Clearwater River Watershed District
CLEARWATER RIVER WATERSHED DISTRICT
Board of Managers Meeting
Annandale Middle School
July 10, 2002
Regular meeting was called to order at 7:00p.m. by
Chairperson Eckman. Manager’s Richard Eckman, John Tracy, Clarence
Klein, Marvin Brunsell, and Roland Froyen were present. Others in attendance
were Stan Weinberger, Norm Wenck, Merle Anderson, Kelly Bergesch, Virl Liebrenz,
Ken Jude, Richard Strutman, Rick Holmen, Bob Carlson and Roger Eckhoff.
Motion #02-07-1: A motion was made by Klein, seconded by
Brunsell to accept the agenda. All Managers voted aye.
Eckhoff, resident of Lake Augusta, asked
why the water level was staying so high in Lake Augusta. Administrator Anderson
reviewed the rainfall amounts in the District and indicated that no obstructions
have been found in the river to restrict the flow from the lakes. It turns out
that it takes a long time for all the water to move through the system.
Administrator Anderson also indicated that since the water level at the
Grass Lake Dam has exceeded elevation 992.1, the gate on Pleasant Lake outlet
has been closed. The current water level is 992.97. The gate will be reopened
when the water level recedes.
Strutman, Clear Lake resident, asked
about progress on the land sale to the Fish and Wildlife Service. Administrator
Anderson indicated that the second appraisal is being completed and an offer
should be made to the District later this year. Richard also asked about future
involvement of the Clear Lake area in CRWD activities. Mr. Strutman was invited
to participate in the July 24 CRWD Work Session to discuss this matter further.
Richard Strutman left the meeting at 7:25p.m.
Clearwater Harbor resident, and Stan Weinberger, Attorney, presented
a petition from Stearns County to the CRWD Board of Managers to undertake a
project to construct a wastewater collection and treatment system for the area
in and around Clearwater Harbor subdivision. Virl was invited to participate in
the July 24 CRWD Work Session to begin working out details regarding this
Motion #02-07-2: A motion was made by Brunsell, seconded by Froyen to
accept the Clearwater Harbor subdivision and surrounding area petition from
Stearns County. All Managers voted aye. This petition is on file in
the CRWD office.
Motion #02-07-3: A motion was made by Klein, seconded by Tracy to
enter the Extract of Minutes containing the following resolution into the
WHEREAS, the Stearns County, pursuant to authority granted it by
Minnesota Statutes Section 103D.705 has petitioned the Clearwater River
Watershed District to initiate a project to construct, own, operate and maintain
a community sewage collection and treatment system for the area in and around
Clearwater Harbor subdivison, as more specifically described in the petition. All
Managers voted aye. Complete
Extract of Minutes is on file in the District office.
Dave and Joy Carlson arrived to present the CRWD with a check to cover Restawhile
Shores sewer project costs and left at 7:45p.m.
A motion was made by Froyen, seconded by Brunsell to accept the June 12, 2002
regular meeting minutes after making a change in Motion #02-06-6 to clarify
Claim #83. All Managers voted aye.
Motion #02-07-5: A motion was made by Froyen, seconded by Klein to
transfer $12,000 from Hidden River Sewer Project Construction Fund to Hidden
River Operation & Maintenance Fund. All Managers voted aye.
Motion #02-07-6: A motion was made by Froyen, seconded by Brunsell to
accept the July 10, 2002 financial report and pay bills.
All Managers voted aye.
Bob Carlson, Gruys Borden Carlson & Associates P.A.,
presented the Board with copies of his Year 2001 audit report. He reviewed the
entire report with the Board of Managers.
Motion #02-07-7: A motion was made by Froyen, seconded by Brunsell to
accept the Year 2001 audit prepared by Gruys Borden Carlson & Associates
P.A. All Managers voted aye.
Bob Carlson left the meeting at 8:30p.m.
Manager Brunsell distributed the proposed Year 2003 Budget for the Board
members to review prior to taking action at the August
CRWD regular meeting.
Rick Holmen left the meeting at 8:35p.m.
Manager Froyen reported on the joint effort between the cities of Annandale
and Maple Lake to explore a joint sanitary sewer treatment system.
Norm Wenck, Engineer, distributed and explained the Year 2002 Water Quality
Monitoring Results that have been recorded to date. A copy of this report is on
file in the District Office. Mr. Wenck reviewed the proposed CRWD Tour agenda
and power point presentation. Manager Froyen reported that 115 people have
signed up for the tour.
Norm Wenck, Engineer, suggested that at one of the upcoming CRWD Work
Sessions, the Board consider suggestions for the Year 2003 MAWD Tour.
Virl Liebrenz left the meeting at 9:10p.m.
Managers Brunsell and Froyen reported
on the recent MAWD Tour they attended. The tour explained challenges faced with
metropolitan stormwater runoff. Manager Brunsell reported that CRWD would be
meeting later this summer to discuss legislative initiatives with township and
city state associations.
Administrator Anderson reviewed the following items with the Board of
Carp Trap debris
Drainage Area Water Level, Railroad Culvert Washout
Township Erosion Project
Motion #02-07-8: A motion was made by Brunsell, seconded by Froyen to
authorize Norm Wenck to look at the area between Cedar Lake and Highway 55 for
potential surface water quality improvement systems.
All Managers voted aye.
Manager Froyen suggested that at our August Work Session discussion be held
regarding the MAWD Education Seminar.
Eckhoff, Lake August resident, announced
that the annual meeting of the Lake Augusta Association would be held August 3,
Roger Eckhoff left the meeting at 9:30p.m.
Motion #02-07-9: A motion was made by Tracy, seconded by Klein to
submit a letter of recognition for Ken Jude to the Central Minnesota Jobs and
Training Services. All Managers voted aye.
A motion was made by Tracy, seconded by Froyen to develop an annual CRWD award
recognizing those who assisted the CRWD to accomplish its efforts.
All Managers voted aye.
Chairperson Eckman adjourned the meeting.
DETAILED INFORMATION REGARDING THESE MINUTES IS AVAILABLE AT:
THE CRWD DISTRICT OFFICE
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Chairperson, John Tracy Secretary, Richard Eckman