Lake Puckaway Protection and Rehabilitation District Annual Meeting

Marquette Town Hall, Marquette WI

June 7, 2013

36th Annual Meeting



The meeting was called to order by Chairman, Phil Malsack, at 10:07 AM. 


District Commissioners in attendance were: Phil Malsack (chairman), Clayton Masters (treasurer), Paul Gettelman (secretary), Randy Schmidt, Rich Pergande and Roger Swanke, 


Comm. Malsack explained that notices of this annual meeting were sent out to all registered district members.  The notice was also posted in the Marquette Trib. and the Princeton paper.  The notice was also posted on the District web site.       


The proposed agenda was reviewed.   A motion Deb Flagel  2nd by Ron Flagel to adopt the agenda as submitted.  Motion Passed


A motion Deb Flagel to accept the 2013 annual meeting minutes as distributed at the meeting .  2nd  Keith Kimber  Motion Passed


Comm. Masters distributed the Treasurer’s Report for review. (1085 newsletters sent out)  He also summarized the report. 1/1/2013—12/31/13 [See the report for a complete summary]   A motion was made by a Comm. Gettelman and 2nd by Keith Kimber to accept the treasurer’s report as submitted.  Motion Passed     


ELECTION OF 1 COMMISSIONER [3 year term 2014-2017] 

            Up for (re)election:  Roger Swanke  Ron F 2nd Deb F nominated Roger Swanke.  Brian Zimmerman 2nd Roger Moore to close nominations.  Roger Swanke was elected unanimously.




DNR Shoreline Dredging Jared Seidl and Supervisor Michelle Lehner were in attendance and gave a power point presentation regarding Soreline Dredging.  He showed how to get on line and apply for any applications for dredging and explained the permit parameters.


Fish Hatchery Report--     Comm. Gettelman and Swanke gave a summary of this year’s hatchery results and answered questions following summary.  High lights were: Collected 2,243,957 eggs, released 1,970,000 fry for 2014; have collected 9,203,799 eggs in past 5 years and released a total of 6,317,400 fry during that time.  This is a 68.3% hatch success rate;  All fry are released into Lake Puckaway;     All are invited to the hatchery next year.  It will start operation when the ice goes off the lake.  Also check the web page as Comm Masters keeps an update as to when we will start.  Northern Project


Andrew Sabai-Lake Plan Implementation Coordinator Report: Power Point Presentation—      Andrew gave a power point presentation on the Water Quality, Fish and Wildlife projects.  Water level summary of how it has been done in the past and the new gauges.  Dam efforts; Shore line restoration; Vegetation monitoring; Threatened and endangered species projects.  Current projects:  Emergent Vegetation loss and restorations; EPS (Emergent Plant Stabilization);  Possible transplanting  of canes;  Water Quality Monitoring (Secchi Disk), total phosphorus, chlorophyll a (alge biomass), Dissolved Oxygen, H2O temperature, Conductivity, pH of the lake;  Endangered Terns, Common Terns and Forster’s Tern, nesting platforms have been put on Pancake Island for the Forster Terns and 2 nesting rafts have been built and put out by the dredge bank and out from the village of Marquette for the Common Terns.  All these programs/projects are part of the lake grant that we have from the DNR.  This is a 3 year grant that also pays for our Lake Coordinator.  It was asked by a district resident if the lake was safe to swim in.  Andrew indicated that it was safe at this point, but when there is an algae bloom in late summer it may not be advisable to swim in that at that time.


 Phil Malsack-Commissioners Report—Chairman Malsack gave a summary of what the LPPRD has been doing for the past year.  He also gave an update on the Princeton dam project.


Open Public Comment:  Dave Peterson gave a short summary of what he will be doing with aquatic plants in the lake.   A motion was made by a district resident to pay each district commissioner for each meeting attended at the rate of $35 per meeting.  2nd by another District resident.  Motion Passed.




Proposed 2014 Budget


 ANTICIPATED REVENUES                                                                                     ANTICIPATED EXPENSES


Projected Unexpended Revenues                                                  Administration………………………….….7,000

From FY 2014…………………………...….20,000

Anticipated Donations…………….…….1,000                                         


                                                                                                                 Lake Management                50,500               

 Anticipated Interest………………...…..1,600                                          Hatchery                       3,000

                                                                                                                    Rough Fish                  10,000

                                                                                                                   Grant Match               12,500

                                                                                                                   Lake Coordinator       25,000

   Tax Levy Recommended……..……48,900         

                                                                                                              Dam Operations                     14,000



TOTAL REVENUE                                71,500                                         TOTAL EXPENSES                    ..    71,500


After reviewing the budget and much discussion on the Princeton Dam project, District member Brian Zimmermann made a motion to increase the budget by $10,000 to be used for the dam study and project.  The motion died for lack of a 2nd. 


Comm Schimidt made a motion to approve the proposed 2014 Budget as presented, 2nd by Comm. Pergande.  Motion Passed.



Other Business


A motion by Judy K and 2nd  Bob Moore  to adjourn.  Motion Passed


Meeting Adjourned at 12:20 AM


Respectfully submitted,

Paul Gettelman, Secretary


Documents to accompany the minutes in the official record:

Treasurer’s Report:[ Annual Report for the year 2012]

Summary of proposed budget

2013 Newsletter

Tax Levy Report