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OFFICIAL MINUTES

CLEARWATER RIVER WATERSHED DISTRICT

Board of Managers Meeting

Annandale Middle School

November 13, 2002

 

Regular meeting was called to order at 7:00p.m. by  Chairperson Tracy. Managerís John Tracy, Roland Froyen, Clarence Klein, Virl Liebrenz, and Marvin Brunsell were present. Others in attendance were Stan Weinberger, Glen Sanders, Merle Anderson, Kelly Bergesch, Bridget Chard, and Mary Dryer.

Motion #02-11-1: A motion was made by Klein, seconded by Brunsell to adopt the agenda.  All Managers voted aye.

Bridget Chard, Small Communities Project Coordinator, discussed funding for the Clearwater Harbor Area Sewer Project. Bridget explained that there are not a lot of grants available for this type of project. However, she is willing to seek potential grants for this project. She indicated that USDA funding, in the form of a loan, is a good option. The Board reviewed the status of the Clearwater Harbor Area Sewer Project giving Bridget a full understanding of this project.

Bridget Chard left the meeting at 7:30p.m.

Mary Dryer, realtor, indicated that the CRWD Board of Managers have been misquoted about demanding a central sewer system in certain properties that she is proposing for development. The Board of Managers stated that they recommend central sewer and cluster housing in new rural developments.

 Mary Dryer left the meeting at 7:45p.m.

Motion #02-11-2: A motion was made by Brunsell, seconded by Liebrenz to accept the October 9, 2002 regular meeting minutes. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #02-11-3: A motion was made by Klein, seconded by Brunsell to accept the October 23, 2002 CRWD Work Session Minutes, as amended. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #02-11-4: A motion was made by Brunsell, seconded by Froyen to accept the November 13, 2002 financial report and pay bills.  All Managers voted aye.

Manager Brunsell requested that Administrator Anderson develop a list of reasons why the Clearwater Harbor Area Sewer Project needs funding. He also suggested that the Board consider doing a revised income survey for the project area. This will be included on the next Work Session Agenda.

Manager Froyen distributed a letter that he developed in response to a recent article in the Annandale paper. His letter clarifies certain inaccuracies in the article and also explains the CRWD position on development of sewer projects on lakes in the District.

Glen Sanders, Wenck Associates, Inc, reported on the Clearwater Harbor Area Sewer Project and indicated that we need to conduct a survey on each property to determine the easement area. He also distributed the city of Annandale, Pleasant Lake Property Owners, and CRWD storm water study information that will be discussed at a meeting at Annandale City Hall November 20, 2002, 8:00a.m. Glen distributed an engineering report on the sediment deposition on Steve Nistlerís sedimentation pond and an preliminary survey report on the Cory Meierhofer wetland treatment system.

Motion #02-11-5: A motion was made by Froyen, seconded by Brunsell to accept the Wenck Associates, Inc. storm water treatment proposal and present this report to the city of Annandale and Pleasant Lake Property Owners on November 20, 2002.  All Managers voted aye. 

Motion #02-11-6: A motion was made by Froyen, seconded by Klein to develop a storm water treatment proposal to the cities of Watkins and Kimball. 

Motion #02-11-7:  A motion was made by Froyen, seconded by Brunsell to table Motion #02-11-6.  All Managers voted aye.

Kelly Bergesch left the meeting at 9:10p.m.

Motion #02-11-8: A motion was made by Froyen, seconded by Liebrenz to proceed with the Cory Meierhofer Wetland Treatment System, provided local monies are available for the project. All Managers voted aye.

Administrator Anderson indicated that the Stearns County SWCD is the lead in resolving the erosion issues that arose as a result of reconstruction of Stearns County Hwy #44. A meeting of all the involved parties, included the CRWD, will be scheduled in late November or early December.

Manager Brunsell reviewed the CRWD insurance renewal.

Administrator Anderson reported that he recently attended a MnDot meeting regarding the reconstruction plan for State Hwy #24 between Clearwater and Annandale.

Administrator Anderson distributed MAWD Convention materials and informed the Board of a newly developed watershed district awards program by MAWD.

Motion #02-11-9: A motion was made by Froyen, seconded by Liebrenz to designate Managersí Brunsell and Froyen as delegates to the MAWD Convention. Manager Liebrenz was designated as the alternate. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #02-11-10: A motion was made by Klein, seconded by Froyen to authorize signature of the farm rental agreement with Steve Vossen. All Managers voted aye.

 Motion #02-11-11: A motion was made by Froyen, seconded by Liebrenz to authorize Manager Froyen to contact Jerry Finch and Ken Jude, seeking their interest in co-chairing the CRWD Advisory Board. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #02-11-12: A motion was made by Froyen, seconded by Tracy to direct Administrator Anderson to initiate best management practice projects in the ag community in CRWD.

Motion #02-11-13: A motion was made by Tracy, seconded by Klein to table Motion #02-11-12. All Managers voted aye.

Manager Klein reported that the city of Watkins is developing sanitary and stormwater plans.

Manager Froyen requested that Attorney Stan Weinberger develop a guide of how to develop phosphorus use ordinances that CRWD could provide to townships and cities.

Motion #02-11-14: A motion was made by Liebrenz, 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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