Saturday May 19th, 2007 at Emily City Hall


Members Present:

 Tom Hintz,   JoAnn Luxford, Bonnie Fairchild, Gordy Jacobson and Ken Scribner

Members Absent:

Bob Haarman and Roger Olson

Call Meeting to Order:

Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, President Ken Scribner called the meeting of ELRA to order at 8:00 a.m.

Consider agenda:


Annual meeting date

Booking City Hall for the monthly meetings/obtaining key

Consider April 14th minutes:

The minutes were reviewed. Bonnie Fairchild made a motion to approve the minutes and Gordy Jacobson seconded. The Board approved the motion unanimously.

Old Business:

ELRA Web site:

Bob Haarman’s suggestions were discussed. Ken will contact Bob and ask him to work with Darlene to update the site.

No wake zone:

A motion to table was made by Bonnie Fairchild and seconded by JoAnn Luxford. The motion carried unanimously.

Bonnie will contact Roger Olson prior to the June meeting.

Impaired lakes program through the PCA:

By consensus this was tabled until the June meeting. Bonnie Fairchild will bring additional information to that meeting.

New Business:

Treasurer’s Report:

Treasurer Tom Hintz reported the following balances:

Checking: $3,898.05     Savings: $1,695.38

JoAnn Luxford made a motion to accept the report; it was seconded by Bonnie Fairchild and passed unanimously by the Board.

Erosion concerns on Lake Mary:

Bonnie Fairchild will contact the DNR and ask that someone from their organization meet with all or some Board members.

In addition to voicing our concern regarding the ongoing erosion we will also address the spraying of purple loosestrife.  

Annual meeting:

Saturday August 4 th was tentatively chosen for the annual meeting. JoAnn Luxford will check the BRI schedule to make sure there isn’t a major race that day that could affect attendance..


There was a general discussion on the articles that have been submitted for the Newsletter. 

Water quality:

Bonnie Fairchild reported that she had attended a meeting on water quality testing. It was recommended that testing be done only at the river, Van Sickle and the lake itself.

Next Meeting Date:

 By consensus the Board agreed that the next meeting would be held at 8:00am on Saturday June 30 th at the Emily City Hall.

Gordy Jacobson will book the Hall and obtain the key. Tom Hintz volunteered to check further into the City’s request of an $8.00 facility charge.  


At 8:50   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