Tuesday October 23,  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 October 23, 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 –Acting Chairman L. Lundberg.


Roll Call


General Business:

1.   Approve minutes for meeting held September 5, 2018.

4.   Monthly Review Items:

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

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

c. Bookkeeper’s Disbursement Report-September  2018.

d. Bookkeeper’s ongoing Donation Report,

e. Action on Staff Report:  

-Director’s Report for September – October 2018.


Discussion and possible action on the following Old Business

  1. Phosphorus Initiative Update

  2. Big Foot Watershed Study update

  3. Additional staff gauge at lake outlet via millrace.

  4. GLEA 2019 budget.

  5. Starry Stonewort



Discussion and possible action on the following New Business

1.   EEF grant

2.   Badger Students doing sampling.

3.  New Web page.---

4.  Discussion and possible action on Starry stonewort management and Education Outreach.


Commissioner’s Report

Set next meeting date.



Dated October 17, 2018

Posted: GLEA office and website


Theodore Peters, Director



Board of Director’s Meeting Official Minutes.

October 23, 2018


The GLEA meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm, Tuesday October 23, 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), Pat Kenny (Fontana),

Also Present: Ted Peters (director), Kathryn Leith (guest), Travis Northern (Regional News), D. Malmin (guest), D. Rasmussen (Attorney).

Members Absent: S. Proksa (LG),



General Business:

  1. Motion by R. White to accept the September 5, 2018 minutes. CU

  2. Monthly Review Items:

              a.     Motion by P. Kenny  to  accept the September 2018 Income statement. CU

  1.  Motion by J. Lovell  to  accept the September 2018 Balance Sheet. CU

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

  3. Staff Report: Nothing to add.  Motion by P. Kenny to accept the Director’s Report. CU


Old Business:    

  1. Peters updated the board on the progress of the Phosphorus Initiative.  He has a meeting Thur. 10/25 for an update with the GLC regarding the agricultural efforts and Big Foot watershed components of the Initiative.

  2. Peters is putting together another list of contractors that he will contact for a Big Foot watershed project proposal.

  3. There was discussion on placing a staff gauge at the millrace outlet to get a handle on the amount of water leaving the lake and feeding the White River via the millrace.  The Geneva Lake Level Corp. is interested.

  4. Peters submitted and went over a preliminary 2019 GLEA budget.  It is one of the largest budgets the GLEA has had in a long time.  The cause is the anticipation of doing two major projects and the anticipated grant money to assist with the management of the starry stonewort and the Big Foot Watershed Project.  Motion by p. Kenny to accept as the GLEA 2019 proposed budget.  CU.  Action on a final budget will follow the communities’ inclusion of the GLEA request into their individual budgets.

  5. An update on the status of starry stonewort and its anticipated management options was discussed.  Peters has been in touch with the WDNR and a Trinke resident  with the hopes of working together to deal with the invasive in the lagoon and prevent it’s spread.


New Business:

  1. The Environmental Education Foundation has awarded the GLEA a $5000 grant to be used for area school students to get some hands-on experience while working on the Big Foot Watershed project.

  2. Contact has been made with two Badger science teaches regarding working something out with  students helping out with the Big Foot Watershed Study.  L. Lundberg has also talked to some of the administration at Badger and they all feel pretty excited about the opportunities. 

  3. The GLEA’s new web page can be viewed at  Peters will be doing the updating.

  4. Discussion took place on some of the education/outreach efforts for starry stonewort and other invasive species coming into Geneva Lake via the launches.  Training launch attendants, information on the launching pass and monitoring launch sites with a camera were discussed. Efforts should be coordination with the Geneva Lake Use Committee.

  5. The WI DNR is considering have an Aquatic Plant training workshop at GWC  sometime in June or July 2019.


Commissioner’s Report: Nothing to add by the commissioners.


Next meeting set for Tuesday 11/20 at 6:30 pm.


Motion to adjourn by P. Kinney at 7:35pm.

These minutes were recorded and prepared by T. Peters.

APPROVED 11/20/18

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