March 20, 2019
Bruce Meyer, Cheryl Kempenich, Bob Milam, Christine Milam, Lori Richert, Kevin Murphy present

Spring Meeting

  • Pulled Pork, cole slaw, BBQ sauce and chips
  • Lori is checking John Peckman to be the speaker. Casey Theil on matching fund for home owners projects for their shorelines.
  • Elections for Secretary
  • Change in the bylaws Cheryl to see if she has done anything with this and whether is in pdf form and can be converted into Word doc.
  • We should change in the bylaws that members do not need to live on the lake.

Newsletter is done and will get sent to UPS Printing for print and mailing. Having different membership levels on the newsletter membership form has increased the GLA income – 17‐20 people generously donated at the Conservation Level of $150. More people are going online and paying their membership.

Water Days Meeting in the legislature is April 10th – Lori and Bruce are going. Right now the DNR funding for AIS is just for Curly Pond Leaf and Milfoil. They may expand it to other invasive species like Phragmites and Loose Leaf. The grant money from the DNR has that no more than 10% of the grant monies can go to each Lake Association. Larger lakes do not get more money than small lakes, should it be awarded for percentage of acreage of the lake?

Treatment Costs – question was brought up about potency of chemical if it is not all used and we store it for next year. It is stored in a building that doesn’t go below 60 degrees so it should be good if stored for another year. Lake Management may have a substantial price increase. Mike from Lake Management will sell us chemical in large barrels for convenience and ease of putting them on the treatment boat. We spend $18k to treat for Curly Pond Leaf. We were told the treatments work best when it is a sunny day because the weeds take in the chemical better when it’s sunny. Because of high water runoff from a lot of snow this year the weed situation in the lake may be greater.

Bruce is going to check on a new motor for the pontoon later in the summer when companies are getting rid of stock. The pontoon motor still works, it is 30 years old and we have had issues that have been fixed but may happen again.

John Peckman said there will be a new city dock at the end of Stinson. Bruce contacted Marine Dock and they said John has not contacted them yet. John said they have money set aside for the new dock.

The weir is going to be checked on Friday to see how high the water is and whether to open it. They may open it this week to stop flooding of homes on the lake.

Finances ‐ $29,600 in Checking. Two CDs at $10,700. One CD is coming up. One CD is at 2.99%. We will prepay for the treatment chemical because we need to keep out finances under $50k.