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OFFICIAL MINUTES

CLEARWATER RIVER WATERSHED DISTRICT

Board of Managers Meeting

Annandale Middle School

February 9, 2000

 

Regular meeting was called to order at 7:30p.m. by Chairperson Tracy. Manager’s Richard Eckman, Roland Froyen, Clarence Klein and John Tracy were present. Manager Marvin Brunsell was absent.  Others in attendance were Merle Anderson, Kelly Bergesch, Norm Wenck, Virl Liebrenz, Richard Strutman, Gene Lotts, Wright County Commissioner Ken Jude, Rob Bruesewitz, Tom Bacon, Leland Novotne and Viola Novotne. Kerry Saxton and Brad Wozney arrived at 7:36p.m. Bob Broich arrived at 7:40p.m. Arriving at 7:55p.m. were Rusty Widmer, Merle Hough, Marv Smith, John Kurkosky and Roger Larson.  

 

Motion #00-2-1: A motion was made by Eckman and seconded by Klein to adopt a revised agenda, to include bid opening for Hidden River Sewer System at 8:00p.m. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #00-2-2: A motion was made by Klein and seconded by Eckman to accept the January 12, 2000 regular meeting minutes. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #00-2-3:     A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Klein to accept the February 9, 2000 Financial Report and pay bills. All Managers voted aye.

 

Kerry Saxton, Manager and Brad Wozney, Technician of Wright Co. SWCD proposed that CRWD participate in a buffer strip incentive program conducted by Wright SWCD.  The program consists of a cash payment to Wright Co. property owners who set aside buffer strip areas of their property for five (5) years. It is understood that CRWD funds would be 25% of the payment per acre, and the other 75% would come from other sources.    

 

Motion #00-2-4: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Eckman to  contribute $2,000 from the Administrative Fund for use by Wright SWCD as an incentive payment to Wright Co. property owners whose property lies within CRWD and meet the program requirements. All Managers voted aye.

 

Kerry Saxton and Brad Wozney left the meeting at 8:00p.m.

Beginning at 8:00p.m. and continuing until 8:24p.m, Sealed Bids for Hidden River Sewage System were opened and recorded. A complete listing of the bids is available at the CRWD Administrator’s Office and from Wenck Associates, Inc.

 

Rusty Widmer, Merle Hough, Marv Smith, and John Kurkosky left the meeting at 8:24p.m.

 

Motion #00-2-5: A motion was made by Klein and seconded by Eckman to accept the bids for Hidden River Sewer System, authorizing Wenck Associates, Inc. to review the bids for accuracy and to make recommendations to the CRWD Board of Managers at the March 8th meeting. All Managers voted aye.

 

Kelly Bergersch left the meeting at 8:37p.m.

 

Rob Bruesewitz, Acting Wetland Manager for US Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) discussed the various options of wetland or habitat easements available through the FWS.

 

The CRWD Board of Managers discussed their intentions of developing a wetland treatment system north of Clear Lake. This treatment system would include both FWS property and private property.

 

Motion #00-2-6: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Eckman to have Administrator Anderson continue to work with Steve Vossen, Richard Donnay and Roger Kramer regarding the proposed Clear Lake Wetland Treatment System. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #00-2-7: A motion was made by Klein and seconded by Froyen to have Administrator Anderson get quotes for cost of appraisal for the area included in the Clear Lake Wetland Treatment System. All Managers voted aye.

 

Discussion regarding a proposed sediment basin in the proposed Clear Lake Wetland Treatment System resulted in interest being shown by all in attendance.

 

Motion #00-2-8: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Klein to authorize Wenck Associates, Inc. to develop a plan for a sediment basin in the proposed Clear Lake Wetland Treatment System at a cost not to exceed $4,000. All Managers voted aye.

Gene Lotts, representing the Clear Lake Property Owners, suggested that the CRWD conduct a leachate survey before and after their sanitary sewer is installed. The leachate survey would determine levels of phosphorus and fecal coliform present in the lake water. After discussion, it was agreed that the current water monitoring conducted by CRWD provides that information.

 

Gene Lotts, Richard Strutman and Rob Bruesewitz left the meeting at 9:45p.m.

 

Stan Weinberger’s memos regarding Hidden River/Clearwater Harbor Sanitary Sewer Systems were accepted and entered into the record.

 

Administrator Anderson announced that CRWD had been notified by USDA Rural Development that the grant application for Clearwater Harbor Sanitary Sewer System is eligible for rural development loans. Anderson suggested that an income survey be completed for residents to be served by the sanitary sewer system to see if the Clearwater Harbor Sewer Project would qualify for grants. Anderson introduced Roger Larson of the Midwest Assistance Program. Roger explained how an income survey would be conducted and also expressed his willingness to assist CRWD and the residents of Clearwater Harbor in the survey. Virl Librenz will contact Clearwater Harbor Property Owners board members to schedule a meeting for Administrator Anderson and Roger Larson to attend and discuss further the income survey.

 

Roger Larson and Bob Broich left the meeting at 10:03p.m.

 

Tom Bacon, Leland Novotne and Viola Novotne discussed weed control in Clearwater Lake. They once again informed the Board that they do not want week harvesting to take place on the Clearwater Chain of Lakes. Rather, they would like to see treatment for milfoil be conducted on the entire Chain of Lakes where the milfoil problem exists.

 

Tom Bacon, Leland Novotne and Viola Novotne left the meeting at 10:20p.m.

 

Norm Wenck, CRWD Engineer, discussed what a Master Sanitary Sewer Plan could look like. This topic will be included in the March 8, 2000 Agenda.

 

Commissioner Ken Jude and Virl Liebrenz left at 10:40p.m.

 

Motion #00-2-9: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Klein to authorize attendance at the MAWD Meeting and Legislative Breakfast to be held in St. Paul March 24- March 25, 2000. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #00-2-10: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Klein to adjourn the meeting. All Managers voted aye.

 

 

DETAILED INFORMATION REGARDING THESE MINUTES IS AVAILABLE AT

THE CRWD DISTRICT OFFICE.

WEBSITE: http://www.crwd.org

 

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Chairperson, John Tracy      Secretary, Richard Eckman

 
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