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Meeting Minutes - January 10, 2001

 

OFFICIAL MINUTES

CLEARWATER RIVER WATERSHED DISTRICT

Board of Managers Meeting

Annandale Middle School

January 10, 2001

 

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, Stan Weinberger, Merle Anderson, Kelly Bergesch, Virl Liebrenz, Ron Yanish, Steve Nistler, Ken Jude and Kent Torve.

 

Motion #01-01-1: A motion was made by Klein and seconded by Brunsell to adopt the agenda, revised to include information regarding Rest-A-While Resort and other correspondence. Deleted was presentations by Mark Kampa and Rollie Schmidt.  All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #01-01-2: A motion was made by Eckman and seconded by Brunsell to accept the December 13, 2000 regular meeting minutes.  All Managers voted aye. : A motion was made by Eckman and seconded by Brunsell to accept the December 13, 2000 regular meeting minutes.  All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #01-01-3: A motion was made by Brunsell and seconded by Eckman to accept the January 10, 2001 Financial Report and pay bills. All Managers voted aye.

 

Administrator Anderson informed the Board that  Joy Carlson asked to be included on the February 14, 2001 agenda to discuss the CRWD easement and a potential central sewer system for the current Rest-A-While Resort area.

 

Motion #01-01-4: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Brunsell to reconsider Motion #00-12-7 which stated that CRWD officers would continue to serve until September 2001. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #01-01-5: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Klein to amend Motion #00-12-7 to nominate the following slate of officers to serve until September 2001:  Chairperson, Richard Eckman; Vice Chairperson, John Tracy; Treasurer, Marvin Brunsell; and Secretary, Roland Froyen.  All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #01-01-6: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Klein to approve Motion #00-12-7, as amended. All Managers voted aye.

 

Chairperson Richard Eckman appointed John Tracy to preside over the meeting.

 

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency letter of approval of the water balance study conducted on the Hidden River recirculating sand filter system was received by the Board.

 

Administrator Anderson reported that he expects the Donnay easement agreement to be signed this month. He is continuing his attempts to contact Brad Libbesmeier regarding an easement agreement. Both Donnay and Libbesmeier are property owners in the Clear Lake Wetland Treatment System East.

 

Administrator Anderson introduced Steve Nistler and Ron Yanish. Explanation and discussion took place regarding the proposed sediment basin on the Steve Nistler property at the south end of Clear Lake. The discussion indicated that Steve Nistler is willing to donate the land area where the sediment basin is to be constructed and is willing to enter into an access easement agreement with CRWD.  All soil excavated is to remain on the Nistler property.

 

Motion #01-01-7: A motion was made by Klein and seconded by Froyen to instruct Administrator Anderson to secure quotes for construction of the Steve Nistler sediment basin and to facilitate all preparation needed prior to construction.  All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #01-01-8: A motion was made by Brunsell and seconded by Froyen to authorize Ron Yanish to dig test holes at a cost not to exceed $200 to determine soil structure at the proposed Steve Nistler sediment basin site. All Managers voted aye.

 

Steve Nistler and Ron Yanish left the meeting at 8:15p.m.

 

Norm Wenck, Engineer, presented the Year 2000 Water Quality Annual Report. Mr. Wenck noted that two areas of concern, as indicated in the report, are the levels of fecal coliform bacteria that exist in Warner Creek and the upper reach of the Clearwater River.

 

Administrator Anderson informed the Board that Manager Froyen and he are developing grant applications to the Board of Water and Soil Resources and the Central Minnesota Initiative Foundation to fund the aquatic vegetation, bog and silt investigation proposed at the December 2000 regular meeting.

 

Motion #01-01-9: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Klein to authorize application to Central Minnesota Initiative Fund and Board of Water and Soil Resources for $10,000 each to fund the silt/sediment investigation study.  All Managers voted aye. : A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Klein to authorize application to Central Minnesota Initiative Fund and Board of Water and Soil Resources for $10,000 each to fund the silt/sediment investigation study.  All Managers voted aye.

 

Virl Liebrenz, Clearwater Harbor Representative, reviewed a letter sent to the CRWD from the Clearwater Harbor Property Owner’s Association, requesting that  CRWD put any action on a central sewer system on hold to allow the property owner’s association time to seek additional alternative methods to dealing with septic issues in their development. No action was taken and the Board asked Mr. Liebrenz to keep them informed.

 

Manager Brunsell reviewed a suggested project proposal form to track expenses and revenue. Mr. Brunsell urged all managers to review the form and bring to our next meeting any suggestions. It is anticipated that we will use this form beginning February 2001.

  

CRWD Board of Managers reviewed the Notice of Public Hearing from the Annandale Planning Commission regarding the Brad Paumen development of Purcell’s Pond. The Board instructed Engineer Norm Wenck to secure and review the site plan for this development and develop appropriate comments to be presented at the February 5, 2001 Planning Commission Meeting.

 

Norm Wenck, Engineer, distributed the following documents for the Board’s information: Wenck Associates, Inc. memorandum outlining the review of the community wastewater treatment system for Spring Beach and Spring Beach First Addition on Lake Augusta; Department of Natural Resources Permit No. 2001-4053, Water Level Control Structure for Clear Lake Wetland Treatment System East; and Wenck Associates, Inc. File Number 0002-14-244, construction quote document.

 

Stan Weinberger, Attorney, reviewed Hall and Byers File Number 30260 title opinion for the Steve Vossen property.

 

Administrator Anderson informed the Board of the June 23, 2001 lake day to be held at St. John’s University and reviewed the Stearns County certificate of compliance for the Werner and Keith Brinkman feedlot.

 

Manager Tracy requested that Administrator Anderson contact the owner of Clearwater Forest regarding the CRWD’s willingness to assist him in developing a community sewer system.

 

Motion #01-01-10: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Brunsell to adjourn the meeting. All Managers voted aye. : A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Brunsell to adjourn the meeting. All Managers voted aye.

 

DETAILED INFORMATION REGARDING THESE MINUTES IS AVAILABLE AT:

THE CRWD DISTRICT OFFICE 

WEBSITE: www.crwd.org

 

__________        ____         _________________

Chairperson, John Tracy      Secretary, Richard Eckman

 

 

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