Lake Improvement District
Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District (LID) Annual Meeting and Election of one Area 1 and one At Large Board of Directors Positions - Results
The Annual Meeting and Election of the Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District was held on Monday, February 4, 2019, at 6:30 p.m., in conference room 150B, lowest level, Chisago County Government Center, Center City.
Area 1 Board of Directors Election Results
Area 1 is bounded on the south by Highway 8, to the west by County Road 20 and includes the area to the northeast border of the Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District. Little, North Center and Pioneer Lakes are included in this area.
Candidate(s) include: James Benson received 5 votes. Michael Mergens received 53 votes. Michael Mergens is the Area 1 LID Board Director.
At Large Board of Directors Election Results
At Large must be owner of real property within the Chisago Lakes Lake Improvement District boundary or be a buyer under contract for deed of property in the District.
Candidate(s) include: Theron Drenckhahn received 21 votes. Gary Schumacher received 65 votes. Gary Schumacher is an At Large LID Board Director.
The regularly scheduled 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
- 2019 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: 2015 - 2019
- Area 2: Jill Behnke Term: 2018 - 2022
- Area 3: Rob Sandgren Term: 2018 - 2022
- Area 4: Joyce Anastasi Term: 2016 - 2020
- Area 5: Monica Kinny Term: 2017 - 2021
- At Large: Steve Paquay Term: 2017 - 2021
- At Large: Gary Schumacher Term: 2015 - 2019
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: