November 2018

ELC Board meeting minutes
November 17, 2018

Due to the cold weather ELC Board met at Wadas’ cabin
President Wadas called the meeting to order at 9:35 AM

The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and the ELC Mission Statement
Members present: Larry Belz, Carey Deeds, Paul Claus, Jr., Jerry Schoenenberger, Joe Wadas, Jason Becker, and Chris Levander.
Absent were: Donna Uhrenholdt, Ashley Kaiser, Tom Haase, Kevin Hlavac, and Josh Gompert.
Randy Janak was also present.

The minutes of the last meeting were approved.

Treasurer’s Report:
There are 99 paid memberships
It was noted that ELC needs approximately $3,000 to pay bills until the end of January. Also noted, camping space revenue keeps us in the black, as it pays for electricity, trash pickup, and some other expenses. There is a small amount of income from use of the Bobcat. The board wishes to thank those who contribute in this way.
Financial report:
General Fund…… $9,222.57
Dam repair……………….55.22
Pay Pal…………………3,818.72
Events………………. 14,568.07
Total…………….…. $27,664.58

Motion by Carey, second by Jason, to approve treasurer’s report. Motion carried

Old Business:
A. Update on sewer feasibility study. Engineer has submitted proposed plan to Nebraska DEQ. Also, at its December 4 meeting, the DEQ Water/Wastewater Advisory Committee will discuss financing packages for the proposed system.
B. Storm Shelter possible locations: This project is on hold pending availability and cost of shelters. There are funds reserved for this project, unless those funds are needed elsewhere.
New Business:
A. How to proceed on the lawsuit? Upon the suggestions received from the ELC membership, board will advise the ELC attorney to continue to the discovery portion of the court proceedings. Pending information on the number of members required to approve them, the attorney is also authorized to begin work on covenants that would allow the ELC board to better manage lake property and member privileges.
B. The following issues were discussed:
Unpaid dock space reservations. If dock fees are not kept current, those docks are subject to removal at the direction of the ELC board. A letter will be sent to members and dock owners reminding all that dues and dock space rent must also be paid to allow access to dumpsters. Use of dumpsters without a current paid membership amounts to theft of services.

C. Lake level and river flow:
Riprap has been placed on the east bank of the lake to keep the river from eroding the bank. Currently, the river is flowing toward the spillway, instead of around the end of the berm. Joe has contacted Roger Frahm to examine the berm and advise repair.
If we use our material (concrete), cost to be $5,200/100 ft. of extension of the berm. Using Roger’s material, cost would be $7,500/100 ft.
He would will also remove the tree stumps on the back side of the dam at a cost of approximately $2,500 at the same time.
Motion by Chris, second by Paul to allocate up to $15,000 for berm extension and stump removal. Motion carried unanimously.

Open forum:
A. Camping rates will remain the same for the 2019 season
B. Joe presented documents from Nebr. Dept. of Transportation, selling NDOT an easement for bridge replacement on the county road on the west side of ELC property. This action will prevent the NDOT from exercising Eminent Domain against the ELC to obtain this property. ELC will be paid approximately $1,370 for this.
Motion by Chris, second by Carey to authorize President Wadas to sign this easement agreement. Motion carried.

Motion to adjourn at 11:00 AM
Next meeting will be January 19, 2018 at 9:30 AM

Respectfully submitted,
Jerry Schoenenberger, Secy.

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