Marquette Town Hall, Marquette, WI

December 6, 2012 1:00 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; Roger Swanke and Paul Gettelman, Secretary, Rich Pergande, Margaret Whirry, Absent:  , Randy Schmidt


Secretary's Report:  Comm. Masters moved to approve the August 15, 2012  minutes as  sent out to commissionaires &  posted on our Web page. 2nd Comm.Whirry  Motion passed       


Treasurer’s Report: Comm. Masters reviewed the Treasures report 1-1-12 through 12-6-12.  Comm. Whirry made a motion to approve the treasures report as presented and explained..  2nd by Comm.  Pergande   2nd     Motion Passed



District Members input:  No members present.


Guests present:  Tom Monsoor, Jed Monsoor, Karen Zwik, and Dick Witiski, Andrew Sabai


  Old Business


      a.  Final report on Plantings 2012- Andrew  All the plantings look good as of 11/15.  The last planting was 2,000’ of shore line or ¼ ac.  79 % of the plants remain.  Main loss is due to errison.  The last planting loss 90%.  Looks like the planting in general looks good.  For the most part this type of planting isn’t usually successful, but due to the draught we are doing better than normal.  The reproduction of the soft stem and hard stem bulrush from seed are coming up and this isn’t a usually.


      b.. update on Commercial Fishing- Jed Monsoor gave us a summary of how they are doing since they arrived.  He said that they didn’t expect to do as good as they are now.  There are more fishing than there were here last year.  They are using larger nets thus not getting the numbers of game fish.  Although there are still large walleye’s being caught in the nets along with some large Northerns.  There is a large number of carp located on the east.  The totals thus far they have 946,590 # of yellow carp and 151,800 #’s of White Carp for a total of 1,098,390#’s of carp.  Monsoors have a digital scale that they use to determine the weight that is put on the truck.  Comm Gettelman made a motion to pay Jed  Monsoor Fisheries $10,000 for the 400,000 #’s of carp taken in 2011 today, and $25,000 in January of 2013 for the 1,000,000 #s of carp taken in 2012. 2nd by Comm Whirry   Motion Passed   


      c.  Sonic tag results if available  No report/no results on OTC


      d.  Shoreline Restoration projects- Comm Masters handed out a summary of the projects that are submitted and the ones that are completed.  Completed in 2012 are Good Old Days Resort, and Steve Deutsch.


       e,  Buoys for 2013—Comm Masters gave a summary of the buoys.  He noted that 2 buoys that had lights were broken off and a couple of other buoys had tops broken.


Comm Masters brought up that the Princeton Fire/ Rescue would like to have 5 different sets of lights on each side of the lake.  This would be for emergency purpose.  He got a light estimate for all these lights at the cost of, $2,9600.  Now that cost seemed to be prohibitive.  Now they are thinking of going through the power companies.  He asked if the district would be in favor of this.  Chairman Malsack didn’t feel that it was a district’s responsibility.


       f.   Any other old business



Andrew had a concern with the water quality from the drawdown of Buffalo Lake and that there were no ill effects of the Buffalo Lake draw down.


Chairman Malsack handed out the report from Daryl Christenson on the threatened species survey report


 .  New business.


      a. Grant Timeline review and payment request  Chairman Malsack handed out the Grant schedule and where we are at on the grant.  We discussed the time line and where we were.


      b. Lock repair Princeton Dam:  Chairman Malsack noted that the workings from the Buffalo lake locks will be salvaged for the Princeton Dam as spare parts.  We got the okay from the DNR to do this.


c. Furniture and supplies for office in town hall  Comm Whirry has 2 office chairs for use.  Chairman Malsack  was able to obtain a Desk, 3 drawer file, and chairs for $25 from Marquette Co.


Comm Masters showed the commissionaires a copy of the grant request.   The DNR owes us $30,919 our in-kind was $5,066


e.   Any other new business


Next meeting is scheduled for January 23, 2012 Good Old Days and noon


   Adjourn  Comm.  Swanke made a motion to adjourn 2nd by Comm Pergande.  Motion Passed  Meeting adjourned at 3:15 PM



Documents to accompany the minutes in the official record:

Treasures Report 1-1-12 through 12-6-12

Lake Grant budget


LPPRD Shoreland Restoration Projects

Copy of Town Of Marquette agreement for office space

2012 Endangered Species Survey—Daryl Christensen