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:
firstname.lastname@example.org , or Sarah Joy, Moorage Manager, email@example.com.
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
For three years various Members on the Bylaws Committee have been working diligently to update our bylaws. This was needed for several reasons including:
· Liability – the Bylaws were 20 years old!
· The need to address today’s issues versus those at inception of JBMI
· Correcting and updating language
· Clarifying “muddy” areas
· Updating, clarifying and adding definitions
During those three years, the committee held multiple open meetings and surveyed the Members and incorporated those suggestions and survey results. The Bylaws Committee recommended a draft to the current JBMI Board on <date> who agreed that the draft was ready to go out for review and comment by the members.
Although the draft is in the process of being reviewed by our lawyer, we want to ensure that Members have plenty of opportunity to review, comment and have their questions answered.
There are multiple ways for you to review the bylaws and share your suggestions:
· The Draft Bylaws will be posted on the JBMI website
· There will be copies of the Draft Bylaws in the JBMI office
· After review, you can email your thoughts/comments/suggestions/questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Board will email comments received and answers to questions about the Draft Bylaws to all Members on a regular basis. Emails sent to addresses other than this one will be forwarded to this email so that ALL comments and answers to questions can be seen by all Members.
· Town Hall Meetings – the first is scheduled for July 2nd 6:30 pm at the South Shore Clubhouse
This is an exciting time and an opportunity for all Members to shape the type of community they want to live in. We hope to hear from you over the next few months!
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!