Lake Puckaway Protection and Rehabilitation District Annual Meeting
Mecan Town Hall, Montello WI
June 6, 2009
The meeting was called to order by Chairman, Phil Malsack, at 10:02 AM.
District Commissioners in attendance were: Phil Malsack (chairman), Clayton Masters (treasurer), Paul Gettelman (secretary), Randy Schmidt, Roger Swanke, and Howard Sell. Absent: Dave Ferge.
Comm. Malsack explained that notices of this annual meeting were sent to over 1062 Lake District members (these being eligible voters). The notice was also posted in the Marquette Trib. And the Princeton paper. The notice was also posted on the District web site. The notice was also sent out. Motion made and 2nd to that the open meeting notice was. Motion Passed
The proposed agenda was reviewed. A motion and 2nd by a District member to adopt the agenda as submitted. Motion Passed
A motion by a District member and 2nd by another district member to accept the 2008 annual meeting minutes as distributed at the meeting. Motion Passed
Comm. Masters distributed the Treasurer’s Report for review. He also summarized the report. [See the report for a complete summary] A motion by Comm. Gettelman and 2nd to accept the treasurer’s report as submitted. Motion Passed
John Bowers nominated Randy Schmidt, 2nd Chet Weinheimer. Deborah Flagel nominated Paul Gettelman, 2nd by John Bowers.
John Bowers moved to close the nominations and cast a unanimous ballot. 2nd by Deborah Flagel. Motion Passed
WDNR Representative Mark Sesing thanked the LPPRD and the Adaptive Management Committee for all the work that has been down regarding water level management. An individual had a concern with the potential of the dam being removed with out any notice as the Grand River Dam was about 5 years ago.
Chairman Malsack gave a summary of the status of the lake. He noted that the 2004-05 year class for carp are at a good size now for removal. He noted that we didn’t have a commercial fisherman last year (2008). We now have a new commercial fisherman from Iowa. The DNR isn’t taking any walleyes now due to the VHS although we have not had any fish with the VHS in the lake. The Wild Rose hatchery isn’t in production as of yet. The LPPRD has purchased a trailer to build a “Walleye Wagon”. Chet Weinheimer asked why the wagon is moved from the Puckaway Rod and Gun Club to a location on the Lake/River. Chairman Malsack noted that it is now a requirement by the DNR to have the wagon empty into the lake and use well water.
Chairman Malsack noted that we need a person to serve on the Adaptive Management Committee. Kathleen Moore has volunteered to serve on the AMC.
Chairman Malsack explained the Emergent Plant Stabilization Program (EPSP) that has been proposed to the LPPRD by the AMC. This project is in relation to the water level on the lake. The AMC proposed that 3 out of the next 5 years we would leave the boards off for an extra 30 days from the May 15 original boards on date. The board would be on go on no later than June 22. We will be doing vegetation plantings during these years. Each year the project will be evaluated. We will be doing carp exclusion areas to determine the effect of the carp on the vegetation. The intent is to establish more acres of emergent vegetation. We currently have 500+ acres and want to get to 1000 acres in 5 years. John Bowers made a motion to accept the EPSP, 2nd by Ron Flagel. Prior to the vote Derek Kavanaugh gave a summary of the past emergent vegetation history on the lake and a summary of what we are currently doing on the lake. The vote was taken, Motion Passed (one nay vote )
Management Plan Project Update—Phil Malsack
Chairman Malsack reviewed the cormorant project and its results. He also asked if there was anyone on the South Shore to have a shoreline restoration project.
Chairman Malsack reviewed the budget and asked for any questions from the floor. The total budget for 2010 was proposed at $55,000. A motion by John Bowers and 2nd by Deborah Flagel to adopt budget as presented for 2010. Motion Passed .
A motion by Debra Flagel and 2nd John Bowers by to adjourn. Motion Passed
Meeting Adjourned at 11:33 AM
Paul Gettelman, Secretary
Documents to accompany the minutes in the official record:
Treasurer’s Report:[ Annual Report for the year 2009]
Summary of proposed budget
Tax Levy Report
LakePuckaway Protection & Rehabilitation District
Chairman Phil Malsack called a meeting of the Commissioners of the LPPRD following
the Annual meeting.
The meeting was called to order at 11:48 AM
District Commissioners in attendance were: Phil Malsack (chairman), Clayton Masters
(treasurer), Randy Schmidt, Roger Swanke and Paul Gettelman (secretary). Absent: Dave
Ferge, Howard Sell
Comm. Swanke made a motion to accept the Treasurers report for 1/1/09 thru 6/1/09
2nd by Comm. Masters. Motion Passed
Comm. Swanke made a motion to accept the Secretary’s minutes from the April
Commissioners meeting as posted on the Web 2nd by Comm. Schmidt. Motion Passed
Comm. Schmidt made a motion to pay Phil Malsack for the past years that we owe for the
use of Lakepuckaway.com until Jan.1, 2010 for a total of $400. 2nd by Comm. Swanke
Election of Officers
A motion by Comm. Schmidt and 2nd by Comm. Swanke to have Comm. Malsack as the
Chairman, Comm.Gettelman as the secretary and Comm. Masters as the treasurer.
The same as last year. Motion Passed
Comm. Swanke brought up tagging of the walleyes or other game fish. The board will look
into the process and what steps are needed.
Next meeting will be scheduled as needed.
Motion by Comm. Gettelman and 2nd by Comm. Swanke to adjourn. Motion Passed
Meeting adjourned at 12:10 PM
Paul Gettelman, Secretary