Siseebakwet Lake Association
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
October 13, 2018
1). CALL TO ORDER, ATTENDANCE
The meeting was called to order at 8:33 a.m. by president Tom Heuttner. A quorum was
present including, Bill H. and Deb. H., Betsy M., Abby O., Gwynne B., Marv C., Roger Q., Tom
H., and Sharon H.
2). ANNOUNCEMENTS & CORRESPONDENCE
A donation of $100 was made to the Community Foundation 1000 Lakes and Rivers Fund in
memory of deceased SLA members.
3). SECRETARY’S REPORT
A motion was made by Gwynne B. and seconded by Betsy M. to accept the minutes of the
August 25, 2018 board meeting as presented, with an “aye” vote by all.
4). TREASURER’S REPORT
SLA Checking acct.: $807.77
SLA Savings acct.: $38,204.62
A bill was paid in the amount of $176.00 to RND lab for water testing. Motion was made by
Betsy M. and seconded by Gwynne B. to approve the treasurer’s report, with an “aye” vote by
5). OLD BUSINESS
a. Historical Record Retention Solution - Item tabled.
b. Fall Meeting
i). Constitution/Article Changes - Updates and changes that were approved by
membership vote at the Fall meeting will be posted on the SLA web site.
c. Photo Contest Winner - First-place winner for this contest has collected the prize.
d. Weir Dedication Plaque - Wording on the plaque was discussed and approved. Deb H.
will look into ordering it from Treasure Bay Printing. Betsy M. made a motion, seconded by
Roger Q., to spend up to $1000 on the weir plaque and base, with an “aye” vote by all.
e. Landing Signage - Bill H. and Tom H. will work on ordering new AIS signs this winter
with the hope that they will be available for posting at the public landing sites by Spring 2019.
Costs for the signs will come out of the AIS fund.
6). 2018-2019 SLA BOARD OFFICERS
President: Tom Heuttner
Vice President: Bill Hagenbuck
Treasurer: Roger Quern
Roger is looking for an SLA member who would like to share and eventually take over as
Secretary: Holly Hayes Hambley
Receiver of Notice: Bill Hagenbuck
Committee Chair Co-Chair
Communications Gwynne Bobich Betsy Martin
Membership Sharon Haiskanen Roger Quern
Water Quality, Mngmnt. & Ed. Tom Heuttner (open)
Budget Roger Quern Tom Heuttner
Betsy M. made a motion, seconded by Holly H., to approve the slate of officers and
committee chairs and co-chairs as presented, with an “aye” vote by all.
7). 2019 KEY DATES
a. Monthly meetings are held at SL Lodge at 8:30 a.m. unless otherwise notified.
b. Spring/Fall Membership Meetings - Members agreed that the Spring brunch was a
success so recommended doing a brunch again for the 2019 Spring meeting. Dates for the
Spring and Fall 2019 meetings will be posted on the web site.
c. Spring/Fall Road Clean-Up - To Be Determined
d. Installation/Removal of AIS signs at public landings - May 11 / October 12.
8). COMMITTEE REPORTS
a). Communications - A new committee member has joined, Jen Eichten. Welcome!
b). Membership - Tom H. would like to see an on-line payment option set up for paying SLA
membership dues. Abby O. will work on setting this up. Also need to send e-mails to
members whose membership dues are past-due. Roger Q. has e-mail addresses.
c). Water Quality, Management & Edu. - Tom H. will work on an AIS plan over the winter
and present to the board in the Spring. AIS detector seminars are being offered again in 2019
and scholarships are available. Bill Grantges approves these scholarships.
d). Other - Bill Westerberg was not able to complete his report on the weir, however, it is in
the works and it will include information on weir maintenance and plantings. The engineering
firm needs to confirm the weir was built to DNR specifications.
Sharon H. moved and Bill H. seconded a motion that the meeting be adjourned with an “aye” by all members.