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June 2016 Meeting Minutes

Welcome and introductions

  • 17 members in attendance

Board and Treasurer Report:

  • Goal is to raise $5,000.00 which will be used to treat non-native invasive aquatic plants.
  • Balance from April at $4,950.55
  • Deposit $765.00 ($250 from paid dues and $515 donated for weed control)   
  • Payment of $3,675.43 to Aquatic Solutions for 14.9 acre treatment in 4/16      
  • Balance of $2,040.12 as of June 2016
  • Only have 16 paid members (membership information and form on website)

Curly Leaf Pondweed Treatment 2016:

  • 14.9 acres treated in April with Aquatic Solutions training a few LELIA volunteers.  
  • Treated three areas: north shore, Ridgewood Bay, and east bay areas.
  • We had excellent weather conditions (low wind) for treatment.
  • The results of this treatment are excellent since not seeing any CLP weeds matting on the surface of entire lake!
  • It is believed that this the first time ever that CLP has not matted on surface and been a nuisance.
  • Suggest that those treating individual shoreline through Lake Mgmt. Inc. instead contribute half of what they would spend to LELIA to treat off shore and likely will benefit them also.

Carp Bounty:

  • Bow fisherman continue to harvest carp (non-native exotic fish) but not taking advantage of carp bounty funds of LELIA.

Board Officer Election 2016:

  • Kevin McGinty voted in as Vice President                       
  • Brian Bumgarner voted in as Treasurer
  • Sue Markwardt voted in as Board Director                               
  • Heydi Martinez voted in as Board Director   
  • Position is effective August 20th (allows training time for new position)

Loop the Lake:

  • Scheduled for July 2nd with race start at 8:00 am and registration opens at 6:30 am
  • Will have 5K and 9K course options
  • Awards at 9:30 am                
  • For more information and registration: www.loopthelake.weebly.com
  • This event is the largest fundraiser for LELIA so need your participation.

July 4th Boat Parade:

  • July 4th at 2:00 pm start
  • Great prizes for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd finishers
  • Goal is to have at least 15 boats in the parade
  • Call Ridgewood Bay at to register

Guest Speaker:

  • Dan Cibulka, Water Resource Specialist from Sherburne Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Phone: 763-567-5369

Adjournment

LELIA Meetings are held every other month from April to October at Ridgewood Bay
Time: 10:30am (meetings typically last less than an hour). Please show support for your lake by attending a LELIA Meeting

2017 Meeting Schedule:

April 15th
June 17th
Aug 19th
Oct 21st

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