Minutes of Board Meetings

Cedar Lake Improvement District (CLID) Meeting Minutes held on April 5, 2021, 6:30-8:00 pm via Zoom due to COVID.  

Attendees: Joel Larsen, Tim Schroeder, Paul Hoyt, Amy Gallagher, Pamela Caselius, Tim Singleton, and guest Melissa Bockman from Scott County Watershed Management Organization.

Agenda:
-Treasuer's Report
-Update from Melissa Bockman from SWMO
-WSB Carp contract discussion
-Annual Report Preparation
-Lake water levels

No Treasurer's Report was provided as there was minimal financial activity this month.

Melissa Bokman from the Scott County Watershed Management Organization (SWMO) was in attendance to receive and update for the CLID and provide an update for the county on current projects. Discussions included the CLID selecting and approving a contractor for 2021 spring and summer lake surveys for invasive and native plants. Melissa is going to continue conducting surveys as well and both parties will share data as needed to determine the best plan of action for invasive weed treatments in conjunction with the DNR. The next topic covered was regarding the CLID investigating using a contractor for carp survey and removal. Melissa provided insight regarding possible grant funds for community involvement for carp removal. More information to follow once details of the plan are confirmed. Melissa then shared about a possible wetland creation site to help filter runoff before it drains into Cedar Lake. The process is still in early stages, but the CLID was excited to hear about possible future actions and how they could assist.

The proposal and contract from WSB and Associates for carp survey and removal was discussed. The plan involves a two year strategy to survey the lake for optimal sites for seining/harvesting carp which includes: lake reconnaissance, permits, radio tagging of carp, telemetry, coordination of fishing contractors and a final report. The initial project would start in the spring of 2021 now that the ice is out. Tim Singleton had worked through the contract wording with WSB prior to the final draft of the contract being submitted to the CLID board. After group discussion around some of the details of the contract Joel Larsen motioned for a vote on a conditional approval of the contract subject to final review by board chair, Tim Schroeder. The motion was seconded by Paul Hoyt. 5 approval votes were cast allowing the motion to be approved. Tim Schroeder will be reviewing the contract one final time prior to being signed by Tim Schroeder and Tim Singleton.

The final draft of the 2021 budget and 2020 annual report will be finalized and submitted to the CLID board for approval prior to the next board meeting.

Discussions around the success and great participation during lake clean up day followed.

Discussions concluded with a recap of the current lake water level and the obstruction of the dam on the north side of the lake. It has been determined the DNR is responsible for the maintenance of the dam and they have been contacted. Follow up will take place as many are monitoring the condition and lake water level.

The next meeting date was set for Monday, May 3rd at 6:30 PM via Zoom.

The meeting adjourned via motion from Tim Schroeder seconded by Joel Larson at 7:50 PM.