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OFFICIAL MINUTES

CLEARWATER RIVER WATERSHED DISTRICT

Board of Managers Meeting

Annandale Middle School

February 13, 2002

 

Regular meeting was called to order at 7:00p.m. by Chairperson Eckman. Managerís John Tracy, Clarence Klein, Roland Froyen, and Richard Eckman were present. Manager Brunsell was absent. Others in attendance were Stan Weinberger,  Norm Wenck, Merle Anderson, Kelly Bergesch,  Virl Liebrenz, Mike Brandt, Rick Holman, Betty Thompson, and Barry Seguin. Karen Vos arrived later.

Motion #02-02-1: A motion was made by Froyen, seconded by Klein to accept the agenda. All Managers voted aye.

Stan Weinberger, Attorney, reported to the Board that the Oliver & Associates contract for the feasibility study on Clearwater Harbor Sanitary Sewer System has been accepted by all parties.

Mike Brandt, Oliver & Associates, reviewed his preliminary evaluation and recommended Option #3, a plan that would utilize grinder pumps and lifts at each residence, common septic tank, peat filter, and drain field for Clearwater Harbor sewer. The plan is on file at the District office. This topic will be discussed further at the March 13, 2002 regular CRWD meeting.

Mike Brandt, Rick Holman, Virl Liebrenz, Betty Thompson and Barry Seguin left the meeting at 7:45p.m.

Norm Wenck, Engineer, gave a power point presentation explaining the results of  year 2001 water quality monitoring accomplishments. This plan is on file in the District office.

Motion #02-02-2: A motion was made by Froyen, seconded by Klein to accept the January 9, 2002 regular meeting minutes.  All Managers voted aye.

Motion #02-02-3: A motion was made by Tracy, seconded by Froyen to accept the February 13, 2002 financial report, and pay bills.  All Managers voted aye.

Motion #02-02-4: A motion was made by Froyen, seconded by Klein to accept Wenck  Associates, Inc. Year 2001 Water Quality Monitoring Report. All Managers voted aye.

Administrator Anderson reported that he is continuing to work with Ostmark Lutheran Church to obtain an easement for Clear Lake erosion project.

Motion #02-02-5: A motion was made by Froyen, seconded by Klein to establish Bergesch Computer Services as a storage facility for all CRWD material.  All Managers voted aye.

Kelly Bergesch left the meeting at 7:56p.m.

Stan Weinberger, Attorney, reported to the Board that Brad Libbesmeier does not want to buffer his drain tile intakes. Stan will continue to communicate with Mr. Libbesmeier regarding the proposed easement.

Manager Froyen expressed his delight with the response to the CRWD Master Sanitary Sewer Plan public information meeting held February 6. Mr. Froyen will send thank youís to all in attendance and suggested that we seek advisory committee members. He also indicated that we may want to contact the Minnesota Initiative Fund for assistance in working with residents of the District as the subject of sewer is discussed. Manager Tracy suggested that the Board meet for planning purposes on March 20, 2002. He also suggested that Administrator Anderson develop an agenda for that meeting.

Karen Vos, Stearns County Environmental Services, discussed conditions and requirements of the Stearns County sewer permit for Restawhile Shores Development.

Motion #02-02-6: A motion was made by Klein, seconded by Froyen to approve and authorize signature of the Stearns County Restawhile Shores sewer permit. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #02-02-7: A motion was made by Klein, seconded by Tracy to expand Bill Hennenís contract agreement to include work at Restawhile Shores Development. All Managers voted aye.

Karen Vos left the meeting at 9:26p.m.

Norm Wenck, Engineer, presented the Board with the Year 2002 Water Quality Monitoring Program proposal. This proposal is on file in the District office.

Motion #02-02-8: A motion was made by Tracy, seconded by Klein to authorize the basic water monitoring program for year 2002 at a cost of $13,400. Additional monitoring may be added later if necessary. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #02-02-9: A motion was made by Tracy, seconded by Klein to authorize managers and administratorsí attendance at the MAWD legislative breakfast to be held February 14 and 15, 2002. All Managers voted aye.

Administrator Anderson reported that the CRWD will be involved in the Wright County SWCD 5th Grade Education Day to be held this spring.

Manager Froyen reported that he has attended grant writing training sessions conducted by the Minnesota Initiative Foundation.

Motion #02-02-10: A motion was made by Tracy, seconded by Klein to adjourn the meeting. All Managers voted aye.

 

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THE CRWD DISTRICT OFFICE 

WEBSITE: www.crwd.org

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Chairperson, John Tracy      Secretary, Richard Eckman

 

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