Saturday, July 23, 2016

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING 2016

HARRIS POND LAKE ASSOCIATION
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
JULY 16, 2016
DRAFT
President, Kent Pfeifer, called the Annual Membership Meeting to order at 2:00 p.m. in the Firehouse Community Room.  Kent welcomed and commented on the great turnout. 
Krista Kamke, AIS coordinator, did a presentation on the purple loosestrife that is affecting our pond and the beetles that are helping to eradicate this problem.  She stated beetles were recently released to the Eastside of Harris Pond and thanked the help she received in doing this. The beetles that were released only eat purple loosestrife and have been known for over 30 years to only eat purple loosestrife.  Kent thanked her for her continued work in helping us with the purple loosestrife.
Following the presentation, we held our raffle drawing at 1:30 pm.  Joe Helmin turned the drum with the tickets and his helpers in choosing the winning tickets were Eve and Leo Frank.  The raffle ticket winners are listed following these minutes.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESENT:
President – Kent Pfeifer
Vice-President – Joe Helmin
Treasurer – Randy Tutaj
Secretary – Sue Tutaj
At-Large Board Member – Tim Frank
Town of Harris Representative – Phyllis Ingram
Sportsmen’s Club Representative – Mike Mittelstedt
Members present:  Karen Beck; William Jansen; Chris Pfeifer; Robert & Kathryn Steffel
Quorum Set.
OLD BUSINESS
REVIEW & APPROVE PPRINTED AND POSTED MINUTES FROM JULY 18, 2015, ANNUAL MEETING.
It was motioned by Joe Helmin and seconded by Randy Tutaj, “to approve the printed and posted minutes from the July 18, 2015, Annual Membership Meeting.”  Motion carried.
TREASURER’S REPORT:  REPORT ON LATEST FINANCIAL ACTIVITY FOR YTD 2016 AND FOR JUNE 2016.  REPORT 2016 MEMBERSHIP ACTIVITY.
Randy Tutaj, Treasurer, stated as of today, July 16, 2016, we are 27 members strong!
It was motioned by Sue Tutaj and seconded by Phyllis Ingram, “to approve the Treasurer’s report for June 2016 and the Year to Date 2016 reports as follows:
For the month of June, 2016, the Starting Balance as of June 1, 2016, of $7,709.87; Income of $560.00; Expenses of $148.62; leaving an ending balance as of June 30, 2016, of $8,121.25.
The Year to Date June 2015 to June 2016 is as follows:
Starting Balance as of June 30, 2015, of $17,848.14; Income totaling (2015-2016) $7,719.50; Expenses totaling (2015-2016) $17,446.39; leaving an ending balance as of June 30, 2016, of $8,121.25.
The major Expenses for the year were: 
$7,021.03 – Shoreline Marine (Pier) and $5,000.08 – Town of Harris (litigation fees)”.  Motion carried.
PRESIDENT’S REPORT
REFLECT ON LAKE ASSOCIATION ACTIVITY FOR THE LAST YEAR:
FIRST ATTEMPT TO ADDRESS AND REMOVE PURPLE LOOSESTRIFE FROM HARRIS POND
$5,000.08 TO TOWN OF HARRIS BOARD TO HELP WITH LAWYER FEES IN SUIT AGAINST HARRIS HYDRO POWER AND THE MILLER FAMILY.
Kent thanked Krista Kamke, AIS Coordinator for attending the Annual Membership Meeting and giving the presentation on purple loosestrife and the beetles that help to eradicate them.  It was very informative and helpful to us.  Kent stated it was Krista’s idea to use the beetles to reach the Eastside of the pond.
Kent stated the Board of Directors decided to help the Town of Harris Board with the litigation fees brought on by Harris Hydro power and the Miller Family.  It was the position that Harris Pond Lake Association is committed to our Mission Statement and because of that, we gave a check to the Town of Harris in that regard.
VICE-PRESIDENT’S REPORT:
NEW PIER AT BOAT LANDING
Joe Helmin, Vice-President, stated a new pier by Shoreline Marine was installed in April of 2016.  This project was on-going for about a year to make it a reality.  The old pier was removed by Jeremy Albright and the Town of Harris Board gave us their approval to put in a new pier.  Joe thanked all those involved in this project.
Concerning Face-Book – we now have 347 followers.  Face-book account is being monitored and updated and our meetings are posted on it.
Joe stated the Flower/Brat sale has been successful and we have used our profits from that sale to support the 4th of July grand finale fireworks put on by the Sportsmen’s Club.
Concerning the 4th of July parade, we usually participate in it and have a pontoon or boat decorated.  This year Mike Hinze generously allowed us to decorate his boat for the parade.  Thank you, Mike.
Joe stated next year will be our tenth (10th) year Anniversary!  He asked for ideas to help celebrate this milestone.  You may post ideas on face-book or by contacting a Board Member.
Ideas that are being considered include:
Hosting an open bowling night at Thal Acres; a 2nd raffle in which we would give-away a 3 day/2 night stay at a fishing lodge; an Hawaiian Luau night during the Winter months; another BBQ picnic during the Winter month’s; a Pizza Night (Papa Murphy’s pizza); or chartered fishing trip on Lake Michigan.
It was also suggested we have specially printed tickets for our raffle next year to emphasize that it is our 10th year. 
NEW BUSINESS
BOARD MEMBER POSITIONS UP FOR ELECTION:  PRESIDENT; SECRETARY; AT-LARGE BOARD MEMBER.
It was motioned by Sue Tutaj and seconded by Tim Frank, “to nominate and approve Kent Pfeifer continue as President.”  Motion carried.
It was motioned by Phyllis Ingram and seconded by Joe Helmin, “to nominate and approve Sue Tutaj continue as Secretary.”  Motion carried.
It was motioned by Joe Helmin and seconded by Phyllis Ingram, “to nominate and approve Bill Jansen become our At-Large Board Member.” Motion carried.
Congratulations to those re-elected and to our newest Board member.
Thank you Tim Frank for being At-Large Board Member for the last two (2) years.
LAKE PLANNING STEERING COMMITTEE:
LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO START ACTIVITY ON JERMITT KRAGE’S PROPOSAL TO HAVE A GROUP OF HARRIS POND STAKEHOLDERS SHARE THEIR VISION ON HOW THEY SEE THE FUTURE OF HARRIS POND (HARRIS TOWN BOARD; SPORTSMEN’S CLUB; LOCAL BUSINESS’S; LAKE ASSOCIATION).
Kent stated Jermitt Krage was unable to attend this meeting, but Jermitt is still in need of people interested in this committee.  A volunteer, Kathyrn Steffel stated she would be interested. 
DATE OF NEXT ANNUAL MEETING
Our next Annual Membership Meeting will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2017, at the Firehouse Community Room/parking lot.  There will be a picnic beginning at noon, raffle drawing at 1:30 p.m., followed by the Annual Membership Meeting.
DATE OF NEXT BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
It was the general consensus not to hold an August meeting.  Our next Board of Directors Meeting will be on Saturday, September 10, 2016, at 1:30 pm in the Firehouse Community Room.
ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR MEMBERSHIP CONCERNS
It was motioned by Joe Helmin and seconded by Tim Frank, “to approve a check in the amount of $25.00 to the Town of Harris for our use of the Firehouse Community Room.”  Motion carried.
MOTION TO ADJOURN
It was motioned by Randy Tutaj and seconded by Joe Helmin, “to adjourn.”  Motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 2:20 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Sue Tutaj, Secretary












Tuesday, July 19, 2016

RAFFLE TICKET WINNERS 2016

2016 RAFFLE TICKET WINNERS – FOR HARRIS POND LAKE ASSOCIATION
PRIZE    AMOUNT            NAME                                               CITY                    TICKET #
1ST          $1,000.00           HUNTER & BRODY HOLLIDAY     OXFORD              140
2ND         $  500.00            DICK KARSCHNEY                           MONTELLO         086
FOUR (4) 3RD PRIZE WINNERS
3RD         $100.00              JERRY LIND                                        RIPON                  102     
3RD         $100.00              GORDON KRUEGER                          MONTELLO        165
3RD         $100.00              JOE LUGINBUHL                                NEKOOSA           108
3RD         $100.00              JULIE BYRNE                                      COLOMA              072
TWENTY-TWO (22) 4TH PRIZE WINNERS
4TH         $50.00                 BERNICE MITTELSTEDT                 WESTFIELD        242
4TH         $50.00                 MIKE & CHERYL MILBRANDT       NESHKORO        147
4TH         $50.00                 JANE FULLMER                                 OXFORD              058
4TH         $50.00                 BOB THAYS                                        WAUWATOSA       176
4TH         $50.00                 ED ZAIS                                               MONTELLO            096
4TH         $50.00                 JEFF KEMNITZ                                   WESTFIELD           216
4TH         $50.00                 MARISA MCBURNEY                       TEXAS                     224
4TH         $50.00                 JASON SENGBUSH                            OXFORD                  118
4TH         $50.00                 DAVID ROESKE                                 WESTFIELD            148
4TH         $50.00                 BRIAN THALACKER                         MONTELLO           266
4TH         $50.00                 DALE REMMEL                                  HARTLAND             024
4TH         $50.00                 JOE HELMIN                                       MONTELLO             013
4TH         $50.00                 NATE & DANNY KUBE                     MONTELLO             168
4TH         $50.00                 JEFF KEMNITZ                                   WESTFIELD              214
4TH         $50.00                 TROY GORDON                                 WESTFIELD              212
4TH         $50.00                 ROBERT ADAMS                               BROWN DEER         187
4TH         $50.00                 MIKEY’S SPORTSMANS BAR           MONTELLO               201
4TH         $50.00                 JOSH & LAURA INGRAM               FOND DU LAC          169
4TH         $50.00                 CAROL STREICH                              MONTELLO              155
4TH         $50.00                 MARK GUDERSKI                            MONTELLO              223
4TH         $50.00                 MIKE BOURDEAU                            OXFORD                   114
4TH         $50.00                 DALE REMMEL                                HARTLAND              028                     



                                                    

             


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

HARRIS POND LAKE ASSOCIATION
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
July 18, 2015
DRAFT
President, Kent Pfeifer, called the Annual Membership Meeting to order at 1:50 pm in the Firehouse Community Room.  Kent commented on the great turn-out.
Our raffle drawing was held at 1:30 pm with Joe Helmin turning the drum and Krista Kamke drew the winning raffle tickets.  The raffle ticket winners are listed following these minutes.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESENT:
President- Kent Pfeifer
Vice-President- Joe Helmin
Treasurer-Randy Tutaj (interim)
Secretary-Sue Tutaj
At-Large Board Member-Tim Frank (Absent)
At-Large Board Member-(Vacant)
Town of Harris Representative-Phyllis Ingram
Sportsmen’s Club Representative- Mike Mittelstedt
Members present:  Karen Beck; Mary Blum; Frank Buress; William Jansen; Jermitt Krage; Chris Pfeifer; Bill Sawicki; Toni Sawicki.
Quorum Set.
KRIS KAMKE THE AIS COORDINATOR FOR GREEN LAKE AND MARQUETTE COUNTY INTRODUCED
Kent Pfeifer, President, then introduced Kris Kamke, the AIS Coordinator for Green Lake and Marquette County.  Krista stated her goal is to help protect and preserve the lakes in Green Lake and Marquette Counties.  Her main concerns are the Purple Loosestrife and curly-leaf pond-weed which is an invasive species.  Curley-leaf pond-weed is found in water only, not on the shoreline. Krista was very informative and we thanked her for attending.
OLD BUSINESS
REVIEW AND APPROVE THE PRINTED AND POSTED MINUTES FROM THE ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING OF JULY 12, 2014
It was motioned by Joe Helmin and seconded by Jermitt Krage, “to approve the printed and posted minutes from the Annual Membership Meeting of July 12, 2014”.  Motion carried.
TREASURER’S REPORT:  REPORT ON LATEST FINANCIAL ACTIVITY AND THE 2015 MEMBERSHIP ACTIVITY
Randy Tutaj, Treasurer Interim, stated that as of today, July 18, 2015, we are 28 members strong. 
It was then motioned by Phyllis Ingram and seconded by Joe Helmin, “to approve the June, 2015, Treasurer’s report as follows:  Starting Balance as of June 1, 2015, of $17,163.14; Income of $1,540.00; Expenses of $855.00; Ending Balance as of June 30, 2015, of $17,848.14”. Motion carried.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT/VICE-PRESIDENT REPORT
REFLECT ON LAKE ASSOCIATION ACTIVITY FOR THE LAST YEAR.  BOAT LANDING, INFORMATION BOARD SIGN, FIREWORKS
Joe Helmin, Vice-President, stated the Harris Pond Lake Association is in its eighth (8th) year of existence. 
Joe stated we’ve had successful fund-raising efforts from our bake sales; the flower/bake/brat sale; and our raffle ticket sales.  Thank you to all who have participated in the activities, it is very much appreciated. 
Joe also stated there was a fish study done on Harris Pond and the fish population is healthy and abundant.  A 38” Northern Pike and a 9-1/2” Bluegill were among the fish netted during the study.
Concerning the boat landing, Joe stated it was put in in last summer, and turned out well.  An article and picture were in the Marquette County Tribune.
The information board was installed in April.  Joe stated Brakebush had laser cut the signage above the board.  Joe thanked those who helped install the board.  The Plexiglas door was just attached recently.  Joe also suggested an American flag be painted on the side facing the lake.  It was then motioned by Frank Buress and seconded by Phyllis Ingram, “to approve $300.00 for Steve Tutaj to paint an American flag on the lake side of the information board”.  Motion carried.
Joe stated the following are some ideas for future fund-raising events:  a golf tournament at Thal Acres; a car wash; a silent auction; a “Hooked on Harris Pond” fun run; or a bowling tournament.

Kent stated because of our growing finances and no defined future 2015 projects, the Board of Directors voted to use the proceeds from one of our fund-raising events to help support the Sportsmen’s Club July 4th fireworks display.  We used that venue because we did not want to use existing Lake Association funds, and to stay true to our mission.  With the help of many of our members we were able to present a check for $830.00 to be used for July 4th fireworks grand finale.  The reason for this effort was to provide enjoyment to our community and to make sure the Harrisville fireworks display remains the best in the area.
Kent stated two (2) of our Board of Directors, Bill and Toni Sawicki, have decided to resign as Lake Association Board Members.  They have been members since the beginning; served on the Board of Directors; have been active in all events.  I personally looked at them as good friends.  I would like to thank them for all they did and wish them all the success in the future.  All present applauded Bill and Toni for their service.
NEW BUSINESS
BY-LAW CHANGES
There are two (2) By-law changes to vote upon. 
The way it reads:
ANNUAL MEETING:  The Annual Meeting of the Association shall be held in the vicinity of Harris Pond during the week of the Fourth of July.  The Board of Directors shall arrange the time and place unless specified by the previous Annual Meeting.  The agenda of the Annual Meeting shall include elections, discussion of projects, and adoption of a budget, member concerns, and an educational program.
PROPOSED CHANGE:
ANNUAL MEETING:  The Annual Meeting of the Association shall be held in the vicinity of Harris Pond during the month of July.  The Board of Directors shall arrange the time and place unless specified by the previous Annual Meeting.  The agenda of the Annual Meeting shall include elections, discussions of projects, and adoption of a budget, member concerns, and an educational program.
It was motioned by Jermitt Krage and seconded by Randy Tutaj, “to approve the proposed By-law change of the Annual Meeting to the month of July”.  Motioned carried.
A proposed By-law change:
The Vice-President shall serve as an alternate signature for the Harris Pond Lake Association checks in the event that one (1) of the two (2) primary signers is not available.
It was then motioned by Frank Buress and seconded by Randy Tutaj, “to approve the Vice-President as an alternate signature for the Harris Pond Lake Association checks in the event that one (1) of the two (2) primary signers is not available”. Motion carried.
ASK FOR NOMINATIONS AND VOTE FOR BOARD MEMBERS WHO’S TERMS ARE COMPLETED.  VICE-PRESIDENT, TREASURER, AND GO BACK TO ONE (1) BOARD MEMBER AT-LARGE AS STATED IN OUR BY-LAWS
 It was motioned by Kent Pfeifer and seconded by Sue Tutaj, “to approve that Joe Helmin continue as Vice-President”. Motion carried with one (1) opposed.
It was motioned by Joe Helmin and seconded by Phyllis Ingram, “to nominate and approve Randy Tutaj as Treasurer”. Motion carried.
It was the general consensus we just have one (1) At-Large Board Member as stated in the By-laws.  The At-Large Board Member (Tim Frank)  will be up for re-election next year.
Congratulations to Joe Helmin and Randy Tutaj as Board of Directors members. 
To Bill and Toni Sawicki, thank you for your years of service.  All applauded them.
The Marquette County Lakes Association Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2015, in Montello.  Kent stated we will continue to support and have representatives at their meetings.
ANY OTHER ITEMS NOT PREVIOUSLY ADDRESSED
Member Jermitt Krage expressed his appreciation to the Board for their dedication and leadership. 
A question was asked about the dock by the boat landing.
Answered:  It stays in the water all the time and the County/town takes care of it.
It was stated pea gravel may be dumped up to 25 feet from shoreline, to help take care of the muck.  A permit is required before you do this. 
A member from the Sportsmen’s Club was present and stated the Harrisville Sportsmen’s Club appreciated the money we gave them for the 4th of July fireworks grand finale.

DATE OF NEXT ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
The date of the next Annual Membership Meeting will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2016, at the Town Hall Park.  A picnic will be held at noon with the Annual Membership Meeting to follow at 1:30 pm.
DATE OF NEXT BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
The next Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2015, at 1:30 pm, in the Firehouse Community Room.  It was the general consensus to forgo the August meeting.
MOTION TO ADJOURN
It was then motioned by Joe Helmin and seconded by Karen Beck, “to adjourn”.  Motion carried.
Annual Membership Meeting adjourned at 2:30 pm
Respectfully submitted by
Sue Tutaj, Secretary










Saturday, July 9, 2016

ANNUAL MEETING AGENDA 2016

HARRIS POND LAKE ASSOCIATION
 PICNIC & ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
 July 16, 2016
 12:00 PM, Pavilion Outside Firehouse Community Room    ( Picnic ) 
1:30 PM,   Meeting & 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 Raffle Drawing
Followed by the Annual Meeting Agenda:
                                                       
Call to order

Welcome all members and guests. 

Old Business
Review and approve printed and posted minutes from July 18, 2015, Annual Meeting.
Treasurers report: Report on latest financial activity for YTD 2016.
Report 2016 membership activity .

Presidents Report / Vice President Report: 
Reflect on Lake Association activity for the last year: 
First attempt to address and remove Purple Loosestrife from Harris Pond
$5,000.08 to Town Board to help with lawyer fees in suit against Harris Hydro Power and the Miller family
 New Pier at boat landing

New Business
Board member positions up for election: President, Secretary, & At-Large Board Member

Lake Planning Steering Committee:
Looking for Volunteers to start activity on Jermitt Krage’s proposal to have a group of Harris Pond stake holders share their vision on how they see the future of Harris Pond. ( Harris Town Board, Sportsman’s Club, Local Business’s, Lake Association )       
                         
Date of next Annual Meeting
Date of next Board of Directors Meeting 
Motion To Adjourn

Sunday, July 3, 2016

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY

Sunday, June 19, 2016

HARRIS POND LAKE ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
JUNE 11, 2016
DRAFT
President, Kent Pfeifer, called the Board of Directors meeting to order at 1:30 p.m., in the Firehouse Community Room.  He welcomed all present at the meeting.
Board of Directors present:
President – Kent Pfeifer
Vice-President – Joe Helmin
Treasurer – Randy Tutaj
Secretary – Sue Tutaj
At-Large Board Member – Tim Frank (Absent)
Sportsmen’s Club Representative – Mike Mittelstedt (Absent)
Town of Harris Representative – Phyllis Ingram
Quorum Set.
REVIEW AND APPROVE PRINTED AND POSTED MINUTES FROM THE MAY 7, 2016, BOARD MEETING.
It was motioned by Joe Helmin and seconded by Randy Tutaj, “to approve the posted and printed minutes from the May 7, 2016, Board of Directors Meeting.”  Motion carried.
TREASURER’S REPORT:  REPORT ON LATEST FINANCIAL AND MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL ACTIVITY THROUGH MAY 2016.
Randy Tutaj, Treasurer, reported we are 26 members strong.
It was motioned by Phyllis Ingram and seconded by Joe Helmin, “to approve the Treasurer’s Report of May 2016 as follows:
Starting balance as of May 1, 2016, of $10,824.00; Income -$2,179.50; Expenses - $5,293.63; leaving an ending balance as of May 31, 2016, of $7,709.87.”  Motion carried.
PRESIDENT’S REPORT:
DISCUSS THE MAY 19, 2016, MARQUETTE COUNTY LAKES ASSOCIATION MEETING.
Kent stated the Marquette County Lakes Association meeting was held on May 19, 2016, and was well attended.  The Marquette County Lakes Association has been in existence for nine (9) years – the same number of years as our Association.  The next Marquette County Lakes Association meeting will be held on September 8, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.  Kent stated the May, 2017, meeting will be a more social event.
Krista Kamke, AIS Coordinator was at this meeting and explained that purple loosestrife is an ongoing battle as it will reappear year after year.  Krista explained the best way to eradicate this plant is to contain it (put a bag over it); dig it out; and burn it.
Kent reported at this meeting, the Wisconsin Lakes Association was looking for more members.  There would be no fee to join.  Kent stated since our Association is already part of Marquette County Lakes Association and MCLA (Marquette County Lakes Association) is already a part of the Wisconsin Lakes Association, we would be supporting it that way.
Kent stated Pat Kilbey of the DNR was also at this meeting.  He gave a presentation on stream and lake monitoring and how the data is being used by the DNR.
REPORT ABOUT WEB SITE VIDEO DISCUSSING WISCONSIN’S LATEST SHORELINE ZONING CHANGES.
Kent stated there are two (2) web site videos discussing Wisconsin’s Latest shoreline zoning changes.  The sites are:
VICE-PRESIDENT’S REPORT:
REPORT ON NEW PIER INSTALLATION
Joe Helmin, Vice-President, stated the new pier has been installed by Shoreline Marine and all sixteen (16) bumpers have been added to the dock.  There are pictures of the new pier that appeared in the Marquette County Tribune recently.
Joe stated he will be purchasing candy for the 4th of July parade soon.  We will need to secure a different boat for the parade. 
NEW BUSINESS
PARTNER WITH THE HARRISVILLE SPORTSMEN’S CLUB ON THEIR ANNUAL CARP SHOOT BOUNTY.  THEY PAY $1.00 TO $2.00 PER CARP TAKEN ON THE NIGHT OF THE SHOOT.
Joe stated the Harrisville Sportsmen’s Club has an annual carp shoot bounty.  The Club pays $1.00 to $2.00 per carp taken the night of the shoot, which is usually around 30 to 40.  They also charge an entry fee.  It was questioned whether our Association would help pay towards this shoot. 
It was motioned by Randy Tutaj and seconded by Phyllis Ingram, “since the Harrisville Sportsmen’s Club already collects money for an entrance fee for their annual carp shoot bounty, we will not contribute towards this event.”  Motion carried.
DISCUSS ITEMS FOR THE ANNUAL MEETING AGENDA THAT MIGHT BE VOTED ON BY MEMBERSHIP.
Kent stated there will be no new by-law changes to be voted upon.  The positions to be voted for at this meeting will be President; Secretary; and At-Large Board Member. 
REPORT ON LATEST FACE-BOOK ACTIVITY
It was stated there are 347 face-book followers.
PLAN FURTHER ACTIVITY ON HANDLING OF PURPLE LOOSESTRIFE AND CURLY LEAF.
Kent stated that both curly-leaf and purple loosestrife are found on our pond.  The recommended way to get rid of purple loosestrife is to put a bag over the plant, dig out the plant, and then burn it.  Anyone on the west-side of the pond that has this plant on their shoreline, can follow these instructions.  Also, Kent and others will in the near future go along the shoreline in a boat to help rid the lake of the plant for this year.  Concerning the east-side of the lake that is not easily to navigate, it has been suggested to release beetles that just eat these plants in that area. 
LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO START ACTIVITY ON JERMITT KRAGE’S PROPOSAL TO HAVE A GROUP OF HARRIS POND STAKE HOLDERS SHARE THEIR VISION ON HOW THEY SEE THE FUTURE OF HARRIS POND.  (HARRIS TOWN BOARD, SPORTSMEN’S CLUB, LOCAL BUSINESS’S, LAKE ASSOCIATION).
It was suggested to have this item on our agenda at our Annual Meeting on July 16, 2016.
ANY OTHER ITEMS NOT PREVIOUSLY ADDRESSED
Kent stated our Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2016, at the Town Hall parking lot.  The picnic will begin at noon with the raffle drawing at 1:30 p.m. and our meeting to follow.  The Association will provide the brats, hot dogs & burgers, buns, condiments, chips, water and soda.  Members will bring a dish to pass. 
Kent stated Tim Frank has reported that he does not want to hold the office of At-Large-Board Member for the next year.  We will need to fill that position. 
It was stated a picture was in the Marquette County Tribune of Joe Helmin on behalf of the Association giving a check in the amount of $565.25 to the Sportsmen’s Club for the 4th of July Grand Finale.  This check represents the profit from our flower/brat sale that was held on May 7, 2016. 
A question was asked about closing the culvert.
It was answered that the culvert should be closed by the end of this year.
Concerning raffle tickets, be sure to keep selling them and bring any money collected and ticket stubs to Treasurer, Randy Tutaj, before the Annual Meeting.
PLAN DATE FOR NEXT BOARD MEETING
Our next meeting will be our Annual Meeting to be held on Saturday, July 16, 2016, at the Town Hall parking lot.  The picnic will start at noon, raffle to follow at 1:30 pm with the Annual Meeting to follow.
The positions to be voted upon will be President; Secretary and At-Large Board Member.  We hope to see you at this important meeting.

MOTION TO ADJOURN
It was motioned by Joe Helmin and seconded by Randy Tutaj, “to adjourn.”
Motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 2:20 pm
Respectfully submitted,

Sue Tutaj, Secretary







Thursday, June 2, 2016

AGENDA FOR JUNE 11, 2016

HARRIS POND LAKE ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING AGENDA
JUNE 11, 2016
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 THE MAY 7, 2016, BOARD MEETING.

TREASURER'S REPORT:  REPORT ON LATEST FINANCIAL AND MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL ACTIVITY THROUGH MAY 2016.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT:  DISCUSS THE MAY 19, 2016, MARQUETTE COUNTY LAKES ASSOCIATION MEETING.
REPORT ABOUT WEB SITE VIDEO DISCUSSING WISCONSIN'S LATEST SHORELINE ZONING CHANGES.

VICE-PRESIDENT'S REPORT:  REPORT ON NEW PIER INSTALLATION

NEW BUSINESS

PARTNER WITH THE HARRISVILLE SPORTSMAN'S CLUB ON THEIR ANNUAL CARP SHOOT BOUNTY.  THEY PAY $1.00 TO $2.00 PER CARP TAKEN ON THE NIGHT OF THE SHOOT.

DISCUSS ITEMS FOR THE ANNUAL MEETING AGENDA THAT MIGHT BE VOTED ON BY MEMBERSHIP.

REPORT ON LATEST FACE-BOOK ACTIVITY

FUND-RAISING COMMITTEE

LAKE PLANNING STEERING COMMITTEE

PLAN FURTHER ACTIVITY ON HANDLING OF PURPLE LOOSESTRIFE AND CURLY LEAF. KRISTA KAMKE, AIS COORDINATOR, MAY BE AT MEETING TO GIVE MORE INPUT AND ANSWER QUESTIONS.

LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO START ACTIVITY ON JERMITT KRAGE'S PROPOSAL TO HAVE A GROUP OF HARRIS POND STAKE HOLDERS SHARE THEIR VISION ON HOW THEY SEE THE FUTURE OF HARRIS POND. (HARRIS TOWN BOARD, SPORTSMEN'S CLUB, LOCAL BUSINESS'S , LAKE ASSOCIATION)

ANY OTHER ITEMS NOT PREVIOUSLY ADDRESSED

PLAN DATE FOR NEXT BOARD MEETING.

MOTION TO ADJOURN.



Monday, May 16, 2016

MAY 7, 2016, BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING


 HARRIS POND LAKE ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
MAY 7, 2016
DRAFT
President, Kent Pfeifer, called the meeting to order at 2:00 p.m. It was held outside at the Town Hall parking lot.  Kent welcomed and thanked all those that were present.
Board of Directors present:
President – Kent Pfeifer
Vice-President – Joe Helmin
Treasurer – Randy Tutaj
Secretary – Sue Tutaj
At-Large Board Member – Tim Frank
Sportsmen’s Club Representative – Mike Mittelstedt (Absent)                             
Town of Harris Representative – Phyllis Ingram
Quorum Set.
REVIEW AND APPROVE PRINTED AND POSTED MINUTES FROM THE MARCH 12, 2016, BOARD MEETING AND APRIL 9, 2016, BOARD INFORMATIONAL MEETING.
It was motioned by Joe Helmin and seconded by Randy Tutaj, “to approve the posted and printed minutes from the March 12, 2016, Board of Directors meeting.”  Motion carried.
It was motioned by Joe Helmin and seconded by Kent Pfeifer, “to approve the posted and printed minutes from the April 9, 2016, informational meeting.”  Motion carried.
TREASURER’S REPORT:  REPORT ON LATEST FINANCIAL AND MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL ACTIVITY THROUGH APRIL, 2016.
Randy Tutaj, Treasurer, stated we are 25 members strong.
It was motioned by Phyllis Ingram and seconded by Sue Tutaj, “to approve the Treasurer’s Report of March 2016 and April 2016 as follows:
For the month of March, 2016, the starting balance as of March 1, 2016, of $14,834.08; Income of $300.00; Expenses of $5,000.08; leaving an ending balance as of March 31, 2016, of $10,134.00.
For the month of April, 2016, the starting balance as of April 1, 2016, of $10,134.00; Income of $690.00; No Expenses; leaving an ending balance as of April 30, 2016, of $10,824.00.”  Motion carried.
PRESIDENT’S REPORT:  TALK ABOUT A LINK TO THE BOARD ON OUR FACE-BOOK ACCOUNT.
Kent stated Face-book accounts are for people to interact with groups of friends or organizations to share their stories and connect with friends.  It allows people to share thoughts on a common venue so everyone in a particular group can see what is going on and how everyone is thinking.
The Harris Pond Lake Association has an account, puts postings on it, and a person monitoring it to see the opinions of our face-book friends.  If the board wanted to be contacted or have a link, each board member would need a face-book account and to be truly effective, a smart phone to know if a friend was trying to contact them.
VICE-PRESIDENT REPORT:  REPORT ON NEW PIER INSTALLATION AND DISCUSS AND VOTE ON ADDITIONAL COSTS FOR OLD PIER AXLE REMOVAL.
Joe Helmin, Vice-President, stated the new pier has been installed.  There was an article and pictures printed in the Marquette County Tribune (page 26).  Shoreline Marine built the pier and installed the pier in two (2) days.  Joe along with Jeremy Albright helped out by taking out the old axle that was stuck.   Because the project took two (2) full days to install, there was additional labor costs involved which totaled $211.00.  It was motioned by Tim Frank and seconded by Sue Tutaj, “to approve the additional fee of $211.00 for labor by Shoreline Marine to install the pier.”  Motion carried.
Joe stated O’Malley-Foss provided us with the flowers and plants for our flower/brat sale that was held earlier today.  We thank them for their help with this fund-raiser for the 4th of July grand finale fireworks display.
NEW BUSINESS
VOTE ON PURCHASE OF CANDY FOR JULY 4, 2016, HARRISVILLE PARADE.
It was motioned by Tim Frank and seconded by Randy Tutaj, “to approve purchasing $100.00 worth of candy for the 4th of July parade.”  Motion carried.
REPORT ON LATEST FACE-BOOK ACTIVITY
The face-book account is being monitored and there is nothing new to report at this time.
REPORT ON LATEST ACTIVITY REGARDING THE MILLER FAMILY AND THE TOWN OF HARRIS
Everything was settled in April; although there are permits to get and the process could take up to two (2) years to finalize.
MARQUETTE COUNTY LAKES ASSOCIATION MEETING ON THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016, AT 6:30 P.M.
Kent stated the Marquette County Lakes Association meeting will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.in the Marquette County Service Center. 
LAKE PLANNING STEERING COMMITTEE:
PLAN FURTHER ACTIVITY ON HANDLING OF PURPLE LOOSESTRIFE AND CURLY LEAF.  KRISTA KAMKE, AIS COORDINATOR MAY BE AT MEETING TO GIVE MORE INPUT AND ANSWER QUESTIONS.
Krista Kamke, AIS coordinator, was introduced.  Krista spoke about the purple loosestrife and brought along an example of how it looks right now.  Krista stated beetles used on the plants have been very effective.  This would be a viable option for us for the East-side of the lake.  Beetles are about the size of a grain of rice and are lt. brown to reddish brown in color.  They are put in pots, about 10 to a pot, and the pots are then put by plants that we are able to reach.  The beetles will eat only the purple loosestrife and once the beetles are on the plants, a netting goes over it to contain them.  Krista commented that Green Lake has used beetles for a long time.  Purple loosestrife does not go away in one Season, it is an on-going problem that needs to be addressed each year. 
LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO START ACTIVITY ON JERMITT KRAGE’S PROPOSAL TO HAVE A GROUP OF HARRIS POND STAKE HOLDERS SHARE THEIR VISION ON HOW THEY SEE THE FUTURE OF HARRIS POND.  (HARRIS TOWN BOARD; SPORTSMEN’S CLUB; LOCAL BUSINESS’S; LAKE ASSOCIATION)
No further activity at this meeting.
ANY OTHER ITEMS NOT PREVIOUSLY ADDRESSED
A member asked about receiving something from Wisconsin Lakes Association needing updated financial status from us, as they want to establish a data-base.  It was suggested that we bring this up at the Marquette County Lakes Association meeting on May 19th to see if other lake association/districts also received this.
PLAN DATE FOR NEXT BOARD MEETING
The next Board of Directors meeting will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. in the Firehouse Community Room.
MOTION TO ADJOURN
It was motioned by Joe Helmin and seconded by Randy Tutaj, “to adjourn.”  Motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 2:45 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by,
Sue Tutaj, Secretary