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GREEN LAKE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION
REGULAR MEETING   -   15 SEPTEMBER 2012   - 8:00 A.M.
HERITAGE BANK MEETING ROOM

The Regular Monthly meeting for September 2012 was called to order by President J. Duininck.

Members present were J. Duininck, B. Aamot, G. Holmstrom, T. Johnson, S. Linder, and V. Sechler.

Members who called in saying they would not be able to attend: D. Gunderson, B. Schemel, and R. Schneider.

Members Absent:  T. Lange

There were no guests present for the meeting.   The agenda for the September meeting was approved by motion G. Holmstrom, seconded by B. Aamot.   Motion carried.

The minutes of the regular 18 August 2012 Board Meeting was made by motion of G. Holmstrom, seconded by T. Johnson.  Minutes were approved.

Executive Secretary T. Frazee presented the monthly statement for September for approval, in place of treasurer, D. Gunderson.  Expenses for September totaled $2,744.43 with revenue being $2,000.00, showing a fund balance in the check book of $54.11.  

Motion by G. Holmstrom, seconded by B. Aamot to approve the financial report for September 2012.  Motion carried.

 

COMMUNICATION AND/OR MEETINGS

J. Duininck and T. Frazee reported on the meetings which were held with the Irving Township Board and the Green Lake Township Board about working together with the Boat Access.   Suggestions ranged from doing nothing, closing them part of the time, or closing them all together.   Green Lake has six Board accesses which the Board is concerned about.   The Board pointed out to both Irving and Green Lake Township that we are not trying to keep people off the lake, just trying to stop the "possible" A. I. S. from coming to the lake.  Additional discussions will be held.

J. Duininck spoke to the Board about the Kandiyohi County Task Force meeting which he is the representative from Green Lake.  The Task Force is being Chaired by Mike O"Brien.   The meeting was about what the lake associations wished to do.   Individuals on the Board are from private, public, and governmental organizations.  Discussion was held about what the Green Lake Property Owners Association Board wishes to bring to the table for the next meeting.   J. Duininck and T. Frazee will meet with Kandiyohi County Commissioner, D. Peterson, on Monday about some ideas.

R. Schneider and T. Frazee attended the Minnesota Stakeholders meeting in St. Cloud.   Approximately 50 people from lakes/rivers/private interest met with the DNR about concerns of AIS.   The DNR wishes to cut the number of stakeholders down to approximately 15 people to continue to meet.

The Zebra Mussel Committee, R. Schneider, J. Duininck, and T. Frazee met to discuss the process of hiring B. Kleven for the 2013 legislative term.   A meeting will be set up within 60 days to meet with Commissioner Tom Landwehr about the status of the DNR proposal to the legislature for 2013 year.

Additional information will be forth coming from R. Schneider, Chairperson.

 

REPORTS:

 

OLD BUSINESS:

T. Frazee, reporting for Chairperson B. Schemel, stated the fall treatment has been completed.

Many thanks go to B. Schemel and R. Sowder for the amount of work which they do for the treatment.

T. Frazee passed around the West Central Tribune for Saturday, 15 September 2012, showing B. Schemel and R. Sowder giving a demonstration of the treatment for Eurasian Water Milfoil to representatives from the D.N.R. in St. Paul.    The Board thanked B. Schemel and R. Sowder for their outstanding work.

T. Frazee presented information to the Board about membership to the association for 2012-2013 year.   A total of 497 families have joined for the year.   Information was presented as to the change in the budget for the year as the budget committee calculated 450 memberships.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

T. Frazee that dues for the 2013-2014 year remain as this past year with the following:

Motion to retain dues the same as 2012/2013 year by G. Holstrom, seconded by T. Johnson.  Motion carried.

T. Frazee presented information to the Board about changing dues statements to debit and/or direct deposit.   After much discussion it was suggested that we stay with the present system as dues are payable once a year, not monthly.

Discussion was held about the purchase of a power washing machine for Green Lake plus writing of grants for interims, tier I, and tier 2 workers for 2013-2014 year.   T.  Frazee was given permission to write the grants.

J. Duininck reported to the Board about where we are heading for the coming years, what the problems might be.   After discussion, the Board gave J. Duininck permission to move forward with the plans.

Discussion was held about the History of Green Lake Property Owners Association which had its beginning in 1946.   How the Board positions are held based upon the four units of government, I.e. City of Spicer, Green Lake Township, Irving Township, and New London Township.

Discussion was held about Board positions, looking for good Board members for the coming year also looking for females to serve on the Board.

Next Board Meeting will be April 27, 2013.

Meeting adjourned.