June 12, 2016 LAPOA Minutes



Sunday, June 12, 2016–6:00 P.M.

Scandia Valley Town Hall


Dr. Bill Faber called the meeting to order at 6:09 P.M.


Secretary’s Report:

Tom Trutwin made a motion, seconded by Jerrid Sandstrom, to approve the minutes of the April 17, 2016 ,Board Meeting.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report:

Alice Sunde presented a financial report with transactions from April 17, 2016 to June 12, 2016. The checking account at the Randall State Bank had a balance of $6,434.29.  Investments, which include Certificates of Deposit, totaled $19,187.46, giving our association a grand total of $25,621.75.  A motion was made by Matt Skjonsby, seconded by Dave Scheichert, to approve the Treasurer’s Report.  Motion carried.





Bogs/Water Level:

One submerged bog was relocated from a shoreline on the north/west part of the lake.   Measurements of water level taken at the culvert showed that the lake is down approximately .15 feet from the last reading in April.

Aquatic Vegetation/Water Quality:

May 24th was the date that Lake Restoration treated 91 acres of Curlyleaf Pondweed infestation.  RMB Laboratories mapped a total of 137 acres of CPL, but it was determined that it is not feasible to treat an area that is 5 acres or less.

Steve Sunde, Dave Ness, and Dave Schleichert are still taking secchi disc reading for water clarity on the east, central, and west areas of the lake.


There was a muskie fishing tournament on Lake Alexander the first part of June, and it was reported that the fisherman did a great job of checking and cleaning their boats for weeds.


Dues notices to all property owners were sent along with the spring newsletter.  Seven property owners paid their dues prior to receiving their dues notices.




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

Alice Sunde reported that Pace Analytical, the company replacing Braun Intertech, will be conducting the chemical analysis of the water samples that are taken of the run-off from the farm land.

Update on Quad Lakes Board Meetings;

Chuck Schiemo reported that the DNR has approved the 3×4 signs that will placed at all of the public accesses on the 4 area lakes.  It is a work in progress and it is hoped that the signs will be in place by the end of July.  Jerrid Sandstrom asked that a sign be placed at the Castaway where many boats are launched.  Chuck stated that volunteers might be needed to dig holes for these signs

Pamphlets showing Aquatic Invasive Species locations on each lake will be available.

Web Site:

Matt Skjonsby consented to be the web site chairman. Thanks to Bob Andersen who has done an admirable task of setting up our current web site and for many years, has been faithful on keeping it current!


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.  Bob Andersen stated that he will not be seeking re-election this year.  Chuck Schiemo will contact two property owners that have expressed a desire to serve on the Board.  Jerrid Sandstrom will present the slate of officers at the Annual Meeting.

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.  Alice Sunde will be in charge of registration and needs three people to help her.  Chuck Schiemo will take bring the coffee and paper products.  Tom Trutwin consented to order 10 dozen rolls from Coborn’s and will bring them to the meeting.   Spring Newsletter:

Darline Molde mailed spring newsletters along with dues notices to 474 property owners.  The Board’s consensus of opinion is that no advertisements will be solicited from local businesses for the newsletter.

 Date of Next Board Meeting:

The next Board Meeting will be held on Sunday, September 25th at 6:00 P.M. at the Scandia Valley Town Hall.


A motion was made Matt Skjonsby, seconded by Chuck Schiemo, to adjourn the meeting.  Motion carried.  The meeting was adjourned at 7:13 P.M.


Respectfully submitted,


Darline Molde