Board of Directors 2006 Meeting Minutes


Meeting Minutes: November 2006
SIBLEY LAKE ASSOCIATION BOARD MINUTES
NOVEMBER 18TH, 2006

Members Present: Bill Triplett, Mel Granos, Rob LaRose, Cheryl Mills, Mark Jurchen, Dave Lind, Mimi Swanson. The meeting was called to order at 9:30AM by President Cheryl Mills at the Lakes State Bank Board Room.

Treasurer’s Report: Mel reported there was little activity. Total balance in all accounts is $10,260.27 with $2,094.38 in the exotic species fund. He reported that the bill for the water testing had been paid at $1,560. Mark moved and Bill seconded a motion to approve the report. Motion carried.

Secretary’s Report: Mark had emailed the minutes for review. Dave moved and Mel seconded a motion to approve the minutes. Motion carried.

Exotic Species: Mark and Dave reported on a possible grant that was available but had to have been submitted by November 16th. The grant was to be distributed to various organizations who were working with new and exploratory methods of biological weed control. Both Mark and Dave felt that our approach was not innovative and did not proceed with an application for the grant.

Lake Improvement District: Dave shared some general information on LIDs and a litter that was used by Ossawinamakee for their LID. After some discussion, Mark moved and Bill seconded a motion to proceed with the petition process for a Lake Improvement District for Sibley Lake. Motion carried.

Exotic Weed Control Fund: The board discussed the amount that the Association should request for contributions to this year’s treatment. Mark moved and Dave seconded a motion to set this years request at between $100 and $150 per property owner. Motion carried.

Apparel: Mimi reported that she had received many orders and several hundred dollars in receipts for the Sibley Lake caps, sweatshirts, and T shirts. Many were purchased for Christmas presents and the web site was very effective. An update is in order for the web site.

Highway 371 Update: Mark reported that an informal survey had been done in the community to determine preference for a by-pass. The results reflected that 2/3rds of the community favored the by-pass option. The city council is once again reviewing both options.

Walleye Stocking: Mel reported that we are still on the list for 255 lbs of fingerlings.

Board of Directors Professional Liability: Dave moved and Bill seconded a motion to renew the coverage for the coming year at a cost of $855.

Membership: Mark will inform Paul that we need to change the membership renewal to $20 per family on the web. The development of a membership packet was discussed to be provided to new property owners on Sibley Lake with information about shoreline management, water quality, etc. and a letter of welcome. Mark moved and Bill seconded a motion to spend $150 on such a packet. Motion carried.

Mark moved and David seconded a motion to adjourn. Motion carried and meeting was adjourned at 10:21AM

Respectfully submitted,

Mark Jurchen, Secretary
Sibley Lake Association


Meeting Minutes: September 2006
SIBLEY LAKE ASSOCIATION BOARD MINUTES
SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2006

Members Present: Garry Grewe, Bruce Kuehn, Cheryl Mills, Dave Lind, Mel Granos, Mark Jurchen, and Rob LaRose. The meeting was called to order at 8:30AM by President Cheryl Mills.

Treasurer’s Report: Mel reported a total balance of $11,774.04 with $2,089.20 in the Exotic Species Fund. Mark moved to approve, Gary seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Secretary’s Report: Mark stated that the minutes of the August meeting had been submitted to the board via email. Gary moved and Mark seconded the motion to approve. Motion carried.

Lake Improvement District: The possibility of establishing a LID was discussed. A target date of January 1st, 2008 was considered. There would still need to be a need to raise funds for the 2007 treatment season. Dave and Mark will work on the project for the coming year.

Lake Mapping: It was unclear if a new supply of maps had been completed. The list of new people moving on the lake could be forwarded to the board for membership recruitment.

Highway 371: Mark reported that there has been no further development on the option for Highway 371. The city council is still meeting with MNDOT and MPCA to determine what affect the spray fields would have on the by-pass option. Currently there are two resolutions. Through town from2004 and the by-pass from 2006.

Beaver Control: Mark received a letter from Verdell Bose, a trapper from Brainerd. He offered his services for beaver control. From November 1st to April 1st, there is no charge. During the rest of the year he charges $50 for the first trip and then $25 per beaver. Rob checked with the DNR and the beaver control is working and eliminating some of the dams that caused flooding and restricted movement of walleye for spawning.

Water Quality: Mel stated that he would pay the second portion of the fee for the water quality testing by Professional Lake Management. The board had previously authorized the expenditure.

Meeting Schedule: The board agreed to meetings on November 18th and January 20th. There would be no meeting in October or December. Winter meeting time will be 9:30AM

Mark moved and Dave seconded motion to adjourn. Motion carried and the meeting was adjourned at 9:30AM.

Respectfully submitted,

Mark Jurchen, Secretary


Meeting Minutes: August 2006
SIBLEY LAKE ASSOCIATION BOARD MINUTES
AUGUST 19TH, 2006

Members Present: Bill Triplett, Bob Becker, Cheryl Mills, Ray Smith, Gary Grewe, Bruce Kuehn, Mel Granos, Bob and Mimi Swanson, Greg Karr, Mark Jurchen, and Rob LaRose. The meeting was called to order by last year’s president, Gregg Karr at 8:35AM at the Lakes State Bank Board Room.

Election of Officers: Nominations were made as follows: Cheryl Mills – President, Greg Karr – Vice President, Secretary – Mark Jurchen, and Treasurer- Mel Granos. Bruce moved and Greg seconded a motion to cast a unanimous ballot. Motion carried. Research will be done on number of board members allowed by the by-laws. Cheryl Mills took over conducting the meeting.

Treasurer’s Report: Mel reported a total balance of $12,192 in all accounts with $2,089.20 in the exotic species fund. He reported that the raffle at the annual picnic brought in $400 in receipts. Bill moved and Ray seconded a motion to approve the report. Motion carried.

Secretary’s Report: Mark presented the minutes as emailed for approval. Greg moved and Bill seconded a motion for approval. Motion carried.

Exotic Species: Dave was not in attendance for a report, but discussion of next year’s program ensued with an understanding that a Lake Improvement District is to be explored and have individuals from other lakes that have implemented a taxing district attend and inform the board. Mark covered the rough basics of the program and the process for establishing the district. Mark will work with Ray and Greg on a committee to explore the LID.

Lake Mapping: Bob is ordering 10 more maps next week. Mark moved and Greg seconded a motion to approve the purchase of 15 maps. Motion carried.

Shoreline Task Force: Mimi urged the board to schedule a shore clean up day during the spring which could possibly coincide with the Chamber Clean up day the 3rd weekend in April. Rob indicated that his barge should be ready by that time for use in the clean up efforts. Also, an article in the newsletter encouraging shoreline stewardship and cleanup will be included.

Membership: A new list of members is available. Total membership is 186.

Sibley Apparel: Mimi said that a large number of items were sold at the annual picnic and that a reorder was placed. She will have a booth at the Taste of Pequot along with placing some of the apparel at the Chamber trailside building.

Minnesota Waters: A motion to renew our dues with the Minnesota Waters’ Association was made by Greg and seconded by Bruce. Dues are $150. Motion carried.

Tall Timbers Development: Mark shared that one unit is in the process of construction and that he would stop by and see how it is progressing.

Sedge Plant: Mimi offered to pursue the research on utilization of this plant for cleansing of water entering our lake at Mayo Creek. She also indicated that a beaver dam has increased in size by Mud Bay. Rob said that he would look at it for possible removal methods.

Committee: Shoreline and Sedge Plant – Mimi, Beaver Dam at Mud Bay – Rob, Lake Improvement District – Mark, Ray, and Greg, Exotic Species – Dave. Also discussed was a committee for assistance in mailings.

Insurance: Rob moved and Bill seconded a motion to renew the general liability insurance for the association at $244. Motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 9:50AM

Respectfully submitted,

Mark Jurchen, Secretary


Meeting Minutes: June 2006
SIBLEY LAKE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MINUTES
JUNE 17TH, 2006

Members Present: Keith Anderson, Gary Grewe, Cheryl Mills, Dave Lind, Mel Granos, Mark Jurchen, Rob LaRose, Bob Swanson, Marianne Swanson. Bruce Kuehn. The meeting was called to order at 8:30AM by VP Cheryl.

Treasurer’s Report: Mel reported a total balance of $11,394.40 which includes $1,777.04 in the Exotic Species fund. The savings account has been transferred to Lakes State Bank. He also reported that a little over $15,000 was donated to the Exotic Species Fund with 87 of our members contributing. Mark moved and Dave seconded a motion to approve. Motion carried.

Secretary’s Report: Mark presented minutes as emailed. Bruce moved and Rob seconded a motion to approve. Motion carried.

Exotic Species: Dave reported that the lake had been treated on the 22nd of May. 60 acres were treated with phenomenal success. He shared that Patrick from Professional Lake Management encouraged us to proceed with a full treatment next year and not cut back. Mark shared that he had positive comments from a family on the south end of the lake.

Annual Meeting: Final preparations were made for the meeting and duties were assigned. Guest speaker to be Bonnie the Plant Lady of Sunshine Gardens.

Newsletter: Mark said that it would be mailed this week.

Shoreline Task Force: Marianne voiced her concern with docks in the water at Timber Ridge Restaurant’s site. Mark said that he would visit with Dawn Bittner the City Zoning Administrator about the issue.

Caps and Sweatshirts: Marianne reported that sales were very good and that the web site has them posted.

Update on Tall Timber’s Project: Mark reported that the development is under way with the first unit being built.

Update on Highway 371: Mark said that there has not been any further development since the council voted to favor a by-pass option. There is going to be a workshop in August with MNDOT at which time there will be an indication of MNDOT’s future direction on the issue.

Fish Stocking: Mel visited with Tim Bastrup and Tim indicated a stocking of 255 pounds of fingerlings would occur this fall.

Sedge Plant: Mark and Bob will check into the cost and use of the Sedge Plant for the Mayo Inlet with Sunshine Gardens.

Nominating Committee: Bruce and Mel agreed to serve as the nominating committee.

Bob moved and Dave seconded a motion to adjourn. Motion carried and meeting was adjourned at 9:35AM

Respectfully submitted,

Mark Jurchen, Secretary


Meeting Minutes: May 2006
SIBLEY LAKE ASSOCIATION BOARD MINUTES
MAY 20TH, 2006

Members Present: Rob LaRose, Cheryl Mills, Dave Lind, Keith Anderson, Greg Karr, Mark Jurchen, Bob Becker, Jim Borg, Mel Granos. The meeting was called to order by President Greg Karr at 8:32AM.

Treasurer’s Report: Mel reported total balances of $19,736.68 in all accounts with $9,137.04 in the exotic species fund. The first half payment of $8,340 to Professional Lake Management for this year’s services is not included. That payment has been made. Bob moved and Cheryl seconded motion to approve. Motion carried.

Secretary’s Report: Mark presented the minutes, which had not been emailed this month. Bob moved and Dave seconded motion to approve. Motion carried.

Exotic Species Treatment: Dave reported that the treatment is scheduled for May 22nd. He said that with the success of this year’s and last year’s treatment, he hoped that we might be able to reduce our treatment for 2007. A taxing district incorporated with the Sibley Lake Management Plan the city is proposing was also discussed.

Sibley Lake Management Plan: Mark reported that no action has been taken and the city will most likely look at this again in the fall.

DNR Grant: Greg reported that many applied and 7 received funds of which Sibley was not one.

Lake Map: Bob said that he would be updated the map in June with the new list of owners being available at that time from the county.

Fish Stocking: No update. Move agenda item to fall meetings.

Annual Meeting: Final arrangements will be discussed at our June Board Meeting. The board concurred that speakers on shoreline management and the Sibley Lake Management Plan would be desirable.

Newsletter: Mark indicated that he would work on a short 2 or three page newsletter and annual meeting notice to be mailed late May to mid June.

LARA: There is a fall conference that is being held in Duluth in the early fall. Mark moved and David seconded a motion to spend $250 for one person who wishes to attend the conference. Motion carried.

Membership: Jim stopped at Pequot’s City hall and was informed the City no longer has the updated information on new property owners. Bob said he would pass on the new names to Jim. Also discussed developing a new member packet for new and existing lake residents covering lake issues.

Tall Timbers Update: Mark indicated that the project is progressing and work will begin on the first unit in the near future. It appears to be a quality development with environmental issues being addressed.

Lakes and Rivers Association: Mark moved and Rob seconded a motion to not renew our membership in Lakes and Rivers Association. Motion carried.

Shoreline Plants: Bob indicated that he would check with Sunshine Gardens on plants for shoreline and water inlets.

Beaver Control: Bob indicated he met an individual who traps beavers and will check on his availability and price.

Motion made to adjourn by Bob, seconded by Dave. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 9:42AM.

Respectfully submitted,

Mark Jurchen, Secretary
Sibley Lake Association