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March 7, 2023 Meeting Minutes

Cedar Lake Improvement District (CLID) Meeting Minutes held on March 7, 2023, 6:30-8:00 pm at Paul Hoyt’s Garage due to New Prague Library room not being available.

Attendees: Joel Larsen, Tim Schroeder, Paul Hoyt, Pam Caselius, Tim Singleton, Dave Nielsen and guest Ted Schnaare who is a CLID resident interested in learning more about the board and future board position openings.                                                                                                                                                                                          


Annual Meeting Preparation

Treasurer’s Report

WSB Carp Final Report

Lake Survey Update

Tim Schroeder advised that our annual all resident meeting is next month on April 10th, 2023 at 7 pm at the New Prague Fire Hall.  We are finalizing presentations for review and working with some guest speakers who will be presenting as well on lake related topics. 

Joel presented a copy of the postcards that were sent out for the meeting that had been prepared by Suel Printing in New Prague. The postcards also referenced the all lake clean-up which Joel was coordinating and set to take place Saturday March 11, 2023 at 9 am. Volunteers which included the Boy Scouts and Trap Shooting team were encouraged to attend via meeting at the north access at 9 am that day and Laker’s Sanitation provided a dumpster to discard debris into from the cleanup.  

Amy was not in attendance due to a conflict so no Treasurer’s Report was provided for this month.

Paul Hoyt is now overseeing Carp and provided an update on the WSB carp project. Seining is set to occur in the fall of 2023 and spring of 2024. Reconnaissance will occur in the summer of 2023 to determine best locations for seining.   In prior year reconnaissance gathering the carp started the winter months in the south end of the lake but as the temperature dropped 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.

Joel is now overseeing lake treatment and met with the DNR this month via a conference call to discuss treatment options for the upcoming season and beyond. Part of this discussion included whether or not we were interested in pursuing a pre/under ice treatment this year, as previously discussed at last falls meetings. After much discussion last fall the CLID was interested in pursuing this option and did feel approval from the DNR would be granted.  Joel confirmed on this call that would be the case and also that a whole lake treatment using Sonar would be allowed which had been highly successful in the past. Tim and Joel are coordinating with the DNR and PLM to determine details and will be following up with more specifics but approval has been granted for Spring of 2023 and Fall of 2023 prior to ice in.   The Board is evaluating costs associated with 2 treatments in 1 year as would be the case for 2023 with this transition. Joel also advised that the DNR would be conducting a native plant survey in July of 2023 and Scott County SWMO would be conducting a fall 2023 Curly Leaf pond weed turion survey. Both will be reported back to the CLID accordingly.

Dave brought up the need for a water quality sampler that the county was looking for a volunteer as the prior one had resigned.  This is someone who can collect lake water samples from specific locations on the lake when it is open on a bi-weekly basis and freeze them for the county to use for research purposes.  Tim Schroeder volunteered to take the role on if no one else came forward to do so in the district. 

The meeting adjourned via motion from Paul Hoyt and seconded by Dave Nielsen at 8:00 PM.  The next meeting is our all resident annual meeting  set for Tuesday,  April 10, 2023 at 7:00 pm at the New Prague Fire Station.