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OFFICIAL MINUTES

CLEARWATER RIVER WATERSHED DISTRICT

Board of Managers Meeting

Annandale Middle School

August 14, 2002

 

Regular meeting was called to order at 7:00p.m. by  Vice-Chairperson Tracy. Manager’s John Tracy, Clarence Klein, and Marvin Brunsell, were present. Manager Roland Froyen was absent. Others in attendance were Stan Weinberger, Norm Wenck, Merle Anderson, Kelly Bergesch, Virl Liebrenz, Ken Jude, Richard Eckman, Jon and Delores Roeder, Bob Broich, Joe LaTour, and Brad Fyle.

Motion #02-08-1: A motion was made by Klein, seconded by Brunsell to adopt the agenda. All Managers voted aye. 

Administrator Anderson announced that Richard Eckman’s term as Manager expired effective August 13, 2002. No one has filed for the position and neither Administrator Anderson nor Richard Eckman have been able to find anyone to apply.

Motion #02-08-2: A motion was made by Brunsell, seconded by Klein to request the Stearns County Board to allow Richard Eckman to serve until they appoint someone to fill the position. All Managers voted aye.

Norm Wenck, Engineer, presented the Engineers Report for the Clearwater Harbor Sewage Treatment Project No. 02-1. The report contains eight options for consideration. Mr. Wenck recommends Option No. 3. The Engineers Report is on file in the District Office.

Motion #02-08-3: A motion was made by Brunsell, seconded by Klein to accept the Engineers Report for the Clearwater Harbor Sewage Treatment Project No. 02-1. All Managers voted aye.   

Motion #02-08-4: A motion was made by Brunsell, seconded by Klein to adopt a resolution that appoints the watershed district’s engineers and Annandale Properties, Inc. as real estate valuation consultants to assist the Board of Managers in  preparation of the Appraiser’s Report for the Clearwater Harbor Sewage Treatment Project. That resolution is on file in the District Office. 

Motion #02-08-5:  A motion was made by Klein, seconded by Brunsell to adopt a resolution calling for a public hearing September 11, 2002 at 7:00p.m. at the Annandale Middle School in the city of Annandale, Minnesota to consider the Engineers and Appraisers Reports for the Clearwater Harbor Sewage Treatment Project. The complete Extract of Minutes is on file in the District Office. 

Virl Liebrenz, Jon and Delores Roeder left the meeting at 8:11p.m. 

Motion #02-08-6: A motion was made by Klein, seconded by Brunsell to accept the Minutes of the July 24, 2002 CRWD Work Session. All Managers voted aye. 

Motion #02-08-7: A motion was made by Klein, seconded by Brunsell to accept the July 10, 2002 regular meeting minutes.  All Managers voted aye. 

Motion #02-08-8: A motion was made by Brunsell, seconded by Klein to accept the August 14, 2002 financial report and pay bills.  All Managers voted aye. 

Kelly Bergesch left the meeting at 8:25p.m. 

Stan Weinberger, Attorney, Bob Broich, Joe LaTour and Brad Fyle,  discussed with the Board of Managers and Norm Wenck, Engineer, their positions on the need to finalize the payments to LaTour Construction and Bob Broich as a result of the Hidden River Sanitary Sewer Project completion.  

Motion #02-08-9: A motion was made by Brunsell, seconded by Klein to accept settlement offer of $12,084.45 by LaTour Construction and Bob Broich and authorize Stan Weinberger, Attorney, to draft necessary documents and authorize payment for settlement. All Managers voted aye. 

Motion #02-08-10: A motion was made by Brunsell, seconded by Klein to pay Bob Broich balance of the Hidden River Sewer Construction Account, less $3,651.71 transferred to Hidden River Sewer O&M Fund.  All Managers voted aye.

Bob Broich, Joe LaTour and Brad Fyle left the meeting at 9:05p.m. 

Norm Wenck, Engineer, reviewed the Water Quality Monitoring Results, a map showing the location of a potential impoundment area south of Cedar Lake, quotes for the Operation and Maintenance activities, and rainfall amounts so far this season. It should be noted that the Annandale area has received 9” more than normal rainfall. The complete Memorandum containing these reports is on file in the District Office. 

Richard Eckman left the meeting at 9:15p.m. 

Motion #02-08-11: A motion was made by Brunsell, seconded by Klein to authorize Watercott Construction to conduct Operation and Maintenance activities as outlined in the Wenck Inspection Report at a cost not to exceed $24,000.  All Managers voted aye. 

Motion #02-08-12: A motion was made by Klein, seconded by Brunsell to authorize inspection and  repairs on aeration compressor houses. All Managers voted aye

Discussion was held regarding the successful CRWD Summer Tour. Many favorable comments have been received from the 150 people who attended.  

Manager Tracy attended the COLA (Chain of Lakes Association) Annual Meeting and reported that members of COLA expressed concern about erosion in and around their lakes. 

Manager Brunsell reviewed the 2003 Proposed CRWD Budget. 

Motion #02-08-13: A motion was made by Klein, seconded by Brunsell to hold a public hearing September 11, 2002 at 8:30p.m. at the Annandale Middle School, Annandale, Minnesota, to consider the 2003 CRWD General Levy of $150,000. All Managers voted aye. 

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

ü      Pleasant Lake Outlet Closed August 5, 2002

ü      Letter from Jon Roeder Regarding Blacktop on Beachwood Road

ü      Lake Augusta Annual Meeting

ü      CRWD Meeting with Flooded Clearwater Lake Property Owners

ü      September 4, 2002 Meeting with League of Cities and MN Association of Townships

ü      Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Total Maximum Daily Loading Grant Application 

Motion #02-08-14: A motion was made by Brunsell, seconded by Klein to authorize Administrator Anderson, Manager Brunsell and Attorney Stan Weinberger to attend the September 4, 2002 meeting with League of Cities and MN Association of Townships. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #02-08-15: A motion was made by Klein, seconded by Brunsell to authorize application to Minnesota Pollution Agency for a Total Maximum Daily Loading Grant. All Managers voted aye.

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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