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OFFICIAL MINUTES

CLEARWATER RIVER WATERSHED DISTRICT

Board of Managers Meeting

Annandale Middle School

October 10, 2001

 

Regular meeting was called to order at 7:00p.m. by Chairperson Eckman. Managerís John Tracy, Clarence Klein, Marvin Brunsell, and Richard Eckman were present. Roland Froyen was absent. Others in attendance were Stan Weinberger,  Norm Wenck, Merle Anderson, Kelly Bergesch,  Virl Liebrenz, Rollie Schmidt, Dave Carlson, Joy Carlson, Don Nistler, and Ed Kuechle. Beverly Reponsch arrived later.

 

Chairperson Eckman accepted the agenda as presented.

 

Rollie Schmidt, representing the Chain of Lakes Association, reported that nearly 20,000 pounds of carp were removed from the fish trap this year. Rollie informed the Board that certain supplies have been purchased to support the carp removal activities. He will present an itemized billing for these supplies at the next meeting.

 

Rollie Schmidt left the meeting at 7:05p.m.

 

Ed Kuechle, Chair and Don Nistler, Supervisor of Forest Prairie Township, Meeker County, requested legal and financial assistance from CRWD to correct a roadside erosion problem in their township.  

Motion #01-10-1: A motion was made by Klein and seconded by Brunsell to develop a construction easement for and contribute $2,500 towards construction costs on the Forest Prairie Township roadside erosion project.  All Managers voted aye.

 

Ed Kuechle and Don Nistler left the meeting at 7:25p.m.

 

RESTAWHILE SHORES DEVELOPMENT PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED

 

Dave and Joy Carlson, Restawhile Shores Development, informed the Board that all county requirements have been met on their plat. Acceptance of the final plat  should take place soon. Construction of the road has begun and cleanup is in progress. The Carlsonís requested that CRWD finalize the development agreement and develop an appraiserís report.

 

Motion #01-10-2: A motion was made by Brunsell and seconded by Klein that the CRWD Board of Managers has determined that the Restawhile Shores Development Sewer and Sediment Basin costs per lot are equal to the benefit per lot. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #01-10-3: A motion was made by Tracy and seconded by Klein to continue the Restawhile Shores Development hearing to the November 14, 2001 meeting.  All Managers voted aye.

 

Dave and Joy Carlson left the meeting at 8:08p.m.

 

Beverly Reponsch, property owner on Scenic Shores, Lake Marie, asked the CRWD Board of Managers when the Master Sanitary Sewer Plan could be implemented in her area. The managers informed Beverly that currently we are working with 41 service areas around lakes in the District. These service areas could be served by a community or cluster sewer system. The Board encouraged Beverly to visit with her neighbors regarding interest in a community system. She should work together with CRWD Administrator Anderson to help facilitate a sewer project in Scenic Shores.

 

Beverly Reponsch left the meeting at 8:25p.m.

 

Manager Brunsell and Kelly Bergesch informed the Board that the new accounting system will be in use within the next 10 days.  

 

LAKE AUGUSTA EURASIAN MILFOIL CONTROL PROJECT HEARING CONTINUED

 

Motion #01-10-4: A motion was made by Tracy and seconded by Klein to introduce a resolution adopting the assessment for the Lake Augusta Eurasian Milfoil Project. The resolution in itsí entirety is on file in the District Office. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #01-10-5: A motion was made by Tracy and seconded by Brunsell to introduce a resolution making findings of fact concerning the Lake Augusta Eurasian Milfoil Project. The resolution in itsí entirety is on file in the District Office.  All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #01-10-6: A motion was made by Tracy and seconded by Brunsell to introduce a resolution confirming the reports of the engineers and appraisers and ordering construction of the Lake Augusta Eurasian Milfoil Project. The resolution in itsí entirety is on file in the District Office.  All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #01-10-7: A motion was made by Tracy and seconded by Klein to close the public hearing for the Lake Augusta Eurasian Milfoil Project. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #01-10-8: A motion was made by Brunsell and seconded by Tracy to accept the September 12, 2001 regular meeting minutes, CRWD proposed budget hearing, Restawhile Shores hearing, and Lake Augusta Eurasian Milfoil project hearing. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #01-10-9: A motion was made by Brunsell and seconded by Klein to accept the October 10, 2001 financial report and pay bills. All Managers voted aye.

 

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

         MPCA Citizens Stream Monitoring Program, to be used as a basis for an educational activity at the Fairhaven Mill site in the spring of 2002

         Donald Rose Buffer to be constructed in the spring of 2002

         Erosion control project east of Clear Lake, including property owned by Ostmark Lutheran Church

 

Motion #01-10-10: A motion was made by Klein and seconded by Tracy to authorize Administrator Anderson to contact property owners and engineering report for the Ostmark Lutheran Church Erosion Control Project.  All Managers voted aye.

 

Norm Wenck, Engineer, informed the Board of comments that will be made regarding the Faber Development in Watkins. The comments will emphasize that stormwater runoff rates must not exceed pre-development levels.

 

Norm Wenck, Engineer, presented aeration permits for signature. He also presented the most recent water quality monitoring results on Warner Creek.

 

Motion #01-10-11: A motion was made by Brunsell and seconded by Tracy to authorize attendance by managers and staff at the MN Association of Watershed Districtís annual meeting to be held in December.  All Managers voted aye.

 

Manager Klein reported on the very positive response from Clear Lake property owners regarding CRWD activities near Clear Lake. At the recent property owners meeting, Steve and Lia Nistler were recognized for their cooperation with CRWD.

 

Stan Weinberger, Attorney, presented the Board with a procedural outline of the steps required to establish a sanitary sewer project in the CRWD. Manager Brunsell expressed his appreciation for that outline.

 

Administrator Anderson reported that Manager Brunsell and he attended a Clearwater Harbor Sewer Project Work Group Meeting on October 9, 2001. The Stearns County Environmental Services Department called the meeting to present the results of the recent individual sewer system inventory. Based on the Clearwater Harbor residents lack of support for the CRWD proposed sewer project, Administrator Anderson encouraged Clearwater Harbor residents to hire an attorney and engineer to assist them as they petition Lynden Township to construct a community sewer system. Clearwater Harbor property owners will be meeting Monday, October 15, 2001 to consider options to address their sewage needs.

 

Chairperson Eckman adjourned the meeting.

 

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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