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June 10th, 2014

Cedar Lake Improvement District meeting notes from June 10, 2014 6:30 – 8 pm at the New Prague Public Library -

Attendees: Marie Jaeger, Mike Speltz, Theresa Jacobsen, Brad Eller and Gary Morrison

Agenda Items for discussion:

  • Approval of April board meeting minutes
  • Treasurer's Report
  • Carp Kabob Tournament
  • Curly leaf pondweed treatment... before and after
  • Invasive species monitoring
  • Emails to website
  • Next meeting

Marie made a motion to approve May’s board meeting minutes and Mike seconded. The motion passed unanimously.

Mike reported that there was one deposit for Carp Kabob entry fees and one withdrawal for Carp Kabob prize money to the CLID’s bank account since his last report to the board. Brad mentioned that he had one more entry fee to turn in that was received after he turned in the others. It was decided to reimburse Marie for the rolls purchased for the Carp Kabob motion made by Mike and seconded by Gary. The motion passed unanimously. Mike gave a copy of latest bank statement to Theresa for board’s records.

Brad stated that he had sent a survey to the teams participating in the Carp Kabob via Survey Monkey. As of the date of the meeting four responses were received. The survey included questions regarding how likely the teams would participate again next year, the preferred date and hours of the tournament next year, how many times they pre-fished and amounts caught, and length of the tournament. Brad was asked by Melissa to attend the Country Board Meeting on June 23rd to stress the overall impact of the Carp Kabob. Brad mentioned that he was contacted by Dave Peterson from the Star Tribune for comments regarding the Carp Kabob.

The board members discussed the Curly Leaf Pondweed treatment this year. It was mentioned that this year’s timing of the treatment was excellent. The weeds were considered very thick this year prior to the treatment even in the areas that were previously treated. By the time of meeting, the weeds in the treated areas were no longer visible while they are right below the surface in the untreated areas.

Marie mentioned that she spoke with Patrick from PLM on the day of treatment about a different chemical that has been showing better results after treatments on other lakes that he finds very encouraging since it’s cheaper and seems to have sustained results. It was decided to invite Patrick to the Sept. 9th meeting to provide details to the board.

Gary thought that the Invasive Species Monitoring presentation that he attended seemed more applicable to rivers. Gary indicated he thought more should be done with monitoring the public boat launches for invasive species on boats before they are put into the lake. He suggested possibly having residents help monitor along with the DNR lake monitors. Mike mentioned he has seen monitors at Cedar Lake more often than last year and that having citizens monitor the boat launch could cause other issues.

Brad mentioned that the fishing from the dock along County Road 64 seems to have slowed down. It does not seem to be as much of a problem launching a boat since the dock isn’t crowded with people fishing and not moving to allow boaters to launch or land their boats.

Gary brought up the dam has no guard over it. There is a fence but it doesn’t keep people from getting near the dam. It was suggested that Gary take a picture and send to Melissa.

As emails are received on the website, Marie will forward to appropriate board member for a response and recommends that she be notified when a response was sent to ensure that all emails are answered.

The next board meeting will be held on September 9, 2014.