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VVA Board of Directors September 8, 2019 Call to Order Troy Lesan, Lot 576, called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. in the upper level of the clubhouse. Members in attendance were Eric Odette, Lot 220; Mark Leggett, Lot 72; Tony Gronniger, Lot 2281; Mike Booth, Lot 1259; Susan Zalenski, Lot 364 and Flint Hibler, Lot 183. Shad Mort led the Pledge of Allegiance. Mark Leggett led in prayer. Approval of Minutes Flint Hibler moved to approve the minutes of the Aug. 11, 2019, board meeting. Eric Odette seconded; motion passed. Committee Reports Handbook Committee: Donna Redden presented the Board with several recommendations for bylaw changes and rule changes. The bylaw changes will have to be voted on at the Annual Meeting in March and will be published at that time. The rule changes are as follows: • Watercraft Identification: Add: It is the responsibility of the member to see that their watercraft have current year stickers. • Improper Towing: Following personal watercraft: must carry an onboard observer, therefore, only one person may be towed. The PWC must be at least a three seater to allow room for driver, observer and person being towed. • Trash Disposal: Add to paragraph 2: Household items or “giveaways” that are too large for containers may be put out on weekends only and must be removed by trash pickup days. • Campground rules: Add to paragraph on the camping fee for tents: Members may have one tent at their campsite at no charge. Members are responsible for guests when tenting or camping. The Board did not vote on any of these changes, but will revisit them next month. Finance Committee: Eric Odette reported income is up and expenses are down, but next month we will have our commercial insurance to pay in the amount of $61,000. We have been steadily building assets. We sent 27 RFPs out on the dredge program and have received three back. The costs range from $60,000 to $190,000. There is $6,442 left in the Clubhouse Reno fund. The committee discussed this week how we want to handle the interest we are making on our CDs at Edward Jones. They are sending checks for that interest, but we have decided to roll that money into a money market account to earn more interest, instead of putting it in our general funds. We will also be discussing putting our Cemetery Funds in a CD. Road work was discussed this month and there is a need to do additional road work due to the hard winter last year. We do have money in building permit fees that can be used for roads, which would be over and above the road budget. The committee also discussed 71 lots that were foreclosed by a bank 10 years ago. The bank is contemplating giving them to the Association at no charge. Strategic Planning Committee: Susan Zalenski thanked the Finance Committee for leaving the balance of funds raised for the clubhouse separate instead of putting it in the general funds. Carolyn and Don Leeper would like to look for soundproofing material for the walls of the clubhouse to help with noise. There was a meeting on Aug. 24 with the group of volunteers working on a long range strategic plan for Lake Viking. There have been 30 people commit to working on this plan. There will be three more meetings with one each in September, October and November. Kenny Southwick will be leading these meetings. Activities Committee: Mary Hibler reported there were 75-100 people that attended the Scavenger Hunt this weekend. The Fall Garage Sale is next weekend. Mary asked if the Board would make a motion to allow the committee to use their funds to purchase a projection screen and pay for two years of Direct TV for the clubhouse. Eric Odette moved to ok Mary’s request. Mark Leggett seconded, motion passed. Building Committee: Flint Hibler reported nine permits in the month of August, which included two houses. Fire Department: Tony Gronniger reported their monthly meeting is next week. They will be testing the sirens. The pumps on the fire trucks will be tested this month. They will be working on an Emergency Management

Stakeholders to work on Lake Viking Strategic Plan The Strategic Planning Committee is moving forward with the development of a strategic plan for our lake community. The committee has carefully selected stakeholders representing the different interests of the members of our Home Owners Association (HOA) to assist with the process. So why do we need a strategic plan? Strategic plans give us a highlevel roadmap for the future direction of the lake. Our goal is to develop a plan that allows our lake community to sustain itself and thrive for the years to come. We will make a recommendation to the Board after the first of the year and bring the plan to the members at our annual spring meeting. We would like to encourage our members to engage with the participants in the process, so all voices have a chance to be heard and considered. This is not a process where we will be asking for complaints … but rather thoughtful suggestions on what we are doing right and what we might do better in the future to ensure the quality of lake life in the future. What are the 3-5 things that are most important to you as HOA members that will help with the long-term viability of Lake Viking … what aspirations do we have to make Lake Viking thrive for decades to come? Members of our Strategic Plan Development group will be assisting with the development of a 5-year plan focused on “continuous improvement.” Kenny Southwick will chair and facilitate the process along with the following stakeholders: Nick Conforti, James Funk, Tony Gronniger, Debra Hayes, Tom Johanson, Michael Kleffner, David Law, Leanne Lee, Carolyn Leeper, Don Leeper, Missy Leggett, Terry Nibarger, Sherry Parkhurst, Kyle Parkhurst, Dennis Schlaiss, Josh Smith, Tom Smith, Lana Southwick, Kim Spidle, Tiffany Tadlock, Brad Trenkle, Sue Wolfe, Janet Yuratovich, Jeff Yuratovich, Susan Zalenski, Anthony Dirks, Randy Pyfrom, Joe Serrone, Mike Toney, Stacy Toney and Megan Threlkeld. This group has agreed to represent the members of our lake community and is committed to bring the voice of stakeholders as they engage in this planning process. All input to the committee members will be valued and considered. The group will begin meeting on Sept. 28, with additional meetings on Oct. 26 and Nov. 23. We have strong history at Lake Viking. We want to plan to preserve and improve the quality of our lake for future generations!

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One rule change approved; four proposed changes fail A special meeting of the Viking Valley Association Membership was called by President Troy Lesan and was held on Aug. 17, 2019, at 2 p.m. in the upper level of the clubhouse. Shad Mort opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Susan Zalenski led in prayer. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss and/or vote on proposed changes to the “Watercraft Rules and Regulations” in the Association Handbook. A Special Committee was formed to address concerns from some of our members about water safety and damage to waterfront property. Don Leeper, Lot 22, opened discussion on the first topic concerning, “Exceed Maximum Sound Level,” which can be found on page 27 of the Handbook. Don moved to replace the existing rule with the following: “All motorboats must not exceed a noise level of 86 dBA when measured from a distance of 50 feet or more and 90 dBA at three feet. A motorboat’s engine must have a factory-installed muffler or exhaust water manifold for noise reduction or another effective muffling system. Removal or modification of a muffler system to increase noise level is prohibited. Use of Captains Call in the non-muffled position

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Lake Viking Church dedicates pavilion Sept. 29 Mark your calendars again for Sunday, Sept. 29 at Lake Viking Church. The public is invited to church service, a potluck dinner and the dedication of the Palmer- Hillman Pavilion. In the above picture, Lake Viking Church worship leader Johnny Brown is pictured in front of the pavilion. Johnny drew up the plans, ordered materials, and supervised construction by a dedicated and hard working group of volunteers including Pastor Robert Nelson. It’s a good thing Johnny lives at Lake Viking close to the church, because he spent many hours working at the site and many of those on the ladder. The Palmer-Hillman Pavilion will be used as a shelter for the church van and trailer, a place to hold events, and has a good lighting system for night use. It will be named in honor of Joe Palmer and Alvin Hillman who were the pastors at Lake Viking Church before current Pastor Robert Nelson. ~ Troy Lesan

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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Kickin’ Cancer with Kindness set Saturday, Sept. 28 The Kickin’ Cancer with Kindness committee invites everyone to the sixth BBQ event, which raises funds for the purchase of $25 gas cards to help cancer patients in Daviess County defray their cost of traveling to and from cancer treatments. The BBQ block party will be 5-6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, on Market Street between the lumber company and the Methodist Church. Free will donations are accepted and ALL proceeds from the event go to purchase the gas cards. BTC and Farmers Bank in Gallatin and Home Exchange Bank in Jamesport will continue to distribute the free $25 gas cards. Cancer patients going to treatment may request a gas card at the banks’ lobby or drive-up window. Many churches, businesses, clubs and individuals have joined together to provide the food and silent auction items for the fund-raiser. Again this year, Greg Houghton will donate his time to prepare the BBQ pork loin. Mark and Keith Gay (Dammit Jim), Rick Tolen, and the Christian Church Praise Team have all volunteered their time for the entertainment. The silent auction will begin at 5 p.m. and end at 6:15 p.m. In 2018, over 200 people attended, raising $10,000 from the meal donations and silent auction bids during the evening. About 80 silent auction items were donated and you are encouraged to donate again this year. So far this year, gas cards totaling $14,000 have been purchased to be distributed to cancer patients. Those donating by check to this worthy cause of helping your neighbor should make checks payable to Kickin’ Cancer with Kindness. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held downstairs in the Methodist Church. The Kickin’ Cancer Committee is pleased to have two new members, Rachel Bradford and Pam Critten. A Facebook page has been set up at Kickin’ Cancer with Kindness - Daviess County, Missouri.

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Among the many, many items of interest to be auctioned at the Kickin’ Cancer event is this signed Patrick Mahomes jersey, as well as his cereal and card.

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Plan for Daviess County soon. Robert Walton asked if there was a map with all the fire hydrants marked. Tony responded there was one in the fire house. Campground: Mary Hibler asked the Board to leave the winter camping at $125. Flint Hibler moved to charge $125 for winter camping. Eric Odette seconded, motion passed. The Campground Committee is working on mowing violations. Mary is also working with Shad to get some help with putting in the last few new spots in the campground. Lake Committee: Troy Lesan discussed the outcome of the Special Meeting held on Aug. 17, 2019. A special committee had been formed to look at water safety and wake damage to property. The sound restriction passed, but the wake surfing, buoy placement and the change to lake closure all failed. One member described an issue with his dock and the excessive wakes. Mark Leggett went to his lot and concluded, if the member would move his dock to a different location on his shoreline this would help with the excessive wake issue. Infraction Committee: Mark Leggett reported 22 infractions had been reviewed by the Infraction Committee last month. Out of those infractions, five were paid in advance of the meeting. Dredge Committee: Shawn Hepinstall reported the RFPs that were sent to 27 engineering companies had resulted in three responses to date. There are two more companies believed to be working on proposals. The committee set a timeline and the proposals received will be reviewed by Sept. 13 and then come back to the Board with their recommendations. The three already received range in price from $60,000 to $170,000. The committee was disappointed that only three responses had been received, but Bob Hayes explained that engineering firms would prefer not to work for HOAs. Shawn also commented on the breakdowns of the dredge, the most recent being a pump issue. We have a company out of Lee’s Summit coming next week to check this out. Shad Mort commented that a new wier has been built in the 3 tubes area. Three tubes cove is approximately 4-4½ feet deep from this summer’s dredging. Lake Manager Report (Shad Mort) Shad Mort wanted to thank the Maintenance and Safety Departments for their dedication to cleaning up the lake after a high water event prior to Labor Day weekend. 1. Road work: Patching is being done at this time and chip and seal will begin when the patching is complete. We are having trouble finding clean rock for the chip and seal, so it may be a little dusty for a while. With the hard winter we had last year, we are having to patch more than usual, which is eating a big chunk of our road budget. We will probably go over the allotted budget of $110,000 by $25,000, but we do have that money available in the building permit funds. 2. Labor Day: Everything went well over the Labor Day Holiday, but seemed slower than usual. 3. Pool: Shad read the pool count for the summer. There were 4,131 people checked in to the pool over the summer. That is down about 800 from last year. Susan Zalenski asked if the pool monitors are checking kids 12 and under to see if a parent is with them. She would like to see a reminder of the pool rules put in the paper next year before opening. Resa Wiltse commended the pool monitors for a job well done. 4. Goose / Deer Seasons: Shad asked the Board if they wanted to continue the hunting seasons at the lake. There was no motion, but the Board agreed

to continue with the hunting seasons. 5. Mark Leggett stated that he, Shad Mort, Susan Zalenski and Debra Hayes are working on updating our HR information. Debra has completed a new set of job descriptions for all to review. Financials: Flint Hibler moved to accept the financial statements. Eric Odette seconded; motion passed Guest Time 1. Brett Bush came before the Board to appeal an Infraction Ticket he received as a contractor. The ticket was for failure to maintain a receptacle while framing a new home and leaving the lot unsightly. Brett stated he had a dump truck onsite every day and the debris was cleaned up by 7 p.m. in the evening, but the ticket was issued at 11:45 p.m. Brett asked if a burn pile was allowed on a construction site? The Board told him he could have a burn pile. Mark Leggett spoke on behalf of the Infraction Committee and explained that the ticket was written on July 12, but there was no receptacle onsite until July 15. The Board reviewed pictures that Safety had taken of the site several days in a row. There was a pile of debris in the pictures that Brett said was a burn pile, but after review the handbook allows for a burn pile, but only for lumber. The pictures of this pile revealed more than just lumber and the same trash in that pile for several days. For lack of a motion from the Board the ticket was upheld. Board Action 1. Troy Lesan addressed the Board about a property owner that had acquired 71 lots 10 years ago through a bank foreclosure. Commercial Bank of Oak Grove has owned these properties since the foreclosure and called the lake a couple of years ago about giving all but three of the lots back to the Association. At the time they wanted to keep the three waterfront lots and try to sell them, but at that time the Board was not interested. The bank has approached this deal again and says they would like to give all 71 lots back to the Association. Mark Leggett moved to move forward with getting these lots deeded back to the Association. Eric Odette seconded the motion, motion passed. Adjourn: Flint Hibler moved to adjourn into Executive Session to discuss personnel and Board organizational matters at 8:20 p.m. Tony Gronniger seconded; motion passed. Attendance: Resa & Doug Wiltse, Lot 494; Nadja McCubbin, Lot 222; Shawn Hepinstall, Lot 385; Joe Serrone, Lot 583; Robert Walton, Lot 217; Cindy Wolfe, Lot 580; Tom Johanson, Lot 240; Dennis Schlaiss, Lot 1080; Donna Redden, Lot 1280; Kenny Southwick, Lot 381; Bret & Gail Bush, Lot 324; Kim Spidle, Lot 341; Mary Hibler, Lot 183; Jerry Carter, Lot 486; Robert Hayes, Lot 389; Missy Leggett, Lot 72; Bo & Kitty Steed, Lot 444; Len Zalenski, Lot 364/365; Mark & Stephanie Closterman, Lot 1900; 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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is not allowed.” Jeff Hower, Lot 357, seconded the motion and after a short discussion the vote taken was 90 votes to change the rule as read and 44 against. On pages 26-27 of the Handbook there is a rule for “Excessive Wake.” The current rule reads: 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. Scott McCoppin, Lot 24, moved to add the following to the existing rule: “Wake surfing, plowing or other activities that produce an excessive wake are not permitted in coves. Plowing is defined as where the operator’s vision over the bow is impaired, and/or throwing a large wake when not on plane. When wake surfing, plowing or other activities that produce an excessive wake, watercraft are required to stay in the main channel, closer to the center of the channel than the shore utilizing counterclockwise rules and 100 ft. from any object or vessel. (Definition of main channel; a line from the dam to yacht club.) There will be an annual membership sign off acknowledging boating rules including map with highlighted main channel.” Shawn Polowniak, Lot 56, seconded the motion, but the motion failed with a vote of 52 for and 83 against. Nancy Serrone, Lot 583, moved to add the following to the “Excessive Wake” rule: “Wake surfing is prohibited behind any watercraft with stern drive with aft facing props or outboard motor.” Cindy Wolfe, Lot 580, seconded the motion. The motion failed with a vote of 27 for and 77 against. The next discussion pertained to “underway distance from 75 feet to 100 feet from shoreline with the following references in the Handbook. Jeff Hower, Lot 357, moved to make the following changes. (changes in bold print) Pg. 25: MISSOURI BOATING VIOLATION, last sentence … Exception: Lake Viking only requires a 75 100 foot distance be kept from the shoreline while underway. Also add: This includes all water towed activities. Infractions may be assessed to the boat owner and or skier. Pg. 26: EXCESSIVE WAKE (Change 1st sentence) “Trolling speed will be used when approaching within seventy five (75) 100 feet of boat docks, marina and coves marked with Association buoys …” Pg. 27: BUOYS: Keep language the same except the following changes: 4. Personal buoys cannot be placed any more than seventy-five (75) one

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For those who were wondering about a certain watercraft on the lake – it was a U.S. Geological Survey Bathometric Boat. The above picture was taken by Jeff Hower on Aug. 21 during a three-day visit by the boat to Lake Viking. The boat was piloted by Hydrologist Jarrett Ellis, who is headquartered out of Rolla and has a four-state territory consisting of Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, and Nebraska. The boat is property of the U.S. government and does a lot of work for various state agencies as well. The trip to Lake Viking, which was a result of survey work on Public Water Districts by the State Department of Natural Resources, should also assist the lake analyze silting that has occurred since the last survey several years ago. And, to answer the inevitable questions posed on Lake Viking Group Facebook – yes the bathometric boat did take a bath at our hot wash station before being allowed to enter our water. During the boat’s survey of Lake Viking, I gave Jarrett Ellis a call and he explained a little more about the boat. Ellis said that the sonar technology has improved by leaps and bounds during the past few years. The screen takes in a 140 degree swath up to a depth of 24 feet and the scope is proportionately narrowed at greater depths. Mr. Ellis has been with the USGS for five years as an engineer and was with the military previously. His travels with the bathometric boat have taken him to lakes and rivers where an important part of his work is surveying flood damage – particularly the scouring damage around the piers of bridges. The survey at Lake Viking is part of current coverage of ten other lakes. More information gathered at Lake Viking should be forthcoming.

Huge crowd attends special meeting When the sub-committee proposal for changes in boating rules was initially presented, we knew there was a high interest level. The long thread of comments on Lake Viking Group Facebook continued right up until the meeting. But on Aug. 17, the day of the Special Meeting, as 2 p.m. approached and people continued filing in a long steady stream, we ran out of chairs. That was a first! It was standing room only with a final attendance tabulation of 212! Well, membership has spoken and that was the idea behind calling the special meeting. There were excellent points made by both sides on each of the initiatives with the final vote documented in the minutes of the meeting which begin on the front page and continue on this page. ~ Troy Lesan. [Photo by Donna Power]

hundred (100) feet from shoreline at full pool. 6. The sole purpose of a personal buoy is to keep underway watercraft seventy-five (75) one hundred (100) feet from the shoreline. Bo Steed, Lot 444, seconded the motion. The motion failed with a vote of 22 for and 108 against. The final discussion of the meeting was to add an exception to pg. 29 under “Lake Closure.” Bo Steed, Lot 444, moved to add the following exception: “Non-motorized, human powered watercraft are allowed on the water during Lake Closure due to high water and debris events. Boats at idle/no-wake speed may be allowed at the Lake Manager’s discretion.” Jim Hausman, Lot 84, seconded the motion. The motion failed with a vote of 14 for and 96 against. Mark Leggett moved to ratify the one motion that was approved at this Special Meeting, to be effective as of January 1, 2020. Eric Odette seconded; motion carried unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 3:45 p.m.


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Area teams chalk up some victories! Bobby the Bearcat, the mascot for the NWMSU football team, breathes a sigh of relief after his team travelled from Maryville to Spratt Stadium in Saint Joseph and came away with the win over Missouri Western. The first game of the season for both teams was another hard-fought, seesaw battle between these regional rivals. (Last year’s contest was decided by one point.) After taking a lead in the first half, the Bearcats watched as the Griffons from Missouri Western stormed back in the second half and took the lead. The Bearcats finally prevailed 45 to 35. In another regional rivalry, on the high school level, the Gallatin Bulldogs defeated J.C. Penney High, at the Hornets’ home field in Hamilton. This was the first victory for Gallatin over the Hamilton team in 12 years, as the Hornets have been a dominant force in class one high school football in the state. It was also opening week for the Kansas City Chiefs, who disposed of Jacksonville Jaguars, 40-26 in an away game. Hopefully, these games will be the beginning of another successful season for both teams. ~ Troy Lesan



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From the Assessor ... Representatives from the assessor’s office are currently in the field doing review and picking up new construction for 2020. They will be in the Lake Viking area and throughout the county. While in the field, it is sometimes necessary to update pictures of the property and check on measurements. In order to be fair to all, all structures must be included on the tax roll. If a structure is new or has not previously been reported to the assessor, it must be added to the tax roll. This includes buildings on skids if they are 100 square feet or more. If you have built something new, please contact the office at 660-663-3300, extension 1.

Flu shots available at health department Starting on Sept. 24, flu shots will be available during the walk-in clinic every Tuesday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Daviess County Health Department. It is open to those with insurance or Medicare. Please bring your card with you. The health department also plans on doing outreach clinics throughout the county sometime in October. Watch the newspaper for a schedule of these clinics. Due to shipment delays, if you or your child have any of the MoHealthNet insurances or no insurance, please call ahead to check and see about flu vaccine availability. Call 660-663-2414.

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Enter Trenton’s Missouri Day Parade; Miss Missouri is coming! Entries for the 2019 Missouri Day Festival Parade are now being accepted. The parade, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 19, will feature marching bands, colorful floats, antique cars and tractors, equestrian units and many special guests. Parade judging will award prize money in 10 categories including: “Spirit of Missouri Days” with a $200 grand prize, a second place entry to the “Spirit of Missouri Days,” Best Business Entry, Best Organizational Entry, Best Religious Entry, Best Youth Entry, Best Car or Truck Pre 1960, Best Car or Truck Post 1960, Best Equestrian Entry, and the Best Tractor Entry. Prize money for the additional entries will range from $50 to $100. One entry may be eligible for more than one prize. Entries must be made via the Trenton Chamber of Commerce website then clicking on the Missouri Day Festival and Parade Information. All political entries are required to pay $25; there is no charge for other entries, however, any donations will be accepted to defray parade costs. The theme of the 35th annual Missouri Day Festival Parade is “Missouri Day Embraces the Past, Looks to the Future,” once again sponsored by the Trenton Rotary Club. Believed to be the largest parade in north Missouri, the parade rolls at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 19 in downtown Trenton. Persons with questions should contact any member of the Trenton Rotary Club. Miss Missouri is coming! The reigning Miss Missouri, Simone Esters will be among the special guests of this year’s Missouri Day Festival Parade. In addition, to appearing in the Parade on Saturday morning, October 19th, Miss Esters has also been invited to perform at both the indoor competitions and during the field show competition at CF Russell Stadium later that day. The featured twirler for Marching Mizzou, Miss Esters will present a baton twirling exhibition at both venues. Currently a senior at the University of Missouri – Columbia, Simone is studying convergence journalism with an emphasis in emerging media. Her involvement on campus includes or-

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Well, summer at Lake Viking came to an official end with the Fall Garage Sale on Sept. 14. This year’s fall version had around 30 vendors. Above, the Johanson garage was a busy place. At left, an interesting variety. Below, would you believe a 1971 MG Midget for sale?

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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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Safe Boating practices shared by Missouri State Highway Patrol In addition to making sure your boat equipment is in compliance with state law, make sure you are familiar with laws regarding boat operation and traditional navigational rules. Remember: Missouri law requires everyone born after January 1, 1984, who operates a vessel on Missouri lakes to possess an approved boating safety identification card. In 2018, there were 173 boating accidents reported in Missouri, with 101 injuries, and 16 fatalities. When boaters understand and obey the law, and vessels are in good operating order, everyone’s experience becomes safer. A life jacket for everyone on board is a must! Children under seven years old are required to wear a personal flotation device in a boat, but you are never too old to wear a life jacket! Life jackets are now lighter, less obtrusive, and more comfortable than ever before. The new inflatable life jackets allow mobility and flexibility for activities like boating, fishing, or paddling, and are much cooler in the warmer weather. Although not required by law, children playing along the shoreline or on a dock should wear a life jacket. A drowning can occur quickly, with little or no sign the victim is struggling. Life jackets save lives, please wear yours! It is important for each boat operator to know the capabilities of their boat. Reducing your speed in unfamiliar areas and being aware of unusual water conditions respective to the size and type of boat you operate are just a couple of environmental considerations. Extended time in the sun and the constant motion of the water effects every vessel operator. It’s important to recognize the dangers of boater fatigue. Stay alert while enjoying Missouri’s lakes and rivers. Additionally, if you combine alcohol with boater fatigue your reaction time and

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 ramp. 5) Each boat operator is responsible for doing whatever they can to avoid a crash. Don’t expect other boats to move out of your way. 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 boater operating a vessel in an unsafe manner. Watercraft operators must consider the effect their actions have on others: Share the waterway and use common sense, good judgment, and courtesy to ensure the safety of all. Life jackets save lives. Wear It!!

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August 2019

Recently, I have been getting many calls about bagworms, so I thought it might be a good idea to write another column about these pests and the best way to control them. Bagworms can occur on a variety of trees and shrubs. These infestations range from minor to severe. A severe case of bagworms on a small tree can easily defoliate the tree, so it pays to keep them under control. Bagworms are actually the larva of a moth, Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis. It is very common on evergreens, but can also attack deciduous trees. Bagworms hatch in June in northwest Missouri. The eggs overwinter in the protective bag. When they emerge, they are tiny, and very difficult to see. However, once they emerge from their bags, they are most easily controlled. It’s best to apply control measures at this time, before they have a chance to form their own bag. When they start to feed, they also start forming a new bag, which they carry along with them. The bag increases its size as it grows. The bag itself is silken-like, with pieces of leaves and twigs attached to the outside to offer camouflage protection. They carry this bag along with them throughout their entire life. By mid-August, the bagworm has finished feeding, and firmly attaches the bag to a branch, closing it up. It then pupates. By mid-September, pupation is complete, and adult males emerge from the bag. These are clear-wing moths. The males fly to other infested plants, seeking a mate. The females, however, remain inside their bags. The adult female does not look like a moth. She lacks eyes, antennae, wings, legs, and functional mouth parts. She looks more like a maggot than a moth. After mating, she lays between 500 and 1000 eggs inside her bag, and then dies. Next June, those eggs will hatch, and the cycle starts over again. Although some birds and insect predators feed upon bagworms, you will need to consider some means of control, if you have a large infestation. For small trees, hand picking them is the easiest method. If the tree is larger than what you can pick from the ground, you will need some type of spray equipment and use either a chemical or biological control. If the tree is very tall, this presents a problem, because it takes specialized (and expensive) equipment to reach the heights of large trees. And if you can’t treat the entire tree, those bagworms left untouched will re-infest the tree each year. If you would like to use a biological or organic control, Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) is your best bet. This material effectively incorporates a caterpillar disease which the bagworms contract and eventually die. If chemical control is your preferred method, there are several labeled chemicals available. Liquid Carbaryl (Sevin) is labeled, and should work well. The trick with any control, biological or chemical, is getting good coverage. The best time to spray is in June, when the newly-emerged larvae start crawling, and before they have had time to start making their own protective bag. Control after that may not be as effective, but if they are still feeding, it’s worth a try. Once they stop feeding in mid-August, spraying won’t help.

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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.

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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

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PWSD #3 Regular 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 Gary King, water operator, and Diane Hulett, clerk. Roger Barker, water superintendent, was unable to attend. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Troy Lesan moved to approve the minutes of the Aug. 20, 2019, Board of Directors Meeting. Harlan Horst seconded. All members were in favor; motion carried.

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Services KELLY B’S Trees, prompt professional pruning, reasonably priced removals, complicated/ technical removal done regularly. Please call

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PUBLIC COMMENT There were no visitors in attendance for public comment. OLD BUSINESS There was no old business. NEW BUSINESS Financial Report: The financial reports and bills were reviewed and discussed. Jeffrey Speaker moved to approve the August financial reports as submitted and approve the bills. Harlan Horst seconded. All members voted to approve; motion carried. DISCUSSION Superintendent Report: In Roger’s absence, Gary informed the board that the annual DBP test results came back and all were good. Kyle Parkhurst, president, announced the next meeting would be Oct. 15, 2019, at 4 p.m. at the water plant. Jeffrey Speaker moved to adjourn at 5 p.m. Troy Lesan seconded. All members were in favor; motion carried. Respectfully Submitted, Jeffrey Speaker

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A Lake Viking Scavenger Hunt

By Troy Lesan OK, here are some clues: Bullwinkle? A sign for Vegas? Pony Parcel Pouch? Where does the Activities Committee come up with this stuff? Proof that they can never be underestimated. Once again the team came up with some wild and ingenious clues for the second annual Lake Viking Scavenger Hunt. And once again, it was another well-attended event. Mary Hibler estimates that between 75 and 100 participated in the fun with prizes of $50, $25, and $10 going to the top three finishers. No one found all 20 of the items. No surprise – there were some tough ones and they could have been anywhere on the lake. Two scavenger hunters found 18 of the items and another found 15. The Scavenger Hunt is definitely another great Lake Viking tradition in the making. So much so that the event has created a subset of related happenings. The Law Pirate Caravan was on the move again, and the Area 51 gathering was also a new attraction. Plenty of fun and many puzzles solved. My personal favorite was the successful attempt to answer the age-old question – Where’s Waldo? The Lake Viking Scavenger Hunt was another great and well organized event put on by the Lake Viking Activities Committee. Stay tuned. There’s more to come!

Once again, the Pirates were out in force

The clue - Bullwinkle

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Grand Opening for John and Marge’s Attic John and Marge’s Attic, located at 801 Industrial Parkway in Gallatin, held a grand opening on Sept. 13. The retail shop, owned by Kevin and Michelle Noel, offers antique, vintage, home and garden furniture and decor, gift items, seasonal items, spa items and gift baskets, soups and dip mixes, teas and coffees. New items arrive weekly. New items for fall include home decor, pumpkins, gourds, potted mums and grasses. The Noels plan to open a greenhouse soon. At left, Kevin and Michelle Noel and Stephanie Williams, Business Facilitator with North Central Missouri Business Facilitation, at the grand opening for John and Marge’s Attic held Sept. 13. Above, Kevin and Michelle Noel are pictured with well-wishers at the grand opening of John and Marge’s Attic on Sept. 13.

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cylinder, but there is still an The new water plant has been electronic issue with the truck. running well the past month. Crews have only been able to The water clarity is improving, chip/seal two different one block the walls haven’t leaked restreets because of the truck iscently, and 2019 the CO2 treatment SEPTEMBER sues and rainy weather. has been corrected. Morey will DNR is requiring a compre- be meeting with Ross Construchensive sewer collection and tion to discuss unfinished items. treatment plan to be drafted (Continued on page three)


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happened about six or seven years ago, when a tornado went through part of Fairport, north of Maysville. “I was probably only about 200 yards from the destruction path,” he says. “It was a small tornado, so I was safe. But, it happened at night.”

Every time you flush the stool or turn on the tap…

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Availability of water — a priceless commodity often overlooked by T.L. Huffman, staff writer

It’s a miraculously common substance: water. Each person uses about 80-100 gallons of water per day. Just as most people don’t understand how a car is built unless they work at an automobile manufacturing plant, most people are unfamiliar with the water purification process. “I find that a lot of people have no idea of where their water comes from,” says Roger Barker, water operator for Lake Viking. He is also District 1 Director of the Missouri Rural Water Association, which

serves 15 counties in northwest Missouri. “In our case we pull water out of Lake Viking and run it through our treatment plant. Other districts in our county buy Roger Barker their water. Their source is usually an underground well supply.” Early water systems in Missouri were simple basins or ponds. The water was pumped from the basin to the home with no filtration and no disinfectant. It’s no surprise that waterborne illnesses like

cholera, dysentery, and typhoid ran rampant. Today, water systems are complex systems using technological advancements to filter and purify water for drinking — even though most water used in the household is not used for drinking. Most of it is used to flush the stool, then to shower and bathe. Still, the water is filtered as though every drop of it will go for human consumption. Regardless of the source of the water, contaminants abound which must be removed. Whether water travels over the

ground or soaks through the ground, it picks stuff up along the way — viruses and bacteria from sewage plants and septic systems; pesticides and herbicides from agriculture; radioactive contaminants from oil and gas production; copper and lead from the corrosion of household plumbing systems — just to name a few. “As far as the daily sampling at the plant and samples that we send to the state lab, few people have any idea of the contaminates that we test for,” Barker says. “Water operators add chemicals

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Continued from page Water (continued from page 1) 20 with opposite electrical charges to bond with contaminants and remove them; then run the water through filters to further clarify it.” He adds that water is monitored at the treatment plant and the distribution system on a regular basis and a report made to the Department of Natural Resources. The public must be notified of violations. In northwestern Missouri, 87% of citizens are connected to a public water supply. Today, most citizens take it for granted that clean water is readily accessible in

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their homes, businesses and schools. “In recent years, the public has become more aware of regulations because of the issues that have been in the news,” says Barker. He says that when people realize that public water supplies must meet strict federal and state standards for water quality, they gain a higher confidence in water quality. “There are still many people who do not trust their public water supply for drinking water,” Barker says. “The use of bottled water has become the norm even though bottled water has not been regulated as stringently as public water supplies.”

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The availability of water under pressure has another very important function — fire protection. Like most conveniences, we sometimes don’t fully appreciate how the public water supply service enhances our daily lives until we have a disruption. “All of us have become so reliant to be able to turn on the faucet and expect water to flow, if it doesn’t, we go into a panic,” Barker says. Just as the system has grown and evolved, so have the expectations of the people being served changed through the years. Citizens remain sensitive to their drinking water issues and the cost.




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Proper management is the key to clean, reliable water for the future: protecting our water sources and using water wisely without wasting it. “Many districts in our part of the state have had issues with the shortage of water,” says Barker. “We are blessed with a very reliable source of raw water. Our biggest concern is with the growth of the Lake Viking community, at what point will we need to increase our capacity at the treatment plant. Looking forward and being prepared is the only way to avoid disruptions in service whether it be general maintenance or improvements. “

Water fuels growth… if lacking, then it’s economic stagnation A shallow glacial aquifer and only six wells — Northwest Missouri residents and businesses rely on a meager water supply for all their water uses. This fact limits economic development opportunities, such as value added processing of rural products, like meat processing and meatpacking, and grain crop processing, such as ethanol production. A study by the Department of Natural Resources in 2001 cites this lack of industry development opportunities as a major factor in out-migration of the population. “The lack of a consistent water source is a detriment when trying to bring new companies into the area,” says Lance Rains, Gallatin City Administrator. Mr. Rains points out that the lack of groundwater and insufficient surface water is one of the main reasons that the “Little Otter Creek Lake,” located in Caldwell County, and the “Locust Creek Lake,” located in Sullivan County are both so important to the region. The Caldwell County Lake was sized to provide for the raw water needs for Caldwell County. The Sullivan County Lake was sized to be the raw water source for up to 10 counties in the north central part of the state. Both lakes are based on supplying the area with a 100 year fix for raw water sources. Both lakes will be able to supply a service area that is currently lacking in both surface water resources as well as wells that are based on pumping water from underground aquifers. “In our area, we have the ability to produce more water than we are currently using but we couldn’t support a large user of water such as an ethanol plant without making some major improvements to our well fields,” Rains says.

about 2% is found in Northwest Missouri. The 1950s drought is the most severe extended drought of record for Missouri. The time period 1951 through 1959, the “drought of record” was used as a base for determining the adequacy of present reservoir water supply capability. A test drilling program conducted in northwestern Missouri in the 1950s traced an outline of numerous preglacial channels. The program found that the drainage pattern consists of nearly parallel streams trending north-south toward the Missouri River. This source of underground water moves through an aquifier — a layer of gravel, sand, or silt. This large aquifer stretches from the northwest corner to the southeast corner of the county. It is called the Muddy Creek alluvium. Everybody in the county, except for Lake Viking, gets its water from wells drilled into this aquifer.


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Water District Systems There are three water supply districts in Daviess County. Daviess County PWSD #1 began in 1972, serves 2,103 with 841 connections. PWSD #1 is located near Pattonsburg off of Hwy. 69. It buys water from the City of Pattonsburg and sells water to Altamont PWS. Its service area includes parts of Daviess and DeKalb counties, including Altamont, Winston and Weatherby.

The PWSD#3 standpipe (left) is at the northwest part of the Lake Viking property. The elevated tank that looks like a ball (below) is about midway on the east side of the lake.

trative contact (660-663-3225) and Wally Sperry is the designated operator (660663-7030) Daviess County PWSD#3 began as the Lake Viking Water District in 1969; it became PWSD#3 in 1997 and now has 660 connections. It has a 300,000 underground clearwell, two towers, a 100,000-gallon standpipe, and a 75,000-gallon elevated tank along with their own treatment plant. Roger Barker is the Water superintendent and manager of PWSD#3 (663-2771). He is also the District 1 Director of the Missouri Rural Water Association serving 15 counties of northwest Missouri. Outside Ownership: Harrison County PWSD#2 and Livingston County PWSD #4 are located in Daviess County, but are operated by their respective counties. Harrison County Water Supply District No. 2 drilled wells in the Coffey aquifer. Livingston No. 4 is located in a low lying area near Lock Springs.

#7 525,000) and a treatment plant. It has a 50,000-gallon tower at old town; a 100,000-gallon tower at new town; and a 41,888-gallon clearwell. Winston: part of the PWSD#1 system. The Gallatin/Winston Standpipe has a capacity for 50,000. The Winston elevated tower has a capacity for 300,000. Lock Springs: gets its water from Livingston County PWSD#4. Lock Springs has a booster pump station. The Gallatin/Lock Springs standpipe along County Road 503, north of Hwy. 190 has a capacity of 64,623. The Gallatin/Lock Springs elevated storage along County Road 503 north of Hwy. 190 has a capacity of 200,000.

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Daviess County gets its water from two sources: groundwater wells and one surface lake.

Surface Water Lake Viking serves the population in the immediate Lake Viking area. It’s the only surface water source in the county. Jamesport had a lake at one time, but the Jamesport Community Lake is no longer in service.

Groundwater The amount of usable groundwater is far less in northern Missouri than other parts of the state, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Only about 12% of Missouri’s potable groundwater is found north of the Missouri River and only

Facilities include (standpipes are storage tanks): 25,000-gallon Snider standpipe; 50,000-gallon Winston standpipe; 50,000-gallon Weatherby standpipe; 50,000-gallon north standpipe; 50,0000-gallon office standpipe; 300,000-gallon Winston elevated tower. Russ Love is the administrative contact (816-632-9436) and Dan Noel is the maintenance supervisor (663-9458). Daviess County PWSD#2 began in 1992 and serves 3,000 with 1,000 plus connections. PWSD#2 is in Gallatin. It buys water from the City of Gallatin and Harrison County PWSD#2 and Livingston County PWSD#4. It sells water to Breckenridge, Hamilton and Caldwell County PWSD#2. Shelli Dannar is the adminis-

Altamont: began in 1967, serves 207 with 77 connections. Altamont purchases its water from Daviess County PWSD #1. Altamont’s elevated tank has a storage capacity of 50,000 gallons. Coffey: began in 1966, serves 251 with 73 connections. Coffey purchases its water from Harrison County PWSD #2. Gallatin: began in 1898, serves 1,785 with 919 connections. It has three wells (#1 250,000; #2 250,000; #4 500,000) and a treatment plant. Gallatin’s elevated storage tank has a storage capacity of 250,000. Jameson: began in 1965, serves 130 with 68 connections. Jameson purchases its water from PWSD#2. Jamesport: began in 1956, serves 826 with 331 connections. Jamesport purchases its water from Livingston County PWSD#4. Pattonsburg: began in 1965, serves 348 with 159 connections. Pattonsburg sells water to Daviess County PWSD #1. It has three wells (#5 250,000; #6 250,000

Daviess County’s public water system is a great asset. It’s a network of pipes and pumps that carry out its function so efficiently it almost goes unnoticed — unless something goes horribly wrong, as it did last year for Public Water Supply District #1 of Daviess County. Large calcium and mineral deposits clogged water lines, disrupting service to 717 water customers. Those customers lived south of the Grand River, and south of the old town of Pattonsburg, including Altamont, Weatherby and Winston. Most customers of the water district were out of water for six days, starting on Aug. 2, 2018. Some customers in the Weatherby area were out of water for 15 days.


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

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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.)

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.

Cemetery Decorum

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.

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.


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Phase one of the Missouri Quilt Museum located in Hamilton opened on Sept. 23. The phase one opening will include the Quilt Town USA Exhibit, quilts from the Delbert Godsey Vintage Quilt collection, and quilts from the museum’s own growing collection. The opening will include other exhibits and collections including a partial display of the world’s largest collection of toy sewing machines. Museum spokesperson Dakota Redford said, “We are fortunate to have some of the world’s best quilters right here in northwest Missouri. We felt it was only appropriate that we open the museum with an exhibit that features the tremendous amount of local quilting talent.” The Quilt Town USA exhibit will feature quilts from well known area quilters including Courtenay Hughes, Cindy Morris, Janice Richardson, Jenn Sweem, Liz Gubernatis, Annette Ashbach, the Yamamoto family, the Burnett family and the Doan family. The museum is housed in the historic, 100-year-old Hamilton High School Building. “Being 100 years old, the building requires extensive renovation and upgrading,” Redford said. “Due to the costs and time involved, we decided to open the museum in phases. Phase one includes areas that were added to the school in later years and required less upgrading.” Redford said that phase two of the museum is scheduled to open in the spring of 2020. Phase two will include the National Quilt Museum Gallery and will feature rotating exhibits from the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY. “We are extremely pleased to partner with the National Quilt Museum in order to bring some of the best quilt exhibits in the world to northwest Missouri,” Redford said. Upon completion, the museum will feature four full galleries, numerous exhibits and various hands-on areas. “We are not a typical quilt museum,” Redford said. “MQM will tell the story of quilting in North America from the time of the pilgrims up to today’s digital quilting processes. There will be a number of historical exhibits and many opportunities for visitors to participate with hands on projects and demonstrations.” Already on the museum grounds is the world’s tallest spool of thread. Standing over 22 feet tall, the spool of thread was started with 1,000,000 yards of thread donated by Aurifil Company. Visitors have the opportunity to add their own thread to the spool. The Missouri Quilt Museum is located at 300 N. Bird Street in Hamilton. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The museum is closed Sundays.


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