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OFFICIAL MINUTES

CLEARWATER RIVER WATERSHED DISTRICT

Board of Managers Meeting

Annandale Middle School

June 12, 2002

 

Regular meeting was called to order at 7:00p.m. by  Vice-Chairperson Tracy. Manager’s John Tracy, Clarence Klein, Marvin Brunsell, and Roland Froyen were present. Manager Richard Eckman was absent. Others in attendance were Stan Weinberger, Norm Wenck, Merle Anderson, Kelly Bergesch, Virl Liebrenz, Jack Klein, Mark Kampa, Dave and Joy Carlson (arrived at 7:15p.m.).

 Motion #02-06-1: A motion was made by Klein, seconded by Froyen to accept the agenda. All Managers voted aye.

Jack Klein, resident of Lake Caroline, informed the Board of severe erosion taking place on farmland that drains towards Lake Caroline. Mr. Klein asked the Board of Managers to contact the owner/operator regarding the implementation of soil conservation practices.

Motion #02-06-2: A motion was made by Froyen, seconded by Brunsell to have Administrator Anderson contact the owner/operator of farmland near Lake Caroline regarding the erosion on that property. Mr. Klein will accompany Administrator Anderson. All Managers voted aye.

Virl Liebrenz, Clearwater Harbor resident, reported that the petition to establish a sanitary sewer project in Clearwater Harbor is completed and ready for signatures. The petition will be circulated among residents of Clearwater Harbor and the surrounding area and presented to the Stearns County Board of Commissioners.

Dave and Joy Carlson, Restawhile Shores Development, informed the Board that the collector portion of their sanitary sewer project is nearly completed. The Carlson’s requested that the drain field and pumps/control portions of the project be authorized. Norm Wenck, Engineer, indicated that quotes have been received for the remaining portions of this project. Low quote for the drain field is Mares Excavating at $15,190 with Dave Carlson submitting the low quote for the pumps/control portion at $31,780. Mr. Wenck recommended that the Board accept the low quotes.

Motion #02-06-3: A motion was made by Froyen, seconded by Klein to accept Mares Excavating quote of $15,190 for the Restawhile Shores Development drain field, Dave Carlson’s quote of $31,780 for the pumps/control portion and to authorize signing of the contract. All Managers voted aye.

Dave and Joy Carlson left the meeting at 7:25p.m.

Mark Kampa, resident of Lake Augusta, presented a drawing of a culvert modification for the culvert above the Lake Augusta erosion control structure. Mark asked for comments on the effectiveness of this modification and received an affirmative response from the Board. A copy of this drawing is on file in the District Office.

Motion #02-06-4: A motion was made by Froyen, seconded by Brunsell to authorize Administrator Anderson to accompany Mark Kampa while contacting Southside Township and Eddie Schultz seeking their response to this culvert modification. All Managers voted aye.

Manager Tracy informed the Board that Bob Broich of Hidden River Development, has requested the contingency funds that remain after completion of the Sanitary Sewer Project in his development, be returned to him. Board members suggested that John Tracy contact Bob Broich informing him that he should either attend our next meeting or contact Attorney Stan Weinberger to discuss this matter.

Virl Liebrenz left the meeting at 7:40p.m.

Motion #02-06-5: A motion was made by Brunsell, seconded by Klein to accept the May 8, 2002 regular meeting minutes. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #02-06-6: A motion was made by Brunsell, seconded by Froyen to not pay Claim #78, Check #8758 to Clearwater Lake Association in the amount of $1,378 for reimbursement of Eurasian milfoil treatment chemicals. Claim #83, Check #8763 should be coded $33,062.50 to Clearwater Lake Association and $1,378 to Lake Augusta. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #02-06-7: A motion was made by Brunsell, seconded by Klein to accept the June 12, 2002 financial report and pay bills.  All Managers voted aye.

Manager Brunsell distributed the revised program number and budget report dated June 12, 2002.

Manager Froyen explained recent conversations with residents and leadership of the cities of Annandale and Maple Lake regarding wastewater treatment needs of those cities and the surrounding area. Mr. Froyen requested that a meeting be set up with Minnesota Pollution Control Agency staff to review the existing Annandale wastewater treatment plant operation.

Norm Wenck, Engineer, distributed and explained the Year 2002 Water Quality Monitoring Results that have been recorded to date, including the city of Annandale’s wastewater treatment plant monitoring results. A copy of this report is on file in the District Office. Mr. Wenck reviewed the Year 2002 Annual Project Inspection Report. This report is on file in the District Office.

Kelly Bergesch and Jack Klein left the meeting at 8:30p.m.

Motion #02-06-8: A motion was made by Klein, seconded by Brunsell to authorize Norm Wenck to seek quotes for maintenance as outlined in the Year 2002 Annual Project Inspection Report.  All Managers voted aye.

Administrator Anderson informed the Board that the ponds formerly used by the creamery in Watkins, have been drained.

Motion #02-06-9: A motion was made by Froyen, seconded by Brunsell to authorize Administrator Anderson to contact Dennis Libbesmeier, owner of the property where the drained creamery ponds are located, regarding his future plans for the site. All Managers voted aye.

Administrator Anderson reviewed the following:

ü      Wright County SWCD 5th Grade Day

ü      Clear Lake Erosion Project

ü      Kathy Pool Erosion Site

ü      Watkins Wetland Thistle Control

Administrator Anderson suggested to the Board of Managers that they consider conducting work sessions between the regularly scheduled meeting.

Motion #02-06-10: A motion was made by Froyen, seconded by Klein to publish the following as a notice of the CRWD Meeting Schedule:
     *CRWD Regular Meeting
     *CRWD Work Sessions
to be held the fourth Wednesday of each month, beginning July 24, 2002, 6pm at Stanley’s Restaurant, Kimball, MN.

Purpose of the work sessions is to discuss issues and review information pertinent to the Clearwater River Watershed District. All meetings are Open to the Public.

All Managers voted aye.

Administrator Anderson reported that he and Manager Brunsell attended the Clearwater Lake Property Owners’ annual meeting.

Manager Brunsell explained the presentation he made at the Clearwater Lake Property Owners’ annual meeting which highlighted  the CRWD’s role in wastewater treatment.

Administrator Anderson reviewed the following:

ü      County Commissioner Redistricting

ü      Inquiry from Indiana regarding the carp trap

ü      Individual Sewage Treatment System Worksheet

ü      Watershed Management Draft Plan

ü      Requested Phosphorus Information

ü      Board of Water and Soil Resources Framework for Local Water Management Integration

ü      Summer Tour Arrangements

Motion #02-06-11: A motion was made by Froyen, seconded by Brunsell to authorize arrangements for the CRWD Summer Tour, changing the date to July 20, 2002 and ordering needed supplies. All Managers voted aye.

Mark Kampa left the meeting at 9:45p.m.

 Vice-Chairperson Tracy 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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