Monday, November 10, 2014

MINUTES FROM NOVEMBER 8, 2014

HARRIS POND LAKE ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
NOVEMBER 8, 2014, MINUTES
DRAFT

Kent Pfeifer, President, called the meeting to order at 8:00 am. in the Fire House
Community Room. He welcomed and thanked our guests for attending.

Board of Directors present:

President – Kent Pfeifer
Vice-President – Joe Helmin
Treasurer – Bill Sawicki
Secretary – Sue Tutaj (Absent)
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 (Absent)

REVIEW AND APPROVE PRINTED AND POSTED MINUTES FROM

OCTOBER 11, 2014, BOARD MEETING.
It was motioned by Phyllis Ingram and seconded by Toni Sawicki, “to approve the
printed and posted minutes from the October 11, 2014, Board Meeting.” Motion carried.

TREASURER’S REPORT: REPORT ON LATEST FINANCIAL AND

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL ACTIVITY THROUGH OCTOBER 2014
Bill Sawicki treasurer reported we have 31paid members for the 2014 calendar year.
The Treasurer’s report for October 2014 is as follows:
Starting Balance as of October 1, 2014, was $14,591.88; We had expenses of $95.38 for
( Supplies for Ink and Paper, $47.38 and US Post Office Box, $48.00 )
Ending Balance as of October 31, 2014, is $14,496.50
It was motioned by Joe Helmin and seconded by Phyllis Ingram, “to approve the
September 2014, treasurers report.” Motion carried.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT: TALK ABOUT THE UP COMING LAKE

ASSOCIATION EVENTS
Kent Pfeifer reported he completed the letter of support for Chris Hamerla with the help
of Phyllis Ingram. The letter was sent to the board for review and no other changes were
recommended.
Kent asked for a monitory amount to accompany the letter that was consistent with the
$200 to $250, that other lake associations in the area were contributing with their letter
of support. It was motioned by Bill Sawicki to contribute $200.00 with the letter and
seconded by Phyllis Ingram. Motion carried. Bill Sawicki then gave Kent a check that
will be sent to Golden Sands with the letter of support by the December 1, 2014 due
date. Golden Sands is writing the grant application to keep the Aquatic Invasive Species
Coordinator on board.

VICE-PRESIDENT REPORT

Joe Helmin reported he is still working with member volunteers on a date to construct the
boat landing sign. We may now be fighting the weather, but the plan is still to complete
the project this year.
Joe Helmin reported he is getting the 2015 membership form up dated and the
accompanying letter should be written. The board is hoping Sue Tutaj will do the great
job she did last year with that letter.
Joe Helmin reported there are no new fund raiser activities being worked on by his
committee. We will continue with the raffle tickets, spring flower sale, and bake sales,
as our fund raising activities. They are looking at ways that more members could get
involved in raffle ticket sales however.

NEW BUSINESS

Joe Helmin asked what date our annual meeting will take place next year and the thought
was to have it on the third Saturday in July rather then the Saturday following the
4th. Reason is the conflict with the Marquette County Fair and some members having
obligations for both.
Our By- Laws state the annual meeting must be held during the week of the 4th which
means next year the 4th being on a Saturday, our annual meeting should be held on that
 date. The board will be looking at how we can work with that July 4th date problem
and our annual meeting.

It was determined we should again have our Christmas dinner on Monday December
15 @ 6:30 cocktails and 7:00 dinner. Any interested people should call Phyllis Ingram
before December 1, 2014.

Phyllis Ingram reported on going correspondence between the DNR, Town Of Harris,
and Greg Miller Jr. regarding Harris Hydro Inc. business.

FUND-RAISING COMMITTEE

Toni Sawicki reported the November 4, 2014 election Bake Sale was a great success
with $390.50 bake sale money and $28.00 in merchandise sales put in our treasury. Toni
thanked all the people who baked and were there all election day to support the sale.
Toni Sawicki asked if we had the date of our Flower Sale this year. The date was
determined to be May 9, 2015 because we always have it around Mothers Day.

ANY OTHER ITEMS NOT PREVIOUSLY ADDDRESSED

 Phyllis Ingram asked if we paid the town for the use of the community room and other
facilities during the year. We normally give the town $50.00 for that usage.
It was motioned by Joe Helmin and seconded by Toni Sawicki to pay the Town of Harris
$50.00 for that usage. “ Motion Carried”

PLAN DATE FOR NEXT BOARD MEETING

The board decided not to have a board meeting in December or January so our next board
meeting will be held on February 14, 2015 @ 1:30 PM.

MOTION TO ADJOURN

It was motioned by Joe Helmin, and seconded by Bill Sawicki, “to adjourn.” Motion
carried.

Meeting adjourned at 9:00 am

Respectfully submitted,

Chris Pfeifer, Acting Secretary

Sunday, November 2, 2014

AGENDA FOR NOVEMBER 8, 2014

  HARRIS POND LAKE ASSOCIATION
   BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING AGENDA
   November 8, 2014
    8:00 AM, 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 October 11, 2014 Board Meeting.

Treasurer's Report: Report on latest financial and membership renewal activity through October, 2014.

Presidents Report: Discuss the letter of support and vote on possible funds needed for Chris Hamerla to extend his Green Lake and Marquette County Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator position.

Vice President Report: Discuss the latest on Information Board @ Boat Landing

New Business
Phyllis Ingram will report on latest town board information as to the letter from attorney Kubasta  representing the Greg Miller property.

 Finalize the date and place for our Chirstmas Dinner.

Fund Raising Committee: Toni Sawicki: Discuss the November 4 Election Bake Sale.

Lake Planning Steering Committee:

Any other items not previously addressed

Plan date for next Board Meeting

Motion To Adjourn

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Board of Directors Meeting of October 11, 2014

HARRIS POND LAKE ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
OCTOBER 11, 2014, MINUTES
DRAFT


Kent Pfeifer, President, called the meeting to order at 1:30 p.m. in the Fire House Community Room.  He welcomed and thanked our guests for attending.

Board of Directors present:

President – Kent Pfeifer
Vice-President – Joe Helmin
Treasurer – Bill Sawicki
Secretary – Sue Tutaj (Absent)
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  (Absent)
Quorum Set

REVIEW AND APPROVE PRINTED AND POSTED MINUTES FROMSEPTEMBER 13, 2014, BOARD MEETING.
It was motioned by Toni Sawicki and seconded by Joe Helmin, “to approve the printed and posted minutes from the September 13, 2014, Board Meeting.”  Motion carried.


TREASURER’S REPORT:  REPORT ON LATEST FINANCIAL AND MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL ACTIVITY THROUGH SEPTEMBER  2014
Bill Sawicki, Treasurer, reported we have 31paid members for the 2014 calendar year.
It was then motioned by Joe Helmin, and seconded by Phyllis Ingram, "to approve the September 2014, report as follows:
Starting Balance as of September 1, 2014, was $15,930.38; We had expenses of $1,363.50 for ( one raffle ticket winner $50.00 , Coffee Cups $13.50, Boat Landing Wood Sign $270.00 & Boat Landing Installation  $1,030.00 ).
We had income of $25.00 for ( one membership renewal )
Ending Balance as of September 30, 2014, is $14,591.88."  Motion carried.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT:  DISCUSS THE UP COMING LAKE ASSOCIATION EVENTS
Kent Pfeifer reported he had been in contact with Chris Hamerla in regards to a letter of support and financial commitment; for him to possibly receive another grant and stay on as AIS Coordinator for Marquette and Green Lake Counties. Kent said he will put together a letter of support and have it ready for board review. As for financial commitment, other area lake associations are pledging $200 to $250 to show not only verbal, but also monitory support. The board will review what is needed and any other ramifications for such support and vote on it at the November board meeting.

VICE-PRESIDENT REPORT
Joe Helmin reported he has all the materials for the boat landing sign and is now waiting for our member volunteers to be available for construction.

NEW BUSINESS
Phyllis Ingram reported she received the dues letter form for the Marquette County Lake Association. Bill Sawicki said he has the check ready so Phyllis will send that in.

FUND-RAISING COMMITTEE
Toni Sawicki reported the November 4, 2014 election Bake Sale is moving along and she has posted signs around the area and on Facebook to let people know.

Phyllis Ingram reported the Town of Harris received a letter from attorney Kubasta on behalf of his clients; Greg Miller and Corey McChesney. Phyllis suggested the HPLA delay the vote for the use of fund raiser money for fireworks, until our February 2015 board meeting. That will give adequate time to determine the outcome of the Miller proposal to the Town of Harris; and the impact these decisions could have on the HPLA, including our finances.

The board agreed so the proposal was brought to the floor. It was motioned by Bill Sawicki and seconded by Phyllis Ingram “ to delay the vote for the use of flower sale fund raiser money, to February 14, 2015”.   Motion carried

ANY OTHER ITEMS NOT PREVIOUSLY ADDDRESSED

It was determined we should again have our Christmas party on the third Monday in December.

PLAN DATE FOR NEXT BOARD MEETING
The board decided the next board meeting will be on November 8, 2014.  In order to accommodate more people it was decided to have the meeting @8:00 AM to see how that works.

MOTION TO ADJOURN
It was motioned by Joe Helmin, and seconded by Toni Sawicki, “to adjourn.”  Motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 2:15 pm

Respectfully submitted,

Chris Pfeifer
Acting Secretary

Friday, October 3, 2014

AGENDA FOR OCTOBER 11, 2014

    HARRIS POND LAKE ASSOCIATION
    BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING AGENDA
    October 11, 2014

     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 September 13, 2014,  Board Meeting.

Treasurer's report: Report on latest financial and membership renewal activity through September, 2014.

Presidents Report: Discuss information received from Chris Hamerla, and things needed to possibly extend his efforts in Green Lake and Marquette County after this term.


Vice President Report: Discuss the latest on Information Board @ Boat Landing

New Business

Fund Raising Committee: Toni Sawicki: Finalize November 4 election Bake Sale plans

Joe Helmin /Tim Frank: Fund Raising Committee members met and would like to purpose and vote;  that our annual plant/bake sale proceeds go towards the Harrisville fireworks. This would make one of our fund raising events solely for the community and we could advertise it that way.

Lake Planning Steering Committee:

Any other items not previously addressed

Plan date for next Board Meeting

Motion To Adjourn

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.