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SATURDAY,  21  JULY  2007

The regular meeting of the Green Lake Property Owners Association  was called to order by Chairperson Ralph Jansen.  Members present T. Broman, D. Gunderson, R. Jansen, R. Minke, J. Nelson, J. Pederson, M. Quale, G. Roverud, R. Stehn, K. TerWisscha, S. Unger, and T. Frazee. 

There were no outside guests present for the meeting which began at 8:00 a. m. 

There were no additions to the agenda for the July meeting.  Motion to accept the agenda by J. Pederson, seconded by R. Stehn.  Motion carried. 

Motion by D. Gunderson, seconded by R. Stehn to approve the minutes of the regular meeting 23 June 2003 with the change  under "Old Business" regarding benches/waste containers on the walking path..  The statement  . . . . "at the present time" should be deleted saying, " . . . . the Green Lake Property Owners Association is not in favor of this program."  Motion carried. 

T. Frazee presented the financial report for the month of July. 

Motion carried.


A card was received from the Spicer Commercial Club thanking the Green Lake Property Owners for their donation of $1,000.00 toward the 4th of July fireworks.  Card on fire.



R. Minke reported the Caterpillars have left the area!

Education/Web Page

M. Quale report about the web page.  Reminding Board members to use the  many topics which are found on the page.

Lake  Management:

J. Nelson reported the committee needs to identify our priority  to the Middle Fork Crow River Water Shed District. 

Nelson talked of the letter which was sent to the Property Owners about the short and long term plan of action.  We should know the results of the short term plan within three or four weeks.  Many positive remarks were received about the letter which was mailed to all lake shore property owners. 

A long term plan is being put together with the LCCMR for a grant of  up to $250,000.00 for a three year program.  The proposal is to make Green Lake a pilot project in determining effective methods of controlling and/or eradication of Milfoil.  We plan to invite the technical personnel (Dick Osgood , Steve McComas, DNR , Kandiyohi County, local legislative folks, and any special legislative personnel. 

The long term proposal will be evaluated over the winter months and we will need to keep current on what is going on.  Release of funding will be July 2008. 

We need to watch the Watershed District as they assist the City of Spicer with County Road 10 with special emphasis on the 40-50 inlets into Green Lake.  We must make sure than no sediment reaches the lake, but enters holding ponds. 

We need to monitor Alvig Slough, which is a major source of phosphorous input to Green Lake.  The continued work within Nest Lake is a concern for Green Lake. 

We need to continue upon the water monitoring program, especially monitoring at the Old Mill Dam. 

Concern should be discussed with the Water Shed District for a project manager for the Milfoil program.    We do not wish for the Watershed District managing the program  or we may be tied up in political knots.  We need to finalize the role of the GLPOA on this issue.


R. Stehn presented information of % of loss of Water for Spicer, Green Lake, and New London showing the following loss: 



Year to Date



14.7 %

Green Lake


21.2 %

New London

29.7 %

32.4 %

R. Stehn presented information about Lake Florida hook ups,  George Lake, Henderson Lake and Nest Lake. 

Discussion was held about the amount of water loss within the Green Lake project which is only  7 years old.


K. TerWisscha stated there has been no request for variance.  He is continuing to study sales on Green Lake which are very strong for homes under one million dollars.


T. Broman talked about the algae bloom this past week on the south and west side of Green Lake.

Motion by J. Pederson, seconded by G. Roverud  to approve the reports for the July meeting.

Motion carried.



Chairperson R. Jansen read a letter from the Green Lake Fishery asking for a donation of $500.00 for their program.   Motion by R. Stehn, seconded by M. Quale  that the Board donate the $500.00 to their organization.   Discussion was held following this motion.    Vote was taken showing four (4) yes votes and six (6) no votes.   Motion was defeated.


President R. Jansen presented information regarding the positive milfoil letter which was mailed out to all lake owners.   As of this meeting 50.19% of the land owners sent their post cards in saying they would allow any treatment for milfoil with 150 feet of their property. 

R. Jansen and T. Frazee updated the Board of the treatment process.  Each Board member has

received a Brochure from Lake Restoration , Inc. regarding treatment.   Lake Restoration will begin treatment on the first calm day  as they use pellets which need to land within the milfoil area.  With 10 t 14 days the milfoil should turn yellow showing it is dying.   This will be a process which we will need to undertake each year as long as we find milfoil within the lake. 

Discussion was held about asking the DNR to place "yellow buoys"  in the area of milfoil with an educational letter for the news media asking boaters to refrain from that area.  T. Frazee will check with the Spicer DNR office. 

Motion by K. TerWisscha, seconded by D. Gunderson to enter into contract with Lake Restoration, Inc. of Rogers, Minnesota to the sum of $6,985.00 to treat a total of 5 acres of milfoil which is 49 stands.   One of the largest stands is located in the harbor of Indian Beach canal area.  Motion carried.

T. Frazee asked the Board Members to send their news information to him prior to Monday, 30 July  2007, for the August BREEZE  issue.

Being no other business, motion by K. TerWisscha, seconded by R. Minke to adjourn.


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