GLSA JULY 2011 BOARD MEETING
The July 9 ,2011 GLSA board meeting was held at Southside Town Hall.
The following were present: Joe Lepley , Kent Davidson,Peggy Jo
Fortner,Harry Wahlquist,CarlSwanson , Carole Gertgen ,Mike McNellis
Jerry Dock,Pat Biethon,Nancy Pattee Hector ,Curt Conrad and Tom
Absent : Jerry Doffing and Lisa Peery(excused)
John Swanson ,Claire Dempsey and Chuck Lingen were also in attendance.
The meeting was opened at 9:05 a.m. by Joe Lepley, President. The
minutes for the June 11,2011 meeting were reviewed by the board .
Harry moved and Peggy seconded to approve the minutes. Motion carried.
Peggy presented the Treasurer’s report dated 7/01/2011(attached).
Peggy reported the area coordinators are working to increase
membership to over 400.A second mailing(dues letter) will be done this
Harry moved and Jerry Dock seconded a motion to approve the
High water management-
1.slow-no wake- John Swanson and Kent are working with the
county.Question asked- Has our mailing made a difference in our
efforts to reduce speed/wakes? A sign is posted at the access " NO
Our GLSA proposal goes to the DNR,then the county to accept. It
appears that 4 of 5 County Commimsioners approval our proposal A
public hearing is required. The county Sheriffs department will post
and control signage on the shore.We will make a 4 ft x 4ft sign on PVC
pipe and post in the water. A permit is required for our signs.
Kent made a motion to spend up to $500 for our signage cost.Nancy
seconded, Motion carried.
2. request from Lake Francis Association to help with cost to clean
out the south outlet below Francis at $1000. Our share would be 1/2.
Jerry moved and Pat seconded to spend $500 for this/Motion carried.
ad hoc committee- zebra mussels- Pat B,, Chris H. and Carl. Pat spoke
with Joe Schneider from the Christmas Lake Association. They have a
pilot study gate program -from August 1 to Labor Day. Coded entry/exit
gate ,cost =$18,000with grant for 90% from DNR and Minnehaha creek
watershed district. One inspection station for 3 lakes-
Minnewasta,Christmas and Lotus.
Lake Sylvia is in 2 townships and ordinances can bypass. Clearwater is
in 2 counties- both must approve. The COLA meets in July.Possible
Carl- Z treatment with Zquinox- under trial at Lake Darling. A concern
of July 4th overflow parking at landing onto Quinn Ave. Only 9 or 10
active volunteers for inspections at access.We need more.
Milfoil- John Swanson reported treatment of various areas.Some in
deeper waters.1/2 acre 300 yards out from access treated twice.
Scattered plants treated on north end of west lake. McComas will be
checking in late July/early August for our success in Milfoil
treatment and looking for zebra mussels near the landing and back in
September (total of 2 days)
Social- Carol- Picnic will be held August 21st.It will be announced in
newsletter. No postcards will be sent and no prizes.
Jerry Dock reported a smaller directory will be printed and updated
yearly at a cost of $1,100 for 500 copies.
Articles and Bylaws-Pat Biethon will address at August meeting. Add
provision for electronic/phone meetings.Bylaws/changes can be approved
by Board. Articles require a 2/3 approval by GLSA members at an annual
Carl moved and Carol seconded motion to adjorn.
Meeting adjorned at 10:25