Lake Puckaway Protection and Rehabilitation District Meeting

April 20, 2016 1:00 PM

Mecan Town Hall

1.     The meeting was called to order by Chairman Malsack at 1:02 PM.

Call to Order Certification of Open Meeting Notice


The Certification of the Open Meeting Law was met, with it being posted on the District’s website, and in the Markesan and Princeton papers. (in the future if notices are posted in the papers, they have to be in by noon on Monday)north shore kiosk, Mecan Town Hall and other areas around the lake.

District Commissioners in attendance were:  Phil Malsack (chairman), Clayton Masters (Treasurer), Paul Gettelman (Secretary), Gene Weber, Rich andPergande and Dave Richter; Excused:  Roger Swanke, Rich Pergande    

Guests:     4 guests ; WDNR: Derek Kavanaugh, Green Lake County;

District Members in attendance:  Randy Schmidt, none

2.  Secretary’s Minutes: 12/12 recorder number

 The minutes from the 12/15/16 meeting were reviewed.  Motion by  Mick      2nd by Dave    to accept the minutes as published on the web page. With the addition of the plaque that was presented to the District.  Motion carriedPassed.  Add the part about the plaque for the tern raftThis will be added to the 12/15/2015 minutes: “The district was presented with a picture/plaque by Sumnor Matteson, Conservation Biologist for WDNR.  The picture/plaque stated:  “Bureau of National Heritage Conservation; Special Recognition Award is presented to Lake Puckaway Protection and Rehabilitation District in recognition of outstanding conservation and management of the Common Tern on Lake Puckaway.”  Signed by Tricia Knoot, Director dated 12/2015.  (The picture/plaque should be at the annual meeting)


3.  Treasurers Report:

 Comm. Masters gave a summary of some of the bills paid and the survey info.  He noted that some of us that did our survey on line are still getting the mailing of the survey to do again.  There seems to be a problem in the numbers issued.  Chairman Malsack said that he talked to Dan and he said that they didn’t mess the Green Lake County and Marquette Co. lists, they just sent them out separate.  When they did merge them he realized that they sent out way to many in the beginning. A motion was made by Commissioner Pergande and 2nd by Commissioner Richter to accept the Treasurers Report from Jan. 1, 2016 thru 4/19/16 as presented.  2nd Motion[P1] [P2]  passed.  Chairman Malsack had a check from the State of WI in the amount of $16,474.50 and presented it to the treasurer. General Info on phase I of the grantThere was a prepayment of $14,180 and we have spent thus far $27,075.  We have not requested any more.  We never know when we are going to get a bill.  Phase II is in the process.  Right now we are a little under budget for the grant and what we have spent.  Each grant is a 2 year grant, but the overlap in 2016 and will run a total of 3 years. Each grant consists of different projects and as we get done with phase I projects we will move into phase II projects.  The folks from Onterra will be at the annual meeting to discuss all this and they would like 45 minutes during the meeting.

4.  District member’s input:  NONE AT THIS TIME


A.   Hatchery Reportthe public has been kept up today on the hatchery via Face Book.  We have released 756,000 fry.  We collected 988,000 eggs of which we had a 76% hatch rate for this year.  We had 10 females.  It was noted that the smaller females (17”) had a smaller egg (.07”) vs. the larger female (25”) had a larger egg (.09”).  It seems apparent that the smaller fish’s eggs hatch out sooner than the larger fishes eggs.  There is a possibility of getting nets of our own along with a boat, motor and trailer that would match for the items needed.  (comm Pergande noted that our current motor isn’t working that good and may have water in it.  He will stop and talk to the marina about checking it out.)  The hatchery also needs some more equipment: 2 rubber nets; 100’ heavy duty extension cord for pump; lined rubber gloves; 2 Extech Easyview IIA thermometers like the one we have now; IV bags (12) and needles (#18); berm for filter for 2 years ( 30#’s ¼ x 1/8 & 30#’s #20 & 3 bags of berm (this is one year  order); shop vac; Iron out.  Possible storage building (movable).

B.  Tern Raft ReportThe tern rafts are in the water and all went well.  The spear to mark the spot that was put in last year was still there when they went back this year.  They aren’t tied to each other but are very close.  When Comm Pergande went back with the 2nd raft there were already terns on the first raft.

C. Other old Business  None




A.    A.  Create a budget for 2017   treasurer Master handed out a Cash Flow Report for 2015 that Chairman Malsack will read at the annual meeting.  He also handed out a Proposed Budget work sheet for the comm. To work with to develop the proposed budget for  2017


                                       SUMMARY OF THE PROPOSED BUDGET FOR 2017


ANTICIPATED REVENUES                                                                                     ANTICIPATED EXPENSES


Projected Unexpended Revenues                                                  Administration………………………….….6,000

From FY 2016…………………………...….15,000

Anticipated Donations…………….….…….500                                         


                                                                                                                 Lake Management            42,000              

 Anticipated Interest……………….....…..500                                            Hatchery                                2,000

                                                                                                                    Rough Fish                             10,000

                                                                                                                    Lake Projects                          25,000

                                                                                                                    Dam Donation                          5,000

   Tax Levy Recommended……..……35,000         

                                                                                                              Dam Operations                        3,000



TOTAL REVENUE                               51,000                                         TOTAL EXPENSES                           51,000




                           2016 ANNUAL MEETING AGENDA


1.      Call to Order  Chairman Phil Malsack

2.     Certification of Open Meeting Notice

3.     Adoption of Agenda

4.     Secretary’s Report;  Paul Gettelman ( June 6, 2015 )

5.     Treasurer’s Report:  Mick Masters

6.     Election of two commissioners to succeed 

        Rich Pergande & Phil Malsack 2016-2019

7.     Management Planning Project Kickoff  

8.     Open Public Comment;  (30 Minutes)

9.     Proposed 2017 Budget and Tax levy

10. Budget Hearing and Adoption of the 2017 Budget

11.  Adjournment                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

B.   News letterNewsletter planningComm Masters noted that we would have Daryl Christensen’s report part of both reports that he has; Chairmans report; Hatchery report.  Newsletter may be only 3 pages.  Paul will be doing the newsletter.  Comm. Gettelman will get the Green Lake Co. labels.  Newsletter articles are to be to Comm. Masters the first week of May.

C.  Any other new Businesssome of the Managements Planning Project meetings need to be held on the north side of the lake in a room larger enough to hold a large group.  Chairman Malsack said that he would attend as many as he can after he retires from the board.  The meetings will be posted in the newsletter.



Motion by Commissioner Masters to adjourn and 2nd by Commissioner Pergande.  Motion passed . Meeting adjourned at 2:20 PM

Respectfully Submitted,

Paul Gettelman