Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Weyauwega Lake Project Minutes for the January Meeting

6:00 P.M.

Those in attendance at this gathering were:

Bob Van Epps
Scott Bleck W/F Schools
Joe Dorava Vierbicher
Jerry Juve
Dennis Krueger
Angie Landsverk Waupaca Co. Post
Holly Martin
Howard Quimby
Bob Radtke
Wilbur Robinson
Tom Schneider
Jim Tolfa
Ron Wiesman
TJ Tooley The Expert Company Bio-Sediment
Jim Prakette

Minutes of the December 10th meeting were read and approved

Financial Report: Ron W. reported there were no deposits or expenses
Account Balance $7,102.26


a. School logo contest – select winning entry
P.J. Anacker submitted the winning logo concept and will be the recipient of the $50 Savings Bond. All the entrants will receive T-Shirts. The Anacker logo will be converted to a graphic file and used for the logo of the non-profit.

b. Presentation by Joe Dorava – Vierbicher Associates (see attached proposal)
In studying the past 3 studies done on Lake Weyauwega it is Mr. Dorava’s opinion that the process of eutrophication (filling up with organic matter) has begun. This is based on fewer fish species in the lake and fewer plant species in the lake.

Possible solutions are 1) draw down the lake and 2) dredge the lake. Mr Dorava strongly endorsed removal of the sediment on the lake bottom.

Mr. Dorava recommended the starting point of a bathometric survey to map the bottom of the lake. This needs to be done in the winter and the process is as follows: Holes are to be drilled at 50ft intervals on the lake ice to form a grid. The depth of the lake will be taken through these holes, first the soft depth and second the hard pan depth. Core samples will be taken and tested at a certified lab. This study will generate the following information: There will be an accurate map of the bottom of the lake, there will be an accurate measurement of the amount of sediment and it’s thickness, there will be core samples made to determine the makeup of the sediment. This map will be good for 4 to 5 years.

Motion was made to do the Bathometric Survey by Bob R. and seconded by Tom S. – Motion passes. The survey will be done on February 6th. All interested parties should bring their ice auger and gather at 8 AM at the Boat Landing on Lake Street.

c. Presentation by Ted Johnson/DNR partial drawdown
Mr. Johnson was not present – This presentation was tabled until Mr. Johnson can attend.

d. Is a 501 (c) (3) the next step?
Dave Werth was not present – This topic has been tabled until Mr. Worth can attend.

e. Fundraising
Bob R. presented a raffle that would require 500 tickets at $50 each. The opportunity to purchase a ticket would come from the membership. Each member would provide 20 names of people they know who are likely to purchase tickets. There will be a one time mailing to these people. There will be 15K in prizes. Bob R. is confident we can raise 10K.

f. Other
Jerry J. suggested the High School Service Club be contacted to help with fundraising activities.

Ron W. will send a thank you note to the Waupaca County Land & Water conservation for the $667 grant. He will also establish a Post Office Box for Lake Weyauwega Restoration Inc.

TJ Tooley gave a brief presentation on Bio-Sediment Reduction. This is new to lakes in the US and as of this date untried. It is accepted in Canada and has been used successfully to clean up lakes plagued with bio-sediment. They will be giving a presentation in Clintonville on February 18th at the High School. In the mean time he has promised to provide us with the Power Point presentation – It will posted as a download on the blog for anyone interested in taking a look.


Results of the presentation to the Weyauwega City Council meeting – Bob V, Wilbur R. and Jim T. will be making the presentation.

Preliminary report from the Bathometric survey of Lake Weyauwega

Motion by Bob V.. to adjourn, second by Howard Q. Motion carried

Next Meetings

Fundraising Committee: Monday, February 8, 2010 – 6:00 p.m. Hitching Post

Regular monthly meeting: Thursday, February 11, 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)


THURSDAY, February 11, 2010
6:00 P.M.

1. Introduction of those in attendance – sign in sheet
2. Present the Co-Chairpersons & Recorder
3. Approval of January 14, 2010 minutes
4. Financial Report – Ron Weisman
5. Old Business:
a. Update on the Bathometric surve3y event
b. Is a 501 (c) 3 the next step
c. Fundraising report
d. Grant Committee Report
e. Report on presentation to Weyauwega City Council
f. Other

6. New Business:
a. Possible discussion/presentation by Ted Johnson/DNR on research below the dam
b. Set next meeting date
c. Other

7. Adjourn

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