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UNOFFICIAL MINUTES

CLEARWATER RIVER WATERSHED DISTRICT

Board of Managers Meeting

Annandale Middle School

September 10, 2003  

 

Regular meeting was called to order at 7:00p.m. by Vice-Chairperson Liebrenz. Managerís Marvin Brunsell, Roland Froyen,  Virl Liebrenz, and Bob Schiefelbein were present.  Others in attendance were Merle Anderson, Stan Weinberger, Norm Wenck, Kelly Bergesch, and Steve Prinson.

 

Motion #03-09-1: Schiefelbein, seconded by Brunsell, made a motion to adopt the agenda, to include correspondence received and a Presentation by Steve Prinson. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #03-09-2: Brunsell, seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to accept the August 13, 2003 public hearing minutes. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #03-09-3: Froyen, seconded by Brunsell, made a motion to accept the August 13, 2003 regular meeting minutes. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #03-09-4: Brunsell, seconded by Froyen, made a motion to accept the August 27, 2003 work session minutes. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #03-09-5: Brunsell, seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to accept the September 10, 2003 financial report and pay bills. All Managers voted aye. 

 

Motion #03-09-6: Brunsell, seconded by Froyen, made a motion to charge to General Fund three invoices previously charged to Restawhile Shores Sanitary Sewer Construction Fund. All Managers voted aye. 

 

Steve Prinson, Publisher of the Annandale Advocate, expressed to the Board of Managers the need to continue publishing CRWD Minutes in the local newspapers, in addition to publishing them on the CRWD website. Mr. Prinson and Administrator Anderson will meet at a later date to discuss this matter.

 

Norm Wenck, Engineer, reviewed the proposed TMDL Phase 1 MPCA Grant Agreement.

 

Motion #03-09-7: Brunsell, seconded by Froyen, made a motion to accept the proposed TMDL Phase 1 MPCA Grant Agreement.  All Managers voted aye.

 

Norm Wenck, Engineer, indicated that the site for the TMDL Monitoring Station will be determined soon. Norm also indicated that the Pleasant Lake Outlet has been trimmed to the original elevation.

 

The Board of Managers reviewed the 1983 Clearwater River Chain of Lakes Restoration Project Eurasian Water Milfoil Control Agreement. Administrator Anderson will communicate the details of that agreement with CLPO.

Motion #03-09-8: Froyen, seconded by Brunsell, made a motion to authorize  Vice-Chairperson Liebrenz to sign DNR Aeration Permit Renewal Form. All Managers voted aye. 

 

Kelly Bergesch left the meeting at 7:45p.m.

 

Stan Weinberger, Attorney, indicated that the corrective deed issue on the Vossen Property has been resolved with the US Fish & Wildlife Service.

 

Administrator Anderson indicated that he continues to work with Annandale Properties regarding the telemetry at the Restawhile Shores Sanitary Sewer site.

 

Administrator Anderson reported that the Forest Prairie Township Erosion Project has received the DNR permit. The township is seeking quotes and expects the work to begin soon.

 

Administrator Anderson stated that at its next meeting, the CRWD Advisory Committee will develop project recommendations for the Board.

 

Managers Froyen and Schiefelbein reported on the recent meeting with Meeker County Board regarding administration of Meeker County ditches in CRWD. Both Managers expressed the need for public input into this process.

 

Motion #03-09-9: Froyen, seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to proceed with planning for a public informational meeting regarding Meeker County ditches. All Managers voted aye.

 

Steve Prinson left the meeting at 8:20p.m.

 

Norm Wenck, Engineer, reviewed the Proposal for Engineering Services for Lakes Marie, Louisa, and Millpond Alum Project. This item will be on next monthís agenda.

 

Motion #03-09-10: Brunsell, seconded by Froyen, made a motion to authorize Wenck and Associates, Inc. to extract one boring each on Lakes Louisa, Marie, and Millpond for sediment analysis and to secure carp and bullhead removal information at a cost not to exceed $7,800. Managers Liebrenz, Brunsell, and Froyen voted aye. Manager Schiefelbein voted nay. The motion passed.

 

Manager Brunsell updated the Board on insurance policy renewal information.

 

Motion #03-09-11: Froyen, seconded by Brunsell, made a motion to purchase one street banner for the city of Annandale at a cost of $200. Manager Brunsell voted aye, Managers Froyen, Liebrenz, and Schiefelbein voted nay. The motion failed.

 

Administrator Anderson reviewed status of the O&M Assessment for Dick Stuhr, Lakes of Fairhaven, and Tom Klingelhutz.

 

 Motion #03-09-12: Froyen, seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to assess Dick Stuhr, one deeded access; Lakes of Fairhaven, lake access or deeded access depending on location of parcels; and leave Tom Klingelhutz assessment as is. Deeded access assessment is equal to one-half of lake access assessment. All Managers voted aye.

 

Administrator Anderson distributed sub-watershed maps for stormwater in the cities of Watkins and Kimball.

 

Stan Weinberger, Attorney, presented a draft amendment to the CRWD Rules & Regulations regarding method of charging for CRWD services.

 

Motion #03-09-13: Froyen, seconded by Brunsell, made a motion to conduct a public hearing on an amendment to the CRWD Rules & Regulations at 7:00p.m. on October 8, 2003, and to send this draft amendment to the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #03-09-14: Schiefelbein, seconded by Froyen, made a motion to authorize Administrator Anderson to attend Citizen Water Quality Monitoring Plan Training, at a cost of $25. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #03-09-15: Brunsell, seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to authorize secchi disk reader appreciation dinner. All Managers voted aye.

 

Stan Weinberger, Attorney, informed the Board that a summary judgment hearing for the Clearwater Harbor Sanitary Sewer appeal has been scheduled for 2:00p.m, October 3, 2003, Stearns County Courthouse, with the trial scheduled to begin November 18, 2003.

 

Administrator Anderson suggested, and the Board of Managers, agreed, that we meet at 5:00p.m, October 8, 2003, to recognize John Tracy for his service to the CRWD.

 

Motion #03-09-16: 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 

WEBSITE: www.crwd.org

 

__________  _      __________      _________________

Vice-Chairperson, Virl Liebrenz     Secretary, Roland Froyen

 

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