2024 Events


Annual Meeting / Saturday, August 17

Join us! You will take home great information about our lake district. Come early to get your seat, enjoy breakfast and visit with friends. New lake members welcome!

8:30-9:00am     Breakfast, Displays and door prizes!
9:00-10:30am   Annual Meeting   

Location: Georgetown Lutheran Church, 877 190th Ave, Balsam Lake, WI 54810

Agenda

Welcome and introductions
Approval of Minutes of 2023 Annual Meeting
Treasurer’s Report
Old Business

  1. Polk County Updates / 5 min
  2. Georgetown Updates / 5 min
 

Committee Reports

  1. Dam Management / 10 min
  2. Lake Management Plan (LMP) / 10 min
  3. Healthy Lakes Program / 5 min
  4. AIS / Clean Boats, Clean Waters / 5 min
  5. Aquatic Plant Management & Harvesting / 10 min
 

New Business

  1. Round Lake alum treatment update, Jeremy Williamson, biologist / 10 min
  2. AIS decontamination stations at landings update / 10 min
  3. Landing maintenance update: “No Parking” signs, grading, weed cutting / 2 min
 

Annual Business

  1. Vote: Approval of 2025 Annual Budget / 10 min
  2. Vote: Approval of 2025 CBCW Grant / 2 min
  3. Vote: Commissioner Elections / 15 min
    Nominations must be submitted to a Board Member by 5pm, August 15, 2024.
 

Announcements
Aug 17, 2024    BLPRD Board Meeting to follow Annual Meeting
May 17, 2025   Spring Meeting, 8:30-10:00am (3rd Saturday in May)
Aug 16, 2025    Annual Meeting, 8:30-10:00am (3rd Saturday in August)
 
Voting Details: Qualified voters are 18 years of age or older, either reside in the District or own property within. Ownership of more than one parcel within BLPR District does not entitle the owner to more than one vote. Trust properties may cast one vote via your official trust representative.
 
Regarding elections: As a lake district we are required to hold an annual meeting with election of commissioners. First, we are required to follow Chapter 33, Sec 33.30(5) that prohibits absentee ballots and proxy votes, ballots can be distributed only to qualified voters in attendance at the meeting, no ballots can be handed out once the voting starts; second, counting ballots is required immediately and the results announced during the meeting.

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Healthy Lakes Conservation Projects Tour

FOR ONE WEEK ONLY, starts Saturday, August 17 until Sunday, August 24

This will be a self-guided tour around Blake Lake, from the water only

Take a tour the conservation projects members have been doing to improve water quality on our lake since 2016! Projects includes many shoreline restorations, rain gardens, and water diversion. There will be 6-15 properties on the tour. A map will be available August 17 at the Annual Meeting.

Starting on Saturday, August 17 and ending on Sunday, August 24 we are doing a “float by tour” of the Healthy Lakes conservation projects. Sites will identified by a sign on the shoreline near or in the project. The sign will read “HL” for Healthy Lakes. This tour format is “float by from the water” only. We will have signs up for one week so anyone on the lake can do a self-guided tour by boat anytime. Family and friends are welcome!

Our District has completed 22 projects since 2016!! We completed 6 projects in 2021 and 16 projects in 2018. We are starting a third DNR grant this year that includes 2 new rain gardens and 5 shoreline restorations.

Learn more about Healthy Lakes Program here at https://healthylakeswi.com/.


DNR Grant Applications Due / September 15 & November 15

Surface Water Grants

May 1 Establish eligibility for grant funding
September 15 Project pre-application due to DNRSurfaceWaterGrants@Wisconsin.gov
November 15 Final application deadline

More information can be found at https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/aid/surfacewater.html