The 2016 Annual Meeting was once again held at the Ideal Community Center
Doors opened at 7:30 am with the free homemade breakfast starting shortly after that.
There was plenty of time for those attending to catch up with friends and neighbors they had not seen since last year.
There was a brief business meeting.
Joe Brodil gave an update on invasive species problems and inspection efforts.
Jeff Laurel talked about the fishery and additional efforts to increase water quality. He started a tree planting program to increase water quality. It was quickly oversubscribed and he plans to expand it next year.
Deputy Todd Holk reminded boaters of boating safety and discussed what the Sheriffs Water Patrol was focusing on.
Sarah Fogderud discussed increase emphasis on testing for arsenic in well water.
Patrick Welle, retired BSU economics professor discussed factors afffecting lake shore value.
Below information on last year’s (2014) Annual Meeting
Every available chair in the Ideal Community Center was needed for record crowd at WAPOA’s Annual Meeting on June 7, 2014.
It might have been the combination of speakers with need-to-know information, the fantastic free breakfast, water quality and invasive species exhibits, and the opportunity to reconnect with friends that brought so many to the meeting.
Michael McCartney, a new University of Minnesota research scientist with an interest in zebra mussels bought the audience up-to-date on what he hopes to accomplish in his study of zebra mussels.
Henry Erdman brought good news about the State providing direct financial aid to those at the local level who are working to prevent invasive species.
The meeting ended early enough for those departing to enjoy most of a beautiful June day.
Delicious free complimentary breakfast!
A record turn out!
Photo below: Ideal Town Hall ready for our neighbors
Setup just completed at Ideal Community Center, just before members arrive
Complimentary breakfast for all