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OFFICIAL MINUTES

CLEARWATER RIVER WATERSHED DISTRICT

Board of Managers Meeting

Annandale Middle School

September 13, 2000

 

Regular meeting was called to order at 7:00p.m. by Chairperson Tracy. Manager’s John Tracy, Clarence Klein, Richard Eckman and Marvin Brunsell were present. Roland Froyen was absent. Others in attendance were Norm Wenck, Merle Anderson, Gene Lotts,  Bob Broich, Richard Strutman, Verl Liebrenz  and Chris Harmoning, Hall & Byers Attorney.  Kelly Bergesch arrived at 7:10p.m.

 

Motion #00-9-1: A motion was made by Eckman and seconded by Brunsell to adopt the agenda. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #00-9-2: A motion was made by Brunsell and seconded by Eckman to accept the August 9, 2000 regular meeting minutes. All Managers voted aye.

 

Norm Wenck, Engineer, reported that construction has started on the Hidden River Sewer System and reviewed the construction schedule. Mr. Wenck also reported that one response was received to his request seeking a Maintenance Operator. A progress report will be provided at the October meeting.

 

Motion #00-9-3: A motion was made by Klein and seconded by Eckman to authorize a sand filter liner water test on the Hidden River Sewer Project #99-1, as requested by MPCA at a cost of $3,300. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #00-9-4: A motion was made by Eckman and seconded by Klein to accept the September 13, 2000 Financial Report and pay bills. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #00-9-5: A motion was made by Brunsell and seconded by Klein to transfer $46,776.60 from Hidden River Sewer Project #99-1 Special Account to CRWD General Fund to cover CRWD Hidden River Sewer Project #99-1 expenditures to date.  All Managers voted aye.

 

Bob Broich left the meeting at 7:30p.m.

 

Chairperson Tracy recessed the meeting at 7:30p.m. and reconvened at 7:45p.m.  

Norm Wenck, Engineer, discussed various options as to how to proceed with the Clear Lake Wetland Treatment System East project. The Board instructed Administrator Anderson to propose two options to Steve Vossen for his consideration. Option 1: The CRWD would purchase 77.3 acres from Mr. Vossen for $98,000. Option 2: The CRWD would enter into an easement agreement with Mr. Vossen on 77.3 acres for $39,650. The second option would give Mr. Vossen the right to farm the easement area when and if possible. The CRWD, however, would have no further liability if farming of the 77.3 acres was not possible.

 

Norm Wenck, Engineer, indicated that he will provide a proposal that gives future direction to the Master Sanitary Sewer Plan at the next meeting.

 

Administrator Anderson indicated to the Board that if they are interested in an appraisal of the Clear Lake Wetland Treatment System West, Bill Ressman, Appraiser, can complete an appraisal using already established information from the Clear Lake Wetland Treatment System East; thus reducing the cost. The Board will make a decision on this matter at the October meeting.

 

Gene Lotts and Richard Strutman left the meeting at 8:30p.m.

 

Norm Wenck, Engineer, reported that the scheduled project maintenance will begin on Monday, September 18, 2000.

 

Administrator Anderson informed the Board that Mark Ritter of the Midwest Assistance Program, will be sending reminders to residents of Clearwater Harbor that their response to the income survey is needed now.

 

Virl Lebrenz, resident of Clearwater Harbor, indicated that his involvement with the Minnesota Extension Service Unsewered Community Education Program has been informative. He plans to attend the alternative on-site sewer system field trip to be held in October 2000.

 

The CRWD Board of Managers indicated to Administrator Anderson that when requests for letters of support are requested, that he should respond favorably if the request is consistent with CRWD goals. If the request is not consistent with CRWD goals, he should bring the request to the attention of the Chairperson and at the Chairperson’s discretion, to the rest of the Board.

 

Administrator Anderson reminded the Board of the St. Cloud Sewage Treatment tour which is scheduled for 1:00p.m, September 22, 2000.

 

Norm Wenck, Engineer, reported that he has contacted Minnesota Department of Resources regarding  permit application for the Steve Nistler Sediment Basin Project.

 

Administrator Anderson informed the Board that Mark Kampa has been working with purple loosestrife, sediment in the channel and septic issues on Lake Augusta.

 

Motion #00-9-6: A motion was made by Brunsell and seconded by Klein to adjourn the meeting. All Managers voted aye.

 

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Chairperson, John Tracy      Secretary, Richard Eckman

 
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