Minutes of Board Meetings

Cedar Lake Improvement District Meeting notes from Monday, October 8, 2018 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the New Prague Library.

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

Agenda Items discussed:

  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Plant survey to find CLP
  • Board applications and positions
  • Update on buoy markers
  • Carp Removal Options
  • Log of CLID Files
  • Sewer Systems

Marie called the meeting to order.

Tim Singleton reviewed the income and expenses for September and provided Dave with a copy of the bank statement for board records.    

The board again reviewed the DNR and SWMO’s requested changes to the spring plant survey where they have asked the CLID to now fund a Curly Leaf Pondweed Survey prior to treatment using a third-party contractor.  At the September meeting, Barb had volunteered to contact the list of companies supplied by the DNR to learn their techniques and costs for completing plant surveys.  She reported that she had reached out to several contractors and had received two proposals back and an additional one would be forthcoming soon. Further review therefore was postponed until the November meeting.

Marie reported that we have had two individuals who are interested in possibly joining the board as a director to fill any future openings. We posted the need on our website and mentioned it at our annual meeting. More applicants are needed and directors are working to generate additional interest.

Since Jeff could not make our meeting tonight we postponed buoy marker discussion until the next meeting. 

Carp removal options/ideas were discussed since seining Cedar is of no interest to licensed commercial fisherman and box netting was not successful.  Other tournament options involving residents and carp bow fisherman were discussed as potential options.  Barb, Joel and Tim Schroeder were going to contact various groups/individuals to get ideas from them for further discussion at the next board meeting.

Marie brought up again that she had gone through the boxes of CLID files/records since they weren’t in any type of order.  She had sorted them by year since 1970s so it involved a lot of records.  She indicated that in sorting through the files, she learned a great deal about the history of the lake and the formation of the CLID and issues that were faced then and how they compare with what the district is working on today. She suggested that each director take a few yearly files and make a list of the communications and facts in each file. She would then consolidate that information into an index in order for future boards to find specific information about any pertinent data or proposed projects. Dave did check with one of the National Honor Society coordinators to see if they could assist but they did not feel this would be an appropriate project at this time for them. The board is open to other options as well. After some further discussion Tim Singleton suggested that Marie divide up the files equally for each director to index each file/year as earlier proposed. The files could be returned to Marie any time prior to the February meeting. After completing a full index, she would give all files to Dave as secretary to return to the district’s file cabinet. 

Dave reported that there is in fact still one additional home that is not hooked up to the Cedar Lake Sewer system.   He was advised by the county that they are working with an attorney to resolve the situation but have not levied any fines as of yet.   Dave will check again after the New Year for an update.

Marie made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Dave seconded. The next CLID board meeting will be on Monday,  November 12,  2018 at 6:30 pm at the New Prague Public Library.