MIDDLE ISLAND LAKE ASSOCIATION

ANNUAL MEETING

MAY 22, 2010

 

 

THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MIDDLE ISLAND LAKE ASSOCIATION WAS HELD AT THE MEETING HALL IN SOUTH BEND, NEBRASKA ON MAY 22, 2010.  THE MEETING CONVENED AT 10 A.M., PRESIDENT RANDY BAILEY PRESIDING AND JOANNE BRONSON, SECRETARY.

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  RANDY BAILEY, JIM KRAMER, DON JEWELL, MARK DOHN, BRUCE JEFFRIES AND JOANNE BRONSON.  AS JOHNNY SHRUNK HAS RESIGNED FROM THE BOARD, ALL MEMBERS WERE PRESENT.

 

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY RANDY BAILEY.

TWENTY-NINE OF 55 HOMES WERE REPRESENTED AT THE MEETING.

 

NEWS/ANNOUNCEMENTS:

RANDY BAILEY ANNOUNCED THAT THE FOURTH OF JULY FESTIVITIES WILL BE HELD ON JULY 3RD, 2010.  ANYONE WISHING TO DONATE TO FIREWORKS SHOULD MAKE THEIR CHECKS OUT TO "NORTH LAKE ASSOCIATION" AND GET THEIR CHECK TO A BOARD MEMBER ASAP.

 

RANDY BAILEY REMINDED MEMBERS THAT THE GARBAGE CONTAINERS PROVIDED BY THE NEW COLLECTORS ARE INCLUD- ED WITH THE SERVICE, HOWEVER, IF ANYONE DOES NOT WANT THE CONTAINER IF THEY CONTACT THE COLLECTOR (TELEPHONE NUMBER ON CONTAINER) THEY WILL RETRIEVE THE CONTAINER.

 

RANDY BAILEY REMINDED OWNERS THAT SPEED BUMPS WILL BE PLACED BEFORE MEMORIAL DAY.

 

ANNUAL MEETING MINUTES 2009

GARY HARPSTER MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES AS ENTERED, DICK MOLLNER SECONDED THE MOTION AND THE MOTION CARRIED WITH A UNANIMOUS VOTE.

 

GATE COMMITTEE:

JIM KRAMER REPORTED THAT NORTH LAKE WOULD LIKE TO KEEP THE GATE OPEN 6-8 A.M. WEEKDAYS AND ON HOLIDAYS.

A POLL OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT AGREED WITH THIS PLAN.  HE ALSO REMINDED MEMBERS THAT THEY CAN OBTAIN A SPECIAL ONE DAY CODE FOR PARTIES, GET TEMPORARY CODES FOR CONSTRUCTION OR MAKE REQUESTS FOR THE GATE TO BE OPEN DURING AN EVENT.  PLEASE CONTACT JIM IF YOU HAVE ANY REQUESTS OR QUESTIONS 944-3514.

 

WEB PAGE:

JUDY BAILEY INFORMED MEMBERS THAT GREG WALSTROM IS TAKING OVER MANAGEMENT OF THE WEB SITE.  GREG STATED THAT HE IS LOOKING INTO WAYS TO IMPROVE THE SITE SUCH AS PRIVACY, MEMBERS ONLY DATA ETC.  HE REQUESTED THAT ANYONE WITH REQUESTS OR IDEAS CONTACT HIM.  HOME: 895-0973, LAKE PHONE: 944-2407

E-MAIL: gcwalstrom@cox.net.

 

BEAUTIFICATION COMMITTEE:

RANDY ANNOUNCED THAT BUNNY SHRUNK HAS RESIGNED AS CHAIR OF THIS COMMITTEE.  HE OPENED THE FLOOR TO DISCUSSION OF THE FUTURE OF THIS COMMITTEE.  AS NO ONE WAS WILLING TO TAKE ON CHAIRMANSHIP OF THIS COMMITTEE, IT WAS SUGGESTED THAT ANY LEFT OVER MONIES GO INTO THE GENERAL FUND.  GARY HARPSTER MADE A MOTION TO SET ASIDE MONEY IN THE GENERAL FUND FOR BEAUTIFICATION OF THE ISLAND, JOANNE BRONSON SECONDED THE MOTION AND THE MOTION WAS CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

TREASURER'S REPORT:

MARK DOHN PRESENTED THE FOLLOWING REPORT:

 

MIDDLE ISLAND ACCOUNT  2010                     DEBIT                  DEPOSIT                            BALANCE

3/13/10 POSTMASTER ANNUAL DUES        $    40.00                                                          $4,589.00

3/24/10 DUES ON LIST                                                                $1,350.00                         $5,939.00

5/18/10 DUES ON LIST                                                                 $  950.00                         $6,889.00

4/22/10 NORTH LAKE FIREWORKS            $1,000.00                                                          $5,889.00

4/22/10 NEBRASKA LAKE ASSOC.             $    100.00                                                          $5,789.00

4/22/10 LAKE MANAGEMENT CONF           $      20.00                                                          $5,769.00

CASH FROM ALUMINUM CANS COLL

FROM SUE SMITH                                                                        $      18.82                          $5,787.82

REMOTE                                                                                          $      22.00                        $5,809.82

DUES ON LIST                                                                                $    100.00                        $5,909.82

OUTSTANDING DUES   $250                                                                                                   $6,059.82

BREAKDOWN OF 2009 MAINTENANCE EXPENSES FROM WESTERN SAND AND GRAVEL

PEOPLE SERVICE (WATER/SEWER)                                                                                        $17,012.31

SNOW REMOVAL (DARRELL GRAY)                                                                                         $  1,635.00

LAGOON MOWING (DARRELL GRAY)                                                                                     $      400.00

GRASS GATOR MOWING                                                                                                         $   7,886.75

FISH STOCKING (WIPERS)                                                                                                    $   1,075.00

WEATHER SIREN                                                                                                                     $      451.43

SMALLER AMOUNTS - BOAT STORAGE SIGNS, ASHLAND TREE SERVICE, ETC.                 $     195.17

TOTAL            $28,656.06

 

BOARD MEMBER ELECTION:

NOMINEES:  NANCY NOONAN, DICK MOLLNER, CRAIG BUESCHER, JENNIFER HURT, MARK DOHN, GARY HARPSTER, GREG WALSTROM AND LARRY JACOBSON.

 

LAKE RULES & REGULATIONS

RANDY BAILEY OPENED THE FLOOR TO DISCUSSION ON ALL CHANGES, AND WENT THROUGH EACH OF THE PROPOSED CHANGES WITH MEMBERS. THERE WAS LITTLE TO NO DISCUSSION ON MANY OF THE CHANGES WITH THE EXCEPTION OF  RULE #13 - MANY MEMBERS EXPRESSED CONCERN OVER EROSION OF THE LAKE WITH LARGER BOATS AND HEAVIER BOATS, ESPECIALLY ON THE BACK SIDE.  GREG WALSTROM MADE A MOTION TO FORM A BOATING COMMITTEE TO EVALUATE THESE CONCERNS AND MAKE SUGGESTIONS TO THE BOARD FOR SOLUTIONS TO THIS PROBLEM.  JOLENE JEFFRIES SECONDED THE MOTION AND THE MOTION WAS PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.  RULE #22 - MEMBERS DISCUSSED THE LACK OF SPACE TO PLACE THEIR TRAILERS AND QUESTIONED POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS TO THIS CONTINUING PROBLEM.  A POLL WAS TAKEN OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT WITH THE MAJORITY REQUESTING THIS RULE BE CHANGED.  JOLENE JEFFRIES MADE A MOTION THAT DON JEWELL LOOK INTO POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS TO THIS PROBLEM, ZOY BLAIR SECONDED THE MOTION AND THE MOTION WAS PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

BYLAWS OF MIDDLE ISLAND LAKE ASSOCIATION

RANDY BAILEY OPENED THE FLOOR TO DISCUSSION ON THE PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE BYLAWS AND AGAIN WENT THROUGH EACH PROPOSAL.  THERE WAS LITTLE TO NO DISCUSSION ON ALL PROPOSALS WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ARTICLE III - SECTION 1 -NANCY NOONAN MADE A MOTION TO LEAVE IN THE SENTENCE ""SAID MEMBERSHIP FUNDS AS COLLECTED SHALL ONLY BE USED FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE COMPLETE MEMBERSHIP, AND ONLY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE OBJECTIVES AND PURPOSES OF THE ASSOCIATION." IN THE PROPOSED REVISION.  CRAIG BUESCHER SECONDED THE MOTION AND THE MOTION WAS CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.  ARTICLE IV - SECTION 6 - A TYPO WAS FOUND AND JOANNE BRONSON MADE A MOTION TO CHANGE THE WORD "ENTAILED" TO "ENTITLED".  BRUCE JEFFRIES SECONDED THE MOTION AND THE MOTION WAS CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.  THIS SECTION WAS ALSO DISCUSSED BY MEMBERS AT LENGTH AND MANY MEMBERS STATED CONFUSION OVER THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A "PROXY VOTE" AND AN "ABSENTEE VOTE".

IT WAS SUGGESTED THAT THE NEW BOARD CLARIFY THIS ISSUE.

 

FISH REPORT

BRUCE JEFFRIES REPORTED THAT 500 WIPERS WERE PLACED IN THE LAKE AT A COST OF $1,075.00 LAST YEAR.  BRUCE ALSO DISCUSSED THAT WE HAVE NOT HAD A PROFESSIONAL LOOK AT OUR LAKE HABITAT AND MAKE RECOMMENDA- TIONS FOR 2 YEARS.

MARK DOHN PRESENTED INFORMATION ON TIGER MUSKIES AND MADE THE FOLLOWING PROPOSAL:

 

STOCKING RECOMMENDATIONS OF TIGER MUSKY FISH; A HYBRID THAT DOES NOT REPRODUCE

PROPOSE THREE YEAR STOCKING PROGRAM OF 18-24' FISH.

50 FISH PER YEAR FOR 3 YEARS, THEN 50 FISH EVERY THIRD YEAR.

 

TIGER MUSKY            YEAR 1:        50 FISH                $1,500.00

TIGER MUSKY            YEAR 2:        50 FISH                $1,500.00

TIGER MUSKY            YEAR 3:        50 FISH                $1,500.00

WALLEYE                   YEAR 4:

WALLEYE                   YEAR 5:

TIGER MUSKY            YEAR 6:        50 FISH               $1,500.00

 

ROB FROM NEBRASKA LAKE MANAGEMENT CAN GET AND STOCK THE 18-24' FISH FOR US.

"I SHOWED GREG WAGNER OF THE NE GAME AND PARKS COMMISSION MY PROPOSAL AND HE SAID AT THAT RATE OF STOCKING IT WOULD ABSOLUTELY NOT DO ANY HARM AND WOULD ENHANCE THE FISHING BY ADDING ANOTHER GAME SPECIES."

(MARK ALSO PRESENTED ARTICLES ABOUT THE TIGER MUSKIES WHICH WE WILL TRY TO PLACE ON OUR WEB SITE, OR YOU MAY CONTACT MARK FOR MORE INFORMATION.)

DISCUSSION ENSUED ON THE PROS AND CONS OR THIS MATTER.

TOM VISTY MADE A MOTION TO FORM A COMMITTEE TO LOOK AT THE QUALITY OF OUR LAKE HABITAT AND FISH STOCKING RECOMMENDATIONS.  JOE DELGADO SECONDED THE MOTION AND THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

ROGER OTHING MADE A MOTION TO STOCK THE LAKE WITH 1,000 FISH THIS YEAR.  GREG WALSTROM SECONDED THE MOTION AND THE MOTION WAS CARRIED WITH A VOTE OF 19 FOR AND 10 AGAINST.

 

NEW BOARD MEMBERS

RANDY BAILEY ANNOUNCED THE RESULTS OF THE ELECTION:

NANCY NOONAN

DICK MOLLNER

MARK DOHN

GARY HARPSTER

 

LAKE RULES & REGULATIONS

RANDY BAILEY ANNOUNCED THAT ALL PROPOSED CHANGES PASSED WITH THE EXCEPTION OF #13.

 

BYLAWS

RANDY BAILEY ANNOUNCED THAT ALL PROPOSED REVISIONS PASSED WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ARTICLE IV - SECTION 6.

 

NEW BUSINESS

RANDY BAILEY OPENED THE FLOOR FOR DISCUSSION OF ANY NEW BUSINESS:

 

KARLA RUPIPER DISCUSSED CONCERNS WITH THE AGE OF CHILDREN DRIVING 4 WHEELERS AND GOLF CARTS ON THE ISLAND.  SHE STATED SHE FEELS THIS COULD BE A LIABILITY TO THE ASSOCIATION AND WOULD LIKE THE BOARD TO LOOK INTO THIS ISSUE.  DISCUSSION ENSUED - NO MOTION WAS MADE.

 

DON JEWELL BROUGHT UP THE ISSUE OF EROSION AND DREDGING.  HE STATED OUR LAKE IS 1OO ACRES - THE COST TO DREDGE 3 ACRES IS $250,000 WITH AN ADDITIONAL SET UP CHARGE OF $100,000.  HE SUGGESTED WE BE PROACTIVE AND LOOK INTO SETTING ASIDE MONEY TO POSSIBLY BUY OUR OWN DREDGE WHICH WOULD RUN AROUND $35,000.  JOE DELGADO STATED HE WOULD BE WILLING TO WORK WITH THE ASSOCIATION AND FIND WAYS TO DO THIS CHEAPER WHEN THE NEED ARISES.  DON MADE A MOTION TO FORM A COMMITTEE TO LOOK INTO THIS MATTER, JOANNE BRONSON SECONDED THE MOTION AND IT WAS PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

WITH NO FURTHER BUSINESS RANDY CALLED FOR ADJOURNMENT OF THE MEETING AT 12 P.M.

 

SUBMITTED BY JOANNE BRONSON, SECRETARY

ADDENDUM TO ANNUAL MEETING MINUTES 5/22/10
 
TOPIC - TIGER MUSKIE
 
MARK DOHN AND BRUCE JEFFERIES GAVE SEPARATE PRESENTATIONS OF THE PROS (MARK) AND CONS (BRUCE) OF ADDING TIGER MUSKIES TO THE LAKE.  RANDY BAILEY TOOK A POLL OF THE MEMBERS BY RAISE OF HANDS WHICH RESULTED IN A TIE - 11 FOR AND 11 AGAINST.  MORE DISCUSSION FOLLOWED AND THEN RANDY TOOK ANOTHER POLL WHICH RESULTED IN ANOTHER TIE -
14 FOR AND 14 AGAINST.  FOR THE SAKE OF BREAKING THE DEADLOCK, JOE DELGADO CHANGED HIS "FOR" VOTE TO "AGAINST" AND THE MOTION TO ADD TIGER MUSKY TO THE LAKE FAILED.  JOE DID REQUEST THAT MORE STUDIES BE DONE ON THIS SUB- JECT.
 
SUBMITTED BY JOANNE BRONSON, SECRETARY