Lake Weed Harvester Operator
The Wind Lake Management District is accepting applications for the position of Harvester Operator. Interested persons should submit a resume and/or a letter of interest with their qualifications and contact information to: WLMD, PO Box 222, Muskego, WI 53150. Letters must be postmarked by May 15, 2021. Interviews will be held in closed session at the WLMD Board Meeting at 7:00pm on May 24, 2021, at the Norway Town Hall Lower Level (6419 Heg Park Road, Wind Lake, WI 53185).
The The Harvester Operator job description can be found here and any questions can be directed to Harvesting Program Manager John Landry at 262-313-7177 or Chairman Mike Bluemel at 414-305-8875. Once selected, the Operator will report to the Harvesting Program Manager and will be paid through a temp agency.
The WLMD Board is pleased to announce the selection of John Landry as our first Harvesting Program Manager. In addition to maintaining and operating the harvester, John will also schedule other operators and coordinate with the trucking firm to haul the weeds to a dump site. John has lived on Wind Lake for over 20 years and he is passionate about this program. His background and experience will help make this program a success. Congrats John!
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary (USCGA) and the United States Power Squadron (USPS) in conjunction with the Wind Lake Management District are offering free Vessel (Boat) Safety Checks on Saturday June 5th from 8am until 2pm. The checks will be offered at both the Wind Lake Public Launch (DNR) and at Sportsman’s Pub & Grub launch (25313 W. Loomis Road).
Individual Vessel Safety Checks can also be scheduled at your home or at one of the above launches by calling Dan Jahn at (414) 614-3164.
The WLMD will continue the roadside weed pickup program this summer. LAKE WEEDS ONLY can be placed on the roadside for pickup. Please make sure the pile is close to the side of the road and not setting back up against a building or tree line. We will not be picking up "ice-off" debris. Do not put lake sediment, dirt, rocks, branches, garbage or other debris in the pile. The pile WILL NOT be picked up if anything other than weeds are on the pile. Piles must be out by noon on Mondays to be picked up between Monday and Wednesday evening.
The pickup dates for 2021 are: June 1st, 15th, 29th; July 13th, 20th, 27th; August 10th, 17th, 31st; September 14th, 21st, 28th; and October 12th, 26th.
Another option to keep geese off your lawn is a product called Flight Control Plus. It is an eco-friendly product that you can spray on your lawn to help geese avoid your yard. For more information, please check out the website: flightcontrol.com. This information is provided as a courtesy, not as an endorsement.
The Wind Lake Weed Harvester Has Been Delivered!
The weed harvester was delivered on May 5th and is currently moored at the District lot next to the public launch. It looks awesome and sounds like she is ready to work. Training will be completed in the upcoming weeks and the operational details finalized. Harvesting will start in June, depending on weed growth. While we encourage District shareholders to drive past and take a look, we request that people stay off the harvester. There are many sharp/hazardous objects on the harvester that could cause a serious injury.
The harvester and trailer were built by Inland Lake Harvesters located in Burlington. The harvester has an 8 foot cutting width and is capable of hauling approximately twice the amount of weeds as the machine previously used on Wind Lake. The purchase also included a conveyor trailer that will be used to move the harvester and also to haul/dispose of the lake weeds. A State grant will cover 35% of the purchase cost with the balance paid for from District lake dues. Additional pictures can be found at: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/dvvtqc0vztpzn5v/AAAjVBq-P1Dw7fjBbA06FtS3a?dl=0