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September 11, 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, County Representative Katie Mehn and Lake Liaison Mike Ross. Township Representative Tom Zick was not in attendance. There were three residents in attendance.

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 – Barkley added corrections and extra information under the Lake Planning Progress.  Motion by Mehn to approve the minutes, for August 9, 2017, with revisions.  Motion passed.

FINANCIAL REPORT – Schneider presented the financial report for September 1, 2017. Building Debt Service Fund Account Balance is $7,527.03, Debt Service Fund Account balance is $13,138.17, Equipment Repair & Replacement Fund Account balance is $8,287.01, General Checking Account had deposits totaling $41,846.30, the expenses were $10,417.24, balance is $98,893.97. Savings account balance $54,190.28.  Garbage/Recycle Savings Account had deposits totaling $2,295.00. There were no withdrawals leaving a balance of $12,108.79. District received the final tax payment of $41,834.83 from the County. There is a $12,000.00 difference from 2016 to 2017 because more acreage received the herbicide treatment occurred this year and there was a $5,000.00 for upgrading to the aerator system. Financial report was filed for audit.

SEWER FINANCIAL REPORT – Ross submitted a corrected financial report for the Sewer Accounts for July 31, 2017. He added CMAR CD interest of $5.15 making the new balance of $17,158.90. He also submitted the August 31, 2017 financial report: General Checking Account expenses were $9,080.06, no income reported. The balance is $2,639.50.  Savings Account deposits were $7,616.11, there were no withdrawals, the balance is $432,503.34. CMAR CD interest income was $9.90, balance is $17,168.80, Environmental Fund loans balances are $931,196.69 and $26,623.25. Ross reported the one-year terminal support for a meter reader was $2,100.00 also a repair in the relay in a lift station was $506.00. He stated five grinder pumps failed in July, using up all of the pumps in stock.  He ordered six more to keep in stock.  Speedy Clean ran a TV line to check for cracks in the sewer line.  They will also pump out the lift station and fix the leaking manhole on Melmar Dr. There are two laterals which need repair.  They are the responsibility of the homeowner.  Ross will contact the homeowners and let them know they need to make repair arrangements within 30 days.

Both reports were filed for audit


WASTE MANAGEMENT BID – Barkley reviewed the bid from Waste Management stating that there is a 3% rate increase each year and that they would try to schedule beginning of the week pick up but could not guarantee it.  Discussion ensued.  Motion by Mehn and seconded to stay with Advance Disposal for another three years.  Motion passed. Braun will contact Waste Management.

LAKE PLANNING PROGRESS – Schneider and Ross inspected the retention ponds and noted maintenance that might be needed.  The information will be shared with Onterra.

REZONING OF LAKE PROPERTY – A parcel of property, in Furnwood campground has been sold to Jessica Bugni and rezoned from commercial to residential. When the rezoning occurs, the owners will be notified by the Lake District’s sewer division, that they will be required to pay the residential sewer hookup fee of $15,000.00, as stated by the ordinance as well as $15.00 a month for residential trash pickup fee which will be itemized on their quarterly sewer bill.  

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

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


SUMMER HARVESTING UPDATE –  No need to harvest.

SUMMER AERATION UPDATE – Ross and Schneider installed the new additions to the aerator lines.  Ross reported that air disbursement is improved and water tests are showing better readings than before.

HERBICIDE TREATMENT RESULTS – Barkley has not been notified of Onterra fall water testing results.

PROPERTY OWNERS DIRECTORY – Braun has contacted advertisers. There are seven paid advertisers totaling $225.00. Deadline for advertisers is October 1st.

CORRESPONDENCE – Barkley received the Golden Sands monthly issue and offered it to anyone who would like to read it.

OTHER BUSINESS THAT COMES BEFORE THE BOARD – Bug Tussel internet service has not come to an agreement with the City of Markesan to extend their service to them or the District.  Brian Paddock will help Ross with the water testing.

ADJOURN – Motion by Mehn and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 7:55 pm. Motion passed.


Renee Braun - Secretary