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. Managers 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
#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.
#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.
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.
Wenck, Engineer, reviewed the
status and to date costs of the Hidden River Sewer System.
#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 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
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.
#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.
Wenck, Engineer, indicated
that the Master Sanitary Sewer Task 3 Report will be presented at the April 2001
CRWD regular meeting.
will contact St. Cloud State University about providing a telephone survey
on behalf of the CRWD Master Sanitary Sewer Plan.
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.
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
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.
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
Tom Zipple left the meeting.
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.
#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.
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.
#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
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.
#00-12-9: 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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