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OFFICIAL MINUTES

CLEARWATER RIVER WATERSHED DISTRICT

Board of Managers Meeting

Annandale Middle School

April 12, 2000

 

Regular meeting was called to order at 7:30p.m. by Chairperson Tracy. Manager’s John Tracy, Roland Froyen, Clarence Klein, Richard Eckman and Marvin Brunsell were present. Others in attendance were Norm Wenck, Merle Anderson, Kelly Bergesch, Virl Liebrenz, Scott Gieslinger, Greg Henfling, Larry Krippner and Bill Ressman.

 

Motion #00-4-1: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Klein to accept a revised agenda to include presentations by Scott Gieslinger and Bill Ressman and New Business items: DNR Permits and Randy Elletson, Bank Stabilization on the Clearwater River. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #00-4-2: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Eckman to accept the March 8, 2000 regular meeting minutes, amending Motion #00-3-7 to read Hidden River Sanitary Sewer Project Abstract of Minutes as developed by Attorney Stan Weinberger. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #00-4-3:   A motion was made by Klein and seconded by Brunsell to accept the April 12, 2000 Financial Report and pay bills. All Managers voted aye.

 

Bill Ressman, Appraiser, reviewed conditions of easement information that he needs before conducting the appraisal for the Clear Lake Wetland Treatment System. Separate appraisals will be made for cropland and non-cropland that are affected by the wetland treatment system.

 

Motion #00-4-4: A motion was made by Brunsell and seconded by Klein to authorize $2,100 for Bill Ressman’s appraisal services for the Clear Lake Wetland Treatment System. All Managers voted aye.

 

Bill Ressman left at 8:14p.m.

 

Scott Gieslinger, Clear Lake Sewer System Committee Member, thanked the CRWD Board of Managers for their involvement and support of the Clear Lake Sewer System. He also reported that if grant funding becomes available during the current legislative session, bids may even be let late spring. Scott, Larry and Greg indicated that weed control is necessary on Clear Lake.

 

Kelly Bergesch left at 8:25p.m.

 

Administrator Anderson informed the Board that Rollie Schmidt has been notified that the fish trap gates should be lowered.

 

Scott Gieslinger, Greg Henfling and Larry Krippner left at 8:38p.m.

 

Norm Wenck, Engineer, reported that MPCA will be reviewing the Hidden River Sanitary Sewer Engineering Plan in late April. There will be a 30 day public notice for comments on the plan. Bids expired on April 9, 2000.

 

Motion #00-4-5: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Eckman to authorize the awarding of the bid for Hidden River Sanitary Sewer Project upon receiving MPCA approval and authorized re-bid of the project if the contractor chooses not to accept the contract. All Managers voted aye.

 

Norm Wenck, Engineer, explained the sediment basin and habitat improvement plan for Clear Lake Wetland Treatment System and asked that this subject be included on the May agenda.

 

Norm Wenck, Engineer, explained the concept of the Master Sanitary Sewer Plan. The process will begin by meeting with cities, township and lake association officials.

 

Motion #00-4-6: A motion was made by Klein and seconded by Eckman to budget $65,000 to prepare a Master Sanitary Sewer Plan.  All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #00-4-7: A motion was made by Brunsell and seconded by Froyen to authorize Wenck Associates, Inc. to provide packets of Master Sanitary Sewer Plan information to cities, lake associations, townships and others. All Managers voted aye.

 

Administrator Anderson updated the Board of Manager’s regarding the income survey for Clearwater Harbor that was sent out recently. He indicated that the Clearwater Harbor Homeowner’s Board is very supportive of the survey and that the Midwest Assistance Program will give survey results to USDA Rural Development when they become available. 

 

Motion #00-4-8: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Klein to authorize Year 2000 Water Quality Monitoring Plan that includes monitoring of five lakes and five river stations as developed by Wenck Associates, Inc. All Managers voted aye.

 

Administrator Anderson distributed revisions to the CRWD Plan.

 

Administrator Anderson explained Steve Nistler’s interest in construction of a sediment basin on his property south of Clear Lake.

 

Motion #00-4-9: A motion was made by Eckman and seconded by Froyen to authorize Wenck Associates, Inc. to conduct a preliminary survey on the Nistler property to determine feasibility of a sediment basin on that site. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #00-4-10: A motion was made by Brunsell and seconded by Klein to authorize a lake secchi disk reader 2000 Kick-Off Luncheon with dates, time and cost to be determined later. All Managers voted aye.

 

Administrator Anderson reviewed the DNR accelerated permit process information from Dan Lais.

 

Motion #00-4-11: A motion was made by Tracy and seconded by Brunsell requesting that DNR ask for CRWD comments on stormwater outfall permits, road, bridge and culvert permits and channel excavation permits before issuing permits in these subject areas. All Managers voted aye.

 

Administrator Anderson explained the Clearwater River Bank Stabilization Demonstration Project developed by Stearns SWCD on the Randy Elletson property. The SWCD is in need of red cedars for this project.

 

Motion #00-4-12: A motion was made by Tracy and seconded by Froyen to establish a new regular meeting starting time of 7:00p.m. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #00-4-13: A motion was made by Klein and seconded by Eckman to adjourn the meeting. All Managers voted aye.

 

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Chairperson, John Tracy      Secretary, Richard Eckman

 
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