BRIDGEHAVEN COMMUNITY CLUB ASSOCIATION
ANNUAL MEETING AGENDA
SEPTEMBER 23, 2023
ANNUAL MEETING CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT CURT SCHNAIBLE
This meeting called to order by President Curt Schnaible at 11:08 am.
INTRODUCTION OF BOARD MEMBERS
All Board Members introduced to attendees. Julie Jackson, Secretary, has stepped down for personal reasons. Lynne Mackey-Moseley to complete her term.
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS REPORT GIVEN BY DEB REITHMEYER
Please see the Bridgehaven Emergency Annual Report 2023 from Deb Reithmeyer, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, attached as a PDF to these minutes.
MARINA REPORT GIVEN BY MATT MAYNARD
Matt reported that all slips are currently rented, and they do not often become available unless someone gives one up. There is a waiting list for 3x 20’ slips and 1x 30’ slip. Please contact Matt if you need to review use of water at the Marina, as it needs to be shut off in the winter when not in use.
ARCHITECTURAL REORT GIVEN BY CARL SCOTT
Carl reported that Lots 29-30 are close to being permitted for a new house build. This may be the last new build allowed on the Spit. There are no new requests on the Hill. There has been some interest from owners in little house installations, however the by-laws restrict residences to those greater than 800 square feet in size.
Bridgehaven residents requested information re: non-Bridgehaven builds. BCCA has no jurisdiction over those builds, however, will continue monitoring deposits of silt under the docks and address any issues re: access to the Marina, especially at low tides.
TREASURER’S REPORT GIVEN BY DAVID SUVEGES
David reports that there is one new expense, Robot Call service to communicate emergency and time sensitive updates. The budget includes reserves to address possible future need for dredging as boats are having more difficulty accessing the marina at low tides. Carl reports that the Board and Marina manager are monitoring this and looking at possible solutions, including, but not limited to, dredging.
Discussion about BCCA’s non-profit status with requests for clarification re: reserves and possible re-investment of funds in the community. Board members invited residents to attend the next
quarterly Board meeting – time and date to be set.
WATER REPORT GIVEN BY JOE SCHWAN
Retaining water supply is healthy though there are issues with repairs due to it being an older system. The old model meters are obsolete and can no longer be repaired, as parts cannot be found. The water Commission is installing new electronic meters that can be read on an app which will increase the tracking of system issues, for example repairs and leaks, especially unexpected increases in water use. These will also help conservation efforts. It is possible that rates could be adjusted once the new systems are in place and the water commission has built up its reserves for emergency situations.
The Seattle Drive hookup is being processed, with the water commission pursuing bids for installation now that permitting has been granted.
Homeowners continue to be responsible for the water supply from the meter to their house. The meters have already been purchased and installation will begin soon. House issues such as rebuilding or replacing pumps are also currently being addressed. The Water Commission is exploring options with the electric company for the most efficient plan going forward for pump replacements. The Water Commission is holding funds and reserves in the event of a catastrophe. At present, we do not qualify for federal monies for emergency situations, but the water Commission continues to investigate other funding options.
Joe explained the breakdown of the increases in rates. It was also clarified that the Water Commission is a separate entity from the Bridgehaven Community Club Association. Its capacity is 350 homes, and it is currently providing water to 230 homes.
Members have further questions regarding the Water Commission’s policies and budget. It was clarified that the water commission cannot access Bridgehaven General Funds. The BCCA Board recommended that the Water Commission hold an Open House to answer customer questions and offer further clarifications about improvements to the system and budget/charge updates.
ANY OTHER BUSINESS
Andy Lingle encouraged residents to attend the quarterly BCCA Board meetings, which are open to all property owners. These meetings will be scheduled soon for 2024.
The meeting was adjourned at 12:30.
Minutes from previous Annual Meetings may be found here.