Clearwater River Watershed District
RIVER WATERSHED DISTRICT
STANLEY’S RESTAURANT, KIMBALL
Work Session was called to order at 6:00p.m. by Vice-Chairperson Virl Liebrenz.
Managers’ Clarence Klein, Marvin Brunsell, Virl Liebrenz, and Roland Froyen
were present. Manager Tracy was absent. Others in attendance were Administrator
Anderson, Jerry Finch, Bob Kuechle, and Eric Altena.
Kuechle, resident of Chain of Lakes, encouraged the Board of Managers to order
the repair of the fish trap, so that it would be usable this year.
#WS03-05-01: Motion made by Klein, seconded by Brunsell to accept the
Randy Kramer quote of $3,000 to repair the fish trap. This estimate includes 24
cu. yds riprap, removing debris from north side of fish trap using an 80-foot
reach crane. All Managers voted aye.
Kuechle left the meeting at 6:10p.m.
Anderson led discussion regarding the U.S. Geological Survey proposal to conduct
sediment studies in CRWD lakes. The Board wants additional time to consider the
Brunsell and Administrator Anderson introduced a project priority list. This
will be an agenda item at the next Work Session meeting.
Brunsell, Administrator Anderson, and Jerry Truman, President of the Clearwater
Lake Property Owners Association have been seeking quotes for bog removal at the
Grass Lake Dam. Other arrangements that need to be made include permission from
the Clearwater Harbor Property Owners for access to the bog, restoration of the
property, and to fix an erosion problem downstream of the dam.
#WS03-05-02: Motion made by Brunsell, seconded by Froyen to establish a
deadline of June 1, 2003 for quotes
for bog removal at Grass Lake Dam and accept low quote. All Managers voted
Altena, DNR Fisheries, presented information regarding trout populations, water
quality, and recommendations to maintain or improve water quality in trout
streams located in the CRWD. These trout streams are Willow Creek near Kimball,
and Fairhaven and Thiel Creeks near Fairhaven.
Altena left the meeting at 8:20p.m.
#WS03-05-03: Motion made by Brunsell, seconded by Liebrenz to ask for
Attorney Stan Weinberger’s written opinion on the following questions:
Can bog removal costs be paid for through the General Fund rather than an
assessment process? If so, what would be the status of the bog removal project?
How should the CRWD finalize the Restawhile Shores Sewer System Project?
Can the CRWD require community sewer systems in new subdivisions?
Can the CRWD develop rules to address erosion issues caused by developers or
individuals not abiding by permit requirements?
Can CRWD rules be more restrictive than county ordinances in floodplain filling?
All Managers voted aye.
Anderson informed the Board that the Meeker SWCD has received a cost estimate
for a flood storage structure on the Ostmark Lutheran Church property near Clear
Lake. Cost estimate is $11,000. The Meeker SWCD is requesting $6,500 from CRWD
with balance of the funds being state cost-share and USFWS funds.
#WS03-05-04: Motion made by Froyen,
seconded by Brunsell to authorize $6,500 for the Ostmark Lutheran Church
property flood storage structure. All Managers voted aye.
Anderson reported that he had contacted the owner of Seerti Development, which
is located on Cedar Lake, regarding the inclusion of a community sewer system in
that development. The owner indicated that they had considered a community sewer
system, but chose not to include it in the project.
#WS03-05-05: Motion made by Froyen,
seconded by Brunsell to authorize Administrator Anderson to attend the June 24,
2003 Minnesota’s Waters and the TMDL Challenge Forum Series to be held in St.
Cloud and pay the $60 registration fee. All Managers voted aye.
Anderson will seek additional information regarding the TMDL Grant Application
to MPCA. This item will be on the next regular meeting agenda.
Brunsell reported that at the recent Clearwater Lake Property Owner’s
Association meeting, discussion was held regarding filling within the 100-year
Floodplain. The 100-year Floodplain elevation for Clearwater Lake is 996.20.
#WS03-05-06: Motion made by Klein,
seconded by Brunsell to adjourn. All Managers voted aye.
DETAILED INFORMATION REGARDING THESE MINUTES IS AVAILABLE AT:
THE CRWD DISTRICT OFFICE
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Chairperson, John Tracy Secretary, Richard Eckman