Tucked Away

September 23, 2010 1:10 PM

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Malsack, at 1:05 PM.

The certification of the open meeting law was met.

District Commissioners in attendance were Phil Malsack (Chairman); Clayton Masters, Treasurer; Rich Pergande, Margaret Whirry, Randy Schmidt and Paul Gettelman, Secretary, Absent: Roger Swanke

Guests: Brian Zimmermann, Mark Sesing

Secretary's Report: A motion by Comm. Masters and 2nd by Comm. Schmidt, to accept the 8/11/2010 Special meeting minutes and Annual mtg. minutes as emailed to commissioners. Motion Passed.

Treasurerís Report: The treasurerís report was handed out for Jan 1Ė September 23, 2010. A motion by Comm. Gettelman and 2nd by Comm. Pergande to accept the Treasurerís report as reviewed and submitted. Motion Passed

District Members and other members of the public Attending/Input:

The meeting diverted to New Business for one section regarding the bids for a well at Fish Camp. Comm. Masters gave a summary of the bids. The total costs of the bids were handed out to all commissionaires. Comm. Masters made a motion to accept Sams bid 2nd Comm. Pergande Motion Passed with Comm. Schmidt abstaining.

The meeting resumed to Old Business

Old Business

a .EPS Monitoring Plan and Report: Mark Sesing gave a summary of the review he and Derek Kavanaugh did on the 3 locations of the lake for the EPS monitoring. Mark noted that the emergent vegetation this year was poor even with the EPS in effect. He thought it was due to the high water that came at the end of the EPS, when the boards went on and we got a lot of rain. Other comm. felt that the carp played a major roll in the poor results as the carp were in the shallow areas that were prime identified areas for the EPS program for both emergent and submergent vegetation. Mark noted that we need to get some type of factual number of the total number of carp (bio-mass) in the lake. Brian Zimmermann told of the amount of carp taken out of Beaver Dam Lake. Brian noted that Beaver Dam lake has bow fisherman and they pay them $.50 per pound. Mark noted that they have not found a good control site to use to compare our sites on the lake with another site in the area. They are looking at Twin Lake to use as a control area that has a good stand of emergent vegetation. We are still waiting for the final approval for the grant. Total grant that is approved is $152,000 + 25% from Lake District or approx $199,000.00 over 3 years. It was asked if we are going to do another EPS study next year (2011). Mark stated that we will have to look at what the weather and water level is at the determining time. As far as the grant goes, Mark says that we have the grant (even though we donít have it in hand) and we can start advertising for the Staffing Specialist, Plan Implication Specialist. We will try to get this going and the person on hand by spring of 2011.

b. Other Old Business: The topic of the possibility of the district purchasing the fish camp property. This was brought to the attention of Comm. Masters by John Nelson of the DNR. No further action was taken at this time.

New Business

Act on Electrical Service installation at Fish Camp: Jim Ebert of Ebert Electric will be doing the electrical service installation at Fish Camp. Comm. Schmidt, Pergande, Masters and Gettelman were planning on going up to fish camp following this meeting to build and put in place the unit to hold the electrical service.

Act on Well Bids for Fish Camp: See above after Treasurers report.

Any other new Business: Comm. Masters asked if we were going to set a date to take the buoys out. Comm. Schmidt said we should leave them in for opening weekend of Duck Season. It was determined to be October 9th with a back up date of October 10th. Comm. Schmidt wanted to know if we could give one of our old No Wake signs to the folks that just passed a No Wake zone in the first part of Marquette after leaving Green Lake Co. The board had no problems with giving them a sign. Comm. Schmidt and Comm. Pergande have been putting up the new NO WAKE signs and have moved some of them to new more visible location.


Comm. Schmidt moved to adjourn the meeting. 2nd by Comm. Masters. Motion Passed. The meeting was adjourned at 2:50 PM

Respectfully submitted,

Paul Gettelman, Secretary

Documents to accompany the minutes in the official record:

Treasurerís Report [1-1-2010 through 9-23-2010]

Approved and signed MOUA

Well Bids

Zoning Change request & application

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