sides of the marina will be raised.

 

Future BCCA Meeting Dates:

 

The following meeting dates for 2022 were established and will be posted on Bridgehaven.net:

 

2nd Quarter – Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 4:00 p.m.
3rd Quarter/Budget – Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 4:00 p.m.
4th Quarter/Annual – Saturday, September 17, 2022, 11:00 a.m.

 

Miscellaneous Topics:

 

Requests were made that a community summer picnic, garage sale, and bingo gatherings be held at Bridgehaven during 2022. Diana Schnaible reported that she and Julie Jackson have community bingo events in the works.

Due to thefts connected with previous Bridgehaven garage sales, it was suggested that individuals hold their own garage sales or that a group sale be held in the marina pavilion.
It was also noted that security cameras are now very affordable, and if individual homeowners added more throughout the neighborhood it could help minimize theft. Curt will also find out what would be required to add a security camera to an existing weather station.
Bill Bryant suggested that the bank issue by the marina be resolved through discussion with the neighboring property owners.
After discussion with Catherine Wright, it was agreed that Secretary Julie Jackson will assume update and distribution of Bridgehaven’s neighborhood directory. Any pending updates should be directed to Julie.

 

The meeting was adjourned.

 

Access minutes from past Board Meetings here.

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