September 19, 2020 Minutes

Ericson Lake Corporation Regular Board Meeting
Saturday, September 19, 2020  9:30 am

Meeting called to Order by President Joe Wadas

Pledge of Allegiance

Mission Statement

Roll Call
     Present: Joe Wadas, Tom Haase, Amy Gizinski, Paul Claus Jr, Ashley Kaiser, Jerry Schoenberger,
Norm Mieth and Kevin Hlavac
Absent:  Donna Uhrenholdt, Mike Knake, Nick Merriman and Chris Levander

Other Present:  Randy Janak

Secretary’s Report: Minutes from the last meeting is posted on the lake’s website.  Paul Claus made a motion to accept the minutes as posted, Second by Tom Haase.  Motion Carried

Memberships:  As of today, there are 93 paid memberships.  Amy has compiled a list of based on the last several years records and has a list of those who are expected to pay.  After going through the list and removing members who no longer have property and are deceased, we have 2 that are expected to pay and 10 who based on prior years we do not except to pay.

Treasurers Report:
As of August 31, 2020 the account balances are:
General Fund ———- $13,991.29
Paypal Act. ————- $7,259.58
Extra Act. ————— $55.22
Events Comm. ——— $15,739.75

Events Committee: We had an outdoor moving on Labor Day Weekend. We received $100 in free will donations and $35 from the concessions.  This is something we look forward to doing more of next year.

Remaining Repairs Needed at the Dam:  This fall we need to talk apart a couple of the gates and check the bearings and do some general maintenance to them.  Going to have Ed Knott update the computer software system when he has time.

The washout on the dam road where the river hits the bank needs to be fixed.  All of the rip rap is gone and only the geo fabric is left.

B) Joe and Paul will try to measure the water below them dam sometime this next week.

Boat Docks: We need to walk the shoreline and update the dock map and make sure owners are correct.  Right now there are 2 spaces available.  #20 & #24 are open.  Dock Fee is $50 per year.  If somebody is interested in a space please contact one of the board members.

B) We have a bill from Kokes Construction for the repair work at the dam. Joe would like to pay $10,000 right now to pay for the concrete that had to be purchased. Amy brought up concerns of paying that much right now with other bills for insurance etc. that will be coming due shortly.  Amy suggested paying 1/3 of the bill approx. $8,800 now and make another payment after the first of the year when some membership dues come in.  Paul made a motion to pay $7,000 now, seconded by Jerry.  Motion carried to pay Kokes $7,000 now.

C) We have a $5,000 pledge towards legal fees from an anonymous donor.

D) Amy made a suggestion that we put a memo in the annual letter if anybody is looking or a chartable organization to donate to for tax purposes. The lake would be a great candidate.

E) We would like to get an updated list of all owner contact information and email addresses put together.

F) Herley Shed’s o ELC property. It was brought up again that Herley’s 2 shed are still on ELC property and the property is for sale with people looking at it. Chris was going to talk to Herley’s about getting those moved.  Suggestion was made to inform the real estate agent to make them aware so there is not a property line dispute with the new owner.

* Thin out trees by campsites
* Tree around campsite 4, 5 & 6 need branches trimmed and small volunteer cedars cut
* All fire pits need cleaned out
* Planks need to go in the dam to ready or winter
Randy suggested the culvert between Georgia Kaiser and Terry Helds place needs to be replaced it is plastic and will more traffic back to the lake’s Held Building the plastic culvert is collapsing.

H) Insurance: Our insurance agent is wanting to do a zoom review some evening coming up.  Ashley brought up some concerns with some of the exclusions in our existing policies.  Also advised that it is hard to find anybody to write lakes and dams right now after the recent dam failures in the country most carriers are no longer writing that type of business.  She may have a couple options though.  Norm made a motion for Ashley to get a quote though her company before our meeting to compare.  Tom seconded.  Motion Carried.

Board went into executive session at 10:20 AM
Board left executive session at 11:00 AM

Motion by Paul to adjourn meeting, Second by Norm.  Meeting adjourned


Respectfully submitted by
Ashley Kaiser, Secretary