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Meeting Minutes - February 12, 2003





Board of Managers Meeting

Annandale Middle School

February 12, 2003


Regular meeting was called to order at 7:00p.m. by Chairperson Tracy. Managerís Roland Froyen, John Tracy, Clarence Klein, and Virl Liebrenz were present. Manager Marvin Brunsell was absent. Others in attendance were Merle Anderson, Kelly Bergesch, Stan Weinberger, Norm Wenck, Jerry Finch, and Chuck Twedt.


Motion #03-02-1: Klein, seconded by Liebrenz, made a motion to adopt the agenda to include TMDL, Pleasant Lake Outlet, and new projects.  All Managers voted aye.


Motion #03-02-2: Froyen, seconded by Klein, made a motion to accept the January 8, 2003 regular meeting minutes. All Managers voted aye.


Motion #03-02-3: Froyen, seconded by Liebrenz, made a motion to accept the January 22, 2003 work session minutes. All Managers voted aye.


Motion #03-02-4: Froyen, seconded by Klein, made a motion to accept the February 12, 2003 financial report and pay bills.  All Managers voted aye. 


Kelly Bergesch announced that the allowable mileage rate for year 2003 is $ 0.36/mile.


Chuck Twedt, resident of Bass Lake, inquired about how ATV trails and water quality improvement practices could work together. Mr. Twedt indicated that he will secure additional information regarding funding for ATV trail development. Manager Froyen indicated that the CRWD needs to develop a process to determine project possibilities such as Mr. Twedt is suggesting. Attorney Weinberger indicated that a public hearing would need to be held if use of Operation and Maintenance money changes from the previous public hearing result.


Chuck Twedt left the meeting at 7:45p.m.


Motion #03-02-5: Froyen, seconded by Liebrenz, made a motion to change our regular March meeting date from March 12, 2003 to March 17, 2003.  All Managers voted aye. 


Norm Wenck, Engineer, reviewed the Annandale Stormwater Study. Manager Froyen indicated that he will propose projects for Annandale, Kimball, and Watkins at a later date.


Manager Klein indicated that he recently attended the Watkins City Council Meeting. He feels that the CRWD should contact Watkins again regarding stormwater and sanitary sewer issues.


Administrator Anderson indicated that at the recent citizenship meeting the following was prioritized by attendees: (1) wastewater treatment; (2) stormwater management; (3) feedlots; (4) soil erosion; and (5) wetland treatment systems and sediment basins.


Motion #03-02-6: Tracy, seconded by Froyen, made a motion to send a response to questions that have been asked about the Clearwater Harbor Area Sanitary Sewer Project to involved residents, except those included in the appeal. All Managers voted aye.


Administrator Anderson indicated that he has contacted the Bechtoldís regarding an erosion area on their property near State Highway #24.


Administrator Anderson distributed the Advisory Committee format draft. It was agreed upon by the Board of Managerís that the Advisory Committee should have an organizational meeting. They are to report back to the Board of Managerís as to membership and other details; at which time the Board of Managerís will assign responsibilities.


 Motion #03-02-7:  Liebrenz, seconded by Klein, made a motion to authorize a letter explaining the Pleasant Lake Outlet to the Annandale Advocate.  All Managers voted aye.


Norm Wenck, Engineer, presented the Year 2003 Water Quality Monitoring Report. This will be on the March regular meeting agenda.


Manager Froyen announced that he and Administrator Anderson will attend the MAWD Legislative Breakfast on March 13, 2003.


Administrator Anderson indicated that the US Fish and Wildlife Service offer to purchase CRWD land was approved recently by the Meeker County Board of Commissioners. 


Administrator Anderson  reported that he and Manager Brunsell have secured Senator Dille and Representative Olson to sponsor legislation regarding the charging for services in sanitary sewer systems.


Jerry Finch, Lynden Township board supervisor, indicated that Lynden Township has acted on a resolution establishing zero phosphorus fertilizer use on all land in Lynden Township except first year turf and ag use land.


Jerry Finch asked a number of questions regarding the establishment of the CRWD Advisory Committee. Since he has been asked to be involved on that committee, he feels the need for direction. Administrator Anderson indicated that Jerry, Ken Jude, and he will meet soon to discuss the Advisory Committee.


Motion #03-02-8: Klein, seconded by Froyen, made a motion to adjourn the meeting. All Managers voted aye.




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