Tuesday, August 23, 2016


MARQUETTE COUNTY LAKES ASSOCIATION

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

AUGUST 11, 2016
Meeting was called to order at 8:00 a.m. by President Ron Sabel

Board Members Present:  Ron Sabel, Mike Jacobi, John Cotter, Lee Vaughan and Al Rosenthal

Also Present:  Pat Kilbey

The June 23, 2016 minutes were approved on a motion by Lee Vaughan and a second by John Cotter

Approved

Treasurers Report was presented by Lee Vaughan with a beginning balance of $1470.49 receipts of $90.00 and expenditures of $188.18, with an ending balance of $1372.31.  Lee also reported that 19 lakes now belong for 2016.  The report was approved on a motion by Al Rosenthal, and a second by John Cotter.  Approved  Reports attached to minutes.

Golden Sands R C & D Council Report Al Rosenthal reported that the council continues to work on obtaining grants to keep the Council in the black, and improve the environment of the Counties it represents.

Marquette Cty LWCD – Pat Kilbey reported that the committee moved to approve Mike Jacobi a member of the committee and send to the County Board. 

Central Sands Water Action Coalition – Ron Sabel reported that there would be a coalition meeting on August 21st in Coloma.  The Coalition is very active and asked if they could attend our Annual Meeting in September, and Ron thought it would be okay.

Wisconsin Lakes – Al Rosenthal reported that the adjustment of the new office shared with River Alliance is going good.  Two advocacy training sessions have been organized for August in the Northern part of the State.

AIS Coordinator Report – Krista was unable to be present (out in the field) but her written report was presented and is part of these minutes.

Annual Meeting – September 8, 2016

Ben Brancel, Secretary of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection will be the main presenter and will talk on how lakes and agriculture can work together.

Pat Kilbey, Krista Kamke and Ben Nadolski will give reports before Secretary Brancel.

Healthy Lakes workshop had about 25 people present but those in attendance were enthused.  Mike Jacobi was in attendance and felt it was very good.

Looking for a couple of new Board Members.  Mike Johnson on White Lake was mentioned.

Next Meeting will be on October 6, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. at the Westfield
Service Center and Election of Officers will be on the agenda

Meeting was adjourned at 9:12 on a motion by Ron
Sabel and second by Lee Vaughan

Al Rosenthal, Secretary

Wednesday, July 6, 2016


MARQUETTE COUNTY LAKES ASSOCIATION

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

JUNE 23, 2016

Meeting called to order at 8:05 a.m. by President Ron Sabel

Board Members Present:  Lee Vaughan, Ron Sabel, John Cotter, Mike Jacobi, Al Rosenthal, Walt Brunowski and Lori Killian

Also Present:  Krista Kamke, Pat Kilbey and Jasmine Wyant

The April 14, 2016 minutes were approved on a motion by Lee Vaughan and a second by Walt Brunowski. Approved

Treasurers Report was presented by Lee Open balance was $1470.49, expenses of $142.14 and receipts of $60.00 for an ending balance of $1388.35. 

Membership report has 18 paid members Oxford will be deleted and a contact will be made with White Lake and Lake Burnita to see if they are interested in maintaining membership.
Golden Sands RC&D Council   Al made a report and they have financial problems much like other conservation groups because of the lake of grant money.

Central Sands Water Action Coalition Ron reported on the information he received concerning Shoreland Zoning and the Attorney’s Generals opinion.

Marquette County LWCD  Pat reported that a representative of MCLA hopefully will become a voting member of the LWCD Board this Fall.  Approval is needed by the committee and the County Board. Mike Jacobi is our representative on the Board

Wisconsin Lakes    Al reported that the Association have moved and are in the same building and office as the River Alliance.  Finances are okay and membership is still strong.  Applications for two large grants have been submitted.

July 28th is the date for the Healthy Lake workshop.  Presently sign up is low, but a push will be made to get around 75 people at the workshop.

AIS  Krista introduced her summer intern Jasmine Wyant.  Krista reported on two Clean Boats-Clean Water workshops on June 25th and July 16th at 9:00 a.m. at Westfield.

Moon Lake has milfoil and the local Boy Scout troop has volunteered to pull the milfoil

White River – has flowering rush and Krista is working on a purple loosestrife program in Montello

Board Member to Replace Dave Casper was discussed and Ron will make a contact with a member of the Twin Lakes Association that Dave recommended.

September Annual Meeting.   Ben Brancel will be contacted to address the group on agriculture and lakes on September 8, 2016.

Meeting adjourned at 9:40 a.m. on a motion by John Cotter and second by Lee Vaughan Approved

Wednesday, June 1, 2016


County
Healthy Lakes Grants Workshop
Hosted by the Marquette County Lakes Association, the Marquette County Land and Water Conservation Department and the Marquette County Zoning Department.
Come learn about Healthy Lakes Grants and how to become eligible!
Healthy Lake Team members will be discussing the grant process, eligible practices and providing examples of Healthy Lakes projects from the first two years of this new DNR Lakes Protection Grant opportunity.
This workshop is open to all counties surrounding Marquette County.
Where: Marquette County Services Center
428 Underwood Ave Montello, WI
When: July 28th, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
Grant amounts are up to $1000 for 5 different eligible practices:
-Fish Sticks
- Diversion
-Rock Infiltration
-Rain Garden
-350 ft. Native Plantings
 
For more information please visit: http://healthylakeswi.com
 
RSVP: Marquette County Land & Water Conservation
1-608-296-2815 Ext. 4
Morgan.link@wi.nacdnet.net

MARQUETTE COUNTY LAKES ASSOCIATION 

Spring meeting

May 19, 2016

6:30 p.m. Marquette County Service Center
President Ron Sabel called the meeting to order at 6:36 p.m.

Introductions were made after the Pledge of Allegiance

Board Members Present:  John Cotter, Al Rosenthal, Mike Jacobi, Ron Sabel, Doug Griesbach, Lee Vaughan and Robert Krause

Also Present:  Pat Kilbey, Krista Kamke.  There was 33 in attendance

Minutes of the September 10, 2015 minutes were read and approved on a motion by Bob Krause and second by John Cotter.  Approved

Special Awards were given to two retiring Board Members.  Dave Casper and Doug Griesbach received recognition plaques from the MCLA and the County for all their work to keep the quality of the County waters high.

Lori Kilian was introduced as a new Board member who will take Doug’s place, and Ron Sabel announced we are looking for at least one more Board Member.  If interested to contact Ron or Al.

Treasurers Report – Lee gave the treasurer’s report Beginning balance was $1260.56, with expenses of $222.07 and income of $480.00 for an ending balance of $1470.49.  Report was approved on a motion by Doug Griesbach and a second by Mike Jacobi.  Approved

Ron introduced Marty and Arnie Wilke, who live on Spring Lake in Waushara County and are spokes people for the Central Sands Water Action Coalition. The following hand outs were given to those in attendance and are part of these minutes.

March 22, 2016 press release urging Assembly to not reconvene and let SB239/AB874 die.

2014 Groundwater Annual Withdrawals for Portage County

Key findings of the Little Plover River groundwater flow modeling project in Wisconsin Central Sands Region

Marty and Arnie led a discussion on the effects of too many high capacity wells on area lakes, and encouraged lake organizations to sign on with the Central Sands Water Action Coalition.

Krista Kamke our County AIS Coordinator gave a report on what was being done to eliminate and/or control purple loosestrife in Marquette County.  A handout was given to those in attendance and is part of these minutes.  She also talked about some of the things that would be going on this summer.

Pat Kilbey gave a report on lake level monitoring and stream flow monitoring that has been done in Marquette County and how that data is being used and how important it is to continue to gather the data. 

Ron Sabel reported that the MCLA will be co-sponsoring a presentation on Healthy Lakes by members of the State Committee who developed the program and the grants.  Tom Onofrey, our County Zoning Administrator was on the committee.  The presentation will be on July 28th and will be held at the County Court House in the evening.  Waushara County, Adams County and Green Lake County will be invited.  More information will follow.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:30 p.m. on a motion by John Cotter and second by Mike Jacobi.  Approved

Al Rosenthal, Secretary

Tuesday, April 26, 2016


MARQUETTE COUNTY LAKES ASSOCIATION

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

APRIL 14, 2016

 

Meeting was called to order at 1:30 p.m. by President Ron Sabel

Board Members Present:  Ron Sabel, Mike Jacobi, Doug Greisbach, Walt Brunowski and Al Rosenthal

Also Present:  Krista Kamke, Pat Kilbey and Tom Onofrey

The February 25, 2016 minutes were approved on a motion by Ron Sabel and a second by Mike Jacobi.

Approved

Treasurers Report- Lee Vaughan was not present.  Al Rosenthal reported he sent $90.00 in dues to Lee and that membership now stands at 15 lakes.

Golden Sands R C & D Council Report- None

Central Sands Water Action Committee-Marti Wilke will attend the Spring MCLA meeting to discuss the work of the Committee.  Mike Jacobi reported that that the next meeting of the Committee is on May 1st at 1:00 p.m.  No Location at this time.

Marquette County LWCD – Mike Jacobi attended the regular meeting and will be considered as a full time meeting in the next couple of months.  LWCD discussed the Comprehensive Management Plan for the County as it fits with Conservation Plan with deals with nutrients.

April 7th Stream & Lake monitoring program went well.  The purpose was to recognize all the volunteers that make this monitoring and gathering of data possible.  Dr. George Kraft was the feature speaker.  It was reported that DNR recently denied some well requests and the monitoring data was key to making the decision. 

Wisconsin Lakes-  Al Rosenthal did not attend the joint conference, but Krista and Tom reported that the convention was well attended and was in conjunction with the WAVE conference..

AIS Coordinator Report.  Krista showed us a Purple Loosestrife Poster which she made that showed the life cycle of the plant.  The poster was show at the Wisconsin Lakes Joint Convention.  Krista talked also about Emerald Ash Bore awareness, she also reported she as not accepted to attend the Lake Leaders Workshop.  She is going to attend the AIS Coordinators Conference.  Intern interviews have been held and offers are being made.

Tom Onofrey reported on the Healthy Lakes grants.  MCLA would sponsor a workshop presented by Pat, Pam and Tom on June 16th or June 23rd.  It would be at the Service Center at 6:00 p.m. and Waushara, Adams and Green Lake counties would be invited besides Marquette County.  It would be RSVP because it would be capped at 50.   Healthy lakes has a website:  healthylakeswi.com.  Can be found on the Marquette County website.

We thank Doug Greisbach and Dave Casper for all their work as Board Members of MCLA.  Both will be resigning as Board Members.  They are true advocates for clean and health lakes!!

We are looking for Board members to replace them.

Next MCLA Board of Directors meeting is on June 9th at 1:30 in Westfield.

Meeting adjourned at 2:49 p.m. on a motion by Ron Sabel and 2nd by Mike Jacobi.  Approved

Minutes by Al Rosenthal, Secretary

 

 

 

Thursday, April 7, 2016


MARQUETTE COUNTY LAKES ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016    1:30 PM
MARQUETTE COUNTY AGRICULTURAL CENTER
438 INDUSTRIAL DRIVE, WESTFIELD

 AGENDA: 

  1.  Call to order
  2. Review and approve the minutes from the February 25th meeting
  3. Treasurers Report and Membership Status Report
  4. Primary Reports:
           a) Golden Sands R C & D Council – Al,
         b) Central Sands Water Action Coalition – Ron
                1. Discussion and procedures to follow on some
                                                Central Sands issues received by e-mail
         c) Marquette County LWCD – Pat, Mike
         d) Wisconsin Lakes – Al
         e) AIS Coordinator Report – Krista

5.  Discussion with Guest Tom Onefry, County Zoning Adm. on the Healthy

      Lakes Program and meeting schedule with other County Lakes Assn’s

6.   Report on the Stream Monitoring Program Held in Almond on April 7th.

  1. Discussion on the agenda and guest speakers for the May 19th Joint Lakes Meeting
  2. Old Business
  3. New Business
  4. Adjourn
     

Monday, March 7, 2016


MARQUETTE COUNTY LAKES ASSOCIATION
 BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
FEBRUARY 25, 2016

Meeting was called to order at 1:30 p.m. by President Ron Sabel
Board Members Present:  Ron Sabel, John Cotter, Mike Jacobi, Walt Brunowski, Lee Vaughan, Dave Casper, and Al Rosenthal
Also Present:  Krista Kamke and Tom Onofrey
The January 14, 2016 minutes were approved on a motion by Al Rosenthal and a second by John Cotter. Approved
Lee gave the treasurers and membership report.  We have a balance of $1350.49 and 12 lakes have paid their dues for 2016.  Williams Lake called and their dues will be coming in a couple of days.  Motion was made by Ron Sabel and seconded by Dave Casper.  Approved   Treasurers and membership reports attached.  Al will send out a dues reminder in April along with the notice of the May meeting.

REPORTS

Golden Sands RC&D Council report was given by Al Rosenthal and Krista Kamke

One AIS coordinator was let go because the grant for the Portage County area was not approved and  Karen, the Administrative Coordinator is going back to school, and the posting is now up for a replacement. 

Central Sands Water Action Coalition- Mike did not report on any meetings, and Ron and Al said they would fill in for Mike when he has any conflicts with meetings, etc.

A motion to Support the Central Sands Water Action Coalition was made by Al Rosenthal and seconded by Dave Casper.  Approved   Agreement attached
Marquette County LWCD   Report.   Pat Kilbey was unable to be at the meeting.  The banquet on April 7th in Wautoma was discussed.  It is to honor those who have helped with stream monitoring and lake level monitoring.

 Wisconsin Lakes Report   Al Rosenthal reported that Mike Engleson is the only full time employee and he has been very busy keeping up with proposed bills from the legislation, and testifying usually against the bills, because of the damage they will do with our Lakes and water quality.  The Lake Partner Convention will be held March 30 thru April 1st in Stevens Point.

 AIS Coordinator Report-  Krista Kamke reported on the quick guides that were developed for Spiny Waterfleas and Purple Loosestrife.  The guides are on the Golden Sands and Marquette County Land Conservation websites.  Krista reported that she has been accepted for the Lake Leaders training program and needs to complete an application form with a number of essay questions.  The cost for her is $300.00.   A motion was made by Lee Vaughan and seconded by Dave Casper to give $150.00 towards Krista’s share of the cost for the training program, with the understanding that Green Lake will contribute the other $150.00.  Approved

 Mike Jacobi said we should not give him any per diem or mileage for attending LWCD meetings for now.

Tom Onofrey presented and went over a draft of zoning code changes that effect lake property.  Board of Directors have a copy of the draft.

 May 12th Meeting

Invited   Amy Thorstenson, Golden Sands ex. Director to talk about grants, AIS etc.

Report by Pat on stream and lake monitoring and how it is or might be used

Healthy Lake Grants – Tom Onofrey and Pat Goggin will be invited

Tom Onofrey asked if we could invite neighboring Counties for the Healthy Lake Grant presentation and we all agreed it would be a good idea.

It was suggested that in the fall we invite Secretary of Agriculture Ben Brancel to our meeting.

Next Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for April 14th at 1:30 p.m. in Westfield

Adjourned at 3:07 P.M. on a motion by Dave Casper and second by John Cotter.  Approved

Minutes by Al Rosenthal, Secretary