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NEXT VVA MONTHLY MEETING:

Sunday, January 14, 2024 @ 2:00PM at the clubhouse.

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

December featured the regular monthly Board Meeting on the 10th and a Special Meeting on the 9th. At the special meeting, three proposals for 2024 Dues and Assessments were voted on and each was defeated. See details of these meetings in this month’s edition.

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VVA Board of Directors Monthly Meeting Call to Order President Doug Winter, Lot 47, called the meeting to order, held in the upper level of the Clubhouse, at 2:00pm. Board members present were: Doug Winter, Lot 47, Tom Rice, Lot 343, Robert Walton, Lot 217, George Eshnaur, Lot 505, and Terry Nibarger, Lot 657. Terry Nibarger led in prayer. Jeff Ferguson, Lake Manager, led the Pledge of Allegiance. Doug Winter read the mission statement of Lake Viking. Approval of Minutes Minutes were approved from the August 2023 meeting. Motion was made by Tom Rice and was seconded by George Eshnaur. The minutes for August 2023 were approved unanimously. (These minutes were not approved in September 2023 as there was not a quorum of members at the September meeting.) The minutes for November 2023 were approved. Terry Nibarger made a motion to approve and George Eshnaur seconded the motion. The minutes were unanimously approved for the November 2023 meeting. COMMITTEE REPORTS Handbook Committee Tom Rice reported there is no report this month. Finance Committee • Terry Nibarger reported that the committee met December 7, 2023. • November 2023 Budget review centered around expense items which were over budget. 6051 Employee Insurance and 6050 Admin Expense. Employee Insurance has seen a substantial increase in premiums as we have added one more employee. Cost 6050 Admin Expense was higher as a second payment in 2023 to Condo Control was not budgeted until January 2024, but had to be paid in November 2023. Correspondingly income was up. • Terry Nibarger provided the Morgan Stanley update. Investments were up in November 2023 in the amount of $49,911.41. This is an unrealized gain. The savings account earned $4,265.48 in interest. Total gain was $54,176 for November 2023 and up YTD $125,575. • Discussion of the three (3) Budget proposals to be presented at the special board meeting on 12/9/23 included an explanation of actual money available to fund operations. The monthly total to run the Lake is $70k - $80k. We need to fund operations at this rate until dues and assessments are collected in April/May 2024. There is about $750K in retained earnings that cannot be used for operating the lake. The combination of these two items takes the balance sheet to approximately $1.2 Million. • 2023 FY Audit - The UHY audit of 2023 is underway. • Proposal to increase clubhouse rental fees. Currently the UpperLevel rents for $50.00/hour, the Lower-Level rents for $30.00/hour and the Patio/shelter rents for $10.00/ hour. The Finance committee recommends raising the rates for rental for the Upper Level to $100.00/hour, the Lower Level to $60.00/hour and the Patio/shelter rental to $20.00/ hour. Any executed contracts will not be subject to the rate increase if it is passed. • Jetty Project – there is a possibility this project may start before the end of the year; however, it will likely start in early 2024. • Sale of Lake Owned Lots – No lots sold in November 2023, Year to date sales is $92,417.78. • Sale of Lot 717 – There have been a few people looking at this lot. Realtors think this will pick up in the spring.

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• Retained Earnings as discussed earlier was $750,000. • Campground Septic – plans will be completed shortly and will be sent out for bids at that time. Campground Electrical - Phase 2 should be completed next week at a cost of $85,000. This phase includes 45 sites; 74-83, 99-119, and 154-167. • Clubhouse Septic Update – Plans are completed and have been sent out for bids. • Special use “SU” 13 lots have been re-platted as SU lots, allowing for certain types of storage structures to be built with approval of the BOD and Building Committee. These lots will be priced at $35,000 and will be offered to current members first. Any remaining lots will be sold to the general public after the member only period has closed. Strategic Planning Committee No report per George Eshnaur. Activities Committee The new calendar for 2024 has been sent out for review. Tom Rice made a motion to approve the 2024 Activities Calendar and the motion was seconded by Terry Nibarger. The motion was unanimously approved. Building Committee Report by Robert Walton. Numbers of permits approved was not available. Reported modular construction sentence is still on the Building Permit form. The language change will remain tabled and will be discussed in a future regular board meeting. Fire Department Tony Gronniger reported: • The Fire Department met December 8, 2023 at 2:00 pm. Storm sirens were tested and apparatus readiness was checked. • Progress was discussed on the Fire/Safety Building upgrades. Construction has begun on the restroom facilities and building water supply. This upgrade is on track for completion by the end of Spring 2024. • Chief Tony Gronniger reported that a new command vehicle was donated to the Fire/Safety department by the Cameron MO Fire Department. Minor repairs are being completed and the vehicle will be added to our fleet soon. Thanks was extended to the Cameron Fire Department for their generous donation of the vehicle. Safety Department No report this month Campground Committee No report this month Lake Committee Robert Walton reported: • The Lake Committee has received a report of a concern regarding bank stabilization. The committee is in agreement with the report and will issue a “correction needed letter” to the property owner. This letter will be sent out in spring 2024 as it would be unsafe to request the work now with winter approaching. (continued on page 15)


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Monthly Fire Department Report: December 2023 The Fire Department continues to meet monthly. The meeting was held on Friday December 8th at 2:00 PM. Storm sirens were tested and apparatus readiness was checked. Progress was discussed on the Fire/ Safety building upgrades. Construction has begun on the restroom facilities and building water supply. We look forward to the completed upgrade by the spring of 2024. In other news, a command vehicle was donated to the Fire/Safety department by Cameron Fire Department. Minor repairs are being completed and we look forward to adding this vehicle to our fleet. We would like to thank the City of Cameron and its Fire chief for this generous donation.

First Meeting 11/30/23

In attendance: Chair - Felicia Roth, David Roth & Jeff Ferguson Mission Statement 1. Focus on projects that will refresh, improve and benefit Lake Viking’s environment & community. 2. Envision, plan, prepare & create. 3. Explore ways for VVA & our committee to raise funds for future expenses. 4. Design projects that will not raise dues or association fees and will provide positive opportunities for the community. Priority List for 2023 & 2024: 1. Beautification projects at Entrances, Office & Safety buildings, Harbor, Clubhouse and Community areas. Including sign refreshing, repairing & creation. 2. Present lists of materials needed for these projects so that businesses and members can make donations. 3. Schedule and create a “Spring Fest” or “Spring Fling” fundraiser for Spring 2024. 4. Research & explore areas and ways to create a “Snack Shack” for Lake Viking. A community place for snacks & treats. Project suggested: 1. The Safety Department needs more space to park and have better access to the fire truck. The tree in the parking lot is diseased and is in their way, so it may be removed. We will plant a tree elsewhere. A new covered area should be added to the front of the building to help prevent water infiltration, which is an ongoing issue. Committee Name Options request Updated name at Board Meeting.

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December 2023 Finance Committee Minutes Meeting was called to order at 5:05PM Thursday, December 7, 2023 Attendees were; Paula Hepinstall Chair, Michelle Sullivan, Terry Nibarger, Steve Danner, Deena Stous, Jacque Leslie, Kevin Euston, Lake Manager Jeff Ferguson, and Doug Winter BOD President. • November 2023 Financial Documents– discussion centered around some expense items that were over budget; 6051 Employee Insurance and 6050 Admin Expense. 6051 has seen a substantial increase in premiums, and we’ve added 1 more employee, 6050 was a second payment in 2023 to Condo Control that was not budgeted until January 2024. Correspondingly, income is also up. • Morgan Stanley Update, November was a good month – the investment account gained (unrealized) $49,911.41. The savings account earned $4,265.48 in interest. • Discussion on the three Budget Proposals to be presented at a special meeting on Dec 9th included an explanation of actual mon-

ey available to fund operations. The monthly run rate for the lake is approximately $70,000 - $80,000. We need to fund operations at that rate until our 2024 dues and assessments are collected in April/May 2024. Also, there is approximately $750,000 in retained earnings that can’t be used for operating the lake. The combination of those 2 items takes the balance sheet to approximately $1.2 million. • 2023 FY Audit – UHY audit of 2023 is underway • Increase Clubhouse Rental Discussion– currently $50/hr. Upper Level; $30/hr. Lower Level; $10/hr. Shelter – The Finance Committee recommended that the BOD raise this to $100/hr. Upper Level; $60/Hr. Lower Level; $20/hr. Shelter • Jetty Project –There is a possibility that the project may start before the end of the year, however, it will likely start in early 2024. • Sale of lake owned lots – No lots sold in November; YTD lot sales total $92,417.78 • Sale of lot 717 – there have been a few people looking at it. Realtors think it will pick back up in the spring. • Retained Earnings – As discussed, it is just under $750,000 • Campground Septic – plans will be completed shortly and will be sent out for bids at that time. Campground Electrical – Phase two should be completed next week at a cost of $85,000. That includes 45 sites; 74-83, 99119, 154-167. • Clubhouse Septic Update – Plans are completed and have been sent out for bids. • Special Use “SU” Lots – 13 lots have been re-platted as “SU” lots, allowing for certain types of storage structures to be built with the approval of the BOD and building committee. These lots will be priced at $35,000 and available to current members first. Any remaining lots will be sold to the general public. • Meeting adjourned at 6:20

COLD WEATHER NOTICE As cold weather approaches, PWSD#3 would like to provide some helpful tips to lot owners to avoid frozen water lines. For residents whose homes are susceptible to pipes freezing, leave faucets dripping, open cabinet doors so pipes are exposed to heat, check that furnaces are in good working order, and be sure there is sufficient propane in your tank. Part-time residents might want to consider turning off water to the house in their absence, or asking a neighbor to check the home periodically. It is also recommended you remove hoses from outdoor spigots and hydrants when temperatures fall below freezing, and be sure your meter lid is laying flat on top of the meter pit to keep cold air out.

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Gallatin Theater League Update This picture is of the recent GTL production, a non musical production titled “The Play that Goes Wrong.” Contrary to the title, the play went right. According VVA Member Troy Elbert “the audience loved all three nights of the production and hilarious laughter filled the Gallatin Theater.” Next up – Shrek. Watch for details.

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Road tubes cut from 10 to 8 - $80,000 No chip and seal or asphalt patching Cap Exe cut by $81,000 - removed 2 trucks and Trailer

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Chip & Seal - $28,000/mile - 5 mile minimum ($140,000) Roads cut to minimum amt. for road tube replacement - $80,000 Dues tubes and Assessments - Option 2 Road cut from 10 to 8 - $80,000 No chip and seal or asphalt patching 2023 2024 Cap Exe cut by $81,000 - removed 2 trucks and$ Trailer 4000 Membership Dues 75.00 $ 75.00 4100 Special Assessments $ 597.32 $ 628.92 4200 Special Lake Assessments $ 114.45 $ 117.55 4202 Additional Dredge Employee $ 21.80 $ 22.20 VIKING VALLEY ASSOCIATION, INC. - SPECIAL MEETING 4300 Special Road Assessments $ 37.06 $ 95.41 Dues and Assessments Option 2 Call to Order DECEMBER 9, 2023 AGENDA 2023 2024 Total Operating Dues and Assessments $ 845.63 $ 939.08 President Doug Winter, Lot 47, called the meeting to order, held in the up4000 Dues - Dredge $$ 75.00 $ $ 75.00 4203 Membership Special Lake Accrual 32.70 32.70 per level of the Clubhouse, at 12:00pm. Board @ members present were: Doug Clubhouse 4100 Special Assessments $ 597.32 $ 628.92 4350 Defer. Maint./Cap. Proj. Assmts $ 46.87 $ 46.87 Winter, Lot 47, Tom Rice, Lot 343, Michelle Sullivan, Lot 1826, Robert Walton, 4200 Special Lake Assessments $ 114.45 $ 117.55 4501 Special Assessment Campground $ 100.00 $ Lot 217, George Eshnaur, Lot 505, Terry Nibarger, Lot 657, and Jeremy Lillig, 4202 Dredge Employee $$ 21.80 $ $ 22.20 Total Additional Accrual Assessments 179.57 79.57 Lot 3041 . Jeremy Lillig led in prayer. Jeff Ferguson, Lake Manager, led the Call to Order at 12:00 p.m.: Doug Winter 4300 $$ 37.06 $ $ 1,018.65 95.41 Total Special Road Assessments 1,025.20 Pledge of Allegiance. Doug Winter read the mission statement of Lake ViTotal Operating Dues and Assessments $ Additional 845.63 $ $ 939.08 Lots 896.78 king and Jeremy statedLillig the reason the special meeting has been called is to fulfill the Prayer: 4203 Special Lake Accrual - Dredge $ 32.70 $ 32.70 requirement of our covenants and By-Laws to approve annual member dues 4350 Defer. Maint./Cap. Proj. Assmts $ 46.87 $ 46.87 Pledge of Allegiance the Flag: Jeff Ferguson and assessments forto2024. Chip Seal - Assessment $28,000/mile - 5 mile minimum 4501&Special Campground $ ($140,000) 100.00 $ Roads cut by $75,000 to $175,000 Moment of Silence for members we have lost. Total Accrual Assessments $ 179.57 $ 79.57 Rules of the Day: Motion was made and seconded with voice vote apRoad that1,025.20 road tubes can be cut) Total tubes cut from 10 to 8 - $80,000 (minimum $ $ 1,018.65 proving agenda Mission the Statement: Lake Viking is a private lake aspiring to preserve our community and environment futureallows for no chip and seal - only asphalt patching Balance offor $95,000 Additional Lots $ 896.78 generations. Cap Exe cut by $81,000 - removed 2 trucks and Trailer

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Variance $ $ 31.60 $ 3.10 $ 0.40 $ 58.35 Variance $ 93.45 $$ - $ $ 31.60 $ $ (100.00) 3.10 $ $ (100.00) 0.40 $ $ 58.35 (6.55) $ 93.45 $ $ $ (100.00) $ (100.00) $ (6.55)

VVA BOD Special Budget Meeting December 09, 2023

Yes Votes - 73 No Votes - 99 Budget Discussion: Michelle Sullivan and George Eshnaur both presentedPresident information about has thecalled threeforbudget submitted and the dis-requirement Doug Winter a specialproposals meeting forbeing the purpose of fulfilling of -our covenants- 5 mile minimum ($140,000) Chip & Seal $28,000/mile cussed the implications and ramifi cations of each of the if it isfor apDues and Assessments Option 3 and By-Laws to approve annual member dues, assessments, andproposals operating budget 2024. Roads cut by $75,000 to -$175,000 proved. A copy of the three submitted Dues and Assessment Proposals is 2024 Road tubes cut from 10 to 8 - $80,000 (minimum that 2023 road tubes can be cut) Agenda: to the minutes. attached 4000 Membership Dues for no chip and seal -$only asphalt75.00 75.00 Balance of $95,000 allows patching $ 1) CALL TO ORDER: 12:00 P.M. After presentation of the three Dues and Assessment Options three ques2) RULES OF THE DAY: Motion to approve today’s Agenda. tions 3) were fielded for each option to clarify members understanding. Voting Roll call/Introduction of Board Members instructions were discussed ensure member understanding. 4) Explanation of rules fortoSpecial Meeting

Voting Results PRESENTATION by - George Eshnaur & Michelle Sullivan of dues and assessments Dues and Assessments - Option 1 $ $ $ $ $

2023 75.00 597.32 114.45 21.80 37.06

$ $ $ $ $

2024 75.00 628.92 117.55 22.20 42.56

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4000 Membership Dues 4100 Special Assessments 4200 Special Lake Assessments 4202 Additional Dredge Employee 4300 Special Road Assessments Total Operating Dues and Assessments 4203 Special Lake Accrual Dredge 4350 Defer. Maint./Cap. Proj. Assmts 4501 Special Assessment Campground Total Accrual Assessments Total

Yes Votes - 31

Variance $ 4100 Special 597.32 $ 719.22 $ 121.90 Cap Exe cut byAssessments $81,000 - removed 2 trucks and $ Trailer 4200 Special Lake Assessments $ 114.45 $ 122.55 $ 8.10 4202 Additional Dredge Employee $ 21.80 $ 22.20 $ 0.40 Dues Assessments - Option 3 4300and Special Road Assessments $ 37.06 $ 129.56 $ 92.50 2023 845.63 2024 Variance Total Operating Dues and Assessments $ $ 1,068.53 $ 222.90 4000 Membership Dues $ 75.00 $ 75.00 $ 4203 Special Lake Accrual - Dredge $ 32.70 $ 32.70 $ 4100 Special Assessments $ 597.32 $ 719.22 $ 121.90 4350 Defer. Maint./Cap. Proj. Assmts $ 46.87 $ 46.87 $ 4200 Special Lake Assessments $ 114.45 $ 122.55 $ 8.10 4501 Special Assessment Campground $ 100.00 $ $ (100.00) 4202 Additional Dredge Employee $ 21.80 $ 22.20 $ 0.40 Total Accrual Assessments $ 179.57 $ 79.57 $ (100.00) 4300 Special Road Assessments $ 37.06 $ 129.56 $ 92.50 Total $ 1,025.20 $ 1,148.10 $ 122.90 Total Operating Dues and Assessments $ 845.63 $ 1,068.53 $ 222.90 4203 Special Lake Accrual - Dredge $ 32.70 $ 32.70 $ Lots $$ 1,026.23 4350 Defer. Maint./Cap. Proj. Assmts $ Additional 46.87 46.87 $ 4501 Special Assessment Campground $ 100.00 $ $ (100.00) Yes Votes - 79 No Votes - 95 Total Accrual Assessments $ 179.57 $ 79.57 $ (100.00) Total $ 1,025.20 $ 1,148.10 $ 122.90 None of the three options for Membership Dues and Assessments

for the 2024 year were approved.

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ADJOURN Motion was made and seconded to adjourn at 1:25 pm. ATTENDANCE A sign-in Attendance Sheet is on record at the Office for reference. Let the record show that these minutes are a record of the business transacted at this meeting and are 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.

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Daviess County PWSD #3 Open Meeting: October 19, 2023 CALL TO ORDER Kyle Parkhurst, President (2026), called the meeting to order at 4:00pm which was held at the water plant. Members in attendance were Harlan Horst (2026), Mark Closterman (2024), Gary Buck (2024), and Mike Lammers (2025). Also in attendance were Zack Morrison, Water Superintendent, Gary King, Water Operator, Diane Hulett, Clerk, and visitor, Jeff Ferguson with Viking Valley Association. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Mark Closterman made a motion to approve the minutes of the September 19, 2023 Board Meeting. Harlan Horst seconded. All members were in favor; motion carried. PUBLIC COMMENT Jeff Ferguson addressed the board regarding a

lien that the water district filed against lot 1864 which Viking Valley Association recently took back from the owners in lieu of back dues owed. Because VVA did not request an Ownership & Encumbrance report, the lien was not discovered until after the land transfer was completed. Mr. Ferguson inquired if the water district would release the deed if the association paid only the filing fees and not the full amount. The board informed Mr. Ferguson that the policy to release a lien applied equally to all businesses/individuals and an exception for Viking Valley Association would not be allowed. OLD BUSINESS Additional discussion was held with Jeff Ferguson about the $13,000 requested for asphalting nine spots on the lake roads as the result of water leak repairs. Since this amount was not includ-

ed in the district’s 2023 Budget, a suggestion was made to add the expense for asphalt to the 2024 Budget and pay after the beginning of the year. Mr. Ferguson indicated that the asphalt company was to begin patching right away so the areas he designated should be paid by the water district would be skipped if payment was not made this year. No action was taken at this time. The report from BigMan GeoPhysical has still not been received since the person responsible for interpreting the data has been dealing with an out-of-state emergency. Zack has been in contact with the company to make sure the district is not billed until the report is received and he has a chance to review the data. NEW BUSINESS Financial Report: The financial reports and bills were reviewed and discussed. Harlan Horst moved to approve the September financial reports as submitted and approve the bills and transfers. Gary Buck seconded. All members voted to approve; motion carried. DISCUSSION Superintendent Report: Zack informed the board that he and Diane will be attending the MRWA Fall Conference next week. He also noted that the DNR inspection results came back good with only one unsatisfactory finding for not having a B Operator in the Supt/Mgr position; however, with Zack recently passing his B Operator certification test, the issue has been corrected. Zack also shared with the board that a circulating pump and chlorine analyzer were recently purchased, and a quote was received from Carbon Central for $3220 to remove carbon from the four Granular Activated Carbon units. He also informed the board that the two quotes received to clean out the clearwell were from MidCo Diving for $4126, and Inland Potable Services for $3150. Zack reported that after running some tests, it was his recommendation to add a pre-oxidizer to the treatment process which would include the purchase of two pumps at approximately $2500-$3000 each, plus the purchase of permanganate to feed. A motion was made by Harlan Horst and seconded by Gary Buck to have Carbon Central remove the carbon from the GAC units at a cost of $3220. All members were in favor; motion carried. A motion was made by Mike Lammers and seconded by Mark Closterman to contract with Inland Potable Services to clean the clearwell at a cost of $3150. All members voted to approve; motion carried. Finally, a motion was made by Harlan Horst and seconded by Gary Buck for Zack to buy two feed pumps and permanganate at the best possible price to add as a pre-oxidizer to the plant. All members were in favor; motion carried. Kyle Parkhurst, President, announced the next meeting would be November 21, 2023 at the water plant. The meeting was adjourned at 6:45pm. Respectfully Submitted, Mark Closterman


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www.LakeVikingMo.com Enjoying Spain, Portugal, and Morocco: These pictures are from a great travel adventure earlier in autumn by Association Members Ed & Janet White and family members. Marla Edwards describes 2 of the pictures: “Our son Addison and his best friend Luther (a regular at the lake) joined us for 2 weeks. The camel picture was in Morocco with the 2 boys, my husband John, Ruby and myself. The picture with my mom, (Janet), Ruby and me was in Porto, Portugal. My parents stayed for 2 weeks, and John and I stayed for a month.”


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Looking Back at Great Memories: 2023 marked a year of wonderful travel memories for the families of several Lake Viking Association Members. In the case of Jody and Greg Manahan, this meant a couple of great trips – to Croatia in May for a cousin reunion and a stay in Venice, Italy. Then it was a journey to Austria, Switzerland, and Germany which was highlighted by attendance at the Kansas City Chiefs victory over the Miami Dolphins in Frankfurt, Germany on November 5.

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Gerald Cooksey, 88, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away on December 13, 2023. Born on August 3, 1935, in Forest City, Missouri, to Clarence D. and Retta (Brown) Cooksey. Leaving behind a legacy of love and commitment, Gerald is survived by his wife of 69 years, Betty, and their children, Janet Lofton (Lamont), Darrell Cooksey (Gemma), David Cooksey (Patti), and Jean Shaw. Also survived by his 11 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, and a nephew. His life’s journey was preceded by his parents and his brother, Ronnie Cooksey. Gerald married the love of his life, Betty Joann Dougan, on August 1, 1954. His career with the Air National Guard as a Master Sergeant reflected his unwavering dedication to his nation’s security and the wellbeing of his fellow servicemen and women. He was an active member of the Lions Club and to the Church of Christ. Gerald also was as a scoutmaster and staff member at Camp Geiger when his children were in Boy Scouts. His passion for fishing and engaging in community service marked him as a man who not only enjoyed the serenity of nature but also the joy of giving back. Gerald was a long-time VVA member. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts to the Lions Club. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.

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Viking Valley Association Office Address: 144 E. Main, Gallatin, MO 64640 660-322-9001 | vvaoffice@lakevikingmo.net LakeVikingMO.com Public Water Supply Office Hours: District #3 May 1 - Labor Day Kyle W. Parkhurst, President, Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. term expires 4/2026 - SubDistrict #3; Harlan Horst, Saturday: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Vice President, term expires Day after Labor Day - April 30 4/2026 - Sub-District #5; Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Mark Closterman, Secretary,

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Lake Viking 2023 Boards and Committees Activities Committee Mary Hibler (Chair), Dustin Hibler, David Hibler, Gail Bush, Resa Wiltse, Leanne Lee, Dan and Connie Weidmaier, Dave & Tina Daniel, Cassie Martin, Jeremy Lillig (Board Contact). Board of Directors President, Doug Winter; 1st Vice President, George Eshnaur; 2nd Vice President, Terry Nibarger; Secretary, Tom Rice; Assistant Secretary, Robert Walton; Treasurer, Michelle Sullivan; Assistant Treasurer, Jeremy Lillig. VVA Board of Directors Meetings are held the second Sunday of each month, at 2:00 p.m. at the clubhouse. All members in good standing are welcome to attend. Building Committee Flint Hibler (Chair), Marvin McNabb, Doug Wiltse, Matt Hibler, Al Christifano, Mary Aschbrenner, Jim Miller, Gregory Hall, Sue Morris, Robert Walton (Board Contact). Building Committee Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at the clubhouse. 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 James Funk, (Chair), Mary Hibler , Jeff Spragues, Kathy Price, Charles Sudduth, Randall Davidson, Mike Booth, Flint Hibler, Bob Gates, Michelle Sullivan, Denise Ferguson, George Eshnaur (Board Contact) Dredge & Erosion Committee Shawn Hepinstall (Chair), Paula Hepinstall, Robert Hayes, Brett Bush, Dave Daniel, Jim Miller, Doug Winter (Board Contact) Finance Committee Paula Hepinstall (Chair), Steve Danner, Flint Hibler, George Eshnaur, Kevin Euston, Jeremy Lillig, Troy Lesan, Terry Nibarger, Jacque Leslie, Deena Stous ,Michelle Sullivan (Board Contact). Fishing Committee Brett Bush (Chair) Shawn Hepinstall, Gary Buck, Troy Knight, Jim Powers, Tom Rice (Board Contact) Handbook Committee Mary Miller(Chair), Donna (Archibald) Redden, Kim Spidle, Terri Schlaiss, Tom Rice (Board Contact) Infraction/Safety James Funk (Chair), Marvin McNabb, Marianne Hughes, Carl Butcher, Ed White, Bob Shinogle, Safety Coordinator: Jason McTheeney, Anthony Castillo, Terry Nibarger ( Board Contact) Lake Committee Troy Lesan (Chair) Shirley Leakey, Don Leeper, Carolyn Leeper, Bo Steed, Mike Krehbiel, Sherry Krehbiel, Eric Odette, Robert Walton, Robert Walton (Board Contact) Email: lakecommittee@gmail.com. Meetings held the 2nd Wed. of the month at 2:00 p.m. Special Road District Ron Spidle, Troy Knight, Tony Gronniger Strategic Planning Committee Matt Nielsen (Chair), Tony Gronniger, Terry Nibarger, Tom Rice, Haley Wright, Anthony Dirks, Sue Wolfe, Nikki Prewitt, David Thomas, Joe Steer, George Eshnaur (Board Contact) Technology Committee Kelly Mathenia, Mike Lammers, Jeff Ferguson, (Board Contact) Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief-Tony Gronniger, Volunteers: Rusty Hendricks, Gary King, Dennis Schlaiss, DJ Schlaiss, Tanner Hunter, Luke Threlkeld, Mark Closterman, Anthony Dirks, Billy Hunter, Dakota Hiley, Nick Walker, Stephanie Closterman, Jessica Conard, Robert Walton (Board Contact). The Fire Department meets on the second Friday of the month at 2:00 PM. If you have the interest and the time to serve your community, be sure to attend the next meeting. The monthly siren test will also be done at that time. Property Owners 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 ATVs or bicycles on neighboring lots, or walk across lots to fish or use others’ property without first getting the property owner’s permission. 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.

term expires 4/2024 - SubDistrict #2; Gary Buck, Director - term expires 4/2024 - Sub-District #1; Mike Lammers, Director term expires 4/2025 - Sub-District #4; Zack Morrison, Superintendent; Gary King, Water Operator; Diane Hulett, Clerk. Board meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 4 pm at PWSD #3 office. Office Hours: 8am-4pm • Monday thru Friday. All payments for metered water bills are to be made payable to Public Water Supply District No. 3 of Daviess County, Missouri. You may abbreviate as PWSD #3. If you have any questions, contact the PWSD No. 3 office, 116 Waterworks Dr., Gallatin, Mo. 64640 (located at the water plant). Phone 660-663-2771. Online payments can be made at: https://pwsd3daviess.azurewebsites.net For the convenience of customers of Public Water Supply District No. 3, a drop box is available at the front door of the office located at the water plant for the payment of water bills. Payments received after 4 p.m. in the drop box will post the following day. For the convenience of Association members, a drop box is available in the front door of the association office for the payment of association bills.

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

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

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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 * DAVIESS COUNTY EMERGENCY . . . . . . . . . . . 911 could result in a minimum fine of $500 and loss of lake Ambulance - Fire - Rescue privileges. Any construction not in compliance with * Fire - Lake Viking Fire Dept . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .911 these regulations could result To Report Fire Only in forced relocation of the structure.

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Watch When and 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.

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Important Phone Numbers * Association Office . . . . . . . . . . . 660-322-9001 ext. 4 * Public Water Supply District #3 of Daviess County (Water Plant) . . . . 660-663-2771 Emergency after hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . 660-605-3183 * Farmers Electric Co-op., Inc. During business hours . . . . . . . . . 1-800-279-0496 After Hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-927-5334 Affordable Disposal LLC . . . . . . . . . . . 816-238-8933 * Windstream Telephone Company Customer Service (Residential) . . 1-800-347-1991 Repair Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-782-6206


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Infraction Committee Terry Nibarger reported: • The next scheduled meeting of the Infraction Committee will be April 27, 2024. Dredge Committee • Recondition silt ponds in Three Tubes and Garney are being completed in preparation for dredging in Spring of 2024. Fishing Committee Tom Rice reported: • Committee has reserved the lower clubhouse and the patio for the proposed pancake breakfast. Proposed date for this fundraiser is July 6, 2024. The Fishing Committee is evaluating whether to outsource this fundraiser or do the work internally. They have talked with Chris Cakes who will cater the pancake breakfast. Tech Committee Jeff Ferguson reported: Scott Fatheree Lot 3162 is no longer a member of the Tech Committee as he has relocated to the West Coast. The current members of the Tech Committee are Mike Lammers, Jeff Ferguson and Kelly Mathenia. The committee will meet in the near future to regroup. Beautification Exploratory Committee Felicia Roth reported on progress made by the Committee. Their goal is to: 1. refresh and improve the Lake appearance, 2. Fund raising through donations to enable projects to be completed without raising member dues, 3. Improve appearance at Lake Entrances, the VVA office and Safety Office, and refresh signs for more eye appeal. The Committee was renamed the Beautification and Donations Exploratory Committee.

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Managing Directors Report Jeff Ferguson, Managing Director, reported: Office • The Condo file library is being updated with prior minutes and Lake Documents. It is expected this will be completed by 1/1/2024. • A question was raised by membership asking if the Handbook would be updated in real time in Condo as updates occurred. Jeff Ferguson indicated he will research this. At this time a list of changes to the Handbook is kept separately as updates are approved. • Lot Owner Gerald Busch voiced a problem with in Condo with guest information. Lake • Work is currently being done on Beach 3 Bathroom to include painting and installing new fixtures. • Ice Heater at Dam/Replace Electrical: Heater has been installed and electrical issues have been corrected. • Docks have been moved in for the winter. • Risers were added to tubes. • Four (4) new tubes were installed. 190th, Cessna, 3 Tubes and Community Area 10 • Asphalt patching occurred on Lake Viking Terrace. More to come in 2024. • Parking lot behind the clubhouse has been expanded. Approval of Financial Statements Terry Nibarger made a motion to approve the Financial Statements for November 2023. Tom Rice seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously. Guest Time Two guests were on the agenda for the December 2023 board meeting. Kelly Rich, Lot 1 • Kelly Rich, Lot 1, was not placed on the agenda but had gone through the steps and should have been on the agenda so she was added. Kelly expressed concern about the Jetty Project. She stated she did not feel the project was fully vetted with the membership. She asked to know the intended use of the jetty. • Kelly questioned if a survey of membership had been done concerning member interest and feelings about installation of the jetty. • Kelly questioned the budget and price of the jetty project indicating that she had heard figures from a few thousand dollars to over $100K. • Kelly last stated that she would like to see the Jetty project halted until building requirements were met and all information confirmed. • At this time Jeff Ferguson, Lake Managing Director answered several of Kelly’s questions and other board members gave input to explain the decision made by the board.

Vinzent Cooper Lot 1095 HOA Concerns • Vinzent stated he has a list of 21 items to address with the HOA but with 31438 Hwy 6, Jamesport a 5-minute time limit he will only be able to address some of his concerns. 660-684-6034 • Budget for 2024. Vinzent indicated someone suggested to him that we continue the 2023 budget for the year of 2024. He indicated that seemed very logical to him. • Vinzent requested that the HOA place an electronic voting application on Condo so that members who are not able to attend a meeting in person would onlinefarmersbank.com have the opportunity to vote. Vinzent suggested we apply a rational solution to solve our voting problems. • Vinzent stated that the HOA is his target and : lets try to crop these and change the he would like to see improvement in the operation headers to Garages and Shops and Storage 208 E. Putnam, King City, MO 64463 of the HOA.

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The restoration of this beloved historic building in downtown Gallatin is exactly the type of initiative that BTC wants to support. By helping transform this beautiful structure into a new community center and public space, BTC is helping ensure the health and vitality of Gallatin's downtown for future generations. Their leaders view this as an opportunity to give back to the community that has supported their bank for the last 25 years.

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Pa Park P ark rk lillike ikke e Setting e Sc S crre eene ned d in Porch Screened 2 Car Garage

$310,000

Entertainer's Dream

Toni Cox 660.663.7918

Lot 55 3 Bed | 2 Bath

Lot 621 81' Shoreline!

Covered Dock, Vaulted Ceilings, Formal Living Room w/Cozy Fireplace

4 Bed | 3.5 Bath | 4-Car Garage 2 Kitchens, 2 Bay Boat Dock

$627,000

$1,395,000

Lot 1017 a 2 Bed | 3 Bath

! G N I PEND

Waterfront!

Basement ase as em men entt | G Garage ar ar Wa ing ng distance d sta Walking to Lake, Pool, and other Amenities

$374,900

Waterfront Lots!

ED! REDUC

Lot 717- $264,900

Lot 1013 - $27,500 Lot 2671 & 2672 - $16,000 Lot 4003 - $12,500 Lot 1871- $12,000 MH Lot 19 - $8,000

Lot 600- $175,000

Lot 2454 - $6,000

Lot 81 Main Channel! 5 Bed | 3 Bath | Wet Bar 1 Bay Boat Dock | R-V Hook Up

$1,150,000


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