Clearwater River Watershed District
RIVER WATERSHED DISTRICT
June 11, 2003
meeting was called to order at 7:00p.m. by Chairperson Tracy. Manager’s John
Tracy, Clarence Klein, Marvin Brunsell, Roland Froyen, and Virl Liebrenz were
present. Others in attendance were Merle Anderson, Kelly Bergesch, Norm Wenck,
Jerry Finch, Mark Kampa, and Dave and Joy Carlson.
Motion #03-06-1: Brunsell,
seconded by Klein, made a motion to adopt the agenda adding eight new business
items. All Managers voted aye.
Motion #03-06-2: Brunsell,
seconded by Liebrenz, made a motion to accept the May 14, 2003 regular meeting
minutes after amending Motion #03-05-5 to read …future bog
removal policy. All Managers voted aye.
Motion #03-06-3: Klein,
seconded by Liebrenz, made a motion to accept the May 28, 2003 work session
minutes after amending Motion #WS03-05-02 to read …Grass Lake
Dam and accept low quote. All Managers voted aye.
Motion #03-06-4: Brunsell,
seconded by Klein, made a motion to accept the June 11, 2003 financial report
and pay bills. All Managers voted aye.
Anderson explained that Debbie and
Mark Maas, residents on Kramer Ave, inquired about whether or not a community
sewer system is scheduled for their area. Administrator Anderson will follow up
to determine interest in a community sewer system by residents in the area.
and Joy Carlson, owners of
Restawhile Shores Development, expressed their displeasure with engineering
fees associated with the community sanitary sewer system installed at Restawhile
Shores. They and Norm Wenck will respond to the CRWD how they wish to resolve
and Joy Carlson left the meeting at 7:30p.m.
Wenck, Engineer, reported that the
fish trap repair has been completed. Even though more material was used than
estimated, the cost of the repair remains at $3,400.
Wenck, Engineer, presented and
reviewed the annual inspection report.
Motion #03-06-5: Froyen,
seconded by Klein, made a motion to seek quotes for annual maintenance of CRWD
projects. All Managers voted
Tracy reported that he had recently
attended a seminar dealing with large sewer systems.
Bergesch left the meeting at 8:18p.m.
Anderson reviewed with the Board the
most recent USGS proposal that deals with sediment and phosphorus loading in
certain lakes in CRWD. This will be an agenda item at the next Work Session.
Anderson indicated to the Board that
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is willing to grant $21,000 to CRWD for Phase
1 TMDL Grant. Phase 1 is analysis of existing monitoring data.
Motion #03-06-6: Froyen,
seconded by Brunsell, made a motion to authorize signing of an agreement with
Minnesota PCA for funding for Phase 1 TMDL Grant. All Managers voted aye.
Anderson distributed copies of
“CRWD Initiating Sewer Projects by Resolution” and “Standards for Sewer
Projects Designed by Petitioner’s Engineer” for Manager’s review.
Anderson reported to the Board that
the Advisory Committee has met and organized. Jerry Finch and Mark Kampa
indicated they are enthusiastic about serving on the committee and want specific
issues for the committee to address.
Motion #03-06-7: Brunsell,
seconded by Liebrenz, made a motion to authorize reimbursement of $20/month to
the three CRWD rain gauge reporters. All Managers voted aye.
Wenck, Engineer, will contact Kevin
Whitrock regarding spraying of thistles in the Watkins Wetland Treatment System.
Wenck, Engineer, and Manager Tracy
will provide Administrator Anderson with a watershed map and property owner’s
list of Three Mile Creek.
Anderson reported to the Board that
filling in the 100-year flood plain has begun on the Eull property on Clearwater
Lake. No erosion control measures of any kind are in place. Managers’
suggested that Wright County Commissioner Karla Heeter be invited to attend our
Brunsell reported on the meeting that
he had attended at South Side Township. He expressed CRWD’s concern regarding
potential erosion on proposed construction sites on Lake Augusta.
Tracy requested that Administrator
Anderson secure from Stearns County the conditions placed on the Lakes of
Anderson indicated that the low quote
has been authorized and bog removal has been done at the Grass Lake Dam.
Klein indicated to the Board that he
would not be seeking reappointment as a CRWD Manager at the end of his term in
August 2003. He also indicated that the city of Kimball is adding stormwater
intra-structure and encouraged the Board to see if CRWD can assist the city of
Kimball in stormwater treatment.
Motion #03-06-8: Brunsell,
seconded by Liebrenz, made a motion to adjourn the meeting. All Managers
DETAILED INFORMATION REGARDING THESE MINUTES IS AVAILABLE AT:
THE CRWD DISTRICT OFFICE
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Chairperson, John Tracy Secretary, Richard Eckman