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Friday, June 17, 2016

2016 Annual Meeting

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Call to order at 7:04PM with the following board members were present:  Dale Bacon, Ryan Hoops, Steve Laliberte, Tom Merritt, and Jim Grisim.  

A total of 22 members were in attendance constituting a quorum.

Motion (Grisim/Krueser) Move to approve agenda.  Motion carried.

Motion (Hoops/Grisim) Move to approve the minutes of 2015 Annual Meeting.  Motion carried.

Treasurer Report: 

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Merritt presented the proposed budget.  The budget is similar to the prior year.  The levy will not change.  There is currently a reserve of $22,000 for harvester replacement and $6,000 for general operating needs.

TOTAL INCOME
 13,000.00

Budget
Aerator

    Aerator electricity
 300.00
    Aerator Maintenance
 500.00


Administration

   Stamps & Copies
 600.00
   Admin secretary
 1,300.00


BLID Insurance
 750.00
Weed Harvester

   Harvester Repairs

   Tune up
 1,000.00
Weed Cutting Operations
 4,000.00
   Harvester DNR Permit
 125.00


Miscellaneous

  Special Projects

    Fish
 3,000.00
    Restoration site maintenance
 1,000.00
    Monitoring
 1,000.00


TOTAL EXPENSES
 13,575.00


Surplus/Deficit
 (575.00)





Motion (Nash/Krueser) Move to approve the Treasurers Report.  Motion carried.

Year In Review:
Bacon reported on state of the BLID. 

Water level is high.

Publish quarterly newsletter and updated the blog at www.birchlakeimprovementdistrict.org.

We conducted a water sediment to monitor the level of salt in the lake.  Salt levels are high but below level of concern.

Operated the aerator over the winter

Weed harvester was painted.  The weeds did not require harvesting due to high water.

Several board members participated in a city planning activity for non motorized transportation plan development.


2016-17 Plans
Weed harvesting – we will begin cutting in three weeks.  The permit has been requested and Aspen has been retained.

Harvester is updated with new hydraulic hoses.

We will continue to participate in non motorized transportation with the goal of acquiring funding from Ramsey County and the City of White Bear Lake to add a pathway on the north bound lake of Otter Lake Road along the east shore of Birch Lake.

2016 Budget Review:
Motion: (Laliberte/ Krueser)  Move approve the budget. Motion carried.

Election:
Steve Laliberte is up for re-election for board member.
Motion (Krueser/Bacon) to elect the board member.  Motion carried.

Adjournment
Motion to adjourn  (Auger, Grisim) Motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 8:50 PM

Next annual meeting June 14, 2017

Minutes prepared by Steve Laliberte


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