Diamond Lake Area
Recreational Association
Atwater, Minnesota
Board of Director's Meeting
9:00 AM Saturday July 12, 2008
Home of Harlan Meints, Atwater
Members present: Jon Hanson, Harlan Meints, Jim Teschendorf, Lowell Skoglund, Wencel Kojetin, Tim Groshens, Richard Phillips, Bob Meyerson and Ken Gutzwiller.  Joyce Wittman,Gordie Behm and Sheryl Meints were also present.

Harlan called the meeting to order at 9:00.  Minutes of the annual meeting and the last board meeting were approved.  

Jon Hansen reported that there is $15825.36 in checking, $26195.18 in savings, and $13079.94 in CD’S for a total of $55135.48.  Outstanding bills to be paid were $108 to Thompson Bakery, printing of letters of approximately $130 and Rory Michaelis’ shore restoration.

As of today there are 173 paid members of the lake association.  It was discussed and decided not to make a mailing list of the members as then people could be getting unsolicited mailings.

Jim T is checking with the DNR and the county as to who owns the easement on both sides of the fish trap.  When the old trap is taken out, possibly is can be salvaged for scrape iron.

The post office box in Atwater is closed and Lowell turned in one key.  Members are to check the possibly of having a second key.  After a short discussion Ken made a motion, seconded by Richard to change the by-law pertaining to the mailbox location to:  Location of the mailbox shall be at the home of an officer designated by the board.

A motion was made by Ken, and seconded by Richard to change the by-laws of the annual meeting date of section 1 & 3 of article 3 to read as follows.

Section 1.  ANNUAL MEETING.  An annual meeting of the members shall be held at the Kandiyohi County Park 3 or at such other location as deemed necessary by the Board of Directors.  The Board will determine the date and time to be in June, July or August.

Section 3  NOTICE OF ANNUAL OR SPECIAL MEETINGS.  Written or printed notice stating the place, day and hour of the meeting shall be delivered either personally, by mail, e-mail, or posted on the web side to each member entitled to vote at such meetings, no less than five (5) or more than thirty (30) days before the date of such meeting.  In case of a special meeting the purpose or purposes for which the meeting is called will be stated.  If mailed, the notice of a meeting should be deemed to be delivered when deposited in the United Stales mail addressed to the member at eh address as it appears on the records of the corporation, with postage thereon prepaid. .

Ken made a motion and seconded by Bob that the same officers retain their jobs for next year.   

Harlan Meints, president; Jim Teschendorf, vice president; Becky  Ricklefs, secretary; Jon Hanson, treasurer.

Joyce Wittman gave a summery of the funding and work that Peter Miller is doing pertaining to the sewer inspection around the lake.  Discussion was held about the funding for paying Peter for his consultant work.  At this time only about 10% of the sewers are in compliance. 

Harlan is to check with Chad Anderson in regards to the rain garden and shore restoration costs.    Jon is to then cut a check for 10% of the approval amount by the watershed district. 

The board accepted Lowell Skoglunds resignation.  Ken made a motion, seconded by Jon to ask Jerry Ebersviller and John Piotrowski to join the board at this time. 

Discussion was held about the effect the carp have on the lake as pertaining to the TMDL study.

Jim, Wencel and Dale are the three board members who will be up for reelection in 2009.

Next meeting is set for August 2nd at 9:00 at the Harlan Meints’ residence.

Tim made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Wencel.