Crystal Lake Improvement Association (CLIA)

Board of Directors Meeting

September 6, 2017


Call to Order

The meeting was held at Rick Bowles’ house on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, and called to order by Rick Bowles at 7:08pm.

Board Members in Attendance

Rick Bowles, Beth Breeden, Mike Hughes, Chris Peterson, Kyle Bahr, John Currie, Greg Cardinal and Pat Leitschuh

August Minutes

The August meeting minutes were reviewed.  A motion was made to approve by Mike, seconded by Chris and unanimously approved.

Business Meeting

  • Finance Report: 1) Greg handed out a Treasurer’s report for August. Our beginning bank balance as of 8/31/17 was $59,348.56. After checks written of $1487.09 and interest earned of $19.67, our current balance is $57,881.14.  2) LMI has been paid $1,386 for the first algae treatment, well below our budgeted amount of $5,000. 3) Weed rebates continue to trickle in even though approximately half of the residents that utilized harvesting or herbicide services have not submitted receipts. Rick noted that we may look at sending out communication this fall with one last request for rebate submissions.  4) Mike spoke with Daryl Jacobson and noted that residents using J & N Harvesting increased from 26 in 2016 to 47 this year. Add that to the 52 residents using LMI and we have almost 100 between the two services, though some may be duplicates.  Mike also noted that Rob Dodd from the DNR will provide information later in September on the total number of lake residents requesting permits for weed management in 2017. 5) Rick noted that the Lake Association has the ability to fund current programs for algae treatment and weed rebates for next year based on our current account balance.  John made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s report, seconded by Mike and unanimously approved.
  • Fall Picnic: 1) Date and time of picnic was confirmed for Sunday, 9/10 from 4-6pm; food will be served at 4:30 with a short program by board members to follow. Association will provide sandwiches and bottled water and residents will be asked to bring a dish to share as well as beverages of their choosing. 2) Responsibilities for food, beverages and equipment needs were agreed upon as well as topics to be reviewed by the committee chairs for the program. 3) Beth reminded everyone to wear their permanent nametags to the picnic and would get nametags to the new board members prior to Sunday.
  • AIS Grant: 1)Mike shared with the board that the permit application for treatment of Eurasian Water Milfoil for the 17 residential shorelines identified with heavy  growth was denied by the DNR in Mid-August. Reason provided was that our application was submitted after the 8/1 deadline even though Robb Dodd told Mike prior to 8/1 that he thought it would be approved. It is possible that another reason that our application was denied was that the treatment area only added up to approx. 1 acre. 2) Mike noted that Dakota County is seeking applications for a 2018 AIS grant with a submission deadline of 10/2/17. It was discussed and agreed upon that we should apply again; Mike will submit the paperwork. A motion was made by Rick to approve, seconded by Greg and unanimously approved.



The motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Rick, seconded by Greg, unanimously approved and adjourned at 8:30 pm.


Respectfully submitted,

Pat Leitschuh