Thursday December 19, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.


PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, the monthly meeting of the Geneva Lake Environmental Agency’s Board of Directors has been called for Thursday December 19, 2019 beginning at 6:30 p.m., at George Williams College Campus, Rm. 108 Lowrey Hall, Corner of Constance and Ravinia Dr., Williams Bay, Wisconsin.






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


Roll Call.


General Business:

1.   Approve minutes for meetings held October 24, 2019.

2.     Monthly Review Items:

            a. Action on bookkeeper’s Income Statement – October and November  2019.

b. Action on Bookkeeper’s Balance Sheet – October and November  2019.

c. Bookkeeper’s Disbursement Report – October and November  2019.

d. Bookkeeper’s ongoing Donation Report, 2019. 

e. Action on Staff Report: 

-Director’s report for November and December 2019


Discussion and possible action on the following Old Business.

  1. Go Fund Me update and use of funds.

  2. Grants;

    1. Two Clean Boat Clean Water grants

    2. WI DNR Lake Planning Grant.

  3. 2020 budget

  4. SSW buoys, permits and modification.

  5. Private Beach sampling.


Discussion and possible action on the following New Business.

  1.   Discussion and action on 2020 aquatic plant survey.

  2.   Discussion and action on Aquatic Plant Management Plan.

  1. Discussion and action on involvement with Geneva Lake Task Force

  2. Discussion and action on Joint Funding Agreement with USGS for sampling.


Commissioner’s Report

Set next meeting date.



Posted: 12/16/19 GLEA office and website .

Theodore Peters, Director,



Board of Director’s Meeting Official Minutes.

December 19, 1019


The GLEA meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm, Thursday December 19, 2019 by Chair L. Lundberg, Room 108 Lowrey Hall, George Williams College Campus, Williams Bay WI.


Members Present:  L. Lundberg (W. B),  R. Pappas (Fontana),  J. Lovell (Walworth Twn.).

Also present: Ted Peters (director), Guests; D. Malmin , K. Leith.

 Members Absent: J.  McMannamy (WB), R.  White (Linn Twn.), D. Skates (LG), P. Kenny (Fontana) Greg  Brown (guest).


General Business:

  1. Motion by R. Pappas to accept the minutes from the October and November 2019. CU

  2. Monthly review items.

    1. J. Lovell motion to accept the bookkeeper’s Income statement and Balance Sheet for October and November 2019. CU

    2. The disbursements sheet  and running donations for October and November 2019  were pass out for review.

    3. Motion by J. Lovell to accept the staff reports CU


Discussion and action on Old Business:

  1. Peters mentioned that he responded to two letters regarding the change in the management of SSW and donations.  One donation asked for their money back.  He passed out a letter from and response to the other letter.

  2. An update on the cost and the grant request for two Clean Boats Clean Water  grants.  There was discussion on the private launches and what to do about them.  Peters mentioned that he anticipated training those attendants and ask if they would do some of the survey work. 

  3. Peters reviewed a 12/19/19 revised GLEA 2020 budget.  Motion by J. Lovell to approve. CU

  4. The buoys in Trinke have been removed.  Peters hope to replace them next summer but will need to modify them to meet Coast Guard Standards.  Peters will check into the cost and what is involved.

  5. Peters will be contacting private beaches to see if they are interested in the GLEA conducting some bacteria testing next summer.


Discussion and action of the following New Business.


  1. Motion by R. Pappas to accept the Onterra propose for the 2020 aquatic plant survey and the sub PI survey for Trinke Lagoon.  CU

  2. There was board  consensus to have Peters explore having a new Aquatic Plant Management Plan developed for Geneva Lake. 

  3. Discussion followed on the development of a Geneva Lake Task Force to address water quality issues.  Peters was directed to stay in touch and involved .  As by-laws, mission, how it will function and priorities area established Peters should keep the board involved,  Concerns expressed include duplication, who will run it, transparency and funding. 

  4. Motion by R. Pappas to approve and sign the 2-year Joint funding agreement with the USGS for 2020-2021. CU

  5. Peters mentioned that they have received a proposal for the Big Foot Creek Watershed Phase II from Applied Ecological Services.  Board consensus to accept the proposal and have Peters start on the paperwork and complete the grant with costs.  Action will follow next month.  


Nothing to add by the commissioners.

Next meeting set for January 16  same place and time.

Motion to adjourn by J. Lovell 8:10 pm.

Dated December 23, 2019

Upon approval posted at the GLEA office and website

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


Approved February 20, 2020

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