LAKE DENOON LAKE DISTRICT
MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL MEETING
Held on Monday, August 26, 2019 @ 6:00PM
At Muskego City Hall, W182S8200 Racine Avenue, Muskego, Wisconsin
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL/STATEMENT OF PUBLIC NOTICE: The following Commissioners were present: Jeff Jones, Katherine Schauer, Tim Laseke, and Kevin Kubacki. Not attending was Keith Hammit.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: All attendees participated in the Pledge of Allegiance to kick-off the meeting.
APPROVAL OF 2018 ANNUAL MEETING MINUTES: A motion was made by Jeff Jones, seconded by Kim Ballo, and passed unanimously to approve the 2018 meeting minutes. .
SPECIAL GUEST PRESENTER: Jayne Jenks - Conservation Specialist - Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use - Land Resources Division. Jayne demonstrated water runoff issues with various pollutants and discussed ways to capture and cleanse pollutant-carrying runoff before it reaches the waterway.
PROJECT REVIEW (LAKE AND WATERSHED):
Tim informed the attendees that all notes and documents about the Lake Denoon Lake District projects are found at www.LDLD.org and if you sign up, you receive notification of new posts.
Tim Laseke presented the status of the current Sonar Project and the Focus Areas for 2020 with recommendations for water treatment projects, costs and priorities. (The presentation is posted on www.LDLD.org.)
Sonar Project: Constrained by money and the DNR, we elected for the first time in our history to use a systemic herbicide for tackling the Milfoil weeds. Sonar treatments were applied May 1st with a boost application applied on August 14th, taking measurements along the way to ensure the material maintained a concentration at 2ppb. Another application is planned for spring of 2020. We expect to achieve 80% control over the Milfoil weeds during the next 3 years. The results to date have been very positive. Please note that the herbicide used is very inert and the pellet form dissolves/releases slowly over time. This minimizes the damage to the fish wildlife.
Watershed Project: This project is another area we are beginning to address on a proactive basis. Kevin Kubacki started a dialogue with the City of Muskego letting them know that working retention ponds are important to the residence of Lake Denoon as a method of capturing and cleansing pollutant-carrying runoff before it reaches Lake Denoon. There is a lot of farmland runoff that bye-passes the retention pond. Ideas were discussed on what we can do as individuals to minimize runoff – native plants close to shoreline, address construction site runoff, raise awareness with a flyer to property owners.
BUDGET PRESENTATION AND RESOLUTION PASSAGE: JEFF JONES
Jeff Jones reviewed the actual expenses for 2019 and presented a LDLD budget for 2020. There was discussion about the possibility of raising the annual fees (see NEW BUSINESS section for more details). A motion to approve the 2020 budget was made by Tony, seconded by Kim Ballo and approved unanimously by all 34 Lake Denoon Lake District members present.
ELECTION OF COMMISSIONER: The Board of Commissioner positions are staggered with expirations of 1, 2, & 3 year terms issued at the 2018 Annual Meeting. Jeff Jones was awarded the 1-year term and therefore, his position as Commissioner expires at the conclusion of this year’s meeting.
The Board nominated Jeff Jones who currently serves as Treasurer
No other nominees were brought forth.
A motion to waive the written ballot was made, seconded and approved unanimously.
Jeff Jones as a Commissioner was passed unanimously and the newly elected Commissioner was sworn in by the Oath of Office.
CALL FOR NEW BUSINESS AND MEMBER COMMENTS
A motion to vote on raising the LDLD annual fee for 2020 from $220 to $250 was made by Vickie and seconded by Dennis Barts. A vote was taken with 16 for and 17 against the measure. The annual fee will remain the same for 2020 at $220.
There was a discussion about the cost to dredge the one retention pond as a possible LDLD project and the cost is $40K per acre-foot to dredge.
The dam height on Denoon Road was discussed. We are looking into who has the right to control it and LDLD commissions are suggesting we present a plan to control the lake level.
DATE FOR NEXT YEAR’S MEETING
August 31, 2020 is the date for the next annual meeting.
A motion was made to adjourn the meeting, seconded and all approved.
Secretary - Lake Denoon Lake District