Clearwater River Watershed District
RIVER WATERSHED DISTRICT
August 13, 2003
Regular meeting was called to order at 7:23p.m. by
Chairperson Tracy. Manager’s John Tracy, Marvin Brunsell, Roland Froyen,
Virl Liebrenz, and Bob Schiefelbein were present.
Others in attendance were Merle Anderson, Stan Weinberger, Norm Wenck,
Kelly Bergesch, Bob Carlson, Ken Jude, George and Susan Anderson.
Motion #03-08-1: Brunsell, seconded by Liebrenz, made a motion
to adopt the agenda, to include correspondence received after the agenda was
completed. All Managers voted aye.
Motion #03-08-2: Froyen, seconded by Liebrenz, made a motion to
accept the July 9, 2003 regular meeting minutes. All Managers voted aye.
Motion #03-08-3: Brunsell, seconded by Liebrenz, made a motion to
accept the July 23, 2003 work session minutes. All Managers voted aye.
Motion #03-08-4: Froyen, seconded by Liebrenz, made a motion to
accept the August 13, 2003 financial report and pay bills. All Managers voted
George and Susan Anderson, residents of Pleasant Lake, presented
a Petition for Culvert and a Petition for Drainage Box, signed by
residents of Pleasant Lake. These petitions ask for the culvert under State Hwy
#24 to be lowered to its original design and for the CRWD drainage box located
in Pleasant Lake, to be restored to
its original design.
Motion #03-08-5: Froyen, seconded by Brunsell, made a motion to
accept the two petitions presented by George and Susan Anderson. All Managers
George and Susan Anderson left the meeting at 8:11p.m.
Bob Carlson, representing Larson, Allen, Weishair and
Company, LLP, presented
to the Board of Managers their audit of CRWD financial records for the year
Motion #03-08-6: Liebrenz, seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to
accept the Year 2002 Audit Report, as presented. All Managers voted aye.
Motion #03-08-7: Brunsell, seconded by Froyen, made a motion to adopt
the following resolution:
WHEREAS, the auditors in the audit of the CRWD finances for 2002
indicated that the funds in the amount of Twenty-five thousand dollars
($25,000), transferred to the Clearwater Harbor Sanitary Sewer Construction
Fund, were shown as a loan to be repaid;
WHEREAS, these funds were advanced for costs of the project, and it
was the intent of the CRWD that the
General Fund of the CRWD be repaid;
WHEREAS, the Auditor has recommended that the CRWD repay the General
Fund the amount transferred to correctly represent the project costs incurred;
BE IT RESOLVED that
the CRWD transfer Twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) from the Clearwater
Harbor Sanitary Sewer Construction Fund to the CRWD General Fund, to repay the
CRWD General Fund for money advanced to the Clearwater Harbor Sanitary Sewer
Construction Fund for project costs. Manager
Schiefelbein abstained, Manager Liebrenz voted nay. Managers Froyen, Brunsell,
and Tracy voted aye. The motion passed.
Bob Carlson left the meeting at 9:04p.m.
Administrator Anderson reviewed the status of the Restawhile Shores Sanitary
Sewer System and Sediment Basins. Administrator Anderson and Manager Brunsell
will continue to work with Dave and Joy Carlson regarding the final financial
requirements of this project, prior to acceptance by CRWD. This matter will be
continued at the next regular CRWD meeting.
Norm Wenck, Engineer, distributed information regarding alum treatment of
lakes. He also requested authorization to install an automatic sampler this fall
Motion #03-07-8: Tracy, seconded by Froyen, made a motion to
authorize eight thousand one hundred dollars ($8,100) from Data Acquisition to
purchase materials and install sampling equipment on Clearwater River. All
Managers voted aye.
Manager Froyen indicated his delight with the efforts by the city of
Annandale to develop stormwater management plans. He also reminded the Board
that CRWD cost shared with the city of Annandale on this project.
Administrator Anderson announced that Manager Klein’s Retirement Event
would be held at 6:00p.m. on August 27, 2003 at the Family Restaurant in
Watkins. Administrator Anderson also stated that the CRWD Managers and
Administrator will meet with the Meeker County Board at 10 am, August 19, 2003
to discuss Meeker County ditches.
Ken Jude, co-chair of the CRWD Advisory Committee, and
Administrator Anderson, reviewed the CRWD Advisory Committee Minutes with the Board.
Stan Weinberger, Attorney, indicated
to the Board that he would develop a monthly billing rule for their review.
Administrator Anderson indicated that Dick Osgood would be on the September
10, 2003 Agenda to discuss alum treatment. Manager Tracy and John Erdman, Wenck
Associates and Associates, Inc. will contact Mr. Osgood to verify the need for
his attendance at the September 10, 2003 meeting.
Kelly Bergesch left the meeting at 10:16p.m.
Administrator Anderson reviewed the
Motion #03-07-9: Froyen, seconded by Brunsell, made a motion to
adjourn the meeting. All Managers voted aye.
DETAILED INFORMATION REGARDING THESE MINUTES IS AVAILABLE AT:
THE CRWD DISTRICT OFFICE
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Chairperson, John Tracy Secretary, Roland Froyen