Clearwater River Watershed District
CLEARWATER RIVER WATERSHED DISTRICT
Board of Managers Meeting
Annandale Middle School
May 9, 2001
meeting was called to order at 7:00p.m. by Chairperson Eckman. Manager’s
Clarence Klein, Roland Froyen, Marvin Brunsell and Richard Eckman were present.
Manager Tracy was absent. Others in attendance were Norm Wenck, Stan Weinberger,
Merle Anderson, Kelly Bergesch, Virl Liebrenz, David and Joy Carlson, Ken Jude,
Jerry Truman, Tom Bacon, Greg Koob, Pat Anderson and Julie Flaschenriem.
A motion was made by Klein and seconded by Brunsell to adopt the agenda, adding
discussion about bogs. All Managers voted
A motion was made by Brunsell and seconded by Klein to accept the April 11, 2001
regular meeting minutes. All Managers voted aye.
A motion was made by Brunsell and seconded by Klein to accept the May 9, 2001
Financial Report and pay bills. All
Managers voted aye.
Dave and Joy
Carlson, owners of the former Restawhile Resort property,
they wish to develop a community sewer system and turn the completed system over
to CRWD for operation and maintenance. Stan Weinberger, CRWD Attorney, explained
that any project must be established as a CRWD project before the District can
accept operation, maintenance and assessment responsibilities. This subject will
be discussed further at the June meeting.
Kelly Bergesch left
the meeting at 7:30p.m.
A motion was made by Brunsell and seconded by Froyen to order engineer’s
report for Restawhile Shores sewer project. No expenses are to be incurred until
the Carlson’s give their approval.
All Managers voted aye.
motion was made by Klein and seconded by Froyen to set a date of June 13, 2001,
6:30p.m, for public hearing on the proposed Restawhile Shores sewer project.
David and Joy Carlson can request that this hearing not be held any time
subsequent to public notice. All Managers voted aye.
David and Joy
Carlson left the meeting at 7:45p.m.
explained that a series of bogs has accumulated at the dam site on Grass Lake.
The Grass Lake property owners have requested, in writing, that the bogs be
removed. Glen Sanders, Engineer, Wenck Associates Inc, estimates that it will
cost $11,500 to remove and haul the bogs from the site. The Department of
Natural Resources has agreed to pay one-half of the total cost, not to exceed
$6,000 their cost. Glen is contacting contractors who are willing and able to
remove the bogs. Clint Olson has agreed to allow the bogs to be dumped on his
property providing that the District hire his truck and operator at a rate equal
to the low quote from any other contractor.
Jerry Truman and
Tom Bacon, residents of Clearwater Lake,
expressed the need
to remove the bogs. However, they do not want to expend more than $6,000 from
the Clearwater and Grass Lake Bog Fund.
A motion was made by Brunsell and seconded by Froyen to authorize Wenck
Associates Inc. to hire the contractor with adequate equipment at the lowest
cost per unit. Clint Olson’s truck and operator will also be utilized at the
lowest cost rate. Total cost for the project is not to exceed $14,000 and every
effort is to be made to keep the total cost at or under $12,000. All Managers voted aye.
Jerry Truman and
Tom Bacon left the meeting at 8:15p.m.
resident of Watkins,
information regarding the Board’s findings of water elevations near her
property during the recent snow melt and rain event. Manager Froyen explained
that he feels the culvert through Highway 55 is not large enough to prevent
flooding on the north side of the highway. He also feels that our wetland
treatment system is not the cause of the flooding. His remarks are on file at
the District Office. Norm Wenck Engineer, displayed the high water elevations
observed by Glen Sanders. The elevations recorded substantiate Manager
Froyen’s observances. However, Norm explained that debris was cleared from our
culvert. Norm will be talking to Meeker County about cleaning out County Ditch
left the meeting at 8:35p.m.
suggested that we
discuss the liquidated damages on Hidden River Sanitary Sewer System at our next
that conversations with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service continue regarding
property in Clear Lake Wetland Treatment System East.
A motion was made by Brunsell and seconded by Klein to hold a CRWD Tour July 21,
2001, 9a.m-12:30p.m. as outlined by Norm Wenck’s memo that was reviewed at our
April meeting. All Managers voted aye.
explained that he
will present a Power Point presentation covering all available details of the
Master Sanitary Sewer Plan at the June 6 meeting to be held for local and state
updated the Board
on the Kathy Poole manure holding facility and manure management plan. Kathy is
proposing a facility that will allow a more timely manure application.
reported that work
continues on the accounting system to be used by CRWD.
A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Brunsell authorizing Norm Wenck,
Engineer to negotiate the sale and removal of the aeration equipment currently
on the Restawhile Resort area. All
Managers voted aye.
reported that Beim
Foundation is unable to fund our aquatic vegetation grant request.
newspaper articles regarding Clear Lake issues to the next meeting.
A motion was made by Brunsell and seconded by Klein to authorize Board and staff
to attend the Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts summer tour to be
held June 28-30, 2001. All Managers voted
A motion was made by Brunsell and seconded by Klein to designate Manager Froyen
as our official delegate to the September 12-14, 2001 Watershed Level Training
Course to be held in St. Cloud. All
Managers voted aye.
reminded the Board
and staff that the mileage rate for CRWD business is $0.345 per mile.
will check on the
operation status of the carp trap.
comments on the preliminary plat information for Hunter’s Cove Development in
Annandale. Subsequent to the city of Annandale’s final plat approval, Norm
suggested that his comments be incorporated into that plan. Norm and the entire
Board thank the city of Annandale for the opportunity to review this preliminary
A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Klein to issue a change order for
Hidden River Sanitary Sewer Project at a cost of $510. This expenditure will be
for materials and installation of a box border to separate the rock from soil in
the sand filter. All Managers voted aye.
Motion #01-05-12: 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
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Chairperson, John Tracy Secretary, Richard Eckman