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September 6 2022 Board Meeting Minutes

Minutes of Board Meetings

Cedar Lake Improvement District (CLID) Meeting Minutes held on September 6, 2022, 6:30-8:00 pm at Paul Hoyt’s garage due to COVID concerns.

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

Agenda:

Scott County looking for projects update

Treasurer’s Report

WSB Carp Final Report

Lake Survey Update

Board Membership going forward

Tim Schroeder kicked off the meeting providing an update on the levy review with the county and that it had occurred yesterday at 9 am (9-6-2022). He had not yet heard back on any feedback from it. He did not expect there to be any issues concerns and that our annual report format was one that was appreciated and going to be used as a format example for other organizations to follow.  

On another topic Tim Schroeder brought up that Melissa Bokman with SCWMO had advised that they were looking for more projects as there were extra funds available for improving the lake or watershed areas in the district.   The entire board discussed and several ideas were discussed all of which would require local land owner cooperation.   Tim summarized a list and will be sending over to Melissa for consideration.

Tim Singleton provided an update on the Treasurer’s Report and copies of the report since the CLID had not met since May. The larger summer project expenses included Tupy annual Insurance payment, Bevcomm annual website hosting fee and PLM’s second half chemical treatment fee for Curly Leaf Pondweed treatment.

                                                                    

Tim Singleton provided an overview/update on the carp project which is now complete. Per WSB our contractor total fish caught in the project was 74 with a total weight of 806 lbs. Total funds budgeted for the project was $37,835 and actual expenditure was $35,270. We also now know where we can and where we cannot sein based on the research WSB completed. There are currently still 11 carp that have radio tags but the batteries on these tags will start to die as they are only good for 1 year and we are approaching that point in a few months. There have been 4 surveys since the tagging. The carp started the winter months in the south end of the lake but as the temperature dropped have moved to the north end near the dam area which is not an area appropriate for seining due to the many obstacles on the lake bottom there.

Singleton continued on with recommendations from WSB for 2023 which are as follows:

  1. Electrofishing surveys in 2022 or 2023 to update the population and biomass density estimate to determine the level of carp currently residing in Cedar Lake. This would cost around $5,500. 
  1. Implant 10-15 radio tags that will last around 3 years in order to aid removal operations. Cost of tags would be around $3,000 for 15 tags that will last for 3 years instead of one. 
  1. Implant up to 100 PIT tags during electrofishing surveys for mark and recapture population estimates as well as growth analysis. These tags do not need a batter but allow for tracking the fish throughout it’s life. Cost for these would be around $750.  
  1. Conduct 1 netting event per year at a cost of $7800 per year.

Amy advised that she will be reaching out to Bluewater for spring and summer lake surveys in 2023 to see if they have availability.

Time Schroeder advised that this will be his last term on the CLID and that he has enjoyed the time on it very much. The board concluded that it is time to start bringing in interested candidates for our upcoming meetings as we will have some terms ending that most likely will not be renewed.

The meeting adjourned via motion from Joel Larsen and seconded by Paul Hoyt at 8:00 PM.

The next meeting date was set for Monday, October 3rd 2022 at 6:30 PM at the New Prague Public Library.