OFFICIAL MINUTES
Clearwater River Watershed District
Board of Managers Meeting
February 8, 2006 - 7:00pm
Annandale Middle School, Annandale, MN

6PM Paul Dietrich, DNR Fisheries, presented information derived from his

2005 lake inventory study, which included fish size and harvesting numbers, vegetative growth areas in lakes, and physical characteristics such as numbers of homes and docks. While Paulís presentation focused primarily on Clearwater Lake, he has data for other lakes in the CRWD.

Rebecca Kluckhohn, Wenck Associates, Inc, presented 2005 water quality monitoring data with a comparison to previous yearsí data. 27 people were in attendance, including members of the CRWD Advisory Committee.

Manager Loewen called the regular meeting to order at 7:00pm. Managerís Bob Schiefelbein, Mark Kampa, and Dennis Loewen were present. Manager Marvin Brunsell was absent. Others in attendance were Merle Anderson, Kelly Bergesch, Norm Wenck, Joshua Kavanagh, Rob Rabasco, Bob Markstrom, Gerry Wipper, David Larsen, Hugh Wagner, Rebecca Kluckhohn, and Paul Dietrich.

Motion #06-02-1: Schiefelbein, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to adopt the agenda. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #06-02-2: Kampa, seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda. All Managers voted aye.

Joshua Kavanagh, Ducks Unlimited and Rob Robasco and Paul Dietrich, DNR discussed management of shallow lakes. Additional discussion items from others in attendance included curly leaf millpond control, rough fish control, and what expectations are possible based on the various management efforts on lakes. This subject will be discussed at length at a later date.

David Larsen, Joshua Kavanagh, Rob Robasco, and Paul Dietrich left the meeting at 7:45pm.

Gerry Wipper, Developer of Wandering Ponds, informed the Board of the need to finalize the development agreement and associated costs related to the operation of the community sewer system that has been installed in the Wandering Ponds development. The Board will have a development agreement drawn up for Mr. Wipperís review and signature by Mr. Wipper and the CRWD.

Gerry Wipper left the meeting at 8:25pm.

Motion #06-02-3: Kampa, seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to pay bills for January 2006. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #06-02-4: Schiefelbein, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to accept the Burkhardt and Burkhardt Ltd audit contract of $3,700 for 2006, $4,000 for 2007, and $4,300 for 2008 for auditing services provided to the CRWD. All Managers voted aye.

Kelly Bergesch presented an hourly rate adjustment proposal for services provided. The Board will take the proposal under advisement.

Kelly Bergesch left the meeting at 8:50pm.

Norm Wenck, Engineer, provided a topographic survey report to the Board for their consideration as they pursue stormwater management efforts in the Watkins area.

Norm Wenck, Engineer, presented the 2006 Water Quality Monitoring Plan.

The Board requested that the monitoring on Clearwater Lake West Basin be eliminated and that Clear Lake and two stream points at Clear Lake be added to the Plan. Cost of the 2006 water quality monitoring will be $18,800.

Motion #06-02-5: Kampa, seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to adopt the 2006 Water Quality Monitoring Plan at a cost of $18,800. All Managers voted aye.

Administrator Anderson reviewed a letter from the City of Watkins indicating their willingness to work together with the CRWD in developing stormwater access charges.

Administrator Anderson informed the Board that the City of Clearwater does not have a stormwater management plan, but will be considering development of a plan in the future.

Administrator Anderson relayed information to the Board concerning a request from a Bass Lake request to connect to the existing wastewater treatment system that serves the Clearwater Harbor area. The Bass Lake resident has been informed that that is not possible; however, other alternatives should be pursued to meet his needs.

Administrator Anderson presented preliminary information regarding infrared flyover photography.

Motion #06-02-6: Kampa, seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to adjourn the meeting. All Managers voted aye.

 

THESE MINUTES ARE AVAILABLE AT: www.crwd.org CRWD AUDIT REPORTS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE ANNANDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY

 

Manager, Marvin Brunsell Secretary, Mark Kampa