Lake Management Plan
Pier Spraying Permit
March 15, 2017
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, Township Representative Tom Zick, County Representative Katie Mehn and Lake Liaison Mike Ross. One resident attended.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – All stood to say the Pledge of Allegiance.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA – Motion by Zick and seconded to approve the agenda. Motion passed.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Motion by Schneider and seconded to approve minutes for February 8, 2017. Motion passed.
FINANCIAL REPORT - Schneider presented the financial report for February 28, 2017. General Checking Account deposits were $32,138.65, expenses, including a loan payment of $44,000.00, were $64,210.35, balance is $116,301.90. Savings account balance $54,026.09. Garbage/Recycle Savings Account deposits $1,745.40, no withdrawals, balance is $13,074.89. Debt Service Fund Account balance is $13,098.36, Equipment Repair & Replacement Fund Account Expenses balance is $8,261.90, Building Debt Service Fund Account Balance is $7,504.22. The board directed the treasurer to pay standard operating bills. All other bills will be decided at the monthly meetings. Financial report was filed for audit.
SEWER FINANCIAL REPORT – Ross submitted the financial report for the Sewer Accounts for February 28, 2017. General Checking Account had a transfer from savings of $89,000.00 for a loan payment, other expenses were $88,202.19 balance is $3,634.21, Savings Account deposits were $16,046.33, transfer to checking for loan payment was $89,000.00, balance is $403,764.46. CMAR CD balance is $17,132.46. Environmental Fund loans balances are
$931,196.69 and $26,623.25. The report was filed for audit.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS –
LAKE PLANNING PROGRESS – Ted Johnson from the DNR is unable to attend the Annual meeting. Barkley stated that Ted Johnson has a good working relationship with Onterra and approves of their analyses of the lake. Johnson suggested a simplified pier spraying permit process where the District submits a reasonable amount of acreage for spraying which would be adjusted at the time of spraying. Residents would pay after the spraying is completed. Barkley stated this might be a better way because it eliminates the additional paperwork to credit residents, on their garbage bill if their area did not get sprayed. If residents who received spraying does not pay they would not have their area sprayed in the future. Johnson suggested acquiring permits that would last two to five years. Barkley invited Derik Kavanagh from Green Lake Conservation Department to the annual meeting. He also met with Dave Bartz regarding the fish stocking history from 2000 for Onterra. There will be a follow up meeting with Onterra in May and a wrap up meeting in June.
PUMP HOUSE CONSTRUCTION – Schneider and Ross submitted two proposed building drafts for the pump house. Estimated cost for excavation, tree removal, addition of a transformer, etc. is approximately $20,000. The estimate did not include electrical, air conditioning, air dryer, labor of moving the tank and compressor. Barkley will call Greg Cygnar to see if he remembers who contracted the original building. Braun will pull the files.
HARVESTER ELEVATOR – Ross will fill out the owner disclosure statement which is required by Aquarius to sell the harvester on consignment. Barkley will take pictures and post the harvester along with selling information at the convention.
AUDIT PLANS – Barkley submitted the final audit report for 2015 and 2016 which was completed by Alan Zastrow, Dave Hoffman and John Gardner. They noted one transaction of $31.15 on the Sewer District ledger in December which was corrected in January. Motion by Zick and seconded to purchase a $50 Lake View gift certificate for each auditor. Motion passed.
EXOTIC PLANT TREATMENT - Schneider and Barkley met with Onterra in March. They suggested getting proposals from Clean Lakes or WI Lake and Pond for the herbicide treatment. The water temperature should be 50-55 degrees for the best application.
SIGNS AT EACH PUBLIC LANDING – UPDATE – Schneider will put the signs up when the weather permits.
EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN UPDATES – Barkley has contacted each person in the plan to verify that they are current contact person. He will make the changes and the plan updated.
NEW BUSINESS –
ANNUAL MEETING PLANS – Schneider submitted the 2018 proposed budget with a column of 2016 actual expense. Harlan requested an addition of a 2017 approved budget column. Ross will e-mail his report for review. Braun mailed the “Save the Date” post card to the residents and Barkley is finishing the State of the Lake letter.
CORRESPONDENCE – none
OTHER BUSINESS THAT COMES BEFORE THE BOARD –
ADJOURN – Motion by Mehn and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 6:25 pm. Motion passed.
NEXT MEETING: March meeting is April 12, 2017 at 5:00
Renee Braun - Secretary