Lake Puckaway Protection & Rehabilitation District

Mecan Town Hall, Montello, WI

  April 28, 2009 5:00 pm


The meeting was called to order by Chairman Malsack, at 5:03 PM.


District Commissioners in attendance were Phil Malsack (Chairman); Clayton Masters, Treasurer; Randy Schmidt, Howard Sell; Dave Ferge, Rodger Swanke and Paul Gettelman, Secretary.   


Comm. Masters indicated that the notice for this meeting was placed in the Princeton Paper, Marquette Tribune and the Berlin Journal and any other papers that are associated with these.


Secretary's Report:  A motion by Comm. Schmidt and 2nd by Comm. Ferge, to accept the minutes as emailed to commissioners and posted on the web page.  Motion Passed.   


Treasurer’s Report: The treasurer’s report was handed out for Jan 1– April 28,2009.   A motion by Comm. Gettelman and 2nd by Comm. Swanke to accept the Treasurer’s report as reviewed and submitted.  Motion Passed  



 District Members Input:    Dave Conway was the only person from the district in attendance and had no in put at this time.


Old Business


            A.  Discussion of water Level Management Plan and MOU for 2010 thru 2015

                  Chairman Malsack gave a summary of what he would like to see in the MOU 

for the next 5 years;  During years of Emergent Plant Stabilization (EPS) the boards would go on no later than June 22 (Maximum of 5 week delay from original date).  This would be a joint call between the LPPRD and the DNR.  The MOU needs to incorporate some type of index of number of sites noted by GPS and some pictures or something of that nature to measure progress.  There needs to be a verifiable method of calculating the success of each E.P.S. growing season.  No gates will be opened to accomplish the EPS, just having the boards off will be the method of control.  What will be done during high water years and what/when will it be determined when there is a high water year?  The DNR will commit to combine EPS years with plantings of both emergent and submergent vegetation.  The DNR will also assist with any Dredging permits for public access.  A decision of when the boards are to be in place will be made no later than May 25 (this would be the latest “call date”).  In non EPS years, the board would go on May 15th.


B.  Repair retaining wall at fish camp  This will be attended to later when the water      

goes down.  Comm. Schmidt made a motion to purchase additional water gauges (2) to mount on the back side of the other gauges in order to read them form both sides.  2nd by Comm. Swanke   Motion Passed



C.    Update On Walleyes For Tomorrow wagon  At this time there is no further

development on the status of where the walleye project will be.  It was noted that a trailer has been obtained for the use as a new walleye wagon.



New Business


A.      Adopt budget for annual meeting  Comm. Masters handed out budget material to the comm.   The Comm. adopted a budget with an approx cut in expenses of $5,500.  The complete report will be compiled by Comm. Masters and prepared for the newsletter and emailed to the commissionaires. 

B.    Newsletter  Comm. Masters gave a summary of the printing of the newsletter.  We will have Accu-copy in Oshkosh do the newsletter.  They will print, stamp and lable the newsletter at a very reasonable cost.  Any info. for the newsletter should be to Comm. Masters by May 15th.

C.    Annual Meeting The date is set for June 6, 2009 at 10 AM at the Mecan Town Hall.



Comm. Schmidt moved to adjourn the meeting.  2nd by Comm.  Masters.  Motion Passed.  The meeting was adjourned at 7:25 PM




Respectfully submitted,

Paul Gettelman, Secretary


Documents to accompany the minutes in the official record:

Treasurer’s Report [1-1-09 through 4-28-09]




[As with all minutes, these are in draft form until approved at the next LPPRD meeting.]