Wednesday, September 5,  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 Wednesday September 5,  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 July 19, 2018.

4.   Monthly Review Items:

            a. Action on bookkeeper’s Income Statement – July and August,  2018.

b. Action on Bookkeeper’s Balance Sheet – July and August 2018

c. Bookkeeper’s Disbursement Report-July and August  2018.

d. Bookkeeper’s ongoing Donation Report,

e. Action on Staff Report:  

-Director’s Report for July-Aug.  2018.

-Intern Report –  July-Aug. 2018  

Discussion and possible action on the following Old Business

  1. Phosphorus Initiative Update

    1. Objectives

    2. Letter sent.

  2. Martin Business Group’s new service contract.

  3. Nearshore fish survey final report.


Discussion and possible action on the following New Business

  1. Beach sampling

    1. Last sample date – results.

    2. Regional News listing

  2. Lake Level Corp.‘s. concerns over lake level gauge.  

  3. GLEA Preliminary 2019 budget considerations.

  4. RFP for proposed Button’s Bay/Big Foot Creek study. Support letters for study/grant application.  

  5. GLA grant for intern.

  6. Garden Club Grant

    1. Trinke Study - findings

  7. Bank signature cards.

  8. Starry Stonewort

  9. Application of rapid response WI DNR grant and support letters. Environmental Education Foundation’s Offer.

  10. Environmental Education Foundation’s Offer.    



Commissioner’s Report


Set next meeting date.




Dated September 3, 2018


Posted: GLEA office and website


Theodore Peters, Director



Board of Director’s Meeting Official Minutes.

September 5, 2018


The GLEA meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm, Wednesday September 5, 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), S. Proksa (LG), R. Pappas (Fontana)

Also Present: Ted Peters (director), Kathryn Leith (guest), C. Schultz (Regional News), D. Malmin (guest), T. O’Neal (guest) D. Rasmussen (Attorney).

Members Absent: J. Lovell (Wal. Twn.), Greg Trush (W. B), Pat Kenny (Fontana).



General Business:

  1. Motion by R. White to accept the July 19, 2018 minutes. CU

  2. Monthly Review Items:

              a.     Motion by R. Pappas to  accept the July and August  2018 Income statement. CU

  1.  Motion by R. Pappas  to  accept the July and August  2018 Balance Sheet. CU

  2.  The disbursement and running donations sheets for July and August WERE made available for review.   Donations have increased in response to the annual mailing.

  3. Staff Report:

     1. Director’s Report: Nothing to add.  Motion by R. Pappas to accept the Director’s report. CU  

     2.  Intern Report: Motion by R. Pappas to accept. CU


Old Business:    

  1. Peters updated the board on the progress of the Phosphorus Initiative.  The letter was sent out a couple of weeks ago.  Peters passed out a list of objectives for the initiative as prepared by GLC.

  2. The new Martin contract was drafted, with changes, and signed. 

  3. Peters reviewed the summary of the Nearshore Fish survey and passed around a complete copy of the final report.

New Business:

  1. Peters discussed the last beach sampling of the year and  the results that required resampling of three sites due to advisory exceedances.   Everybody thought the posting of the results in the paper was a good idea despite the data being “old” by the time the paper comes out.

  2. The Lake Level Corporation would like to include the water released through the millrace in information posted on the web.  Peters felt it would be best to maybe mount a staff gage on the millrace and establish a stage/rate curve for the millrace.

  3. Discussion on the upcoming GLEA budget included,  Aimee’s and Peters’ SEP and pay for 2019 and the Kieffer Trust donation.  Motion by S. Proksa to confirm Theodore W. Peters as Director of the Geneva Lake Environmental Agency and to have the Chairman sign any documents that need to confirm that.  CU

  4. The monitoring project of the Button’s Bay/Big Foot Creek is being worked on.  Waiting for a response from a contractor for a new cost and to see if they would still approach the subject the same. 

  5. We received a grant from the GLA to support our intern/summer help position.

  6. We received a grant from the Lake Geneva Garden Club to cover the full cost of the Trinke Project. Peters went over the preliminary  results of the study. 

  7. A motion by R. Pappas to have the new GLEA chair, LaMarr Lundberg’s sign the signature card for the GLEA accounts.  Banking action still requires two of three signatures, Director, Admin. Asst. and Chair.

  8. Peters handed out and reviewed  a packet on the efforts addressing starry stonewort in Geneva Lake. It included an overview about starry stonewort, pictures, the SOP for the plant survey, locations for the survey, a draft letter of support that he asked the communities to sign, a resolution by the GLEA to approve pursuit of the grant, and a draft RFP for the survey.

  9. Motion by L. Lundberg to sign a GLEA’s resolution to pursue a WI. DNR Aquatic Invasive Species Early Response and Control Grant to help fund the starry stonewort plant survey.  CU.

  10. Peters mentioned the Environmental Education Foundation has asked the he put together some long-term lake management projects that could include using high school students that  they might consider funding.  Peters mentioned the observation wells, beach sampling, the Buttons Bay/Big Foot Creek project or a computer IT person to keep the GLEA’s website updated.  He asked if anybody else had some ideas to please share with him as he will be attending the EEF’s Executive Committee to discuss options.


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


Due to a change in meeting day and time, the director will wait to hear back from the board as to when the best day and time would be for the October meeting.



Motion to adjourn by L. Lundberg. At 8:00 pm.

These minutes were recorded and prepared by T. Peters.


APPROVED 10/23/18

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