February 4th, 2014
Cedar Lake Improvement District meeting notes from February 4, 2014 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the New Prague State Bank first floor Meeting Room -
Attendees: Tom Heid, Mike Speltz, Dave Nielsen, Marie Jaeger, Theresa Jacobsen and Brad Eller
Agenda Items for discussion:
- Support by CLID to help Scott Watershed Management Organization (SWMO) secure grant money.
- Discussed ice clean up at the end of the ice fishing season including WMO dumpster at park.
- Reviewed annual meeting agenda.
- Discussed and decided on official process of nominating or inviting CLID residents to become new board members.
- Reviewed, discussed and approved proposed bylaws.
Tom advised that he is working with Scott County on a large grant to help fund projects within the Sand Creek Watershed. He advised that he told the county the CLID would support their efforts. The WMO is one of 12 finalists and has made it to the second round of the grant process. Tom will be attending a meeting/interview process on 2/07/14 in Ramsey County to present a summary of the CLID and its accomplishments. This summary will include weed, carp, and erosion control.
Brad provided an update on the lake clean-up day at end of the ice fishing season which is first weekend in March. He noted that the SWMO will cover the cost of insurance if it is placed in the Cedar Lake Farm Park. Brad suggested we could have fisherman and those volunteering to help with cleanup leave debris at the launches and then we could trailer it over to the dumpster in the Farm parking lot. Brad also suggested the CLID should look into purchasing our own insurance for these types of events. After much discussion it was determined that Tom will check with Melissa Bokman at Scott County to see if we can use their insurance or need to purchase our own.
For the event Marie presented 2 options for prize medallions to hide around the lake to make the cleanup a treasure hunt and fun for all those in attendance. Everyone in attendance approved of the medallions. Theresa volunteered to purchase $10 gift cards from a retailer yet to be determined for the ten prize winners who find the medallions.
A discussion was held regarding the official process of nominating or inviting CLID residents to become new board members. It was decided that applicants would be invited to attend a board meeting prior to the annual meeting if there are any openings to fill on the board with Tom raising the motion and Marie seconding it. After they have attended a meeting, the applicants can decide if they want to be included as a nominee at the annual meeting where a vote would be held by attending residents. Marie noted that she was holding all applications from interested residents that had been submitted from the website within the last year and had contacted all of them to determine their interest levels. She invited them to attend the March or April board meeting to enable them to get a better understanding of the role.
Dave presented the latest draft version of the CLID bylaws based on the changes that were approved from our last meeting. Articles1, 2, 3 and 5 had already been formally approved. Articles 4.8, 9,10,11,12 and 13 were formally approved. Articles 6 and 7 are still pending approval. Dave will be updating the bylaws with the approved changes and updating the two remaining Articles for approval at the next meeting.
Dave will be emailing last year's slide presentation to board members so everyone can update their portion of the annual meeting program.
Marie provided an update on the website. It is averaging 185 visits with over 500 pages of content viewed per month.
Next board meeting is March 11, 2014, at the New Prague Public Library.