Lake Management Plan
Pier Spraying Permit
UNAPPROVED MINUTES FOR FEBRUARY 2018
February 21, 2018
Chairman Harlan Barkley called the meeting of the Board of Commissioners for the LGLP&RD to order at 5:00pm. Present Treasurer Dick Schneider, County Representative Katie Mehn, Township Representative Tom Zick, Jim Clark subbing for Secretary Renee Braun and Lake Liaison Mike Ross. There was one resident in attendance and two representatives from Bug Tussel, (Kris Peterson and Paul Kaster).
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – All stood to say the Pledge of Allegiance.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA – Motion by Schneider and second by Mehn to approve agenda. Motion passed.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Harlan pointed out one typo under other business line five. Instead of Ross will sent up it should read Ross will set up. Motion by Schneider and seconded by Mehn to accept the minutes of December 13, 2017 with typo noted. Motion passed.
FINANCIAL REPORT – Schneider presented the financial report for December and January.
December Building Debt Service Fund Account Balance is $7,497.52, Debt Service Fund Account Balance is $13,086.66, Equipment Repair and Replacement Fund Account balance is $8,254.52, General Checking Account had deposits totaling $18,404.07, the expenses were $20,284.89, leaving a balance of $75,842.58. Savings account balance $45,568.88. January Building Debt Service Fund Account Balance is $7,569.66, Debt Service Fund Account Balance is $13,212.58 , Equipment Repair and Replacement Fund Account balance is $8,333.95, General Checking Account had deposits totaling $6.52, the expenses were $3,459.62 leaving a balance of $72,389.48. Savings account balance $45,621.20. Schneider mentioned budget for 2017 is off due to Onterra being paid and the DNR Grant Funds not received yet.
SEWER FINANCIAL REPORT – Ross submitted financial report for December 31, 2017 and January 31,2018. December General Checking Account expenses were $573.89, no income reported. The balance is $15028.01. Savings Account deposits were $581.70, no expenses. The balance is $420,162.93. CMAR balance is $17,180.28 Environmental Fund loan balances are $931,196.69 and $26,623.25. January 2018 General Checking Account expenses were $12,115.48, transfer from savings $10,000. Balance of $13,494.23. Savings Account deposits were $15,158.31, transfer to checking $10,000. Balance of $425,321.24. CMAR interest income was $6.74, balance is $17,187.02. Environmental Fund loan balances are $931,196.69 and $26,623.25. Ross mentioned sewer trending lower since the manhole cover was repaired. Only one pump failure this winter.
NEW BUSINESS – Two Representatives from Bug Tussel presented a Broadband proposal for rural areas. They are looking for support by a local community or district. They are looking for a resolution by the district to support Bug Tussel installing a tower locally to provide rural broadband service. No further support or commitment after that is necessary. They may also be interested in a long term lease of some of the district property on Hwy 44 to install a tower for the broadband service. They would pay the district $3000 per year and provide property and liability insurance.
LAKE PLANNING PROGRESS – Harlan is awaiting the full plan from Onterra. He has received updated data on fish stocking by the local club. Harlan is targeting a Lake Management Plan presentation for the annual meeting.
HERBICIDE TREATMENT PERMIT UPDATE – Process begins in February by submitting proposals to four different companies for bids.
PROPERTY OWNERS DIRECTORY UPDATE – Final version is at the printer. Harlan will do one final review and give the final approval to have them print 350 copies. Additional copies printed to provide local police and fire departments.
2017 AUDIT PLANS – Alan Zastrow and two other committee members will be on the audit team. April is the target for audit.
ANNUAL MEETING PLANNING – Renee submitted for the park permit on May 19, 2018. Harlan will cover the state of the lake, Dick will provide financial updates for 2017-2018 and a proposed budget for 2019. We will draft an Agenda at the March meeting.
Anna Cisar of Golden Sands has offered to partner with us as we move forward with our Lake Management Plan implementation.
Harlan drafted and had legal review a lease extension to 2020 for the aerator pump station property.
Harlan is attending the annual Lake Convention. Motion by Zick seconded to approve up to $500 for the trip expenses. Motion carried.
Ross will be attending a grinder meeting in Delafield.
Motion by Zick and seconded by Schneider to adjourn the meeting at 6:18pm. Motion passed.
NEXT MEETING: MARCH 14, 2018 AT 5:00PM
Submitted by Jim Clark