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The meeting was called to order at 8:00 a.m. by Chairperson Jill Nelson.    Those in attendance were D. Baken, G. Broman, B. Halgren, R. Jansen, J. Nelson, M. Quale, R. Stehn, and T. Frazee

Board members who called saying they would not be present were:  T. Broman and G. Roverud.

Absent were J. Pederson and K. TerWisscha.

The agenda for the August 19, 2006 meeting was approved as mailed out.

By Motion of G. Broman, seconded by R. Jansen the minutes of the 22 July meeting were approved with the change of Ruth Schaefer"s name instead of Lilani Peterson under Water Quality report.  Motion carried.

Frazee informed the Board that the C.D. has been removed of which it will be deposited within the money market account as that is paying 5.06%.   The Minnesota Waters fund will be closed at the end of August.

Motion made to approve the financial report for August.  Motion carried.



R. Jansen did not have a report.

Web page/Education:

M. Quale stated she has sent many pictures to our web page for post cards or general pictures.   M. Quale stated she would work with Sheriff Hartog to write an article for the April 2007 Breeze as to who should be on the walking path or not on it.

Lake Management:

G. Broman reported about the report of Bruce Wilson of which five items should be addressed:  (1) No increase of Phosphate with the watershed, (2) Restore and protect the wetland between Green Lake up to New London, (3) the 2002 study projects should be carried out by the new Watershed District, (4) storm water system requires control along with personnel to watch it, (5) Citizens monitoring all waters.


Discussion was held about holding ponds on the south side of the Green Lake now that the road will be reconstructed in 2007 year.  President Jill Nelson will write a letter to the City of Spicer, Public Works Director G. Danielson along with the Kandiyohi County Commissioners requesting holding ponds for water run off.  Also a concern is any building to be done south of Green Lake around the Alvig Slough area.   All run off water from that area runs into Alvig Slough, than directly into Green Lake.


D. Baken reported the main line at Lake Florida has been completed.  The sewer project for Diamond lake failed, with 55% voting "no" and 45% voting "yes."  Preliminary work is starting on Lake Henderson and Lake George.


No variances to report for this meeting.

Water Quality/DNR:

J. Nelson informed the Board of the 2006 Phosphorus (PPB) on Green Lake, Nest Lake, Calhoun Lake, and Monongalia Lake.   Green Lake reading is between 11 and 16 ppb while Next Lake is 20 to 32, Calhoun Lake is 24 to 45, Monongalia Lake is 29 to 49 ppb.   The Seechi Readings for Green Lake Show a low reading of 9.5 feet to 15.5 feet, Nest Lake from 3.5 to 10 feet, Calhoun from 4 to 6 feet with Monongalia being 4 to 6.5 feet.



There was no old business to come forth.


Bruce Gilbertson of Spicer DNR will report to the Board about the fish count for 2006 plus other information about stocking Green Lake.  B. Gilbertson will make his report at the 16 September 2006 Board meeting.

A letter has been received from the Spicer First Responders in a request for funds for a new defibrillator.                   The new defibrillator will cost about $3,500.00.   Motion by B. Halgren, seconded by R. Stehn to donate $1,000.00 to the Spicer First Responders.  Motion carried.

T. Frazee presented information to the Board about the 501-C project that R. Jansen and Frazee have been working upon.   B. Aamot of Conway, Deuth, and Schmiesing has been working with the Treasury Department since October of 2005 for funding.  We should have final approval with 45 days of the calendar.  If this is approved, Green Lake Members will be able to donate dollars along with receiving full tax credit.

J. Nelson informed the Board of a meeting with her, T. Frazee, B. Gilbertson, and Skip Wright about Eurasian Water Milfoil in Green Lake.  B. Gilbertson presented maps showing at in 2001 less than 15 acres of Green Lake had milfoil, from their survey.  In 2004, the survey showed less than 1 acre of milfoil.   Green Lake has 5,400 acres of water.   B. Gilbertson stated a Lake Management Plan be made so a grant could be requested, but this needs to be completed by a governmental agency.  T. Frazee asked what the cost would be to have a study as to the one of Dick Osgood and Steve McComas completed in 2003 detailing a full management plan for Green Lake outlining Eurasian Water milfoil and Aquatic Plant Management.   B. Gilbertson replied about $2,000.00.   The Board asked T. Frazee to contact THE OSGOOD GROUP for information regarding the scope/cost of a study.    This will be reported back to the Board at the September meeting.   Discussion was held about who is responsible for monitoring the lakes. Is it the GLPOA, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, or the Middle Fork/Crow River Watershed District?  J. Nelson informed the Board that B. Gilbertson (MN DNR) stated it is the property owners responsibility  for all water work within 150 feet of the shore line.

J. Nelson presented information to the Board about a proposed Green Lake Clean up Day.   After discussion it was agreed upon to hold the First Clean Up Day around Green Lake on Saturday, 16 September 2006.  Information about this Clean Up Day will be included in the Presidents letter to the Property Owners of the September 2006 issue.

T. Frazee informed the Board of the next meeting scheduled for Saturday 16 September at 8:00 a. m. at Heritage Bank building along with news articles for the September Breeze due on Monday, 28 August by 9:00 a.m.

Meeting adjourned.


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