When: October 21, 2020 - 6:00pm
Where: Zoom Teleconference:
Meeting ID: 898 2921 3561; Passcode: 895620; Call in number: +1 301 715 8592
CALL TO ORDER / ROLL CALL / PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: The meeting was called to order at 6:05 PM. The following Commissioners were present: Jeff Jones, Katherine Schauer, Tim Laseke, and Kevin Kubacki. Not attending was Keith Hammit.
APPROVE 2020-08-11 AND 2020-08-31 MEETING MINUTES: Tim Laseke motioned to approve the minutes for 2020-08-11 and 2020-08-31, Jeff Jones seconded the motion and all approved.
FINANCIAL REPORT: JEFF JONES
Previous Balance: $31,518.83
Additional Income: $0
Less Total Expenses: $4,412.00
Marine Biochemists $3,600 - Plant Point-Intercept Survey
Bliss McKnight $812 - LDLD Insurance Annual Fee
New Balance: $27,106.83
2020 SPECIAL ASSESSMENT PREPARATION:
New owner / tax-key updates: The commissioners discussed the need to update all the Tax Keys for the Special Assessment and the best course of action to ensure we have all eligible properties included.
Resolution to coordinate through Kathy Aron: The commissioners discussed the option of contracting with Kathy Aron on a consultative basis to help with identifying all the tax keys for the billing of the Special Assessment. Tim Laseke motioned to contact Kathy Aron for assistance, Jeff Jones seconded the motion and all agreed.
Sonar Project: The Sonar Project is wrapped up based on completing the steps in the project plan and the permit from the Wisconsin State Department of Natural Resources. LDLD has not applied for any additional projects with the DNR. Tim Laseke reviewed the Aquatic Plant Survey conducted in August of 2020 by Marine Biochemists subsequent to whole-lake treatments conducted in 2019 and 2020 using SonarOne Herbicide. The 2019/2020 treatments using SonarOne have proven very successful in controlling Eurasian-watermilfoil (EWM), with no EWM being observed during the survey. The survey found a general reduction in all plants compared to the 2013 survey in the SEWRPC report and an increase in algae. The full report can be accessed on the LDLD website.
Clean Boats Clean Waters Grant (CBCW): A letter was received from DNR stating that rather than returning the advance money and submitting another application, the DNR is agreeable to extending our CBCW grant another year. We will roll over the grant to next year.
ALUM Project: Tim Laseke contacted the Southeastern Regional Planning Commission about ALUM project eligibility, grant application and the possibility of consulting with the LDLD to help with grant writing. The first grant application is due Fall 2021 with a subsequent application in Spring 2022.
ELECTION & BOARD EXPANSION:
Based on the COVID situation, Tim Laseke made a motion to delay a decision on a live election until the next meeting. Kevin Kubacki seconded and the motion passed unanimously.
Expansion of LDLD Commissioners/Formation of Sub-Committees: Additional members are interested in becoming Commissioners. Tim Laseke will invite the two individuals to audit the next Commissioners Meeting in January 2021.
NEW BUSINESS: No new business.
ADJOURN: Tim Laseke motioned to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Jeff Jones and all approved. The meeting concluded at approximately 7:40 P.M.
Katherine Schauer, Secretary - Lake Denoon Lake District