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OFFICIAL MINUTES

CLEARWATER RIVER WATERSHED DISTRICT

Board of Managers Meeting

Annandale Middle School

January 8, 2003

 

Regular meeting was called to order at 7:00p.m. by Chairperson Tracy. Managerís Roland Froyen, John Tracy, Clarence Klein, Virl Liebrenz, and Marvin Brunsell were present. Others in attendance were Merle Anderson, Kelly Bergesch, Stan Weinberger, and Norm Wenck. Walter and Betty Donnay arrived later.

Motion #03-01-1: Tracy, seconded by Klein, made a motion to adopt the agenda.  All Managers voted aye.

Motion #03-01-2: Froyen, seconded by Klein, made a motion to accept the December 11, 2002 regular meeting minutes. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #03-01-3: Brunsell, seconded by Froyen, made a motion to accept the January 8, 2003 financial report and pay bills.  All Managers voted aye.

Result of Phosphorus Ordinance Meetings:  Managerís reported on their attendance at various township and city meetings to discuss a draft phosphorus ordinance. The response from township boards and city council members was positive.

Kelly Bergesch left the meeting at 7:35p.m.

Walter and Betty Donnay, residents of Forest Prairie Township, informed the Board that a culvert through a township cart way had been raised. Their intention is to lower that culvert to its original elevation. The Donnayís wanted to know if the CRWD had jurisdiction over that culvert. Stan Weinberger, Attorney, indicated to the Donnayís that the CRWD does not issue permits of any sort, and since this is a private matter between landowners and/or the township, the CRWD does not intend to be involved in the matter.

Walter and Betty Donnay left the meeting at 7:40p.m.

Norm Wenck, Engineer, presented the Year 2002 Water Quality Monitoring Report.

 

Motion #03-01-4: Froyen, seconded by Liebrenz, made a motion to receive the Year 2002 Water Quality Monitoring Report and instructed Wenck Associates, Inc. to place the report on the CRWD website.  All Managers voted aye. 

Norm Wenck, Engineer, distributed a list of grant opportunities available for stormwater management practices.

Norm Wenck, Engineer, indicated that a feasibility study should be conducted on areas 6C and 6D of the Annandale Stormwater Management Plan. Mr. Wenck indicates that the cost of each feasibility study would be $2,800.

Manager Klein indicated that when he and Administrator Anderson visit with the Watkins City Council and Forest Prairie Township Board regarding the draft phosphorus ordinance, information from the Year 2002 Water Quality Monitoring Report and   stormwater management information would also be presented.

Administrator Anderson reported on a meeting that he recently attended to discuss the erosion in Restawhile Shores development. The Stearns Soil and Water Conservation District representatives proposed that a combination of state cost share funding, Stearns County Highway Department funding, and CRWD funding be used to restore the gully caused by erosion.

 

Motion #03-01-5: Froyen, seconded by Liebrenz, made a motion to authorize $5,000 towards the restoration of Restawhile Shores development erosion. Manager Brunsell amended the motion, changing the $5,000 amount to $2,500. Managers Tracy, Liebrenz, Brunsell, and Froyen voted aye. Manager Klein voted nay. The motion passed.

Manager Brunsell asked all managers to assist him in finding the second key for the CRWD lock box. He also presented the revised Year 2003 Proposed General Fund Budget.

 

Motion #03-01-6:  Froyen, seconded by Brunsell, made a motion to accept the Year 2003 Proposed General Fund Budget.  All Managers voted aye.

Manager Froyen reviewed the January 29, 2003 Citizenship Meeting agenda. A power point presentation will be developed to explain the Annandale/Pleasant Lake Stormwater Study and the Year 2002 Water Quality Monitoring Report. Managers and staff agreed upon work assignments. Questions for the open forum portion of the agenda will be developed at the January 22, 2003 Work Session.

 

Motion #03-01-7: Brunsell, seconded by Froyen, made a motion to appoint Marty Ferguson, Tom Bacon, Mark Kampa, and Dean Flygare to the CRWD Advisory Committee.  All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #03-01-8: Klein, seconded by Froyen, made a motion to adopt a resolution authorizing Chairperson John Tracy, to execute on behalf of CRWD, an agreement for purchase of lands with the United States Department of Interior. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #03-01-9: Froyen, seconded by Brunsell, made a motion to sign contracts with Voigt Bus Company for transportation to be provided for the Year 2003 MAWD Summer Tour. All Managers voted aye.

Manager Froyen distributed a notice to be published for the January 29, 2003 citizenship meeting.

Administrator Anderson reported that Sienna Corporation is planning a development project on Lake Louisa. Mr. Anderson will attend a meeting on January 9, 2003 to learn more details.

 

Motion #03-01-10: Froyen, seconded by Brunsell, made a motion to authorize Glen Sanders of Wenck Associates, Inc. to attend the January 24, 2003 DNR/MNDOT meeting regarding the Pleasant Lake Outlet. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #03-01-11: Tracy, seconded by Froyen, made a motion to authorize signature of an agreement for the purchase of lands between the CRWD and the United States of America. All Managers voted aye.

Administrator Anderson informed the Board that the Draft Watershed Management Plan would be sent to all local units of government and various state agencies on January 13, 2003 for their review and comment.

 

Motion #03-01-12: Klein, seconded by Froyen, made a motion 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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