The scheduled December 18, 2018 GLEA business meeting was canceled due to lack of a quorum.
GENEVA LAKE ENVIRONMENTAL AGENCY (GLEA)
WILLIAMS BAY, WISCONSIN
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MONTHLY MEETING
Tuesday January 15, 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 Tuesday January 15, 2019 beginning at 6:30 p.m., at George Williams College Campus, Rm. 204 Lowrey Hall, Corner of Constance and Ravinia Dr., Williams Bay, Wisconsin.
THE FOLLOWING AGENDA ITEMS MAY BE CONSIDERED FOR
DISCUSSION AND ACTION
Call Meeting of GLEA Board of Directors to Order – Chairman L. Lundberg.
1. Approve minutes for meeting held November 20 and November 26, 2018.
2. Monthly Review Items:
a. Action on bookkeeper’s Income Statement –November and December 2018.
b. Action on Bookkeeper’s Balance Sheet – November and December 2018.
c. Bookkeeper’s Disbursement Report- November and December 2018.
d. Bookkeeper’s ongoing Donation Report, with 2018-year end totals.
e. Action on Staff Report:
-Director’s Report for November-December 2018 and January 2019
Discussion and possible action on the following Old Business
Update on Phosphorus Initiative
Big Foot Creek Study – student update
Bacterial testing of two streams
Spring Phosphorus Workshop
GLEA 2019 budget.
Discussion and possible action on Starry Stonewort management plan. Consideration of funding options.
Discussion and action on Education and Outreach on Invasive species,
Printing info on launch passes
Discussion and possible action on the following New Business
Five year Well Testing Report update
2. Summer project and intern.
Set next meeting date.
Dated January 10, 2019, Posted: GLEA office and website https://www.genevalakemanagement.com/
Theodore Peters, Director,
GENEVA LAKE ENVIRONMENTAL AGENCY
WILLIAMS BAY, WISCONSIN
Board of Director’s Meeting Official Minutes.
January 15, 2019
The GLEA meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm, Tuesday January 15, 2019 by Chair L. Lundberg, Room 204 Lowrey Hall, George Williams College Campus, Williams Bay WI.
Members Present: L. Lundberg (W. B), Roy White (Linn Twn), J. Lovell (Wal. Twn), P. Kenny (Fontana).
Also Present: Ted Peters (director), K. Leith (guest), D. Malmin (guest), D. Rasmussen (Attorney). M. Fesenmaier(guest), C. Schultz (Regional News), Tim Dunn( LG backup rep.), Terry O’Neil (guest)
Members Absent: S. Proksa (LG), Greg Trush (W. B).
Motion by R. White to accept the November 20, and 26 minutes. CU
Monthly Review Items: Peters mentioned that he found some omissions in Dec. donations and income Statement. Significant invoices are still outstanding due to government shut down. He asked that action be tabled until those invoices are received and paid.
a. Motion by P. Kenny to accept the November 2018 Income statement and Balance Sheet. CU
The disbursement and running donations sheets for October were made available for review. Donation are ahead of last year.
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 J. Lovell accept the Director’s Report. CU
Peters reviewed the updated Phosphorus Initiative and explained the GLEA commitment in time and money.
He updated the board on the Big Foot Creek grant application showing the project budget and who is covering what in terms of project cost. He also updated the board on the development of arraignment to have Badger Students involved. He asked the board to consider hiring the students as part time labor and including them on the GLEA payroll/Workmen Comp Insurance. He has a call into the Insurance Co. to get an estimate of the Workmen Comp. He feels that this would be picked up by the EEF.
Peters briefed the board on the E-coli bacteria testing and genotyping the bacteria of two streams as a part of the Initiative.
As a part of the Phosphorus Initiative the Alliance Members are planning a Phosphorus Workshop on May 24th at the County. A planning meeting was held on Jan 8, 2019. More on this as it develops.
With the uncertainty about the grants and summer projects, Peters asked to delay action on finalizing the GLEA 2019 budget. There was a consensus to wait till February for action on the preliminary budget to be the actual 2019 GLEA budget.
Nothing new to report on a chosen management strategy for starry stonewort, waiting for Trinke Homeowners Assoc. to get back to the GLEA or WDNR for a public informational meeting. Peters discussed some funding options for the management including contacting merchants around Geneva Lake that have anything to do with the lake and asking if they would sign on to a Go-Fund-Me effort and contribute, and the use of GLEA money if needed. Once a management strategy is chosen a permit will need to be applied for, contractors hired, and logistics finalized.
Education and Outreach on Invasive species was discussed including, the establishment of camera for monitoring vehicle traffic at the launches, wash stations, signs and the printing of notices on the launch passes. No action was taken.
Peters presented the results of the 2018 well/groundwater testing that is a part of the five-year program. No negative results on the 13 private and 18 public wells that were tested.
Peters mentioned that he will soon be advertising for a summer position. He would like to do a complete lake aquatic plant survey this summer. With the other project that are going on this summer he would like to contract the survey out with the hope of getting a grant to assist in the cost.
Commissioner’s Report: Nothing to add by the commissioners.
Next meeting set for Thursday February 21, 2019
Motion to adjourn by P. Kinney at 7:36 pm.
These minutes were recorded and prepared by T. Peters.