Presidents Corner

Green Lakes Chisago City MN President corner

Spring has sure been interesting so far. We have had our usual Minnesota weather ups and downs but overall it has been  beautiful.  Summer is upon us and with it comes much activity on Green Lake. There is good and bad with the increased activity. The good is that we all look forward to the warm weather and getting out on the water. The bad is that with increased boat activity Milfoil is being spread to areas that were not infested in the past. This is especially evident in Little Green. The GLA treated 20 acres in Big and Little Green for Curly Pond Leaf on 5/17. A twenty acre treatment in the south bay of Big Green for Milfoil will be done the first part of June. We are fighting a huge battle with limited resources and funds. Every season brings new trouble areas and the GLA has to pick and choose where the treatments will be for that given season. A couple of seasons ago the predominant problem was Curly Pond Leaf. The association focused it’s treatments on this invasive weed. Since then Eurasian Milfoil has taken over as the biggest threat. This said the 2011 treatment season will see greater areas of Milfoil treated especially in Little Green. Invasive weeds are and have been a very serious threat to the water quality and well being of our lake. Until there is a permanent cure annual battles must be waged against these invaders. Complacency will result in the lake we love
succumbing to the choking effect of these exotic weeds. Even if you do not partake in water activities and live on the lake for its visual beauty, this is also in jeopardy. The solvency of your lake association is paramount in addressing invasive weeds in Green Lake. The GLA is also involved in other activities that positively affect the lake and those who live around it. I am asking that all who are concerned about the well being of Green Lake do the following. Support your lake association by becoming a member, Volunteer to take a board position or committee position, Treat your shoreline frontage. This will help with the fight. If we come together we can hold invasive weeds like Milfoil and Curly Leaf at bay in Green Lake. Let’s do what we can to keep the quality of our lake what we have become accustom to. If you have any questions feel free to call or email me any time. My number is in the back of this news letter. Have a safe and enjoyable summer.

Dan Standish
GLA 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...