Clearwater River Watershed District

Board of Managers Meeting

January 11, 2006 - 7:00pm

Annandale Middle School, Annandale, MN



Manager Brunsell called the regular meeting to order at 7:00pm. Managerís Marvin Brunsell, Bob Schiefelbein, Mark Kampa, and Dennis Loewen were present. Others in attendance were Lynn Hokenson, Bob Broich, Merle Anderson, Kelly Bergesch, Norm Wenck, and Jerry Carter.


Motion #06-01-1: Kampa, seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to adopt the agenda. All Managers voted aye.


Motion #06-01-2: Kampa, seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda. All Managers voted aye.


Bob Broich, developer of Hidden River, reminded the Board of Managers that the following need attention at the staging site on his property: hay bales and silt fence need to be removed, weed control and additional seeding (if necessary), driveway removal, and a washout on the walking trail. These matters should be attended to as soon as weather permits in the spring.


Bob Broich left the meeting at 7:10p.m.


Administrator Anderson introduced Watkins City Administrator Lynn Hokenson and explained that the Board of Managers are requesting a letter of support from the city of Watkins as the CRWD is considering efforts for stormwater management in and around the city of Watkins. Mr. Hokenson asked Administrator Anderson to attend the January 12, 2006 Watkins City Council Meeting to discuss this matter with the council.


Lynn Hokenson left the meeting at 7:30p.m.


Motion #06-01-3: Schiefelbein, seconded by Loewen, made a motion to pay bills for December 2005. All Managers voted aye.


Motion #06-01-4: Schiefelbein, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to pay bills for January 2006. All Managers voted aye.


Engineer Norm Wenck presented and explained the 2005 Water Quality Monitoring Report.


Motion #06-01-5: Loewen, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to receive the 2005 Water Quality Monitoring Report.  All Managers voted aye.


Administrator Anderson explained that discussions are continuing to take place regarding the Cedar Lake drainage area water quality improvement effort.


Administrator Anderson has submitted an MPCA Education Grant to assist in development of a brochure that explains TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load) efforts.


Manager Brunsell informed the Board that the MAWD legislative breakfast will be held March 22 and 23, 2006. Important upcoming legislation will be eminent domain, Clean Water Legacy, and the bonding bill.


Kelly Bergesch left the meeting at 8:50p.m.


Engineer Norm Wenck explained the TMDL addendum that the District prepared for MPCA consideration as an enhancement of Phase II TMDL. The area involved in the addendum is from Grass Lake to the Mississippi.


Administrator Anderson will attempt to have a public information meeting prior to the CRWD regular meeting in February or March, at which time the DNR would explain their 2005 assessment of area lakes.


Motion #06-01-6: Kampa, seconded by Loewen, made a motion to adjourn the meeting. All Managers voted aye.







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Manager, Marvin Brunsell                                                            Secretary, Mark Kampa