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OFFICIAL MINUTES

CLEARWATER RIVER WATERSHED DISTRICT

Board of Managers Meeting

Annandale Middle School

September 11, 2002

 

Regular meeting was called to order at 6:00p.m. by  Vice-Chairperson Tracy. Manager’s John Tracy, Clarence Klein, Roland Froyen and Marvin Brunsell, were present. Others in attendance were Stan Weinberger, Norm Wenck, Merle Anderson, Kelly Bergesch, Virl Liebrenz, Ken Jude and Rick Holmen.

Stan Weinberger, Attorney, distributed Abstracts of Minutes that may be used later in the Public Hearing for Clearwater Harbor Sewer Project.

Discussion was held regarding the standard form of agreement between owner and engineer for professional services, USDA Form #1910-1-FA.

Motion #02-09-1: A motion was made by Froyen, seconded by Klein to accept and authorize signing of USDA Form #1910-1-FA, the standard form of agreement between owner and engineer for professional services. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #02-09-2: A motion was made by Brunsell, seconded by Froyen to accept the August 14, 2002 regular meeting minutes. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #02-09-3: A motion was made by Brunsell, seconded by Klein to accept the August 28, 2002 CRWD Work Session Minutes. All Managers voted aye.

Administrator Anderson announced that Manager Brunsell has been reappointed by Wright County to serve another three-year term as a Manager of the Clearwater River Watershed District.

Norm Wenck, Engineer, presented the Engineer’s Report, which included water quality monitoring results, rainfall results, and Highway #44 erosion control recommendations. 

Motion #02-09-4: A motion was made by Klein, seconded by Froyen to forward Wenck Associates, Inc. Highway #44 erosion control recommendations to Stearns County Engineer with copies sent to Stearns County Commissioners and MPCA representative Lisa Kraemer.  All Managers voted aye. 

Motion #02-09-5: A motion was made by Froyen, seconded by Brunsell to publish the John Erdman revised copy of “Why Is Clearwater Lake So High?” in the Annandale Advocate and send copies to the cities of Annandale and Clearwater. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #02-09-6: A motion was made by Brunsell, seconded by Klein to accept the September 11, 2002 financial report and pay bills.  All Managers voted aye.

The regular meeting of the Clearwater River Watershed District was recessed at 6:50p.m.

A Public Hearing to consider the Clearwater Harbor Sanitary Sewer Project was held from 7:00p.m. - 9:20p.m. Minutes of this Hearing were recorded by Huber Court Recording.

A Public Hearing to establish the Year 2003 Clearwater River Watershed District Budget was held from 9:22p.m. - 9:25p.m.

The Clearwater River Watershed District regular meeting resumed at 9:25p.m.

Chuck Sterling entered the meeting.

Manager John Tracy and Virl Liebrenz will continue to seek ways to inventory condition of the Clearwater River from Grass Lake to the city of Clearwater.

Motion #02-09-7:  A motion was made by Froyen, seconded by Brunsell to establish the Operation and Maintenance Fund Assessment for Year 2003 at $40,000. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #02-09-8: A motion was made by Brunsell, seconded by Froyen to establish the Clearwater Lake Milfoil Assessment for Year 2003 at $29,600. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #02-09-9: A motion was made by Klein, seconded by Froyen to establish the Hidden River Sewer System Operation and Maintenance Assessment for Year 2003 at $14,500. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #02-09-10: A motion was made by Froyen, seconded by Klein to establish the Restawhile Shores Operation and Maintenance Assessment for Year 2003 at $3,360.  All Managers voted aye.

Kelly Bergesch announced that Virl Liebrenz has been appointed by Stearns County Board of Commissioners to serve as a manager of the Clearwater River Watershed District from September 13, 2002 through July 21, 2005.

 Motion #02-09-11: A motion was made by Brunsell, seconded by Klein to cast a unanimous ballot for the following officers to serve a one year term: Chairperson - John Tracy;            Vice-Chairperson - Virl Liebrenz; Treasurer - Marvin Brunsell; Secretary - Roland Froyen; Public Relations and Information - Clarence Klein. All Managers voted aye.

Administrator Anderson announced that a dredging demonstration will be held on Clearwater Lake, distributed MAWD Resolutions packet and zero phosphorus information.

Motion #02-09-12: A motion was made by Brunsell, seconded by Klein to adopt the Findings of Fact regarding Clearwater Harbor Sanitary Sewer Project. 

Motion #02-09-13: A motion was made by Froyen, seconded by Klein to table the decision on the Findings of Fact regarding the Clearwater Harbor Sanitary Sewer Project. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #02-09-14: A motion was made by Klein, seconded by Brunsell to adopt Extract of Minutes ordering the construction of a sanitary sewer in Clearwater Harbor and surrounding area.

Motion #02-09-15: A motion was made by Froyen, seconded by Tracy to table adoption of the Extract of Minutes confirming the reports of the engineers and appraisers and ordering the construction of a sanitary sewer in Clearwater Harbor and surround area. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #02-09-16: A motion was made by Brunsell, seconded by Klein to reintroduce a resolution to MAWD regarding legislation to authorize watershed districts to have authority similar to cities in charging for services. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #02-09-17: A motion was made by Brunsell, seconded by Klein to adjourn the meeting. All Managers voted aye.

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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