Tuesday, August 10, 2021

 BIRCH LAKE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT Annual MEETING August 18, 2021

White Bear Lake City Hall 7PM

1. Approve Agenda. 
2. Approve Minutes of 2020 Annual Meeting. 
3. Treasurers Report 
4. Year in Review 
5. Weed Management Alternatives Discussion 
6. Approve 2022 Budget 
7. Board Member Election 
8. Adjourn

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Quarterly Board Meeting Agenda

June 16, 2021 at 7 PM

Location: Steve Laliberte home at 1387 Highway 96 East

(Outside if weather permits inside if raining)

1.    Approval of Agenda

2.Approval of Minutes

3.Treasurer’s Report

4.VLAWMO Update

5.     Action Items

a.)  Harvesting to be done week of June 25th.

a.    Weed cutting plan discussion

b.)  2022 Budget Development Plan

c.)   Annual Meeting Agenda

a.     Terry Huntrods term ends

b.    Post card to go out 7-3-21.

c.    Notice published in paper on Aug 3

The Birch Lake Improvement District (BLID) Annual Meeting

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday August 18th

Where: White Bear Lake City Hall.

Details: BLID annual meeting.  The three-year term of Terry Huntrods is expiring.  Anyone wishing to be a candidate should submit a brief statement of their qualifications to the board by Aug 10th.  Mail to: Birch Lake Improvement District, 4701 Highway 61, White Bear Lake, MN 55110 or email to: birchlakeboard@gmail.com

Contact: Steve Laliberte at steve.laliberte@iproduction.com

6.    Adjourn

Next meeting 08-18-21 7 PM Annual meeting and board meeting at City Hall

Saturday, February 6, 2021

 Quarterly BLID Board Meeting will be held virtually on 2-17-2021.  Please click on the link 

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/458575453 

You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: 
+1 (571) 317-3122 

Access Code: 458-575-453 

1.      Approval of Agenda

2.    Approval of Minutes

3.    Treasurer’s Report

4.      Action Items

a) Contract for Harvesting

b) Converting to QuickBooks

c)  Fish Survey

d) History of Birch Lake

5.      Adjourn

 

Next meeting March 17, 2021

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

 Quarterly meeting to be held virtually on Nov 4th at 7 PM.  Click the link below to join or call in.

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/458575453 

You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: 
+1 (571) 317-3122 

Access Code: 458-575-453 

1.      Approval of Agenda

2.    Approval of Minutes

3.    Treasurer’s Report

4.      Action Items

a)      Review Annual Report

b)      Contract for Harvesting

c)      Converting to QuickBooks

d)      Fish Survey

e)      Notice for the aerator in the paper and turning it on.

f)       History of Birch Lake

5.      Adjourn

Next meeting is Feb 19, 2021

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Birch Lake Improvement District Annual Meeting

The annual membership meeting of the Birch Lake Improvement District will be held at the White Bear Lake City Hall at 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, August 19, 2020.

Due to COVID -19 everyone will be required to wear a mask.

If you would prefer not to attend in person you may call in or join us online or just on your phone.

Please join our meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/458575453

For audio only call.
1 (571) 317-3122

Access Code: 458-575-453

Questions call
Deb Vernon BLID Administrator at 651-592-2530

Agenda

  1. Approve Agenda.
  2. Approve Minutes of 2019 Annual Meeting.
  3. Treasurer Report
  4. Year in Review
  5. Approve 2021 Budget
  6. Board Member Election
  7. Presentation
  8. Adjourn

 

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

You are invited to virtually attend the Wednesday May 20th board
meeting at 7 PM.  

Please join our meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/458575453

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122

Access Code: 458-575-453

1. Approval of Agenda
2. Approval of Minutes
3. Treasurer’s Report
4. Status Reports
     a. VLAWMO update 
     b. Harvesting update
          Permit issued 4/23/2020
     c. Aerator update
5. Action Items

     a. Keys made?
     b. Aerator fixed, signs out of lake, orange signs down?
     c. Amend action calendar for 2020
     d. Update and approve 2020 budget. Work on 2021 budget.

6. Discussion
7. Adjourn

                
Date of next meeting June 17 th , 2020

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Birch Lake Improvement District Newsletter
April 15, 2020

Hello fellow Birch Lake Improvement District Members,

This is Steve Laliberte, the BLID Board Chairman. I want to give you an update on the activities for this year and on harvesting.

Harvesting Update

During the harvesting operation last year we were informed that the harvester had a leak.  During the cutting, it began to list to one side and ride lower in the water.   Our contractor, Aspen Outdoor, inspected the floats and found that they were full of water.  They pumped them out and we were able to complete the cutting for the year.

When Aspen pulled the harvester, they inspected the floats and discovered that there were several soft spots where the steel had rotted away.  During the fall, the Board met several times and performed an analysis on the options for continuation of harvesting.  We looked at three options: repair the harvester; buy a new one; or contract with a full service vendor who would use their own equipment.

Repairing the harvester proved to be expensive and risky.  We had several potential vendors look at the harvester and estimates ranged from $20,000 to $40,000+ with no guarantees.

Purchasing a new harvester was even more expensive.  Similar models ranged from $200,000 to $300,000.

Outsourcing to a vendor who would provide a harvester, conveyor and dump truck, along with a week's worth of cutting.  After contacting several vendors, we obtained a bid from Lakes Aquatic Weed Removal.  Their bid was within the allocated budget and they guaranteed us the second week of July.  They also offered to buy the harvester for $2,000 to use it for parts.  They agreed to haul it away at no charge.

On November 17, 2019, the board unanimously approved a motion to contract with Lakes Aquatic.

Calendar of Events
Friday 04-24-20 – Open Boat Launch for residents 10:00 AM to 2:00
Saturday 04-25-20 – Open Boat Launch for residents 10:00 AM to 2:00

Friday 05-01-20 - Open Boat Launch for residents 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Saturday 05-02-20 – Lake Clean Up 10:00 AM meet at Speedway.  We will social distance and divide up sections of the lake perimeter.

Saturday 05-02-20 - Open Boat Launch for residents 10:00 AM to 2 PM.

Annual Meeting – Moved to Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 7:00 PM City Hall Expansion Room.

If you would like to be added to the BLID email or Nextdoor site please send an email to birchlakeboard@gmail.com.