Members Present:

 Tom Hintz, JoAnn Luxford, Bonnie Fairchild, Roger Olson and Ken Scribner

Members Absent:

Bob Haarman and Gordy Jacobson

Call Meeting to Order:

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

Consider Agenda:

Added:

DNR letter

Articles for June Newsletter

Treasurer’s report

Consider 11/11 Minutes:

The minutes were reviewed. Tom Hintz made a motion to approve the minutes and Roger Olson seconded. The Board approved the motion unanimously.

Old Business:

Planning & Zoning Letter:

As the Pug Hole development has already been approved by the City there was no need for further discussion.

Website Progress:

Ken Scribner reported that the website should be completed in June. He should have a prototype ready for the next Board meeting.

No Wake Zone on the River/Lake:

Roger Olson volunteered to do the necessary follow up with Sgt. Stoll. Sgt. Stoll is responsible for water surface in the area.

New Business:

ATV/Wetlands:

After discussion, the Board by consensus agreed that the issue regarding use of state trails by ATVs should be a decision made by each individual.   It was further agreed that the ATV/State trail meeting date would be published in the newsletter.

Treasurer’s Report:

Treasurer Tom Hintz reported the following balances:

Checking: $3,659.76     Savings: $1,695.38

Tom will be authorized to sign checks.

Membership:

Bonnie Fairchild reported that we have a total of 105 members. That is roughly half of the available membership.

Board Members:

Tom Hintz made a motion to amend the number of Board members to a total of seven. Bonnie seconded the motion and it was passed unanimously.

The motion will be addressed at the annual meeting and if approved by the membership the by-laws will be amended accordingly.

Information about Impaired Lakes Program through the PCA:

By consensus this was tabled until the next Board meeting.

Lake Mary Private Access:

Due to the recent stocking of walleye in Lake Mary, Bonnie expressed some concern about having the access open to the public during the winter months.

Bonnie made a motion that in future seasons there would be an informal monitoring of the number of people using the access . Tom Hintz seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

Newsletter Mailings:

A motion was made by JoAnn Luxford to mail future newsletters only to members. Extra copies would be printed and made available to the general public at various businesses. An announcement to this effect would be printed in the June newsletter. Roger Olson seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

Lara Membership:

Bonnie Fairchild made a motion to pay the $50.00 membership fee. Tom Hintz seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

DNR Letter:

No action was taken.

Newsletter Articles:

The following were discussed:

Water quality results, Newsletter mailing change, letter from the President, new website.

Next Meeting Date:

 By consensus the Board agreed that the next meeting would be held from 8:00 to 9:00 am on May 19th at the Emily City Hall.

Adjournment:

At 11:30 JoAnn Luxford made a motion to adjourn. The motion was seconded by Tom Hintz and approved unanimously by the Board.

Respectfully submitted,,

JoAnn Luxford, Secretary