August 2017 Board Meating
Lake Augusta Board Meeting August 5th
Called to order at 10:00 a.m.
Members present: Jack Gleason, Joel Von Ende, Roger Rauschendorfer, Roger Halford, Shawnmarie Fitzgerald, Claire DesLauriers, Mike Elms and Keith Sadowsky.
Roger Rauschendorfer read the expense report in regards to the Stearn's County Grant. The grant is based on the following four items: Education, Inspection and Decontamination, Management and Rapid Repsonse. Volunteer time was $15.00 an hour.
We are looking at liability insurance especially where it concerns the mechanical or chemical treatment on the lake.
Motion made to purchase liability insurance, seconded, vote to approve, majority of members ayes, zero nays, passed and approved.
We need a list of things that we need to accomplish this year.
Keith would like to get back into more LAA projects and learn more about Rogers job and to take some of the load off of him.
Roger suggested that we make two binders of documentation. Keith volunteered to help.
Wright County will match funds on what we pay for mapping and the process.
Dues need to be raised to cover AIS situations. We are looking into changing the AIS fund to include boat inspections and decontamination. Zebra mussels are on the sandbar in Clearwater. They can be easily transferred via anchors or pontoon ladders, etc.
The curtain that was purchased and used to contain plant debris during the mechanical pulling is now owned by the CRWD but is stored at Roger Rauschendorfer's. If the CRWD allows another lake to use it they will buy it. We do not want to use the curtain if it has been in another possibly contaminated lake.
Mike Elms is working on a Rapid Response Plan. We need an official contact person; Jack volunteered as primary and Joel as a secondary.
Meeting was adjourned and immediately moved forward into the annual meeting.
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