Clearwater River Watershed District
RIVER WATERSHED DISTRICT
November 12, 2003
Regular meeting was called to order at 7:00p.m. by Manager
Froyen. Manager’s Marvin Brunsell, Roland Froyen, Virl Liebrenz, and Bob
Schiefelbein were present. Manager Mark Kampa was absent.
Others in attendance were Merle Anderson, Norm Wenck, Kelly Bergesch,
Jerry Carter, and Brian Tommerdahl. Karla Heeter arrived later.
Motion #03-11-1: Schiefelbein, seconded by Liebrenz, made a
motion to adopt the agenda, to include correspondence received and discussion
regarding grant opportunities and the Clearwater Lake Property Owners Milfoil
Treatment Project. All Managers voted aye.
Motion #03-11-2: Schiefelbein, seconded by Liebrenz, made a motion to
accept the October 8, 2003 public hearing minutes. All Managers voted aye.
Motion #03-11-3: Liebrenz, seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to
accept the October 8, 2003 regular meeting minutes. All Managers voted aye.
Motion #03-11-4: Brunsell, seconded by Liebrenz, made a motion to
accept the October 22, 2003 work session minutes after amending Motion
WS#03-10-03 to read up to $18,900 and up to $17,
800 for the authorized stormwater management studies. All Managers voted aye.
Motion #03-11-5: Liebrenz, seconded by Brunsell, made a motion to
accept the November 12, 2003 financial report and pay bills except for the
Larson Allen Weishar bill. All Managers voted aye.
Brian Tommerdahl, Property Owner on Clearwater Lake, brought
to the Board’s attention that he understands his shoreland is not pristine.
However, he feels that there is a 28” accumulation of sediment and floating
bogs along his property. During
high water the bogs move around and during low water, access to his property
from the lake is difficult because of the bogs.
Manager Froyen asked that in the future when agenda items or questions of
legal counsel are raised, that they be called to the attention of the Chair. It
was also stressed that by taking action at CRWD meetings on items that incur
cost, the Board is acting as one body.
Motion #03-11-6: Brunsell, seconded by Liebrenz, made a motion to
adopt the consent agenda. All Managers voted aye.
Norm Wenck, Engineer, distributed a map of the Kimball Area Stormwater
Management Study Inventory. This information will be discussed at the November
26, 2003 CRWD Work Session Meeting. Officials from Kimball and Maine Prairie
Township will be invited to attend that Work Session.
Motion #03-11-7: Liebrenz, seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to
instruct Administrator Anderson to present the Kimball Area Stormwater
Management Study Inventory to the City of Kimball and Maine Prairie Township. All
Managers voted aye.
Motion #03-11-8: Brunsell, seconded by Liebrenz, made a motion to
invite the City of Kimball and Maine Prairie Township officials to the November
26, 2003 CRWD Work Session. All Managers voted aye.
Bergesch left the meeting at 7:45p.m.
Norm Wenck, Engineer, reviewed his memos to the CRWD Board of Managers dated
October 17, 2003 and November 11, 2003 regarding lakes Louisa, Marie, and
Millpond sediment investigation. The Board asked for further clarification on
the amount of phosphorus in the sediment north of Highway 55, the expected water
quality improvement if sediment is removed north of Highway 55, and the need to
partner with Meeker County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Natural
Resources Conservation Service to implement upland practices.
Norm Wenck, Engineer, explained that the Total Maximum Daily Loading Grant
will fund development of a database for water quality monitoring information,
work plan development, and reactivation of the Tri-county Tillage Group, or
Norm Wenck, Engineer, reviewed the recent repairs to the Lake Augusta
erosion control structure. He also asked permission to begin the Watkins Area
Stormwater Study Inventory.
Motion #03-11-9: Liebrenz, seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to
have Wenck Associates Inc. conduct the inventory needed prior to developing the
Watkins Area Stormwater Management Study. All Managers voted aye.
Administrator Anderson distributed a memo sent to all watershed districts in
Minnesota asking in advance for their support of a CRWD resolution regarding
buffer strips, to be presented at the Minnesota Association of Watershed
Districts annual meeting. He also distributed a press release providing
information about the Pleasant Lake Outlet and reviewed that information with
Liebrenz, seconded by Brunsell, made a motion to adjourn the meeting. All
Managers voted aye.
FINANCIAL REPORTS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE ANNANDALE