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July 12, 2017

Chairman Harlan Barkley called the meeting of the Board of Commissioners for the LGLP&RD to order at 7:00 pm.  Present: Treasurer Dick Schneider, Secretary Renee Braun, Township Representative Tom Zick, County Representative Katie Mehn and Lake Liaison Mike Ross. Three residents attended.

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

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

APPROVAL OF MINUTES –  Motion by Zick to approve minutes for June 14, 2017.  Motion passed.

FINANCIAL REPORT - Schneider presented the financial report for July 1, 2017. General Checking Account had deposits totaling $48.79, the expenses were $34,730.77, balance is $64,738.64. Savings account balance $54,115.35.  Garbage/Recycle Savings Account deposits listed $459.49, no withdrawals, balance is $12,596.18. Debt Service Fund Account balance is $13,120.00, Equipment Repair & Replacement Fund Account Expenses balance is $8,275.55, Building Debt Service Fund Account Balance is $13,120.00. Schneider reported that Clean Lakes were paid $27,973.00 for their spring herbicide treatment. Financial report was filed for audit.

SEWER FINANCIAL REPORT – Ross submitted the financial report for the Sewer Accounts for June 30, 2017.  General Checking Account expenses were $843.17, there was no income, the balance is $3,078.63, Savings Account deposits were $8,739.86, there were no withdrawals, the balance is $428,139.31. CMAR CD interest income was $8.26, balance is $17,152.18. Environmental Fund loans balances are $931,196.69 and $26,623.25. The report was filed for audit. Ross replaced two grinder stations.  They were 16 years old.  He expects the other 19 grinder stations will need replacing as well.  The districts quarterly sewer treatment bill went from $7,000.00 to $13,000.00. Ross will find out what the per household cost increase will be.  He will also check the calibration on the meters.


LAKE PLANNING PROGRESS – The next meeting is on July 16th.  Nothing has been finalized. Mike Ross, Dick Schneider and Harlan Barkley checked the water shed efficiency of the Hwy 44 retention pond and the on one E. Little Green Road.  They both have settling issues in their runoff culverts. They will need to be corrected for the retention pond to operate correctly.  Onterra and committee agreed that the District could not afford the expensive endeavor of a five to seven-year whole lake herbicide treatment.     

HARVESTER ELEVATOR – No offers to purchase have come from Aquarius.  

EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN UPDATES – Barkley will complete it this summer.

NEW SEWER HOOKUP FEES – Ross reported that the initial sewer ordinance stated a $15,000 total sewer hookup fee.  The property owner is responsible for half the total cost initially and the other half could be paid through the tax bill at a 3% interest rate until fully paid. Motion by Schneider and seconded to follow the existing sewer ordinance regarding all new sewer hookups in the District.  


SUMMER HARVESTING UPDATE –  No need to harvest.  Only one resident has called for clean up around their pier area.

SUMMER AERATION UPDATE – Schneider researched the cost of updating the system with tube extensions at a cost of $5,000.00.  Discussion ensued. Motion by Schneider and seconded to purchase ½ inch hose for each of the tubes of the aerator at a cost of $1,000 per hose not to exceed $7,500.00.  Motion passed.  

HERBICIDE TREATMENT RESULTS – Onterra’s report showed no curly leaf at all in the lake.  They found stressed Milfoil, Coon-tail and Cara. The group decided that the combination of heavy rainfall, storms with strong winds and big runoff impact in early May contributed to the lack of weed growth. The area received 40% above average rainfall and cloudiness which killed the curly leaf six weeks earlier than normal.  It also stressed the other vegetation.  Dave Bartz informed Barkley that the fish kill on the East side was probably due to bacteria that effected small fish and has been reported in other lakes but that it was nothing to be concerned about.  Onterra will do a late season survey at the end of August.

FALL SPECIAL MEETING – Discussion moved to the next meeting.

PROPERTY OWNERS DIRECTORY – Diane Schneider has volunteered to work with Braun to update an new property owners directory.  She has begun to update property information from the list given by the County Treasurer.  The Directory will be completed by April 1, 2018.

TRASH/RECYCLABLE BIDS – Braun handed out the rates from Waste Management. Their representative will be a guest at the August meeting. Discussion ensued.  Braun will contact the representative to make sure the rates are for a municipality not residential rates.

CORRESPONDENCE – Workmen’s compensation insurance went down $12.00.

OTHER BUSINESS THAT COMES BEFORE THE BOARD – Ross handed out pictures of  a $2,500.00 pontoon with a tandem trailer, for sale by owner. Discussion ensued.  Motion by Braun and seconded to authorized the purchase of the pontoon not to exceed $2,500.00.  Motion passed.  Barkley reported that the new Golden Sands Regional Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Coordinator for Waushara, Waupaca, Marquette and Green Lake Counties is Anna Cisar.  She has offered to write an article for the Chairman’s quarterly update which are emailed and posted on the website.

ADJOURN – Motion by Zick and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 8:20 pm. Motion passed.

NEXT MEETING:  August 9, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. (summer hours)

Renee Braun - Secretary