News from the Board of the
Lake Shamineau Lake Improvement District
Selection of Engineering Firm
On March 22nd, the Board of Directors selected Widseth Smith Nolting (WSN) for the engineering project and entered into contract negotiations. On April 15th, the Board of Directors approved the WSN agreement for services. The agreement includes 3 steps: 1) Complete a route analysis in the NE area with emphasis on infiltration and update the feasibility report; 2) Complete a preliminary design and provide an estimate of total project costs for the High Water solution; and 3) Plans and permitting.

Visit the LID website for a summary of the Agreement with WSN for the High-Water project.
The Board will soon be forming a project team made up of County, Soil and Water, DNR, property owners and Board members for communication and feedback as we move through the High-Water project.
Establishment Order
Morrison County recently sent a letter to Lake Shamineau LID members regarding revisions to the Order of Esta blishment . T he LSLID Board of Directors provided edits and comments to the County for these revisions. On December 21, 2018, the Directors provided several edits that were not incorporated into this recent version. 
We are concerned with six of the revisions made by the County, including adding clause number 7 which would allow Morrison County to pass on costs related to management and administration of the LSLID. We recently sent a response to the County regarding our concerns which is posted on our website.
Board of Director Communications
Board Meetings

The LSLID Board of Directors will be conducting several Board meetings over the next couple of months. The next meeting will be held on May 10th at 1:00 PM at the Scandia Valley Town Hall. The primary purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the work plan and schedule for the High Water Project. The agenda will be posted on the LSLID website prior to the meeting. Announcements of future meetings will also be available on the website.
Timeline and Schedule

It will be a busy summer for the LID. Following are some key activities:
  • WSN begins work in April.
  • It is anticipated that a new NE Route will be established near the end of May.
  • Nomination information for open Director seats will be sent in June.
  • Annual Meeting announcements will be sent in July and August.
  • A High Water plan and more detailed costs will be available prior to the Annual Meeting.
  • The Annual Meeting will be held on August 24 with approval needed for the next steps in the High-Water project and election of two Directors (with permanent residency).

New signage has been installed at the two landings and at Augers Resort on Lake Shamineau advising boaters of the areas of Aquatic Invasive Species on the lake and of the No Wake Zone.
Hiring for NEW Ambassador Program
The AIS grant received from Morrison County will allow local lakes to monitor lake access points for Invasive Species by hiring ambassadors to monitor boaters at the landings.

The Ambassadors will work at boat landings on Lake Shamineau with the DNR Ambassador Program informing boaters about ‘Clean-Drain-Dry’ for Aquatic Invasive Species. 
The Lake Shamineau LID is seeking to hire 2 ambassadors to work at two public accesses for 14 hours per weekend at a starting wage of $13 per hour. 

Applicants must be 18 or older; attend a paid three hour training session from DNR; and submit a background check form provided by the DNR. For more information call 218-296-2933 or 612-716-9510 or send an email to
A Message from the LID Board
We invite you to visit the LID website for up to date information and documents, including budgets and financial statements, updates, notification of Board Meetings and Board minutes.

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Thank you for your support!

Bob Koll, Rick Rosar, Cindy Kevern, Fred Comb and Don Ogilvie
Lake Shamineau Improvement District Board of Directors