GREEN LAKE PROPERTY
The 2008 Annual Meeting of the Green Lake Property Owners Association was called to order at 7:00 P. M. by Vice Chairperson Greg Roverud. A count of 89 members and guests were present.
Vice President Roverud welcomed members and thanked the Green Lake Bible Camp for hosting our Annual Meeting, also for providing the coffee/juice for all to enjoy. Jahnke Foods of Spicer was thanked for the cookies which they donated for the evening.
Commissioners Dennis Peterson and Richard Larson were introduced, as they representative Kandiyohi County. Also introduced was Rep. Al Juhnke, Minnesota Legislature, who represented the State of Minnesota.
Vice President Roverud presented the minutes for the annual meeting of Friday, 15 June 2007. Motion was made, and seconded, to approve the minutes as mailed out to all lake owners. Motion carried.
Terry Frazee presented the financial statement for 06.01.07 to 05.31.07.
Frazee explained about the finance for the past year. Question was asked about sending the newsletter out electronic to those who request it to save costs. This will be discussed under new business during the meeting. Question was asked if there is a "Fishing Fund" in the budget. For the 2007 - 2008 year, there was not a "Fishing Fund" but the Board of Directors spoke with the Green Lake Walleye Committee suggesting that a fund be created under our 501-c program. This is established for the 2008 - 2009 fiscal year.
Motion made and seconded to approve the financial conditions of the Green Lake Property Owners Association for the 2007 - 2008 year. Motion carried.
Bruce Gilbertson of the Minnesota DNR, Fishing Department, presented information to the Annual Meeting of the past, present, and future of fishing on Green Lake. Bruce stated that fishing pressure increased in 2007 relative to 2001 and 2005 creel surveys. That the 2007 fishing pressure below 1995 and 1996 years. There were an increase number of anglers targeting bass and panfish in 2007, but the majority of anglers are fishing for walleyes. That the target catch and harvest rates for walleye are well above similar takes in state, that the target walleye harvest rates only slightly below 1995, 1996 levels. That the 2007 Walleye gillnet abundance is above the 3rd quartile, that 2007 walleye gillnet catch 4th highest of 22 surveys, and 2004 and 2006 walleye year classes are strong.
The Basic DNR program, starting in the fall 2008, stock 1.5 pounds per littoral acres (3,081 pounds) of walleye fingerlings (minimum of 46,215 fish, target fingerlings in he 15-30 per pound size range) annually. DNR will not stock I a given year if electro fishing for young-of-the-year walleye exceeds 30 per hour for that year.
Walleye fry will continue to be stocked during egg-take years at a minimum rate of 10% with OTC marked fry being preferred. The DNR will keep the GLPOA and the Green Lake Fisheries group advised of netting and electro fishing results each September/October.
This stocking plan will be reviewed following three straight years of fingerling stocking during the winter of 2010-11.
Questions were asking regarding (1) Do you stock any other fish in Green Lake other than Walleye, (2) Bass Tournaments on Green Lake, (3) Crustacean"s in the lake for food.
Chad Anderson of the Middle Fork Crow River Water Shed District thanked the Green Lake Property Owners Association for the invitation to the meeting. Chad explained the MFCRWD funding is from local levy, State of Minnesota plus Federal funds. At the present time they are monitoring the inlets of Green Lake, Alvig Slugh plus Nest Lake, the Crow River which runs into Green Lake.
Projects which benefit Green Lake at the present time are the Storm Water Project in New London, Buffer Strips upon the lake, and shore land restoration.
County Road 10 is a one mile stretch located on the south side of Green Lake, better known as Lake Avenue South. The MFCRWSD is concerned about storm water run off at Alvig Slough, Park Lane Resort, and three other properties on the lake. Rain gardens are planned to assist this storm water run off.
The project is now being put on hold as it was found out that the DNR property was purchased with Federal funds so this needs to be approved on the federal level before coming back for local approval.
The City of Spicer is the main holder for the project with Kandiyohi County Public Works Department being the road construction phase. At the present time the program is on "hold" for another year but looking at a "phase approach to the project.
Jill Nelson spoke to the Green Lake Property Owners Association about the Milfoil found in Green Lake. The milfoil was found in 2000, survey was completed with treatment in 2001 and 2002. We treated again in 2007 of which the milfoil was found in waters of 5 feet to 15 feet. The chemical NAVIATE was used in 2007, at a cost of over $7,000.00.
Lake Restoration Company treated the lake of which was done in August of last year. Factors which need to be considered when treating are (1) calm day, (2) 200 lbs/acre, (3) deep water is better to treat than shallow, (4) most effective with large stands of milfoil rather than small plantings.
Steve McComes will survey Green Lake on 30 June 2008 to see which areas should be treated for this year. We need to treat before late July or August due to the MARLS (calcium carbonate) found on the milfoil.
Jill has spoken to people of other lake about treatment. One person said to treat areas 25 percent larger than the milfoil is found. In checking with the DNR, this is not permitted.
Discussion was held about having SCUBA divers remove the milfoil, but is very costly.
The DNR State Office will provide a LAKE VEGETATIVE PLAN which is need for applying for permits to treat milfoil.
Rep. Al Juhnke stated the State of Minnesota should be doing more to assist the lakes in the eradication/control of Eurasian Water Milfoil. Rep. Juhnke introduced a bill for $50,000.00 for the University of Minnesota to study milfoil on Green Lake, Kandiyohi County, in the 2008 session. The House passed it, but it failed in the Senate. It will be introduced again in 2009.
A motion was made to use electronic mailing of the Green Lake Breeze to home owners who have email address/who desire to receive the Breeze electronic to save upon costs. This will be discussed at the Green Lake Board of Directors meeting as to how it would best serve the property owners. Motion second/passed.
Vice President Greg Roverud presented the candidates for the Board of Directors position for a three year term. Those being
Motion to approve these candidates for a three year term/second and passed.
Vice Chairperson Greg Roverud thanked Board members who will be leaving the GLPOA Board, namely Jon Pederson, Myra Quale, and Sandi Unger.
A thank you was made to the many people who have worked on the Green Lake Fishing Committee over the past years.
Vice President Roverud asked if there was any other new business to be brought to the members at the annual meeting. Being no other business, a motion was made to adjourn.
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