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February 16, 2016

Cedar Lake Improvement District meeting notes from February 16, 2016 from 6:30 - 8 pm at the New Prague Public Library

Attendees: Marie Jaeger, Jon Nordrum, Dave Nielsen, Gary Morrison and Theresa Juhl

Agenda Items Discussed:

  • Approval of January's minutes
  • Treasurer's Report
  • Board member terms up for renewal: Brad and Theresa
  • Carp Kabob new chair and 2016 tournament
  • Lake Cleanup proposed date and prep
  • Portable toilet removal update/costs
  • Potential septic systems on lake
  • Update on Lake treatment bids
  • Annual Meeting date and agenda and presentation for April 12

Marie brought the meeting to order. Dave made a motion to accept January's minutes, Jon seconded.

Dave reviewed income & expenses since January and provided bank statements for the board's records. A copy was given to Theresa for filing with board records. There were no debits for January.

Both Theresa and Brad have decided not to run for re-election leaving two vacancies on the board. It was decided to post the vacancies on the website and all board members were asked to do some recruiting. Suggested commitment is the board members should hopefully be able to attend a minimum of six meetings per year.

Scott County will not be providing grant money this year to sponsor the annual Carp Kabob Tournament. The CLID has annual funds budgeted for carp control which could be partially used to cover the tournament costs. Jon volunteered to talk to possible candidates to chair the Carp Kabob.

Gary reported that the Lake Cleanup was due to be held on March 13th which is one week after fish houses are required to be removed from the lake. Marie had bags left over from last year and Dave was going to buy one more box to be disbursed to the remaining ice houses so garbage won't be left on the ice. It was felt this really decreased the amount of junk left behind last year. Gary will contact Lakers to ask to have the dumpsters delivered. They graciously agreed to donate them again this year for free. It was decided not to ask for volunteers to walk around the lake to pick up debris this year due to the poor and unsafe condition of the ice. Gary will provide a statement to be posted on the website.

Jon reported that he has been told there are still 10 septic systems in use around the lake. The owners have been sent documentation by Cedar Lake Area Water and Sewer that they will no longer be able to be used by the end of December 2017. It was decided that more research was needed for future discussions.

The portable toilet unit was removed before the end of the first month since it was damaged by garbage thrown into it rather than it being used for its intended purpose.

Marie reported that she has been working with Melissa Bokman of Scott Water Management Organization to review three bids returned for curly leaf treatment to decide on a contractor. A final decision should be made by the end of February upon response to further questions and review.

The annual Meeting will be held at the New Prague Fire Hall on April 12. It is the same location as last year at the New Prague Fire/Emergency Services Building at 505 5th Ave. NW, New Prague. There will be two board member vacancies to be filled. It was decided that a postcard announcing the meeting would be mailed to the residents by March 25th. Theresa volunteered to design and have it approved and then printed. Marie will get updated labels from Scott County Tax Department.

Marie provided last year's annual meeting presentation to the board members and asked that everyone update their portion and provide to Dave by March 4 for review at the March meeting. Marie would contact Melissa at SWMO to ask for updates to their presentation and that of the DNR.

The next board meeting will be held Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at the New Prague Library from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Marie motioned to adjourn the meeting and Dave Seconded.