Special business meeting of the  Geneva Lake Environmental Agency,

Wednesday April 28, 2021


PLEASE TAKE NOTICE,  this special 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 April 28, 2021 at 6:00 pm.   Mask and social distancing will be in effect for those attending  in-person. If you do not have computer access you can call in on a phone using a phone number, meeting ID and passcode listed below. The link to attend this meeting is:


 April 28, 2021 Geneva Lake Environmental Agency Board and Ad Hoc Meeting

Wed, Apr 28, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)


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  1. Call to Order - Chair

  2. Comments from the public.

  3. Update on Starry Stonewort. 

  4. Review and action on potential search teams. 

  5. Adjournment


Posted: April 23, 2021 at GLEA office and website .

and at the City of Lake Geneva’s Website,

Theodore Peters, Director,



Board of Director’s Meeting Official Minutes.

April 28, 2021

The in-person portion of the meeting was held at the City of Lake Geneva’s council chambers in a GoToMeeting format.

Members/staff in-person present: M.J. Fesenmaier (LG), T. Peters (Director).

In-person guest, none

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

Guest virtually present:  Peg ?.

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


  1.  Meeting called to order at 6:07 pm by vice-chair Lovell.

  2.  No public present.

  3. A meeting with an engineer took place last week to discuss the Trinke Dredging  project with Baxter & Woodman, the firm that worked with the Agency last time the Trinke Lagoon dredging was being considered.  Peters stated that because of his retirement before the dredging starts, he felt it best to let the engineer coordinate the whole project, including, permits, grants, RFP, finding a dredger, dewatering, spoil disposal, coordinating with Trinke POA and what ever else needs to be done.  Peters expressed the need to start finding funding for the project ASAP.  It was suggested that he contact the financial partners without any dollar figures just to let them know that financial partners will be needed to complete this project.  Peters stated that he asked the engineers to get to the GLEA a time-line and cost by the next (May) Agency meeting. Estimates should include dredging the first bay and an estimate for dredging all of the Trinke Lagoon.  There was concern over approaching the potential financial partners before we know exactly what it is going to cost.  A P. Kenny/M.J. Fesenmaier motion to have Peters contact the potential financial partners just to let them know that we are counting on them to help with the Trinke dredging costs with no actual dollar figure mentioned.  CU.  Potential financial partners should include, GLEA, Trinke POA, Geneva Lake Conservancy, the Water Alliance, Geneva Lake Association, and the communities.

Peters stated that since the aquatic plant management permits are site specific, he has applied and paid for two permits for hand pulling, one at the outlet of Trinke and the other for the “deep water” site.  Permits are pending.  With Peters leaving GLEA, it was asked if the engineer can run this project from start to end.  Peters stated that he informed the engineer that he would need to do so.  Engineer said he can and will.

 J Weiss/P. Kenny  motion to ask  Baxter & Woodman to be our primary consultant for the Trinke dredging and to ask for a proposal for the Trinke dredging.      

  1. After discussion of where the GLEA is at in hiring a new Director and what the director’s role will be,  M. J. Fesenmaier moved to have Peters solicitate proposals from multiple companies on getting a new director and bring those proposal to the May GLEA board meeting CU . Peters was asked to put together a job description.

  2. Motion by M.J. Fesenmaier to adjourn at 7:52 pm. CU.



Dated May 3, 2021.   Upon approval, posted at the GLEA office and website

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


Approved June 3, 2021