A soil and water assessment will also be performed to measure sediment in the lake and how much sediment is going into the lake from the watershed on an annual basis.
The council also approved the 2013 strategic plan, vision statement and council mission statement. Staff and council members had been working with a consultant for the last two months on updating their plans, which was last done in 2008, according to Director of Management and Budget Chad Janicek.
A draft of the plan and statements were presented to council earlier this month. Council discussed the draft at that time and made no changes.
Having a strategic plan can help council and staff focus on their needs during budget times each year and are considered a great tool to have, Janicek previously said.
Council members also approved several appointments to boards and commissions. A number of applications for commissions have come in over the last two weeks and more are needed, council member Heidi Wilder said.