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 – 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...

Meeting Minutes – Wednesday, September 25th 2019

Present:  Bruce Meyer, Bob Milam, Lori Reichert, Cheryl Kempenich, Connie Mayfield Absent: Joyce Wilking (Connie took minutes for the meeting) Agenda Fall Newsletter Status – Christine Malam was not able to attend meeting but passed along that she needs information...

Green Lake Association Meeting – May 29th, 2019

Bruce Meyer, Connie Mayfield, Cheryl Kempenich, Bob Milam, Christine Milam, Lori Richert, Kevin Murphy, Monica Kinny, Jason Houle and Joyce Wilking. Annual Meeting Assessment: (held April 11 at Uncommon Loon Brewery) Members thought it went well, the venue worked...

Green Lake Association Meeting – Feb 2019

February 20, 2019 Bruce Meyer, Connie Mayfield, Bob Milam, Christine Milam, Lori Richert, Kevin Murphy present City meeting was last week that showed the plans for Lakeside School. We viewed the plans for the school property. Shelley, who lives next to the property,...

Green Lake Association Meeting – March 2019

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...

Meeting Minutes – Jan 9th 2019

Green Lake Association Meeting January 9, 2019 Bruce Meyer, Connie Mayfield, Bob Milam, Christine Milam,  Cheryl Kempenich, Lori Richert present March 4th is the date the ice houses need to be off the lakes. Crappie tournament with the Lion’s club, is May 4th 7-11:30...

Meeting Minutes – October 8, 2018

October 8, 2018 Lori Reichert, Bruce Meyer, Kevin Murphy, Bob Milam, Connie Mayfield Newsletter status – Christine Milam is working on final product, should be ready to go to printer in a few days. A grant was awarded to GLA from Chisago Area Lakes Foundation for...

Meeting Minutes – January 31, 2018

January 31, 2018 Bob Milam, Christine Milam, Bruce Meyer, Connie Mayfield, Kevin Murphy, Cheryl Kempenich, Lori Reichert Lori found out it would not be a good idea to become a non-profit. Better to be an association. What should we do with the money in our checking?...