Clearwater River Watershed District
RIVER WATERSHED DISTRICT
CRWD Work Session was called to order at 6:00p.m. by
Chairperson John Tracy. Managers’ John Tracy, Clarence Klein, Marvin Brunsell,
and Virl Liebrenz were present. Roland Froyen was absent. Others in attendance
were Merle Anderson and Chuck Sterling. Cameron Liebrenz arrived later.
Administrator Anderson reviewed the Weinberger Memo regarding
USDA and Rural Water funding as it relates to Clearwater Harbor Sanitary Sewer
Project. He also brought to the attention of the Board a letter from Christopher
English, USDA Engineer, Ron Nelson’s letter to residents of Clearwater Harbor,
and notice of an appeal to District Court in Stearns County.
Administrator Anderson was instructed to set up a meeting
with USDA representatives Jim Merrick and Christopher English to discuss USDA
funding for Clearwater Harbor Sanitary Sewer Project.
Administrator Anderson was directed to draft a letter to
residents of the Clearwater Harbor Sanitary Sewer Project updating them on
progress of the sewer project.
Chuck Sterling left the meeting at 6:35p.m.
Administrator Anderson reviewed with the Board of Managers a
memo from Stearns County Soil and Water Conservation Districts that indicated
that the SWCD is willing to be the lead in developing a plan and implementing
measures to rectify erosion caused by re-grading and lack of erosion control
measures during construction of Stearns County Hwy 44.
Manager Brunsell reported that Norm Wenck, Engineer, Kent
Torve, Wenck Associates, Inc, Administrator Anderson and he met with members of
Annandale City Council and staff and members of the Pleasant Lake Association to
discuss the Annandale area stormwater study. The CRWD will share the cost of
part of the study, 50/50 with the city of Annandale. Another part of the study
will be shared 50/50 with the Pleasant Lake Association. A follow-up meeting
with preliminary reports will be scheduled in November.
A motion was made by Tracy, seconded by Klein to authorize expenditure of
funds from the Clearwater Lake/Grass Lake Bog Fund to remove a bog lodged under
the bridge on County Road 144. All Managers voted aye.
Liebrenz, resident of Clearwater Harbor, indicated
that he had recently attended a Rural Water Workshop. Cameron encouraged the
CRWD to revisit the income survey that was conducted earlier and to continue to
seek grants to defray part of the cost of the Clearwater Harbor Sanitary Sewer
Project. He also provided information about the Minnesota Trade and Economic
Development Small Cities Development Program and the Minnesota Rural Water
Association. Cameron asked the Board to contact Lynden Township and Stearns
County to see if they can apply for grants on behalf of the Clearwater Harbor
Sanitary Sewer Project.
Administrator Anderson reported that the 2003 Minnesota of
Watershed Districts Tour, hosted by the Clearwater River Watershed District will
be held June 19, 20 and 21, 2003. The Holiday Inn, St. Cloud will be the
official meeting location. Manager Brunsell suggested that the theme for this
tour be “Clean Water - Clean Lakes, It’s Everybody’s Job.” Administrator
Anderson will develop a draft agenda for the tour and relay that information to
Ray Bohn at MAWD.
Stormwater management plans for Kimball and South Haven and a
phosphorus fertilizer education program will be included in next month’s Work
Chairperson 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