Lake Anna Civic Association
Board of Directors Meeting
May 6, 2004
Call To Order
With a quorum present, the meeting was called to order at 6:00pm.
Officers present: Bill Hayden, President; Chris Mykrantz, Secretary and Bill Martin, Treasurer.
Regional Directors present: Herb Distefano, Berkeley; Olivia Ryan, Cuckoo; Bill Murphy,
Mineral/Louisa, Bob Kepley, Jackson and Bernie White, Belmont.
Committee Chairs present: Carl Groth, Water Quality, Joe Weatherton, Land Use, Bill Borduin,
Early Site Permit, Jean Borduin, Newsletter, Gail Martin, Hospitality, Steve Raileanu, Safety, and
Jim Oliver, fireworks and Buoys.
Guests present: Irene Luck, The Central Virginian; Marilyn Root, The Lake Anna Observer,
Terri Reynolds, Ron and Dottie Russell and Tersh Norton, members and Philip deCamp, guest.
Board Member absentees: Joe Bailey, Vice President and Ray Lora, Brokenburg.
Approval of Agenda
After discussion, the agenda for the May 6 Board meeting was approved as amended. The
agenda is attached to the Minutes in file.
Approval of Minutes
Minutes from the April 1 meeting were not read due to prior distribution to the Board for review.
Bill Martin made a motion to approve the Minutes from the April 1, 2004 BOD meeting as
presented. The motion was seconded and carried.
Treasurer's Financial Report
Bill Martin presented the Treasurer's report for April. Year-to-date income and expenses are
$42,997 and $26,206 respectively for a year-to-date balance of $55,550. Motion by Bernie White
to approve the Treasurer's report as presented. The motion was seconded and carried. The
report is attached to the Minutes in file.
Philip deCamp made a presentation in favor of the Spotsylvania County issuance of a Special
Use Permit that would allow the boarding of two horses and a pony on his waterfront property in
the Berkeley Region. Mr. deCamp provided support for his belief that this situation would not
cause harm to the water quality or the environs to Lake Anna. Mr. Hayden thanked Mr. deCamp
for his remarks and indicated the Board would take the matter under advisement.
Bill Hayden had no report.
Vice President's Report
Joe Bailey was absent.
Chris Mykrantz had no report.
Bill Martin had no additional report.
Jackson Director Report - Bob Kepley
Bob Kepley reported his continued follow-up with Louisa County on the partial funding of a Port-
A-John at Dike 3. While there is general support by the Board of Supervisors to authorize the
funding, there is concern over the exposure to liability. Supervisor Morgan is looking into this
matter and will report back. The possibility exists that the County would provide funding to DGIF
who in turn would process payment to the vendor. Bob also reported that he attended the VIP
reception and felt the event was successful.
Cuckoo Director Report - Olivia Ryan
Olivia Ryan advised that another committee meeting is necessary to finalize the “free
membership” and she would present details at the next Board meeting.
Mineral/Louisa Director Report - Bill Murphey
Bill Murphey had no report but extended his thanks to Carl Groth for the excellent job he did on
the Lake Anna Watershed Survey report. This appreciation was extended by the entire Board.
Berkeley Director Report - Herb Distefano
Herb Distefano advised that he had copies of Manual Section 5B for distribution to those
interested. Herb again expressed his concern as a Berkeley resident and Board member of over
the issuance of a Special Use Permit to allow horses to be boarded on waterfront property.
Brokenburg Acting Director Report - Ray Lora
Ray Lora was absent.
Belmont Director Report - Bernie White
Bernie White had no report.
Early Site Permit Committee Report - Chair, Bill Borduin
Bill Borduin presented a written report which is attached to the Minutes in file. The NRC has sent
a request to Dominion Power for additional information (RAI). Response to this request will be
finalized in the fall. Dominion Power also is seeking co-funding from the Department of Energy for
a study to determine the components of obtaining a Combined Construction and Operation
License. This is part of the process necessary to submit an application to the NRC for a third
reactor on Lake Anna. The whole process will take more than three years to complete. Several
grass roots organizations are seeking to stop the application process do to belief that another
reactor will harm wildlife, the environment and create water level problems in the lake.
Fireworks and Lake Hazard Buoys Committees Report - Chair, Jim Oliver
Jim Oliver reported that the July 3, 2004 fireworks event is well underway. Letters seeking
contributions have been sent out to people who contributed last year. Letters to prior year non-
contributors will be mailed in a week or so. Jim extended his thanks to Gail and Bill Martin for
their help in developing the mailing lists.
Hospitality Committee Report - Chair, Gail Martin
Gail Martin reported that the VIP social was very successful. She extended her thanks and
gratitude to the committee members who worked on the event. Gail asked for comments on
possible improvements. Bill Hayden asked the Board to give the matter thought and send
comments to Gail. Whether to have entertainment is a question as well as whether the Board
should spend some time telling the guests who we are and what we do. There is general feeling
the event should be the social event it has been in the past and nothing more.
Land Use Committee Report - Chair, Joe Weatherton
Joe Weatherton had to leave the meeting early. Bill Hayden advised the Board that Joe has taken
on a very time consuming job at his church and finds it necessary to resign his position as Chair
of the Land Use Committee. Bill also advised that Tom Nyman has agreed to take over as Chair.
Motion by Bill Martin to appoint Tom Nyman as Chair of the Land Use Committee effective
immediately. Motion seconded and carried. The Board extended is thanks and appreciation to
Joe for his outstanding efforts to get this very important committee up and running.
Newsletter Committee Report - Chair, Jean Borduin
Jean Borduin provided a list of current advertisers and suggested Board members use their
services whenever possible. Jean advised that it is necessary for her to resign as Editor of the
Newsletter. She offered her help to the new Editor. The Board extended their thanks and
appreciation to Jean for her outstanding efforts as Newsletter Editor.
Safety Committee Report - Chair, Steve Raileanu
Steve Raileanu reported that he had discussion with officials from local counties to see if a
“neighborhood watch” type program could be developed for users of Lake Anna. He plans to have
discussions with appropriate people in June and will report back to the Board.
Water Quality Committee Report - Chair, Carl Groth
Carl Groth submitted a written report, which is attached to the Minutes in file. Carl advised:
The final Watershed Survey Report has been distributed to supervisors and staff of the
three counties and local newspapers. The report will be added to the website in the near
The Corps of Engineers and DEQ met April 30 to schedule activities to determine if low
levels of PCB’s and heavy metals are present in Lake Anna and the watershed.
Water Quality monitoring began April 19. Early reports are that the Lake Anna water
quality is very good. This is good news since half of Virginia’s water are impaired in some
A summer intern from Randolph Macon Collage will carry out profile studies of macro
invertebrates in a number of watershed streams. This project is funded by a National Fish
and Wildlife Foundation grant. This study provides information on the historical ability of
watershed streams to support life.
Carl received information that Spotsylvania and Louisa Counties will provide financial
support for the water quality program for this year.
Education and Membership Committee Chairpersons
Efforts continue to fill these positions. In addition, we need a replacement for Jean Borduin,
Newsletter Editor and for Carl Groth, Water Quality, when he steps down on June 30.
Articles for Next Newsletter
The deadline for articles for the July newsletter is June 15.
Free Membership Update
See Olivia Ryan report.
Boating Safety Brochure
Steve Raileanu presented the Board with a draft copy of the safety brochure he and his
committee developed for distribution to marinas, real estate offices, local businesses and the like
for hand out to customers and lake users. Steve indicated that the content is not subject to
copyright rules or permission to reprint has been granted. Motion by Bill Martin to print 1,000
copies. The motion was seconded and carried.
Herb Distefano advised he has two candidates thus far for the JBDS award. May 30 is the
deadline for award nominations.
Bill Hayden inquired as to the status of several position descriptions. There are several at
different stages of review. Chris Mykrantz asked that all position description drafts be sent to him
and he would compile and distribute for final approval.
Annual Meeting Location and Time
Bill Hayden advised that the Belmont Community Center and the Lake Anna Winery
are booked. Bill Martin said he would check with the Lake Anna Fire and Rescue Station for
Election Committee Report
Bernie White reported that the committee believes it will have a slate of Officers and Directors to
present to the Board. Election post cards for the Cuckoo and Brokenburg Regions will be issued
the week of May 10. A candidate to fill the Berkeley Region position vacated by Herb Distefano is
still being sought. Herb is leaving his Director position to run for Vice President.
Bill Hayden asked the Board if anyone wanted to change his or her mind on the earlier motion to
not support the Special Use Permit requested by Mr. Philip deCamp to allow horses on his
lakefront property. There was no request by any Board member to change the earlier motion.
Bill Hayden commented on a phone call he received concerning the boat at Hunter’s Landing that
is one-third under water from the stern and has been for over a year. Lengthy discussion
followed. Several comments from Board members as to stories they heard as to why no action
has been taken to remove the boat. No action steps arose out of the discussion.
Motion by Herb Distefano, seconded and carried to go into Executive Session. The Board went
into Executive Session at 7:22pm.
Exit Executive Session
Motion by Chris Mykrantz, seconded and carried to exit Executive Session. The Board left
Executive Session at 8:00pm.
Meeting Resumed and Adjournment
With no further business or motions arising out of the regular Board meeting or the Executive
Session, Bill Hayden requested a motion to adjourn. Motion by Bill Martin to adjourn. Motion was
seconded and carried. The meeting was adjourned at 8:05pm.
Chris Mykrantz, Secretary