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OFFICIAL MINUTES

CLEARWATER RIVER WATERSHED DISTRICT

Board of Managers Meeting

Annandale Middle School

April 11, 2001

Regular meeting was called to order at 7:00p.m. by Chairperson Eckman. Manager’s John Tracy,  Roland Froyen, Marvin Brunsell and Richard Eckman were present. Clarence Klein arrived at 7:15p.m. Others in attendance were Norm Wenck, Stan Weinberger, Merle Anderson, Kelly Bergesch, Virl Liebrenz, Richard Fuchs, Ervin Hennen and Julie Flaschenriem. David and Joy Carlson arrived at 7:15p.m.

 

Motion #01-04-1: A motion was made by Tracy and seconded by Froyen to adopt the agenda, adding a presentation about Watkins wetland and Norm Wenck’s Master Sewer Plan Task 3. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #01-04-2: A motion was made by Tracy and seconded by Brunsell to accept the March 14, 2001 regular meeting minutes.  All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #01-04-3: A motion was made by Brunsell and seconded by Froyen to accept the April 11, 2001 Financial Report and pay bills. All Managers voted aye.

 

Richard Fuchs, Julie Flaschenriem and Ervin Hennen, property owners adjoining the Watkins Wetland, expressed their concern about high water levels during the spring snow melt. The Board agreed to view the site Thursday, April 12 at 9:00am. to determine what is necessary to address the issue.

 

Richard Fuchs, Julie Flaschenriem and Ervin Hennen left the meeting at 7:45p.m.

 

Dave and Joy Carlson, owners of the former Rest-A-While Resort property, explained the need they have for removal of the aeration equipment that is located on the property.

 

Motion #01-04-4: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Tracy to abandon the current aeration equipment building located on the former Rest-A-While Resort property. The pumps will be removed by CRWD and stored for later use and the current easement will be exchanged for an easement elsewhere on the property. David and Joy Carlson are  responsible for removal of the existing building and cement and will provide a power supply on the new easement site.  All Managers voted aye.

 

Dave and Joy Carlson left the meeting at 8:00p.m.

 

Norm Wenck, Engineer, reported that the telemetry on the Hidden River Sanitary Sewer System has not been completed and will be discussed further at the May meeting.

 

Administrator Anderson reviewed the Brad Libbesmeier easement and possible sediment basin. The Board reiterated that $3,000 is the maximum they have authorized for costs associated with this portion of the Clear Lake Wetland Treatment System East.

 

Motion #01-04-5: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Tracy to authorize a CRWD project tour. Date, time and other details will be finalized at the May meeting.   All Managers voted aye.

 

Kelly Bergesch left the meeting at 8:50p.m.

 

Norm Wenck, Engineer, reviewed the Master Sanitary Sewer Plan Task 3 and presented the Board with the Task 3 Report which outlines various options to address septage issues. The next step in the process will be to present this information to all elected officials in the study area.

 

Motion #01-04-6: A motion was made by Brunsell and seconded by Tracy to authorize a meeting for all elected officials in the CRWD Master Sanitary Sewer Plan study area on June 6, 2001, 7:00p.m. at the pavilion in Annandale. All Managers voted aye.

 

Manager Brunsell introduced suggestions for a revised CRWD accounting system. He, Administrator Anderson and Bookkeeper Bergesch will develop a draft set of accounting codes to be reviewed by the entire Board at a later date.

 

Administrator Anderson  reported the following:

 

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     U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been contacted about purchasing easements and property in Clear Lake Wetland Treatment System East.

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     The 911 address for the control panels on Hidden River Sanitary Sewer System is 14678 Hidden River Drive.

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     Wright County SWCD will conduct water quality monitoring on Lake Caroline during the year 2001.

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     Meeker County Sentence-to-Serve has been contacted to clean out the channel ports on the Watkins wetland.

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    The Bauerly Company gravel mining permit application has been considered by the Stearns County Board and they are requiring an environmental assessment worksheet to be completed prior to any consideration of the permit application for mining.

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     The Nistler Sediment Basin filled with water on April 4, 2001.

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     Secchi Disk reader forms will be sent out to volunteer readers within a month.

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    Stearns Electric has requested additional information to support the grant application we submitted. The bog and aquatic vegetation report prepared by Wenck Associates, Inc. will be sent to them.

 

Virl Lebrenz, resident of Clearwater Harbor, reported that cluster systems are being considered by residents as a way to deal with their septic issues in Clearwater Harbor.

 

Administrator Anderson reported that he attended the April 2, 2001 Annandale Zoning Commission meeting. The city of Annandale will invite CRWD representatives to attend workshops explaining their plans for future sewage treatment.

 

Manager Brunsell suggested that CRWD have a booth next year at the Annandale Business Expo to provide information regarding our district activities.

 

Manager Tracy reported that the sediment basin constructed in conjunction with road improvements in Fairhaven is performing adequately.

 

Administrator Anderson reported that the buffer above the Lake Augusta erosion control structure held up during spring runoff.

 

Motion #01-04-7: 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:

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Chairperson, John Tracy      Secretary, Richard Eckman

 
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