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Friday, February 20, 2015

2015 Meeeting Calendar

Here is a list of action dates for the BLID through 2015:

02-12-15 – Mailing of meeting materials to board members (1 week prior)
02-19-15 -- Quarterly board meeting (third Thursday in February)

04-09-15 – Mailing of meeting materials to board members
04-16-15 -- Spring Board meeting

05-01-15 -- Send harvesting permit to DNR for 2015 harvesting
05-01-15 -- Post card notice to BLID members RE Annual Meeting / elections
05-02-15 – Lake Clean Up
05-29-15 -- Mailing of meeting materials to board members (1 week prior)

06-04-15 -- Publish notice of annual meeting (2 weeks in advance)
06-04-15 -- Quarterly board meeting (first Thursday in June)
06-17-15 -- Annual meeting (third Wednesday in June)
06-23-15 -- 9th (of 10) $300 easement payment to Oyinloye

07-01-15 -- Renew Julie Yoho's contract

08-01-15 -- Premium due for BLID umbrella policy
08-01-15 -- Meet to determine last date for weed harvesting (first Sat. in Aug.)
08-20-15 – August Board meeting

09-10-15 -- Mailing of meeting materials to board members (1 week prior)
09-17-15 -- Quarterly board meeting (third Thursday in September)
09-30-15 -- Aerator permit application due

10-01-15 -- Letter to WBL City Council submitting 2015 budget (earlier preferred)
10-18-15 -- Annual report due (4 months after annual meeting)
10-29-15 -- Mailing of meeting materials to board members (1 week prior)

11-05-15 – Quarterly board meeting (first Thur. in November)

Meeting notice requirements are complied with by posting the dates on the White Bear Lake City Hall bulletin board.

Board Minutes February 19 2015

Call to order at 7:10 PM with the following members present:  Dale Bacon, Steve Laliberte, and Tom Merritt.  Jim Grisim and Ryan Hoops absent.

Motion (Laliberte/Merritt) Move to approve agenda.  Motion carried.

Approval of the minutes  -
Motion: (Laliberte/Merritt) Move to approve the November 6, 2014 minutes.  Motion carried.

Review Treasurer’s Report
Motion: (Bacon,Laliberte) to approve report.  Carried.

Status Reports
Unbuildable Lot Status
There is an unbuildable lot on the south east corner of the lake.  The lot is in tax default.

Memory Care Unit Status
A building permit has been requested.

Fish Survey Report Complete
Results have been circulated. 

Aerator Status
Concerns expressed about aerator safety.  Additional signs were placed.  No action taken.

Communication Strategy
The blog has been updated with 2013 and 2014 minutes and the Fall 2014 newsletter.  There is a desire to change the blog URL to  We will create a group on facebook for birchlakeimprovementdistrict.  The group will be closed but listed.  Participants request to join.

Harvester Update
We need to begin to research a new storage location.  The city may not be an option in the future.  We need to draft a contract with Aspen for service provided this year for cutting and maintenance.

Sediment Survey
Motion: (Merritt/Laliberte) Move to approve up to $1,500.00 for sediment survey with Blue Water Science.  Motion carried.

Motion: Move to Adjourn (Merritt, Laliberte) – Motion Carried.  Adjourned at 8:10 PM.

Next Meeting:  April 16, 2015

Minutes prepared by Steve Laliberte.