DLSD Commission

Early Board Members and Significant Events

Early Board Members

December 16, 1969 - The Delavan Town Board Appoints the first Delavan Lake Sanitary District Commissioners:    

Mr. Babcock  2 years
Mr. Beucus   4 years
Mr. Gunderson  6 years

 

September 28, 1971 - Special election of DLSD Commissioners to serve until General Election in April 1973

Elected were:  Mr. Beucus
  Mr. Gunderson
  Mr. Marsicano 

October, 1972 - The Delavan Town Board appoints Mr. Kaiser to fill vacancy left by Mr. Beucus

April, 1973 - General Election of DLSD Commissioners

Elected were:   Mr. Kaiser  2 years 
  Mr. Marsicano 4 years
  Mr. Gunderson  6 years

                                                                                                                            
November 19, 1974 - The Delavan Town Board appoints Mr. Robbins to fill vacancy left by Mr. Kaiser

April, 1975 - General Election

Elected was: Mr. Robbins 6 years

 

August 17, 1976 - The Delavan Town Board appoints Mr. Reader to fill vacancy left by Mr. Gunderson

April, 1977 - General Election

Elected was:   Mr. Marsicano 6 years

April, 1979 - General Election

Elected was:  Mr. Reader    6 years

April, 1981 - General Election

Elected was:  Mr. Robbins   6 years

April, 1983 - General Election

Elected was:   Mr. Marsicano  6 years

March, 1984 - The Delavan Town Board appoints Mr. Wolfgram to fill vacancy left by Mr. Robbins

April, 1985 - General Election

Elected was:  Mr. Sullivan  6 years

April, 1987 - General Election

Elected was:   Mr. Wolfgram   6 years

October, 1989 - The Delavan Town Board appoints Mr. Gifford to fill vacancy left by Mr. Marsicano

November, 1989 - The Delavan Town Board appoints Mr. Buckles to fill vacancy left by Mr. Sullivan

June, 1991 - The Delavan Town Board appoints Mr. Kilkenny to fill vacancy left by Mr. Buckles

May, 1992 - The Delavan Town Board appoints Mr. Brien to fill vacancy left by Mr. Kilkenny

March, 1994 - The Delavan Town Board appoints Mr. Flint to fill vacancy left by Mr. Gifford

April, 1995 - General Election 

Elected was:  Mr. Leff  6 years

April, 1997 - General Election

Elected was: Mr. Brien  6 years

This information is incomplete.

Summary

Present Commissioners:

Position 1   Position 2    Position 3
Tom Miller John Surinak Ed Brien
2012 - Present  2011 - Present    1992 - Present

Past Commissioners:

Position 1   Position 2  Position 3
     
Babcock  Beucus  Gunderson
1970 - 1971  1970 - 1972    1970 - 1976
     
Marsicano  Kaiser Reader
1971 - 1989 1972 - 1974 1976 - 1984
     
Gifford    Robbins  Sullivan
1989 - 1993  1974 - 1983   1985 - 1989
     
Flint  Wolfgram   Buckles
1994 - 1995    1984 - 2001    1989 - 1991

 

   
 Bob Leff  John Buckles Kilkenny
 1995-2008  2003 - 2010

1991 - 1992

 John Pelletier  Gerri Green  
2008-2012   2010-2011  

                                               

 

Significant Events

The following is a brief outline of pivotal events which took place in both the years preceding the formation of the Delavan Lake Sanitary District and years since.  More detailed information will be provided in the "History" section, coming soon.

1964 - The concept of the Delavan Lake Sanitary District was started in 1964 with a request from The Delavan Town Board for a study to assess the feasibility of constructing a municipal sewer collection system around the lake.

1967 - Preliminary Engineering Report was submitted by Jenson and Johnson, Inc. Engineers.  Recommendations included the formation of the Delavan Lake Sanitary District, construction of a wastewater collection system and treatment plant and a public information program that would develop cooperation from the local community.

1968 - The Delavan Lake Fish and Game Association, Inc. commissioned a Limnological Survey which was performed by Limnetics, Inc. and completed in December.  This report concluded that the main sources of pollution to the lake were Jackson Creek, local septic tanks and the Lake Lawn Lodge sewage treatment facility.  Recommendations included installation of new collection treatment systems, aeration and removal of nutrients already present in the lake.  Citizen petitions were prepared.

1969 - Petitions to form a Sanitary District were circulated.  The Town of Delavan Board ordered the creation of the Delavan Lake Sanitary District and appointed Sage T. Gunderson, President and A. John Beucus and R. C. Babcock as Commissioners.

1971 - Informational meetings and materials were distributed to provide the residents with time lines and estimated costs for the proposed sewer project.

1972 - The Town of Delavan Board passed the Resolution authorizing the construction of the Public Sanitary Sewer Improvements within the Delavan Sanitary District for the Towns of Delavan and Walworth.

1974 -- Discussions with the State of Wisconsin regarding possible funding of a regional wastewater collection and treatment plant.

1975 - The Walworth County Metropolitan Sewerage District (WALCOMET) was created.  The first steps towards the funding of the project were taken with actions by the Wisconsin DNR, Walworth County Board of Supervisors, Town of Delavan, City of Elkhorn, City of Delavan and the Town of Walworth.

1976 - A Public Hearing was held on the Proposed Facilities Plan for WALCOMET.  Site investigations were conducted at the proposed location of the new Wastewater Treatment Plant.

1979 -- Start of construction of the Delavan Lake Sanitary District collection system around the lake and the WALCOMET wastewater treatment facility.

1981 - The construction of DLSD sanitary sewer collection system around the lake was completed.

1982 - All homes and businesses around the lake were connected to the public sewer system.

1983 - During this summer season the Delavan Lake water quality was ranked the poorest in the state as a result of the worst algae bloom ever experienced.  Beginning of partnership between DLSD and USGS (and later the Town of Delavan) for water quality monitoring.

1989 - The beginning of the Delavan Lake Rehabilitation Project which ran through 1993.

1992 --

1993 - The final work on the Delavan Lake Rehabilitation Project was completed.