Lake Viking News April 2020

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VVA Annual Meeting of Members Call to Order Troy Lesan convened the meeting in the upper level of the clubhouse at 2 p.m. Shad Mort opened with the pledge of allegiance and Troy Lesan led in prayer. ~ Moment of Silence for lost members ~ Introduction of Board Members Troy Lesan, President introduced the current board members that were present. 1st Vice President, Susan Zalenski; 2nd Vice President, Mike Booth; Secretary, Mark Leggett; Asst. Secretary, Tony Gronniger; Treasurer, Flint Hibler; and Asst. Treasurer, Eric Odette. Troy Lesan made several announcements. He pointed out the fire exits and restrooms. He then asked anyone that has CPR training to stand. Troy also thanked the Lake Viking Church and Homemakers Club for preparing and serving the refreshments. Troy recognized Norma McCaulla, lot 610, for her long tenure at Lake Viking. Norma is 93 years young and has been a member since the beginning and in all those years Norma has managed to attend all but two association meetings. Orders of the day Troy Lesan asked for a motion to approve the agenda as the “Orders of the Day”. Mike Hazlett, lot 329 moved to accept the orders of the day. Tom Johanson, lot 240 seconded; motion carried. Approval of Minutes Troy Lesan asked for a motion to approve the minutes from the 2019 An-

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nual Meeting. Sue Morris, lot 332 moved to approve the minutes of the 2019 Annual Meeting. Roger Lankford, lot 644 seconded; motion carried. Recognition of Committees Troy Lesan recognized and thanked the committees and their chairpersons for all their hard work. Activities and Campground Committees: Mary Hibler Finance Committee: Mike Krehbiel, Chair and Missy Leggett, Co-Chair Infraction Committee: Roger Lankford Building Committee: Flint Hibler Handbook Committee: Donna Redden Strategic Planning Committee: Susan Zalenski Lake Committee: Mike Krehbiel Dredge Committee: Shawn Hepinstall Fire Department: Tony Gronniger Recognize Award winners Loa Parkhurst Volunteer of the Year Award: Debra Hayes Nevin Burns Safety Awareness Award: Jim Miller Vote for new Board Members: Three positions Troy Lesan announced the next item on the agenda was the voting of board members. There are three board positions to fill. Troy introduced the voting officers for board election: Sally Black, Rhonda Lambert, and Nan Burge. Introduction of Candidates: Mark Leggett introduced the candidates. Each candidate was given five minutes to speak. 1. Celeste Armanees, lot 62, said Lake Viking is her “Happy Place”. They spend almost every weekend, year-round at the lake. They have a lot of family and friends that own property at Lake Viking. Celeste retired in September from the Medical Sales field of Kimberly Clark. Her job was to do research and find the pros and cons of a solution. She was part of a group of problem solvers for Kimberly Clark that met a couple of times a year for a think tank to discuss what’s working, what’s not working, and what they anticipate is coming down the road. The top two items Celeste sees as most important to the lake are #1 dredging and #2 long-term financial stability. Celeste believes she can bring a common sense approach to long term solutions. Celeste asked everyone to be good stewards of the lake and pass on to our children and grandchildren a Lake Viking that is as good or better than when we received it. 2. Mike Booth, lot 1259, has been a member of Lake Viking for ten years and has served on the board the past three years. Mike believes, collectively, we have done a lot for the lake, such as the dredge operations and keeping zebra mussels out. Mike said that there are still some areas of infrastruc[Continued on Page 13]

what’s inside? new Trash Regulations from Advanced Disposal .....................Page 4

• ALL trash set outs must be in a container with handles. • There will be NO LOOSE TRASH PICK-UP. • Failure to comply will result in an infraction issued by the Association. (See page 4 for details).

Introducing: Lake Viking Caring network .............Page 5 Community Areas Bid notice ...............Page 7 April VVA Board Minutes ...................Pages 8-9 A beautiful photo from the LV Group Facebook page. next VVA Board Meeting:

6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 3, 2020 Lower level of the clubhouse

All members in good standing are welcome and encouraged to attend. If you want on the agenda, you must notify the office on or before the Monday prior to the board meeting.


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Activities Calendar June 6 June 20 July 4 July 18 August 7 August 8 August 22 September-December September 12 September 19 October 3 October 31 October 31 November 7 December 5

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Dear Taxpayers of Daviess County: The coronavirus has impacted us all and with the regulations that are in place, it has had February 14on the assessment process. Valentine Party a tremendous effect We were working with two people in March 7 now only able to work with Wine andareCheese the office and are one. We trying to serve the citizens of March and Daviess County19 to the best of our ability andSip still be fair Paint and equitable to everyone. Since takingApril office 11 in 2017, I have strived to be transparent with Hunt you, the taxpayers, and will Easter Egg continue to do so. That is the reason for this note. April 18 Spring Garage Sale I haveMay put in 2 place a temporary practice in order to try andMayo get our job done for this 2020 Cinco De assessment cycle. The health and safetyPoker of you, Run the taxpayers and my staff are of June 6 utmost importance to me. We have beenFourth told thatofsocial July 4 Julydistancing is the primary method for stopping the spread of the virus, so the bestClubhouse temporary practice that I can Craft Fair think of to implement during this pandemic is the following: Jeff Hower Anvil shoot 1. We are assessing personal property over the phone, so if you did not get your 2020 Fireworks assessment sheet returned or if you need assessed for another year, please call our July 18 Patio Party with Band office and we will assess you over the phone. 2020 assessment sheets were due by August 8 Kids Play Day (Blow Ups) March 1. You will have until April 30, 2020 to send your sheet in or call the office and get assessed before a penalty must be applied.Kids movie night 7-9 pm August 22 Scavenger Hunt 2. Regarding new construction, if you reported the size, we will be doing a drive-by to get September – December ALL noon games a photo and will follow up in the future to get theChiefs remaining photos needed and verify September 12 Fall Garage Sale information. If you did not report the size, we will be communicating via telephone or 3 Beer & Brats letter October to get the measurements. We will not be doing any face-to-face communicating October Trunk or Treat in parking until this order has31 been lifted. If youlot call the office and do not get an answer, please keep trying, as there is only one Pumpkin person working in the office and they are getting phone painting calls for all the other offices, as Costume contest well as our own, so they may be tied up on another line. The assessor's extension is 1. October 31 Adult Party Please remember we are here for you!

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Lake Viking Caring Network what is the Caring network? We are neighbors helping neighbors at Lake Viking … to run errands to Gallatin and Cameron to pick up medicines and/or groceries for Lake Viking members who are sick or elderly. what we are not: --If a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately. --We serve Lake Viking Association members only, when at Lake Viking. --Disclaimer: We reserve the right to decline providing service in certain circumstances. --Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide transportation to doctors’ offices or treatment centers. If you need a ride for you or a family member, please call OATS Transit (details below*).

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How it works: --If you are sick or elderly and need help getting medicines and/or groceries, please call Safety Dept. at Lake Viking: phone 660-663-2204. --Safety will contact one of our volunteers, who will call you to arrange pick-up of medicine/groceries. --Volunteer can use your cash to pay for your order at store … or … you call the store to pay by phone with your credit card (does not apply for Walmart groceries). --Volunteer will pick up from the store and deliver to you. Persons needing medication picked up from Pharmacy need to: 1) Sign permission form 2) Call pharmacy: Confirm prescription is ready for pick-up, and pay by Ship to your home Pharmacy Phone Pay by phone phone with credit card … or… ask $ amount due, so can provide payw/ credit card # most Rx meds ment to the volunteer before volunteer can pick up the meds.

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Clerk encourages absentee balloting Due to the ongoing outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, Daviess County Election Authority and County Clerk Ronetta Burton would like to strongly encourage all Daviess County residents that want to vote in the General Municipal Election now scheduled for June 2 to contact her office to receive an absentee ballot so you may remain sheltered at home and still have a chance to cast your ballot.

Absentee voting will continue by mail until May 27 and by email or curbside at the courthouse until June 1. Please call 660-663-3300, ext. 500, to re190 Fisherman quest your ballot, or for more information. Altamont, Mo 6 Remember, to be allowed into the Daviess CounLake Viking ty Courthouse you must have an appointment, pass the health screening, and come through the security scanner.


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May 3, 2020 6:30 p.m. in the lower level of the clubhouse


All members in good standing are welcome and encouraged to attend. If you want on the agenda, you must notify the office on or before the Monday prior to the board meeting.

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Lake Viking News Schools close for remainder of year by governor’s order On April 9, Governor Mike Parson announced that all Missouri public and charter school buildings will remain closed through the remainder of the academic year. This recommendation was made to Governor Parson by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and several school superintendents from rural and urban areas across the state. “Continuing our efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, I am ordering all public and charter schools to remain closed through the remainder of this academic year, with the exception of nutrition and child care outlined in our Stay Home Missouri Order,” Governor Parson said. School services are expected to continue through the last day of school in each school district as pre-established by the academic calendar approved by their local board of education. These continued services include alternative educational opportunities as well as providing much-needed meals to students who count on them. DESE will issue additional guidance to Missouri school leaders in the near future. In conjunction with the Governor’s Office, DESE is continuing efforts to help local school leaders by removing barriers and waiving the necessary state statutes and regulations. Additional K-12 information and guidance can be found at In addition to this announcement, Governor Parson emphasized the state’s Stay Home Missouri Order and social distancing measures are working to help combat COVID-19. According to data from the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), traffic volumes across the state are down approximately 40 percent, showing that more Missourians are staying home. “I want Missourians to know that our aggressive efforts to combat COVID-19 are working. Based on traffic data across the state, we know people are following the Stay Home Missouri Order, and we are very appreciative of that,” Governor Parson said. “Missouri is in a good place right now, but we must keep up these efforts.” Although statewide traffic has decreased significantly as a result of COVID-19, Governor Parson reminded Missourians to practice safe driving and obey the rules of the road. MoDOT officials and their law enforcement partners, including the Missouri State Highway Patrol, are seeing an increase in speeding due to the lower traffic volumes. In a recent test of a section of rural I-70, there were more than twice as many incidences of speeds over 80 mph this year as compared to last year. Last week alone, MODOT vehicles were struck three times by distracted drivers. “Reckless driving leads to accidents and adds to the current stress of our first responders and health care professionals. That’s why now more than ever, it is critical to drive safely and obey the rules of the road,” Governor Parson said. While less Missourians are traveling the roadways, trucks continue to carry much needed supplies, and MoDOT is keeping vital transportation projects and essential state highway maintenance operations moving. Governor Parson also highlighted the efforts of businesses across the state to abide by the guidelines of his Stay Home Missouri Order, including grocery stores. Schnuck Markets, Inc. President and Chief Operating Officer Dave Peacock joined the briefing to give an update on actions taken in Schnucks stores across Missouri. Schnucks has taken several measures to meet this crisis head on in its stores to keep both customers and employees safe: •Mandating that employees wear masks and providing FDA-approved, sterile masks to any employee who needs one. • Counting each customer who enters and exits Schnucks stores and implementing capacity limitations in each location to maintain as much social distancing as possible. •Reminding customers through signage, floor decals, and PA announcements every 15 minutes to maintain social distance as well as dedicated personnel to remind customers to maintain 6 feet of distance throughout the store. •Strongly encouraging customers to assign one shopper per household and for that shopper to wear a mask, reserving masks like N95s and surgical masks for frontline personnel. •Collaborating with local media to spread this message beyond Schnucks stores through PSAs and live mentions get the word out beyond Schnucks stores. Additionally, Schnucks has also announced donations totaling over $600,000 to organizations seeking to provide humanitarian efforts in this time of crisis and is currently offering customers the opportunity to round up at the register in support of the United Way’s COVID-19 needs. This is on top of Schucks’ regular food donations totaling over $13 million per year to area food banks and other charitable efforts within our communities.


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Bid Notice to Lake Viking Members from Viking Valley Association 5 Community Areas to be sold April 13, 2020

Lake Viking Members: This Notice is to inform you of proposal 1, voted on and approved by the membership at the 2020 annual meeting. Proposal 1 approves the sale of 5 community areas with the proceeds going to fund dredging operations. The lots are being off ered fi rst to all active Lake Viking members in good standing through a sealed bid process. All members will have the same opportunity to bid on the lots. The lots being sold are: CA#

Legal Description

Approximate Lake Frontage (Ft.)

Minimum Bid

CA 21 CA14 CA 22 *CA 4 & 59 **CA 15

Lot 7088 Lot 431 Lot 7093 Lot 7018 & Lot 59 Lot 450

193 79 82 122 132

$130,000 $114,333 $124,333 $116,667 $132,167

*Combined Price & Frontage **Alternate ‐ not in initial offering

***Note – CA 4 and Lot 59 are being offered together, however, remain 2 separate lots with separate assessments.

If you are interested in bidding, you can either mail your bid form to: Lake Viking Offi ce, “Sealed Lot Bid,” 144 E. Main, Gallatin, MO 64640, or drop it off in a sealed envelope at the offi ce. Bidding starts on 5/1/2020 and runs through 5/25/2020. All bids will be securely held in a safe at the Lake Viking offi ce. The Board of Directors will open and review the bids on 6/1/2020 at 9:00 AM, with the winning bids being notifi ed via email and letter. The buyer then has 10 business days to secure funding. If any of the lots do not receive a minimum bid, they will be marketed to the general public. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at the Lake Viking Offi ce, 660-663-2131. Sincerely, Lake Viking Dredge Committee Board contact - Mark Leggett BID FORM: Name__________________________________________________________ Lot #__________________________________________________________ Email__________________________________________________________ Phone__________________________________________________________ Bid Amount_____________________________________________________ Signature_______________________________________________________

NOTICE TO LANDLORDS If you have a rental property at Lake Viking, please read the following. ARTICLE XI - DWELLING RENTALS Section 1. A member can only rent one house at a time. Only a house is an eligible rental property. Garages, unimproved lots, shelters, private docks, private shorelines, beaches and campground spaces are not eligible for renting to non-members. Individual rooms in a house cannot be rented separately. Rental is for the entire property. Section 2. Non-member renters will pay Viking Valley Association a Renter’s fee for every whole or part of every 12 month period equal to the current year dues and Assessments. This Fee does not constitute any kind of membership. This Renter’s Fee is due on or before first day of occupancy. Member is responsible for ensuring Renter’s Fee is paid on or before first day of occupancy and upon any extension or renewal of lease. This fee is not refundable or subject to proration under any circumstances. We are grandfathering in the 10 current renters as of March 6, 2016 for the term of the current lessee. Section 3. Non-member Renters must show the Member’s guest pass for access to the pool, clubhouse facilities, beaches and community areas. If a Member is not in good standing, the Member’s guest passes are invalid. Section 4. No non-member renters are allowed to have watercraft titled in their name on the lake. All watercraft must be titled to a property owner. Renters with a valid guest pass may only use watercraft of a member in good standing. All watercraft are stickered according to the lot number of the Member. No guest and/or non-member watercraft allowed. Section 5. It is the Member’s responsibility to deliver a copy of their lease in its entirety to the Association office prior to the start of renter occupancy. Member shall have 10 days to notify the Association office of any changes or amendments to that lease pertaining to occupancy extensions or renewals. Section 6. Every non-member renter must attend a Zebra Mussel information session at the Association office within 10 days of the first day of occupancy. Section 7. All non-member renters must abide by the By-Laws, Covenants and Restrictions. Members shall be responsible for compliance of such Rules and Regulations by renters.


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VVA Board of Directors Call to Order Susan Zalenski, lot 364, called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. by way of the internet. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the meeting was held via Zoom. Board members participating in the meeting were Mark Leggett, lot 72; Mike Booth, lot 1259; Tony Gronniger, lot 2281; Celeste Armanees, lot 62; Troy Lesan, lot 576; and Marvin McNabb, lot 28. There was no pledge of allegiance, but Mark Leggett led in prayer. Approval of Minutes Troy Lesan moved to approve the minutes of the Feb. 9, 2020, board meeting. Tony Gronniger seconded; motion passed. Committee Reports Handbook Committee – No Report Finance Committee — Troy Lesan reported on the March 25, 2020, finance meeting. There were six members present or by phone. We are anticipating income to pick up soon as the dues bills go out. The committee also discussed the possibility of delaying the due date until June 1. This would have to be approved by the Board of Directors. The big topic of discussion was the dredge pump. It was taken to Kansas City last fall for repairs and the repair costs are going to be substantially higher than expected. We prepaid $8,500, but the bill for repairs is $43,000. The Finance Committee recommended using $25,000 from Capital Expenditures and $10,000 from the general funds. Strategic Planning Committee — Susan Zalenski reported that the Strategic Committee did not meet this month. Activities Committee — Celeste Armanees reported that all activities have been put on hold or cancelled. The Easter egg hunt has been cancelled and the spring garage sale also has been cancelled. Building Committee — Marvin McNabb reported eleven new permits were issued in March, including one new house. Fire Department — Tony Gronniger reported the fire department will meet briefly next week. They at least want to test the sirens and equipment. Campground — Mike Booth is planning a campground meeting by teleconference sometime in the next 2-3 weeks. The bath houses are locked up, but there are keys with people in the campground to get them opened in case of severe weather. Lake Committee — Troy Lesan said the Lake Committee had met before all the quarantine issues started. The roadside inspections have been completed. Most of the roadside issues are lot numbers and addresses. The committee discussed changing the beach rule times from 7:00 a.m. – midnight to 7:00 a.m. – dark. Talked to Safety and they said they didn’t have a lot of trouble from lake members during the current time frame. The trouble they have is with non-members. The committee decided to just have Safety make more spot checks at the beaches during busy times. Mark Leggett expressed his concern about shutting the beaches down at dark, because we have a lot of activities going on after dark. Infraction Committee — Mark Leggett spoke with Roger Lankford about changing the April 25 meeting to May 9. There are 24 pending tickets held over from 2019 and 2 already for 2020. These people will be notified of the meeting change. Dredge Committee — Shawn Hepinstall reported on the upcoming engineering project at the south end. Warger will start on the surveys and core drilling in the next week or so. Warger should be able to start their engineering plans within the next 30 days. They will have three different options for us to review within six months. The committee will review those options and hope to present them to the board in November. Once we have board approval, Warger can start the final engineering plan for the option we choose. This process will take approximately six months. Then we will look at construction bids in August/September of 2021 with a target for construction to begin in the fall of 2021. Shad Mort, Bob Hayes, and Brett Bush will be our key contacts for the site. Shawn and Sally Zerbe worked together on how we would April 5, 2020

track the income from the new assessments voted in at the annual meeting. Sally has set up new accounts for the income as well as an account to track the expenses incurred with this project. The plan for 2020 is to dip out the ditch at the south end next to Chesneys’. We have been looking at other ways for streambank stabilization. We will also be dredging the danger area again. We will be doing some measuring at the ponds in 3 tubes to determine how much material is there. Garney will also be measured for capacity and future dredging. Lake Manager Report (Shad Mort) 1. Dredge pump repairs: Shad made a trip to JCI Industries where the pump is and looked at what repairs need to be done. The impeller has large cracks in it and the face plate is grooved very badly. After seeing what these repairs were, Shad understood a little better about the high cost of $43,000. It will take a little time to get the parts, as they have to come from IMS. 2. COVID-19: The office is closed to foot traffic. You can still call. The campground restrooms and clubhouse have also been shut down. These practices will continue until further notice. 3. Goal for 2020: New Board Member Checklist. It is a cheat sheet for new board members to use in getting started. 4. Zebra mussels: We had a boat come to the wash rack that was covered in zebra mussels. We went ahead and washed it but told the lot owner he could not put it on the water for 2 more weeks. He could put it on his lot, but not in the water. Shad encouraged the members to keep an eye out for zebra mussels. Tony Gronniger asked if we were still checking the monitors we have in the lake. Shad thinks we need to make some more monitors and get them in the lake and continue checking them. Mark Leggett asked Shad about our trash service and their new policy of trash cans with handles. Shad said they initially told him they were not picking up any bags that were not in sealed containers with handles, but the last 2 weeks they have picked up everything whether it was in a container or not. Mark Leggett also asked Shad to share with the members why we had to shut down the clubhouse. Someone stole numerous rolls of toilet paper out of the clubhouse bathrooms on day one of the crisis. Susan Zalenski asked that all members be aware of their surroundings and not to be afraid to call Safety if they see something suspicious. Susan Zalenski also wanted to comment on the trash service. She called the trash company and they will bring a trash receptacle to you. Tony Gronniger also called, but they told him he couldn’t get one. Shad commented that he had spoken to the CEO about providing those receptacles to all our members and he said he would look into it. Susan Zalenski did want to discuss the COVID-19 precautions that were in place until April 15, and if we should extend that to April 30. The state precautions are in place until April 24. It was decided to discuss further in board action. Financials: Mark Leggett moved to accept the monthly financial statements. Mike Booth seconded; motion passed. Board Action 1. Community Area Letters: Paula Hepinstall reported there were two letters. One letter will be sent to adjacent lot owners. The second letter will be distributed through e-mail, the newspaper, and our website. Susan Zalenski read one of the letters to be approved. All members will have the opportunity to bid on these lots. There will be a bidding form attached to the letters and if you are interested in bidding. You can send the bid form to the Lake Viking office in a sealed envelope or drop it off in a sealed envelope at the office. The bidding will start on May 1, 2020 and conclude on May 25, 2020. The Board of Directors will review the bids on June 1, 2020 with the winning bids being notified by e-mail and letter. If we do not receive the minimum bid, they will be marketed to the general public. We did have three local realtors give us estimates of sale prices for these lots. There were a few suggested changes to the letters. Mark Leggett asked that a time be set on June 1,

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to open the letters and a cut line for the bid form. Celeste Armanees asked if a signature line could be added to the bid form. Mike Booth asked about a time frame for the funding of these properties. All agreed the buyer would have ten days to secure funding for the purchase of one of these community areas. Mark Leggett moved to approve the letters with the above-mentioned changes. Celeste Armanees seconded; motion passed. 2. Dredge Repairs: Susan Zalenski asked for a motion from the board to approve the dredge pump repairs. Troy Lesan moved to approve the balance of the dredge pump repairs which are $35,157, with $25,000 coming from capital expenditures and $10,157 from the general operating funds. Marvin McNabb seconded; motion passed. 3. Strategic Plan: Susan Zalenski discussed the strategic plan that has been worked on for over a year. Tony Gronniger moved to approve the strategic plan as presented by the Strategic Planning Committee. Mark Leggett seconded; motion passed. 4. Delay due date for Dues & Assessments: Troy Lesan, moved that association members may delay payment of dues and assessments until June 1, 2020 without penalty. The board encourages members to pay by May 1, 2020 if able and stickers on boats and membership cards will be issued upon payment in full. Marvin McNabb seconded. Mark Leggett had concerns about pushing this date out, that it would be a tremendous burden on Safety trying to get boats stickered. Mark went on to say that we are a business and we also have bills to pay. If someone has an issue and is struggling, they can call the office to make payment arrangements, they just won’t get their privileges until they are paid in full. Sally Zerbe asked the board for guidance on other rules in the handbook this would affect, such as using the campgrounds. The handbook says if you are not a member in good standing you cannot be on the water or use the campgrounds. Susan called for a vote. There was 1 vote yes and 5 nays. The motion failed. The board gave the office the flexibility to work with people if they have special circumstances and cannot pay by May 1, but if they can’t, they will not have privileges until their account is paid in full. 5. Lake Viking Caring Network: Susan asked Troy Lesan and Celeste Armanees to give an overview of this service. Troy explained that when the COVID-19 struck with a vengeance, we thought we might want to offer this service to our members. We have assembled two teams of volunteers who will run errands for our members that are unable to travel or just can’t get out to go to the grocery store or pharmacy. Celeste Armanees continued by saying this program is basically neighbors helping neighbors. We are putting the finishing touches on the program and identifying grocery stores and pharmacies in both the Gallatin and Cameron areas. The requestor who needs this service can call Safety with the nature of their request. Safety will then send out a text to one of the teams of volunteers and they will contact the requestor. There will be a permission form for the requestor to sign giving our volunteers the authority to pick up prescriptions. We will send this out through e-mail and our website to get people notified of the service. 6. COVID-19: There was discussion earlier in this meeting whether to extend the COVID-19 precautions to the end of April. Mike Booth moved to extend the COVID-19 precautions to April 30, 2020 at midnight. Tony Gronniger seconded; motion passed. Discussion Mark Leggett proposed an Annual Meeting Survey. The survey is an idea that we thought would [Continued on next page]

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help new board members and existing board members as a way to rate and judge the board and improve on the aspects of our business. This survey can be sent to the board and to respected members to give us an idea how our meetings are being run and if we need to improve on something. In the future we would like to put a survey in with the meeting materials the day of the annual meeting. Sally Zerbe commented we had a list of everyone that attended the annual meeting if Mark wanted to come to the office and look at it. It was decided to email as many as possible and mail to the rest. Susan Zalenski asked for a motion to add two more people to the Dredge Committee. Mark Leggett moved to add Tom Johanson, lot 240 and Rick Roberts, lot 716 to the Dredge Committee. Tony Gronniger seconded; motion passed Adjourn: Tony Gronniger moved to adjourn the meeting. Mark Leggett seconded; motion passed. Celeste Armanees moved to adjourn into Executive Session to discuss personnel and board organizational matters at 8:00 p.m. Troy Lesan seconded; motion passed. Those attending via Zoom: Len Zalenski, lot 364/365; Shawn & Paula Hepinstall, lot 583; Jim & Ramona Miller, lot 455; Cindy Wolfe, lot 580; Wm. Hocraffer, lot 527; Angela Waltz, lot MH96; Sean Kumer, lot 204; Mike Kleffner, lot 178; Bo Steed, lot 444; Robert Hayes, lot 389; Tom Johanson, lot 240; Jarrel Ham, lot 605; Missy Leggett, lot 72; Stephanie Closterman, lot 1900; Barb Loehr, lot 727; Mary Aschbrenner, lot 306; Sue Wolfe, lot 1188; Shad Mort, Lake Manager; Sally Zerbe, lot 2045/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, Mark Leggett, Secretary Board of Directors Viking Valley Association

911 Addresses and Lot Numbers to be displayed a) All dwelling owners (houses, mobile homes and dwellings of a similar construction) will have their lot number prominently displayed so that it is clearly visible from the roadway. b) Lettering and numbering needs to be at least 3 inches high and sign colors need to be contrasting colors so the sign is easily read. c) Owners having multiple adjoining lots may include on the sign at the principle residence. d) Lots with structures (shelters, sheds, boat or swimming docks, decks, etc.) will have their lot number(s) prominently displayed so that it is clearly visible from the water (on lake front lots) and from the road way. e) As of August 1, 2014, all docks must have their lot numbers displayed on the lower right side of the dock, facing the water. All lake front dwellings will have lot numbers clearly visible from the water. This rule is in place for your safety in case of an emergency! Safety, Fire Department, First Responders and Ambulance personnel need to be able to see your address and lot numbers to respond!!

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Almost everything... you need to know about Lake Viking 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, Celeste Armanees (Board Contact) 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. 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. Building Committee Marvin McNabb (Board Contact), Doug Wiltse, Jim Miller and Tom Johanson. 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. Campground Committee Mary Hibler (Chairperson), Marion Crawford, Mike Wolfe, Charles Sudduth, James Funk, Mike Booth (Board Contact) Community Strategic Planning Tony Gronniger, Missy Leggett, Shawn Hepinstall, Paula Hepinstall, Dennis Schlaiss, Lana Southwick, Kim Spidle, Carolyn Leeper, Don Leeper, Kenny Southwick, Susan Zalenski (Chair/Board Contact) Dredge Committee Paula Hepinstall, Robert Hayes, Brett Bush, Shad Mort, Shawn Hepinstall (chairman), Mark Leggett (Board Contact) Employee Board Contact Tony Gronniger Finance Committee Mike Krehbiel (Chairman), Donna Archibald, Shad Mort, Sally Zerbe, Len Zalenski, Missy Leggett, Troy Lesan, Flint Hibler, Tom Johanson, Troy Lesan (Board Contact) Handbook Committee Donna Archibald (Chair), Mary Miller, Kyle Parkhurst, Kim Spidle, Terri Schlaiss, Celeste Armanees (Board Contact) Infraction Committee Roger Lankford (Chairman), Carl Butcher, Bob Clemens, Jim Gibbany, James Funk, Mark Leggett (Board Contact) Lake Committee Shirley Leakey, Don Leeper, Carolyn Leeper, Bo Steed, Mike Krehbiel, Sherry Krehbiel, Ramona Miller, Tom Johanson, 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 4/2020 - SubDistrict #3; Troy Lesan, Vice President, term expires 4/2021 - Sub-District #2; Jeffrey Speaker, secretary, term expires 4/2022 - Sub-District #4; Randy Tague term expires 4/2021 - Sub-District #1; Harlan Horst, term expires 4/2020 - SubDistrict #5; Roger Barker, Superintendent; Gary King, Water Operator; Diane Hulett, Clerk. Board meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m. at the PWSD No. 3 office. Office Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 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. 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.


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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.

Property Owners

Emergency Phone Numbers * DAVIESS COUNTY EMERGENCY ....................911 Ambulance - Fire - Rescue * Fire - Lake Viking Fire Dept...............................911 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

***************** Important Phone Numbers * Association Office.............................660-663-2131

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.

* Maintenance Barn.............................660-663-2777

Fishery Guidelines

* Lake Viking Sales Office, Lot #Z-9...660-663-2134

Bass: Release all bass 12” to 19”. Fishermen can keep one bass per day of 19” or longer. Crappie: Keep all crappie caught, within the state limit, which is 30 per day. 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 Randy Gatton....................................... 660-663-9348 Mark Hoig................. 816-716-1896 or 660-663-4244 Ron Huston..............660-663-3234 or 816-390-5161 Jeff Johnson........................................ 660-334-0604 Jim Miller..............................................816-520-3280 Gary Salmon........................................660-663-9363

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!

* 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 * 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

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VVA Annual Meeting Minutes ture that need to be focused on. The pool for one, to contain its safety and the fire department is an ongoing thing, so how do we get there? We do it with team work. Everything in Mike’s three years on the board has been done by committees. Mike works for the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency as a Regional Coordinator and everything is done by committee. Mike encouraged any member with any specialty to step up and get involved. 3. James Funk, lot 2904, thanked anyone that has ever served on any committee or just volunteered. Without the volunteers we don’t exist. The big thing is we all have to come together. James encouraged people to join a committee. He is currently on the Infraction Committee. Everyone enjoys the activities here at the lake. James has been a member for eight years and served on the Board of Directors for a year. He came to appreciate what the board does and would like to help again. James wants to make sure the lake is the best it can be. 4. Doug Holland, lot 676, thanked everyone that has volunteered in the past. He has grown an interest in becoming a board member since his retirement a couple of years ago. Doug has been following the committees and learning how things operate. He and his wife have been married for forty-four years, have two daughters and seven grandchildren. He owns a summer home here. He was a vice-president for Hillyard’s in St. Joseph. Doug believes his work experience would be very helpful at Lake Viking. His vision is to keep Lake Viking beautiful for generations to come and he would love to give back to the community. 5. Marvin McNabb, lot 28, has owned property at Lake Viking for twenty years. In 2017 they built their retirement home and have been full time residents since. Marvin is concerned about the condition of the lake, such as dredging and financial stability. These things are so important to the preservation of our lake. Marvin had two careers. He started in maintenance and worked on copiers for fifteen years and then went back to school for a degree in IT. Marvin worked as an IT specialist for the City of Kansas City, MO before retiring from Ferrellgas in 2016. Mark Leggett asked if there were any nominations from the floor. Sue Morris, lot 332 moved to close the voting. Missy Leggett seconded; motion passed. Troy Lesan asked the members to cast their votes on the voting card that was included in their packet. The floor counters picked them up and Troy Lesan announced he would give the election results as soon as they were counted. Finance Committee Motions and Discussion Troy Lesan reminded the members that the 5-year plan that was passed two years ago must be voted on each year to continue. Troy introduced Mike Krehbiel, chairman of the Finance Committee, to give the Financial Report and vote on assessments. Mike read the names of the committee members and told the members if they ever have questions, to contact one of the members of the committee. Mike had joined the Finance Committee to see how things operate and how the money is spent. It was Mike’s pleasure to report that he has learned that the money is very effectively spent, thanks to a very competent Lake Manager, Shad Mort. Shad and the staff take very good care of the money. The accounts are very well protected by a process of checks and balances used when making payments, along with direct oversight of the Finance Committee. The committee meets once a month on Wednesday, prior to the monthly board meeting. The committee reviews many documents each month prepared by staff. Mike reviewed the Income vs. Budget Report and pointed out some accounts that exceeded the income budget by $50,000, such as collections and building permits. Looking at the expense side of the budget, Mike pointed out the wages. If we didn’t have our employees, we wouldn’t have a Lake Viking. Other expense items Mike mentioned were mowing, dredging, utilities, and fish stocking. At the very bottom of the Income vs. Budget Report is the line item, Capital Expenditures. Mike (continued from page 1)

reported there was $73,000 spent last year, which we were under the budget of $126,000, but several items on the capital expenditure list were deferred. Rick Thompson, lot 653, asked what goes into the Special Lake Expense. The answer was anything to do with the upkeep of the water, such as cleaning up after floods, rock on community areas, parts, repairs, etc. The next report Mike covered was the Balance Sheet. This report shows what accounts the money is in. There were some good investments made in 2019 and several CDs with Edward Jones were procured. There is money in a State Farm Money Market, and two accounts with BTC Bank, including the day to day checking account. The Association has only one outstanding loan debt on the dredge and it is down to $72,000. Mike continued with presenting the 2020 Proposed Budget, Capital Expenditures, and the 5-year plan. The 5-year plan was implemented two years ago and must be ratified every year. Mike Krehbiel moved to continue the 5-year plan of dues and assessments and accept the proposed 2020 budget and capital expenditures. Tom Johanson seconded. The motion passed by a vote of 104–yes and 4–no. Dredge Report – Shawn Hepinstall Shawn Hepinstall introduced the other members of the Dredge Committee. Members are Shad Mort, Robert Hayes, Paula Hepinstall, Brett Bush, and Mark Leggett who is the board contact. Shawn proceeded with an update on the dredge program from 2019. We lowered the danger area in the center of the lake, dredged the 3 tubes area, and continued our stream bank stabilization. We did not dredge in the south end and that is our main issue at this point in time. The lake bought their first dredge in 1975. We have done a lot of work on stream bank stabilization, rock weirs, and continue to find ways of slowing down the amount of silt that comes in. Right now, the Special Lake Assessment is used for dredging, shoreline work, beach maintenance, clean-up after floods, and more. The Special Lake Assessment was $93 per lot. The membership just voted to raise it to $96 per lot which will give us $148,000 a year. The dredge operation uses about $106,000 of that and the rest goes towards maintenance, shoreline, etc. We do a line item budget, but we don’t know for sure what fuel, labor, or repairs will cost so basically, we are running paycheck to paycheck, so to speak. The 2019 budget reflects that we did not spend all our Special Lake budget, but we will be spending it on various repairs. Shawn pointed out the four areas of the lake that are focused on for dredging. Those areas are the south end, Garney, 3 tubes cove, and the Pirate/Pilot cove. Shawn showed a picture of our dredge and explained its operation. During operation of the dredge some of the major issues we run into is what is in the water that gets sucked up in the head. Fishing line, ropes, carpet, lawn chairs, and many other things that fall off docks into the water can damage the dredge and cost thousands of dollars to repair. Shawn asked the members to please try and keep things secured on their docks so we don’t have these issues. Shawn also showed pictures of our south end silt basin. It is full. The big issue is it holds water because when it was built, it was not engineered. We have visited other lakes in the area and some of them dredge and some don’t. We have also consulted engineers and talked to other dredge operators. Our best option at this point is to recondition and expand our existing site. The estimated cost of doing this is $500,000 to $600,000. We have hired an engineering company to start the process of plans for the reconditioning and expansion of our silt basin. If we don’t do anything, we will continue to lose surface water on the south end, and this affects a lot of people and our fishery. Shawn showed pictures of Lake Lotawana’s silt basins and also Lake Arrowhead, who are not dredging. Some of the research that Shawn presented was a comparison of other lakes and the fees they charge compared to Lake Viking. Keep in mind that we charge $96 per lot for our dredge program per year. Lake Lotawana charges $1,388

in dues and assessments with $278 of that going to dredging. Weatherby Lake is at $1,000 with $400 going to dredging. Winnebego is at $1,170 and $185 for dredging. All of the aforementioned lakes have special fees for docks, boats, kayaks, and even boat motors. We just approved to raise our dues and assessment to $750 with only $96 for dredging; Lotawana is at $1,388 with $278 or 40% for dredging. These other lakes are ten years ahead of us in what they are doing with their dredging. Shawn and Shad Mort spent half a day at Lotawana talking with their maintenance and dredge people. We also sent our dredge operator and a maintenance man to Lotawana to get better educated on what Lotawana is doing with their dredge program. Shawn informed the members of the 10year history of dues and assessments and that it averaged out at an increase of only $21.70 per year. We went from $510 in 2010 to $727 in 2019. We have communicated many times about analyzing our funding options, discussed it at board meetings, published options in the paper, posted options on the website, and even held a Town Hall Meeting. The members response was “Tell us what you need.” We need $500,000 to $600,000 to fund the reconditioning and expansion of our silt basin at the south end. Shawn presented different options to achieve the money we need, with the first option being a single assessment of $350 per lot. Based on the number of paying lots in 2019, this would generate approximately $556,850. Other options presented were for the members to approve the sale of four selected community areas owned by the Association, a 1-time assessment of $150 per lot, and increase the Special Lake Assessment by another $50. Shawn opened up the discussion for the members to voice their opinions, for or against. Shawn explained that we have 23 community areas around the lake and that at least half of those are highly under utilized by the members. The committee has identified four community areas they believe could be sold and generate $300,000 to $400,000. Those community areas are: 21, 14, 4/59, and 22. They also picked community area 15 as an alternate. We have had three realtors give us appraisals on these lots. The downfall will be having to pay capital gains, but we can still generate a good amount of funds. Shawn gave the committee’s recommendations for marketing these lots, they are as follows: • Minimum price approved by the Board of Directors •Offer to members first – in sealed bid • Adjacent lot owners bid with all members •Highest bid over minimum buys the lot •Any remaining lots are offered to public Recommendations for funding: •Sell selected community areas $335,650 •1-time Assessment - $150 $238,650 $574,300 This would allow us to work on the south end silt basin. • Increase in Special Lake Assessment, $79,550 This would allow us to hire additional personnel and accrue funds for the ongoing dredge program. The above recommendations are an investment in our lake. We are a regional destination and people want what we have. We are all equal members, so please invest in the lake we love so we can pass it on to other generations. Shawn Hepinstall made a motion to approve the sale of community areas 14, 21, 22, 4/59, with 15 as an alternate, with proceeds to be used for designing and building a silt basin on the south end of the lake. Ron Spidle seconded the motion. There was a discussion period to discuss the pros and cons of the recommendations and then a vote was taken. The motion passed by a vote of 105-yes to 10-no. Shawn Hepinstall moved to approve the 1-time assessment of $150 per lot and a $50 increase in the Special Lake Assessment with the proceeds to be used for the design and construction of a silt basin on the south end of the lake and dredge operation. This assessment will be included in the 2020 membership dues and assessment billing. Ron Spidle seconded the motion. Continued on Page 15

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VVA Annual Meeting Minutes There was discussion about the reserves we have on hand, which is $1,000,000 plus and why we couldn’t use our reserves instead of raising assessments so high. Shawn explained that we need to continue to build reserves for many reasons, such as infrastructure items that may need repairs. The dam, the clubhouse septic system, or even a natural disaster could take a big chunk out of our reserves if something happened. Shawn explained again that the $150 assessment will get us moving on the south end structure and the $50 increase will help us to accrue funds that we will need in the near future. After discussion a vote was taken. The motion passed by a vote of 87-yes to 21-no. Board Election Troy Lesan announced the results of the board election. The new board members are Celeste Armanees and Marvin McNabb. Mike Booth was reelected to a second term. Bylaw Changes Susan Zalenski read the following bylaw changes for the Handbook. Article VIII Committees Current: (1st three sentences) The Board shall have the right to appoint such other Special Committees as they feel necessary. The Board of Directors will appoint the following Standing Committees. Unless otherwise stated, all members of committees must be Active Members who are current in the payment of all dues and all other charges, fees and assessments as provided for under ARTICLE IV and who have satisfied all monetary obligations imposed upon such member under ARTICLE XIV. Move the following from Committees (page 16-17) to Article VIII after the first paragraph as shown above. COMMITTEES The Board of Directors may appoint Special Committees as they feel necessary. All members must be active members current in dues, assessments and all other fees. The Board of Directors will appoint the following standing committees: Finance, Building, Activities, Infraction, Lake, Handbook, Strategic, Dredge & Erosion and Campground. • All committees shall have a minimum of three active members and include at least one board member. • No committee or sub-committee 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. Tony Gronniger, lot 2281 moved to accept the changes to Article VIII as read. Sue Morris, lot 332 seconded. The motion passed by a vote of 67-yes to 0-no. Move the following from Procedural Rules (page 16), to be added as Section 4 to Article XIII MISCELLANEOUS BY-LAWS PROCEDURAL RULES 1. Roberts Rules of Order shall apply to procedures of order in regular and special meetings. 2. Executive sessions may be used to handle confidential and sensitive matters, such as, but not limited to, legal, personnel, contracts, property negotiations and Board organizational issues. 3. Executive sessions may include the Board of Directors, Lake Manager and subject matter experts, as deemed necessary. 4. Votes cannot be taken in Executive session, (except on personnel matters.) Susan Zalenski, lot 364 moved to accept the changes to Article XIII. Robert Patch, lot 1249 seconded the motion. The motion passed by a vote of 62-yes to 1-no. Move the following from Procedural Rules (page16), to be added to ARTICLE VI ANNUAL MEETING OF MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION


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Section 7. Time of Voting: At Annual Meetings, members have to be present at the time of respective votes for board candidates, budget, and all other initiatives. BYLAW CHANGE ARTICLE XIV SECT. 4 Current: 1st four sentences The Safety Patrol shall have the responsibility to issue written notices of violations of the Rules and Regulations (Violation Notice). The Infraction Committee shall hold public hearings at regular intervals to hear and consider facts and circumstances as presented by both the alleged violator and member of the Security Patrol who issued the Violation Notice and determine whether or not the violation stated in the Violation Notice occurred and, if so, to set the punishment for each violation. The Infraction Committee shall have authority to impose such penalties as may be deemed just and proper upon those member and persons which it finds in violation or have committed infractions of said Rules and Regulations or By-Laws which may include the levy of a fine not to exceed $500 per infraction, unless a prescribed fine set by the Board of Directors is specified in the rule, the suspension of association and facility privileges and use and the payment of expenses incurred by the association in connection therewith. Proposed: The Safety Patrol shall have the responsibility to issue written notices of violations of the Rules and Regulations (Violation Notice). The Infraction Committee shall hold individual hearings at regular intervals to hear and consider facts and circumstances as presented by the alleged violator and a member of Safety Patrol. (Remove next sentence) The Infraction Committee shall have the authority to impose a fine or judgement upon alleged violator, not to exceed $500 per infraction, unless a prescribed fine set by the Board of Directors is specified in the rule, the suspension of association and facility privileges and us and the payment of expenses incurred by the association in connection therewith. ADD NEW PARAGRAPH OR REMOVE AND REPLACE SECTION 6 with the following: The hearing may be attended by the alleged violator and/or member cited. The alleged violator may also be represented by counsel. Any member not contesting an infraction may pay their fine at the office prior to the scheduled hearing and need not attend. Susan Zalenski, lot 364 moved to accept the proposed changes to Article XIV, Section 4. Ron Spidle, lot 341 seconded the motion. The motion passed by a vote of 57-yes to 0-no. Lake Manager’s Report Shad Mort started his report with a short “year in review.” The year started a little rough with a lot of snow and then high water. Shad said it was the first time he could remember having high water problems on every holiday weekend. The budget looked good at the end of the year. Shad thanked everyone for coming and voting on the improvements we need. The dredge has been a hot topic today and Shad just wanted to mirror some of Shawn’s comments about their trip to Lake Lotawana. Lake Lotawana has the same dredge that we have, only 5 years newer. They are having the same problems that we are having. One issue is getting fishing line tangled up in the drive motors. Lake Lotawana has put collars over their drive motors to help keep the fishing line out of those motors. They are custom made, so we are having some made and hope that they will help us when we start dredging again. Shad continued his report talking about the roads. Last year the maintenance department put down over 500 tons of cold mix patch on the roads. We will probably have to put another 500 tons on them this year before we do chip and seal in the fall. Shad concluded his report by thanking the Board of Directors and all the volunteers on committees. A lot of people put in a lot of time to keep this lake going. And last, Shad wanted to thank

the staff, he couldn’t do his job without them. Strategic Planning Susan Zalenski introduced Kenny Southwick to give a report on our long-range strategic plan. Kenny said the first and most important thing is that it’s a stakeholder’s process. We need to figure out what we need to do to move this lake forward. A lot of the items in this plan were discussed in this meeting today. There were 31 people that have worked together on this plan. There were meetings every month from August through November last year to develop this plan. The plan was presented to the board in February for review and we hope they will adopt it in April. The plan includes a vision/mission statement, strategies, and an action plan recommendation with cost analysis. The plan poses 3 questions: • What do we value most? • What most threatens our Lake Viking lifestyle? • What quality of life improvements would we like? The plan covers 5 primary areas: • Fiscal Responsibility/Budget • Environment/Natural Resources • Infrastructure • Social/Lifestyle • Safety/Security Vision/Mission Statement Lake Viking is a private lake aspiring to preserve our community and environment for future generations. Belief Statements • Our informed members are the strength of our community. • Financial stability is essential to the success of our community. • Our members and their guests should be safe in our community. • Ongoing investment is essential to our future. • In open, active, and transparent dissemination of information to our membership • In the protection and active management of our natural environment • Quality amenities and infrastructure are essential. Parameters • Follow the VVA Covenants, By-Laws, Rules and Regulations, and seek necessary board approval when implementing the strategic plan. • Maintain fiscal responsibility when making decisions based on Lake Viking’s Strategic Plan or any other matters. • Conduct all activities safely and in accordance with the current Lake Viking Handbook. • Consider all steps to ensure quality amenities and infrastructure. •Treat all people fair and equal. • Take all steps to protect and properly manage our natural environment. • Foster a collaborative relationship between board, staff, and membership. • Be open, active, and transparent in the dissemination of information to our membership. • Openly invite and include all members in a variety of social activities. • Consider all reasonable investments to meet our goals. The plan, in its entirety is on the Lake Viking website, Closing Troy Lesan thanked everyone for coming and thanked the outgoing board members, Flint Hibler and Eric Odette. Adjournment Sue Morris, lot 332 moved to adjourn at 4:45 p.m. Tom Johanson, lot 240 seconded, motion carried. 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 these Minutes, nor do they reflect all comments by members. Respectfully Submitted, Mark Leggett Secretary, Board of Directors

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Rule Changes February 2018 Dumpsters (Building Regulations) - page 19 of handbook: Dumpsters and/or a portable receptacle capable of containing construction debris will be required for onsite construction, at the property owner’s expense, but is not limited to: New home construction, garages, hangers and home additions. Other projects that may require the use of a dumpster or receptacle will be determined at the time a permit is approved. Both the permit and the job site placard will identify the container requirement. A dumpster or receptacle on new home, garage, hanger or home addition construction is not required until the foundation is completed. Only scrap lumber may be piled outside of the container and burned on the job site in accordance with burning rules and guidelines. Material waste where no permit or dumpster/ receptacle was required may be placed in the appropriate receptacle in the maintenance yard in accordance with refuse disposal restrictions and yard disposal rules. Failure to secure and maintain a debris receptacle will result in a minimum $250.00 fine. (2/2018) Smoking in Clubhouse - page 38 of handbook: Smoking in the Clubhouse is prohibited at any time. (2/2018)

Attention Members

The Viking Valley Fire Department will be meeting the 2nd Saturday of every month @ 9 a.m. at the Fire Station. The Sirens will be tested at this time.

REMINDERS!! 6 Exceed Maximum

Posted Speed Limit: The maximum speed limit for the operation of any vehicle or conveyance upon the roads, ways, streets, and thoroughfares of the subdivision shall be thirty (30) miles per hour except in those areas where additionally restricted speed limits may be posted, whether temporary or permanent.

6 Improper Parking:

The parking of motor vehicles on the traveled portion of any street, road, or way within the subdivision is prohibited except for an emergency which does not allow immediate removal.

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The Associa�on 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.

Private Ramp Recommendation The Board of Directors would like to recommend that all private ramps be chained and locked when not in use by property owner.


for Committees and Their Members The Board of Directors may appoint Special Committees as they feel necessary. All members must be active members current in dues, assessments and other fees. The board of directors will appoint the following 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.

About your trash service Just a reminder to all members with dwellings or commercial buildings, you must pay for trash service to the trash removal company providing the service. Full time residents will pay for 12 months of trash service and weekend or part-time residents will pay for 6 months of trash service (April 1 thru Sept. 30.) If you need the phone number for our trash service, please contact the association office, Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.–4 p.m. for more information @ 660-663-2131. Anyone setting trash out prior to pickup day must have trash in a container with a closeable / sealable lid. (This was adopted, by motion, at the Board of Directors meeting on Aug. 10, 2008.)

NOTICE Runway for Aircraft Only Now that spring is here, not only is there an increase in boat traffic, but also more aircraft using the LV airport. While we do not have a great deal of air traffic, remember that our runway is for aircraft use only. For your protection, and that of others, please keep all vehicles and pedestrians clear of the airport runway at all times.

JUST A REMINDER SPEED CREATING EXCESSIVE WAKE: Trolling speed will be used when approaching within seventy-five (75) feet of boat docks, marina, and coves marked with Association buoys, or other areas marked with permanent or temporary Association buoys.

Animal Rules & Regulations Allowing dogs to roam/animal bite: 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. Any animal whether leashed or unleashed that attacks or bites a person, and after review of the circumstances, is deemed to be a vicious animal and must be removed from the lake. The owner of the animal is subject to a minimum $500.00 infraction ticket.

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Flower bouquets are permitted any time of the year. For the spring and summer seasons beginning March 1st and extending to December 1st of each year, no wreaths or sprays, or other decorative materials shall be used on any lot, except such decorative materials as can be contained in vases mounted to the marker base. Exceptions will be made for a period of one week following an interment service, Easter Sunday, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Independence Day, Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Wreaths, flowers, and other materials left on graves, which have withered or become unsightly, will be removed by the cemetery without notice. Wreaths and other decorative materials must be removed from shipping boxes and containers before placing said materials on any grave.

ATTENTION CAMPERS Just a reminder, camp spaces are NOT transferrable with the sale of your lot or camper. The campground agreement that each of you have signed states: Section Eight: Privilege Not Assignable Licensee’s privileges under this Agreement shall not be assignable by Licensee in whole or in part.

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Almost any day is a good day for fishing at Lake Viking, as proven by these catches on a nice spring day during the first week of April. Show from left to right are Quentin Conway, Eric Odette, Duc Pham, Ross Wood, and Corey Brooks. Photos from Lake Viking group Facebook.

Adjusting . . . Association takes necessary precautions By Troy Lesan

The above photos are the positive side of self isolating – the fishing boat. In fact, the lake has been a much busier place lately, even on weekdays. But these are among the very few benefits of schools being closed and more people working from home. Otherwise, the COVID-19 pandemic has imposed tremendous hardship. This newspaper comes out once a month and just since the last issue, the social and economic landscape around us has changed drastically. Without going into a long narrative of the national scene, I will go over some of the measures that have been taken at Lake Viking. On March 23, our office was closed for walk-in business. The office staff will continue to answer the phone, and there has always been a mail dropbox on the door which many people have used over the years. As the effects of COVID 19 increased with businesses and schools closing, the Association, on March 25, closed community area restrooms, campground restrooms and closed the clubhouse to scheduled events. Also, in keeping with Governor Parson’s executive order, the lake manager designated VVA employees as essential workers and initiated safety measures such as wearing masks and social distancing even with the maintenance staff. Another development affecting Lake Viking came with a letter received at the Association Office from Advance Disposal regarding trash pickup. The letter (which is posted on the home page of website) outlines several changes in trash pickup policy which, in short, require ALL trash set outs to be in a container with handles and NO LOOSE TRASH PICK-UP. This letter from Advanced Disposal also appears in this publication for the benefit of those who have not seen it on our official website, on email chain, or on Lake Viking Group Facebook. The letter from Advanced Disposal was short notice, to say the least. It was issued on March 19 with compliance expected to begin on March 23. Recognizing that the short notice would result in loose trash being left on properties, Lake Manager Shad Mort extended the courtesy of dispatching a followup truck to pick up the trash that was left behind. Membership will understand, however, that our maintenance staff cannot be expected to be in the trash business. Again, this policy is the result of changes made by Advanced Disposal due to COVID-19. Now that reasonable notice has been given (over a month), any loose trash left at roadside by Advanced Disposal, as a result of not being in the proper container, will result in an infraction ticket.

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Once again, I call attention to the Lake Viking Communication Network. Our staff goes to great lengths to post announcements on Lake Viking Group Facebook with ALL information appearing on the lakevikingmo. com website and on the member email chain. There has never been a time when more information has been published for the membership, not only updates on COVID-19 but on financial statements, dues and assessments and on dredging plans. In the case of the dredging initiatives voted on during the March 1 Annual Meeting, this information was thoroughly discussed, in advance in a February Town Hall and was posted on our website for months in advance. If you have not signed up for the email chain, you can still do so by calling the office at 660 663-2131. In conclusion, I personally know three people that have tested positive for the Coronavirus. Two have recovered and one has passed away. Perhaps the saddest of the many tragic aspects of this health crisis is the number of positive cases among firemen, police, and especially health care workers. Our prayers go out to the many who have suffered adversity due to this crisis, and we continue to look for

positive signs. The Association has taken additional steps by scheduling virtual monthly meetings where Board Members and Association Members can participate onIine with the Zoom website. Several committees and the PWSD #3 are also meeting this way, while the Activities Committee has cancelled events entirely. Look for additional information to be posted by our communication chain.

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APRIL 2020

Lake Viking News

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