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Town Hall: Positive Trends and ‘Thanks’ to members

By Troy Lesan “It’s always nice to start a meeting by saying the Dues and Assessments will be lower,” Finance Committee Chair John Kmetz stated. His comment was part of a positive Finance Committee/Dredge Committee report at the Town Hall held Saturday Feb. 20, via Zoom. Because of the confidence shown by membership and the resulting strong performance in 2020, the onetime dredge assessment from 2020 will fall off. Yes, dues and assessments will be lower in 2021 (see financial statements and details about Annual Meeting in the pages of this month’s Lake Viking News). Membership was encouraged to pass this favorable budget at the Annual Meeting on March 7, 2021 (also via Zoom). In 2021, VVA will continue to meet the challenges of a major upgrade with an engineered Dredge Silt Basin as explained by Dredge Committee Chair Shawn Hepinstall. An important part of the 2021 budget is the ratification of the five-year plan, which has resulted in an accumulation of additional funds in the deferred Capital Maintenance Fund. This fund is a reserve that provides additional financial security when the expenses for Capital Gains and Silt Basin Construction occur in 2021. Membership is encouraged to continue the progress that began in 2020 with a vote of approval for the 2021 Budget. Thanks to members for strong support of VVA initiatives in the past.

*COVID-19 Precaution*

Face masks are now required by all, prior to entering the association office, safety office or maintenance area.

February 2021

Volume 33, No. 10

VVA Board of Directors Meeting Feb. 14, 2021 On page 3

VIRTUAL ANNUAL MEETING

If you would like to read the minutes of the 2020 Viking Valley Association Annual Meeting, view the April 2020 issue of Lake Viking News: https://issuu.com/gpcink/docs/04_april_2020downsize?fr=sMWQ2MTEyNTc4OTg OR, you may go directly to www.lakevikingmo.com Under the tab “FAQ & Messages,” go to “Lake Viking News” Scroll to bottom for Digital Archive for April 2020 edition

MARCH 7, 2021

Please email vva2@grundyec.net to be added to the Lake Viking email distribution list, which will include all Zoom meeting links. Please include your lot# with your request

2:00-3:30PM Zoom business 3:30-4:30PM Vote @ clubhouse A-M 4:30-5:30PM Vote @ clubhouse N-Z 6:00PM Zoom results

VIKING VALLEY ASSOCIATION, INC. ANNUAL MEETING OF MEMBERS MARCH 7, 2021 AGENDA

Call to Order at 2:00 p.m.: Susan Zalenski Prayer: Troy Lesan Moment of Silence for members we have lost Introduction of Board Members

President: Susan Zalenski 1st Vice President: Mark Leggett 2nd Vice President: Mike Booth Secretary: Tony Gronniger

Asst. Secretary: Celeste Armanees Treasurer: Troy Lesan Asst. Treasurer: Marvin McNabb

President Report Ask for motion to accept the orders of the day Approval of Minutes: March 1, 2020 Annual Meeting Recognition of Committees - Committee reports available for review and submitted in writing Recognize Award Winners • Loa Parkhurst Volunteer of the Year • Nevin Burns Safety Awareness Award Shawn Hepinstall – Dredge report Lake Managers Report – Written report Presentation on By-Law changes -Celeste Armanees Finance Committee (John Kmetz) motions and discussion – 2-minute discussion periods •Five-year plan - 2021 Budget - Capital Needs Budget – Assessments Vote on Assessments (includes the 5-year plan 4 % increase) • Special Assessments = $527.00 • Special Lake Assessments = $151.00 • Special Road Assessments = $33.00 • Capital Project Assessment = $41.00 Total Assessments for 1 lot, including $75.00 Dues = $827.00 (a$123 decrease from last year)

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Vote for new board of directors; 2 positions. Introduction of Candidates: Nominations from the floor. If none, ask that nominations be accepted as read. Each candidate will have 5 minutes to introduce +Q&A Voting Instructions: Polls at clubhouse open from 3:30-5:30. Recommend last names A-M vote in clubhouse from 3:30-4:30; N-Z vote in clubhouse from 4:30-5:30. Polls close at 5:30. Those in line will be allowed to vote. Voting from vehicle in clubhouse parking lot for anyone health compromised. Masks and social distancing required. Introduce voting officers: Sally Black, Rhonda Lambert, and Nan Burge (ballot counters) Suspend meeting to cast ballots: Ballots will include voting on the 5-year plan, 2021 budget, by-law changes, and new board members. Recommendation: A-M vote from 3:30-4:30; N-Z vote from 4:30-5:30. Polls close at 5:30. Masks and social distancing required for voting at clubhouse. 6:00 – Reconvene meeting to announce election results Announcements: After adjournment, 2021 Board Members will meet for committee assignments. Adjourn


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VVA February Board Meeting Call to Order Susan Zalenski, lot 364, called the meeting to order, via Zoom, at 6:34 p.m. Board members present were Mark Leggett, lot 72; Tony Gronniger, lot 2281; Celeste Armanees, lot 62; Troy Lesan, lot 576; Marvin McNabb, lot 28; and Mike Booth, lot 1259. Troy Lesan led in prayer. Approval of Minutes Mark Leggett moved to approve the minutes of the January 10, 2021, board meeting. Marvin McNabb seconded; motion passed. Dredge Committee Report Shawn Hepinstall introduced Steve Warger. Steve Warger is the engineer the committee has been working with to develop the new structures needed for our dredging operations. The committee has looked at many options over the last year to fit our needs. A prototype was built at the Garney area which gave us a huge amount of information pertaining to capacity, drainage, settling and using multiple ponds. It will take an entire season, spring through summer, to build the structures for the south end site. Shawn turned it over to Steve to discuss the design plans. There are about 74,000 cubic yards of volume at the south end now that does not drain. We will be using a series of ponds to remove silt from the dredging. The total volume in the proposed ponds will be approximately 91,900 cubic yards. The proposed area is set up for phasing and alternate use of the ponds, if necessary. The committee looked at all available areas, including the east side of Lake Viking Terrace, west side of Lake Viking Terrace, and north of the existing silt basin. The east side is where the committee is recommending to build the structures. The west side will be used for future expansion or be used for excess material storage. Basically, what [Continued on Page 6]

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2021 Proposed Dues & Assesments 2021 PROPOSED DUES ASSESSMENTS

2021 PROPOSED DUES & ASSESSMENTS Dues

$

75.00

Special Assessments

$

527.00

Special Lake Assessments

$

151.00

Special Road Assessments

$

33.00

Capital Project Assessment

$

41.00

2021 Total * One lot

$

827.00

4% increase on Special Assmt, Special Lake Assmt, Special Road Assmt and Capital Project Assessment.

2020 Dues & Assessments Dues

$

75.00

Special Assessments

$

507.00

Special Lake Assessments

$

146.00

Special Road Assessments

$

32.00

Capital Project Assessment

$

40.00

**Dredge Assessment

$

150.00

2020 Total * One Lot

$

950.00

**Dredge Assmt drops off for 2021


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2021 BUDGET WORKSHEET

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Lake Viking News 2021 PROPOSED BUDGET EXPENSES

Membership Dues

$

94,000.00

Gross Wages-Admin

Special Assessments

$

864,000.00

Gross Wages-Maint

Special Lake Assessments

$

163,000.00

Gross Income Wages-Dredge/Spec. Lake

Dredge Assessment

$

Additional Dredge Employee

$

32,500.00

Special Lake Accrual

$

48,500.00

Ramp Gate Assessment

$

5,100.00

Special Road Assessments

$

54,500.00

Deferred Maint./Capital Projects Assmts.

$

49,300.00

Collections on Delinquent Accts

$

20,000.00

Service Charge

$

8,000.00

Credit Card Convenience Fees

$

5,000.00

Campground income

$

83,000.00

Mowing receipts

$

12,000.00

Building Permit Fee

$

50,000.00

Clubhouse Income

$

5,000.00

Sales Income

$

4,000.00

Community Area Sales

$

238,666.00

Cemetery Income

$

500.00

Special Rd Dist 1

$

5,000.00

Fire Department Income

$

1,000.00

Activities Income

$

10,000.00

Interest Earned

$

10,000.00

roposed

Total Income EXPENSES

$

3,000.00

$

23,000.00

$ 1,789,066.00 2021 Proposed

4,000.00

Gross Wages-Admin

$

146,000.00

4,000.00

Gross Wages-Maint

$

150,000.00

3,000.00

Gross Wages-Dredge/Spec. Lake

$

40,000.00

Gross Wages-Security

$

116,000.00

2,500.00

Gross Wages-Housekeeping

$

5,000.00

8,500.00

Gross Wages-Pool

$

5,000.00

5,100.00

Credit Card Merchant Fees Net Income from Operations Employer FICA Tax Expense Less capital expenses

$

$

5,000.00 (78,434.00)

8,000.00

$ EmployeeMaint./Capital Retirement Project Expense $ $ Deferred Administrative Expense $ $ Employee Insurance $

34,000.00 (249,270.00)

5,000.00

Insurance & Bonds

$

82,000.00

3,000.00

Taxes. Licenses & Permits

$

140,000.00

2,000.00

Legal & Professional

$

6,000.00

0,000.00

Promotional & Advertisement

$

10,000.00

5,000.00

Office Expense

$

10,000.00

4,000.00

Postage Expense

$

5,000.00

8,666.00

Maintenance Expense

$

45,000.00

Mowing Contract Expense

$

1,500.00

5,000.00

Roads

$

190,000.00

1,000.00

Roads (DCSRD #1)

$

1,000.00

0,000.00

Ramp Gate Expense

$

3,500.00

0,000.00

Security Expense

$

10,000.00

9,300.00

0,000.00

500.00

Viking Valley Association 2021 Proposed Viking Valley Association INCOME VS. BUDGET INCOME VS BUDGET

2021 Proposed

Misc Income 21 PROPOSED BUDGET

4,500.00

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INCOME

Contract Income- PWSD # 3

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$

9,500.00 (50,000.00) 6,000.00 (377,704.00) 38,000.00

3,000.00

Fire Dept Expense

$

7,500.00

3,000.00

Special Lake Expense

$

100,000.00

9,066.00

Silt Basin Construction

$

535,000.00

Interest Expense

$

Electricity

$

56,000.00

Phone

$

7,000.00

Water

$

10,000.00

Heat

$

5,000.00

Fuel Dredge Fuel

$

25,000.00

$

20,000.00

8,434.00)

Trash Expense

$

19,000.00

9,270.00)

Campground Expense

$

8,000.00

0,000.00)

Deed / Lien Expense

$

1,000.00

7,704.00)

Cemetery Expense

$

500.00

Activities Expense

$

8,000.00

Misc Expense

$

5,000.00

Fish Stocking

$

2,000.00

Total Operating Expense

$

1,867,500.00

$ (78,434.00) $ (249,270.00) $ (50,000.00) $ (377,704.00)

$

150,000.00

$

40,000.00

$

116,000.00

Special Lake Assessments Gross 4200 Wages-Housekeeping $ 4201 Dredge Assessment

5,000.00

(400...

Membership Dues

Gross 4100 Wages-Security Special Assessments

ACTUAL

Postage Expense

Maintenance Expense

Total Income

Expenses MowingOperating Contract Expense

$

5,000.00

$

45,000.00

$

1,500.00

6000 Gross Wages-Administrative Gross Wages-Maintenance$ Roads 6001 6002 Gross Wages-Dredge {Sp. Lake} Roads 6003 (DCSRD #1) Gross Wages-Safety $ 6004 Gross Wages-Housekeeping Ramp Gate 6005 ExpenseGross Wages - Lifeguard $ 6006 Credit Card Merchant Fees Security Expense Employer FICA Tax Expense $ 6010 6049 Employee Retirement Fire Dept Expense Administrative Expense $ 6050 Employee Insurance Special6051 Lake Expense $ 6052 Insurance & Bonds 6053Construction Taxes, Licenses & Permits $ Silt Basin 6054 Legal & Professional Interest6056 Expense Promotional & Advertisement $ 6100 Office Expense Electricity $ 6103 Postage 6200 Maintenance Expense Phone 6210 Mowing-Contract Expense $ 6250 Roads Water 6251 Roads {Special Rd. District}$ Ramp Gate Expense Heat 6300 $ 6400 Safety Expense Fire Department Expense $ Fuel 6450 6500 Special Lake Expense Dredge6501 Fuel $ Silt Basin Construction 6550 Interest Expense Trash Expense $ 6600 Electricity 6700 Phones Campground Expense $ 6750 Water Heat {Propane} Deed / 6800 Lien Expense $ 6900 Fuel {Gas/Diesel} 6901Expense Dredge Fuel Cemetery $ 7000 Trash Expense 7100Expense Campground Expense Activities $ 7300 Deed / Lien Expense 7600 Cemetery Expense {Reimb} Misc Expense $ 7795 Activities Expense 7800 Misc. Expense Fish Stocking $ 7900 Fish Stocking

Total Operating Expense

$

1,000.00 3,500.00 10,000.00 7,500.00 100,000.00 535,000.00 56,000.00 7,000.00 10,000.00 5,000.00 25,000.00 20,000.00 19,000.00 8,000.00 1,000.00 500.00 8,000.00 5,000.00 2,000.00 1,867,500.00

Net Income (Loss) before Taxes Capital Expenditures

Net Income (Loss) after Taxes

1/19/2021

53,974.60

%

105.57% 107.22% 105.60% 101.85% 101.61% 101.66% 187.73% 106.44% 98.40% 48.72% 335.38% 145.97% 107.95% 70.29% 185.44% 89.50% 137.50% 91.63% 831.60% 99.05% 10.00% 119.60% 296.68% 81.00% 302.04% ------------107.20% -------------

0.00

53,974.60

0.00%

------------------- ------------------- ------------------- ------------$922,896.77 $318,156.00 $604,740.77 290.08% =========== =========== =========== =======

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VARIANCE

143,913.04 143,000.00 913.04 100.64% 148,382.79 140,000.00 8,382.79 105.99% 23,302.60 40,000.00 (16,697.40) 58.26% 108,073.84 114,000.00 (5,926.16) 94.80% 3,195.07 6,000.00 (2,804.93) 53.25% 4,822.92 1,500.00 3,322.92 321.53% 6,358.48 4,500.00 1,858.48 141.30% 34,877.14 34,000.00 877.14 102.58% 8,756.24 8,500.00 256.24 103.01% 10,387.85 7,000.00 3,387.85 148.40% 28,437.63 36,000.00 (7,562.37) 78.99% 83,904.20 80,000.00 3,904.20 104.88% 33,506.65 30,000.00 3,506.65 111.69% 11,433.43 6,000.00 5,433.43 190.56% 9,690.00 10,000.00 (310.00) 96.90% 10,575.76 9,500.00 1,075.76 111.32% 4,622.32 5,000.00 (377.68) 92.45% 44,469.45 40,000.00 4,469.45 111.17% 1,400.00 1,500.00 (100.00) 93.33% 137,303.60 120,000.00 17,303.60 114.42% 62.12 1,000.00 (937.88) 6.21% 7,891.05 1,500.00 6,391.05 526.07% 11,413.15 8,000.00 3,413.15 142.66% 5,233.22 7,500.00 (2,266.78) 69.78% 146,658.78 95,000.00 51,658.78 154.38% 7,540.00 600,000.00 (592,460.00) 1.26% 1,768.20 3,000.00 (1,231.80) 58.94% 52,802.19 52,000.00 802.19 101.54% 7,057.53 6,500.00 557.53 108.58% 10,094.11 9,000.00 1,094.11 112.16% 3,220.72 5,000.00 (1,779.28) 64.41% 22,250.79 25,000.00 (2,749.21) 89.00% 1,965.63 15,000.00 (13,034.37) 13.10% 17,253.51 13,500.00 3,753.51 127.80% 13,576.40 7,500.00 6,076.40 181.02% 734.75 1,000.00 (265.25) 73.48% 123.99 500.00 (376.01) 24.80% 11,355.05 8,000.00 3,355.05 141.94% 7,741.56 4,000.00 3,741.56 193.54% 2,000.00 2,000.00 0.00 100.00% ------------------- ------------------- ------------------- ------------1,188,155.76 1,701,500.00 (513,344.24) 69.83% ------------------- ------------------- ------------------- ------------$976,871.37 $318,156.00 $658,715.37 307.04%

190,000.00

Total Operating Expenses

1590

BUDGET

$92,905.27 $88,000.00 $4,905.27 858,160.45 800,384.00 57,776.45 162,195.30 153,587.00 8,608.30 243,072.00 238,650.00 4,422.00 32,333.40 31,820.00 513.40 48,520.00 47,730.00 790.00 5,632.00 3,000.00 2,632.00 54,110.70 50,835.00 3,275.70 48,216.75 49,000.00 (783.25) 14,615.84 30,000.00 (15,384.16) 25,153.28 7,500.00 17,653.28 4,379.11 3,000.00 1,379.11 80,961.62 75,000.00 5,961.62 8,434.84 12,000.00 (3,565.16) 74,175.00 40,000.00 34,175.00 4,475.00 5,000.00 (525.00) 5,500.00 4,000.00 1,500.00 307,565.00 335,650.00 (28,085.00) 4,158.00 500.00 3,658.00 6,933.34 7,000.00 (66.66) 100.00 1,000.00 (900.00) 11,959.57 10,000.00 1,959.57 23,734.44 8,000.00 15,734.44 2,430.00 3,000.00 (570.00) 45,306.22 15,000.00 30,306.22 ------------------- ------------------- ------------------2,165,027.13 2,019,656.00 145,371.13 ------------------- ------------------- -------------------

Gross 4202 Wages-Pool Additional Dredge Employee$ 5,000.00 4203 Special Lake Accrual 4150 Merchant Ramp Credit Card FeesGate Assessment $ 5,000.00 4300 Special Road Assessments 4350FICA Tax Expense Deferred Maint./Capital Projects Assmts. Employer $ 34,000.00 4250 Collections-Delinquent Accts. Employee $ 9,500.00 4400Retirement Service Charge 4401 Credit Card Convenience Fee Administrative Expense $ 6,000.00 (450... Campground Income 4550 Mowing Receipts Employee Insurance $ 38,000.00 4600 Building Permit Fee 4650 Insurance & Bonds Clubhouse Income $ 82,000.00 4700 Sales Income Community Area Sales Taxes.4701 Licenses & Permits $ 140,000.00 4800 Cemetery Income {Reimb} Legal &4850 ProfessionalSpecial Road Dist. #1 $ 6,000.00 4860 Fire Department Income Promotional $ 10,000.00 4870 & Advertisement Activities Income 4900 Interest Earned Office Expense 10,000.00 4910 Contract Income-P.W.S.D. $ #3 4950 Misc. Income

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Net Income from Operations Less Captial Expenses Deferred Maint./Capital Project Expense

For the Twelve Months Ending December 31, 2020 $ twelve 146,000.00 for the months ending Dec. 31, 2020

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VIKING VALLEY ASSOCIATION www.LakeVikingMo.com 2021 CAPITAL EXPENDITURES

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VIKING VALLEY ASSOCIATION 2021 CAPITAL EXPENDITURES Maintenance Pickup

$

10,000.00

Furnace/AC for Office

$

7,000.00

Track skid loader

$

40,000.00

Road tubes

$

25,000.00

Doors @ Maintenance

$

10,000.00

Dock & Lift

$

20,000.00

Fire Department SCBA cylinders

$

10,000.00

Ranger

$

9,000.00

Dump Truck

$

20,000.00

Mini Excavator trade

$

25,000.00

Safety Boat

$

73,270.00

TOTAL BUDGETED CAPITAL EXPENDITURES$

249,270.00

Viking Valley Association VikingCOMPARATIVE Valley Association BALANCE SHEET COMPARATIVE BALANCE SHEET December 31, 2020

Dec. 31, 2020

12/31/20

12/31/19

VARIANCE

Assets Current Assets 1052 1056 1057 1058 1059 1061 1062 1066 1063 1064 1067 1065 1113 1500.00

BTC Bank Gen Checking BTC Bank CD #2 BTC ICS Edward Jones CD#1 BTC Bank CD State Farm Bank MM Ed Jones CD#2 Capital Projects Ed Jones Capital Projects (Cash) Edward Jones CD Interest Edward Jones CD#4 Edward Jones Money Market Edward Jones CD#5 Farmers Bank Cemetery Petty Cash

Total Current Assets

Fixed Assets 1590 1600 1605 1610 1615 1620

Current Year Cap Expenditures Equipment Buildings & Fixtures Accumulated Depr.-Equipment Lots Held For Resale Land (Lots) Total Fixed Assets

Other Assets 1900 1910

State Inc. Tax Prepaid Federal Inc. Tax Prepaid Total Other Assets Total Assets

Liabilities & Equity Current Liabilities 2000 SIT Payables 2010 FIT Payables 2020 FICA Payables 2030 FUTA Payables 2040 SUTA Payables 2085 Insurance Witholding 2086 Garnishment / Support 2089 Simple IRA 2097 PPP Loan 2098 Commerce Bank (dredge)

Total Current Liabilities

Owners' Equity 3000 Investment in Fixed Assets 3560... Retained Earnings (400... Current Income Total Owners' Equity Total Liabilities & Equity

$35,145.41 31,876.73 1,309,237.58 225,000.00 0.00 29,492.70 67,000.00 50,000.00 16,646.22 110,000.00 127,000.00 0.00 19,896.63 500.00

$159,322.71 31,876.73 182,257.42 225,000.00 0.00 29,465.24 67,000.00 0.00 121,960.24 110,000.00 0.00 225,000.00 16,806.79 500.00

($124,177.30) 0.00 1,126,980.16 0.00 0.00 27.46 0.00 50,000.00 (105,314.02) 0.00 127,000.00 (225,000.00) 3,089.84 0.00

------------------------- ------------------------- ------------------------2,021,795.27 1,169,189.13 852,606.14 ------------------------- ------------------------- -------------------------

53,974.60 73,287.70 (19,313.10) 2,429,323.84 2,403,863.34 25,460.50 821,098.81 773,271.61 47,827.20 (2,119,822.35) (2,119,822.35) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 26,935.33 26,935.33 0.00 ------------------------- ------------------------- ------------------------1,211,510.23 1,157,535.63 53,974.60 ------------------------- ------------------------- -------------------------

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1,352.95 0.00 0.00 10.67 34.03 0.00 0.00 3,292.60 0.00 72,720.28

119.99 0.00 0.00 (10.67) (34.03) 0.00 0.00 (1.84) 0.00 (72,720.28)

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599,143.73 599,143.73 0.00 1,651,361.70 1,307,079.28 344,282.42 976,871.37 343,091.22 633,780.15 ------------------------- ------------------------- ------------------------3,227,376.80 2,249,314.23 978,062.57 ------------------------- ------------------------- ------------------------3,232,140.50 2,326,724.76 905,415.74 ============== ============== ==============

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Please email vva2@grundyec.net to be added to the Lake Viking email distribution list, which will include all Zoom meeting links Annual Meeting…During A Pandemic It’s time again to start thinking about our VVA 2021 Annual Meeting. Due to the pandemic, this annual meeting will be online. This isn’t our preferred way to conduct our 2021 annual meeting. However, we are in a pandemic and now is not the time to have large gatherings. Because of that, we have decided to conduct the annual meeting online using Zoom. Some of you may have not used Zoom before. We will need to have your email address to send you the Zoom link information to join the meeting. Please call Ellen at the office or send her an email at vva2@grundyec.net to get added to the email distribution list. We will also send instructions through our email distribution list on how to join the Zoom meeting. The goal of this meeting will be to focus on the business that we must complete at our annual meeting in a safe manner (Zoom). It will be done online and conducted in three segments: 1. 2:00 pm – 3:30 – This block will cover the business presentation traditionally at our annual meeting. We will have the Finance Committee presentation of the 5-year plan and the 2021 budget. The Finance Committee has also scheduled a Zoom townhall meeting on February 20, 2021, to discuss and familiarize members with the 5-year plan and the proposed 2021 budget prior to the annual meeting. We will introduce candidates for board of directors and take nominations from the floor for board members. Board candidates will deliver their presentation during this segment. We will also conduct any other business to come before the annual meeting. 2. 3:30-5:30 (Vote at clubhouse) – We will suspend the meeting to allow in-person voting at the clubhouse for board of directors, 2021 budget, and 5-year financial plan. We will encourage people with last names starting with A-M to vote from 3:30-4:30 and with last names starting from N-Z to vote from 4:30-5:30 to help manage the gathering of members. However, voting will be open from 3:30-5:30 for anyone wanting to vote. As you come to the clubhouse, we will confirm you are a member in good standing and give you a ballot. Voting stations will be socially distanced at the clubhouse and disinfected between voters. Masks will be required. We will have masks at the door for 1/19/2021 members who may forget their mask. If you are health compromised and prefer to vote from your car in the parking lot of the clubhouse, we will bring your ballot to you in your car. Voting will stop at 5:30 pm. Members in line will be allowed to vote. We will have election judges who are not Lake Viking members count the votes. 3. 6:00 pm (Zoom) – We will reconvene the Zoom session to announce the results of the board of director elections and the results of the 2021 budget, and 5-year plan. We will adjourn our annual meeting and the new board of directors will meet in executive session to determine officers and committees. We understand this is different than any annual meeting ever done in the history of VVA. By voting at the clubhouse, we are meeting the by-law requirements to vote in person. There may be some learning curves with an annual online meeting, and we ask your patience and understanding during the meeting. We are trying to conduct our annual meeting safely for our members and as required by the bylaws. The board and staff are committed to doing their best based on the situation in which we find ourselves. We are optimistic that these changes will ensure the health and safety of all Lake Viking members.


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we will be building is four ponds and they will be tiered to help the silt to settle out and dewater. The preliminary cost estimate for this project is $680,000. The accumulated 2020 funds and estimated 2021 funds is approximately $818,000. Mark Leggett asked what the next steps would be if the board approves this plan. Shawn explained the RFP’s would be sent out sometime in April and then allow 30 to 60 days for responses. Then once a bid has been approved it could be mid-summer before construction could start. Robert Hayes advised that final drawings and specifications need to be completed before the RFP could be sent out and the actual construction season could depend on the bids received. Mark Leggett moved to approve the Dredge Committee’s proposal. Troy Lesan seconded; motion carried. Susan Zalenski thanked the Dredge Committee for all their hard work and commitment to our dredging operations. Shawn also thanked our maintenance crew and Lake Manager, Pat, Riley, Shad, Paula and all other team members for their work on this project.

Committee Reports Handbook Committee Celeste Armanees reported the committee has two proposed rule changes to be discussed later in the meeting under board discussions. Finance Committee Troy Lesan reported the that the Finance Committee met Feb 10; John Kmetz Chair and eight other members were present with two guests. One of the guests was Patrick Roth representing Morgan Stanley. Patrick operates out of a branch office on the Plaza in Kansas City which manages over 2 billion in assets. He explained the VVA Investment Strategy consists of a mix of bonds and core stocks which are all reviewed on a daily basis by Morgan Stanley Global Investment Committee. Maintenance fees are at a rate of 1/12 of annual fee deducted monthly. Patrick is available at any time should we need him to move funds. One item of discussion, the VVA still holds four CDs that are paying decent interest. A few weeks ago, Patrick discovered an opportunity where

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one of our CD’s with Edward Jones was worth more than value at maturity, but only a few days earlier I had reported to board of directors we would keep those funds until maturity. Since I had made this report, which was included in the minutes, we felt it would be disingenuous if we immediately turned around and cashed one in. Neither John nor I had any idea that this was feasible, but we would like to inform the board that this option may exist and make sure that the board is ok with cashing in one or more of these CD’s early if the opportunity for gain occurs again. We also had a QuickBooks implementation review from Marvin McNabb. Thanks to Marvin for working hard on this project. He has compiled a conversion timeline for board review. This timeline outlines costs that include the possibility of more investment on inhouse infrastructure. He has identified a QuickBooks plan that fits our needs as well as available tech support. Marvin has a schedule for step-by-step implementation that he has distributed to board members and he will discuss in depth later. Financial statements were reviewed with no exceptions noted only a month into operations. There was also a brief discussion about the funds schedule with no changes recommended. In new business, it has been recommended that late fee penalties be increased from present rate of 1%. This will be taken up at the April committee meeting. Also discussed were plans for a projected April delivery of the new boat. Shad has contacted a trucking company that might be willing to transport the boat from Oregon to Lake Viking at a reasonable cost. He was encouraged to pursue that option. Finally, there was discussion on the Finance Committee/Dredge Committee Town Hall for February 20. A couple of highlights: 1) VVA wants to thank membership for their confidence in voting to approve the 2020 budget including ratification of the 5-year plan. 2021 dues and assessments will be lower than 2020 as a result of the one-time dredge assessment falling off. This assessment along with community area sales has put VVA in a position to address the challenges of building the new silt structure, which was our intent. We will elaborate further at the Town Hall and we encourage membership to attend via zoom presentation. Strategic Planning Committee No Report Activities Committee Celeste Armanees reported there has been a change in the scheduling of a band in August. That band is now scheduled for September 4. There will be an activities committee meeting on March 4 to discuss potential activities for 2021. Building Committee Marvin McNabb reported there were seven permits approved in January. There was one new house permit. Fire Department No Report Campground Committee Mike Booth reported he had met with Flint and Mary Hibler about the software recommendations for the campground. The reservation piece of the software is not something that we are interested in, but maybe use Excel for this part. The financial side we would like to look at QuickBooks. Flint and Mary Hibler are

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Eagle Watch

Troy Lesan

We have run numerous pictures of eagles in this paper but at Lake Viking, eagles are a subject that most of us never tire of. These pictures were taken by Jeff Hower who has contributed many excellent photographs from numerous Lake Viking events over the years. The pictures were posted on Lake Viking Group Facebook where Jeff noted to photography enthusiasts that he used a Nikon P900 camera, 2000 mm zoom, at a distance of 250-300 yards. The frigid weather with frozen lake and temperatures as low as 14 below didn’t seem to bother the eagles as evidenced by two of the photos that show an eagle in the process of catching a fish

A nice catch

Enjoying a tasty meal

The Three R’s:

Reduce, Reuse & Recycle By Michael Booth

This year has seen a lot more activity at Lake Viking because of more from our lake family social distancing here. While we enjoy our time at the lake it has also increased the amount of waste that we generate. This has been a challenge for the Board of Directors to seek ways to keep the cost down for waste services. The following article provides a system that we all may limit the amount of waste that we generate.

Juvenile eagles are marked by darker colors. A young one (wings raised) seems to be admiring its reflection in the water.

We can’t forget the lowly crows who are waiting to scavenge the scraps.

Tips on reducing waste and conserving Reduce The best way to manage waste is to not resources. produce it. This can be done by shopping The three R’s — reduce, reuse and recycle carefully and being aware of a few — all help to cut down on the amount guidelines: of waste we throw away. They conserve natural resources, landfill space and • Buy products in bulk. Larger, economy sized products or ones in concentrated energy. form use less packaging and usually cost less per ounce. Plus, the three R’s save land and money that communities use to dispose of waste • Avoid over-packaged goods, especially into landfills. Creating a new landfill ones packed with several materials has become a difficult process and more such as foil, paper and plastic. They are expensive due to the environmental difficult to recycle, plus you pay more for regulations and public opposition. the package. Missouri has a goal of reducing the amount • Avoid disposable goods, such as paper of waste that goes into landfills by 40%. plates, cups, napkins, razors and lighters. Throwaways contribute to the problem, Everyone can help meet this goal. and cost more because they must be The Missouri Department of Natural replaced again and again. Resources’ Waste Management Program is charged with a number of duties and Reuse It makes economic and environmental responsibilities to help ensure solid sense to reuse products. Sometimes it waste is managed in a way that protects takes creativity: both public health and the environment. Development of the Missouri Solid • Reuse products for the same purpose. Waste Management Plan is one of these Save paper and plastic bags, and repair responsibilities. Please visit https://dnr. broken appliances, furniture and toys. mo.gov/env/swmp/rrr/index.html for more information. [Continued on Page 9]


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VVA February Board Meeting tracking their hours spent on campground issues and would work to help develop the Campground Manager position this year and then hire someone for that position next year. Lake Committee No Report Infraction Committee / Safety Mark Leggett reported the building permit module has been installed on the Safety App. This will allow them to pull up a permit onsite and not have to go to the office and pull the paperwork to see what’s on that permit. Lake Manager Report (Shad Mort) 1. The trash RFP’s have been sent to four different companies with a deadline of March 15 to have their bid back to us. 2. The Ingress/Egress agreement for the land around the area of lot 301. The title company sent us a document that will help write this document. 3. Fireworks will be July 3, 2021. 4. Snow/road conditions: Shad thanked the maintenance department for all the hours and time spent working on clearing the roads. We cannot get the roads clear right now. The material we put down does not work in extreme temperatures like we are having. 5. Annual Meeting: This is a zoom meeting, but we will be voting in the clubhouse. We are setting up six tables with one person voting at a time at each table. We will have three people at the door checking people in. There will be two people wiping down the tables after people have voted. There will also be two people outside in case someone cannot get to the clubhouse. We will give them a ballot. We have three counters lined up to tally the votes. Mark Leggett suggested we use 8’ tables and have a chair at each end of the tables so two people can vote at one table. Masks will be required. Financials Tony Gronniger moved to approve the financial reports. Troy Lesan seconded; motion passed. Guest Time: No guest time. Board Discussions 1. Town Hall Meeting: There will be a Town Hall Meeting on Saturday, February 20,2021 at 2:00. The Finance Committee will present the 2021 Budget, Capital Expenditures, and 5-year plan along with a recap of yearend 2020. Troy Lesan reported we have a lot to feel good about with our income. It was higher in 2020 than it has ever been, but we will need that extra income to balance the expenses in 2021. We do not have any outstanding debt right now, as we paid off the dredge loan in 2020, but the accumulated income is showing that the 5-year plan that was implemented four years ago is working. We are building some reserves and will be able to finance the new silt basin for our dredge program. Shawn Hepinstall will give a dredge presentation. 2. Campground discussion: • Internet Proposal Mike Booth presented an internet proposal from Internet Associates out of Cameron for the campground. Several campground members have asked if it is possible to get internet in the campground. Internet Associates would need a minimum of five people signed up for internet before they would invest in putting in the equipment. Mike

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has a list of twelve people already interested and another twelve possible. Internet Associates laid out a plan for installing at least one pole with a dish on top and a second pole depending on the number of people signed up. The installation of these poles and future electricity and repair costs are the expense of Internet Associates. We will look into internet for Campground 2. Mike Booth moved to allow Internet Associates to install up to two poles and the equipment necessary to provide internet service in Campground 1. Troy Lesan seconded; motion carried. • Campground Study Recommendations Celeste Armanees reminded everyone about the ad hoc committee that did the campground study in December discussed at length during past Zoom meetings. As recommended by the campground study, the following motion is merely to implement what was already approved at last month’s board meeting, which approved making the campground an “all-inclusive self-sustaining line item on VVA’s overall budget”, to include all fees and expenses of the campground. Tony Gronniger moved that campground fees be evaluated annually and every 3 years, as follows: a) Annually (November of each year) the Finance Committee will review campground fees to assure that the coming year’s fees provide adequate funding for the short-term and long-term future needs of the campground. Based on this review each November, an all-inclusive self-sustaining price increase will be enacted in full, effective the next camping season. Susan pointed out that work/preparation for this should occur prior to the November meeting. b) At least once every three years, the board of directors will perform a more thorough comprehensive review of “all things campground”, which includes updating the 2020 Campground Study and gaining input from the campground committee, campground manager and campground members on any potential changes. Mike Booth commented, as a board member, he did not receive this proposal or motion. Celeste Armanees said this motion is merely proposing what was passed by the board last month would be reflected in campground fees. Tony Gronniger responded that this motion merely reflects what the campground study recommended and was voted on. It is just a review of fees that start next year. Mike Booth contended that the Campground Committee should have been included in making decisions on this proposal. Tony Gronniger reiterated this would not take effect until next year. After further clarification of this proposal, Mark Leggett seconded the motion. Susan Zalenski asked for a vote. All board members, with the exception of one, voted yea. Mike Booth voted nay. Motion carried. • Handbook changes Celeste Armanees moved to add the following to the Handbook: 1) Pg. 30 add to #3 priority on assigning Additional spaces: “Max. two (2) total spaces per VVA member; VVA annual dues & assessments must be paid on 2nd space. (effective Mar.1, 2022)” … so starts next year, no grandfather clause. Reason for max 2 spaces: A dues paying VVA member on the Wait List has more right to their 1st or 2nd space in the campground … than current campers have to their 3rd or 4th space. Reason for VVA annual dues on 2nd space, so every same-type space in campground is same price, regardless of who owns it.

Celeste Armanees explained the rationale for this maximum two space rule is to be fair to all VVA members who contribute to this amenity. We believe a VVA member should be able to get their 1st space in the campground before someone else can have a 3rd or 4th space. This rule will only affect five or six current campground members who have more than two camp spots. Mike Booth commented that there should be a grandfather clause for the people that already have multiple spaces (over two camp spots). Mike also said this would not eliminate the waiting list. Mary Hibler commented that she has almost eliminated the wait list of “new” campers at this time and if we take spaces away from people then we will have empty spaces with no revenue. Celeste Armanees restated this was part of the campground study and is proposed merely to be fair to those on the wait list and especially to the known “dozens & dozens & dozens” of VVA members who don’t even bother adding their name to the campground wait list when they hear it’s typically a 2-3 year wait. (Note: This year was an exception, as we had the land to create 15 new camp spaces, which will likely never happen again.) And it will not take effect until 2022 Camp season. Susan Zalenski called for the question. Mark Leggett seconded. All members of the board, with the exception of one voted yea. Mike Booth voted nay. Motion passed. Celeste Armanees moved to make the following changes in the Handbook: 2) Pg. 31 Campsite Improvements: a. Delete the words “or the Campground Manager” … such that the Lake Manager is the only person who approves the construction of structures (whether permanent or temporary) in LVCG. Delete the words “or the Campground Manager” from: • Pg. 31 under #1) “All patios, decks and unattached improvements to camping spots must have prior approval by the CG Managers or the Lake Manager.” • Pg. 31 under RV Ports #7) “Must contact the Campground Manager or the Lake Manager prior to installation….” • Campground License (Lease) Agreement, section 4 under RV Port: 7) “Must contact the CG Manager or Lake Manager, prior to installation ….” b. Similarly, constructing an RV Port in campground must be approved by Lake Manager: • Pg. 31 (mid-1st paragraph) “RV Ports are approved for camp sites:” replace with “RV Ports: 1) Require approval by the Lake Manager.” • Campground License Agreement, section 4: RV Ports are approved for camp sites: replace with “RV Ports: 1) Require approval by the Lake Manager.” Troy Lesan seconded the motion. The floor was

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My name is Allan Slavin, and I am pursuing an opportunity to serve on the Viking Valley Association Board of Directors. I have been happily married to my lovely wife, Cindy, for 30 years and we have five wonderful grown children and seven beautiful grandchildren. We are members of Mary Immaculate Catholic Church in Gallatin. My wife and I saw the beauty in Lake Viking in the early nineties and purchased our first property in 1993. We built our home in 2004, sold it last year and are currently building a new home on lot 181.

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I am retired from Union Pacific, after 36 years as a railroad employee. My wife Shirley and I have been residents of Lake Viking since July 2001, and we are members of the Lake Viking Church. I served in the United States Air Force for 30 years Collectively, we have until my retirement in 2018. After receiving an Officer’s four children residing in four different states, four Commission in 1990, I was an Executive Officer, a grandchildren, and a great grandchild. Logistics Officer and was given the opportunity to serve as a Commander in the 442d Fighter Wing I have been on VVA Board of Directors since 2015 at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri for the last 8 and have also served on the Association Finance years of my career. While in the military, I deployed to the Middle East and also performed military duty in Committee since 2015. I have been on the Association many other parts of the world. It was such an honor to Lake Committee since 2011, and Public Water Supply have a career that allowed me to serve the greatest District #3 since 2007. I have put together 40th and 50th Annual Histories of Lake Viking, and received country in the world. Volunteer of the Year recognition twice. I have also Since 2005, I’ve volunteered as an American Red written features for the Lake Viking News since 2004, Cross “Disaster Service” Representative. I’ve had the and assisted with Lake Viking Polar Bear Plunges opportunity to deploy on six different major disaster during their 11 years of existence. (hurricanes/floods) across the United States, driving Emergency Response Vehicles and feeding and I feel that my previous board experience is a valuable sheltering thousands of families affected by natural asset. I am aware of both mistakes that have been disaster. Also, Cindy and I enjoy volunteering at made in the past and, more importantly, the many the Cameron Veteran’s Home, taking veterans on positive factors that have contributed to the growth outings throughout the year. of the lake. Being on the board of directors has been an ongoing learning experience, and being open I would like to invest more of my time and effort to minded is always a valuable tool in going forward. ensure the future success of Lake Viking. The biggest on-going challenges that I see will continue to be the costs associated with dredging and the maintenance The greatest challenge to board members is the of our infrastructure, i.e., campgrounds, roads, water continued stewardship of the growth of Lake quality; but these will be overcome by sound decision Viking while managing assets in manner that will making. I support total transparency between the provide fairness and a proper balance in benefits to association and the members and also the right of membership. Most importantly, the board of directors all members to be informed. I believe our members needs to continue to build a solid foundation of deserve first class amenities and first-class customer financial sustainability that will help secure our future. service. Although rules are necessary, I support the In the future, two more important challenges are minimum rules and enforcement necessary to ensure enhancing demand and desirability of our properties the maximum safety and enjoyment of our lake while monitoring and directing the safety of watercraft community by all lake members equally. I would love on the lake. the opportunity to serve the members of Lake Viking by providing sound decision making in a teamwork Our future is unlimited if managed properly. atmosphere. 2020 has been a difficult year, yet it is a year that has demonstrated a capacity for growth and the Our family life at Lake Viking has been the center resiliency of Lake Viking. A good model for a vision of our recreational fun for 28 years. Not only our for Lake Viking is our Strategic Plan which has been immediate family, but it has also been the popular hub for extended family and friends. I couldn’t be compiled by membership and approved by the board prouder to be a member of this community. We have of which I was a member. This plan calls for a widesuch a beautiful lake with amenities and activities, range of long term goals including but not limited to and it is all made possible by the members who have a comprehensive and ongoing review of our rules, chosen to be a part of this lovely community. Thank restrictions, and covenants as well as addressing the possibilities for greater energy efficiency. You!

My name is Shay Edwards and own lot 218 at Lake Viking. My current career is the owner of Shay Edwards Interiors, LLC. I have been an association member for four years and have volunteered with the Activities Committee. Additional personal or family data I was born and raised in Atchison, KS, going to Catholic schools my entire life. I now live in Parkville, MO and absolutely love it. My favorite place to be is at home with my husband and two young childrten. I believe that a home should be a reflection of everything you love…a reflection of your life and all of the beautiful things and sentiments that make it truly yours. What qualities of Lake Viking led you to become a property owner? I grew up going to my grandparents’ house at the Lake of the Ozarks. It’s a dream come true to own a property at Lake Viking. My best memories as a child were at the lake and I wanted my children to experience the same thing. It’s all about the fishing, skiing, boating, and having family and friends over to create special memories. Describe aspects of your background that uniquely prepare you for board service: I have been a business owner since 2005 when I started Shay Edwards Interiors, LLC. I have worked with multiple builders and personal clients. I currently contract with Rodrock Homes as one of their two designers. Rodrock Homes is one of the largest builder/developers in Kansas City. I work with the design from the ground up and help decide material selections, floor plan changes and unique aspects of each project. I have received multiple awards from the KC Home Builders Assoc., such as Pick of the Parade, Gold Award in Design, etc. Two years ago, I was the builder for our own home in Parkville. What do you feel is the greatest challenge facing our association? The anticipated growth in the number of homes and the demand this will place on our amenities. What are the top two issues you want the board to focus on? Short term and long-term plan for anticipated growth. Enforcing rules that are fair for everyone and enforced equally. Describe your vision for Lake Viking: A safe, beautiful, family environment to live and play.

VIRTUAL ANNUAL MEETING

MARCH 7, 2021

Due to the pandemic, this meeting will be online, via Zoom,

BUT VOTING WILL BE IN THE CLUBHOUSE AS FOLLOW:

VOTING INSTRUCTIONS Polls at clubhouse open from 3:30-5:30

Recommend last names A-M vote in clubhouse from 3:30-4:30 N-Z vote in clubhouse from 4:30-5:30

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Polls close at 5:30. Those in line will be allowed to vote. Voting from vehicle in clubhouse parking lot for anyone health compromised. Masks and social distancing required. The meeting will reconvene, via Zoom, at 6:00 p.m. to announce results of the new board members and vote on assessments.


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Lake Viking 2020 Boards & Committees Activities Committee Ramona Miller, Mary Hibler (Chairperson), Dustin Hibler, David Hibler, Eric and Jody Odette, Gail Bush, Resa Wiltse, Janet Hillman, Leanne Lee, Vikki Walton, Janet Yuratovich, Celeste Armanees (Board Contact), Dan & Connie Weidmaier

Board of Directors

President, Susan Zalenski; 1st Vice President, Mark Leggett; 2nd Vice President, Mike Booth; Secretary, Tony Gronniger; Assistant Secretary, Celeste Armanees; Treasurer, Troy Lesan; Assistant Treasurer, Marvin McNabb.

Building Committee Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at the Association office. Building permits are required to be approved by the Building Committee prior to the start of any construction as stated in the Covenants, Restrictions, By-Laws, Rules and Regulations of the Viking Valley Association.

Crappie: Keep all crappie caught, within the state limit, which is 30 per day.

Kenny Southwick (Chairman), Tony Gronniger, Shawn Hepinstall, Paula Hepinstall, Dennis Schlaiss, Lana Southwick, Kim Spidle, Carolyn Leeper, Terry Nibarger, Sue Wolf, Brad Trenkle, Don Leeper, Susan Zalenski (Board Contact), Anthony Dirks

Dredge Committee

Paula Hepinstall, Robert Hayes, Brett Bush, Shad Mort, Rick Roberts, Shawn Hepinstall (Chairman), Mark Leggett (Board Contact)

Employee Board Contact Tony Gronniger

Finance Committee Mike Krehbiel (Committee Member), Donna Archibald, Shad Mort, Sally Zerbe, Len Zalenski, John Kmetz (Chairman), Lyle Alexander, Missy Leggett, Flint Hibler, Marvin McNabb, Celeste Armanees, Troy Lesan (Board Contact)

Handbook Committee

Fishery Guidelines

Walleye: Fisherman can keep Walleye at least 21” in length, release all catches under 21”.

Mowing Regulations You are required to have your lot mowed by May 1st, June 1st and September 1st of each year. If you do not keep your lot mowed, or hire a contract mower, the Association will mow it, and bill you $90.00 for each mowing.

The Association does not want to be in the mowing business. Please self-mow your lot or hire a contract mower to do it for you. All contract mowers are required to submit a customer list to the Association office. If you are not on their initial list, you may be accidentally billed by the Association, so please contact your mower early. The below listed mowers have registered with the Association office and can usually be reached in the evening. There may be other mowers who advertise in the Lake Viking News.

Contract Mowers Can Save You Money Jason Burns......................................... 660-605-2151 Mike Cline............................................. 816-465-0092 Eric Critten.......................................... 660-663-9122

Donna Archibald (Chair), Mary Miller, Kyle Parkhurst, Kim Spidle, Terri Schlaiss, Celeste Armanees (Board Contact)

Randy Gatton....................................... 660-663-9348

James Funk (Chairman), Carl Butcher, Bob Clemens, Jim Gibbany, Kyle Loehnig, Mark Leggett (Board Contact), Ed White, Bob Shinogle

Jeff Johnson........................................ 660-334-0604

Infraction/Safety

Lake Committee

Shirley Leakey, Don Leeper, Carolyn Leeper, Bo Steed, Mike Krehbiel, Sherry Krehbiel, Eric Odette, Robert Walton, Troy Lesan (Board Contact)

Special Road District

Mark Leggett, Ron Spidle, Troy Knight

Volunteer Fire Department

Rusty Hendricks, Gary King, Tony Gronniger, Dennis Schlaiss, Riley Blades, Luke Threlkeld, Len Zalenski, Mark White, Mark Closterman, Anthony Dirks. Mike Booth (Board Contact). Fire Department meetings are held the 2nd Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. at the firehouse in the association main parking lot. If you have the interest and the time to serve your community, be sure to attend the next meeting.

Public Water Supply Dist. #3 Kyle W. Parkhurst, President, term expires 4/2023 - Sub-District #3; Troy Lesan, Vice President, term expires 4/2021 - Sub-District #2; Jeffrey Speaker, secretary, term expires 4/2022 - Sub-District #4; Mark White term expires 4/2021 - Sub-District #1; Harlan Horst, term expires 4/2023 - Sub-District #5; Roger Barker, Superintendent; Gary King, Water Operator; Diane Hulett, Clerk. Board meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 4 pm at PWSD No 3 office. Office Hours: 8am-4pm • Monday thru Friday. All payments for metered water bills are to be made payable to Public Water Supply District No. 3 of Daviess County, Missouri. You may abbreviate as PWSD #3. If you have any questions, contact the PWSD No. 3 office, 116 Waterworks Dr., Gallatin, Mo. 64640 (located at the water plant). Phone 660-663-2771. Online payments can be made at https://pwsd3daviess.azurewebsites.net For the convenience of customers of Public Water Supply District No. 3, a drop box is available at the front door of the office located at the water plant for the payment of water bills. Payments received after 4 p.m. in the drop box will post the following day.

For the convenience of Association members, a drop box is available in the front door of the association office for the payment of association bills.

* Fire - Lake Viking Fire Dept. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 911

* Association Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 660-663-2131

Bass: Release all bass 12” to 19”. Fishermen can keep one bass per day of 19” or longer.

Community Strategic Planning

Ambulance - Fire - Rescue

Property Owners

Marvin McNabb (Board Contact), Doug Wiltse, Jim Miller, Flint Hibler.

Mary Hibler (Chairperson), Mike Wolfe, Charles Sudduth, James Funk, Mike Booth (Board Contact)

* DAVIESS COUNTY EMERGENCY . . . . . . . . . . . . 911

Important Phone Numbers

Viking Valley Association Board of Directors Meetings are held the second Sunday of each month, at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level of the clubhouse. All members in good standing are welcome to attend.

Campground Committee

Emergency Phone Numbers

Viking Valley Association Office Address: 144 E. Main, Gallatin, MO 64640 Office Hours: April 1 - Labor Day Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Day after Labor Day - March 31 Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. You are responsible for your guests and their actions. It is your responsibility to educate them on the rules and regulations of Lake Viking. Lake Viking is private property, but all lots are owned by some other individual. Please do not drive or ride ATV vehicles or bicycles on neighboring lots, or walk across lots to fish or use others’ property without first getting the property owner’s permission.

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Mark Hoig................. 816-716-1896 or 660-663-4244 Ron Huston..............660-663-3234 or 816-390-5161 Jim Miller..............................................816-520-3280 Gary Salmon........................................660-663-9363 Lyle Hoover..........................................816-244-0752

Please Keep Control of Your Dogs Dogs are not allowed off the member’s property and shall be contained by a fenced enclosure or controlled by a leash. Guests’ dogs are included. Violation of this rule may be subject to an Infraction Ticket issued to the property owner.

Building Permit Notice Building Permits are required, but not limited to the following projects: fences, storage shed, shelters, decks, boat docks, boat houses, room additions, porches and any alteration of the roof line; and any other construction that requires large earth moving equipment, concrete trucks and other equipment that requires multiple axle trailers. Failure to comply with building regulations could result in a minimum fine of $500 and loss of lake privileges. Any construction not in compliance with these regulations could result in forced relocation of the structure.

REMEMBER

SPEED LIMIT ON LAKE VIKING ROADS IS 30 mph

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Watch When & Where You Burn! Anytime you are burning brush, etc., on your lot, make certain you are burning on your lot and not someone else’s property. Unattended burning is prohibited and burning is not allowed when winds are in excess of 15 mph and shall be subject to an Infraction Ticket and fine.

Member Reminders • Helmets are required to be worn when operating a motorcycle within the Lake Viking Subdivision. • Goose population control is hard to manage... The first step in this process is DO NOT FEED THE GEESE!

To Report Fire Only * Lake Viking Safety Patrol. . . . . . . . . . 660-663-2204 * Sheriff, Daviess Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 660-663-2031 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . or 663-2149 * Highway Patrol (Emergencies) . . . . 1-800-525-5555 *****************

* Maintenance Barn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 660-663-2777 * Public Water Supply District #3 of Daviess County (Water Plant). . . . 660-663-2771 Roger Barker (Emergency after hours). 660-334-0100 * Lake Viking Marine, Inc., Lot #1000. . 660-663-3722 * Lake Viking Sales Office, Lot #Z-9. . . 660-663-2134 * Farmers Electric Co-op., Inc. During business hours . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-279-0496 After Hours. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-927-5334 * Advanced Disposal Services, Inc . . 1-800-346-6844 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . or 1-800-778-7652 * Windstream Telephone Company Customer Service (Residential) . . . 1-800-347-1991 Repair Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-782-6206

Lake Viking 50th Anniversary Book on lakevikingmo.com Click “About Us”. Click “Lake History” Then click Lake Viking 1967-2017 (in green print) and read the book in its entirety.


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VVA February Board Meeting open for discussion. Celeste Armanees explained the change. When someone builds a permanent or temporary structure, the Lake Manager needs to approve so nothing is built that would impede the Lake Manager’s maintenance crew from doing any work in the campground. Susan Zalenski called for the question. All members of the board, with the exception of one, voted yea. Mike Booth voted nay. Motion passed. 3. QuickBooks: Marvin McNabb presented a summary of costs to install QuickBooks in the office. There would need to be a dedicated server and the possibility of five users. Marvin’s presentation included buying the software and all hardware needed, but it cannot be done in time for dues invoices. Another option would be to operate from the cloud. This would not require any software or hardware purchase. Susan Zalenski reminded that the campground needs to be included in this process. Mark Leggett thanked Marvin for the time he has spent gathering information. Mark

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Leggett explained this is all going to tie in with the new Google Suites program, the Safety App, and the campground, so we need to discuss this further, so we can get it done right. 4. Tony Gronniger mentioned an article written by Anthony Dirks and Sue Wolfe to be published in the newspaper on tips for a healthy lake and green lawn. 5. Mark Leggett mentioned the proposal for the new website needs to be postponed until April. Mark also asked the board to write down this phone number, 660-322-9001. This will be the new number for the office and will include options for members to get to the right person they need to talk to. We will also be able to put special messages on there. Adjourn: Celeste Armanees moved to adjourn into executive session to discuss personnel and board organizational matters at 8:38 p.m. Tony Gronniger seconded; motion passed.

Attendance: Missy Leggett, Kevin Trimble, Robert Hayes, Matt Hibler, Mary & Flint Hibler, Sue Wolfe, Ryan Dowis, Ellen Dors, Chris Evans, Charles Sudduth, James Thompson, Mary Aschbrenner, Allan Slavin, Frank Armanees, Joe & Nancy Serrone, Jim & Ramona Miller, Richard & Lucia Huonker, Tom Beeler, Shawn Hepinstall, guest Steve Warger, Shad Mort/Lake Manager and Sally Zerbe/Office. Let the record show that these minutes are a record of the business transacted at this meeting and a sampling of the discussions. Comments and discussions are not reflected in whole or as actual quotations in the minutes, nor do they reflect all comments by members. Respectfully Submitted, Tony Gronniger - Secretary Board of Directors - Viking Valley Association

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Note: Most of these are merely logistical changes—e.g. “U.S. mail” change to “e-mail”. Vs. The only real change in meaning is: Finance Committee members should have Finance or business background. Handbook pg. 5: PREAMBLE TO BY-LAWS Section 2. Definitions: b) Any and all “Notice” hereunder shall be good and sufficient if personally delivered, (insert “or if e-mailed”), or if mailed by certified, register or regular U.S. Mail, postage prepaid, to the Members …. Handbook pg. 8: ARTICLE IV – ANNUAL CHARGES, ASSESSMENTS AND OTHER FEES Section 8: Non-Payment Penalties and Interest: Any payment of dues, assessments, or other charges received more than ten (10) days after the due date may will be deemed a late payment and a penalty may will be assessed against the member responsible for payment in the amount of Twenty Dollars ($20.00) If payment of dues, assessments or other charges are received more than ten (10) days after the due date , (insert “AND”) lake and community privileges are immediately suspended and member’s guest passes become null and void. Handbook pg. 9: ARTICLE VI - ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ASSOCIATION Section 1: Annual Meetings: (last sentence) “A copy of the above reports shall be mailed to each Active Member at least ten (10) days prior to the Annual Meeting.” Change to: “At least ten (10) days prior to the Annual Meeting, a copy of the above reports shall be sent to each Active Member via e-mail, posted on-line to LV website/Facebook, or published in LV Newspaper.” Handbook pg. 10: ARTICLE VII - BOARD OF DIRECTORS Section 4. Notice: Notice of any special meeting …. Notice to Directors may be given personally, by mail, or telefax at an address or telefax numbers designated by the respective Director, or by telephone. Change to: Notice to Directors may be given personally, by e-mail, or by telephone. Handbook pg. 11: ARTICLE VIII - COMMITTEES Section 1. Finance Committee: Add: “Committee members should have Finance, Accounting, or similar business background such as banking, investing, operating a small business, etc. ”Handbook pg. 15: ARTICLE XIV - ENFORCEMENT Section 4. Infraction: (“Violation Notice”) change to (“infraction ticket”) 3rd paragraph: The actions taken by the Infraction Committee may, by notice given to the Board of Directors within thirty (30) days ten (10) days of the date final action is taken by the Infraction Committee, by appealed to the Board of Directors …. (Reason: So agrees with timeline for loss of lake privileges. E.g. Member’s 3rd ticket occurring in May might not go to Infraction Committee until June, and then continued, thus avoiding loss of privileges for most of the lake season.)

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SAVE LIVES … maybe at YOUR Dock: New GFI Protection Requirement on Docks/Floating Platforms We have seen headlines like, “Dock Dangers: Experts Warn of Electrocution Risk” and “Dock Shock: Swimmers Narrowly Escape Electrocution in Lake of the Ozarks Coves.” Unfortunately, we have also seen the headlines where swimmers weren’t so fortunate to only be “shocked,” but where death resulted from electrocution, usually when swimmer touches the metal ladder on a boat dock without properly grounded wiring. As part of the process of updating VVA rules (last done cover-to-cover ten years ago!), the Board updated the rule on electricity at boat docks and floating platforms. The Board adopted the following changes: When electrical power is supplied to boat docks, all electrical installations must comply with Article 553 (residential docks) or Article 555 (commercial docks) of the 2011 National Electrical Code, which mandates a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI or GFI) on all docks. A GFI is a major safety device to protect swimmers around your dock. (rev 12/2020) The Board’s goal is to continue to promote safety for all our members and guests, specifically as it relates to electrical safety on all docks. A local electrician stated, “VVA is lucky. It’s only a matter of time until something tragic happens.” The Board decided to act instead of relying on “luck.” This change is effective immediately. Docks will be checked while Safety stickers boats starting May 1, 2021. All floating structures and docks that fail to comply will be issued an infraction notice stating the owner has 30 days to comply with the GFI dock protection. Failure to comply will result in an Infraction Ticket and fine. If you have a dock and/or floating platform, please be aware of this rule change and assure that you are in compliance with this rule change. Protect your loved ones enjoying the water around your dock, as we do not want your dock at Lake Viking to be the next headline!!!


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• Look for a fertilizer without phosphorus unless you are seeding a new lawn or you have a soil test that shows low phosphorus levels. • More is not better. Apply the right amount of fertilizer at the right time. In other words, apply only what your yard actually needs. • Frozen ground will not absorb fertilizer and increases the chance of runoff. So, follow the three-week rule — start fertilizing your yard three weeks after it begins to green up and stop three weeks after the first frost. In other words, skip November through March. • Pay attention to the weather forecast. No fertilizer should be applied right before a heavy rain. • Use slow release nitrogen. You will not have to mow as often, it puts less stress on the plant, and is less likely to leach.

The Strategic Planning Development Group identified Environment and Natural Resources as one of the key areas of Lake Viking’s Strategic Plan. Included in the Plan were several specific initiatives to keep Lake Viking healthy. This included the Lake’s ecosystem as well as its drinking water. In January, a local landscaping company presented to the Committee a study on best practices for lawn fertilization and weed control. Here are the highlights … The question for many lake communities and watersheds is how to provide safe drinking water and protect aquatic life while maintaining beautiful, healthy lawns in the neighborhood. You can have both, but it helps to know the basics.

FERTILIZER This label, found on the front of every fertilizer bag, gives you the percentage of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium found in the mix. Below is a brief description of what each nutrient does and how its application affects our lake.

ing aquatic life. Algae blooms are often found in spring right after the first application of lawn fertilizer. Nitrogen is the most soluble of the three and is most prone to runoff and leaching.

• How much nitrogen do you need? MAXIMUM: 1 lb. / 1,000 sq. ft. / per year.

• Be a good housekeeper. Sweep and remove any fertilizer that lands on concrete PHOSPHORUS (P): Helps strong roots driveways and hard surfaces, especially if they drain straight into the lake. Same form. Plants lacking phosphorus may be rules apply to grass clippings. purplish and slow growing. Excessive phosphorus has the same results as ni- • Try to keep a 10-foot buffer between the trogen — it creates algae blooms. Phos- lake and fertilized lawn. Think about inphorus has the highest impact on aquatic stalling a flowerbed or purposely “skip” weed growth. One pound of phosphorus the last 10 feet of yard when spraying. will support 775 pounds of algae growth. • Use the appropriate amount of water. POTASSIUM (K): Helps promote vigOverwatering results in more fertilizer orous growth and hardiness. A deficit runoff and causes the lawn to need more may result in spindly plants that are sus- nutrients — creating a vicious circle. ceptible to pests and disease. Potassium is usually not a concern for algae growth • Lawns need on average one inch of water per week. Temperature, humidity or water quality. and the amount of trees you have in your yard will have an effect on the amount of WEED CONTROL water needed. You can test the output of Chemicals commonly used to treat your sprinkler system by placing 1” deep weeds in the lawn are also safe to use tuna cans around your lawn and see how directly on waterweeds. As long as you long it takes to fill them to the rim. follow the directions, these chemicals should not affect the quality of the water • Water deeply and less often. Water or harm aquatic life. Common chemi- needs to get into the root zone. Short watering times cause runoff, leach more nucals found in weed killers include tri- trients from the soil and create shallow clopyr, 2,4-D and glyphosate. Triclopyr roots that are prone to disease. has very little possibility to contaminate groundwater supplies. 2,4-D is used to • Fescue lawns should be mowed at kill broad-leaved plants both on land and 3-4”. This height will create a healthier in the ocean. Glyphosate is used to kill lawn that will use less fertilizer, have less aquatic plants such as water lilies and disease and allow for less runoff. plants close to the shoreline. However, • The most effective path to a weed free it should only be sprayed directly on the lawn is to follow proper fertilization, waplant leaf. tering and mowing techniques.

NITROGEN (N): Boosts green leafy growth and acts like a “gas pedal.” Excessive nitrogen runoff will create algae blooms. When algae decomposes, it re- With spring around the corner, below • Commit to using best practices and reduces water clarity and available oxy- are a few guidelines to think about … member—the Label is the Law! gen decreasing water quality and harm-


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