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The regular meeting was called to order by Chairperson Ron Dobbs. Also present were G. Anderson, C. Burmeister, R. Figenskau, L. Fredrickson, O. Hagen, W. Halvorson, G. O’Connor, S. Peterson, M. Wacholz and T. Frazee. Also present were Bruce Gilbertson of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Kay Hanson and Matt Bills of the Rice Lake Association.

Absent was B. Haug.

The agenda for the meeting was approved as mailed out.

Motion by Halvorson, seconded by Walcholz to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of 22 July 2000. Motion carried.

Motion by Hagen, seconded by Burmeister, to approve the treasurers report.
Motion carried.


Caterpillar No Report
D. N. R. No Report
Education No Report
Sewer & Water On Monday, 14 August 2000 the Water Treatment plant will start up. The east shore project is moving along. The GLSSWD will be meeting on Monday, 14 August 2000, to discuss the hook ups for the north and east shore. The units have been approved for hook up with the rest being ‘looked at’ for a cost plus basis.
Variance No Report
Water Quality No Report
Web Page No Report
Crow River Dst. No Report



5.1 Membership in the Minnesota Lakes Association will be tabled for the time being.

5.2 The Sewer/Water Picnic has been renamed "Celebration Picnic" and further discussion will be held later.



6.1 President Dobbs explained to the Board Members that on July 30th, Chuck McGuiggan had found a suspect weed which he took the to the DNR office to be examined. On the 31st of July he found a second weed which was confirmed by the St. Paul office to be a positive identification of Eurasian Watermilfoil. This milfoil was found on the east side of Green Lake.

President Dobbs asked Mr. Gilbertson to discuss the happenings since the 31st of July. Mr. Gilbertson explained that the DNR has posted signs at accesses and resorts on Green Lake. The fisheries crew checked the six lake accesses for possible stands of Eurasian watermilfoil. Only one plant was found near Indian Beach Resort.

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A complete survey was done of Green Lake and two ‘significant’ stands were found - one in front of Little Melvin’s and the other by Morgandale Resort. These sites have been marked with yellow buoys and a news release was given to the media. The two sites total approximately two acres together.

The Green Lake Property Owners Association have purchased 800 identification cards which will be mailed out to all property owners on the lake along with a letter explaining the water milfoil situation.

No Eurasian Watermilfoil was found in Calhoun or Nest Lake as of this meeting.

A resurvey and chemical treatment of Eurasian watermilfoil will be done later in the summer when water temperatures are lower when the plants are more susceptible to treatment. An exotic species inspector will be at the Spicer access this Sunday to talk to boat owners about Eurasian watermilfoil and exotics, and how to clean their boat/trailer.

Many questions were asked from closing the boat accesses for the duration of the year, to eradication and treatment, to how this ‘weed’ is spread. The Board stated they wanted to work with the DNR and not against them.

Mr. Gilbertson stated that at the present time the "best we can do is to stop the spread." The DNR plans to hold an educational meeting for area lake residents this fall or winter.

Chairperson Dobbs appointed a committee to formulate a letter to be mailed to all property owners along with the identification card. Those appointed are: Wendell Halvorson, Marlin Wacholz, Steve Peterson, Ron Dobbs, and Terry Frazee.

Motion by O’Connor and second by Burmeister to adjourn.

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