MINUTES
ANNUAL MEETING
MIDDLE LAKE ASSOCIATION

JULY 12, 2014

Minutes:
  1. Present: see attached list.

  2. Board members present include Jerry Westphal, Steve Mulder, John Stapor, Jerry Dunn and Jeff Glassop.
  3. Jerry Westphal, President, opened the annual meeting at 9.30 a.m.

  4. The 2013 annual meeting minutes were accepted by the Board. The Treasurer's report for the period from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014 was presented and accepted by the Board.

  5. Jamie Conroy, of Professional Lake Management (PLM), was unable to attend due to conflict. She submitted her July 9, 2014 letter as a report, a copy of which is attached. The current contract between Carlton Township and PLM runs through 2015. Brad Carpenter, Carlton Township Supervisor, was present and reported that he will talk to PLM concerning more weed treatment due to a number of complaints about ineffective treatments this year. Larry Blair reported that individuals may treat lily pads with a spray that can be purchased from PLM and is covered under PLM's treatment license.

  6. There was general discussion about the drain from Middle Lake to Leach Lake, including a report that the DNR removed two beavers who built a dam in the drain area. It was also reported that there are a lot of weeds and brush in the drain area and that access for cleanup is contingent on approval of two property owners who have, to date, denied permission for access. Some people present expressed interest in pursuing cleanup of the drain area.

  7. Brad Carpenter reported that the sewer project is working well with no major issues, but with a few issues of people tying sump pumps into drains to the system (a prohibited activity). Brad further reported that the dumping station project is proceeding and that bids have been obtained from three civil engineering firms.

  8. Mike Reed reported that the Middle Lake Association, Inc. website is up and running at www.middlelakeassoc.org.

  9. After discussion, and upon a motion seconded and unanimous vote of approval, it was resolved that Article VII of the Articles of Incorporation shall be amended to provide as follows:
    The directors of this Corporation shall be elected by the members as provided in the Bylaws to be not less than six (6) in number.
  10. After discussion, and upon a motion seconded and unanimous vote of approval, it was resolved that the following are elected to a three-year term as directors on the Board of Directors:
    Jerry Dunn
    Jeff Glossup
    Steve Mulder
    John Rutzen
    Judy VanAman
    Dennis Walker
    Jerry Westphal
  11. After discussion, and upon a motion seconded and unanimous vote of approval, it was resolved that $10 per member dues shall be paid for 2014, and the Treasurer is requested to send a notice to all those eligible for membership.

Submitted by:
Steve Mulder, Secretary

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