Lakes District Minutes
CROOKED LAKE AREA LAKES PROTECTION AND REHABILITATION DISTRICT
MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF COMMISSIONERS
HELD AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER ON FEBRUARY 23, 2013
The meeting was called to order by Chairman VanCampenhout at 9:05 a.m.
Commissioners in attendance: VanCampenhout, Smet, Connell, Trosch, Stoller
Absent Commissioners: Alsteen, Kerkhoff, Buhrandt
Guest: Amanda Strick
Agenda Approval: Commissioner Connell motioned to accept and was seconded by Commissioner Stoller. All approved
Secretary’s Report: (Julie Smet) (November 10, 2012 minutes) Commissioner Connell motioned to accept and was seconded by Commissioner Stoller. All approved.
Treasurer’s Report: (Matt Connell) Weed cutter and weed control drove up actual spending compared to what was budgeted. T. Christensen, P. Porubcan and K. Kerkoff were paid for last seasons weed cutting. Since amount was below 600/per person, no 10-99 was needed for tax purposes. Wells Fargo account dropped below $2,000 so a service fee was charged (16.50). The account is now ($10,490) above that amount. Treasurer Connell asked to consolidate both accounts (Wells Fargo and M&I) into one. This may eliminate banking fees. A motion was made by Commissioner Connell and seconded by Commissioner Stoller. All agreed. Commissioner Connell will look into both these banks. We have a total of 10,490.14 in the Wells Fargo checking acct and 15,476.17 in the M&I certificate of deposit. We got the grant for $4,800 and $21,247 is pending. They want a list of results or progress we have made over the last five years. Commissioner Connell asked for a clarification. Commissioner Connell will work on this. Amanda Strick stated she will help with this process. We got approval to extend our grant to 1213. This would give us approx. $29,000 in grants. We would have to reapply for this grant at that time. A subcommittee should be formed soon to work on the reapplication. Commissioner VanCampenhout asked if there would possibly be a time we would not need these grants. Amanda Strick stated that this was possible and if we needed, we could possibly apply for a Rapid Response Grant. The type of grant we have now is a APM (aquatic plant management). Amanda stated maybe a meeting with Onterra, Brenda Nordin, Amanda and a few of the Commissioners to discuss a 2-3 year plan. We will table approving the 2013 budget until the April meeting. Commissioner Trosch stated that someone had asked for piers at the boat landings. This was found to be impossible because of residence next to the boat landings. Also the landings are too narrow to place piers.
Aquatic plant control: John Otis was not present to comment. Commissioner VanCampenhout will talk with John to check with Onterra concerning a master plan (long term) for the lake.
Weed Cutting: Ken Kerkhoff was not present to comment. Commissioner VanCampenhout did talk with Commissioner Kerkoff about the work on the weed cutter. He stated the work done on the cutter was very professional.
Clean Boat Clean Water: Darla Alsteen was not present to comment. Amanda Strick spoke on hand pulling of the milfoil. She had a nice hand out on hand pulling of Eurasian Water Milfoil using diving and snorkeling. She mentioned equipment such as mesh bags telescopic rake, swim noodles with a bag. She brought up a lake convention in April at the KI. This is put on by the UW-Extension. They go over Lake Management, grants, and hand pulling. All time counts for CBCW (planning and actual hand pulling). Best time to hand pull is early spring. Commissioner Stoller has discussed with neighbors (one being a scuba diver) about hand pulling. They will be attempting to pull the milfoil this summer.
Meeting adjourned at 10:02. A motion was made by Commissioner Stoller and seconded by Commissioner Connell. All agreed.