Board Meeting Minutes Archived Minutes
Lake Washington Association Board Meeting June 7, 2011
Board Members Present:
Kim Winter
John Fink
Ken Klehr
Jen Kejell
Cathy Klehr
Lyle Walker
Pat Hanson
Bill Ooley
Rick Johnson
Milt Lueneburg
Steve Grotbo
Steve Ullom

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

Treasurer Report: Invasive Species Fund $73,691; General Fund $52,815          

Secretary and Treasurer Reports approved for publication.


OLD BUSINESS: LVMP update - Steve U. and Ken K. attended meeting in Hutchinson with Joe Eisterhold and Lee Sundmark to put finale touches on our 2011-2016 LVMP.  We needed to change some wording and add information about how we would judge the need for treatment and the treatment options.  Steve U. will update this and send copies to all.

            2011 Directory Status: We have 27 ads so far and really need closer to 40 to pay for the printing costs.  Kim, Rick, Milt are working on getting the remaining ads to Ken K. The deadline for submitting ads will be Friday June 17th. Kim W will be doing the billing for the ads.  Steve G. is working on getting the ads formatted in the directory.

            Website Update:  Steve G, will update officials names and delete Amy Wilde article. 

Shore Line Captains will have an organizational meeting on June 17th  - 6 pm at Sportsmen’s Park, Jen and Cathy K. will be arranging this gathering with pizza, beverage, and cookies.

            Pheasants Forever - Mike Schmitt moved on to LeSuer Co., not sure if there is a replacement for him in Meeker Co. Do know the project on the southside of the lake is moving forward.

            Cormorants Committee: Rich Fernstrom, Ken Klehr, Milt Lueneberg, Arlen Lovell from LWIA met with Lee Sundmark & Leroy Dalhkee (Minn DNR).  There has been fish population analysis since 1974, with some fluctuations in fish populations noted over time.  The UM has an ongoing project of analyzing the cormorant populations at Pigeon Lake.  They started the surveys in 2004. As of today, Pigeon Lake has the largest nesting population of cormorants in the state.  Further meetings are planned and need to include Steve Lewis - US Fish Wildlife and Lisa Gelvin Minn. Fish & Wildlife . Was suggested we invite community people such as, Dassel and Darwin Rod ‘n Gun Club, Meeker County Association of Lakes representatives to the next meeting.

NEW BUSINESS: Election of officers for 2011-2012:  Ken Kleher, President  -

Rick Fernstrom, V.P.    -   Lyle Walker, Treasure   - Steve Ullom, Secretary

            Jen and Steve Kjell are resigning from LWIA board affective this month.  Cathy Klehr has volunteered to fill one of the board positions and be Shoreline Captains rep for the board.  Ken K. will contact someone, to fill the other position, we were made aware of at the spring meeting.

            Lyle W. reported the Charitable Organizational Registration and Annual Report is ready for signatures and to be sent into the State of Minn. Board approved this.  The Federal Reporting guidelines have changed to require reporting of more than $50000 per year in income.  LWIA had about $24500 of income for 2010-2011 reporting year. The only concern LWIA might have is if 1/3 of our income was from interest.  This is not a worry for us at this time.

            Aquatic Invasive Species assessment at this time show little concern for growth based on a 1-4 rating system.  Sites tested thus far are in the 0-1 range mostly. Ken is sending the spread sheets (with coordinates and ratings) to Board members, DNR and PLM every week they do the survey. The committee is also doing seechi disk reading when they are out each week.

Discussion items:  The culvert between Stella and Washington is a high water concern, because there are metal bars hanging down that can damage some boats.

            Tabled Eurasian water milfoil contribution recognition flags.

            LWIA (Jen Kjell)  has been sending thank you notes to every one that contributes $50 or more to LWIA, and to those who contribute prizes at the fall picnic. A discussion about how we could continue this was tabled until the next meeting.

            Steve Grotbo’s shoreline is scheduled to be finished and planted in the near future: Backyard Reflections is doing the rock and Prairie Restorations the planting. If people are looking for grant money for projects like this they should be contacting Crow River group.

Next meeting July 5, 7:00 pm at the Dassel Rod ‘n Gun Club


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