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LTPOA Meeting November 27, 2007

The meeting opened at 7:03 p.m. with the following board members present: Janet Hirsch, Ron Sansone, Pat Harting, Marilyn Meyer, Larry Kimmel, and Joe Hejnal. There were 45 people in the audience.

Current Status
The lake level is now down 6-1/2 feet and McLaren Excavating has been working 13 days removing silt. From Nov 6 to Nov 21 about 700 truckloads (at 8 cu yd/truck) of silt have been removed. It is estimated that the there are at least 35,000 cu yd of silt in the beachfront area.

The silt is being trucked to the junkyard at the entrance to the lake road, where we can continue to dump silt as needed.

We have spent $38,694 on installing the siphon and removing silt. The estimated cost of repairing the boat ramp is $10,000. The amount budgeted for these projects was $40,000.

Project Support
Among the audience and the board there was a lot of support for continuing the project. Everyone recognized that this is a unique opportunity. The combination of dry weather, low water level, and a local site for dumping the silt make it especially attractive.

Many people spoke of the need to remove the silt. Several suggested the use of larger equipment. Some spoke against continuing the project because there is no more money in the budget and there is the very high probability of going into debt to pay for it.

Overall, the feeling in the room was enthusiasm for continuing the silt removal.

Pat Harting made a motion to lower the lake a maximum of an additional 2 feet and spend a maximum of an additional $50,000 removing silt. The motion was seconded by Joe Hejnal. The motion passed 5 yes to 2 no.