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The rule is that the gates remain closed if the river is higher than the lake level.   Keep up with the lake level here at LPADA.ORG

The gauge that produces the data for this report returned to service on March 13th.

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LPSD Minutes 7-12-14

Unapproved minutes

LAKE POINSETT SANITARY DISTRICT MEETING at Siouxland  07/12/14, 8:00 a.m.  Those attending: Larry Furney, Bob Anderson, Dale Larsen, Brady McGeough, Scott Pantzke, Bob Westall, Dan Molengraaf, Pat Carey (Banner Associates),  and 11 property owners.

Minutes and Treasurers Report presented.  Treasurers Report as follows:  Sewer Acct – Beginning Balance $180,745.53, Deposit – $4,699.07, Checks Written $14,497.29, Balance on Hand $170,947.31. Reserve Acct – Balance on Hand $14,087.36.  Expansion Fund – Balance on Hand  $129,501.66. Garbage Acct – Beginning Balance $53,949.01, Deposits $0, Checks Written  $7,739.02 , Balance on Hand $46,209.99.  Motion to approve reports by Dale Larsen, seconded by Brady McGeough, motion carried unanimously.

Oath of Office was signed by Brady McGeough and Scott Pantzke.

Pat Carey from Banner Associates gave update on Project Area 2 Wastewater System Expansion.  Punch list was completed yesterday. Property owner’s issues have been resolved. Pat explained the final contractor’s application, change order #2, Davis-Bacon Act Certification, and Certificate of Acceptance.  All which need to be signed.

Motion by Dale Larsen to approve the following for Project Area 2 Wastewater System Expansion – Final contractor’s application for payment #10, Nitteberg Construction Co, in the amount of $93,417.94; Change Order #2 – contract price prior to change order $2,268,246, decrease of this change order $169,064.10, contract price incorporating this change order $2,099,181.90; Davis-Bacon Act Certification; Certificate of Acceptance (project complete in accordance with terms of the contract documents),seconded by Scott Pantzke, motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Dale Larsen to approve Office Agreement with Lemme, seconded by Brady McGeough, motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Dale Larsen to increase bond on chairperson and clerk to $30,000, second by Brady McGeough, motion carried unanimously.

Maintenance report: There are issues with two pumps and will be switched out.  Property owner called and reported that it looked like sewage was in the lake on west lake drive.  After inspection, someone had dumped human feces into the lake.  Cleanup was done and investigation of source was done but unable to locate source.  Bob Westall stated he would like to come up with an award like $2500 for turning in people who are dumping feces into the lake. Furney will contact out attorney to see if we can make an ordinance on this.

Items of discussion: New sewer expansion project – board is checking into land for lagoon site. Once a site is agreed upon, board will get a purchase agreement and then get core samples. Banner is in the process of checking water depths and crew is working from both sides of east and northeast lake drive locating septic tanks, 20% to 30% done.  Septic tanks will not be pumped on east and northeast lake drive.  Timeline for bids on the new project will be in the spring.

Inspection of septic tanks that are not on the sewer systems – nothing has started yet. Once Banner is caught up on the east side will start on the west side inspecting.

Per chairman several applications for clerk have been received.  Board is working on getting an audit – no bids were received. 

Does the board have any intention of charging any type of fee to property owners not on the LPSD sewer system?  The board has no plan to charge those property owners.

Are empty lots assessed 60% of sewer rate? If the empty lot has a septic tank on it, yes; if the empty lot does not have a septic tank, no.

Is our garbage rate increasing? If it does, will it increase the amount of the garbage contractor’s increase only?

Garbage contract will be looked at in September or October.

LPSD advertised for a full time clerk, why and how is the board going to pay for this?  District is getting bigger, so we need a full time clerk.

 

Motion by Scott Pantzke to go into Executive session, seconded by Brady McGeough.

Board member’s executive session started 8:45 and out 9:09.

 

Brady McGeough stated he is resigning from the board.  Motion by Dale Larsen to accept resignation, seconded by Scott Pantzke, motion carried.

 

Motion by Dale Larsen to hire Brady McGeough for $42,500 effective immediately, seconded by Scott Pantzke.

Roll call taken: Dale Larsen – yes, Scott Pantzke – yes, Bob Anderson – no, Larry Furney – yes. Motion carried.

 

Motion to approve bills by Dale Larsen, seconded by Scott Pantzke, motion carried unanimously.

Motion to adjourn by Dale Larsen, seconded by Scott Pantzke.  Meeting adjourned.

Donna Rhody, District Clerk

It is the policy of Lake Poinsett Sanitary District not to discriminate on the basis of color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of service.

 

 

 

Proud Angler

Lander Kyle Sylvanie 11 yr and catcher Lane Liebsch 10 yr  3 1/2 pound  proud angler small mouth bass Lake Poinsett on Memorial Day 2014  by Lisa Sylvanie

Sailboat Regatta 2014

The lineup for the 2014 Regatta – See all of the photos of the thrills and spills in the photo section

Hamlin County Commission Minutes

June 6,2014

UNAPPROVED MINUTES: The Hamlin County Board of Commissioners met on June 6 with the following members present: Rudebusch, Roe, Saathoff, Tuohino and Noem. No one absent.

AGENDA: Motion by Roe seconded by Tuohino to approve the agenda as posted. All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

MINUTES: Motion by Tuohino seconded by Noem to approve the minutes of May 20 All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

SHERIFF: Chad Schlotterbeck Sheriff, Deputy Tayt Alexander and Secretary Heidi Trautner met with the Board. Chad stated his county vehicle had broke down and was getting repaired. He requested permission for Deputy Tristan Molitor and Deputy Tayt Alexander to attend a National Conference in Deadwood on August 19-21 This would go towards their retaining their certification. The Board approved such. They discussed some changes they would like to make for more room for the secretary’s office. The Board will look at the offices after the meeting today. They also discussed the 24/7 program and how the secretary helps with that.

RENEW ON-OFF SALE MALT BEVERAGE LICENSES: Motion by Noem seconded by Saathoff to renew the following applications for on-off sale malt beverage licenses: Lake Region Golf Club,Siouxland Grocery,Siouxland Bar & Grill, Kones Korner, Pier 81, and Lakeview Resort and to approve the Transfer of Kolbeck Enterprises Inc. owners Terry Popkes,Bobby Popkes and Delores Kolbeck doing business as LakeView Resort to Kolbeck Enterprises Inc doing business as Lakeview Resort to Amy Cameron. All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

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Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations to Shari Haufschild for her submission- Send us your Create a Memory

Grandpa Bob and Kaelyn

Out of Gas?

Are you tired of having to load your boat everytime you need more gas? Or possibly tired of hauling gas cans to fill your boat?  Or maybe you go to fill you boat and come to find out the gas station does not carry premium fuel?  Well those worries are now gone with the great addition of gas on the lake.  Please note that the gas dock has been moved down to Pier 81 Resort, same great service – just a new location

Hours:  Monday-Thursday    12-6

             Friday-Saturday        10-8

             Sunday                      10-6

Hours will be extended over holiday weekends

Book Nest

The Book Nest©

Do you have books or other media collecting dust?

The Book Nest© offers Lake Poinsett folks a greater variety of entertainment possibilities (you might learn something) on rainy days.

The concept of The Book Nest© is “take a book – return a book”. Periodicals and audio-visual materials are also available for exchange.

The Book Nest© number ONE is featured at Poinsett Gifts and Things (302 S Lake Dr.) in the Furney’s front yard. 

Woodcrafter Larry Furney has created these eye catching Book Nests© over the past hard winter.

Want to start your own Book Nest©? Stop by Poinsett Gifts and Things buy a Book Nest© for your yard, street corner, church, or for a community project.

Please only materials in good shape and taste.

Come by and check out our Book Nest©.

Millie Furney

Boat Tubing

Newsletter Photo Contest

 

 Newsletter Photo Contest Starts in May and runs thru the summer. We will have a new winner each month.  If you’re someone who enjoys taking pictures around the lake, submit the image(s) you like best for consideration in the next issue of Poinsett Lake News.  Email your entry to sec@lpada.com
  At this point we’re looking for pictures  you’d like to share with readers.  There are no hard and fast rules about content.  Just be sure you use good sense and good taste.

There may be a prize, and also praise and acclaim you’d receive from readers when they see your photo in print.
  The committee is still working out possible awards and we’ll have more to tell you as soon as we get photos submitted.  Please include a title for your photo, and an email and home address with your photo entry. 
  Take a camera when you’re out and about.  Good luck!

Get your photos published…

 

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14
Jul

Water Level

The rule is that the gates remain closed if the river is higher than the lake level.   Keep up with the lake level here at LPADA.ORG

The gauge that produces the data for this report returned to service on March 13th.

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13
Jul

LPSD Minutes 7-12-14

Unapproved minutes

LAKE POINSETT SANITARY DISTRICT MEETING at Siouxland  07/12/14, 8:00 a.m.  Those attending: Larry Furney, Bob Anderson, Dale Larsen, Brady McGeough, Scott Pantzke, Bob Westall, Dan Molengraaf, Pat Carey (Banner Associates),  and 11 property owners.

Minutes and Treasurers Report presented.  Treasurers Report as follows:  Sewer Acct – Beginning Balance $180,745.53, Deposit – $4,699.07, Checks Written $14,497.29, Balance on Hand $170,947.31. Reserve Acct – Balance on Hand $14,087.36.  Expansion Fund – Balance on Hand  $129,501.66. Garbage Acct – Beginning Balance $53,949.01, Deposits $0, Checks Written  $7,739.02 , Balance on Hand $46,209.99.  Motion to approve reports by Dale Larsen, seconded by Brady McGeough, motion carried unanimously.

Oath of Office was signed by Brady McGeough and Scott Pantzke.

Pat Carey from Banner Associates gave update on Project Area 2 Wastewater System Expansion.  Punch list was completed yesterday. Property owner’s issues have been resolved. Pat explained the final contractor’s application, change order #2, Davis-Bacon Act Certification, and Certificate of Acceptance.  All which need to be signed.

Motion by Dale Larsen to approve the following for Project Area 2 Wastewater System Expansion – Final contractor’s application for payment #10, Nitteberg Construction Co, in the amount of $93,417.94; Change Order #2 – contract price prior to change order $2,268,246, decrease of this change order $169,064.10, contract price incorporating this change order $2,099,181.90; Davis-Bacon Act Certification; Certificate of Acceptance (project complete in accordance with terms of the contract documents),seconded by Scott Pantzke, motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Dale Larsen to approve Office Agreement with Lemme, seconded by Brady McGeough, motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Dale Larsen to increase bond on chairperson and clerk to $30,000, second by Brady McGeough, motion carried unanimously.

Maintenance report: There are issues with two pumps and will be switched out.  Property owner called and reported that it looked like sewage was in the lake on west lake drive.  After inspection, someone had dumped human feces into the lake.  Cleanup was done and investigation of source was done but unable to locate source.  Bob Westall stated he would like to come up with an award like $2500 for turning in people who are dumping feces into the lake. Furney will contact out attorney to see if we can make an ordinance on this.

Items of discussion: New sewer expansion project – board is checking into land for lagoon site. Once a site is agreed upon, board will get a purchase agreement and then get core samples. Banner is in the process of checking water depths and crew is working from both sides of east and northeast lake drive locating septic tanks, 20% to 30% done.  Septic tanks will not be pumped on east and northeast lake drive.  Timeline for bids on the new project will be in the spring.

Inspection of septic tanks that are not on the sewer systems – nothing has started yet. Once Banner is caught up on the east side will start on the west side inspecting.

Per chairman several applications for clerk have been received.  Board is working on getting an audit – no bids were received. 

Does the board have any intention of charging any type of fee to property owners not on the LPSD sewer system?  The board has no plan to charge those property owners.

Are empty lots assessed 60% of sewer rate? If the empty lot has a septic tank on it, yes; if the empty lot does not have a septic tank, no.

Is our garbage rate increasing? If it does, will it increase the amount of the garbage contractor’s increase only?

Garbage contract will be looked at in September or October.

LPSD advertised for a full time clerk, why and how is the board going to pay for this?  District is getting bigger, so we need a full time clerk.

 

Motion by Scott Pantzke to go into Executive session, seconded by Brady McGeough.

Board member’s executive session started 8:45 and out 9:09.

 

Brady McGeough stated he is resigning from the board.  Motion by Dale Larsen to accept resignation, seconded by Scott Pantzke, motion carried.

 

Motion by Dale Larsen to hire Brady McGeough for $42,500 effective immediately, seconded by Scott Pantzke.

Roll call taken: Dale Larsen – yes, Scott Pantzke – yes, Bob Anderson – no, Larry Furney – yes. Motion carried.

 

Motion to approve bills by Dale Larsen, seconded by Scott Pantzke, motion carried unanimously.

Motion to adjourn by Dale Larsen, seconded by Scott Pantzke.  Meeting adjourned.

Donna Rhody, District Clerk

It is the policy of Lake Poinsett Sanitary District not to discriminate on the basis of color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of service.

 

 

 

27
Jun

Proud Angler

Lander Kyle Sylvanie 11 yr and catcher Lane Liebsch 10 yr  3 1/2 pound  proud angler small mouth bass Lake Poinsett on Memorial Day 2014  by Lisa Sylvanie

18
Jun

LPSD Meeting Minutes June 2014

Unapproved minutes

LAKE POINSETT SANITARY DISTRICT MEETING at Siouxland  06/14/14, 8:00 a.m.  Those attending: Larry Furney, Bob Anderson, Richard Ideker, Dale Larsen, Pat Carey (Banner Associates), 35 property owners.

Minutes and Treasurers Report presented.  Treasurers Report as follows:  Sewer Acct – Beginning Balance $173,180.61, Deposit – $9,702.00, Checks Written $2,137.08, Balance on Hand $180,745.53. Reserve Acct – Balance on Hand $14,086.26.  Expansion Fund – Balance on Hand  $122,319.60. Garbage Acct – Beginning Balance $46,460.67, Deposits $7,967.90, Checks Written  $479.56 , Balance on Hand $53,949.01.  Motion to approve reports by Bob Anderson, seconded by Richard Ideker, motion carried unanimously.

Willis Bultje prepared and presented questions and answers relative to the history and future of the Sanitary Districts projects which he would like to put on the LPADA website. Also presented 20 recommendations for which he would like the board to take action on.

Motion by Bob Anderson to put Bultje’s document on the LPADA website for public awareness, seconded by Dale Larsen, ayes – Bob Anderson, Dale Larsen, Larry Furney, nayes – Richard Ideker. Motion carried.

Motion by Bob Anderson to obtain quote for audit, seconded by Richard Ideker, motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Dale Larsen to rescind Ordinance #33 which would have increased rates by $10 a month, second by Bob Anderson, motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Bob Anderson to appoint Brady McGeough to John Heisler’s term which ends in 2016 and to appoint Scott Pantzke to Richard Ideker’s term which end in 2017, seconded by Dale Larson, motion carried unanimously.

The board would like to acknowledge and thank Richard Ideker for all the years of service on the Lake Poinsett Sanitary Board.

Motion by Bob Anderson to approve Banner agreement for professional services to assist in evaluating  the septic tanks at properties around Lake Poinsett in areas where the Sanitary District does not currently have sewer facilities (not including East Lake Drive and Northeast Lake Drive), initial limiting fee – $20,000, seconded by Brady McGeough, motion carried unanimously.

Maintenance report: Everything is running smoothly, no major issues.  

Items of discussion:   Banner Associates – working on punch list items to finish current expansion project. 148 & 150 East Lake Drive are owned and used by the same property owner. Garbage will be billed as one unit. Discussion on how garbage containers need to be placed for the automated service to be able to empty containers. Discussion regarding wages for workers compensation insurance. Homeowners should check with their homeowners policies to see if they have water backup sewer and drain coverage. It usually consists of an endorsement on their policy.   Any inspection easements that have not been received need to be billed $100  per month. Don Brown expressed concerns about his property due to the expansion on SE Lake Drive.

Motion to approve bills by Bob Anderson, seconded by Scott Pantzke, motion carried unanimously.

Motion to adjourn by Brady McGeough, seconded by Bob Anderson.  Meeting adjourned.

 

17
Jun

Lake Poinsett Water Project District Meeting Cancelled

The June 21st LPWPD meeting has been cancelled and will be held July 19 at the Church Camp Chapel at 9:00AM.

14
Jun

Sailboat Regatta 2014

The lineup for the 2014 Regatta – See all of the photos of the thrills and spills in the photo section

13
Jun

Hamlin County Commission Minutes

June 6,2014

UNAPPROVED MINUTES: The Hamlin County Board of Commissioners met on June 6 with the following members present: Rudebusch, Roe, Saathoff, Tuohino and Noem. No one absent.

AGENDA: Motion by Roe seconded by Tuohino to approve the agenda as posted. All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

MINUTES: Motion by Tuohino seconded by Noem to approve the minutes of May 20 All members voting Aye. Motion Carried.

SHERIFF: Chad Schlotterbeck Sheriff, Deputy Tayt Alexander and Secretary Heidi Trautner met with the Board. Chad stated his county vehicle had broke down and was getting repaired. He requested permission for Deputy Tristan Molitor and Deputy Tayt Alexander to attend a National Conference in Deadwood on August 19-21 This would go towards their retaining their certification. The Board approved such. They discussed some changes they would like to make for more room for the secretary’s office. The Board will look at the offices after the meeting today. They also discussed the 24/7 program and how the secretary helps with that.

RENEW ON-OFF SALE MALT BEVERAGE LICENSES: Motion by Noem seconded by Saathoff to renew the following applications for on-off sale malt beverage licenses: Lake Region Golf Club,Siouxland Grocery,Siouxland Bar & Grill, Kones Korner, Pier 81, and Lakeview Resort and to approve the Transfer of Kolbeck Enterprises Inc. owners Terry Popkes,Bobby Popkes and Delores Kolbeck doing business as LakeView Resort to Kolbeck Enterprises Inc doing business as Lakeview Resort to Amy Cameron. All members voting Aye. Motion Carried. Read more

7
Jun

Funnel Cloud May 31st

Abbey Taubert Photo of a  funnel cloud on Lake Poinsett May 31st 2014

6
Jun

Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations to Shari Haufschild for her submission- Send us your Create a Memory

Grandpa Bob and Kaelyn

28
May

Memorial Day – Pre-Dawn