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2022-07-14 Lake Denoon Lake District Board Meeting Minutes

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Date: July 14, 2022 - 7:00pm

Location: Virtual Meeting via Google Meet


  1. Call to Order / Roll Call / Meeting Notice Statement

  2. Attending: Tim Laseke, Jeff Jones, Larry Bangs, Kyle Troeger, Bob Stollenwerk, Nancy Long

  3. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all present.

  4. Approve 4/27/2022 Meeting Minutes

  5. Jeff made a motion to approve the minutes, Larry seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.

  6. Projects

  7. Alum

  8. The two lakes, Cedar and Balsam, that received Alum grant awards this year were both on the “Impaired Waters” list.

  9. WDNR Lake Biologist Heidi Bunk recommends that we have EOR develop a P sampling plan for tributaries to go along with CLMN deep-hole baseline measurements.

  10. Tim Laseke will contact EOR and ask for a quote to develop the tributary sampling plan and to revise and resubmit the Alum grant application this fall.

  11. Tim has contacted the Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene to create an account. The samples are $26 each plus postage. Tim Laseke motioned for a $500 budget to collect samples which was seconded and passed unanimously.

  12. CBCW

  13. Program is operating well.

  14. $1,000 advance received

  15. 125 Inspection Hours logged by two inspectors

  16. Traffic is lighter this year as compared to last year

  17. $2,520 in total expenses including Inspection ($2,400), Training ($70) and Materials ($50)

  18. WAV

  19. Tributaries have not yet been monitored

  20. Larry Bangs suggested that we look into paid collectors. Tim will contact the program coordinators to see if that is permissible and viable.

  21. CLMN

  22. Monitoring has been operational with most satellite days covered for Secchi distance and temperature profiles. The most recent Secchi reading was 12 feet and the 3ft temperature was 80.1 degrees F.

  23. Harvesting

  24. Due to the WDNR having the permit in pending status and vendor scheduling conflicts, it no longer makes sense to mechanically harvest this year. When the permit is approved, it should be good for five years so we’ll be able to schedule May 2023 when CLP is at peak.

  25. Midwest Aquatics has agreed to return our deposit by the end of August.

  26. Fish Stocking - Jeff, Kyle

  27. Tim reported that he had been working with Central Wisconsin Fish Farm (CEFF) which has only the “Mississippi Headwaters” walleye species and that the WDNR has switched (around 2010) to stocking with the “Rock-Fox” species which CWFF does not carry.

  28. Upon recommendation from CWFF, Tim has reached out to the Gollon Bait and Fish Farm in Dodgeville who does carry the Fox-Rock species. We are waiting for a response.

  29. Plant Survey - Motion was passed for $4K being allocated towards a plant survey

  30. Financial Report

  31. Current account balance: $66,390.49

  32. Period Revenue (since 4/27): $48,050

  33. $43,050 in Special Assessment from Waukesha County

  34. $5,000 donation for fish stocking

  35. Period Expenses: $6,788.98 (since 4/27)

  36. $1,951.35 paid to EOR for consulting services

  37. $1,050 paid to Midwest Aquatics as down payment on harvesting

  38. $31.63 paid to Nancy Long as reimbursement for spring social event materials

  39. $936 paid to Coach’s for spring social event

  40. $300 paid to WDNR for harvesting permit

  41. $2,520 paid out for CBCW program activities

  42. The City of Muskego has not yet contributed this year as they have in past years. Jeff Jones to investigate.

  43. Annual Meeting Planning

  44. USPS agenda / budget notification news to be delivered at least 14 days prior to the 8/29/22 meeting.

  45. $350 Special Assessment was discussed and the consensus is to keep this amount for the 2022 tax year. This will be incorporated into the 2023 budget which will be presented and voted at the next board meeting.

  46. Annual Meeting Planning Committee - Tim asked that Nancy and Jeff meet to prepare the budget, agenda, and member email list prior to the 7/28/22 board meeting.

  47. New Business

  48. APM

  49. NR107 goes for WDNR adoption on 8/10/22 and then to the Legislator sometime in 2023

  50. If passed, will go into effect 1/1/2024

  51. Requires plant survey unless treatment is part of a ‘grandfathered’ management plan

  52. Social Event

  53. Since the spring event was so successful, an identical fall event was discussed and all agreed this would be a good thing to do.

  54. Bob Stollenwerk expressed willingness to plan an outdoor winter event.

  55. Tim suggested that a social committee be established to plan events and make recommendations to the board.

  56. Member Survey

  57. Google Form to be used: Draft Link

  58. Commissioners will contribute to survey items

  59. Racine County Ascent System Training

  60. Tim emailed requesting training and an account for Nancy.

  61. Next step is to find a sponsor at the Town of Norway to request training and an account for Nancy

  62. Next meeting is tentatively scheduled for 7/28/22

  63. Adjourned at 8:20pm

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