GREEN LAKE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION
The 2009 Annual Meeting of the Green Lake Property Owners Association was called to order at 9:00 a. m. by Chairperson Greg Roverud. A count of 91 members and guests were present.
President Roverud welcomed members, thanked the Green Lake Bible Camp for holding our Annual Meeting along with the excellent Breakfast which was provided.
Kandiyohi County Commissioners Dennis Peterson, Richard Larson, and Richard Falk were introduced along with Minnesota Representative Al Juhnke and Mayor of the City of Spicer, Dennis Baker.
President Roverud presented the minutes for the annual meeting of Friday, 20 June 2008. Motion was made, seconded to approve the minutes as mailed out to all lake owners. Motion carried.
Treasurer Dick Gunderson presented the financial statement for 06.01.08 to 05.31.09.
Treasurer Gunderson stated the Association is in good shape financial for the year. Motion to approve the finances for the Green Lake Property Owners Association for the year were approved/seconded. Motion carried.
Chairperson Roverud presented information to the membership about the LAKE VEGETATIVE MANAGEMENT PLAN which the Board of Directors has been meeting with the DNR since February. The Board suggests ideas to the DNR which in turn would send them back. This has been going on for six months, but getting closer to completion.
Chairperson Roverud spoke of the INLET PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM which was begun with the GLPOA, City of Spicer, MDOT, DNR, Kandiyohi County, Crow River Water Shed District and Jay Michaels of a Minneapolis Engineering Firm.
Discussion was held about the storm waters running directly into Green Lake on the north side, from Highway 23, City of Spicer, along with the new road known as Lake Avenue South.
There are a total of 48 water inlets to Green Lake of which everyone is concerned about. Also concerned about the using of "grit chamber."
Discussion was held about the "Park Lane Resort" area of water flowing directing into Green Lake. City Mayor Dennis Baker addressed the GLPOA stating he was trying to arrange a meeting with CEO Chad Anderson of the Middle Fork Crow River Water Shed District. Mr. Anderson responded that he would be more than happy to meet with the City. These waters running directly into Green Lake is a top priority with the members.
Bill/Ann Latham were thanked for their many hours of service for the INLET PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM.
Rep. Al Juhnke addressed the Association speaking of legislative issues, storm sewer funding, the excellent work of the Partnership program plus looking at Federal dollars for the coming year.
President Roverud called upon Executive Secretary Terry Frazee to explain the Eurasian Watermilfoil program for the 2009 year. Frazee explained that volunteers are needed to assist in weighing out the correct amount of chemical (Navigate) for treatment within the lake. All volunteers are asked to meeting at Frazee"s at 9:00 a. m. Tuesday, 23 June 2009 for work detail.
Wednesday morning at 6:00 a. m. volunteers are needed, by boat, to go out on the lake to spread the chemical, according to DNR statute. This, of course, depends upon the weather conditions.
Board Member Pauline Spilseth presented information to the Association about two programs which will be starting immediately, which are (1) Milfoil Lake Watch Program and (2) SCUBA Drivers program.
Pauline, along with Ann Latham, have divided Green Lake into 15 zones which volunteers are needed to go out within their zone to survey for milfoil. If milfoil is noted, all volunteers are asked to contact Greg Roverud at 796.6335 to place this area within the newly purchased GPS machine.
Each volunteer received a map of their area showing where milfoil is located at the present time. These maps were provided by the DNR.
Pauline Spilseth presented information about the newly formed SCUBA DIVING CLUB which would assist in hand digging milfoil which is found in small areas. Chemical treatment is great for large areas but for small areas hand digging works better.
Suggestion was made for the Association to purchase a used pontoon for use when chemical treatment is needed plus for the hand picking by SCUBA divers.
President presented the candidates for the Board of Directors position for a three year term. Those being:
Ron Schneider City of Spicer
Valerie Sechler City of Spicer
Trudie Lieser Green Lake Township
Motion to approve these candidates for a three year term, seconded and passed. Motion carried.
President Roverud thanked the Board members who were leaving the Board this year, being Jill Nelson and Tom Broman.
Sandy Ehlers presented information to the Association about having the Board of Directors submit an Ordinance to the Kandiyohi County Commissioners asking for a 250 feet wide buoyed channel of safety, known better as a "NO WAKE ZONE" which would encircle Green Lake in its entirety. All motorized vehicles that enter the NO WAKE ZONE will be required to reduce their speed to 5 miles per hour., as this NO WAKE ZONE will provide a safety area for people taking part in notarized water activities.
Discussion along with clarification was held about this proposal as Chairperson Roverud asked Sandy Ehlers to attend the regular scheduled Board Meeting on Saturday, 27 June 2009. Ms. Ehlers stated she would be more than happy to attend.
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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