Saturday, April 1, 2017

AGENDA FOR APRIL 8, 2017

HARRIS POND LAKE ASSOCIATION
                                                      BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING AGENDA
    April 8, 2017
                                                       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 March 11, 2017, Board of Directors meeting.    
Treasurers report: Report on latest financial and membership renewal activity through March, 2017.   
President's Report: Discuss a plan to establish water depth amounts on Harris Pond.  
Jermitt Krage: Reported the Wisconsin Lakes Partnership is holding a conference in Stevens Point on April 5-6-7, 2017, and wondered if we should send a representative. Because of the timing and the inability to secure a consensus as far as the people, logistics and resources, we will not be able to address this as a lake association function.      
Vice President's Report: Plan a timeline for painting and renovating portions of the Lange Park Pavilion.
Talk about placing Muir Bird Club fishing line containers around Harris Pond. 
New Business:
Report on latest Face Book activity:
Fund Raising Committee: Raffle ticket distribution, finalize plan for May 13, 2017, flower sale.      
Lake Planning Steering Committee:  Jermitt Krage: report on latest information from DNR Ted Johnson on areas we can address to improve Harris Pond.
Plan further activity on handling of Purple Loosestrife and Curly Leaf.  
Any other items not previously addressed
Plan date for next Board Meeting
Motion To Adjourn

Sunday, March 19, 2017

MARCH 11, 2017, BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

HARRIS POND LAKE ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
MARCH 11, 2017
DRAFT
President, Kent Pfeifer, called the Board of Directors 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 (Absent)
Secretary – Sue Tutaj
At-Large Board Member – Bill Jensen
Town of Harris Representative – Phyllis Ingram
Sportsmen’s Club Representative – Mike Mittelstedt (Absent)
Quorum Set
REVIEW AND APPROVE PRINTED AND POSTED MINUTES FROM THE FEBRUARY 11, 2017, BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING.
It was motioned by Joe Helmin and seconded by Phyllis Ingram, “to approve the printed and posted minutes from the February 11, 2017, Board of Directors meeting.”  Motion carried.
TREASURER’S REPORT:  REPORT ON LATEST FINANCIAL AND MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL ACTIVITY THROUGH FEBRUARY, 2017.
Treasurer, Randy Tutaj, was unable to attend this meeting.  Sue Tutaj, Secretary, gave the report and stated we are 19 members strong.
It was motioned by Phyllis Ingram and seconded by Bill Jansen, “to approve the Treasurer’s report for February, 2017, as follows:
Starting Balance as of February 1, 2017, of $8,423.11; Income of $121.00; No expenses; leaving an ending balance of $8,544.11.”  Motion carried.
PRESIDENT’S REPORT:  DISCUSS MEETING WITH SPORTSMEN’S CLUB BOARD ON FUTURE OF HARRIS POND.
Kent stated, on Monday, March 6, 2017, seven (7) members of Harris Pond Lake Association; three (3) members from Sportsmen’s Club; and one (1) Town Board member met to begin the discussion on the future of Harris Pond.  It was the general consensus to begin grid-marking areas of the lake to monitor the depths; to continue monitoring the water flow/direction; to take pictures of your own shoreline about once a month and report any drastic changes; keep setting money aside for any future projects; and to meet again as stakeholders.
VICE-PRESIDENT’S REPORT:  FURTHER COMMENTS ON MEETING WITH SPORTSMEN’S CLUB AND TOWN BOARD.
Joe Helmin, Vice-President, stated the meeting went well and there were concerns about draw-downs.  It was suggested to find out from other lake associations/districts that conducted draw-downs, to find out their view-points on the success or failure of their draw-downs.
At the meeting, it was stated the fishing is excellent; there is less wild rice, which results in less duck hunters; the water has leveled; and at this point, don’t over-manage the lake.
              NEW BUSINESS
REPORT ON LATEST FACEBOOK ACTIVITY
Joe stated we have 351 followers on facebook.  He is planning to post photos of our 10th Anniversary merchandise that would be available for sale.
JERMIT KRAGE:  TALK ABOUT LATEST INFORMATION ON MUIR BIRD CLUB AND PLACING FISHING LINE CONTAINERS AROUND HARRIS POND.
Jermitt Krage was unable to attend this meeting.  Joe stated the John Muir Bird Club has the PVC pipe/tube for collecting used fishing lines.  It was proposed to place these at three (3) spots:  by the bridge on E; by the boat landing and by Water Street/Clay Street.  It was the general consensus to go to the Town Board for permission.
 Joe stated Jermitt had written a three page outline for the meeting with the Sportsmen’s Club, Town Board and Harris Pond.  The three (3) page document is available for review if needed, but is not included in these minutes.
Also Wisconsin statutes 29.604 and 29.607 regarding the wild rice and whether it can be pulled or removed, are available if needed, but not included in these minutes.
FUND-RAISING COM MITTEE:  RAFFLE TICKET DISTRIBUTION, FURTHER PLANNING FOR MAY 13, 2017, FLOWER SALE.
Joe stated our flower/BBQ sale will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017, from 8 am to 2 pm. with our Board of Directors meeting to be held immediately afterwards.   We will firm up prices and what will be needed at our next board meeting.
LAKE PLANNING STEERING COMMITTEE:  JERMITT KRAGE:  REPORT ON LATEST INFORMATION FROM DNR, TED JOHNSON, ON AREAS WE CAN ADDRESS TO IMPROVE HARRIS POND.
Kent stated Ted Johnson, from the DNR, answered an email Jermitt had sent him, and Ted suggested a whole lake draw-down to improve lake depth and reduce invasive species.  The DNR believes draw-downs help compact the muck, it dries-up and some of it will go away with the wind. 
PLAN FURTHER ACTIVITY ON HANDLING OF PURPLE LOOSESTRIFE AND CURLY LEAF.
Concerning purple loosestrife, we should see good results from the beetles that were released on the east side of the lake last year.  We will continue to actively monitor the growth of these invasive weeds.
ANY OTHER ITEMS NOT PREVIOUSLY ADDRESSED.
Phyllis Ingram, Town of Harris Representative, stated she has invited Representative Joan Ballweg and Town of Harris Chairman, Glenn Thalacker, to our Annual Meeting to be held on Saturday, July 15, 2017.
It was stated the Lange Park Pavilion is in need of paint and repair.  It was motioned by Joe Helmin and seconded by Bill Jensen, “the Harris Pond Lake Association will supply the materials and labor to refurbish and repaint the Lange Park Pavilion.”  Motion carried.  This matter will also be brought forth to the Harris Town Board for approval.
PLAN DATE FOR NEXT BOARD MEETING
Our next Board of Directors meeting will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 1:30 pm in the Firehouse Community Room.
MOTION TO ADJOURN
It was motioned by Joe Helmin and seconded by Bill Jensen, “to adjourn.”  Motion carried, 
Meeting adjourned at 2:15 pm
Respectfully submitted,
Sue Tutaj, Secretary

















Monday, March 6, 2017

AGENDA FOR MARCH 11, 2017

HARRIS POND LAKE ASSOCIATION
                                            BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING AGENDA
                                                                   March 11, 2017
                                            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 February11, 2017, Board meeting.    
Treasurers report: Report on latest financial and membership renewal activity through February, 2017.   
Presidents Report: Discuss meeting with Sportsmen’s Club board on future of Harris Pond. 
Vice President Report: Further comments on meeting with Sportsman’s Club
New Business:
Report on latest Face Book activity:
Phyllis Ingram:  Report on people she talked with as far as having a VIP person to draw the names for our 10th Anniversary Raffle Drawing  ( Joan Ballweg , Glen  Thalacker ).
Jermitt Krage : Talk about latest information on Muir Bird Club and placing fishing line containers around Harris Pond. 
Fund Raising Committee: Raffle ticket distribution, further planning for May 13, 2017, flower sale.      
Lake Planning Steering Committee:  Jermitt Krage: report on latest information from DNR Ted Johnson on areas we can address to improve Harris Pond.
Plan further activity on handling of Purple Loosestrife and Curly Leaf.  
Any other items not previously addressed
Plan date for next Board Meeting
Motion To Adjourn

Friday, February 17, 2017

February 11, 2017, Board of Directors meeting minutes

HARRIS POND LAKE ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
FEBRUARY 11, 2017
DRAFT
President, Kent Pfeifer, called the Board of Directors 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 Board Member – Bill Jansen (Absent)
Town of Harris Representative – Phyllis Ingram
Sportsmen’s Club Representative – Mike Mittelstedt (Absent)
Quorum Set
REVIEW & APPROVE THE PRINTED AND POSTED MINUTES FROM THE NOVEMBER 12, 2016, BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING.
It was motioned by Phyllis Ingram and seconded by Joe Helmin, “to approve the printed and posted minutes from the November 12, 2016, Board of Directors meeting.”  Motion carried.
TREASURER’S REPORT:  REPORT ON LATEST FINANCIAL AND MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL ACTIVITY THROUGH JANUARY 2017.
Randy Tutaj, Treasurer, stated as of today, February 11, 2017, we are 19 members strong.
It was motioned by Joe Helmin and Phyllis Ingram, “to approve the Treasurer’s Reports for the months of November, 2016; December, 2016; and January, 2017; as follows:
For the month of November, 2016:
The starting balance as of November 1, 2016, was $8,732.26; Income of $337.00; Expenses of $516.50; leaving an ending balance as of November 30, 2016, of $8,552.76.
For the month of December, 2016:
The starting balance as of December 1, 2016, was $8,552.76; Income of $206.00; Expenses of $243.50; leaving an ending balance as of December 31, 2016, of $8,515.26.
For the month of January, 2017:
The starting balance as of January 1, 2017, is $8,515.26; Income of $20.00; Expenses of $112.15; leaving an ending balance as of January 31, 2017, of $8,423.11.”
Motion carried.
PRESIDENT’S REPORT:  START DISCUSSIONS AND PLANNING FOR FUTURE LAKE ASSOCIATION PROJECTS, WEEDS/RICE/MUCK/WATER DEPTH.  JERMITT KRAGE WILL HAVE A LIST OF QUESTIONS AND IDEAS TO HELP STIMULATE CONVERSATION.
Kent Pfeifer, invited Jermitt Krage (member) to address the board.  Jermitt gave all those present a three (3) page letter/e-memo he intends to send to Ted Johnson of the DNR, and asked for our input.  The e-memo was well written and minor changes were suggested.
There was concern about the wild rice which seems to be over-taking the lake.  It was stated the wild rice is used by hunters and trappers and we would like their input before putting any action in place.  Reducing the wild rice, but not eliminating it, may be an option.
Jermitt stressed if we do nothing to the lake, it will become a stream/wetland.
It was suggested to have Mike Mittelstedt (our Sportsmen’s Club Representative) set up a small board on board meeting at Sportsmen’s Club, to discuss concerns/options.
Joe Helmin will meet with Pat Kilbey to also discuss our options.
VICE-PRESIDENT’S REPORT:  START DISCUSSION FOR OUR 10TH ANNUAL JULY MEETING AND RAFFLE DRAWING AS FAR AS HAVING A SPECIAL VIP PERSON INVOLVED IN THE FESTITVITIES.
Joe Helmin, Vice-President, stated our 10th Anniversary Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2017.  Joe stated we would like to have a VIP guest/s at this meeting.  He suggested four (4) different people with interest in our Harris Pond.  It was the consensus of those present to personally invite them to our annual meeting.
NEW BUSINESS
REPORT ON LATEST FACE-BOOK ACTIVITY
Joe stated there are 351 Face-book followers.  In the near future, Joe would like to have photos of our merchandise posted on Face-book available for purchase.  Also, it was the general consensus to have Jermitt Krage’s proposal added to our Face-book page.
FUND-RAISING COMMITTEE:  RAFFLE TICKET DISTRIBUTION, START PLANNING FOR MAY FLOWER SALE.
Randy Tutaj stated the raffle tickets have been printed and are ready to be sold.  They will be $20.00 each with a total of 300 tickets to be sold.  The top prize is $1,000.00. 
Joe Helmin stated the Flower/BBQ sale will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017, in the Town Hall parking lot.  Jermitt asked if he could sell birdhouses during this sale and the general consensus was a resounding, yes. 
Because of questions about pricing the flowers and exactly where to get the flowers, this item was tabled until our next meeting in March.
ANY OTHER ITEMS NOT PREVIOUSLY ADDRESSED
It was questioned whether PVC tubes could be placed at different points around the lake, in order to collect old/used fishing line. 
It was answered that Jermitt would find out more information about this and approval would be needed from the Town Board.
Joe stated our supplier of our 10th Anniversary logo merchandise has printed new T-shirts with the HPLA logo on it.  Joe brought in a shirt to show us.  It was grey with the 10th Anniversary logo in a bulls-eye design lazered on the front of the shirt.  It was the general consensus to purchase T-shirts in white, grey and light green with this new design.
Randy Tutaj stated the information board by the lake, the side with the flag painted on it, is bowed -out slightly.  It was suggested Bill Jansen take a look at it and suggest what could be done.
PLAN DATE FOR NEXT BOARD MEETING
Our next Board of Directors meeting will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at 1:30 pm in the Firehouse Community Room.
MOTION TO ADJOURN
It was motioned by Joe Helmin and seconded by Sue Tutaj, “to adjourn.”  Motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 2:55 pm
Respectfully submitted,
Sue Tutaj, Secretary









Monday, February 6, 2017

AGENDA FOR 2-11-2017


     HARRIS POND LAKE ASSOCIATION 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING AGENDA
FEBRUARY 11, 2017
1:30 PM IN THE FIREHOUSE COMMUNITY ROOM
                                                                                                                           
                                                  
We invite all people from the Town Of Harris community to help in our future projects planning
Call to order
Welcome all members and guests. 
Review and approve printed and posted minutes from the November 12, 2016, Board of Directors meeting.    
Treasurers report: Report on latest financial and membership renewal activity through January 2017.   
Presidents Report: Start discussions and planning for future lake association projects, Weeds / Rice / Muck / Water Depth.  Jermitt Krage will have a list of questions and ideas to help stimulate conversation.
Vice President Report: Start discussion for our 10th Annual July meeting and raffle drawing as far as having a special VIP person involved in the festivities. 
New Business:
Report on latest Face Book activity:  
Fund Raising Committee: Raffle ticket distribution, start planning for May flower sale.      
Lake Planning Steering Committee:  
Plan further activity on handling of Purple Loosestrife and Curly Leaf.  
Any other items not previously addressed
Plan date for next Board Meeting
Motion To Adjourn

Sunday, January 1, 2017

reminder

JUST A REMINDER THAT THERE WILL NOT BE A BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING IN JANUARY.

OUR NEXT MEETING WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2017, AT 1:30 PM IN THE FIREHOUSE COMMUNITY ROOM.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

GOOD WISHES

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS WISH ALL--- THE BLESSINGS OF THE SEASON.
"MERRY CHRISTMAS" & HEALTH, HAPPINESS & BLESSINGS FOR THE NEW YEAR.



Thursday, November 17, 2016

MINUTES FROM 11-12-2016

HARRIS POND LAKE ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
NOVEMBER 12, 2016
DRAFT
President, Kent Pfeifer, called the Board of Directors 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 Board Member – Bill Jansen
Town of Harris Representative – Phyllis Ingram
Sportsmen’s Club Representative – Mike Mittelstedt (Absent)
Quorum Set.
REVIEW AND APPROVE PRINTED AND POSTED MINUTES FROM THE OCTOBER 8, 2016, BOARD MEETING
It was motioned by Phyllis Ingram and seconded by Joe Helmin, “to approve the printed and posted minutes from the October 8, 2016, Board of Directors meeting.”  Motion carried.
TREASURER’S REPORT:  REPORT ON LATEST FINANCIAL AND MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL ACTIVITY THROUGH NOVEMBER 2016.
Randy Tutaj, Treasurer, stated we are 28 members strong and ten (10) members thus far have renewed for 2017.
It was motioned by Joe Helmin and seconded by Sue Tutaj, “to approve the Treasurer’s Report as follows:
Starting Balance as of October 1, 2016, of $8,615.26; Income of $175.00; Expenses of $58.00; with an ending balance as of October 31, 2016, of $8,732.26.”  Motion carried.
PRESIDENT’S REPORT
Kent stated Jermitt Krage, a member, has been very interested in forming a committee compromised of the Harris Pond Lake Association; Sportsmen’s Club; the Town Board; area business’s and concerned citizens to address the future of Harris Pond.  Jermitt explained if nothing is done in the near future, the lake/pond will eventually dry up.  There are challenging problems, which include the wild rice that seems to be over-taking the lake; invasive plants and the sediment.  It was the general consensus to invite the public to our next board meeting, in February, to brain-storm ideas.  Jermitt stated he will put together a list of questions and ideas for this meeting.
VICE-PRESIDENT’S REPORT
Joe Helmin, Vice-President, stated the 10th Anniversary logo merchandise, is ready for sale.  Joe brought the items to the meeting and included can koozies in two (2) colors – yellow or green; key chains; and fishing lures which come in five (5) different color patterns.
Joe stated our raffle tickets have just been printed and should be ready for us by the Christmas party in December. 
NEW BUSINESS
REPORT ON FACE-BOOK ACTIVITY
It was stated that there are 352 face-book followers of the Harris Pond Lake Association.   It was the general consensus to also post on Facebook about our annual Christmas dinner at Timber’s Supper Club; and there will be no open meetings held in the months of December 2016 and January 2017; and about our next scheduled open meeting to be held on February 11, 2017.
FINALIZE CHRISTMAS DINNER PARTY ATTENDANCE
The Christmas dinner party will be held on Monday, December 19, 2016, at Timber’s Supper Club.  It will be “Dutch treat” with cocktails at 6 pm and dinner at 6:30 p.m.  Please notify Phyllis Ingram before December 1, 2016, if you plan to attend.
ANY ITEMS NOT PREVIOUSLY ADDRESSED
Kent stated we will not be holding any Board of Directors meetings during the months of December, 2016, and January, 2017.
It was suggested because we are celebrating ten (10) years as a Lake Association, we should consider having a VIP person attend our Annual Meeting.  It was the general consensus to put on the agenda for our February 11, 2017, meeting, to discuss who our important guest should be.
DATE OF NEXT BOARD MEETING
Our next Board of Directors meeting, which will also be a public meeting, will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at the Firehouse Community Room at 1:30 pm
ADJOURN
It was motioned by Randy Tutaj and seconded by Joe Helmin, “to adjourn.”  Motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 2:05 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Sue Tutaj, Secretary