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OFFICIAL MINUTES

CLEARWATER RIVER WATERSHED DISTRICT

Board of Managers Meeting

Annandale Middle School

May 10, 2000

 

Regular meeting was called to order at 7:00p.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, Stan Weinberger, Merle Anderson and Kelly Bergesch. The following people arrived later: Virl Liebrenz, Howard Schmidt, Charles Koehler, Rollie Schmidt and Bob Broich.

 

Motion #00-5-1: A motion was made by Brunsell and seconded by Klein to accept a revised agenda that deleted Todd Ries from the agenda. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #00-5-2: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Eckman to accept the April 12, 2000 regular meeting minutes All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #00-5-3:   A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Klein to accept the May 10, 2000 Financial Report and pay bills. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #00-5-4: A motion was made by Brunsell and seconded by Froyen to authorize the transfer of remaining TCCP Funds to the Data Acquisition Fund. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #00-5-5: A motion was made by Brunsell and seconded by Eckman to accept and sign Guys Borden and Carlson audit proposal at a cost of $2,800. All Managers voted aye.

 

Rollie Schmidt and Howard Schmidt reported that the gates were lowered on the fish trap April 22. Howard checks the trap twice daily and indicated that some carp have entered the trap. He will closely monitor the amount of fish in the trap and arrange removal of carp.

 

Howard Schmidt left the meeting at 7:46p.m.

 

Norm Wenck, Engineer, reviewed the time frame for rebidding the Hidden River Sewage Treatment Project. The Project will be advertised May 12, May 19 and May 26, 2000. Pre-bid at Wenck’s office will be 9:00a.m, May 31. Bids are due at Wenck’s office, 4:00p.m, June 6. Bid opening will be at CRWD 4:00p.m, June 6. Bids will be awarded at the June 14, 2000 regular meeting.

 

Stan Weinberger, Attorney, explained his March 20 memo and reviewed the resolution that will be used to adopt the assessment roll.

 

Bob Broich, Developer of Hidden River and Stan Weinberger discussed the assessment roll and funding procedures for the Hidden River Sewage Treatment Project. They will finalize the funding details and report back at the June or July meeting.

 

Kelly Bergesch, Rollie Schmidt and Bob Broich left the meeting at 8:24p.m..

 

Norm Wenck, Engineer, explained that the appraisal for the Clear Lake Wetland Treatment System will begin June 15.  He also said that the cost for the Steve Nistler Sediment Basin is estimated to be $69,000, being 1.6 acres in size and will remove 65 lbs. of phosphorus per year. Norm estimated that a 10 acre sediment basin on the Meierhofer property would cost $240,000 and remove 250 lbs. of phosphorus per year.

 

Motion #00-5-6: A motion was made by Eckman and seconded by Froyen to authorize Wenck Associates, Inc. to conduct a sediment basin preliminary survey on the Meierhofer property, with the survey costs not to exceed $2,000.  All Managers voted aye.

 

Norm Wenck, Engineer, reported that information regarding the process for the Master Sanitary Sewer Plan has been presented to Annandale, South Haven, Corinna Township, South Side Township, Cola and Clearwater Lake Property Owners.

 

Stan Weinberger, Attorney, reviewed the Clearwater Harbor Sewer Treatment USDA grant document status. Administrator Anderson reported that two-thirds of the residents of Clearwater Harbor have returned their income survey forms. Virl Liebrenz indicated that the Clearwater Harbor Property Owners Board will urge property owners to respond. If necessary, Midwest Assistance Program will contact those property owners whom have not responded to the income survey.

 

Administrator Anderson reported the following:

     24 people attended the Year 2000 Secchi Disk Reader Kick-off and Appreciation Dinner that was held recently.

     The Langmo Drainage Project near Clear Lake will prevent surface water from directly entering Clear Lake by diverting it to County Ditch 44.

     Mark Hayes will be invited to make a presentation to the Board regarding Clearwater Lake Restoration suggestions.

     Sentence-to-serve will be contacted for possible assistance in the clearing of channel ports in the Watkins Wetland Treatment System.

     In the near future, Stearns Co. SWCD will be providing water testing for residents. Further details will be posted on the CRWD Website.

     The MAWD Summer Tour will be held in June.

 

Motion #00-5-7: A motion was made by Klein and seconded by Eckman to authorize interested CRWD Board Members to attend the Summer MAWD Tour. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #00-5-8: A motion was made by Eckman and seconded by Klein to accept the Wenck annual project inspection report and to seek quotes for costs of suggested maintenance. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #00-5-9: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Klein to amend Motion #98-4-8, dated April 4, 1998, Board Policy Statement by deleting the $40 maximum per diem per day for CRWD Managers. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #00-5-10: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Eckman to authorize up to $6,000 for Norm Wenck to seek information on appropriate available technology. To be included are costs to remove silt, bogs, exotic plants and endemic plant material from lakes in the CRWD. Norm is to report his findings at the September 2000 meeting.

 

Marv Brunsell expressed that he was not in favor of this motion, stating that the CRWD has a large number of other projects under consideration. Manager's Tracy, Eckman, Klein and Froyen voted aye. Manager Brunsell voted nay.

 

Administrator Anderson will send a letter to Stearns County Highway Engineer, Mitch Anderson, thanking him for his cooperation on installation of a sediment basin on the County Highway 7 Project at Fairhaven.

 

Norm Wenck, Engineer, stated that he has reviewed the Lakedale Telephone Company site plans developed by Otto Engineering. Norm will comment favorably on the plans as they are to maintain runoff values at pre-construction levels.

 

Motion #00-5-11: A motion was made by Brunsell and seconded by Klein to sign DNR 2000 Milfoil Cost Share Agreement for Clearwater Lake. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #00-5-12: 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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