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GREEN LAKE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATON
REGULAR MEETING
SATURDAY, 15 MAY 2010 

The Regular meeting of the Green Lake Property Owners Association was called to order by Secretary R. Minke. Members present B. Aamot, J. Duininck, T. Lieser, G. Roverud, R. Schneider, V. Sechler, P. Spilseth, R. Stehn, and T. Frazee.

Absent with call in was R. Jansen and K. TerWisscha.

Absent: D. Gunderson

Gary Danielson, Director of Public Safety was present at the meeting to discuss the flow chart, costs of the Green Lake Sewer District for the Board.

R. Stehn motion to approve the minutes of the 24 April meeting, second by G. Roverud with the change for the 24th of April meeting showing that that G. Roverud did call stating he would be absent. Motion carried. 

There was no correspondence was given to the Board nor were there any public comments.

T. Frazee presented the Treasurers report showing fund balance. 

Motion by B. Aamot, seconded by T. Lieser to approve the Financial Report. Motion carried.

REPORTS:

Caterpillar:

WATER QUALITY/DNR:

Caterpillar:

Chairperson R. Minke informed the Board the treatment may begin the week of 17 May 2010. TeryJon Aviation of St. Peter will call prior to application. We will "attempt" to contact radio stations plus the West Central Tribune. Spraying will be done in early morning, from 6:00 a.m. on.

Education/Web Page:

T Lieser did not have any new information to report.

Lake Management:

G. Roverud informed the Board of the grant from the Mn. DNR in the amount of $2,414.00 for monitors at the Boat Access which will be matched by the GLPO Association.

G. Roverud informed the Board of the $1,000.00 which we granted for the hiring of Dick Sternberg to make his presentation of Zebra Mussels.

G. Roverud informed the Board of the Inlet Partnership which the committee has continued to work on during the past months.

Sewer/Water:

R. Stehn stated that G. Danielson would be talking to the Board under New Business 8.1. This would include the cost of payments, the taxation upon your property tax.

Variation/Taxation:

No Report

Water Quality/DNR:

No Report

OLD BUSINESS:

R. Schneider discussed the A.I.S. program (Eurasian Water Milfoil and Zebra Mussels) within Green Lake.

Discussion was held about the volunteers who do the treatment in the early hours of the lake, either we need to find additional works or consider hiring a professional organization to do the work.

T. Frazee explained the cost to treat Green Lake, with the herbicide Renovate as to being $16,000.00 for the 2009 year. The discussion was held as to do we (home owners of Green Lake) wish to continue to spend these dollars each year. If the answer is "yes" we need to look at how we receive the monies from the home owners. Two possible ideas are (1) send a letter to all within the data base explaining that in 2009 we had 16.6% of the owners who contributed to the fund and/or 2) use a taxation method through the Middle Fork Crow River Water Shed District.

The Board felt we should wait until after the DNR inspects the lake, which is scheduled for June 8th and/or 9th. At that time we will know if the treatment of Renovate was a success last fall. After that notification we will attempt to contact Dick Sternberg to make his presentation to all interested people of the lake regarding milfoil and/or mussels.

Other items to discuss was how to get volunteers involved. P. Spilseth asked about using the Volunteer LAKE WATCH GROUP to hold meetings to get information to the people around the lake. P. Spilseth will begin working on this program.

R. Stehn suggested we contact the DNR about "containment of lakes" which are infested with Mussels. Will check with the DNR about any lakes who might have mussels which have used the containment program.

NEW BUSINESS:

Gary Danielson, Public Works Director of Kandiyohi County, presented information about the Sewer District. The hook up of the City of Kandiyohi plus Diamond Lake. Information sheets of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Flow shows a decrease from 2002 to 2010 year of 9.2% the flow during the summer is up with the winter usage down within the lakes of the District. Discussion was held about water/sewer charges within the District, the tax statement which shows $616.00 on each Green Lake statement is from the previous system. This will stay until the year of 2021, which will be lifted! Many informative questions were presented to G. Danielson.

Motion by G. Roverud, second by R. Minke to continue with the water testing of the Middle Fork Crow River Water Shed District in the amount of $203.50 for the 2010 summer. Motion carried.

The 2010 Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, 19 June at 8:30 a.m. at the Green Lake Bible with Breakfast to begin at 8:30 a. m. with the Annual Meeting to follow at 9:00 a. m.

Board Members who terms will expire this year are: Dick Gunderson, Ron Minke, Pauline Spilseth, and Ralph Jansen. Ralph Jansen will have served for two three year terms which he will not be eligible for re-election while the other three are eligible for another three year term.

Treasurer D. Gunderson will appoint a committee to examine the treasurer report prior to the annual meeting.

Being no further business, the meeting was adjourned by motion of R. Stehn, seconded by V. Sechler.