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OFFICIAL MINUTES

CLEARWATER RIVER WATERSHED DISTRICT

Board of Managers Meeting

Annandale Middle School

August 8, 2001

Regular meeting was called to order at 7:45p.m. by Chairperson Eckman. Managerís John Tracy, Clarence Klein, Roland Froyen, Marvin Brunsell, and Richard Eckman were present. Others in attendance were Stan Weinberger,  Merle Anderson, Kelly Bergesch, Glen Sanders, Virl Liebrenz, and Bob Carlson.

 

Motion #01-09-1: A motion was made by Klein and seconded by Froyen to adopt the agenda. All Managers voted aye.

 

Bob Carlson of Gruys Borden Carlson & Associates, PA, presented and reviewed the CRWD Financial Statements for the year ending December 31, 2000.

 

Motion #01-09-2: A motion was made by Tracy and seconded by Klein to accept the auditorís report developed by Gruys Borden Carlson & Associates, PA and to sign the representation letter.  All Managers voted aye.

 

Bob Carlson left the meeting at 8:00p.m.

 

Motion #01-09-3: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Brunsell to accept the August 8, 2001 CRWD regular meeting minutes. Manager Tracy abstained from voting.  All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #01-09-4: A motion was made by Tracy and seconded by Brunsell to accept the September 11, 2001 Financial Report and pay bills. All Managers voted aye.

 

Kelly Bergesch noted that CRWD has received a $6,800 Watershed Management Planning Grant from the Board of Water and Soil Resources to assist in the completion of that plan.

 

Kelly Bergesch left the meeting at 8:28p.m.

 

Glen Sanders of Wenck Associates, Inc. presented and explained the Forest Prairie Township Roadside Erosion Engineerís Report.

 

Motion #01-09-5: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Tracy to authorize Administrator Anderson to present the Forest Prairie Township Roadside Erosion Engineerís Report to the Forest Prairie Township Board. All Managers voted aye.

 

Stan Weinberger, Attorney, clarified the memo he will prepare regarding sewer project timelines. Stan also reviewed contractor agreements for Kelly Bergesch, Kevin Whitrock, and Merle Anderson.

 

Motion #01-09-6: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Brunsell to authorize Chairperson Eckman to sign contractor agreements for Kelly Bergesch, Kevin Whitrock, and Merle Anderson. All Managers voted aye.

 

Administrator Anderson reviewed the results of the August 18, 2001 Master Sanitary Sewer Plan Public Meeting. Anderson suggested that we continue our discussion with residents of Lake John, Southside Township, and others regarding wastewater treatment. He also suggested completing an inventory in addition to what Stearns County has done for the service area that contains Clearwater Harbor.

 

Manager Brunsell and Manager Froyen reported on their recent presentation of water monitoring results to the Annandale City Council. Both managers feel that we need to continue sharing our water quality data and master sanitary sewer plans with the city of Annandale.

 

Manager Froyen suggested that we develop a format and focus group to facilitate discussion regarding wastewater treatment with residents of Lake John, Sylvia Lake, Cedar Lake and Sugar Lake.

 

Glen Sanders of Wenck Associates, Inc. presented the Board with the most recent Water Quality Monitoring Report.  This report is on file in the Administratorís office.

 

Motion #01-09-7: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Tracy to authorize Norm Wenck, Engineer, to present the Water Quality Monitoring Report to the city of Annandale.  All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #01-09-8: A motion was made by Klein and seconded by Brunsell to sign the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency aeration permit and accept the low quote of $10,300  from Randy Kramer for maintenance on the Watkins Wetland. All Managers voted aye.

 

Administrator Anderson will discuss maintenance to be performed on the Watkins Wetland with Richard Fuchs, Ervin Hennen, and Julie Flaschenreim.

 

Motion #01-09-9: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Klein to unanimously elect the following Managers to serve as officers of the CRWD for one year:  Richard Eckman, Chairperson; John Tracy, Vice Chairperson; Roland Froyen, Secretary; Marvin Brunsell, Treasurer; and  Clarence Klein, PR&I. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #01-09-10: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Brunsell to adopt per diem and expense reimbursement proposal for managers. All Managers voted aye.

 

Administrator Anderson reviewed the following information with the Board of Managers:

        MPCA Citizens Stream Monitoring Program

        Department of Natural Resources Aquatic Plant Restoration Program

        Hunterís Cove Wetland Replacement Plan

        Brad Donnay CRP buffers to be installed next spring

        Memo regarding initiating sewer projects

        Bauerly Bros. Inc. Environmental Assessment Worksheet

        Latour Construction Inc. Liquidated Damages Letter

 

Motion #01-09-11: A motion was made by Klein and seconded by Tracy to authorize Administrator Anderson to recognize the Steve Nistler family for their cooperation and efforts in establishing a sediment basin on their property.  All Managers voted aye.

 

Manager Froyen suggested that we involve area schools in water quality educational efforts and pursue use of the Mill Site Park as a location to conduct those educational activities. Administrator Anderson will bring more information about these matters to the next meeting.

 

Virl Liebrenz, resident of Clearwater Harbor,  informed the Board that it appears that preliminary staking for a septic system has taken place in the harbor area and asked that more details be provided as to this activity.

 

Chairperson Eckman adjourned the meeting.

 

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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