Board Meeting Minutes Archived Minutes
Lake Washington Association Board Meeting February 3, 2009
Board Members Present:
John Fink
Rick Fernstrom
Jen Kejell
Jean Ward
Kim Winter
Cammy Moses
Dennis Westendorp
Steve Ullom
Bill Craig
Jenna O'Brien

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

Approved minutes from Oct. 7, 2008 meeting for publication on website.

Treasurer Report:
Exotic Species Fund: $67,821.03
General Fund: $33,443.46
Cammy opened 6 month CD’s with ING @ 3.5% interest.
Approved treasurers report.

COOKBOOKS SOLD: 450 / 207 left

New Business:
Jenna suggested we make the membership cards “post card size” to make for easier filing.  Board talked about doing some form of incentive for people who pay their dues early in the year.  Tabled this idea for the time being. 

Jenna proposed we purchase Quick Books Program for doing the Associations bookkeeping.  Board approved Jenna buying this for the Association. 
Newsletter: Spring 09 – articles will be due to Rick by March 30, with publication being planned for mid April. 

Rick checking with Mike about publishing and updating the website….

Annual Membership meeting May 2  ----- Bar-B-Q  August 1.

Patrick from Professional Lake Management – Presented the “Lake Washington 2008 Water Quality Assessment Report.”  He noted results similar to other years.  Our readings are within the norms for other similar type lakes in our region of the state.  He did note higher readings in June near the inlet.  We will need more time and tests to see if this is a problem area.  There was discussion about what this means with the water coming from Stella.  PLM did an Aquatic Vegetation Assessment   in August of 2008.  They had 881 points of data.  There were 14 native plant species and 2 exotic (Milfoil and Curly Leaf Pond).  They will do a follow-up survey this spring, matching the sites from August.  This will provide valuable information, to compare how the lake looks 8-10 months later.

PLM suggests:

  1. Lake Washington consider full lake treatment (250 acres) and begin discussion with DNR on doing this.
  2. We get permit applications in as soon as we can.
  3. The ideal time to treat milfoil is June 15-30. 
Also, PLM is available and very able to provide treatments for homeowners on Lake Washington.  The cost is $4/foot, with minimum charge of $300 per owner.  Average cost should be $350-375.  This includes the $35 permit and all the paperwork.  If owners along the same lake shore get together the cost may be somewhat less.  Patrick reminded us, property owners can only treat a limited amount of shoreline. 

Next Meeting:
March 3, 2009  6:00 pm – Location to be determined


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