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March 13, 2014

Board Attendees: Mimi Miller, Jeff Goodwin, Hal Goodell, Tony Moore, Gina Olson and Lynn Goodwin.  Jim Braden excused.


Vice-President Jeff Goodwin opened the meeting at 7:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance.


Process of the Election meeting explained by Jeff.   No other FICRA business to be conducted at tonight’s meeting.


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


Motion made by Tony Moore to remove from the election process the Audit Committee.  In the By-Laws it states that the FICRA Board members appoint them instead.  Motion seconded by Mimi Miller. Unanimously approved.


Motion made by Tony Moore to appoint the members of the Nominating Committee as: Juanita Bjork, Jim Braden, and Gerry Knight.  This motion was seconded by Mimi and unanimously approved.


Motion made by Tony Moore to appoint Ray Kittelberger, Lori Imel, and Joan Broughton to the Audit Committee.  Motion seconded by Mimi Miller.  Motion unanimously approved.


Elections proceedings were conducted by Gerry Knight, and all nominations for each office were introduced as follows:


FOR PRESIDENT: Uwe Krohn. There were no additional nominations from the floor.  He and his wife have a home business and have lived on FI for a little over a year. Uwe has been looking for a way to become more involved in the community. Uwe stated his goals as president of FICRA are to keep FICRA healthy, get more people involved, and continue to pursue issues regarding the safety of FI residents and visitors.


FOR VICE-PRESIDENT: Bob Bowser. There were no additional nominations from the floor. He and his wife Beverly have lived on FI for 7 years.  He has been on various boards and would like to have your vote!


FOR SECRETARY: Gina Olson for re-election. There were no additional nominations from the floor. She and her husband Brent, and son Tor, have lived on FI for 3 years and have property behind the NCC.  Gina has been the secretary for the past year. She is a PA-C for Multicare Urgent Care in Gig Harbor for the last 10 years.  She has appreciated FICRA events, and is glad to be a part of this organization.


FOR TREASURER: Hal Goodell. There were no additional nominations from the floor. He and his wife Annie have lived on FI since 1995.  He has been a Director on the FICRA Board member for last 2 years. He has belonged to Sand N Soil Garden Club for 4 years.


FOR DIRECTOR: Howard Stapleton. There were no additional nominations from the floor.  Howard has lived on FI since Sept of 2013.  Originally from San Diego where he was involved in Scouting and other school musical programs, he and his wife Lisa are excited to get involved and support FICRA and their community.


Motion moved to close the nominations.  Motion approved unanimously.


Motion was made by Lynn Goodwin to accept the slate of candidates by acclamation (because no additional candidates were added to the ballot).   Neve Norton seconded the motion, motion was unanimously approved.


Wine and Cheese night “School House” wine glasses are still available.  Please see Hal or Annie if you are interested. They are $4 each.


Magical Strings concert will be at 3:00 pm on March 23 at the NCC.  Tickets are

$15 for adults and children are free.  Volunteers needed to help set up chairs. Contact Karen Craven.


April 12th from 9 am to 12 pm is the Spring Work Party/ Clean Up.  Jean Peterson, Chairman of Building Committee is announcing this as a change from the proposed April 26th as it is usually the weekend before the Easter Egg Hunt. Board approved this date change.


There is a theatrical production called “The Madwoman of Chaillot” at 7:30 pm at the United Church of Christ this Saturday. Jeff Goodwin encouraged all interested to attend.


Plant Sale is scheduled for May 3, 2014 from 11 am to 2 pm.  Neve Norton, Linda Dodds, and Hal Goodell are coordinating the Plant Sale event.  Plant donations are needed.  They will pick up and help divide plants from your home if you wish to have help.  There is a need for one gallon plastic plant pots.  Two digs are already planned for March.  Please let Hal know if you are interested in donating. (549-4178).


Motion to adjourn meeting made by Tony, seconded by Mimi and unanimously approved.


Respectfully submitted by Gina Olson, Secretary







March 13, 2014


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


Tony Moore opened the meeting at 8:14 pm.  Gina Olson to record the minutes for Jim Braden.


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


CONSENT CALENDAR: No items to report.




FICRA Trust Balances

Checking beginning balance $22,900.99                            Register Balance $21,183.08

Money Market beginning balance $12,839.78                                    Register Balance $12,840.76


No income for Crime Watch this month, expenses were $956.04




Three burglaries were reported, including the following: A home on Dungeness Dr. It is being further investigated.  A new construction on 6th Ave reported two skylights stolen, and tools reported tools stolen from a garden/tool shed on property on 13th Ave.

Vandalism occurred this month to the lawn at the NCC.  Suspects include up to 20 youth, and 5 cars.  A license plate was recorded by a home owner near NCC, and this is being followed by the sheriff department.

Fox Island Store in putting in a beer garden next to the store.

A Meth Lab was taken down on 12th Ave which was located in an outbuilding on a property.

Drag racing occurs frequently on 9th Ave at early hours of AM.  More patrols are going to be established to discourage this activity.  Another concern is that there is more drug and substance use or parties here because of decreased patrols. Mike Gordon is asking for Fox Island residents to get license numbers and make reports of any suspicious activity.




A Priority List has been proposed to the board.  Jean Peterson would like to have an irrigation system considered in the future, for the plants and lawn to remain green through summer.  More research and information is needed.

Jean Peterson attended a Grant writing workshop in Olympia where much information was made available to her.  She plans to use what she has learned to the process of applying for a grant for the window restoration or replacement project.  There is more information and research to be conducted. She reports to members that Grant writing is a long process and then a long wait, and then it covers only a portion of cost, so funds must be raised or established for this purpose.  Stan Flemming, who attended, was thanked for his assistance in this process.


The Garden Tour Committee met and decided not to have a Garden Tour this year. The profits from the Garden Tour donated equally to the three non-profits organizations on Fox Island, so this income will not be available this year. There are plans to have it occur every other year in the future because of limited number of gardens in participation.


Window restoration project is still in Building Committee planning phase. Based on Historical Society recommendation, further propositions and estimates and grant writing will continue to be developed.






No action on water control or lot grading.  Last rain was heavy and caused a lot of water into the NCC basement, but the pumps have been effective at removing all water which entered.




A slate for trust board at this time includes Jim Braden for President, Ray Kittelberger for VP, Gina Olson for secretary, Hal Goodell for Treasurer and Tony Moore for Director.  The Elections for the FICRA Trust will occur next month.  Motion made to nominate Gerry Knight, Juanita Bjork and Jim Braden as the Nomination Committee and to conduct FICRA Trust elections. Approved.


April 3rd at 5:30 at Peninsula HS there will be a meeting on the Shoreline Master Plan. Stan Flemming is imploring people to attend as it will affect Fox Island property owners.  Some proposals include 75 foot buffer zones for waterfront property in addition to a 50 foot set-back. There are many changes which will impact properties on creeks, wet lands, river or water front, etc.  Stan feels that waterfront property owners should be aware that the County Council needs to hear from them so they can send a clear voice to the state. Read more about the bill on the Pierce County Council web site.


Meeting adjourned.


Respectfully Submitted by Gina Olson, for Jim Braden, Secretary



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