GENEVA LAKE ENVIRONMENTAL AGENCY (GLEA)

WILLIAMS BAY, WISCONSIN

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MONTHLY MEETING

Thursday March 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 March 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.

 

AGENDA

THE FOLLOWING AGENDA ITEMS MAY BE CONSIDERED FOR DISCUSSION AND ACTION

 

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

 

Roll Call

 

General Business:

1.   Approve minutes for meetings held February 21, 2019.

2.   Monthly Review Items:

            a. Action on bookkeeper’s Income Statement – February 2019.

b. Action on Bookkeeper’s Balance Sheet –February 2019.

c. Bookkeeper’s Disbursement Report – February 2019.

d. Bookkeeper’s ongoing Donation Report, February 2019.  

e. Action on Staff Report:  

-Director’s Report for Feb – March 2019.

 

Discussion and possible action on the following Business

  1. Update on  Phosphorus Initiative – Stream Sampling for bacteria

  2. Big Foot Creek Study –

  3. Update on Starry Stonewort management plan.

    1. GoFundMe – Fund Raising

    2. Dredging

    3. Dewatering

    4. Hauling

    5. Status on grants and permits

    6. Letter of support for grants.

    7. Update on  Education and Outreach on Invasive species. 

    8. Buoy signs at launches, Clean Boats-Clean Waters volunteers.

  4. Discussion and Action on hiring an intern.

  5. Discussion and action on awarding contract for Aquatic Plant Survey.

  6. GLEA Funds,  Fundraising and Trinke Costs.

  7. GLEA Future

 

Commissioner’s Report

Set next meeting date.

Adjournment

 

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

Theodore Peters, Director, glea@genevaonline.com

 GENEVA LAKE ENVIRONMENTAL AGENCY

WILLIAMS BAY, WISCONSIN

Board of Director’s Meeting Official Minutes.

March 21, 2019

 

The GLEA meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm, Tuesday March 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), J. Lovell (Wal. Twn),

Also Present: Ted Peters (director), K. Leith (guest), D. Malmin (guest), M. Fesenmaier(guest),  Tim Dunn( LG backup rep.), Charles Roan, Doris Roan (guests), John and Susan Holms (guests).

Members Absent:

 

General Business:

  1. Motion by P. Kenny to accept the February 21, 2019  minutes.  CU

  1. With no questions on the report P. Kenny moved to accept the February 2019 Income statement. CU

  2. Motion by J. Lovell to accept the February  2019  Balance Sheet. CU

  1.  The disbursement sheet for February 2019 and running donations with  SSW fundraising totals were made available for review.   

  2. Staff Report: Motion by P Kenny  accept the Director’s Report. CU

 

Old Business:    

  1. An update on the phosphorus initiative was discusses including the bacteria testing of two streams and the May 31, 2019  Phosphorus workshop. Save the date cards were passed around.

  2. Peters gave an update on the Big Foot Creek Watershed Study, including the beginning of training, and the ordering of supplies were discussed. 

  3. Update on starry stonework management was covered.

    1. A total of funds raised to date by the GoFundMe efforts were discussed with Peters stating that those donations are not easily documented for tax deduction by the givers.  In responding to the donation, GLEA is asking donners if they are interested in receiving Geneva Waters and for an address to send thank you with note like our regular deductions that they are tax deductible. Other possible fund-raising events were discussed. 

    2.  Peters gave an overview of the present status of the dredging/dewatering project. Waiting for a decision on the dewatering site. Peters passed around a projected time line for the dredging/dewatering, a list of responsibilities for the dredge and the haulers, both  asking for costs. 

    3. Disposal and hauling locations and criteria were discussed.

    4. With the help of the WDNR the permits are ready, waiting only for the final decision on the dewatering site.  Peters will start working on the grant’s applications.

    5. Peters will draft and send to each community for their signatures, letters of support for the SSW management decision and grant applications.  A similar letter will be drafted for GLEA board’s  signature.

    6. Education and outreach effort for the SSW management and the rapid response grant were discussed, including the WDNR Clean Boat-Clean Waters program and launch attendant training.   Motion by R.  White to purchase a buoy for the lagoon outlet to the lake warning that the area is an SSW control area and asking to please avoid,  not to exceed $200. CU.  Peters mentioned that the summer intern may be spending time at the launch sites educating boaters about invasives and their role in controlling their spread.

  4.  Action on hiring an intern was tabled.

  5. Motion by R. White to hire Onterra to conduct the Geneva Lake Aquatic Plant Survey per their proposal for a cost of $5,390. CU.

 

 

  1. Peters explained the status of the GLEA funds liquidity, cash flow and any penalties for early withdrawal if needed. He explained an option to secure a Draw Note for $200,000 at around 4+% for ten years.  Repayments options were discussed.  Motion by P. Kenny to further explore securing a Draw Note of around $200,000 at a rate of around 4-4.5% for ten years, to keep the board informed and move on it as needed. CU

  2. Peters informed the board of his planned retirement on 4/30/2021.  Urged the board to start considering the transition. He hopes that some form of the GLEA, as a lake management entity continue to exist and be an advocate for Geneva Lake.

 

 

Noting to add by the commissioners.

Next meeting set for April 18, 2019 same time and place.

Motion by J. Lovell to adjourn at 8:05 . CU

These minutes were recorded and prepared by T. Peters.

Approved 4/3/19

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