Minutes of Board Meetings

Cedar Lake Improvement District meeting notes from September 12, 2017
6:30 – 8 pm at the New Prague Public Library

Attendees: Marie Jaeger, Dave Nielsen, Sam Dresow, Joel Larson, Tim Singleton, Tim Schroeder and Barb Novotny

Agenda Items Discussed:

  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Update on the AIS signs for the north boat launch
  • Fall carp seine 
  • Update on individual projects:  farm land draining into east bay,  development of north access, marker buoys, septic systems still in use/why allowed, sorting/review of old CLID files

Marie called the meeting to order.

Dave reviewed income & expenses for the months April through August and provided bank statements for the board’s records.   A copy was given to Barb for filing with board records.

Comments and discussion was shared regarding the Cedar Lake’s clarity and improved quality of water conditions in regards to CLPW, native weeds and pockets of algae.  Board members shared concern over the amount of weeds at the east boat launch when boats are exiting the lake.

Tim Schroeder and Barb Novotny met with Melissa from Scott County in August to discuss AIS sign placement for the north boat launch. Signs purchased from grant money to Scott Watershed Management Organization were installed at other Scott County lakes earlier in 2017 and at the east public access on Cedar but none were installed at the north access.  All the necessary paperwork has been submitted to the DNR and should result in providing the signs to ensure both public boat launches at Cedar Lake have proper AIS signage.

The Board agreed to develop and propose a Carp Removal Plan to possibly include three times a year.  This could involve a combination of removal techniques to reach the goal of 700-1000 carp removed each year to follow Carp Solutions recommendations so carp population will be negatively impacted over the next few years. Sam was going to draft a letter for board approval to Don Geyer, the commercial fisherman solely assigned by the DNR to sein on Cedar, requesting a commitment to net/sein for this fall/winter/spring.

Individual board director projects were discussed.  Follow up and more research is still needed.

Marie mentioned including on the website a record of approximate Ice In/Ice Out dates for Cedar Lake.  Barb and Sam are checking into potential lists that may already be in existence.  Directors felt it would be a worthwhile inclusion.

The board discussed changing the monthly board meetings to the second Monday of the month versus the second Tuesday due to frequent scheduling conflicts with Tuesdays by some of the directors.  Dave made a motion to amend the meetings to Monday, Tim Schroeder seconded and the board approved the change.   Marie was going to contact the library to reschedule the remaining board meetings left in 2017 and schedule the 2018 meetings for the second Mondays of meeting months.

Marie had contacted Chief Tikalsky of NP Fire Department to reserve the conference room for the annual meeting in April 2018 and he confirmed the date. 
Marie made the motion to adjourn the meeting and Tim Schroeder seconded.  The next meeting will be held on Monday, October 9th, 2017 at the New Prague Public Library from 6:30-8 pm.