Diamond Lake Area 
Recreational Association
Atwater, Minnesota

 Annual Meeting
County Park #3
Saturday June 18, 2022
The meeting was called to order at 9:00 am.

The current board directors were introduced. The minutes of board meetings during the year are on the DLARA website.

The minutes from the June 19, 2021 annual meeting were read and approved.

The treasurer’s report was as follows: checking $41,143.17, savings $12,528.44, 4 CDs $14,978.70 for a total of $68,650.31. There are 287 out of 358 paid memberships. Treasurer’s report was approved as read.

Election of board directors was held. Directors whose terms expire in 2022 (Jeff Gertgen, Tom Hayden and Mark Streed) were reelected..

Eric Hohman gave a report on AIS (Aquatic Invasive Species). We are compliant with the DNR regulations. We are using Limnopro to manage AIS by surveying and treating curly leaf pond weed which grows early in the year, usually by July 1st. Chemicals used are highly regulated. We applied for a permit to treat 80 acres, as we are limited to treat a percentage under 100 acres, leaving 20 acres for homeowners to treat. Wheelers Campground and nearby resort do their own treatment.

Duane Anderson, County Commissioner spoke on his involvement on the AIS task force and work on the Middle Fork Little Crow project. Don Smith, a Diamond Lake resident, spoke on the poor fishing in the past few years.

Cory Smith of the Glacier Lake Sewer and Water District gave a presentation on the maintenance needed for individual sewer systems. This maintenance should be done each spring and fall and involves spraying out grinder and removing accumulated sludge. Problems can occur with the mechanical floats and check valve. Be aware of items put in the sewer, such as no handi wipes, feminine products, etc. Check your homeowners policy for sewer backup coverage. The board of directors did meet with the Sewer and Water District to get more information on the operation of the sewer system.

There were a number of garage sales on Diamond Lake on opening fishing weekend. There will be a boat parade again this year to be held on July 3rd.

Being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 10:30 am.

Respectfully submitted, Pat Ryan, Secretary

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