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Volume 33, No. 11

Lake Viking Annual Meeting -

positive outlook, lower member dues The membership of Viking Valley Association met virtually on March 7 for the annual meeting of members to conduct the annual board election, approve the budget and assessments, and to consider bylaw changes and other annual business. Approximately 80 attended by Zoom. Dues and assessments were proposed at a lower rate this year, as the one-time dredge assessment from 2020 will be discontinued. In 2021, Lake Viking will continue the challenges of a major upgrade with an engineered dredge silt basin. Troy Lesan, who has served on the board since 2015, was re-elected to the board. Also joining the board as a new member is Allan Slavin, who has been a lot owner at the lake since 1993. Board members serve threeyear terms. The membership approved the 2021 budget and 5-year financial plan. Roger Lankford won the Nevin Burns Safety Award for his years of volunteer service, most recently being chair of the infraction committee. Outgoing Board President Susan Zalenski won the Loa Parkhurst Volunteer of the Year award. Susan helped pilot the

lake through a very successful year despite additional challenges brought by COVID. This year’s annual meeting was on Zoom rather than crowding the usual 100+ people into the clubhouse. Voting, which still had to be done in person, then took place at the clubhouse during a 2-hour window after the meeting. Voting was scheduled at different times according to alphabetical order of last name. There were 104 members who voted. Members were able to vote without attending the virtual meeting if they wished and could do so at the clubhouse by showing their membership card. There was also drive-in voting option expedited by the volunteer fire department in the parking lot. The meeting was then briefly resumed on Zoom to announce voting results. The new board then convened in an executive session to determine officers as follows: Tony Gronniger, president; Mark Leggett, first vice president; Mike Booth, second vice president; Celeste Armanees, secretary; Allan Slavin, assistant secretary; Troy Lesan, treasurer; and Marvin McNabb, assistant treasurer. For more details, see 2021 Annual Meeting Minutes below.

VVA Board of Directors Annual Meeting *COVID-19 Precaution*

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

Call to Order Susan Zalenski convened the meeting via Zoom connection at 2:00 p.m. Troy Lesan led in prayer. Susan Zalenski asked for a moment of silence for lost members. Introduction of Board Members

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Susan Zalenski, President, introduced the current board members that were present: 1st Vice President is Mark Leggett, 2nd Vice President is Mike Booth, Secretary is Celeste Armanees, Asst. Secretary is Tony Gronniger, Treasurer is Troy Lesan, and Asst. Treasurer is Marvin McNabb. Presidents Opening Statement Susan Zalenski asked the members to sign in on the chat room so we could get a good count of members logged in for the meeting. She explained Zoom was

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March 7, 2021 not the best way to conduct an annual meeting, but for everyone’s safety, this is the only way we could have the meeting. Susan went on to say we would break from the meeting so people could go to the clubhouse, between 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. to vote on the issues at hand. If you are health compromised or don’t want to go in the clubhouse, we have people set up in the parking lot for you to cast your ballot. Our bylaws say we are required to vote in person, hence the reason for voting at the clubhouse. With the pandemic, it has been a crazy year, but despite that, our committees, the staff, and the board have made extraordinary accomplishments. In April the Long-Term Strategic Plan was approved and we have made great strides with that plan this year. The Dredge Committee has done unbelievable work on the silt pond construction plan. We have developed a long-term investment plan. We looked [Continued on page 6]


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PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY DISTRICT NO. 3 OF DAVIESS COUNTY Open Meeting — March 16, 2021

CALL TO ORDER Kyle Parkhurst, president (2023), called the meeting to order at 4 p.m. which was held at the Viking Valley Association Clubhouse to allow for social distancing. Members in attendance were Troy Lesan (2021), Harlan Horst (2023), Jeffrey Speaker (2022), and Mark White (2021). Also in attendance were Roger Barker, water superintendent, Gary King, operator, and Diane Hulett, clerk.

Financial Report: The financial reports and bills were reviewed and discussed. Harlan Horst moved to approve the February financial reports as submitted and approve the bills. Troy Lesan seconded. All members voted to approve; motion carried.

DISCUSSION Superintendent Report: Roger reported that two leaks to the main line were repaired recently. He also informed the board that a replacement converter/antenna set was received from KamAPPROVAL OF MINUTES Troy Lesan moved to approve the minutes of strup after they agreed to warranty the previous the Feb. 23, 2021, Board of Directors meeting. items. Roger stated that he has been communiJeffrey Speaker seconded. All members were in cating with dealerships that honor the state bid contract on trucks and should have information favor; motion carried. on the cost before much longer. He has also been checking on the cost to replace the TOC PUBLIC COMMENT Analyzer. There was no public comment. OLD BUSINESS Roger went over changes to the design that have been made by the engineers. A special meeting will be held on April 6, 2021, at the water plant to review the project timeline and go over financing options with D.A. Davidson. NEW BUSINESS

Kyle Parkhurst, president, announced the next regular meeting would be April 20, 2021, at 4 p.m. at the water plant. The meeting was adjourned at 5:30 p.m. Respectfully Submitted, Jeffrey Speaker

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A letter to Lake Viking Community from Susan Zalenski, outgoing board president As my board term comes to an end after the annual meeting, I wanted to give an update on the accomplishment of the 2020 Board and to thank you for allowing me to be your president over the past year. It has been a pleasure to work hard this past year alongside current board members, various committee members, and staff. In March of 2020 …. I never even heard of Zoom. Now we “Zoom” when we refer to every virtual meeting. I remember having a discussion with one of our members (Nigel) about how to use Zoom. The pandemic has changed our lives…. probably forever. Even with the challenges presented, this board, VVA committees and staff have risen to the occasion to perform at an all-time high. In addition, we have tried to make data-driven decisions. 1. At the April meeting, the Board approved a long-term strategic plan for VVA. The

Board and committees set goals …. and held each other accountable to meet those goals. 2. The Dredge Committee continued work on its plans for a silt structure and silt removal at the south end. This plan involved creating a prototype model at Garney. There were some learnings at the Garney prototype to prepare us to move forward with the plan for silt structures and removal in the south end. We wanted to get the plan at the south end right … and make sure your $150 assessment approved at last year’s meeting was spent wisely. The Board adopted the proposal to start work on the south end silt structures at the February board meeting. RFPs for the work will go out shortly. 3. Long term savings – Members approved the continuation of the 5-Year. At the end of 2016, VVA had less than $26,000 in unencumbered cash reserves. Today, the

board, with the assistance and leadership of the Finance Committee, has an investment plan to help assure the long-term financial stability of VVA. The investment plan involves planning for normal operating expenses and investing funds in savings for long term emergency needs. I will caution that this doesn’t mean “open the checkbook.” We need to continue to spend cautiously and continue to save for emergencies. We will consider the approval for the fourth year of the 5-year long term savings plan at the annual meeting. I encourage our members to approve the 5-year plan at our March annual meeting to complete our commitment to the 5-year savings plan. 4. Sale of Community Properties to fund dredge plan – The board and staff have completed the sale of two community area lots as instructed at the 2020 annual meeting. We have a contract pending on a third and still working to sell the other two properties. As you will recall, the sale of community area lots was authorized at the 2020 annual meeting to fund the dredge plan and silt structures at the south end. The sale of these properties reduced the dredge assessment to only $150 for VVA members for 2020 only. 5. Look for alternative revenue – the board acted quickly to apply for Payroll Protection Payments (PPP) loans from the SBA to make sure we could meet our payroll obligations to our employees during the pandemic. These federal funds were made available because of the Covid-19 pandemic. As an association, we were able to secure $81,809 in an SBA loan to help us through this pandemic. Our application to move the entire loan into a grant was later approved by the SBA. VVA also received $2,364 in Cares Act grant funding from Daviess County as reimbursement for additional cleaning and supplies and $7,767 in Cares Act grant funding from Daviess County to assist with the quarantining and additional cleaning as our staff got Covid-19. 6. Rule Book – The Rules Committee did a complete update of the Rules Book. This was the first major update in over 10 years. This required numerous hours of tedious work going through the Rules Book from start to finish. A few of the rule changes included: the board removed the rule requiring members to call Safety before they take trash to the maintenance yard; added a rule requiring GFI electrical plugs on docks to prevent electrocution; and adopted a rule for a minimum of a 3-bedroom septic system for new lakefront homes. 7. Safety First – Steps were developed and implemented for a VVA Safety-First program. The Safety Department rolled out an app to help sticker boats and improve ticketing infractions. The Safety-First program also involved the purchase of a new boat for Safety (our two existing boats were worn out and unreliable). In addition, we had 14 members come together to donate a new jet ski to the Safety Department to assist with safety on the lake. Going into the 2021 lake season, Safety will be equipped with a new boat and a new jet ski to ensure safety on the lake for many years to come.


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8. Campground Study – At the June 2020 meeting, we heard from VVA members raising the issue about the wait list at the campground and asking why our members didn’t have access to camping while some camp spots didn’t have campers on them. As a result, the board asked for a study group. A group of five members (3 campers and 2 non-campers) were pulled together to do a complete study of the campground and come back with recommendations to improve the camping experience for members currently in the campground and to set up a fair process to allow for more members to be able to experience camping at VVA. The Board adopted many of the recommendations of the study group. At the February meeting, the board also approved plans for Internet Associates to install a pole to allow campers to purchase internet service. 9. Trash RFP – The current contract with Advanced Disposal (now Waste Management) ends in May of 2021. The Board issued an RFP for trash service on February 3 and will select the trash contractor at the April 2021 Board meeting. 10. Updating Office Software – The board authorized the approval of an app for Safety to use for stickering boats, to verify VVA membership and guest cards and to include building permits information. The board also authorized the approval to move forward with changing VVA finance software from the current system, which is complex and expensive, to QuickBooks. The board believes this will allow the office greater flexibility and bring us into a business standard. The board also plans to implement a new phone system in the office to allow members to go directly to the person they want to speak to.

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13. Special pandemic safeguards – VVA implemented safeguards to avoid the spread of Covid-19 and to keep staff and members safe. 14. Zoom – We used Zoom for most monthly meetings …. and our annual meeting … to help keep our members healthy during a pandemic. 15. Town hall meetings and study sessions – The board hosted a town hall meeting on Feb. 20 to present info about the proposed 2021 budget and 5-year plan. The board also had study sessions to present the results of the Campground Study and another to receive input about how to manage Covid-19 and the pool to better protect our members and staff.

As you can see, this board, VVA committees and staff have had great accomplishments for this year. I am extremely proud of the accomplishments of this board, the VVA committees and this staff for their hard work in 2020 and the first few months into 2021. I would like to personally thank each person who helped with these accomplishments.

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Finally, it has been my honor to have led this board, VVA committees and staff. This is truly an outstanding group of people that I am very proud to have worked with …. and I challenge the new board, VVA committees and staff to continue down this path of accomplishments. Thank you very much. Susan Zalenski

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at alternative revenues this year. We did apply for the Paycheck Protection Plan, not knowing what the pandemic would bring, and wanted to make sure we could pay our current employees. That loan was almost $82,000 and later in the year was forgiven and determined a grant. We also received nearly $10,000 from Daviess County Cares Act funds to help with the deep cleaning and supplies that were needed, during the time when staff had to be quarantined. We did a complete rule update/clean-up of the handbook. We started a program called “Safety First”. Safety has a new computer app that will be helpful in tracking all information such as stickering boats and infraction tickets. The current safety boats were literally worn out, so the board approved the purchase of a new boat and 14 members made donations to go to the purchase of a new jet ski. There was also a very thorough campground study review done last year and several of the recommendations have been adopted. We have sent RFP’s out to determine our trash service as our current contract comes due the end of May. We also replaced several road tubes around the terrace last year and we outsourced our chip and seal process. Susan thanked the committees, staff, and the board for the many, many accomplishments this year. Orders of the day Susan Zalenski asked for a motion to approve the agenda as the “orders of the day”. Troy Lesan moved to accept the orders of the day. Tony Gronniger seconded; motion carried. Approval of Minutes

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Susan Zalenski, outgoing president of the VVA Board of Directors. Susan received the award for her outstanding service and her commitment to keeping the board focused, engaged, and keeping things at the lake moving forward. Dredge Report – Shawn Hepinstall Shawn reported the dredge is in the water and will be finishing up in the Garney Area first this year. We will also be continuing with stream bank stabilization in that area. The main focus this year is on the existing pond in the south end and building a new structure. The existing pond is a single basin and holds about 74,000 cu. yds. of material. The new structure will be built in this same area and will have four individual basins. Each basin will settle the silt, then drain to the next basin, settle more, then drain to the next basin and finally water will drain back into the lake. We will have the ability to clean out these basins as they fill up. As they are cleaned out, we have a storage area right across the road. People are welcome to come get the material out of that storage area any time they need it. The preliminary estimate for building the new structure is $680,000. We have accumulated the funds for this project through our 1-time assessment last year, the sale of two community area lots, the annual accrual fund, and the Special Lake Assessment. We will be marketing two more community area lots this year, downside being we will have to pay capital gains on all the properties we sell. The final plan should be complete by March 15, at which time we will be sending RFP’s to contractors. We will ask that all bids be back by May 1, and then we can start building. Susan Zalenski complimented Shawn on his outstanding work with this project. Shawn concluded that it was a team effort.

Susan Zalenski asked for a motion to approve the minutes from the 2020 Annual Meeting. Mark Leggett moved to approve the minutes of the 2020 Annual Meeting. Mike Booth seconded; motion Lake Manager Report carried. Shad Mort reported on the following: Committee Reports 1. 3-year Dam inspection: We got a Due to time constraints of this meeting, good final report. There were two there will only be two committee reports small issues that were addressed given, the Dredge Committee and the so the dam is in overall good Finance Committee. shape. Recognize Award Winners

2. Outsourcing chip and seal operations: This was the first time we outsourced this work. Vance Brothers sealed 4.7 miles last year. We plan to continue this in the years to come.

Mark Leggett announced he would recognize the Nevin Burns Safety Awareness Award first. This award was presented to Roger Lankford. Roger stepped down last year after serving as Chair of the Infraction Committee. 3. That committee set records last year for attendance. The next award, the board has the task of recognizing a team, committee, or an individual for their overall commitment to serving the lake. Mark went on to say he was in his 13th year of serving as a board member and he has never been involved with a 4. board as active as the current board and the fearless president that we have had. Mark then announced the Loa Parkhurst Volunteer of the Year Award went to Shad

volunteers, and the board of directors for a job well done in a difficult year. Proposed Bylaw Changes Celeste Armanees presented the following six proposed bylaw changes: Celeste explained most of these are merely logistical changes—e.g. “U.S. mail” change to “e-mail.” The only real change in meaning is: Finance Committee members should have finance or business background. • Handbook pg. 5: PREAMBLE TO BYLAWS 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.

Road tube replacement: We replaced four road tubes in 2020 and plan to replace four more in 2021. We plan to continue this process in the years to come. After 50 years in the ground, they • Handbook pg. 11: ARTICLE VIII COMMITTEES tend to rust out. Section 1. Finance Committee: Add: Dredging: Dredging in the Garney “Committee members should have Cove will start very soon, as finance, accounting, or similar business weather permits. background such as banking, investing, wanted to thank the staff, operating a small business, etc.


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• 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.) Celeste Armanees moved to accept the bylaw changes as presented and when the voting commences in the clubhouse you will be voting on each bylaw change separately. Mark Leggett seconded. Susan Zalenski suspended the vote until such time members are asked to go to the clubhouse to vote. Finance Committee Troy Lesan, Treasurer, introduced the Finance Committee chair, John Kmetz. John Kmetz started by saying thank you to the Finance Committee for their hard work this past year. John gave a personal thanks to Troy for the hours of work has put in and bringing him up to speed when he took over as chair of this committee. John commented he is a CPA and his goal joining this committee this year was to be a fresh set of eyes and to help us understand our numbers better, improve them when possible and

putting good processes in place. The committee recognized some areas for improvement last year. One area was how we were handling our cash flow, investments, and the long-term outlook for our lake. Not many finance chairs can report that assessments will be reduced for the coming year. The $150 dredge assessment from last year will be going away this year. When 2020 started we didn’t know how the year would progress with the pandemic, but with strength and resiliency, the lake was very busy and property values increased and our income was over $900,000. This was the biggest year for income our lake has ever had. Contributing factors on income was the one-time dredge assessment, the PPP Loan which is now a grant and the sale of two community areas. We ended the year with over $2,000,000 in funds and that is net after we paid off the dredge loan. John continued by saying the lake has no debt at this time and that is a big achievement. John thanked the membership because our financial standing is an overall achievement of the members for approving and following the 5-year plan. We are building reserves for financial stability.

to look at 2020 (big surplus) and 2021 (big expenses) together, as we operate on a cash basis. He explained it’s like getting a Christmas bonus in Dec., but you’re taxed on it the following year. John reviewed some of the capital expenditures for 2021, which includes HVAC work, upgraded safety boat, some software updates and road tubes. We still plan to add to our capital fund. We are in year 4 of our 5-year plan. The plan includes an annual 4% raise = 2% going to income and 2% to expenses. This plan has resulted in $166,000 in our capital reserves. John quickly reviewed everything that would be voted on. Susan Zalenski thanked John and the committee for their hard work in moving us in the right direction. Susan also pointed out the total dues and assessments for 2021 is $827, which is a decrease of $123. Troy Lesan moved to accept the proposed 2021 Budget and Capital Expenditures. Mark Leggett seconded. The vote was suspended until voting begins at the clubhouse. Troy Lesan moved to accept the 5-year plan. Mark Leggett seconded. The vote was suspended until voting begins at the clubhouse.

We have engaged a money manager to help us be more proactive. Even with all the incredible gains in income, we do have some large expenditures this year, but with the planning we have accomplished we will still be in good shape after these expenses. Two big expenses we will have this year is the silt basin construction of over $600,000 and the capital gains tax on the two community area lots sold. So, when looking at the total budget you have

Vote for new board members: 2 open positions Susan Zalenski announced the next item on the agenda is the voting on board members. There are two board positions to fill. The candidates running for the board are Shay Edwards, Troy Lesan and Allan Slavin. Susan asked for nominations from the floor. Nominating someone can be done either verbally [Continued on Page 13]

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or you can type your nomination via the chat button at bottom of screen. No nominations were made. Susan asked again. Hearing none and seeing none via chat, Mark Leggett moved to close the nominations and accept the slate of candidates already presented. Tony Gronniger seconded; motion passed. Introduction of Candidates: Susan Zalenski announced the candidates will have five minutes to speak. 1. Shay Edwards calls Lake Viking her second home. She has been married to Brian Edwards for 16 years and they have two children, Grant is 13 and Lucy is 10. Shay was born and raised in Atchison, Kansas and grew up going to the Lake of the Ozarks with her grandparents. She enjoyed the lake life as a child and wanted her children to have that same experience. Shay believes she could bring a fresh new perspective to our growing community. She has several years of managerial experience. Shay is proud to say she has two degrees from Benedictine College. She worked for an advertising agency right out of college and quickly moved to supervising 8-10 people. She now owns her own interior design company. She credits her mother for inspiring her business. Shay believes her knowledge will help with the Building Committee and changes to the campground. She would also like to see changes in our voting system. One of Shay’s biggest accomplishments is being the general contractor for the building of her own home. She appreciates the opportunity to run for this position.

2012, served on the Public Water Supply District Board since 2007, assisted with the Polar Plunge for 10 years and has written articles for the Lake Viking News since 2004. Troy has also served on the Association Board of Directors for the past six years. Troy commented that 2020 was the most challenging year for the board, staff, and the entire nation, but it did not stop us from finishing the year in a very strong position. Lake Viking thrived even though the rest of the country was nearly at a standstill. Our members found that Lake Viking was the best place to social distance and real estate sales spiked as well as water activity. Our level of volunteerism is extraordinary. As board members we have the responsibility to listen to our membership and Troy pledged to continue to listen and keep an open mind because good input does come from our members. Troy has also served on the Finance Committee for six years and at times it has been challenging, but rewarding. Troy thanked the members for their support.

in cooperation with membership in recent years. Allan believes we are on a good financial path. It is definitely important to keep our infrastructure up-to-speed and appreciates the work from various committees and staff to improve our infrastructure. Allan is also a big supporter of the dredge project and excited to watch it develop. Allan is supportive of the rules we have and the enforcement of those rules. Our amenities, such as beaches, clubhouse and swimming pool are all important. Lastly, Allan expressed he would like to see our lake activities (events) get back to normal. It is a great way to meet new people and have a lot of fun. If elected, Allan said he would do his best to listen to the members and make the best decisions possible for our community.

3. Allan Slavin was the last candidate to speak. Allan and his wife Cindy have been members of Lake Viking for 29 years. Lake Viking has been the center of recreational life/entertainment for their five children and seven grandchildren. For a few years Allan was an investment broker and stockbroker and also a plant manager for large manufacturing company in Kansas City. Allan joined the Air Force 33 years ago and spent his career in many different leadership roles. Allan retired three years ago after spending the last ten years as a Commander at Whiteman Airforce Base in Missouri. Allan spent his career flying all over the world and commanding up to 350 people at a given time. Allan commented he would welcome the opportunity to serve on the board. He appreciates all the hard work the board does and is equally appreciative of the accomplishments of the board

Susan Zalenski reminded everyone about the voting process at the clubhouse. Susan announced the voting officers for tallying today’s votes are: Sally Black, Rhonda Lambert, and Diane McLey. The meeting was suspended a little early for members to cast their votes at the clubhouse from 3:00 to 5:30. The meeting will reconvene at 6:00 p.m.

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Troy and Allan for stepping up and taking • Pg. 9 Article VI – Annual Meeting of the Association on these board positions. We are very dependent on our volunteers. Susan again 84-yes 10-no

wanted to thank all the committees, staff, and the board for all the accomplishments • Pg. 10 Article VII – Board of this past year. She also commented, it Directors was an honor to serve as president and 82-yes 12-no she appreciated everyone’s help. Celeste Armanees thanked Susan for her hard work • Pg. 11 Article VIII – as president, saying that the board could Committees 73-yes 21-no not have accomplished all it did without her • Pg. 15 Article XIV – fearless leadership. Susan announced the next board meeting is April 11, 2021, and Enforcement 78-yes 16-no the next annual meeting will be March 6, All bylaw changes passed. 2022. Susan asked for a motion to adjourn.

Vote results: 2021 Budget and Capital Adjournment Expenditures

Tony Gronniger moved to adjourn to executive session at 6:07 p.m. for committee assignments, election of officers, personnel, Vote results: 5-Year Plan and legal matters. Celeste Armanees seconded; motion passed. 83-yes 11-no

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Let the record show that these minutes are a record of the business transacted at this Mark Leggett announced the top two meeting and a sampling of the discussions. candidates. Troy Lesan and Allan Slavin Comments and discussions are not have been elected for a 3-year term. reflected in whole or as actual quotations in these minutes, nor do they reflect all Closing comments by members. Susan Zalenski thanked Shay Edwards Respectfully Submitted,Celeste Armanees for running for the board and encouraged her to stay involved. Susan also thanked Secretary, Board of Directors

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Why are the dumpsters always full? By Marvin McNabb, VVA Board of Directors During the last several months of 2020 and continuing into this year we have seen a major increase in the amount of furniture and mattresses being put in the dumpsters in the maintenance yard. These items take up a lot of space and weigh a lot. For fiscal year 2020 our Association budgeted $13,500 for trash removal in the maintenance yard. Our actual expenses at the end of the year were $17,253. This is 127.8% over budget. We know that this bulk trash is not coming from our members. We have become a free dumping ground for outsiders who boldly drive in anytime they feel like it and dump trash that they would otherwise have to pay for. The result is they get free privileges and we get to pay. The Board of Directors would like to ask

that if you see trucks, especially with trailers dumping these items into our dumpsters, to please call the Safety Office at 660-660-2204. We are in the process of installing a few highdefinition cameras to help with identifying these trespassers but our first line of policing is with your help. We stress that anyone observing these activities should call Safety, never confront dumpers yourself as they have shown that they will resort to violence when questioned about identity and lot numbers. Please be open to providing your lot numbers when asked. Those who ask are just making sure people using the dumpsters are community members. Your help now will help us protect this very critical amenity for lake members.

USE OF DUMPSTERS The Association provides dumpsters for the Beaches, Campgrounds and some Community Areas, for the purpose of accumulated trash in these areas, not day to day household trash. Please DO NOT dump building materials of ANY kind, such as lumber, sheetrock, shingles, etc. in these dumpsters.


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Lake Viking 2021 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, Tony Gronniger; 1st Vice President, Mark Leggett; 2nd Vice President, Mike Booth; Secretary, Celeste Armanees; Assistant Secretary, Allan Slavin; 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 (Board Contact), Shawn Hepinstall, Paula Hepinstall, Dennis Schlaiss, Lana Southwick, Kim Spidle, Carolyn Leeper, Terry Nibarger, Sue Wolf, Brad Trenkle, Don Leeper, Susan Zalenski (Member), Anthony Dirks

Dredge Committee

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

Employee Board Contact Mark Leggett

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.

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

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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

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

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

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

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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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www.LakeVikingMo.com Marjorie “Marge” Ellen McAfee 1924-2021

Spring is here and it won’t be long until our lake is full of boats. Here are a few reminders … • A 12” red or orange flag must be displayed on the boat whenever a person leaves the boat and enters the water. • All skiers must hold up a ski or other highly visible device to mark their position and warn other boaters of a downed skier. • All watercraft shall stay a minimum of 75 feet away from all safety patrol watercraft when emergency lights are activated; and shall stop if they observe Safety Patrol watercraft approaching with emergency equipment in operation. • All watercraft operating between sunset and dawn must display navigational lighting when underway and run at trolling speed. • The flow of traffic around the lake is counterclockwise. • All motorized watercraft shall maintain a distance of 50 feet from, and yield right of way to, all other watercraft. • Watercraft must yield right of way to, and maintain a distance of 100 feet from, watercraft with attachments and/or skiers. • All watercraft must keep at least 75 feet from swimming beaches, shores, docks, and other designated areas unless docking. • Water skiers, tubers and surfers must wear an approved life preserver. • Passengers shall not ride on the bow, gunwale, transom, seat backs, or any other place where there may be a chance of falling overboard. ENJOY YOUR SUMMER AT THE LAKE!

Marjorie Ellen McAfee, age 97, of Gallatin, Missouri, passed away March 8, 2021, at Greenwood Terrace in Lenexa, Kansas, surrounded by family. Marge was born Feb. 29, 1924, to Elias B. and Pearl R. Payne in North Kansas City, MO. Her family later moved to Gallatin. Marge lived in California for several years, but moved back to Gallatin to help care for her ailing father and to run the family jewelry store. She met the great love of her life, Oliver Wallace (Tut) McAfee, when he was a pall bearer at her father’s funeral. Tut had returned home to Gallatin after serving in the US Army during WWII. They were united in marriage in Gallatin on Oct. 6, 1946. The couple made their home in Gallatin for several years before moving to Branson and later to Liberty. In 1993 the couple moved to Lake Viking, Gallatin. They were happily married for 65 years until his death on Sept. 11, 2011. Marge loved to entertain, whether it was a lavish party for her husband’s business associates, a high school reunion, or a small party for church or club members. She was well known for elegant table settings, creative themes and delicious food. Marge led a life of service. She and Tut were active members of the Presbyterian Church in Gallatin and she served as an elder in the church after moving to Lake Viking. She was a Cub Scout Den Mother, a Girl Scout Leader, Vacation Bible School leader, member of the Eastern Star, and a member of the Modern ‘49ers and TTT Society service clubs. She looked after elderly relatives, taking them to doctor appointments and making sure they had everything they needed. When relatives and friends moved to the Daviess County Nursing and Rehab facility, she visited them and other residents regularly, always taking home-baked treats and other goodies. She would often dress up in her clown costume to entertain the residents at parties. Marge was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and siblings Burris Howard Payne, Jack Payne, Rich Payne, David Payne and Dorothy Tener. Marge is survived by her daughters, Marna Olson and husband Carl of Portland, OR, Cynthia Ayers of Gettysburg, PA, Melinda Kenney and husband Joe of Olathe, KS; and her son, Oliver Wallace (Tut) McAfee, Jr. and wife Julie of Excelsior Springs; three grandchildren, Jeremy McAfee and wife Jaime, Richard Pyeatt and wife Brandi, and Sarah Pyeatt; and three great-grandchildren, Nadia Rickman, Dayne Reale and Violet McAfee. Marge will be interred next to her husband at the Lake Viking Cemetery. The family has not scheduled services at this time. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Shriners Hospitals for Children. Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of Stith Funeral Home in Gallatin, MO. (660) 663-2117. Online guestbook at www. stithfamilyfunerals.com

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What is it?

Recently Jeff Hower took a photo of this fowl on the lake and posted on LV Facebook. Not surprisingly, “what is it” questions immediately arose mostly because of the odd coloring. Remember the black and white saddle shoes? I’m calling it the Saddle Shoe Goose but I’m sure the National Ornithological Society will reject my definition, so the question remains: what the heck is it? One poster on LV Facebook stated that it was a “Blue/Snow Goose cross.” Jeff did a little research on the internet and found that these are pretty rare. Anyway, another great picture by Jeff.

Winter in the rear view mirror By Troy Lesan

Aerial Reporters is a good description for Mike and Sherry Krehbiel. Mike often pilots his airplane around the area – the engine frequently heard overhead is probably him – and Sherry snaps an occasional picture. This one was of a frozen Lake Viking in early March shortly after the bitter cold snap in late February. The following stretch of 70 degree days and warmer weather took care of the ice in short order.

Lake Committee Report for 2020

By Troy Lesan

Responsibilities of the Lake Committee as set forth in the VVA Handbook . . . “This Committee shall consist of not less than three (3) Active Members. It shall be the responsibility of this Committee to hold at least two inspections of all lake properties, with the first inspection prior to May 1st of each year. The Committee shall enforce Restriction 6 of the Declaration; notify the property owner of all deficiencies and monitor until corrected.” Basically, it is the task of the Lake Committee to keep a watchful eye on Lake Properties. For that reason, our meetings are not like the regular meetings of other committees. Our meetings are mostly working sessions on boats, and in 2020, the Lake Committee was on the water more than ever. Here are some of the things we accomplished in 2020:

1.) Renewed Zebra Mussel initiative. Installed 40 Zebra Mussel Detectors on docks in strategic locations around the lake and then checked these detectors each time out on the water. 2.) Reviewed the status of private boat ramps. 3.) Monitored Association Buoys for correct placement and damage.

4.) Lake Committee Member Robert Walton provided solar lights for better identification of Association buoys at night. Committee Members assisted with installing these lights. 5.) Roadside and shoreline inspections of Lake and Association-owned properties. Property owners have made major investments at Lake Viking, and their expectation, in return, for a surrounding environment that is kept up, properly maintained, and aesthetically pleasing. In our inspections, special attention given to silting and erosion issues which are a major concern as evidenced by our major dredging and erosion control efforts. Other conditions, such as weeds and brush, buildings in disrepair, and missing lot numbers are also noted. Many of the letters sent are simple maintenance items that can be easily resolved. With many owners present on a part-time basis, letters are often a heads-up about conditions of which owners were unaware such as problems with boat docks or damage or disrepair to property. Questions about these items can be answered by Safety or Lake Committee Members on our web page. The important thing to remember, as always, is keeping an open line of communication.

Solitary plunger A stretch of warmer weather, after the below zero temps in mid-February, inspired Greg Manahan to do his own version of a Lake Viking Polar Bear Plunge. In memory of that great event, Greg shoveled a path through the snow to the dock, cut a hole in the ice, and jumped in. Brrrr. The event was documented in this photo by Greg’s wife Jodie Manahan. For those who missed Greg’s “plunge performance,” he can also be seen performing with his band Head East. He has been bass guitarist and also sings for that group for the past 15 years.


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Sip and Paint 2021

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By Troy Lesan

Another slam dunk for the Activities Committee with the 2021 “Sip and Paint” event. For those who don’t know, this event consists of an instructor and students who all work on painting the same Lake Viking related scene. In this year’s event, there were 28 participants who were coached on the various nuances of painting

by Natalie Amalani. The finished products were impressive, but the best part of the evening was seeing members of the Lake Viking Community gathered in the clubhouse again. After 2020, when activities were started then cancelled because of COVID, then resumed again, then cancelled again, we hope that we are seeing light at the end

of the tunnel. In Missouri the COVID numbers, which peaked at almost 6,000 new cases a day in November, have recently been averaging around 500 a day. Cases are also down in Daviess County, and we hope for continued progress, so we can continue get together and enjoy fellowship at our great upcoming venue of activities.

Aspiring artists Ellen and Chris are working on their masterpieces.

Kudos to Natalie Amalani for being a capable art instructor. She donated not only her time but paint material as well for 2021 “Sip & Paint.”

Gail Bush and Tina Daniel at the head of the class. Full house, every table occupied @ 2021 Sip & Paint

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Their Members Doug & Waugh King City Lumber 208 Putnam TheE.Board of Directors may appoint King City, MO 64463 Special Committees as they feel necessary. 660-535-4337 All members must be active members current Current Notes: July 2016: in dues, assessments and other fees.Four TheNew Pix located h/customers/king lumber/ 3716, board of directors will appoint city the following 0174, 3808, 4466 standing committees: finance, building, cemetery, infraction, lake, nominating, handbook, strategic, and campground. • All committees shall have a minimum of three active members and include at least one board member. • No committee or subcommittee may be formed without board approval. • All recommendations from committees shall be presented to the board prior to any actions taken by said committees. • No action may be taken by any committee member that has not been approved by the chairperson, board contact and the board. • New committee members shall be presented to the board for approval.


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