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GREEN LAKE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION
SATURDAY, 13 JULY 2013 - 8:00 A. M.
HERITAGE BANK MEETING ROOM - DEIDRA'S

The Regular meeting of the Green Lake Property Owners Association for July 2013, was called to order by President J. Duininck.

Members present: B. Aamot, J. Duininck, G. Holmstrom, T. Johnson, Dr. T. Lange, S. Linder, E. Roberts, R. Schneider, V. Sechler, B. Schemel, and T. Frazee

Member absent who called in: B. Schweitzer.

One guest was present for the Meeting, Nicholas Brown, and D.N.R. from Hutchinson office. The agenda for the July meeting was approved.

Chairperson J. Duininck introduced E. Roberts as new Board member from Irving Township. Congratulations to E. Roberts who will serve until 30 June 2016.

The minutes of the regular 18 May 2013 meeting and the Annual meeting of 15 June were approved by motion of T. Johnson, seconded by B. Aamot. Motion carried.

T. Frazee presented the financial report for the year end, along with the June 2013 month. Motion by G. Holmstrom, seconded by T. Johnson to approve the financial report.

Motion by R. Schneider, seconded by B. Aamot, to set the approval limit at $1,000.00 for the Executive Secretary in writing checks for the 2013 year. Motion carried. 

Nick Brown of the Minnesota D.N.R. spoke to the Board of the relationship of the DNR with the Green Lake Board. Nick stated it is a very "pro-active" board. This region, region 4, is the only region in the State of Minnesota that does not have Zebra Mussels. Nick is willing to work with the Board to continue to keep Zebra Mussels out of the lake. The total concern is of boats moving from lake to lake in Minnesota. Nick asked if the Board would approve the inspection of docks, boat lifts as they are being taken out in the fall. Nick stated the DNR is not, will not be in favor, of closing any boat access in the State of Minnesota.

Question came forth about containment of boats on lakes which are infested with Zebra Mussels. We have "approximately" 10,000 lakes in Minnesota of which "approximately 60 are infested with Zebra Mussels. Why not contain these boats who are on these lakes rather than allowing them to come to the other 9,940 lakes within the State? Nick wishes to be more pro-active, will work with the Green lake Property Owners any way possible.

B. Schemel spoke of the relationship which he has had with N. Brown, being very helpful with the treatment of Eurasian Water Milfoil.

B. Schemel spoke about the storage of the pontoon which is used for treatment, that the Board should consider paying the registration fee, upkeep of the same. The Board instructed B. Schemel to turn in statements to the Executive Secretary for payment. Also discussed was hiring of workers to assist in the treatment. This will be left to B. Schemel to decide how, and what is needed.

T. Frazee informed the Board of the Open House for the Middle Fork Crow River Water Shed District new office located on County Road 8, on the 13th of August from 3:00 to 7:00 p. m. Board members were encouraged to attend the open house.

 

REPORTS:

T. Frazee stated he has not heard any complaints about Caterpillar within the Green Lake area

T. Frazee stated the Education/Web page is being changed for the 2013 -14 year.

B. Schemel reported that the first treatment for Eurasian Watermilfoil has been completed. There have been some people wondering why we "put chemicals into Green Lake!"

The Board approved up to $500.00 for B. Schemel program.

B. Aamot reported the Sewer District is not in compliance for water loss as set forth by the State of Minnesota. Green Lake people have eight (8) years remaining to pay for their share of the original project. The sewer district is now at 60% capacity.

T. Lange and J. Duininck did not have a report for Variance and/or Taxation around the lake.

At the Annual Meeting a question from the floor about selling tee shirts, polo shirts, and sweatshirts was talked about with the Green Lake Logo. The Board looked at this project about 10 years ago. After discussion the Board will not take part in this project.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

T. Frazee, asked for nominations for President, Vice President, and Secretary for 2013 - 2014 year. Motion by B. Aamot, seconded by G. Holmstrom to place into nomination for President Jamie Duininck, Vice President - Ron Schneider, and Secretary - Val Sechler. Motion carried. Motion by J. Duininck, seconded by St. Linder to nominate T. Lange as secretary. Motion carried.

COMMITTEE ASSISNGMENTS FOR 2013-2014 YEAR:

"         Caterpillar: T. Frazee

"         Education/Web Page: Val Sechler and T. Frazee

"         Lake Management/DNR: B. Schemel

"         Sewer and Water: B. Aamot and S. Linder

"         Variance/Taxation: T. Lange and J. Duininck

The meeting dates for the Green Lake Property Owners Association Board meetings were approved by motion of G. Holmstrom, seconded by S. Linder. These date are posted on the Green Lake web page which is www.greenlakespicer.com.  Monthly meetings are scheduled for 8:00 a. m. at DEIDRA'S in Spicer while the Annual meeting is at the Green Lake Bible Camp beginning at 8:15 a. m. on Saturday, 21 June 2014. Motion carried.

T. Frazee informed the Board of two grants which he submitted, have been approved. The first grant was to the Kandiyohi County Water Quality Board for $1,500.00 while the second one to the State of Minnesota for $2,000.00.

Discussion was held about where we "should go" with our Lobbyist program. B. Schemel stated we have invested $45,000.00 over two years to the program. Should we continue, or would we be better off by taking monies in the future to purchase our own power washing equipment. The Spicer Office of the DNR has purchased one unit but does not have a trailer for transporting, the same. Motion by J. Duininck that the GLPOA purchase a trailer for $2,000.00 which would allow the GLPOA to use power washing Machine approximately 80% of the time at Boat Access. Second by Tom Johnson, passed.

Discussion was held to rent a trailer for the remaining time rather than purchase on. This was an amendment to the first motion which was passed. Motion by J. Duininck to rent trailer, second by S. Linder. Motion carried.

Chairperson J. Duininck informed the Board that the Middle Fork Crow River Water Shed District has 672 hours which they will not have a person for to power wash boats entering the lakes. The Water Shed District has given these hours to the Green Lake Board to use as they wish.

President J. Duininck asked for a committee to meet this coming Monday, 15 July 2013 to establish a Legacy Foundation, to have our Vision, Mission Statement for the coming August Board meeting.

The Budget for the coming 2013 - 2014 year was approved upon motion of B. Schemel, seconded by T. Johnson, Motion carried.

T. Frazee informed the Board that the State of Minnesota DNR will hold a press conference about the "proposed" new parking units at Saulsbury Beach, southwest side of Green Lake, on Thursday, 01 August 2013. Green Lake Board has asked for a designated spot for a power washing machine at Saulsbury Beach and County Park # 5.  

Articles for the August Board meeting are due by Monday, 22 July 2013.

Discussion was held about the Pros and Cons of the Annual meeting at the Green Lake Bible Camp.

Motion to adjourn, passed, second" Meeting adjourned.