Round Trade Lake Improvement Association, Inc.
September 21, 2013
The meeting was called to order at 9:00 am by President
Larry Ghimenti, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll call of the officers
was taken: Larry Ghimenti, President, Rick Thill, Vice President, Laurie
Dezenzo, Secretary/Treasurer, Jack Lamont board member from Long Trade Lake,
Pete Kane board member from Round Lake, and Reid McFarlane board member from
Trade Lake were present. Due to the full meeting agenda the minutes from
August 17, 2013 and the treasurer’s report were not presented.
Dave Blumer from SEH presented the goals and accomplishments
for 2013 Aquatic Plant Management. In brief the goals were:
Reduce CLP interference when treating EWM in Little Trade
& Long Trade
Treat 100% pre-mapped areas of EWM in Long Trade, Round &
Little Trade Lakes
Monitor EWM expansion in Big Trade
Dave went over the decisions affecting herbicide use. The original plan of treatment is as
Long Trade – two treatments – CLP then EWM (9.31 acres each)
Round Lake – one treatment (15.74 acres)
Little Trade – two treatments – CLP then EWM (5.06 acres each)
What actually took place:
Long Trade – treatment 6/6/2013 – 9.31 acres CLP & 5.22
acres EWM – this was the only treatment
Round Lake – treatment 6/27/2013 – 15.74 EWM
Little Trade – treatment 6/6/2013 – 5.06 acres CLP & 2.13 acres EWM – this was
the only treatment
Post Treatment Survey results:
Long Trade – successful in knocking down CLP & got all
EWM. There was one EWM plant in channel
and some floating fragments. CLP still
present & starting to grow. Plenty
of coontail & white water lily.
Water quality poor ( 1.5 ft secchi reading). Low native plant diversity.
Round Lake – Only one point with EWM and no CLP. Native plants doing well. EWM is concentrated on North Shore and will
be treated in 2014.
Little Trade – CLP & EWM still present in North bay near
river inlet. This area is anticipated to be treated in 2014. 12 different native plants identified.
SEH & ERS 2013 Total Project Fee $20,680. Expenses so
far $9905.72 ($4000 ERS).
2014 CLP & EWM Management Planning:
Long Trade: No EWM management; CLP management
Round: EWM management
Little Trade: Both EWM & CLP management
Big Trade: Continued
monitoring for EWM expansion
All lakes: Purple Loosestrife Control and more water quality
Some re-establishment of native plants in Long Trade
Need nutrient survey
Rick Thill proposed an amendment to the Bylaws of the
Association to add term limits to the board members and officer positions of
the Association. This allows each board member and officer of the Association
to serve in each position for three 2 year terms, with the exception of the
Secretary/Treasurer which will be limited to two 3 year terms. Tom Wettergren
made a motion to vote on the proposed amendment. The motion was 2nd
by Reid McFarland. There were 28 in
favor and 2 opposed. Motion carried.
Pete Kane presented one nomination for Round Lake
boardmember, Robert Paleen. There were
no other nominations. Robert Paleen was voted into the position.
Larry Ghimenti, President, expressed his thoughts on the
status of the association, prior to the vote.
For the position of president, Rick Thill made a motion to
nominate Larry Ghimenti which was 2nd by Reid McFarland. Amy Klous made a motion to nominate Jason
Klous and it was 2nd by Jack LaMont. A hand vote was taken by the members in attendance. 13 votes were cast for Larry & 15 votes
for Jason. Jason Klous was elected the
as the new President.
Jack LaMont, boardmember Long Trade Lake, lead the idea
session of the meeting. He spoke
briefly about the four lakes working together as one to stimulate membership
and volunteer activity. The ideas
presented are as follows:
Fishing Contest to take place on all 4 lakes on the same
day. Paid members only can
participate. Prizes will be determined
and possible pot luck at end. Gene
Novack volunteered to head the committee.
The committee will be made up of Rick Thill from TradeLake,
Dan Anderson from Round Lake & Pete Kane from Round Lake.
Chili Cook off
Combined 4th of
Phone List gathered by the Association to stimulate membership
Each lake to have a committee for various activities such as
Reid McFarland made a motion to contact the DNR in regards
to a fish shocking survey. Seconded by
Ramona LaMont. Motion carried. A motion to adjourn
was made by Rick Thill and 2nd by Reid McFarland. Motion carried.
Laurie M Dezenzo