2017 Meeting Minutes

LMIB MEETING MINUTES -- April 15, 2017


Call To Order: 10:00 AM


Roll Call:

Present Stinger Spoelman Solomon Bengelink Foley Jermalowicz

Absent Jacobson

Attendees 9


Additions/Deletions To Agenda:

Spoelman motioned to add a closed session at the end of the meeting prior to adjournment 2nd Bengelink all ayes motion passed


Approval of Agenda:

Stinger motioned to approve 2nd Solomon all ayes motion passed


Approval of the October and February meeting minutes:

Spoelman motioned 2nd Bengelink all ayes motion passed


Public Comment:

Lynn Nixon ask to combine Lake Board Mailings with the LMSA (sewer board) to save money, Foley to give Lynn our email list



Election of Officers

Chair Spoelman nominated Solomon 2nd Bengelink all ayes

Vice Chair Stinger nominated Spoelman 2nd Bengelink all ayes

Secretary Solomon nominated Stinger 2nd Foley all ayes

Treasure Spoelman nominated Jacobson 2nd Bengelink all ayes


Treasurer's Report:

Revenue as of 1-13-17  $147,147.11 

Expenditures $ 28,307.94

Fund balance $396,517.74

High fund balance due to lower treatment expenditures than expected last year and timing of revenue versus expenditures.

Spoelman motioned to approve Treasure report 2nd Foley all ayes motion passed


2017 Assessment:

Treasure recommendation to reduce assessments

Front Lot $125

Back lot $ 63

Commercial $250

Bengelink motion to approve Treasures recommendations 2nd Foley all ayes motion passed


Extend Weed Pickup dates:

Recommendation add a single pickup one week earlier and one week later than last year. Starting the week of May 20, and end week of September 12.

Foley motion to add dates with cost not to exceed $1500, 2nd Stinger  Spoelman no Stinger yes Foley yes Bengelink yes Solomon yes motion passed 

Ron Klimp letter:

Stinger read letter from Ron Klimp requesting compensation for continued use of his property and equipment to dispose of lake weeds. Ron has allowed us to take advantage of the close proximity of his property for several years at no expense to the lake residence.

Compensation would be $20 per load estimated at 50 loads per year and $300 for equipment maintenance to rotate weeds for composting,

Torenta Canal weeds are more difficult to compost after harvesting and would need to be discussed separately.

Stinger motioned to accept 2nd Bengelink all ayes motion passed


Consultant Report:

Jennifer indicated they would survey the lake starting in approximately three weeks, coves first than the main lake.

Jennifer discussed the increased infestation of knotweed along shore lines and difficulty in eradication. After brief discussion it was agreed that Jennifer would contact Vicki Sawicki and see if we could combine our efforts with others. Board agreed to table until next meeting.


Public Comment:

Allan Anderson commented on his experience with knotweed and how pervasive and difficult it is to eradicate. He indicated his support that the board should combine with others in the county to have a comprehensive effort toward its elimination.


Board Comments:

Foley commented on the great job our web master was doing and indicated that our cost was reduced last year. Opinion seconded by Stinger



Solomon addressed letter to the board wondering why Lake Mitchell's lake levels were lower this spring. Solomon indicated that the level was actually higher than last year at this time by 4 inches


Public Comment:

Marty Williams supported the Chairs comments about lake levels being higher and added that Lake Michigan and Huron were up a million plus gallons as well


Chair motioned to move to closed session to discuss recent Tribunal ruling 2nd Spoelman all ayes motion passed


Spoelman motioned to go back to open session 2nd Stinger all ayes motion passed


Open Session:

Stinger motioned to accept Tribunal ruling without appeal 2nd Bengelink all ayes motion passed


Bengelink motioned to adjourn Foley 2nd all ayes motion passed


Adjourned 11:10  


LMIB MEETING MINUTES -- February 20, 2017


Call To Order: 9:00 AM


Roll Call:

Present Stinger Spoelman Solomon Bengelink Jacobson

Absent Foley

Attendees 0


Motion to approve agenda Bengelink, 2nd Stinger all approve


Motion to approve February 7 minutes Stinger, 2nd Bengelink all approve


Motion to enter into closed session for the purpose of considering written legal opinion pursuant to Section 8 of the Open Meeting Act, Act 267, Spoelmon motion, 2nd Bengelink all approve


Motion to resume open session of the LMIB Regular Meeting and to accept the Minutes of the Closed Session as orally read by the secretary, Spoelman motion, 2nd Bengelink all approve


Motion to proceed with attorney recommendations to appeal Tribunal 

ruling on commercial properties. Also to allow Solomon to approve the appeal language prior to submission Spoelmon, 2nd Bengelink all approve


Solomon requested Jacobson to give summary of legal cost related to this case at the April 15th meeting


Motion to adjourn Spoelman, 2nd Bengelink all approve 


Meeting adjourned:



Call To Order: 9:00 AM


Roll Call:

Present Stinger Spoelman Solomon Bengelink Jacobson

Absent Foley

Attendees 0


Motion to approve agenda with additions, Bengelink, 2nd Stinger all approve.


Tribunal Ruling:

After a brief discussion and an opinion from our law firm the board agreed to accept the Tribunal Ruling unless it was appealed by the opposition party

Stinger motioned to accept ruling, 2nd Bengelink all approved



Brief discussion on the 2017 budget tabled until April 15th meeting


Ron Klimp letter:

Brief discussion on Ron's letter on composting cost, tabled until April 15th meeting


Meeting adjourned: