GREEN LAKE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION
The meeting was called to order at 8:00 a. m. by Chairperson Jill Nelson. Those in attendance were D. Baken, G. Broman, T. Broman, J. Nelson, M. Quale, G. Roverud, K. TerWisscha, and T. Frazee
Absent were: B. Halgren, R. Jansen, J. Pederson, and R. Stehn.
The agenda for the meeting was approved as mailed out.
Guests were: Ann Latham, Mike Hodapp, and Gene Kubesh.
Motion by T. Broman, seconded by G. Roverud to approve the minutes of the 16 September 2006 regular meeting. Motion carried.
T. Frazee presented the financial report.
Motion to accept the financial report by G. Broman, seconded by T. Broman, motion carried.
Jill Nelson presented the Board with T. Frazee"s flight cost for flying back to Minnesota to testify in the House and Senate hearing about Green Lake asking for a pilot project for the eradication/control of Eurasian Water Milfoil. Motion by G. Broman, seconded by D. Baken to approve payment $914.60. Motion carried.
Ann Latham presented a report about walleye fishing which Dick Sternberg had completed for Green Lake. After much discussion about the process of DNR/Walleye fishing, a motion by G. Broman seconded by G. Roverud to donate $1,000.00 toward the Green Lake Fishery Project. Motion carried.
President J. Nelson introduced a resolution that would oppose fish stocking of muskellunge in Green Lake. Motion to adopt the resolution by G. Broman, seconded by K. TerWisscha. Motion carried. (Copy of resolution on file with Executive Secretary).
K. TerWisscha presented information about the meeting which was held this spring about property taxes on Green Lake. The group is looking at finding an attorney who deals with taxation. The committee will continue to meet, reporting back to the full board.
A. Latham and T. Frazee presented information about the Pilot Project of Green Lake for the eradication/control of Eurasian water milfoil. Rep. A. Juhnke reported that there were noindividual projects for invasive adapted by the legislature in the final bill.
Senator J. Gimse reported the status of the environmental omnibus bill (S.F. 1312) is that it was recommended to pass on 30 April. It was placed on general orders and has yet to have its third reading.
G. Broman stated that we must continue to work on this with the local and state leaders. We must not allow this to stop as the work must continue through out the year.
Discussion was held about the walking path around Green Lake, the location of benches along with garbage containers. West Central Sanitation will provide containers large enough for pop cans, bottles, etc. They will pick up each week without any charge. At the present time there has not been any "specified" places for benches. Donations will be received for benches. The townships and county have been advised of this program. Kandiyohi County will be placing benches, tables, etc. at the outlet located on the northeast side of the lake.
Discussion was held about the Annual Meeting scheduled for Friday, 15 June 2007, at the Green Lake Bible Camp. Four speakers for 15 minutes each will speak, being: (1) Julie Klocker, 2) Dick Osgood, (3) Steve McComas, (4) Dick Sternberg. Information will be forthcoming in the June BREEZE.
Candidates for the Board to be replaced are: (1) Dick Baken, (2) Gary Broman (3) Bruce Halgren, and (4) Ralph Jansen. Baken, Broman, and Halgren have served two three year terms. President J. Nelson, appointed a committee of Baken, Broman, Halgren, and Jansen to meet with T. Frazee for nominations for a three year term.
D. Baken discussed the rebuilding of the New London Dam. We need to watch this construction as any "tainted" waters caused by construction will flow into Next Lake, than to Green Lake.It is very important that we watch this construction as it is completed.
G. Broman asked that the GLPOA Board be very pro-active in the coming years. We need to have a committee on the "Future of Green Lake" as we are not able to wait until something happens and than re-act! We need to work together with outsiders! Many of these organizations have dollars which may assist us with projects.
T. Frazee distributed two information flyers, i. e. new dock regulations as put out by the D.N.R. and a summary of Eurasian Watermilfoil and Zebra Mussel spread in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Next meeting will be Saturday, 19 May 2007, at DEIDRA'S at 8:00 a. m..
Being no additional business, the meeting was adjourned.
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