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CLID January 14 2009
Mar 8, 2009 --

MINUTES – Coon Lake Improvement District Board Meeting

January 14, 2009

Call to order: 7:05 by Vice Chairman Al Beck.

Board Members present:

Board Members absent:

Guests Present: Rick Jestus, Mike Gaynor, Leon Mager, Arlan Mercil , Steven Olson from CLIA, Brittany Hummel from DNR, Tim Ohmnan from the DNR,

Open Forum for Public Comments

No Public Comment

Board Meeting Minutes – Tim Donnay, Secretary

A motion was made to accept the minutes from the December board meeting. All members voted aye to approve the meeting minutes as sent out via. E-mail, the motion passed.

The minutes will be sent to the web master for posting on the CLID website.

Treasurer’s Report – Ron Croteau Treasurer

No change to the Treasurers’ Report from December. .

Balance on Hand as of 11/12/2008: $825.20. A motion was made by to accept the treasurer’s report as presented. All members voted aye, the motion passed.

Outstanding bills :

$240 per year for the Website, Due April 1, 2009

$1,446 Liability Insurance Bill is due January 31, 2009.


The Coon Lake Shoreliners to transfer $1,197.68 to the CLID Treasurer to pay bills. A motion was made to pay the outstanding Insurance Bill once the transfer is complete. The motion was seconded and all members voted aye. Motion carried.

Old Business – there was none

New Business – Lake Vegetation Management Plan (LVMP) – Tim Ohmnan and Brittany Hummel were in attendance at the meeting to discuss the LVMP with us.

Tim Ohmnan was not inclined to allow 500 acres of treatment unless we are in Chip Welling’s program. We discussed options for treatment and acres allowable.

Discussed Treatment schedule and RFQ dates. DNR allows 15% or less, which equals 200 treatable acres in Coon Lake.

Leon Mager to send Brittany Hummel the two survey reports on the lake, and the water quality survey..

Chip Welling’s program talks about triclopyr, about $700 per acre. Coon Lake will try to get into Chip’s Program. Whole lake or bay wide treatment program. Leon recommending early season treatments and the DNR agrees. Brittany is working with Chip to determine which lakes obtain grants.

DNR claims to be concerned about algae blooms if too much treatment takes place at once.

Garmin GPS training is going to be made available for the spotter teams. We are asking DNR to train spotter teams on aquatic plant identification.

Deadline for the DNR Program Application is January 31, 2009. The DNR to notify successful applicants by March 2, 2009.

Assessed fee on tax statement is not tax deductible per Ron Croteau. Ron to talk with County about a possible loan to help us cover expenses. Dave Koenig made a motion to request $2000 from CLIA for operating costs. Tim Donnay seconded the motion. All members voted aye, the motion passed.

A motion was made to approve the deletion of three lake properties and the addition of eight new properties by Ron Croteau. The motion was seconded by Dave Koenig. All members voted aye, and the motion carried.

See appendix for property numbers.

Committee Reports:

1. Administration – Ron Croteau; no report

2. Finance/Fundraising – Mike Bury was absent, no report.

3. Communication/Publication – Looking for volunteers for water quality teams. Annual fees $240 for the CLID Website, due the end of April. This is about $20 per month.

4. Research – No report.

5. Lake Plan – Dave Koenig; no report.


State DNR Dock Survey due by January 19, 2009.

The next meeting will be February 11, 2009 at the same location.

A motion to adjourn was made was made at 9:05. All members voted aye, the motion passed.

Respectfully submitted,

Tim Donnay

CLID Secretary

Next board meeting will be on February 11, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.

Mike Bury
Al Beck, Tim Donnay, Dave Koenig, Ron Croteau