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Williams Bay, Wisconsin
Board of Director's Meeting Official Minutes
August 20, 2015

The GLEA meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm, Thursday August 20, 2015 by Chairman D. Bowman at Lower Association Hall, on Lewis Dr., George Williams College Campus, Williams Bay WI.

  1. Members Present: R. Bowman, L. Lundberg (W. B.), T. Leith (Linn Twn), P. Kenny (Fontana), J. Wall (LG)
  2. Members Absent: J. Lovell (Walworth Twn.), D. Jameson (WB), C. Jones (Linn Twn),
  3. Also Present: Ted Peters (Director). C. Schultz (Regional News), Nick Walkosz (Summer employee). Dick Malmin (Visitor).
Before the business of the meeting started D. Bowman welcomed J. Wall the, new representative from Lake Geneva, and congratulated L. Lundberg for his Citizen of the Year recognition.
  1. General Business:
    1. Motion by T. Leith to accept the July 30, 2015 minutes. CU
    2. Action on monthly items:
      1. Motion by T. Leith to accept both the Income Statement and the Balance Sheet. CU
      2. Copies of the June disbursement and year to date donation reports were passed out.
      3. Staff Report:
        1. Director's Report:
          1. Peters thanked P. Kenny for representing the GLEA at the GLA meeting. He also thanked the Abbey Yacht Club for letting us use their boat for the plant survey. He also discussed a call about a boat leaking oil and the pumping of water from the lake into stream channels and that it appears to be legal.
          2. N. Walkosz reviewed his report. He went over the LG beach exceedance, why, and the resampling.
            Motion by P. Kenny to accept the staff reports. CU
  2. Old Business:
    1. Discussion followed on status of transferring the money to the approved account.
      Motion by P. Kenny to require two of three signatures on the account cards. The three would be Director, Administrative Assistant and Chair of the GLEA board. CU
    2. Nothing from the Garden Club. Last year’s grant came around the third week of August.
    3. Move is to start Monday August 24.
    4. Anticipate finishing up field work for aquatic plant survey Fri. August 21. Winds have made it difficult to complete field work.
    5. Discussion on Geneva Inn's request to amend Linn's Comprehensive Master Plan and subsequent rezone for a Banquet Hall.
      Motion by P. Kenny to have Peters attend the Town’s Plan Committee meeting and speak against the amending of the Mater Plan due to its potential impacts upon Geneva Lake. 4 yeas, with J. Wall abstaining.
  3. New Business:
    1. After a review of the new phone contract with Mitel.
      P. Kenny moved to sign a three years agreement with Mitel for phone service in the new office. CU
    2. Peters expressed the potential need for help with the 2015 boat survey.
    3. There was discussion on the grease spill in LG and what is being done to prevent it from happening in the future. Peters mentioned that this has happened in the past.
  4. Commissioner's Report
    1. L. Lundberg updated the board on some shoreland vegetation removal and the status of the type of sanitary waste management on the Trinke island. T. Leith talked about the shoreland development and storm water management in Birches. The future is unknown with recent changes in state shoreland zoning.
  5. The next GLEA meeting date is September 17, 2015
  6. Motion by P. Kenny to adjourn at 8:16pm

These minutes were recorded and prepared by T. Peters
Approved 11/12/15