Updated: Oct 11, 2022
Fall is in the air as the summer is coming to a close. Here are the 3rd quarter highlights from the LDLD Board of Commissioners.
Annual Member Meeting
The 2022 annual meeting was held at 6 PM on Monday, August 29 at the Muskego City Hall. Meeting notes and presentation slides are available on the LDLD.org website.
The guest speaker was Benjamin Heussner, Fisheries Biologist with the WDNR. Ben shared that Lake Denoon will be stocked with large Walleye fingerlings this fall. Ben recommended we use the donated $5k funds to stock Walleyes in 2023. Ben discussed ways to help improve the fish habitat in the lake and answered questions.
Projects for 2022 were reviewed:
Our grant request for 2022 was not approved by the WDNR.
We have submitted the preliminary grant application paperwork for a grant in 2023.
Working with EOR to update and enhance our grant application
Aquatic Plant Harvesting:
Our harvesting permit has not been approved by the WDNR.
Once approved, the permit is good for 5 years.
At this time, we fully intend to harvest Curly Leaf Pondweed during its peak growth in June 2023.
Clean Boats Clean Waters:
Inspectors were hired and monitored the Denoon Park boat launch.
We did apply and were awarded a 75% matching grant from the DNR for 2022.
Lake & Tributary Monitoring:
This on-going project monitors the quality of water in the lake and flowing into the lake. Volunteers are needed!
Aquatic Plant Survey:
Last plant survey was done in August 2020.
Contracted with Brian Suffern to complete a plant survey in August 2022.
Possible Starry Stonewort was discovered this year.
WI DNR Aquatic Plant Management Changes:
Rule revisions were scheduled to go to the WDNR Natural Resource Board in August but were pulled from the agenda prior to the meeting.
The 2 year deadline to complete the revision process is October 17, 2022. If not met, the process may need to start over.
YTD financials were reviewed along with the budget for 2023.
The proposed 2023 budget was available (on-line at ldld.org and the mailed paper meeting announcement) for review by the members prior to the meeting.
The proposed 2023 budget will result in a Special Assessment of $350 per unit for the 2022 tax year.
The proposed 2023 budget was reviewed and questions from the attendees were answered. No changes were made to the budget prior to the vote.
The proposed 2023 budget was approved by unanimous vote.
The election of commissioners results:
Jeff Jones’s term was renewed and extended to 2025.
A Fall social event is included in the budget and is being planned.
Attendee comments included:
Spillway under Denoon Rd
Kyle Troeger is working with Michelle Haze from the WDNR to understand the history of the dam height and options to raise the height.
Limited Ski Hours
The City of Muskego has set no wake hours starting at sunset until 08:00 AM the following morning.
Members asked if the WDNR was controlling the swan population. Swans do help control the geese population.
Monday, August 28, 2023 was selected for the next annual meeting.
Updates Since the Meeting:
The presence of Starry Stonewort has been confirmed by the WDNR and a special edition newsletter was sent via email on September 15.
Fall Social Event has been set for Tuesday, November 15 at Coach’s on the Lake. Cash bar starting at 5 PM. The lake district will sponsor the pizza’s, salad and garlic bread buffet starting at 6 PM.
Have a question, comment or are interested in volunteering?
Contact the LDLD Board of Commissioners at email@example.com