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June 14, 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. Two 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 –  Schneider noted that the minutes did not reflect the information given in the reports, on two of the accounts.  The checking account expenses should be changed from $22,099.00 to $15,615.43 and the Savings account balance for trash pickup should be changed from $16,547.00 to $10,428.19.  Zick stated that the County cuts the grass around the retention pond not the Town.  Motion by Zick to approve minutes for May 10, 2017 corrections.  Motion passed.

FINANCIAL REPORT - Schneider presented the financial report for June 1, 2017. General Checking Account had deposits totaling $855.73, the expenses were $7057.70 balance is $99,420.62. Savings account balance $54,115.35.  Garbage/Recycle Savings Account deposits listed $1,708.50, no withdrawals, balance is $12,136.69. 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 $7,516.62. Financial report was filed for audit.

SEWER FINANCIAL REPORT – Ross submitted the financial report for the Sewer Accounts for May 31, 2017.  General Checking Account expenses were $430.14, there was no income, the balance is $3,921.80, Savings Account deposits were $6,219.74, there were no withdrawals, the balance is $419,399.45. CMAR CD interest income was $1.64, balance is $17,143.92. Environmental Fund loans balances are $931,196.69 and $26,623.25. The report was filed for audit.

APPOINTMENT OF BOARD OFFICERS -Barkley stated that Dick Schneider was unanimously re-elected as commissioner at the annual meeting. He asked for an appointment of officers. Motion by Zick and seconded to keep all commissioners in their present position on the board. Motion passed.  


LAKE PLANNING PROGRESS – Barkley reported no new developments since the annual meeting.  Onterra will have a planning meeting in June where they will give the Committee the results of the studies. Onterra did an early season inspection this week. He should get the results at the meeting this week. Scott Boeselager and Dave Chroust have resigned from the committee citing work commitments did not allow them to attend the meetings. There are eight committee members as well as Aaron Gruenewald and Derik Kavanagh remaining on the Committee.

PUMP HOUSE CONSTRUCTION – Will wait on taking action at this time.

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

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

ANNUAL MEETING REVIEW – Braun reported that 68 residents attended despite the predicted inclement weather. Schneider suggested putting the financial reports on power point making it easier to follow at the meeting.  Barkley suggested mailing the detailed balance sheet and the year-end report which would give more information than the proposed budget.


APPROVAL OF CMAR- Motion by Mehn and seconded, to approve the Compliance Maintenance Annual Report, resolution number 2017. Motion passed.  Ross will submit it to the DNR.

PIER SPRAYING -Larry Charles volunteered to organize the pier spraying this year.  Barkley checked with several businesses regarding their fee. He did not think residents would be willing to pay over $100.00 each for the spraying. He also checked pier areas around the lake and does not see any navigational issues.  Therefore, there is no need to request a permit this year.

SUMMER HARVESTING UPDATE – No need to harvest.

SUMMER AERATION UPDATE – The aerator was turned on June 4th. Ross needs to repair or replace two lines and one hose.

CORRESPONDENCE – Barkley received an e-mail from Rose Hames and Dennis Leis, address on Little Green Lake Road stating that about 40 dead fish washed up on their shore.  They wanted to know how to dispose of them and why they died.  Barkley responded to their questions and stated that there is often a spring fish kill because of spawning and fishing pressure.

OTHER BUSINESS THAT COMES BEFORE THE BOARD – Barkley stated that Jeff and Dawn Franke collected 125 signatures requesting the internet service of Bug Tussel.  The company will review the area to set up a tower. The contract with Advanced Disposal expires in June 2018.  Braun will contact Waste Management for a bid.  If we do not do anything with the contract it will auto renew and could possibly have an increase in charges. Donations at the public landings are down. The District will not get their half of the donations until December. Discussion on mandatory fees at the landings. Mehn will contact the County Sheriff regarding patrolling the landing similar to Big Green Lake landings.

Ross stated that an empty house in the sewer district is going under renovations.  They may want to have sewer hooked up. The board will research the hook up fee for renovations and new construction and discuss it at the next meeting.

ADJOURN – Motion by Zick and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 8:12 pm. Motion passed.

NEXT MEETING:  July 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. (summer hours)

Renee Braun - Secretary