July 2017

ELC Board Meeting Minutes
July 29, 2017

President Wadas called the meeting to order at 9:30 AM

The meeting was opened by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and the Mission Statement

Roll Call: All members present

Secretary’s report:

Paul made a motion to approve the minutes of the last meeting, Chris seconded the motion, motion carried.

Treasurer’s report:

General fund……………. $30,370.09

Pay Pal………………………     1,096.73

Event Committee………     9,352.38

Total funds………………. $40,820.37

There are currently 87 paid memberships. Bills to be paid include mud rock for road repair, and advertising for various events. Joe reported that ELC is cleared to hold water in the lake once more.

Paul estimates 9 or 10 renewals yet to be received. Renewal notices will be sent out including a stamped return envelope, in the hope of getting dues returned.

Old business:

  1.      Approve sanitation agreement.

Joe and Paul reported on phone conversation with Dana Peterson of Front Water Engineering, affirming the cost of the study.

Paul moved we approve a $14,000 payment to Front Water Engineering for the feasibility study. Chris seconded motion. Following a roll-call vote, the motion was approved. There were 11 yes votes, and one no vote.

  1.      Survey Property

It was brought to the board’s attention that the Herley property (formerly owned by Mike Armstrong) may not be within property boundaries. Discussion was expanded to include other properties and issues. Following this discussion, it was moved by Chris that we survey only the Herley property lines at this time. The motion was seconded by Ashley. Motion carried.

  1.      The Annual Auction

There is a need for volunteers for the Labor Day auction. Ashley consented to work in the auction booth, as Paul wishes to leave that position. Irene Kula and Kendra Mach will continue to clerk the sale.

  1.      Grant Report

Larry Belz reported Joe and he had met with the Lower Loup NRD representative regarding the grant application. They will meet again soon, and a final plan will be approved or disapproved at the next regular ELC board meeting. There was discussion of cost share breakdown between the cooperating entities. Some questions raised, including: Will extending the berm really do what it is intended? What is the real solution? What are other options? There is no clear answer until engineering data proving or disproving the theory of berm extension is available. Larry moved to pay the bill for current expenses for the grant application. Josh seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Roger Frahm will be available to dredge cattails from along the Dennis Armstrong property next to the Boulevard. No decision was reached.

New Business:

  1.      Plans are being finalized for a Gospel Music Jam under the carousel on August 27, at 2 PM. More information will be forthcoming.
  2.      The bridge that has been purchased from the City of Ord will need to be moved soon. We will attempt to move it in one piece. The city has offered to help load it.
  3.      There are a number of dead cedar trees south of the road next to the tree dump. REA will remove them at no cost to us, as they are under the power line.
  4.      Bobcat: Due to some necessary repairs to the Bobcat loader, we will not be considering leasing snow removal attachments. Also, the Bobcat lease contract will renew in August or September.
  5.       Mud Rock: Mud rock has been delivered to the dam area. It will be used to repair holes in the roads. The cost was $20/ton. An opinion was expressed that white rock seems to be better for overall repair of the road base. Joe mentioned that some camper pads will need new rock in the spring of 2018.

Water lines are to be buried south of the swimming beach soon. This will allow for watering of the grass in that area.

Also, there needs to be a hydrant installed between dam sites 4&5.

  1.       Discussion was held on tent camping areas. No action was taken, although one suggestion was to develop an area south of sites A, B, and C at the river campground to designate for tent camping. This may be implemented at a later date.

Question of whether to refund camping reservation payments? Board consensus was to not give refunds.

Board wishes to extend a special Thank You to June Stover, for her work in keeping camper reservations under control!

Open Forum Items:

A new trail has appeared over some fragile areas. Traveling these areas with any motorized transportation is discouraged. Barriers will be placed to prevent further use of these areas.


Members were advised that Clifford Johnson has serious health issues. Please keep him in your prayers.


Turtle races will be held Labor Day weekend. The date is Saturday, September 2; 1 PM, at the cul-de-sac on The Boulevard, also known as “The Point.”

Meeting adjourned at 11:06 AM

Next regular meeting August 19, 2017 at 9:30

Respectfully submitted,

Jerry Schoenenberger, Secy.

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