Members Present:

Bob Haarman, Tom Hintz, Dave Sabyan,   JoAnn Luxford, Doug Rhode, Bonnie Fairchild, Gordy Jacobson

Member Absent:

Roger Olson

Call Meeting to Order:

Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, President Bob Haarman called the meeting of ELRA to order at 6:35 p.m.

Consider Agenda:


Payment of bills to MLA website ($24.00) PO Box ($24.00) and MLA Membership ($165.00)


Board member

Board wish list for Lake Management Plan

2006 membership renewal letter

New Business:  

Consider 11/16 Minutes:

Gordy Jacobson made a motion to approve the minutes and Dave Sabyan seconded. The Board approved the motion unanimously.

City of Emily Land Use Letter:

By consensus the mailing to landscapers, builders, rock movers and Chuck Moran was approved.  

Old Business:

Tire Removal:

Bob Haarman’s response from the MN Environmental Quality Council will be added to the next agenda.

Items added to the Agenda:  

Payment of Bills:

Gordy Jacobson made a motion to approve payment of the bills to MLA and the postmaster. Dave Sabyan seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Rip Rap Policy:

A letter will be written to instruct people to contact the City of Emily for approval.

Board Vacancy:

Board members will bring names of potential candidates to the April meeting. This appointment will expire the end of 2006.

Board Wish List for Lake Management Plan:

A partial list was created by Board members that include the following: Re-visit water level study, Control of watercraft speed on the river (Doug Rhode would address this with the Crow Wing County Sheriff and the DNR), establish traffic free areas where the loons nest, dam repair, Lake Emily weed control, shoreline restoration, septic inspection for those outside of Emily city limits, plant bulrushes and stocking walleye fingerlings.

Bob Haarman asked that each Board member bring at least three additional ideas to the April meeting.

2006 Membership Renewal/Discussion:

Bonnie Fairchild presented the letter she drafted which would be mailed to nonrenewing members.

JoAnn Luxford made a motion to send the letter. Doug Rhode seconded and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

The Board also discussed:   consideration of an ELRA garage sale as a part of the annual picnic and having a booth at the Emily Day celebration.

Next Meeting Date:

By consensus the next meeting date was established.   Wednesday, April 19th at 6:30 at the Emily City Hall.


At 7:45 pm Tom Hintz made a motion to adjourn. The motion was seconded by Bonnie Fairchild and passed unanimously by the Board.

Respectfully submitted,

JoAnn Luxford, Secretary