The revised constitution enlarged the Board of Directors from six to nine and provided that the Board should elect the officers: President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The duties of each officer were defined and provisions were made for an annual meeting, and for special meetings if desired by the Board of Directors or if requested by ten members of the Association. Directors were to be elected at the annual meeting and a nominating committee selected candidates although members at the annual meeting could make additional nominations. Meetings were to be conducted according to Robert’s Manual of Parliamentary Rule and bylaws could be altered by a 2/3 vote of the members present at the meeting.
In the 1970’s and 80’s, the Deer Lake Improvement Association continued to work toward its objective of having good water quality and maintaining the quality of the environment surrounding the lake. The Board was reorganized; committees were established. Each committee was to have three board members whose terms were staggered so as to insure continuity from year to year. The committees were: “1) Safety: To include swim classes, boat safety training, coordination with the Conservation Department and Law Enforcement officials. 2) Membership and communication: To include all social events, July 4th activities, dues, etc. 3. Lake and Environment: To include the treatment of algae, weeds, zoning ordinances etc. (Minutes of the Board of Director’ Meeting, Sunday September 2, 1979). Swimming lessons were offered and a CPR class was held. Voluntary contributions by lake residents funded the 4th of July fireworks. A new Directory was published. Spraying of the lake for algae was continued. Since algae control was a problem for the entire lake, the decision was made to spread the cost to all property owners rather than depend on voluntary contributions. The two town boards, of Balsam Lake and St. Croix Falls, were asked to add an assessment for algae spraying to property owners’ taxes. In 1971, this assessment was $3.50.