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UNOFFICIAL MINUTES

CLEARWATER RIVER WATERSHED DISTRICT

Board of Managers Meeting

Annandale Middle School

October 13, 2004  

 

Manager Brunsell called regular meeting to order at 7:00pm. Managerís Virl Liebrenz, Mark Kampa, Marvin Brunsell, Bob Schiefelbein, and Dennis Loewen were present.  Others in attendance were Merle Anderson, Kent Torve, Kelly Bergesch, Andrew Caruthers, Linda Caruthers, Kenneth Rosenw, Ron Graham, and Gene Lotts.

 

Motion #04-10-1: Liebrenz, seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to adopt the agenda to include a presentation by Andrew and Linda Caruthers, add Minutes of two Public Hearing held on August 11, 2004 to the Consent Agenda, and recent correspondence. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #04-10-2: Liebrenz, seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #04-10-3:  Liebrenz, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to pay bills. All Managers voted aye.

 

Kenneth Rosenw, Ron Graham, and Gene Lotts, residents of Clear Lake, requested information regarding the balance in the Clear Lake Restoration Fund and whether or not the CRWD would be willing to advance money to their lake association for weed control next spring. The Board responded by indicating that there is $2,200.98 in the Clear Lake Restoration Fund and that the Board would be willing to advance funds for weed control providing an agreement is developed, agreeable to both parties for repayment.

 

Kenneth Rosenw, Ron Graham, and Gene Lotts left the meeting at 7:32p.m.

 

Andrew and Linda Caruthers requested that the Operation & Maintenance Assessment on one of their properties be lowered from 1.5 units of benefit to 1 unit of benefit as Lot 407 has one building entitlement.

 

Motion #04-10-4: Liebrenz, seconded by Loewen, made a motion to reduce Caruthers Lot 407 to 1 unit of benefit for Operation & Maintenance assessment purposes. All Managers voted aye. 

 

Andrew and Linda Caruthers left the meeting at 7:50p.m.

 

Kent Torve, Engineer, indicated that Kober Construction has progressed well on the treatment and collection system of the Clearwater Harbor Area Sanitary Sewer Project. Questions from the Board and Staff included status of the easements that have been returned and when Class 5 will be applied to the roads. Kent will respond with answers to these questions to Administrator Anderson as soon as possible.

 

Motion #04-10-5: Schiefelbein, seconded by Liebrenz, made a motion to clarify the Boardís intent regarding vacant lot service line installation and Operation & Maintenance fees for the Clearwater Harbor Area Sanitary Sewer Project by agreeing to have the project install service lines to vacant lots, when requested, at the projectís cost and require all units of benefit to share equally in payment of Operation & Maintenance assessments. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #04-10-6: Loewen, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to request Wenck Associates, Inc. to forward a request from Ron Nelson regarding his property damage during construction to Kober Construction. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #04-10-7: Liebrenz, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to transfer $37,600 from the General Fund to the Clearwater Harbor Area Sanitary Sewer Project Construction Fund. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #04-10-8: Liebrenz, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to authorize Manager Brunsell to sign and send a letter to Stearns County requesting that Stearns County sell bonds with a net value of $1.1 million for construction funds for the Clearwater Harbor Area Sanitary Sewer Project and request that Stearns County collect assessments based on the assessment roll authorized by CRWD Managers for the Clearwater Harbor Area Sanitary Sewer Project. All Managers voted aye.

 

Administrator Anderson indicated that Pleasant Lake Property Owners want to discuss water quality monitoring in Area 3D of the Annandale Stormwater Management Plan. This discussion will take place in either January or February 2005.

 

Kent Torve will follow up and report to Administrator Anderson on the status of Restawhile Shores Sewer System keys, manuals, and training.

 

Administrator Anderson reviewed the CRWD Advisory Committee comments and recommendations with the Board of Managers.

 

Administrator Anderson informed the Board of Managers of the Wright County Water Management Plan High Priority Action Items. The include on-site septic systems, construction site erosion and sedimentation, urban land stormwater runoff, agricultural soil erosion, feedlots, and land application of manure.

 

Administrator Anderson instructed Kent Torve to include inspection of the entire Annandale Wetland Treatment System in 2005.

 

Motion #04-10-9: Liebrenz, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to authorize construction of a split rail wooden fence to surround the Hidden River Sewage Treatment area at a cost not to exceed $3,000. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #04-10-10: Liebrenz, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to adjourn the meeting. All Managers voted aye.

 

DETAILED INFORMATION REGARDING THESE MINUTES IS AVAILABLE AT:

THE CRWD DISTRICT OFFICE 

Annandale, Minnesota

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Manager, Marvin Brunsell  Secretary, Mark Kampa  

              

               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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