Lake Latoka Property Owners Assoc
P. O. Box 102
Alexandria, MN 56308

Board Meeting Minutes Nov 10 2015

LLPOA Board Meeting Minutes, November 10th, 2015, at Bruce Luehmann’s Home

Our guests included Marilyn Bayerl, private water specialist, and Karen Cook, who was a past board member when the Lake Latoka Lake Management Plan was written by Jim Lingor. Karen gave some of the history of how it came about. The one we had was from 1994. She said there is a newer plan that she has on her computer. She will forward it to Myrna, who will forward it to the board members by email. (Sent hard copy of 32 pages/mailed Nov. 12th). Marilyn encouraged us to complete it. She suggested that we form a committee and review what is already done. She showed us the lake assessment that Dead Lake (Ottertail County) got from the RMB at Detroit Lakes. She said Steve Henry should be able to help us obtain that to add to the plan. She will help us later, if we need help. Her charge is $85/hour.

Members Present: Bruce Luehmann, Joni Norman, Doug K, Doug A, Barb Peterson, Myrna Hunt. Absent: Harvey Kranzler and Eric Nelson. Guest: Rita Kuelbs.

Minutes: Bruce moved that minutes be accepted as printed. Seconded by Barb. Carried.

Treasurer’s Report: See attached copy. Myrna moved that we renew Cert.#1 for the shorter term (6 months) before 1/13/16. Seconded by Joni. Witts paid dues twice. Myrna moved we return the money to Witts. Seconded by Barb. Barb moved we pay the other bills. Seconded by Myrna. Approved.

Old Business: B.Discussed tax exempt status. Accountant charged $372, much more than the quote. Greg submitted on line for an extension until May, 2016. Gary Deick offered to help us if we have accounting issues. Wonder if it is worth getting 501 3C.
C. No Wake Zone in the Narrows: Bruce contacted Dave Rusch re: extending the zone on the south side (2 sets of buoys) and maybe the north, if needed. Bruce will send an e-mail to the residents affected in the area. Some feel all the members need to be informed(maybe in spring newsletter).

D. Sediment Pond: Joni said it still isn’t done. County may hire private contractor to do it.
E. Native Planting: Myrna reported that 27 plants were put in where the plants needed replacing. 4 more reflectors were put in. People drive right over the curbing. Bob put the woodchips in the garden.

F. Directory and Newsletter: Rita said it is almost ready to go to printer. Paul Maack will donate the envelopes for the directories. Cost $1.64 to mail first class. Bruce moved that we should print 350. Seconded by Barb. Approved. She asked for articles for April newsletter. Bruce will do No Wake Zone and boating regulations. Greg will do fish stocking. Myrna will do annual meeting and reasons for membership.

New Business: DCLA reported by Joni. 5 building sites approved. Water planning update: Central MN Land Use Decidion Maker Symposium hosted by SWDC, Oct 7th. Progressive counties such as Crow Wing, Ottertal, and Grant County shared their experiences creating & implementing “one team approach” for one common goal “clean water initiatives” & supporting the buffer rule law. Discussed our sediment pond. R and R Concrete wants to develop a site near Lake Vermont (north of Miltona) watershed area. They said the inspectors at the landings aren’t doing it according to regulations.

There is an open board position.

Next meeting: Tuesday, Jan. 5th, 7 PM, Doug Kuelbs 1092 Firemen’s Lodge Rd. SW 507-227-2718.
Barb moved to adjourn. Seconded by Myrna. Approved.

Respectfully submitted by Myrna Hunt, Secretary of LLPOA