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Call to Order Jon Allen called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level of the clubhouse. Members in attendance were Mike Krehbiel, Flint Hibler, Phil Stockard, Sherry Parkhurst, Mike Booth and Troy Lesan. Shad Mort led the Pledge of Allegiance. Sherry Parkhurst led in prayer. Approval of Minutes Mike Krehbiel moved to approve the minutes of the January 14, 2018, board meeting. Flint Hibler seconded; motion carried. Volunteer of the Month Jon Allen presented the volunteer of the month award to the Lake Viking Communications Team. Members of this team are Susan Zalenski, Linda Allen and Dennis Schlaiss. Jon thanked them for their dedication and hard work keeping the members informed of what is happening around the lake. Committee Reports Handbook Committee: Phil Stockard presented some handbook changes to the board for approval. After reading the changes, Phil moved to accept the changes as follows: Dumpsters (Building Regulations Section) page 19 Current Rule — Dumpsters and/or roll-off 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 roll-off will be determined at the time a permit is submitted for approval. Proposed Rule — Dumpster and/or a portable receptacle capable of containing construction debris will be required for onsite 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 homes, garages, hangers 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 the Clubhouse page 38 Current Rule — At Annual, Special and Regular Board meetings, there will be no smoking in the clubhouse. Proposed Rule — Smoking in the Clubhouse is prohibited at any time. (2/2018) Sherry Parkhurst seconded Phil’s motion, motion carried. Finance Committee: Troy Lesan gave the report from the Finance Committee. Shawn Hepinstall gave a dredge report to the committee and had an alternative plan as to what the Finance Committee had originally planned for dredging in 2018. The committee had struck all the dredging costs from the budget for 2018 and had earmarked that money for a “lake engineering study” in light of the silt storage issues we are facing. After Shawn gave the report from his committee, it was decided to redistribute that money back to dredge operations. The committee also approved the cash compilation that had been done by Karlin & Co. and asked the board for approval. Troy Lesan moved to accept the cash compilation. Phil Stockard seconded; motion carried. Glen Miller will be doing a presentation at the town hall meeting, scheduled for February 17 @ 1 p.m., to talk about the five-year financial plan that was published in the Lake Viking News. Strategic Committee: Sherry Parkhurst reviewed some of the topics discussed at the strategic meeting. Sherry commented on Susan Zalenski working tirelessly on the communications for our members. Other discussion was to help David Sandy honor his grandmother, Roberta Sandy, who was very instrumental in this community for many years. The clubhouse renovation project was also discussed. There are volunteers ready to step up as project managers and they are Don and Carolyn Leeper and their son Brad Leeper. There are phases set up for the renovation, but all we need are donations. Tony Gronniger discussed what he is calling a “rolling infrastructure.” Tony thought this could be implemented into long range planning, such as having a list of all equipment–such as trucks–and planning when and how to replace them.

Activities Committee: Mary Hibler reported on the first activity of 2018. There was a chili and soup supper held at the clubhouse and approximately 45 people attended. Mary asked the board for their approval to add another activity called a “paint ‘n sip.” Marj Locker has volunteered to help instruct the painting. Mary proposed March 17 to have this event and the board was fine with it. Mary also asked the board about having an open air market the second Saturday of each month, including May, June, July and August. There would be a $10 set up charge for anyone using a spot in the parking lot. Mary asked, on behalf of Jana Hanson, if the board would allow the restaurant nights again this summer. The board asked Mary to bring this up again in April, so it will give the board time to think about it. Mark Leggett asked the board if he could have a time slot at the annual meeting to recap the 50th anniversary. Building Committee: Flint Hibler reported there were no new permits in January. Fire Department: Tony Gronniger reported two medical calls were answered last month and one auto accident. Campground Committee: The electrician, Matt Adkison, has been working with Mike Booth on the 50-amp upgrade project. Lake Committee: No report. Cemetery Committee: No report. Infraction Committee: No report. Dredge Committee: The Dredge Committee met on January 31 with Shad Mort, Brett Bush, Paula Hepinstall, Robert Hayes and Shawn Hepinstall. The committee looked at the condition of the south-end structure and construction of a new silt containment structure. Robert Hayes gave us a lot of good input in terms of the engineering of a new structure. The committee discussed the engineering firms that they have talked to. Some of those firms want to do a design, build and dredge. Most of them don’t want to do just the design work. Lake Viking has worked with Snyder Engineering in the past, so we are going to continue to talk to them about the engineering of the new structure. It is going to be expensive, meaning $30,000 to $50,000 to design it and $300,000 to $350,000 to build it. This is a long-term project that will take several years to develop. We are still looking at ways to clean out the south end structure to buy us some time. We are talking about pushing the silt out of that structure by pushing it across the road and then berming the old structure back up. The committee then discussed what can be done in the meantime to keep the dredge running. We want to redeploy the dredge to other areas while we are working on the south end. The three tubes area structure could be pushed out with 2-3 days of dozer work and give enough room to clean out that area. The committee then went to the Finance Committee to discuss these plans. The Finance Committee agreed to put the money they had allocated for the engineering study back to dredge operations for [Continued on Page 3]


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this year. The engineering study still needs to be done, but we would push that into 2019. The dredge does need some regular maintenance before it goes back into the water. We will be getting bids on cleaning out the south end structure and when we get three tubes done we can move to the pilot/pirate area. There are about 6000 cu. yds. in that cove. Discussion was had about shutting off the road to clean out the south end structure. Shawn explained there would have to be a temporary road built to connect to the outer gravel road. Troy Lesan moved to use the money that was budgeted for the lake engineering study, in the amount of $92,000, be redistributed into the three dredging line items, in lieu of the fact we will be dredging in 2018. Mike Krehbiel seconded; motion carried. Communications Team: Nothing new to report, at this time, with the Communications Team. Lake Manager’s Report Dam Weight Limits: Shad Mort discussed the possibility of putting weight limits on the dam. There have been some previous discussions about limiting the trucks that go across the dam. There will have to be a maximum GVW set for crossing the dam. There is a turn around on the west side of the dam, but not on the east, so there will have to be signage up to get them stopped before they get past the office or marina. Something else Shad looked at is making the dam one lane, but then you will have to have some sort of stop light system. Shad has some research yet to do and will bring more information back to the board at a later date. Financials Troy Lesan moved to approve the financials. Mike Booth seconded; motion carried. Guest Time There was no guest time scheduled. Board Action Clubhouse Renovation: A three-phase plan has been proposed by the Stra-

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tegic Planning Committee for renovation of the clubhouse. This has been in the works for a couple of years. The renovation will be accomplished with donations only. You can donate money, time, elbow grease or all three to contribute to the cause. Don and Carolyn Leeper and their son Brad Leeper have graciously volunteered to be the project managers. The board has approved this plan to be published in the Lake Viking News. If you would like to donate to this project, just call the office or send a check. Business Future: Bo Steed sent a letter to the board of directors with some thoughts for the board to consider. Bo commented on number of boats allowed on the lake, the budgeting process, the dam, and watercraft fees. Adjourn Sherry Parkhurst moved to adjourn into executive session at 7:31 p.m. Troy Lesan seconded; motion carried. Attendance: Doug Wiltse, lot 494; Jack & Sue Morris, lot 332; Mac & Nadja McCubbin, lot 222; Matt & Melissa McCubbin, lot 1204; Robert & Vikki Walton, lot 217; Kim & Ron Spidle, lot 341; Sherry Krehbiel, lot 559; Mary Hiber, lot 183; James Funk, lot 2904; Tom Smith, lot 74/75; Linda Allen, lot 65; Tony Gronniger, lot 2281; Shawn & Paula Hepinstall, lot 385; Mark & Missy Leggett, lot 72; Kitty & Bo Steed, lot 444; Kyle Parkhurst, lot 21; Len & Susan Zalenski, lot 364; Don & Carolyn Leeper, lot 22; Dennis Schlaiss, lot 1080; Robert Hayes, lot 389; 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.

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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)

USE OF DUMPSTERS 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.

By Troy Lesan It’s been a challenging year. Most years are – but this one in particular. It all started at last year’s annual meeting. The board had a lot on their plate: a one-time fee to build and maintain an entrance gate at the main boat ramp – to combat the very real threat of Zebra Mussels – and a sizeable dues increase to offset a perceived spike in general lake upkeep and increased maintenance expenses. In summary, the gate passed and the board got half of the assessment increase asked for. End of story? No…just the beginning. Since a budget had been passed based on the projected increase, the lesser increase immediately created a deficit budget. A deficit to the tune of $70,000! This caused a great clamor and wringing of hands. A former board member published a letter to this periodical stating, if I may paraphrase: “You did what? You approved a deficit budget? You’ve got to be kidding!” And that’s not all. Other association members published a letter highly critical of the board – outlining mistakes made and areas of weakness. I wish I had $10 for every instance where – on Facebook, or at meetings, or simply in casual conversations – people are loud and vocal in criticisms, but when you pin them down, have no real answers to improve the situation. In the case of the member who wrote the letter, it was a different story. He actually did have constructive ideas…and he joined the Finance Committee to assist! By the way, the member of whom I am speaking is Glen Miller. He has a strong management and accounting background which was evident at the town hall meeting on Feb. 17. Glen’s presentation was very well structured and highly informative. As the past year went by, he was of great assistance to the Finance Committee on issues of finance and accounting. They are: Transparency: Beginning in 2017, financial statements were published quarterly in the Lake Viking News. In addition, a Finance Committee member with a strong accounting background has volunteered to meet and offer explanations to any person who has questions. Sally in the office is also very capable and knowledgeable and will answer questions that are posed in a serious and respectful manner. (Translation of the term respectful manner: If you approach Sally ranting and raving with expletives and insults and a condescending manner, you may fail this test). In a LV Facebook post, a member expressed amazement at how quickly Sally emailed an answer to his financial question. The Lake Viking Association has never been more transparent than it is today! Cash Compilation Audit: Performed by Karlin & Long CPAs, a cash compilation is one type of audit. Other audits are more extensive and also more costly. This audit was recommended and approved by the board and bids were sent out. Members who oppose the cash compilation in favor of a full audit should make their opinions known at monthly meetings. This procedure is not set in stone and we can consider going a different route in the future. Segregation of Financial Duties: This measure is not an indictment or suspicion on current association employees, but who knows who future employees will be? Witness past embezzlements at Jamesport and Pattonsburg Schools, local banks, and the Caldwell County Regional Prison. Small entities are especially vulnerable. Segregation of financial duties is sound practice recommended in last year’s administrative audit. The line item “Administrative Expense” in the 2018 budget reflects fees to be paid to Cameron Accounting for monthly on-site review and reconciliation of financial statements. All of the above measures were approved by the board and are positive steps. Before we go any further, and the reader thinks that this article is all about the Finance Committee, it should be noted that other committees have done extraordinary work. The Activities Committee, chaired by Mary Hibler, has been AWESOME. I’ve lived at Lake Viking for 17 years and never seen anything close to the outstanding lineup of activities that we had in 2017. Meanwhile, the Strategic Planning Committee is tackling important fact-finding on issues like

incorporation, dredging, and clubhouse renovation; while the Communications Committee (assigned on a temporary basis) is doing great work. Last but not least, the 50th Anniversary Committee, a great group led by Mark Leggett, put on a flawless event. It is easily the greatest event ever held at Lake Viking. By the way, some great pictures are in the 50th Anniversary Commemorative Book which is available at the office. Meanwhile, back to the budget. After the deficit budget of 2017 was passed, there were two schools of thought. One mentality was Damn the torpedoes and full speed ahead – if they want a deficit, we’ll give them a deficit. The other perspective, the prevailing one, was a more responsible strategy – one of streamlining and stricter financial discipline that we felt obliged to provide for membership. In other words, membership has spoken and we were listening.

Now as we turn the page, and embark on year 51 of our existence, we should start out without asking for a dues increase … but we have long-term issues that need to be addressed. Therefore, our strategy became one that employed austerity and cost-cutting at every available opportunity. As a Finance Committee, our normal two-hour meetings became much longer and went from monthly to twice monthly. We scrutinized every line item, no matter how obscure and miniscule, from the phone bill to credit card fees to camper fees. Capital expenditures were deferred and cancelled. A breakthrough came when Lake Manager Shad Mort said, “We just came off the mildest winter ever with minimal seasonal road damage. We can save big-time on road maintenance.” We also decided to be more selective on maintenance mowing. Then, we realized windfalls on an increase on building permit fees and miscellaneous income as a result of actually MAKING MONEY on our 50th Anniversary activities. Result: We operated in the black in 2017! But some of the cut in expenses cannot be deferred year after year. Of course, the cynic will say: “See they were lying to us all the time. We never faced a deficit!” A more rational explanation is a combination of favorable circumstances: no abundant snowfall, no six-inch rains, and no major dam problems . . . any of which can be budget busters. With association members continuing to work together on committees and express concerns at board meetings, we weathered a potential storm and came out in pretty good shape. Now as we turn the page, and embark on year 51 of our existence, we should start out without asking for a dues increase…but we have long-term issues that need to be addressed. It’s a good news/ bad news situation. The good news: Our new dredge greatly exceeded expectations. It’s a powerhouse, a workhorse! The bad news: Our dredge filled the existing sediment structure much quicker than anticipated, and now we are facing a big expense in the design and construction of a new engineered silt basin. As a result, the board is presenting a plan to build a reserve for long term needs. We have scheduled a town hall meeting to roll out the plan to be presented at the Annual Meeting, while financial documents again will appear in this publication. The plan isn’t anything the board is trying to ram down memberships’ throats. Rather it is a presentation designed to address the future. We ask that members do as they have in the past: Listen to the plan; give it your consideration; and perhaps putting the wellbeing of the lake ahead of prejudices and personal agendas . . . and vote! As always, the future of Lake Viking is in the hands of you, the membership, and the decisions you make. And as always – believe it or not, we are listening.


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Sheriff issues warning about phone scams, ID theft According to the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office, everyone needs to be aware of the many phone scams that are becoming more and more common. Please be aware of numerous phone scams. There are many different types of scammers calling your phones. NEVER, NEVER give out ANY of your personal information on the phone. If you feel it may be a valid call requiring payment on a past due bill, get their number and tell them you will call back. Then call the account that is in question using the phone number on said statement or bill to verify. Just remember… Never give out personal information. Here are tips to help reduce your risk of identity theft and scammers getting your information: Protect your social security number. Protect your checking and savings account numbers and also PIN numbers associated with those accounts. Any online purchases with your credit/debit cards should only be made on secured websites. Never

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Communication volunteers named for January Jon Allen presented the Volunteer of the Month Award for January 2018 to the Communications Team. The members are from left to right, Linda Allen, Dennis Schlaiss and Susan Zalenski. This team has opened up communications with our members by setting up e-mails to inform the members of the happenings around the lake and also a text messaging system to warn them of critical alerts, such as storms.

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A totally new design is now displayed and in use for www.LakeVikingMO. com. The official website for the lake community has been rebuilt using software that displays cleanly on mobile devices as well as desktop computers. A number of new features have been added to encourage lake members to use the website as a reliable communications tool: Lake Documents – Nine of the most commonly requested application forms and agreements can now be downloaded from the website: membership, campground agreements, clubhouse reservation, building code permit, out-of-town patrol list, watercraft ownership, and Zebra Mussel initiative. Additional documents may be added as requested. Google Mapping – Nearly 100 lake properties for sale are located by flag on Google’s map or satellite display. In addition, lake maps in .pdf format can be downloaded. Properties that are for sale by owner are also featured, including an easy submission form for free classified ad display. Bulletin Board – Members in good standing may share messages or advertise items for free. An easy submission form provides for convenient review by the lake office and immediate display upon approval. Video & Photo Gallery – Favorite scenes of Lake Viking, selected from Facebook postings by association members, are featured in a new video with photo galleries under “Lake Life.” The initial photo gallery has scenes from the lake’s 40th anniversary; additional photo galleries are planned. An easy submission form enables viewers to submit more photos and additional photo galleries will be added and reorganized as photos are received. Many features popular on the previous website are continued, such as a calendar of events, various board and committee lists, meeting minutes, the current Lake Viking handbook, and contact information. The home page will continue to spotlight the most important immediate information before Lake Viking members. Gallatin Publishing Company has developed and hosted this website without charge to the lake community since 2008. This is the first major reconstruction of the website. The new LakeVikingMO.com was launched on Feb. 12. The website will continue to change and upgrade to meet user expectations and demands. Your comments are welcomed and encouraged. Simply use the “contact” form to email directly to the lake association office.

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Lake Viking Clubhouse Renovation Plan It’s time to look at sprucing up the Lake Viking Clubhouse. We have a beautiful clubhouse…but just like your home that is 50 years old, it needs updating. The pink bathroom tile and gold shag carpet needs to be updated; paint, floors and light fixtures are worn out. Don and Carolyn Leeper have graciously agreed to lead the renovation project, along with their son, Brad, who is a professional architect. Missy and Mark Leggett developed the initial plan…so many thanks to them, also. However, we need more volunteers and financial support before they can move forward with the renovation project. Renovations will be funded primarily through private donations and volunteer work. The renovation project will move forward in phases as each phase is fully funded through donations. While some of you may wonder why we can’t just start with the painting, the work is being done in a methodical order so that work doesn’t have to be redone. Many of the beginning updates may not be the updates that you even see…but rather updates to the electrical system and HVAC systems that must be done before the cosmetic updates can be made. We value your volunteer and financial support and will be very efficient in how we use all resources…both time and money. There will be a separate fund at the Lake Viking Office specifically for private donations to renovate the clubhouse. You can be assured that donations will be used wisely…and specifically for the clubhouse renovation. Each

phase of work will start as funds are raised. Missy, Don, Carolyn and Brad have worked hard to put together the following plan. There is a design mock-up board with plans for the renovation that will be available for viewing in the Lake Viking Office. Here is the high-level project plan: Phase 1 – Structural Repairs/Updates • Electrical Upgrades • HVAC • New Lighting • Track lighting on beams • Ceiling fans • Labor Phase 2 • New kitchen makeover with island • Labor Phase 3 – Cosmetic Repairs/Updates • Painting • Curtains and rods • Appliances • Floors • Bathrooms • Labor

Don and Carolyn are very excited to start the renovation project. However, they need your assistance in raising funds to start the renovation and volunteering help to reduce the costs. We have many talented people at Lake Viking who are very gracious with their time and resources. This is a worthy project for which we would ask your assistance to move it forward.

Here’s how you can help: Volunteer • Provide contact information to Carolyn to let her know what your specialty is so you can be contacted during that phase of work. • Provide contact information to Carolyn to help with general work that will be needed. • Watch for scheduled work days announcements. Financial • Make donation dedicated to Clubhouse Renovation Project. • Designate funds to buy specific items for specific phases of the renovation. • If you are a contractor, do you have spare parts that can be donated? • Help with fundraising. We are very excited to move forward with this renovation project. Please contact Carolyn and Don at 515-971-6576 or 515-971-2010 to volunteer your time and/or to donate. We are also very happy to answer any questions that you might have. Thanks for your consideration and we look forward to providing you with a beautifully renovated clubhouse. Please help us get started by donating!


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2018 BUDGET WORKSHEET

2018 Budget Worksheet

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Rules

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.

INCOME

2017 Income Budget

2018 Proposed

2017 Actual

Membership Dues

$

92,000.00

$

92,402.29

$

92,000.00

Special Assessments

$

722,750.00

$

738,952.26

$

725,000.00

Special Lake Assessments

$

140,000.00

$

143,552.09

$

141,000.00

Ramp Gate Assessment

$

30,000.00

$

33,127.88

$

2,500.00

Special Road Assessments

$

46,000.00

$

47,291.62

$

46,000.00

Collections on Delinquent Accts

$

19,000.00

$

17,031.21

$

19,000.00

Service Charge

$

7,000.00

$

8,638.40

$

7,000.00

$

8,000.00

Credit Card Fees Campground income

$

65,000.00

$

69,319.71

$

67,500.00

Mowing receipts

$

15,000.00

$

15,294.14

$

15,000.00

Building Permit Fee

$

18,000.00

$

36,100.00

$

25,000.00

Clubhouse Income

$

5,000.00

$

6,577.50

$

5,000.00

Sales Income

$

4,000.00

$

11,249.42

$

4,000.00

Cemetery Income

$

1,000.00

$

1,677.00

$

1,000.00

Special Rd Dist 1

$

7,500.00

$

10,262.05

$

7,500.00

Fire Department Income

$

1,000.00

$

1,256.00

$

13,242.40

$

3,000.00

$

6,294.17

$

5,000.00

Activities Income Interest Earned

$

4,000.00

Contract Income- PWSD # 3

$

4,000.00

$

1,985.50

$

3,000.00

Misc Income

$

6,000.00

$

30,652.74

$

5,000.00

$

1,187,250.00

$

1,284,906.38

$

1,181,500.00

Total Income EXPENSES

2017 Expense Budget

Gross Wages-Admin

$

130,000.00

$

130,328.12

$

122,000.00

Gross Wages-Maint

$

120,000.00

$

111,192.92

$

122,000.00

Gross Wages-Dredge/Spec. Lake

$

60,000.00

$

43,182.54

$

40,000.00

Gross Wages-Security

$

90,000.00

$

95,796.15

$

100,000.00

Gross Wages-Housekeeping

$

3,500.00

$

4,877.75

$

5,000.00

Gross Wages-Pool

$

13,000.00

$

11,451.20

$

3,000.00

Credit Card Merchant Fees

$

6,500.00

$

8,506.40

$

8,000.00

Employer FICA Tax Expense

$

36,000.00

$

33,609.79

$

33,000.00

~ All recommendations from committees shall be presented to the board prior to any actions taken by said committees.

Employee Retirement

$

8,200.00

$

8,151.96

$

7,500.00

Administrative Expense

$

4,000.00

$

5,240.86

$

10,000.00

Employee Insurance

$

51,000.00

$

50,593.08

$

51,000.00

~ No action may be taken by any committee member that has not been approved by the chairperson, board contact and the board.

Insurance & Bonds

$

90,000.00

$

70,045.60

$

80,500.00

Taxes. Licenses & Permits

$

15,000.00

$

23,395.01

$

23,000.00

Legal & Professional

$

6,000.00

$

3,301.00

$

6,000.00

Promotional & Advertisement

$

~ No committee or subcommittee may be formed without board approval.

~ 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 September 30.) If you need the phone number for our trash service, please contact the association office, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. for more information @ 660-663-2131. Anyone setting trash out prior to pickup day must have trash in a container with a closeable / sealable lid. (This was adopted, by motion, at the Board of Directors meeting on August 10, 2008.)

Lake Engineering Study

10,000.00 $ 2018 BUDGET WORKSHEET $ 9,500.00 $ 2018 BUDGET WORKSHEET $ 4,500.00 $

21,041.37

$

13,000.00

14,435.32

$

9,000.00

4,296.33

$

4,000.00

Maintenance Expense

$

40,000.00

$

44,882.84

$

40,000.00

Roads Mowing Contract Expense

$

110,000.00 1,500.00

$

76,111.72 1,050.00

$

110,000.00 1,050.00

Roads (DCSRD #1)

$

1,500.00 110,000.00

$

76,111.72

$

1,500.00 110,000.00

Ramp Expense RoadsGate (DCSRD #1)

$

30,000.00 1,500.00

$

35,799.21

$

Security Expense Ramp Gate Expense

$

6,000.00 30,000.00

$

6,508.59 35,799.21

$

1,500.00 2/15/2018 6,000.00 1,500.00

Fire DeptExpense Expense Security

$

9,000.00 6,000.00

$

9,232.78 6,508.59

$

9,000.00 6,000.00

Special Expense Fire DeptLake Expense

$

75,000.00 9,000.00

$

72,126.23 9,232.78

$

95,000.00 9,000.00

Interest Expense Special Lake Expense

$

6,500.00 75,000.00

$

5,456.53 72,126.23

$

4,800.00 95,000.00

Electricity Interest Expense

$

50,000.00 6,500.00

$

50,591.91 5,456.53

$

52,000.00 4,800.00

Phone Electricity

$

8,000.00 50,000.00

$

7,755.05 50,591.91

$

8,000.00 52,000.00

Water Phone

$

8,000.00

$

8,071.16 7,755.05

$

8,500.00 8,000.00

Heat Water

$

6,000.00 8,000.00

$

3,237.97 8,071.16

$

5,000.00 8,500.00

Fuel Heat

$

45,000.00 6,000.00

$

42,775.28 3,237.97

$

20,000.00 5,000.00

Dredge Fuel Fuel

$

45,000.00

$

42,775.28

$

25,000.00 20,000.00

Trash DredgeExpense Fuel

$

13,500.00

$

13,477.11

$

13,000.00 25,000.00

Campground Expense Trash Expense

$

8,500.00 13,500.00

$

6,447.73 13,477.11

$

8,500.00 13,000.00

Deed / Lien Expense Campground Expense

$

3,000.00 8,500.00

$

1,089.25 6,447.73

$

2,000.00 8,500.00

Deed / LienExpense Expense Cemetery

$

3,000.00 500.00

$

1,089.25 -

$

2,000.00 750.00

Cemetery Expense Social Events

$

500.00 350.00

$

7,648.34

$

750.00 3,500.00

SocialExpense Events Misc

$

350.00 4,000.00

$

7,648.34 7,945.39

$

3,500.00 4,000.00

Misc Stocking Expense Fish

$

4,000.00 3,500.00

$

7,945.39 -

$

4,000.00 2,000.00

FishTotal Stocking Operating Expense

$

3,500.00 1,087,050.00

$

1,039,652.49

$

2,000.00 1,058,100.00

Total Operating Expense

$

1,087,050.00

$

1,039,652.49

$

1,058,100.00

Office Expense Postage Expense

2017 Year End

2018 Proposed

Net Income from Operations

$ 2017 Year 245,250.64 End

$ 2018 Proposed 128,400.00

Net from LessIncome principle onOperations dredge loan

$

245,250.64 (30,553.47)

$

128,400.00 (30,500.00)

principle on dredge loan Less capital expenses

$

(30,553.47)

$

(30,500.00) (93,500.00)

Accumulated Depreciation Less capital expenses

$

(188,558.66)

$

(93,500.00)

Accumulated NetDepreciation change in cash position

$

(188,558.66) 26,138.51

$

4,400.00

Net change in cash position

$

$

4,400.00

26,138.51


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Property owners: Be sure to submit assessment sheets The Daviess County Assessor mailed out personal property assessment forms to taxpayers on Jan. 2, 2018. Completed forms are due back to the office by March 1. By state law, personal property assessments must be filed with the assessor every year. “The tax rate for everyone in the county is impacted when citizens do not declare their personal property. Completion of the form assures a fair and equitable distribution of the tax burden on all taxpayers,” says Sally Black, Daviess County Assessor.

The assessor reminds taxpayers that all licensed, unlicensed and permanent plated items must be included on your assessment sheet. This includes RTVs, ATVs, and UTVs, which must be reported even though they are not licensed. The State provides a list of permanent plated items to the assessor to reference as assessment sheets are reviewed. If you do not include a permanent plated item that is on the State’s list, the item will be added to your sheet by the assessor’s office. The burden of proof in this matter is on the taxpayer.

Buildings on skids should also be included on assessment sheets. Only buildings less than 100 square feet are not assessed. Residents who have not received an assessment sheet should call the assessor’s office at 660-6633300 or 663-2240. The staff welcomes residents who have questions or need help filling out their sheets. Representatives from the Assessor’s Office will be in the field from now until the end of April finishing up review of new construction.

Estimated Operating Cash Analysis - Lake Viking Cash position as of December 31 of each year, less Special Lake Receivable (not really cash) and less any debt incurred 12/31/2007 12/31/2008 12/31/2009 12/31/2010 12/31/2011 Total actual cash on hand

12/31/2012

12/31/2013

12/31/2014

12/31/2015

12/31/2016

690,677

689,720

698,027

644,820

674,294

589,931

621,928

651,832

680,237

391,979

366,666

366,666

366,666

366,666

366,666

366,666

366,666

366,666

366,666

366,666

*Actual Cash reserves 324,011 323,054 331,361 278,154 307,628 223,265 255,262 285,166 * The bulk of current year revenue generally arrives in May of each year, thus cash must be available to cover operating costs each year until current year revenue arrives

313,571

25,313

Less Jan - April cash needed to operate

Range over analysis period

Low High Average

25,313 331,361 266,679

VIKING VALLEY ASSOCIATION 2018 CAPITAL EXPENDITURES

Viking Valley Association

Lake Viking Five Year Financial Plan

2018 Capital Expenditures

Goals of the 5 year plan: 1) Maintain current state of the lake through the annual revenue and expense budget process 2) Increase annual dues/assessments by 4% and limit increase in expenses to 2% creating an annual surplus 3) Use annual surplus to begin building unrestricted reserves for long term financial stability 4) Annual operating surplus (less reserves increase) will automatically go to the Def Maint/Capital projects account Important: The annual budget & annual dues/assessments will be voted on by the association members each year & published quarterly reports will provide accountability & transparency to evaluate ongoing plan performance Annual Budget = Maintain Current State

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Revenue Current per lot assessment (annual increase of 4%)

665

692

719

748

778

Expenses Cost to maintain current state (annual increase of 2%)

665

678

692

706

720

0

13

27

42

58

650,000 366,666

670,000 373,999

713,000 381,479

780,000 389,109

872,000 396,891

Building Reserves for Financial Stability

283,334

296,001

331,521

390,891

475,109

Deferred Maintenance/Capital Projects

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Net income Cash balance Dec 31 each year - target Less Jan - April operating cash

Costs: Road system Dam Dredging Total Cost Funding: New user fees Water crafts/boats Dock fee ATV/UTV road vehicles Annual budget surpluses that exceed the reserves goal Total Funding of major maintenance and capital projects

Communications Plan: Step 1 - Newspaper - rationale and plan Step 2 - Post on website Step 3 - Town Hall meeting to discuss plan Step 4- Annual meeting presentation

0 0 0 0

0 0 450,000 450,000

0 0 0 ?

0 0 0 ?

0 0 0 ?

50,000

50,000

50,000

50,000

50,000

?

?

?

?

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?

?

?

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Jan Feb 1 Feb 17th March 4th

Want to receive email and text message alerts?

Contact Lake Viking Office 660-663-2131

Security Vehicle (full size truck)

$

2 zero turn mowers w/ trade

$

21,500.00

Long reach pins & bushings

$

11,000.00

Camp 1 Expansion

$

10,000.00

Excavator upgrade (mini)

$

20,000.00

Pool filters

$

4,500.00

Clubhouse Electrical

$

6,000.00

Clubhouse Deck Railing

$

6,500.00

Fire / Security Building renovation

$

6,000.00

TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENDITURES

$

93,500.00

TO DATE

8,000.00

$

-

Need that lot mowed? Call Randy 660-663-9348 Insured

911 Addresses and Lot Numbers to be displayed a) All dwelling owners (houses, mobile homes and Page 1 1/19/2018 dwellings of a similar construction) will have their lot number prominently displayed so that it is clearly visible from the roadway. b) Lettering and numbering needs to be at least 3 inches high and sign colors need to be contrasting colors so the sign is easily read. c) Owners having multiple adjoining lots may include on the sign at the principle residence. d) Lots with structures (shelters, sheds, boat or swimming docks, decks, etc.) will have their lot number(s) prominently displayed so that it is clearly visible from the water (on lake front lots) and from the road way. e) As of August 1, 2014, all docks must have their lot numbers displayed on the lower right side of the dock, facing the water. All lake front dwellings will have lot numbers clearly visible from the water.

This rule is in place for your safety in case of an emergency! Safety, Fire Department, First Responders and Ambulance personnel need to be able to see your address and lot numbers to respond!!


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Meet the VVA board candidates! James Funk Lot 2904

I am currently employed by Office Depot and have been a store manager for five years. I have served on the Campground Committee for the past four years and have been an Association member for five. I’ve been married to my wife Gina for the past 11 years and together we have six children, three girls and three boys. We also have three grandchildren and a fourth on the way in June. I purchased property at Lake Viking in 2012, as it is a close drive for us from Gladstone. We love the beautiful views and the peacefulness of the lake and surrounding area. My background includes being a manager or district manager for the past 30 years. I have led teams of 10-200 people at different times in my tenure. I have also served on an Officials Association for seven years, holding multiple positions. I am a problem solver by trade, and I also have the ability to think outside the box to get things accomplished. The greatest challenge facing our Association is attracting new members and being able to keep our current members long term to keep our lake prosperous for years to come. The top two issues the Board should focus on are: 1. Finding the land to be used for the waste from the dredge is a huge focus and focusing on how to keep the silt from going back into the lake. 2. Long term financial understanding for the members; we need to show them the reasons and the benefits for their dues. Show them what we are doing with their money, not just asking for increases without explanations. My vision for the lake is to make sure that in the coming years the Board and the membership are all on the same page and to make sure that all transactions are transparent to the membership.

Troy Lesan Lot 576

Retired from Union Pacific after 36 years of railroad employment. Wife Shirley Leakey and I have been association members since July 2001 and have also been full-time residents at Lake Viking during that time. We located to Lake Viking because of the attraction of living on a lake. After 17 years, the quality of life we’ve experienced has greatly exceeded expectations. I‘ve served Lake Viking in many capacities. I’ve written articles in Lake Viking News since 2004; been on the PWSD #3 board since 2007, been on the lake committee since 2012 and served as chair of that committee most of that time. Served on the Viking Valley Board of Directors since 2015 with two of those years as a Finance Committee member; wrote the Lake Viking Forty Year Anniversary History in 2007 and the Lake Viking Fifty Year Anniversary Edition which is now available to members. As a result of my involvement, I very much have my finger on the pulse of Lake Viking both from a historical perspective and in awareness of current activities. During the past 50 years, Lake Viking has been blessed. We have experienced a level of growth and aesthetic beauty that is beyond anyone’s wildest dreams and now it’s time to advance our business operation to the next level. There are many challenges that face Lake Viking as we begin our next 50 years. In my opinion, the two most critical decisions will be building a bigger sediment structure for our dredging operation and increasing demand for tier lots. We need to identify and achieve more creative ways of managing assets and finances, and part of that strategy

needs to involve the continuation of work already started on long-term planning by the Finance Committee. We need an aggressive game plan whereby both the board and membership are on the same page and can work together to achieve bigger and better things for the future.

Susan Adkins Zalenski Lots 364-365

I am a full-time Lake Viking resident at lots 364 and 365. We have been lot owners since 2014. My current career setting is as a director of State Government Affairs for Johnson & Johnson. Board and committee service: I am chair of the Lake Viking Communications Team, member of the Lake Viking Incorporation Study Committee and member of the Strategic Planning Committee. I have spent many volunteer hours entering e-mail addresses to implement the e-mail communications infrastructure for Lake Viking Association members. I grew up on a farm in Savannah, Mo. and am a hard worker with many life and work experiences to prepare me to be an active and engaged board member. I am married and have two adult children. I have served my church in many capacities and currently play the piano for Sunday services at the First Christian Church of Gallatin. My husband and I are full-time residents of Lake Viking. My husband and I wanted to find a lake community where we could retire in a few years. I have lived in a rural area most of my life and Lake Viking is a beautiful lake community that combines a lake and rural setting. I have served as chair of the Lake Viking Communications Team, which implemented the new email and text communication systems to Lake Viking Association members. I currently serve on the Missouri Biotechnology Association Board of Directors and previously served on the Kansas City Women’s Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. I was also vice president for State Government Affairs for Hoechst Marion Roussell (a Marion Laboratories legacy company) where I headed up a department of over 20 people with a budget close to $10 million. In my current position with J & J, I serve as chair of the PhRMA Nebraska Task Force, vice chair of the PhRMA Kansas Task Force, member of the Missouri Civil Justice Reform Coalition, Missouri Chamber of Commerce Health Policy Committee, Kansas Bio Government Affairs Committee and the Iowa Bio Government Affairs Committee. I have over 30 years of business experience. I am a strategic thinker who can also implement ideas. I received my BS from the University of Missouri-Columbia and my MBA from Rockhurst University. I have also been involved in 4-H as a member and leader for over 25 years so am very familiar with parliamentary procedures and managing meetings. Honesty and integrity are critical values that I embrace. I believe the greatest challenge facing our association is how to utilize limited resources in a more efficient manner. Data-driven decisions need to be made by the board. Resources should be spent as though they are our own personal money and efficiencies should be implemented before asking members for dues increases. It is also critical that the association be transparent with decisions. I believe the board should focus on 1) the longterm financial viability of Lake Viking and 2) the long-term water quality and recreational use of Lake Viking. Developing a plan to prevent silt build up and dredging plays a big part in both of these two issues. My vision for Lake Viking includes a financially viable association that provides a beautiful and fun recreational area. I believe that every lot owner has a significant investment that should be protected. This small lake has grown into a lake with a $1.2 million budget that needs safeguards in place, both

financially and operationally, to keep it viable for the next 50 years. This includes a willingness to embrace change and welcome new ideas. With the new e-mail and text communications, we are moving in the right direction to communicate with and engage our association members. We can only become a stronger association when we engage and communicate with our membership and provide transparency in the lake’s operations. I believe that transparency allows for appropriate checks and balances and helps get all issues on the table.

Sherry Parkhurst Lots 20-21

I was approached about running for the Lake Viking Board of Directors shortly after my marriage to Kyle Parkhurst and moving here. Having retired from the University of Central Missouri in August of 2016 where I was employed as an English instructor, writing, literature, and language constructs are what I was educated to do. For 40 years, English education with all its multi-faceted trappings was my life work. I also completed a Master’s degree in curriculum and instruction, as well as, 16 hours toward a specialist’s degree in secondary administration. Little did I realize that those skills could prepare me for service to the Lake Viking community. My term of office began when David Sandy resigned in the summer of 2017. I was notified that the next eight months I would be stepping into his vacated position. I eagerly agreed to begin in August with a steep learning curve ahead of me. In addition to becoming a member of the board, I simultaneously picked up the board liaison position for the Strategic Planning Committee, also a part of David’s job description. Although looking ahead, without necessary funding, toward planning effective and needed changes has seemed daunting, working with the capable individuals on the committee has had its rewards. One of the major tasks on the table, at this time, is the remodel of our clubhouse. This project will move forward as monies become available. Plans have been drawn and presented to the board for an upgrade we all can enjoy for years to come. Project managers have stepped up to lead us to project completion. The ongoing dredging project is of concern to all of us. The expensive equipment necessary to keep our lake clear and at safe depth requires considerable expertise and constant monitoring. Our lake manager and a team of research workers stand ready to update the board as needed on the success of the Lake Viking dredge project. Association rules and bylaws exist for all of us at Lake Viking. To insure safety and agreement and to guide and protect homeowners, they are among the most important bodies of information provided to me as a board member. I take these seriously. They are good for all of us and, as such, are enforced. It has been a privilege to serve as the only woman of the board of directors. My colleagues have graciously sought my opinion and assisted me in my understanding of the important work of the board. My particular strength cited by a fellow board member lies in my ability to interface and work with others. That being said, there is a great deal more to do in my tenure of office. I would appreciate your vote of confidence so that I may continue the important work we have started and provide beneficial service to the Lake Viking community. Other interests that I have pursued since moving here are: member of the Lake Viking Church; member of the Lake Viking Church choir; teacher of a weekly Bible group; substitute pianist; member of community choirs; a recent member of P.E.O.; and a substitute teacher in the Gallatin School District.


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REDUCED! Spectacular turn-key lake home on 2 lots! #10373 & 374 $649,000

REDUCED! 15 acres on outskirts of Lake Viking w/ beautiful home! #1015507 $417,500

NEW LISTING! Lake Viking Waterfront Home. #10182 $375,000

REDUCED! Beautiful waterfront home in a quiet cove. #10155 $359,000

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#2301.................................................................$999 #MH-107 .........$1,000 Nice Mobile Home lot in a good area! #MH-112 ...........$1,000 Nice Mobile Home lot in good area! #2524..............................................................$1,000 #1574..............................................................$1,000 #1556..............................................................$1,500 #1829 & 1830 ............................................$1,500 ea #1613 & 2678 .................................................$1,700

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#1773 ..........................$2,500 Good View #1779.........................................$2,500 #2438.........................................$2,500 #1825.........................................$3,000 #1759.........................................$4,000 #1761.........................................$5,000 #1124.................................$7,500 - UC

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SOLD! Location & Price. #10219 $130,000

REDUCED! Beautiful view of Lake Viking from lot #134. #10134 $125,000

REDUCED! Lot with great amenities. Pretty treed lot. #10711 $100,000

REDUCED! Nice lot with great fishing! Good water w/covered dock & lift. #10245 $85,000

REDUCED! Extremely well priced lot! Stacked rock shoreline. #10712 $69,000

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Next VVA Board Meeting Doug Waugh King City Lumber April 8, 2018 208 E. Putnam

King City, MO 64463 6:30 p.m. in the lower level 660-535-4337 the clubhouse. Currentof Notes: July 2016: Four New Pix All Members in Good Standing located h/customers/king city lumber/ 3716, are Welcome & Encouraged to Attend. 0174, 3808, 4466

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.


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Lake Viking 2017 Boards & Committees Activities Committee Marian Larason, Mary Hibler (Chairperson), Dustin Hibler, David Hibler, Eric and Jody Odette, Gail Bush, Troy Lesan (Board Contact) Board of Directors President, Jon Allen; 1st Vice President, Phil Stockard; 2nd Vice President, Flint Hibler; Secretary, Mike Booth; Asst. Secretary/Sgt. of Arms, Sherry Parkhurst; Treasurer, Troy Lesan; Asst. Treasurer, Mike Krehbiel 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 David Hibler, Dustin Hibler, Flint Hibler (Board Contact) Building Committee Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at the Association office. Building Permits require approval by the Building Committee prior to the start of any construction as stated in the Covenants, Restrictions, By-Laws, Rules and Regulations of Viking Valley Association. Campground Committee Mary Hibler (Chairperson), Marion Crawford, Mike Wolfe, Charles Sudduth, James Funk, Flint Hibler (Board Contact) Cemetery Committee Shad Mort, Mike Booth (Board Contact) Cemetery plots are available; contact the Association office at 660-663-2131 for further information. Communications Susan Zalenski, Linda Allen, Dennis Schlaiss Community Strategic Planning Donna Archibald, Deanna Sandy, Norm & Marian Larason, Tony Gronniger, Jana Hanson, Missy Leggett, Shawn Hepinstall, Paula Hepinstall, Sherry Parkhurst (Chair/Board Contact) Employee Board Contact Jon Allen Finance Committee Mike Kemna (Chairman), Donna Archibald, Shad Mort, Sally Zerbe, Mike Krehbiel, Glenn Miller, Len Zalenski, Missy Leggett, Troy Lesan (Board Contact) Handbook Committee Kyle Parkhurst, Donna Archibald, Kim Spidle, Terri Schlaiss, Phil Stockard (Board Contact) Infraction Committee Roger Lankford, Carl Butcher, Bob Clemens, Tom Archibald, Phil Stockard (Board Contact) Infraction Committee meetings are held on the second Saturday of each month, 9 a.m., Lower Level Clubhouse. Lake Committee Troy Lesan, Shirley Leakey, Bill Cullen, Don Leeper, Carolyn Leeper, Bo Steed, Sherry Krehbiel, Mike Krehbiel (Board Contact) Special Road District Jeff Hower, Mark Leggett, Ron Spidle Volunteer Fire Department Jeff Johnson, Rusty Hendricks, Chris Feiden, Roger Lankford, Dallas Engel, Gary King, Tony Gronniger, Dennis Schlaiss, Riley Blades, Luke Threlkeld, Mike Booth (Board Contact) Fire Department Meetings are held the second Saturday of every month, 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 - Sub-District #3; Troy Lesan, Vice President, term expires 4/2018 - Sub-District #2; Jeffrey Speaker, secretary, term expires 4/2019 - Sub-District #4; Gary Teegarden, term expires 4/2018 - Sub-District #1; Arlo Aschbrenner, term expires 4/2020 - Sub-District #5; Roger Barker, Superintendent; Gary King, Water Operator; Diane Hulett, Clerk. Board meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 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.

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Office Office Address: Address: 144 E. Main, 144 E. Main, Gallatin, Gallatin, MO MO 64640 64640 Office Hours: Office Hours: April April 1 1 -- Labor Labor Day Day Monday-Friday: Monday-Friday: 88 a.m.-4 a.m.-4 p.m. p.m. Saturday: Saturday: 88 a.m.-12 a.m.-12 p.m. p.m. Day Day after after Labor Labor Day Day -- March March 31 31 Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4 Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. p.m. 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

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.

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 $60.00 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 ................ 816-583-4352 or 816-465-0092 Eric Critten ......................................... 660-663-9122 Dallas Engel ........................................ 660-334-1265 Randy Gatton ...................................... 660-663-9348 Mark Hoig ................ 816-716-1896 or 660-663-4244 Ron Huston .............660-663-3234 or 816-390-5161 Jeff Johnson ....................................... 660-334-0604 Jim Miller .............................................816-520-3280 Gary Salmon .......................................660-663-9363

Please Keep Control of Your Dogs

Dogs are not allowed off the member’s property and shall be contained by a fenced enclosure or controlled by a leash. Guests’ dogs are included. Violation of this rule may be subject to an Infraction Ticket issued to the property owner.

Building Permit Notice

Building Permits are required, but not limited to the following projects: fences, storage shed, shelters, decks, boat docks, boat houses, room additions, porches and any alteration of the roof line; and any other construction that requires large earth moving equipment, concrete trucks and other equipment that requires multiple axle trailers. Failure to comply with building regulations could result in a minimum fine of $500 and loss of lake privileges. Any construction not in compliance with these regulations could result in forced relocation of the structure.

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SPEED LIMIT ON LAKE VIKING ROADS IS 30 mph

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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!

Emergency Phone Numbers * DAVIESS COUNTY EMERGENCY ...................911 Ambulance - Fire - Rescue * Fire - Lake Viking Fire Dept ..............................911 To Report Fire Only * Lake Viking Safety Patrol ................660-663-2204 * Sheriff, Daviess Co. .........................660-663-2031 or 663-2149 * Highway Patrol (Emergencies) ...1-800-525-5555

***************** Important Phone Numbers * Association Office ............................660-663-2131 * Maintenance Barn ............................660-663-2777 * Public Water Supply District #3 of Daviess County (Water Plant) ....660-663-2771 Roger Barker - (Emergency after hours)....660-663-3600

* Lake Viking Marine, Inc., Lot #1000 660-663-3722 * Lake Viking Sales Office, Lot #Z-9..660-663-2134 * 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) 1-800-501-1754 * Repair Service ............................1-800-782-6206


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Learn how to play bridge at the library!

Parish Hall – 409 S. Main, Gallatin

The Daviess County Library will host free “Learn to Play Bridge” classes starting April 6. The classes will take place every Friday, April 6-May 11, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in the upstairs conference room at the library. In addition to the one-hour Friday classes, the library will offer supplemental “practice and play” sessions from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, April 21, and Saturday, May 5. There are a total of eight sessions—six Friday class sessions and two Saturday “practice & play” sessions. You do not have to make every session in order to sign-up. If you think you can make at least four of the eight sessions, please join. Light snacks will be provided.

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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.

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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.

Friday, April 6: noon - 1 p.m. Friday, April 13: noon - 1 p.m. Friday, April 20: noon - 1 p.m. Saturday, April 21: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (practice & play session) Friday, April 27: noon - 1 p.m. Friday, May 4: noon - 1 p.m. Saturday, May 5: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (practice & play session) Friday, May 11: noon - 1 p.m.

you are out of county, you can purchase an out of county card for $20 per year. The classes are free and open to library patrons, but you must call or drop in the library to sign up ahead of time as the class size is limited to 20.

This class is in part sponsored by donations made in memory of Janet Selby. Janet was an avid library patron, reader and bridge player. She passed in November 2017 at the age of 95, but kept her mind sharp throughout her years by reading and playing bridge. You too can learn this fun and challenging game and in the process make some friends and sharpen those synapses! Library instructor Jolene is knowledgeable and patient. The class will be fun, focused and social. Call the library today to sign up. If you would like to reserve a space or need more information, please call the library at 660663-3222.

Lake Viking featured on national TV show By Troy Lesan Well, January 30, 2018, has come and gone with Daviess County, Lake Viking, and some of the residents having appeared on a national television network. The show, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, is one of the flagship programs of the Travel Channel which, locally, is on both Dish and Direct TV as well as other cable channels. Bizarre Foods has been on the air for 20 years with Zimmern having attained near super-star status. Andrew Zimmern could well be the subject of a lengthy article on his own. He was born in 1961 and at one time was homeless, an alcoholic, a drug addict, and a purse snatcher on the mean streets of New York City. In 1992, Andrew moved to Minneapolis, checked into rehab, cleaned up his act, and turned his life around. As they say, the rest is history. He became a leading chef in Minneapolis and branched off into his own TV show. Zimmern’s show rose to instant fame because Andrew travelled the globe and would eat “anything.” I’ve watched his show for years and can vouch for the fact that he truly will eat ANYTHING. In view of his TV audience, Zimmern has consumed insects, innards, and bull’s testicles. (All of these are culinary customs in various parts of the world.) Zimmern’s travels have been everywhere from Iceland to Morocco, Peru, Tanzania, Kazakhstan, and many other locations.

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In this case, Zimmern’s Bizarre Foods production staff made the trip to Daviess County as part of an episode on the “Jesse James Trail.” Stops in the hour long show included Richmond, Kearney and a couple of remote locations in Clay County that would have been James Gang hideouts. Much of the cooking was around campfires, and as it turned out, a good portion of the show was done at Sheriff Ben Becerra’s Big Creek Ranch. Jesse James … Ben Becerra’s Big Creek Ranch? What is the connection? Well, think about it. As sheriff of Daviess County, Ben’s predecessors, way back when, probably spent a lot of time on the trail of the James Gang. Having touched Daviess County with a murder, a bank robbery, and the famous train robbery, the James Gang definitely spent a lot of time here. They probably hid out and camped out in remote areas of the county not unlike the timbered area around Big Creek. The connection is a valid one. At Big Creek Ranch, Andrew Zimmern rode on the ATV trail, of course, and he and Ben also did some quality cooking in one of the little cabins on Ben’s ranch which is adjacent to Lake Viking. Andrew also played the part of student, as Ben’s mother, Joyce Becerra, showed him how to cook venison dishes including deer liver and heart. As most of us know, deer are abundant around the Lake Viking area, and Sheriff Ben, an experienced hunter, had a deer all dressed out in preparation for the show. As a finale to the Jesse James Trail/Big Creek excursion, Zimmern closed the show with a fishing trip at Lake Viking. He was accompanied by Association Member Rick Beagle. At the beginning of the excursion, Zimmern asked Rick, “You know where all of the fish are –right?” Rick’s answer to Zimmern was “Yes, indeed; I do!” and he even gave the chef a recipe for “Ceviche.” As far as we know, this show was the first time that Lake Viking has been shown on a nationally telecast TV show. More importantly, I was able to tell from that telecast where Zimmern and Beagle were catching all of those fish. I’ll have to try the area sometime.

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Safety Patrol Report January 2018 1-1 Ticket issued for placing trash out early and not placing it in a sealed container. 1-2 Checked home for out-of-town member; reported to them the pipes were frozen and the furnace was not working properly. 1-8 Installed trail camera at Beach 2 to monitor traffic at dumpsters. 1-9 Assisted member with getting into personal residence they locked themselves out of. 1-11 Spoke with member about getting dumpster or roll-off at job site on their lot. Member agreed to comply. Winning team was Old Teachers and Friends.

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Trivia contest at LV: Another Big Success By Troy Lesan It’s the details that get you every time. The trivial things, you might say. Especially in a Trivia Contest! Witness the hard fought and highly competitive Third Annual Gallatin Rotary Trivia Night recently held at the Lake Viking Clubhouse. Fifteen teams participated, food was served, the mood was festive, and the place was packed. Yep, the devil is in the details. Take the big fourpoint question about the Beatles. A certain song lyric was posted on the big screen and the fourpoint question was: What was the name of the song? What group recorded it? What was the title MC Tim Tadlock of the album? And . . . what year was it recorded? Oh yeah, I’m thinking. I got this one! Hey, I may be a little weak on Star Wars, Harry Potter, and science in general (thankfully, certain teammates are knowledgeable in those areas). But sports and music, especially music from the ‘60s and ‘70s, are definitely in my wheelhouse. This baby is mine! A piece of cake! My answer, without question, is Beatles for the group; I Wanna Hold Your Hand for the song title; Meet the Beatles for title of the album; and 1964 for the year. I can remember this as well as I can remember my own name. Yep, 1964, Beatles appear on Ed Sullivan Show, sing I Wanna Hold Your Hand, teenage girls in the audience are insanely screaming, and the Beatles subsequently take country by storm. I can remember this as if it were yesterday. Small problem: the name of the record album was With the Beatles not Meet the Beatles. And yes, the Beatles took the country by storm in 1964 . . . but they actually recorded their song in 1963. December of 1963! I was off by one month. Like I say . . . details! Visions of a homerun on the four point question suddenly yield to the reality of scoring only two points. As it turned out two points was about what our team, “Kyle’s Whiz Kids,” finished behind the winner “Teachers and Friends.” Wouldn’t you know it? The trivia contest was won by a group of teachers. Lake Viking Association Members, Markay and Dan August and Jean Fales were on the winning team. Actually Lake Viking was very well represented. Dennis and Teri Schlaiss and Matt and Melissa McCubbin were on a team at the table next to ours. Association Members on our team, Kyle’s Whiz Kids, included team captain Kyle Parkhurst, Sherry Parkhurst, and myself. Sue Morris, Donna Smith, and Greg and Linda Houghton teamed up with Ron and Kim Spidle on another team. In a distant corner of the room I also spotted David and Dustin Hibler and Troy and Mary Orlando on a team … as well as Darrin and Heather Lund. (Apologies to other Association Members inadvertently omitted). This article is taking on the identity of the Hooterville Hometown News by listing all these names but there’s a method to my madness. That is to remind readers of a long history. Remember, it was five members of the Gallatin Rotary Club who came up with the idea for Lake Viking over 50 years ago! There is still a strong connection between Lake Viking and the Gallatin Rotary. So what the heck; indulge me. Association Members Phil Tate, Janet Weidner, Tiffany Tadlock, Sandy Ward, and Cyd Terry were among the hardworking group that served refreshments and officiated at the contest (again, apologies for omissions). Tim Tadlock was once again a very capable MC. The Gallatin Rotary Club does a tremendous amount of community and charitable work locally and the Trivia Event has become a big part of that equation. It has become one of the great local traditions. By the way, I also missed another seemingly obvious question. My answer of 1861 for the year that South Carolina seceded from the union was off by eleven days. It was December 20, 1860! Hostilities at Fort Sumter officially started the War in 1861 but that wasn’t the question . . . and this is trivia. Yep, the devil is in the details.

1-13 Worked traffic and inspected clubhouse after an event at the clubhouse. 1-14 Picked up stray dog. Owner was found. Owner is not a member and was asked to keep his dog from roaming off leash on lake property. Owner agreed and stated he will comply. 1-17 Spoke with member about getting dumpster or roll-off at job site on their lot. Member agreed to comply, but voiced other concerns around the lake. 1-24 Spoke with contractor about getting dumpster at jobsite. Contractor stated the rules don’t say when a dumpster is needed. 1-25 Notified member that boat lift is failing and ramp and dock breaking. 1-25 Attempted to catch dog off leash. Attempts were unsuccessful. 1-27 Told contractors to move vehicles from Lake Viking Terrace. Contractors complied.


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The Lake Viking Chili Supper, which marked the first official Activities Club event for 2018 was attended by 45 people. Proceeds will go to clubhouse improvements. Once again Eric Odette cooked the chili, while Jodi Odette, and Marian Larason were servers. In this picture, Brandon, Connor, and Amanda Dirks assist Mary Hibler with one of her famous door-prize drawings.

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Koko the Gorilla

determined to prove that he was more than an “ungainly pup.” His first test was an official hunting trial. All of the dogs trained at Ira Irvine’s kennels were given a trial. Their owners wanted to see if they’d be good enough to take into the field.

Another famous animal who appeared to understand human language was Koko, a female gorilla. Koko was born at the San Francisco Zoo, and she has been cared for her entire life by a researcher named Penny Patterson. Penny began teaching Koko sign language when she was just a baby and reportedly uses more than 1,000 signs and understands more than 2,000 English words. She once told Penny that she hoped to get a kitten for Christmas! Koko’s wish came true and she named her kitten “All Ball.”

“If he doesn’t show any promise,” Sam told Ira, “I’ll have to get rid of him.” That was a lot of pressure on my father. He was still waiting to find his forever home, and he really didn’t want Sam to send him away. The two men took Jim out into the field for his first test. Immediately, Jim smelled quail. Llewellin Setters, like me and my father, are bred to be natural hunters. We have a great sense of smell, and when we smell game we know how to pose in what’s called a “point” position. It’s really quite easy. Give it a try! Nose forward, tail out, and front paw lifted and curled under. That’s how we show our owners where birds and other game are hiding. When Jim smelled his first quail in the field he assumed a perfect point. When a bird flushed into flight, Sam shot it. “Dead bird!” he shouted.

Jim trotted over, retrieved the bird and brought it straight back to Sam. Jim didn’t chew the bird or damage it at all. Jim was perfect! “I didn’t think he’d do it!” Sam told Ira. For the rest of the afternoon the two men hunted quail, and my father was their flawless companion. He broke the birds out of their coveys and retrieved them when necessary. “Well, this is one dog I don’t think I’ll ever give away,” Sam told Ira at the end of the day. And just like that my father had earned the trust and loyalty of his new owner. Jim had found his home. Jim was a great hunting companion, but lots of dogs are, especially in my family. So what

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set him apart from just any old everyday setter? Well, remember the day that Sam and Jim were hunting when Jim identified a number of different trees? Jim was more than just a great hunter. It seemed to Sam that when Jim hunted with him, he was not just following instinct or trained commands. No, it seemed that Jim understood in plain English what was being asked of him! After that day in the forest, Sam was convinced that my father could understand language. Even though Sam’s wife doubted the story and told him to keep it to himself, Sam wanted to show his friends what his new hunting dog could do! The day after Jim identified the trees, Sam took him to town. It was time for people to meet this Wonder Dog.

Koko sometimes shares memories through sign language and even complimented another gorilla who was learning with Penny by signing the message “Good Sign.” But can Koko really understand human language or is she just really well trained, since she sometimes is given special treats for completing her signs? People question if perhaps Koko is being influenced by the Clever Hans Effect. Maybe Penny is actually encouraging Koko to give certain signs through her body language. It’s hard to understand exactly what Koko does or does not know, but she’s definitely another interesting example of an animal communicating and appearing to understand human language.

Paper training Jim was skilled at communicating. Newspapers have many examples of communication that are intended to persuade, inform and entertain. Can you find an example of each? Learning Standards: I can read historical fiction and make text-to-text and text-to-world connections. For a companion teaching guide, visit mo-nie.com and use download code: teachmo17.

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Jim the Wonder Dog is an 8-part series about a real dog who lived in Marshall in the 1930s. It is provided through the Reading Across the Nation project from the National Newspaper Association Foundation, the Missouri Press Foundation, and the Marshall Tourism Commission. This series is reprinted from the Gallatin North Missourian and will appear in the Lake Viking News over the next few months.


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1 Lions Club 7 p.m. LL Clubhouse 4 Annual Meeting 2 p.m. Clubhouse

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March 17................................. Paint & Sip 3 p.m. RSVP by 3-3-18 March 24.......... Wine & Cheese Tasting 6-9 p.m. April 14 ......................Spring Lake Garage Sales May 5 .......................... Cinco De Mayo 6-10 p.m. June 9 ...................................Poker Run 1-4 p.m. June 30 ............................ 4th of July Celebration Bazaar 8-2 and Fireworks July 14 .........................Kia Games in Park 10-12 August 18 .................................. Scavenger Hunt by Ranger 10a.m.-1p.m. Patio Party Lower Level of Clubhouse 8-11 p.m. September 8 .................. Fall Lake Garage Sales September 29 ................................. Beer & Brats November 3 ................ Fire Fighters Chili Supper December 1 .......... Holiday Homes Tour 1-4 p.m.

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Home: 660-663-2499 Cell: 660-334-0398 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.

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Vernon Lee Hanes 1935 - 2018 Vernon Lee Hanes, 82, Lake Viking, died Feb. 4 at Quail Run Health Care Center in Cameron. Funeral services were held Feb. 7 at Resthaven Mortuary. Burial followed in the Resthaven Memorial Gardens. Vernon Lee Hanes was born on June 8, 1935, in rural Grundy County to Vernon Lenton and Sarah Pearl (Turley) Hanes. He graduated from Gilman City High school in 1954. Vernon was a row crop and livestock farmer in Grundy County his whole life. He was a very active member in his community and was a member of Coon Creek Baptist Church. Vernon was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Charles Robert (Bob), Lawrence, Gary, and Wayne Hanes; and grandson Dallas Hanes. Survivors include his sons, Mark Hanes and wife Debbie and Steve Hanes of all of Trenton; daughter Joyce Eads and husband Randy of Coffey; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association. These may be left at or mailed to Resthaven Mortuary.

Birth Jameson Brady Speer

Brady and Tye Speer of Rochester, Minn., are proud to announce the birth of a son, Jameson Brady, at 11:28 a.m. on Dec. 27, 2017, at the Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus. He weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Stanley and Janet Humphrey of Gallatin. Paternal grandparents are Bruce and LaVonne Speer of Chester, Iowa. Greatgrandparents are Cecil and Helen Humphrey of Lake Viking and Shirley Tye of Chillicothe.

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Access II working on details for Gallatin License Office Access II Independent Living Center was recently awarded the contract for a license office in Gallatin, and staff is currently working on getting all of the details arranged with the Department of Revenue (DOR). “There are very strict and tight deadlines on getting the license office up and running and we are working very closely with the DOR to make sure we are meeting all of the criteria,” noted Jessica Adkins, marketing and development director at Access II. “As one thing gets approved, we move on to the next — we have to take it one step at a time.”

Access II has submitted information to the DOR, but nothing at this time has been approved as far as building location, hours, etc. “The timeframe we have been given is to have everything up and running by April 11, but no opening date has been officially set,” Ms. Adkins stated. New technology will have to be acquired as far as security systems and a separate network for the license office. Access II is currently seeking a license office manager to work in the office. In keeping with its mission to

provide services that sustain greater independence for persons with disabilities, the center would like to hire a qualified person with a disability to fill the new position if possible. “Access II is always looking for ways to benefit people with disabilities in our community, and by acquiring the license office we are furthering our mission,” Ms. Adkins said. For many seniors and people with disabilities, it can be hard to travel to another community, and having an Continued on next page

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office in Gallatin would be a more convenient option. Ms. Adkins said it is important to note that this license office is not expected to generate any surplus revenue. The overall goal of acquiring the license office is to provide a convenient option for everyone in the community — not to generate funding. According to data from the previous Gallatin license office, it is expected to only generate enough income to cover the salary of the license office manager position. Access II is expecting to incur the startup costs including new technology and security systems as well as the cost of employee benefits, in an effort to provide this service to the community. If the license office breaks even, runs a negative, or generates surplus revenue it will depend directly on how many transactions take place each year. Access II is a nonprofit company so if it were to generate any excess revenue, it would directly funnel back into the programs and services currently provided to people with disabilities in the community. Those services include in-home and consumer directed services, employment services, transportation, durable medical equipment, independent living skills training, transition services, and much more. Although Access II is still seeking ways to restore funding from the state cuts last legislative season, the license office will not be a way to generate excess funding to restore services that were cut or limited. Access II was the only bidder for the license office.

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2011 Manitou 20’ Aurdar Pontoon w/40hp Yamaha motor, Rolco trailer. Low hours. Kept on covered lift and indoors. $10,000. 2013 Kawasaki Jet Ski, $5,000, and 2010 Yamaha Jet Ski, $3,500. Dual jet ski trailer also available. 816.662.2028 or 816.390.2923

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