Annual Meeting – 2016
Minutes of the Larsmont Community Club/VFD Annual
Meeting, May 16, 2016.
Attendance: Marlys Wisch, Bill Tranah, Dale Isackson,
Kathy and David Falk, Margaret and David Glass, Cindy
and Paul Hayden. Guest: Duane Madison.
The Larsmont Community Club held its annual meeting on
May 16, 2016, at the Little Red Schoolhouse. President
Bill Tranah opened meeting at 7 p.m.
Secretary’s report read and approved, Motion by David
Falk, Seconded by Paul Hayden.
Treasurer’s report shared with all.
Secretary/Treasurer Marlys Wisch reports on
funding at the
May 2016 Community Club Annual Meeting.
M/S/C to continue to have D.A.C. mow our grass.
Old World Windows: Work is complete except for sills on
the two windows in front, on either side of the porch
roof that get the runoff from rain and melting snow, the
wood is rotten on the south side, we need to put up
gutters or something to protect that wood.
Bill Tranah will put white metal surfacing on both
sills. When this is finished, Old World Windows will
come back and make sure all is complete and then receive
their final payment.
Bill Tranah built “storm windows” for the large west
wall windows as suggested by Old World Windows. They are
architecturally framed as to look “historically
Marlys explained about the funding grant (one annual
allotment) we will now receive from Lake County Rec
Board. We received $6,500 in 2015; we will get $6,700
for 2016; and for 2017 will look for $6,500 again or
possibly more. Then we will be submitting new grant
requests for the next three-year budget.
Projects Day: July 23 with July 30 as backup day.
Projects that need to get done are: facia on north, east
and south sides of schoolhouse need painting, but
requires those willing to climb ladders. The porch
surfaces of gray need painting. The gables on both ends
of the garage need red painting. Marlys will contact Jim
Ortman. Possible garden and weeding work.
Discussed estimates/bids for doing the roofing on the
schoolhouse and garage. Reppe Construction-no; Libal
Construction $9,400 for schoolhouse, no bid for Garage;
Miller Construction $7,450 for schoolhouse and $3,150
for garage; Tranah Construction $7,000 for schoolhouse
and $3,000 for garage. These bids would include
materials, labor and removal of debris. Work would not
be able to be done until 2017, when our next allocation
would come in. We did not make a choice on any
contractor at this time. M/S/C to do the roofing project
in 2017, garage and schoolhouse. We will be asking for
donations for the roofing project at the annual
Discussion on need for updated heater. COMO has a heater
that would look like ours with the updated ignition
equipment at the cost of about $2,000. Also, Dennis
Swanson has a heater he would donate. Lance and Janice
Peterson have 4 to 5 heaters we could probably get as
donations. We could get bids from Federated Coop and
NSOP. M/S/C to investigate free stoves first. If not
feasible, go for the new stove at about $2,000. Before
actually making any purchase, get approval from the
Report from Fundraising Committee: Judy Beardsley, Renee
Crassweller, Valerie Swanson, Marlys Wisch. Decided that
we would not net enough monies with a community rummage
sale. We will be doing our annual picnic with silent
auction, now set for August 6, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. We will
purchase and fix the food. Open to the public, we will
sell: hot dogs, sloppy joes, chips, fruit-?, beverages
and desserts (that we will ask our Larsmont community to
donate). Will charge $2 per hot dog or sloppy joe, 50
cents for a bag of chips, 50 cents for a dessert piece.
Beverages at $1. After we develop a letter explaining
the reason for our request, to present to possible
donors, Judy and Marlys will go door-to-door to
businesses and ask for nice items to put in our silent
auction. Looking for 20-25 items. We will do ads in the
newspapers, our own newsletter and posters around town.
We are looking at this becoming an annual event.
On the calendar right now we have:
Pioneer School Days, May 26 – St John’s School and June
6 – North Shore Community School; Sue Schleeter will be
doing a rummage sale, June 9-11; 20/20 Art Show will be
September 23-25; Election Day, November 8th.
Election of Officers:
Motion made by Kathy Falk and Seconded by Cindy Hayden
to accept the slate of incumbent officers: President –
Bill Tranah; Vice-President – Margaret Glass;
Secretary/Treasurer – Marlys Wisch; Grounds Keeper –
David Falk; Flag Tender – Dale Isackson; Editor-in-Chief
– Paul Hayden. Motion passed unanimously.
Guest speaker – Duane Madison from
the Homesteaders Group spoke about his work of
collecting historical data from our area, Duluth
Township to Larsmont. He is looking for information
about the history and people of this area. He made a
donation in memory of Ruth and Robert Meyers and Julius
and Millie Meyers.
M/S/C to adjourn. 8 p.m.