Friday, February 5, 2016

AGENDA FOR FEBRUARY 13, 2016

HARRIS POND LAKE ASSOCIATION
 BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING AGENDA
 February 13, 2016
 1:30 PM, In the Town Hall    
 (All members and interested persons invited.)
Call to order

Welcome all members and guests.

Review and approve printed and posted minutes from the November 14, 2015 Board Meeting.

Treasurers report: Report on latest financial and membership renewal activity through January 2016.  

President's Report: Trying to get in contact with Krista Kamke to put a plan together for weed control for this spring  

Vice President's Report: Further information on installation of a new pier at the boat landing.  The installer suggested we add protective bumpers to one side of the new dock. We will discuss and vote on adding the protective bumpers to one side of the new dock.

New Business:
4th of July Fireworks Works: Should the HPLA commit our profits from May's Plant and Bake Sale to support it again as last year.  

Report on latest Face Book activity

Fund-Raising Committee: Bake Sale Idea – Joe met with an owner of a baking business, and she shared some ideas about what can and cannot be done at a bake sale. Joe also has some other ideas to discuss for fund-raising.

Lake Planning Steering Committee: Jermitt Krage  would like to discuss about private lake shoreline issues and the state taking over control. He would like to brain-storm and see if there are any ideas as to what people can do.

1) Continue discussion on a plan to reduce the amount of Curly Leaf being found on Harris Pond.
2) Continue discussion on a plan to eliminate the amount of Purple Loosestrife on Harris Pond.
           
Any other items not previously addressed

Plan date for next Board Meeting

Motion To Adjourn

Friday, January 8, 2016

FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR DECEMBER 2015

HARRIS POND LAKE ASSOCIATION
DECEMBER 2015 FINANCIAL STATEMENT


STARTING BALANCE AS OF DECEMBER 1, 2015 ---$14,394.08

INCOME-----------------------------$410.00

EXPENSES------------------------------$0.00

ENDING BALANCE AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2015----$14,804.08



RENEWED MEMBERSHIPS ------17

Sunday, December 20, 2015

OUR WISH FOR THE HOLIDAYS

THE HARRIS POND LAKE ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS WOULD LIKE TO WISH  EVERYONE A "MERRY CHRISTMAS" AND HEALTH, HAPPINESS AND BLESSINGS FOR THE NEW YEAR.

SINCERELY,
KENT PFEIFER - PRESIDENT
JOE HELMIN - VICE-PRESIDENT
RANDY TUTAJ - TREASURER
SUE TUTAJ - SECRETARY
TIM FRANK - AT-LARGE BOARD MEMBER
MIKE MITTELSTEDT -SPORTSMEN'S CLUB REPRESENTATIVE
PHYLLIS INGRAM - TOWN OF HARRIS REPRESENTATIVE


FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR NOVEMBER, 2015


NOVEMBER 2015 FINANCIAL STATEMENT

STARTING BALANCE AS OF NOVEMBER 1, 2015 ---------$17,494.08

INCOME--------------------------------------$100.00

EXPENSES--------------------------------$3,200.00

ENDING BALANCE AS OF NOVEMER 30, 2015-------------$14,394.08


PAID RENEWED MEMBERSHIPS AS OF DECEMBER 20, 2015 -------- 16

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Minutes from November 14, 2015, Meeting

HARRIS POND LAKE ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
NOVEMBER 14, 2015
DRAFT
President, Kent Pfeifer, called the meeting to order at 1:30 p.m. in the Firehouse Community Room.  He welcomed all those present.
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 OCTOBER 10, 2015, BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING.
It was motioned by Joe Helmin and seconded by Phyllis Ingram, “to approve the printed and posted minutes from the October 10, 2015, Board of Directors Meeting.”  Motion carried.
TREASURER’S REPORT:  REPORT ON LATEST FINANCIAL AND MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL ACTIVITY THROUGH OCTOBER, 2015.
Randy Tutaj, Treasurer, stated we are 28 members strong. 
It was motioned by Sue Tutaj and seconded by Joe Helmin, “to approve the Treasurer’s financial report for October, 2015, as follows:
Starting Balance as of October 1, 2015, of $17,554.08; No Income; Expenses of $60.00; leaving the ending balance as of October 31, 2015, of $17,494.08.”  Motion carried.
PRESIDENT’S REPORT:  REPORT ON MEETING IN WAUTOMA AND THE DASH METHOD FOR REMOVING CURLY LEAF.
Kent stated he and Chris attended the Waushara County Lakes Association meeting held in Wautoma, Wisconsin.  The main topic of discussion was removal of curly-leaf on lakes.  One method involves using a boat with a suction device.  This can be quite costly.  Another method is to have divers go into the lake and pull the curly leaf from the roots.  This method is called the DASH (diver assisted sucking hose) method – which is also expensive.  Curly leaf seems to be resistant to poison and once removed, will return.  Kent stated Ted Johnson was also at this meeting and Ted suggested since curly-leaf was found on Harris pond during the survey we should get in contact with Krista to see if the curly-leaf is still in the same places.
VICE-PRESIDENT’S REPORT:  FURTHER INFORMATION ON INSTALLATION OF A NEW PIER AT THE BOAT LANDING.
Joe Helmin, Vice-President, stated he requested and received prices from five (5) different places for a pier that would measure 40 feet in length; a 14 foot by 8 foot L with a 12 foot bench; and would stay in the water all year.  He also stated the Town Board approved Harris Pond Lake Association of putting in a new pier and taking out the old pier.
 It was motioned by Phyllis Ingram and seconded by Sue Tutaj, “to have Shoreline Marine construct a 40 foot length pier at 4 feet wide; with a 14 x 8 foot L; with a 12 foot bench.  It will be a 4 x 4 cedar constructed dock (4 feet wide) with maintenance free fade resistance composite decking in a cedar color. The total price of the pier is $6,303.63 which includes tax, no delivery charge, same day installation, and lifetime limited warranty on the composite decking. We will pay $3,150.00 up-front with the balance of $3,153.63, payable upon completion.”  Motion carried.  All 5 board members present approved this motion.
NEW BUSINESS
DISCUSS 2016 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL LETTER
Joe wrote the renewal membership letter which was approved by all the board members present.  Also to be included in the mailing of the membership letter will be the application for renewal and a merchandise list.  Phyllis Ingram has volunteered to send out the renewal notices to our membership.
REPORT ON LATEST FACE BOOK ACTIVITY
It was stated an HPLA member has volunteered to maintain our face book account.
FUND-RAISING
Joe stated he has ordered our 2016 raffle tickets from Lone Rock Trophy, LLC.  The tickets will be a different color from last year. 
CONTINUE DISCUSSION ON A PLAN TO ELIMINATE THE AMOUNT OF PURPLE LOOSESTRIFE ON HARRIS POND.
Kent stated the purple loosestrife on the Pond is an on-going issue.  Those on the east side of the Pond are inaccessible, and it was suggested by AIS Coordinator, Krista, that beetles may take care of the problem.  Beetles have been very effective, as they feed on this plant and then their life-cycle is done.  Kent also stated this is going to be an on-going problem and that we need to keep abreast of it.
ANY OTHER ITEMS NOT PREVIOUSLY ADDRESSED
Joe stated a fishing length sign is now posted on our kiosk.  Pat Kilbey was unable to secure a Clean Water, Clean Boat sign for us.  It was suggested perhaps we could make our own sign and laminate it.
Kent stated our Christmas Dinner will be held at Timber’s Supper Club on Monday, December 21, 2015, with cocktails to begin at 6 pm and dinner at 6:30 pm.  This dinner will be Dutch treat and if you plan to attend, please respond before December 1, 2015, to Phyllis Ingram at 608-296-2892.
PLAN DATE FOR NEXT BOARD MEETING
Our next Board of Directors meeting will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. in the Firehouse Community Room. There will not be any meetings held in December, 2015, and January, 2016.
MOTION TO ADJOURN
It was motioned by Joe Helmin and seconded by Sue Tutaj, “to adjourn.”  Motion carried. 
Meeting adjourned at 2:30 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Sue Tutaj, Secretary






Thursday, November 5, 2015

AGENDA FOR NOVEMBER 14, 2015

  HARRIS POND LAKE ASSOCIATION
    BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING AGENDA
    November 14, 2015
    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 October 10, 2015 Board Meeting.
    
Treasurer's report: Report on latest financial and membership renewal activity through October, 2015.   
President's Report: Report on meeting in Wautoma and the DASH method for removing Curly Leaf. 
Vice President's Report: Further information on installation of a new pier at the boat landing.
New Business:  Discuss 2016 Membership renewal letter
                         Report on latest Face Book activity
Fund Raising Committee: Nothing at this time
Lake Planning Steering Committee:
1) Continue discussion on a plan to reduce the amount of Curly Leaf being found on Harris Pond.
2) Continue discussion on a plan to eliminate the amount of Purple Loosestrife on Harris Pond.
             
Any other items not previously addressed
Dutch Treat Christmas Dinner at Timber’s, Monday, Dec. 21st…????? Cocktails @ 6:00 Dinner @ 6:30 p.m.
Reservations necessary by Dec. 1st.
Plan date for next Board Meeting

Motion To Adjourn 
                                            
                                                                 
                                                   
                                              

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

October 10, 2015, Board of Directors Meeting

HARRIS POND LAKE ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
OCTOBER 10, 2015
DRAFT
President, Kent Pfeifer, called the meeting to order at 1:30 pm in the Firehouse Community Room.  He welcomed all those present.
Board of Directors present:
President – Kent Pfeifer
Vice-President – Joe Helmin
Treasurer – Randy Tutaj
Secretary – Sue Tutaj
At-Large 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 SEPTEMBER 12, 2015, BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
It was motioned by Joe Helmin and seconded by Randy Tutaj, “to approve the printed and posted minutes from the September 12, 2015, Board of Directors meeting.”  Motion carried.
TREASURER’S REPORT:  REPORT ON LATEST FINANCIAL AND MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL ACTIVITY THROUGH SEPTEMBER, 2015.
Randy Tutaj, Treasurer, stated we are 28 members strong. 
It was motioned by Joe Helmin and seconded by Phyllis Ingram, “to approve the Treasurer’s Report for September, 2015, as follows: 
Starting Balance as of September 1, 2015, of $17,554.08; No Income; No expenses; leaving the ending balance as of September 30, 2015, at $17,554.08.” 
Motion carried.
PRESIDENT’S REPORT:  REPORT ON PURPLE LOOSESTRIFE CLEANUP AND FURTHER INFORMATION FROM DNR.
Kent stated Jermitt Krage; Karen Alexander; Paul Griffin and he (Kent) were able to address the issue of the purple loosestrife on the west side of Harris Pond.  They were able to pinpoint the plants due to a map that Krista Kemke, the DNR Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator had marked.  The plants were pulled by the roots with the flower put in bags to contain the seeds.  Concerning the plants on the Eastern side of the lake, Kent suggested next spring would be the better time to get to those plants.  Volunteers will be needed for this important task.
VICE-PRESIDENT’S REPORT:  FURTHER INFORMATION ON INSTALLATION OF A NEW PIER AT THE BOAT LANDING.
Joe Helmin, Vice-President, showed a copy of a sign that Dave Bartz, DNR, created about fish regulations for our kiosk.  Another sign about clean water, clean boats will also be posted.
Joe stated he attended the Town of Harris Board meeting held on September 21, 2015, to obtain approval of the Harris Pond Lake Association’s plan to purchase a new pier.  The Town Board was in agreement that Harris Pond Lake Association could purchase a new pier with no cost to the Town of Harris.   As far as liability is concerned, the Town has total liability on piers, not on property.
It was the general consensus of the Board of Directors that Joe continue to pursue costs and information on different pier types.
Joe stated he received an e-mail from the Marquette County Lakes Association concerning the shore land zoning act trying to take local power away from counties.  A resolution was drafted to let the Governor, State Legislators and County Supervisors know that Marquette County Lakes Association does not support such action.
NEW BUSINESS
HARRIS POND HAS A GROWING AMOUNT OF ACTIVITY ON FACE BOOK; DO WE HAVE ANY VOLUNTEER(S) WHO COULD HANDLE THIS ACTIVITY?
It was stated Tancy Helmin has taken over this activity.  She will be able to update pictures and information on our face book account.
DISCUSS THE DATE AND PLACE FOR OUR CHRISTMAS PARTY
It was the general consensus to have our Christmas party, in conjunction with the Town Board, on Monday, December 21, 2015, at Timbers Restaurant with dinner to start at 6:30 p.m.
ANY OTHER ITEMS NOT PREVIOUSLY ADDRESSED
Joe stated our Annual letter to membership will include an application, and a list of items that are for sale.  He will have these ready for review at our next meeting.
Kent stated during the purple loosestrife cleanup, we used the boat from Jermitt Krage.  Unfortunately, the 6 x 12 foot push pull that was used, was lost during the cleanup.  It was the general consensus to reimburse Jermitt for that item. (Not to exceed over $60.00)
PLAN FOR NEXT BOARD MEETING
Our next Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2015, at the Firehouse Community Room.
MOTION TO ADJOURN
It was motioned by Sue Tutaj and seconded by Joe Helmin, “to adjourn.”  Motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 2:10 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Sue Tutaj, Secretary

















Friday, October 2, 2015

AGENDA FOR OCTOBER 10, 2015

     HARRIS POND LAKE ASSOCIATION
      BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING AGENDA
      October 10, 2015
      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 September 12, 2015 Board Meeting.
 
Treasurers report: Report on latest financial and membership renewal activity through September, 2015.   
 
Presidents Report: Report on Purple Loosestrife cleanup and further information from DNR 
 
Vice President Report: Further information on installation of a new pier at the boat landing.
 
New Business:
 
Discuss the date and place for our Christmas Party.
 
Harris Pond has a growing amount of activity on Face Book, do we have any volunteers who can
handle this activity ? 
 
Fund Raising Committee: Nothing at this time
 
Lake Planning Steering Committee:
 
1) Continue discussion on a plan to reduce the amount of Curly Leaf being found on Harris Pond.
2) Continue discussion on a plan to eliminate the amount of Purple Loosestrife on Harris Pond.
              
Any other items not previously addressed
 
Plan date for next Board Meeting
 
Motion To Adjourn