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Meeting Minutes February 14, 2001

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OFFICIAL MINUTES

CLEARWATER RIVER WATERSHED DISTRICT

Board of Managers Meeting

Annandale Middle School

February 14, 2001

 

Regular meeting was called to order at 7:00p.m. by Chairperson Eckman. Managerís John Tracy,  Roland Froyen and Richard Eckman were present. Marvin Brunsell and Clarence Klein were absent. Others in attendance were Norm Wenck, Stan Weinberger, Merle Anderson, Kelly Bergesch, Roger Eckhoff, Jim Fletcher and Bob Broich. Arriving later were Joy Carlson, David Carlson, Steve Zimmer and Mark Kampa.

 

Motion #01-02-1: A motion was made by Tracy and seconded by Froyen to adopt the agenda. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #01-02-2: A motion was made by Tracy and seconded by Froyen to accept the January 10, 2001 regular meeting minutes.  All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #01-02-3: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Tracy to accept the February 14, 2001 Financial Report and pay bills. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #01-02-4: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Tracy to authorize Gruys Borden Carlson and Associates, P.A. to audit Year 2000 financial records at a cost of $3,200. All Managers voted aye.

 

Mark Kampa, Steve Zimmer and Roger Eckhoff, representing Lake Augusta residents, informed the Board of their plans to develop a community sewer system for Spring Beach and Spring Beach First Addition. They asked how their plans fit into the Master Sanitary Sewer Plan developed by CRWD.

 

Norm Wenck, Engineer, explained that their plans fit into the Master Sanitary Sewer Plan. It was agreed to continue dialog on this matter.

 

Mark Kampa, Steve Zimmer and Roger Eckhoff left the meeting at 8:15p.m.

 

Joy Carlson and David Carlson, representing Annandale Properties, presented the Board with a site plan for a standard shoreland development featuring seven lots along the lake on the former Rest-A-While Resort property. They asked the Board to consider moving the easement that currently exists for the aeration equipment to a location that they would dedicate jointly for a sewer easement and aeration equipment easement. They also asked the Board how a community sewer system on this property would fit into the Master Sanitary Sewer Plan.

 

Norm Wenck, Engineer, explained that the Master Sanitary Sewer Plan could be realigned to accommodate a proposed community sewer system on this property.

 

No decision was made regarding a change in the aeration equipment easement.

 

Joy and David Carlson left the meeting at 8:40p.m.

Norm Wenck, Engineer, reported that electric panels are being installed today, February 14 on the Hidden River Sanitary Sewer Project. Mr. Wenck will make a progress report at the March meeting.

 

Bob Broich, Hidden River Development, indicated that he is very satisfied with the sewer system, that the first house is nearing completion and he anticipates additional building during the year 2001.

 

Jim Fletcher and Bob Broich left the meeting at 8:50p.m.

 

Norm Wenck, Engineer, presented the Board with the proposed year 2001 Water Quality Monitoring Program. Decision on this proposal will be made at the next meeting.

 

Motion #01-02-5: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Tracy to authorize Randy Kramer Excavating, Inc. to install a V-Notch Weir in the Clear Lake Wetland Treatment System East.  All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #01-02-6: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Tracy to authorize Attorney Stan Weinberger to begin condemnation proceedings on three acres of Brad Libbesmeier;s property that is contained within the impact zone of the Clear Lake Wetland Treatment System East. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #01-02-7: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Tracy to authorize final payments to Steve Vossen and Richard Donnay, Clear Lake Wetland Treatment System East and Ronís Excavating Service for construction of Nistler Sediment Basin.  All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #01-02-8: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Tracy to authorize Administrator Anderson and Attorney Stan Weinberger to develop an agreement with Steve Vossen for farming of ag land in the Clear Lake Wetland Treatment System East for the year 2001 growing season. All Managers voted aye.

 

Administrator Anderson informed the Board that he and Manager Froyen have developed grant applications to Beim Foundation, Board of Water and Soil Resources, Minnesota Foundation, Central Minnesota Initiative Foundation, McKnight Foundation and Reliant Energy Minnegasco to seek funding for the proposed silt/sediment investigation to be conducted on certain lakes within CRWD.

 

Administrator Anderson informed the Board that he attended the Annandale Planning Commission Meeting on February 5, 2001 regarding the Purcellís Ponds Development. Changes have been made in the development since our review of their site plan. The City of Annandale will provide the CRWD with revised site plans for our review.

 

Motion #01-02-9: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Tracy to adopt a resolution authorizing application for Board of Water and Soil Resources Watershed Management Planning Grant. Resolution and workplan budget will be on file in the District Office. All Managers voted aye.

 

Administrator Anderson informed the Board of Leroy and Lloyd Gohmanís feedlot certificate of compliance in Stearns County.

 

Manager Tracy requested that Administrator Anderson bring to the next meeting a copy of the public hearing minutes that dealt with replacing the aerators with wetland treatment systems.

 

Motion #01-02-10: A motion was made by Tracy and seconded by Froyen to authorize Administrator Anderson to attend the Stearns County Planning Commission Meeting to be held February 15, 2001 regarding the application by Bauerly Companies for operation of gravel mining and processing operation in the Kimball area. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #01-02-11: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Tracy to adjourn the meeting. All Managers voted aye.

 

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Chairperson, John Tracy      Secretary, Richard Eckman

 
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