Annual Meeting Minutes
August 31, 2012
The annual meeting of the Oquaga
Lake Improvement Association was called to order at 8:05 pm on August
31, 2012, at Scotts Family Resort by President Jim Bennett.
Thirty-two of 88 paid association member properties being represented,
constituting 36% of the Association membership;
therefore, a quorum was present. (By-Laws require twenty percent as a
A. Opening Comments
Jim welcomed those in attendance,
and announced it would be his last meeting as President.
. Approval of Minutes and
A motion was made to waive the
reading of the minutes of the August 2011 meeting. They are
available on line in written and oral form.
Marie handed out the
Treasurerís report including membership list and financials. Jim
encouraged the membership to speak to their neighbors who have not
paid their dues. It was noted that the family picnic has deteriorated
in attendance and it is difficult to estimate the amount of food.
Also the opening party was not well attended. Suggestions for
improving these events would be welcomed by the Board.
The Lake was stocked with about six hundred trout this year. Koen
would like to stock more next year and the Board will address raising
the budgeted amount. Koen was commended for his effort.
The fishing derby on July 4 had 25
participants. Skip K and Gunther had the largest trout
at two pounds twelve ounces, and Christian A (a grandson) had
the largest non-trout: a catfish weighing two pounds eight ounces
Mark explained the water quality testing process. He asked
for volunteers to assist, which requires a small investment in time
from June to October. He made copies of the report available.
Jim summarized the previous yearís three phase plan. He stated that
all but 25 of the electrical replacements have been done. Nine pumps
were replaced on a non-emergency basis. New control boxes were
replaced on all but 25 properties. This has resulted in less
maintenance by the Town.
Covers on the properties are being
replaced as they fail. Replacing manhole covers on the road still
needs to be done. The plan has gone well and the Town has been very
supportive. The three year plan looks to be realistic, and the
project is currently ahead of plan, ahead of schedule, and ahead of
budget. Jim was thanked for his efforts and he thanked the Board for
Mort brought up the issue of boater safety and there was much
discussion about the topic. He noted particularly people sitting on
the bow or transom, boating too close to canoes and kayaks, too many
boats on the water, no spotters, and tubing too fast. Safety has
fallen by the wayside. The membership was encouraged to discuss
unsafe practices with their neighbors as they see it. An accident
could jeopardize the use of motor boats on the lake.
The recommended distance of the
float from the shore was stated to be 75 feet.
A defibrillator was discussed.
This was previously addressed about five years ago and there is a
liability issue associated with this, Individual units were
Emergency response was discussed
as there is a concern that personnel are not available during the
Jim was presented
with a "BCDrawings" drawing of the view from his porch and was thanked for his
service. Jim thanked the membership for their support.
Mark was introduced as the next
Election of Board Members:
Marie D, Koen G, Ditck H, and Brenda L have
expiring terms this year and all opted to remain. There were no
nominations from the floor and they were reelected unanimously.
Jim asked for a motion to dismiss;
several people moved for it and many seconded. Accepted unanimously.
The meeting was adjourned 8:55pm.
Minutes respectfully submitted:
August 31, 2012