Mecan Town Hall

March 30, 2010 5:00 PM


The meeting was called to order by Chairman Malsack, at 5:05 PM.


The certification of the open meeting law was met.


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


Guests:Nate Ackerman, WDNR Green Lake Co Warden



Secretary's Report: A motion by Comm. Masters and 2nd by Comm. Ferge, to accept the 1/14/10 minutes as emailed to commissioners and posted on the web page.Motion Passed.


Treasurerís Report: The treasurerís report was handed out for Jan 1Ė March 30, 2010. ††A motion by Comm. Ferge and 2nd by Comm. Sell to accept the Treasurerís report as reviewed and submitted.Motion Passed.Comm. Gettelman made a motion to transfer unused performance bonus funds from the 2009 carp removal to the Dam Fund. 2nd by Comm. Ferge Motion Passed


District Members Attending/Input:Phil Antiasie, Les Whitefoot, Roger Schultz, Bob Moore, JackSplinski.


Old Business

  1. Warden Nate AckermanóWarden Ackerman gave the board a summary of the charges and fines for the commercial fisherman that was involved with the fish kill in November of 2009.The commercial fisherman breeched his contract with the DNR.He explained the reasons for what they charged him with.They were to charge him with violating ch. 29.971 (1)(c), which Tim Smith is charged with a class Felony which the fine could range upward to $32,996, the value of the dead fish.Also charged with gross over possession of a limit, this was on 3 counts at over $2000.The 3 other workers that were with Mr. Smith were charged with damage to a resource and will get tickets and fine of $263.50.There was a seizure of equipment.12 revocation of license.This is just a summary of what Nate said.Further information will be in the local papers or from the DA.
  2. Up coming Fish Tagging Report Ron Brush will be doing the tagging.We paid for 18 tags and the DNR paid for 2. There may be 4 receivers.Possible locations are: Princeton, Wick Landing area, Fish Camp, and Montello.
  3. Walleye Fish Hatchery Mick handed out an expense summary for the Hatchery thus far and gave a brief summary as where we are right now.
  4. Discussion of new MOUTabled


New Business

a.      AMC report Comm. Schmidt gave a summary of the last meeting regarding the 15 monitoring stations that will be in the area.There is also a control point that is off the lake. These will be able monitor the lake as far as aquatic vegetation area.All plants will be monitored and this may be done a couple times per year for the 5 year period.Ted Johnson will also be talking with Jim Holzworth regarding whatís happening on the Grand River Marsh.Randy noted that we are applying for the Protection Grant.Carp exclusion areas will be going out.We are also going to be putting in willow logs to establish a willow growth on the east Island.2 Land Conservation personal and one student will do the Dredge Bank Study.We were unable to get students to do this.††† Comm. Schimdt made a motion to let Green Lake County Land Conservation personal and a summer student do the Dredge Bank study.2ndby Comm. Swanke.Motion PassedIt was noted that we want to see where and what the statues is of the Princeton Dam and any renovations to be done.Comm. Schmidt will contact Mark Sesing and Derek Kavanough to get a couple of companies to put in some sample plantings to give us a demonstration of what their companies can provide.

b.     Action on Resolution #01-2010 to apply for the Lake Protection GrantChairman Malsack read the resolution and asked for a role vote.The resolution passed unanimously.

c.      Fish Camp Improvements Chairman Malsack gave a summary of the Fish Camp property.He read the agreement with the DNR for the area.The land is owned by the State of Wisconsin.We have an unlimited agreement with them.We will need a permanent location for the Fish Hatchery as this program will be more permanent down the road.

d.      Annual Meeting and Picnic The annual meeting will be the first Saturday in June which will be June 5.It will be at the village hall in Marquette.May 1 deadline for articles for newsletter.A picnic for all the folks that helped with the Fish Hatchery will be determined at a later date.

e.      Any other new Business:It was noted that some of the district members would like to have the meetings rotated from North Shore and South Shore.

f.        Next meetingApril 19, 2010 next meeting at Tucked Away.

g.      Chariman Malsack made a motion for the district to go on record to support Green Lake boards efforts to have fingerlings planted in Lake Puckaway.2nd by Comm. Sell †††6 in favor 1 against.Motion Passed

h.      Comm. Swank wanted to do more tagging of Northern and carp.To be discussed at the next meeting



Comm. Swanke moved to adjourn the meeting.2nd by Comm. Masters.Motion Passed.The meeting was adjourned at 7:21PM


Respectfully submitted,

Paul Gettelman, Secretary


Documents to accompany the minutes in the official record:

Treasurerís Report [1-1-09 through 3-30-10]

Expense sheet for Walleye Fish Hatchery

Cormorant Summary and Application


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