1/31/2013 10:52:00 AM February 4 is LID's annual meeting; five seats to be filled
BY DENISE MARTIN
Five of the seven seats on the Chisago Chain of Lakes Lake Improvement District Board will be filled during the LID Board’s upcoming annual meeting. The election is part of the meeting Monday, February 4, which starts at 6:30 p.m. at the county government center in Center City.
The Lake Improvement District has a budget funded by a special levy (for 2013 $240,000 revenue) to fund operations, studies and lake water quality measures, among other projects. The district collects taxes from the defined special taxing district(see map.) Members of the Board must be property owners somewhere in the district where they serve or be in the process of buying. There’s five districts and two members who serve at-large for a total of seven directors. The election Monday looks to be pretty basic-- there’s only one application of interest filed with the LID clerk in Districts 2, 3 and for the at-large seat.
There were no applications submitted from anybody seeking the District 5 seat, which is the area around Green Lake. The seat is a four year term. The LID rep from the area around North and South Center Lakes, Area #1, is not up for election in 2013 and the other at-large post is also not expiring. All the other seats have to be filled to start terms as of Feb. 2013. In addition to the election taking place at the annual meeting, there’s generally a presentation on projects and the LID budget and information about work plans for the coming year.
The Board will also appoint one LID Board member to sit on a Task Force being established, to look into channelization between North Center and North Lindstrom lakes. The County Board approved forming a Task Force to advise the county on the feasibility of making navigation between the two lakes possible. Task Force members applications are still being sought through cities and townships, park boards, and lake associations that are active in the affected area.