Monday, September 29, 2014

Board of Directors Meeting of September 13, 2014

HARRIS POND LAKE ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
SEPTEMBER 13, 2014
President Kent Pfeifer, called the meeting to order at 1:30 p.m. in the Firehouse Community Room.  He welcomed all present and thanked everyone for attending.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESENT:
President – Kent Pfeifer
Vice-President – Joe Helmin (Absent)
Treasurer – Bill Sawicki
Secretary – Sue Tutaj
At-Large Board Member- Tim Frank (Absent)
At-Large Board Member-Toni Sawicki
Town of Harris Representative- Phyllis Ingram
Sportsmen’s Club Representative- Mike Mittelstedt
Quorum Set
REVIEW AND APPROVE THE PRINTED AND POSTED MINUTES FROM JULY 12, 2014, ANNUAL MEETING.
It was motioned by Bill Sawicki and seconded by Phyllis Ingram, “to approve the printed and posted minutes from July 12, 2014, Annual Meeting.”  Motion carried.
TREASURER’S REPORT:  Report on latest financial activity through August and membership.
We are 31 members strong. 
It was motioned by Sue Tutaj and seconded by Phyllis Ingram, “to approve the July and August, 2014, Treasurer’s Report as follows:
Starting Balance as of July 1, 2014, of $17,236.96, with income of $3,882.00 (raffle ticket sales; coaster set sales; hat sales; T-Shirt sales; misc.); Expenses of $2,794.08 (raffle ticket prize money; ck. #2243 Joe Helmin for food for picnic; ck. #2273 for Toni Sawicki for food for picnic); leaving an ending balance as of July 31, 2014, of $18,324.88.  Six people still need to cash their raffle ticket prize money.
Starting balance as of August 1, 2014, of $18,324, with income of $21.00 (cup sales); Expenses of $2,415.50 (raffle prize money; ck. #2272 to Weiner Concrete ( boat landing); leaving an ending balance as of August 28, 2014, of $15,930.38.  There is one check still to be cashed from the raffle ticket prize money.”  Motion carried.
PRESIDENT’S REPORT: 
Discuss boat landing rework and installation along with article in Marquette County Tribune.
Discuss information received from Aquatic Biologists Services in Fond du Lac and their feelings on how to improve the pond.  
Discuss Purple Loosestrife on Harris Pond, reported by Chris Hammers.
Discuss Marquette County Lakes Association Annual Meeting held on September 11, 2014.
Kent stated that the boat landing project is installed and it looks good.  Pictures and an article about the boat landing project was reported in the Marquette County Tribune. 
Kent stated that he received a phone call from Bob Langer from Aquatic Biologic Specialist out of Oshkosh.  Kent stated that Bob Langer reported to address the duckweed problem it would cost about $240.00 an acre to treat.  Concerning the sediment problem, he suggested dredging, which is cost prohibited.  He did suggest that a muck sucker can be purchased used to suck up muck around the edges of the pond. 
Concerning the Purple Loosestrife most have been removed.
The Marquette County Lakes Association held their Annual Meeting on September 11, 2014, and Phyllis Ingram attended.  Phyllis stated that it was a very informative meeting.  The Marquette County Sheriff and the Zoning Department were there. 
Information about Wisconsin Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan which is a grant that adjacent land owners may apply for whatever water/lake problems they may have.
The Sheriff reported that there is a heroin problem in Marquette County.
Phyllis stated that the membership fee for Marquette County Lakes Association is $30.00 due in October. 
VICE-PRESIDENT REPORT:  Joe will not be able to attend this meeting, however he has provided information for us to discuss.  Discuss the latest on information board @ boat landing.
Kent stated that Joe reported that all information and lumber is ready for the board.  The lumber cost $270.00.
NEW BUSINESS:  Discuss and possible vote on solar light at boat landing.
Mike Mittelstedt stated that the solar light would cost between $400.00/$00.00 and would need a post.  Mike also stated that there is not a lot of traffic where a light, even a solar light would be needed.  It was the consensus to table this item for another time.
FUND-RAISING COMMITTEE:  Discuss possible use of some of the proceeds from our Bake sales and Flower sales for such things like scholarships and helping with July 4th fireworks. 
Finalize plans for November Election Bake Sale
It was suggested at the Annual Meeting that we contribute towards scholarships and the 4th of July fireworks.  It was the general consensus that these items go back to the Fund-raising committee for vote at our next meeting.
Toni Sawicki, Bake sale Chair, stated that next bake sale will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, Election Day.  Toni stated that she will send emails out and needs volunteers for baking goods and/or helping at the sale.  Toni also stated that she will be placing posters for the bake sale in multiple places.  It was then motioned by Bill Sawicki and seconded by Phyllis Ingram, “to pay Toni Sawicki $35.00 for ink used to make posters for the bake sale”. Motion carried.
ANY OTHER ITEMS NOT PREVIOUSLY ADDRESS
Phyllis stated that she attended the Marquette County Lakes Association Annual Meeting on September 11, 2014, where it was reported that a lawsuit was won recently regarding high-capacity wells. 
It states:
Whereas on September 3, 2014, in his conclusion of law, Judge Jeffrey D. Bold, ALJ, with respect to contested case hearing for 2 high capacity well approvals by Wisconsin DNR, stated that, “the DNR possesses the authority to consider cumulative impacts to waters of the State caused by high capacity well pumping, climate, and other factors when assessing applications for high capacity wells.  The failure to consider these impacts is a gap in public trust enforcement…”.  
A resolution was circulated for counties and organizations to adopt and send to our legislative representatives, supporting the judges decision with regards to ground water legislation and current and future reviews of high capacity well applications.
PLAN DATE FOR NEXT BOARD MEETING
Our next Board of Directors meeting will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2014, at 1:30 p.m.
MOTION TO ADJOURN
It was motioned by Bill Sawicki and seconded by Toni Sawicki, “to adjourn.”  Motion carried.  Meeting adjourned at 2:30 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,

Sue Tutaj, SecretaryHARRIS POND LAKE ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
SEPTEMBER 13, 2014
President Kent Pfeifer, called the meeting to order at 1:30 p.m. in the Firehouse Community Room.  He welcomed all present and thanked everyone for attending.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESENT:
President – Kent Pfeifer
Vice-President – Joe Helmin (Absent)
Treasurer – Bill Sawicki
Secretary – Sue Tutaj
At-Large Board Member- Tim Frank (Absent)
At-Large Board Member-Toni Sawicki
Town of Harris Representative- Phyllis Ingram
Sportsmen’s Club Representative- Mike Mittelstedt
Quorum Set
REVIEW AND APPROVE THE PRINTED AND POSTED MINUTES FROM JULY 12, 2014, ANNUAL MEETING.
It was motioned by Bill Sawicki and seconded by Phyllis Ingram, “to approve the printed and posted minutes from July 12, 2014, Annual Meeting.”  Motion carried.
TREASURER’S REPORT:  Report on latest financial activity through August and membership.
We are 31 members strong. 
It was motioned by Sue Tutaj and seconded by Phyllis Ingram, “to approve the July and August, 2014, Treasurer’s Report as follows:
Starting Balance as of July 1, 2014, of $17,236.96, with income of $3,882.00 (raffle ticket sales; coaster set sales; hat sales; T-Shirt sales; misc.); Expenses of $2,794.08 (raffle ticket prize money; ck. #2243 Joe Helmin for food for picnic; ck. #2273 for Toni Sawicki for food for picnic); leaving an ending balance as of July 31, 2014, of $18,324.88.  Six people still need to cash their raffle ticket prize money.
Starting balance as of August 1, 2014, of $18,324, with income of $21.00 (cup sales); Expenses of $2,415.50 (raffle prize money; ck. #2272 to Weiner Concrete ( boat landing); leaving an ending balance as of August 28, 2014, of $15,930.38.  There is one check still to be cashed from the raffle ticket prize money.”  Motion carried.
PRESIDENT’S REPORT: 
Discuss boat landing rework and installation along with article in Marquette County Tribune.
Discuss information received from Aquatic Biologists Services in Fond du Lac and their feelings on how to improve the pond.  
Discuss Purple Loosestrife on Harris Pond, reported by Chris Hammers.
Discuss Marquette County Lakes Association Annual Meeting held on September 11, 2014.
Kent stated that the boat landing project is installed and it looks good.  Pictures and an article about the boat landing project was reported in the Marquette County Tribune. 
Kent stated that he received a phone call from Bob Langer from Aquatic Biologic Specialist out of Oshkosh.  Kent stated that Bob Langer reported to address the duckweed problem it would cost about $240.00 an acre to treat.  Concerning the sediment problem, he suggested dredging, which is cost prohibited.  He did suggest that a muck sucker can be purchased used to suck up muck around the edges of the pond. 
Concerning the Purple Loosestrife most have been removed.
The Marquette County Lakes Association held their Annual Meeting on September 11, 2014, and Phyllis Ingram attended.  Phyllis stated that it was a very informative meeting.  The Marquette County Sheriff and the Zoning Department were there. 
Information about Wisconsin Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan which is a grant that adjacent land owners may apply for whatever water/lake problems they may have.
The Sheriff reported that there is a heroin problem in Marquette County.
Phyllis stated that the membership fee for Marquette County Lakes Association is $30.00 due in October. 
VICE-PRESIDENT REPORT:  Joe will not be able to attend this meeting, however he has provided information for us to discuss.  Discuss the latest on information board @ boat landing.
Kent stated that Joe reported that all information and lumber is ready for the board.  The lumber cost $270.00.
NEW BUSINESS:  Discuss and possible vote on solar light at boat landing.
Mike Mittelstedt stated that the solar light would cost between $400.00/$00.00 and would need a post.  Mike also stated that there is not a lot of traffic where a light, even a solar light would be needed.  It was the consensus to table this item for another time.
FUND-RAISING COMMITTEE:  Discuss possible use of some of the proceeds from our Bake sales and Flower sales for such things like scholarships and helping with July 4th fireworks. 
Finalize plans for November Election Bake Sale
It was suggested at the Annual Meeting that we contribute towards scholarships and the 4th of July fireworks.  It was the general consensus that these items go back to the Fund-raising committee for vote at our next meeting.
Toni Sawicki, Bake sale Chair, stated that next bake sale will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, Election Day.  Toni stated that she will send emails out and needs volunteers for baking goods and/or helping at the sale.  Toni also stated that she will be placing posters for the bake sale in multiple places.  It was then motioned by Bill Sawicki and seconded by Phyllis Ingram, “to pay Toni Sawicki $35.00 for ink used to make posters for the bake sale”. Motion carried.
ANY OTHER ITEMS NOT PREVIOUSLY ADDRESS
Phyllis stated that she attended the Marquette County Lakes Association Annual Meeting on September 11, 2014, where it was reported that a lawsuit was won recently regarding high-capacity wells. 
It states:
Whereas on September 3, 2014, in his conclusion of law, Judge Jeffrey D. Bold, ALJ, with respect to contested case hearing for 2 high capacity well approvals by Wisconsin DNR, stated that, “the DNR possesses the authority to consider cumulative impacts to waters of the State caused by high capacity well pumping, climate, and other factors when assessing applications for high capacity wells.  The failure to consider these impacts is a gap in public trust enforcement…”.  
A resolution was circulated for counties and organizations to adopt and send to our legislative representatives, supporting the judges decision with regards to ground water legislation and current and future reviews of high capacity well applications.
PLAN DATE FOR NEXT BOARD MEETING
Our next Board of Directors meeting will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2014, at 1:30 p.m.
MOTION TO ADJOURN
It was motioned by Bill Sawicki and seconded by Toni Sawicki, “to adjourn.”  Motion carried.  Meeting adjourned at 2:30 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Sue Tutaj, SecretaryHARRIS POND LAKE ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
SEPTEMBER 13, 2014
President Kent Pfeifer, called the meeting to order at 1:30 p.m. in the Firehouse Community Room.  He welcomed all present and thanked everyone for attending.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESENT:
President – Kent Pfeifer
Vice-President – Joe Helmin (Absent)
Treasurer – Bill Sawicki
Secretary – Sue Tutaj
At-Large Board Member- Tim Frank (Absent)
At-Large Board Member-Toni Sawicki
Town of Harris Representative- Phyllis Ingram
Sportsmen’s Club Representative- Mike Mittelstedt
Quorum Set
REVIEW AND APPROVE THE PRINTED AND POSTED MINUTES FROM JULY 12, 2014, ANNUAL MEETING.
It was motioned by Bill Sawicki and seconded by Phyllis Ingram, “to approve the printed and posted minutes from July 12, 2014, Annual Meeting.”  Motion carried.
TREASURER’S REPORT:  Report on latest financial activity through August and membership.
We are 31 members strong. 
It was motioned by Sue Tutaj and seconded by Phyllis Ingram, “to approve the July and August, 2014, Treasurer’s Report as follows:
Starting Balance as of July 1, 2014, of $17,236.96, with income of $3,882.00 (raffle ticket sales; coaster set sales; hat sales; T-Shirt sales; misc.); Expenses of $2,794.08 (raffle ticket prize money; ck. #2243 Joe Helmin for food for picnic; ck. #2273 for Toni Sawicki for food for picnic); leaving an ending balance as of July 31, 2014, of $18,324.88.  Six people still need to cash their raffle ticket prize money.
Starting balance as of August 1, 2014, of $18,324, with income of $21.00 (cup sales); Expenses of $2,415.50 (raffle prize money; ck. #2272 to Weiner Concrete ( boat landing); leaving an ending balance as of August 28, 2014, of $15,930.38.  There is one check still to be cashed from the raffle ticket prize money.”  Motion carried.
PRESIDENT’S REPORT: 
Discuss boat landing rework and installation along with article in Marquette County Tribune.
Discuss information received from Aquatic Biologists Services in Fond du Lac and their feelings on how to improve the pond.  
Discuss Purple Loosestrife on Harris Pond, reported by Chris Hammers.
Discuss Marquette County Lakes Association Annual Meeting held on September 11, 2014.
Kent stated that the boat landing project is installed and it looks good.  Pictures and an article about the boat landing project was reported in the Marquette County Tribune. 
Kent stated that he received a phone call from Bob Langer from Aquatic Biologic Specialist out of Oshkosh.  Kent stated that Bob Langer reported to address the duckweed problem it would cost about $240.00 an acre to treat.  Concerning the sediment problem, he suggested dredging, which is cost prohibited.  He did suggest that a muck sucker can be purchased used to suck up muck around the edges of the pond. 
Concerning the Purple Loosestrife most have been removed.
The Marquette County Lakes Association held their Annual Meeting on September 11, 2014, and Phyllis Ingram attended.  Phyllis stated that it was a very informative meeting.  The Marquette County Sheriff and the Zoning Department were there. 
Information about Wisconsin Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan which is a grant that adjacent land owners may apply for whatever water/lake problems they may have.
The Sheriff reported that there is a heroin problem in Marquette County.
Phyllis stated that the membership fee for Marquette County Lakes Association is $30.00 due in October. 
VICE-PRESIDENT REPORT:  Joe will not be able to attend this meeting, however he has provided information for us to discuss.  Discuss the latest on information board @ boat landing.
Kent stated that Joe reported that all information and lumber is ready for the board.  The lumber cost $270.00.
NEW BUSINESS:  Discuss and possible vote on solar light at boat landing.
Mike Mittelstedt stated that the solar light would cost between $400.00/$00.00 and would need a post.  Mike also stated that there is not a lot of traffic where a light, even a solar light would be needed.  It was the consensus to table this item for another time.
FUND-RAISING COMMITTEE:  Discuss possible use of some of the proceeds from our Bake sales and Flower sales for such things like scholarships and helping with July 4th fireworks. 
Finalize plans for November Election Bake Sale
It was suggested at the Annual Meeting that we contribute towards scholarships and the 4th of July fireworks.  It was the general consensus that these items go back to the Fund-raising committee for vote at our next meeting.
Toni Sawicki, Bake sale Chair, stated that next bake sale will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, Election Day.  Toni stated that she will send emails out and needs volunteers for baking goods and/or helping at the sale.  Toni also stated that she will be placing posters for the bake sale in multiple places.  It was then motioned by Bill Sawicki and seconded by Phyllis Ingram, “to pay Toni Sawicki $35.00 for ink used to make posters for the bake sale”. Motion carried.
ANY OTHER ITEMS NOT PREVIOUSLY ADDRESS
Phyllis stated that she attended the Marquette County Lakes Association Annual Meeting on September 11, 2014, where it was reported that a lawsuit was won recently regarding high-capacity wells. 
It states:
Whereas on September 3, 2014, in his conclusion of law, Judge Jeffrey D. Bold, ALJ, with respect to contested case hearing for 2 high capacity well approvals by Wisconsin DNR, stated that, “the DNR possesses the authority to consider cumulative impacts to waters of the State caused by high capacity well pumping, climate, and other factors when assessing applications for high capacity wells.  The failure to consider these impacts is a gap in public trust enforcement…”.  
A resolution was circulated for counties and organizations to adopt and send to our legislative representatives, supporting the judges decision with regards to ground water legislation and current and future reviews of high capacity well applications.
PLAN DATE FOR NEXT BOARD MEETING
Our next Board of Directors meeting will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2014, at 1:30 p.m.
MOTION TO ADJOURN
It was motioned by Bill Sawicki and seconded by Toni Sawicki, “to adjourn.”  Motion carried.  Meeting adjourned at 2:30 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Sue Tutaj, Secretary 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Financial Statement for July 2014

The following is the financial statement for July, 2014

Starting Balance as of July 1, 2014,  ---- $17,236.96

Income -                                             ---$   3,882.00
(Raffle Ticket sales; Coaster Set sale; Hat sale; T-shirt sale; misc.)

EXPENSES  ------------------------------$2,794.08
  (Ck #2243 - Joe Helmin - food for picnic; Ck #2273 - Toni Sawicki - food for picnic)

Ending Balance as of July 31, 2014 ---$18,324.88

Prize money checks not cashed:
Ck #2251 - P. Sawicki  - $50.00
Ck #2254 - N. Frank - $50.00
Ck #2256 - M. McBurney - $50.00
Ck #2258 - K. U. Blanchard - $50.00
Ck. #2260 - M. Lenius - $50.00
Ck. #2270 - A. Frank - $50.00

Prepared by Bill Sawicki, Treasurer
Harris Pond Lake Association

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

AGENDA FOR SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2014

 HARRIS POND LAKE ASSOCIATION                      
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING AGENDA
SEPTEMBER 13, 2014, AT 1`:30 PM. 
IN THE FIREHOUSE COMMUNITY ROOM
                                                                                 
            (All members and interested persons invited.)

Call to order

Welcome all members and guests.

Review and approve printed and posted minutes from July 18, 2014 Annual Meeting.

Treasurers report: Report on latest financial and membership renewal activity through August, 2014.

Presidents Report::
Discuss boat landing rework and installation along article in Marquette County Tribune.
Discuss information I received from Aquatic Biologists Services in Fond du Lac.and their feelings on how to improve the pond.
Discuss Purple Loosestrife on Harris Pond, reported by Chris Hamerla
Discuss Marquette County Lake Association Annual Meeting held on September 11, 2014

Vice President Report: Joe will not be able to attend this meeting, however he has provided information for us to discuss.  Discuss the latest on Information Board @ Boat Landing.

New Business Discuss and vote on funding for solar light at boat landing.

Fund Raising Committee: Discuss possible use of some of the proceeds from our Bake Sales and Flower Sales for such things like Scholarships and helping with July 4 fire works.
Finalize plans for November Election Bake Sale
Lake Planning Steering Committee:

Any other items not previously addressed

Plan date for next Board Meeting

Motion To Adjourn

Monday, August 4, 2014

NO AUGUST MEETING

PLEASE NOTE;

THERE WILL NOT BE A BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING IN AUGUST.

THE MEETING HAS BEEN POST-PONED UNTIL OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING TO BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 13, 2014.

SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.


Thursday, July 24, 2014

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING, 2014

HARRIS POND LAKE ASSOCIATION
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
JULY 12, 2014
DRAFT
President, Kent Pfeifer, called the Annual Membership Meeting to order at 1:30 p.m. at the Harrisville Firemen’s Park Pavilion.  Kent welcomed all present and commented on the great turn-out.
Board of Directors present:
President – Kent Pfeifer
Vice-President – Joe Helmin
Treasurer – Bill Sawicki
Secretary – Sue Tutaj
At-Large Board Member – Tim Frank
At-Large Board Member – Toni Sawicki
Town of Harris Representative – Phyllis Ingram
Sportsmen’s Club Representative – Mike Mittelstedt
Members present:  Ed Frank; Nichole Frank; Bette Garvey; Paul Garvey; Jay Ingram; Chris Pfeifer; Randy Tutaj.
Quorum Set.
OLD BUSINESS
REVIEW AND APPROVE PRINTED AND POSTED MINUTES FROM JULY 13, 2013, ANNUAL MEETING.
It was motioned by Bill Sawicki, and seconded by Joe Helmin, “to approve the printed and posted minutes from the July 13, 2013, Annual Membership Meeting.”  Motion carried.
TREASURER’S REPORT:  REPORT ON LATEST FINANCIAL ACTIVITY FOR MAY AND JUNE, 2014.  REPORT ON 2014 MEMBERSHIP ACTIVITY.
Bill Sawicki, Treasurer, stated that we are now 31 members strong.
It was motioned by Joe Helmin and seconded by Sue Tutaj, “to approve the May, 2014, Treasurer’s report as follows:  Starting Balance as of May 1, 2014, of $15,604.06; Income of $1,315.00 (flower sale; bake sale; food sale; renewed member; hat sale; cup sale; ticket sale); Expenses of $174.87 (Ck #2238 to Joe Helmin for flower sale food; Ck #2239 Lone Rock Trophy – coasters; Ck #2240 to A. Sawicki for flower sale food) and deluxe checks); Ending Balance as of May 31, 2014, of $16,744.19.”  Motion carried.
It was motioned by Joe Helmin and seconded by Sue Tutaj, “to approve the June, 2014, Treasurer’s report as follows:  Starting Balance as of June 1, 2014, of $16,744.19; Income of $920.00 (ticket sales); Expenses of $427.23 (Ck #2341 DNR permit for boat landing; Ck #2342 Joe Helmin for candy for 4th of July); Ending Balance as of $17,236.96.”  Motion carried.
PRESIDENT’S REPORT:  REFLECT ON LAKE ASSOCIATION ACITIVITY FOR THE LAST YEAR.
Kent stated that this is the Harris Pond Lake Association’s seventh (7th) year of existence. 
Kent also stated that our pond has not changed from our survey from two (2) years ago – the water is still clear (healthy).
VICE-PRESIDENT’S REPORT:  REPORT ON BOAT LANDING PROJECT AND INFORMATION BOARD.
Joe Helmin, Vice-President, stated that the boat landing permit was approved by the DNR.  Joe also stated that the old pads will be completely pulled out; there will be a gravel and cement base. 
Concerning the Lake Information board sign, Joe stated that the price will stay around $300.00.  Diggers Hotline has come out and approved the area to be used.   We will need volunteers to help put the sign up.  The header of the sign will say “Harris Pond”. It was suggested that a solar light of some type be put by the boat landing.  Mike Mittelstedt stated that he will check into solar or LED type lights and prices. 
FUND-RAISING COMMITTEE:  DISCUSS RAFFLE TICKET SALES; FLOWER SALE; AND OTHER FUND RAISING COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES.
Joe congratulated and thanked everyone who has helped with any and or all fund-raising activities this past year.
Joe stated that the raffle tickets sell well every year and will probably keep it as a cash raffle.
It was suggested that the Fund-raising committee look into some ideas that were discussed:  establishing scholarships for Montello and Westfield High School students and helping financially with the 4th of July fireworks.
NEW BUSINESS
ASK FOR NOMINATIONS AND VOTE FOR BOARD MEMBERS WHICH TERMS ARE COMPLETED.  PRESIDENT; SECRETARY; AND ONE (1) AT-LARGE BOARD MEMBER (TIM FRANK).
It was motioned by Joe Helmin and seconded by Bill Sawicki, “that Kent Pfeifer continue to be President and that a unanimous ballot be cast for Kent Pfeifer, as President.  Motion carried.
It was motioned by Phyllis Ingram and seconded by Joe Helmin, “that Sue Tutaj continue to be Secretary and that a unanimous ballot be cast for Sue Tutaj as Secretary.  Motioned carried.
It was motioned by Bill Sawicki and seconded by Sue Tutaj, “that Tim Frank continue to be an At-Large Board Member and that a unanimous ballot be cast for Tim Frank as an At-Large Board Member.  Motion carried.
Congratulations to all re-elected Board Members.
ANY OTHER ITEMS NOT PREVIOUSLY ADDRESSED.
A member asked about changing the Annual Meeting date from the 2nd Saturday in July to the 3rd Saturday in July.  It was then motioned by Phyllis Ingram and seconded by Bill Sawicki, “to change our Annual Meeting from the second Saturday in July, to the third Saturday in July.”  Motion carried.
Toni Sawicki, Bake Sale Chair, stated that our next bake sale will be held during the elections on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

DATES OF NEXT MEETINGS
Our next Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2015.
Our next Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Saturday, August 9, 2014.

Our Cash Raffle was held and the winners are listed below.  Joe Helmin turned the raffle drum and his helper was Natalie Frank.

RAFFLE TICKET WINNERS
1ST PRIZE - $1,000.00 – Dan Cummings, Westfield
2nd PRIZE - $500.00 – Wally Smith, Milton
3rd PRIZE (4 WINNERS) - $100.00 EACH
Sue & Tim Slowey, Westfield
Jan Fowler, Montello
Louie Helms, Westfield
Virgil Braswell, Milwaukee
4th PRIZE (22 WINNERS) - $50.00 EACH
Rick Fullmer, Oxford
Brian Zick, Wisconsin Dells
Joe Helmin, Harrisville
Natalie Frank, Harrisville
Paula Becker, Elgin, IL
Marisa McBurney, Montello
Becky Meyer, Montello
K U Blanchcard, Oxford
Scott Bilgrien, Lebanon
Marcus Lenius, Harrisville
Brian Smith, Endeavor
Paden Drew, Montello
Angie Krueger, Westfield
Hank Wrzinski, Harrisville
Todd Perlberg, Harrisville
Sonja Mike, Westfield
Lisa Bilgrien, Lebanon
Lisa Remmel, Richfield
Dennis Steinhardt, West Bend
Angie Frank, Harrisville
Pat Sawicki, Chicago, IL, Oxford
Josh Holliday, Oxford
MOTION TO ADJOURN
It was motioned by Joe Helmin and seconded by Bill Sawicki, “to adjourn.”  Motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 2:20 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Sue Tutaj, Secretary




Monday, July 7, 2014

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING AGENDA FOR JULY 12, 2014

 
HARRIS POND LAKE ASSOCIATION
 PICNIC AND ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

  JULY 12, 2014

   12:00 NOON - PICNIC OUTSIDE PAVILION BY HARRISVILLE
FIREHOUSE COMMUNITY ROOM  

 1:30 P.M. MEETING AND RAFFLE DRAWING 

 

12:00,  Picnic @  Harrisville Firehouse Community Room Pavilion  Junction of  HY - B & J    

Hot Dogs , Brats, Hamburgers, and Water will be provided, hot grills will be available, feel free to bring any other items to grill for personal use. If you wish please bring your favorite recipe dish as a dish to pass and the special beverages you may want to drink.            

 

1:30 PM, Annual Meeting Agenda:

                                                      

Call to order

 

Welcome all members and guests. 

 

Old Business

Review and approve printed and posted minutes from July 13, 2013 annual meeting.

 

Treasurers report: Report on latest financial activity for YTD 2014.

Report 2013 membership activity .

 

Presidents Report: Reflect on Lake Association activity for the last year.  

 

Vice President Report: Report on boat landing project and information board.   

 

Fund Raising Committee: Discuss Raffle Tickets Sales, Bake Sales , Flower Sale, and other Fund Raising Committee activities.   

 

New Business
 

Ask for nominations and vote for board members whose terms are completed. President, Secretary & One Board Member At Large ( Tim Frank  )   

 

Any other items not previously addressed

 

Date of next meeting  

 

Motion To Adjourn

 

Raffle Drawing

Monday, June 30, 2014

Annual Meeting of July 13, 2013

HARRIS POND LAKE ASSOCIATION
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
JULY 13, 2013
DRAFT

President, Kent Pfeifer, called the Annual Membership Meeting to order at 1:30 pm, at the Harrisville Firemen’s Park Pavilion.  Kent welcomed all present and thanked everyone for the great turnout.

Board of Directors present:
President – Kent Pfeifer
Vice-President – Terry Coppens (Absent)
Treasurer – Bill Sawicki
Secretary – Sue Tutaj
At-Large Board Member – Joe Helmin
At-Large Board Member – Tim Frank
Town of Harris Representative – Phyllis Ingram
Sportsmen’s Club Representative – Mike Mittelstedt

Members present:  Karen Alexander; Frank Buress; Scott Bilgrien; Lisa Bilgrien; Tim Frank; Paul Griffin; Diane Griffin; Al Klapoetke; Jermitt Krage; Terry Nuesse; Chris Pfeifer; Toni Sawicki; Randy Tutaj.

Quorum Set.

OLD BUSINESS
 
REVIEW AND APPROVE THE PRINTED AND POSTED MINUTES FROM JULY 14, 2012, ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING.
It was motioned by Joe Helmin and Tim Frank, “to approve the printed and posted minutes from the July 14, 2012, Annual Membership Meeting.”  Motion carried.

TREASURER’S REPORT:  REPORT ON LATEST FINANCIAL ACTIVITY FOR JUNE 2013.  REPORT ON 2013 MEMBERSHIP ACTIVITY.
Bill Sawicki, Treasurer, stated that we are now 33 members strong. 
It was then motioned by Jermitt Krage and seconded by Sue Tutaj, “to approve the Treasurer’s report as follows: Starting Balance as of June 1, 2013, of $12,452.12; Income of $2,080.00 (ticket sales (103); HPLA stickers (10); HPLA license plate (1)); No expenses; Ending Balance as of June 30, 2013, of $14,532.12.”  Motion carried.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT:  REFLECT ON LAKE ASSOCIATION ACITIVY FOR THE LAST YEAR. 
Kent stated that we have received all the matching funds from the DNR for our Lake Planning Study. 
Kent stated that we funded and did preliminary sediment study on the pond.  The study showed that there was nothing negative as far as contamination in the sediment.  In fact the water is clear.
Kent also stated that the 6 x 6 boards are now off the dam and the flood gates are closed.  The flood gates will not be open unless there is a major rain event.  Kent also stated that if the gate is ever open, they would let the HPLA know about that.
Kent stated that for the first time, we can now see the actual water level the pond will have. 

VICE-PRESIDENT REPORT
Terry Coppens, Vice-President, was unable to attend this meeting.  There was no report.

FUND-RAISING COMMITTEE:  DISCUSS RAFFLE TICKET SALES; RUMMAGE SALE; AND OTHER FUND-RAISING COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES.  JOE HELMIN
Joe Helmin, At-Large Board Member and Fund-raising chair, stated that we had a very successful year.  A huge thank you to everyone that helped out with any of our fund-raisers and to Toni for organizing all the bake sales we held. 
The latest Flower/bake sale was very successful.  Joe stated we sold over $900.00 in flowers. Also, Jermitt Krage and Bette Garvey sold items and gave the HPLA some of their profit.   The Flower/bake sale was held the Saturday prior to Mother’s Day weekend.  Our annual raffle ticket sale also is successful.  These are key fund-raising events for us. 

NEW BUSINESS
VOTE ON MISSION STATEMENT CHANGES
Kent stated that we would like to change some of the wording on our mission statement to reflect more the direction we would like to take.
The original wording is:
Our mission is to improve the quality of Harris Pond, without effecting the present population of fish, wild life, or tranquility of the area.  Our objective is to work with all resources including, but not limited to, the Wisconsin DNR, the Montello Lake District, the people that occupy the property that make up the present shore line, the sportsmen who enjoy the waterway for recreation, and the residents of the Town of Harrisville.  Our challenges are the amount of tributary water that feeds the pond, the dam that limits the level, the sediment that has filled in the bottom, the plant life that limits the water flow, and the controlled but no attempt to maintain any water level siphoning, on a regular bases.  Our goal is to improve the water quality, add to the esthetics of the area, and maintain a water level that will allow a person to float a small type row boat, from any portion of the present shore line. 
The proposed changes (typed in red) to the mission statement are as follows:
Our mission is to improve Harris Pond using the latest most cost effective technology, while still working toward the preservation of the future tranquility and habituate for fish and wildlife in the area.
Our objective is to work with all resources including, but not limited to, the Wisconsin DNR, the Montello Lake District, the people that occupy the property that make up the present shoreline, the sportsmen who enjoy the waterway for recreation, and the residents of the Town of Harris.
Our challenges are the amount of tributary water that feeds the pond, the dam that limits the level, the sediment that has filled in the bottom, the plant life that limits the water flow, and the controlled by no attempt to maintain any water siphoning, on a regular basis.
Our goal is to maintain the water quality, add to the esthetics of the area, and improve the water level that will allow a person to float a small type of row boat, from any portion of the present shoreline.
It was then motioned by Karen Alexander and seconded by Tim Frank, “to approve the changed wording of our mission statement.”  Motion carried.

ASK FOR NOMINATIONS AND VOTE FOR BOARD MEMBERS THOSE TERMS ARE COMPLETED.  VICE-PRESIDENT, TREASURER, AND ONE (1) AT-LARGE BOARD MEMBER (JOE HELMIN)
It was then motioned by Tim Frank and seconded by Phyllis Ingram, “to nominate Joe Helmin as Vice-President.”  It was then motioned by Tim Frank and seconded by Phyllis Ingram, “that the nominations be closed and a unanimous ballot be cast for Joe Helmin as Vice-President.”  Motion carried.

It was motioned by Phyllis Ingram and seconded by Sue Tutaj, “to nominate Bill Sawicki as Treasurer.”  It was then motioned by Phyllis Ingram and seconded by Sue Tutaj, “that the nominations be closed and a unanimous ballot be cast for Bill Sawicki as Treasurer.” Motion carried.

It was motioned by Chris Pfeifer and seconded by Joe Helmin, “to nominate Toni Sawicki as the At-Large Board Member.”  It was then motioned by Chris Pfeifer and seconded by Joe Helmin, “that the nominations be closed and a unanimous ballot be cast for Toni Sawicki as the At-Large Board Member.”  Motion carried.

Congratulations to the newly elected and re-elected Board Members. 

ANY OTHER ITEMS NOT PREVIOUSLY ADDRESSED
A question was asked what the Harris Pond Lake Association is doing about weed control.
Answered:  Right now we are in a “holding pattern.”  It was stated that once we do begin a weed control program we will need to keep continuing it.  It will take up time and a lot of resources.  Poisoning is not favored by the DNR.  There are rules and regulations that individual homeowners by shoreline can follow with permits required from the DNR.

DATE OF NEXT ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Kent stated that the date of the next Annual Membership meeting will be held on Saturday, July 12, 2014.

DATE OF NEXT BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Kent stated that the date of the next Board of Directors meeting will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2013.

RAFFLE DRAWING
Our raffle drawing was then held.  It was the general consensus that Joe Helmin would
turn the raffle ticket drum and the following children would help pick out the winning tickets:  Makenzie Frank; Natalie Frank; Jayden Nelson; Alexis Griffin; and Anthony Nelson.

Congratulations to all the raffle ticket winners!

The winners are as follows (with prize, name and location)

1st PRIZE - $1,000.00 – Darren Stelter – Wautoma, WI
2ND PRIZE - $500.00 – Kim Schraufnagel – Westfield, WI
3RD PRIZE - $100.00 – Mark Kalbus – Coloma, WI
3RD PRIZE - $100.00 – Amanda Borzick – Harrisville, WI
3RD PRIZE - $100.00 – Karen Towne – Montello, WI
3RD PRIZE - $100.00 – Brandon Suter – Westfield, WI
            4TH PRIZE  - $50.00 – (22 WINNERS)
Barb Cruise – New Lenox, IL
James Schraufnagel – Westfield, WI
Jim Renz – Ft. Atkinson, WI
Jean Helmin – Foley, MN
John Wilson – Westfield, WI
Cory Drew – Montello, WI
Carol Hendrick – Greenville, WI
Remington Edwards – Oxford, WI
Steven Wisniewski – Adams, WI
Sue Goodhue – Oxford, WI
Mike Mittelstedt – Harrisville, WI
Paden Drew – Montello, WI
John Numsen – Montello, WI
Sarah Winger
B. Berrettini – Johnsburg, IL
Jim Keller – Cazenovia, WI
Dennis Johnson – Grand Marsh, WI
Paula Becker – Elgin, IL
Treyten Roos – Oxford,WI
Kayla Remmel – Richford, WI
Mike Kruger – Harrisville, WI
Jermitt Krage – Harrisville, WI

MOTION TO ADJOURN
It was motioned by Jermitt Krage and seconded by Tim Frank, “to adjourn.”  Motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 2:00 pm
Respectfully submitted,
Sue Tutaj, Secretary




 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Financial Report for May 2014

The Harris Pond Lake Association Financial Statement for May 2014 follows:

Starting Balance as of May 1, 2014, of $15,604.06

Income of $1,315.00
     (Bake Sale; Flower Sale; Food Sale; Renewed Membership;
       Hat Sale; Cup Sale; Raffle ticket sales)

Expenses of $174.87
  (Ck #2238 -Joe Helmin - flower sale food; Ck #2239 - Lone Rock
    Trophy (Coasters); Ck#2240 A. Sawicki - flower sale food; and
    new deluxe checks)

Ending Balance as of May 31, 2014, of $16,744.19

As of May 31, 2014, we are 31 members strong.

  PLEASE REMEMBER TO GET THE RAFFLE TICKET MONEY TO TREASURER, BILL SAWICKI, AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.