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Notice of Special Meeting New boating rules to be considered for VVA Handbook From Troy Lesan, President VVA Board of Directors Pursuant to Article 6, Section 2 of the Bylaws on page 10 of the 2019 VVA Handbook, I am calling a special meeting for 2 PM, Saturday, August 17, 2019 in the upper level of the clubhouse. This meeting will be for the membership to discuss and vote upon new boating rules for VVA handbook regarding: 1) wake boat operation, 2) noise levels, 3) lake closure rule, and 4) an extended area from shoreline for trolling speed only. I urge members to attend. In order to attend the meeting, each person must be an Active Member in good standing. EACH PERSON MUST have his/her 2019 Membership Card with him/her to be admitted to the meeting. This is the only verification we have during registration that you are a paid member in good standing. A valid driver’s license may also be required to validate identification. As stated in the Viking Valley Association Bylaws, Article I and Article II, Renters and Associate Members are not entitled to receive notice of any meeting, to vote, or to participate therein. Only “Active Members in Good Standing” (record owner of a lot or tract of land located in Valkyrie Valley Subdivision) are eligible to attend and participate in the meeting.


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Lighting up the LV sky in July! There’s a special tingling of excitement as the magic moment approaches. When the big explosions begin and the dark night sky at Lake Viking becomes alight with fireworks. Finally – showtime! And the beauty is that with all of followup activity of more fireworks displays – large and small – the show lasts the rest of the night. So after a buildup of several days, with the nighttime sky intermittently alight from all of the private and often very impressive displays, we can take satisfaction that July, 6, 2019, was the climax of another successful Fourth of July weekend. I’ve said it many times, the Fourth of July weekend is definitely the crowning moment of the summer season. And it’s an event that comes with much preparation. At the PWSD #3 water plant, Roger Barker always makes sure several days in advance that towers and wells are full and the pumping capacity is cranked up a few notches. Without this advance preparation, the heavy water usage over the Independence Day weekend would send the water plant into a tailspin. Likewise for Shad Mort’s maintenance team which does a lot of mowing and other cosmetic effects that allow the lake to put on its best face. Once the big day has arrived, there is the usual build-up of preliminary events: Lions Club breakfast which has been a Fourth of July fixture since anyone can remember, and the bazaar at the clubhouse, which always brings in a diverse group to display their crafts. The pictures in this issue of Lake Viking News give a summary of the day’s activities. The one thing pictures in a newspaper can never quite capture, however, is that “ín the moment feeling” when brilliant fireworks are exploding overhead and giving illumination to all the navigation lights of all the boats in the water as far as the eye can see. If there is any complaint about this great tradition, it’s that it passes so quickly. ~ Troy Lesan [Photo from Michelle Williamson post on LV Facebook page]

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Call to Order Troy Lesan, Lot 576, called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level of the clubhouse. Members in attendance were Eric Odette, Lot 220; Mark Leggett, Lot 72 and Tony Gronniger, Lot 2281and Mike Booth, Lot 1259. Susan Zalenski, Lot 364 and Flint Hibler, Lot 183, were unable to attend. Shad Mort led the Pledge of Allegiance. Mark Leggett led in prayer. Noting the large standing room only crowd of 60, President Troy Lesan thanked the membership for their participation and taking time to attend the meeting. Approval of Minutes Mark Leggett moved to approve the minutes of the June 9, 2019, board meeting. Tony Gronniger seconded; motion passed. Committee Reports Handbook Committee: No Report Finance Committee: Eric Odette reported income was up and expenses are slightly down. Our income on delinquent accounts is up $6,000. We are still waiting word about our application for State Tax Exemption. Also discussed at the last meeting was the large amount of cash we have on hand that is only drawing 0.25% interest. Recently we moved $225,000 into a CD that is drawing 2.35%. The Finance Committee discussed investing another $450,000 and stagger the maturity dates of 2 more CDs, and that was accomplished this week with one 4-month CD at 1.95% and one 6-month CD at 2.00%. Other topics of discussion were dam repairs in the future, penalties on delinquent accounts, selling the old dredge, and mowing fees. Glenn Miller joined the meeting by phone and just wanted to say he was proud of the way the 5-year plan is on track. Strategic Planning Committee: There was no Strategic Planning Committee meeting this month, Mark Leggett asked if there was anyone wanting to work on a long term Strategic Plan for Lake Viking to please contact the Office or Susan Zalenski. They would like to start work on this sometime in August. Tony Gronniger commented there were about 20 volunteers so far.

6:30 p.m. August 11, 2019 Upper level of the clubhouse

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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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For the past several years, as a Board Member, the topic that I hear most often from membership is “boating safety,” specifically the enforcement of rules, and also the need to better protect boat docks from damage due to excessive wake. Last year the Lake Committee had open meetings to discuss these issues, and this year I formed a sub-committee LAKEupVIEW! to discuss furtherPERFECT and come with rules. For the past few months, this sub-committee has had several meetings which have resulted in rule proposals. (See above Special Meeting Notice.


With the ever-increasing amount of boat traffic on the lake, it is time to look at and possibly update our rules. These rule change proposals are a reasonable approach. They are not overly punitive or restrictive yet hopefully present a workable compromise Real Estate is that is acceptable to both property owners and the boating interests, both of which have substantial investbooming! ment in the Ilake and the boating opportunities it offers to Need listings! membership. have buyers! Mark your calendars and attend the special meeting on Under Contract Aug. 17. Please take note of the special notice about this MLS#2167828 meeting on the front page of this issue. More information will 726 LAKE VIKING also appear on the website. TERRACE

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Lake Closure The Lake Manager will have the authority to close the lake to all watercraft traffic, if deemed dangerous conditions exist, such as, high water levels, debris or other circumstances that may present a hazard to the members or damage to property. There is a gauge on the spillway at the dam. When the water level goes above a foot the lake is shut down. The Maintenance Department then goes out to check for debris that comes in from the creeks leading into the lake. NO WATERCRAFT WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE LAKE with the exception of Maintenance and/or Safety patrol watercraft until such time the lake is deemed safe by the Lake Manager. Any unauthorized watercraft on the water when the lake is closed will be issued an infraction ticket. Notification will be made through our website and other social media utilized by the lake.

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VVA Board Minutes Activities Committee: Eric Odette covered the activities in Mary Hibler’s absence. The craft bazaar was held at the clubhouse over the 4th of July holiday and it was a great success. There were more vendors this year than we have ever had. The next Activities event will be the “Patio Party” on July 27 at the lower level of the clubhouse with live music, and on Aug. 10 there will be a “Kids Day in the Park.” Mark Leggett commented that the fireworks were great, but “South Beach” (Nick Conforti) kicked it up a notch. Building Committee: Doug Wiltse reported there were 12 permits in June and Tom Johanson commented they have already approved another new home for July. Fire Department: The Fire Department participated in the 4th of July festivities with their pumper spraying water at Beach 1. Tony Gronniger reported that at their last meeting they tested the sirens and checked all their trucks. Campground: Mike Booth reported the campgrounds were full over the 4th of July. All four of the weekend spaces were rented. Mike also reminded everyone to watch their speed when driving through the campgrounds. There are a lot of small children. Lake Committee: No report from the Lake Committee, but Troy Lesan announced there would be a report during guest time, from the temporary sub-committee that was formed to look at boating rules. Infraction Committee: Roger Lankford gave a report on the latest infraction meeting. There were 38 tickets reviewed, with infractions ranging from 911 street addresses, boat ramp violations, dumpsters at construction sites and no sealable trash containers. It was the most tickets for a meeting this year and lasted 3-1/2 hours. Mark Leggett would like to take a look at the ticket process and make sure the letters going out to members explain that process. Another issue Mark would like the Board and the Handbook Committee to review is the timing of when we change rules. We put the Infraction Committee in a tough situation when a new handbook is printed and then we change a rule. Dredge Committee: Shawn Hepinstall presented the latest dredge report. We are continuing the dredge process in 3 tubes, but the issue now is we are dredging more product than we have storage for. Originally we estimated there were 10,000 to 12,000 cubic yards to take out. We reconditioned that pond, but now it is full with an estimated 16,000 to 18,000 cubic yards. We believe there is an estimated 5000 to 8000 cubic yards in the bowl of 3 tubes to come out. There is an upper pond that for a few thousand dollars we can doze out and finish 3 tubes. We will also start working on repairing weirs in the creeks that have been washed out in the last couple of storms. Robert Hayes, a member of the Dredge Committee, has developed an RFP to send to several engineers to get bids for a plan for the south end pond. There are 5-6 firms we will be sending this to. We would like to be able to get this RFP out by the first of August, so by November we can choose a bid for the engineering plan. These bids could range from $35,000 to $50,000. Eric Odette explained that the Finance Committee has looked at the financials to see where we can take this money from to pay for the RFP. We have a State Farm Money Market account that is about $29,000 and the balance could come from reducing the Capital Expenditures this year. It was discussed sending this RFP to our attorney to look over before we send it out. Shawn explained to the members that when we dredge the south end we take out 100,000 to 125,000 cubic yards of silt. The pond in that area is full and we are looking to recondition that pond to get room for 300,000 to 350,000 cubic yards capacity for that pond. That could equate to 10 years capacity for dredging the south end. We are asking for the RFP to tell us what it will cost to recondition and it could be as much as $750,000. During this process there will have to be several agencies involved, including Soil and Conservation Department, the Corps of Engineers and Department of Natural Resources. Resa Wiltse asked

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how all of this would affect the 5-year plan, since 3 tubes has not been completed on schedule. Shawn responded by saying the 5-year plan is still basically intact. We have $100,000 budget each year now to clean up 3 tubes and a couple of other areas and then, the 5-year plan is geared to put a new pond facility in the south end by 2022 or 2023. Mark Leggett stressed that dredging is the #1 concern for this lake and he has never felt more comfortable about the direction this committee is taking. It will be a tremendous financial undertaking for this lake and it is going to take a lot of money. Mark continued by saying we are challenged as a Board, a Dredge Committee and a Finance Committee to figure out how we can do this. Mark thanked Shawn and his committee for their commitment and hard work on this project. Shawn continued by letting the members know that many discussions have taken place at Board meetings, town hall meetings and the annual meetings to find ways to finance a new silt facility at the south end. The 5-year plan was a start. We have discussed raising assessments or possibly selling some Community Areas that are not utilized to help raise funds. In order to sell any Community Areas, it will have to be taken to the membership for a vote at an Annual Meeting or Special Meeting. Cathy Poindexter expressed her concerns about selling these areas because then what would the tier owners do for access to the lake. Cathy has a community area across the street from where she lives and says her family and many others use it frequently. Shawn did say this was just one of the options that had been discussed and that not all of the community areas are used. Shad Mort, Lake Manager, explained that he and the committee have been around and looked at all the community areas and they have developed a list of the ones they feel are not utilized by the members or maintenance, and

those are the ones that could possibly be sold. The members will ultimately make that decision. Lake Manager Report (Shad Mort) 1. Road work: Shad Mort talked about the ongoing patching of roads that will continue for a while, and then in September will be the chip and seal process. Shad was asked if anything could be done different to keep the dust down during the chip and seal. Shad is working with the quarry to get clean, washed chips. 2. E.coli testing: A lot of members have been asking about our water quality and if we are doing E.coli testing. Shad turned this over to Troy Lesan, who is also on the Water Board of PWSD #3. Troy said there was a year long testing process by the State of Missouri last year for E.coli and other bacteria that might exist anytime there are more than 100 E.coli colonies in a sample. Lake [Continued on next page]

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VVA Board Minutes Viking’s samples resulted in 8 or less colonies of E.coli per sample, so our water proved to be very good. Even if there are 100 colonies in a sample that is still not enough to close a lake. We are in good shape on this because in our watershed there are no commercial feed lots, lagoons or industries that overflow into it. 3. Holiday: Shad reported there were no major accidents over the 4th of July holiday. He thought there were more people here than ever before for this holiday. 4. Assessor: Shad told the members that the county assessor has written two letters to the board requesting that we turn over all building permits to her office. One member commented that she cannot legally get those permits. The board’s position is to not give her the permits because our


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obligation is to our members first and foremost. Financials: Eric Odette moved to accept the financial statements. Mike Booth seconded; motion passed Guest Time 1. Jeff Hower: At the June Board Meeting a subcommittee was formed to review the water and boating rules in our handbook. Jeff Hower presented their findings and recommendations to the Board. Rules that they made recommendations on included: maximum sound level, exceptions to lake closure, excessive wake and distance updates for buoys and watercraft. The committee asked for board approval on the exceed maximum sound level and exceptions to lake closure, but wanted the remaining changes to be discussed with the members at an Annual Meeting. After a lengthy discus-

Viking Valley Association Income Vs. Budget For the Six Months Ending June 30, 2019

sion, the board tabled all the recommendations to give them more time to review the changes. Mark Leggett seconded the motion. Motion passed. 2. Nick Conforti: Nick had concerns about a ticket he was issued for trash. He had put some golf clubs and water tubes out by the road and had a sign on them to give away. The sign must have blown away and then he received a ticket for not having them in a closed container for trash. Nick attended the Infraction Meeting, which lasted 3½ hours. He believes some of these tickets are excessive. Mark Leggett asked if the Handbook Committee could take a look at the trash rules again. Board Action 1. Members needing replacement cards: Shad Mort reported to the board that the office has had a lot of calls this year wanting replacement cards and mostly guest cards. They say they have lost them or they never got them in the mail. The office says there have been more requests this year than ever and they have only had their cards for a couple of months. It does say in the handbook there is a maximum limit of two cards per membership (2 family membership cards and 2 guest cards). No action was taken on this issue, but the board will give it some thought. 2. Delinquent members using another member’s guest card: Shad Mort explained to the board that members that are not in good standing are getting someone’s guest card to access the pool. We know for a fact this has happened. The pool monitors don’t know when this is happening because they don’t know who is paid and who is not, but we have seen this happen and Shad believes there should be a fine associated with this if someone is caught using a guest card when they themselves are in arrears to the Association. Mark Leggett made a motion that “Members not in good standing using another member’s guest card to access any lake amenities, both parties, are subject to an infraction.” Eric Odette seconded; motion passed. Adjourn: Tony Gronniger moved to adjourn into Executive Session to discuss legal issues at 8:17 p.m. Eric Odette seconded; motion passed. Attendance: Resa & Doug Wiltse, Lot 494; Ramona Miller, Lot 455; Roger Lankford, lot 644;; Nick Conforti, Lot 554; Nadja & Mac McCubbin, Lot 222; Don & Carolyn Leeper, Lot 22; Shawn & Paula Hepinstall, Lot 385; Janet & Jeff Yuratovich, Lot 563/564; & Mike Krehbiel, Lot 559; Mike Hazlett, Lot 329; Naomi Johnson, Lot 1248; J.B. McGinnis, Lot 497; Allan Slavin, Lot 192; Joe Serrone, Lot 583; Kenny & Sharon Smith, Lot 230; George & Jan Beckwith, Lot 432; Randall Davidson, Lot 1222; Jody Odette, Lot 220; Robert & Vikki Walton, Lot 217; John & Marj Locker, Lot 44; Ellen Dors, Chis Evans, Lot 621; David Thomas, Lot 1820; Bojan Lalic & Amber Traub, Lot 478; Jon Brown, Lot 1876; Tony Conforti, Lot 517; Dean Swalley, Lot 2172; Mike Eversole, Lot 2422; Jerry Goehring, Lot 51; Cliff & Janel Dunn, Lot 471; Jack & Sue Morris, Lot 332; Rebecca Weldon, Lot 161; Cathy Poindexter, Lot 1127; Jennifer Bottcher, Lot 2164; Cindy Wolfe, Lot 580; Bo & Kitty Steed, Lot 444; Scott & Mary Miller, Lot 3014; Wendy & Dennis Peterson, Lot 3020; Marvin McNabb, Lot 28; Katie & Mike McElhinney, Lot 221; Tom Johanson, Lot 240; Dennis Schlaiss, Lot 1080; Brian Carter, Lot 2285; Shad Mort, Lake Manager; Sally Zerbe, Lot 2528/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



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One of the fascinating aspects of horticulture is the amazing number of plants we get to deal with, many of which are grown as crops for income. Many growers keep an eye out for new crops, which may offer revenue potential for their operations. While hops are not a new crop at all, the idea of growing them commercially in Missouri is new for our generation. Historically hops were grown commercially many years ago in Missouri. Most of the commercial production areas for growing hops are now located in other parts of the country, especially in the Pacific Northwest. A few years ago, several MU Extension horticulturists received a grant to research hops production in Missouri. They started with test plots at several MU Ag Experiment Stations around the state. Ten varieties were chosen for these demonstration trials. On Tuesday, Aug. 6, MU Extension will be holding a Hops Field Day at the Bradford Ag Experiment Station near Columbia. The meeting runs from 2-6 pm. Registration is not required, and there is no cost to attend. The field day will be of particular interest to horticultural producers, craft brewers and home brewers. We will start with a tour of the demonstration plots, and then move inside for further discussion. The day will end with tasting of different craft beers for those who are interested. For more information, please call Cory Creed at 816270-2141.

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thought process will be much slower. Designate a sober captain if you choose to consume alcohol. Additional safe boating tips: 1) Be a defensive boat operator ... creating distance from other boats equals more reaction time. 2) Adjust your speed for the conditions ... if visibility is poor, or the water is rough, slow down! 3) Turn off the boat while passengers are entering/exiting the water. 4) If you will be out on the water after dark, check your navigation lights before you leave the dock or Over 5,000 Sq Ft Finished 3 Car Attached Garage ramp. Azur Boat Included 5) Each boat operator is 22' responsible for doing Covered Boat Dock Entertaining Space expect whatever they can to avoidGreat a crash. Don’t Decks, Patios, Firepit other boats to move out of your way. Custom Kitchen 6) Be courteous with your wake. Boaters are reminded to contact the Missouri State Highway Patrol by dialing *55 on a cellular phone if they need assistance or observe another Property boater operating a vessel in an unsafe manner. Address:Lot Watercraft operators must consider the effect 400 Lake their actions have on others: Viking Goose CtCity:Altamon Share the waterway and use common sense, tCounty:Davie good judgment, and courtesy to ensure the safety ss Zip:64620 of all. Life jackets save lives. Wear It!!

Assessor at LV soon Representatives from the Daviess County Assessor’s Office will soon be in the field reviewing new construction for 2020. The review will begin Aug. 5 in the Lake Viking area and will continue throughout the county through December. New construction for 2020 includes any building projects which started after Jan. 1, 2019. Assessor Sally Black is appreciative of all who have contacted the assessor’s office to report new building projects.

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Jameson Picnic Aug. 8-9-10

Welcome New Members! June 2019

The City of Jameson invites you to come celebrate at the 128th Annual Jameson Picnic to be held Aug. 8, 9 and 10 at the Jameson City Park, sponsored by the Jameson Lions Club. Bring your lawn chairs, sit and reminisce while making new memories. Plan to eat at the picnic. There will be tenderloins, hotdogs, hamburgers, fries, nachos, pie, ice cold drinks and lots more great food. Thursday events: 6 p.m. registration for the talent show; 6:30 p.m. talent show; 8 p.m. The Mud Crickets country and rock show. Age divisions for the talent show are 6 years and under; 7-12 years; 13-17 years; 18 years and over. Cash prizes will be given to winners of the talent show. Friday events: 6 p.m. baby show registration prior to show only; 6:30 p.m. baby show and little mister and miss; 8 p.m. Dammit Jim country and classic rock show. Baby show age divisions are 0-6 months; 7-12 months; 13-18 months; 19-24 months; and 25-36 months. Little mister and miss is for threeand four-year-old children. Saturday events: 10 a.m. parade registration at the high school; 11 a.m. parade, rain or shine; 1 p.m. registration and lawn tractor pull; 1:30 p.m. games for all ages; 2:30 p.m. co-ed “corn hole” bag toss tourney, entry fee $5, cash prizes; 5:30 p.m. auction, items donated by local businesses; 8:30 p.m. “da’ Coots” good time rock and roll music show. Free drawings will be held every night after the entertainment. Mustang Amusements will be on hand. Please bring your old eyeglasses and hearing aids to donate to the Lions. For additional information, contact Jan Duly 660-334-0426; or Jim Duly 660-334-0428.

Lot 1252. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Devon Plackard Lot 1184. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jaycine Gamm Lot 540. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Capital, LLC Lot 2237. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Andrew Fitzmaurice Lot 1032. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John & Shanda Jensen Lot 2115. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jason & Beth Potter Lot 1839. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eric & Laura Elder Lot 244. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jeremy Hegle & Ryan Dowis Lot 702. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adam & Joanna Redden Lot 2073. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marsha Metcalfe Lot 1033. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jacob & Julie Harris Lot 2421, 2422 & 2423 . . . . . Michael & Jennifer Eversole Lot 3101. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robbie & Heather Redman Lot 188 & 189 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aaron & Stephanie Mason Lot 1823. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .James & Teresa Thompson

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Garages Shops Storage Garage, shops, and storage buildings available in wood frame and all steel structures : lets try to crop these and change the 911 Addresses headers to Garages and and Shops Lot and Storage Numbers to be displayed Doug Waugh

a) All King Citydwelling Lumberowners (houses, mobile homes and dwellings of a similar construc208 E. Putnam tion) will have their lot number prominentKing City, MO 64463 ly 660-535-4337 displayed so that it is clearly visible from theCurrent roadway. Notes: July 2016: Four New Pix b) Lettering and numbering needs to3716, located h/customers/king city lumber/ be0174, at least 3 inches 3808, 4466 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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Emergency Phone Numbers

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

Lake Viking 2019 Boards & Committees

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

Activities Committee Ramona Miller, Mary Hibler (Chairperson), Dustin Hibler, David Hibler, Eric and Jody Odette, Gail Bush, Resa Wiltse, Janet Hillman, Janet Yuratovich, Eric Odette (Board Contact) Board of Directors Board of Directors: President, Troy Lesan; 1st Vice President, Susan Zalenski; 2nd Vice President, Mike Booth; Secretary, Mark Leggett; Assistant Secretary, Tony Gronniger; Treasurer, Flint Hibler; Assistant Treasurer, Eric Odette. 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 Flint Hibler (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), Flint Hibler, 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, Randy Tague, Susan Zalenski (Chair/Board Contact) Dredge Committee Shawn Hepinstall (chairman), Paula Hepinstall, Robert Hayes, Brett Bush, Shad Mort, Mark Leggett (Board Contact) Employee Board Contact Flint Hibler Finance Committee Mike Kemna (Chairman), Donna Archibald, Shad Mort, Sally Zerbe, Glenn Miller, Len Zalenski, Missy Leggett, Troy Lesan, Flint Hibler, Tom Johanson, Eric Odette (Board Contact) Handbook Committee Donna Archibald (Chair), Kyle Parkhurst, Kim Spidle, Terri Schlaiss, Tony Gronniger (Board Contact). Infraction Committee Roger Lankford (Chairman), Carl Butcher, Bob Clemens, Jim Gibbany, James Funk, Mark Leggett (Board Contact) Infraction Committee meetings are held on the second Saturday of each month, 9 a.m., Lower Level Clubhouse. Lake Committee Shirley Leakey, Don Leeper, Carolyn Leeper, Bo Steed, Sherry Krehbiel, Mike Krehbiel, Ramona Miller, Tom Johanson, 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.

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

Ambulance - Fire - Rescue 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 $80.00 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

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

Lake Viking 50th Anniversary Book is now on Click the large green print announcement on the homepage directly below the picture. Then click Lake Viking 2017 (in green print) and read the book in its entirety.


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PWSD #3 Open Meeting CALL TO ORDER Kyle Parkhurst, President (2020), called the meeting to order at 4 p.m. Members in attendance were Jeffrey Speaker (2022), Harlan Horst (2020), and Troy Lesan (2021). Randy Tague (2021) was unable to attend. Also in attendance were Roger Barker, Water Superintendent, and Diane Hulett, Clerk. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Harlan Horst moved to approve the minutes of the June 18, 2019, Board of Directors meeting. Troy Lesan seconded. All members were in favor; motion carried. PUBLIC COMMENT There were no visitors in attendance for public comment. OLD BUSINESS Information was presented on the engineering firms that responded to the district’s recent Request for Qualifications. After review, Jeffrey Speaker made a motion to select Bartlett & West as the engineer for the DNR Engineering Grant. Harlan Horst seconded. All members voted to ap-

2019 Change of Mowing Requirements The dates for having your lots mowed have changed for 2019. Members are required to have your lots mowed by June 1, July 1 and September 1. Additionally, lots with homes should be mowed twice a month during the growing season (except during times of drought). Should the member fail to meet the listed criteria, the Association has the right to mow the lot, issue an Infraction Violation as well as recover expenses incurred by the Association. The Association recommends that property owners contact a contract mower if they are unable to do self-mowing.

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 September 30.) If you need the phone number for our trash service, please contact the association office, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 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 August 10, 2008.)

Attention Dock Owners!! Boat dock wiring must be protected by a ground fault interrupter (GFI). If your dock wiring is not GFI protected an electric accident can occur. You can purchase a GFI electrical tester at any hardware store to see if you are already protected or contact a qualified electrician to install a GFI to protect your dock. July 16, 2019

prove; motion carried. NEW BUSINESS Financial Report: The financial reports and bills were reviewed and discussed. Jeffrey Speaker moved to approve the June financial reports as submitted and approve the bills. Harlan Horst seconded. All members voted to approve; motion carried. Bank signature cards were updated to reflect the recent change in director. DISCUSSION Superintendent Report: Roger informed the board that he will be attending the quarterly MRWA Board Meeting on July 17. He also reported that the 2019 Chevy pickup has been ordered and should arrive by the end of July. The 2017 Ford F150 will be listed for sale at that time. Kyle Parkhurst, president, announced the next meeting would be Aug. 20, 2019, at 4 p.m. at the water plant. Jeffrey Speaker moved to adjourn at 5:15 p.m. Troy Lesan seconded. All members were in favor; motion carried. Respectfully Submitted, Jeffrey Speaker


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Almost forgotten amidst the blaze of July Fireworks in the sky, was the 3rd Annual Lake Viking Poker Run which occurred on June 15 just after the printing deadline for this paper’s June edition. Why am I not surprised to report that this year’s Poker Run was the biggest yet? “Bigger” and “better” seem to be words automatically associated with Activities Committee Events. The 170 participants nearly doubled the previous number. This is getting to be one of the bigger events put on by the Activities Committee. Above, the ATVs congregate at the clubhouse parking lot at the end of the day to see who has the winning hands. At right, Poker Run Poster Child: Eric Odette is one of the many Activities Committee Members who can be counted on to help. Below, Lake Viking Poker Runs are fun for the whole family! ~ Troy Lesan. Photos by Mary Hibler.

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1942-2019 Denzil “Denny” Roll, 77, Gallatin, passed away June 11, 2019, at the Northwest Medical Center in Albany. Denny was born on February 13, 1942, the son of C.C. and Lola (Pritchard) Roll in Centertown. He was a 1960 graduate of Jefferson City High School and then served in the Navy for four years in Alameda, CA. Following his discharge, he returned to Jefferson City and became a police officer with the Jefferson City Police Department from 1964 to 1966. On Sept. 4, 1965, he married Sandy Denny, daughter of Bob and Bee Denny of Jefferson City. In 1966 Denzil joined the Kansas City Police Department. He served two years in the K-9 Unit which used dogs for narcotic searches and felony apprehensions. He later moved to patrol duty where on his watch he risked his life to save a vehicle accident victim. Denzil received an Award for Valor for his bravery. Denzil retired from the Kansas City Police Department after 25 years of service. Denzil and Sandy owned and operated a small farm in Cass County for 20 years which was sold a year after his retirement when they returned to Jefferson City. Denzil took a post with the Federal Courts in Jefferson City and was certified by the Department of Justice United States Marshals Service Training Academy in Louisiana in 1995. Before leaving Jefferson City, Denzil was a member of the Masonic Lodge #43 and past Master. Denzil was a hard worker who enjoyed farming and working outdoors. He loved horses but especially loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mr. Roll was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Morris Roll; brother, Leroy Roll; sister, Muriel Lampe; sister, Pauline Bedsworth; sister, Hazel Howard; sister, Flo Goodman; sister, Barbara Downing and sister, Iva Giraldes. Those left to mourn his passing include wife, Sandy, of the home; daughter, Dawn (Dorsey) Embrey of Oak Grove, MO; son, Shawn (Jackie) Roll of King City, MO; sister, Naomi Hencey, Phoenix, AZ.; grandchildren, Coleman (Ernie) Embrey of Overland Park, KS, Barak (Savana) Embrey of Blue Springs, MO, Macey Embrey of Neosho, MO, Cindy (Dalton) Odneal of Blue Springs, MO, Cat Embrey of Kansas City, MO; great-grandchildren, Aidan, Cosette and Lucy, and many nieces and nephews. A “Celebration of Life” was celebrated on June 29 at 36400 E. Colbern Road, Lone Jack, with arrangements under the direction of Stith Funeral Home in Gallatin. Online guestbook at

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is reminding people about potential electrical hazards that exist in swimming pools, hot tubs and spas, onboard boats and in waters surrounding boats, marinas, and launch ramps. Most people have never heard of nor are they aware of electrical dangers posed in water environments such as electric shock drowning (ESD), and each year people are injured or killed from these hazards. Electric shock drowning happens when marina or onboard electrical systems leak electric current into the water. The current then passes through the body and causes paralysis. When this happens, a person can no longer swim and ultimately drowns. Video available: watch?v=8oMMn8jJ5fk Tips for swimmers a. Never swim near a marina, dock or boatyard, or near a boat while it’s running. b. While in a pool, hot tub or spa, look out for underwater lights that are not working properly, flicker or work intermittently. c. If you feel a tingling sensation while in a pool, immediately stop swimming in your current direction. Try and swim in a direction where you had not felt the tingling. Exit the water as quickly as possible; avoid using metal ladders or rails. Touching metal may increase the risk of shock. Tips for pool owners a. If you are putting in a new pool, hot tub or spa, be sure the wiring is performed by an electrician experienced in the special safety requirements for these types of installations. b. Have a qualified electrician periodically inspect and — where necessary — replace or upgrade the electrical devices or equipment that keep your pool, spa or hot tub electrically safe. Have the electrician show you how to turn off all power in case of an emergency. c. Make sure any overhead lines maintain the proper distance over a pool and other structures, such as a diving board. If you have any doubts, contact a qualified electrician or your local utility company to make sure power lines are a safe distance away. Tips for boat owners a. Avoid entering the water when launching or loading a boat. Docks or boats can leak electricity into the water causing water electrification. b. Each year, and after a major storm that affects the boat, have the boat’s electrical system inspected by a qualified marine electrician to be sure it meets the required codes of your area, includ-




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ing the American Boat & Yacht Council. Make the necessary repairs if recommended. Check with the marina owner who can also tell you if the marina’s electrical system has recently been inspected to meet the required codes of your area, including the National Electrical Code® (NEC). c. Have ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI) installed on the boat; use only portable GFCIs or shore power cords (including “Y” adapters) that are Marine Listed when using electricity near water. Test GFCIs monthly. “With continued education and awareness about ESD, we can help reduce the risk of ESD from happening,” said Lorraine Carli, NFPA’s vice president of Outreach and Advocacy. “Before participating in water activities, have swimming pool equipment, hot tubs and spas, or your boat inspected by a qualified electrician; have them regularly maintained to ensure life saving measures and protection systems are functioning properly during the summer and throughout the year.” NFPA has additional resources for swimmers, boat and pool owners, including tip sheets, checklists, and more that can be downloaded and shared. Please visit For industry professionals, the 2017 NFPA 70, National Electrical Code® (NEC®) has been revised to improve pool safety and help reduce the risk of ESD; proposed revisions to the 2020 NEC edition include ground-fault protection in marinas and boatyards. NFPA has additional codes and standards that apply to boats and marinas and their related electrical safety issues. Find these resources and more by visiting NFPA’s NEC webpage. “NFPA continues to raise awareness and help educate people about this troubling trend,” said Carli. “We encourage everyone to share these safety resources with people they know so everyone can safely enjoy water activities during the summer and all year long.” About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Founded in 1896, NFPA is a global, nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. The association delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering the NFPA mission. For more information visit All NFPA codes and standards can be viewed online for free at


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Memorializing the dead takes special touch by T.L. Huffman

Taking care of dead bodies for a livelihood might seem strange or depressing to some people. But for Mariah Gibson, a funeral director and embalmer, it’s a matter of perspective. “I know it sounds weird,” Mariah says. “But I don’t feel much emotion about something I can’t change. They’ve passed away. I’ll do my best to honor them and serve the community that raised me.” It may seem an unlikely calling for the 34-year-old 2003 graduate of Gallatin High School. She didn’t come from a long line of family funeral directors. But Mariah actually did have an experience that helped her decide her profession. “I was working at a local facility for the elderly, thinking of going to nursing school. A gentleman passed away in the night. The people who came to get him were very disrespectful. That’s when I decided that’s what I wanted to do.” Mariah graduated Magna Cum Laude from Kansas City Kansas Community College in 2008, and successfully passed a two-part national board examination prior to graduation. She was a member of Sigma Phi Sigma Fraternity of Mortuary Science and a selected member of the

Mariah says the most rewarding aspect of the job is the appreciation that families express for all that she has done for them. Most families are truly grateful for the stressful nature of her job, that she is available to them 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and that she is a comforting presence at the very worst of times. “Death is ugly,” Mariah says. “Disease, aging, trauma or accidents, it takes a horrible toll on the body. I try to restore the person to the positive memory-picture that family and friends have of them, to when they were more of a complete person, before the decline. Whole and complete and at peace, that’s the goal.”

bad accident.” To unwind from the day, Mariah loves to bake and cook, spend time with family and friends, do word puzzles and go to concerts. She is the daughter of Jeannie and the late Bob Gibson. Jeannie is retired from a nursing career and Bob passed away in 2012. Mariah has a son Vince, who is eight and in second grade at Searcy R-5 Elementary. Her siblings are Annie and Daryn.

Mariah has been 13 years in the profession. During her career so far, she has seen the phenomenon of four or five husbands and wives who have passed within a year or so of each other. While going to college and working at a funeral home in Kansas City, she had the unpleasant experience of Fred Phelps with the Westboro Baptist Church — who picketed the funerals of military veterans and disaster victims — protesting a procession. She fears her profession may not last; that she may not be able to retire an embalmer. Traditional funeral arrangements are slipping away. “There’s a whole generation that doesn’t want to deal with death,” she says. “When someone dies, life becomes crazy. It’s a lot of work, though it doesn’t have to be.” Cremation is less expensive than a traditional burial. In America, roughly 50% of final arrangements are cremation. “My own dad wanted to be cremated,” Mariah says. “He’d tell us ‘when I die throw me in the fryer.’ And that’s what we did because that’s what he wanted.” However, she thinks the process of burial is good psychologically for people. “To see a still and lifeless body allows people to cope and move on from the loss,” she says. “In this area, enough know what they want to do; they want to go into the earth for religious reasons. Traditional values carry us through.”

While in college, Mariah worked with Larry West, who was from Pattonsburg. The funeral home performed from 250 to 300 funerals a year, nearly all Catholic. “That was quite an eye opener,” she says. “Everything about a Catholic funeral is a little bit different. And it was interesting to see the volume at a large city funeral home.” She worked for nearly three years at McGilley until graduating college and during that time knew only three people whose funerals were performed there; they came from area nursing facilities. Mostly she When we went through the untimely death of my worked with strangers. At dad, I learned that anybody can die anytime Gallatin, she feels she knows everyacademic honor society Phi Theta Kappa. body or their family…and that’s okay. Mariah worked and lived at the Mc“I like working with people I know,” she Gilley Antioch Chapel in Kansas City all says. “I’d rather have somebody like me through school. In Missouri a person can taking care of them, than somebody who be a funeral director and not an embalmer, doesn’t know them.” but you cannot be an embalmer without Though a funeral director deals with having a funeral director’s license. Mariah loss and grief on a daily basis — the proobtained both in 2009 after completing an fessional term is ‘compassion fatigue’ — apprenticeship under David McWilliams there are parts of Mariah’s job that are at McWilliams Funeral Home in Gallatin. far more difficult than others, such as an She worked for Lindley Funeral Homes in untimely death. the Chillicothe area and also assisted at “When we went through the untimely Turner Family Funeral Home in Maysville death of my dad, I learned that anybody since 2012. She began working as the emcan die anytime,” she says. “I’ve been balmer for Stith Family Funeral Home in there and I know exactly what others are 2016, and worked at McWilliams Funeral experiencing.” Home until David and Deanna retired in The death of a child is the worst exlate 2018. perience. One of Mariah’s Kyle and Erin Stith took over after Damost frustrating efforts as vid and Deanna McWilliams retired, and an embalmer involved a all the preparation for embalming is done stillbirth, a tiny baby. at Stith in Gallatin; once finished, the bod“I cried for hours,” she ies are taken to other places for the funersays. “It hurts me to not als. Mariah is responsible for all the embe able to make people EARLY balming. look right. People viewing What does an embalmer do exactly? the body may look for two DEADLINE There is actually a great deal to the mea- minutes. I’ve stared at the sures necessary to preserve a human’s body for hours. Things that for May 28 remains for a period of time. But readying stand out to me, nobody Edition the body for a comfortable viewing is one else notices.” What worries her about of the most important things she does. Deadline: “Beyond the embalming process, I also the job is not death itself, Thursday, May 23 RTV-X1100C do the hair and makeup,” says Mariah. but more the circumstanc• 24.8 Gross HP,† 3-Cylinder Kubota Diesel Engine “It’s more of an art than a science. Every es surrounding an individ• Premium Grand Cab with AC, Heater & Defroster case, though similar, is very different. We ual’s death. • Variable Hydro Transmission (VHT-X) “When I’ve lived in all have anatomical anomalies and the embalming process is a case-by-case sce- the funeral home where I worked, it was the best nario.” Mariah is on call every hour of every sleep I ever got, it was so quiet,” she says. “But I’m day if her services are needed. “Sometimes a lot happens in a day, always scared when I get sometimes nothing happens,” she says. a call, that it’s going to be something difficult, like a “Some days I just answer the phone.”

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Mariah’s favorite part of her job is getting to know people — even if a lot of times it’s after the fact. “Everybody is loved,” Mariah says. “I get to hear stories people would never tell you on their own. Most fond memories don’t involve expensive things. It’s ice cream at 3 a.m.; a stop at a roadside park; a talk at the kitchen table. It’s always the simple things.” Everybody’s important to somebody. “Always somebody comes to a funeral. Sometimes the great-grandchildren come. Even if that great-grandparent wouldn’t know them, they come to pay their respects. It’s touching to see how many turn out. We touch a lot of people in our lives.” And for many of those who have passed in our area, Mariah’s is the last kind touch on this side.

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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)

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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.



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.

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.

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

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.


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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.

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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