Clearwater River Watershed District
RIVER WATERSHED DISTRICT
Regular meeting was called to order at 7:00p.m. by Manager Froyen. Managers Marvin Brunsell, Roland Froyen, Virl Liebrenz, Mark Kampa, and Bob Schiefelbein were present. Others in attendance were Merle Anderson, Norm Wenck, Kelly Bergesch, Jerry Carter, and Tom Melloy.
Motion #04-01-1: Brunsell, seconded by Liebrenz, made a motion to close the meeting to discuss new information regarding the appeal of Clearwater Harbor Sanitary Sewer Project with Attorney Tom Melloy. All Managers voted aye.
Manager Froyen reopened the meeting at 7:20 p.m.
Tom Melloy left the meeting at 7:20p.m.
Motion #04-01-2: Schiefelbein, seconded by Brunsell, made a motion to proceed with appraisal of certain properties in Clearwater Harbor Development and call for bids for the Clearwater Harbor Sanitary Sewer Project. All Managers voted aye.
Motion #04-01-3: Liebrenz, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to adopt the agenda to include recent correspondence. All Managers voted aye.
Motion #04-01-4: Liebrenz, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda. All Managers voted aye.
Motion #04-01-5: Brunsell, seconded by Liebrenz, made a motion to accept the January 14, 2004 financial report and pay bills. All Managers voted aye.
Norm Wenck, Engineer, reviewed the 2003 Water Quality Monitoring Report. This report will be shared with the CRWD Advisory Committee and is on file in the District Office for public review.
Norm also gave the following information regarding the Clearwater Harbor Sanitary Sewer Project:
1. Public Notice for MPCA permit will be posted by February 1, 2004.
2. Advertisement for bids will occur during March 2004 with bids due on April 14, 2004.
3. Easements will be required along Beachwood Road and for the seven grinder pump locations.
Regarding the Restawhile Shores Sanitary Sewer System, the telemetry is now working. The District Board of Managers needs to make decisions on the following:
1. Moving of aeration air lines to easement area
2. Access to Outlot C
3. Electrical service to Outlot C
Motion #04-01-6: Liebrenz, seconded by Brunsell, made a motion to secure easements on Beachwood Road and for the seven grinder pump locations as they relate to the Clearwater Harbor Sanitary Sewer Project. All Managers voted aye.
Manager Froyen appointed Managers Brunsell and Kampa to review the Swart Watts-Cedar Lake area to determine what activities are relative to elevated phosphorus findings in the area. They are to report back to the Board at a later date.
Manager Froyen asked that a decision regarding investigation of stream conditions on the Clearwater River below Grass Lake be made at a later date.
Motion #04-01-7: Brunsell, seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to seek easements at Restawhile Shores Development for access to Outlot C. All Managers voted aye.
Manager Froyen indicated that he and Administrator Anderson would consult with Attorney Stan Weinberger regarding unfinished items in the Restawhile Shores Development agreement.
Manager Froyen instructed Kelly Bergesch and Administrator Anderson to draft details for a citizenship meeting.
Manager Brunsell reported that he has contacted Burkhardt and Burkhardt Ltd.0 to see if they can provide CRWD with auditing services and accounting services.
Motion #04-01-8: Schiefelbein, seconded by Liebrenz, made a motion to authorize Manager Brunsell to proceed with securing a contract with Burkhardt and Burkhardt Ltd. to provide auditing services. Manager Brunsell is also authorized to seek an accounting service proposal from them. All Managers voted aye.
Motion #04-01-9: Liebrenz, seconded by Brunsell, made a motion to authorize Wenck Associates Inc. to take two core samples in Lake Louisa, one core sample in Clearwater Lake, analyze 10 samples from each core, and develop a report of findings. The report of findings is to be presented to the CRWD Board of Managers upon completion. Cost of this effort will not exceed $6,700 and will be paid for out of Special Project Funds. All Managers voted aye.
Norm Wenck, Engineer, brought to the Board a proposal from a commercial fisherman for carp removal in Lake Marie and Lake Louisa. Manager Froyen instructed Administrator Anderson to contact Howard Schmidt, carp trap operator, to see if the CRWD could assist in enhancing his carp removal efforts. Administrator Anderson is to report back at the next Work Session meeting.
Norm Wenck, Engineer, reviewed the establishment of CRWD sub-districts. It was decided that the CRWD would not proceed with sub-district establishment at this time.
Administrator Anderson informed the Board of Managers of an upcoming Nonpoint Source Education for Municipal Officials presentation, to be held Friday, January 23, 2004 at 3p.m. at Kimball City Hall. He encouraged their attendance.
Manager Froyen indicated that he and Administrator Anderson would consult with Attorney Stan Weinberger regarding District issues.
Manager Froyen requested Administrator Anderson to have the CRWD Advisory Committee consider the following:
1. Review CRWD December 2003 Financial Report
2. Review 2003 Water Quality Monitoring Report
3. Make suggestions for a sediment removal demonstration site
4. Make suggestions for community sewer needs in the CRWD
5. Make suggestions for topics to be discussed at CRWD informational meetings
Administrator Anderson will confirm March 16, 2004, as the date for the Meeker County Ditch Informational Meeting.
Motion #04-01-10: Brunsell, seconded by Liebrenz, made a motion to change the next regular CRWD meeting date to February 18, 2004, 7p.m. and to secure a location to hold a February 18, 2004, 6p.m. meeting to discuss TMDL plan progress. All Managers voted aye.
Manager Brunsell reported on discussion held at a recent MAWD board meeting in reference to CRWD buffer strip resolution. CRWD will discuss this issue at the next Work Session.
Administrator Anderson indicated that at a recent Kimball City Council Meeting that he, Managers Schiefelbein and Froyen attended, the city of Kimball asked that a third area be modeled for their stormwater management planning efforts.
Motion #04-01-11: Liebrenz, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to authorize modeling of an area in Kimball known as the Linden Avenue Area at a cost not to exceed $2,400. This will be funded from the Special Project Fund.
Manager Froyen appointed Dennis Loewen, farmer/sportsman, to the CRWD Advisory Committee.
Motion #04-01-12: Schiefelbein, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to adjourn the meeting. All Managers voted aye.
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