Applications for two different types of bio sediment reduction devices have been submitted to the Wisconsin DNR by the Pigeon Lake Rehabilitation and Protection District (PLRPD), including one for Brady Lake and another for Fairway Lake.
Each permit application cost the district $500 and the DNR is supposed to respond within 30 days after receiving them. This means a reply should be received by our next meeting which is on Dec. 16 in the City Hall at 6:30 p.m.
During the public comment part of the meeting, long time resident and dedicated fisherman, Willard Sasse, expressed concern about the placement of a water circulation device in Fairway Lake. He felt it was more urgently needed in the north bay of Pigeon Lake between the Pigeon River and Fairway Lake. He has fished that area most of his life and claims the water quality there is so bad that you can’t catch a fish there in mid-winter. One of the few reasons there is not a major fish kill in that area is the fish can migrate to the Pigeon River channel where there is enough oxygen for them to survive. He was told that the area he is concerned about would be part of phase 2 if the DNR gives us permission to proceed with phase 1 and the devices we install perform as well as expected.
Other business included approval of the 2011 budget, which amounted to $49,300. There was much discussion on the price comparison between the Kasco air diffuser and the Expert Company circulator. Other systems are still being considered at this time. The position of full time weed cutter manager is still open.