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GREEN LAKE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION
ANNUAL MEETING, SATURDAY, 15 JUNE 2013
GREEN LAKE BIBLE CAMP 9:00 A. M.

The 2013 Annual Meeting of the Green Lake Property Owners Association was called to order at 9:00 a. m. Chairperson Jamie Duininck. A court of 91 members and guests were present.

President Duininck welcomed members and thanked the Green Lake Bible Camp for hosting the Annual Meeting and providing an excellent hot breakfast to all who attended. A special thank you went to head cook, Joan, and her staff.

Kandiyohi County Commissioners Dean Shuck and Roger Imdieke were introduced along with State Senator Lyle Koenen and House Representative Mary Schwatzky.

President Duininck presented the minutes for eh Annual Meeting of Saturday, 09 June 2012, as written and published in the June 2013 Green Lake Breeze to all lake owners on Green Lake. Motion was made, seconded to approve the minutes as mailed out. Motion carried.

T. Frazee introduced Harris Duininck, age 9, who spoke about the serious threat of Aquatic Invasive Species, especially Zebra Mussels. Frazee explained that we need to start "thinking of our Legacy" for Green Lake. What is the future of Green Lake? How do we protect this lake? Those in attendance enjoyed the talk from Harris Duininck, as it was an educational piece!

Treasurer Dick Gunderson showed the following fund balance as:

General Fund

$ 16,454.13

Patrol Fund

$ 527.47

Fishing Fund

$ .00

Aquatic Invasive Species

$ 1,280.22

Total

$ 18,261.82

 Motion to approve the Treasurer"s report was moved, seconded. Motion carried.

 

POINTS OF INTEREST:

T. Frazee presented to the Annual Meeting the difference between Tier I and Tier II monitors which are used at Boat Access. Green Lake is the only lake in Kandiyohi County which is receiving Tier I inspections for this year. We will receive near 400 hours with fully trained D.N.R. inspection at the six (6) boat access. Tier II inspections are for cleaning boats with self-contained units. There are six fishing tournaments on Green Lake which all boats will have the chance to power wash their units. The Board of Directors of the Green Lake Association has donated 6 $100.00 gifts to be given to the winner of each fishing tournament person who power washes their boat. We are also working with the sailing regatta which will be in Spicer on the 28th and 29th of June. The Board has met with Green Lake Township and Irving Township Boards asking for the cooperation of closing their access to prevent the spread of Zebra Mussels. The State of Minnesota does not have the "power" to order these Boat access closed but the GLPOA Board continues to meet with them to work for less Boat access on Green Lake.

B. Schemel, Chairperson of the Eurasian Water Milfoil Program, explained to the guests that Nick Brown, D.N.R. expert on Milfoil, will be at Green Lake on this coming Monday or Tuesday to survey the lake. During years past, we have used the chemical Renovate OTF, but have been given permission to use Renovate Max "G" this year. "Max G" is a stronger chemical but will not affect the Native Plants of the lake. Schemel stated he is continuing to work with Haug Implement of Willmar on the GPS of spreading the "Max G" for 2013 year. We will not know the exact number of acres that need to be treated until we take the survey.

Chairperson J. Duininck introduced Bruce Kleven, who is the GLPOA Lobbyist representing Green Lake at the State Capitol. B. Kleven worked on securing state funding to construct a "permanent" decontamination station at the Spicer boat access, Saulsbury. The bill to provide the state funding was authored by Representative Mary Sawatzky (D-Willmar) and Senator Lyle Koenen (D- Clara City) and thanks to an amendment on the House floor offered by Representative Sawatzky, specific funding for the Green Lake project was included in the House version the dedicated sales tax bill. The dedicated sales tax bill contains funding for the following three accounts: the outdoor heritage account, the clean water account, and the parks and trails/arts funding account. In addition to the Green Lake project, the House expanded the concept of local grants and provided $7.5 million over two years in their bill so that any local unit of government could apply for local aquatic invasive species (AIS) decontamination and inspection grants. Unfortunately, the Senate did not provide any funding for AIS grants in their version of the dedicated sales tax bill. The conference committee agreed to meet in the middle and provided $3 million the first year of the bi-ennui for local decontamination and inspection grants... But bowing to pressure from hunting and fishing groups, Governor Dayton exercised his line-item veto authority to strike the $3 million appropriation from the bill because the hunting and fishing groups had not approved of the appropriation.

All is not lost, however, because the Green Lake project has a second opportunity. In another bill, the DNR is receiving $1.082 million each year for grants to local units of government for boat and water safety and to prevent the spread of AIS, including inspection and decontamination program. The Green Lake Board will be making application for this program when the new fiscal year starts, 01 July 2014.

Chairperson J. Duininck presented the candidates for election to the Green Lake Board for three years terms, beginning on 01 July 2013 until 30 June 2016. These candidates are:

Tom Johnson

Green Lake Township

3 Year Term

Bob Schemel

New London Township

3 Year Term

Bruce Schweitzer           

New London Township

1 Year Term

Eric Roberts

Irving Township

3 Year Term

Bruce Schweitzer will compete the term of Bob Carlson who resigned his position. Mr. Schweitzer will be eligible for two three year terms.

Motion to approve the four candidates was receiving, seconded and passed. Motion carried.

Chairperson J. Duininck thanked Dick Gunderson for his six years of service to the Green Lake Property Owners Association.

Motion to adjourn, seconded, and carried. Annual Meeting for 2013 ended at 10:10 a. m.