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November 13th, 2012

Cedar Lake Improvement District notes from our meeting on November 13, 2012 6:30 - 8:00 pm at the New Prague Public Library Meeting Room -

Attendees: Tom Heide, Mike Speltz, Marie Jaeger, Lowell Mohn, Dave Nielsen and Brad Eller

Agenda Items for discussion:

  • Carp Netting
  • Website Payment
  • DNR Update on 2013 treatment plans

Melissa Bokman, Senior Water Resources Planner for Scott County Natural Resources, advised of the following updates on Cedar Lake:

Mike updated the board on the carp netting project. He advised that the commercial fisherman Jeff Reidemann had agreed to fish Cedar Lake and would be on the lake tomorrow November 14th to make 2 pulls. The first would be near Cedar Lake Farm and the second would be in an area around the first point north of the farm. Jeff's fees for services are $1500 per pull. They will utilize a 3000 foot net and have 2 boats to accommodate. There are no guarantees on how many pounds will be harvested but they have incentive to harvest as much as possible as there is a market for carp that they cater to. Mike noted that the catch could be light this time of year as the carp tend to scatter in the fall. Mike will be with the fisherman and will take pictures to add to the website along with a summary of the day.

Marie announced that the CLID website payment is due and it was unanimously approved that the CLID will make payments for the site fee annually to minimize the administrative costs associated with payment. There is also a $20 discount for making the payment annually instead of monthly. The website has had 679 hits from October 1st thru November 12th. There have been no email inquiries in that timeframe which indicates the site has good information to address the informational needs of the residents in the district.

Tom brought the board up to speed on recent correspondence he had with Melissa from SWMO. He confirmed with her that Keegan, the intern from the DNR, is working on trying to determine what will be needed to get approval for a DNR variance to treat more than 15% of the lake in 2013 per the CLID’s request. After discussions it was determined that Tom would email Melissa to also determine the status of the final plant study as this was a requirement when submitting for our DNR grant in 2013.

Next board meeting is December 11th.