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NEXT VVA MONTHLY MEETING:

Sunday, February 11, 2024 @ 2:00PM at the clubhouse.

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

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VVA Board of Directors Monthly Meeting Call to Order George Eshnaur, Lot 505, called the meeting to order, held in the upper level of the Clubhouse, at 2:00pm. Board members present were Tom Rice, Lot 343, Robert Walton, Lot 217, George Eshnaur, Lot 505, Terry Nibarger, Lot 657, Jeremy Lilllig, Lot 3041 and Michelle Sullivan, Lot 1826. Jeremy Lillig led in prayer. Jeff Ferguson, Lake Manager, led the Pledge of Allegiance. George Eshnaur read the mission statement of Lake Viking. George Eshnaur welcomed those in attendance for braving the weather and joining us. Approval of Minutes George Eshnaur stated we needed to amend the December minutes to include the clubhouse rental rate changes were not in the December minutes. Rental rates changes are: From $50.00 to $100.00 per hour for Upper Clubhouse From $30.00 to $ 50.00 per hour for Lower Clubhouse From $10.00 to $20.00 per hour for Shelter Motion made by Tom Rice and seconded by Terry Nibarger. Amended Minutes for the December 2023 meeting were unanimously approved COMMITTEE REPORTS: Handbook Committee Tom Rice reported there is no report this month. Finance Committee Michelle Sullivan reported that the committee met January 14th, 2024. • Year End Financial Documents - Payroll reporting process was touched upon as was journal entries of checks going out. Committee decided more explanation comments should be included for journal entries of checks. YE Financial Documents will be in this edition of newspaper. • Morgan Stanley Update - Terry Nibarger provided the Morgan Stanley update. Terry reported recent strong performance in the market investment sector has resulted in a gain of $36,452.62 for the month and $162.027 for the year in 2023 with an overall return of 10.43%. • Sale of lake owned lots - 2 lots were sold in December for a total of $3,500. Year to date total is $95,917.78. Paula commented that this was a strong number and higher than budget projection. • Retained Earnings - Paula has created a spreadsheet with year-end numbers. This will also appear in this edition of Lake Viking News. • Other business – Jeff confirmed continued positive results since the office has taken over collections. Steve Danner reported that he is in contact with USDA and anticipates more dialogue as to how VVA might benefit from “farm” status. Strategic Planning Committee No report per George Eshnaur Activities Committee No report per Jeremy Lillig

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Volume 36, No. 9

January 14, 2024

Building Committee Report by Robert Walton • Lot 729 Restrictions were presented regarding limit of septic system, house footprint can’t be altered, no second story or additional bedrooms allowed. Must be built on slab or crawl space. Since the Board of Directors had made this allowance outside the building regulations listed in the handbook, it is the Boards decision to also adopt these limitations for Lot 729. If these new requirements are approved by the board, the new building requirements will be listed on the property deed. George Eshnaur asked if there was a motion to accept these changes. Tom Rice made a motion to discuss, Terry Neibarger seconded the motioned. Board approved changes by unanimous vote. Board members asked Robert Walton questions regarding requirements listed in the deed to ensure this would be the case. Robert Walton confirmed that the buyers were aware of the restrictions. Fire Department Report by Tony Gronniger • No Report • Tony Gronniger did mention that every four years the levy has to be voted on regarding the roads. Tony Gronniger asked any members present to sign to help assist in the taxes from the county to get on the ballot. This is the tax levy that shows on personal property taxes for the special road district. Safety Department No report this month Campground Committee • Report by George Eshnaur • No campground meeting this month. • Campground rental fees have been sent out. • No meetings until March scheduled. • Phase II of electric is completed. Lake Committee No report this month Infraction Committee Report by Terry Nibarger • Security is requesting we remind members to lock and/or ensure their doors are locked. • Several doors in the campground were swaying in the wind. Dredge Committee No report this month Fishing Committee Report by Tom Rice • Committee has confirmed they have retained Chris Cakes and have reserved the lower club house and the patio for the fundraiser scheduled for July 6, 2024. Tech Committee Report by Jeff Ferguson • Fiber is being installed around the lake. (continued on page 15)


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Special Use Lots: 2023 VVA Handbook, page 2 Restrictions 1) The Lots shall be used exclusively for residential purposes, except those Lots designated as business, commercial, or “special use” areas on the plats of the Subdivision. No lots may be subdivided. The Special Use Lots designation was conceived as early as 2019, when suggested by Mike Krehbiel who was a Board Member, Chair of the Finance Committee, and has also served as an airport contact due to the fact that he is one the few remaining VVA members who still has an airplane in a hangar at Lake Viking. Mike noted that there were many Association-owned Tier Lots adjacent to or in close proximity to the airport. Everyone saw the potential in this but we were hung up on the hangar concept, which is explicitly defined in By-Laws and further defined in the way the S lots were platted. In 2022, Board Members Allen Slavin, myself, and Tony Gronniger inspected the VVA owned lots in the vicinity of the airport and identified numerous of these on a map, and Lake Manager Jeff Ferguson incorporated these into a map he has in office. By this time, it was apparent that “hangars” for housing airplanes were not in demand but the S-Lots were being used to build storage sheds and the demand was considerable. I had also sent an email with pictures to VVA lawyer (at that time) inquiring on the legality and the procedural steps necessary in re-designating these lots. No reply. When Rob Redman became VVA counsel, this topic was revisited and this inquiry produced the opinion that Special Use Lots could be re-platted as such in order to be in compliance with the restriction noted above. The distinction to be made here is that these will not be S Lots but Special Use lots with types of buildings allowed to be defined in pages 18 thru 23 of the VVA Handbook. Since these building specifications on sheds and other buildings are in the RULES & REGULATIONS, they may be made by a vote of the Board at any monthly meeting. The questions that remain now are 1) What will the asking price be by VVA for these specially platted lot and 2) What kind of buildings will be allowed to be constructed. Look for more information on this topic in February.

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March 24

Wine & Cheese Tasting

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March 30

Easter Egg Hunt

April 20

Spring Garage Sale

May 4

Cinco De Mayo

May 26

Patio Party - Hot Mess KC Band 7-11 pm

June 15

Poker Run

June 29

Patio Party - Now & Then Band

8-11 pm

July 6

Fireworks Display

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July 27

Patio Party - Kontraban Band

August 17

Scavenger Hunt

August 30

Patio Party - Mixology Band

2 pm 8am - 3pm 6-9 pm

1-4 pm (12pm check-in)

1-4pm (12:30 check-in) 7-11pm

September 14 Fall Garage Sale

8am - 3pm

September 21 Wine Fest & Beer ‘n Brats

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October 26

Halloween Trunk-or-Treat

2pm

November 2

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5pm

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RETAINED EARNINGS SCHEDULE

Profit and Loss YTD Comparison

2021 2022 2023 Year ended Revenue/Exp Revenue/Exp Revenue/Exp Year ended 2020 ense ense ense 2023

January - December 2023 South End Dredge America Project 4203 Special Lake Accrual - Dredge

TOTAL JAN - DEC 2023

JAN - DEC 2022 (PY)

CHANGE

% CHANGE

Income 4000 Membership Dues

95,689.80

98,615.67

-2,925.87

-2.97 %

4100 Special Assessments

1,124,054.06

998,745.65

125,308.41

12.55 %

4150 Ramp Gate Assessment

3,319.90

4,560.00

-1,240.10

-27.20 %

4200 Special Lake Assessments

206,091.41

191,146.75

14,944.66

7.82 %

-24.18

24.18

100.00 %

4201 Dredge Assessment

Carryover from 2022 Silt pond Construction 6500 - Dredge Budget 6901 Dredge Fuel Budget South End Dredge America Revenue 6500 Dredge Operations 6502 Special Lake Silt Containment

4202 Additional Dredge Employee

39,304.92

36,381.66

2,923.26

8.03 %

6901 Dredge Fuel

4203 Special Lake Accrual

59,004.18

54,549.50

4,454.68

8.17 %

4250 NWFS Collections Del Acct

5,153.33

7,116.35

-1,963.02

-27.58 %

South End Dredge America Expenses

6,786.75

-6,786.75

-100.00 %

4251 VVA Collections Delinquent Acct 4300 Special Road Assessments

66,913.44

63,123.84

3,789.60

6.00 %

4350 Defer. Maint./Cap. Proj. Assmts

61,100.29

56,330.27

4,770.02

8.47 %

4400 Service Charge

18,306.93

11,030.66

7,276.27

65.96 %

4401 Credit Card Convenience Fee

6,948.35

5,951.47

996.88

16.75 %

($ 48,520.00) ($ 48,217.50) ($ 54,572.50) ($ 59,004.18) ($ 210,314.18) ($ 39,304.92) ($ 39,304.92) ($ 20,118.33) ($ 20,118.33) ($ 171,050.00) ($ 171,050.00) ($ 45,000.00) ($ 45,000.00) ($ 48,520.00) ($ 48,217.50) ($ 54,572.50) ($ 334,477.43) ($ 485,787.43) ($(496,093.51) ($ (496,093.51) ($ (18,327.75) ($ (18,327.75) ($ (64,481.36) ($ (64,481.36) ($ - ) ($ - ) ($ - ) ($(578,902.62) ($ (578,902.62) ($ 299,995.00) ($ 299,995.00)

4202 Dredge Employee Actual

4950 Misc. Income - Sale of Dredge Dredge Retained Earnings

($ 48,520.00) ($ 48,217.50) ($ 54,572.50) ($ 55,569.81) ($ 206,879.81)

4350 Deferred Capital Projects Fund (from 2018– E.Jones CD 6/7/21) 4350 Deferred Capital Projects Fund - (from 2019) Morgan Stanley

($ 67,000.00) ($ 67,000.00) ($ 50,000.00) ($ 50,000.00) ($ 49,000.00) ($ 47,158.84) ($ 56,373.27) ($ 61,100.29) ($ 213,632.40)

217,659.59

117,334.16

100,325.43

85.50 %

4350 Deferred Capital Projects Fund 2020 Subtotal Capital Projects Fund

4500.01 Camp Fees {Overnight}

2,695.00

2,975.00

-280.00

-9.41 %

4700 - Sales Income (sale of "S101" & "S131") Beach improvement

($ 50,000.00) ($ 19,556.87) ($ 69,556.87)

4500.04 Campground Mowing

700.00

1,558.83

-858.83

-55.09 %

6053 - Capital gains tax Beach Improvement

($ (15,000.00) ($ (5,867.06) ($ (20,867.06)

224,114.39

183.90 %

Beach 2&3 Renovation Subtotal Beach Improvement Fund

4500 Campground Income

4501 Campground Special Assessment Electrical

124,927.79

Total 4500 Campground Income

345,982.38

124,927.79 121,867.99

($

4550 Mowing Receipts

1,603.53

6,280.00

-4,676.47

-74.47 %

4860 Fire Department Fund (General Fund)

4600 Building Permit Fee

67,205.00

92,600.00

-25,395.00

-27.42 % 32.42 %

6440 Fire Department Fund Raising Expense Subtotal Fire Department

4650 Clubhouse Income

8,175.00

6,173.55

2,001.45

4660 LV News Income

46,812.10

47,868.70

-1,056.60

-2.21 %

579.76

-579.76

-100.00 %

4700 Sales Income

($ 1,807.49) ($ 2,480.00) ($ 1,194.00) ($ 1,600.00) ($ ($ 515.97) ($ (105.00) ($ ($ 1,807.49) ($ 2,480.00) ($ 1,709.97) ($ 1,495.00) ($

95,917.78

95,000.49

917.29

0.97 %

95,917.78

95,580.25

337.53

0.35 %

2,852.00

2,929.00

-77.00

-2.63 %

4850 Special Road Dist. #1

3,828.50

18,469.26

-14,640.76

-79.27 %

4860 Fire Department Income

1,600.00

1,194.00

406.00

34.00 %

4870 Activities Income

22,614.30

22,007.00

607.30

2.76 %

7000 Trash

7,081.49) 410.97) 7,492.46)

($ 123,778.15) ($ 221,054.59) ($ 344,832.74) ($ 124,927.79) ($ 124,927.79) ($ 640.00) ($ 640.00) ($ (8,788.60) ($ (8,788.60) ($ (600.00) ($ (600.00) ($ (695.00) ($ (695.00) ($ (6,025.00) ($ (6,025.00) ($ (86,618.85) ($(162,819.07) ($ (249,437.92) ($ (203.26) ($ (203.26) ($(130,000.00) ($ (130,000.00) - ) ($ 37,159.30) ($ 37,491.45) ($ 74,650.75)

4501 - Campground Special Assessment

4700.02 Sales Income {Lots} {Reimb}

($ (15,996.34) ($ (39,058.68) ($ (55,055.02) - ) ($ 19,003.66) ($ (25,368.87) ($ (6,365.21)

- ) ($

4500 - Campground Income

Total 4700 Sales Income 4800 Cemetery Income

($ 166,000.00) ($ 47,158.84) ($ 56,373.27) ($ 61,100.29) ($ 330,632.40)

4950 - Misc. Income 6007 Gross Wages-Campground 6053 - Taxes, Permits, Licenses 6700 - Phones

3,798.00

2,725.00

1,073.00

39.38 %

7100/7101 & Misc. - Campground Expense

4950 Misc. Income

405,664.11

97,833.86

307,830.25

314.65 %

1595 - Depreciation Expense

4950.01 Misc. Income {Fines}

23,234.01

16,923.15

6,310.86

37.29 %

Campground Electrical

Total 4950 Misc. Income

428,898.12

114,757.01

314,141.11

273.74 %

Subtotal Campground

($

-218.81

218.81

100.00 %

4870 Activities Fund (General Fund)

($ 5,443.37) ($ 19,287.00) ($ 22,007.00) ($ 22,614.30) ($ 69,351.67) ($ (12,252.38) ($ (14,214.92) ($ (38,142.33) ($ (64,609.63) ($ 5,443.37) ($ 7,034.62) ($ 7,792.08) ($ (15,528.03) ($ 4,742.04)

4910 Contract Income-P.W.S.D. #3

4960 Investment Income 4960.01 Dividend Income

58,133.87

26,335.00

31,798.87

120.75 %

4960.02 Interest Earned

13,218.54

3,585.23

9,633.31

268.69 %

4960.03 Realized Gains

148,825.42

1,007.08

147,818.34

14,677.91 %

1,446.21

-1,446.21

-100.00 %

32,154.71

188,023.12

584.75 %

4960.04 Capital Gain Distributions Total 4960 Investment Income

220,177.83

7795 · Activities Expense Subtotal Activities BTC Bank #20551 - Club House Septic

($ 33,623.89)

Total

Viking Valley Association

($ 33,623.89) ($ - )

($ 786,581.26) ($ (44,318.27) ($(185,248.17) ($ 94,641.32) ($ 651,656.14)

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Balance Sheet Comparison

Budget vs. Actuals: 2023 Budget - FY23 P&L

As of December 31, 2023

January - December 2023

TOTAL

TOTAL AS OF DEC 31, 2023

AS OF DEC 31, 2022 (PY)

CHANGE

% CHANGE

ASSETS

Income

Current Assets

4000 Membership Dues

Bank Accounts

4010 Pre-Paid Dues (deleted)

ACTUAL

BUDGET

OVER BUDGET

% OF BUDGET

95,689.80

107,000.00

-11,310.20

89.43 %

14,630.65

9,285.80

5,344.85

Total 4000 Membership Dues

95,689.80

107,000.00

-11,310.20

89.43 %

1056 BTC Bank CD #2

0.00

0.00

0.00

4100 Special Assessments

1,124,054.06

1,073,000.00

51,054.06

104.76 %

1057 BTC ICS

0.00

0.00

0.00

4150 Ramp Gate Assessment

3,319.90

4,000.00

-680.10

83.00 %

1058.1 Edward Jones CD#1

0.00

0.00

0.00

4200 Special Lake Assessments

206,091.41

208,000.00

-1,908.59

99.08 %

1058.2 Edward Jones CD Interest

0.00

0.00

0.00

4201 Dredge Assessment

1061 State Farm Bank MM

0.00

0.00

0.00

4202 Additional Dredge Employee

39,304.92

35,000.00

4,304.92

112.30 %

1062 Ed Jones CD#2 Capital Projects

0.00

0.00

0.00

4203 Special Lake Accrual

59,004.18

55,000.00

4,004.18

107.28 %

1064 Edward Jones CD#4

0.00

0.00

0.00

4250 NWFS Collections Del Acct

5,153.33

10,000.00

-4,846.67

51.53 %

1065 Edward Jones CD#5

0.00

0.00

0.00

4251 VVA Collections Delinquent Acct

5,000.00

-5,000.00

1066 Edward Jones Cap. Projects-Cash

0.00

0.00

0.00

4300 Special Road Assessments

66,913.44

70,000.00

-3,086.56

95.59 %

1067 Edward Jones Money Market

0.00

0.00

0.00

4350 Defer. Maint./Cap. Proj. Assmts

61,100.29

61,000.00

100.29

100.16 %

990,966.77

1,088,728.55

-97,761.78

-8.98 %

4400 Service Charge

18,306.93

12,000.00

6,306.93

152.56 %

0.29

0.29

0.00

0.00 %

4401 Credit Card Convenience Fee

6,948.35

6,000.00

948.35

115.81 %

990,967.06

1,088,728.84

-97,761.78

-8.98 %

4500 Campground Income

217,659.59

110,000.00

107,659.59

197.87 %

2,695.00

4,000.00

-1,305.00

67.38 %

700.00

1,000.00

-300.00

70.00 %

1052 BTC Bank Gen Checking

1068 Morgan Stanley Bucket 1-2 1068.1 Cash Bucket 1-2 Total 1068 Morgan Stanley Bucket 1-2

57.56 %

1069 Morgan Stanley Bucket 3

0.00

0.00

0.00

4500.01 Camp Fees {Overnight}

1069.1 Cash Bucket 3

0.00

0.00

0.00

4500.02 Camp Fees {Seasonal}

Total 1069 Morgan Stanley Bucket 3 1070 Morgan Stanley Bucket 4 1070.1 Cash Bucket 4

4500.03 Camper Storage

0.00

0.00

0.00

252,179.23

156,054.28

96,124.95

61.60 %

2,033.76

1,480.98

552.78

37.33 %

Total 1070 Morgan Stanley Bucket 4

254,212.99

157,535.26

96,677.73

61.37 %

1071 Morgan Stanley Bucket 5

340,590.04

197,910.92

142,679.12

72.09 %

2,971.69

1,705.26

1,266.43

74.27 %

Total 1071 Morgan Stanley Bucket 5

343,561.73

199,616.18

143,945.55

72.11 %

1075 BTC Bank Money Market

452,462.24

562,624.92

-110,162.68

-19.58 %

1071.1 Cash Bucket 5

1113 Farmers Bank Cemetery

0.00

0.00

0.00

1500 Petty Cash

2,061.45

500.00

1,561.45

312.29 %

1510 Activties Petty Cash

769.00

500.00

269.00

53.80 %

$2,058,665.12

$2,018,791.00

$39,874.12

1.98 %

Total Bank Accounts Accounts Receivable 11000 Accounts Receivable

0.00

25.00

-25.00

-100.00 %

Total Accounts Receivable

$0.00

$25.00

$ -25.00

-100.00 %

Other Current Assets 11999 A/R Clearing 12000 Undeposited Funds 1499 Suspense Total Other Current Assets Total Current Assets

0.00

10,034.98

-10,034.98

4,588.71

0.00

4,588.71

0.00

0.00

0.00

$4,588.71

$10,034.98

$ -5,446.27

-54.27 %

$2,063,253.83

$2,028,850.98

$34,402.85

1.70 %

Cash Basis Tuesday, January 9, 2024 10:09 AM GMT-06:00

-100.00 %

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4500.04 Campground Mowing 4500.05 Campground Fundraising 4501 Campground Special Assessment Electrical

124,927.79

Total 4500 Campground Income

345,982.38

115,000.00

124,927.79 230,982.38

4550 Mowing Receipts

1,603.53

6,000.00

-4,396.47

26.73 %

4600 Building Permit Fee

67,205.00

50,000.00

17,205.00

134.41 %

4650 Clubhouse Income

8,175.00

6,000.00

2,175.00

136.25 %

300.85 %

4651 Clubhouse Deposit Refund (deleted) Total 4650 Clubhouse Income

8,175.00

6,000.00

2,175.00

136.25 %

4660 LV News Income

46,812.10

50,000.00

-3,187.90

93.62 %

10,000.00

-10,000.00

4700 Sales Income 4700.02 Sales Income {Lots}

95,917.78

Total 4700 Sales Income

95,917.78

95,917.78 10,000.00

85,917.78

959.18 % 114.08 %

4701 Community Area Sales 4800 Cemetery Income

2,852.00

2,500.00

352.00

4850 Special Road Dist. #1

{Reimb}

3,828.50

15,000.00

-11,171.50

25.52 %

4860 Fire Department Income

1,600.00

1,000.00

600.00

160.00 %

4870 Activities Income

22,614.30

12,000.00

10,614.30

188.45 %

4910 Contract Income-P.W.S.D. #3

3,798.00

3,000.00

798.00

126.60 %

4950 Misc. Income

405,664.11

65,000.00

340,664.11

624.10 %

4950.01 Misc. Income {Fines}

23,234.01

10,000.00

13,234.01

232.34 %

Total 4950 Misc. Income

428,898.12

75,000.00

353,898.12

571.86 %

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Proposed 2024 Operating Budget REVENUES 8.3% Increase 4.6% Increase G/L Acct # REVENUES Increase ($ 94,000.00) ($ 8.3% 94,000.00) 4000 4000 Membership Dues 4000 4000 Membership Dues $ 94,000.00 ($ 1,065,345.04) ($1,026,190.65) 4100 4100 Special Assessments 1,065,345.04 4150 4150 Ramp Gate Assessment 4100 4100 Special Assessments ($ 2,500.00) ($ $ 2,500.00) 4150 4150 Ramp Gate Assessment $ 2,500.00 ($ 218,443.21) ($ 218,443.21) 4200 4200 Special Lake Assessments 4200 4200 Special Lake Assessments $ 218,443.21 4202 4202 Additional Dredge Employee ($ 41,254.27) ($ 41,254.27) 4202 4202 Additional Dredge Employee $ 41,254.27 4203 4203 Special Lake Accrual - Dredge ($ - ) ($ - ) ($ - Dredge 5,000.00) ($ $ 5,000.00) 4250 4250 NWFS Collections Del Acct4203 4203 Special Lake Accrual 4250 4250 NWFS Collections Del Acct $ 5,000.00 4251 4251 · VVA Collections Delinquent Acct ($ 2,500.00) ($ 2,500.00) 4251 4251 · VVA Collections Delinquent Acct $ 2,500.00 4300 4300 Special Road Assessments ($ 250,052.90) ($ 225,151.68) 4300 4300 Special Road Assessments $ 250,052.90 4350 4350 Defer. Maint./Cap. Proj. Assmts ($ - ) ($ - ) 4350 4350 Defer. Maint./Cap. 4400 4400 Service Charge ($ Proj. Assmts 12,000.00) ($ $12,000.00) 4400 4400 Service Charge $ 12,000.00 ($ 7,650.00) ($ 7,650.00) 4401 4401 Credit Card Convenience Fee 4401 4401 Credit Card Convenience Fee $ 7,650.00 ($ - ) ($ - ) 4500 4500 Campground Income 4500 4500 Campground Income $ ($ - ) ($ - ) 4501 4501 Campground Special Assessment Electrical 4501 4501 Campground Special Assessment Electrical $ 4550 4550 Mowing Receipts ($ 1,500.00) ($ 1,500.00) 4550 4550 Mowing Receipts $ 1,500.00 4600 4600 Building Permit Fee ($ 30,000.00) ($ 30,000.00) 4600 4600 Building Permit Fee $ 30,000.00 4650 4650 Clubhouse Income ($ 10,000.00) ($ 10,000.00) 4650 4650 Clubhouse Income $ 10,000.00 4660 4660 LV News Income ($ 44,000.00) ($ 44,000.00) 4660 4660 LV News Income $ 44,000.00 4700 4700 Sales Income ($ 205,000.00) ($ 205,000.00) 4700 4700 Sales Income $ 205,000.00 4800 4800 Cemetery Income {Reimb} ($ - ) ($ - ) 4800 4800 Cemetery Income {Reimb} $ 4850 4850 Special Road Dist. #1 ($ 2,500.00) ($ 2,500.00) 4850 4850 Special Road Dist. #1 $ 2,500.00 4860 4860 · Fire Department Income ($ 1,200.00) ($ 1,200.00) 4860 4860 · Fire Department Income $ 1,200.00 4870 4870 Activities Income ($ - ) ($ - ) 4870 4870 Activities Income $ 4910 4910 Contract Income-P.W.S.D. #3 ($ 4,000.00) ($ 4,000.00) 4910 4910 Contract Income-P.W.S.D. #3 $ 4,000.00 4950 4950 Misc. Income ($ 50,000.00) ($ 50,000.00) 4950 4950 Misc. Income $ 50,000.00 4960 4960 · Investment Income ($ - ) ($ - ) 4960 4960 · Investment Income $ 4970 4970 Interest Income ($ 15,000.00) ($ 15,000.00) 4970 4970 Interest Income $ 15,000.00 4999 4999 A/R Adjustment ($ - ) ($ - ) 4999 4999 A/R Adjustment $ Total REVENUES ($ 2,061,945.43) ($1,997,889.81) Total REVENUES $ 2,061,945.43 Labor Labor ($ 160,000.00) ($ 160,000.00) 6000 6000 Gross Wages-Administrative 6000 6000 Gross Wages-Administrative $ 160,000.00 6001 6001 Gross Wages-Maintenance ($ 223,650.00) ($ 223,650.00) 6001 6001 Gross Wages-Maintenance $ 223,650.00 ($ 38,057.00) ($ 38,057.00) 6002 6002 · Gross Wages-Dredge {Sp. Lake} 6002 6002 · Gross Wages-Dredge {Sp. Lake} $ 38,057.00 6003 6003 Gross Wages-Safety ($ 210,000.00) ($ 210,000.00) 6003 6003 Gross Wages-Safety $ 210,000.00 6005 6005 · Gross Wages - Lifeguard ($ 13,000.00) ($ 13,000.00) 6005 6005 · Gross Wages - Lifeguard $ 13,000.00 ($ 6,300.00) ($ 6,300.00) 6004 6004 Gross Wages-Housekeeping 6004 6004 Gross Wages-Housekeeping $ 6,300.00 6007 6007 Gross Wages-Campground ($ - ) ($ - ) 6007 6007 Gross Wages-Campground $ 6010 6010 Employer FICA Tax Expense ($ 52,080.56) ($ 52,080.56) 6010 6010 Employer FICA Tax Expense $ 52,080.56 ($ 10,000.00) ($ 10,000.00) 6049 6049 Employee Retirement 6049 6049 Employee Retirement $ 10,000.00 6051 6051 Employee Insurance ($ 52,000.00) ($ 52,000.00) 6051 6051 Employee Insurance $ 52,000.00 ($ 765,087.56) ($ 765,087.56) Total Cost of Labor Total Cost of Labor $ 765,087.56 ($ 1,296,857.87) ($1,232,802.25) Gross Profit Gross Profit $ 1,296,857.87 Expenses Expenses 4050 4050 Bad Debt ($ - ) ($ - ) 4050 4050 Bad Debt $ 6006 6006 Credit Card Merchant Fees ($ 7,500.00) ($ 7,500.00) 6006 6006 Credit Card Merchant Fees $ 7,500.00 6008 6008 Contract Labor ($ - ) ($ - ) 6008 6008 Contract Labor $ ($ - ) ($ - ) 6011 6011 NWFS Fees 6011 6011 NWFS Fees $ 6050 6050 Administrative Expense ($ 41,400.00) ($ 41,400.00) 6050 6050 Administrative Expense $ 41,400.00 6050.1 Audit Expense ($ 25,000.00) ($ 25,000.00) 6050.1 Audit Expense $ 25,000.00 6052 6052 Insurance & Bonds ($ 90,000.00) ($ 90,000.00) 6052 6052 Insurance & Bonds $ 90,000.00 6053 6053 Taxes, Licenses & Permits ($ 75,000.00) ($ 75,000.00) 6053 6053 Taxes, Licenses & Permits $ 75,000.00 6054 6054 Legal & Professional ($ 15,000.00) ($ 15,000.00) 6054 6054 Legal & Professional $ 15,000.00 6056 6056 Promotional & Advertisement ($ 16,000.00) ($ 16,000.00) 6056 6056 Promotional & Advertisement $ 16,000.00 6059 6059 LV News Expense ($ 43,000.00) ($ 43,000.00) 6059 6059 LV News Expense $ 43,000.00 6100 6100 Office Expense ($ 15,000.00) ($ 15,000.00) 6100 6100 Office Expense $ 15,000.00 6103 6103 Postage ($ 5,000.00) ($ 5,000.00) 6103 6103 Postage $ 5,000.00 6200 6200 Maintenance Expense ($ 73,500.00) ($ 73,500.00) 6200 6200 Maintenance Expense $ 73,500.00 6210 6210 · Mowing-Contract Expense ($ - ) ($ - ) 6210 6210 · Mowing-Contract Expense $ 6250 6250 Roads ($ 250,000.00) ($ 225,000.00) 6250 6250 Roads $ 250,000.00 6251 6251 Roads {Special Rd. District} ($ 10,000.00) ($ 10,000.00) 6251 6251 Roads {Special Rd. District} $ 10,000.00 6300 6300 Ramp Gate Expense ($ 500.00) ($ 500.00) 6300 6300 Ramp Gate Expense $ 500.00 6400 6400 Safety Expense ($ 18,900.00) ($ 18,900.00) 6400 6400 Safety Expense $ 18,900.00 6440 6440 · Fire Department Fund Raising ($ 1,200.00) ($ 1,200.00) 6440 6440 · Fire Department Fund Raising $ 1,200.00 6450 6450 Fire Department Expense ($ 13,400.00) ($ 13,400.00) 6450 6450 Fire Department Expense $ 13,400.00 6500 6500 Special Lake Dredge Operations ($ 87,500.00) ($ 87,500.00) 6500 6500 Special Lake Dredge Operations $ 87,500.00 6501 6501 Silt Basin Construction ($ - ) ($ - ) 6501 6501 Silt Basin Construction $ 6502 Special Lake - Silt Containment-Streambank Stabilization ($ 92,500.00) ($ 92,500.00) 6502 Special Lake - Silt Containment-Streambank Stabilization $ 92,500.00 6503 6503 Special Lake Beach/Other ($ 35,000.00) ($ 35,000.00) 6503 6503 Special Lake Beach/Other $ 35,000.00 6560 6560 New Clubhouse Septic ($ - ) ($ - ) 6560 6560 New Clubhouse Septic $ 6562 6562 South Weir Project ($ - ) ($ - ) 6562 6562 South Weir Project $ 6563 Lot 717 ($ - ) ($ - ) 6563 Lot 717 $ 6600 6600 Electricity ($ 28,000.00) ($ 28,000.00) 6600 6600 Electricity $ 28,000.00 66000 66000 Payroll Expenses ($ 500.00) ($ 500.00) 66000 66000 Payroll Expenses $ 500.00 6700 6700 Phones ($ 3,500.00) ($ 3,500.00) 6700 6700 Phones $ 3,500.00 6750 Total 6750 Water ($ 10,000.00) ($ 10,000.00) 6750 Total 6750 Water $ 10,000.00 6800 6800 Heat {Propane} ($ 8,000.00) ($ 8,000.00) 6800 6800 Heat {Propane} $ 8,000.00 6900 6900 Fuel {Gas/Diesel} ($ 38,000.00) ($ 38,000.00) 6900 6900 Fuel {Gas/Diesel} $ 38,000.00 6901 6901 Dredge Fuel ($ 45,000.00) ($ 45,000.00) 6901 6901 Dredge Fuel $ 45,000.00 7000 7000 Trash Expense ($ 35,000.00) ($ 35,000.00) 7000 7000 Trash Expense $ 35,000.00 7100 7100 Campground Expense ($ - ) ($ - ) 7100 7100 Campground Expense $ 7101 7101 Campground Utilities ($ - ) ($ - ) 7101 7101 Campground Utilities $ 7300 7300 Deed / Lien Expense ($ 2,500.00) ($ 2,500.00) 7300 7300 Deed / Lien Expense $ 2,500.00 7600 7600 Cemetery Expense {Reimb} ($ 2,500.00) ($ 2,500.00) 7600 7600 Cemetery Expense {Reimb} $ 2,500.00 7795 7795 Activities Expense ($ - ) ($ - ) 7795 7795 Activities Expense $ 7800 7800 Misc. Expense ($ 6,500.00) ($ 6,500.00) 7800 7800 Misc. Expense $ 6,500.00 7900 7900 · Fish Stocking ($ 2,000.00) ($ 2,000.00) 7900 7900 · Fish Stocking $ 2,000.00 Unapplied Cash Unapplied Cash Bill Payment Expense ($ - ) ($ - ) Unapplied Cash Unapplied Cash Bill Payment Expense $ Total Expenses ($ 1,096,900.00) ($1,071,900.00) Total Expenses $ 1,096,900.00 G/L Acct #

Capital & Investment Expenses Capital & Investment Expenses ($ 284,000.00) ($ 245,000.00) 1590 1590 Current Year Cap. Expenditures 1590 1590 Current Year Cap. Expenditures $ 284,000.00 1595 1595 Depreciation Expense - Land Improvements ($ - ) #REF! 1595 1595 Depreciation Expense - Land Improvements $ ($ 2,145,987.56) ($2,081,987.56) Total Labor Cost & Expenses Total Labor Cost & Expenses $ 2,145,987.56 Total Profit/Loss Accrual Spending Septic Accrual

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Dues and Assessments - Option 1; 8.3% Increase 4.6% Increase Dues and Assessments - Option 1; 8.3% Increase $ 94,000.00 4000 Membership Dues ($ $1,026,190.65 4000 Membership Dues 4100 Special Assessments ($ $ 2,500.00 4100 Special Assessments 4200 Special Lake Assessments ($ $ 218,443.21 Special Lake Assessments 4202 Additional 4200 Dredge Employee ($ $ 41,254.27 4202 Additional Dredge Employee 4300 Special Road Assessments ($ $ Total -Operating Dues 4300 Special Road Assessments and Assessments ($ $ 5,000.00 Total Operating Dues and Assessments 4203 Special Lake Accrual - Dredge ($ $ 2,500.00 4203 Special Lake Accrual - Dredge 4350 Defer. Maint./Cap. Proj. Assmts ($ $ 225,151.68 4350 Defer. Maint./Cap. Proj. Assmts Total Accrual Assessments ($ $ Total -Operating/Accrual Total Accrual Assessments Dues and Assessments ($ $ 12,000.00 Total Operating/Accrual Dues and Assessments 4501 Special Assessment Campground ($ $ 7,650.00 4501 Special Assessment Campground Total Accrual/Special Assessments ($ $ Total Total Accrual/Special Assessments ($ Total $ -

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2023 2024 Variance % Increase 2023 2024 Variance % Increase 75.00) ($ 75.00) ($ - ) $ 597.32) 75.00($ $ 573.29) 75.00 $($ (24.03) $ 597.32 $ 573.29 $ (24.03) 114.45) ($ 117.55) ($ 3.10) $ 21.80) 114.45($ $ 117.55 22.20) $($ 3.100.40) $ 21.80 $ 22.20 $ 0.40 37.06) ($ 134.56) ($ 97.50) Funded @ $250,000 $ 845.63) 37.06($ $ 922.60) 134.56 $($97.50 Funded @ $250,000 76.97) $ 845.63 $ 922.60 $ 76.97 32.70) ($ 32.70) ($ - ) $ 32.70 $ 32.70 $ 46.87) ($ 46.87) ($ - ) $ 46.87 $ 46.87 $ 79.57) ($ 79.57) ($ - ) $ 925.20) 79.57($ $ 1,002.17) 79.57 $($ -76.97) 8.3% $ 925.20 $ 1,002.17 $ 76.97 8.3% 100.00) ($ - ) ($(100.00) $ 100.00 $ $(100.00) 179.57) ($ 79.57) ($(100.00) $1,025.20) 179.57($ $ 1,002.17) 79.57 $(100.00) ($ (23.03) $ 1,025.20 $ 1,002.17 $ (23.03)

$ 1,500.00 Additional Lots ($ 880.30) Additional Lots $ 880.30 $ 30,000.00 Capex Spending - Option 1 Budget 1 Original $ Backhoe 10,000.00 - Maintenance Capex Spending - Option 1 Budget 1 Original ($ 72,000) ($ 72,000) $ 44,000.00 Backhoe - Maintenance $ 72,000 $ 72,000 Truck - Maintenance ($ 42,000) ($ 42,000) $ 205,000.00 Truck - Maintenance $ 42,000 $ 42,000 Truck - Safety ($ 29,000) ($ 29,000) $ Truck - Safety $ 29,000 $ 29,000 Tractor - Maintenance ($ 40,000) ($ 40,000) $ 2,500.00 Tractor - Maintenance $ 40,000 $ 40,000 Radio/Repeater - Fire/safety ($ 17,000) ($ 17,000) $ 17,000 $ 17,000 $ 1,200.00 Radio/Repeater - Fire/safety Ramp Gate ($ 14,000) ($ 14,000) $ Ramp Gate $ 14,000 $ 14,000 Trailer - Fire ($ 10,000) ($ 10,000) $ 4,000.00 Trailer - Fire $ 10,000 $ 10,000 Clubhouse Septic ($ 60,000) ($ 60,000) $ 50,000.00 Clubhouse Septic $ 60,000 $ 60,000 Total ($ 284,000) ($ 284,000) $ Total $ 284,000 $ 284,000 $ 15,000.00 $ Dues and Assessments - Option 2; 8.3% Increase $1,997,889.81 Dues and Assessments - Option 2; 8.3% Increase 2023 2024 Variance % Increase 2023 2024 Variance % Increase 4000 Membership Dues ($ 75.00) ($ 75.00) ($ - ) $ 160,000.00 4000 Membership Dues $ 75.00 $ 75.00 $ 4100 Special Assessments ($ 597.32) ($ 552.22) ($ (45.10) $ 223,650.00 4100 Special Assessments $ 597.32 $ 552.22 $ (45.10) 4200 Special Lake Assessments ($ 114.45) ($ 117.55) ($ 3.10) $ 38,057.00 4200 Special Lake Assessments $ 114.45 $ 117.55 $ 3.10 4202 Additional Dredge Employee ($ 21.80) ($ 22.20) ($ 0.40) $ 210,000.00 4202 Additional Dredge Employee $ 21.80 $ 22.20 $ 0.40 4300 Special Road Assessments ($ 37.06) ($ 121.16) ($ 84.10) Funded @ $225,000 $ 13,000.00 4300 Special Road Assessments $ 37.06 $ 121.16 $ 84.10 Funded @ $225,000 Total Operating Dues and Assessments ($ 845.63) ($ 888.13) ($ 42.50) $ 6,300.00 Total Operating Dues and Assessments $ 845.63 $ 888.13 $ 42.50 4203 Special Lake Accrual - Dredge ($ 32.70) ($ 32.70) ($ - ) $ 4203 Special Lake Accrual - Dredge $ 32.70 $ 32.70 $ 4350 Defer. Maint./Cap. Proj. Assmts ($ 46.87) ($ 46.87) ($ - ) $ 52,080.56 4350 Defer. Maint./Cap. Proj. Assmts $ 46.87 $ 46.87 $ Total Accrual Assessments ($ 79.57) ($ 79.57) ($ - ) $ 10,000.00 Total Accrual Assessments $ 79.57 $ 79.57 $ Total Operating/Accrual Dues and Assessments ($ 925.20) ($ 967.70) ($ 42.50) 4.6% $ 52,000.00 Total Operating/Accrual Dues and Assessments $ 925.20 $ 967.70 $ 42.50 4.6% 4501 Special Assessment Campground ($ 100.00) ($ - ) ($(100.00) $ 765,087.56 4501 Special Assessment Campground $ 100.00 $ $(100.00) Total Accrual/Special Assessments ($ 179.57) ($ 79.57) ($(100.00) $1,232,802.25 Total Accrual/Special Assessments $ 179.57 $ 79.57 ($ 1,025.20) ($ 967.70) $(100.00) ($ (57.50) Total Total $ 1,025.20 $ 967.70 $ (57.50) $ Additional Lots ($ 845.83) Additional Lots $ 845.83 $ 7,500.00 Capex Spending - Option 2 $ Capex Spending - Option 2 Backhoe - Maintenance ($ 72,000) ($ 72,000) $ Backhoe - Maintenance $ 72,000 $ 72,000 Truck - Maintenance ($ 42,000) ($ 42,000) $ 41,400.00 Truck - Maintenance $ 42,000 $ 42,000 Truck - Safety ($ 29,000) $ 25,000.00 Truck - Safety $ 29,000 Tractor - Maintenance ($ 40,000) ($ 40,000) $ 90,000.00 Tractor - Maintenance $ 40,000 $ 40,000 Radio/Repeater - Fire/safety ($ 17,000) ($ 17,000) $ 75,000.00 Radio/Repeater - Fire/safety $ 17,000 $ 17,000 Ramp Gate ($ 14,000) ($ 14,000) $ 15,000.00 Ramp Gate $ 14,000 $ 14,000 Trailer - Fire ($ - ) ($ 10,000) $ 16,000.00 Trailer - Fire $ $ 10,000 Clubhouse Septic ($ 60,000) ($ 60,000) $ 43,000.00 Clubhouse Septic $ 60,000 $ 60,000 Total ($ 245,000) ($ 284,000) $ 15,000.00 Total $ 245,000 $ 284,000 $ 5,000.00 $ 73,500.00 $ $ 225,000.00 $ 10,000.00 $ 500.00 Call to order 5:05PM (on Zoom),Thursday, January 11, 2024 $ 18,900.00 Attendance Meeting was chaired by Paula Hepinstall. Also present $ 1,200.00 $ were 13,400.00 Michelle Sullivan, Terry Nibarger, Jeremy Lillig, Steve Danner, $ Deena 87,500.00 Stous, Kevin Euston, Flint Hibler, Jacque Leslie, Troy Lesan, $ and- Lake Manager Jeff Ferguson. $ 92,500.00 Year End Financial Documents Look good. Payroll reporting $ 35,000.00 was touched upon as was journal entries of checks going out. $ process $ Deena suggested more explanation comments in journal entries of $ checks and she also inquired if 3 bids are taken when work is contract$ 28,000.00 ed. Jeff confirmed that this was always the process on the larger jobs. $ 500.00 Financial Documents will be in this edition of newspaper. $ YE 3,500.00 $ 10,000.00 Morgan Stanley Update – Terry reported recent strong per$ formance 8,000.00 in the market investment sector has resulted in a gain of $ 38,000.00 $36,452.62 for the month and $162.027 for the year in 2023 with an $ 45,000.00 overall return of 10.43%. $ 35,000.00 $ Two new Budget Proposals will be presented at March Special $ Meeting. The 1st budget fully funds roads and cap-ex with an 8.3% in$ 2,500.00 crease to dues and assessments, the second proposal cuts $25,000 from $ 2,500.00 and one truck and trailer from cap-ex for a 4.6% increase. (See $ roads $ these 6,500.00 proposals in this edition of paper) $ 2,000.00 Audit – UHY continues the audit for 2023. $ Sale of lake owned lots 2 lots were sold in December for a total $1,071,900.00

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of $3,500. Year to date total is $95,917.78. Paula commented that this was a strong number and higher than budget projection. $ 245,000.00 Retained Earnings. Paula has created a spreadsheet with year#REF! end numbers. This will also appear in this edition of Lake Viking News. $2,081,987.56 Other business – Jeff confirmed continued positive results since the office has taken over collections. Steve Danner reported that he is $ (84,097.75) in contact with USDA and anticipates more dialogue as to how VVA might benefit from “farm” status. With no further business, meeting was adjourned @ 6:05 Minutes recorded by Troy Lesan.


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Daviess County PWSD #3 Open Meeting: November 21, 2023 CALL TO ORDER Kyle Parkhurst, President (2026), called the meeting to order at 4:00pm which was held at the water plant. Members in attendance were Harlan Horst (2026), Gary Buck (2024), and Mike Lammers (2025). Mark Closterman (2024), was unable to attend. Also in attendance were Zack Morrison, Water Superintendent, Gary King, Water Operator, and Diane Hulett, Clerk. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Harlan Horst made a motion to approve the minutes of the October 19, 2023 Board Meeting. Gary Buck seconded. All members were in favor; motion carried. PUBLIC COMMENT There was no public comment. OLD BUSINESS Zack informed the board that the report from BigMan GeoPhysical was received and, after contacting the company about the results, the amount owed was lowered to $5,000. Harlan Horst made a motion to approve the payment and Mike Lammers seconded. All voted to approve; motion carried. Discussion was held on an amount to pay Viking Valley Association for road repairs. A motion was made by Mike Lammers to add $4500 for asphalt to the 2024 Budget to be paid once work is completed. Gary Buck seconded. All members were in favor; motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS Financial Report: The financial reports and bills were reviewed and discussed. Mike Lammers moved to approve the October financial reports as submitted and approve the bills and transfers. Harlan Horst seconded. All members voted to approve; motion carried. Discussion was held on the need to raise water rates. The district’s last rate increase was three years ago and, during this time, costs have continually increased for supplies and chemicals needed for operation of the plant. After reviewing figures, a motion was made by Mike Lammers and seconded by Gary Buck to increase rates effective 1/1/2024 as follows: the monthly minimum water charge for 0-1000 gallons from $37.00 to $39.00; Residential/Commercial usage rate from $7.50 to $10.50/1000 gallon; and Multi-User usage rate from $9.50 to $12.50/1000 gallon. All voted in favor; motion carried. Preliminary budget figures were discussed. The final budget figures will be presented in December for approval. The board discussed whether to renew or cash in the $40,000 certificate of deposit that is due to mature on 11/30/23. Harlan Horst moved to cash in the CD and deposit in the General Account. Gary Buck seconded. All members voted to approve; motion carried. DISCUSSION Superintendent Report: Zack informed the board that he recently met with Sherrie Downing and Ben Fox of D&F Services, and Brian Hoellein from Bartlett & West. All parties were in agreement with the

plan to introduce a pre-oxidizer into the treatment system and bring the Granular Activated Carbon units back online. Brian will contact DNR to obtain approval for the change to the treatment process. Zack provided information on two options regarding the GAC units. The first option would involve buying two extra units to go with the existing four from the old water plant since, due to the capacity of the new plant, six GAC units would be needed. The cost would be $33,768 for the two new tanks, plus there would be ongoing maintenance in the form of sandblasting/ painting at an approximate cost of $20,000 every ten years. The second option would be to trade in the district’s four old GAC units and buy two large capacity stainless steel units at a total cost of $66,000. These units would have no maintenance going forward and would also require less valves, piping, etc. to install. Harlan Horst made a motion to approve the purchase of the two stainless steel units from Carbon Central, dependant on DNR approval. Gary Buck seconded. All voted to approve; motion carried. Mike Lammers left the meeting at 6:05pm. Per RsMO 610.021.3, a motion was made by Harlan Horst and seconded by Gary Buck to enter closed session. Roll call votes were: Kyle Parkhurst-yes, Harlan Horst-yes, Gary Buckyes. The motion was approved and the board entered closed session at 6:15pm. At 7:00pm, the board left closed session. Kyle Parkhurst, President, announced the next meeting would be December 19, 2023 at the water plant. The meeting was adjourned at 7:10pm. Respectfully Submitted, Harlan Horst

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Regular home maintenance is essential for several reasons. First, it helps to ensure the safety and structural integrity of your home, protecting you and your family from potential hazards such as fire, water damage, and collapse. Regular home maintenance can also help to prevent costly repairs and replacements in the future. By catching and fixing small problems early, you can avoid them becoming larger, more expensive issues down the line. Additionally, regular maintenance can help to maintain the value of your home over time. A well-maintained home is more appealing to potential buyers, should you ever decide to sell. Regular maintenance can simply make your life easier and more comfortable by ensuring that your home is functioning properly and free of any unnecessary disruptions or inconveniences.


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Obituaries Donald R. King 1973-2024

Donald R. King - age 50 of Gallatin, MO passed away Thursday, December 28, 2023, at his home in Gallatin. Donald was born on July 25, 1973, the son of Dorland and Mary (Pettit) King in Chillicothe, MO. He grew up in rural Gallatin where he enjoyed hunting, fishing and being outdoors. Donald was a 1991 graduate of Winston High School. After high school he began working for Landmark Manufacturing and worked his way up through the years to a foreman. He raised two sons and loved spending time with them. Donald loved his pets. He was nice to everyone, treating them the same, with a non-judgemental, wel-

coming spirit. Donald also liked smoking delicious food on his smoker. Donald will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Donald was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Ron King. He is survived by his son, Derek King (Alyssa Garcia) and daughter, Reagan of Ault, CO; son, Brendan King (Christy Mobley) of Lexington, KY; brother, Gary King (Shellie) of Gallatin, MO; nephews, cousins and other family members also survive. Burial at Lake Viking Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of Stith Funeral Home in Gallatin.

John “Johnnie” William Thomas 1942-2024

John “Johnnie” William Thomas - age 81 of Gallatin, MO passed away Saturday night, January 13, 2024, at the Thomas Farm where he grew up in Gallatin. John was born on July 1, 1942, the son of Charles Chester and Mildred (Loraine) Thomas in St. Joseph, MO. At 2 years of age his mother passed away and he gained a stepmother, Cynthia A. Hill. John was a lifelong Gallatin resident and was a 1961 graduate of Gallatin High School. He was a longtime member of the Gallatin First Baptist Church. On October 20th, 1962, he was united in marriage to Constance Louise Pierce at the Gallatin Methodist Church. After Connie passed away in 2006, he married Shirley Fetters. John worked at Ford Motor Company, was a manager at Hales Grocery Store, owned the Gallatin locker, managed Places, which was later Pamida and Shopko. John was most passionate about being an EMT, paramedic and volunteer firefighter. He served the Community Ambulance District of Daviess County for 13 years and served the Gallatin Fire Protection District. John helped lobby a bill that required two attendants on an ambulance. In addition to his abundant community service, he served two terms as the Mayor of Gallatin. He was a class clown, always a jokester and best known for his “Johnisms”. John was a musician and loved singing, often making up

his own words and singing to his dog, Luci. He was willing to do anything for anyone, often providing a home for kids that didn’t have a place to go; he had several “bonus children”. John will be dearly missed by his family and friends. John was preceded in death by his parents and stepmother; wife, Connie and wife, Shirley Fetters; siblings, Charles “Chuck” Thomas Jr.; Patricia and Jim Pierce. He is survived by his children, Chris Thomas (Debbie) of Gallatin, MO, Mike Thomas (Donna) of Cameron, MO and Lori Kloepping (Eric) of Gallatin, MO; nine grandchildren; great-grandchildren; Shirley’s children and their families; sister-in-law, Angie Thomas of Kansas City, MO; nephew, Paul Pierce (Terry); niece, Susie Walker (Randy) of Stewartsville, MO; nephew, Ed Thomas of Kansas City, MO; nephew, Charles Chester Thomas III of Kansas City, MO; nephew, Nick Thomas of Kansas City, MO; other extended family members and his beloved dog, Luci, also survive. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Gallatin Fire Protection District in care of the funeral home. At John’s request, no services will be held. Burial at a later date at Lile Cemetery, Gallatin. Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of Stith Funeral Home in Gallatin.

Dean Lee 1943-2024

Harold Dean Lee, most lovingly referred to as “Deano” or “Papa Dean” passed away on January 5th, 2024, in Kingman, AZ. Dean and his wife, Joyce, were on vacation visiting family over the holidays when he fell ill with influenza A and pneumonia. He was hospitalized on December 22nd and fought hard for 2 weeks before he was called to be with his savior, Jesus Christ. Dean was born on August 8, 1943, in Winston, MO to Harold and Mamie Lee. He moved to Kansas City, MO in 1960 after graduating high school and started working in the auto parts industry. Dean met Alice Joyce White in 1961 and knew immediately she was the love of his life. They married on June 7, 1964, in Savonburg, KS. On June 28, 1967, they welcomed their son, Michael Dean (Mike) and then their daughter, Melinda Jo (Mindy) on June 25, 1971. The family moved to Cameron, MO in 1969 when they bought a NAPA Auto Parts dealership to pursue their lifelong dream of being business owners. Lee Auto & Tractor Supply was home away from home for 28 years where they formed life-long relationships with both customers and employees. Dean was heavily involved in the local community where he was a member of The Chamber of Commerce, Cameron Jaycee’s, First Baptist Church, board member of Lake Viking Valley Association and board member of The Cameron Savings & Loan. In his spare time, he loved spending time at Lake Viking with family and friends. After retirement, Dean and Joyce relished their time spent with their six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He spent countless hours with his family fishing, building projects (or as he called it, tinkering), riding around their property on his tractor or ATV and attending all the grandkid’s activities. Dean is preceded in death by his parents, Harold & Mamie Lee and his sister, Verda Allee. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Lee, son Mike Lee (Scherryl), daughter Mindy Powell (Deryk), grandchildren, Tyler Lee (Courtney), Nicole Lee, Katlin Ingman (Michael), Alayna Mulac (Lucas), Alec Powell and Adkin Powell. His surviving great-grandchildren are Hailey, Brayson, and Avery Lee. He is also survived by his sister Eva Blessing (Jim) and countless members of his circle, both family and friends. Burial at Cameron Memory Gardens, Cameron, MO. The family ask that a contribution be made in Dean Lee’s name to The First Baptist Church of Cameron, in lieu of flowers. For online condolences, visit www.polandthompson.com. Arrangements under the direction of Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron, MO.


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Detecting Water Leaks In Cold Weather There is a wide variety of issues that can come with the cold temperatures we have been experiencing in Northwest Missouri over the last couple of weeks. These can range anywhere from a dead car battery to getting stuck on roads that can’t be cleared because it’s too cold for the treatment to work. But one of the most dreaded consequences of extreme cold is when pipes freeze in your house. PWSD#3, our local water district, provides cold weather advice to residents via Facebook and the Lake Viking News when the temperature begins to drop below freezing. But, unfortunately, during the extreme cold like we have experienced lately, water leaks still occur. If you are a full time resident, a leak inside the house can be detected by the homeowner. But who detects a leak if your house is unattended? Zack Morrison and Gary King are the superintendent and water operator, respectively, of our local water district. Besides daily water testing and checks of the plant, they also monitor the average daily gallons used. If this figure begins to increase, this is an indicator that the system is losing water somewhere. During extreme cold, that usually means a broken water line in someone’s house. If a leak is suspected, reading every meter in the system is the first line of defense. Before the district installed radio read meters in Sept 2018, district employees had to manually lift the lid and record the number on each meter. During the winter, the additional step of shoveling snow off each meter was oftentimes necessary which usually meant two days, instead of one, was required to read the entire system. However, with the new radio read meter system, Zack and Gary can drive by and collect the readings remotely which usually takes 4-6hrs during the winter. If there is an active leak present, an alert shows at the time the meter is read. Last week during the cold weather, three leaks were discovered after the water plant’s daily usage spiked. The guys were able to shut each meter off at the road, preventing any further damage or cost to the customers affected. Remember that if you see Daviess County PWSD#3 employees on your property, it is most likely due to issues with your water meter or a potential leak. The service Zack and Gary provide to the residents of Lake Viking is top notch so, if given the chance, tell them “thanks” the next time you see them making their rounds!


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Activities 4 2 0 2 at Lake Viking

March 24

Wine & Cheese Tasting

6-9 pm

March 30

Easter Egg Hunt

April 20

Spring Garage Sale

May 4

Cinco De Mayo

May 26

Patio Party - Hot Mess KC Band 7-11 pm

June 15

Poker Run

June 29

Patio Party - Now & Then Band

8-11 pm

July 6

Fireworks Display

at Dark

July 27

Patio Party - Kontraban Band

August 17

Scavenger Hunt

August 30

Patio Party - Mixology Band

2 pm 8am - 3pm 6-9 pm

1-4 pm (12pm check-in)

1-4pm (12:30 check-in)

September 14 Fall Garage Sale

7-11pm 8am - 3pm

September 21 Wine Fest & Beer ‘n Brats

& One Way Out Band

5-9pm

October 26

Halloween Trunk-or-Treat

2pm

November 2

Firefighters’ Chili Cook-Off

5pm

*Dates & times are subject to change

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RATE INCREASE NOTICE The Daviess County Public Water Supply District #3 Board of Directors voted to increase water rates for all metered accounts during the November 2023 meeting. Water rates have not been raised since January 2021 but, due to inflation resulting in rising costs of operation over the last three years, the decision was made to increase rates. The new rates indicated below for Residential and Commercial accounts will go into effect on January 1, 2024. Old Rate New Rate Minimum charge 0-1000 gallon 37.00 39.00 Usage rate per 1000gal after minimum 7.50 10.50 Daviess County Public Water Supply District #3 Board of Directors

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


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

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Lake Viking 2023 Boards and Committees Activities Committee Mary Hibler (Chair), Dustin Hibler, David Hibler, Gail Bush, Resa Wiltse, Leanne Lee, Dan and Connie Weidmaier, Dave & Tina Daniel, Cassie Martin, Jeremy Lillig (Board Contact). Board of Directors President, Doug Winter; 1st Vice President, George Eshnaur; 2nd Vice President, Terry Nibarger; Secretary, Tom Rice; Assistant Secretary, Robert Walton; Treasurer, Michelle Sullivan; Assistant Treasurer, Jeremy Lillig. VVA Board of Directors Meetings are held the second Sunday of each month, at 2:00 p.m. at the clubhouse. All members in good standing are welcome to attend. Building Committee Flint Hibler (Chair), Marvin McNabb, Doug Wiltse, Matt Hibler, Al Christifano, Mary Aschbrenner, Jim Miller, Gregory Hall, Sue Morris, Robert Walton (Board Contact). Building Committee Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at the clubhouse. Building permits are required to be approved by the Building Committee prior to the start of any construction as stated in the Covenants, Restrictions, By-Laws, Rules and Regulations of the Viking Valley Association. Campground Committee James Funk, (Chair), Mary Hibler , Jeff Spragues, Kathy Price, Charles Sudduth, Randall Davidson, Mike Booth, Flint Hibler, Bob Gates, Michelle Sullivan, Denise Ferguson, George Eshnaur (Board Contact) Dredge & Erosion Committee Shawn Hepinstall (Chair), Paula Hepinstall, Robert Hayes, Brett Bush, Dave Daniel, Jim Miller, Doug Winter (Board Contact) Finance Committee Paula Hepinstall (Chair), Steve Danner, Flint Hibler, George Eshnaur, Kevin Euston, Jeremy Lillig, Troy Lesan, Terry Nibarger, Jacque Leslie, Deena Stous ,Michelle Sullivan (Board Contact). Fishing Committee Brett Bush (Chair) Shawn Hepinstall, Gary Buck, Troy Knight, Jim Powers, Tom Rice (Board Contact) Handbook Committee Mary Miller(Chair), Donna (Archibald) Redden, Kim Spidle, Terri Schlaiss, Tom Rice (Board Contact) Infraction/Safety James Funk (Chair), Marvin McNabb, Marianne Hughes, Carl Butcher, Ed White, Bob Shinogle, Safety Coordinator: Jason McTheeney, Anthony Castillo, Terry Nibarger ( Board Contact) Lake Committee Troy Lesan (Chair) Shirley Leakey, Don Leeper, Carolyn Leeper, Bo Steed, Mike Krehbiel, Sherry Krehbiel, Eric Odette, Robert Walton, Robert Walton (Board Contact) Email: lakecommittee@gmail.com. Meetings held the 2nd Wed. of the month at 2:00 p.m. Special Road District Ron Spidle, Troy Knight, Tony Gronniger Strategic Planning Committee Matt Nielsen (Chair), Tony Gronniger, Terry Nibarger, Tom Rice, Haley Wright, Anthony Dirks, Sue Wolfe, Nikki Prewitt, David Thomas, Joe Steer, George Eshnaur (Board Contact) Technology Committee Kelly Mathenia, Mike Lammers, Jeff Ferguson, (Board Contact) Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief-Tony Gronniger, Volunteers: Rusty Hendricks, Gary King, Dennis Schlaiss, DJ Schlaiss, Tanner Hunter, Luke Threlkeld, Mark Closterman, Anthony Dirks, Billy Hunter, Dakota Hiley, Nick Walker, Stephanie Closterman, Jessica Conard, Robert Walton (Board Contact). The Fire Department meets on the second Friday of the month at 2:00 PM. If you have the interest and the time to serve your community, be sure to attend the next meeting. The monthly siren test will also be done at that time. Property Owners You are responsible for your guests and their actions. It is your responsibility to educate them on the rules and regulations of Lake Viking. Lake Viking is private property, but all lots are owned by some other individual. Please do not drive or ride ATVs or bicycles on neighboring lots, or walk across lots to fish or use others’ property without first getting the property owner’s permission. Please Keep Control of Your Dogs Dogs are not allowed off the member’s property and shall be contained by a fenced enclosure or controlled by a leash. Guests’ dogs are included. Violation of this rule may be subject to an Infraction Ticket issued to the property owner.

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

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

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

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Eric Critten ....................................................................660-663-9122 Randy Gatton ................................................................660-663-9348 Mark Hoig ......................................................................816-726-2644 Gary Salmon .................................................................660-663-9363 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

Building Permit Notice Building Permits are required, but not limited to the following projects: fences, storage shed, shelters, decks, boat docks, boat houses, room additions, porches and any alteration of the roof line; and any other construction that requires large earth moving equipment, concrete trucks and other equipment that requires multiple axle trailers. Failure to comply with building regulations * DAVIESS COUNTY EMERGENCY . . . . . . . . . . . 911 could result in a minimum fine of $500 and loss of lake Ambulance - Fire - Rescue privileges. Any construction not in compliance with * Fire - Lake Viking Fire Dept . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .911 these regulations could result To Report Fire Only in forced relocation of the structure.

Emergency Phone Numbers

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!

* Lake Viking Safety Patrol . . . . . 660-322-9001 ext.1

* Sheriff, Daviess Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 660-663-2031 Sheriff Larry Adams . . . . . . . . . . . .or 660-663-2149 * Highway Patrol (Emergencies) . . . 1-800-525-5555 *****************

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


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• Fiber is officially in the office and clubhouse and will be installed in Security this upcoming week. Beautification Exploratory Committee Report by Jeff Ferguson • See information in this edition of LV News for Spring Fling arts and crafts fundraiser April 27th. Managing Directors Report Jeff Ferguson, Managing Director, reported: Office • The office was closed over the Christmas holiday to update policies and procedures. • The office is getting more organized with controls on our programs QuickBooks, ADP, and Condo Control. This allows the office to function better. • Invoice amounts for Campground are in Condo Control and are able to pay in the within the app, but members can’t see the actual invoice details. Invoices were emailed out to members to and mailed. • Office is working closely with the audit process. The office supplied everything it could to them thru December. Office is work-

ing on year end reporting information that the auditors will be needing. • Rule changes will be soon stored in Condo Control. This will allow a place to see to rule changes month-to-month. Lake • Snow plowing has been in full effect recently. We are down one truck due to bad transmission. • Working on a plan to fix the truck to assist. It is a huge process to reinstall the snow blade each time. • On the storm which started on 1/8/2024 they worked until 1:30 AM on the 9th and resumed at 4:30AM until 11PM and many more hours throughout the week. Approval Of Financial Statements Tom Rice made a motion to approve the Financial Statements for December 2023. Michelle Sullivan seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

at this guest time and arrived later. Gerald Busch, Lot 2668 – Alternative Funding options for the lake – See page 16 for the text as explanation. Adjourn Motion was made by Tom Rice and seconded by Robert Walton to adjourn to Executive Session at 3:34pm to discuss legal, personnel, and Board organizational matters. Motion passed unanimously. Attendance A sign-in Attendance Sheet is on record at the Office for reference. Let the record show that these minutes are a record of the business transacted at this meeting and are a sampling of the discussions. Comments and discussions are not reflected in whole or as actual quotations in the minutes, nor do they reflect all comments by members.

RULES FOR COMMITTEES AND THEIR MEMBERS

Guest Time Two guests were on the agenda for the January 2024 board meeting. Vincent Cooper, Lot 1095 - Was not present

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.

Dock Repair Dock Remodeling

• All committees shall have a minimum of three active members and include at least one board member.

Extensions

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

Add-ons

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

Winston Construction

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

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• New committee members shall be presented to the board for approval.

Active Aging Resource Center Menu Active Aging Resource Center - serving times 11-12:15 Monday-Friday 109 S Main, P O Box 272, Gallatin, MO 660-663-2828

MONDAY

Ham & Beans Fried Potatoes & Onions Spinach, Cornbread Fruit Cocktail

Hamburger on Bun Broccoli & Cauliflower Buttered Corn Applesauce

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Pork Tenderloin on Bun Winter Mix Spinach Peaches

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WEDNESDAY

Fish Sandwich Pork Chop Peas & Carrots Sweet Potatoes Cole Slaw Green Beans Mandarin Oranges Strawberry Shortcake Blood Pressures-Comfort Care Hospice BINGO 10 a.m. 12 13 Turkey & Noodles Ham Steak Mashed Potatoes Baked Sweet Potato Carrots California Blend 5 Cup Fruit Salad Baked Pineapple 19

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BINGO 10 a.m. Chili & Cinnamon Rolls Pickles & Onions Carrots Fruit Juice, Mixed Fruit BINGO 10 a.m. by ClearSky Spaghetti & Meat Sauce Lettuce Salad Carrots, Garlic Bread Strawberries BINGO 10 a.m.

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Ham Balls w/ Sauce Hash Brown Casserole Cole Slaw Banana

Oven Fried Chicken Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Broccoli Gelatin with Pineapple

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Broccoli & Cheese Soup 1/2 Chicken Salad Sandwich Carrots Peaches Game Night 4-7 Beef Stew Whole Grain Crackers Fruit Juice Pears Game Night 4-7 Chicken Livers Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Tomatoes Diced Peaches Board Meeting 10 a.m. Game Night 4-7 Tuna & Noodles Peas, Cornbread Cole Slaw Fruit Cocktail

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Beef Pot Pie Lettuce Salad Garlic Bread Grapes

Baked Chicken Scalloped Potatoes Green Beans Peaches

Beef & Noodles Mixed Vegetables Lettuce Salad Baked Apples Blood Pressures DCHD Meatloaf Baked Potato Green Beans Cinnamon Applesauce

Game Night 4-7

Bread, 2% milk, and one whole grain serving available with all meals. Menus subject to change.

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In the Minutes of the January Board Meeting, under Guest Time, Jerry Busch requested to be on the agenda and speak about his ideas for Alternative Funding. He also provided this transcript of his presentation . . .

Proposal For Alternative Funding Options, presented by Gerald (Jerry) Busch, Lot # 2668 I’d like to start by talking about assessment increases, as a member of 28 years, 27 of those years we voted in March for assessment increases and then had 6 to 7 weeks before they were due. In my view this was a short time span to digest and prepare financially to pay. This has given members negative feelings towards increases. We now have a 6-month time frame in between. The member’s learned behavior is still there. It will take many years for that learned behavior to change. On a side note, Lake Winnebago members have a 12-month time span. We all know that funding increases are necessary to maintain the infrastructure of this lake community. In early 2020 I had a lot of down time healing from up from a major back surgery. I was on Lake Viking facebook page viewing many complaints about assessments increasing. So, I did some research on Private Lake Communities nearby. I was looking to see and compare dues, also any other charges their members had to pay. Lake Winnebago: a 400-hundred-acre lake was the closest comparable community. 5 years ago, their members were paying $1,170.00 in dues and being charged to sticker boats. • Non-powered boats $10.00 • Powered boats $60.00 Lake Winnebago dues are now at $1,275.00, that’s a $105.00 increase in 5 years, that is a low increase. This brought me to think, we need to do this at Lake Viking. My plan is AFM alternative funding methods. Example: if we had 1,100 boats being stickered: • 100 non-powered boats $25.00= $2,500.00 • 900 powered boats below 250 HP $75.00= $67,500.00 • 100 powered boats 250 HP and above $100.00= $10,000.00, the faster you go the more you pay. • Total revenue generated $78,500.00. Lake Winnebago, Lake Lotawana and Sun Valley charge for docks $50.00. If we charged $75.00 per dock and had 400 docks the revenue generated would be $30,000.00. Those 2 examples would generate approximately $110,000.00. All members in good standing own this body of water. So, when a

member wants to put a boat or dock on our Lake it’s only fair to charge them. Owning a waterfront lot doesn’t give a member special rights. We should all be treated the same as we all pay the same amount in dues! The roads in need of repair lack funding to fix. AFM: start sticking recreational vehicles and charging for use on our roads. Golf carts, ATV’s, Rangers, Razors etc. This could generate $20,000.00 or more. It’s a pay to play world we live in. So, we should start charging to play. To play on our roads and our body of water. Other private lakes are doing it and we should also! Other options for road funding. Reenact stickering of vehicles and charge members. An example: if we charged $20.00 per vehicle and had 1,000 members with 2 vehicles each the revenue generated would be $40,000.00. I was disappointed when stickering of vehicles stopped! Our security level here dropped. That made it harder for safety to do their job. The stickering of vehicles would give members a better sense of security in their community. $40.00 to $60.00 annually for increased security is a small price to pay in a member’s mind. They would also feel like they are getting something for their dollars. Seeing the roads being repaired. Thinking out of the box. A head stone on a grave reads persons name, birth date – death date. The most important thing people pay attention to is the time between the dates. The same goes for enacting changes and enforcing them. The – in the middle means a lot to people. So, I ask the board members to seriously consider AFM options to increase revenue/ funding for the association. These are needed to maintain the infrastructure of our community. These changes can be enacted at the Board level! Keeping in mind the – in between. It would be more acceptable to the members to pay to play versus pay assessment increases. Thank you for reading my proposal, Jerry Busch


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Beautification Exploratory Committee Meeting Minutes Second Meeting 1/03/24 In attendance: Chair - Felicia Roth, David Roth, Jeff Ferguson Mission Statement 1. Focus on projects that will refresh, improve and benefit Lake Viking’s environment & community. 2. Envision, plan, prepare & create. 3. Explore ways for VVA to raise funds for future expenses. 4. Design projects that will not raise dues or association fees and will provide positive opportunities for the community. Priority Projects: 1. Safety building: Needs maintenance and the paint has degraded. Repainting it to prevent rust forming on the steel structure is suggested. Color options for exterior are either 1) White with Black Trim 2) Deep Blue with White trim. Possibly, paint interior white. Build overhang at the front of the building to extend across both doors and be partially enclosed to allow for covered emergency parking. 2. Entrance Signs need repair & or replacement. Start with the South Entrance. 3. A list of materials needed for these projects will be sent out so businesses and members can make donations. 4. “Spring Fest” fundraiser scheduled for Saturday April 27, 2024 10:00am to 6:00pm. Include Food Trucks, Artisans, Craftsperson’s and gift item businesses. Possibly musicians. Sell outside on clubhouse grounds, under shelters or within square pop up tents. Depending on weather & quantity of participants, use interior of clubhouse. Promote event to members through emails, newspaper & banner. Announcement & Applications complete ASAP. 5. Create new designs for merchandise that will raise money for Lake Viking, VVA & the Committee. Invite member artists to submit images & designs for consideration. Possibly, items created may be sold at Spring Fest fundraiser.

Suggestions: 1. A Banner zone for seasonal banners & promotional fund raising events. Ideas for attaching the banners regularly: 1) Black poles with solar lights on top 2) Fence railings with solar lights.

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The Big Freeze by Troy Lesan

We were spoiled by the mild winter temperatures of December 2023 with nightly lows around the freezing mark and only a few lows dipping below twenty degrees. As a result, water in the main body of the lake remained relatively ice-free. That all changed and the mild winter came to a screeching halt on Friday January 12. The next day, January 13, as most of us know, the Chiefs play-off game against the Miami Dolphins was the coldest football game ever played at Arrowhead, and the fourth coldest in NFL history! Temperature at kickoff was 4 below! These pictures show Lake Viking during the two days of that cold snap ( and a few days later there was another plunge of temperatures below zero). Note the only things missing in these pictures of the frozen lake are the geese that are always standing around on the ice. Actually you will find them pictured on the front page as background for the Lake Viking News banner.

This picture of the frozen lake at the spillway along with the screenshot were from a facebook post by Anthony Dirks.

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