Monthly business meeting of the  Geneva Lake Environmental Agency,

Thursday July 22, 2021


PLEASE TAKE NOTICE,  the monthly  business  meeting of the GLEA will be held as a virtual GoToMeeting and as an in-person meeting at the City of Lake Geneva’s Council Chambers on Thursday July 22, 2021 at 6:30 pm. 

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6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 22, 2021 GLEA

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

Roll Call.

General Business:

1.  Approve minutes of June 3, 2021 and June 17, 2021 meetings’ minutes.

2.  Monthly Review Items:

            a. Action on June 2021 Income Statement.

b. Action on June 2021  Balance Sheet

c. Bookkeeper’s Disbursement Report

d. Bookkeeper’s ongoing Donation Report

e. Action on Staff Report: 

-Director’s report for June-July  2021

-Intern’s report for June - July 2021

Discussion and possible action on the following Business.

  1. Updates on CD3 cleaning station and CBCW.

  2. Dredging Trinke Lagoon, sediment inventory.

  3. Discussion and possible action on Recommendation from the Big Foot Creek Watershed Study.

  4. Shared Services Agreement with City of Lake Geneva re; CD3 unit.

  5. Update on GovHR search for Director.

  6. GLEA’s  future.

  7. Set next meeting date.

  8. Status of micro-invert study

  9. Boat launch rate increase.

  10. 2021 Aquatic Plant Survey

  11. Adjournment



Posted: July 17, 2021 at GLEA office and website .

and at the City of Lake Geneva Website,

Theodore Peters, Director,



Board of Director’s Meeting Official Minutes.

July 22, 2021

The GLEA board meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm, Thursday July 22, 2021, by Chair Lundberg at the City of Lake Geneva’s council chambers as an in person and a GoToMeeting format.

Members/staff in-person present: M.J. Fesenmaier (L.G.), L. Lundberg (W. B.) R. Umans (W.B), T. Peters (Director), M. Messer (intern).

In-person guest, M. Lillie, C. Colman, T. Nichols, D. Roan, K. Leith., T. Dunn, B. Machdo, (Trinke).

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

Guest virtually present:  Caller 1,

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


Meeting called to order by Chair Lundberg at 6:30 pm .


Action on the June meeting’s minutes, Balance Statement, Income Statement and staff reports was taken with all being accepted unanimously .  Through an error of omission in recording the  minutes, who made the motion and seconded the motion was not recorded. 


Director’s report, Peters added info on obtaining a credit card.  Consensus to keep using Peter’s card until new director is hired.  Card limit to be $1000. Peters mentioned a newly prepared protocol for beach sampling.  He will send it out again.  Asking the board to review. What is important is the language as to how a community will response to an advisory or closing. He mentioned that in W. Bay, Fontana, and Linn, because EPA grant money is used, they must follow their guidelines for posting of signs and subsequent action.  For the City of Lake Geneva, because they pay for their own at Genoa City,  they are not required to, but it is recommended to follow the same guidelines.  Motion by R. Uman to accept

Director report. CU.


M. Messer reviewed the intern’s report. M Fesenmaier moved to accept the intern report. CU.


  1.  An overview of activities on the Clean Boats Clean Waters, (CBCW) and CD3 boat cleaning station was given by Peters.  He referenced the weekly CD3 reports prepared by M. Messer and the concern about the L. Geneva location have limited use due to its location.  He mentioned that CBCW inspection data is posted on the WU DNR/UW-Extension CBCW  web site.   It was suggested to add time of use to the monthly reports.    

  2. Peters explain the status of the sediment measurement and that it looks as if the engineer may need to do it.  The question is who is going to pay for it.  GLEA staff is busy with aquatic plant survey and hand pulling for the next couple of weeks.  Discussion followed on need to move forward with managing SSW in Trinke and how to pay for it.  B. Machdo, President of Trinke Estates,  expressed concern over the lack of communication between the Trinke POA and the GLEA on the process of dredging.   Peters stated that until we get a measurement of the sediment depth, the engineer has stated that cost could not be accurately arrived at.  There is concern about asking parties for funding when we don’t have an accurate estimate for cost.  Motion by M. Fesenmaier to have the GLEA measure the sediment depth in the lagoon within the next three weeks, and if we can’t do it, then have the engineer do it. CU. 

  3. Peters read the answers from the Big Foot Creek Watershed project’s engineers on questions that were raised by the GLEA board. Additional discussion followed on location and properties. No action.

  4. M. J. Fesenmaier updated the board on City’s new position that a Shared Service agreement for the CD3 unit, would not be needed.

  5. P. Kenny moved to spend the extra $400 for the advertisement of the Director’s position at two additional locations.  CU.  Discussion followed on whether we need to defined pay and benefits at this stage of the search.  Consensus to not do that at this point but it does need to be addressed sooner or later.  The question of who would do the short-listing and interviewing was raised.  It will be the GLEA responsibility and that it is hoped an ad-hoc committee will be formed to work through the short-listing and interviewing. It was suggested that Aimee also be included in the interview process.

  6. Peters passed out a document that he prepared to let board know what is involved in the GLEA transition in terms of work efforts.

  7. Next meeting date set for August 19. As of now, same place and time. Consideration for the returning  to GWC who has a similar policy on vaccination, masks, and social distancing.   

  8. The benthic littoral macro-invert study has been canceled for 2021.  Peters has talked to Matt’s professor, and he understands.  Matt will be putting all the data together and doing some analysis of all the past surveys.

  9. M.J. Fesenmaier stated that the City is considering  using Kiosk for boat launch.  Also important is to monitor the site via camera for cleaning boats.  Discussion also was on the importance of cost for invasive species management, and the possibility of including those cost in the launch fees per a “fee justification” process by the State.  There was a consensus among board members to continue to investigate the options.

  10. As of the meeting, most of the lake has been surveyed.  No new SSW. at any of the launch sites.  Some additional locations were found near the “deep water” site.

  11. Motion to adjourn by R. Urman. CU 8:04 pm.


Dated July 29,  2021.  Upon approval, posted at the GLEA office and website

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

APPROVED 8/19/2021