Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Weyauwega Project - Weyauwega Lake Restoration General Meeting Minutes


  1. In Attendance:
    Sheryl Scheuerman
    Bill Zemple
    Carline Zemple
    Bob Van Epps
    Joy Van Epps
    Jim Tolfa
    Holly Martin
    Howard Quimby
    Bob Radtke
    Dave Werth
    Jerry Juve
  2. Introduction of those in attendance - Name, Address Sign in Sheet
  1. Approval of November 11, 2010 minutes   Motion Bob R. Second Jim T. Approved
  1. Financial Report – Ron Weisman:        Closing Balance November 11 2010      $18,063.00
         Donations: Terry Gerlach $500.00 and $500.00 Anonymous matching
Pending VFW $100.00
Membership   $70.00
Raffle Tickets $185.00

  1. Project Update Report –Dave W. – Dave has been talking with Jereme Klassy (NAH). They are willing to “assist” us in meeting the target draw down date of April 1, 2011 (approximate date). We need an historical data research survey that has a cost attached of 3 to 5K required by the state – NAH must complete this while the lake is down. There is no available record of the historical research from the 1972 draw down.  NAH has not received an update from US Fish & Wildlife. FERC reiterated: “all the blanks could be filled in and completed within thirty days” and returned to the applicant (NAH).
    1. Jim T. reminded the group that NAH may need assistance with weed removal as the lake is drawn down.  We will need to check out transportation and volunteers for this project.
    2. We may need to re-populate seven natural plant species after the draw down requiring additional funding.
    3. There may be a need to re-establish the existing islands.
  2. Report, Fundraising (Raffle Tickets) – Jim T. Bob R. Bill Z : Jim T. and Bill Z. are working on an ice fishing event to be held on February 13 in conjunction with Fire on Ice. Bob V. has lined up the big tent through Joe Wyngaard. Entertainment for the event is being discussed and will require a stage.
    1. Motion made and carried to pay Steve Thomas for the grill at the next meeting 
    2. Partners are: Budweiser, Fire on Ice, and the Weyauwega Chamber of Commerce.
  3. Education Committee Report – Connie Abert: No report at this time.
  4. Grant Committee – Holly M.  There are grants available from the DNR from between 5,000 and 250,000 – applications need to be submitted by April first.  Wisconsin Lake Association has a $500 grant for kids that we can apply for anytime.
  5. Discussion of Lake District Bob V. and Jim T. Meetings of the City of Weyauwega and the Town of Weyauwega were attended by members of the LWR to present the idea of establishing a lake district. These tentative meetings were met with acceptance by the councils.
  6. Next meeting: Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 6:00 pm.
  7. Motion to adjourn by Bob R. Second Jerry J. motion carried.

Thursday, January 13, 2010
6:00 PM

1.         Introduction of those in attendance
2.         Approval of December 9, 2010 minutes
3.         Financial Report – Ron Wiesman
                        a.         Paid membership update
                        b.         Donations Report
4.         Project Update Report – Bob V. Dave W.
                        a.         Progress with NAH with documentation
                        b.         Permit process with FERC
                        c.         Punch List.
5.         Fundraising Committee Report – Bob R & Jim T.
                        a.         Raffle ticket sale progress
                        b.         Ice Fishing Event
6.         Education Committee Report – Connie A., Carrie E., Lynn P.
                        a.         Status of equipment order
                        b.         Student Web – data posting
7.         Grant Committee Report – Holly M.
                        a.         Available Grants
                        b.         Possible budgets.
                        c.         Next Step.
8.         Lake District Report – Jim T.- Holly M. - Bob V.
                        a.         Scope and borders
                        b.         Municipality Participation and Education
                        c.         Next Step
9.         New Business
                        a.         Black Turn Rookery
                        b.         Public Comments
                        c.         Other
                        d.         Next Meeting
                        e.         adjourn

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