FALL 2022 UPDATE LETTER FOR QLIA MEMBERS
A Note from QLIA President Norm Bratteig
This is to inform our membership of an upcoming vote to raise our annual membership fee to $50 per year. We are required to give 30 days’ notice for voting on a by-law change. The meeting will be November 12th, 10:00 am Spider Lake Town Hall.
The need for the raise is the cost of controlling the AIS (Aquatic Invasive Species) of the lakes, maintenance of the Eco Harvester, and updating our DNR required Plans. We do have grants for the purpose of doing plant surveys and updating our lake management and AIS plans. However, we are required to meet 25% of costs. We can offset our portion of costs with volunteer hours.
The increasing costs to improve our lakes along with low volunteer participation, has forced us to request the fee increase to offset our costs. We will need more financial resources in future years as we evolve to other aspects of plant control and lake management initiatives.
Our fundraising committee is working on plans that will be introduced in Spring 2023 for helping the QLIA to raise the necessary funds to manage our lakes into perpetuity and discussing our mid and long-term lake management goals. Raising our QLIA dues for 2023 will be a quick boost in our funds. We are required by the US Forestry to make periodic engineering inspections of the Teal River Dam, which needs to be completed soon and will cost approximately $3,000 dollars.
To be eligible to vote at the 11/12 meeting, you must have a paid membership for 2022. The increase in membership will start in 2023. Memberships run calendar years, 1 January to 31 December. We still have over 100 Members that have not renewed their QLIA membership for 2022.
Please mail to:
Quiet Lakes Improvement Association
P.O. Box 214
Hayward WI 54843
Thank you again for your continuing support,
Norm Bratteig, President
Kim Phelps, Vice President
Steve Fiala, Director at Large
Perry Cowan, Treasurer
Carolyn Ascher, Secretary