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OFFICIAL MINUTES

CLEARWATER RIVER WATERSHED DISTRICT

Board of Managers Meeting

Annandale Middle School

October 9, 2002

 

Regular meeting was called to order at 7:00p.m. by  Chairperson Tracy. Manager’s John Tracy, Clarence Klein, Virl Liebrenz, and Marvin Brunsell, were present. Manager Roland Froyen was absent. Others in attendance were Stan Weinberger, Norm Wenck, Merle Anderson, Kelly Bergesch, Mark Allison, George Rose, Dick Anderson, Joe Bayer, Peter Malmberg, Patty Klug, and Vince Lundeen.

Motion #02-10-1: A motion was made by Klein, seconded by Liebrenz to adopt the agenda.  All Managers voted aye.

Mark Allison, property owner in Restawhile Shores, reviewed the severe erosion that is taking place on his property due to regrading and lack of erosion control measures on Stearns County Highway #44. Mark displayed pictures of the erosion. He inquired as to what is planned to remedy the situation. Administrator Anderson reviewed the CRWD letter sent to Stearns County Engineer Mitch Anderson and others. The letter indicates short term and long term remedies. Mr. Anderson also indicated that some of the remedies have been installed.

Motion #02-10-2: A motion was made by Brunsell, seconded by Liebrenz asking for pre and post Stearns County Highway #44 construction plans from the Stearns County Engineer and to request from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency a response to the erosion control measures outlined in our September 12, 2002 letter.  All Managers voted aye. 

Manager Brunsell informed the Board that he and Manager Froyen have met with members of the Annandale City Council regarding a joint CRWD/City of Annandale storm water study. George Rose, resident of Pleasant Lake, indicated that the Pleasant Lake Association is now active and has developed a lake level committee. This committee has requested that rate, volume, and water quality of stormwater entering Pleasant Lake should be included in the study. Manager’s Brunsell and Froyen will continue to meet with the Annandale City Council and Pleasant Lake Association members to finalize the scope and financing of this study.

George Rose, Dick Anderson, Joe Bayer, Peter Malmberg, and Vince Lundeen left the meeting at 7:55p.m.

Patty Klug, resident of Hidden River, asked for information regarding the operation and maintenance of the sewer system in Hidden River. Engineer Norm Wenck indicated that the operation and maintenance assessment provides for pumping of septic tanks, monitoring the system, and future repairs. Administrator Anderson indicated that a letter explaining the operation and maintenance of the system has been provided to Bob Broich, developer of Hidden River for distribution to residents.

Patty Klug and Mark Allison left the meeting at 8:05p.m.

Motion #02-10-3: A motion was made by Klein, seconded by Brunsell to accept the September 11, 2002 regular meeting minutes. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #02-10-4: A motion was made by Brunsell, seconded by Liebrenz to accept the September 11, 2002 Public Hearing Minutes. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #02-10-5: A motion was made by Brunsell, seconded by Klein to accept the September 25, 2002 CRWD Work Session Minutes, as amended. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #02-10-6: A motion was made by Brunsell, seconded by Liebrenz to accept the October 9, 2002 financial report and pay bills.  All Managers voted aye.

Stan Weinberger, Attorney, distributed a memo regarding local ordinances dealing with use of phosphorus fertilizer on turf. The Board will discuss this at a Work Session and possibly include in the CRWD Education Program.

Norm Wenck, Engineer, indicated that all necessary forms relating to the loan application for the Clearwater Harbor Sanitary Sewer Project have been filed with USDA Rural Development except for the environmental report. Mr. Wenck also indicated that the engineer’s report for this project would be submitted to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency soon.

Administrator Anderson reported that an informational open house will be held at the Lynden Township Hall on Monday, October 21, 2002, from 5:30p.m.-7:00p.m. to explain the engineer’s report and financial information to residents included in the Clearwater Harbor area sewer project.

Kelly Bergesch left the meeting at 8:45p.m.

Comments from Lisa Tillman, Wenck Associates, Inc, regarding the JTS Square Development Proposal were discussed and will be submitted to the Wright County TEP.

Manager Brunsell reported that he, Stan Weinberger, and Administrator Anderson recently attended a meeting of League of Cities, Minnesota Association of Townships, and Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts to discuss legislative changes to give watershed districts the authority to charge for services. It was agreed that special legislation would be pursued for Clearwater River Watershed District only.

Manager Klein stated that he and Administrator Anderson recently attended the Clear Lake Property Owners Annual Meeting. Those in attendance indicated their delight with the improving water quality of Clear Lake since the sewer system, sediment basin, and wetland treatment system has been installed.

Motion #02-10-7: A motion was made by Klein, seconded by Brunsell to authorize Wenck Associates, Inc. to determine sediment buildup in the Nistler Sediment Basin. Also to conduct an additional survey, which is not to exceed $2,000 in cost, on the Cory Meierhofer property to determine feasibility of a weir to control runoff rate. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #02-10-8:  A motion was made by Klein, seconded by Brunsell to authorize board members and administrators‘ attendance at the Minnesota Association of Watershed District‘s annual conference. All Managers voted aye.

Administrator Anderson announced that the volunteer secchi disc readers would be invited to an appreciation dinner later this month.

Motion #02-10-9: A motion was made by Brunsell, seconded by Liebrenz to send to the United States Geological Survey a request for additional information regarding sediment in the Clearwater Lake system.  All Managers voted aye.

Board Members suggested that the Year 2003 MAWD Tour be scheduled in our watershed district on July 10, 11, and 12 and select the Holiday Inn, St. Cloud to be the official meeting location.

Norm Wenck, Engineer, indicated that his investigation of the Cedar Lake drainage area does not lend itself well to a project either reducing the runoff rate or construction of a sediment basin.

Manager Liebrenz asked the Board to consider hiring a grants writer to seek funding for the Clearwater Harbor area sewer project. Mr. Liebrenz will bring more information on this subject to future meetings.

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

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Chairperson, John Tracy      Secretary, Richard Eckman

 

 
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