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OFFICIAL MINUTES

CLEARWATER RIVER WATERSHED DISTRICT

Board of Managers Meeting

Annandale Middle School

July 11, 2001

 

Regular meeting was called to order at 7:00p.m. by Chairperson Eckman. Manager’s Clarence Klein, Roland Froyen, Marvin Brunsell, John Tracy and Richard Eckman were present. Others in attendance were Norm Wenck, Stan Weinberger, Merle Anderson, Kelly Bergesch, Virl Liebre nz, Kathy Pool, Dave and Joy Carlson.

 

Motion #01-07-1: A motion was made by Brunsell and seconded by Klein to adopt the agenda. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #01-07-2: A motion was made by Brunsell and seconded by Tracy to accept the June 13, 2001 regular meeting minutes.  All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #01-07-3: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Klein to accept the July 11, 2001 Financial Report and pay bills. All Managers voted aye.

 

Kathy Pool, farmer resident of the District, explained to the Board that plans to upgrade her manure handling system do not qualify for cost-share assistance from USDA (United States Department of Agriculture). Meeker County Extension Service will assist with development of a manure management plan. Kathy requests CRWD financial assistance to help offset costs associated with construction of the proposed manure handling system. Engineer Wenck will make a recommendation to the Board at the next meeting.  His recommendation will be based on the reduction of phosphorus loading potential in surface water as a result of the proposed manure management system.

 

Kathy Pool and Kelly Bergesch left the meeting at 7:35p.m.

 

Stan Weinberger, Engineer, reviewed the sanitary sewer and wastewater treatment procedures, policy, and standards that he has drafted for the CRWD. A copy of this memorandum is available at the District Office. Dave and Joy Carlson and the Board of Managers’ discussed this memorandum.

 

Motion #01-07-4: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Tracy to authorize Engineer Wenck and Attorney Weinberger to work with Dave and Joy Carlson regarding implementation of the sanitary sewer and wastewater treatment procedures, policy, and standards as it relates to the proposed sewer system for the Restawhile Shores Development.   All Managers voted aye.

 

Dave and Joy Carlson left the meeting at 8:10p.m.

 

Virl Liebrenz, Clearwater Harbor resident, explained that he samples the public water supply for 48 users in Clearwater Harbor every other month. This effort is coordinated with the MN Department of Health.

 

Discussion regarding the June 22, 2001 Stearns County Board, CRWD and Clearwater Harbor residents meeting resulted in agreement that all parties involved will wait for the Stearns County Board decision as to what action will be taken to resolve septic issues in the area.

 

Motion #01-07-5: A motion was made by Tracy and seconded by Klein to authorize the required maintenance of CRWD projects as outlined in the May 2001 “Annual Project Inspection Report.” A copy of this report is on file in the District Office.  All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #01-07-6: A motion was made by Klein and seconded by Froyen to authorize Wenck Associates, Inc. to develop engineering plans for roadside erosion site in Forest Prairie Township, Meeker County.  All Managers voted aye.

 

Norm Wenck, Engineer, distributed a draft CRWD brochure explaining District activities. The draft is to be reviewed by board members with suggested revisions due July 15, 2001.

 

Motion #01-07-7: A motion was made by Tracy and seconded by Froyen to establish the date of August 18, 2001, 9-11a.m. for a public Master Sanitary Sewer informational meeting.  All Managers voted aye.

 

Administrator Anderson will work with Glen Sanders of Wenck Associates, Inc. to have thistles sprayed in the Watkins Wetland Treatment System.

 

Manager Tracy informed the Board that many residents on the Chain of Lakes who live in Wright County have made major changes to the shoreline.

 

Motion #01-07-8: A motion was made by Tracy and seconded by Brunsell to authorize Administrator Anderson to contact Wright County Soil and Water Conservation District and Wright County Planning and Zoning indicating that the CRWD feels Wright County should have as a high priority not to allow projects on lakeshore that increase erosion potential. All Managers voted aye.

 

Howard Schmidt, fishtrap coordinator, reported that 30,000 lbs. of carp were removed in the year 2000 and nearly 20,000 lbs. of carp have been removed so far this year from the trap located on the Clearwater River near Highway 55.

 

Manager Froyen reported on the Lewis and Clark Regional Water System that he learned about on the Summer MAWD Tour. Mr. Froyen was impressed with the regional concept of dealing with drinking water issues.

 

Manager Brunsell also attended the Summer MAWD Tour and reported on the precision farming techniques using global positioning systems.

  

Motion #01-07-9: A motion was made by Tracy and seconded by Froyen to adjourn the meeting. All Managers voted aye.

 

DETAILED INFORMATION REGARDING THESE MINUTES IS AVAILABLE AT:

THE CRWD DISTRICT OFFICE 

WEBSITE: www.crwd.org

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Chairperson, John Tracy      Secretary, Richard Eckman

 

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