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Meeting Minues - December 8, 2004





Board of Managers Meeting

Annandale Middle School  

December 8, 2004 - 7:00 pm


Manager Brunsell called regular meeting to order at 7:00pm. Manager’s Virl Liebrenz, Mark Kampa, Marvin Brunsell, Bob Schiefelbein, and Dennis Loewen were present.  Others in attendance were Merle Anderson, Kelly Bergesch, and Norm Wenck.


Motion #04-12-1: Kampa, seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to adopt the agenda. All Managers voted aye.


Motion #04-12-2: Kampa, seconded by Liebrenz, made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda. All Managers voted aye.


Motion #04-12-3: Liebrenz, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to pay bills. All Managers voted aye.


Kelly Bergesch led discussion regarding Year End Close Out, requiring that all bills for 2004 activity be separate from 2005 expenditures. 2004 Year End bills will be paid at the January 2005 regular meeting.


Norm Wenck, Engineer, reviewed engineering plans for the Clearwater Harbor Area Sanitary Sewer Project. The project is now 66% complete and engineering costs are estimated to be within the budget. He also indicated that construction easements continue to be received and expects all easements to be signed prior to spring construction.


Administrator Anderson outlined the following engineering services discussion to be considered:


      At the December 22, 2004 Work Session, Norm Wenck will review current engineering services that Wenck Associates, Inc. provide.


      At the January 26, 2005 Work Session, Liesch Companies and other engineering firms will be invited to discuss engineering services that their firm can provide to the CRWD.


Motion #04-12-4: Loewen, seconded by Liebrenz, made a motion to establish that the Work Session meetings at Stanley’s Restaurant in Kimball will start at 6:30p.m. beginning with the January 2005 meeting. All Managers voted aye.


Norm Wenck, Engineer, distributed copies of page 37, MN Pollution Control Agency’s Annual Report, which highlighted the CRWD Lake Louisa and Clearwater River Phase I Total Maximum Daily Load Project (TMDL). He also indicated that MN Pollution Control Agency has awarded the CRWD Phase II TMDL funding.


Manager Brunsell displayed a print presented to the CRWD by the MN Department of Natural Resources, recognizing the CRWD as the Watershed District of the Year in Minnesota.


Manager Brunsell attended the Drainage Policy Seminar at the recent MN Association of Watershed District’s Annual Conference. He requested that additional information be obtained that would assist the CRWD in deciding whether or not to accept administrative responsibilities for Meeker County ditches in the CRWD. Manager Brunsell indicated that a Manager’s Handbook Revision is being conducted at the present time and expects that the final Handbook will be available in 2005.


Manager Loewen attended the New Manager’s Orientation at the MN Association of Watershed District’s Annual Conference. He also received information regarding drainage policy and how district’s can work with partners in accomplishing mutual goals.


Manager Brunsell indicated that the CRWD deductible on the district insurance policy has been raised from $500 to $1,000.


Administrator Anderson informed the Board of individual sewage treatment system maintenance plans that have been established by other watershed districts. The maintenance plans includes inspection of the current system, upgrades if necessary, and maintenance of the system. More details will be provided when available.


Administrator Anderson requested that Engineer Norm Wenck forward a letter received from Ron Nelson regarding damage to his property during construction to Kober Construction.


Manager Kampa indicated that the property owners on the west end of Lake Augusta will submit an application for buffer strip establishment on their property by next spring.


Manager Liebrenz has discussed the culvert situation in the cul-de-sac abutting Dennis Jussilla’s property with Lyndon Town Board member, Jerry Finch. Resolution of this matter will happen in the spring of 2005.


Motion #04-12-5: Kampa, seconded by Liebrenz, made a motion to adjourn the meeting. All Managers voted aye.




Annandale, Minnesota


Manager, Marv Brunsell


Secretary, Mark Kampa



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