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UNOFFICIAL MINUTES

CLEARWATER RIVER WATERSHED DISTRICT

Board of Managers Meeting

Annandale Middle School

June 11, 2003  

 

Regular 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. 

 

Administrator 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.

 

Dave 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 this matter.

 

Dave and Joy Carlson left the meeting at 7:30p.m.

 

Norm 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.

 

Norm 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 aye. 

 

Manager Tracy reported that he had recently attended a seminar dealing with large sewer systems.

 

Kelly Bergesch left the meeting at 8:18p.m.

 

Administrator 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.

  

Administrator 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.

 

Administrator Anderson distributed copies of “CRWD Initiating Sewer Projects by Resolution” and “Standards for Sewer Projects Designed by Petitioner’s Engineer” for Manager’s review.

 

Administrator 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.

 

Norm Wenck, Engineer, will contact Kevin Whitrock regarding spraying of thistles in the Watkins Wetland Treatment System.

 

Norm Wenck, Engineer, and Manager Tracy will provide Administrator Anderson with a watershed map and property owner’s list of Three Mile Creek.

 

Administrator 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 next meeting.

 

Manager 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.

 

Manager Tracy requested that Administrator Anderson secure from Stearns County the conditions placed on the Lakes of Fairhaven Development.

 

Administrator Anderson indicated that the low quote has been authorized and bog removal has been done at the Grass Lake Dam.

 

Manager 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 voted aye.

 

DETAILED INFORMATION REGARDING THESE MINUTES IS AVAILABLE AT:

THE CRWD DISTRICT OFFICE 

WEBSITE: www.crwd.org

 

__________        ____         _________________

Chairperson, John Tracy      Secretary, Richard Eckman

 

 
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