Thursday February 18, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.


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Call Meeting of GLEA Board of Directors to Order – Chairman L. Lundberg.

Roll Call.

General Business:

1.  Approve minutes of January 21, 2021 meeting’s  minutes.

2.  Monthly Review Items:

            a. Action on bookkeeper’s Income Statement – January 2021.

b. Action on Bookkeeper’s Balance Sheet – January 2021

c. Bookkeeper’s Disbursement Report – January 2021

d. Bookkeeper’s ongoing Donation Report as of January 2021

e. Action on Staff Report: 

-Director’s report for December 2020-January 2021


Discussion and possible action on the following Business.

1.  Introductin of visitors and discussion on the coordination of future Geneva Lake Managment.

​2.  Introduction of Bob Morava and his presentation on the CD3 boat cleaning stations. ​

3. 2021 benthic littoral macro-invert study.

4. Community Launch Survey

5.  Lake Use Survey,  Peters to contact and discuss with Geneva Lake Use Committee.

6. GLEA debit card and conditions.

7. Action to renew QuickBooks, Estimated cost

8.  Update on Big Foot Creek Watershed Study Phase I and Phase II.

9.  Renewal of Office 365

10.  Concern about fisheries, northern illness. 

11.  Commissioner’s Report

12.  Set next meeting date.



Posted: February 12,  2021 at GLEA office and website. .

and at the City of Lake Geneva Website,

Theodore Peters, Director,



Board of Director’s Meeting Official Minutes.

February 18, 2021

The GLEA board meeting was called to order at 6:34 pm, Thursday February 18, 2021 by Chair L. Lundberg at the City of Lake Geneva’s council chambers in a GoToMeeting format.

Members/staff in-person present: L. Lundberg (W. B), M.J. Fesenmaier (LG), T.  O’Neill (LG)  T. Peters, Director.

In-person guest,  K. Yancey (GLC).

Members virtually present:   P. Kenny (Fontana), J. Weiss (Linn),

Guest virtually present:  M. Lillie (GLA), D. Malmin,  B. Morava, C. Colman (Alliance) D. Malmin , K. Leith., J. Happ (GLC).

Members Absent: J. Lovell (Walworth Twn.)  J. McMannamy (WB), R. Pappas (Fontana), Boyd Whiting (Linn Twn),


General Business:

  1.   Motion by J. Weiss to accept the January 21, 2021 minutes.  CU.

     2.  Monthly review items.

         a.  P. Kenny moved to accept the Income Statements and Balance Sheets for January                2021. CU.

        b. The Jan 2021 disbursement and donation reports were distributed.  No action.

        c.  Motion by P. Kenny to accept the Director’s report. CU.


General Business:

  1. C. Colman, M. Lillie, K. Yancey were introduced to speak to the actions of the Water Alliance and the future of lake management. K. Yancey mentioned with climate change there will be more challenges in Geneva Lake’s management and the need for more efforts.   C. Colman gave a brief background of the Alliance, its mission and what they have been active in.  M. Lillie mentioned that the Alliance is a type of ad-hoc bridge to future lake management efforts.  The Alliance has no authority/charter, but it is a consortium of interested person, groups and relative state and county offices/people.  There was discussion on revisiting the GLEA Uniform Agreement and by-Laws,  to expand staff and a general overhaul of the GLEA relative to how and what it presently is and needs to be to meet future lake management needs.   Peters stressed again the need for lake management to be linked to the communities, to be transparent with its work based in science.  It was suggested  lake management should be a blending of efforts from private and public sectors.  Consideration should be given to developing  an ad-hoc committee within the next couple of months, comprised  of the different groups involved in lake management to define the future of the GLEA and lake management. (GLEA, GLC, LLC, WSP, EEF, GLUC Alliance).

  2. Bob Morava was introduced on behalf of the GLA and efforts being made to purchase a CD3 portable boat cleaning station for Geneva Lake.  H went over the cost, O & M, software, winter storage, what is proposed regarding who is doing what, and some history of these units at different lakes.  It is anticipated the GLEA will take care of the O & M and the transportation and winter storage with the hope that it could be coordinated with GLEA’ s  Clean Boats Clean Water efforts.  He mentioned that the GLC has applied for a grant and the GLA has indicated that it will secure funding for costs not covered by the grant.  The question of ownership came up and J. Happ suggested that since they have  applied for the grant it is most likely they will own the unit.  Peters mentioned that ownership may be driven by who carries the insurance.  There was a brief discussion on target audience and using the unit for getting the message of CBCW out to the boating public.


All visitors were thanked for coming and for their input into the discussion.   They were welcomed to stay.

  1. Peters has started to advertise for the summer position with specific qualification for the benthic, littoral macro-inert study.  Some interest has been shown.

  2. Linn has returned the launch survey.  Peters has asked for the other communities to compete the form he sent and return it.  He was asked to resend the form.

  3. Motion by M. J. Fesenmaier to have Peters contact the Geneva Lake Use Committee and discuss them doing a lake use survey. CU

  4. There was discussion on changing the purchasing procedure for GLEA supplies.  Staff is to check into some Corporate Credit Card or debit card options from several banks and report to board at next meeting.

  5. Motion by P. Kenny to purchase the 2021 edition and upgrade of QuickBooks and to shop around at a couple of discount sites for needed software of Microsoft 365 and QuickBooks.  CU

  6. Phase I Big Foot Creek Watershed Study report has been distributed.  Phase II final report is still being completed. 

  7. Peters is to ask if the DNR Fisheries manager can attend our next meeting to talk about a disease that is impacting the norther in Geneva Lake.

  8. Nothing to add by the commissioners.  


Next meeting date set for March 18, 2021.  Most likely the same type and place and time.   


Motion by P. Kenny to adjourn at 8:11 pm. CU


After the meeting Peters mentioned that he forgot to put on the agenda and discuss the proposed SEWRPC scope of work and agreement letter for the 2021 starry stonewort survey. 


Dated February 19, 2021  Upon approval posted at the GLEA office and website

These minutes were recorded and transcribed by Theodore W. Peters, Director GLEA.

Approved 3/18/21