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GREEN LAKE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION
REGULAR MEETING
SATURDAY, 21 AUGUST 2010

The Regular Board Meeting of the Green Lake Property Owners Association was called to order by

Chairperson K. TerWisscha. Members present were: B. Aamot, J. Duininck, D. Gunderson, T. Lieser, R. Minke, G. Roverud, R. Schneider, R. Stehn, and T. Frazee

Absent with call in was V. Sechler. Absent was B. Schemel.

Being no changes for the agenda, it was approved as mailed to all Board Members. 

Motion by R. Stehn, seconded by D. Gunderson to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting, 17 July 2010. Motion carried.

Treasurer D. Gunderson presented to the Green Lake Property Owners Association Board a Financial Control Policy Statement which reads: "The Executive Director of the Green Lake Property Owner Association is authorized to write and sign checks drawn against the accounts of the association up to the amount of $750.00 for expenses related to the line items in the approved budget or for other items specifically approved by the board of directors. Notification to and response by either the Treasurer or President of the association by email shall constitute approval for disbursement of funds in excess of $750.00. The Executive Director shall obtain approval from the President or Treasurer before signing checks for any amount unrelated to line items in the budget or purposes not approved by the board. Disbursements in excess of $5,000 for items not in the budget or previously approved must be approved by a majority of board members. In the absence of the Executive Director, either the President or the Treasurer of the association is authorized to sign checks within these same guidelines.

Motion by D. Gunderson, seconded by R. Stehn to approve this Financial Control Policy Statement as of 08.21.10. Motion carried.

Treasurer D. Gunderson presented the financial statement for August 2010.

Motion B. Aamot, seconded by R. Stehn to approve the financial conditions for the month of August 2010. Motion carried.

 

COMMUNICATIONS: 

T. Frazee presented information to the Board of the Dick Sternberg presentation at the Green Lake Bible Camp on Saturday, 28 August 2010, to begin at 10:30 a. m. Frazee informed the Board that Kandiyohi County Commissioners have been invited, along with Township Boards, City officials, County V.I.P."s, Elected Government officials, Kandiyohi County Water Quality Board Members, Kandiyohi County Lake Associations, Board of Directors of Minnesota Waters, plus Boat Dealers. The Green Lake Breeze for September will provide a story of this session of which all Green Lake People will be invited.

The Board authorized Frazee to hire a sound operator so all people will be able to hear the presentation. Coffee/rolls will be served prior to the meeting which will begin at 10:30 a. m.

REPORTS:

Caterpillar:  Chairperson R. Minke has not received any negative feed back about the treatment of Worms in May, 2010.
   
Education/Web Page: Chairperson T. Lieser spoke about the web page which she encouraged people to read about our meetings plus the Green Lake Breeze.
   
Lake Management:

Chairperson G. Roverud spoke about the meeting scheduled for Thursday, 26 August at the Water Shed District office at 5:00 p. m. Informed the Board that we will be treating for Eurasian Water Milfoil this fall, after 01 September. We have received a permit for this treatment from the DNR

Discussion was held about Fall Treatment vs. Spring Treatment, also as to having the DNR do the research as to where milfoil is growing, how much do we treat? Should we have our own research, also how accurate is the survey of the DNR?

Chairperson K. TerWisscha informed the Board of a cooperation of "hand pulling" milfoil by the outlet of Green Lake with the DNR along with Members of Lake Calhoun. This will be held on Wednesday, 25 August 2010, weather permitting.

   
Sewer and Water: Chairperson R. Stehn presented information of the hook-ups of Diamond Lake to the Sewer District. The mainline should be ready on the 1st of September.

The three water towers need up graded work. There will be major work on the Water Tower in Spicer which will be within the budget for 2011.

R. Stehn attended the Irving Township Board Meeting to discuss the road within the Township as to the cracks wherever the man holes are located. The Township will study the same.

   
Variance/Taxation:

Chairperson K. TerWisscha discussed sales on the lake regarding property valuations. T. Frazee stated an article in the Green Lake Breeze for September shows the valuation, from the Kandiyohi County Auditor"s office, to be $5,700 per lake front foot.

It was suggested that upon looking at the sales of property that the Board of Directors meet with Kandiyohi County Representatives as to the "good" Sales vs. Bad Sales. T. Frazee will send out information to the Board about sales on the lake.


OLD BUSINESS:

R. Schneider and T. Frazee presented two ways of funding programs on Green Lake, such as the A.I.S. program. Frazee has talked with fund raiser, J. Olson, regarding the pros and  cons of this program.

R. Schneider presented information of a levy against all lake shore owners, similar to the program on Nest Lake. This proposal would need 25% of the land owners to sign a petition. It would be presented to the Board of Directors of the Middle Fork Crow River Water Shed District.

The Water Shed District would study the Statement of necessity, hold public hearings, and designate an Engineer to study the total proposal. The cost of the G.L.P.O. A. would be $2,000.00 plus a budget would need to be presented to their board.

After much discussion it was decided to continue to ask the people of Green Lake for donations to fund the program of treatment of Eurasian Water Milfoil.

T. Frazee presented information to the Board showing that at the regular Board Meeting in August of 2009, the GLPOA approved donating $500.00 to Minnesota Waters if they would hire a Lobbyist to work against A.I.S. These dollars were not sent to MN Waters, but Frazee wish to inform the Board that they are in the process to study this so we "might" be donating this Legislative year.

 

NEW BUSINESS

Committee Chairperson D. Gunderson presented information to the Board about a donation which was given to the GLPOA Board for the interest of a project on Green Lake. Gunderson has been meeting with the person who made the donation on behalf of her husband. The proposed project would be a deck located south of the children"s play area in Spicer. Gunderson will present additional information at the September meeting. 

Motion by B. Aamot, seconded by R. Stehn to donated $200.00 to the Green Lake Bible Camp for the use of their facilities for the Annual Meeting in June plus the AIS presentation in August. Motion carried.

Motion by B. Aamot, seconded by R. Stehn to donate $100.00 to B. Schemel for the use of his pontoon in the treatment of Eurasian Water Milfoil. Motion carried.

Motion by G. Roverud, seconded by D. Gunderson to adjourn. Motion carried.