Members Present:

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

Members Absent:

Roger Olson and Bill Stark

Call Meeting to Order:

Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, President Bob Haarman called the meeting of ELRA to order at 10:25 a.m.

Consider Agenda:

  • Added to old business:
    • No wake zone
  • Added to new business:
    • Treasurer’s report
    • Membership renewal letter
  • Website

Consider 7/19 Minutes:

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

Consider Annual Meeting Minutes:

After one correction to the minutes was addressed, Doug Rhode made a motion to approve the minutes and Dave Sabyan seconded. The Board approved the motion unanimously.

Old Business:

 MN Water Conference:

Doug Rhode gave a brief oral report. The Board requested that both Doug and Roger Olson prepare a short written report that will be posted on the ELRA website.

Planning & Zoning Letter:

Bob Haarman will verify that the letter to the P&Z group has been sent.   Bonnie Fairchild read the draft of the article regarding development on pug hole. This will appear in the December newsletter.

Grant for ELRA:

By consensus the Board agreed to re-visit, in the spring, the possibility of applying for up to $5,000.00 in matching funds from the Initiative Fund for a to-be-determined water improvement project.

There was discussion of the blue/green algae found in Lake Mary. Doug Rhode made a motion to allocate up to $300.00 for expanded water testing by WAPOCA. Gordy Jacobson seconded. The Board approved the motion unanimously. Gordy further volunteered to assist the Fairchild’s in gathering water samples.

.Bob Haarman and Doug Rhode will also contact the MPCA to discuss the algae.

Stocking Lake Mary:

Four thousand walleye have been added to the lake.  

 New Business:

Website:

Ken Scribner, in conjunction with Darlene Wieseler has volunteered to host the implementation of a new, user-friendly site.

Treasurer’s Report:

Bonnie Fairchild reported the following balances:

Checking: $1,638.15     Savings: $1,687.69

Membership Renewal Letter:

JoAnn Luxford made a motion to approve the letter; the motion was seconded by Dave Sabyan and approved unanimously by the Board.

Newsletter:

By consensus the Board agreed that the newsletter articles did not require review by the Board members.

Ratify Election Results:

Gordy Jacobson made a motion to ratify the three-year terms for Ken Scribner and Bill Stark beginning in January 2007 .. The motion was seconded by Bonnie Fairchild and passed unanimously by the Board.

Election of 2007 Officers:

The following officers were named:

President Ken Scribner:   Vice President, Bob Haarman: Treasurer, Tom Hintz: Secretary, JoAnn Luxford.   Doug Rhode made a motion to approve; the motion was seconded by Gordy Jacobson and passed unanimously by the Board.

By consensus the Board agreed to contact Jane Schulte and request that she take on the responsibility of membership information for mailings, dues, announcements etc.

Next Meeting:

By consensus the Board agreed that the next meeting would be held on April 14 th, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. at the Emily City Hall. Doug Rhode will make the necessary arrangements.

Adjournment:

At 12:10 Tom Hintz made a motion to adjourn. The motion was seconded by Dave Sabyan and approved unanimously by the Board.

Respectfully submitted,

JoAnn Luxford, Secretary