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June 20, 2015 Meeting Minutes

Round Trade Lake Improvement Association, Inc.

Meeting Minute

June 20, 2015

 

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 am by President Jason Klous, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll call of the officers was taken by Laurie Dezenzo, Secretary/Treasurer. Jason Klous, President; Vicki Breault, Vice-President, Jack Lamont board member from Long Trade Lake, Bob Paleen board member from Round Lake were present.  Reid McFarlane board member from Trade Lake was absent. The meeting minutes from the May 16, 2015 meeting are posted on the association website so a motion was made to accept as posted by Bill Hiemke and 2nd by Anne Tuttle.  Motion carried. The Treasurers report was given based on the January 1 2015 through June 20, 2015 time frame. The report showed a net income for the period of $22,134.71, expenses $13,483.91, net income $8, 650.80 and Total Assets of $20,564.20.  A motion was made by Roger Breault and 2nd by Bob Paleen to accept the treasurer’s report as presented. Motion carried.

New Business

  • President, Jason Klous, report:
    • Lake Treatment Update:
    • Big Trade Lakes water quality good & treatment effective
    • Little Trade: treatment areas looked good & no EWM in North Bay
    • Round Lake: treated for EWM, outlet not treated & targeted for physical removal. Curly Leaf Pond weed found.
    • Long Trade Lake: plants are dying off however not as successful
    • No EWM in survey beds or pretreatment areas
    • It is not practical that we will kill all invasive species
      • Grant Status:
      • AIS grant ends in June 2016
      • Treatments completed out of AIS grant – only enough left for surveys
        • Purple Loose Strife:
        • Jason is raising
        • Found only on Round Lake
        • Beetles will only control it not get rid of it
        • Officer Reports:
          • Bob Paleen(Round Lake)
          • Lake quality testing is being completed
          • CBCW – Pete Kane & Bob Paleen have been participating
          • Jack is leading physical removal and needs volunteers
            • Jack Lamont(Long Trade Lake)
            • Attempted to remove EWM near his dock and found the roots to be deep and hard to pull.
            • 9 people took the stream monitoring training.
              • They measured the depth & width of the stream
              • Secchi disk shows tramidity
              • Current measured using flags & tennis balls
              • Learned how to dissolve oxygen
              • Did a drop net to pull out different critters, identify on chart and measure oxygen levels in the stream
              • 9 possible sites were identified
              • Purpose of stream monitoring is to tell the health of the lakes
              • Long Trade is an entry into all lakes and we will need to identify where phosphorus is coming from
              • Better water quality results in better plant growth; native plants as well as invasive species.
              • Vicki Breault (Long Trade Lake)
                • Rodger & Vicki went to Polk County Lakes & River Association meeting.  They are doing an aquatic strategic plan.
                • Suggested getting input from different lakes
                • We should join the Polk County Association for $25 a year.   A motion was made by Anne Tuttle and 2nd by Bill Hiemkes. Motion passed.
                • They also have templates for grants
                • Deer Lake Association has road captains on each road on the lake.  They keep the people on their road updated.  Vicki & Roger are going to attempt to implement on Long.

Jason Klous, president, mentioned that it was brought to his attention that EWM was found on Forest Lake Minnesota and they come into our lakes.

  • Physical Removal Day
    • July 25th from 9am-100pm
    • Meeting at Round Lake landing at 9am
    • Going on all 4 lakes
    • Need Kayaks & nets
    • Picnic will be at field by Trade Lake landing at 130pm
    • Some people will be in the lake some on the water
    • Volunteer hours; boats & resources count for hours
    • Physical removal could fragment, but fragments will die on their own

Member mentioned, on 126th St on Long Trade there is a family of beaver that are building over the DNR burn dam on the  westside of the road.  Who gets contacted to trap?  Township?

Meeting attendee asked about stocking fish in Round Lake.  DNR does not stock.  Individual lakes are responsible but need to get permission from DNR.  They mentioned they spoke to the DNR about stocking which can only be done through a sportsmen association but the lake is not big enough.  Can be order through the tribe.  Fishermen should be encouraged to take the littles pan fish.  Sunfish spread phosphorus and littles create greens.

Motion was made by Roger Breault to adjourn.  Bill Heimkes 2nd motion.  Motion carried.  Meeting adjourned.

Respectfully submitted.

Laurie M. Dezenzo

Secretary/Treasurer

May 16, 2015 Meeting Minutes

Round Trade Lake Improvement Association, Inc.

Meeting Minute

May 16, 2015

 

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 am by Vice-President Vicki Breault, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll call of the officers was taken: Laurie Dezenzo, Secretary/Treasurer. Vicki Breault, Vice-President, Jack Lamont board member from Long Trade Lake, Bob Paleen board member from Round Lake were present.  Reid McFarlane board member from Trade Lake and Jason Klous, president were absent. The meeting minutes from the September 20, 2014 meeting were read.  A motion was made by Rick Thill and seconded by Jack Lamont to accept the minutes as read. Motion carried. The Treasurers report was given based on the January 1 2015 through May 20, 2015 time frame. The report showed a net income for the period of $17,221.47 and Total Assets of $29,134.87.  The checking account was $24,172.41 and savings $4962.46.  A motion was made by Rick Thill and seconded by Roger Breault to accept the treasurer’s report as presented. Motion carried.

New Business

  • Vice-President, Vicki Breault, presented a brief overview of the Spring Treatment:
    • Big, Little & Long Trade Lakes were treated for EWM
    • The 3 year Rapid Response Grant was applied to the treatment of Big Trade Lake
    • Round Lake will be treated this coming week

 

  • Board Member from Long Trade Lake, Jack Lamont briefly discussed the Large Scale Grant which wasn’t approved by 2 points this year. 

 

  • Jack Lamont also presented stream monitoring/lake citizen monitoring that we can do which will tell us a lot about what is going into our lakes.  If we do it this year, which is at no cost to us, we will be able to do phosphorus testing next year and if we re-apply for Large Scale Grant next year it has a better chance of being approved and will provide the funds to do the phosphorus testing.  A woman from University of Wisconsin Madison who has a doctorate degree will be coming on Friday, May 29th at 1pm-5pm to Atlas Park to train in stream monitoring.  We can select any streams we want.  We need more volunteers so anyone interested can show up.  Discussion followed.

 

  • Vice-President, Vicki Breault discussed physical removal day:
    • All lakes will be treated in one day
    • July 25th from 9am to 100pm
    • Meet at Round Lake landing at 9am
    • Picnic at 130p – location to be determined
    • We need volunteers from all the lakes.  We will meet and then split into groups to go to all four lakes for weed removal.

 

  • Vice-President, Vicki Breault discussed raising beetles for Purple Loosestrife
    • President, Jason Klous, got the plants for the beetles and all the equipment for the setup.
    • We would like others from a different lake to raise them as well.
    • Jason would like some help with his project as he travels a lot for work.

 

  • Vice-President, Vicki Breault discussed the CBCW which individuals were trained two years ago
    • We need volunteers at the landings throughout summer to help inspect boats and speak to the boaters coming off the lake to educate them. Make sure they drain their live wells and check trailer and boats for weeds.
    • As part of our grant requirement for the grant that has one year left we need lots of volunteer hours which count toward our grant funds.
    • If you want more training just let a board member know.
    • The forms and pamphlets are on SWIMS website. 
    • You can fill out the form and give to your lake board member to enter the hours.  Hours need to be entered on both the SWIMS and RTLIA websites.

 

  • Rick Thill mentioned that he spoke with someone from Burnett County who mentioned that we can ask athletic groups or other youth groups to volunteer their time at the landings or on the lakes and in exchange we could make a donation to their organization.  This will satisfy our community education requirement as well.

 

  • The dates for the 4th of July picnics are as follows.  They will be in the June newsletter as well.

 

  • Long Trade Lake
  •  Boat parade July 4th at noon
  • Picnic July 18th Atlas Park at noon
    • Round Lake
    • Boat parade July 4th at noon
    • No interest in picnic
      • Big & Little Trade Lake
      • Boat parade July 4th at noon
      • Picnic July 11th at noon at landing picnic area

Positions for re-election in September:

  • President
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • Round Lake Board Member

If you have an interest in any position, contact any of the officers or board members.

 

Rick Thill made a motion to adjourn.  Roger Breault 2nd. Motion carried.

 

Laurie M Dezenzo

Secretary/Treasurer

Board Annual Financial Meeting January 17, 2015

Round Trade Lake Improvement Association, Inc.

Board Annual Financial Meeting

January 17, 2015

 

The meeting was called to order at 11:00 am by President  Jason Klous. Roll call of the officers was taken: Jason Klous, President, Vicki Breault, Vice President, Laurie Dezenzo, Secretary/Treasurer, Jack Lamont board member from Long Trade Lake, Robert Paleen board member from Round Lake and Reid McFarlane board member from Trade Lake were all present.

The 2014 Financial Report reflected a total income of $22749.26 which included grant reimbursements of $17,667.69.  The total expenses incurred were $28,844.95 which gave a total net income for the year of -$6095.69. Jack Lamont made a motion to accept the Financial report as presented.  Vicki Breault second.  Motion carried.

The 2014 year end financials were accepted.

Jason Klous presented a budget for the 2015 fiscal year based on the actual from 2014.  This will be posted on the RTLIA website.

Dave Blumer from SEH reviewed the 2015 Aquatic Plant Management Proposal (Long Trade, Round, Little Trade & Big Trade.

*Long Trade Lake post mapping showed little EWM and most appeared in the channel.  There were 9 beds of CLPW which should be treated 3 years in a row.  It was asked if we could only treat CLPW. The answer was no because the grant & plan were for EWM as well.  A discussion of treatment; liquid vs granular herbicide was discussed and if we would save money if we just treat CLPW.  Also discussed the use of a fence around the channel but it involves permits and landowner permission. Treatment in long will be with granular.

Jack Lamont has put together the request for the Long Trade Lake Improvement Grant for a native plant restoration.  The west shore near the south end and on the east shore near the north end appear to be the locations to plant because they are not heavily with plants and they are protected from boat traffic & weather.  If the grant is not approved, Dave Blumer suggested that Matt Berg may be willing to take it over and make it a classroom project.  Also it was mentioned that the planting is depended on water clarity for growth of native plants.

                *Round Lake has an EWM focus.  Contact Herbicide was used in 2014.  Physical removal may

have caused more growth with spores breaking off and putting in fences in 4 ft of water is an option but based on the permit needed it is not a favorable option.  Bob Paleen, board member for Round Lake is planning on doing 2 physical removals; one in June and then another in August.  The question was asked if treatment could be eliminated in the beds where physical removal is done and it was noted that it is possible.

 

*Little Trade Lake treatment in 2014 was complicated due to the high water.  DNR wouldn’t allow treatment once native plants are up.  The northern 2/3 of the bay is native plants.  We could treat 5 ½ acres and try to do fence with liquid chemicals which would cut costs.  Don’t want to do too early due to high waters and June 15th is the latest to allow treatment.  Need to treat a total of 6 ½ acres.  The biggest issue would be access.

 

*Big Trade Lake could be included in original grants because EWM is new to Big Trade.  However a $20,000 Rapid Response Grant is being applied for.  Matt Berg physically removed EWM from 11 sites.  He found small beds which are approximately 1/10th of an acre.  The plan is to treat 1.42 acres granularly.  Physical removal should be planned and done.  There is a no tolerance on Big Trade meaning when EWM is found it needs to be treated immediately.

 

Jack Lamont made a motion to accept the treatment plan as presented.  Reid McFarlane second.  Motion carried.

 

Jason presented the 2015 budget.  Discussion followed.  Reid McFarland made a motion to accept the budget as presented.  Vicki Breault second.  Motion carried.

 

Discussion followed on ways to increase membership and meeting attendance.  It was mentioned for future board meetings that Dale Dressel & Matt Berg should present.  Also the first newsletter should contain what RTLIA completed and what is planned in the coming year.  Vicki presented having a fund raising raffle and raffle off an ATV.  Vicki and Roger Breault looked into the cost and profit that can be generated with ticket sales. 

 

Meeting adjourned at 1:30 pm.  Respectfully submitted Laurie M Dezenzo Secretary/Treasurer

September 20, 2014 Meeting Minutes

Round Trade Lake Improvement Association, Inc.

Meeting Minute

September 20, 2014

 

The meeting was called to order at 9:15 am by President Jason Klous, followed be the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll call of the officers was taken: Jason Klous, President, Rick Thill, Vice President,  Jack Lamont board member from Long Trade Lake, Bob Paleen board member from Round Lake and Reid McFarlane board member from Trade Lake were present. The meeting minutes from the August 16th 2014 meeting were not read.  A motion was made by Rick Thill  and seconded by Bill Piotrowski to accept the minutes as posted online. Motion carried. The Treasurers report was given based on the January 1 2014 through September 20, 2014 time frame. The report showed a net income for the period of $6634.48 and Total Assets of $24,643.57.  The checking account was $19682.10 and savings $4961.47.  A motion was made by Roger Breault and seconded by Kathy Mayerhofer to accept the treasurer’s report as presented. Motion carried.

New Business

  • Jason Klous stated that Rick Thill is stepping down from the Vice President position.  Jason thanked Rick  for his 12 years of service on the board.
  • Rick was the nominating committee.  He presented Vicki Breault for the vice president position.  He also stated since that no one came forth to represent Trade Lake, Reid McFarlane volunteer to continue in the position.  Jack LaMont will continue in the position of Long Trade Lake board member.
    • Voting took place for all the positions.  Vicki Breault is now the vice president, Reid McFarlane will continue as Trade Lake board member & Jack LaMont will continue as Long Trade Lake board member.
    • Dave Blumer gave the year end presentation as follows:
      • CLP Treatment:
        • Long Trade Lake
          • 5/28/2014 Herbicide – 4.89 acres treated
          • Pre/post treatment Survey
          • Aquatic Plant Survey
          • CLP was significantly knocked down
      • Round Lake
        • No treatment
      • Little Trade Lake
        • No herbicide management due to no access
        • Pre/post treatment survey
      • Big Trade Lake
        • 5/28/2014 Herbicide –  1.5 acres treated
        • Pre/post treatment survey

 

  • EWM Treatment:
    • Long Trade Lake
      • No herbicide
      • Physical removal
      • Fall survey not completed
      • Round Lake
        • 6/17/2014 Herbicide – 5.68 acres treated
        • Physical Removal
        • Fall survey not completed
      • Little Trade
        • No treatment
      • Big Trade Lake
        • No herbicide
        • Summer survey
        • Physical removal
        • Fall survey not completed

 

  • Dave presented the 2015 Management Proposal for CLP & EWM (This plan is dependent on the Fall Surveys)
    • Long Trade Lake:
      • Continue limited CLP work where EWM is present because it makes it easier to get to the EWM.
      • Treat CLP where it has been treated in past
      • Single treatment for CLP & EWM
      • Continue physical removal
  • Round Lake:
    • Continue EWM herbicide
    • Continue physical removal
  • Big Trade Lake:
    • Continue limited CLP work where EWM is present
    • Single treatment for CLP & EWM
    • Continue physical removal
  • Little Trade Lake:
    • Need to focus on most needed area to treat
    • Need to get access to lake whether by northwest bay, raising the bridge or public access
    • The areas with the most concentration of EWM & CLP was pointed out
    • New development on east side having an access may be required by the county/township.  Need to find resolution quickly and look into grants available for building a boat launch
    • DNR said we need a permit to build a silt fence
  • Native Aquatic Plant Restoration:
    • Install small test plots  primarily emergent but can also submerge aquatic plants along with fish sticks project.
    • Need a willing landowner to volunteer
    • Shoreline restoration grant is possible if paired with a Fishstick project which is wood debris placed in the lake on the shoreline.
    • There is also possible additional grant funding or existing grant money
    • Water Quality – can look on the 9/2/2012 Google Maps:
      • http://www.wisconsinacademy.org/magazine/algae-blooms-wisconsin
      • Blue-green algae can make animals & people sick.  It is not uncommon
      • Other items:
        • Natives keep nutrient down
        • Phosphorus is running into lake and we need to figure out how to manage the phosphorus going into the lakes.
        • Future direction summarization:
          • Continue limited CLP & EWM on all lakes
          • Start thinking about revisions of APM Plan
          • Explore public access in Little Trade
          • Restore native plants
          • Continue Purple Loosestrife beetle rearing
          • Consider larger comprehensive lake management plan for all 4 lakes

 

  • Additional issues or concerns:
    • Anndrea Benson asked if the fish are fine with the herbicide treatment.  Dave Blumer stated that the herbicides do not affect the fish.  She also stated that biodegradable balloons takes 3 years to decompose.
    • Rick stated there  was a phosphorous study was completed in the past and it isnatural loading on Round lake not from  farm runoff.
    • Jack LaMont stated tubers can be bought and we can have homeowners plant them.  May need permits to make sure the plant is native to the area.  Mats can be done with tubulars in that it helps to keep other plants down.  Matt Berg would probably assist.  Dave Blumer recommend taking baby steps.
    • Discussion followed regarding the landing on Little Trade.  Reid McFarlane suggested writing a letter to the county, township or Land & County Conservation officer .  Jason Klous stated the pursuing of a landing on Little Trade was part of 2015 plan.  Roger Breault suggested speaking with the developer of the new development to find out if they are planning a landing.

Rick Thill made a motion to adjourn.  Kathy Mayerhofer 2nd.  Motion carried.

 

Respectfully submitted

Laurie M Dezenzo

Secretary/Treasurer

August 16, 2014 Meeting Minutes

Round Trade Lake Improvement Association, Inc.

Meeting Minute

August 16, 2014

 

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 am by President Jason Klous, followed be the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll call of the officers was taken: Jason Klous, President, Rick Thill, Vice President, and Jack Lamont board member from Long Trade Lake were present. Laurie Dezenzo, Secretary/Treasurer and Reid McFarlane board member from Trade Lake and Bob Paleen board member from Round Lake were absent. The meeting minutes from the June 21, 2014 meeting were not read.  A motion was made by Ramona LaMont and seconded by Bill Piotrowski to accept the minutes as posted online. Motion carried. The Treasurers report was given based on the January 1 2014 through August 16, 2014 time frame. The report showed a net income for the period of $7672.04 and Total Assets of $25,681.13.  The checking account was $20,719.79 and savings $4961.34.  This was due to a reimbursement of the grant. A motion was made by Jack LaMont and seconded by Kathy Mayerhofer to accept the treasurer’s report as presented. Motion carried.

New Business

  • Sue Wettergren a long time active member of the Lake Association from Trade Lake, passed away from a battle with cancer.  Sue and her husband Tom were volunteers for the bean feed and set up of the Trade Lake picnic.  Tom use to do the Secci readings.  A moment of silence took place.
  • Fundraisers and Membership Perks Ideas:
    • Card Tournament
    • Selling of Ad space in the newsletter (i.e. classified ads, something simple) discussed by Jack.  Rick Thill suggested posting ads on the website.  Rick Thill mentioned the list of members paid & unpaid on each lake.  There are 122 paid members this year.  There are approximately 350 lake shore owners at this time.  A question was asked where we get the addresses and Rick Thill explained they come from the county which has only mailing addresses no email addresses.
    • Bill Piotrowski asked about raffling of items.  Rick Thill mentioned it was done at the bean feed and at a time in the past at the 4th of July picnic.  Jack Lamont mentioned raffling off an ATV and sending tickets to members to sell.
    • Kathy Mayerhofer asked about a membership drive at the beginning of the season.  Rick Thill stated that we do our initial request for dues in the March/April mailing to all lake shore owners.  May newsletter we send out an invoice as well.  Kathy Mayerhofer mentioned going door to door.  Rick mention that would be up to the lake chairperson to designate a group of people to go to different sections of the lake.  It is best word of mouth.  Each person talking to their neighbor.  Rick suggested it start in January/February.  Kathy Mayerhofer asked when the last meeting was for the year and if we could organize a card tournament in February and if we need an approval.  Rick Thill stated that just the board would need to approve.  Jason stated we will keep it under discussion.

        Question was asked whether the owner of the resort on Round Lake was a member because he and some others volunteered at the EWM removal.  Jason and Rick mentioned we could look at the list.

  • EWM Physical Removal Day:
    • Overview of Day – met at 10am and Dave Blumer gave a brief training.  Round lake volunteers stayed on their lake and Long and Trade lake volunteers went to Trade Lake.  They spent about 2 hours on the lakes.  Lots of EWM was pulled from Round and they got a trailer full.  Trade Lake got about a ½ of a 55 gallon drum.
      • Number of Volunteers – 48 x4hrs @ $12 was about $2300 towards our portion of the grant
      • Boats & kayaks – 11 x 3 hrs @ $25 was about $825 towards our portion of the grant
      • Outlet on Round Lake & Channel on Big Trade Lake.  A lot of work completed in a short period of time. 
      • This will be used next year as well.  This will be part of our yearly plan because some areas you cannot treat in the strong current areas.
  • Special Thanks To the volunteers which were all the representatives from all the lakes.  Special thanks to Jack LaMont and Bob Paleen for gathering the volunteers.  They did a lot of work leading up to that day.  Thanks to Rick to organize the picnic after words.  And Dave Blumer for the training/workshop.

 

  • Purple Loosestrife Beetles Release
    • Thanks to Leon Moe for raising beetles.  Late June, early July Jason Klous and Dave Blumer went and looked at all 3 lakes and release them on Round Lake.  Released the beetles in the channel.  It was mentioned that there were some large plants were the lake meets highway 48.  They physically dug out but the other plant will need to be cut down and treated.  Rick Thill mentioned it could be treated with Roundup.  Channel left of the landing is where the beetles were released.  Beetles will travel and eat where ever they can find it.  Kathy Mayerhofer asked if beetles were going to be raised next year.  Jason Klous state it would be good to get a few more people.  Jason Klous also mentioned it was pretty easy.  You just get a plastic pool and Dave Blumer will supply the plants and beetles from the county and you throw a net over it.

 

  • Nominating Committee
    • Long Trade Lake Board Member
    • Trade Lake Board Member
    • Vice-President
    • Need nominating committee to reach out to individuals that are interested in filling the positions.  The committee is made up of 3-4 members.  Rick Thill volunteered.  Jack stated that we should do something different than what has been taking place and have nominating committee on each lake.  They would be a standing committee for two year.  Rather than the 30 days.  Jason Klous stated the bylaws say the nominating committee would stand for a year.  Jason Klous also mentioned the bylaws can be changed to have them state there would be a nominating committee on his lake but it is his concerned if they could even get committees on each lake and have that as a viable option.  Rick Thill has been trying to find someone.  It would be ideal to get one representative from each lake on the nominating committee.  Jack Lamont stated he can easily get a committee together on Long Trade.  Jason Klous stated it makes a huge difference on the lake when there is an active lake boardmember like Jack Lamont & Bob Paleen.  There is a nominating committee of one, Rick Thill, and Jack will work on getting a committee together on Long Trade.
    • Next Meeting
      • September 20th
      • Elections will take place.  Part of process for the positions up
      • Dave Blumer will present year end summary
      • Focus for next year

Rick suggested we do the elections prior to Dave Blumer’s presentation.

Question was asked regarding if email was the most effective way to communicate with people.  Jack LaMont & Bob Paleen use it a lot.  Jason Klous mentioned neighbor to neighbor is most effective.  There is a little momentum and we need to keep that going.

Merle Draper made a motion to adjourn.  Amy Klous 2nd.  Motion carried.

 

Respectfully submitted

Laurie M Dezenzo

Secretary/Treasurer

June 21, 2014 Meeting Minutes

Round Trade Lake Improvement Association, Inc.

Meeting Minute

June 21, 2014

 

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 am by President Jason Klous, followed be the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll call of the officers was taken: Jason Klous, President, Rick Thill, Vice President, Laurie Dezenzo, Secretary/Treasurer, Jack Lamont board member from Long Trade Lake and Bob Paleen board member from Round Lake were present. Reid McFarlane board member from Trade Lake was absent. The meeting minutes from the May 17, 2014 meeting were read by Laurie Dezenzo, Secretary/Treasurer.  A motion was made by Rick Thill and seconded by Ramona LaMont to accept the minutes as read. Motion carried. The Treasurers report was given based on the January 1 2014 through June 21, 2014 time frame. The report showed a net income for the period of -$7509.13 and Total Assets of $$10,499.96. A motion was made by Jack LaMont and seconded by Rick Thill to accept the treasurer’s report as presented. Motion carried. Laurie Dezenzo, Secretary/Treasurer noted that there were only 78 paid members out of 333 lake shore owners.  She also mentioned that she is in the process of preparing the documents for a grant reimbursement and requested to those in attendance to enter their volunteer time on the website as soon as possible.

Old Business

  • Beetle Farm: Jason Klous, President, asked Leon Moe how his beetle farm for Purple Loosestrife was doing.  Leon stated that it was going very well.
  • Rapid Response Grant Status:  Rick Thill stated that after discussion with the DNR it was suggested that the lake association applies for an increase in the current AIS grant.  There is a balance in the current grant for Trade Lake treatment.
  • Spraying Status: Rick Thill read the status for each lake from the 2014 CLP/EWM Treatment Notes for the Round-Trade Lakes System (LEAPS).  He briefly discussed the water diversion proposal for the inlet to Little Trade Lake which was to put in silting but the DNR will not allow it.  The permit to do anything to the outlet will cost $700.  Also mentioned was the bay on Little Trade may not be treated due to the water level , flow and limited access to the area.  The entire treatment notes will be posted on the website.

New Business

  • Physical removal of EWM:  Date to physically remove EWM on each lake was discussed.  Date was set for Saturday August 9, 2014.  All interested volunteers will meet at Round Lake for training and then split off to own lake.  Contacts will be listed in the next Newsletter.  Also need to determine a dump site for the EWM that is removed.
  • Volunteer Status: Lake Quality Monitoring:  Dave Blumer has met with lake quality monitors with the exception of Trade Lake
  • CBCW Volunteer Status: Jack LaMont and Bob Paleen stated they have volunteers that are interested in participating.  There was an individual from the county that was at Round Lake the prior weekend checking boats.
  • It was stated by Jason Klous, President, it is extremely important we get volunteers this year in order to make our financial requirements or we will be in finance trouble.
  • Jason Klous, President, went over the dates and times for the 4th of July celebrations.

An individual in attendance asked if there was a way to post a wake restriction with the high water level.  Rick Thill stated that they would have to contact the township.

A motion to adjourn was made by Rick Thill and seconded by Jack Buechsler. Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted

Laurie M Dezenzo

Secretary/Treasurer

June 2014 CLP/EWM Treatment Notes from LEAPS

 

Long Trade Lake

 

1. Pre-treatment Aquatic Plant Survey completed 5/11/2014 by ERS (Matt Berg)

2. CLP Treatment completed 5/28/2014 by NAS (Dale Dressel)

a. 4.89 acres

b. 2.0 ppm Aquathol K (liquid endothall)

c. No other treatment planned

3. Post-treatment Aquatic Plant Survey completed 6/16/2014

a. No EWM found in Long Trade

b. CLP in treatment area sown

c. No CLP identified on the east shore

4. Inspection and removal of EWM should be done by volunteers on Long Trade throughout the

rest of the summer

5. Fall Bed Mapping to occur in late September/early October

 

Big Trade Lake

 

1. Pre-treatment Aquatic Plant Survey completed 5/16/2014 by ERS

2. CLP Treatment completed 5/28/2014 by NAS

a. 1.51 acres

b. 3.0 ppm Aquathol K (liquid endothal)

3. Post-treatment Aquatic Plant Survey completed 6/16/2014

a. CLP in treated areas killed

b. Most of the EWM in treated areas killed

c. Still lots of EWM in the channel downstream of Little Trade Lake where no treatment

was completed

4. EWM treatment still a possibility, will likely occur next week

5. Physical removal of EWM in the channel and the rest of the lake should occur multiple times this

summer

6. Next official whole lake survey is scheduled in early August to be completed by ERS

7. Fall EWM Bed Mapping to occur in late September/early October

 

Round Lake

 

1. Pre-treatment Aquatic Plant Survey completed 6/7/2014 by ERS

2. EWM Treatment completed on 6/17/2014

a. 5.44 acres at 3.0 ppm DMA 4 (liquid 2,4-D)

b. 0.24 acres at 4.0 ppm Navigate (granular 2,4-D)

c. No other treatment planned

3. Post-treatment Aquatic Plant Survey has not been completed yet, scheduled for mid July

4. Physical removal of EWM by the outlet channel and the rest of the lake should occur throughout

the rest of the summer.

5. Fall EWM Bed Mapping to occur in late September/early October

 

Little Trade Lake

 

1. 2014 Early Season Treatment Proposal

a. 8.23 acres of CLP at 2.0 ppm Aquathol K (liquid endothall)

b. 6.12 acres of EWM at 3.0 ppm DMA 4 (liquid 2,4-D)

2. Pre-treatment Aquatic Plant Survey completed on 5/15/2014 by ERS

a. Both CLP and EWM was found, mostly in the north bay where the river comes in

3. Early season CLP and EWM treatments could not be completed due to high water in Little Trade

a. NAS boat unable to get under the bridge

b. No alternative site for launching has been located

c. High water means lots of water moving into the north bay significantly increasing the

chance that the treatment would be ineffective, even if it were completed

4. Water diversion proposed for the inlet to Little Trade Lake

a. Requires special permitting, even though it was a very simple proposal

b. Will be considered for next year

5. Whole Bay EWM Treatment proposed for the north bay

a. 16.46 acres at 3.0 ppm DMA 4 (liquid 2,4-D)

i. Whole bay treatments provide longer contact times when water movement is a

problem

ii. Initially accepted by the WDNR

b. Abundant rainfall leading to high water in the channel is still preventing passage of the

NAS boat

6. Post-treatment Survey was completed 6/16/2014 by ERS

a. EWM in the north bay is possibly the worst it has been since being introduced

b. Individual EWM plants and small clusters are starting to appear elsewhere on the lake

7. Due to the fact that water levels will likely remain high for another week or two at least, the

WDNR has pulled the plug on any EWM herbicide treatment in 2014 on Little Trade

a. No other management is planned

8. Physical removal of EWM is a must in Little Trade Lake throughout the rest of the summer. I

repeat, Physical removal of EWM is a must in Little Trade Lake throughout the rest of the

summer.

9. Fall EWM Bed Mapping will occur in late September/early October

July 4, 2015 Picnics

The July 4th holiday picnics on each lake are below.

Trade Lake: Saturday, July 11th, picnic at noon on the field by the Trade Lake landing on Pickerel Point Rd

Round Lake:
There will be no picnic

Long Trade Lake:
Saturday, July 18th,  picnic at noon at Atlas Park

The Lake Association will provide brats, hot dogs, buns, water, pop, beer, plates, utensils & condiments at each of the picnics.  We are asking anyone planning to  attend the picnic at their lake to bring a dish to share as well as a chair to sit on. Feel free to invite your neighbors and friends.

 Once again this year we will have a jar/bucket at each of the picnics available for you to make a free will donation in order to help offset some of the picnic costs. The donation is completely voluntary and there is no minimum amount.  Any contribution will be greatly appreciated. 

May 17, 2014 Meeting Minutes

May 17, 2014 Meeting Minutes

Call to Order

–      The meeting was called to order at 9 am by President Jason Klous.

–      Pledge of allegiance

–      Roll call of the officers was taken: Jason Klous, President, Jack LaMont, Long Trade Lake board member, Bob Paleen, Round Lake board member were present.  Rick Thill, Vice President, Laurie Dezenzo, Secretary/Treasurer and Reid McFarland, Trade Lake board members were absent.

–      Motion made to accept the previous meeting minutes as posted on the RTLIA website.  Motion made by Bill Heimkes, seconded Merle Draper Motion passed.

–      Jason Klous read the financial statement provided by Laurie Dezenzo: Also posted on website for more detail.  Motion to accept as read by Roger Christenson and seconded by Merle Draper.  Motion passed

–      Jack Lamont summarized the survey results.  Available on the website.

–      President Klous updated the membership on the SEH status and contracting with LEAPS for the remainder of the grant cycle. .

–      President Klous also updated the membership on the contracts with LEAPS, Dale Dressel, and Matt Berg.

–      Dave Blumer updated the membership on the Spring treatment plan. “Aquatic Plant Management” goals were to

1. Reduce EWM in all 4 lakes to the lowest level possible.

2. Manage enough CLP at this time to make it easier to target EWM.

3. Minimize the impacts of purple loosestrife.  CLP management was not the goal.

–      July 19 is physical removal of EWM on all lakes, Rakes and nets needed.  EWM monitoring on all lakes at all times.  Get to know what it looks like.  Jason Klous asked for volunteers to raise beetles to control purple loosestrife. Leon Moe volunteered.  Dave and Jason to help set him up after meeting.

–      President Klous also asked for volunteers for other areas of focus needed for volunteers:

–      Water quality monitoring on all lakes.  Dave Blumer and Chris from the DNR to provide training after the meeting.

–      Clean Water Clean Boats, watercraft inspection.  Jack Lamont reported that Mike Malone volunteered for Long Trade Lake.

–      Dave Blumer suggested holding a Lake Fair/Public event to educate lakeshore owners and we need to have one this year.  What do we want to do?  Need to set up.  Board to select date and agenda.

  • For next grant cycle Dave Blumer advised:

–      Native aquatic plant restoration – focus on Long Trade but other lakes will benefit as well in 2015 and beyond.

–      New Aquatic Invasive Species Grant Application – continue to support management in all four lakes.

–      Watershed Management planning grant application – focused on making identifying trouble spots in the watershed and near shore area.

–      Jason Klous discussed EWM physical removal day and the plan is to come.  The suggestion was made by Dave Blumer that everyone meet on Round lake for training then disburse to your lakes.  Focus on Round Lake has biggest concentration.  All time will count towards the grant.  Please mark your time.

–      To get the grant we need to record our volunteer hours.  Report to your lake board member so they can be recorded.  Any improvement and monitoring counts!  We need hours to get new grant money, specifically on each lake.

–      Please get Fourth of July picnic schedules to Laurie Dezenzo by June 6.

–      Bob Paleen reported that due to poor attendance and feedback in the past, Round Lake will not have the 4th of July picnic but will have the boat parade.  Will try to have another picnic later in July or Fall.

–      A suggestion was made by Roger Breault to have a due date on dues to help keep people focused.

–      Jason Klous asked for a motion of adjournment.  Bill Heimkes made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Seconded by Merle Draper.  Motion passed.  Meeting adjourned at 9:56 am.

Respectfully submitted;

Laurie M Dezenzo

Secretary/Treasurer

Board 2014 Annual Financial Meeting Minutes

Round Trade Lake Improvement Association, Inc.
Board Annual Financial Meeting
January 25, 2014

The meeting was called to order at 10:00 am by President Jason Klous. Roll call of the officers was taken: Jason Klous, President, Rick Thill, Vice President, Laurie Dezenzo, Secretary/Treasurer, Jack Lamont board member from Long Trade Lake, and Robert Paleen board member from Round Lake. Reid McFarlane board member from Trade Lake was absent.

Dave Blumer from SEH reviewed the 2014 Aquatic Plant Management Proposal(Long Trade, Round, Little Trade & Big Trade.

The 2013 Financial Report reflected a total income of $46,074.48 which included grant reimbursements. The total expenses incurred was $46040.06 which gave a total net income for the year of $34.42.

The 2013 year end financials were accepted.

The officers reviewed the profit & loss budget vs actual, and completed a budget for the 2014 fiscal year which will be posted on the RTLIA website.

EWM was found in the North Bay of Big Trade Lake during the 2013 fall mapping. The Board voted to accept a resolution that we would submit an application for a $20,000 Rapid Response Grant to be used on Big Trade Lake to focus on eliminating CLP & EWM in the channel between Big & Little Trade Lake and the North bay along Lakewood.

The officers reviewed the 2013 survey results. Out of 322 surveys sent out by mail or email, we had 113 responses. Results will be posted on the RTLIA website. The results for some items are as follows:
• 75% of those that responded preferred to receive RTLIA information by email.
• 83% are aware of the RTLIA website.
• 72% responded that the July 4th boat parade was an important social function
• 50% felt the July 4th picnic was an important social function.
• 53% of those that responded would attend meetings if there were guest speakers.
• 16% of respondents that would be willing to serve on the board and the board will make an effort to capture those names from the survey

These results lead into a discussion of other activities that may draw the 4 lakes together. There was the suggestion to have a EWM identity training take place for all the lakes. The volunteers form the training sessions and would physically remove the EWM on each of the four lakes. The dates for the proposed training and physical removal of the EWM will need to be established. Once this is completed on all 4 lakes, we would set up a gathering for all the volunteers and have a centrally located picnic.

In regards to guest speakers, it was discussed that we could have County Land & Water Conservation personnel attend and speak about best practices for shoreline restoration to reduce runoff into the lake.

Meeting adjourned at 12:30 pm.

Respectfully submitted
Laurie M Dezenzo
Secretary/Treasurer