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Thursday Feb 21, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.


PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the monthly meeting has been called by the Geneva Lake Environmental Agency’s Board of Directors for Thursday February 21, 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 January 15, 2019.

2.   Monthly Review Items:

            a. Action on bookkeeper’s Income Statement –December  2018 and January 2019.

b. Action on Bookkeeper’s Balance Sheet –December  2018 and January 2019.

c. Bookkeeper’s Disbursement Report - December  2018 and January 2019.

d. Bookkeeper’s ongoing Donation Report, 2018-year end totals and Jan 2019.  

e. Action on Staff Report:  

-Director’s Report for January – February 2019.


Discussion and possible action on the following Business

  1. Update on  Phosphorus Initiative – save the date card for Spring Phosphorus Workshop

  2. Big Foot Creek Study –

    1. Discussion and action to hire students and teacher supervisors.

    2. Grant update. 

  3. GLEA 2019 budget.

    1. Project and grant discussion

    2. Discussion and action on 2019 GLEA budget.

  4. Starry Stonewort management plan.

    1. Discussion and action on GLEA being the local lead on the project to include, coordinating with DNR, Trinke, county, contractors and communities and fund raising.

    2. Set a date to appear before each community to make presentation on SSW and our proposed management strategy.    

    3. Discussion and action on funding options.

    4. Discussion and action of GLEA being applicant for grants and permits.

      1. Rapid Response grant for dredging

      2. Rapid Response grant for buoys, education/outreach and summer 2019 plant survey.

      3. State permits for Starry stonewort,

        1. Genera permit for dredging,

        2. WPDES permit for dewatering,

        3. Spoils disposal (county?) .

    5. Letter of support for grants.


  1. Update on  Education and Outreach on Invasive species,

    1. Flyers, handbills, signs at launches, Clean Boats, Clean Waters volunteers.

  2.  Update on Intern and summer project.


Commissioner’s Report

Set next meeting date.



Dated February 18, 2019  Posted: GLEA office and website https://www.genevalakemanagement.com/

Theodore Peters, Director, glea@genevaonline.com



Board of Director’s Meeting Official Minutes.

February 21, 2019


The GLEA meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm, Tuesday February 21, 2019 by Chair L. Lundberg, Room 108 Lowrey Hall, George Williams College Campus, Williams Bay WI.

Members Present:  L. Lundberg (W. B), Roy White (Linn Twn), P.  Kenny (Fontana), S. Proksa (LG),  Greg Trush (W. B)

Also Present: Ted Peters (director), K. Leith (guest), D. Malmin (guest), M. Fesenmaier(guest), C. Schultz (Regional News), Tim Dunn( LG backup rep.), Terry O’Neil (guest, Charles Roan, Doris Roan

Members Absent:). J. Lovell (Wal. Twn),


General Business:

  1. Motion by P. Kenny to accept the  January 15, 2019  minutes.  CU

  1. Motion by P. Kenny to accept the December 2018  and January 2019 Income statement. CU

  2. Motion by P. Kenny to accept the December 2018 and January 2019  Balance Sheets. CU

  1.  The disbursement sheets for January 2019 and running donations sheets for 2018 and Jan 2019  were made available for review.   

  2. Staff Report: Peters mentioned that he has some discussion on several items in his report but will cover them under old and new business of the agenda. Motion by P Kenny  accept the Director’s Report. CU


Old Business:    

  1. Peters discussed the Phosphorus Initiative’s Phosphorus Workshop scheduled for May 31, 9 am – 2:30 pm at the County.  Copies of Save-the-Date cards was passed around.

  2. The Big Foot Creek Watershed Study was discussed.  Copies of a packet summarizing the project was passed out.  Motion by R. White to hire the Badger students and teachers identified in the project packet. CU.  Peters mentioned that a WI DNR Small Scale grant was awarded for this project to the GLEA in the amount of $3000.

  3. An updated Budget package was passed around.  Peters discussed the package which included the budget summary, an itemized budget and project budgets for Phase I of the  Big Foot Creek Watershed study, the Lagoon Dredging, and the Aquatic Plant Survey.  Motion by P. Kenny to accept the GLEA 2019 Proposed budget ad the GLEA 2019 Budget. CU

  4. SSW

    1. Peters showed a  presentation on SSW that was prepared by H. Bunk for the DNR/GLEA/Trinke meeting held on Sat. Feb. 21, 2019.

    2. Motion by R. White (?) to have the GLEA be the local lead on the SSW management project to include coordinating with the DNR, Trinke, the County, contractors, Communities and for funding. CU

    3. Peters is to appear before the Lake Geneva Committee of the whole on  March 4, Fontana Village Board on March 5, Town of Linn Board on March 11, and Williams Bay on March 13th.

    4. Peters passed around a copy of the letter to lake related groups and business asking for financial support for SSW management . Motion by P. Kenny to send it. CU. Motion by P. Kenny to move forward with the group funding at Go-Fund -Me and ActBlue. CU. Peters discuss the possibility of having to secure money from other sources in case the cash flow isn’t compatible with the time line for the projects with the anticipation of reimbursing when the grant money or group funding comes in. 

    5. Motion by P. Kenny to have the GLEA be the applicant for both Rapid Response grants, to assist

  with dredging, the plant survey and education outreach and to be the applicants for the

general dredging permit, WDPES permit, the solid waste disposal permit and any county permits that might be needed.   CU

  1.  When letters of support are needed for the grant applications, the GLEA board supports the GLEA staff in its application for the grants with support letters to be drafted at the appropriate time.

  1. There was discussion on Education and Outreach on invasive species.  Mentioned was the use of buoys to mark the Trinke Lagoon stating,  “Starry Stonewort Control Area, Please avoid”. Using the  Clean Boats, Clean Water program to train launch attendants, volunteers and signs at the launches, hand bills and media coverage.

  2. Peters updated the board on the intern notice and that FRPs  were sent out for the aquatic plant survey.  Looking to get someone with some plant ID experience as they will be involved aquatic plant management during the summer.

  3. Motion by P. Kenny to approve Peters to attend two days of the Wisconsin Lakes Convention on April 11, 12, 2019 and to cover the registration. CU.

  4. Motion by G. Trush to purchase the new Quickbooks, the payroll addition and to pay the $2/person per month.  CU



Linn will be starting the drainage work on Hillside Cree and Hillside Rd soon.  Fontana will also be doing some road/drainage work soon. 


Next meeting set for March 21, 2019, same time and place.


Motion to adjourn by P. Kinney at 8:00 pm.

These minutes were recorded and prepared by T. Peters.

Approved 3/21/19

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