Tuesday November 20,  2018 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 November 20, 2018 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 meeting held October 23, 2018.

2.   Monthly Review Items:

            a. Action on bookkeeper’s Income Statement – October 2018.

b. Action on Bookkeeper’s Balance Sheet – October 2018

c. Bookkeeper’s Disbursement Report-October  2018.

d. Bookkeeper’s ongoing Donation Report,

e. Action on Staff Report:  

-Director’s Report for October-November 2018.


Discussion and possible action on the following Old Business

  1. Discussion and action on Phosphorus Initiative Update

  2. Big Foot Watershed Study and student assistance update

  3. GLEA 2019 budget.

  4. Discussion and possible action on Starry Stonewort management plan.



Discussion and possible action on the following New Business

1.  Discussion and action on  Education and Outreach on Invasive species

2.  Discussion and action on V. Jackson request to use the GLEA as sponsoring agency in her practice grant application.



Commissioner’s Report

Set next meeting date.



Dated November 14, 2018

Posted: GLEA office and website


Theodore Peters, Director



Board of Director’s Meeting Official Minutes.

November 20,  2018


The GLEA meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm, Tuesday November 20, 2018 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), J. Lovell (Wal. Twn.), Greg Trush (W. B), P.  Kenny (Fontana),

Also Present: Ted Peters (director), K. Leith (guest), T. Northern (Regional News), D. Malmin (guest), D. Rasmussen (Attorney). M. Fesenmaier(guest), C. Jones (guest) C. Schultz (Regional News),

Members Absent: S. Proksa (LG),



A moment of silence was held  in respect to the passing of  Dick Bowman, Past GLEA board Member and Chairman.


General Business:

  1. Motion by P. Kenny to accept the October 23, 2018 minutes. CU

  2. Monthly Review Items:

              a.     Motion by J. Lovell  to  accept the October 2018 Income statement. CU

  1.  Motion by P. Kenny  to  accept the October 2018 Balance Sheet. CU

  2.  The disbursement and running donations sheets for October were made available for review.   Donation are ahead of last year.

  3. Staff Report: Peters added that the Year-End Holiday Appeal letter is ready to go out and that the schools have been notified of the Ice-On Contest.  Motion by P. Kenny to accept the Director’s Report. CU


Old Business:    

  1. Peters reviewed the updated Phosphorus Initiative and explained the GLEA commitment in time and money. 

  2. An update on the RFP,  who was sent an RFP and who has responded.  Peters discussed the 11/20/18  meeting with the WI DNR regarding grants for the  Big Foot watershed project.  A change in grant cycles has led to a change in the project and when and what grants are to be applied for.  Grant applications are due Dec. 12 with proposals due to GLEA by 12/31.  Thus, cost will not be known until after the grant due date.  Rather than apply for a large-scale planning grant at this time, the GLEA will apply for a Small-Scale grant to do initial documentation of the problem.  The small-scale grant, along with the EEF grant will be used to do an initial  sampling program for the first year.  A resolution for applying for a Small-Scale grant was passed around and discussed.  Several Badger students have contacted the GLEA and expressed interest in doing file work for this project.   

  3. Nothing new on the GLEA budget.  It appears that all communities have put our requested amount in their budgets. Upon the communities adopting their budgets we will adopt the 2019 GLEA budget.

  4. An update on the starry stonewort management options was discussed.  Waiting for feedback from Trinke to hold a public informational meeting on the chosen management option. The preferred management option is dredging.  The concern is the cost.  Funding options were discussed.  Motion by L. Lundberg to find partners around the lake, such as GLA, fishing clubs, fishing tournament sponsors, sports merchandise retailers, residents,  et al, to support a fundraising effort. Go Fund Me should also be considered.  Peters is to report back at the January meeting on the success of the effort.  CU

New Business:

  1. Education and information efforts on invasive species at the launch sites was discussed including training launch attendants, cameras at the launch and printed material on the launch passes or permits.

  2. P. Kenny moved to allow V. Jackson to use the GLEA as a sponsoring agency for a grant she is preparing for a class with the understanding that the grant is for the class only and will not be submitted. CU


Commissioner’s Report: Nothing to add by the commissioners. D. Malmin mentioned that the City of Lake Geneva is holding an information meeting to get feedback from all lake area residents on the future of the Rivera on December 6, 2018 form 5-7 pm.


Next meeting set for Tuesday December 18, 2018 at 6:30 pm.


Motion to adjourn by P. Kinney at 7:36 pm.

These minutes were recorded and prepared by T. Peters.

Approved 1/15/19

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