September 2019

ELC September 21, 2019

Board Meeting Minutes

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

The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and the ELC mission statement.

Members present were: Paul Claus Jr., Mike Knake, Chris Levander, Nick Merriman, Jerry Schoenenberger, Donna Uhrenholdt, Joe Wadas.

Absent: Jason Becker, Carey Deeds, Tom Haase, Kevin Hlavac, Ashley Kaiser,

Minutes of the August meeting were approved.

Treasurer’s Report:  Dues, Campsite Donations & Bills

I. Membership Account

There are currently 92 paid memberships

II.  Report/Finance

Bank balances:
General fund…………………  $5,040.00
Dam repair…………………   $55.12
PayPal……………….….    $4,297.79
Events Committee… $14,568.07
Total         …………………….  $18,921.09

Treasurer reports current bills for the following items:

  • Balance due on the roads survey.
  • Payment to Kokes Construction for current and projected flood damage repair of approximately $30,000.
  • Annual insurance premiums for Board liability and for the Bobcat.
  • It will be necessary to borrow approximately $30,000.00 to meet these obligations
  • It was reported the Labor Day Auction showed net receipts of 2500.00.

Discussion was held on the possibility of a bake sale as a fund raiser. It could be held either July 4th weekend, or Labor Day weekend. Other suggestions are welcomed by the board.

III.  Old Business
  1. Nothing new regarding NRD funding of lake repairs.
  2. Nick reported Nebraska Game and Parks will research the fish population to determine whether a 21-inch size limit on bass can be implemented.
  3. Electric service will soon be installed at the Terry Held building.
  4. We are still waiting on availability of storm shelters.
  5. Doc regulations are still pending.
  6. Nick will look into the possibility of purchasing a used semi fuel tank to replace our lawn mower bulk gas tank. This will be a less expensive way than buying a new tank.
IV.  New Business
  1. Nick has a trailer we can use for the fire pumper.
  2. The annual newsletter will include space for dam repair donations, along with lines for dues and fireworks donations.
  3. Post cards will be included with the annual newsletter to survey the membership regarding a possible dues increase.
  4. Mud rock will be purchased for the floor of the Terry Held building.

Fall clean up October 19th — things to be done:

  • Cut trees
  • Remove trees that are cut by river camp site
  • Build up camp site #4
  • Repair to number 2 gate at the dam

The following is a list of volunteer projects that could be done by anyone and at any time wanting to help with lake maintenance:

  • Clean out fire pits at the dam and river campsites
  • Weed whack around the community building
  • Get and install a new wind turbine vent on the restroom at the dam
  • Remove trees in the tree guard at the dam
  • Put T.P. in all the restrooms (supplies in the ELC building)
  • Mulch the trails where needed (Mulch pile at the tree dump)
  • Trim weeds and grass around the posts along the boulevard.
  • Trim trees along the road to the tree dump and on the trails
V.  Event Committee
VI.  Open Forum
VII.          Adjournment 10:10 AM

Oct 19th is cleanup day. There will be no board meeting that day.

Respectfully submitted,

Jerry Schoenenberger, Secretary

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