MLA Meeting Agendas

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- By consensus if no changes


  1. Approval of Minutes-By consensus if no changes


  1. Presidents Report- Gary Salisbury

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 May 5, 2021                                                                                    $32,295.29

Income from Membership Dues:                                                                            +4,115.00

Funds Available                                                                                                           $36,410.29

Expenses                                                                                                                            -    65.00          

Balance as of June 30, 2021                                                                                            $36,345.29   


Proposed budget for 2021 to be approved July 3,

Line Items

7-1-20 to 6-30-21

Fiscal Expenses, 7-1-20 to 5-05-21

Proposed, 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 check charge


Web Site






25 pavilion rental- picnic,






Shoreline Project




Au Sable Donation






590.03, signs re: speed & no fertilizer zones


Total budget items




Total all expenditures





*A majority of the nine board members would have to approve these expenditures for items, services, activities consistent with and in support of the three MLA goals.


  • 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. Manistee Lake Improvement Board- Seth Phillips


  1. Other Reports, Presentations
    1. Renee Penny- Kalkaska Conservation District, Recruitment for Friends of the KCD


  1. Old Business-
    1. Membership Chair to replace Bill Brandell
    2. Response to Bear Lake’s Sound Ordinance


  • New Business -Potential Projects
    1. Open for ideas on projects for the lake.
    2. New Business- Election of Officers: Nominations from the floor OR slate of officers as follows:
      1. President- Gary Salisbury
      2. Vice President- Keith Gancer
      3. Secretary- Matt Thomas
      4. Treasurer- Shug Brandell
      5. at Arms- Bob Williams
      6. At Large- Brenda Henige
      7. At Large- Sue Kramer
      8. At Large- Norm LaCroix
      9. At Large- Seth Phillips


  • Next meeting Sept. 4, at 9 AM at CETA Hall


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