OFFICIAL MINUTES

Clearwater River Watershed District Work Session

May 25, 2005 - 6:30p.m.

Stanley’s Restaurant, Kimball

 

CRWD Work Session was called to order at 6:30p.m. by Manager Brunsell.  Managers’ Virl Liebrenz, Marvin Brunsell, Mark Kampa, Bob Schiefelbein, and Dennis Loewen were present.  Also in attendance were Administrator Merle Anderson, Lee Worden, Colin Nyren, Glen Haugen, Al LaFontaine, Jerry Finch, and Norm Wenck.

 

Lee Worden and Colin Nyren expressed interest in working with the CRWD in carp control in the Cedar Lake Watershed. The Board instructed Administrator Anderson to work with Lee, Colin, Paul Diedrich, and others to develop a proposal for Board consideration.

 

Lee Worden and Colin Nyren left the meeting at 6:40p.m.

 

Motion #WS05-05-01: Motion Liebrenz, seconded by Kampa to amend the August 8, 2001 resolution for setting criteria … paragraph 1, a. to read “as a one-time pilot project, plans and specifications for a community sewer system can be prepared by a licensed ISTS Designer I. “ All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #WS05-05-02: Motion Schiefelbein, seconded by Liebrenz to appoint Jerry Auge to the CRWD Advisory Committee. All Managers voted aye.

 

Administrator Anderson presented the preliminary results of the Citizenship Dinner resident input survey forms and explained the algae bloom that is occurring in Clearwater Harbor.

 

Manager Brunsell reviewed the Clearwater Harbor Area Sanitary Sewer budget.

 

Administrator Anderson reviewed construction activities for the Clearwater Harbor Area Sanitary Sewer Project.

 

Al LaFontaine, Kober Construction, indicated that at the pre-bid meeting for the Clearwater Harbor Area Sanitary Sewer Project, he was informed that the project was ready to start pending one remaining permit with no mention of litigation. His intent was to begin this project with three crews as early as possible in 2004 and expressed his displeasure with the construction being delayed to a later time. He indicated that his projected final project cost, after change orders and reductions in the amounts of supplied needed, is $1,134,575.

 

Discussion by all present included blacktop warranty, concrete driveway pads, pump amp load, Class V and coarse gravel for roads, Change Order #5 tree removal, Change Order #6 double digs, Change Order #7 mulch for lawn, keep off the grass signage, 273 Battle culvert, property monument and stump, 276 Battle property monument, 237 Alder blacktop replacement, 261 Alder contact prior to installation, 275 Alder repair sprinkler line, and 312 Alder abandonment of existing tank.

Motion #WS05-05-03: Motion Liebrenz, seconded by Loewen to authorize Change Order #6 double digs in the amount of $4,428.13. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #WS05-05-04: Motion Loewen, seconded by Kampa to authorize Change Order #7 unit price for mulch to be applied to lawns at $2,296 per acre. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #WS05-05-05: Motion Liebrenz, seconded by Loewen to authorize Change Order #8 core drilling of manhole at a cost of $550. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #WS05-05-06: Motion Liebrenz, seconded by Schiefelbein to authorize Chair Brunsell to sign the 2005 DNR Milfoil Control Grant Agreement. All Managers voted aye.

 

Motion #WS05-05-07: Motion Liebrenz, seconded by Loewen to authorize 2005 project maintenance to Bromy‘s Excavating in the amount of $15,950.  All Managers voted aye.

 

Administrator Anderson asked the Board to consider at a later date participation in a rain garden demonstration site at Heritage Development in Kimball.

 

Motion #WS05-05-08: Motion Liebrenz, seconded by Kampa to adjourn. All Managers voted aye.

 

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Manager, Marvin Brunsell                                     Secretary, Mark Kampa