Manistee Lake Association Calendar of Events

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MLA Meeting - CETA Hall
Saturday, May 29, 2021, 09:00am
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Manistee Lake Association Agenda

May 29, 2021, 9 AM, CETA Hall


(Social distancing and mask wearing as per CDC Guidelines)


I.            Call to Order- MLA President Gary Salisbury

Stating the 3 Primary goals of the association:

  1. Promote the education of the riparian property owners and other lake users about water quality and water supply.
  2. Support issues which concern welfare of the lake in general, including the conservation of the water supply in the lake and watershed, and maintaining the quality of water safety for swimming and conducive to fish resources.
  3. Support the measurement and evaluation of hydrological data of the lake so that decisions and actions shall be for what is best for the lake.


II.            Roll Call of Board Members-

·         President- Gary Salisbury

  • Vice President- Keith Gancer
  • Treasurer- Shug Brandell
  • Sgt. At Arms- Bob Williams
  • Secretary- Matt Thomas

Sue Kramer- Board member at large

  • Seth Phillips- Board member at large
  • Norm LaCroix- Board member at large
  • Brenda Henige- Board Member at large


  • Approval of Agenda-


  1. Approval of Minutes-


  1. Presidents Report- Gary Salisbury

Three-year terms expire July 3 for current officers and at-large board members so those interested in continuing to serve and/or those interested in being nominees should notify Gary by June 15 so a slate of nominees can be posted along with the July 3 meeting agenda.  Bill Brandell is resigning from two positions that will need to be replaced:  Membership chair is a voluntary position but the representative to the Manistee Lake Improvement Board is nominated by MLA then interviewed and selected by the MLIB.  (see job descriptions)


Signs are available regarding Speed Limits and No Fertilizer.  Remember that donations are appreciated at the Sands Park boat ramp for when you launch your boats.


  1. Treasurer’s Report- Shug Brandell: Balance as of August 31, 2020                                  $33,434.36

Income from Membership Dues:                                                                              +50.00

Funds Available                                                                                                       $33,484.36

Expenses                                                                                                                      -1,189.07           Balance as of May 5, 2021                                                                                                $32,295.29   

Proposed budget for 2021 to be approved July 3,

Line Items

Budgeted:                          7-1-20 to 6-30-21

Fiscal Year-to-date:              7-1-20 to 5-05-21

Proposed Budget:     7-1-21 to 6-30-22

Mailing, meetings


524.09 mailing


Admin. Ins, IRS & MI Fees, Ins.


25 MI Corps fee,             75 CETA dues/rental,          15 new checks charge


Web Site






25 pavilion rental- picnic,






Shoreline Project




Au Sable Inst. Donation




*Contingency Fund-needs approval by board members.


590.03, signs re: speed & no fertilizer zones


Total of budget items




Total all expenditures





  • Social Committee Report- Sue Kramer
    1. Picnic at the Park on August 21, 2021 at 4 PM
    2. Boat parade July 4 at 1:00 PM, muster at Camp Tanuga


  • Joint Fishing Improvement Committee- Keith Gancer
    1. Walleye Planting


  1. Manistee Lake Improvement Board- Shug Brandell
    1. June 28, 7 PM, Coldsprings Township: Reports from Dr. Jude and Progressive AE


  1. Other Reports, Presentations
    1. Fred Van Dyke
    2. Renee Penny- Kalkaska Conservation District


  1. Old Business


  • New Business -Potential Projects
    1. Open for ideas on projects for the lake.
    2. Nominations for MLIB riparian representative


  • Next meeting July 3, 9 AM at CETA Hall
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