Monday, August 7, 2017

IMPORTANT NOTICE

PLEASE NOTE: 

WE NOT BE HOLDING ANY BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS DURING THE MONTHS OF AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER.

OUR NEXT BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2017, AT THE FIREMEN'S COMMUNITY ROOM.  WE WILL HAVE A PICNIC AT 12:30 WITH MEETING TO FOLLOW AT 1:30 PM
OUR SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER WILL BE ANNA CISAR, AIS COORDINATOR FOR MARQUETTE COUNTY.



Thursday, July 27, 2017

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING 2017

HARRIS POND LAKE ASSOCIATION
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
JULY 15, 2017
DRAFT
Prior to our Annual Membership meeting, we held our raffle ticket drawing.  Joe turned the drum with the tickets and Karen Beck drew out the winners.  Congratulations to all the raffle ticket winners.  The winners are listed after these minutes.
President, Kent Pfeifer, called the Annual Membership Meeting to order at 1:57 pm in the Firehouse Community Room.  He welcomed all 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)
Members present:  Karen Beck; Jermitt Krage; Chris Pfeifer
Quorum Set.
OLD BUSINESS
REVIEW AND APPROVE PRINTED AND POSTED MINUTES FROM JULY 16, 2016, ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING.
It was motioned by Joe Helmin and seconded by Randy Tutaj, “to approve the printed and posted minutes from the July 16, 2016, Annual Membership Meeting.”  Motion carried.
TREASURER’S REPORT:  REPORT ON LATEST FINANCIAL ACTIVITY FOR MAY 2017; JUNE 2017; AND YEAR TO DATE 2016-2017.
REPORT 2017 MEMBERSHIP ACTIVITY.
Randy Tutaj, Treasurer, stated that as of today, July 15, 2017, we are 22 members strong!
It was motioned by Sue Tutaj and seconded by Bill Jansen, “to approve the Treasurer’s report for May 2017; June 2017; and the Year to Date 2016-2017 reports as follows:
For the month of May 2017, the Starting Balance as of May 1, 2017, of $8,770.11; Income of $3,008.00; Expenses of $2,021.58; leaving an Ending Balance as of May 31, 2017, of $9,756.53.
For the Month of June, 2017, Starting Balance as of June 1, 2017, of $9,756.53; Income of $25.00; Expenses of $856.25; leaving an Ending Balance as of June 30, 2017, of $8,925.28.
For the Year to Date – June 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 – Starting Balance as of June 1, 2016, of $7,709.87; Income (2016-2017) of $8,463.00; Expenses (2016-2017) of $7,247.59; leaving an Ending Balance as of June 30, 2017, of $8,925.28.”  Motion carried.
PRESIDENT’S REPORT;
REFLECT ON LAKE ASSOCIATION ACTIVITY FOR THE LAST YEAR AND LOOK BACK AT LAST 10 YEARS.
Kent stated after ten (10) years, the Harris Pond Lake Association has survived and remains actively involved in projects.  Some of those projects were:  repairing the boat launch; a new pier near the boat launch; an information board near the pier; painting the pavilion by Lange Park; had a successful meeting with our Board Members, the Town Board and the Sportsmen’s Club by starting a dialogue of what is important to keeping Harris Pond a viable lake.  Our main objective is to improve Harris Pond.  Kent stated we need to bring in more members, get more members involved and interested in what Harris Pond Lake Association is about. 
VICE-PRESIDENT REPORT:
REFLECT ON LAKE ASSOCIATION ACTIVITY FOR THE LAST YEAR AND LOOK BACK AT THE LAST 10 YEARS.  LOOK AT DIFFERENT PROJECTS OR ACTIVITIES YOU FEEL THE LAKE ASSOCIATION SHOULD GET INVOLVED IN.
Joe Helmin, Vice-President, thanked all the members that have consistently attended meetings and helped out at our various activities.  Joe stated some of the projects we have participated in were:  the lake study; sediment study; the 4th of July parade; supporting the Sportsmen’s Club with money towards the grand finale fireworks; the boat launch; our information board sign with the painting on the opposite side; being involved with the Marquette County Lakes Association; our flower/brat/birdhouse sales; painting the pavilion by Lange Park; and beetles that were released to combat purple loosestrife. 
REPORT ON PAINTING THE LANGE PARK PAVILION
Joe reported the Lange Park Pavilion was painted on Thursday, June 29, 2016, by Kent & Chris Pfeifer; Bill Jansen; Randy Tutaj; Phyllis Ingram; and Joe Helmin.  The results are great.  Joe stated the entire project cost only $68.29 (that was after paint was returned and brushes that were not used).  Thank you to those who helped.  It was mentioned in the Marquette County Tribune, the article written by Rhonda Goldsmtih, the pavilion by Lange Park was painted by our Association. 
Joe stated at the July 4th Fireworks, Bucky Walters mentioned Harris Pond Lake Association contributed towards the grand finale fireworks.
As stated before, we participate in the 4th of July parade in Harrisville; and we decorate a boat.  This year we had an extra helper, Emma, throw out candy, along with members Karen Beck; Sue Tutaj; Joe Helmin; and Randy Tutaj.   Mike Hinze graciously agreed to let us use his boat.  A big Thank You to Mike Hinze.
Joe also stated Jermitt Krage made birdhouses for our flower/brat/birdhouse sale.  The sale of the birdhouses augmented our check to the Sportsmen’s Club this year, Thank You, Jermitt.
It was stated there are 357 followers on our face-book account.  Pictures were posted of the pavilion by Lange Park being painted.  This is another avenue to let people/members know what the lake association is doing. 
INTRODUCE OUR NEW AIS COORDINATOR
Our new AIS Coordinator is Anna Cisar.  Unfortunately, Anna was unable to attend this meeting due to a family emergency. She did send us an update as to what she has been doing.  Some activities she has been involved with are:  an informational booth at Marquette County’s Family Adventure Days and Fair; Green Lake’s Angler Youth Angler Fishing Tournament; attended several lake group meetings; given presentations on zebra mussels and the Clean Boats/Clean Waters program; and training volunteers on how to monitor their lake for invasive species through the Citizen Lake Monitoring Network (CLMN).  We look forward to working with Anna in the near future.

NEW BUSINESS
BOARD MEMBER POSITIONS UP FOR ELECTION:  VICE-PRESIDENT AND TREASURER.
It was motioned by Kent Pfeifer and seconded by Sue Tutaj, “to unanimously nominate and approve Joe Helmin for Vice-President and Randy Tutaj for Treasurer.”  Motion carried.
Congratulations to Joe and Randy for being re-elected!
ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS
A question was asked about the beetles that were released on the east side of the pond – what is the status?
Answered – We are not sure, but we plan to have Anna Cisar the AIS Coordinator at our next Board Meeting and have her give us an update.
A question was asked about getting more people to join the Harris Pond Lake Association.
Answered:  there are a few options that could be explored:  cut the membership dues in half for one year; have new members sign up for 2 years – they pay for one year and the second year is free; or have current members compete in a contest to see who is able to bring in the most new members.
A comment was made about getting youth involved.  It was suggested to maybe look into establishing a scholarship for Montello & Westfield Schools.  The amount suggested was $250.00 to $300.00 for each school.
A question was asked about selling raffle tickets, how can we sell more?
Answered:  It was suggested to get tickets to the taverns sooner; that as soon as the tickets are printed, to have Board Members receive them; possibly sell to the ice-fishermen; or have all members receive a set amount of tickets to sell.
A comment was made that, after ten (10) years, we are still a viable, active Lake Association!
DATE FOR NEXT ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Our next Annual Membership Meeting will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2018, at the Town Hall parking lot.  There will be a picnic at noon; raffle drawing and meeting afterward. 
DATE OF NEXT BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
We will not hold a Board of Directors meeting in August.
 Our next Board of Directors meeting will be Saturday, September 9, 2017, at the Firehouse Community Room.   We will have a cook-out at noon; followed by our Board of Directors meeting.  Anna Cisar, AIS Coordinator, will be invited to this meeting also. 
MOTION TO ADJOURN
It was motioned by Bill Jansen and seconded by Randy Tutaj, “to adjourn.”  Motion carried.
Annual Membership Meeting adjourned at 2:35 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Sue Tutaj, Secretary


Thursday, July 20, 2017

RAFFLE TICKET WINNERS 2017

HPLA 2017 RAFFLE TICKET WINNERS

$1,000.00 – FINLEY SENGBUSCH – OXFORD

$500.00 – DICK WRIGHT, WESTFIELD

$100.00 – SUE GOODHUE – OXFORD
$100.00 – IRIS SLOTTEN
$100.00 – BETTE GARVEY – MONTELLO
$100.00 – KORY DREW – MONTELLO

$50.00 – TIM HREN – MEQUON
$50.00 – GREG GOODHUE – OXFORD
$50.00 – HAROLD BURCH – HARRISVILLE
$50.00 - GREG MORSE – WESTFIELD
$50.00 – CLAY BLAIR – MONTELLO
$50.00 – DAVE WENZEL – WESTFIELD
$50.00 – RYAN BUENZLI – FITCHBURG
$50.00 – JOE LUGINBUHL – NEKOOSA
$50.00 – LISA REMMEL – RICHFIELD
$50.00 – RICK JOHNSON – FOND DU LAC
$50.00 – BRUCE ALEXANDER – NEWTON
$50.00 – DAVE KANNEL – WESTFIELD
$50.00 – RICK JOHNSON – FOND DU LAC
$50.00 – SCOTT & LISA BILGRIEN – LEBANON
$50.00 – DENNIS WIESE – BERLIN
$50.00 – MIKEY’S SPORTSMAN’S TAVERN – HARRISVILLE
$50.00  - JOHN GIESE – HARRISVILLE
$50.00 – KRIS BILGRIEN – CALIFORNIA
$50.00 – MIKE HAMMER – MONTELLO
$50.00 – TIM GREINER
$50.00 – LINDSIANE LENTZ – MONTELLO

$50.00 – RICK HILGENDORF - WESTFIELD

Thursday, July 6, 2017



THE RAFFLE TICKET WINNERS OF 2016
 AND THE ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING OF JULY 16, 2016, MINUTES 
ARE RE-PRINTED
 FOLLOWING THE AGENDA NOTICE OF 
OUR ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING OF JULY 15, 2017





HARRIS POND LAKE ASSOCIATION
                                                      PICNIC & ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
                                                                                     July 15, 2017
                                  12:00 Noon, Picnic @ Pavilion Outside Firehouse Community Room       
                                            1:30 PM, Raffle Drawing Followed by Annual Meeting   
12:00,  Picnic @  Harrisville Firehouse Community Room Pavilion  Junction of  HY - B & J    
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.  Soda and water will be available or bring your own 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 16, 2016, Annual Meeting.
Treasurer's report: Report on latest financial activity for YTD 2017.
Report 2017 membership activity .
Presidents Report / Vice President Report: 
Reflect on Lake Association activity for the last year and look back at last 10 years. Look at different projects or activities you feel the Lake Association should get involved in.    
   
Vice Presidents Report: Reflect on last year and report on painting the Lange Lake Pavilion.
Introduce our new AIS coordinator.     
New Business
Board member positions up for election: Vice President, Treasurer   
Lake Planning Steering Committee:


Date of next meeting  


Motion To Adjourn


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

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING OF JULY 16, 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 pm 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 AND APPROVE PRINTED 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 MEMBERHSIP 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 feees 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's 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 an 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 pm, followed by the Annual Membership Meeting.

DATE OF NEXT BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

It was 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 pm

Respectfully submitted,
Sue Tutaj, Secretary








Friday, May 26, 2017

MAY 13, 2017, MEETING

HARRIS POND LAKE ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
MAY 13, 2017
DRAFT
President, Kent Pfeifer, called the meeting to order at 2:45 pm in the Town Hall parking lot.  He welcomed 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 AND APPROVE PRINTED AND POSTED MINUTES FROM THE MARCH 11, 2017, BOARD MEETING.  WE DID NOT HOLD AN APRIL MEETING.
It was motioned by Joe Helmin and seconded by Randy Tutaj, “to approve the printed and posted minutes from the March 11, 2017, Board meeting.”  Motion carried.
TREASURER’S REPORT:  REPORT ON LATEST FINANCIAL AND MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL ACTIVITY THROUGH APRIL, 2017.
Treasurer, Randy Tutaj, stated we are 20 members strong.  It was motioned by Phyllis Ingram and seconded by Sue Tutaj, “to approve the financial reports for the months of March, 2017, and April, 2017, as follows:
Starting Balance as of March 1, 2017, of $8,544.11; Income of $75.00; Expenses of $196.50; leaving an ending balance as of March 31, 2017, of $8,422.61.
Starting Balance as of April 1, 2017, of $8,422.61; Income of $361.00; Expenses of $13.50; leaving an ending balance as of April 30, 2017, of $8,770.11.”
Motion carried.
PRESIDENT’S REPORT:  DISCUSS A PLAN TO ESTABLISH WATER DEPTH AMOUNT ON HARRIS POND.
Kent stated we will need to get together with the new AIS representative to start charting the lake for depths.
JERMITT KRAGE:  REPORTED THE WISCONSIN LAKES PARTNERSHIP HELD A CONFERENCE IN STEVENS POINT ON APRIL 5-6-7 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 WERE UNABLE TO ADDRESS THIS AS A LAKE ASSOCIATION FUNCTION.
Kent stated because of time constraints; the fact of first finding out about this conference after our March meeting and not holding an April  meeting; we would be unable to secure a consensus on this item. 
VICE-PRESIDENT REPORT:  PLAN A TIMELINE FOR PAINTING AND RENOVATING PORTIONS OF THE LANGE PARK PAVILION.
THIS INCLUDES THE LATEST SPORTSMEN’S CLUB PROPOSAL OF PLACING A PLYWOOD CEILING IN THE STRUCTURE.  THE SPORTSMEN’S CLUB WOULD PAY FOR ½ OF THE MATERIAL FOR THE CEILING. 
Vice-President, Joe Helmin, stated he presented our proposal of painting the Lange Park Pavilion, at no cost to the town, at a meeting of the Town Board.  The Town Board approved our proposal.  Joe stated he and Bill Jansen will need to buy wire brushes; 4” paint brushes; rollers; paint pans; and six (6) gallons of acrylic paint.  It was suggested some members may already have paint brushes and pans for paint.  It was the consensus of the board to paint on a weekday as opposed to a weekend. 
Concerning the Sportsmen’s Club proposal of placing a plywood ceiling in the structure, where they would pay ½ and would like the HPLA to pay ½, Joe stated he has some quotes on the price of the plywood.  From Menards, the cost would range from $525.00 to $696.00; and from Oxford Lumber the prices would range from $594.00 to $812.00.  The cost was based on twenty-four (24) sheets of plywood.  It was questioned whether there needed to be a ceiling added to the structure. 
Kent then asked for a motion for the HPLA to pay ½ the costs of adding a plywood ceiling to the Lange Park Pavilion. 
For lack of a motion, no action will be taken on the Sportsmen’s Club proposal.
DISCUSS PLACING THE MUIR BIRD CLUB FISHING LINE CONTAINERS AROUND HARRIS POND.
Joe stated Jermitt Krage will get in touch with the Muir Bird Club for the fish line PVC pipes.  They will be placed at the landing and on Water Street.  The Town Board has given its approval for this.  Joe will speak with the Town of Newton for permission to place the container by the Bridge on County E.
NEW BUSINESS
REPORT ON THE MAY 11, 2017, MARQUETTE COUNTY LAKES ASSOCIATION MEETING.
Joe stated the Marquette County Lakes Association meeting was held on May 11, 2017.  A few highlights from the meeting were:  there is a new Aquatics Invasive Species Representative for Marquette County, Anna Cisar, and she will have an intern working with her during the summer; concerning high capacity wells, a $500.00 lifetime permit will be given and can be grandfathered in; a county wide safety boat control – which Kim Gaffney will be involved with, although money is a factor and more information will be needed on this. 
It was also discussed about Pleasant Lake District residents purchasing farm land that is for sale near their lake, to prevent the installation of a high capacity well. 
THE SPORTSMEN’S CLUB ASKED IF WE COULD ADD $2.00 PRIZE FOR EACH CARP HARVESTED ON THEIR APRIL 29, 2017, CARP SHOOT.  BECAUSE OF THE TIMING, WE COULD NOT COMMITT, BUT SAID WE WOULD BRING THIS UP AT OUR BOARD MEETING.
The Sportsmen’s Club asked if the HPLA would match the $2.00 prize money for each carp harvested during their April 29, 2017, carp shoot.  Because of the timing, the HPLA could not commit but stated they would address this at their upcoming meeting.
It was the general consensus that this item must be included in the agenda; it cannot be properly addressed at the last minute; and the Board must approve it.
REPORT ON LATEST FACE-BOOK ACTIVITY.
It was stated we now have 357 followers.
ANY OTHER ITEMS NOT PREVIOUSLY ADDRESSED
Concerning our gift to O’Malley-Foss, it was agreed to present them two (2) tenth (10th) Anniversary T-shirts and two (2) 10th Anniversary can cozi’s.
It was agreed to toss out twenty-five (25)10th Anniversary can cozi’s during the Fourth of July parade, to adults only.
It was the general consensus for Joe to buy the candy for the 4th of July parade.
PLAN DATE FOR NEXT BOARD MEETING
Because of several scheduling conflicts, we will forego our June meeting.
Our next meeting will be our Annual Meeting to be held on Saturday, July 15, 2017, at the Town Hall Parking Lot.  There will be a picnic at noon, a cash raffle drawing to be held at 1:30 pm followed by the Annual Meeting.  During the Annual Meeting we will be voting for the positions of Vice-President and Treasurer.
MOTION TO ADJOURN
It was motioned by Joe Helmin and seconded by Randy Tutaj, “to adjourn.”  Motion carried. 
Meeting adjourned at 3:25 pm
Respectfully submitted by,
Sue Tutaj, Secretary

Because of the success of our Flower/Brat/Birdhouse Sale, we will be presenting the Sportsmen’s Club with a check in the amount of $744.42 to be used towards the Grand Finale 4th of July fireworks.  Thanks to those who helped and bought!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

AGENDA FOR MAY 13, 2017

 HARRIS POND LAKE ASSOCIATION
                                             BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING AGENDA
May 13, 2017
                                            1:30 PM, or Just Following the Flower Sale
                                                    In the Firehouse Community Room      
                                               (All members and interested persons invited.)
Call to order
 
Welcome all members and guests. 
 
Because we did not have a April meeting, review and approve printed and posted minutes from the March 11, 2017, Board meeting.    
 
Treasurers report: Report on latest financial and membership renewal activity through April, 2017.   
 
Presidents Report: Discuss a plan to establish water depth amounts on Harris Pond.  

Jermitt Krage: Reported the Wisconsin Lakes Partnership held a conference in Stevens Point on April 5-6-7 and wondered if we should send a repreesentative. Because of the timing and the inability to secure a consensus as far as the people, logistics and resources, we were not be able to address this as a lake association function.        
 
Vice President Report: Plan a timeline for painting and renovating portions of the Lange Park Pavilion.
This includes the latest Sportsman’s Club proposal of placing a plywood ceiling in the structure. The Sportsman’s Club would pay for ½ of the material for the ceiling.       
Talk about placing Muir Bird Club fishing line containers around Harris Pond. 

  New Business: Report on the May 11, 2017, Marquette County Lakes Association meeting.

 The Sportsman’s Club asked if we could add a $2.00 prize for each Carp harvested on their April 29, 2017, Carp Shoot. Because of timing we could not commit, but said we would bring this up at our Board Meeting.
 
Report on latest Face Book activity:
 
Fund Raising Committee: Raffle ticket distribution.      
 
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