June 29, 2021
Meeting called to order at 7:00 PM
Board Members Present: Linda Zukonik, Del Shoopman, Cece Stramsak, Teresa Rolland,
Derek Morey, Pat Betcher, Alex Nikora, and Pam Reid
Guests: Sam Bonner, Theresa Keeling, Kathy Dotson, Diana Hoskin, Frank & Valerie Ruffio,
Hank Garner, Doug Macha, Burns Rolland, Tom Petts, Robert & Crystal Keeley, Chris Tluczek, Jim Klauka, Jim Barnhart
Minutes of the Last Meeting: Derek Morey made a motion to accept the minutes of the last
meeting and was seconded by Cece Stramsak, all said “Aye”, motion carried.
Treasurer’s Report: All bills are paid to date including the fireworks and Barnes Lake
Directory. The Barnes Lake Directory cost was $ 1,130.13. All costs except for $ 198.11 used
to develop the Directory was covered by advertisement. Cece reported that we currently have 227 members. Linda Zukonik made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s report and was seconded by Alex Nikora, all said “Aye”, Motion carried.
Special Event Reports:
1. Coffee Hour at the Beach: Derek let us know that all went well. At the next coffee
hour, he planned on having fun things for kids to do. He encouraged everyone to come
to this event, as it is a fun way to meet neighbors. This event is held the third Saturday of
each month between the hours of 9:00 and 10:30 AM. Next Coffee Hour is on July 17,
2. Barnes Lake Club Annual Picnic: Linda let everyone know that she and Pat have been
working on the picnic. Linda Bradley cannot do the kids games this year, but Pat’s
daughter Samantha has volunteered to run the kids’ games. Ron Mills will do the raffle
tickets. Raffle gifts are needed for this event.
3. July 4th:
• Dell let everyone know that he is all set for the home Décor Contest. He plans to
contact the 4 families that volunteered to help judging that week.
• Teresa let everyone know that she was all set for this event. The Garners and Ludwicks
volunteered for refreshments. She informed everyone that you can join the parade
from your home and that you don’t have to meet at the club house. The parade start
time is Noon (arrival time is 11:30AM). Teresa let all of know that she has medals for all
• Hank let everyone know the Lapeer County Sherriff Department was all set to assist with
the parade, fireworks and lake activity.
• Lacy is all set for the boat parade with Derek as the Grand Marshall
• Pat went over the schedule for the fireworks. He also went over the schedule for
setting up for the fireworks and closing the beach parking lot on Friday prior to the
fireworks. Dell, Hank, Alex and Pat will do all that is necessary for getting ready for this
event. Pat asked the Board about next year’s date and display for fireworks. It was
agreed that next year’s fireworks will be held on July 2, 2022, which is a Saturday with a
similar display to this year’s. Pat informed the group that Ray C donated $250.00 to
this year’s fireworks display.
4. Linda announced that a request was made by Bud’s family to place a park bench at the beach in honor of Bud Hopkins. Cece Stramsak made the motion to approve the placement of a memorial bench in memory of Bud at the beach and was seconded by Pam Reid, all said “Aye”, motion carried.
5. Linda Zukonik announced that the Goose Buster, Tom and Laura Petts did a great job in
removing geese this year. The geese where being moved to Gladwin.
6. Barnes Lake Club Annual Meeting July 10, 2021:
• Set-up for the meeting will take place on Friday at 3:00 PM.
• Linda went through the schedule, sign-in and raffle for the meeting. Linda announced
that she would retire this year leaving a vacancy on the Board. She also let everyone
know that Teresa and Pam needed to be re-elected to the board for a new three-year
term. The election process was reviewed. All board members need to be nominated.
If there are four nominations with three vacancies, a vote must take place. The votes
are counted by two guests in the audience. Linda asked all the directors to be there by
8:15 am with the Barnes Lake Club Meeting scheduled to start at 10:00 AM. Burns
reminded everyone that the Barnes Lake Improvement Board would have their meeting
at 8:30 AM.
Beach/Pavilion Maintenance Report: Alex reported that Derek Morey donated the new signs at the beach and a LED light at the club house.
Park Lot Maintenance: The trees at G lot will be removed by the new homeowners (Corey &
Jackie Compau) next to G Lot. The dead pine tree at P Lot was removed. Jim Barnhart and
Jim Klauka asked that once the trees are removed from G lot, could Romeo & Autumn’s dock be moved because they believe it interferes with maneuvering their boat to get in and out of G lot. Alex responded to this question with the answer of “Yes”.
Scouting Report: Teresa informed everyone that the scouts would be at the annal meeting, so there is no report provided for this meeting.
Barnes Lake Improvement Board: Burns informed everyone that the 3rd lake treatment is
scheduled for July 1st. This spaying was scheduled at this time because the EGLE rules for
spraying ended in June, which allows for spraying the entire lake as of July 1, 2021. The only
restriction with this treatment is that you have to stay out of the water for 24 hours. As a result, this will not interfere with the July 4th activities. No other treatments are scheduled once the July 1st treatment is completed. We will watch the lake to determine if additional treatments are needed.
A. Lapeer County Sherriff: Linda asked if the Sherriff would be available for our annal
meeting? Hank, said “yes” they would be attending. That is if nothing took place that
required their services. Cece responded that this would be a good time to discuss golf
carts and the laws/rules that apply. He could also provide information that could be put
on our website.
B. Gypsy Moths: Kathy Dotson asked if there is anything that could be done about the
gypsy months. She said the south side of the lake had large amounts on the oak trees.
Discussion took place on this topic and it was suggested that twe look at information on
the web. There are a lot of articles that provide good information on dealing with gypsy
Respectfully submitted, Pam Reid