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December 14, 2016

Chairman Harlan Barkley called the meeting of the Board of Commissioners for the LGLP&RD to order at 5:00 pm. Present: Treasurer Dick Schneider, Secretary Renee Braun, County Representative Katie Mehn, Lake Liaison Mike Ross and invited guest Jason Johnson from Advanced Disposal. Excused absence, Township Representative Tom Zick. Three residents were present.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – All stood to say the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA –  Motion by Mehn and seconded to approve the agenda. Motion passed.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Motion by Schneider and seconded to approve minutes for November 9, 2016. Motion passed.

FINANCIAL REPORT - Schneider presented the financial report for November 30, 2016. General Checking Account Balance is $74,575.57, Savings Account Balance is $53,957.03, Debt Service Fund Account Balance is $13,081.62, Equipment Repair & Replacement Fund Account Expenses Balance is $8,251.34, Building Debt Service Fund Account Balance is $7,494.63, and Garbage/Recycle Account Balance is $16,872.80. Schneider reported that the District has almost the same net worth as last year. Financial report was filed for audit.

ADVANCED DISPOSAL – Jason Johnson from Advanced Disposal stated that the District’s contract expires June 2018.  He stated that the District could change winter pick up to every other week which would save each household $2.60. It would still be on Tuesday but only twice a month.  Concerns arose for part-time residents who would not know which week the trash would be picked up. Discussion ensued. Schneider asked why the surcharge based on fuel prices has not gone down now that fuel prices have dropped. Johnson said the fuel price would have to drop below $1.45 per gallon before the surcharge would be removed. There was discussion regarding carts or bins for each household.  It was decided that carts or bins would not be practical for our area. Jason suggested that the District research the State grant program for trash/recycling pick up.  The Braun will research it and discuss it at the next meeting.

SEWER FINANCIAL REPORT – Mike Ross submitted the financial report for the Sewer Accounts for November 30, 2016.  General Checking Account Balance is $3,360.52, Savings Account Balance is $469,232.66, CMAR CD Balance is $17,115.87, Environmental Fund loans:

$ 976,873.12 and $31,491.36.  Ross distributed a list of property owners and amount of delinquent taxes.  The total is $19,458.01. There were no Special Assessments this year. The report was filed for audit.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS - LAKE PLANNING PROGRESS – Barkley stated the Lake Planning survey showed 30 people volunteered to participate in lake monitoring for aquatic plants and clarity testing. Six people volunteered for water craft weed removal monitoring at public landings. Other people had volunteered for numerous projects.

NUISANCE WEED (PIER SPRAYING) PERMIT – The District received the invoice from Marine Biochemist for $1,100.00 regarding the pier spraying for summer of 2016. Homeowners who signed up and did not get their pier area sprayed will see a credit of $27.30 on their 2017 trash/recycling bill. Barkley asked the board if the District should organize the pier spraying again for 2017.  Discussion ensued. The board decided that the District will direct homeowners on how to submit individual permits but would not coordinate a group permit because each year there are fewer piers that qualify for the nuisance spraying. In 2016 there were 87 home owners who signed up and only 21 qualified. Barkley will send a February e-mail to past participants with info on how to acquire an individual permit.

He will also contact Aaron Gruenewald regarding the exotic (big lake) spraying which needs to be done when ice is out.

FERNWOOD LEASE FOR PUMP HOUSE – Barkley stated that rent payment for the pump house has been paid. The contract expires in 2018.  Barkley wants Mike Ross and Dick Schneider to research the cost of building or moving the pump house onto the District’s property which is about 60 yards from where is stands now. Ross will present the results at the annual meeting.

HARVESTER ELEVATOR – Ross has not heard anything from Aquarius.  

AUDIT PLANS – Barkley stated that Alan Zastrow and Dave Hoffman will do the audit.  Zastrow will get one more person.  They will complete the audit in January or February.


FISH STOCKING – SIGNS AT EACH PUBLIC LANDING – UPDATE –Schneider is working on the signs. Fish stocking in December: 168 Northern Pike, 1,000 Wally, 1,000 Crappie and 100 lbs. of fathead minnows.  The District contributed $2,000.00 and the fishing club paid over $4,000.00 for the stocking   The DNR conducted three fish shockings to annualize the various species and health quality of the fish.  Barkley will get the results.

EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN UPDATES – Barkley is reviewing the plan and making changes where needed.

2017 LAKE CONVENTION – APRIL 5-7 -Barkley will attend the convention. The information will be posted on the website for residents interested in attending.

CORRESPONDENCE – A promo letter from Clark & Associates LLC located in Berlin WI with information for Lake Planning etc. Their services are not needed at this time.

OTHER BUSINESS THAT COMES BEFORE THE BOARD –  Barkley submitted a preliminary Historical Timeline of lake activities since 1984. He will complete it before the annual meeting.

ADJOURN – Motion by Schneider and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 6:25 pm. Motion passed.

NEXT MEETING: January 11, 2016 AT 5:00 PM.  

Renee Braun - Secretary