HARRIS POND LAKE ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
September 10, 2016
Vice-President, Joe Helmin, called the Board of Directors meeting to order at 1:30 p.m. in the Firehouse Community Room. He welcomed those present and explained President, Kent Pfeifer, was unable to attend this meeting.
Board of Directors present:
President – Kent Pfeifer (Absent)
Vice-President – Joe Helmin
Treasurer – Randy Tutaj
Secretary – Sue Tutaj
At-Large Board Member – Bill Jansen
Sportsmen’s Club Representative – Mike Mittelstedt (Absent)
Town of Harris Representative – Phyllis Ingram
REVIEW AND APPROVE PRINTED AND POSTED MINUTES FROM THE JUNE 11, 2016, BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING.
It was motioned by Phyllis Ingram and seconded by Randy Tutaj, “to approve the printed and posted minutes from the June 11, 2016, Board of Directors meeting.” Motion carried.
TREASURER’S REPORT: REPORT ON LATEST FINANCIAL AND MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL ACTIVITY THROUGH SEPTEMBER, 2016.
Randy Tutaj, Treasurer, stated we are 27 members strong.
It was motioned by Bill Jansen and seconded by Phyllis Ingram, “to approve the Treasurer’s Report of July, 2016, and August, 2016, as follows:
Starting Balance as of July 1, 2016, --- $8,121.25; Income - $3,575.00; Expenses - $2,580.99; leaving an ending balance as of July 31, 2016, ---$9,115.26.
Starting Balance as of August 1, 2016, --- $9,115.26; No Income; Expenses - $500.00; leaving an ending balance as of August 31, 2016, --- $8,615.26.” Motion carried.
VICE-PRESIDENT’S REPORT: REPORT ON SEPTEMBER 8, 2016, MARQUETTE COUNTY LAKES ASSOCIATION MEETING.
Joe Helmin, Vice-President, stated he and Phyllis Ingram, Town of Harris Representative, attended the Marquette County Lakes Association meeting held on Thursday, September 8, 2016. At this meeting Krista Kamke, stated she will be leaving as AIS Coordinator and the position will be monitored by Chris Hamerla in the interim. Mike Jacobi a board member of the Marquette County Lakes Association is now also on the Land Conservation Board. At this meeting there were concerns raised about establishing a water patrol in Marquette County, such as what the costs would be to lakes and needing a certified law enforcement officer. Joe stated membership dues for Marquette County Lakes Association for 2017, is $30.00.
It was motioned by Phyllis Ingram and seconded by Sue Tutaj, “to pay the Marquette County Lakes Association dues for 2017, of $30.00.” Motion carried.
REPORT ON LATEST FACE-BOOK ACTIVITY
Joe stated we have 350 followers on face-book and there was a post concerning the lack of a port-a-potty by the pond. It was the consensus of the board to have this item tabled and put on the agenda for our Annual Meeting in July 2017.
DISCUSS AND PLAN FOR OUR TENTH YEAR AS A LAKE ASSOCIATION
Since this will be our tenth (10th) year in existence, we would like to have some special items made to celebrate this fact. Some suggestions were: bottle-opener; dare-devil lure; balloons with logo; key chains; cozi’s. These items will have our logo with 10th Anniversary printed on them. These suggestions will be discussed at our next board meeting in October.
Joe stated our raffle ticket for next year would be printed in a silver color, which he showed at the meeting. There would be a nominal extra cost for printing it in the silver color.
DISCUSS AND PLAN FOR OUR CHRISTMAS PARTY
It was suggested to have our Christmas party at Timber’s Restaurant on Monday, December 19, 2016. The dinner would start at 6:30 – (dutch- treat) - and be held in conjunction with the Town of Harris. This item will be tabled until our next board meeting in October, 2016.
DISCUSS OUR 2017 RENEWAL LETTER
Joe stated he will bring a copy of the renewal letter for membership dues to our next board meeting in October 2016.
TELL INTERESTED MEMBERS ABOUT THE CENTRAL WISCONSIN WATER WALK TO BE HELD ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2016.
Joe stated the Central Wisconsin Water Walk will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016, in the Adams/Friendship area.
LOOKING FOR PEOPLE FROM (HARRIS TOWN BOARD, SPORTSMEN’S CLUB, LOCAL BUSINESS’S, LAKE ASSOCIATION) WHO ARE INTERESTED IN THE FUTURE OF HARRIS POND. THIS GROUP WITH THE HELP OF JERMTIT KRAGE, CAN COME UP WITH A VISION AND/OR PROPOSAL ON HOW HARRIS POND CAN BE IMPROVED. WE CURRENTLY HAVE ONE (1) PERSON FROM HARRIS POND WHO IS INTERESTED IN BEING PART OF THIS GROUP.
Joe stated Jermitt Krage is very interested in starting up this group and we do have one (1) volunteer from Harris Pond Lake Association that is also interested. This item will also be tabled until our Board meeting in October 2016.
ANY OTHER ITEMS NOT PREVIOUSLY ADDRESSED
Randy Tutaj stated when he posts the agenda on our information board by the lake, it is very difficult to use push pins on the marine board that is there. He suggested getting strips of corkboard that could be put up and would not disturb the board that is there. It was the consensus to have Randy possibly purchase the corkboard strip.
DATE FOR NEXT BOARD MEETING
Our next Board of Directors meeting will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2016, at 1:30 pm in the Firehouse Community Room.
MOTION TO ADJOURN
It was motioned by Randy Tutaj and seconded by Sue Tutaj, “to adjourn.” Motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 2:15 pm
Sue Tutaj, Secretary