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OFFICIAL MINUTES

CLEARWATER RIVER WATERSHED DISTRICT

Board of Managers Meeting

Annandale Middle School

October 11, 2000

 

Regular meeting was called to order at 7:00p.m. by Chairperson Tracy. Manager’s John Tracy, Clarence Klein, Richard Eckman, Roland Froyen and Marvin Brunsell were present. Others in attendance were Norm Wenck, Stan Weinberger, Merle Anderson, Kelly Bergesch, Gene Lotts, Virl Liebrenz,  Steve Zimmer, Bill Berwyn, Kevin Schablitsky, Rick Dinsmore, Dawn Froelick, Mark Kampa, Ken Jude, Kathleen Killeen, Karl Staubli, Chuck Twedt, Nancy Dart, Sue Muehlenhardt, Ken Foster and Gerry Stuhr.

 

Motion #00-10-1: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Klein to adopt the agenda, including a presentation by Bass Lake representatives. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #00-10-2: A motion was made by Brunsell and seconded by Eckman to accept the September 13, 2000 regular meeting and public hearing minutes. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #00-10-3: A motion was made by Klein and seconded by Eckman to accept the September 22, 2000 special meeting minutes with the following correction: All acronyms used will be spelled out. All Managers voted aye.

 

Residents of Bass Lake brought to the Board’s attention that James Ray had secured a permit from Wright County to fill 400 square feet of wetland. However, the group pointed out that the area that was actually filled was a natural waterway. The group asked the CRWD Board of Managers to request a cease and desist order from the Department of Natural Resources so that this matter can be resolved.

Motion #00-10-4: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Brunsell to have Administrator Anderson send a letter to the Department of Natural Resources requesting a cease and desist order on the James Ray project. All Managers voted aye.

 

The following people left at 7:25p.m: Kathleen Killeen, Karl Staubli, Chuck Twedt, Nancy Dart, Sue Muehlenhardt, Ken Foster and Gerry Stuhr.

Motion #00-10-5: A motion was made by Eckman and seconded by Froyen to ratify a change order on Year 2000 Operation and Maintenance. The change order of $3,600 is needed to complete maintenance greater than originally planned.   All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #00-10-6: A motion was made by Eckman and seconded by Klein to accept the October 11, 2000 Financial Report and pay bills. All Managers voted aye.

 

Mark Kampa, resident of Lake Augusta, discussed the possibility of a community sewer system for the First Addition and Spring Beach area on Lake Augusta. Mark indicated that he will organize a meeting of Lake Augusta residents. The CRWD Board of Managers and staff will be invited to the meeting to discuss this matter.

 

The following people left the meeting at 8:00p.m: Steve Zimmer, Bill Berwyn and Mark Kampa.

 

Rick Dinsmore and Kevin Schablitsky, residents of Lake Betsy, expressed concern about the amount of logs and the low water level of Lake Betsy.

 

Norm Wenck, CRWD Engineer, reported that the Hidden River drain field has been installed, LaTour Construction is preparing for a two-week water test of the sand filter, the lift station has been installed and construction has started on the sewer line. Completion date is November 9, 2000.

 

Norm Wenck, CRWD Engineer, discussed the duties and compensation that he suggests the CRWD propose to an operation and maintenance operator for Hidden River Sewer System. Stan Weinberger will develop a contract for the Board to review.

 

Wright County Commissioner, Ken Jude, left the meeting at 8:20p.m.

 

Administrator Anderson reported that all property owners involved in the Clear Lake Wetland Treatment System East have been contacted. Norm Wenck reviewed estimated total project costs.

 

Motion #00-10-7: A motion was made by Brunsell and seconded by Froyen for Administrator Anderson to continue negotiating with Clear Lake Wetland Treatment System East property owners, incorporating information of the estimated total treatment costs developed by Norm Wenck.  All Managers voted aye.

 

Rick Dinsmore and Kevin Schablitsky left the meeting at 8:45p.m.

 

Norm Wenck, Engineer, indicated that he will begin the next phase of the Master Sanitary Sewer Plan, which is to develop a feasibility study of the implementation options of the plan.

 

Motion #00-10-8: A motion was made by Froyen to authorize Norm Wenck to conduct a Master Sanitary Sewer Plan feasibility study. The motion failed for lack of a second.

 

Discussion by Managers indicated that they wanted more information about costs and other outcomes of the feasibility study. 

 

Motion #00-10-9: A motion was made by Brunsell and seconded by Klein for Norm Wenck to bring to the November meeting a proposal outlining the cost of developing a feasibility study of the four options contained in the Master Sanitary Sewer Plan Sequence of Events outline. Managers Klein, Brunsell and Eckman voted aye. Managers Tracy and Froyen voted nay. The motion carried.

 

Norm Wenck, CRWD Engineer, reported that maintenance of Watkins and Kingston wetlands have been completed.

 

Administrator Anderson reported that the income survey for the Clearwater Harbor Sanitary Sewer Project has not been completed.

 

Virl Liebrenz, resident of Clearwater Harbor, reported that he has been attending individual on-site sewer system education programs provided by Extension Service. He indicated that  Extension Service would like to

invite representatives of the CRWD to a meeting to discuss funding opportunities for the Clearwater Harbor Sanitary Sewer Project.

 

Motion #00-10-10: A motion was made by Brunsell and seconded by Froyen to accept the 1999 CRWD Financial Audit Report developed by Gruys Borden and Carlson. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #00-10-11: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Brunsell to authorize CRWD board and staff attendance at the Year 2000 Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts  annual conference to be held in December. All Managers voted aye.

 

Dawn Froelick and Kelly Bergesch left the meeting at 9:55p.m.

 

Norm Wenck, CRWD Engineer, presented the Board with a report titled “Review of Aquatic Vegetation, Bog, and Silt control methods.” Norm will prepare for the November meeting a proposal outlining what steps should be taken next in dealing with this issue.

 

Manager Klein reported that Steve Nistler is still interested in having a sediment basin constructed on his property.

 

Motion #00-10-12: A motion was made by Brunsell 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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