Board Meeting—Barnes Lake Club

April 6th, 2022

Meeting called to order at 7:02 PM

Board Members Present: Del Shoopman, Lacy Minard, Cece Stramsak, Pat Betcher, Derek Morey, Brian Menard, and Alex Nikora. Absent: Pam Reid, Teresa Rolland

Guests: Jackie & Cory Compeau, Burns Rolland.

Minutes of Last Meeting: Pat Betcher made a motion to accept the minutes of the last meeting and was seconded by Cece Stramsak. Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report: Pat Betcher asked about the electric bill and Cece explained the months that it covered. Brian Menard made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report and was seconded by Lacy Minard. Motion passed.

Membership Update:  Cece was still getting them in at the time of the meeting but estimated that at least 90 to 100 people have joined.

Bills for Payment: None

Special Events Reports:

  • A. Christmas House Décor: Derek let us know that while there was great participation many of the really well decorated homes weren’t members therefore aren’t able to win.
  • B. Future Events (Garage sale, first concert): Cece let Brain know what to do as far as advertising goes for the lake wide garage sale in June. Derek will have a band for us on June 11th
  • C. Observers: Since our March mailing went out late and to save on all the paper and postage it was decided we will have a Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter Observer this year. Pat Betcher made a motion to cut back to two Observers for the year and was seconded by Derek Morey. Motion passed.
  • D. Annual Picnic: We are in need of a volunteer to organize the raffle prizes for the annual picnic this year. We talked to Pat about seeing if Teresa Keeling would be willing to work on the project since she helped on it last year.

PayPal and BLC Website Update:  PayPal has been working well and people have been using it to pay dues. Shanna Mills took over the BLC website and it looks great!

Beach/Pavilion Maintenance Report:  Alex reported that the gate was opened as soon as the ice broke. Everything is unlocked and working well.

Park Lot Maintenance:  The stakes that were pulled up on V lot have been fixed. Burns asked Davis to come out and resurvey for us. New markers have been put in the ground. At least 40 people were caught coming onto the lake via S lot over the winter. Alex and Brian Reeser were helpful in removing nonresidents from the lake. Burns helped cut down the tree that was overhanging the water on G lot. There are 53 boats registered so far but if Alex doesn’t receive people’s registrations soon, he will let spots go. Brian Menard brought up the fact that a neighbor is letting their dogs use a park lot as a bathroom and not cleaning it up. We talked about posting signs on the lot to hopefully discourage the behavior and if that doesn’t work having a discussion with them.

Scouting Report:  Teresa was gone but Alex gave a report earlier in the meeting about having the Scouts out to ice fish. They came out from 2 until dark and caught quite a few fish and a dandy bass.

Barnes Lake Improvement Board:  Burns informed us that due to the outbreak of the bird flu there would be no goose round up this year. They will allow egg collection but that’s it. We are signed up for weed spray. A survey of the lake will be done soon but they hope to have the first spray before May 1st to cut off the algae growth and before spraying restrictions go into effect. The dredging is going to begin on G lot soon. The amount removed will be 215’ long, 15’ wide, and 2’ in depth of silt.

Correspondence: none

Old Business:

  • A. Lawsuit: Pam has requested that we schedule a closed meeting about our newest progress on April 20th at 6 PM.

New Business: 

  • A. Fireworks: We need a 40 to 50% deposit ($4500). Using the donations from the Steve Shea memorial fund we will have a massive show this year but a normal time frame.
  • B. Donations: Burns brought up having boxes around the neighborhood for monetary donations to the fireworks. Pat talked about roaming donations and Derek said he’d drive his golf cart around to collect. Lacy mentioned incentivizing homes that were having parties and rewarding the highest donators with prizes.
  • C. Neighborhood Creeper: Pat’s neighbor called to tell him that a person was walking around his home and another neighbor’s two days in a row. She got the plate number and a picture of the car. Pat will call the local police department to see if he can get any guidance.
  • D. Forest Place: Burns advised the family that lives on one side of the Forest Place easement to get approval before making any moves to do landscaping or construction on the lot. The home has been having water issues that need to be addressed and the problem is the water overflowing from Forest Place. Burns was informed by the Road Commission that they had abdicated the road to the Barnes Lake Club.

The next meeting will be May 4th, 2022, at 7 PM.

Cece Stramsak made a motion to adjourn and was seconded by Alex Nikora. The motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 7:43 PM.

Respectfully submitted, Lacy Minard

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