In October of 2007, the Bethel Island Municipal Improvement District (BIMID) office on Stone Road was discovered to have a bad mold problem in a small storage room. The mold-testing organization advised an immediate move from the building. On Bethel Island, there was no obvious place to relocate.
Almost immediately, Jerry Fisher, owner of Delta Island Real Estate in downtown Bethel Island, came to our rescue. He offered BIMID a cubicle in the real estate office, allowed us to move our copy machine to that location and to use their telephone service at no cost to BIMID. We put up a sign in his window with office hours and have worked out of his office for six months.
Jerry Fisher and Realtor Sandy Tomlin have answered telephones for us, directed walk-ins to our secretary and have generally put up with a great deal of foot traffic and conversations in their space. The directors and employees of BIMID and citizens of Bethel Island, who then had somewhere local to go, would like Jerry and Sandy to know how much we appreciate their having let us use their office.
We also thank David and Tracy Riggs, owners of the Sugar Barge RV Park and Marina, for allowing BIMID to hold our regular and special meetings in the recreation building at the RV Park. Again, this was done at no cost to BIMID.
I would also like to thank the BIMID staff for a job well done through all the inconvenience of carrying files from place to place, working from home, forwarding telephone calls, tracking people down and assisting to get the BIMID building fixed, cleaned, organized and prepared for reopening.
The BIMID office was professionally repaired and cleaned, and received a clean bill of health when it was retested for mold. We moved back into the office Monday, March 24. By the time you read this letter, things should be back to normal. I thank everyone for their patience and understanding during this difficult time.