ERICSON LAKE CORPORATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
JUNE 18, 2016 9:30 AM
Charlie Krohn, Sec.
Paul Claus, Treasurer
Derald Watson, Vice Pres.
Joe Wadas, President
The Ericson Lake Corporation Board of Directors met on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 9:30 AM under the newly cemented carousel.
Present: Tom Haase, Charlie Krohn, Mike Armstrong, Paul Claus, Kevin Hlavac, Derald Watson, Chris Levander, Joe Wadas and Steve Wenz. Also in attendance were Michelle Golden, Jim Meysenburg, Nora Levander, Barb Vogl & Randy Janak
Absent: Larry Belz, Tracy Lantis, Donna Uhrenholdt
The meeting opened with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance and Mission Statement. The minutes from the May board meeting were approved as printed.
Paul reported the following balances: Carousel-$7,066; Checking-$22,782; Raffle-$5,359; PayPal-$624 and Centennial-$3,066 for a total of $38, 838; and a balance due to the Ericson State Bank on the loan of $555. There are currently 85 paid members. The endowment fund balance is around $75,000 with $1,035 currently available to withdraw; after July 1, another $2,500 will be available. MOTION BY PAUL, SECOND BY HLAVAC TO PAY THE FOLLOWING BILLS: $10,000 for concrete under the carousel, $3,500 to Vlach for drain tile, and $7,000 to Frahm Construction for current work including repair of berm and River Campground shoreline, beach work and stump removal; MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
The insertion of drainage tile at the southern end of the cabin area on Stitzer Way and continuing out on Plamondon Road has helped dry out the area, and three loads of clay have been hauled in to build up the road; the ELC paid for gravel on top. Adjoining property owners will reimburse the ELC for the Vlach bill. The Goldens and Buhls also have a riser installed near them, and Paul Claus will be installing tile at his location in the future. The bill was considerably less due to the assistance of Jim Meysenburg and his equipment.
- Kevin reported that the Centennial Committee is in need of volunteers: for about 90 minutes during the 5K run and for bounce house supervision. Contact any committee member (Lori Hlavac, Ashley Kaiser, LoAnn Belz, Donna Uhrenholtz or Kevin) for details. Tom Haase volunteered to be in charge of the golf-ball-in-the-tank fund-raiser. Electrical outlets for the band under the carousel on July 3rd are available, more portable restrooms will be rented for the month of July, and the committee has requested mowing of part of the ‘north 40’ that could be used as parking for the dance. Flyers listing centennial events are also available to post.
- Joe and Cheryl reported on the dignitaries who have been invited to our Centennial Celebration-they will be acknowledged at the time of the raffle drawing.
- Joe reported that nothing has been done about a written docks and fees guidelines; however, it was announced that only one dock space is available per one membership dues paid according to the original rules. Since there is a waiting list for docks, those members having two dock spaces and only one membership must pay dues for two memberships to retain two dock spaces.
- Discussion held on the size of the copies of the original lots blueprints to have scanned and printed as examples to take orders from. Michelle Golden reported on the pricing of different sizes and Chris Levander offered to purchase one framed print of each size for display to take orders from. MOTION BY CHRIS, SECOND BY WATSON TO OFFER FOR SALE BY ORDERING TWO SIZES OF THE ORIGINAL LOT BLUEPRINTS, UNFRAMED; MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. Prices for 30” x 36” will be $15 for black and white and $60 for blueprint color; for a 12” x 18” print, the cost will be $10 for black and white and $20 for blueprint color. The blueprint is not available at this time, so the details will be forthcoming and costs may change.
- Derald gave an update on the raffle and also displayed the ELC Centennial shotgun that is one of the prizes. The raffle will have a total of eight prizes.
- The ELC Centennial History book is now at the printers-the cost will be $30 and will be available from Cheryl Krohn after June 29.
- Joe would like everyone to post ELC Centennial pictures on Facebook so he can print some to include in the time capsule that will be buried on Labor Day weekend. He also wants to cut up and burn the thermometer showing the amount paid for flood damage. (The thermometer currently hangs on the ELC building.)
- The extra loads of concrete that were purchased by John and Michelle Golden and Mark Vanosdoll for the ELC have been piled by the picnic table on the berm for future use. (Frahm used most of the 20 loads on shoreline repair.)
- Frahm’s equipment is still at the lake; is there anything more that needs done? MOTION BY DERALD, SECOND BY PAUL TO SPEND $2,500 MORE WITH FRAHM TO COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING: ONE MORE TREE STUMP REMOVED AT THE BEACH, RAISE THE BACK END OF CAMPSITE #10, COVER THE GEOFABRIC AND RAISE THE BERM OUT BY THE PICNIC TABLE; MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
- Discussion on getting the branches cut that overhang the dam spillway-Randy Janak volunteered his friend, who has already given the ELC a bid for the job.
- On the ‘wish list’ is a camera for the dam to enable monitoring of the dam spillway to make sure it coordinates with the SCADA computer monitoring system. The computer needed a new modem recently. The gates have a 15 minute fluctuation time period. Appreciation for the SCADA system was expressed by both Joe and Paul, who monitor the dam computer.
- It was announced that four names will be on the ballot in July so far: Incumbents Larry Belz and Tom Haase, Pastor Jerry Schoenenberger, and Josh Gompert.
- It was noted that new rope and buoys are needed at the beach at a cost of around $300; Kevin reported that the Centennial Committee would use some of their money from sponsorships of the 5K run to buy this. Several board members reported that the beach looks great. A new portable restroom is currently being installed there thanks to Jim Meysenburg, Mike Armstrong and Kevin Hlavac. Joe offered the use of a life preserver ring to hang on the fence at the beach, and the board will investigate some type of cover for it so it can’t be taken.
- Joe has had requests for centennial garb-he has ordered more t-shirts (gray) and caps that will be available for sale.
- MOTION BY PAUL, SECOND BY CHRIS TO PURCHASE A PALLET (400 SQUARE FOOT) OF SOD TO PLACE AROUND THE CAROUSEL EDGES WHERE THE CONCRETE BEGINS; MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. The pile of dirt presently north of the carousel will be leveled and the area will be seeded. (Jeanne and Carl Mettenbrink of Grand Island Farm Supply donated the $220 of grass seed.)
- Joe lined up having mosquitoes sprayed in the days prior to July 2nd.
- The family of the late Arvid Sorensen would like to donate a bench on the lakeshore in his memory. The group agreed that it could be placed anywhere as long as it has a concrete foundation, but it was also noted that the beach area could use another.
- Cheryl Krohn reported that the cost of 40 new street signs and 22 new posts was right at $2,000. This would include all of the intersections and street names where there is a cabin. Region 26 (for 911 purposes) and the Loup Valleys Rural Public Power Company have requested signage.
- Derald announced that Alan Bartels of Nebraska Life magazine spent time at the lake last summer and this spring and that Lake Ericson will be featured in the July/August issue of the magazine.
- Does anyone know where the ELC’s small harrow is located? It is missing-Jim Meysenburg offered to supply one.
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
- ALL of the volunteers who have done behind-the-scenes work!
- John and Michelle Golden and Mark Vanosdoll, who each donated $1,000 worth of trucked-in concrete chunks for shoreline repair.
- Jim Meysenburg, who donated the use of and helped with the installation of the drain tile around his property, lowering the cost to those who are reimbursing the ELC for the work.
- Kevin Hlavac, Mike Armstrong and Jim Meysenburg, who reset the new portable restroom at the beach.
- Kevin Knott, who sprayed weeds around ELC property.
- Jean Armstrong, who furnished the paint and painted the Entrance A ELC sign.
- Barb Vogl, Rachael and Randy Janak and Mike Armstrong for mowing the ‘north 40’.
- Jeanne and Carl Mettenbrink for donating the grass seed to fill in at the carousel.
MOTION BY CHRIS, SECOND BY TOM TO ADJOURN AT 10:40 AM; MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
NEXT BOARD MEETING WILL BE HELD AT 8:30 AM PRIOR TO THE ANNUAL MEETING (AT 10 AM) ON JULY 2. SEE ATTACHED LISTING FOR ALL THE UPCOMING CENTENNIAL EVENTS!
Respectfully submitted by Cheryl Krohn, Recording Secretary
SATURDAY, JULY 2, 2016
10 am: Annual ELC Meeting – ELC building
1 pm: Inflatable bounce items along lake – Sponsored by Ericson State Bank
2:30 pm: Golf Cart Parade – Sponsored by Krohn family –line up at ELC bldg. at 2:15 for judging! Prizes for Centennial Themed, Patriotic and Judges’ Choice and there will be something given to each cart that participates! See below for more info.
2-5 pm: Root Beer Float Stand with raffle sales
3:30 pm: Kid’s Surf & Turf Race – free obstacle course at beach for kids 10 and under-PRIZES!
3-7 pm: Golf Ball Tank Slam – cash prize if the ball stays in the floating tank!
5-7 pm: BBQ in ELC building, Introduction of special guests & Raffle Drawing
10 pm: Fireworks – Sponsored by ELC and Ericson State Bank
SUNDAY, JULY 3, 2016
2-3 pm: Paddle Poker Registration & Waiver (details at www.lakeericson.com) rain or shine!
3 pm: Lake Ericson Paddle Poke Run – only kayaks, cones, paddle boards and paddle boats!
4:30 pm: Poker After Party – food, prizes for best three hands in youth & adult divisions
7-11:30 pm: The New Old & Broke Band and dance at the carousel. Classic rock and country. Free will donations accepted! If rainy weather, the band will be in the ELC building.
MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016
11:30 am: Ericson Town Parade; 1:30 pm: Ericson Rodeo
SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2016
6 pm: Vinyl Night at the carousel – hosted by Joe Wadas. Bring your favorite vinyl records for him to play and plan to have a great time!
SATURDAY, JULY 23, 2016
7:30-8:15 am: Fun Run Registration & Packet Pickup (details at www.active.com/lakeericson5ktrailmixfunrun)
8:30 am: Lake Ericson 5K Trail Mix Fun Run
LABOR DAY WEEKEND ACTIVITIES:
SEPTEMBER 3 & 4 BURIAL OF TIME CAPSULE TBA
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 34th ANNUAL LABOR DAY AUCTION 1 PM
Donations of new items and baked goods welcome!
~LAKE ERICSON CENTENNIAL EVENTS 2016~
Lake Ericson Corporation, 49147 Pothast Rd., Ericson, NE 68637
2016 LAKE ERICSON
ELC MEMBERS GOLF CART PARADE
(OR YOUR FAVORITE-MEANS-OF-SMALL-TRANSPORTATION-AROUND-THE-LAKE VEHICLE)
JOIN US AT THE ELC BUILDING
FOR JUDGING AT 2:15 PM
PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED AND
THE PARADE WILL BEGIN AT 2:30 PM
CENTENNIAL MAGNETS WILL BE
GIVEN TO ALL PARTICIPANTS
- 1ST PLACE MOST PATRIOTIC
- 1ST PLACE CENTENNIAL THEMED
- JUDGE’S CHOICE
LEAVE THE DECORATIONS ON YOUR CARTS AND
WE WILL PARADE INTO TOWN ON MONDAY, JULY 4
TO JOIN IN THE ERICSON PARADE
LINE UP AT THE ELC SIGN AT ENTRANCE A AT 10:15 AM
THE ERICSON PARADE BEGINS AT 11:30 AM