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The winter of 2009/2010 has brought much activity to Green Lake. The cold temperatures and reasonable snow cover has made for thick ice and great conditions for all kinds of winter fun. Ice fishing, snow kiting, cross country skiing and snowmobiling are a few of the activities taking place. Winter can be long for some but for many it is the season most anticipated. The Green Lake Association is anticipating a season of its own. The treatment season of invasive aquatic weeds in Green Lake. For years the GLA has treated for Eurasian Water Milfoil and Curly Pond Leaf in Big and Little Green. This is an annual undertaking to keep these invasive plants from overtaking our lake. Currently there is no permanent cure for these exotic weeds. Treatment strategies are being reviewed and permits will be applied for from the DNR. Be assured your lake association is well versed in the treatment of invasive weeds and will treat to the maximum acreage that is financially feasible. There are more changes being proposed by the DNR. Last year we saw the the amount of shore line footage a property owner can treat cut in half. This year hearings are being held to discuss the DNR’s proposed treatment permit fee increases. For those who have a commercial company treat your shoreline the permit would go from $35.00 to $90.00. This cost will be passed to the property owner.  The increase will also be felt by the GLA. The treatment of invasive species continues to get more difficult each year with new DNR restrictions and increased chemical costs. That said we must not succumb to these pressures. It is imperative that we continue the fight against Milfoil and Curly Leaf in Green Lake. The general health of our lake depends on it. It appears at this time that if adopted the DNR fee increases will not go into effect till the 2011 season. The GLA continues to seek support financially and through volunteerism. If you are a current GLA member please continue to be one. If you are not a member, become one. We can not continue with out your financial support through membership and support of our fundraising activities. The GLA also needs volunteers. If you can donate some time to a good cause please contact my self or any board member listed in the back of this news letter. For those who have supported the GLA and continue to do so, thank you.  I wish you all a fun and safe summer in 2010.

Dan Standish
Green Lake Association President

Meeting Minutes – April 15th 2022

Attendees:  Board -  Jason Houle    Michelle Carlson    Travis Lamotte     Cheryl Kempenich Guest, Mark from the City Old Agenda items: 501C Jason to check with accountant on how to edit the 501c. Travis will apply for the 501c if needed. Board Meeting Terms/ start...

Meeting Minutes – May 11th 2021

Present- Jason Houle – President, Cheryl Kempenich – Treasurer, Travis LaMotte, Connie Mayfield Agenda Vice President position. Jason nominated Travis LaMotte for the VP position that Jason previously held. Board approved. By -Laws Overview Jason asked the board...

Meeting Minutes – Jan. 11, 2021

Present:  Bruce Meyer- President, Jason Houle, Bob Milam, Connie Mayfield Agenda GLA Bylaw Update Bruce asked board members to review the associations bylaw and send your recommendations to Jason. Then at the next meeting the board will discuss making any changes and...

Board Meeting of Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Present: Bob Milam, Cheryl Kempenich, Jason Houle, Bruce Meyer, Connie Mayfield Agenda Finances – Cheryl report the current balance is $31,285.  The fall newsletter with mailing came to $640 (note we used Copy Pro, which were very easy to work with and got the...

Board Meeting of Wednesday, September 14, 2020

Attendees:  Bruce Meyer, Connie Mayfield, Jason Houle, Bob Milam, Lori Reichert and guest: Mike O’Connell of Lake Management Little Green Milfoil and Curly Leaf Treatments – Mike O’Connell of Lake Management, Inc. which currently does some portions of AIS treatment on...

Meeting Minutes – July 15th 2020

Attendees:  Bruce Meyer, Cheryl Kempenich, Jason Houle, Bob Milam, Lori Reichert and Denise Houle Chisago City Entry on Stinson off Public Dock -   Lori The Chisago City arch is in.  We’ll wait for the sidewalks to be poured before contacting Casey to place the...

Meeting Minutes – Wednesday, February 12th 2020

Attendees: Bruce Meyer, Cheryl Kempenich, Bob Milam, Kevin Murphy, Dale Grosskopf, Mark Anderson (Chisago City Council member) and Connie Mayfield Agenda Annual Spring Meeting Date is Sunday April 19th , will be held at the Uncommon Loon. Guest Speakers will be...

Meeting Minutes – Tuesday, January 7th 2020

January 7, 2020 Green Lake Association Board Meeting Attendees: Bruce Meyer, Connie Mayfield, Bob Milam, Cheryl Kempenich, Monica Kinney, Lori Reichert Notes in order of agenda discussed: (* indicates an action item) 1) Spring Meeting Date. Need to schedule the Loon...