HARRIS POND LAKE ASSOCIATION
Monday, May 16, 2016
Monday, May 9, 2016
THIS IS PURPLE LOOSESTRIFE AS IT LOOKS NOW. (SEE PICTURE BELOW). IF YOU SEE IT ON YOUR PROPERTY, REMOVE IT BY DIGGING IT OUT BY THE ROOTS AND BURNING THE ENTIRE PLANT IN YOUR FIRE PIT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, CONTACT THE HARRIS POND LAKE ASSOCIATION AT: harrispond @ gmail.com
Friday, April 29, 2016
Thursday, April 14, 2016
HARRIS POND LAKE ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
APRIL 9, 2016
President, Kent Pfeifer, called the 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 (Absent)
Secretary – Sue Tutaj ( Absent )
At‐Large Board Member – Tim Frank ( Absent )
Sportsmen’s Club Representative – Mike Mittelstedt ( Absent )
Town of Harris Representative – Phyllis Ingram ( Absent )
Not enough for a quorum, but enough members to have an informational meeting.
REVIEW AND APPROVE PRINTED AND POSTED MINUTES FROM THE March 12, 2016, BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING.
The minutes from the March 12, 2016, meeting were reviewed by the board members on‐line but were unable to be approved due to the lack of a quorum.
TREASURER’S REPORT: REPORT ON THE LATEST FINANCIAL AND MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL ACTITIVY THROUGH MARCH, 2016.
Randy Tutaj submitted the following financial information prior to going on vacation.
Balance as of March 1, 2016, of $14,834.08
Deposits of $300.00
Expenses of $8,660.11 (Town of Harris ‐ $5,000.08 & Shoreline Marine ‐ $3,660.03)
Balance in our check book as of today ‐ $6,473.97 (March 30, 2016)
Our membership stands at 22 members.
Approval was not asked for because of lack of a quorum.
Kent Pfeifer reported on information received from Joan Ballweg on shoreline legislation.
All bills were authored by Rep. Adam Jarchow of Polk County and were part of the 2015‐2017 Budget.
Bill AB 582- Is about flat roof of a dry boat house to be used as a deck not living space. ( On Governors Desk )
Bill AB 600‐459- Is about the construction and use of a boat house. Changes must be cleared with DNR and /or permits. ( Not Signed )
Bill AB 603- Shoreline setback was 75 feet from water now will be the average of adjoining or other properties on the lake. ( Signed Act 167 )
The Marquette County Lakes Association has been involved in state shoreline zoning changes and as part of that larger organization, we are also involved.
One of our lake association members asked about our position on boat houses. The board members present said because that has not been a problem on Harris Pond it is not something we considered. The member said maybe we should, so the board members present said we would ask for an opinion at our annual meeting as to if we should focus on items like this.
Discussed the link that is presently on the blog that will allow members to comment about lake association business back to the board. Gmail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Kent sent an email to that address to make sure we have someone monitoring it. The email was responded back that day, so it is working. We can say members of the board will know a members concern and will react the day of the mailing.
One of our lake association members asked if we could also have that link on our face book account. Joe Helmin said he would look into the possibility of that option.
VICE‐PRESIDENT’S REPORT: FURTHER INFORMATION ON INSTALLATION OF A NEW PIER AT THE BOAT LANDING.
Joe Helmin, stated the old dock was successfully removed by Jeremy Albright; however the old dock axle snapped off and could not be retrieved. Efforts will be made to remove the axle prior to the installation of the new dock.
Joe Helmin reported the Town Board met with the Miller's on Saturday April 2, 2016, to finalize an agreement on the old dam. The agreement will include the transfer of the water rights, the filling in of the raceway, and the repair / replacement of the Water Street culvert pipe. The agreement should be signed in the very near future.
DISCUSS THE MAY 7, 2016, FLOWER SALE
Volunteers should meet in front of the Harrisville Town Hall at 6:00 a.m. to begin setting up. The Flower / Brat sale will be held from 8:00 a.m. until approximately 2:00 p.m. Volunteers: Joe Helmin – Tancy Helmin ‐ Phyllis Ingram – Tim Frank – Chris Pfeifer – Kent Pfeifer
REPORT ON LATEST FACE BOOK ACTIVITY
There was nothing new at this time to report.
Nothing to report
LAKE PLANNING STEERING COMMITTEE:
Kent Pfeifer will ask Krista Kamke to attend our May 7, 2016, board meeting and give us further direction on the removal or handling of the Purple Loosestrife & Curly Leaf.
Further discussion was held on the plan that Jermitt Krage purposed for a group of Harris Pond stake holder to share their vision on how they see the future of Harris Pond. No further activity at this meeting.
PLAN DATE FOR NEXT BOARD MEETING
The next Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2016, following the Flower/ Brat Sale. It will be held in the Firehouse Community Room.
MOTION TO ADJOURN
Meeting adjourned at 2:20 p.m.
Chris Pfeifer, Acting Secretary
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Friday, March 18, 2016
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.