LAKE PUCKAWAY PROTECTION AND
Good Old Days
January 23, 2013 1:00 PM
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Malsack, at 1:04
of the open meeting law was met.
District Commissioners in attendance were Phil Malsack
(Chairman); Clayton Masters,
Treasurer; Roger Swanke, Rich Pergande, Randy
Schmidt, Margaret Whirry and Paul Gettelman,
Guests: Dave Bartz, Scott Bunde, Ted Johnson all of the
WDNR. Also in attendance was Andrew
Sabai, Lake Puckaway Coordinator. Jedd Monsoor, Commercial Fisherman; Derek
Kavanough, Green Lake Co. Land Conservation Dept.
Secretary's Report: Comm. Swanke moved
to approve the December 6, 2012 minutes as sent out to commissionaires &
Summarized by Chairman Malsack 2nd Comm. Whirry Motion
Treasurer’s Report: Comm. Masters reviewed
the Treasures report 1-1-12 through 12 -31-12. (not much of a change from the
last meeting). He also handed out a
Treasurer’s Report for Jan 1, 2013 through 1-23-13. Comm. Schmidt made a motion to approve the
treasures report as presented and explained..
2nd by Comm.
Pergande 2nd Motion
District Members input: Non in attendance
Restoration Projects 2013: Chairman Malsack called the Marquette Co
person, Pat Kilby, and they will be
finished with the remain projects by ice out this spring.
- Hatchery Plan 2013:
We will be filtering the water to take
out the iron. Chairman Malsack
noted that we will be using a mixing valve with our water heater. He has found a good mixing valve but it
is manual for $114.95. We have an
inline water heater. This should
make our water temp more consistent for the eggs to hatch. He explained how all this will work. The DNR will be doing the netting for
the last time in 2013 and then we will be doing this on our own. Dave Bartz noted that we will not be
doing the OTC any more (not even this year, 2013). Dave noted that they may not do the
Northern this spring. He noted that
if we had the sonic tags and the commercial fisherman caught some northern
in the seins, they would come and tag the fish for us. Dave noted that we had a 68% success
rate for our walleye fry last fall from the walleye fry we released in the
- Any other Old Business No other old business
Species Plan for 2013- Andrew and Ted Johnson:
There are 2 endangered
species terns; Forsters Tern and Common Terns.
Both nest in 2 different habitats.
Forsters in a floating mat type and the Common in a beach type
area. There is a possibility of building
floating nesting boxes (like large floating sand boxes) for the Common Tern. Andrew is suggesting building one for the
lake. (There were pictures of what he has in mind passed around and part of
these minutes). He said that an old
pontoon boat could be used. He suggests
that it would be by the haystack area.
There are funds available for this from the Grant. We could use either plastic barrels or a
pontoon boat to build the nesting “island”.
Permits are needed. Estimated
cost would be $1500. We have $3500
available in the grant.
- Water Level
Monitoring- Purchase of automatic loggers for fish camp and Princeton Dam:
Andrew has an example of a Water Level Logger and passed it around. There would be a data shuttle that
works with the data from the system.
The cost is $2,327 for the equipment. There would be one on each side of
Princeton Dam and one at fish Camp.
Need a total of 4 loggers; 3
for water level and one for barometric level monitoring. We have money in the grant for all the
loggers Comm Gettelman Made a
motion to pursue the endangered species and water level monitoring
projects as noted above in 1 and 2 of New Business. 2nd Comm. Whirry Motion
- Carp Study 2013-
Dave Bartz; Dave noted that the person who started
the study is no longer with the program.
They are trying to determine what to do with the continuance of the
program. There is $13,000 in the
grant for the carp study. They are
still trying to determine of the otoliths is the proper way to age the
carp. They have the olitis from
last year in jars. This whole thing is still up in the air. They are thinking to take another sample
of otoliths in carp either next year or the following year. We may purchase more carp sonic tags and
- Funding for EPS
Plantings 2013; Andrew
would like to do more planting. We
would need to move some $ around in the grant to cover this. Plants this year will be
$1.25/plant. He would like to hold
off for having them from May through Aug.
He is anticipating on spending about $5825 for plants. The total
plants would be 4500. He would like
to move $ from the shoreline restoration projects to this category. Comm.
Masters is concerned to finish his shoreline projects. Comm. Masters noted that we can move
this along as Ted Johnson approves the move.
- Water Quality
Monitoring 2013; Extend
from April through November instead of June, July and Aug. Money isn’t budgeted for this. Money could be taken out of watershed
modeling. ($20,000) with the cost to be determined.
- Re-allocation of
Grant Funds Request for 2013 and beyond;
go with an extension for the carp study
Andrew would like to do some work with squaw Island Dredge bank on
the east end of the lake. $’s
coming from the other categories that would fund this. This funding would not be specific to “Squaw”
Island. For example Pancake Island
could be included. Comm. Masters
made a motion to allow the moving of money with in the grant from shore
land restoration to EPS planting from watershed modeling to water quality
monitoring and from other unexpended funds to habitat restoration
projects. 2nd by comm.
Schmidt. Motion Passed
- Any other new
a. Yearly Calendar for LPPRD Meetings Comm. Gettelman
presented this. The dates are as
follows: 1/23/13; 4/18/13; 6/1/13 (annual mtg); 8/13 or 14 or 15/13 (lake
Tour); 10/3/13; 12/5/13. There were no
objections at this time.
b. Mick talk with Gary Erickson, WDNR regarding the grant $ for us. We need something on record to
show that we own the boat. We also need
something from Green Lake county to justify Derek’s time. We don’t need it this year but will for 2014.
c. We need to discuss what we are going to do for the commercial fisherman
for this year.
Jedd noted that it cost him $25,000 for the permit. Comm. Gettelman moved that the district pay
the commercial fisherman, Jedd Monsoor,
$10,000 after he catches the first 400,000 # of Carp (yellow) (Cyprinus carpio) and an additional $15,000 if he catches
a total of 1 million # of Carp (yellow) (Cyprinus carpio)
in 2013 2nd
Whirry Motion Passed
d. Ted Johnson noted that there is concern with the removing and adding of
the boards on the Princeton Dam. This is
due to the accident that happened last year.
Comm. Swanke moved to adjourn the meeting. 2nd by Comm. Pergande.
Motion Passed. The meeting was adjourned at 2:50 PM
Paul Gettelman, Secretary
to accompany the minutes in the official record:
of Common Tern Nesting Island
& J Transplant costs for bulrush plant this year
Level Data Logger cost summary
Treasurer’s Report 1-1-12 through 1-31-12
Treasurer’s Report 1-1-13 through 1-23-13
carp totals from buyer
with all minutes, these are in draft form until approved at the next LPPRD