President’s Remarks June 2019
Hello from Jan Zweerts President of JBMI.
Complaint committee has been restarted. Sher Shepps, Cheryl Grant and David Hume are committee members. Vice-President Connie Johnson is the Board contact.
One resident has been told to not call or text me after having sent hundreds of texts to my phone. All residents including the one who felt they had an exclusive private pipeline to my ear are still welcome to email, come to a board meeting, bend my ear at one of the Informal Forums I have monthly.
A group effort with residents and moorage workers resulted in a debris fender installed on KRow using only items already stored here. A log was towed with the all-electric “Harbor Turn” from the back channel upriver to K-Row and quickly installed to a stand-off fitting donated earlier by a resident. This fix was started by a resident who called the moorage manager who rallied resources after the initial complaint. Photos on Facebook.
Cans of Worms open: Short Term Rentals STR. Several letters have been exchanged and behavior by a resident has been modified by removing online ads for less then 90 days. Counter measures will be put in place to better monitor STRs online. As always residents noticing behaviors that look like STR use of JBMI please let the office know.
Parking Policy. Ignorance and flouting of 3 car limit, mis-display of stickers by a small number of residents has started conversations with an outside towing company for recommendations. An audit and reissue of parking stickers without JBMI lettering per resident’s request will help us with STR enforcement. Basically, enforcement will happen after midnight. Vehicles without a valid parking permit, temporary or guest permit may be subject to towing at the owner’s expense. The office will give updates on this process that is expected to take several months to implement.
Dog do-do in common areas. A very small group of careless dog owners are creating a big nuisance. Research has found several services that can handle this ongoing nuisance. This is lower on the list than the parking policy for now.
Bylaws updates. The Southside Mobile Home Clubhouse has been reserved for Special meetings the 1st Tuesday of June and July.
Harbormaster. As the world becomes more crowded and complicated additional rules have had to be implemented to reduce the tendency of residents to add more vessels without registering them. A 30-day notice has been sent to a resident to affix JBMI sticker or suffer an assessment.
A-Row. So far, the process looks like it is under control. Cost and time not know yet.
Cans of Worms to be opened: There are over 30 requests for covered parking on a list in the office. What would it take to plan and build more carports with storage and plug-ins for electric vehicles? How would this be funded? Point person?
Vegetation control with goats. In past years the brambles have been cut down by our moorage workers at peril to life and limb on the steep bank. Point person and how to fund discussion needed.
Electric vehicle charging. (currently 2 inside JBMI) As the cost of electric vehicles comes down more places may be needed on our property or even required by a change in law as has happened in other places. Point person and how to fund discussion needed.
Converting a city owned water tank into club house and office/workshop. I have talked to welder residents who say they could do many parts of the conversion inhouse. Pitfalls I have found so far, convincing City of Portland to allow structure to stand for reuse and conversion. I put this on a back burner for now.
Columbia Crossing Storage. Remove the easement that allows total strangers to roam though our parking lot. Pitfall, convincing a large corporation to seek another exit from their under maintained facility. Why is this important? Per City of Portland zoning that property is inside an aircraft noise area that would allow future higher density living quarters to be built, having additional traffic though the current storage facility gate location would be problematic. Google City of Portland Hayden Island Zoning.
Help shape the future of JBMI by volunteering for a very important position! Our seven member Board is comprised of four Officers and 3 Directors Currently there is one open Director position; we are accepting applications to complete the unexpired, two-year appointment. For more information, please contact me at:
email@example.com , or Sarah Joy, Moorage Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.
I want to thank those many residents who give me the energy and stamina needed to carry on after I receive yet another negative setback. Your upbeat greetings as I walk about do help me tremendously. I hope that I have inspired more residents to get involved in making Jantzen Beach Moorage a better community. Jan Zweerts
Please be aware of the Special Board Meeting June 4 (see Calendar) and note the the April meeting minutes, May by-laws meeting and the by-laws meeting summary are combined as one - go to minutes page
The Summary by itselt follows below. (Abbreviated to include just the changes . Full report is in the minutes..
Sharon Cochran Summary of Bylaws Special Meeting
The key changes to Draft 5 recommended and agreed on at our meeting of May 7th are as follows (thank you to Graham who actually did all this work):
4.01. Clarification of the composition of the Board by adding in the President and changing the number of Directors, as discussed in the meeting.
4.02. Removal of all of the transition wording from draft 4 regarding the composition of the Board as of 2018 and inserted a general clause which could allow the Board to adopt a transition plan appropriate for our current circumstances. Addition of "or demonstrate a regular and consistent residency/occupancy at the Moorage" to the Director qualification of having a primary residence in the Moorage.
5.02. Change in residency language to match 4.02
5.06. Small change from "overseeing" to "preparing".
6.01/6.02/6.03. These are the key changes that moves the appointment of the ARC/HMC from article 11 to article 6, where I think it logically fits. Section 6 has effectively been subdivided:
6.02 is new and sets out the role of the ARC/HMC; it picks up some of the critical language from the prior article 11; all of the definition wording for "slip" has been separated into a new section
6.03 and the following sections renumbered. 11. The addition of 6.02 enables the deletion in entirety of article 11. The detailed language from article 11 belongs in the rules & regulations for each of the committees, not the bylaws. I recognize this is a drastic proposal and I have not renumbered the rest of the articles and sections following the deletion of 11. This remains to be done if you and the Board accept it. -I'm totally behind Graham's recommendation here.
12.01. No changes but we still need to identify the grandfathered slips.
12.04. I have changed six months to three months. There may be other changes, such as deletion of subleases I recommend that we accept this version of the Bylaws for a vote to submit to the Members at our next Board meeting.
To Cheryl Baker.....
A familiar sight the last few weeks has been a lone weeder going along the fencelines. Thanks Cheryl for the many things you do for the moorage!