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OFFICIAL MINUTES

CLEARWATER RIVER WATERSHED DISTRICT

Board of Managers Meeting

Annandale Middle School

November 8, 2000

 

Regular meeting was called to order at 7:00p.m. by Chairperson Tracy. Manager’s John Tracy, Clarence Klein and Marvin Brunsell were present. Manager’s Roland Froyen and Richard Eckman were absent. Others in attendance were Norm Wenck, Merle Anderson, Kelly Bergesch, Mark Kampa, Joy Carlson and Dawn Froelick.

 

Motion #00-11-1: A motion was made by Brunsell and seconded by Klein to adopt the agenda, including a presentation by Joy Carlson. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #00-11-2: A motion was made by Brunsell and seconded by Klein to accept the October 11, 2000 regular meeting minutes as amended to clarify discussion regarding the Master Sanitary Sewer Plan. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #00-11-3: A motion was made by Klein and seconded by Brunsell to accept the November 8, 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 Spring Park and Spring Beach area on Lake Augusta, a total of 42 residences.  Mark indicated that he has scheduled a meeting of Lake Augusta residents for 7:00p.m, November 29, 2000 at the South Side Town Hall. Mark invited CRWD Managers and Staff to attend.

 

Joy Carlson, Annandale Properties, representing a potential buyer of the former Rest-A-While Resort, requested that the CRWD Board of Managers either relinquish the current easement on the property or authorize moving of the compressor, building and pipe currently located near the middle of the property to the west boundary of the property, so that the building and contents would not interfere with development of the property.

 

The CRWD Board of Managers will discuss this matter at their December Regular Meeting. Joy Carlson will be contacted when a decision has been made. Joy left the meeting at 7:45p.m.

 

Motion #00-11-4: A motion was made by Brunsell and seconded by Klein to sign an insurance liability document indicating that the CRWD wishes to not waive or increase their liability insurance protection.  All Managers voted aye.

 

Norm Wenck, Engineer, indicated that the gravity and pressure pipe and pump stations have been installed in Hidden River Sanitary Sewer Project #99-1. Testing of the sand filter will be completed within a week.  Norm also presented the Board with a list and specifications of components of this project that should be insured against damage. Administrator Anderson was instructed to give this list to Roth Insurance, Annandale, MN to be included under our current insurance policy.

 

Norm Wenck, Engineer, presented the Board of Managers with a proposal outlining Task 3 of the Master Sanitary Sewer Plan which is to develop alternatives with preliminary cost estimates for the Master Sanitary Sewer Plan.

 

Kelly Bergesch left the meeting at 8:30p.m.

Motion #00-11-5: A motion was made by Brunsell and seconded by Klein to authorize Norm Wenck to conduct Task 3 of the  Master Sanitary Sewer Plan at a cost of $18,900. All Managers voted aye.

 

Norm Wenck, Engineer, reviewed the service area and sewer line concepts of the Master Sanitary Sewer Plan.

 

Dawn Froelick left the meeting at 9:20p.m.

 

Administrator Anderson informed the Board that he had been notified by Midwest Assistance Program that the income survey for Clearwater Harbor has been completed. Based on results of the survey, the project is not eligible for grants from USDA Rural Development. Minnesota Extension Service will be conducting a meeting for residents of Clearwater Harbor, Lynden Township and CRWD representatives. Details of that meeting will be available later.

 

Administrator Anderson indicated to the Board that Brian Becker, Section 11 Maine Prairie Township, is working with Stearns County SWCD and DNR to enhance the wildlife and fisheries potential of his property.

 

Motion #00-11-6: A motion was made by Brunsell and seconded by Klein to contract with William Hennen for Hidden River Sanitary Sewer Treatment Project operator position. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #00-11-7: A motion was made by Klein and seconded by Brunsell to object to Gary Fehn’s application to DNR for installation of a sand blanket in public waters near his property on Lake Augusta. All Managers voted aye.

 

Manager Brunsell reviewed the current CRWD liability insurance policy. The policy has a limit of $300,000.

 

Motion #00-11-8: A motion was made by Brunsell and seconded by Klein to adjourn the meeting. All Managers voted aye.

 

DETAILED INFORMATION REGARDING THESE MINUTES IS AVAILABLE AT

THE CRWD DISTRICT OFFICE.

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Chairperson, John Tracy      Secretary, Richard Eckman

 
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