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LLPOA Secretary - Debbie Cornwell

LLPOA Board Meeting of April 11, 2019


Meeting called to order by Lee Evans at 6:30.  In attendance was President Lee Evans, Jane Sprague, Jim Davies, Mark Whittaker, Barry Smith, Holly Shamberger & Debbie Cornwell.  A quorum is present. Not present are Dick Davies, Dennis Drinkard, Don Kelley, Dana Waddell & Steven Reed.


Minutes from the October 11, 2018 meeting were reviewed & accepted by Jim Davies, 2nd by Holly & approved by all. 


New Business:


Lee Evans introduced the new treasurer, Jan Sprague to replace the George Swannack for LLPOA board member unexpired 2018-2019 term.  Jim Davies moved to accept her & motion was carried. Historical Building use of meeting place donation of $80 to be paid, Jim moved to pay, Jane 2nd.  


Treasurers Report:


Treasurers report was read by Jane Sprague.  New expenses for February/March are Deer Park Ambulance & a new lap top needed.


Old Business:


Chipper Days: one month behind Deer Lake of their property owners meeting.  Possibly pay $250 for volunteers again this year as well.  Make sure all beach associations know date of chipper days. Deanna Yamane volunteered to go to meeting of the other lake associations to let them know about Chipper Days.  




Discussed newsletter, dead line for articles is May 1st.  Mailing of New Letters by May 17th or 18th.  Don Kelley offered his church basement again for folding of New Letters. Deanna Darlene is working on a Calendar of events for all around the lake.  Friends of Loon Lake Library Article, Loonsday article, Dock demo, Fire safety & pictures for newsletter.


    Free Fishing day on June 28th, 2019

    Loons Day 1st for Saturday of June

    Chipper Days

    North Idaho Regional Lake conference

    Pancake Breakfast


Additional articles for newsletter:  Historical Building article by Joan Easley & maybe also a Honor award to a military person??


Jane will make/create a facebook page.


Dock Demo:  Will be 22nd of June & Mark Whittaker will chair.


Annual Meeting:  4th Friday of June or June 28th, 2019.  Need to generate interest to get attendance up at the meeting.  Gave away gifts & still attendance was down. 


Water Quality: Jim says they didn’t get good reading last year will be ready to start again June 15th & again July 31 or August 1st


Milfoil:  Treatment schedule yet to be determined but will be in the middle of June & middle of the week.  Grant expires at the end of June.  Great new chemical to be used for treatment of milfoil with zero water restrictions!!


Fireworks:  Approved $8000, had several fund raisers to spend & have a new proposal of new piro tech for this year.  Show to be Friday, July 5th, 2019.  Barry Smith volunteered his dock again for this year.


Pancake Feed:  Steve Cook??  Loons Day donated $500.


Other Business:  Joe with Granite Point discussed lake levels.  New guy Patrick Cabbage does gate control.  Gates not open yet ~ 3” from top.  Jim Davies revisits hypnolimetic oxygenation withdrawal & discussed with board concern regarding cleaning up the lake.


Guests: Randall DeFelice, Joan Easley, John Morrow, Georgie Evans, Joesph Ferraro & Henry Howe.

Next Board Meeting:  May 9th, 2019

Meeting Adjourned by Lee Evans


LLPOA MINUTES Sept 13 , 2018

CALL TO ORDER - President Lee Evans called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Members of the board present were Lee Evans, Jim Davies, Dick Davies, Dennis Drinkard, Dana Waddell, Holly Shamberger,  Barry Smith, Jon Hastings

Sign in sheet was distributed. Quorum present.

MINUTES OF THE MEETING- The minutes of the Aug 16, 2018  meeting were not presented as Secretary Debbie Cornwell was not in attendance. It was determined we would approve the  August minutes at the October meeting.  



2018 Fireworks - $680.00,  2018 Dues $100.00, Dock Demo $265.00, Water Quality $160.00, Conservancy  $130.00, General Contributions - $.00, Interest Income - $0.47 Total Income - $1335.47

Expenses: Water quality - $510.00, Licensing and filing fees - $ Total Expenses $510.00


Checking Account Balance - $24,676.46, Savings Account Balance - $5,510.00

Total Account Balances - $30,186.83


PANCAKE BREAKFAST - Dana has reimbursed members for any expenses regarding pancake breakfast including Don Kelley for Event Insurance. Dana will have an event report of the pancake breakfast and 50/50 raffle for the next meeting. The winner of the raffle donated back an $30 to the LLPOA. Lee stated we had a great turnout of volunteers. Omelet supplies ran out at 11:20 and last person served at approximately 11:45. Average donation for an omelet was approximately $3.00. Jim requested his coffee pot back. We did not rent any equipment for the first time. One of our grills has disappeared from our storage location and had to purchase a grill this year. In the event the missing grill shows up, Lee will purchase the additional grill and Lee congratulated all for a job well done.


TREASURER OPENING - Dana is retiring from the Treasurer position as of October due to job change. Lee mentioned we might need to hire this position if there is not a volunteer available. Dana will like to still do the Newsletter and continue on the board. 


MEETING HIATUS - November through March there will be NO meetings during those months.


NEWSLETTER - FALL/WINTER NEWSLETTER  - This will be a wrap up of the activities with articles. Lee will do Milfoil, Fireworks & Chipper Day, Mark - Dock Demo, Jim - Water quality  Dick - Conservancy and Morgan Park Cleanup,  Mary Davis - Pancake Breakfast, Stephan Reckie - Boating Safety. All articles to be to Dana by October 15th.

MILFOIL -  Every parcel holder on Loon Lake should have received a ballot and Lee stated he is hoping for a favorable result to treat milfoil on Loon Lake. Results won’t be available until November. Audience mentioned that there is not enough milfoil information on the ballot. Lee stated we have been given a grant from DOE to treat hybrid milfoil. The next milfoil meeting is on Oct 8, 2018 for more information. The second Monday of every month the Milfoil Committee meets.

CHIPPER DAYS - October 20, 2018 from 9-3 Clean green waste removal. Dana possibly has a senior all nighter group to help unload. Jim stated that beach burning and other areas of burning degrade the lake. He would like it to be free to eradicate burning around our lake. A discussion was had whether to be a fund raiser or free. A person from the audience suggested trying it for free for one year as she stated she had never heard of Chipper Day and felt that we needed to do a better job marketing it as well. It was discussed a need for all the associations around the lake to be educated on Chipper Day. Henry Howe felt date is more of a factor than a fee. Jim made a motion to make Chipper Day free and Dick seconded.  Motion carried. Lee asked if Jim would like to be a chairman for Chipper Day and let Deer Lake know about our decision to make Chipper Day free. Jim declined. 

LEGAL - Jim is getting up to speed with the SMP. 

WEBSITE - Holly stated not completely up to date at this time.

WATER QUALITY-  Sept 14th is the next water foray with 10-12 people at 10:00 a.m. and results should be available sometime in Mid November. 


Lee stated there is a cleanup process going on a private property owner and LLPOA has been approached by a George Renner to help fund their cleanup. Jim stated he would talk with the property owner to discuss the situation and bring information to the next meeting

Guests: Joan Easley, John Morrow, Henry Howe, Stephan Reckie, Deanne Darlene, Aaron Impecoven


Meeting adjourned at 7:54 p.m.

LLPOA MINUTES July 19 , 2018

CALL TO ORDER - President Lee Evans called the meeting to order at 6:34 p.m. Members of the board present were Lee Evans, Jim Davies, Dick Davies, Dennis Drinkard, Dana Waddell, Holly Shamberger,  Barry Smith, Debbie Cornwell.

Sign in sheet was distributed. Quorum present.

MINUTES OF THE MEETING- The minutes of the June, 14 2018  meeting were presented.  It was moved by Dick and seconded by Dana that the minutes be approved as written.  The motion was carried.  



2018 Fireworks -$2071.00, Chipper Days $337.00, Conservancy $130.00, 2019 Dues - $580.00, 2018 Dues $840.00, Dock Demo $632.00, Water Quality $210.00, Boat Parade $.00, Other $ 27.56 General Contributions - $700.00, Interest Income - $0.45 Total Income - $5528.01


Expenses: Boat Parade - $250.00, Dock Demo - $813.76, Insurance $1080.00, Postage $54.00, Website - $107.88, Misc $ 26.73, Annual Meeting $393.81 Total Expenses $2726.18


Checking Account Balance - $29,355.82, Savings Account Balance - $5509.43

Total Account Balances - $34,865.


Board Officers - Lee stated this will be his 6th and final year as President, Jim will continue as V.P. and Dana as Treasurer. Debbie Cornwell will step up as Secretary.  Jim moved that the board officers be accepted as presented and seconded by Dick.  

BOAT PARADE - Mark,Chairperson -( Lee reported in Mark’s absence) A bit chaotic boat parade during line up of the boats. Water balloons taken to the extreme. Mike Phillips from Deer Lake began a discussion regarding education of boaters of acceptable safe behavior at the parade and the litter of the water balloons in the lake. Barry suggested we pay the Sheriff to lead the boat parade. Lee suggested maybe decorated docks instead of boats for the future.

FIREWORKS - Lee LLPOA owes a big thank you to Barry Smith for using his dock and beach for the fireworks. It was our first year of the remote firing of the show. Dana asked if we could post info regarding legal and illegal fireworks. Mike Phillips said they went to bigger shells, more variety and spend $7000 dollars for Deer Lake.

WATER QUALITY - Jim First foray on June 17th. Water clarity was better. No data yet on chemical composition. Next foray will be the end of July and last will be on Sept 15th. Anyone interested in helping can do so by calling Jim.

LEGAL - Jim  The last few meetings are coming before the final approval of the SMP. There are not any meetings scheduled at this time. The open suit regarding the sub-area plan should conclude this year.

WEBSITE: Holly - Calendar updates completed

DOCK DEMOLITION: June 23, 2018 Mark Whittaker Chairperson - Four dumpsters were filled and four docks are now at the end of the lake until the next demolition. A big thank you to all the volunteers that help clean up. Lee has had several requests for another demo and tabled discussion for another demo until the next meeting. Mike Phillips, Deer Lake, stated they only do that when they have 10 potential docks and when the water is high enough. He said they go around the lake and take pictures of the potential docks so if a dock gets loose they know who owns it.

MILFOIL -  Treatment was good for knocking down the curly leaf pond weed and milfoil. We might need to do another treatment this fall. This does not kill the roots as it is just a contact herbicide. The milfoil committee is waiting on their grant study in N. Carolina to develop a chemical that will kill the plant. Milfoil public meeting Aug 13th at the new fire station prior to putting it on the ballot for a public vote. Mike Phillips asked about checking the permit times for treating milfoil.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST - Deer Park Ambulance has said they will Co-Chair with us to organize and continue our Pancake breakfast. Lee stated he was still unsure at this time if the Loon Lake Elementary could be the location due to capitol improvements. Lee will contact the school.

CHIPPER DAYS - October 20 - Jim stated to keep track of chains, bungees and ropes used to tie down loads.  He said he lost a chain in the pile unloading his truck. Dana mentioned she might have a Riverside senior all-nighter group to help unload as a fundraiser.  Mike Phillips will check with his group regarding donating their portion of funds as LLPOA was willing to do so.

NEW BUSINESS: Lee stated we will use the sound system for the next meeting for the hearing challenged.

Guests: Joan Easley, John Morrow, Wayne Cornwell, Mike Phillips


Meeting adjourned at 7:44


June 14, 2018


CALL TO ORDER - President Lee Evans called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Members of the board present were Lee Evans, Jim Davies, Dick Davies, Jon Hastings, Don Kelley, Dennis Drinkard, Dana Waddell, Holly Shamberger, Barry Smith. 

Sign in sheet was distributed. Quorum present.

MINUTES OF THE MEETING- The minutes of the May 10, 2018  meeting were presented.  It was moved by Dick and seconded by Denny that the minutes be approved as written.  The motion was carried.  



2018 Fireworks - $570.00, 2019 Dues - $440.00, 2018 Dues $680.00, 2017 $80.00, General Contributions - $815.00, Donations Conservancy $250.00, Dock Demo $20.00, Water Quality $10.00, Boat Parade 10.00 Interest Income - $0.47 Total Income - $2875.47


Expenses: Fireworks - $.00, Postage $397.60, Printing & reproduction $908.76, Licensing and filing fees - $ Total Expenses $1306.36


Checking Account Balance - $26,544.44, Savings Account Balance - $5508.98

Total Account Balances - 32,063.42


ANNUAL MEETING - Joseph from Granite Point offered to give towards door prizes and a  motion was made by Holly, seconded by Dana to spend $150 on door prizes to encourage attendance at the annual meeting.  Tom Hale suggested that propane fire pit might be a better door prize. Jim requested we amend the previous motion to purchase propane fire pits instead of baskets to educate about beach fire ashes contaminating the lake. Holly amended the previous motion of gift to purchase 3 propane fire pits with a maximum of $350 instead of gift baskets for the annual meeting. Dick seconded the amended motion. 

Joan will do coffee and punch, cookies - Holly. The planned guest speakers Mike Bucy and Wes McCart with a requested time limit of 15 minutes. Jim will do sandwich boards, Holly will post on Nextdoor.com. Dana has two interested people in joining the board and one is interested in the open Secretary position.  Holly has reconsidered leaving the board and will continue to do website. Mark is nominating committee person for the annual meeting.

CHIPPER DAYS - June 2, 2018 - We had 48 cars over $600 in proceeds to be split with Deer Lake. Jim feels Chipper Day is very important to water quality and recommends we provide this service at no charge. Nine Loon Lake volunteers and One Deer Lake volunteer participated in this Chipper Day. Lee suggested chipper day education for every association on the lake and provide a handout describing Chipper Day at those association annual meetings. Jon suggested using the weekly Deer Park paper to help get the word out. Tom Hale recommended using propane fire pit as an alternative to wood fire pit. This helps with smoke drifting to your neighbors that may be sensitive. 


BOAT PARADE - Mark, Chairperson - not in attendance

FIREWORKS/Loonsday - Jon & Dana were able to do a flyer for LLPOA and raise money for fireworks at Loonsday. They collected emails for LLPOA to help with getting information out there for all of our programs and gave out informational flyers about the LLPOA and granola bars.  They sold raffle tickets for a stay at Granite Point donated by Joe Ferraro and raised $44.00. Barry Smith is providing dock for fireworks. Shoreacres asked about our fireworks show and their intention to donate towards a longer bigger show. Jim stated that his opinion fireworks poisons the lake. He feels we need to research this prior to making the show bigger as he feels it is not consistent with our charter. Lee states that our bylaws also include providing recreational activities such as the boat parade and fireworks. 

WATER QUALITY- Jim discussed beach fires diminishing the value of people’s lake property by affecting the water quality of the lake. He recommended all beach fire pits have a removable bottom and to absolutely not dump ashes in the lake. Tom Hale suggested that a propane fire pit as a cleaner alternative to beach fires with less smoke for neighbors that like to open their windows. Jim stated he would be happy to go talk to other associations around the lake to discuss beach fire issues.

WEBSITE: Holly - updates completed

DOCK DEMOLITION: June 23, 2018 9:00 a.m. Mark Whittaker Chairperson - Lee spoke with Mark and received the permit from fish and game. We ordered 4 dumpsters and have 13 committed volunteers. Pete Smith, Excavator and EZ Dock with the Grade All. Lunch is will be provided for volunteers. Jim & Dick will be bringing over three more docks. 

PANCAKE BREAKFAST - We still do not have a chairperson. Lee said that Mark will check with the ambulance to see if they have a chairperson.

MILFOIL - Survey last week and we will be treating Loon Lake on the Monday, June 25th. 82 acres of health milfoil to be treated because we did not treat last year. This will be a contact herbicide that will knock it down but doesn’t kill the roots. Milfoil will be discussed at the annual meeting. Curly Leaf Pond Weed is another invasive species and will be treated as well. Next year we should have an opportunity to treat the Milfoil with a product based off information from the grant study of our hybrid milfoil in North Carolina. 


Barry asked if we could have a sound system for the hearing impaired system for our meetings. He talked with someone at the guitar store in Spokane and said we could purchase one for $400. Barry made a motion to purchase a system. Joan Easley said that we already have one in place purchased by LLPOA quite some time ago. Barry’s motion was tabled until the existing system can be examined.

Jim shared that he was contacted by Washington State Legislature who wanted a copy of our bylaws and our water quality monitoring program design program that was created by Jim. They stated they would like are to use them as a model for other lake organizations.

Joseph Ferraro stated that Granite Point has a church service at 9:30 am and stop by the store and register.


Lee distributed flyers to everyone to get the word out about the LLPOA. 

Guests: Joseph Ferraro, Tom Hale, Georgie Evans, Joan Easley, John Morrow,


Meeting adjourned at 7:44


MAY 10, 2018


CALL TO ORDER - President Lee Evans called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Members of the board present were Lee Evans, Jim Davies, Dick Davies, Jon Hastings, Don Kelley, Dennis Drinkard, Dana Waddell, Holly Shamberger, Mark Whittaker.

Sign in sheet was distributed. Quorum present.

MINUTES OF THE MEETING- The minutes of the April 10,2018  meeting were presented.  It was moved by Jim and seconded by Denny that the minutes be approved as written.  The motion was carried.  



2018 Fireworks -$25.00, 2019 Dues - $60.00, $160.00, General Contributions - $20.00, Interest Income - $0.45  Total Income - $265.45

Expenses: Fireworks - $3100.00, Licensing and filing fees - $70.00 Total Expenses $3,170.00


Checking Account Balance - $24,985.80, Savings Account Balance - $5508.51

Total Account Balances - 30,494.31


There was a typo on last month’s treasurers report under category 2017 firework stating a $7,076 disbursement. It was corrected to a $4,076.00 on this months treasurers report. Dana is at work on membership tracking for accurate numbers. 


ANNUAL MEETING - Friday, June 22nd, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. 

President polled the board to determine interest in continuing as a Board Member. All interested in continuing on were Jon Hastings, Denny Drinkard, Dana Waddell, Jim Davies, Dick Davies, Don Kelley, Holly Shamberger, Lee Evans. Lee encouraged the board members to ask people to visit a meeting and see if they might be interested in serving.

Lee will get proxy ballots to give out to the board members at next meeting since we need at least 25 people to make a quorum this helps to make the quorum.  Lee asked for an election committee Chairman and Mark volunteered to fill that position. Discussion was had regarding potential speakers.

BOAT PARADE - Mark,Chairperson -  A motions was made by Don authorize expenditure not to exceed the budget of $250 for boat parade prizes, Holly seconded. Motion carried.

FIREWORKS - We will not have to pay for a dock this year as Barry is volunteering his dock and it will be set up on Barry Smith’s frontage. Thank you, Barry.

WATER QUALITY- A resident reported on Loon Lake to Pat McGuire, DOE regarding a blue-green algae. Lee spoke to Mr. McGuire and he asked that the LLPOA be proactive to the next step if we found that to be true that blue-green algae was blooming. Jim stated he felt we have some cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) although he felt it had not reached a toxic level for concern. Lee suggested samples be taken and analyzed. Caution signs are posted on the Lake and Lee will discuss with Pat McGuire.

BYLAWS - Secretary of State- Business name is now Loon Lake Property Owner’s Association. Articles of Amendment received and successfully filed. Mark stated we refiled and Dana stated previous $20 was never cashed. Mark would like to provide latest bylaw binders to board after receiving from Don Kelley. 

WEBSITE: Holly - Up to date- Advertising for new board members and the pancake breakfast Chairman as well as the calendar and registering your dock for demolition.

NEWSLETTER - The new newsletter received many compliments and a huge thank you to Dana. She implemented a calendar as a new page in newsletter as well. 

DOCK DEMOLITION: June 23, 2018 Mark Whittaker Chairperson - Volunteers are always welcome, Mark will confirm that we are covered under the fish and game insurance as volunteers. Mark will order four dumpsters and Dana’s family will be helping as they have in the past. Mark has binder for everything needed to be accomplished to make this a successful project. Eric thought the LMD could be involved with this and recommended we check into this the next time its renewed. He also felt water quality could benefit as well. 

MILFOIL: Next meeting is Monday 6:30 at the Old Schoolhouse. Terry McNabb from Aquatechnex will be there and we will be discussing our grant process and to develop a plan/timeline for treatment of Loon Lake.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Lee received the binder that details how to setup this event from Keith Lewis as he will not be returning. Barry has asked another person to chair our even as we do not have one at this time.  Mark will be talking with Steve Cook regarding Deer Park Ambulance’s abilities to help prior to the event.

CHIPPER DAYS - June 2, 2018 - Lee passed around a sign up sheet for volunteers. Mark made a motion to split the proceeds between Loon Lake Food Pantry and Deer Park Ambulance, Dana seconded and motion carried. Lee will discuss with Skip from Deer Lake re: proceeds donation. Lee stated he spoke with the county and that there will no longer being a fee for the Chipper Day as they have added it to their budget.


FUNDRAISING: Jon and Barry would like to do a raffle to support fireworks with potentially Granite Point as the prize. They feel that this could help pay for fireworks and get info out regarding the LLPOA to increase the awareness of our Association. Mark made a motion to do the raffle and it was seconded by Dana. Motion carried.  If for some reason Granite Point didn’t work out it was discussed that we could do donations or come up with some other prizes as a public relations event. Dana asked if we have an information brochure to hand out to people. Dana picking up granola bars and will print flyer. Jon would like to work Loonsday for LLPOA at a raffle table with whomever is handing out granola bars for LLPOA.

Guests: Joan Easley, John Morrow, Eric Davis, Mary Davis 


Meeting adjourned at 7:44


APRIL 12, 2018

CALL TO ORDER - President Lee Evans called the meeting to order. He stated we were unable to have our scheduled meeting last month due to lack of a quorum. Members of the board present were Lee Evans, Jim Davies, Dick Davies, Dana Waddell, Holly Shamberger, Barry Smith, Jon Hastings.

Sign in sheet was distributed. Quorum present.

MINUTES OF THE MEETING- The minutes of the October 12, 2017 meeting were presented.  It was moved by Jim Davies and seconded by Dick Davies that the minutes be approved as written. The motion was carried.  


Income: Fireworks - $350.00, Dues (2017,2018,2019) $280.00, General Contributions - $10.00, Dock Demo - $60.00, Water Quality - $100.00, Interest income $0.47,  Total Income - $800.47

Expenses: Office supplies - $288.46 Total Expenses - $288.46

Checking Account Balance - $27,890.82  Savings  - $5508.06  Total $30,181.96

BOARD MEMBERS - Lee stated that Eric and George have both resigned from our board and asked others about what we could do to attract new volunteers. Holly suggested a welcome wagon but Lee stated we don’t have enough volunteers for current projects. Lee stated a new dues envelope has an area for volunteer interests to promote new volunteers to come forward that would like to be involved. Barry suggested an article in the Deer Park Gazette to ask for new members. Lee agreed that it was a good idea and investigate putting in an article.

FIREWORKS- Barry offered his dock for the fireworks platform but we are looking for an area with the lake access to setup the dock. Lee will be working on that and report at the next meeting.

BOAT PARADE - Loon Lake Food Pantry would like to follow the boat parade and request cash or food pantry donations. The board agreed it was a great idea and Lee will inform them that we support it.

BYLAWS - We do not have any new information at this time regarding the new name. Mark can update us at next meeting.  

WATER QUALITY - Jim stated June 15th is the first foray. Updated report will be at next meeting.

WEBSITE - Updates include recent legislation regarding aquatic invasive species, updated calendar 

NEWSLETTER- April 20 deadline : Articles assignments Dick  - Land Conservancy donation and thank you letter, Jim - Lake level management committee and water quality report, Eric Davis - SMP,  Don Kelley - history of Loon Island, District One Fire Chief, Mike Bucy will do article regarding EMS levy info, Board members resumes, Holly - pancake breakfast and Loonsday article, Mark - boat parade, dock demo, Lee - President’s message, chipper days, fireworks and milfoil, Maryjo- boater safety. 

PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Lee stated we need a new chairperson and Barry said he has someone to ask and will report back. We have a binder detailing the entire process. 

DOCK DEMOLITION  - June 23, 2018  Mark Whittaker chairman - Lee stated we underestimated dumpsters needed last year. We will probably need maximum dumpsters space will allow this year.  We are hoping homeowners needing dock demo will inform us so we can be prepared. Holly will post on Next Door our contact information. 

MILFOIL - Lee stated issue with declining board members and is actively seeking members. It is a Stevens County Program and we are an advisory committee for Loon Lake. We are in a grant study and the next Milfoil meeting will determine their course of action for the treatment of milfoil on Loon Lake. Meetings are open to the public and anyone interested in joining need to contact Lee Evans.

CHIPPER DAYS - June 2, 2018 and Oct 20, 2018 from 9-3 with the net proceeds to go to the Loon Lake Food Bank as a charitable donation. 

NEW BUSINESS - Holly suggested getting the LLPOA name out at Loonsday. It was decided granola bar and a flyer at Loonsday would be given out and a signup sheet if people would like to get on our email list.

RECENT BURGLARY - Barry stated that someone breaking & entering near Sunnyside Beach was apprehended by a local resident homeowner who called the Sheriff. 

PUBLIC COMMENTs - Joseph Ferraro - Granite Point will be opening for Opening Fishing Day for Breakfast and will be having a car show in late July. Joseph was thanked by the board for his efforts this year on the ski hill that saved a young snowboarder’s life. 

GUESTS: Joan Easley, Joseph Ferraro, Daryl Howe, Jay Waddell


Meeting adjourned at 7:56


Oct 12, 2017  

CALL TO ORDER - President Lee Evans called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.   Members of the board present were Lee Evans, Jim Davies, Dick Davies, Eric Davis, Dana Waddell, Holly Shamberger, Barry Smith, George Swannack 

Sign in sheet was distributed. Quorum present.

MINUTES OF THE MEETING-The minutes of the September 14, 2017 meeting were presented.  A motion was made to approve as presented, it was seconded and motion carried.


Income:  Fireworks 2018-$ .00, 2017 Dues  $20.00,  2018 dues 40.00, Conservancy $1200.00,  Dock Demo $ .00, Water Quality $0.00, Pancake $2752.00 , Interest - $0.45 Total Income: $4012.45  

Expenses: Donations $10,478.00, Postage-$0.00, Printing $71.25, Rent $250.00, Water Quality $355.00, Pancake $1264.82. Total Expenses - $12,419.07 

Checking Account Balance $24,676.65 Savings Account Balance $5505.31 Total $30,181.96

PANCAKE BREAKFAST - The board was very satisfied with the abundance of ambulance volunteers. Lee & Mark will get proceeds of Pancake Breakfast to Deer Park Ambulance. Barry asked why we are the Ambulance is the beneficiary of the donation and Lee responded that they provided plenty of volunteers. The board was very satisfied with all the volunteers that showed up to help. Lee, Mark and Dana will get proceeds to the Deer Park Ambulance during the break.

BY-LAWS- Lee is concerned that our new bylaws doesn’t appear to be accepted as the check has never cleared the bank. He stated that out of concern that we may default as an organization that he filed the simple return with the State to re-affirm our defense fund/property owners. We have not received any information from the State at this time regarding our new 501c3 number. Lee said he would research online to see if he can find out the information. 

CHIPPER DAY - Oct 14, 2017 9-3 -A.M. Volunteers are Mark, Lee, Holly, Don and Skip from Deer Lake. P.M. Volunteers are Eric, Mary, Jon and Dick. No volunteer organization was found by either Loon or Deer Lake to take over the volunteers. Mark asked Fire dept about getting us a sign or we will use our old sign that we had borrowed in the past. Jim has road signs up in advance. 

WEBSITE - Updates completed, nextdoor.com being used around the lake area as a social network and if you’d like to be invited send email address to Holly or Lee to be invited to join.

WALPA - DarylAnn talked about information received regarding invasive species, weeds, milfoil and snails, toxic blue algae.  She stated she was shocked by the inaction and lack of funds available for fighting this invasion and said Washington expects the other states around us to halt the invasion. Several members participated in this event and found it very informative.

NEWSLETTER - Dana has only received only one completed article. Everyone encouraged to finish their article.

MILFOIL - Lee Aquatechnex will be collecting samples next week and sending them to a North Carolina company as part of our grant requirement process. This company will grow the samples to develop a herbicide application that will be effective on the hybrid milfoil. The grant will pay for this process.

LEGAL- Eric  The last Growth Management Act hearing was delayed at Thurston County Superior Court at the request of the County.  He has not heard of a new date being set at this time. The Shoreline Management Program Update, Eric has heard from the DOE that there is still funding for this project. He has not heard when the next meeting will be.  Eric discussed a discovery of a non-permitted excavation project in that was allowing sediment to flow into the lake via a pipe. He stated the Loon Lake Land Conservancy notified Stevens County and filed a complaint. 

WATER QUALITY - Sept 15 was the last foray and had a visitor from a sophmore from E. Washington University Environmental Studies and it went well. The best secchi disk ever at 7 1/2 meters, The oxygen rate was dismal at below 50 feet was dead with less than one milligram per liter. No results back from lab.

LAKE LEVEL COMMITTEE  - Jim stated that they had not met yet at this time. 

PUBLIC COMMENTS - Dick Handley asked about quality of the lake and possible ways to improve the oxygen in the lake re: some type of equipment as has been discussed in previous meetings. Dick and Jim discussed Land Conservancy issues as well.


GUESTS:  Joan Easley, Mary Davis, John Morrow, DarylAnn Howe, Dick Handley

Meeting adjourned at 7:45



SEPT 14, 2017

CALL TO ORDER - President Lee Evans called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.   Members of the board present were Lee Evans, Jim Davies, Eric Davis, Jon Hastings, Don Kelley, Holly Shamberger, George Swannack, Dana Waddell. 

Sign in sheet was distributed. Quorum present.

MINUTES OF THE MEETING-The minutes of the August 10, 2017 meeting were presented.  A motion was made to approve as presented, it was seconded and motion carried.


Income:  2018 Fireworks-$ 15.00, 2017 Dues $140.00, 2018 dues 0.00, Conservancy $1565.00,  Dock Demo $200.00, Water Quality $200.00, Interest - $0.47 Total Income: $2120.47 

Expenses: Dock Demo $, Postage-$0.00, Website $0.00, Water Quality $355.00, Pancake Feed Supplies & Permits,  Insurance $0.00  Total Expenses - $1129.28 

Checking Account Balance $33,083.72, Savings Account Balance $5,504.86, Total $38,588.58 

CONSERVANCY - We have received $5478 for the conservancy and with our maximum match of $5000 our donation to the conservancy will be $10,478.00. Dana will write check tonight and we will continue to forward funds sent to us but our obligatory match has been fulfilled.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST - Lee stated we are looking for a new Chairperson for next year’s Breakfast. He thanked Keith Lewis (who was not in attendance), Board Members and Deer Park Ambulance for all their hard work. Discussion included incorrect ticket pricing for pre-sale tickets, LL Times printing incorrect date in newspaper however editor said next year’s ad would be free which Lee got in writing.   He stated when we get a final accounting we will have a nice donation to give to the Deer Park Ambulance who was this year’s volunteer group. Unofficial breakfast financial report was discussed but should be finalized by next meeting. Tentative count of 317 customers & $25 raffle winner for Loon Lake Pizza was Christian Davis which was mailed to him. Lee stated we have funds from last year’s breakfast still owed to the Fire Auxillary and would like to get that check issued today. Discussion regarding breakfast flyers on dock versus email and it was determined that both are good options. There was a number of people who donated above the ticket value to support the LLPOA. 

Joseph Ferraro - AED  Joseph wanted to know if the Loon Lake Elementary School has an AED for first responders to an accident or if anyone on the board knows where the closest one is? They cost approximately $1800 and are usually have 24 hours accessibility. Lee stated he would ask Mark to see if the new fire station will have one and if not, discuss what we can do further on this matter. 

LEGAL - Eric Growth Management Act hearing board case for Superior Court in Thurston County has been delayed as request at the county.  The county SMP update has funding available but a meeting has not been scheduled. Jim asked if we are going to do a new sub-area plan when that is settled and it was agreed to continue to discuss that.

MILFOIL - We found samples in mid-August and supplied the company that will determine the DNA and involve a growing process as per our milfoil grant.  We are unsure if we will be treating this year for milfoil.  

CHIPPER DAYS - October 14, 2017 Volunteers are Lee, Mark, Holly, and Don in the a.m., Eric, Jim, Skip (Deer Lake) in the p.m. An ad was put on nextdoor.com regarding a volunteer group. There is a suggested monetary donation that would be accepted for help in unloading a vehicle that would be donated to a volunteer group or local charity. Jim asked for funds to purchase paper for signage.

NEWSLETTER - Dana  offered to create a newsletter and it was very much appreciated! Articles were discussed and to be submitted by Oct 15, 2017. 

WATER QUALITY - Jim Davies  Presented a chart regarding water quality, phosphorus information, lack of oxygen and dead zones. He also discussed that there is a prototype for a machine that Denny Drinkard brought to his attention that has the potential to help the water quality of a lake. The last foray for water quality testing will be Sept. 15, 2017 at 10:00 and anyone is welcome to join. Anyone who would like to discuss water quality or this machine is welcome to call Jim. 

BANKING- Meeting time set for Dana, Lee, George and Holly at the Bank for signing new cards

DONATIONS TO LLLC - WALPA - Jim signed up for Walpa and requested $150 reimbursement. 2 people from milfoil are also going to workshops. 

MEETINGS - There are no scheduled LLPOA meetings Nov-Feb. If a meeting becomes necessary everyone will be notified.

LAKE LEVEL COMMITTEE - Questions regarding damage done by high water, effectiveness of adjudication, channel improvements, dam improvements, responsibility to perform by the DOE, County, and Sewer District. Committee will be meeting next month.



GUESTS:  John, Morrow, Joan Easley, Mary Davis, Wayne Cornwell, Joseph Ferraro, Daryl Howe, Mr. Waddell

Meeting adjourned at 7:45


   AUGUST 10, 2017

CALL TO ORDER - President Lee Evans called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.   Members of the board present were Lee Evans, Jim Davies, Dick Davies, Eric Davis, Jon Hastings, Dana Waddell, Barry Smith, Denny Drinkard, George Swannack, and Mark Whittaker and Don Kelley.

Sign in sheet was distributed. Quorum present.

MINUTES OF THE MEETING-Minutes of July 13, 2017 were presented and approved as presented.

TREASURER’S REPORT-Lee Evans: The Excel spreadsheet has been updated and Dana was a great asset getting our spreadsheet information corrected for the future. It was moved and seconded that Dana be our new Treasurer.  Motion carried.

Income:  2018 Fireworks-$ 526.00, 2017 Dues  $320.00,  2018 dues $340.00, Conservancy $318.00,  Dock Demo $ 1040.00, Water Quality $0.00  , Interest - $0.47 Total Income: $2544.47 

Expenses: Dock Demo $2977.01, Postage-$0.00,Boat Parade Prizes $300.00, Misc $150, Fireworks 2017 $4076.00 Office Supplies 0.00, Water Quality $0.00, Insurance $-14.00 Total Expenses - $7499.01 

Checking Account Balance $32,093.00, Savings Account Balance $5504.39,  Total $37,597.39

PANCAKE BREAKFAST - Keith Lewis: Food permit is secured, tickets for board members to sell distributed to members tonight (10 adult and 6 children for each board member). Keith also contacted Loon Lake Elementary to secure cafeteria, and will submit all receipts to Lee Evans. Gift Certificate to be procured from Loon Lake Video & Pizza, Sign in Sheet was sent around to board members for volunteers in helping to pre-clean, food prep and food pickup on Saturday, volunteer times available for Sunday breakfast and cleanup. Deer Park Ambulance Volunteer Randy Scott was present to see where his volunteers are needed to sign up as well. Lee to pickup propane tanks for the two new grills. Mark will make sure grills are at the school. Keith will obtain keys for access to school and contact LL Times to advertise.  Mark has banners for hanging at the school. Barry said he would check on another cook. Lee, Denny, Jim and Dana all volunteered to put flyers on the docks on Friday prior to breakfast. Barry took advertisement flyers for Granite Point. 

LOON LAKE HISTORICAL SOCIETY - New President Mary Jo Lovell was informed Lee Evans that the LLPOA had not paid the yearly rent/donation for the previous two years meetings. Mark made a motion that we give the historical society 2 years rent plus an extra $10 that was previously unpaid for a total of $250. It was seconded and motion carried.

MILFOIL - Lee Evans:  Samples were taken and sent to the lab to be DNA tested. There wasn’t much milfoil found on the survey although some was found in the Shoreacres area. Lee is unsure if we will be treating this year although because we do not have a lot of milfoil.  We have a grant to treat the hybrid milfoil for the next two years. Invasive Curly Leaf Pond Weed has been seen by other board members and that may be something we have to treat in the future.

CHIPPER DAYS: October 14, 2017 Confusion over the date due to personnel change at the county so it may be necessary to change the date. We will know more by the next meeting.  A motion was made & seconded to replace District #1 Fire Dept. chipper day sign that we damaged and also purchase our own sign regarding donation fee schedule. Eric Davis, Jim and Dick Davies and Lee Evans both stated they would volunteer to help work chipper days. $250 or 1/2 whatever is greater can be given to a volunteer group. It is a community service that can benefit a volunteer group. It was also proposed to give any donations we receive to the food bank and will be discussed further at the next meeting. Barry Smith said he has heard complaints regarding unclear fee. Free dumping of the clean green but if volunteers help unload we can ask if they would like to donate. There was discussion regarding some people paying and other’s not paying. It was decided that a clear sign with the suggested donation amount of $10 per truck load and $20 per Truck and trailer. It was stated that the website and sandwich boards should not say free but donations accepted.

WEBSITE - Updates completed regarding pancake breakfast, chipper days and acknowledgement of New Board members. 

LEGAL- Eric Davis: Nothing new to report on Growth Management Act Case #0710015 scheduled for Superior Court in Thurston County or SMP update but is expecting a meeting this fall session.  

WATER QUALITY - Jim:  Has not received lab results back from 2nd foray but it looks similar to other years in August. 1st foray visibility was 5 meters which was better than the usual 6 or 7 meters.  Poor visibility can sometimes mean less algae. Next foray scheduled approximately September 15.

WINTER MEETING SCHEDULE - Lee: It was moved by Eric and seconded by Jim that we take a hiatus from monthly meetings for November, December, January and February. Any updates can be sent out by email. We can call a special meeting at any time or conference call if necessary.

DONATION APPROVAL FOR N.IDAHO/E.WASHINGTON REGIONAL LAKE CONFERENCE - It was moved by Jim and seconded by Dick to approve and submit the donation of $150 for this conference when request is received. A local informative conference put on at Spokane Community College and supplies lunch. 

COMMITTEE FOR LAKE LEVEL ISSUES - Dick: In regards to discussion at the Annual Meeting, Tim Cronin requested a committee for possible improved technology for anticipation of flooding in lake levels, improving the channel and new technology for a new weir. It was determined that Jim Davies, chairperson of this committee would contact Wes McCart. Wes had stated at the Annual Meeting that he would talk to a county engineer to see if he had insight into this issue. The Committee consists of Jim, Dick, Eric, and Tim Cronin. 


LL Food Pantry called Lee seeking volunteers to help set up for their yard sale on August 16, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. The yard sale will be August 17,18,19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. contact is Lorraine Scott.

Burn Ban has been effective since August 8th, 2017 which includes beach fires. A violation of this is order is a misdemeanor and if convicted can be punished by a fine of up to $500 or 90 days in jail. 

Washington State Lake Protection Association (WALPA) will be held in Spokane this year on October 11,12,13, 2017. This will be hands on classes in lake sampling including instrumentation and methods. Also a class in invasive species plant & animal. The participants will work with preserved specimens to identify and distinguish characteristics.  Cost $150 per person plus $20 each for workshops. Jim would like to attend all three days. Lee will be attending through the Milfoil group.


NEXT BOARD MEETING- September 14, 2017

GUESTS:  Daryl Ann Howe, Keith Lewis, Mike Phillips, Randy Scott, John Morrow, Joan Easley, Patty Hytien



JUNE 23, 2017

CALL TO ORDER - President Lee Evans called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.   Members of the board present were Lee Evans, Jim Davies, Dick Davies, Eric Davis, Don Kelley, Holly Shamberger, Barry Smith, George Swannack, and Mary Jo Lovell.

 Agenda and Sign in sheet distributed. 

DETERMINATION OF A QUORUM- A quorum of directors and a minimum of 25 members are needed for a legal Quorum. It was determined we had a legal quorum of the membership that included a combination of attending members and signed proxy ballots.

GUEST SPEAKERS - Kendall Allen, Stevens County Sheriff : He stated they have 27 commissioned people and are also having three long time employees retiring from the department. Successor’s have been selected at this time. He stated they have a very large area to patrol of 2500 square miles and his expectation is that if you call that you will get personal contact from the Sheriff’s office. He discussed that the jail is full and the need for a 150 bed jail. The ambulance service doesn’t have tax dollars to support it and must operate on a fee for service. In regards to noise complaints, he said there is a state law on decibel noise but this requires equipment, training and manpower. Officers will respond to burning garbage complaints and burn barrels are illegal. He discussed lack of manpower getting to the lakes and running the Sheriff Marine Duty on the weekends.  He discussed issues regarding drug houses and needing probable cause so that they can get a search warrant. He stated someone must actually see drugs not just have suspicion.  He recommended keeping a log of visitors and cars and using your camera as a neighborhood to document all you can. He recommended calling in property crimes as that sometimes helps determine other issues. A guest asked about using an unmarked car and he stated that the criminals catch on very quickly. Discussion regarding state liquor and cannabis board and county zoning.

Mike Bucy, Stevens County Fire Chief, The wet spring promotes growth of fuel which as it gets warmer then becomes fuel. We are currently at moderate danger. He discussed the new fire station being operational hopefully by March and that Loon Lake is the 2nd busiest station. The new facility will be large enough to accommodate future growth to the area. It will have sleeping quarters as well as a meeting room for the community. When a guest asked for the legal size for a fire, he stated 3 x3. 


Jim Caruso, Stevens County Emergency Management, Jim recommended we look at the Facebook page; Stevens County Emergency Management to keep in touch with area concerns. He stated there had been 64 mudslides and 1.2 million in road damage due to flooding paid for by the county without federal funds. He works with Fema, however there were no monies for individuals affected by flooding except those with flood insurance. He recommended that we register with hyper-reach.com to and register your phone and email. This way if there is a fire/disaster they will be able to contact you through the Sheriff’s office 911 system

Wes McCart, Stevens County Commissioner- It is the 3rd wettest winter we have had on record. A discussion followed with guests with the design of our the weir and that when lake was frozen it was 1 inch higher than the adjudicated level. Discussion regarding checking the channel for debris and that the County has the authority to property assess if it needs to fund such cleaning. In the original court order for lake adjudication it stated do not create problems downstream with silt and water. It was mentioned by several that flooding was everywhere and that even though the gate was open water was flowing over the top as well.

MINUTES OF THE MEETING-Secretary Holly Shamberger presented the minutes of the 2016 Annual Meeting of the LLPOA. A motion was made by Eric to approve the minutes as presented and seconded by Jim. Motion carried.

TREASURER’S REPORT- Eric Davis/Lee Evans: 

Income:  Fireworks-$ 1834.00, 2018 dues $1500.00, 2017 Dues  $1180.00,  Conservancy $2395.00,  Dock Demo $671.00, Water Quality $505.00  , Interest - $0.45 Total Income: $8085.45  

Expenses: Dock Demo $297.50, Postage-$52.00, Website $107.88, Office Supplies 160.74, Water Quality $99.88, Insurance $1270.00  Total Expenses - $1988.00 

Checking Account Balance $36,643.39, Savings Account Balance $5503.92,  Total $42,147.31 

Eric and Lee providing temporary duty as the Treasurer until position filled.

ELECTIONS OF NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS - A motion was made and 2nd that Jim Davies would be in charge of nominations of the Board of Directors. 

WEBSITE - Updates completed

DOCK DEMOLITION- Everything is ready for dock demo day tomorrow and we are hopeful to have enough dumpsters. 

BOAT PARADE - Everything on track

FIREWORKS - Everything on track

LEGAL- Eric Davis - An update to shoreline management is planned in early 2018. The planning committee meeting next Thursday 9-12 regarding guidelines for redevelopement around Loon Lake.


Tim Cronin concerned about flooding and how the weir is controlled.Lee Evans stated 1.The weir  dam gates and maintenance responsibilities  belong to Washington Dept. of Fish and Game.

2. Loon Lake water level is the responsibility of the Washington Dept. of Ecology. Spokane office Ecology representative is John Covert.

3. John Covert contacts the LLSD#4 when he wants the gates to be opened and closed.

Tim would like to have a committee to explore lake levels and weir management. He felt we should be proactive as possible to prevent property damage. He asked to organize a committee for the better anticipation for possible flooding in lake levels, improving the channel and new technology for a new weir. He felt that there must be better weir technology available that could avert flooding. It was moved by Jim and 2nd by Eric to form a committee for lake level issues.  Jim Davies stated he would be chairman with Eric, Dick and Tim Cronin agreeing to be on the Committee. 

Wes McCart stated that he would talk to a county engineer to see if he had insight into this issue.

Meeting closed at 9:45

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