LAKE WEYAUWEGA RESTORATION, INC
TOMORROW/WAUPACA RIVER/LAKE WEYAUWEGA INITIATIVE
MEETING OF December 10, 2009
WEYAUWEGA HIGHSCHOOL AUDITORIUM, WEYAUWEGA
Those in attendance at this gathering were:
Bob Van Epps
Scott Bleck (Weyauwega Middle School)
Matt Harp (Lake & Ponds Solutions)
Scott Koehnke (DNR)
Bob v. read the November 9th minutes. Ron W. moved to approve minutes, second by Dave W. minutes approved.
Ron W. gave financial report. Beginning balance of $6,050.26 with a deposit to be made of $1,052.00 which came from the following:
$667.00 Waupaca County Grant
$220.00 T-Shirt Sales
$ 75.00 Duck House Sales
$ 90.00 Donation
Account Balance $7,102.26
Bob V. led a discussion about changing our name from Weyauwega Lake Restoration, Inc. to something else. Holly suggested Lake Weyauwega. Consensus was to leave it as is.
Discussion of creating a letterhead - Suggested logo and letterhead design to be referred to the Weyauwega-Fremont 6 – 12 students. A $50 savings bond will be awarded at the January meeting. Motion: by Dave W., second by Paul P. to award the $50 savings bond to the winner. Motion carried.
We will move ahead for the 501 (c) (3) following the January meeting
Update on fundraising Committee. – Bob R. to chair and develop additional fundraising. There was a question about doing another boat/motor/trailer raffle – discussion was tabled until January meeting.
Discussion of monitoring stations, there will be six (6) stations. Scott Bleck from W_F Schools will have students to make collections and do testing under the supervision of an assigned science instructor. We will work with Waupaca High School instructor, Gary, to perform similar collections and testing. Matt Harp will get back to us with his costs to oversee the monitoring. Temperature of water affects the fisheries - the lower the temperature, the better the fishery. Scott Koehnke suggested the following:
1. Erosion forces are contributing to pollution
2. Invertebrates (insect) collection
Waupaca County Land & Water conservation has given us a grant of $667 (see above financial report). We need to send a thank you note to them.
A Grant Committee was set up with the following people appointed: Holly Martin, Sheryl Scheuermann, Howard Quimby and Bob Van Epps.
A Proposal from Vierbicher Associates was shared. Joe Dorava, their engineer will review past studies and will try to be at the January meeting to answer questions.
Scott Koehnke said that he must know if we are going to do a draw down because he has workers who could better employ if he can stop working on our draw down application. There was a discussion of what we are able to do and when it could be done. Scott K. indicated that he felt that a draw down is the most cost effective way.
We discussed Bio-sediment reduction as a possible alternative. Scott K. related an example where there were “false positives”. Depth was created by the movement of suspended solids to different locations. He has had applications submitted to him, but all have been withdrawn.
Motion by Holly M. to adjourn, second by Paul P. Motion carried
We have changed the night and location of our regular meetings to be, hopefully, more convenient for more people. We have come to understand that Monday nights were conflicting with other meetings. We will now be meeting on Thursdays at the Weyauwega-Fremont High School.
We still need more help in the fundraising activities/efforts. These will still be held at the Hitching Post on the second Monday of the month, as needed, at 6 p.m. with Bob R. in charge. Stay tuned for more details
Fundraising Committee: Monday, January 11, 2010 – 6:00 p.m. Hitching Post
Regular monthly meeting: Thursday, January 14, 2010, W-F High School Auditorium
Weyauwega City Council; meeting: Monday, January 18, 2010, 6:30 p.m. Weyauwega Public Library (Bob v., Wilbur R. and Jim Tolfa will be making a presentation)
January Meeting Agenda - Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 6:00 p.m.
1. Introduction of those in attendance (Names, Addresses and Sign in Sheet)
2. Present the Co-Chairpersons & Recorder
3. Approval of December 10, 2009 minutes
4. Financial Report – Ron Weisman
5. Old Business:
a. School logo contest – select winning entry
b. Presentation by Joe Dorava – Vierbicher Associates
c. Presentation by Ted Johnson/DNR partial drawdown
d. Is a 501 (c) (3) the next step?
6. New Business:
a. Set next meeting date