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OFFICIAL MINUTES

CLEARWATER RIVER WATERSHED DISTRICT

Board of Managers Meeting

Annandale Middle School

December 13, 2000

 

Regular meeting was called to order at 7:00p.m. by Chairperson Tracy. Manager’s John Tracy, Clarence Klein, Roland Froyen, Richard Eckman and Marvin Brunsell were present. Others in attendance were Norm Wenck, Merle Anderson, Kelly Bergesch, Mark Kampa, Roger Eckhoff, Ruth Johnson, David Johnson, Virl Liebrenz and Jeff Tidd. Stan Weinberger and Tom Zipple arrived later.

 

Motion #00-12-1: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Brunsell to adopt the agenda. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #00-12-2: A motion was made by Eckman and seconded by Brunsell to accept the November 8, 2000 regular meeting minutes.  All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #00-12-3: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Eckman to accept the December 13, 2000 Financial Report and pay bills. All Managers voted aye.

 

Stan Weinberger arrived at 7:24p.m.

 

Mark Kampa, resident of Lake Augusta, discussed the community sewer system for the Spring Park and Spring Beach area on Lake Augusta, a total of 42 residences.  Mark requested information regarding grant and loan opportunities and the role of the Clearwater River Watershed District in this matter.

 

The CRWD Board of Managers responded by saying that Administrator Anderson will provide information regarding potential funding sources for the project. The Board also expressed a willingness to provide assistance for the project based on a formal request of services required. Public hearings and other necessary meetings would be required by the District to meet requirements of Chapter 103B.

 

Tom Zipple arrived at 7:45p.m.

 

Norm Wenck, Engineer, reviewed the status and to date costs of the Hidden River Sewer System.

 

Motion #00-12-4: A motion was made by Brunsell and seconded by Froyen to increase the legal budget for Hidden River Sanitary Sewer Project 99-1 by $3,000.  This action would reduce the contingency fund by $3,000. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #00-12-5: A motion was made by Eckman and seconded by Klein to authorize $1,000 engineering expenditure for Wenck Associates, Inc. Sand Filter Leakage Test performed on Hidden River Sanitary Sewer Project 99-1. This action would reduce the contingency fund by $1,000. All Managers voted aye.

 

Administrator Anderson reported that the Vossen property has been purchased, the Donnay easement will be signed soon and that no contact has been made with Brad Libbesmeier. These properties make up the Clear Lake Wetland Treatment System East.

Motion #00-12-6: A motion was made by Klein and seconded by Eckman to authorize Wenck Associates, Inc. to secure quotes for the structure on Clear Lake Wetland Treatment System East. All Managers voted aye.

 

Norm Wenck, Engineer, indicated that the Master Sanitary Sewer Task 3 Report will be presented at the April 2001 CRWD regular meeting.

 

Administrator Anderson will contact St. Cloud State University about providing a telephone survey on behalf of the CRWD Master Sanitary Sewer Plan.

 

Norm Wenck, Engineer presented a proposal for silt/sediment investigation to the Board of Managers. The proposal suggested that five to eight probe/borings would be performed on six lakes in the District. Boring samples would be analyzed for total phosphorus and sediment phosphorus profile. Estimated fee for this investigation would be $19,200. After discussion, the Board took no action on this matter. However, they will seek grant monies to fund this proposed project.

 

Manager Froyen expressed interest in contacting the Central Minnesota Initiative Fund as a possible source of funding for the silt/sediment investigation. Mr. Froyen and Administrator Anderson will contact the Central Minnesota Initiative Fund and others regarding grant opportunities.

 

Administrator Anderson and Manager Klein will be contacting Watkins area service organizations as a potential funding source for the Nistler Sediment Basin, located at the south end of Clear Lake.

 

Tom Zipple, Attorney for the Jim Gohman Estate, indicated to the Board that he is doing a quiet title search on the Gohman property located on Lake Louisa.  Mr. Zipple questioned whether or not the CRWD structure that contains aeration equipment is located within the area described on the easement. He indicated that he has secured the services of a surveyor to determine exactly where the structure is located. Mr. Zipple will report his findings to the Board at the January 2001 regular meeting.

 

Tom Zipple left the meeting.

 

Administrator Anderson reported that the Minnesota Extension Service will schedule a meeting soon to review alternative sewer systems and funding sources for Clearwater Harbor.  CRWD Managers and staff will be invited to the meeting.

 

Motion #00-12-7: A motion was made by Klein and seconded by Froyen to retroactively authorize all CRWD officers serving prior to September 10, 2000 to continue to serve in their positions until September 2001. All Managers voted aye.

 

Manager Brunsell informed the Board that Wright County SWCD has purchased a plotter and has offered use of that plotter to the CRWD. Wright County SWCD has also established storm sewers as a high priority for 2001 and asks for input on this subject from the CRWD.

 

Mr. Brunsell reviewed a resolution that was passed by MAWD at their annual Conference. The Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts is instructed by this resolution to secure legislation that would authorize a levy to fund watershed district projects.  He also explained a project revenue source/expenditure accounting form that CRWD should consider using for our projects.

 

Motion #00-12-8: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Eckman that if two or more parcels, which are subject to operation and maintenance assessment, are combined within the District, the parcel which is created  would be assessed as one unit.

After discussion, the question was put to a vote. Managers Brunsell, Klein, Tracy and Eckman voted nay and Manager Froyen voted aye. The motion failed.

 

Mark Kampa, Lake Augusta, reminded the Board that they are going to join with the Clearwater Lake Property Owners Association in a milfoil treatment program in the summer of 2001. He will also be raising beetles to be used for purple loosestrife control on Lake Augusta and the surrounding area.

 

Motion #00-12-9: A motion was made by Brunsell and seconded by Klein to adjourn the meeting. All Managers voted aye.

 

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