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Sunday, November 12, 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.

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VVA Board of Directors Annual Meeting Call to Order President Doug Winter Lot 47, called the meeting to order, held in the gym at Winston High School, at 2:00pm. Prayer was led by Jeremy Lillig. Jeff Ferguson, Lake Manager, led the Pledge of Allegiance. President, Doug Winter, read the mission statement of Lake Viking. Introduction of Board Members Board President Doug Winter introduced Board Members present: Tony Gronniger, (1st Vice President), Allan Slavin (2nd Vice President), Tom Rice (Secretary), Terry Nibarger (Treasurer) and Jeremy Lillig (Asst. Treasurer). Not present was George Eshnaur due to a previous commitment. Rob Redman, VVA’s counsel was also introduced by Doug Winter. Approval of Minutes Minutes from the March 23, 2023 Annual meeting were approved. Allan Slavin made the motion to approve the minutes and Terry Nibarger seconded the motion. The board approved the March 2023 Annual Meeting minutes unanimously. Orders of the Day Orders of the day were discussed later in the meeting when discussion strayed from the agenda for the meeting. President’s Report Doug Winter stated that he has served two (2) years on the board. He stated his goal was to change the perceived reputation of the board. Doug Winter presented the accomplishments listed below which have been accomplished since March 2023 are: • Condo Control now has 1500 users • Online credit card and ACH payments are now available through Condo Control • Service requests and other forms are available on Condo Control • The office changed to a new accounting process which saved 30K • The VVA office has taken over collection of outstanding accounts and has collected $50K • The lake received a farm # for potential government funding • Plans are in the process for septic upgrade for the clubhouse and the VVA office • Improvements have been made to community areas • VVA vehicles have been upgraded • Gate Security System has been installed at the dump allowing members greater access • 6.1 miles of chip and seal has been completed on the lake roads • Rock and machinery support has been donated in amount exceeding $250K • Asphalt patching has begun in the areas marked in yellow on the roads • VVA dredge was sold to Dredge America for more that it was purchased for several years ago • South end of the lake dredging was completed • South end weir project added new weirs

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• Beach improvements have been made • Phase 1 of Campground 1 electrical upgrade was completed. Phase 2 is projected for this fall • New shelters and playground equipment was installed at the Clubhouse location • Continuing education has been provided to the Fire Department members • Building Committee approved 152 permits since the March 2023. Four of these were for houses • Safety/Fire Department has acquired a side by side for use in daily and emergency situations. It has been used to respond to at least two (2) emergencies at the lake • Two (2) EMT responders have been trained and equipped • Fire Department roster has expanded to 16 members Doug stated we will be electing two new board members today to fill the two open terms. Doug also stated that the most important thing we will be considering in this meeting is approving the 2024 assessments in the Budget for the coming year. The steps that occur before the budget is presented to the general membership. Management submits budget requests to the Finance Committee . The Finance Committee meets three time to work on the budget. Doug explained that the lake does not budget for a profit, but to cover the expenses to operate the lake for 365 days. After the budget has passed the Finance Committee it is sent to the Board of Directors for approval. After budget is approved by the Board of Directors, a Town Hall Meeting is held and is open to all members for questions. The budget is published three times in the Lake Viking paper, Facebook, and online. Financials for VVA are available for any members to review every 30 days. Jeff Ferguson Lake Manager will be glad to answer budget questions. Doug stated the lake is at a crossroad financially. We cannot count on lot sales to supplement the operating budget as we have in the past. A five year look back study has been done as the current budget proposal has been prepared. Doug stated it is never easy to increase assessments but it is necessary to maintain the lake. Doug thanked all the volunteers and committee members who donate their time. He stated over 8,000 hours were donated to the lake per year. Committees, lake volunteers and staff were recognized. Doug then announced the Volunteers of the Year were Shawn and Paula Hepinstall. They each received an award and a $500 gift card. Doug then recognized the Donors of the Year, Jerry and Kelly Hill. They own a quarry in Jamesport, MO and have donated several hundred thousand dollars of rock to the lake for use in weirs and controlling water runoff. Dredge Committee 1. Shawn Hepinstall, chairman of the dredge committee (who has been a resident of Lake Viking for 25 years) thanked all the committee members for all their hours of work on the dredging committee. Shawn stated that the Dredge Committee’s mission is to manage the silt which comes into the lake to ensure and maintain the health and quality of the lake. Shawn stated we are a watershed lake and are fed by several streams. Big South Creek started the lake and there are over 50 other (continued on page 4)


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VVA Annual Meeting The Annual Meeting for the calendar year 2024 was held at the Winston High School Gym on October 1, 2023. Michelle Sullivan and Robert Walton were elected as new Board Members, while the proposed 2024 Budget/ Dues and Assessment Structure was voted down by the narrow margin of 72 to 70. De-

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tails of this meeting are in the minutes that appear in this edition. A special meeting is planned for December to re-vote on the 2024 budget. More details will be forthcoming on social media and in next month’s edition of the Lake Viking News.

President Doug Winter 1st Vice-President George Eshnaur 2nd Vice President Terry Nibarger Treasurer Michelle Sullivan Assistant Treasurer Jeremy Lillig Secretary Tom Rice Assistant Secretary Robert Walton

VVA Board of Directors President Doug Winter gives his report to membership

Shawn and Paula Hepinstall were recognized as Volunteers of the Year. Both have worked for years heading up the Dredge Committee and Paula is also Chair of the Finance Committee.

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Balance Sheet Comparison As of September 30, 2023

Services TOTAL

AS OF SEP 30, 2023

AS OF SEP 30, 2022 (PP)



ASSETS Current Assets Bank Accounts 1052 BTC Bank Gen Checking




1056 BTC Bank CD #2




1057 BTC ICS




1058.1 Edward Jones CD#1




1058.2 Edward Jones CD Interest




1061 State Farm Bank MM




1062 Ed Jones CD#2 Capital Projects




1064 Edward Jones CD#4




1065 Edward Jones CD#5




1066 Edward Jones Cap. Projects-Cash




1067 Edward Jones Money Market










0.00 %




0.95 %

1069 Morgan Stanley Bucket 3




1069.1 Cash Bucket 3




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

Total 1069 Morgan Stanley Bucket 3

30.33 %

0.95 %






0.80 %




-44.47 %

Total 1070 Morgan Stanley Bucket 4




0.03 %

1071 Morgan Stanley Bucket 5




-1.53 %




-46.24 %

Total 1071 Morgan Stanley Bucket 5




-2.23 %

1075 BTC Bank Money Market




5.36 %

1113 Farmers Bank Cemetery







260.59 %




53.80 %




4.09 %

1070.1 Cash Bucket 4

1071.1 Cash Bucket 5

1500 Petty Cash 1510 Activties Petty Cash Total Bank Accounts Accounts Receivable 11000 Accounts Receivable




-100.00 %

Total Accounts Receivable



$ -25.00

-100.00 %

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




-100.00 %




-63.54 %






$ -7,832.77

-82.24 %




3.76 %


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FISHERY GUIDELINES: If a resident sees a violation of the fishing limits, they should let Safety know.


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FISHING LICENSE REQUIRED. A fishing license is required from the state of Missouri to fish Lake Viking. Non-residents of the state of Missouri must have a valid Missouri fishing permit.

No gamefish may be used as bait. Limits:

- Panfish - May keep 50 panfish per day. - Bass - May keep 5 bass per day of 15 inches or longer. Release all bass under 15 inches. Only 1 of the 5 bass in possession can exceed 21 inches long. - White/hybrid bass - May keep 15 per day with no more than 4 being over 18 inches. - Crappie - May keep 30 per day with only 15 being above 9 inches. - Walleye - May keep 4 per day with a minimum length of 15 inches. - Catfish: • Blue - May keep a total of 5 per day. • Channel - May keep a total of 10 per day. • Flathead - May keep a total of 5 per day.

Balance Sheet Comparison As of September 30, 2023

TOTAL AS OF SEP 30, 2023

AS OF SEP 30, 2022 (PP)


1600 Equipment




1605 Buildings & Fixtures




1610 Accumulated Depr.-Equipment




1620 Land (Lots)




Fixed Assets

1625 Land Improvements 1626 Accumulated Depreciation - Land Improvements Total Fixed Assets


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0.00 5,833.20










3.99 %

2000 SIT Payables




-100.00 %

2010 FIT Payables




-100.00 %

2020 FICA Payables




-100.00 %

2030 FUTA Payables




-100.00 %

2040 SUTA Payables




-100.00 %




TOTAL ASSETS LIABILITIES AND EQUITY Liabilities Current Liabilities Other Current Liabilities

2085 Insurance Witholding 2086 Garnishment / Support




2089 Simple IRA




2097 PPP Loan




2098 Commerce Bank (dredge)




2110 Direct Deposit Liabilities




Total Other Current Liabilities




17.96 %

Total Current Liabilities




17.96 %

Total Liabilities




17.96 %

228.12 %

Equity 3000 Investment in Fixed Assets 32000 Unrestricted Net Assets 3560 Retained Earnings










-16.87 %

Net Income


Total Equity



508,426.75 $95,707.84

3.93 %





3.99 %

Held 9/29/2023 at the Clubhouse

Attendees: Tom Rice, Jim Powers, Gary Buck, Bret Bush, Shawn Hepinstall The group discussed that future fishing tournaments should be between Memorial Day and Labor Day in order to increase participation. It was discussed that future tournaments should not have cash payouts but rather have the winners’ names on a plaque in the clubhouse. A potential fundraiser was discussed. The idea of having Chris Cakes here for 4th of July weekend to cook breakfast was discussed. It was suggested that we should discuss with MDC biologist regarding the best place to introduce the new fish into the lake this fall. It was agreed that if we do not have enough funds for both walleye and yellow perch that we will only purchase walleye.


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smaller streams that feed into the lake. When these creeks feed water into the lake, silt is also brought in. Shawn stated we are focusing on weirs to control the silt coming into the lake. New weirs were added during the past months. These include the following: • Big South Creek - During the recent heavy rains and flooding, this weir held with minor rock movement. Maintenance will repair. • Parkers Ditch (south of the silt ponds) This weir did not hold during the recent heavy rains and flooding. It is being redesigned and will be rebuilt. This watershed ditch handles 25% of our watershed acreage. The banks are steep and the volume is high. We believe the improved design will help capture more silt during normal events. • Silt Pond 4 - During the recent heavy rains and flooding, this weir held with minor rock movement. • Shawn also indicated the lake has 25 sites where we have lot weirs. Many of these are not readily visible, but they help contain silt coming into the lake. • Beach Berms have also stopped erosion of sand. More berms will be built in the coming year. • Watershed Map - the Lake Viking “Watershed Map” was reviewed. Fifty percent (50%) of our watershed acreage is in the south end of the lake. Add Garney, 3 Tubes and Pirate and this equals 84% of our watershed acreage. This is where the majority of our silt enters the lake and why so much time is spent there.

2. Dredge America Project Shawn discussed the success of this project and outlined the plans for the coming year. VVA has sold our old dredge and will rent a smaller dredge from Dredge America with a swing arm which is better suited to dredge small and narrow coves for the coming season. VVA will hire an employee to run this dredge. Dredging is our strategy to keep the lake clean. The easiest way to remove silt is by water thus the dredging. Shawn stated dredging was done both behind and in front of the yacht club. The 2023 project was completed at a cost of $490K. 3. Dredge Policy Update Reviewed and updated 2021 policy and will submit to the board. 4. 2024 Dredging • Confirmed dredging areas for 2024 are NW side, 3 Tubes area and Garney • Dredging Months will be April and May 2024 • Reserve 360 Dredge and lock in Dredge America Rental Agreement for these months • Discussed pipe needed to move from cove to cove to dredge • In the fall the team will work on prepping storage for silt removed during dredging. 5. Recognition of Individuals helping Dredge Project Shawn recognized Jerry Hill for rock dona-

tions, Will Salmon for help with machinery used for digging, and Dan and Connie Weidmaier for allowing Dredge America access to power for the project. 6. A member asked a question about the depth of water in the Yacht club which Shawn answered. Finance Committee Report Terry Nibarger, Treasurer, Lot 657 reported: Terry began by thanking all the members of the Finance Committee for their hard work. A special thanks to Paula Hepinstall as the chair of the Finance Committee. Thanks to Paula for her part in changing accounting firms this year which saved the association $30K and for the leg work associated with scheduling our audit for next year. The Finance Town Hall was held September 16, 2023 to discuss in detail questions regarding the budget. Terry thanked all the volunteers and donors who have contributed so much to the Lake this past year. He discussed how the Harbor is a game changer and will become a reality with little expense to the members. He indicated we are getting the harbor at about 15% of what it would have cost us to install. Terry reported on the basic operating expenses and the trends seen during the past year. Increases include: • Wages up 40% • Dredge Operations Up 392% (covered by

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Church of Christ (108 E. Johnson St.) — Charles Ross,

United Methodist Church — Marilyn Dorst, Minister;

Evangelist; Lord’s Day services 10 a.m.; Evening services 6 p.m. For transportation, call 663-4061 or 6633957.

Worship 9:30 a.m., SS following on 2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays; Sunday School 9:30 a.m. on 1st and 3rd.

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. Email: Visit:

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

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. SS 9:45 a.m., Celebrations 10:45 a.m.; Wednesdays 6 p.m.

Lake Viking Church (East Entrance to Lake) — Rev. Robert


Fairview Community Church — Pastor Shadrach

Seventh-day Adventist Church (1207 S. Clay St.) — Mike Carner, Pastor, ph: 660. 772.3306; Saturday Sabbath School 9:15 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. 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.;

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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. McFALL


Sunday Worship 10:45 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 6:30 p.m.


United Methodist Church (109 E. Main) — Pastor Brad Dush; Worship 9:30, Sunday School 10:35 a.m., nursery provided. Website: Baptist Church (708 W. Auberry Grv) — 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.


Minister; Fellowship 10:30 a.m. and Worship 11 a.m.

Oak Ridge Church (north of Old Pattonsburg) — Dwight Schell,

United Methodist Church — Eugene Keats, Pastor;

Mary 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)

Presbyterian Church (201 S. Main St.) — James Norton,

School 9:30 a.m.; Fellowship 10:15; Church and Communion 10:30 a.m.

Liberty Baptist — Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Worship

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.

Leeper, Minister; Sunday School 10 a.m.; Worship 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.; Wednesday prayer service 7 p.m.

Christian Church — Terry Oliphant, Pastor; Sunday

Landry; Sunday School 9:45-10:45 a.m.; Worship 11 a.m.

Nelson, Pastor; Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study and prayer service 7 p.m.; Email:

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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. First Baptist Church — David Stephenson, Pastor; Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m.

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

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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: 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.

Paula Hepinstall (Chair), Steve Danner, Michelle Sullivan, Donna (Archibald) Redden, Flint Hibler, George Eshnaur, Kevin Euston, Jeremy Lillig, Troy Lesan, 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: 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 Scott Fatheree (Chair), 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.

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


* 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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Fall Festival Held September 30 Of all the many Activity Committee Events during the year, the Fall Festival is always the most beautifully decorated.

Cassie Martin’s Moxxie Mercantile of Winston has a nicely decorated display with Logan Martin demonstrating his prowess on the Cotton Candy Machine.

Terri Schlaiss and Flint Hibler are in charge of the wine tasting pavilion while the Levi Garrison & Sons Brewery of Hamilton is a presence again with their tasting tent.

One Way Out provides the music.


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September 2023 was another super moon month as captured in this photo by Norma Hughes that was on Lake Viking Official Facebook page.

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The Campground Sponsored Fall Poker Run was a success with just over 40 participants and some great giveaways, including a $250 50/50 drawing. Thanks to everyone for their donations, time and participation!

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Outstanding newer lake home! Great room with many windows & beautiful stone gas fireplace. Inviting patio area w/ lake view & 2nd lot. Kitchen area has plenty of workspace, floor to ceiling white cabinetry, quartz countertops, coffee bar, pantry, SS appl, and an eating bar w/ gathering area. Master bdrm has large walk-in closet, private bath. 2 guest bdrms w/ lg closets, guest bath. Custom shades w/ remote, 10’ ceilings. Attached 2 car garage is oversized, has storm cellar area, attic stairs to area that could be finished for more living space. Large, detached garage for boats, other toys, or “Man Cave”, concrete driveway and iron fenced area. Beautiful professional landscaping. Within walking distance of Beach 3.


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One of the Prettiest Views on the Lake! Located in the Yacht Club area with wonderful amenities! It has a single well covered boat dock with a swim platform, firepit, electricity, water meter and approximately 139’ shoreline. A new survey has also been done and ready for your future dream home. You also have access to the Marina, Clubhouse w/ pool, and 3 different beaches w/ facilities. Enjoy the beautiful views & stunning sunsets from this lot at Lake Viking!


#2438 ................... $14,900 #2440 ................... $14,900 #2238 ................... $14,000 #1841 ................... $14,000 #2433 ................... $13,500 #1858 ................... $12,500 #2691 ................... $12,000


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Daviess County PWSD #3 Open Meeting: August 15, 2023 CALL TO ORDER Kyle Parkhurst, President (2026), called the meeting to order at 4:00pm which was held at the water plant. Members in attendance were Harlan Horst (2026), Mark Closterman (2024), Gary Buck (2024), and Mike Lammers (2025). Also in attendance were Gary King, Water Superintendent, Travis Toney, Water Operator, and Diane Hulett, Clerk. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Harlan Horst made a motion to approve the minutes of the July 18, 2023 Board Meeting and July 26, 2023 Special Board Meeting. Gary Buck seconded. All members were in favor; motion carried. PUBLIC COMMENT There was no public comment. OLD BUSINESS Mike Lammers provided additional information on the ground penetrating radar equipment previously researched. The board agreed that it would be an asset to the district for years to come. Mike Lammers moved to contract with BigMan GeoPhysical, LLC to map the district’s water lines at a cost of $9500. Harlan Horst seconded; All members voted to approve; motion carried. NEW BUSINESS Financial Report: The financial reports and bills were reviewed and discussed. Harlan Horst moved to approve the July financial reports as submitted and approve the bills and transfers. Mark Closterman seconded. All members voted to approve; motion carried. Propane bids were reviewed. A motion was made by Mark Closterman and seconded by Gary Buck to accept the lowest bid from Landes Propane. All members were in favor; motion carried. Discussion was held on setting a labor rate to be charged to any party that damages the distribution system which requires district em-

ployees to spend time on the repair. A motion was made by Harlan Horst and seconded by Gary Buck to adopt Policy #2023-02 setting the rate at $100/hour per employee. All members voted in favor; motion carried. Gary King provided a letter of resignation as Water Superintendent effective 8/31/23. Harlan Horst moved to accept followed by a second from Gary Buck. All voted in favor; motion carried. Amending the personnel manual was discussed. A motion was made by Mark Closterman to change the Water Superintendent position from hourly/non-exempt to salaried/exempt. Mike Lammers seconded. All members voted to approve; motion carried. A motion was then made by Harlan Horst and seconded by Mark Closterman to hire Zack Morrison as Water Superintendent effective 9/1/23. All members were in favor; motion carried.

Now is th DISCUSSION treatment Superintendent Report: Gary informed the board that Decker Construction recently capped u

off the old water plant and noted that the electrical box required to •Landscap complete the security system had been installed. He also reported that the Kamstrup master meter arrived and installation will be •New com- Sep pleted as soon as the electrician can schedule a time. Gary also reminded the board that the GAC units in the old plant would need System to be vacuumed out to remove the water and carbon. Installation Per RsMO 610.021.3, Harlan Horst moved to enter closed session •Patios followed by a second from Mark Closterman. Roll call votes were: Kyle Parkhurst-yes, Harlan Horst-yes, Mark Closterman-yes, Gary Buck-yes, Mike Lammers-yes. The motion was approved and the board entered closed session at 5:50pm. At 6:35pm, the board left closed session. Kyle Parkhurst, President, announced the next meeting would be September 19, 2023 at the water plant. The meeting was adjourned at 6:40pm.

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PWSD #3 Special Open Meeting: August 22, 2023

CALL TO ORDER Kyle Parkhurst, President (2026), called the meeting to order at 4:00pm which was held at the water plant. Members in attendance were Harlan Horst (2026), Mark Closterman (2024), Gary Buck (2024), and Mike Lammers (2025). Also in attendance were Gary King, Water Superintendent, and Diane Hulett, Clerk.

NEW BUSINESS Additional discussion was held regarding the contract with Bigman GeoPhysical, LLC to map the water distribution system. A motion was made by Harlan Horst and seconded by Gary Buck to request the following clause be added to the contract with Bigman GeoPhysical, LLC: “If Bigman is unable to locate and map the water distribution system in its entirety and/or fails

PWSD #3 Special Open Meeting: August 7, 2023 CALL TO ORDER Kyle Parkhurst, President (2026), called the meeting to order at 4:00pm which was held at the water plant. Members in attendance were Harlan Horst (2026), Mark Closterman (2024), Gary Buck (2024), and Mike Lammers (2025). Also in attendance were Gary King, Water Superintendent, and Diane Hulett, Clerk. NEW BUSINESS Mike Lammers presented information on Bigman GeoPhysical, LLC, a company which specializes in the location of water lines using ground penetrating radar. Several questions were posed regarding the technology so Mike will communicate with the owners and present more info at the next regular meeting on 8/15/23. Per RsMO 610.021.3, Mark Closterman moved to enter closed session followed by a second from Harlan Horst. Roll call votes were: Kyle Parkhurst-yes, Harlan Horst-yes, Mark Clostermanyes, Gary Buck-yes, Mike Lammers-yes. The motion was approved and the board entered closed session at 5:00pm. At 5:55pm, the board left closed session. The meeting was adjourned at 6:00pm. Respectfully Submitted, Mark Closterman

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All members voted to approve; motion carried. Mike Lammers will submit the request to the company and, if accepted, the contract will be executed by the board president. The meeting was adjourned at 5:00pm. Respectfully Submitted, Mark Closterman

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special dredge assessment) • Roads up 169% • Trash up 115% • Propane up 102% • Maintenance up 71% Decreases include: • Electricity 72% • Phones 71% • Legal & Professional 40% Terry reported overall expenses increased 168%, while income from dues, assessments, etc. have only increased 66% in the same time period. All of this increase was from operations which must be incurred to run the lake. This variance is not sustainable. Despite the increase, VVA came in under budget from 2017 – 2021, and was only slightly over budget in 2022. In the past, VVA has sold Community Area lots for sizeable return to fund projects, but we are quickly nearing the end of this income option. • Total sales income $689,526.86 • Community Area sales $560,458.00 Sale of Community Areas represent 81% of total sales income. The last community area property we plan to sell is currently on the market. In summary we have presented the facts, good and bad, and the membership now must decide how we proceed to provide for the future of the lake. Today we ask you to approve the 2024 Budget as proposed. Voting Instructions Membership was instructed that for election of two board members, paper ballots will be completed. The ballots will be collected and will be counted by two individuals who are not associated with VVA. The Bylaw changes and Budget voting will be done by show of card and will be counted by designated counters. Introduction And Election Of New Board Members President Doug Winter asked for nominations from the floor for additional candidates for the board. There were no nominations from the floor. The three candidates running include Robert Walton, Tony Gronniger and Michelle Sullivan. Each candidate was given five minutes to present their reasons for running for the Board of Directors to the membership. The candidates then took questions from membership for a few minutes. The two newly elected board members were Robert Walton and Michelle Sullivan.

Bylaw Proposed Changes And Voting Results Tom Rice presented the two changes that are being proposed. • The Lake Manager shall present a projection of needed capital expenditures. The committee shall meet no later than July 15 with a budget ready for approval no later than the September board meeting. This change is being proposed since the Annual Meeting date has been changed from the first Sunday in March to the first Sunday in October. The membership vote was 143 for and 1 against. The change will be made to the bylaws. • Add Fishing Committee as a permanent standing committee under Article VIII: COMMITTEES Section 10. Fishing Committee. This Committee will consist of at least three (3) Active Members. It shall be the responsibility of the Fishing Committee to submit recommendations for fishing improvements, activities, regulations, and concerns to the Board of Directors. The membership vote was 145 for and 1 against. The committee will be added. Proposed Budget Assessments For 2024 Voting Results 2024 Proposed 2023 Budget • Special Assessments $719.22 $597.32 • Special Lake Assessments $122.55 $114.45 • Dredge Personnel $22.20 $21.80 • Special Lake Accrual $32.70 $32.70 • Special Road Assessments $129.56 $37.06 • Capital Project Assessment $46.87 $46.87 • TOTAL Assessments for 1 lot including $75.00 dues $1148.10 This is an increase of $122.90 for the year or $10.24 per month over the 2022 budget. The membership vote was 70 for the 2024 proposed budget assessments and 72 against the 2024 assessments. The Finance Committee and the Board will reconvene to discuss budget revisions. Adjourn Motion was made and accepted to adjourn the Annual meeting at 4:20 pm. The Board met after meeting was adjourned to assign responsibilities to the new members. Attendance A sign-in Attendance Sheet is on record at the Office for reference. Let the record show that these minutes are a record of the business transacted at this meeting and are a sampling of the discussions. Comments and discussions are not reflected in whole or as actual quotations in the minutes, nor do they reflect all comments by members.

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VVA Building Committee Meeting Minutes:


Lila Kaye Crawford Weissenbach

The VVA Building Committee met in the lower level of the clubhouse on Sept 26, 2023 at 4:30 p.m. Members present were: Allan Slavin (Board Contact), Flint Hibler (Chairman), Marvin McNabb, Matt Hibler, Greg Hall, Jim Miller, Doug Wiltsey and Mary Aschbrenner. Old Business: None New Business: Discussion of septic system easements. A question was brought to the committee to discuss allowing septic systems (primarily drip fields) to encroach within the 25’ easement from the road. After a discussion, the Building Committee unanimously decided to continue to enforce the current rule and not allow anything, including septic systems to encroach any closer than 25 feet from any roadway. Committee approved the following permits: 1 Concrete drive/patio/sidewalk 1 Sunroom repair 1 Home addition/garage addition/shed 1 Ditch repair 1 Septic repair 1 Gravel drive 1 House The next meeting is scheduled on October 10, 2023 in the lower level of the clubhouse. Meeting was adjourned at 5:30 p.m.


Lila Kaye Crawford Weissenbach passed away surrounded by her husband of 56 years, Ed, and her three children, Jonna, Scott, and Kellen at Kansas University Medical Center on Thursday, September 21, 2023. Those four, along with daughters-in-law, Lisa (Scott) Weissenbach, Sarah (Kellen) Weissenbach and sister, Lisa Crawford, faithfully surrounded her with love for her entire two week hospital stay, never leaving her alone. Lila was born to William Harrison (Bill) and Mary Elizabeth (Beth) Rainwater Crawford on July 2, 1946 in Lawson, Mo. She graduated from Lawson High School in 1964 having attended Lawson schools all twelve years. Lila attended William Jewell College and UMKC Nursing School. She was united in marriage to Ed Weissenbach on June 2, 1967 in Lawson. Ed and Lila welcomed Jonna in 1968, Scott in 1971, and Kellen in 1977. She spent most of her time as a devoted full time mother and as a volunteer at various charitable thrift stores everywhere she lived as they followed Ed’s career opportunities as a teacher/coach in Gallatin, and Lawson, and an Insurance Executive in St. Joseph, Springfield, and Kansas City, Mo., Fargo, N.D., St. Paul, Minn., Topeka, Kans., and Lake Viking, (Gallatin), Mo., and finally in retirement at Smithville, Mo. : in St.lets try to she cropfostered these and change While Joseph, several dogs the Garages and Storage in Fargoto she fosteredand fourShops babies. Need208 E. Putnam, King City, MO 64463 and headers less to say she was good at it and with moving. Doug Waugh by her husband, Ed; three Lila is survived King City Lumber children, Jonna, Scott, and Kellen; her grand208 E.Nicholas PutnamUnderhill, Ali (Noah) Lochildren, King City, MOWeissenbach, 64463 rentzen, Ashley William Weis660-535-4337 senbach, and Carson Weissenbach; step Current Notes: JulyPowers 2016: and FourLauNew Pix grandchildren, Luke (Shae) ren located Wyckoffh/customers/king (Wes); great-grandchildren; city lumber/sis3716, ter, 0174, Lisa Crawford; sister-in-law, Joyce Crow3808, 4466 ley; nephew, Jeff Crowley; nieces, Jennifer Johnson and Kendall Crowley; Whitley the cat; Tillie the dog; and friends galore. She was preceded in death by her mother and father; grandson, Quentin Underhill; and many loved ones too numerous to mention.

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Marvin H. Teel - age 91 of Gallatin, MO passed away Sunday evening, October 1, 2023, at North Kansas City Hospital in North Kansas City, MO. Marvin was born on September 13, 1932, the son of Herman and Viola (Carey) Teel in Gallatin, MO. He was a 1950 graduate of Gallatin High School. Marvin served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was stationed in Germany. He was united in marriage to Carol Lockridge at the Gallatin Methodist Church. Marvin was a member of the Lake Viking Church, Gallatin Lions Club, and VFW Post #2172 in Gallatin. In addition to raising livestock and rowcrop he worked for Shock Transfer and Associated Wholesale Grocers. Marvin will be dearly missed by his family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Carol; sisters, Frances King and Doris Sierzchula. He is survived by his daughters, Teresa Ross (Gregg) of Gladstone, MO and Denise Hopkins of Lee’s Summit, MO; grandchildren, Jennifer Ross, Stephen Ross, Stephanie Whatley (Aaron), Julie Leseberg (Ryley), and Rachael Hopkins; sisters, Catherine Breeden of IN and Carolyn Dolan of TX; several other extended family members also survive. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Lake Viking Church in care of the funeral home. Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of Stith Funeral Home in Gallatin


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October 2023 Finance Committee Minutes Call to order 5:00PM Thursday, October 5, 2023 on ZOOM. Roll call of attendees Kevin Euston, Terry Nibarger, George Eshnaur, Jeremy Lillig, Lake Manager Jeff Ferguson, Flint Hibler, Michelle Sullivan, Troy Lesan, and Paula Hepinstall chairing the meeting. Congratulations Michelle on becoming a VVA board member and new board contact for the Finance Committee. September 2023 Financial Documents– No exceptions voiced. Morgan Stanley Update – Terry reported that the fund net value as of Sept. 30 was $1,508,609. Down $20,191 from strong performance of previous month. Revised Budget Paula discussed an alternative budget/dues & assessment proposal that will occur as a result of the membership vote that narrowly defeated budget proposal at the Oct. 1 Annual Meeting. One option is to remove $81,000 from cap exe (2 trucks and the trailer) and $75,000 from roads, along with a small adjustment to dredge. We will have to put some money (new transmissions) into our current trucks to get them through another year, and hopefully add the trucks back to next year’s cap exe, when we’re not purchasing as much heavy equipment. This option takes the bottom-line membership dues and assessments to a decrease of $6.55. 1% less than last year (including the $100 Campground Assessment). It is an increase to the operating dues and assessments of $93.45, 11% over last year (excluding the $100 campground assessment). A second proposal funds the bare minimum necessary for 2024 with minimal road expense with 8 road tubes replaced. That is a decrease of 6%, $59.40 to the bottom-line budget, and an increase of 5%, $40.60 to the operating budget. A ballot process was suggested for voting rather than the show of cards. Review and vote on new committee members: Jacque Leslie and Deena Stous both submitted strong resumes and were unanimously approved. Jetty Discussion -- Troy Lesan had requested an update and review of Jetty/Harbor project relative to discussion at May 2023 Finance Committee Meeting reported in the May 2023 Lake Viking News. Lake Manager Jeff Ferguson reported that the details were basically the same with ground breaking on the project by VVA work equipment having commenced on October 3.

Sale of lake owned lots – 1 lot sold in September, $1,000; YTD lot sales total $86,917.78 Sale of lot 717: Listed with Tanya Burns – Price reduced to $279,000 Collection of delinquent accounts: We have ended our contract with Northwest Financial and have taken the collection process inhouse. Letters went out last month, and the office quickly collected over $20,000 in past due assessments with the number now approaching $30,000. Retained Earnings George Eshnaur touched on Campground Fund with Phase 2 of the electrical upgrade to begin. Flint explained that $85,000 is to be spent on the upgrade for 45 spots. Campground Septic Update – Jeff reported that planning continues with placement of new septic to be behind existing lagoon. Clubhouse Septic Update – Jeff reported that planning on this project also continues with new septic field to be located north of volleyball area. Other Business Terry reported that he has received request to review employee retirement plan and that this process will begin. Adjourn: With no further business, this meeting was adjourned at 6:22PM. Minutes respectfully submitted by Troy Lesan

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