GREEN LAKE PROPERTY OWNERS
The Organizational Meeting of the Green Lake Property Owners Association was called to order by Executive Secretary Terry Frazee. Members present were T. Broman, D. Gunderson, R. Jansen, R. Minke, J. Pederson, M. Quale, R. Stehn, and T. Frazee
Absent with a call in was G. Roverud and J. Nelson
Absent was K. TerWisscha and S. Unger.
Guest present was A. Latham.
It was agreed upon by Board Members that items for discussion at Board Meetings will be sent to the Executive Secretary prior to the agenda being sent so all items of discussion will be placed on the agenda. Of course, the Board does realize, that emergency items may be added at the regular scheduled meetings.
R. Jansen assumed the position of Chairperson for the Green Lake Property Owners Association for the 2007-2008 year.
Motion by R. Stehn, seconded by D. Gunderson, Greg Roverud be appointed as Vice Chairperson for the coming year to assume the Chairmanship for 2008-2009 year. Motion carried.
Motion by J. Pederson, seconded by T. Broman that M. Quale be elected to the position of Secretary for the 2007-2008 year. Motion carried.
Motion by D. Gunderson, seconded by J. Pederson, that T. Broman be elected as the Treasurer for the 2007-2008 year. Motion carried.
Committee assignments were selected as follows:
Additional names may be added to the above Committee by contacting the Committee Chair. The Committee may add sub-committee to their committee, if they so desire.
The minutes of the Regular Meeting, 19 May 2007, were approved by motion of J. Pederson, seconded by R. Stehn. Motion carried.
The minutes of the annual meeting, 15 June 1003, were approved with one correction found on page one
of the minutes last paragraph where "2007" is changed to read, ". . . . Green Lake did not get stocking in 2006. . . " Change was as motion to approve by R. Stehn, second by J. Pederson, Motion carried.
T. Frazee presented the financial report.
Motion to approve the financial report by R. Stehn, seconded by T. Broman, Motion carried.
Chairperson R. Jansen read letters of correspondence from R. Ahrenholz, Mary Murphy, and Governor Tim Pawlenty.
The letter from the DNR was discussed about Muskie Fish placed within Green Lake. The Green Lake Property Owners Association has sent a letter to the Commissioner of DNR that we are opposed to any Muskie"s being placed in Green Lake. The Board of Directors wish to have Green Lake become a walleye lake again.
Motion by M. Quale, seconded by R. Stehn to approve payment of $324.00 to the Middle Fork Crow Rivers Watershed District for the monitor program of the grant application which is for matching funds. Motion carried.
Discussion upon benches/waste containers on the walking path was held. Motion by J. Pederson, seconded by R. Stehn that the Green Lake Property Owners Association is not in favor of this program at the present time. Motion carried.
Motion by R. Stehn, seconded by D. Gunderson that the Green Lake Property Owners Association make a donation of $1,000.00 to the Spicer Chamber of Commerce for the 4th of July Fireworks program of 2007. Motion carried.
Discussion was held about the annual meeting which was held on Friday, 15 June 2007, at the Green Lake Bible Camp. The Board discussed ways to get more members attending, what could be done, change dates, etc. The Board felt we had three outstanding speakers with Julie Klocker, administrator of the Middle Fork Crow River Water Shed District, Dick Sternberg speaking on the Walleyes program to restore it to past years, and Dick Osgood speaking on Eurasian Water Milfoil with Green Lake.
R. Jansen and T. Frazee presented information to the Green Lake Property Owners Board about meetings which they have had since the annual meeting. T. Frazee informed the Board of a meeting with J. Klocker regarding the partnership which they might play with Green Lake. J. Klocker, recommends that the GLPOA request the following from the District at their 10 July Meeting: (1) a representative on the committee, (2) that the District agree to take the position of Cooperator on the Green Lake Eurasian Watermilfoil containment project, and as the primary cooperator is required by the DNR, (3) the district is included as an on the permit application for chemical treatment, (4) authority to train volunteers to survey - especially for long term containment plans.
On Thursday, 21 June 2007, R. Jansen and T. Frazee met with B. Gilbertson of the local DNR office. By conference telephone call, the three talked with Chip Welling, Director of Exotic Species for the State of Minnesota. It was asked that the DNR approve a permit within 21 days for the Green Lake Property Owners to hire outside chemical companies to treat for Eurasian Water Milfoil as found on the search of 05 October 2006. It was also agreed that additional area may be found which would/could be added to this listing. A total of 16 sites were identified by the DNR Tour of 05 October 2005 which is about 52 acres. The DNR said they would approve of this plan. The cost is will be near the $400.00 per acre as found within the lake, or near the $21,000.00 mark, plus or minus.
The long range plan for Green Lake requires an inventory/survey of the lake. This was last completed in April of 2003 by Steve McComas and Dick Osgood. This would be the responsibility of the Green Lake Property Owners Association to pay for. The cost would be between $4,000.00 and $6,000.00 dollars for this survey/inventory. The second step would be for a lake vegetation management plan for Green Lake. This cost would be near the $9,000.00 cost. C. Welling stated "the DNR is happy to work with the GLPOA and other interested parties on development of a lake vegetation management plan for Green Lake." There would be no cost to the association for this second stage. After completing this second stage, another permit would be required to use chemical treatment.
We have Eurasian Water Milfoil within Green Lake, of which there is not a "magic" pill (treatment) that will eradicate it. We are attempting to control the spread of milfoil.
Motion by T. Broman, seconded by R. Stehn that the application be sent to the DNR for the short term approval of a permit to treat Eurasian Water Milfoil as soon as possible. Motion carried.
Discussion was held about the long range plan which would include talking to the Middle Fork Crow River Watershed District along with Kandiyohi County Commissioners. R. Jansen and T. Frazee will meet with these two groups. Other Board members will notified of the meetings for their attendance.
The next scheduled meeting is Saturday, 21 July 2007 at 8:00 a. m. at DEIDRA'S in Spicer.
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