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OFFICIAL MINUTES

CLEARWATER RIVER WATERSHED DISTRICT

Board of Managers Meeting

Annandale Middle School

December 11, 2002

 

Regular meeting was called to order at 7:00p.m. by  Vice-Chairperson Liebrenz. Managerís Roland Froyen, Clarence Klein, Virl Liebrenz, and Marvin Brunsell were present. Manager John Tracy was absent. Others in attendance were Merle Anderson, Kelly Bergesch, and Ken Jude.

Motion #02-12-1: A motion was made by Froyen, seconded by Klein to adopt the agenda.  All Managers voted aye.

Motion #02-12-2: A motion was made by Brunsell, seconded by Klein to accept the November 13, 2002 regular meeting minutes. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #02-12-3: A motion was made by Klein, seconded by Brunsell to accept the November 27, 2002 CRWD Work Session Minutes, as amended. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #02-12-4: A motion was made by Froyen, seconded by Klein to accept the December 11, 2002 financial report and pay bills.  All Managers voted aye.

Motion #02-12-5: A motion was made by Froyen, seconded by Brunsell to sign the Letter of Engagement for Year 2002 audit services to be provided by Gruys Borden Carlson & Associates P.A. at a cost not to exceed $3,600. All Managers voted aye. 

Administrator Anderson distributed a memo outlining reasons why the Clearwater Harbor area sewer system project needs funding. This memo will be expanded for later distribution.

Administrator Anderson distributed Bridget Chardís letter and Attorney Stan Weinbergerís response to that letter regarding funding for the Clearwater Harbor area sewer system project. No action will be taken on this correspondence at this time.

Manager Liebrenz explained his thoughts on an alternative to the current engineering plan for Clearwater Harbor area sewer system project.

Motion #02-12-6: A motion was made by Froyen, seconded by Brunsell to authorize Wenck Associates Inc. to develop costs associated with various alternatives to the current engineering plan for Clearwater Harbor area sewer system project. These alternatives will include a base project to serve all residents of the area, with hookups only for those who are required to or want to, and operation and maintenance schedule projected on various levels of participation. All Managers voted aye.

Manager Froyen reviewed a letter to the editor that he has prepared explaining why the CRWD is involved in various resource management projects.

Managersí Brunsell and Froyen reviewed their recent meeting with Mary Degiovanni, city of Annandale, regarding the upcoming city of Annandale Stormwater Plan meeting. Manager Brunsell and Administrator Anderson will attend.

Manager Klein reviewed the recent meeting he and Administrator Anderson had with Lynn Hokanson, city of Watkins, regarding the possibility of development of a joint CRWD/city of Watkins stormwater plan. Manager Klein will have more details at a later time.

 Motion #02-12-7:  A motion was made by Froyen, seconded by Klein to cancel a December 25, 2002 Work Session Meeting and schedule a CitizenĎs Dinner for January 29, 2003.  All Managers voted aye.

Manager Brunsell reviewed the CRWD insurance policy and will seek rates for various deductible levels and report back at the next CRWD regular meeting.

Motion #02-12-8: A motion was made by Froyen, seconded by Brunsell to determine at each Work Session whether or not the CRWD professional staff needs to attend the next regular CRWD meeting.  All Managers voted aye.

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

Managersí Liebrenz, Brunsell, Froyen, and Administrator Anderson  reported on the recently held MAWD Annual Conference.

Administrator Anderson distributed a draft phosphorus ordinance developed by Attorney Stan Weinberger that will be distributed to various cities and townships within the CRWD. Managers will schedule time with the LGUís at their earliest convenience.

Administrator Anderson led discussion regarding the MAWD Year 2003 Summer Tour, which the CRWD will be hosting.

County Commissioner Ken Jude left the meeting at 9:20p.m.

Manager Klein instructed Administrator Anderson to contact Cory Meierhofer regarding the wetland treatment system on his property.

Motion #02-12-9: A motion was made by Brunsell, seconded by Froyen 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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