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Sunday, July 9, 2023

@ 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.

Lake Viking News

VVA Board of Directors Monthly Meeting June 11, 2023

Call to Order

Board Pres. Doug Winter, lot 46, called the meeting to order, held in the upper level of the Clubhouse, at 2:00pm. Board members present were: Terry Nibarger, lot 657, Tom Rice, Lot 343, Tony Gronniger, Lot 2281 and George Eshnaur Lot 505. Terry Nibarger led in prayer. Doug Winter, Board President, led the Pledge of Allegiance. Doug Winter read the mission statement of Lake Viking. Board members not present included Allan Slavin and Jeremy Lillig and Lake Manager, Jeff Ferguson.

Approval of Minutes

Tom Rice made a motion to approve the April 2023 Meeting Minutes. Second by Tony Gronniger. The minutes were approved unanimously.


Handbook Committee

Tom Rice reported:

Condo Control Authorization Clarifications

• Tom Rice stated the committee has received suggested changes from the Fishing Committee re limits, size etc. The fishing rules will be modified in conjunction with the Missouri Conservation Department rules. A fishing license will be required for any Missouri resident fishing at Lake Viking with the same specifications as required by the MO Conservation Department. Any non-resident fisherman will be required to purchase a MO license. Game fish are not allowed to be used as bait. Tom then explained the new daily limits for pan fish, crappie, largemouth bass, white/ hybrid bass and catfish. Violations of the fishing rules should be reported to the Safety Office. A motion was made by Tom Rice to change the handbook to approve the changes is fishing rules. Motion was seconded by Terry Nibarger. Motion passed unanimously.

book to more clearly reflect the length of watercraft permitted on the lake. The maximum length is 24.0 feet as titled. Boats which have been stickered in the past which slightly exceed the length are grandfathered in. Tom Rice made a motion that the length limit be changed in the handbook and motion was seconded by George Eshnaur. Motion passed unanimously.

Viking Valley Association - Members Bid Form

Lake Viking Members - This notice is to inform all members that association owned lake front lot 717 will be placed up for bid to members in good

The lot is being offered to lake members first, before being marketed to the general public. The proceeds from the sale will be used to fund new Some of the amenities discussed at the special meeting to approve the sale of the lot were; Pickle Ball Courts, Jetty and 11 slip dock at the clubhouse, New playground equipment on rubberized mat, Snack bar in clubhouse basement , Rebuild/repair

All members will have the same opportunity to bid. If you are interested in bidding, please fill out the bid form

• Tom Rice stated the committee is recommending a change to the hand-

Viking Valley Association - Members Bid Form

All members will have the same opportunity to bid.

Viking Valley Association

Sealed Lot 717 Bid

144 E. Main Street

Gallatin, MO 64640

All bids must be received by 7/15/2023

Any person not on the deed will need to be added to Condo Control under authorizations. Included but not limited to Company/ Corporate Members, LLC’s/Trusts/Spouse or Partner. i.e.; there is one Point of Contact member, all others will need to be added in authorizations.

Members that have children aged 14 and older should be entered under authorizations.

Viking Office - (660) 322-9001.

• Tom Rice stated the committee is recommending that powered waterboards be allowed on the lake. Randy Tague presented at the May 2023 meeting introducing the powered board sold by the Marina. A powered waterboard will count toward the watercraft limit stated in the handbook. A high visibility life preserver will be required for persons operating a powered waterboard. The question was asked can the powered waterboard operate behind the wake buoys and was answered that no watercraft, includ-

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clubhouse, New playground equipment on rubberized mat, Snack bar in clubhouse basement , Rebuild/repair shelters, among others

If you are interested in bidding, please fill out the bid form below and either drop it off at the office in a sealed envelope marked "Sealed Lot 717 Bid", or mail to;

Per the handbook guests cannot bring guests. i.e.; a son/ daughter older than 14 years of age will need to be entered under authorizations. They want to bring a guest; the lot owner will need to add that person in Condo under authorizations.

Fun Fact: When adding member/guests you can add a photo or driver license. This allows the member/guest to not have ID on them while enjoying our lake.

The Board of Directors will open and review the bids on 7/16/2023 with the winning bidder being notified via email and phone.

The buyer will then have 10 business days to provide secured payment to the Lake Viking Office. If the lot does not receive a minimum bid, it will be marketed to the general public.

If you have any questions, please contact the Lake Viking Office - (660) 322-9001.

Minimum Bid; $275,000)

Bid Form

Name ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________



Current Lot #_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Bid Amount__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Signature___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

In addition, the boater’s safety card can be added to authorizations. Anyone born after January 1, 1984 is required the card. A second authorization for the boater’s safety card will need to be added. i.e.; Johnny was born January 2, 1984 he passed his boater’s safety course, the member will add a second authorization and take a picture of his boater’s safety card along with his photo id in the same picture. So, Johnny will have two authorizations under your account, one for a guest authorization and one for boater’s safety card/id.

©Viking Valley Association | June 2023 Volume 36, No. 2 144 East Main, Gallatin, Missouri 64640
Lake Viking Members - This notice is to inform all members that association owned lake front lot 717 will be placed up for bid to members in good standing through a sealed bid process. The lot is being offered to lake members first, before being marketed to the general public. The proceeds from the sale will be used to fund new amenities for the lake. Some of the amenities discussed at the special meeting to approve the sale of the lot were; Pickle Ball Courts, Jetty and 11 slip dock at the
below and either drop it off at the office in a sealed envelope marked "Sealed Lot 717 Viking Valley Association Sealed Lot 717 Bid 144 E. Main Street Gallatin, MO 64640 All bids must be received by 7/15/2023 The Board of Directors will open and review the bids on 7/16/2023 with the winning bidder being notified via email and phone. The buyer will then have 10 business days to provide secured payment to the Lake Viking Office. If the lot does not receive a minimum bid, it will be marketed to the general public. If you have any questions, please
Minimum Bid; $275,000 Bid Form Name ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Email_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Phone_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Current Lot #_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Bid Amount__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Signature___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
contact the Viking Valley Association Ph: 660-322-9001 L ake Viking News 2 June 2023 Lot #90, 91 Lot #3130 Lot #2251 Lot #2110 Paul & Sara Elmore Lot #2107 Glenda Ide, Broker | Nadine Parmenter | 816-390-7938| 816-233-5200 3827 Beck Rd., St. Joseph, MO 1 b b th W 120 2,444 108 Crayfish Point: 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,452 sq ft Waterfront lot with beautiful views! $630,000 NEW NEW SOLD TIER LOTS Lot 1792 Lake Viki T $25 000 Lot 2206 Lake Viking Terrace $10,000 Lot 1855 Lake Viking Terrace $10,000 Lot 1857 Lake Viking Terrace $10,000 Lot 1624 Lake Viking Terrace $20,000 Lot 1715 Lake Viking Terrace $5,000 Lot 2204 Lake Viking Terrace $10,000 Lot 2237 close to Beach 1, pool & Marina Great lot!! $10,000 Lot 4004 Annapolis Court $4,000 805 Lake Viking Terrace, Lot 3116: Has Yacht Club amenities, including boat slip $32,000 Lot S-131: Airport Lot Price Improved! $27,900 Lots 1770 & 1771: $49,900 Lot 2541 Cessna Rd 10,000 2017 Lake Viking Terrace: 3 BR 2 BA, 1282 sq ft with attached garage $399,900 NEW BUILD PENDING Lot 31: Great flat lot with wonderful view! Shelter 2 docks w/ lifts & 3 jet ski ports $375,000 PRICE IMPROVED Lot 48: Ver y park-like with different areas of enter taining Sand with firepit near waters edge Two bay covered dock, with one boat lift. Great picnic area & 6x10 shed. $213,000 NEW LISTING Something starting like on Lot wonderful NEW LISTING NEW MODERN LODGE: Stunning views flat lot totally remodeled $1,695,000 PENDING Starting Summer Off with a Call Nadine 816-390-7938 BANG! Club. 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Craf t Show in the Clubhouse Parking L ot (No charge to set up!) – 1:00 p.m. –Boat Parade in the cove South of Yacht club – START AT DARK –Fireworks come see one of the best fireworks displays in the region! 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. t L (No charge to set – 1:00 p.m. –in cove – AT –ireworks come see one the fireworks displays in the region! Independence Day Food Trucks!FOUR ood FOURTrucks! ndependence Saturday, July 1 Fire Truck SPRAY ire SPRATruck Y 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Prizes 2nd & 3rd Place Prizes Viking Valley Association Ph: 660-322-9001 L ake Viking News 3 June 2023 Anita Riley 660 663 5026 Tanya Burns 660 605 0059 Toni Cox 660 663 7918 David Cox 660.663.7289 Cole Rorebeck 660.654.9354 Bob Gaekwad 660.973.6286 8 0 1 S M a i n S t r e e t G a l l a t i n , M O 6 6 0 - 6 6 3 - 5 7 5 7 Jeff Riley, Broker P r o v i d i n g e x c e l l e n c e i n r e a l e s t a t e s e r v i c e t o a l l o f n o r t h M i s s o u r i . 224 Lake Viking Terrace 3 Bed | 2 Bath | Fireplace $615,000 W a t e r f r o n t ! 486 Lake Viking Terrace 3 Bed | 2 5 Bath | Dock w/lift $675,000 W a t e r f r o n t ! New Listing! W W W T O W N A N D C O U N T R Y S E L L S C O M 3 Bed | 2 Bath | $475,000 Nice lot perfect for your mobile home! $8,000 MH Lot #116 2 Tier Lots located near Beach 3. $18,000 Lot #2671 & 2672 Second-tier corner lot w/nice view of the water $12,000 Lot #2408 Tier lot close to Beach 2 Near Lake Viking Airstrip! $6,500 Lot #2537 Beautiful level 2nd Tier lot! $10,000 Lot #2240 2 Tier Lots Lots are surveyed! $27,000 Lot #1850 & 2588 Yacht club privileges! Low-maintenance wooded lot $3,000 Lot #3198 @TownAndCountrySells PENDING! Waterfront! Lot #600 $175,000 Large lot, nice location, near the main entrance! $12 500 Lot #4003 Generosity - Would you believe, these girls were giving away Free lemon-aid and Free Kittens at the Clubhouse Parking Lot on June 17! Photo credit: Madison Larkin, via Facebook Official Group

Campground Committee Zoom Meeting on 6/8/23


James Funk (chair), Flint & Mary Hibler (chair), Campground Managers, Kathy Price, Mike Booth, Charles Sudduth, Michelle Sullivan, Bob Gates, Denice Ferguson, Mike Booth, Randall Davidson, Jeff Sprague, George Eshnaur, board contact

Not Present:


• Mary updated the committee that we now have 30 empty camping spaces, with three being assigned this week when they decide on which space they want. Mary also advised that she had a conversation with Jeff Ferguson, Lake Manager, that we can open three campsites in Campground 2 as nightly spots at $25.00 per night. Mary and Flint will explain to those who take advantage of this that if someone else decides to rent the space for the season, they will have to move to another space.

• Flint, James, and Charles built the fence enclosure around the dumpsters at Campground 1, and it looks fabulous.

• Discussed moving the 20ft RV port left by a former camper that the campground now has possession of. The plan is to move it north of the playset north of the bathhouse by the entrance road. This will be a gathering place in the shade for parents to observe their children on the playset.

• Campground is finalizing its mission statement, which will help guide its long-term vision.

• Discussed placing plaques of lost/past campers that helped bring this camping community together as a family in this port.

• Budget discussion on where the campground is financially. We are working with the lake manager to identify variance in retained earnings and collection of the $100 special assessment.

• Began discussions on a timeline to ensure the campground has developed its annual budget in time for the annual meeting.

• Discussion on the electrical project and the septic/lagoon. We are working with the lake manager to identify the most efficient path for-


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• As per campground rules, 12 campers were cited for not abiding by rules and were sent to Safety for infractions to be sent.

• Committee discussed a date for a “Meet and Greet” with the members/campers to meet the committee members. The date is set as a kind of brunch with coffee, juice, and snack on July 22nd from 10:0012:00 at the RV port after it gets moved.

• The meet and greet is an opportunity to engage the campground community and gather feedback on where people would like to see the campground go in the near future.

• Discussed and decided to put some notice on unassigned camping spaces so that VVA members who are looking for a space to have their camper into the campground, and this will assist in knowing what is still available.

• The meeting adjourned at 8:32 pm. Viking Valley Association Ph: 660-322-9001 L ake Viking News 4 June 2023 B e a u t i f u l s e c l u d e d w a t e r f r o n t b u i l d i n g location! Lot 404 A PRIVATE COVE WITH TIMBER! SOLD! Great WATERFRONT opportunity!! Affordable MOVE IN READY 2 bed, 1.5 bath, 3 car garage, ranch home! 1534 Lake Viking Terrace: $650,000 $599,000 SOLD! 1203 Br yan Road, Cameron, MO 6 4 429 CROSSROADS C 21 L a ke Te a m - E s t a b l i s h e d 2 0 0 5 Levi McClure 816.724.3113 Jana Hanson 816.261.8924 soon! soon! 512 Lake Viking Terrace you! SOLD! Lot 451 Lots 52 & 53 $500,000 Rare Pair!! SOLD! DEEP Water ~ Move In Ready! $799,000 2 lots with 28ft of shoreline, shelter and water, close to the marina and I-35! Lots 22 Get this one now!! We look forward to being your real esta We can't thank you enough for your support and re New, Rare Waterfront/Tier Combo for $200K Just in time for prime lake time!!!
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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, Tony Gronniger; 2nd Vice President, Allan Slavin; Secretary, Tom Rice; Assistant Secretary, George Eshnaur; Treasurer, Terry Nibarger; 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, Bo Steed, Gregory Hall, Sue Morris, Allan Slavin (Board Contact).Building Committee Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at the clubhouse. Building permits are required to be approved by the Building Committee prior to the start of any construction as stated in the Covenants, Restrictions, By-Laws, Rules and Regulations of the Viking Valley Association.

Campground Committee

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)

Employee Board Contact

Doug Winter

Exploratory Restaurant Committee

Don Leeper, Terry Nibarger, Erica Bruggerma, Sue Wolfe, Robert Walton, Doug Winter (Board Contact)

Finance Committee

Paula Hepinstall (Chair), Steve Danner, Michelle Sullivan, Donna (Archibald) Redden, Flint Hibler, George Eshnaur, Kevin Euston, Jeremy Lillig, Troy Lesan, Tony Conforti, Terry Nibarger (Board Contact).

Fishing Committee

Brett Bush (Chair) Shawn Hepinstall, Gary Buck, Troy Knight, Jim Powers, Tom Rice (Board Contact)

Handbook Committee

Donna (Archibald) Redden (Chair), Mary Miller, Kim Spidle, Terri Schlaiss, Tom Rice (Board Contact)


James Funk (Chair), Marvin McNabb, Marianne Huges, Carl Butcher, Ed White, Bob Shinogle, Safety Coordinator: Jason McTheeney, Anthony Castillo, Jeremy Lillig (Board Contact)

Lake Committee

Troy Lesan (Chair), Shirley Leakey, Don Leeper, Carolyn Leeper, Bo Steed, Mike Krehbiel, Sherry Krehbiel, Eric Odette, Robert Walton,Tony Gronniger (Board Contact) Email: Meetings held the 2nd Wed. of the month at 2:00 p.m.

Restaurant Exploratory Committee

Robert Walton (Chair), Terry Nibarger, Don Leeper, Erica Burggerman, Sue Wolfe, Doug Winter (Board Contact)

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, George Eshnaur (Board Contact) (Pending Board approval) Joe Steer, David Thomas

Technology Committee

Scott Fatheree (Chair), Kelly Mathenia, Mike Lammers, Jeff Ferguson, (Board Contact TBD)

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, Tony Gronniger, (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.

Public Water Supply District #3

Kyle W. Parkhurst, President, term expires 4/2026 - Sub-District #3; Jeffrey Speaker, Vice President, term expires 4/2025 - Sub-District #4; Harlan Horst, Secretary, term expires 4/2026 - Sub-District #5; Mark Closterman, Director, term expires 4/2024 - Sub-District #2; Heather Lund, Director, term expires 4/2024 - Sub-District #1; Gary King, Superintendent; Travis Toney, 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:

For the convenience of customers of Public Water Supply District No. 3, a drop box is available at the front door of the office located at the water plant for the payment of water bills. Payments received after 4 p.m. in the drop box will post the following day.

For the convenience of Association members, a drop box is available in the front door of the association office for the payment of association bills.

Property Owners

Viking Valley Association

Office Address:

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

Office Hours:

May 1 - Labor Day

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Saturday: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Day after Labor Day - April 30

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

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

Fishery Guidelines

Bass: Release all bass 12” to 19”. Fishermen can keep one bass per day of 19” or longer. Crappie: Keep all crappie caught, within the state limit, which is 30 per day.

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

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

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

Contract Mowers Can Save You Money

Eric Critten

Randy Gatton

Mark Hoig

Gary Salmon

Jeff Hoppenthaler

Rick Roberts

Mow Betta Lawn Care

Patriot Lawn & Landscaping

Pain In The Grass, Steven Carlton

Jake Cameron











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

Emergency Phone Numbers

* DAVIESS COUNTY EMERGENCY 911 Ambulance - Fire - Rescue

* Fire - Lake Viking Fire Dept 911 To Report Fire Only

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

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

Watch When and Where You Burn!

Anytime you are burning brush, etc., on your lot, make certain you are burning on your lot and not someone else’s property. Unattended burning is prohibited and burning is not allowed when winds are in excess of 15 mph and shall be subject to an Infraction Ticket and fine.

Member Reminders

• Helmets are required to be worn when operating a motorcycle within the Lake Viking Subdivision.

• Goose population control is hard to manage... The first step in this process is DO NOT FEED THE GEESE!

* Sheriff, Daviess Co. 660-663-2031

Sheriff Larry Adams or 660-663-2149

* Highway Patrol (Emergencies) 1-800-525-5555

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Important Phone Numbers

* Association Office 660-322-9001 ext. 4

* Public Water Supply District #3 of Daviess County (Water Plant) 660-663-2771

Gary King (Emergency after hours) 660-334-0243

* Farmers Electric Co-op., Inc.

During business hours 1-800-279-0496

After Hours

Affordable Disposal LLC 816-238-8933

* Windstream Telephone Company Customer Service (Residential) 1-800-347-1991

Repair Service 1-800-782-6206 Viking Valley Association Ph: 660-322-9001 L ake Viking News 6 June 2023
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For Sale

Lot 2130 For Sale. $5,000. Excellent location for a new home. For information contact: Pamela Fagan, Phone: 816-3085563 or email to:


If you have not already received an email with the code or you have not given the office your email, please do so. All members will need to have an email linked to their lot as Condo Control is your account information.

Thank you everyone that has registered, completed service requests for watercraft stickers and added information on kids/guests.

You can also view invoices and payments in the app. Go to My Account and select Accounting Transactions.


Again, if you have not given the office your email, please do so as soon as possible.


Residents may shoot approved fireworks on member's property with a midnight curfew June 30th - July 4th

The use of “Sky Lanterns” is banned at Lake Viking.

PWSD #3 Update

Clerk Diane Hulett is settling into her new office environment quite nicely. After the culmination of a process that started in April 2021 and ran into delays because of Covid, final transition into the new facility has been made during the past 2 months. Although the old water plant served the lake nicely for 50 years plus, it will be good for PWSD #3 staff to be able to operate from the new state of the art building which features a greatly expanded office facility and a new state of the art pumping station.
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VVA Minutes

ing powered waterboards, if they are creating a wake. Tom Rice motioned the change be accepted and the motion was seconded by George Eshnaur. Motion passed unanimously.

• Tom Rice stated the committee is recommending a change to the Control of Pets section. The statement pets are not allowed off the owner’s property will be deleted. Statement will be added that pets not on the member’s property shall be controlled on a leash. Statement will be added that an animal which causes a bite wound or abrasion may be deemed vicious and may not be allowed at the lake. Also, from page 18 dog impoundment paragraph will be removed as we do not have the ability to provide impoundment. Tom Rice motioned that the change be accepted and motion was seconded by Tony Gronniger. Motion passed unanimously.

• Tom Rice stated the committee is recommending a change to page 30 under Careless and Impudent driving a second sentence will be added stated, A fine up to $500.00 may be assessed for each infraction including driving while intoxicated. Tom Rice made the motion to accept the change and it was seconded by George Eshnaur. Motion passed unanimously.

• Tom Rice stated the committee has proposed changes to the Campground rules in the handbook. On page 31 removal of camper shells will not be allowed to be removed at the campground. Camping season is open year-round. The water is shut off to the campgrounds in November and turned on in spring weather permitting after the probability of freezing is past. Tenting paragraph removed and added tenting will be $5.00 per day per person. The Campground Manager’s number will be changed to 660605-3004. Any improvements in the campground must have the approval of the Managing Director and/or the Campground Manager. Changes to permanent site leases must remain with the site. This includes but not limited to timbers installed, gravel added etc. Any request to dig in the campground must by properly approved through the campground manager. A broken campground contract will result in the RV port located on the site to become the property of VVA Campground. Noise regulation quiet hours will be 11pm to 8am. The last change was no cleaning and disposal of fish remains will be allowed at the campground trash containers. Tom Rice made the motion to accept the changes and motion was seconded by Tony Gronniger. Mo-

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tion passed unanimously.

Finance Committee

Terry Nibarger reported:

• The Finance Committee met June 8, 2023 and was led by Paula Hepinstall. The May 2023 financials were reviewed. Terry reported there was an 8% increase in revenue. Morgan Stanley account for May 23 was up $8225.71. The balance in the Morgan Stanley investment account is $1,105,573 and is earning 5.45% rate of return. Terry Nibarger recommended that $500,000 be moved to the FDIC insured account to avoid risk. Paula Hepinstall recommended that a full independent audit be done of the VVA financials.

• Seven VVA owned lots have been sold. Lot 717 work will be done in the next two weeks and the lot will be offered for sale at $275K to VVA members with no realtor’s fees. If the lot is not sold to a VVA member it will be placed with a realtor for sale.

• Terry Nibarger reported an interested party has volunteered to do work on building a jetty if the Association will pay for their fuel and install the boat docks behind the jetty.

• Terry reminded the attendees that the annual meeting date has been changed and will be in October 2023.

• Terry reported that Phase 1 of the campground electrical repair has been completed. The special assessment that was approved at the annual VVA meeting has brought in $113,000 to date.

• Terry reported on the septic system needs a larger berm and a larger lagoon. This is being reviewed for future changes.

Strategic Planning Committee

George Eshnaur Lot 505 reported: Meeting was held May 16, 2023 and will meet again June 21, 2023. During the May meeting the pros and cons of selling lake lot 717 were discussed. Strategic planning committee will begin obtaining RFPs for projects which are anticipated. The committee is working with Jeff Ferguson to review projects and update the status of these projects.

Activities Committee

No report for this meeting. The Annual Poker Run was held June 10, 2023. The event was very successful with 350 participating in the Poker Run.

Building Committee

Doug Winter reported for Allan Slavin Lot 181: In the past Viking Valley Association Ph: 660-322-9001 L ake Viking News 8 June 2023
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Fishing Guideline Reminders

Conservation Agent Jaycob O’Hara from the Missouri Department of Conservation recently spoke at a board meeting. Key take aways from his discussion follow:

• Lake Viking is Classified as “Waters of the State”

• Anyone fishing on “Waters of the State” is required to have a fishing permit except:

- Anyone 15 years of age or younger

- Missouri Residents 65 years of age or older

• Nonresidents must purchase Nonresident Fishing Permits

- Nonresidents defined as – anyone who claims resident privileges in another state

• Fishing Permits and a Form of Identification must be on your person while fishing (Drivers Licenses, Official Domical, Voter or vehicle registration)

• Statewide Daily and Length limits apply

- Can be found online or in the Fishing Pamphlet

• Permits may be bought

-Online (

-Phone apps (Mo Hunting/Mo Fishing)

-Retail Establishments (Walmart, Wall Street Gas Station, Like Viking Marina)

If you have any questions, feel free to call/text Conservation Agent Jaycob O’Hara at (660) 605-2893.

Lego to the Rescue

Now that summer is here, memories of winter are far from our minds, and it seems the winters have been so much milder. There were, however, a few days in January 2023 that were brutal. This is a story of an incident on one of those days that caused a grateful lady to say “Linda and Lego saved my life!” This story has recently circulated again through testimonies at Lake Viking Church, and it is told in the following narration by VVA Member Linda Evans:

“Introducing Lego a 15 pound rescue dog I adopted from Wayside Waifs in Kansas City. He looks like a little fox and is very intelligent. He is a constant companion that many have probably seen on our daily walks and golf cart rides.

On Sunday, January 22, Lake Viking had over 8 inches of snow and ice with below freezing temperatures. Lego was in for the evening but suddenly demanded to go outside. When I opened the door, he immediately started barking and ran through the snow toward the road. I then heard my elderly neighbor lady from across the street say. “Lego, go get Linda.” I called out to her and she said she needed help because she had fallen in her driveway and broke her leg.

I called 911 as I ran to her with a blanket and a flashlight. She did not have a coat on and was in a lot of pain. I feared she was going into shock, so I wrapped her in a blanket and kept talking to her and reassuring her help was on the way. If it had not been for Lego, the outcome would have been very bleak, and I would not have found her until morning.

I hope this encourages people to look out for their neighbors and to “Adopt, Don’t Shop” when you are considering a pet.

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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 t h o s e a r e a s w h e r e a d d i t i o n a l l y restricted speed limits may be posted, whether temporary or permanent.

6 Improper Parking:

The parking of motor vehicles on the traveled portion of any street, road, or way within the subdivision is prohibited except for an emergency which does not allow immediate removal. Viking Valley Association Ph: 660-322-9001 L ake Viking News 9 June 2023
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Savvy Boater Tips from Uncle Buck

As a dock owner, it is not unusual to have friends or family enjoying fishing from the dock.

As a boater, when you are cruising one of the items you should be alert for is fishing lines in the water. Sometimes, some of our friends or family might walk off and leave their lines in the water- causing a potential hazard.

If you are cruising close to the docks (as many are in the habit of doing), you may get lucky and get a fishing line wrapped around your prop. How fun?

Not only will you destroy the rod as you pull it from the dock, but you could spend the next two hours getting towed back to the marina, where they will be happy to remove the fishing line, hooks etc. from your motor- possibly sometime next week. All for a small fee, of course.

Two things could make this a much better experience:

1. As a dock owner- ask your fishing friends to pull in their lines when they leave the dock.

2. As a boaterdon’t get so close to the docks when you are out cruising.

The LV Patio Party on 6-17-23 featured the return of “Cheap Thrills.” Great music and another good Activities Committee event at the clubhouse!


& swim deck. Amazing covered shelter by the water and fire pit, perfect for entertaining. Gorgeous living area w/ fireplace & open stairway.

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VVA Minutes

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month, the committee has met two times. They reviewed 23 Building Permits. None of the permits were for houses.

Fire Department

Tony Gronniger Lot 2281 reported:

• The Fire Department continues to meet monthly.

• The hose test for the department has been completed.

• Fire Department will provide a water spout on July 1, 2023.

• The fire department roster has been updated.

Safety Department

• During the Memorial Day Holiday Safety worked one crash with moderate damage. Safety gave 27 warnings and issued 27 infractions. Two boats were towed.

• Safety has provided many assists with Condo Control questions and usage.

• To date, Safety has stickered 850 watercraft. This is the most Safety has completed by this early in the boating season. In 2022 Safety stickered 1064 watercraft but this was completed over the season. Condo has resulted in more crafts being stickered earlier in the season.

Campground Committee

George Eshnaur reported:

• Campground 1: A fence has been built around the dumpster and looks good.

• Campground 1: There are 30 empty spaces in the campground. Three are expected to be filled in the next few days.

• Campground 2: Three spots are expected to be opened up in the near future for nightly camping.

• Committee is working on the budget for the campgrounds for next year.

• Campground Committee is holding a get to know the committee members and the work that is being done and is anticipated to come. This will be held July 22, 2023.

• Vacancy signs in the Campgrounds will be posted soon.

• The date for the next meeting has not yet been set.

Lake Committee

Tony Gronniger Lot 2281 reported:

• The committee members have been on the water several times in the last month.

• Tony noted that the lake has never looked better.

• The main problem identified is docks not having the Lot number displayed on the dock. There have been several new docks installed and these need numbers.

Infraction Committee

• No report from the committee

• Infraction committee met June 10, 2023

Dredge Committee

Shawn Hepinstall reported:

• The heavy material from Goose Island is gone. Dredge America had to stop 30 times in one day to remove equipment blockages.

• Dredge America is now working on the Yacht Club side now. The goal is for Yacht Club docks to be back in place for the July 4, 2023 holiday weekend.

• Shawn reported Dredge America has filled 2 of the silt ponds. The capacity of the ponds is 96K and we estimate they will use 50K.

• Buoys have been moved due to dredging but will be put back in place when dredging is completed.

• Lot 717 which will soon be for sale has a water depth of 7 feet.

Restaurant Committee

Robert Walton Lot 217 reported:

• A second survey was sent out to Lake owners and after reviewing the results of the survey, the members have indicated they are not interested in a restaurant being built at the lake.

• Mr. Walton extended thanks to George Eshnaur and Jeff Ferguson for their help with surveying members.

• Mr. Walton stated the committee will be dissolved.

• Thank you was given to Mr. Walton for all the work he and the committee have done.

Tech Committee

Scott Fatheree Lot 3162 reported:

• Midstates fiber installation at the Lake was delayed until July 1, 2023. Fiber will not be run on unimproved lots. Fiber will be run to each home at no cost if this is done during the time the main fiber lines are being installed. You are not obligated to subscribe to the service. There will be public WIFI access at Beaches 1, 2 & 3, Office/Clubhouse and the Yacht Club.

• Telephones have been installed in the VVA office. We will eventually receive email under

• Review being done of items left to do to complete Condo install. Some on the items to complete are payments on line, building permit applications and payments and notification of building permit approvals.

• Handbook will be on Condo as will other applications. The Lake Viking Website will be more of a public site. Scott discussed using a bot to do queries of Handbook information for quick retrieval.

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Fire Department Meeting Minutes 6/9/23

The Fire Department continues to meet monthly, adding a second meeting time to help accommodate maintenance and safety staff to attend. We have completed the annual hose test and met last on Friday June 9th where we discussed and planned the annual “water spout” with the Pumper on July 1st. A schedule was set and we plan to spray from noon till 4 PM. We are also in the process of updating our roster and will forward it to the Lake director. Viking
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Valley Association


Church of Christ (108 E. Johnson St.) — Charles Ross, E v a n g e l i s t ; L o r d ’ s D a y s e r v i c e s 1 0 a m ; E v e n i n g services 6 p.m. For transportation, call 663-4061 or 6633957.

First Baptist Church (511 W Richardson St.) — Bro. Daniel Pelichowski, Pastor; Bro. Wood Marshall, Youth Pastor Bible Study 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; Worship 10:40 a.m. (nursery provided). Evening Worship at 6 p.m.; Tuesday Bible study 6 p.m., Wednesday Adult Choir 8:05 p.m. For transportation, call church office at 663.663.2331.Office hours: 8 to 11 a.m. weekdays.


United Methodist Church — Marilyn Dorst, Minister; Worship 9:30 a.m., S S following on 2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays; Sunday School 9:30 a.m. on 1st and 3rd.


First Baptist Church — Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m.; Sunday & Wednesday services 6:30 p.m.; church ph: 749.5577

Fair view Community Church — Pastor Shadrach Landry; Sunday School 9:45-10:45 a.m.; Worship 11 a.m.

United Methodist Church — Eugene Keats, Pastor; Sunday Worship 10:45 a.m.

First Christian Church (1501 S. Main St.) — Rev Kyle Taft, pastor; Children’s Pastor Emily Miller Sunday worship at 9 a.m.; Sunday School at 10 a.m. Wednesday Prayer Meetings at 5:30 p.m. followed by Bible Study at 6 p.m.; Men’s Bible Study 5 p.m. Sundays; Youth groups at 5:30 p.m. every second and fourth Sunday during the school year Visit our website:, and also join us on Facebook: Gallatin First Christian Church

Friends in Christ (400 N. Main St.) — Sunday morning worship 9:30 a.m. and small groups at 11 a.m. For more information, call Shonna at 660.663.2228

Gallatin First Assembly of God (208 S. Willow St.) — Rev Wayne Smith, Pastor, ph: 660.663.3213. S S 9:45 a.m., Celebrations 10:45 a.m.; Wednesdays 6 p.m.

Lake Viking Church (East Entrance to Lake) — Rev Robert Nelson, Pastor; Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study and prayer service 7 p.m.; Email:

Mar y Immaculate Catholic Church (409 S. Main) — Fr Tom Hermes; Saturday Mass 4:30 p m on holiday weekends only; Sunday Mass 10:30 a.m. (all year)

Olive Baptist Church (Route V, east of Gallatin) — David Leeper Minister; Sunday School 10 a.m.; Worship 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.; Wednesday prayer service 7 p.m.

Presbyterian Church (201 S. Main St.) — James Norton, Minister; Fellowship 10:30 a.m. and Worship 11 a.m.

Visit: Seventh-day

Clay St.)

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (211

Ash) — David Marble, Bishop, ph: 660.663.9258. Sunday Sacrament Service 10 a.m.; Wednesday youth activities, 7 p.m.

United Methodist Church (111 S. Market) — Pastor Brad Dush; Sunday School and Worship 11 a.m.;

Alta Vista Baptist Church (NW of Winston on Hwy 6) — Rev Robert Dean, Pastor; Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Worship service 10:30 a.m.


Baptist Church — Tim Wilson, Pastor; Sunday School 10:30 a.m.; Worship 11:30 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study


United Methodist Church (109 E. Main) — Pastor Brad Dush; Worship 9:30, Sunday School 10:35

Baptist Church (708 W Auberr y Gr v) — Rev Jim Whitley pastor Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Worship 10:45 a.m. & 7 p.m.; Wednesday Bible study & prayer meeting 7 p.m.


United Methodist — Christy Clark, Pastor; Worship 10:30 a.m.

Heath United Methodist (2009 Oak St.) — Christy Clark, Pastor; Worship 9 a.m.; Sunday School 10 a.m.

Ph: (660) 815-5373

Cameron United Methodist Church (201 N.

Brown Kid’s Sunday School (ages


First Baptist Church (202 E. Ford) — Senior Pastor Ken Gazaway Sunday School All Ages 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship 10:45 a.m.; Tuesday Men’s Breakfast & Bible Study 6:00 a.m.; Wednesday Awana Clubs 6:30 p.m.; Thursday Impact Youth 6:30 p.m. Ph: (816) 632-7251 Viking Valley Association Ph: 660-322-9001 L ake Viking News June 2023 12 Stanley E. Humphrey, DDS Jacob E. Humphrey, DDS 307 S. Main, Gallatin 663-2814 Humphrey
Adventist Church
M i k e C a r n e r Pa s t o r p h : 6 6 0 7 7 2 3 3 0 6 ; S a t u r d a y Sabbath School 9:15 a.m., Worship 11 a.m.
(1207 S.
6:30 p.m. CAMERON
5th Grade) 9:00 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 a.m.; Sunday Youth Group (ages 6th -12th Grade) 7:30 p.m.8 : 3 0 p m We d n e s d a y N i g h t L i v e ( a g e s 4 t h - 5 t h Grade)6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Ph: (816) 632-3461 Christian Church — Terry Oliphant, Pastor; Sunday S c h o o l 9 : 3 0 a m ; F e l l o w s h i p 1 0 : 1 5 ; C h u r c h a n d Communion 10:30 a.m.
River of Life Baptist Church (811 S. Walnut Street)
Pastors Otis
Sunday School 9:00 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship 10:15 a.m. Ph: (816) 6322246 Liber ty Baptist —
School 9:30 a.m.; Worship 10:15 a.m. First
— Pastor Russ Hamilton Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 a.m.; Monday Evening Bible Study 6:00 p.m. Ph: (816) 632-3605 First Baptist Church — David Stephenson, Pastor; Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m. Oak Ridge Church (north of Old Pattonsburg) — Dwight Schell, lay speaker; Sunday worship 10:30 a.m. Cornerstone Church (317 N. Locust) — Pastor Morgan S a u n d e r s S u n d a y M o r n i n g W o r s h i p 1 0 : 0 0 a m ; Wednesday Evening
6:30 p.m.
Pine) — Pastor Dan
Dave Nixdorf
Christian Church (318 N. Pine)
Worship & Youth Group
Bible Baptist Church (515 S. Elm Street) — Pastor James Mackey Sunday School 10:00 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.; Sunday Afternoon Service 2:00 p.m.; Wednesday Evening Service & Kids Club 7:00 p.m. Ph: (816) 632-7337 Church of Christ (108 N. Williams) — Sunday Bible study 9 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible study 7 p.m. Word of Life Christian Fellowship — Clyde Hulet, Pastor; Sunday School 9:15 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Wed. Bible prayer meeting 7 p.m. 401 N Main St, Gallatin MO Ph. 660-663-3314 Open 8 A .M.-8 P.M. • 7 Days a week! Like us on Facebook! Funeral Home JAMESPORT 501 N. Locust 660.684.6133 Pr ofessional Ser vice with Dignity GALLATIN 1329 W. Grand, Gallatin, MO 64640 Fax: 660.663.3029 • 660.663.2117 Frost Automotive, Inc. Auto - Truck & Tractor Parts South side of Gallatin Square 663-2152 or 663-2455 Johnnie & Sally Black, Owners These sponsors encourage you to worship God wher ever you ar e, whatever your cir cumstances: Gallatin, MO 660-663-2183 Ph. 663-2161 121 W. Jackson, Gallatin Member FDIC OF NORTHERN MISSOURI Viking Valley Association 660-322-9001 144 East Main Street Gallatin, MO Monday-Friday | 8 am - 4 pm 816-945-2760 Custom Screen Printing & Embroider y Personalized Gif ts & More!
nursery provided. Website:

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Poker Run a Big Success

Just when we thought that the Lake Viking Poker Run couldn’t get any better, the Activities Committee event was BIGGER & BETTER for 2023 with a record turnout of 340 entries! Thanks to VVA members for an outstanding turnout and especially to Missouri Central Title Holding Company & Lake Viking Dirtworks for generous financial support.
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Photos by Troy Lesan
Each of the sign in stations were a little different. At Beach #3, they were giving out liquid refreshments and flowered leis. UTVs & people were lined up everywhere in the quest of a winning hand. Look who’s riding shotgun. David Hibler gets ready to announce winners

PWSD #3 OPEN MEETING: April 25, 2023


Kyle Parkhurst, President (2026), called the meeting to order at 4:00pm which was held at the water plant. Members in attendance were Jeffrey Speaker (2025), Harlan Horst (2026), Heather Lund (2024), and Mark Closterman (2024). Also in attendance were Gary King, Water Superintendent, Diane Hulett, Clerk, and Kenney Hales, CPA.


Jeffrey Speaker made a motion to approve the minutes of the March 21, 2023 Board Meeting. Mark Closterman seconded All members were in favor; motion carried.


There was no public comment.


Gary provided the following updates on the water plant upgrade: since a guaranteed ship date could not be provided, the original variable frequency drives purchased from Eaton were refunded and new ones have been purchased from Dupree at an additional cost of $5000; the VFDs should arrive 5/12 with installation to begin 5/15; only one raw water pump will be installed prior to the holiday with the second to be done in early June; grading was not done prior to grass seed and straw being laid so Ross Construction will redo; one load of gravel has been spread but Geoff Tavelli felt it needed a couple more.

A motion was made by Harlan Horst and seconded by Heather Lund to spread two more loads of gravel around the new water plant. All members voted in favor; motion carried.

Discussion was held regarding runoff at the back of the building and the need to connect tile to the downspouts and bury. Ross Construction has agreed to provide labor/equipment if the district furnishes the material. A motion was made by Harlan Horst and seconded by Jeffrey Speaker to buy the materials required to attach tile to the downspouts. All members voted to approve; motion carried.


Financial Report:

The financial reports and bills were reviewed and discussed. Jeffrey Speaker moved to approve the March financial reports as submitted

and approve the bills and transfers. Harlan Horst seconded. All members voted to approve; motion carried.

Kenney Hales, CPA, was in attendance to go over the 2022 Audit and answer any questions. A motion was made by Jeffrey Speaker and seconded by Harlan Horst to accept the audit. All voted to approve; motion carried.

Furniture for the new water plant was discussed. The board gave permission for a desk to be purchased for the lab and requested that prices be submitted at the next meeting for chairs and a conference table.

Diane informed the board that the health insurance renewal with MO Chamber Federation, effective 6/1/23, came in with less than a 1% increase, and she provided information on dental insurance. No changes were made to the plan.

Reorganization of the board was discussed. Harlan Horst made a motion to retain the same officers. Mark Closterman seconded. All members voted to approve; motion carried.


Superintendent Report:

Gary reported that he met with Mid-States and VVA recently to discuss the increased number of 811 locates which will need to be completed prior to laying fiber optic cable at the lake. He also informed the board that the deadline for the preliminary Lead/Copper Inventory report is due to DNR by October 2024. With DNR’s approval, Gary obtained a notarized letter from Roger Barker verifying that during his tenure no lead service lines were installed. Gary also reported that four meters were set during the past month with no leaks being noted

A motion was made by Harlan Horst and seconded by Jeffrey Speaker for the board to enter closed session to discuss personnel per RsMO 610.021.13. Roll call votes were: Kyle Parkhurst-yes, Jeffrey Speaker-yes, Harlan Horst-yes, Mark Closterman-yes, Heather Lundyes. The motion was approved and the board entered closed session at 5:30pm. At 5:45 pm, the board returned to regular session.

Kyle Parkhurst, President, announced the next meeting would be May 16, 2023 at the water plant. The meeting was adjourned at 5:50pm.

Respectfully Submitted, Harlan Horst

Active Aging Resource Center Menu

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Active Aging Resource Center - serving times 11-12:30 Monday-Friday 109 S Main, P O Box 272, Gallatin, MO - phone 660-663-2828 July 2023 MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY 3 4 5 6 7 Goulash & Garlic Bread Closed Honey Baked Ham Oven Fried Chicken Turkey & Noodles Buttered Carrots for Sweet Potatoes Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Peas & Carrots Broccoli with Cheese Independence Green Beans Seasoned Corn Lettuce Salad Applesauce Day Cornbread, Pineapple Mixed Fruit Salad Peaches Game Day 4-7 10 11 12 13 14 Hamburger on Bun Chicken Strips Tuna Noodle Casserole Swiss Steak Hot Turkey Sandwich Scalloped Potatoes Corn Casserole Lettuce Salad Buttered Peas Mashed Potatoes Tomatoes, Fruit Juice Mixed Vegetables Cornbread Muffin California Blend Green Beans Apple Strawberry Shortcake Carrots, Peaches Grapes Mixed Fruit BINGO 10:00 Game Day 4-7 17 18 19 20 21 Pork Steak Spaghetti with Meat Sauce Meatloaf Sausage & Cheese Tortellini Baked Chicken
Potatoes & Gravy Lettuce Salad Potatoes Au Gratin Spinach Broccoli
Carrots Green Beans Bread Stick, Fruit Juice Mixed Vegetables Stewed Apples Mandarin Oranges Mixed Fruit Peach Crisp Pears Board Meeting 10 a.m. BINGO 10:00 Game Day 4-7 Blood pressure checks 11-12 DCHD 24 25 26 27 28
Pot Pie Ham & Beans Chicken Livers Fish & Cornbread Chicken Salad with Vegetables Lettuce Salad Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Buttered Peas Broccoli Salad
Potatoes & Onions Green Beans Cole Slaw Crackers, Fruit Juice
Crisp Applesauce Banana Fruit Cocktail Strawberries BINGO 10:00 Game Day 4-7 = total meal has over 1 gram of sodium Bread, 2% milk, and one whole grain serving available with all meals. Menus subject to change.

June 2023 Finance Committee Meeting

Call to order Thursday June 8 @ 5:15PM by Chair Paula Hepinstall via ZOOM

Attendees: Paula Hepinstall, Board Contact Terry Nibarger, Flint Hibler, Steve Danner, Michelle Sullivan, Lake Manager Jeff Ferguson, Board President Doug Winter, George Eshnaur, and Troy Lesan.

Agenda Discussion:

May 2023 Financial Documents Paula noted that Revenues have increased by 8% consistent with the 9% COL increase in dues & assessment but revenues vs. budget are short. Legal expense is also up.

Morgan Stanley Investment Account Terry Nibarger reported the value of our money market account was $1,105,573, and it earned an average rate of 4.54%. The Net Gain for the month, after fees for May was $8,225.71. Terry suggested moving $500,000 from MM fund to FDIC insured accounts with similar interest rates. Committee concurred.

Audit Paula requests a financial audit be done in the first quarter of 2024, for fiscal 2023. She met with the audit department of UHY on Wednesday 5/31/23. Types of audits discussed: 1. Compilation – currently done on a monthly basis 2. Accountant Review – more analytical than a compilation. 3. Full Independent Audit. We are moving forward with a full independent audit – UHY is putting together pricing so we can get it into our 2024 budget.

Sale of lake owned lots – 7 lots have sold, 4 in May – total $22,362 with one more sale pending

Sale of lot 717 – Members approved the sale at the special meeting. Prep work is being done on this lot with a goal of July 4 as a date of offering, first to membership, then a listing with REALTOR if needed. Strategic Planning is entertaining further discussion on the amenities voted on at the last FC meeting. Also, in regard to the possibility of jetty & boat docks, Jeff related that a party has volunteered grading work at the possible

jetty location @ Beach One if VVA pays for his fuel. Potential follow-up cost to VVA will be for as many as 18 docks.

Annual Meeting date change – Members approved changing the annual meeting to October, but the language in the by-laws in the handbook needs to be passed, first thing, by a vote of members at the annual meeting. This includes Article VI, Section (1.) Annual Meeting dates & (2) Article 8, Section 1 Finance Committee - under committees – “The Lake Manager shall present a projection of needed capital expenditures. The committee shall meet no later than Dec. 15th (July 15th) with a budget ready for approval no later than the February (September) board meeting.

Campground Electrical – phase one complete at a cost of $130,000. Special assessment collected are $113,760. The remainder will come out of the campground budget. VVA will continue to monitor revenue and expenses for phase two.

Campground Septic Update – Jeff reported that State of Missouri continues to be involved in planning. Larger berm is anticipated @ lagoon with a large residential septic system also a possibility which might be less expensive.

Clubhouse Septic Update – After considering different locations, plans continue for construction at original site with a 15% increase in original cost estimates.

Lake Director Report – Jeff reported that recent rains have contributed to erosion @ Beach Two which will be an upcoming maintenance item for staff. Michelle questioned if the cost of road maintenance was being passed on to builders/contractors @ construction sites. Answer: yes those costs have been covered by increases in building permit costs.

Beach Renovation - “S” Lot 131- Realtor Nadine Parmenter recommends bringing in dirt for needed grade improvements on this S Lot. It was suggested that rather than VVA incurring this maintenance cost, asking price

for lot should be lowered to 19,900 for the SLot Credit and Debit Card payments – Have been moved from Card Connect (3.9%) to Zego (3% plus $2.00). As of May 31, we’ve collected $5,241 in revenue, and paid $3,208 in expenses - $2,033 profit. Other options were discussed & Jeff stressed that any of these must be compatible with the Condo Control system in place.

Update: working with USDA on additional revenue streams – Both Jeff and Steve Danner have been working on this with the consensus being that VVA would benefit from programs available for farming due to the fact that VVA is definitely a hay producer. Follow up in two weeks.

Other Business Clubhouse rental fees were discussed & will continue to be reviewed

Meeting Adjourned @ 6:50 PM. Minutes by Troy Lesan

Delinquent Accounts

Per the March annual meeting, a 4% late fee will be assessed on all unpaid dues, assessments, or infractions effective 5/24/23 and will continue for the next three months on any unpaid balances.

Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday thru Friday, and 8 a.m. to Noon on Saturday for payments to be processed. Card payments can be accepted over the phone with a 5% processing fee.
L ake Viking News June 2023 15 MAINTENANCE AREA DUMP HOURS: Open Wednesday through Sunday 3:00-5:00
Viking Valley Association Ph: 660-322-9001

Safety Tip: Electricity Around Water

ELECTRICITY. It’s shocking. It can be deadly.

If you have a dock, you have a responsibility make certain that it is safe for you, your guests, and your neighbors.

Most of us have electricity on our docks. We power our boats lifts, lights, pumps, refrigerators, battery chargers and more. Even a little “loose voltage” can cause serious problems.

If you are in the water and you feel a tingle, get away from the dock and call for help! Touching the ladder (or anything metal) might be the last thing you ever do. Someone on the shore needs to turn off the electricity immediately. Do you know how to do that? How many other people at your dock know how to shut off the power? Don’t keep it a secret.

Tragic stories are easy to find. Every summer someone is on the news, usually deadfrom electric shock while in the water. I recommend that you look at the website for www. for examples, and how to avoid tragedy.

There are several products that will alert everyone in the area to stray voltage in the water. They vary in cost and effectiveness. Their reviews are important to read. Dock Lifeguard had by far the best reviews I saw. There may be a better product out there. I didn’t see it.

I encourage you to think of who you are protecting as you consider this issue. This is not where you want to go cheap.

I chose Dock Lifeguard. A lake area electrician is a certified installer.

Don’t let your dock become part of a horror story.

This is NOT an advertisement.

Who Ya Gonna Call?



Farmers’ Electric Co-op

After Hours Emergencies 800-927-5334

Trash Service (Affordable Disposal)

Phone Company (Windstream)


800-501-1754 Viking Valley Association Ph: 660-322-9001 L ake Viking News June 2023 16 Who Ya Gonna Call? Who Ya Gonna Call?
Daviess County 911 of Daviess County 660-663-2031 or 663-2149 Highway Patrol (emergencies) 800-525-5555 Viking Assoc. Office 660-322-9001 Viking Assoc. Safety Dept 660-663-9185 Water Supply District #3 (PWSD) 660-663-2771 Plant (PWSD) (after hours) 660-334-0100 Farmers’ Electric Co-op 800-279-0496 Farmers’ Electric Co-op (after hours) 800-927-5334 service (Affordable Disposal) 816-238-8933 company (Windstream) 800-501-1754 Viking Valley Assoc. 144 E. Main Gallatin, MO 64640 660-322-9001 phone
Daviess County 911 Daviess County Sheriff 660-663-2031 or 660-663-2149 State Hwy Patrol (emergencies) 800-525-5555 Lake Viking Assoc. Office 660-322-9001 ext. 4 Lake Viking Assoc. Safety Dept 660-322-9001 ext. 1 Public Water Supply District #3 (PWSD) 660-663-2771 After Hours Emergencies
at Lake Viking 2023 Activities *Dates & times are subject to change August 5 Patio Par ty w/ Now & Then Band 8-11pm September 9 Fall Garage Sale 8am-3pm August 26 Patio Par ty w/ Mixology Band 8-11pm October 28 Halloween Trunk-or-Treat 2pm September 30 Wine Fest & Beer ‘n Brats w/ Levi Garrison 5-9pm Sept. (TBD) Fishing Tournament TBD July 1 Fireworks Display 9:30pm July 8 Patio Par ty w/ Freelance Band 8-11 pm August 26 Scavenger Hunt 1-4pm (12:30 check-in) November 4 Firef ighters’ Chili Cook-Of f 5pm & One Way Out Band Viking Valley Association Ph: 660-322-9001 L ake Viking News June 2023 17 660-367-4407 888-669-5765 Rob’s Cycle PARTS • SALES • SERVICE Rob & Tricia Bozarth, Sales The Way Out #1 Polaris Drive Pattonsburg, MO 64670 CUSTOM MADE TARPS Boats, Trucks, Grills, Air Conditioners, Wagons, Trampolines, Semi Rollovers, Travel Trailer Skirting. Sand Box Covers, Upholstery, Disc Mowers & More! 24968 St. Hwy 190 Jamesport, MO 4 miles south of Jamesport on Hwy 190 For All Your Tarp Needs 660•973•4872 Roberson Funeral Homes Jamesport (660)684-6999 Pattonsburg (660)367-2117 Bethany (660)425-3315 Princeton (660)748-3325 Eagleville (660)867-3112 King City (660)535-4321 Stanberry (660)783-2869 Owners: Johnnie & Sally Black frostauto@hotmail com AUTO PARTS Open: 7:30 - 5:30 Mon - Fri 7:30 - 12:30 Sat 660-663-2152 or 660-663-2455 110 West Grand Gallatin MO 64640 FROST AUTOMOTIVE, INC . 660-605-1460 STORAGE LLC At Exit 61 on I-35 - Winston, MO Keep your Rv and out of the weather! Boats • BOAT • RV • • MINI STORAGE • 69 Midwest Mini Barns Midwest Mini Barns S Office (660) 749-5310 • ADDITIONAL DISPLAY LOCATION: St. Joseph, Beacon RV Park, 822 S. Belt Hwy MIDWEST MINI BARNS Quality Storage Buildings 3008 US Highway 69, Winston, MO 64689 Office (660) 749-5310 • ADDITIONAL DISPLAY LOCATION: St. Joseph, Beacon RV Park, 822 S. Belt Hwy We now offer Log Cabins! • Chicken Coops • Dog Kennels • Por table Buildings • Garden Sheds • Horse Sheds • Custom Builds Humphrey Dental Group Stanley E. Humphrey, DDS Jacob E. Humphrey, DDS 307 S. Main • Gallatin, MO 64640 Ph: (660) 663-2814 General Dentistry GLO Whitening and BOTOX Cosmetic offering serving the Lake Viking area Shannon Korthanke Sales Agent AAA Insurance 3823 Frederick Ave St. Joseph, MO 64506 (816)273-1694 Office (816)233-7025 Fax (816)209-2816 Cell (800)222-7623 Claims BURTON ASPHALT, LLC • Patching • Overlay • Crack R epair • Seal Coating • Armor Coating • Millings 54 Mobile Plaza•York, NE 68467 402-759-1728

Managing Directors Report

Doug Winter reported for Jeff Ferguson (Managing Director): Condo Control

• We are moving from Card Connect for credit card payments to Zego. The fee is 3% plus $2.00 per transaction. The change was made as the credit card system has to be compatible with Condo so payments can be processed online.

• Payments via Condo will be available in July 2023.

Lake Information

• Clubhouse rental fees are being reviewed.

• Jeff is working with the USDA to identify programs which the Lake may be eligible to participate in. One example is a pollinator garden as much of the Lake land are used for haying for livestock.

• Beach 2 has suffered some erosion during the recent rain.

• Permit payments are used for the road repairs.

• Lot S131 has not sold. Nadine Parmenter is the agent who has the lot listed for sale. Plan is to lower the price and let the buyer do any work that is needed on the lot.

Fishing Committee

• Brett Bush reported that there will be two additional fishing tournaments later this year. There will be a Crappie tournament and another Bass tournament.

• Brett reported that they will contribute another $2000 to stock fish, as well as the $2000 in the association budget.

• Fishing Committee will report at monthly meeting going forward.

Approval Of Financial Statements

Tom Rice made a motion that the Financial Statements for May 2023 be approved as presented. Seconded by Terry Nibarger; motion passed unanimously.

Guest Time

No guests were on the agenda for this meeting.

Board Discussion

No board discussion was held.


Motion was made to adjourn to Executive Session at 3:15 pm to discuss legal, personnel, and Board organizational matters. A second was received and the motion passed by all board members. Meeting was adjourned at 3:15 pm.


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. Viking Valley Association Ph: 660-322-9001 L ake Viking News June 2023 18
VVA Minutes (continued from page 11) Available for bulk purchase: • Black Dirt • Gravel • River Rock • Erosion Matting • Mulch • Straw Waddles 660-605-0665 LANDSCAPING • Mowing • Lawn Applications • Shrubs • Irrigation • Seeding- New and Renovation PATIOS & RETAINING WALLS Septic System Installations Driveway Installations Dirt Work Rock Walls ,whichmeansmowing&landscaping seasonareaswell.VikingDirtworksandLandscapingishereto Now is th treatment u •Landscaping •New Septic System Installations •Patios Springishere...andwearelookingtoaddmoremowing, sprayingandmaintenanceclientsforthe2020mowingseason. Knowledgeable Bankers & Lenders Simple Account Options Convenient Mobile Banking Banking made easy, so you can get back to the good stuff o n l i n e f a r m e r s b a n k c o m with experience flexibility & local decision making to meet your specific needs for 24/7 access to your accounts

Just a reminder for all members that the dump is open Wednesday-Sundays weekly. This is for members only, not for contractors doing work for you.

We have also added a couple of Concrete Washout areas here at the lake for concrete trucks to wash out. One is at the Maintenance Dump area and the other one is on the South side at 165th & LVT at South End Containment Pond (known as Temporary Road).

Nice Catch!

Lake Committee Meeting Report

Inspection teams have gone out several times on the water during the last few weeks, most recently on June 5. Overall, with numerous new houses being built and several old ones undergoing rehabs and other major improvements, the lake has never looked better. Thus far failure to properly display lot numbers on docks visible from the water is by far the biggest non-compliance item. Inspection teams have noted numerous new docks on the water and hardly any have lot numbers posted. Committee members support a new rule in handbook that would require putting lot numbers on new docks at the time they are built! Viking Valley Association Ph: 660-322-9001 L ake Viking News June 2023 19 OPEN 4th of July 8am-5pm
Here is a photo of one of the several big fish caught at Lake Viking the past month. Although there was no weight listed on the LV Facebook post, this definitely looks like fifty pounds or more caught by Robert Davidson.

VVA Office Needs Your E-Mail Addresses

We have launched a new software platform called Condo Control that includes a user-friendly online app for your phone. Please make sure the office has your email address to get boat stickers, pay VVA dues, see Activities, info, sign forms, etc. This new feature will provide greatly improved access for membership but VVA needs all member emails to successfully implement. Please send your e-mail address (with lot number, street address & name) to: Viking Valley Association Ph: 660-322-9001 L ake Viking News June 2023 20
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