Minutes of Board Meetings

Cedar Lake Improvement District (CLID) Meeting Minutes held on February 10, 2020, 6:30-8:00 pm at the New Prague Public Library.  

Attendees: Dave Nielsen, Joel Larsen, Tim Singleton, Tim Schroeder, Paul Hoyt and Pam Caselius

Agenda:
-Treasurerís report
-Board of Directors renewals
-Levy Renewal prep discussion
-Carp Seining discussion Carp Kabob
-Winter Lake Clean-Up
-Draft plan for improvement projects
-Annual Meeting prep

Tim Singleton presented the treasurerís report for January. No major expenses were incurred.

Tim Schroeder advised that both he and Tim Singleton were up for renewal and would need to be voted on to do so at the upcoming annual meeting. Tim also advised that he was working on a budget analysis for the levy renewal and would have more to come on this as we prep for the 2022 renewal process.

Tim Schroeder brought up the possibility of seining carp this fall and that Don Geyer had completed the recent seining at Spring Lake. After much discussion it was decided that Joel will reach out to Jeff Reiderman to see if he would have interest in doing so again this fall. If Jeff is not interested Joel will ask for recommendations and go from there.

Tim Singleton provided an update on the targeted Carp Kabob for this spring of 2020. He sent out a survey to prior participants to check on interest, timing and format for the event. So far only 2 of the 10 have responded. Tentative dates for the event are May 15th with a backup of May 16th or May 29th with a back up date of May 30th.

Joel advised that the lake clean up is a go for this year after all and is scheduled for March 7th. He has engaged the boy scouts and they have agreed to put out flyers on 2/22 and is going to meet with troop leadership again regarding helping out on the cleanup date. Joel also advised that he has reached out to Lakerís to see if they are open to donating dumpsters again at each landing and will update us at our March meeting. The Sportsmanís club may also be willing to help. They have a meeting set for February 27th at 7 pm at the Park Ballroom. Dave has agreed to attend to ask them if they would assist as well.

Pam presented a draft strategic plan that she and Amy had drafted with the assistance of Shelby Roberts Ė Scott County Education & Outreach Specialist. It included many items including the launch of an educational campaign for shoreline restoration, fertilizer usage for all properties in the watershed and options for farmland within the watershed. There are several aspects to it for an educational campaign to promote lake improvement projects. Discussion continued around next steps and it was determined more time would be needed to put the specifics together and discussion would resume at our next meeting on this topic.

Tim Schroeder reminded everyone our annual meeting this year will be 4-13-2020 at 7 pm at the New Prague Fire Station and that he would be sending out the draft presentation for each board member and speaker to review and edit as necessary prior to our next meeting.

Tim Schroeder motioned to adjourn seconded by Paul.

Next board meeting set for 6:30 pm at the New Prague Library on March 2, 2020 with April annual meeting set for April 13th at the fire station and May meeting set for May 4th at the library again.