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March 7, 2022

Cedar Lake Improvement District (CLID) Meeting Minutes held on March 7, 2022, 6:30-8:00 pm via zoom due to COVID.

Attendees: Tim Schroeder, Paul Hoyt, Pam Caselius, Tim Singleton and Dave Nielsen

Agenda:
Lake Clean-up scheduled for Saturday March 12, 2022 at 9:00 am
Update on SWMO meeting
Annual Meeting Update
WSB Carp contract discussion
Treasurers Report
Logo and website updates

Joel kicked off the meeting reminding everyone that thee lake clean-up is set for March 12th at 9 am. He has commitment from the boy scouts and the Sportsman’s club to assist. Lakers will place dumpsters on both the north end and the east side launches.

Tim Schroeder and Tim Singleton provided an update on their meeting Melissa Bokman from SCWMO regarding our meeting with the DNR which occurred 1-10-2022 via Zoom. As a reminder the meeting with the DNR was very cordial and the DNR was understanding with our concerns around last year’s underwhelming treatment results. They are encouraging pre and post treatment surveys and are allowing us to treat up to 150 acres this year. The details on treatment are somewhat up in the air still and we are going to have to communicate closely with the treatment company (RFP pending) on what makes the most sense this year. Melissa advised the winning bidder was PLM Lake Management and they are focused on using Aquathol and Diquat this year but much of the details on amounts and locations will depend on the plant survey results.

Tim Schroeder provided an update on the annual meeting scheduled for May 10. 2022 at 7 pm at the New Prague Fire Station. Jordan from WSB and Associates will be in attendance to provide an update on the carp project. It was also determined that Melissa from SWMO and Shelby Roberts from Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District will also be invited to present.

Tim Singleton provided an update on the carp project itself. Per WSB our contractor there are currently 11 carp that are being tracked via radio tagging that was done prior to lake freeze in late 2021. 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. WSB has attempted to place loud speakers in the area to see if they will relocate to an area that we can sein but that has not proven to be effective as they relocate but move back to the same area after the noise is gone. It appears at this point the only option for seining will be the south end after the ice melts. More to follow on this as we continue to receive updates from WSB and Associates.

Tim Singleton provided a treasurer’s report update. Major expenses were WSB and Associates for the Carp project and our annual Zoom subscription charges.

Pamela presented 3 logo options she had drawn up from a friend who does design work. On a vote it was unanimous for option2 which included our lake outline. It was also unanimous that we provide a gift card for her efforts. Pamela also provided an update on the website project with BevComm. The updates are done and we need to have any change requests back to them prior to April 1st. As a reminder the new website offers many nice features including a Facebook feedback and that it is mobile friendly.

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

The next meeting date was set for Monday, April 4th 2021 at 6:30 PM at Paul Hoyt’s home garage.