BIG CEDAR LAKE
PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION
September 4, 2019 – Newsletter
Big Cedar Protection and Rehabilitation Annual Meeting
As expected, there was a big turnout for the August 28, PRD annual meeting. This election was a major concern for many of our POA members.
The Washington County Insider has posted the video of the entire meeting.
The 2019-2020 annual budget for the PRD was passed by a vote of 437 – 104. Chris Genthe, treasurer, reported the tax levy was lowered by $6 (tax levy is $302,094).
Much of the crowd came to vote in the PRD commissioner race. The candidates, both POA directors, were Dave Baldus and Kevin Leitner. Dave Baldus won 368-239.
A report was also given on the water quality of Big Cedar Lake. Overall the representatives from the USGS thought the efforts taken to help maintain Big Cedar Lake were having a positive effect.
Dan Carroll reported on district operation. The number of citations issued was down from 2018 with 125 written citations to 64 at this point in 2019. The number of load of weeds removed was down from 60 in 2018 to 19 so far this year.
Troy Zagel is working on the ongoing program for DNR clean boat/ clean water program at Gonring launch. The aim of the effort is to stop the spread of invasive species and tying to educate boaters about the invasive species. Volunteers for this program would be appreciated.
POA Website and e-mail Upgrade
The POA website is http://bigcedarlakepoa.org. The website has important information for you, such as the POA director in your neighborhood. The yearly membership dues ($20) can be paid via the website.
The POA email system is used to send important notices as well as occasional newsletters, such as this. The mail system we used had a limit of 500 recipients. Our current email list is now over 500. New pricing for our email software model allows up to 2,000 recipients. Changes I made before the last email resulted in some people not getting the intended mail. The new higher limits should help alleviate that problem. If you know of other property owners who are not getting the POA email, I encourage you to suggest they get on our list.
I thought it noteworthy that this past Friday, a good friend, caught a 40-inch northern. Wow! It is back in the lake waiting for the next fisherman to reel him or her in.
The picture below shows a nice one caught by Nick on July 4th while visiting family on Big Cedar.
Shoreline Landscape Practises
What every member of this organization shares is a concern for water quality in Big Cedar Lake. As property owners, we can all contribute to improved water quality. We can all do our best to hold runoff on our respective property and allow it to infiltrate into the ground.
With this in mind, I offer the following information regarding model landscape practices.
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