President’s Corner

Green Lakes Chisago City MN President corner

What a year this has been when it comes to the weather. We have had a taste of all that Mother Nature has to offer. Spring was cool and wet and summer has been hot and stormy. We can only imagine what fall and winter will be. One positive that has come out of the unpredictable weather this year is the water quality in Green Lake this season. The cool and wet spring along with the water level being up appears to have had a positive effect on invasive weed growth. Outside of the south end of the lake which is always problematic the main body of Big and Little Green has seen minimal Milfoil and Curly Leaf growth. Algae bloom is also way down to this point. The GLA treated forty eight acres in the south bay Aug 8th for Milfoil (see map). This treatment was done later in the season than usual because of the weather and the state shutdown. We have always known in our treatment strategy that nature plays a large part in the equation. Some seasons have heavier weed growth than others but we must remember that invasive weeds will not just go away on their own. Annual treatments must continue till there is a viable cure for this problem. Green Lake has had invasive species for many years but we have been lucky to maintain a water quality that makes Green one of the best recreational lakes in the area. This is due in part to the work the Green Lake Association has done over the years. Support your lake association any way you can especially by volunteering. This is a prelude into the part of this article that is a bit emotional for me.

This will be my last article as president of the Green Lake Association. In the past six years as president I have learned a lot about invasive species and our lake. I have also met many good people and made new friends. I personally want to thank everyone who has been involved in the GLA during my tenure and all of those who have supported the association over the years. The lake association is a community effort and can not exist without volunteers and supporters. It is time to pass the torch to new leadership to carry on the work the GLA has done for over a decade. This association is a valuable asset to the property owners on Green Lake and should be recognized as such. The GLA annual meeting will be Thu Sept 29th, 7PM at the Chisago Community Center. This meeting is open to the public to voice their opinions and offer ideas to the lake association. It is also the time that current or perspective board members are voted in for another term. Please support the GLA by attending this meeting. The association needs volunteers to support any new board members voted in at the annual meeting. Keep your lake association alive by stepping forward. Again thank you to all who have worked with me over the years. I could not have headed this organization without you.

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...