KP Lake Area Property Owners Association Annual Meeting: July 8th, 2023
Call to Order -The annual meeting was called to order by President Jon Buxton, with 23 members and guests in attendance before/during the potluck and subsequent meeting.
Introductions were made of the Board of Directors (Roll Call):
-Jon Buxton - President - email@example.com
- Gary McDonald - Vice President
- Bonnie Doremire - Treasurer
- Becky Buxton - Secretary
Members Ill/In Distress – No Report. Community Watch – No report.
Secretary Report and Correspondence– Meeting notes from July 2022 were read. No additions or corrections noted. Motion to accept Secretary Report as read by Sandy Rosa, seconded by Gail Hunter. Motion passed. 2023 Meeting notes will be e-mailed to members we have email addresses for. Portions of an email were read from a concerned citizen who has fished the lake for several decades, indicating concern over the lack of weeds on the lake, along with fish reduction. The DNR report along with information regarding Huron Pines and Phragmites treatment were forwarded to that citizen. Artificial Light Pollution: A lake resident forwarded a note to the Board regarding Light Pollution, with the intent of informing our membership of the increasing nighttime security lights on our lake, which impacts overall light pollution. Suggestions included motion triggered lighting or photo-eye type lights; these suggestions would help keep the night skies around KP Lake a more natural environment. Attached with the minutes will be an article presented to the Board regarding Night Pollution.
Treasurer Report – Balance on hand as of June 30, 2022 $11,048.72
● Income Dues (2022-23* Owners) $720.00
Total Income $720.00
Huron Pines- Invasive Species removal $200.00
N. Watkins-Website Expenses $156.00
Total Expenses $356.00
● Balance on hand: as of June 30, 2023 $11,412.72
Lake Steward Reports –
Invasive Species: Roger Popp reported via a letter, that two of the three treated and previously eradicated Phragmites colonies have shown some regrowth. A note to the residents as well as Huron Pines was sent to begin the process of treatment this fall. General environment and wildlife surrounding the lake remains generally healthy, an indicator of overall lake community health. https://huronpines.org/ DNR Lake Health and Creel Study: Roger Fechner reported that the lake condition is consistently the same. Clarity remains at around 13 feet. Roger also emphasized to be watchful for milfoil and purple loosestrife. We currently do not have these species on our Lake. The final DNR Report is available. In general, the DNR indicates the fish ecosystem is well balanced. Regarding Pike: Data do not show that this predator is overabundant. Additionally, KP Lake has a healthy fish population and is a typical Bass-Blue Gill Lake. In general, any reduction in fish numbers is attributed to possible overfishing. This interesting final report is uploaded to our website. A link is also provided here. https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/managing-resources/fisheries/status-of-the-fishery-resource-reports
Old Business – Gypsy Moth Discussion regarding prohibitive association cost. Last year’s quote: $30,000.00
New Business and Good of the Order–
● Road Clean Updates- September 23, 2023
● 2024 Annual Meeting: July 6th, 2024 Noon at the Lovell’s Township Pavilion
● KP Lake Website: http://www.kplakeareapropertyowners.org/ this link is also found on Lovell Townships’ website- under the Association tab.
● Internet Service discussed: Truestream with Great Lakes Energy. The infrastructure is in place, just not the drops and connections to KP Lake customers. Several service options are available.
● Website update and possible merchandising. Nataliabrought wonderful samples of merchandise promoting KP Lake. A motion was made by Kevin Kunkleman and seconded by Gary McDonald to pursue website updating as well as merchandising.
● Motors on the Lake and High-Powered Electric craft. Discussion ensued about non-electric motors on the Lake and what residents should do to report that. In general, calling the Sheriff department is the course of action. As electric motors become more powerful, Kevin Kunkleman inquired if we could have a limited wake regulation. The DNR (who controls the boat launch and signage) will be contacted about any current or future regulations which could be posted.
● Roger Fechner offered praise to our Board and Association members for having such a great group.
Board Nominations – Roger Fechner nominated Jon Buxton-President, Gary McDonald - Vice President, Rebecca Buxton-Secretary, and Bonnie Doremire-Treasurer to serve another year. These motions were seconded by Kevin Kunkleman. Motion passed. The new Board is as follows:
o Jon Buxton – President
o Gary McDonald - Vice President
o Bonnie Doremire - Treasurer
o Becky Buxton – Secretary
Reminders: Fall Road Clean Up: September 23th, 2023 10am meet at KP Lake Rd and 612. There will be refreshments for helpers! 2023 Annual Meeting: July 6th, 2024 Noon at the Lovell’s Township Pavilion
Meeting Adjourned: Meeting was adjourned.
Respectfully Submitted, Rebecca Buxton – Secretary
Up Coming Events
Fall Road Cleanup - HWY 612