News & Notes

Squash Lake Association Board Meeting

When:  Saturday, August 5, 2017

Time:  8:30 – 10:00

Where:  Crescent Town Hall, 3231 Golf Course Road, Rhinelander, WI  54501

Meeting Agenda

 

 

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AGENDA – Squash Lake Association Board Meeting Saturday, August 6, 2016 @ 8:30 a.m. Crescent Town Hall

NOTE: Summer meeting times are in effect. Start time is 8:30 am.

NOTE: Meeting duration = 1 ½ hr max

1. Open Meeting & Opening Remarks – Dan (1 min)

2. Election of Officers: New by law, all officers stand for election – All (5 min)

3. Meeting Minutes from May 5 and July 9 (abbreviated mtg), 2016 – Dale(5 min)

4. Treasurer’s Report –Marj (5 min)

5. New Business:

6. AIS/CBCW Exception Report – All (15 min)

o By laws changes enacted – Dan (2 min)

o Proposed motion to set up separate fund for district expenses (voluntary contributions)

– Tom J. (5 min)

o Grant for continuing Onterra survey work beyond 2017? All (5 min)

o Use of reserve funds (approx $20,000) after current grant ends? All (5 min)

o CBCW grant 2017? All (5 min)

o Meeting dates for coming year (All 5 min)

o Status of AIS Program 2016 Season – Tom

o Status of CBCW Program – Bill

o No activity to report, final report expected late August/early Sept

7. Fisheries Survey w/Sokaogon Chippewa Community – Skip

8. Communications Committee Marketing Discussion– Jeff (?? min)

9. Lake District Final Words Before Info Meeting – All (15 min)

10. Parking Lot (none)

11. Reminders

o Newsletter

Ice-Off contest entry form

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The Squash Lake Ice Off contest

guess the day & time SLA Big Loon will start swimming

  • Big Loon is waiting off shore. A clock is set to stop when Big Loon brakes through the ice.  When will that be?

Will you be the lucky person to Win ?

  • When the Big Loon starts swimming,  the official clock will stop, marking the day & time of Ice Off.
  • Each guess costs only $3.00 or 4 guesses for $10.00.
  • Win  50% of the earnings goes to the winner.   50% goes to SLA Eurasian Water Milfoil control effort.

To Enter:  Mail your name phone number, and guesses on the above form to SLA, P.O. Box 511, Rhinelander, WI  54501

     Or:  on Squashlakeassociation.com press the PayPal donate button to pay with your credit card. Write your guesses in the memo section.  

     Or:  Place completed form  & donation in the Ice Off Jug at The Town Pump

    Entries & payments will be accepted Feb. through midnight April 1, 2017 or ice off, whichever comes first!

Rules:    If two or more people guess the same winning time the 50% of the pot winnings will be split between them.

In a tie, the person who guessed closest to actual time but not later wins.  (for example: Allie guessed noon,  Bert guessed 2:00pm & Abby guessed 3:00pm.  The Big Loon clock time is 2:30pm therefore Bert is the winner.)

In the event that any unforeseen occurrence makes it impossible to determine the exact time of ice off, the winner will be determined by drawing, lottery fashion from the guesses within the day of ice off.

All decisions of the Ice-Off committee are final.  

Will you WIN the Annual Squash Lake Ice-Off contest?!

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Spring is coming but how soon?

When will the ice go off Squash Lake?

Guess when Big Loon will be swimming?

Big Loon’s clock will stop when the ice is thin enough for him to break through and swim.

You could be the winner of this 50/50 contest!

One guess for $3.00

Four guesses for $10.00

There are three easy ways to enter:

  • Click on “ice-off-ticket-and-rules-for-entry” for the Ice Off Contest Entry form and contest rules.  Coy the form, fill it out and mail it with your check to SLA, PB Box 511, Rhinelander, WI  54501.
  • On the Welcome page of the Squash Lake Association website, look for and click on the “Donate” button.  Enter the dollar amount.  Then in the message box type your guesses.  Last pay with your credit card or PayPal account.
  • Go to The Town Pump and pick up an Ice-Off entry form.  Just fill in the form and put the form and your money in the Ice Out Jug.

Click here to see what your friends and neighbors have guessed.

Squash Lake’s portion of the money collected will go for Eurasian Water Milfoil Control.

Ice-Off committee

Jeff Paddock & Marj Mehring

SLA Board Meeting, Steptember 24, 2016, 8:30 am at the Crescent Town Hall

Squash Lake Association members are welcome to attend all board meetings.

NOTE:   Summer meeting times are in effect.  Start time is 8:30 am.

  1. Open Meeting & Opening Remarks – Dan (1 min)
  2. Meeting Minutes from August 6th Board Mtg – Tom J.(5 min)
  3. Treasurer’s Report –Marj (8 min)
    • $6,000 in EWM Account/$4,000 SCC
    • 2016 EWM Monitoring Peak Biomass (Onterra Bill) = $2,500 approx to be billed
    • 2016 Pont Intercept Survey/Plant Mapping (Onterra Bill) = $6,300 approx to be billed
    • Winter Report (Onterra) – $750 (winter report billed early spring)
  4. New Business:
    • May 20, 2017 Board Meeting (reschedule/relocate) – Dan (3 min)
    • Status of Petition Signatures – Dan (5 min)
    • Contingency Planning for EWM Control – All (15 min)
      (no decision expected, just begin thinking about planning IF lake district issue fails, dive plans for 2017, special members meeting to discuss, etc)
    • Fall Mailing Campaign for Funding – All (10 min)
    • Possible boat donation by Nick Boismenue – Dan (5 min)
  5. AIS/CBCW Exception Reports – All (20 min)
    • Status of AIS Program 2016 Season, last dive/pull boat – Tom J.
    • Status of Next Reimbursement – Dan
      • To be submitted 1st week of October, est payment first week of November
    • Status of CBCW Program – Bill
  6. Fisheries Survey w/Sokaogon Chippewa Community – Skip unless recent development
  7. Communications Committee Marketing Discussion– Jeff (15 min)
  8. Parking Lot
    • Disposition of spare pontoon boat and motor
      (unable to find a lake association interested in boat)
  9. Reminders
    • Fall Newsletter

 

LAKE DISTRICT PETITION

Tom Johansen and Dan Butkus will be available on Saturday, August 20, from 9 am to 2 pm at Henkel’s Town Pump parking lot (under the “pop-up” canopy) to answer any questions people might have on lake districts.

Anyone who has made a decision may pick-up their pre-addressed petition and sign it or write no on it.  Every property is required to be contacted.

Squash Lake Association Funds are not being used.  Any donations to help defray the costs for the petitions and the informational letters are greatly appreciated.  Checks can be made out to the Squash Lake Association-Lake District Fund.

Recording of Lake District Informational Meeting

We regret that through a technical issue, the recording of the August 6 Lake District Informational Meeting could not be uploaded for access by those who missed the meeting.  We apologize for the problem, but it was beyond our control.  We will be uploading presentations that cover most of the question that came up at the meeting.  Please come back to our webpage after August 12 to review them.  In the mean time, please sent any questions to squashlk.board@gmail.com

AGENDA – Squash Lake Association Board Meeting Saturday, August 6, 2016 @ 8:30 a.m. Crescent Town Hall

NOTE:  Summer meeting times are in effect.  Start time is 8:30 am.

NOTE:  Meeting duration = 1  1/2 hour max

  1. Open Meeting & Opening Remarks – Dan (1 min)
  2. Election of Officers: New by law, all officers stand for election – All (5 min)
  3. Meeting Minutes from May 5 and July 9 (abbreviated mtg), 2016 – Dale (5 min)
  4. Treasurer’s Report – Marj (5 min)
  5. New Business:
    • By laws changes enacted – Dan (2 min)
    • Proposed motion to set up separate fund for district expenses (voluntary contributions) – Tom J. (5 min)
    • Grant for continuing Onterra survey work beyond 2017? – All (5 min)
    • Use of reserved funds (approx $20,000) after current grant ends? – All (5 min)
    • CBCW grant 2017? – All (5 min)
    • Meeting dates for coming year – All (5 min)
  6. AIS/CBCW Exception Report – All (15 min)
    • Status of AIS Program 2016 Season – Tom
    • Status of CBCW Program – Bill
  7. Fisheries Survey w/ Sokaogon Chippewa Community – Skip
    • No activity to report, final report expected late August/early September
  8. Communications Committee Marketing Discussion – Jeff (??min)
  9. Lake District Final Words Before Info Meeting – All (15 min)
  10. Parking Lot (none)
  11. Reminders
    • Newsletter

Lake District Information Meeting

A lake district information meeting will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm at the Crescent Town Hall or online live via webinar.  The webinar will be recorded for listening online after August 7 for those unable to attend either in person or online on August 6.

If you are unable to attend in person on August 6 and would like to join the meeting via webinar please register for Informational Discussion:  Squash Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District on Aug 06, at 12:00 PM CDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/467331300868399362

The webinar of the informational discussion of lake districts is for Squash Lake (Oneida Co, WI) area residents.  It is a Q&A discussions with some presentations to assist with explanations.  Topic covered include:  How a district works; Why a district is being considered now; What properties are included in a proposed district boundary; Estimated costs; The process of forming a district.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.