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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.

VVA Board of Directors Monthly Meeting December 11, 2022

Call to Order

Board Pres. Marvin McNabb, lot 28, called the meeting to order, held in the upper level of the Clubhouse, at 2:00pm. Board members present were: Doug Winter, lot 46; Allan Slavin, lot 181; Celeste Armanees, lot 62 and Troy Lesan, lot 576. Not present were Mike Booth lot 2380, and George Eshnaur lot 505. Marvin McNabb led in prayer. Jeff Ferguson, Managing Director, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Approval of Minutes

Troy Lesan made a motion to approve the November 2022 Board minutes. Seconded by Doug Winter. The minutes were approved.


Handbook Committee

Celeste Armanees reported: No report this month.

Finance Committee

Doug Winter reported: The Finance Committee met and reviewed Financial Reports. There were no surprises in the financial reports, as we are outperforming budget for the year. Our investments with Morgan Stanley have improved a bit the last 30 days. VVA Annual Dues & Assessments will have a proposed 9% inflation increase which is the CPI inflation index, assuming it gets passed by membership at the Annual Meeting in March.

Strategic Planning Committee

Doug Winter reported: The Strategic Planning Committee met & discussed their objectives for the next few months. Doug made a motion to add two new members to the Committee: Matt Nielsen lot 386, and Haley Wright lot 532, with Matt Nielson as Chair of the Committee.

Seconded by Allan Slavin; motion passed.

Activities Committee

Celeste Armanees reported: No report this month.

Building Committee

Allan Slavin reported: In the past month, the committee has received & approved 6 Building Permits—2 of those for houses.

Fire Department

Tony Gronniger reported: The Fire Dept meetings are held on Fridays at 2:00pm. We are pleased to report that a group of First Responders will begin training on Jan. 23rd. Having these First Responders will enhance overall safety here at the lake.

Campground Committee

No report.

Lake Committee

Troy Lesan reported: No report this month.

Infraction Committee

No report, as the Infraction Committee doesn’t meet until spring.

Dredge Committee

Shawn Hepinstall (Chair) reported: At this time, the dredge is still broken down. Its pump will be repaired before year-end, as we want this expense reflected in the current year’s dredge fund. The dredge will remain at the north end of the lake where it currently is through the winter, as this saves the lake the $14,000 cost of moving the dredge

Restaurant Committee

Robert Walton (Chair) reported: Robert gave an in-depth report of progress made securing bids and gathering information on the possibility of a restaurant at Lake Viking. Some questions posed by attendees at today’s meeting: Who would pay to build a restaurant? What happens if the restaurant goes out of business? Will the restaurant be open to the public? Who will run the restaurant? What is the environmental impact on the lake? Will members have to pay an amount to support the restaurant? Board Pres. Marvin McNabb ended the questioning, stating there is just not enough information at this time to answer these questions, as we are very early in investigating our options on whether or not to have a restaurant.

Managing Director’s Report

Jeff Ferguson (Managing Director) reported:

--The newly formed Tech Committee has two new members--Scott Fatheree lot 3162, and Kelly Mathenia lot 45.

--The VVA Office is transitioning to Condo, a new software for HOA (HomeOwners Associations), with a go-live date of Jan. 3rd. Our conversion from QuickBooks Desktop to Quickbooks Online is also underway and has some challenges, because much of the information & formatting used in QuickBooks Desktop will not work in QuickBooks Online. So our Office staff is making the needed modifications to ensure functionality going forward.

--A tube has been installed in Community Area 20, so you can drive in the area.

Multi-lot discount on VVA Annual Dues: Our new QuickBooks Online software in the VVA Office will only recognize land Deeds to qualify for the “multi-lot discount” if all your deeds are titled to the EXACT same name. As a hypothetical example, the 1st lot’s deed is registered as “Bob & Jill Doe, husband and wife”; a 2nd lot (owned by the same family) is deeded as “Bob Doe”; a 3rd lot (owned by the same family) is deeded as “Jill Doe”. This difference in owner’s name on the deeds requires the accounts be set up separately in QuickBooks Online, and thus the member will NOT qualify for the multi-lot discount that this same member received in years past, because the owner names going forward MUST be identical. The solution to this is to review your deeds and if all the owner names aren’t exactly the same, go to a Title Company to make the needed changes so your lots are consistently titled to the exact same owner name.

Approval of Financial Statements

Doug Winter made a motion to approve the Financial Statements as presented. Seconded by Troy Lesan; motion passed.

Guest Time

No guests were on the Meeting Agenda, as no one had contacted the Office to schedule time for the December meeting.

Board Discussion

Volunteer recognition: Sue Morris lot 331 was recognized by Allan

to the Maintenance Area & then back out in the spring. Thank you to Will Salmon for volunteering his time and equipment assisting our Maintenance staff in pulling the dredge up onto dry land.
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Sue Morris is presented with special Volunteer recognition by VVA Board Member Allan Slavin at the December monthly meeting. Sue has done behind the scenes volunteer work for many causes. For years, she and friends have picked up litter ever day on morning walks. She also delivers Meals on Wheels. She can usually be seen faithfully sitting in a front row seat at monthly Board Meetings, and she has volunteered to serve on the VVA Building committee that does important work for the Association. The importance of our great volunteers at Lake Viking can’t be understated, and there are additional pictures of another good group of volunteers in this edition.

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Slavin for her service to the Lake Viking community. Sue volunteers for many Lake Viking activities including the monthly Women’s Luncheon. She prepares and delivers Meals on Wheels, and she volunteers at her church. Sue has served on the Building Committee. She can even be seen picking up trash as she walks around the lake, helping to keep it beautiful. Sue was presented with a gift card as a “thank you” for her service.


Allan Slavin moved to adjourn to Executive Session at 2:40 pm to discuss legal, personnel, and Board organizational matters. Celeste Armanees seconded; motion passed. Meeting was adjourned at 2:40pm.


Approx. 37 members attended, too many to list here. 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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VVA Special Meeting: Campground Electrical - Dec. 3, 2022

Call to Order Board Pres. Marvin McNabb, lot 28, called the meeting to order, held in the upper level of the Clubhouse at 2:00 pm. Board members present were: Troy Lesan lot 576, Doug Winter lot 46, Mike Booth lot 2380, George Eshnaur lot 505, Celeste Armanees lot 62. Not present was Allan Slavin lot 181. Marvin McNabb led in prayer. Mike Booth led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Instructions for Special Meeting Board Pres. Marvin McNabb explained: There are two proposals to vote on today, to fund Campground infrastructure—both are already approved by the Finance Committee & by the Board. However, if both proposals fail to pass today’s vote, there is one last option: Any member from the floor can make a motion, another member can second that motion, then today’s group must vote on it. If it passes, then it still must be approved by VVA membership at the Annual Meeting in March.


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Mike Booth presented on the need to replace the electrical grid in CG#1 & CG#2: Mike introduced himself as a Board member & he’s had a spot in the Campground for 11 years. The CG electrical infrastructure is outdated & failing, due to wear & tear. Back in the 1960s when our current system was installed, campsites were built for 30-amp campers. Today, about half of our campsites have a 50-amp camper plugged into a 30-amp post. Some meters have up to 4 campers on the same meter. One meter even has 5 campers on it & all 5 are 50-amp campers. Hence, failures. In July or August, CG#1 had a failure where a wire to an electrical panel “shorted out”. Farmers Electric said this would be the “final Band-Aid” possible, because our outdated system simply cannot accommodate any more temporary Band-Aids or patches. So the entire system needs replaced—the underground wires, electrical panels, posts, receptacles, breakers are all worn out. In 2018, the Strategic Plan listed a Campground electrical upgrade as a needed objective.

A few months ago, we mailed out an RFP to 5 electrical companies, of which 3 bids came back ranging from $420,000 to $700,000 pricetag. We’ve vetted & selected the company that bid $420,000 for the job. Since that price may go up depending on supply chain availability, we’ll plan on a $450,000 pricetag. However, the job cannot begin until we secure the funding.

George Eshnaur presented on funding the $450,000 electrical upgrade: George introduced himself as a Board member, and he teaches Finance at a University. These options were developed by the Board with input from the Campground Committee, the Campground Manager, and Lake Dir. Jeff Ferguson. Two options were approved by the Finance Committee to vote on today. Both are a fund transfer (loan) of $450,000 from the VVA Association to the Campground line item, to then be repaid by the Campground line item (using CG fees) back to VVA over the next 6 years:

• Option A: loan @ 6.0% interest.

• Option B: loan @ 4.7% interest.

Difference: The 4.7% option is “break-even”, since these funds otherwise invested in a Money Market account would net a 4.7% return. So 4.7% is “a wash” with no profit for VVA. Versus the 6% is a small (1.3%) profit for VVA. The difference between the two options is approx $20,000 in interest over the course of the 6-year payback. It’s called a “fund transfer” because funds would be transferred from the VVA general budget over to the Campground line item, for Campground fees to then repay the amount back to VVA over the next 6 years.


Following the 30-min presentation was Q&A from attendees w/ very energetic discussion. Whenever the person speaking from the floor announced his/her name & lot #, it is included below. Responses are from Board members.

• Why is the CG its own line item? Celeste Armanees responded: The Board approved about 2 years ago (see BOD meeting minutes Jan. & Feb. ’21) that the

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Special Meeting: Campground

Campground is a separate self-sustaining line item within the overall VVA budget, that is allinclusive of all short-term & long-term future needs of the Campground. This “self-sustaining all-inclusive” requirement is partly why the Finance Committee approved these 2 Campground-funded options to pay for Campground infrastructure.

• Why are Campers expected to pay for this infrastructure, not VVA pay for it? Response: Because the Finance Committee realized that the chances of getting either of these 2 options (where CG fees pay for CG infrastructure) is very likely to pass by vote @ Annual Meeting. Versus, an alternative option of VVA members paying for it is much less likely to pass @ Annual Meeting. So the Finance Committee approved the 2 options that are most likely to actually secure the funding & get the project started ASAP after the Annual Meeting in March.

• So what’s the point? We the Campground are still part of VVA as our HOA, right? Response: Funding a $450,000 spend must be

approved by VVA membership at the Annual Meeting. That’s because any large expenditure is part of the annual VVA budget which must be approved at every Annual Meeting. Troy Lesan added, “I see 77 attendees here at the Special Meeting. The Annual Meeting usually has 150 or more attendees. A simple majority vote will determine if VVA members (incl. Campground members) are willing to pay a one-time new $300 in VVA Dues & Assessments x 1,519ea VVA members … to pay for $450,000 Campground electrical. The Annual Meeting is the final sayso to approve each year’s Annual Budget.”

• Why the Annual Meeting? Doug Winter (Board contact on Finance Committee) responded: These 2 funding (loan) options already have the approval of the Finance Committee & the Board. Doug cautioned attendees that you take a big risk if today’s meeting votes down these 2 pre-approved options, in favor of a new 3rd option. That’s because a 3rd option may or may not get approved at the Annual Meeting in March. It’s risky. If not approved at this Annual Meet-

ing, then your next chance to even try to get a more passable version approved is at the following year’s 2024 Annual Meeting. What happens in the interim 12 months with a faulty electrical system? So you’re taking a big chance if decide to vote down these 2 pre-approved proposals, in hopes that VVA membership will vote for all VVA members (not just Campground members) to pay for Campground electrical.

• Doesn’t this qualify as an urgent Rainy Day issue, to be paid by whomever already has enough $ to pay for it (VVA Association)? Response: Only if VVA membership @ the Annual Meeting approves it.

• Why isn’t there an option where VVA pays ½ and Campground pays ½? Response: That option was presented to the Finance Committee, but was not approved by the Finance Committee. That’s just the process we have to follow.

• Why is the Campground being treated different than any other amenity? The CG is the same as the pool, the clubhouse, the airstrip amenities. We all, Campers included, paid for dredging even though dredging out a certain cove doesn’t benefit us. So why doesn’t VVA pay for the Campground electrical, where all VVA members pay for it, since it’s for the greater good of the entire VVA community? Applause. Doug Winter responded: You are welcome to make that motion from the floor today to vote today. But it still must get membership’s approval @ the Annual Meeting. If it’s not approved at the Annual Meeting, you still don’t have electrical and it’s already March. Then you have nothing ‘til the next year’s Annual Meeting can possibly even vote on it.

• But the Campground is a VVA “amenity” that benefits the entire VVA Association, so the Association should pay for it! This point was echoed many, many times by attendees at the Special Meeting. Applause.

• Tom Johanson, lot 240, asked: Why is this not treated as a VVA capital expenditure, since the CG is an amenity for the benefit of the entire lake? Response: Because VVA members may or may not vote to pay for it @ the Annual Meeting.

• Michelle Sullivan, lot 1826, asked: I’ve been in the Campground for 25+ years, and we’ve already been hit by new CG fees in the past 2 years like never before. Why the 9% increase in CG fees for next year? Mike Booth responded: The 9% increase for next year is the CPI inflation index of 9% higher cost on gravel, electricity, trash and all expenses in the CG.

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Special Meeting: Campground

were included. That’s because expenses were hidden (not separated out) in all different line items of VVA’s overall budget. It was a mess. So none of that could be accurately calculated, even if you tried. The proof of that is now with a “separate CG line item” starting 2 years ago, where the Campground Manager presents to the Finance Committee a balanced budget that includes ALL expenses, all of a sudden your CG fees went way up. Why was that? That means prior to the separate line item, all the expenses weren’t included. But now it’s all cleaned up & much easier to do an accurate calculation. And now with the “separate CG line item” the Finance Committee must approve the CG budget for completeness & ac-

curacy, before calculating the next year’s CG fees.

• Kathy Price, lot 154, asked: I was on the Campground Study 3 years ago, which showed the CG actually did make a profit in the years we studied, yet we started with $0—where’s our CG profit from the prior years? See above.

• Jennifer Kiley, lot 3024, asked: I’ve been in the Campground for 22 years now. In 2008, a buried electrical line was arc-ing in front of my trailer & I heard it. The next day, it caught fire. So we have a major electrical problem. It is not our burden as campers to fix an electrical problem that has needed fixed for years. Now, VVA conveniently waits until it’s a separate CG line item when we start with a $0 bud-

get, to now finally fix the electrical system. Why are we starting with $0? Applause.

• What does “self-sustaining line item” mean? Troy Lesan responded: Self-sustaining means that all income & expenses are included in the same line item to pay for itself. That means money in = money out. So for any given year, if expenses go up, then CG rental fees must go up to cover that. The same calculation is done every year for VVA membership’s annual Dues & Assessments. If costs go up, then income must go up to cover it.

• Mike Rudder, lot 1907, asked: Is this a capital improvement, or is this actually to resolve a Safety issue?

• Joe Hughes, lot 1125, asked: What’s more important than safety? That is the overriding concern here. The only thing that matters to me is the safety of my children & grandchildren—knowing they won’t get hurt in the Campground. It has nothing to do with money, but with safety. Applause.

• James Funk, lot 2904, spoke in front of the group: I’m on the Campground Committee, so I can address much of this.

--The 9% fee increase for next year was proposed by the Campground Committee to cover inflation increases e,g. on electricity, that we know will hit us in next year’s costs. And yes, any extra income that is leftover after paying expenses does stay in the CG line item for the next year. So our goal is just to break even, with a little left over to stay in the black & not go in the red.

--Safety issue: This $450,000 fix is to resolve the major safety risk that the outdated electrical is today. We’ve had issues with “fires in the box” twice in the past 2 years. And the CG had a gentleman’s camper burn down a year ago.

--Regarding the delay: When I was on the Board of Directors back in 2018, we wanted to get the CG electrical upgrade done at that time. But we, the Board, knew that the membership vote @ the Annu-

al Meeting would not approve it. At all. We knew it wouldn’t pass, so we put it on the back burner. So that’s why nothing has been done.

--Regarding the 2 options to vote on today: We are renters. A capital improvement is paid for by the owner (VVA), not the renter (Campers). This Campground is a major benefit to VVA—the Campground is a draw, to attract new VVA members to “try out” lake life. I propose that we vote down the 2 options today, and we instead offer a 3rd option that presents the Campground as a true amenity that all VVA benefits from, so VVA members will want to pay to cover the electrical upgrade @ the Annual Meeting in March.

• I’m a landlord, and as a landlord, you don’t ask the renter to pay for a capital expenditure. Applause.

• Tony Southwick, lot 1594, commented: I agree it needs to be done, but I don’t believe an option where the VVA membership bears the entire cost of a Campground upgrade will pass @ Annual Meeting. Multi-lot owners will turn out to vote, since they’d be hit with not $300 but 2 or 3 times that ($300 per lot). Doug Winter responded: That’s why the Board worked very hard to come up with these options that we knew could pass @ Annual Meeting in March. Also, there’s another major expense coming up in the Campground which is Septic, that today’s vote doesn’t even address. So there are other major expenses on the horizon to get the Campground to where it needs to be.

• Mike Rudder, lot 1907, asked: If this was an emergency road issue, or a dam leak issue, there’d be swift action to fix it. What if some safety accident happens before the March meeting approves it, or before the work is actually done? Troy Lesan responded: Well, you’re exactly right. If the road is damaged, they put up barricades & close the road.


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Strategic Planning Committee Meeting: December 7th, 2022

Members in attendance:

Tony Gronniger (interim chair), Terry Nibarger, Tom Rice, Jack Buckingham, and Matt Nielsen (incoming committee member, pending board approval). Board contact—George Eshnaur

Meeting opened with a discussion on identifying a new chair for the committee. Matt Nielsen is the new chair of this committee.

The committee discussed the 2020 strategic plan and the 2021 check-up document that shows what has been completed by the board. The committee will work with Jeff Ferguson, Lake Director, to identify areas in the strategic plan that have been completed since 2021. And identify areas in the strategic plan that need immediate attention.

The committee discussed ideas and challenges they see for the lake in the coming years. Further discussion will happen at the next meeting and once the committee can connect with Jeff and figure out a path forward.

Haley Wright has been recommended as a new member of the committee. We need board approval for her and Matt Nielsen. The committee is still looking for more female participation.

Matt will schedule the next meeting with the committee and Jeff Ferguson.

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Lake Viking 2022 Boards and Committees

Activities Committee

Mary Hibler (Chairperson), Dustin Hibler, David Hibler, Gail Bush, Resa Wiltse, Janet Hillman, Leanne Lee, Celeste Armanees (Board Contact), Dan and Connie Weidmaier, Dave & Tina Daniel

Board of Directors

President, Marvin McNabb; 1st Vice President, Mike Booth; 2nd Vice President, Allan Slavin; Secretary, Celeste Armanees; Assistant Secretary, George Eshnaur; Treasurer, Doug Winter; Assistant Treasurer, Troy Lesan.

Viking Valley Association 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

Marvin McNabb, Doug Wiltse, Flint Hibler (Chairman), Matt Hibler, Al Christifano, Mary Aschbrenner, Bo Steed, Gregory Hall, Sue Morris, Allan Slavin (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

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

Dredge Committee

Paula Hepinstall, Robert Hayes, Brett Bush, Shad Mort, Dave Daniel, Jim Miller, Shawn Hepinstall (Chairman), Doug Winter (Board Contact)

Employee Board Contact

Marvin McNabb

Finance Committee

Donna Archibald, Terry Nibarger, George Eshnaur, Flint Hibler, Celeste Armanees, Paula Hepinstall (Chair), Troy Lesan, Doug Winter (Board Contact), Tony Conforti, Kevin Euston

Handbook Committee

Donna Archibald (Chair), Mary Miller, Kim Spidle, Terri Schlaiss, Celeste Armanees (Board Contact)


James Funk (Chairman), Mike Booth (Board Contact), Carl Butcher, Bob Clemens, Jim Gibbany, Kyle Loehnig, Ed White, Bob Shinogle Lake Committee

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

Email: Meetings held the 2nd Wednesday 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, Jack Buckingham, Haley Wright, Anthony Dirks, George Eshnaur (Board Contact)

Volunteer Fire Department

Rusty Hendricks, Gary King, Tony Gronniger (Board Contact), Dennis Schlaiss, DJ Schlaiss, Tanner Hunter, Luke Threlkeld, Mark Closterman, Anthony Dirks, Mike Booth 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.

Public Water Supply District #3

Kyle W. Parkhurst, President, term expires 4/2023 - Sub-District #3; Jeffrey Speaker, Vice President, term expires 4/2025 - Sub-District #4; Harlan Horst, Secretary, term expires 4/2023 - Sub-District #5; Mark Closterman, Director, term expires 4/2024Sub-District #2; Heather Lund, Director, term expires 4/2024 - Sub-District #1; Roger Barker, Superintendent; Gary King, Water Operator; Travis Toney, Water Operator; Diane Hulett, Clerk. Board meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 4 pm at PWSD No 3 office.

Office Hours: 8am-4pm • Monday thru Friday. All payments for metered water bills are to be made payable to Public Water Supply District No. 3 of Daviess County, Missouri. You may abbreviate as PWSD #3. If you have any questions, contact the PWSD No. 3 office, 116 Waterworks Dr., Gallatin, Mo. 64640 (located at the water plant). Phone 660-663-2771.

Online payments can be made at:

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.

Property Owners

Viking Valley Association

Office Address: 144 E. Main, Gallatin, MO 64640 660-322-9001 |

Office Hours: April 1 - Labor Day Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Day after Labor Day - March 31 Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

You are responsible for your guests and their actions. It is your responsibility to educate them on the rules and regulations of Lake Viking. Lake Viking is private property, but all lots are owned by some other individual. Please do not drive or ride ATVs or bicycles on neighboring lots, or walk across lots to fish or use others’ property without first getting the property owner’s permission.

Fishery Guidelines

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

Crappie: Keep all crappie caught, within the state limit, which is 30 per day.

Walleye: Fisherman can keep Walleye at least 21” in length, release all catches under 21”.

Mowing Regulations

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

The Association does not want to be in the mowing business.

Please self-mow your lot or hire a contract mower to do it for you. All contract mowers are required to submit a customer list to the Association office. If you are not on their initial list, you may be accidentally billed by the Association, so please contact your mower early.

The below listed mowers have registered with the Association office and can usually be reached in the evening. There may be other mowers who advertise in the Lake Viking News.

Contract Mowers Can Save You Money

Eric Critten 660-663-9122

Randy Gatton 660-663-9348

Mark Hoig 816-716-1896 or 660-663-4244

Gary Salmon 660-663-9363

Lyle Hoover 816-244-0752

Jeff Hoppenthaler 660-663-7951

Rick Roberts 816-558-2825

Mow Betta Lawn Care 816-465-0178

Patriot Lawn & Landscaping 573-944-0802

Pain In The Grass, Steven Carlton 660-322-2988

Jake Cameron 816-288-1067

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.

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.

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!

Emergency Phone Numbers

Important Phone Numbers

* Association Office 660-322-9001 ext. 4


Affordable Disposal LLC 816-238-8933

* Windstream Telephone Company Customer Service (Residential) 1-800-347-1991 Repair Service 1-800-782-6206 Viking Valley Association Ph: 660-322-9001 L
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* DAVIESS COUNTY EMERGENCY 911 Ambulance - Fire - Rescue * Fire - Lake Viking Fire Dept 911 To Report Fire Only * Lake Viking Safety Patrol
* Sheriff, Daviess Co.
* Highway Patrol
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660-322-9001 ext.1
Larry Adams or 660-663-2149
(Emergencies) 1-800-525-5555
* Public Water Supply District #3 of Daviess County (Water Plant) 660-663-2771 Roger Barker (Emergency after hours) 660-334-0100
* Farmers Electric Co-op., Inc.
During business hours 1-800-279-0496 After Hours

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Merry Christmas from Lake Viking Church!

Pictured: Sally Goin, who decorated the tree, Pastor Robert Nelson, & worship leader Johnny Brown. Also wishing the best for 2023.

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gorgeous Viking Valley Association Ph: 660-322-9001 L ake Viking News 10 December 2022 Gallatin Lumber Company Come see us for all your construction needs! 116 South Market, Gallatin, Mo. Phone: 660-663-2522 Bird Backhoe Service & Dirt Hauling Bruce Maysville, MO 64469 • 816.449.2316 • Aeration Systems Drip Irrigation Systems System Design System R eplacement Water & Sewer Lines R ock & Top Soil Delivered SPECIALIZING IN ALTERNATIVE WASTE WATER SYSTEMS 30 Years Experience Mo Licensed Installer • 10 Year Labor Warranty • Limited Lifetime Shingles • CertainTeed ShingleMaster Contractor 660-605-0255 FULLY INSURED LICENSED FREE ESTIMATES Matt Adkison • ADKISON Electric COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL Holiday lighting 660-663-7139 Grand River Heating and Cooling LLC Jay Hart • 660.663.3409 RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL We offer new construction installs, replacements, ser vice calls, whole house ductwork and tune ups. An author ized Ruud Dealer Follow us on Facebook REPHVACAIR 816-87 3-2208 Septic System & Water Line Installation Trenching - Excavation | Soil Testing Willing Workers LLP Roofing, Siding, Lean-tos John Kramer 17594 St. Hwy 190 Jamesport, MO 64648 660-973-5694 Willing Workers LLP W illing W orkers LLP Willing Workers LLP Willing Workers LLP JOHN A. WHITE Phone (816) 449-2334 Fax (816) 449-5692 JESSE A. WHITE - OWNER Phone (816) 449-2912 Phone (816) 649-5078 J.A. WHITE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY General Contractors Commercial & Residential Building Licensed - Bonded - Insured 250A East Hwy. 6, Maysville, MO 64469 Building custom homes since 1947 P.O. Box 369, Cameron, MO 64429 Dane Blades, Technician/Owner Craig Griffin, Consultant Yetter Pest Control A Complete Service Company for Your Residential and Commercial Pest Control Needs Serving Your Area Since 1972 816-807-8142 Make Your Home Better With Yetter! GIMSON N GIMSO BILL GIMSON PEST CONTROL P.O. BOX 613 • CAMERON, MO. 64429 • PH:816-632-1090 • CELL: 816-649-8202 Technician: Rob Flinn INC. TOLL FREE: 877-283-6715 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. VVA MONTHLY MEETING: Sunday, January 8, 2023 @ 2:00 PM at the clubhouse.

Special Meeting: Campground

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floor by Michelle Sullivan, lot 1826, that the $450,000 cost to replace the Campground electrical system be paid by VVA membership. Seconded by Mike Rudder, lot 1907. Motion passed. This will be voted on today as Option C.


Marvin McNabb explained that today’s vote would be done by a show of hands, for simplicity. After some comments, however, it was deemed simpler to just do a voice vote. The drawback of a voice vote is that we don’t know the # voters who abstained—i.e. remained silent, voting neither yes or no. Marvin called for the vote:

Option A: $450,000 loan to the CG @ 6.0% interest. Yes, 0. No, overwhelming majority.

Option B: $450,000 loan to the CG @ 4.7% interest (“break-even”). Yes, 0. No, overwhelming majority.

Option C: $450,000 to be paid by VVA members in Annual Dues as a “Campground Assessment”. Yes, overwhelming majority. No, 1.

Marvin summarized the results of the voice vote: Options A and B are voted down by unanimous vote.

Option C passes by near-unanimous vote at the Special Meeting, and will be voted up or down by VVA membership @ Annual Meeting in March. Thank you everyone for coming today.


George Eshnaur moved to adjourn at 3:10pm. Mike Booth seconded; motion passed.


There were 77 voting members who attended the Special Meeting, too many to list here. 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.

Respectfully submitted, Celeste Armanees Secretary, Board of Directors Viking Valley Association Viking Valley Association Ph: 660-322-9001 L
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At the Annual Meeting in March, members will vote to elect 3 Board members. Current Board members whose terms expire are Marvin McNabb, Mike Booth, Celeste Armanees. The Nominating Committee is now accepting applications from any VVA members interested in running for a seat on the Board of Directors. For further information, send inquiries to LakeViking Community@ Viking Valley Association Ph: 660-322-9001 L ake Viking News December 2022 12
Neighborhood Dispensary (660)631-8724 Gallatin, MO vertsgallatin verts.gallatin Order Online Volunteers Extraordinaire: (L to R) Rex Williams, Don Leeper, and Jim Miller, have been showing up, nearly every day, to work on much needed renovation of the Beach 2 Restroom Facility. Eric Odette has also been pitching in. These guys were also part of a core volunteer group that did extensive work on the Clubhouse Renovation a few years ago. Thanks guys!!!!
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