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June 2, 2020

Chairman Jim Clark called the meeting of the Board of Commissioners for the LGLP&R to order at 6:01pm. Present: Treasurer Dick Schneider, Secretary Renee Braun, Town of Green Lake Representative Tom Zick, County Representative Katie Mehn and Lake Liaison Mike Ross. There was one resident in attendance.

Pledge of Allegiance – All stood to say the Pledge of Allegiance

Approval of Agenda – Motion by Mehn/Schneider to approve the agenda. Motion carried

Approval of Minutes – Motion by Zick/Mehn to approve the minutes. Motion carried.

Financial Report – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the District did not have a meeting in April or May. Instead Schneider e-mailed the reports during that time. Schneider presented the financial reports as May 4, 2020. Building Debt Service Fund is $7,906.54, Debt Service Fund is $13,800.63, Equipment Repair and Replacement Fund Account balance is $17,473.77 General Checking Account balance is $71,833.28, and Savings Account Balance is $180,407.92.  Schneider reported that the herbicide treatment and the permits have been paid. The Financial Report was filed for audit.

Sewer Financial Report – Ross submitted reports for March and April. The Sewer General Checking balance is $17,975.87, the Savings Account balance is $357,714.76, the CMARCD balance is $30,272.83, the Environmental Fund/Commission of Public Loan balance are $783,716.63 and $11,126.36. Ross reported that the balance of checking reflects a deposit by the City for both sewer and trash pickup. Typically, the money is deposited into the savings account.  Ross will transfer the funds into the appropriate accounts. He also stated that payments have been made on both loans. The Sewer Financial Report was filed for audit.

Audit - The audit was done on Tuesday March 10, 2020 at the Town Hall. The District has not received the results to date.

Unfinished Business:

Watershed Planning – Clark reported the continuation of farm runoff from the Krentz farm on Hwy 44 which runs down to the lake.  He has received complaints and pictures of the corn stalks that have floated down and clogged the culvert at N3044 East Little Green Lake Road. Clark has researched possible options to rectify the problem. Clark and Mehn will contact Derek Kavanaugh from Land Use to again contact the farmer and work something out with his planting methods.

Clark was also contacted by a resident on Melmar Drive who was concerned about corn being planted in the field behind his house and during heavy rainfall the runoff of corn stalks goes through his culvert and into the lake.  Mehn will contact Matt at the County and discuss if the owner of the property is responsible for building a retention pond at the bottom of field. The District will evaluate what the next step is.

DNR Permit Application for Herbicide Treatment –Motion by Mehn/Zick to accept the bid from Wisconsin Lakes and Ponds Resource, LLC to apply the herbicide treatment.  Motion passed. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the original motion was done remotely in May so that the application could be done on May 22, 2020. This motion was for documentation.

Annual Meeting Preparation – The Annual meeting has been postponed due to the pandemic CDC stay at home recommendation. The new date is August 15, 2020. There will be no cookout this year. Clark is making the latest additions to the State of the Lake letter, Braun has the Agenda complete, Ross has the proposed budget for the sewer district. The Districts’ proposed budget needs additional charges and will be ready at the July meeting.

New Business:  

Organized and/or Hire Harvesters – One of the two harvesters was put in the lake today. Jim Youngblood will be on the schedule.

Retention Ponds Inspection for Clogging – Mehn will contact Derek Kavanaugh from Land Use regarding the redesign the existing pond.  It is believed that there are no footings under the exiting outlet.  

Correspondence:

Pier Painting Service Advertising Request:   A pier painting business requested the Districts’ endorsement in their advertising. Discussion ensued. Motion by Clark/Braun to only allow the District to promote businesses that appear in the District Directory.  Motion passed.  

Adjourn – Motion by Braun/Zick to adjourn the meeting at 7:23 pm.  Motion passed.


Next meeting is July 7, 2020 at 6:00 pm


Submitted by:

Renee Braun