Clearwater River Watershed District
CLEARWATER RIVER WATERSHED DISTRICT
Stanley's Restaurant, Kimball
September 25, 2002
Work Session was called to order at 6:00p.m. by Chairperson John Tracy.
Managersí John Tracy, Clarence Klein, Marvin Brunsell, Virl Liebrenz, and
Roland Froyen were present. Others in attendance were Merle Anderson, Norm
Wenck, Stan Weinberger, Jeremy Sivula, Wendy Richter, and Chuck Sterling. Jim
Stark arrived later.
Oath of Office was administered to Manager Virl Liebrenz.
#WS02-09-01: A motion was
made by Froyen, seconded by Klein to adopt the Agenda after including several
additional items. All Managers voted aye.
Sivula, resident of Clearwater Harbor, indicated he was present to seek
information regarding the proposed Clearwater Harbor Sewer System. He prefers a
complete takeaway system. Several Managers also indicated that they support the
complete takeaway system, meaning that there would be no septic tanks on
individual property. Manager Liebrenz suggested that to reduce the cost of the
project, we should eliminate the sand filter. It was explained that the sand
filter is needed to provide secondary treatment.
#WS02-09-02: A motion was made by Froyen, seconded by Brunsell to order
Option #3, Clearwater Harbor Sewage Treatment Project #02-1 after
deleting Bluffview Road properties from the project. All Managerís voted
#WS02-09-03: A motion was made by Froyen,
seconded by Brunsell, to remove from the table Motion #02-09-13 (Regular Meeting
September 11, 2002) Findings of Fact regarding the Clearwater Harbor Sanitary
Sewer Project. All Managers voted aye.
#02-09-13 (Regular Meeting September 11, 2002) was put to a vote. All
Managers voted aye.
#WS02-09-04: A motion was made by Froyen,
seconded by Liebrenz, to remove from the table Motion #02-09-15 (Regular Meeting
September 11, 2002) Extract of Minutes confirming the reports of the engineers
and appraisers' and ordering construction of a sanitary sewer in Clearwater
Harbor and surrounding area. All Managers voted aye.
#WS02-09-05: A motion was made by Froyen,
seconded by Brunsell, to amend Motion #02-09-15, deleting from the project
service to Bluffview Road in the Clearwater Harbor Sewage Treatment
Project #02-1 due to cost; however, including paving of
Beachwood Road. All Managers voted aye.
#02-09-15 (Regular Meeting September 11, 2002) as amended, was put to a vote. All
Managers voted aye.
Sivula and Wendy Richter left the meeting at 6:45p.m.
Stark, representing United States Geological Survey, explained nutrient loading
of lakes. Mr. Stark indicated that if the Clearwater River Watershed District is
interested in learning more about the sediment in lakes of the District, that we
should write a letter indicating that to him.
#WS02-09-06: A motion was made by Froyen, seconded by Brunsell, to have
Administrator Anderson develop a letter to Jim Stark indicating our desire to
learn more about sediment in the lakes of the District.
All Managers voted aye.
Anderson distributed Stearns and Wright Counties information regarding high
priority sewer needs around lakes in the watershed. This item will be on our
next Work Session Agenda.
Wenck, Engineer, presented the Annandale Area Stormwater Study Proposal.
Manager's Brunsell and Froyen will contact Annandale City Council members
regarding this proposal.
Froyen asked Stan Weinberger to prepare an outline as to how cities and
townships could establish a phosphorus turf management ordinance. Stan agreed to
have this outline ready for the next regular board meeting.
Anderson distributed the TMDL grant proposal that will be submitted to the
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for funding. The area included in this study
is Lake Louisa and the Clearwater River from Clear Lake to Lake Betsy.
Anderson and Manager Froyen will be attending the Wright County Zoning Meeting
on September 26, 2002. The item of interest is the proposed zoning change on the
Johnson Property in Section 29, Southside Township, Wright County.
Brunsell, Attorney Stan Weinberger, and Administrator Anderson will be meeting
with League of Cities representatives and Minnesota Association of Watershed
Districts staff on September 27, 2002 to discuss proposed legislative changes
regarding the authority of watershed districts to charge for services rendered.
Anderson informed the Board of Managers that Wright County Commissioner Ken Jude
will be recognized by the National Association of Counties for his outstanding
Tracy asked what erosion control measures, in addition to the erosion control
blanket on the slope near the Restawhile Shores driveway, have been installed
recently on the Stearns County Road #44 reconstruction project. Administrator
Anderson indicated that he was not aware of any other measures. The Board of
Managers instructed Administrator Anderson to contact Lisa Kraemer of the
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency regarding the erosion control measures that
Wenck Associates, Inc. suggested as necessary to control erosion on the
Restawhile Shores Development.
Tracy adjourned the meeting.
DETAILED INFORMATION REGARDING THESE MINUTES IS AVAILABLE AT:
THE CRWD DISTRICT OFFICE
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Chairperson, John Tracy Secretary, Richard Eckman