April 17, 2016 LAPOA Minutes



Sunday, April 17, 2016–6:00 P.M.

Scandia Valley Town Hall


Dr. Bill Faber called the meeting to order at 6:03 P.M.


Secretary’s Report:

Chuck Schiemo made a motion, seconded by Tom Trutwin, to approve the minutes of the October 25, 2015 Board Meeting.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report:

Alice Sunde presented a financial report with transactions from October 25, 2015 to April 17, 2016. The checking account at the Randall State Bank had a balance of $6,452.12.  Investments, which include

Certificates of Deposit, totaled $19,187.46, giving our association a grand total of $25,639.58.  A motion was made by Jerrid Sandstrom, seconded by Bob Andersen, to approve the Treasurer’s Report.  Motion carried.





Bogs/Water Level:

Several small bogs were observed floating on or near shorelines of the lake.  Measurements of water level taken at the culvert showed that the lake is about 4 inches higher than it was in the fall of 2015.

Aquatic Vegetation/Water Quality:

A DNR grant was received in the amount of $5,000 for treatment of invasive aquatic plants.  Another grant in the amount of $25,000 was received to be used by the Quad Lakes  (Fish Trap, Shamineau, Crookneck, and Lake Alex) for AIS signage at all the public accesses.  The grant monies will also be used for a survey for Aquatic Invasive Species conducted by a third party which is a new DNR requirement.

The official “ice off” date was March 30th.

The water temperature is 52 degrees:  two feet down and 30 feet from shore.



Bob Andersen reported that 1.25 million walleye fry will be stocked in Lake Alex this spring. An electroshocking survey will be conducted later this season.  The walleye population looks above expectations according to the DNR perspective.

Land Use/Planning and Zoning:

Chuck Schiemo reported that Morrison County is issuing conditional use permits to resort owners who are requesting expansion, and requiring them to provide Aquatic Invasive Species signage at the dockage.  Membership:

Paid association membership totals 306, which is approximately 75% of the littoral property owners.   




Secchi Disc and Chemical Monitoring:

Steve Sunde will conduct the chemical monitoring five times during the year, with samples sent to the RMB  Laboratories for testing.   Plans are to have the same crew of Steve Sunde, Dale Ness, and Dave Schleichert to continue with the secchi disc readings.

Testing of Creek/Lake Water for Pollution from Adjacent Farm Land:

Potatoes are being planted this year in the field, and concerns were expressed about pesticides and chemicals that may be used.  Alice Sunde will contact Braun Intertech to obtain testing materials when there is a significant rainfall and the creek water is flowing.

It is recommended that all area residents have their well water tested.

Update on Quad Lakes Board Meetings;

Chuck Schiemo reported that plans are to place 3’ x4’ signs with AIS warnings at all the public landings of the

Quad Lakes; however, that is dependent upon the DNR’s approval.

Web Site:

Bob Andersen asked that a check in the amount of $320 be sent to Conservation Minnesota for annual dues and hosting our web site.

Matt Skjonsby suggested that an easy access to the web site is Google and type in “Lake Alexander Property Owners”.

NEW BUSINESS Nominating Committee:

The nominating committee, consisting of Jerrid Sandstrom and Tom Trutwin, will be in charge of the election process at the annual meeting.  The three Board members that are up for re-election in 2016 are Bob Andersen, Chuck Schiemo, and Alice Sunde.

2015 Annual Meeting Date:

The date of the LAPOA and the LALID Annual Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, July 9th.  Board Members are requested to be at the Town Hall by 8:00 A.M.

Spring Newsletter:

Darline Molde asked that all Board Members submit an article or two for the newsletter by May 31st at the latest.

 Date of Next Board Meeting:

The next Board Meeting will be held on Sunday, June  12th at 6:00 P.M. at the Scandia Valley Town Hall.


A motion was made Alice Sunde, seconded by Chuck Schiemo, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried.  The meeting was adjourned at 7:00 P.M.


Respectfully submitted,


Darline Molde