Members Present:

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


Lake management plan

Beaver dams

No wake zone on the river              

New structure near the river shoreline

Stocking update

Consider 4/19 Minutes:

Roger Olson made a motion to approve the minutes and Bonnie Fairchild seconded. The Board approved the motion unanimously.

New Business:  

Summer Picnic:

After discussion, Tom Hintz made a motion to combine the summer picnic and the annual meeting.   The date will be August 12 th at noon.

By consensus it was decided to explore the possibility of having ELRA provide the food, opposed to having a potluck, as has been the case in previous years. JoAnn Luxford will obtain pricing from a caterer.

Gordy Jacobson will contact possible speakers. By consensus the Board agreed that the first choice would be Wayne Mueller, and Doug Sandstrom second.  

Lake Management Plan:

A motion was made by Roger Olson to send the draft and the cover letter to Don Hickman and Bonnie Finnerty. The motion was seconded by Doug Rhode and approved unanimously by the Board.

Beaver Dam:

The Board authorized President Bob Haarman to spend up to $300.00, if necessary, for the trapping of the beavers to preclude someone from blowing up the bever dam on the south side of lake Mary.

No Wake Zone on the River:

After discussion, Roger Olson made a motion to have Doug Rhode, acting as the representative of ELRA, submit the formal application that would request the County Board authorize the no wake zone. The motion was seconded by Gordy Jacobson and approved unanimously by the Board. 

Old Business:

Booth for Emily Days:

Tabled until the June meeting.

Board Appointment:

Board discussed. No action was taken due to the lack of a nominee.


Prior to the mailing Bonnie Fairchild will get copies to the Board members for review.

Both the picnic date and the simplified city ordinances will be added.

Alternate Shoreline Ordinances:

By consensus the Board agreed that Bob Haarman should meet with Chuck Moran regarding a possible short-term moratorium on development of environmentally sensitive water front property.

Stocking of Walleye:

Doug Rhode reported that the supplier he has located is questionable due to being in the Red River flowage. He is awaiting a final opinion from the DNR. 

Next Meeting Date:

By consensus the next meeting date was established.   Wednesday, June 28 th at 6:30 at the Emily City Hall.


At 8:09 pm JoAnn Luxford made a motion to adjourn. The motion was seconded by Tom Hintz and passed unanimously by the Board

Respectfully submitted,

JoAnn Luxford, Secretary