Thursday January 21, 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 October 15, 2020 meeting’s  minutes.

2.  Monthly Review Items:

            a. Action on bookkeeper’s Income Statement – October, November, and December 2020.

b. Action on Bookkeeper’s Balance Sheet – October, November, and December 2020.

c. Bookkeeper’s Disbursement Report – October, November, and December 2020.

d. Bookkeeper’s ongoing Donation Report as of December 31, 2020.

e. Action on Staff Report: 

-Director’s report for October, November, and December 2020


Discussion and possible action on the following Business.

  1. Action on:

                          a.   GLEA 2021 Budget, TWP pay.

                          b    2020 Aquatic Plant survey report.

                          c.    Big Foot Creek Watershed Study, Phase I

                          d.   Clean Boats, Clean Waters Report

                          e.   2020 starry stonewort management evaluation and recommendations for 2021                                       f.    Roll over of CD.

   2.   2021 Aquatic Plant Survey how and whom.

   3. Update on Big Foot Creek Watershed Study, Phase II

   4. 2021 Ice-On contest

   5.  Dan Oliaro field work.

   6. 2021 CBCW

   7. Results and discussion on 2020  Private Well testing

   8.  2020 Boat Count

   9.  2021 benthic littoral macro-invert study.

   10.  Community launch survey

   11.  Lake use Survey

   12. Commissioner’s Report

Set next meeting date.



Posted: Jan 13, GLEA office and website .

And at the City of Lake Geneva Website,

Theodore Peters, Director,



Board of Director’s Meeting Official Minutes.

January 21, 2021

The GLEA board meeting was called to order at 6:35 pm, Thursday January 21, 2021 by Chair L. Lundberg at the City of Lake Geneva’s council chambers in a GoToMeeting format.

Members In-Person Present: L. Lundberg (W. B), M.J. Fesenmaier (LG),  T. Peters., Director.

Members Virtually Present:   P. Kenny (Fontana), J. Weiss (Linn), J. Lovell (Walworth Twn.) 

Also virtually Present:  Guests; D. Malmin , K. Leith., C. Klein ( L.G. Mayor)   and an unknown guest.

Members Absent: J. McMannamy (WB), R. Pappas (Fontana), T.  O’Neill(LG), Boyd Whiting (Linn Twn),


Meeting called to order by Chairman Lundberg at 6:37 pm.


General Monthly Business:

  1. Motion by P. Kenny to accept the October 15, 2020 minutes.  CU.

    2.  Monthly review items.

          a.  P. Kenny moved to accept the Income Statements and Balance Sheets for Oct., Nov.,                   and Dec. 2020. CU.

         b.  No questions on the Disbursement reports. Peters pointed out the donation total for                        2020 exceeded our budgeted amount.

         c.  Motion by M.J. Fesenmaier to accept the Director’s report. CU.

Specific Business 

    1.  Action on the following

         a.   Discussion followed on the proposed 2021 budget.  Peters went through the                                   modification relative  to the preliminary budget approved in October.  Discussion i                       included how to appropriate salaries  and how to pay Peters.  It was pointed out                         the  udget shows a $47,893 deficit that will be covered by the GLEA’s reserve. Motion                      by  M.J. Fesenmaier to accept the budget numbers with the understanding that the                    breakdown of payroll numbers may change with a better understanding of what                        will become of the Director’s position. CU

           b. Motion by M.J. Fesenmaier to continue paying Peters as in 2020 until the new position                  is filled. CU.

          c.  After a brief discussion,  P. Kenny made a motion to accept the 2020 Aquatic Plant                        Survey Report. CU.

          d. Motion by J. Lovell to accept the Big Foot Creek Watershed Study, Phase I report. CU

          e. Motion by J. Lovell to accept the 2020 Clean Boats, Clean Waters Report. CU

          f.  Discussion on the 2020 starry stonewort management evaluation and                                            recommendation for 2021 followed.   Specifically, concern was expressed about the                    deep-water starry stonewort bed and what to do in Trinke.  It was suggested to meet                  with Trinke and discuss their objective in chemically treating the Lagoon and see if                      tey might be some coordination for SSW management.  There was a suggestion that                 benthic barriers be explored for some areas in Trinke as a test project.   Motion by J.                       Lovell to accept the 2020 starry stonewort management,  evaluation and                                         recommendation for 2021 to include coordinating with Trinke Property Owners                              Assoc. on the chemical treatment of Trinke Lagoon and the potential experiment of                      using benthic barriers. CU

              It was also discussed that sometime in June, Peters should contact J. Lovell to discuss                a dve for observation on the deep-water SSW site to observe what is happening to                    the area where the hand-pulling was conducted in 2020.

         g. M.J. Fesemaier moved to renew the “Intern CD” at the rate of 14 months at 0.5%.  CU 

    2.  Discussion on the 2021 aquatic plant survey.  Peters indicated that for 2021 a sub-PI survey           will be conducted at all the access sites to Geneva Lake.  Although it has not been                       finalized it looks as if SEWRPC will be doing the sub-PI survey.  In 2022 a lake-wide PI survey          is being considered.   

    3.  Due to some staff issues the BFCW Phase II plan release is behind schedule.  Peters will be          meeting with the contractor Tuesday 1/26 to discuss the plan’s status and discussion.

    4.  Ice-On contest has a lower number of participants, due to COVID-19 and how the                         different schools are handling it.

    5.  Peters explained his plan for 2021 CBCW;  hire two staff with the GLEA intern and himself                also covering some launch time. 

    6,7,8. These items were discussed at the previous meeting.  No further question.

    9. Peters confirmed desire to reschedule the benthic littoral macro-invert study for 2021.

   10. Peters mentioned that he has prepared a questionnaire for each community regarding            the number of boats launched.  He will send it to the board for review and asked them              to llet him know who to best send it to for the info.

   11.  Peters again encouraged the development of a lake use survey, as was done prior at the          last lake management plan update.  He felt that the aquatic plant management plan,                the watershed plan and the lake use survey are all vital components of an overall Lake              management plan.

  12.  Nothing to add by the commissioners.  

Next meeting date set for February 18.  Most likely the same type and place. 

Motion by J. Lovell to adjourn at 8:07 pm. CU

Dated January 22, 2021. Upon approval posted at the GLEA office and website

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

Approved 02/18/2021