The Floating Times VOL. XXVII No. 5 The Floating Homes Association Newsletter September/October 2010 Almonte Marsh and the Goat by Stan Barbarich N o doubt, if you travel Miller Avenue, you have noticed an area of un- kempt, overgrown vegetation at the intersection of Almonte Av- enue, just south of the Tam High PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE football field. What you might not know is that this area is the Almonte Marsh, a protected wetland that has not seen much upkeep over time due to a lack of available funds to allow the area’s owner, the school district, to do the work. Neighborhood residents have for many years hoped for a restoration of this valuable wetland, and the coun- ty has also looked for a solution. But funding has always been the roadblock. Enter the goat Across the highway, at Gate 6 Road and Bridgeway, there Photo by Bill Duvall is an area known as the Gates The 2009 Tour had clear skies, warm temperatures, and lots of visitors. Cooperative, which is a part of the Waldo Point Harbor floating home marina. For decades Wal- 25th Almost Annual Floating Homes Tour do Point residents and state and Saturday, the 25th of September, 11am – 4pm county agencies have explored ways to clean this area up and by JoAnn Dunaway bring it up to code. Finally, after I a lot of hard work, a reconfigura- t’s that time of year again. Time to spruce up our docks, freshen the tion of the harbor and rehabilita- gardens, and get ready to welcome 1200 of our closest friends to visit our watery community. continued on page 4 Kappas Green will be mission central, with an information booth, registration, artists, music, food, and control centers for all volunteers President’s Message .................... 1 Floating Homes Tour .................... 1 CONTENTS including the CERT safety team. Nineteen homes will be open on Yel- low Ferry Harbor, Issaquah Dock, South 40 Dock and Main Dock, in- Dinghy Dame ................................ 2 cluding two of the Arks. CERT News .................................. 3 PARKING: As in prior years shuttle buses will ferry our visitors from Sausalito Village ........................... 3 the Gateway Center parking lot to drop offs at Kappas Green and at the Dock Rep Elections ...................... 3 entrance to Main Dock. Tour buses will be off-loaded at 3030 Bridge- Marin Clean Energy ...................... 5 continued on page 4 Dock Talk ...................................... 6 Advertising .................................... 7 Online readers can click on the table of contents to view an article. An article may be followed by clicking on “continued on page...” FHA Contacts ............................... 8 The Floating Times Page 1 Water you doing here? By the Dinghy Dame L inda and Craig Meyer have lived on Yellow Ferry for five years now. Linda, who says she has always had itchy feet and has never stayed in any place more than four years, is starting to think she just might like it here. They are the third owners of their home and have turned it into a lovely family dwelling for themselves, 15 year old James, one year old Talia and their loveable pooch Snowflake. The Meyers seemed like everyday folk to me....easy going, likeable, hard working. We sat chatting over a cup of tea and when they began to relate what they did for a living. I must say I did not expect to feel awed, but left feeling that I had met some very special folks indeed. With the words of John Gillespie Magee’s WWII poem High Flight wafting through my brain, Photo: Dinghy Dame I floated down Yellow Ferry. “Oh! I have slipped the Linda and Craig Meyer surly bonds of Earth and danced the skies on laughter silvered wings;” to the C-5. They were transferred to Travis and Craig Linda and Craig are Lieutenant Colonels in the Air went into the Airforce Reserves and joined Linda fly- Force and they both fly BIG planes. Only 2% of Air ing the C-5s in and out of Iraq and Afghanistan.The Force pilots are women. When Craig was 9 and saw C-5, a large double decker cargo plane whose nose an F-15 do a full turn in an air show, he knew one day comes up for supplies, is about the size of a 747. It has he would be doing that very same thing. He turned been operated by the USAF since 1969 and is one of down an ROTC scholarship to engineering school be- the largest military aircraft in the world. They take cause his urge to fly was so great, and, instead, attend- turns. One flies to Europe, proceeds to Afghanistan, ed the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, which and because they cannot pilot the plane for more than is the Air Force version of West Point or Annapolis. 24 hours in one stretch, they often find themselves in He hailed from Kansas and received his appointment the middle of the desert in Iraq in a tent supposedly to from Bob Dole. get some sleep before coming home. Linda says that As a youngster living in Tam Valley, Linda always the best part of it all is the homecoming and seeing wanted to fly and attended the Air Force Academy the people on the ground welcome the troops she has one year behind Craig. She received her appointment brought back to safety. What a rewarding feeling that from Barbara Boxer! Although they knew many of the must be! They each enjoy seeing how other folks live, same people, they never met during their four years in and take pride in all the countries they have seen. They Colorado. It wasn’t until they found themselves in pi- have a map in the house with pins to designate the lo- lot training in Lubbock that they met at a party. They cations to which they have flown. While many of the each had vowed not to date, so when they met, they places are the same, they like the unique ones where made that very clear to one another. Then Craig said, only one has been. Craig has pins in Israel, Norway, How about leaving and getting a pizza? Craig told Ascension Island and South Africa. Linda has Antarc- her he would “take her under his wing” and they were tica, Christchurch, Somalia and Hong Kong. Most of married 20 years ago at the Presidio. Craig’s United flights are in the states or Hawaii. When they married their first assignment was in Linda said she thinks that pilots have an affinity for Okinawa and Craig got to fly his F-15, a tactical fight- both the air and the water so she is not surprised to er designed to maintain air superiority in aerial combat find themselves in our midst. When they first married since the early 70’s. While they were in Japan to protect they lived on a 40 foot motor yacht and traveled from the Korean peninsula he spent most of the time prac- Ensenada to San Diego where they had family. They ticing air to air combat. He had some exercises with also lived in Tahoe for 4 years before moving here. the Australian forces, Japan forces and Thais, so he They love life here. They love being close to nature, got to spend some time in their countries, but most of the tides, and love the art, the angles and the unique- the time they spent flying around their home base. For ness of living on the water in such a neighborhood as three years Linda’s mission there was Distinguished ours. Visitor (DV) transport, which meant she flew Gener- Linda co- hosted our tour last year with Debra Levy als and other dignitaries all over Asia in a C-12, which and she is actively helping this year. Craig, who is Yel- she describes as a small plane. She also flew supplies low Ferry’s Dock rep, is in charge of transportation. to The Aleutians. Linda says that “both of us thought Alas, only busses. we had the best job in the Air Force!”. When they fin- They keep a Cessna in Napa, have 3 kayaks and a ished the assignment in Japan and came back to the states, Craig got hired by United and Linda switched continued on page 4 The Floating Times September/October, 2010 Page 2 Sausalito Village is ready to Launch CERT News by Felicity Kirsch S FHA Disaster Services Trailer Takes Form ausalito Village is ready to launch and the Float- ing Homes residents are invited to the celebra- by Ray Dunaway tion at the Bay Model on Thursday, October 28 A s mentioned earlier in this column the Float- between 5PM and 7PM. There will be drinks, light ing Homes Association budgeted funds for the refreshments and entertainment. Information about acquisition and equipping of a disaster services the Sausalito Village will be presented. trailer specifically designed to meet the needs of the floating homes community. This trailer will have spe- There will also be two Sausalito Village volunteer cialized equipment to meet the needs of the waterborne orientation meetings, for people interested in volun- community and is located in the Waldo Point Harbor teering, on September 21st between 7PM - 8:30 PM parking lot. The trailer has been acquired and is cur- and on September 30th between Noon – 1:30 PM in rently being outfitted. Attached are pictures of most of the Edgewater Room at the Sausalito Park & Rec , 420 the first workgroup involved in outfitting the trailer. Litho Street. If you would like to attend an orientation We plan to have the trailer open for exhibit at the float- or the launch party or have any questions please call ing homes tour. This group consisted of Stan Barbar- or e-mail Felicity Kirsch, houseboat resident and dock ich, Ray Dunaway, Court Mast, Steve Sekhon, Jon rep from Commodore Marina, at 888 - 3919 or 10ava- Sibaila and Tony Williams.There are two opportuni- firstname.lastname@example.org. ties left for CERT members in division 3B to meet the ♦♦♦ requirements of attending two training classes in 2010. The first is the communications and crowd control drill Dock Rep Elections in October held in conjunction with the floating homes tour on by Ann Duvall 25 September. There will be another class covering N the basics of establishing an incident command post ow is the time for all floating home members in October. Other classes are acceptable for fulfilling to turn their attention to dock reps. Elections these requirements. You may take the online ICS 100 will take place in October and nominations are and ICS 200 classes to fill your requirements. If you open now. If you are currently a dock rep and wish to do so please send me your certificate of completion continue, please submit your name. If you would like by 31 December 2010. Please send these to rdunaw@ to be a dock rep or know someone you think would be attglobal.net. great, please submit her/his name as well. Dock reps attend FHA board meetings representing dock con- ♦♦♦ cerns and inform dock residents of FHA happenings. The term is one year beginning in January. This is a great way to get involved in your community. Please submit your name to Lewis at LJShireman@sbcglob- al.net or call him at 332-1916. ♦♦♦ Rescue Tape by Stan Barbarich T his is an amazing product that I think should be in every tool kit. It’s super strong (950psi ten- sile strength) can immediately seal leaky hoses, pipes and fittings (even hot water lines up to 500°F, while remaining flexible down to -85°F), insulates wires (up to 8,000 volts), whips the cut ends of lines to prevent fraying, and on and on. It is a silicone-rub- Photo by Bill Duvall ber tape that’s resistant to fuels, oils, acids, solvents, salt water and UV. Even more remarkably, it has no adhesive coating. After you wrap several layers of it around whatever, all you need to do is stretch the last few inches, make the final wrap and bingo, it’s permanently sealed, airtight and water tight, and can only be removed by cutting it off. It comes in 7 colors, Photo by Ray Dunaway plus clear. Costs a bunch ($10 per 12-foot roll online, The New FHA disaster services trailer and work crew. maybe more at West Marine), but in an emergency, it’s worth many times the cost. The Floating Times September/October, 2010 Page 3 Presidents Message Dinghy Dame (continued from page 1) (continued from page 2) motor boat for local use, have a son who would make tion of the Gates area was agreed upon by all the stake anyone proud and a lovely daughter whose eyes twin- holders. State, county and federal permits were issued. kle like her daddy’s. Of course, this required years of negotiation, planning, It made me feel patriotic just meeting them. multiple Environmental Impact Reviews and so on. Everyone was happy that there were no marsh-type “Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth, areas that needed to be preserved, plans were made to and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; begin the work and then the Gates Cooperative’s pet Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling goat died. mirth of sun-split clouds,--and done a hundred things you have not dreamed of--wheeled and That’s right, their goat died. Timing being every- soared and swung high in the sunlit silence. thing, along comes the Army Corps of Engineers, Hov’ring there I’ve chased the shouting wind who, at the 11th hour, just prior to issuing their permit, along, and flung my eager craft through footless discovered a total of about one square foot of pickle- halls of air..up the long, delirious burning blue. weed, a native plant, in the area. Apparently, the goat I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy had been eating it, and, absent the goat, the pickle- grace where never lark or even eagle flew--and, weed returned. Full stop to the project until and unless while with silent lifting mind I’ve trod the high acceptable offsite mitigation could be identified. An un-trespassed sanctity of space, put out my hand, extensive search for that mitigation began, but was not and touched the face of God.” bearing fruit. John Gillespie Magee Jr. Rapproachement! ♦♦♦ In order to fulfill the needs of all the stakeholders and to bring this shaggy goat story to a conclusion, Su- Floating Homes Tour pervisor and Mill Valley resident Charles McGlashan (continued from page 1) suggested that the Almonte Marsh be reclaimed to ful- way with those visitors entering at the South 40 en- fill the offsite mitigation requirement. With the eager trance. support of the Almonte residents, the concurrence of MUSIC: There will be live music starting at noon the numerous agencies, including the Army Corps and with recorded music starting at 11am. Some of our Flood Control and the school district, and of course favorite local bands will be on hand to entertain vol- the agreement of Waldo Point Harbor to fund the proj- unteers and guests alike. ect to the tune of several hundred thousand dollars, FOOD: This year we will have two terrific food the deal was sealed. Work has begun to remove the stands: Saylor’s Restaurant will feature south-of-the- old, non-native species and do a general cleanup of the border specialties while Aidells Sausage will be serv- area. In the coming weeks new, native plantings will ing a variety of their yummy sausages and burgers too. be brought in and established. ADMISSION: Is $40 at the gate, and you will need Waldo Point Harbor will not only pay for the res- a program as your ticket to visit any of the tour homes. toration, but will also maintain the new plantings for If you are a volunteer, you will receive a program to five years to assure that the restoration was successful visit some homes while you are not on duty. and the plants are thriving. So the environment wins, VOLUNTEERS: Are the heart and soul of the tour. the school district wins with a model marsh to serve Thanks to all of you have committed part of your day as a teaching tool, the neighbors who have longed for to welcome our guests and show off our very special the restoration win, Waldo Point Harbor gets its Army way of living. Corps permit, and the agencies are happy. Everyone HOMEOWNERS: These are very special volun- wins. Mill Valley, Almonte and Tam Valley folks can teers, and we thank you for all your work to get your look forward to visiting the new and improved Gate 6 home ready for our visitors. area, with a very nice public park and improved Bay See you next Saturday. access, and WPH residents can visit and enjoy the re- JoAnn & Ray Dunaway stored marsh. Co-directors of the 2010 Tour ♦♦♦ ♦♦♦ The Floating Times September/October, 2010 Page 4 Marin Clean Energy be replaced with a clean electricity mix of a minimum of 25% renewables, and no nuclear or coal in the bal- by Supervisor Charles McGlashan ance. This helps us to address the systemic problems W hile there are numerous projects that my of- of climate change and fossil fuel dependence, while fice is working on, by far the biggest news supporting our local economy. at the moment is the successful launch of Our five-year fixed price contract with Shell Energy Marin Clean Energy (MCE) on May 7th. North America (SENA) is a ‘bridge’ to our own ener- That Friday was gloriously sunny and the perfect gy independence. As ratepayer revenue begins to flow day to celebrate “Power On!.” It was truly historic, during this transition, MEA will incrementally replace as Marin is the first in California to take this signifi- our reliance on SENA with local generation from so- cant step towards a sustainable energy future that is lar, wind, biogas, geothermal and other renewables. cleaner, more renewable, more affordable and local- Marin County has more than eight times the local gen- ly managed. Speakers included Senator Mark Leno, eration capabilities than we require. Assemblyman Jared Huffman, Tom Roth from Con- By transitioning to local energy independence, and gresswoman Lynn Woolsey’s office and Amy Zimpfer redirecting the ratepayer revenue stream from PG&E from the EPA. We were also joined by over 225 Marin to MCE, we can support the development of that gen- County businesses that have signed on as supporters eration capacity. For instance, I’d love to speak with and customers of MCE. a solar company about placing solar panels for shade While service began on that day to our Phase One over the parking lot at the Larkspur Ferry terminal. customers (approximately 7,000 residences and busi- We want to buy as much power as we can from our nesses), it was a significant and auspicious beginning own residents and from firms that create new genera- and bodes well for the launch of Phase Two in early to tion opportunities in the North Bay. mid 2011, when the rest of our customers will begin In five years we will go back to the market for receiving their electricity from Marin Clean Energy. whatever we need to buy at that point in time. The Despite the barrage of mailers from PG&E (which best broker will win our business again, but in the were later found to be illegal by the Public Utilities meantime we hope to own, co-invest or create power Commission), the new Agency is ahead of Plan in purchase agreements that will secure renewable power terms of demand for power, number of customers and generation in or near Marin County. cash flow. We will be debt-free in approximately one MCE will bring many energy-efficiency programs year, paying back the taxpayers (County loan), the to Marin, while maintaining all the benefits of senior, bank, and 3 local citizens who provided our start-up low-income and disabled rate tiers. Our Net Metering capital to launch the new agency. program is already superior to what PG&E offers their So what are the benefits of Marin Clean Energy ratepayers. This concept allows businesses and resi- (MCE)? dences to sell back ‘surplus’ energy generated by the The Marin Energy Authority is a local non-profit solar panels installed on rooftops. MEA pays the retail public agency that makes decisions in open meetings price for surplus electricity plus one cent per kWh, in consultation with our residents. We intend our poli- ‘trues up’ monthly so people can utilize credits in cies to benefit our local economy, stabilize electric- summer months and offset costs in winter, or use the ity costs, create local jobs and help us do our part to annual cash out option when they net over $100 worth reduce greenhouse gas emissions by vastly increasing of generation. And there is no limit on the amount of the use of renewable energy. power/credits/cash that someone can enjoy from this PG&E places approximately 14% renewable elec- program. tricity onto the California grid. The policy of MCE is All in all, this has been an extraordinary time, to supply a minimum of 25% renewable electricity to and your support for me and these sorts of projects the grid for our ‘Light Green’ customers and 100% has been a huge boon to my fighting spirit. For infor- renewable electricity for those who have signed up mation on the many other issues, projects and future for our ‘Deep Green’ product. This is real electricity needs that must be addressed, please visit Facebook provided on our behalf by real generators in Northern for frequent updates at http://www.facebook.com/Su- California. The accounting for these electrons is un- pervisorMcGlashan. Or you can sign up for timely dertaken by the California Independent System Oper- announcements via email by clicking on “Subscribe ator (ISO), which manages the grid for the entire state, to this page” at and ensures that we are indeed contributing this mix to http://www.co.marin.ca.us/depts/BS/Main/sups/ the pool of electricity. Under state law, this is virtually sdistr3/newsletterarchive.com. equivalent to providing these electrons directly to our I invite your comments and concerns, and you can customers, and Marin gets ‘credit’ for these renewable always call my aide for Sausalito, Leslie Alden, at sources. The electrons obviously are not “tagged” in 499.7331. We look forward to hearing from you, and any way, but we add this renewable supply to the grid, continue to feel honored to serve southern Marin. thus reducing the percentage of non-renewable power that everyone uses. As a direct consequence of MCE’s ♦♦♦ power procurement, 38 MW of dirty electricity will The Floating Times September/October, 2010 Page 5 past Christmas on the Baby Hippo where they cur- Dock Talk rently reside. They were married in Yosemite Valley in front of the falls near the Merced River. They love life here and feel living together on the water benefits Floating Homes on the Market their love life and laughter together. Provided by Rachelle Dorris Zack and Jessica were married in Las Caletas Mex- H ico on a private island off Puerto Vallarta which can ere is a list of floating homes for sale on the only be reached by boat. Zack and Jess are long time waterfront as of 8/1/2010, according to the Bay residents and love their lives here as well. Area Real Estate Information Services MLS. We wish them well and many happy years together! Congrats to the newlyweds! 12 Kappas East $250,000 ♦♦♦ 30 South Forty $260,000 3 Issaquah Dock $299,000 Sad Loss for our Community 2 West Pier $299,000 5 Main Dock $299,000 by Julie Durbin I 10 Issaquah Dock $336,500 was out of town for the 11 Kappas East $339,000 month of July. Toward 18 Kappas East $349,000 the end of August, I be- 8 Main Dock $369,000 came worried as I hadn’t 1 Liberty Dock $369,000 seen John Weber, of West 3 Kappas East $451,000 Kappas, tinkering on his 3 W Kappas West $465,000 cars in either of the Kap- 37 Kappas East $485,000 pas parking lots in awhile. I 2350 Marinship Way #3 $495,000 called to check on him, and 13 Kappas East $495,000 there was an outgoing mes- 22 Issaquah Dock $519,000 John Weber sage on his voicemail from July 17, 1940 - July 19, 2010 55 Liberty Dock $529,000 his son, Jim Weber, saying 15 Yellow Ferry $545,000 that John had passed away. I googled it and all I can 50 Issaquah Dock $585,000 find is that he died on July 19, which made him 70 33 Kappas East $639,950 years and two days old. 24 Gate 6 1/2 $835,000 John was like my second therapist . . . I call him, 5 A Dock $975,000 “the parking lot therapist”. He knew so much about 27 Kappas East $1,200,000 me from the conversations we would have, usu- ♦♦♦ ally through my car window, in the Kappas parking lot. My work . . . school . . . men . . . philosophy of Any excuse for a party on Gate 6 ½ life . . . great stories of his fascinating life, what little by Joan Lisetor I knew of it. He was always ready and willing to lend L an ear, and a comment, and a suggestion, and a pre- arry and Jane Clinton hosted a Sunday afternoon diction, and a story, and many laughs . . . oh, and car get together last month to introduce Richard advice too. Benson and hear what the office of Marin Coun- ty Assessor Recorder Clerk can do for floating homes. I’ll miss my parking lot friend. Benson, the current Assistant Assessor Recorder Clerk, is a candidate for the office. He is responsible ♦♦♦ for legislation that helped floating homeowners re- Floating Times Articles Needed ceive tax benefits. He discussed other ideas for reduc- ing tax assessments on floating homes. by the Editorial Staff Love is in the Air on Gate 6 1/2 by Donna Lunsford ♦♦♦ A s you may notice, there are a few blank areas in this issue of the Floating Times. I have filled the space with a few photos, but that belies the fact that we need more articles to make the Floating Times a robust, community newsletter. So, if you T wo couples on Gate 6 1/2 tied the knot this past have something which you would like to see in print, April. Natalie Genn and Brian Sugrue were please take the time to write it up and submit it to Bon- married April 29th and Zack Cohn and Jessica nie Hunter at email@example.com. 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