Lake Improvement District
Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District (LID) - July Meeting Information
The Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District Board Meeting on Monday, July 6, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. will be held via a virtual webinar due to the State of Minnesota health pandemic and Governor’s Stay at Home Executive Order.
Instructions for residents or audience participants to attend the meeting via a web link, iphone or telephone are as follows.
- Please click the link below to join the meeting:
- iPhone one-tap :
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Webinar ID: 824 2540 1620
Residents wishing to provide public comment at the meeting may do so by telephone or electronic means.
Please contact Jerry Spetzman at 651-213-8383 or Susanna Wilson Witkowski at 651-213-8380 by 4:00 p.m. of the meeting date for further instructions.
Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District (LID) Annual Meeting and Election of Area 3 and Area 4 Board of Directors Positions
The Annual Meeting and Election of the Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District was held on Monday, February 3, 2020, at 6:30 p.m., in conference room 150B, lowest level, Chisago County Government Center, Center City.
Area 3 Board of Directors Election Results
Area 3 is bounded on the west by County Road 24, to the south by Highway 8, crosses the channel between South Lindstrom and Chisago Lakes at the public access and continues to the east at Mentzer Trail and 295th Street, and on the east at County Road 25 and County Road 20. This includes the area to the north central border of the Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District. North Lindstrom, South Lindstrom, and Wallmark Lakes are included in this area.
Candidate(s) include: Jeff Fink received 13 votes. Margaret LeVasseur received 72 votes. Margaret LeVasseur is the Area 3 LID Board Director.
Area 4 Board of Directors Election Results
Area 4 is bounded on the west by County Roads 24/23/91, to the north by Highway 8, crosses the channel between South Lindstrom and Chisago Lakes at the public access and continues to the east at Mentzer Trail and 295th Street, and to the south at County Road 25. This includes the area to the south central border of the Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District. Chisago, Kroon, Boo and Spider Lakes are included in this area.
Candidate(s) include: Shawn Dunne received 31 votes. Steven Paquay received 57 votes. Steven Paquay is the Area 4 LID Board Director.
The regularly scheduled Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District (LID) Board meetings are held:
- 6:30 p.m.
- The 1st Monday of each month, unless that date is in conflict with a major holiday
- In those instances, the meetings will be held on the following Monday
- Chisago County Government Center, Room 150B in Center City
- 2020 LID Board Meeting Calendar (PDF)
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are ready for review before the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
- Area 1: Mike Mergens Term: 2019 - 2023
- Area 2: Jill Behnke Term: 2018 - 2022
- Area 3: Margaret LeVassuer Term: 2020 - 2024
- Area 4: Steve Paquay Term: 2020 - 2024
- Area 5: Monica Kinny Term: 2017 - 2021
- At Large: Todd McBride Term: 2017 - 2021
- At Large: Gary Schumacher Term: 2019 - 2023
The mission of the Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District is to restore, preserve, protect and enhance the water resources of the Chisago Lakes Chain of Lakes Watershed.
The goals of the Lake Improvement District are to:
- Preserve, protect and enhance water quality within the Chisago Lakes Chain of Lakes Watershed.
- Maintain the ditch and weir system in order to control water levels during high water events.
- Encourage environmentally sound land use practices for urban and agricultural areas to protect water quality within the Chisago Lakes Chain of Lakes Watershed.
- Support safe and balanced recreational use of surface water.
- Restore, improve and maintain navigation channels between the lakes.
- Protect, encourage and restore native shoreline to improve fish and wildlife habitat.
- Promote environmental education, awareness and stewardship within the Chisago Lakes Chain of Lakes Watershed.
- Promote the reduction of non-native aquatic invasive species.
Water Resource Management
The activities of the Lake Improvement District are guided by a Water Resource Management Plan (PDF). The plan includes the Mission, Goals, and Objectives of the LID. Each year the plan is reviewed and modified by the LID Board. The plan is used as a budgeting tool to prioritize the use of limited funding.
Lake Improvement District By-Laws
The Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District was first established on April 21, 1976 by Resolution of the Chisago County Board of Commissioners and was reactivated by Resolution of the County Board on August 21, 1984.
The Chisago Lakes Chain of Lakes Watershed is about 10 miles long and 9.3 miles wide. Maps of the lakes are available below. The major lakes in the Chisago Lakes Chain of Lakes Watershed (PDF) are: