Esmann Island Board Meeting 10-21-2017

Esmann Island Owner’s Association

Board Meeting

October 21, 2017

 Board Members Present:   

The meeting was called to order at 8:06AM by President, Terry Denner. Board members present include; Bruce Copeland, Jane Ertl and Tom Reimer.  Absent:  Chad Williams, Bob Buhrow, Tony Reyerson , Laurie Helling.  Also present was Treasurer, Helen Schweitert.

Members Present:

Don Niosi, Teri Nelson Denner,  Bob Sims, Ken Brandel, Tom Nagle and Ken Root.

Minutes:

After review of the minutes, Bruce Copeland made a motion to approve, Tom Reimer second. Motion Passed.

Treasurer’s Report:

One homeowner account is delinquent; Lois Neal.  Discussion was held concerning a Mechanic’s Lien on the Neal property. No action was taken.  Details concerning the Treasurer’s Report included:

  • Lawn maintenance is paid in full.
  • One additional 2017 garbage invoice is expected from Bi-County Disposal.
  • Mark Short Concrete invoice for ramp concrete was presented. $4800 partial payment was made today.
  • Boat Storage deposits of $420 were given to Helen Schweitert to be deposited.
  • A premium adjustment ($52 credit) was received due to moving our insurance renewal month from February to August.
  • Approval was given for re-occurring known expenses, requiring payments, such as the Bi-County Disposal 4th quarter invoice.

Bruce Copeland moved to approve the Treasurer’s Report.  Tom Reimer, second. Motion Passed.

Building Permits:

  • No committee members were present.
  • No ownership changes are known.

Road Committee:

  • Earl Burkle property – Tom Reimer noted that stability pads from concrete trucks compromised the road. All road repairs will be addressed in Spring 2018.
  • At the April 2018 meeting we will publicize to the owners the opportunity to make personal driveway repairs when road vendor is here in 2018.

Pond Committee:

  • Jane Ertl gave positive feedback on pond swimming and the water quality. Jane contacted Alliant Energy for an opinion on swimming in a pond with aeration.  The response was no swimming recommended due to the possibility of electrocution. Jane will continue to research.
  • Trenching for electricity will take place, hopefully this fall.
  • An aerial map of the pond is desired. This would assist with placement of future structures.
    • Playground equipment donated has been donated.
    • Basketball hoop has been donated but a concrete (other otherwise) court has not been discussed.
    • An additional boat dock is available for donation.
    • A shelter is desired but no designs developed nor budgeted costs discussed.
    • The Can Drive has deposited $279 in the Rec Fund at Fidelity Bank & Trust. The total fund is $960.47.  Two bills have been paid: purchase of checks for the account; and one load of rock for the south side path.
    • Private donations are always accepted. Contact Fidelity B&T to donate.

Boat Ramp:

  • Jeff Freidlein will remove the trees necessary for the new ramp. The trees will be relocated to the sand pit for future destruction.
  • Old concrete ramp will be removed soon.
  • New ramp to be set when water level drops.
  • Boat ramp dock removal will take place this weekend.

NEW BUSINESS —

Snow Removal:

  • Jeff Freidlein will continue snow removal service on an ‘as needed’ basis.
  • $70/hour (complete island estimated at 1.5 hours)
  • Services will include snow removal and deposit of sand, if sand is needed on icy roads.

Exterior Lighting:

  • Jane Ertl will inquire with Alliant Energy concerning the two light invoices, combining them into one invoice. Also will inquire into the location of the Entry to Island light and if it is property of Esmann Island or Clayton County.

Security:

  • Discussion was held on the recent thefts on Abel Island. A black truck, without headlights, has been spotted driving the island between 2:00 – 3:00AM.  This is a reminder to Homeowners to keep possessions locked, at all times.
  • Likewise, our storage building door has been repaired with new bolts, etc.

Donations:

  • $250 was approved as a 2017 donations to the Guttenberg Fire Department. The check will be delivered this week.  Approved by Tom Reimer, Bruce Copeland, second. Motion passed.

Next meeting:  April 21, 2018, 8:00AM

Annual meeting:  June 21, 2018, time TBD

A motion was made by Tom Reimer to adjourn the meeting at 8:51AM.  Bruce Copeland, second.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Jane Ertl Root (on behalf of Laurie Helling, (Secretary)

Vice-President

 

Esmann Island Board Meeting 9-16-2017

Esmann Island Owner’s Association

Board Meeting

September 16, 2017

 

Board Members Present:

Meeting called to order at 8:04 am by President Terry Denner. Board members present: Tom Reimer,  Bruce Copeland, Bob Buhrow and Jane Ertl   Absent:  Chad Williams, Tony Reyerson  Also present were Helen Schwietert (Treasurer) Laurie Helling (Secretary)

Members Present:  Kyle Pittman, Bob Sims, Teri Denner, Doug Hintzman, Chris Miller, Cindy Miller, Wayne Jensen. Ken Root

Minutes:

  • Motion made to approve the board minutes of 8-26-17 meeting by Bruce Denner  2nd by Bob Buhrow.  All approved. Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report:

  • Treasurer’s Report presented by Helen Schwietert.
  • Motion made by Jane Ertl to approve Treasurer’s report. 2nd by Bob Buhrow.  All approved. Motion carried.

 Bills:

  • Bills Presented:  Utilities, Lawn Mowing
  • Tom Reimer made motion to approve bills, 2nd by Bruce Copeland. Motion carried.
    • Ramp Bid: To be discussed under Old Business

Building Permits:

  • Lot 144 & 153 Permit submitted for new house structure. Roger & Jodi Weiss 488 River View. Approved Pending DNR & county permits.
  • Burco-Permit submitted for garage on Lot 23 across from his home. Approved Pending DNR Permits.
  • Checking on completed projects and current progress with open permits.
    • Brodigan DNR & County permits received.
  • Tom Pittman Lot 57, 360 Second Ave. Owner would like permission to add screened in porch. However an issue with set backs. Discussion held as property is a non-conforming size but board will not allow any allowance to set back by-laws. After looking at plans and discussion, Jane Ertl made motion if Kyle P. can change the porch design to comply within setbacks he can alter drawing and resubmit to building committee.  2nd by Tom Reimer. Motion passed.

Property Ownership Changes: Nothing new reported at this time.

Road Report:  

  • Check road condition by E. Burkle property from sea wall construction and cement truck activity
  • ISLAND MEMBERS NOTE: Please DO NOT DRIVE through Common Grounds with cars or regular vehicles to get to your homes. Specifically the common grounds on north side of Pond.  Kids now have tether ball and volleyball court located there now. Use the Island roads.

Boat Storage Committee:  Boats already on list for winter storage should be able to start moving in after Sept. 23. The shed is at capacity at this time. If you wish to be placed on a waiting list, please contact Don Niosi, 364 River View.

Ramp Committee:  See updated discussion points under Old Business

Beautification Committee:  Nothing new to report

Pond Committee:  

  • Pond Committee members have contacted Alliant Energy about possibly running power from a nearby lot power pole (with lot owner permission). Discussion held by Board & members present. It may run approx. $500 and would need a 2 week window. Members/volunteers could help trench the line if needed. Would need to get an electrician to help finish setting power at the end location.
  • Jane Ertl made a motion “contingent” upon lot owner’s permission to run line from pole-ti bury the Alliant power line from that lot to pond location.
  • Island would pay for monthly Alliant bill (anticipated low usage)
  • Tom Reimer 2nd. All Approved. Motion passed.
  • New bank account for ESMANN REC FUND at Fidelity Bank in Guttenberg. Can Money will be deposited into fund. Purchases for pond improvement etc. will come from this account.
    • Members can make donations to this fund if they so wish. *Teri Denner & Kari Winders contacts!
  • CAN REDEMPTION FUND:  The can collection area is set up by the Assoc. shed. CANS only, no plastic or glass. All the funds collected from cans collected will be donated to Esmann Rec Fund. We will get $12 per full bag.  **Again, if possible, empty completely or even rinse. Thanks!
  • Please DUMP LEAVES or Composted leaves along the side of sand pit leading to the new Pond Cart Path.  There is a pile started there already. The leaves and mulch will be used around the cleared trees along the path to the pond to combat the poison ivy & oak from growing back in the spring. Thanks!

Old Business:

  • North Ramp-. Terry Denner shared the bid from Friedlein Excavating which will be awarded the ramp repair.
  • Cannot start until we receive the go-ahead from the DNR. Shouldn’t take too long.
  • Discussion on when to set the slab on site in the north ramp area will proceed then.  It will need at least 3 weeks to cure.
  • Once cured, it will be set at an angle alongside the current ramp. The old ramp will still be usable.
  • Storage Unit Building-All discussion tabled until Spring meetings resume.

New Business:

  • Jane Ertl brought up a topic to add to 2018 annual meeting agenda—Possible donation to the Guttenberg Municipal Pool. So noted.

Next (and last for the season) Board Meeting will be October 21, 2017 at 8:00 am.

 Terry Denner asked for motion to adjourn. Jane Ertl made motion, 2nd by Bruce Copeland. Motion approved.  Adjourned at 8:51 am.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Laurie Helling

Secretary

Esmann Island Board Meeting 8-26-2017

Esmann Island Owner’s Association

Board Meeting

August 26, 2017

Call to Order: Meeting called to order at 8:01 am by President Terry Denner.

Board members present:  Terry Denner, Tom Reimer, Chad Williams, Tony Reyerson, Bruce Copeland, Bob Buhrow. Absent: Jane Ertl   Also present were Helen Schwietert (Treasurer) Laurie Helling (Secretary)

Members Present:   Tom Nagel, Linda Lampe, Dave & Mary Koopman, Don Niosi, Doug Hintzman, Chris Miller, Teri Denner, Cindy Miller, Steve Lampe, Kari Winders, Larry Gaul, Wayne Jensen.

Minutes:

  • Motion made to approve the board minutes of 7-15-17 meeting by Tony Reyerson.  2nd by Buhrow.  All approved. Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report:

  • 1 Delinquent Assessment-Letter will be sent to owner after meeting for immediate payment.
  • Motion made by Bruce Copeland to approve Treasurer’s report. 2nd by Chad Williams.  All approved. Motion carried.

Bills:

  • Bills Presented:  Utilities, Lawn Mowing, AC repair/maintenance assoc. office, taxes, new office laptop.
  • A big thank you to Doug Hintzman for picking out the new laptop and adding necessary updated office programs.
  • Tom Reimer made motion to approve bills, 2nd by Chad Williams. Motion carried.

Building Permits:

  • Lot 144 & 153 Permit submitted for new house structure. Roger & Jodi Weiss 488 River View. Approved Pending DNR & county permits.
  • Burco-Permit submitted for garage on Lot 23 across from his home. Approved Pending DNR Permits.
  • Checking on completed projects and current progress with open permits.
    • Brodigan DNR & County permits received.

Property Ownership Changes:

  • Tom Pittman Lot 57, 360 Second Ave, from Advantage Development (Keune)
  • Andy Phelps, Lots 307 & 27, 361 River View Rd, from Connie Schneider.
  • Jeff Zearley, Lot 266, 425 Hickory Rd,  from Chip Flory
  • Chip Flory, Lot 281, 404 Timberlane Rd, from Dennis & Mary Ream

Road Report:  

  • Board will fix the pothole on side of road coming onto island before Abel driveway.
  • Road is in good shape over all. May have an inspector from the surfacing company check it in the future.

Boat Storage Committee:  Don Niosi asks that all trailers be out of the Island Shed by September 23rd.  Boats already on list for winter storage can start moving in after Sept. 23. The shed is at capacity at this time. If you wish to be placed on a waiting list, please contact Don Niosi, 364 River View.

Ramp Committee:  See updated discussion points under Old Business

Beautification Committee:  Nothing new to report

Pond Committee:   Kari Winders was present to update Board members on Pond Clean-Up Efforts.

  • HUGE THANK YOU to many island members, friends and family who helped with the pond clean-up efforts so far!  Especially member Kevin Perrinjaquet for his generous time, large machinery to dredge, move dirt and open up the beach area!  At the minimum, $20K+ has been donated in time, machinery, materials!   Teamwork makes the dream work!
  • Tether Ball pole and Volleyball net are installed.
  • Cart Path cleared and graveled over to the beach area!
  • Kari has checked into all organic enzymes for the water to address the algae, while we still research solar vs electric aerators. Solar was preferable but in the winter even 48 hrs of no sun could shut the aerator down so discussion held on running/trenching electricity to the pond area
  • CAN REDEMPTION FUND:  The can collection area is set up by the Assoc. shed. CANS only, no plastic or glass. All the funds collected from cans collected will be donated to Pond Fund. We will get $12 per full bag.  **Again, if possible, empty completely or even rinse. Thanks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old Business:

  • North Ramp-.
    • Terry Denner has received the approved forms back from Corps of Engineers. Just waiting on DNR.
    • Bids received bids from Friedlein and Vondehaar,
      • Discussion held on the bids and making sure they were comparable in what we want and what they are bidding.  Friedlein has until following Friday-Sept. 1 to resubmit bid.
      • Repair work wouldn’t take place until mid-late September at earliest.
    •  Winning bid & timeline of repairs will be discussed at September board meeting.
  •  Storage Unit Building-
    • Initial bids brought in to the board are extremely high. This is somewhat expected given the time of year.
      • Building, concrete etc. all higher than what board would want to even consider.
      • This discussion will be tabled as board will continue to pursue lower bids throughout the next few months.
      • Discussion held on possibly sending an extra mailing to keep members informed or adding separate sheet with next year’s annual meeting mailer on status. (2018)
      • Nothing will be approved without membership input and votes at such time when needed.
      • Larry Gaul, member, brought to the attention of the board, several older pole buildings at the Clayton County Fairgrounds which are available for free. Must dismantle etc.

 NEW BUSINESS:

  • Discussion was held on where to hold the funds raised for the Pond and various volunteer projects.
    • Decision to open a separate bank account for Esmann Island where can funds and donations collected can be kept. It will be called Esmann Rec Fund.
    • Doug Hintzman made suggestion to keep it as Esmann Island Association DBA Esmann Rec Fund.
    • $100 check donation was dropped off at the meeting for the fund.
    • Kari Winders, Teri Denner, and Cindy Miller will monitor the donations and funds. Itemized funds, donations & expenditures will be kept for treasurer.
  • It was brought to the board’s attention by Bill Allyn of a bad tree on front between his property and Neylen lot. It was damaged in the storms earlier this summer and perhaps should be taken down. Board members will go look at tree, locate pins and see if it’s on common ground.
  • Don Niosi voiced his concerns on the Clayton County Property tax increases again this year.
    • Last year we saw one increase and this year is the bigger hit. Driven partially by school referendum and also properties on both islands, when purchased, existing structures are razed and brand new houses built are factored into “property value”.
    • You are able to plead your case to Clayton County but you need to have specific examples of comparables in hand. No guarantees they will lower your property taxes, but you can certainly try.
  • Tom Nagel asked if anyone knew what the county plans were for the highway and especially the road coming on to the island. Last year there was a proposal for bike trails, cart path etc, but there is no state/county budget money to complete that this year. However, someone said they are supposed to resurface when finished.

 Next Board Meeting will be September 16, 2017 at 8:00 am.

 Motion made by Terry Denner to adjourn at 9:07, 2nd by Bob Buhrow. Motion approved.

Respectfully submitted,

Laurie Helling, Secretary

UPDATED!! POND CLEAN UP (Sunday, Aug 6th @ 830 am)

UPDATED!!  POND CLEAN UP (Sunday, Aug 6th @ 830 am)

Hoping to try again beautifying our common ground pond area. If you are able to help, we will start working at 830 this Sunday, August 6.

Weed whackers, push lawn mower, rakes, chainsaw, and gloves will probably be some of the things needed to complete some work. Might need a few wheel barrels too. Hopefully Mother Nature will work with us this weekend. So many great things happening this weekend and look forward to seeing many of you! Again, thanks to all who have put so much into making the pond great again. It takes a village…

Pond Activity to Date: Update http://esmannisland.com/pond-project/

Kari Winders, Pond Committee Chair

Esmann Island Board Meeting 7-15-2017

Esmann Island Owner’s Association

Board Meeting

July 15, 2017

 Board Members Present:  Meeting called to order at 8:02 am by Terry Denner. Board members present: Jane Ertl, Tom Reimer, Chad Williams, Tony Reyerson, Bruce Copeland, and Bob Buhrow . Also present were Helen Schwietert (Treasurer) Laurie Helling (Secretary)

Members Present:   Henry “Bud” Martens, Buddy Martens, Ken Root, Dottie Reimer, Cristy Huber, Teri Denner, Gail Scheer, Anthony Lumetta, Doug Hintzman, Kari Winders, Chris Miller, Cindy Miller.

Minutes:

  • Jane Ertl made a note of a typo in her email address in last minutes. Amended.
  • Motion by Jane Ertl to approve board minutes of 6-24-17,  2nd by Tony Reyerson. All approved. Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report:

  • Jane Ertl asked for clarification on the road surfacing and phases as to how it’s broken out in the monthly report. Explanation was given by current board.
  • Motion made by Tony Reyerson to approve Treasurer’s report. 2nd by Chad Williams.  All approved. Motion carried.

 Bills:

  • Bills Presented:  Utilities, Lawn Mowing
  • Treasurer Helen Schwietert informed the board she is working with the Insurance company to change the billing cycle from Feb/Feb to Aug/Aug. It would make more sense since she and more board members are around instead of the winter. Helen will continue to work with them on realigning the billing cycle.  Possibly need to prorate and have a temp bill/binder fee.
  • Tom Reimer made motion to approve, 2nd by Chad Williams. Motion carried.

Building Permits:

  • Dan Brodigan Permit- DNR approval was sent to board. Permit & Road Deposit checks in order.
  • Checking on completed projects and current progress with open permits.
  • Helling- Lot 170 moving Free Standing Carport from Lot 172.  Subject to setbacks. Permit check submitted. Approved.
  • Permit checks were gathered for Earl Burkle project.

Property Ownership Changes:

  • Brandon Horn purchased 423 Timberlane from Marcia Hall
  • Lot 27 & 307—Doug Hintzman informed the board an old lien against the property has been released and cleared,  so a pending sale can proceed. Handed in paperwork to be filed in Association office.

Road Report:  

  • Nothing new to report except Board will fix the pothole on side of road coming onto island before Abel driveway.

Boat Storage Committee: Nothing to report at this time

Ramp Committee:  See updated discussion points under Old Business

Beautification Committee:  Nothing new to report

Pond Committee:  Kari Winders was present to update Board members on Pond Clean Up efforts.

  • Guttenberg Fire Dept. was contacted to locate underwater pipe used as pump in case of fire emergency.
  • Alliant Energy & other utilities were also contacted for locates on underground lines running through the common grounds.
  • MEMBERS NOTE:  SATURDAY JULY 22nd   8:00 am POND CLEAN UP!!  **POSTPONED
    • Looking for Volunteers to help the Pond Committee take care of some weed clean up, landscaping, raking algae from the pond edges, trimming trees etc.
    • Please dress appropriately (**there is some poison oak in the woods around the pond), bring gloves, rakes, and a Can-Do Spirit!
    • Island member Kevin Perrinjaquet is bringing a backhoe to dredge out a couple areas and level out some sand and bank areas.
  • Terry Denner had called the Decorah Hatchery to ask about fish to help keep the grass and algae down but the Hatchery said there is no fish that will “clean it”.  It’s river water and there will always be algae.
  • Terry also said they discussed an aerator (solar) and once that process is started you must keep doing it all the time. You can’t just start it and stop it periodically.
  • Other options still be explored are possible chemical shocking treatment, but nothing would be done without consulting hatchery and DNR.
  • The Winders ViceBox July 4th Concert raised roughly $400 to for the Pond Committee Fund. Donations can always be made at any time to Kari Winders or a Board Member to give to Kari.
  • This money would be earmarked for a solar aerator. Kari will be doing some comparative research on types, cost, longevity, service etc. and bring info back to the board.
  • There is another dock to be donated to the pond. Thank You!
  • Island member present at meeting, Buddy Martens brought up a important topic. He is very familiar with aerated lakes/ponds near his home in Illinois. In the winter, members are used to the pond freezing over with ice thick enough to support ice fishing, HOWEVER, an aerator will significantly thin out the ice in a wider radius around it!  It may look fine but will be too thin to support weight safely. Buddy mentioned at their ponds, they’ve collected all kinds of old but in good shape ladders which are placed around the pond, just in case of a needed rescue. He said there should be at least one long *as long as you can find extension ladder with another rope attached to end—it can then be slid over to the person in the water so they can grab on and the rescuers can stay a good distance back from thin ice to pull them out of the water and back to safe area.  Just a great idea to keep in mind for the winter no matter what the conditions are.
  • With that said some discussion held on potential liability and to make sure all of that is covered under our common grounds policy.

Old Business:

  • North Ramp-.
    • Terry Denner has filed all the papers and forms with the DNR.
    • Bids received bids from Friedlein and Vondehaar, Willie chose to “no quote.”
      • Discussion held on the two bids and if we needed a 3rd.
      • Board members will really scour the two bids, make sure both are comparable in options and services.
      • Before next meeting, decide which are options are necessary and which ones may not be necessary.  Present those options at next meeting.
      • Repair work wouldn’t take place until September at earliest.
    • Jane Ertl proposed a motion to continue detailed discussion on 2 bids received and not pursue a 3rd bid at this time. Tony Reyerson 2nd, all approved. Motion passed.
  • . Storage Unit Building
    • Board members reaching out to Clayton County Assessors researching taxes on various size buildings—including 60 X 120
    • One point brought up at annual meeting was a building would probably have to be raised above flood plain. Patti Ruff at Clayton County suggested contacting Asia Azam at DNR to confirm. Terry will contact Asia Azam.
    • Discussion held on timeline, getting solid bids, from contractors etc.
      • Terry Denner had made some initial inquiries on lumber and cement.
      • Suggestion from the members present on contacting the Amish for a bid.
      • Tony Reyerson offered to make some inquiries on various rough bids for 4 or 6 sub-contractors.  Chris Miller said he’d give Tony names/contacts if needed.
  • Island Member/Owner: Buddy Marten asked the board to speak on behalf of him and his father Bud Marten (both of Lot 71) regarding the possible storage unit building proposal.
    • Terry Denner gave Buddy the floor.
    • Bud told the board his family has been coming to the island since the 1950’s and have one of (if not) the smallest lot on the island. 50 ft X 50 ft. Very little room on either side to next property. They have had to have boats sit in the yard as well as other belongings because they do not have any storage.
    • Bud then read a prepared letter.  http://esmannisland.com/martens-letter/
    • Board thanked the Martens for attending and voicing their personal thoughts and ideas.  (**SEE LAST PAGE for copy of letter)
    • Discussion on Bud’s proposed idea and will be taken under consideration as this proposal progresses.
      • Terry asked for a motion to pursue bids and gathering necessary information.
      • Motion made by Tom Reimer to pursue bids and information related to a storage building, 2nd by Chad Williams. All approved. Motion passed.
      • Tony Reyerson made a motion to form a Storage Building Committee. 2nd by Jane Ertl. All approved. Motion passed.
      • Discussion tabled until next meeting and more information gathered.

NEW BUSINESS:

  • New Computer for Association
    • Discussion held on updating the Association computer and Windows/Office Suite. Current programs are very old versions and not compatible with newer personal laptop used by secretary.
    • Updating Microsoft Office Suite will streamline the secretary and treasurer’s job functions and be in synch with other operating systems.
    • No internet service will be added to building at this time.
    • Terry Denner asked for a motion. Tony Reyerson made a motion to proceed and purchase a new laptop and MicroSoft Office Suite/QuickBooks, not to exceed $1000.
    • Doug Hintzman volunteered to make the purchase for the Association.
  • Can Collection for Pond Fund
    • Terry Denner brought up the idea of having an island can collection site in order to raise extra funds for the Pond committee.
    • Discussion on where to place collection site.
      • A chain link dog kennel fence will be placed outside next to the Association Building. A container with appropriate bags will be placed next to it. Cans need to be in the bags provided, preferably emptied completely. No grocery bags etc.
      • The bags of collected cans will be taken to redemption center by board members or specified volunteers at least once a month.
      • Absolutely no glass.
      • Teri Denner will make signage for the Can Collection designated area.
  • NOTE:  Next Board Meeting will be a week later in August due to conflicts by several board members.Next Board Meeting will be August 26th at 8:00 am.Motion made by Terry Denner to adjourn at 9:30, 2nd by Bruce Copeland. Motion approved.Respectfully submitted,

    Laurie Helling Secretary

**Marten Letter:

 

Storm Update 7-20-17 Roads open/Power on

Roads were open and power restored this morning around 10 am.  Still a few trees/limbs down on member lots.

Per Terry Denner, President of Esmann Association Board:

“We opened up a burn hole area for all the down trees. Pass the word if people want to bring their tree limbs/debris to the sand pit.”

  • Opportune time to trim back any trees and shrubs that may be hanging down over the road or growing into the road from your property.
  • REMINDER:  Pond Clean Up is still scheduled for Saturday morning! 8 am  *Bring gloves, rakes and meet at pond.

Thank you for everyone keeping us posted on conditions and helping neighbors & friends!

Storm Damage Update 10:01 pm 7-19-17

STORM DAMAGE UPDATE: Lots of debris and trees down.
Jasper lost two trees and power line down on lot. The trees are down across the road. Power came on for 10 seconds and transformer on pole burst into flames.
Esmann does not have power at this time.  With all the severe county area damage, not sure when Esmann power will be restored. Will be trying to reach Alliant. If you are on island, PLEASE BE SAFE. Do NOT try to move down lines, and watch out for cracked or hanging tree limbs.

POND CLEAN UP–Sat. July 22 8 am “Many Hands Make Light Work”–We Need U

POSTPONED DUE TO FLOODING! Will Reschedule Soon! ATTENTION MEMBERS:  SATURDAY JULY 22nd 8:00 am 

POND CLEAN UP
o Looking for Volunteers to help the Pond Committee take care of some weed clean up, landscaping, raking algae from the pond edges, trimming trees etc.
o Please dress appropriately (**there is some poison oak in the woods around the pond), bring gloves, rakes, and a “Can-Do” Spirit!

Please contact Kari Winders, Pond Committee w/ questions

kariwinders@yahoo.com

Esmann Island Board Meeting 6-24-2017

Esmann Island Owner’s Association

Board Meeting

June 24, 2017

 Board Members Present:

Meeting called to order at 8:00 am by Doug Hintzman. Board members present: Tom Reimer, Chad Williams, Tony Reyerson, Bruce Copeland, Terry Denner. Newly elected members: Jane Ertl and Bob Buhrow. Also present were Helen Schwietert (Treasurer) Laurie Helling (Secretary)

Members Present:   Bob & Donna Gilkes, Steve Lampe, Bill Allyn, Wayne Jensen, Chris Miller, Doug Hintzman

First Order of Business—Election of Board Officers for 2017-2018

  • Nomination of President: Terry Denner  1st Jane Ertl,  2nd Tom Reimer  Nomination accepted. All in favor. Motion Passed.
  • Nomination of Vice-President: Jane Ertl 1st by Tony Reyerson, 2nd by Terry Denner. Nomination accepted. All in favor. Motion passed.

New Board 2017-2018

President: Terry Denner (641) 330-3487 ~ 808tnt@gmail.com

Vice-President:  Jane Ertl Root (563) 590-3032 janeertl@gmail.com

Tom Reimer   (319) 231-5498 ~ implasterman@aol.com

Chad Williams   (319) 533-9663 ~ williamshardwood@aol.com

Tony Reyerson   (608) 386-2199 ~ treyerson@hotmail.com

Bruce Copeland (319) 721-1779 ~ bcopeland56@gmail.com

Bob Buhrow (319) 231-3040 ~bfloorsnmore@msn.com 

Minutes:

  • Motion by Tony Ryerson to approve board minutes of  5-20-2017. 2nd by Chad Williams. Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report:

  • Motion made by Bruce Copeland to approve Treasurer’s report. 2nd by Tom Reimer.  Motion carried.

 Bills:

  • Bills Presented:  Utilities, Lawn Mowing, Bi-County Disposal. Tony Reyerson made motion to approve, 2nd by Bob Buhrow. Motion carried.

Building Permits:

  • Alan Johnson- 466 River View-Permit to build new sunroom on existing deck footprint. (Building Committee & Board APPROVED.)
  • Phil & Linda Lampe -Lots 257-258, Revised building plans for 8 X 10 deck in front, and 8 X 12 deck in back.(Building Committee checked setbacks, approved and Board APPROVED)
  • Brodigan Permit- Detached Building/Garage. Waiting on DNR permit and need separate Road deposit check (Approved PENDING DNR PERMIT) )
  • Kimler- Lots 412-414 Permit to construct house- (Approved PENDING DNR PERMIT)
  • Bill Allyn—Lot 3, build deck for Pool. (Building Committee & Board APPROVED.)
  • Earl Burkle-Need to Submit Check for permit on Lot 11
  • Sam Helling-Permit to move free standing car port from Brodigan property to 450 White Oak. (Setbacks Building Committee & Board APPROVED)

Property Ownership Changes:

  • Mike Lynch from Larry Brown. Lots 213, 214

Road Report:   Address the pothole on front road onto island as brought up by Bob Gilkes in Annual meeting.

Boat Storage Committee:  If interested in storing boat trailer in Association Shed for the summer, contact Don Niosi. First come first serve.  $30 per trailer.

 Ramp Committee:  Based on Approval Vote at Annual Meeting, Board will move forward. See notes in Old Business.

Beautification Committee:  Nothing to report

Pond Committee:  Based on annual meeting discussion, Kari Winders will move forward with research on cost, & options for pond clean up.

Old Business:

  • North Ramp-.
    • Terry Denner has paperwork prepared and will send the forms to DNR/Corps of Engineers in Rock Island.
    • Discussion held on getting 3 solid bids and final figures (Friedlein, Willie, and Vondehaar) to be presented at next meeting.
    • Tabled until July meeting.

New Business:

    • Discussion held on next steps to research possible Storage Unit building on island.
      • Need to research building types, sizes
      • Comparative rental rates
      • DNR approvals
      • Contract cost estimates
        • Tabled until July meeting.

REMINDER:  ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS DUE BY AUGUST 1st

  • MAIL TO:
    • Esmann Island Assoc., 356  1st Avenue, Guttenberg, Ia 52052

Any assessment not paid by August 1, 2017 will be assessed an interest charge of 12%. Please inform the secretary or treasurer of any changes or corrections in your name, your mailing address, or your lot information, including sale of property when you pay your assessment.

Next Board Meeting will be Saturday, July 15th at 8:00 am.

Motion made by Terry Denner to adjourn at 12:40  2nd by Bruce Copeland. Motion approved.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Laurie Helling

Secretary