Thursday Feb 21, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.


PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the monthly meeting has been called by the Geneva Lake Environmental Agency’s Board of Directors for Thursday February 21, 2019 beginning at 6:30 p.m., at George Williams College Campus, Rm. 108 Lowrey Hall, Corner of Constance and Ravinia Dr., Williams Bay, Wisconsin.





Call Meeting of GLEA Board of Directors to Order – Chairman L. Lundberg.


Roll Call


General Business:

1.   Approve minutes for meetings held January 15, 2019.

2.   Monthly Review Items:

            a. Action on bookkeeper’s Income Statement –December  2018 and January 2019.

b. Action on Bookkeeper’s Balance Sheet –December  2018 and January 2019.

c. Bookkeeper’s Disbursement Report - December  2018 and January 2019.

d. Bookkeeper’s ongoing Donation Report, 2018-year end totals and Jan 2019.  

e. Action on Staff Report:  

-Director’s Report for January – February 2019.


Discussion and possible action on the following Business

  1. Update on  Phosphorus Initiative – save the date card for Spring Phosphorus Workshop

  2. Big Foot Creek Study –

    1. Discussion and action to hire students and teacher supervisors.

    2. Grant update. 

  3. GLEA 2019 budget.

    1. Project and grant discussion

    2. Discussion and action on 2019 GLEA budget.

  4. Starry Stonewort management plan.

    1. Discussion and action on GLEA being the local lead on the project to include, coordinating with DNR, Trinke, county, contractors and communities and fund raising.

    2. Set a date to appear before each community to make presentation on SSW and our proposed management strategy.    

    3. Discussion and action on funding options.

    4. Discussion and action of GLEA being applicant for grants and permits.

      1. Rapid Response grant for dredging

      2. Rapid Response grant for buoys, education/outreach and summer 2019 plant survey.

      3. State permits for Starry stonewort,

        1. Genera permit for dredging,

        2. WPDES permit for dewatering,

        3. Spoils disposal (county?) .

    5. Letter of support for grants.


  1. Update on  Education and Outreach on Invasive species,

    1. Flyers, handbills, signs at launches, Clean Boats, Clean Waters volunteers.

  2.  Update on Intern and summer project.


Commissioner’s Report

Set next meeting date.



Dated February 18, 2019  Posted: GLEA office and website

Theodore Peters, Director,



Board of Director’s Meeting Official Minutes.

March 21, 2019


The GLEA meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm, Tuesday March 21, 2019 by Chair L. Lundberg, Room 108 Lowrey Hall, George Williams College Campus, Williams Bay WI.

Members Present:  L. Lundberg (W. B), Roy White (Linn Twn), P.  Kenny (Fontana), S. Proksa (LG),  Greg Trush (W. B), J. Lovell (Wal. Twn),

Also Present: Ted Peters (director), K. Leith (guest), D. Malmin (guest), M. Fesenmaier(guest),  Tim Dunn( LG backup rep.), Charles Roan, Doris Roan (guests), John and Susan Holms (guests).

Members Absent:


General Business:

  1. Motion by P. Kenny to accept the February 21, 2019  minutes.  CU

  1. With no questions on the report P. Kenny moved to accept the February 2019 Income statement. CU

  2. Motion by J. Lovell to accept the February  2019  Balance Sheet. CU

  1.  The disbursement sheet for February 2019 and running donations with  SSW fundraising totals were made available for review.   

  2. Staff Report: Motion by P Kenny  accept the Director’s Report. CU


Old Business:    

  1. An update on the phosphorus initiative was discusses including the bacteria testing of two streams and the May 31, 2019  Phosphorus workshop. Save the date cards were passed around.

  2. Peters gave an update on the Big Foot Creek Watershed Study, including the beginning of training, and the ordering of supplies were discussed. 

  3. Update on starry stonework management was covered.

    1. A total of funds raised to date by the GoFundMe efforts were discussed with Peters stating that those donations are not easily documented for tax deduction by the givers.  In responding to the donation, GLEA is asking donners if they are interested in receiving Geneva Waters and for an address to send thank you with note like our regular deductions that they are tax deductible. Other possible fund-raising events were discussed. 

    2.  Peters gave an overview of the present status of the dredging/dewatering project. Waiting for a decision on the dewatering site. Peters passed around a projected time line for the dredging/dewatering, a list of responsibilities for the dredge and the haulers, both  asking for costs. 

    3. Disposal and hauling locations and criteria were discussed.

    4. With the help of the WDNR the permits are ready, waiting only for the final decision on the dewatering site.  Peters will start working on the grant’s applications.

    5. Peters will draft and send to each community for their signatures, letters of support for the SSW management decision and grant applications.  A similar letter will be drafted for GLEA board’s  signature.

    6. Education and outreach effort for the SSW management and the rapid response grant were discussed, including the WDNR Clean Boat-Clean Waters program and launch attendant training.   Motion by R.  White to purchase a buoy for the lagoon outlet to the lake warning that the area is an SSW control area and asking to please avoid,  not to exceed $200. CU.  Peters mentioned that the summer intern may be spending time at the launch sites educating boaters about invasives and their role in controlling their spread.

  4.  Action on hiring an intern was tabled.

  5. Motion by R. White to hire Onterra to conduct the Geneva Lake Aquatic Plant Survey per their proposal for a cost of $5,390. CU.



  1. Peters explained the status of the GLEA funds liquidity, cash flow and any penalties for early withdrawal if needed. He explained an option to secure a Draw Note for $200,000 at around 4+% for ten years.  Repayments options were discussed.  Motion by P. Kenny to further explore securing a Draw Note of around $200,000 at a rate of around 4-4.5% for ten years, to keep the board informed and move on it as needed. CU

  2. Peters informed the board of his planned retirement on 4/30/2021.  Urged the board to start considering the transition. He hopes that some form of the GLEA, as a lake management entity continue to exist and be an advocate for Geneva Lake.



Noting to add by the commissioners.

Next meeting set for April 18, 2019 same time and place.

Motion by J. Lovell to adjourn at 8:05 . CU

These minutes were recorded and prepared by T. Peters.

Approved 4/3/19