Board Meeting Minutes Archived Minutes
Lake Washington Association Board Meeting September 9, 2008
Board Members Present:
John Fink
Bill Ooley
Ken Klehr
Rick Fernstrom
Dick Yock
Kim Winter
Cammy Moses
Steve Ullom
Bill Craig
Jenna O'Brien

Board Members please let someone know if you are not able to attend.

Treasurer Report:
Exotic Species Fund: $44,942.34
General Fund: $35,239.62
Center Bank Money Market $109.44    Year to date $974.23
Expenses for Bar-B-Q : Hojoie's $68.06, rental $100; Gary’s $27.97


Old Business: 
Some discussion about continuing Bar-B-Q.  Consensus by the board was there was a good turn out.  Estimates were in the 80-90 range of people attending. 
Cammy and Jenna were approved to explore changing banks for our general fund.  Wells Fargo is charging us to cash checks and make deposits.  They will talk with Wells Fargo and Darwin Bank about charges that might be incurred for day to day account.

New Business:
John noted port-a-potty at Ellsworth Landing not there on Labor Day.  Need to check with the DNR.
            Kim Winter will present Dassel Fire Dept. with contributions check of over $800 at their Pork Chop Dinner September 26.
            Received information asking for our support of State Amendment on the ballot this November to increase sales tax .038 for funding protection of Minnesota waters and other public entities.  Board will discuss this more at the next meeting.
            Revenue Streams Task force identified ten sources that could provide revenue streams to meet our yearly budget.  Board suggested we use $20,000 as target for yearly budget.
            Bill talked to Patrick at PLM to get billing information for milfoil treatment to the state so we can get reimbursement.  Bill will send water testing bill to MCAL for $1500 reimbursement. 
            Oct.26-28 Mn Evasive Species – Sea Grant Program conference in Duluth.  Board approves expenses for board members who choose to attend.  This include room, food, conference expenses, we are looking for people to go.  
            Sept. 11 Meeker Co. Zoning and Planning reviewing conditional use permit for Andy Nelson to construct another barn and increase number of animals at their feedlot. Some wondered how conditional use permit has been working out for original permit.
            If any one knows of volunteers looking to help out, the board suggest we send this information to Kay Yoch for Shoreline Captains.

Committee Reports:

Exotic Species – Treated 28.4 acres of 300 acres of milfoil this year.  No noticeable Curly Leaf Pond Weed noted anywhere.  We need to have 2 bids before we can get grant money of $12,450 reimbursed by the state.  Bill spent time getting PLM to send paperwork for treatment to the state. The committee is waiting to hear from PLM about vegetation survey they were going to do this year.  Plans are to go forward next year with treatment of whatever the state allows each year. The committee is looking at other lake’s plans of how they go about developing treatment plans or controlling exotic species.   If the state adopts the plan of treating 20% of shoreline properties on an annual basis, that is estimated to cost us about $15,000 per year.  This is only an idea at this time.

Communications/Public Relations – Fall newsletter to be sent out in October.  Each committee is asked to get their article in to Rick F. by next meeting Oct. 7.  He will send out template for all to use, with plan to publish sometime in mid Oct.  We will send out names of paid membership with this publication. 

Next Meeting:
October 7, 2008  7:00 pm – Rod ‘n Gun Club


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