Lake Puckaway Protection and Rehabilitation District Annual Meeting

Mecan Town Hall, Montello WI

June 6, 2009


The meeting was called to order by Chairman, Phil Malsack, at 10:02 AM.


District Commissioners in attendance were: Phil Malsack (chairman), Clayton Masters (treasurer), Paul Gettelman (secretary), Randy Schmidt, Roger Swanke, and Howard Sell.  Absent: Dave Ferge.


Comm. Malsack explained that notices of this annual meeting were sent to over 1062 Lake District members (these being eligible voters).  The notice was also posted in the Marquette Trib. And the Princeton paper.  The notice was also posted on the District web site.  The notice was also sent out.  Motion made and 2nd to that the open meeting notice was.  Motion Passed 


The proposed agenda was reviewed.   A motion  and 2nd by a District member to adopt the agenda as submitted.  Motion Passed


A motion by a District member and 2nd by another district member to accept the 2008 annual meeting minutes as distributed at the meeting.  Motion Passed


Comm. Masters distributed the Treasurer’s Report for review.  He also summarized the report.  [See the report for a complete summary]   A motion by Comm. Gettelman and 2nd to accept the treasurer’s report as submitted.  Motion Passed


ELECTION OF 2 COMMISSIONERS [3 year term 2009-2012]

John Bowers nominated Randy Schmidt, 2nd Chet Weinheimer.   Deborah Flagel nominated Paul Gettelman, 2nd by John Bowers.

John Bowers moved to close the nominations and cast a unanimous ballot.  2nd by Deborah Flagel.  Motion Passed





WDNR Representative Mark Sesing thanked the LPPRD and the Adaptive Management Committee for all the work that has been down regarding water level management.  An individual had a concern with the potential of the dam being removed with out any notice as the Grand River Dam was about 5 years ago.


 Phil Malsack-Lake Management Plan Project Update


Chairman Malsack gave a summary of the status of the lake.  He noted that the 2004-05 year class for carp are at a good size now for removal.  He noted that we didn’t have a commercial fisherman last year (2008).  We now have a new commercial fisherman from Iowa.  The DNR isn’t taking any walleyes now due to the VHS although we have not had any fish with the VHS in the lake.  The Wild Rose hatchery isn’t in production as of yet.  The LPPRD has purchased a trailer to build a “Walleye Wagon”.  Chet Weinheimer asked why the wagon is moved from the Puckaway Rod and Gun Club to a location on the Lake/River.  Chairman Malsack noted that it is now a requirement by the DNR to have the wagon empty into the lake and use well water. 


Chairman Malsack noted that we need a person to serve on the Adaptive Management Committee.  Kathleen Moore has volunteered to serve on the AMC. 


Chairman Malsack explained the Emergent Plant Stabilization Program (EPSP) that has been proposed to the LPPRD by the AMC.  This project is in relation to the water level on the lake.  The AMC proposed that 3 out of the next 5 years we would leave the boards off for an extra 30 days from the May 15 original boards on date.  The board would be on go on no later than June 22.  We will be doing vegetation plantings during these years.  Each year the project will be evaluated.  We will be doing carp exclusion areas to determine the effect of the carp on the vegetation.  The intent is to establish more acres of emergent vegetation.  We currently have 500+ acres and want to get to 1000 acres in 5 years.   John Bowers made a motion to accept the EPSP, 2nd by Ron Flagel.  Prior to the vote Derek Kavanaugh gave a summary of the past emergent vegetation history on the lake and a summary of what we are currently doing on the lake.  The vote was taken,  Motion Passed  (one nay vote )




Management Plan Project Update—Phil Malsack


Chairman Malsack reviewed the cormorant project and its results.  He also asked if there was anyone on the South Shore to have a shoreline restoration project.


Open Public Comment (28 district people there in addition to 1 county staff, 1 DNR staff person and 6 board members):   There was no official public comment as the public was welcomed to ask questions through out the meeting.





Proposed 2010 Budget



Chairman Malsack reviewed the budget and asked for any questions from the floor.  The total budget for 2010 was proposed at $55,000.   A motion by John Bowers and 2nd by Deborah Flagel to adopt budget as presented for 2010.  Motion Passed .


Other Business


A motion by Debra Flagel and 2nd John Bowers by to adjourn.  Motion Passed


Meeting Adjourned at 11:33 AM


Respectfully submitted,

Paul Gettelman, Secretary


Documents to accompany the minutes in the official record:

Treasurer’s Report:[ Annual Report for the year 2009]

 Summary of proposed budget

2009 Newsletter

Tax Levy Report

Cormorant Permits






LakePuckaway Protection & Rehabilitation District

Commissioners Meeting



Chairman Phil Malsack called a meeting of the Commissioners of the LPPRD following

the Annual meeting.


The meeting was called to order at 11:48 AM


District Commissioners in attendance were: Phil Malsack (chairman), Clayton Masters

(treasurer), Randy Schmidt, Roger Swanke and Paul Gettelman (secretary). Absent: Dave

Ferge, Howard Sell                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              


Comm. Swanke made a motion to accept the Treasurers report for 1/1/09 thru 6/1/09

2nd by Comm. Masters. Motion Passed


Comm. Swanke made a motion to accept the Secretary’s minutes from the April   

Commissioners meeting as posted on the Web 2nd by Comm. Schmidt. Motion Passed


New Business


Comm. Schmidt made a motion to pay Phil Malsack for the past years that we owe for the

use of until Jan.1, 2010 for a total of $400. 2nd by Comm. Swanke

Motion Passed


Election of Officers


A motion by Comm. Schmidt and 2nd by Comm. Swanke to have Comm. Malsack as the

Chairman, Comm.Gettelman as the secretary and Comm. Masters as the treasurer.

The same as last year. Motion Passed


Comm. Swanke brought up tagging of the walleyes or other game fish. The board will look

 into the process and what steps are needed.


Next meeting will be scheduled as needed.


Motion by Comm. Gettelman and 2nd by Comm. Swanke to adjourn. Motion Passed


Meeting adjourned at 12:10 PM


Respectfully submitted,


Paul Gettelman, Secretary