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Clearwater River Watershed District
Work Session
March 21, 2006 - 6:30 pm
Stanley's Restaurant - Kimball, Minnesota

Manager Brunsell called the CRWD Work Session to order at 6:30pm.

Managers' Brunsell, Loewen, Kampa, and Schiefelbein were present.

Manager Risberg was absent. Also in attendance were Administrator Anderson, Lee Worden, Steve Geislinger, Guy Bobendrier, and Jerry Carter.

Motion #WS06-03-01: Motion Loewen, seconded by Kampa to adopt the Agenda. All Managers voted aye.

Guy Bobendrier, President of Clear Lake Property Owners Association, informed the Board of the successful curly leaf pondweed control program that has been instituted on Clear Lake. In 2006, an area larger than anticipated, could be treated. Mr. Bobendrier requested an advance from the CRWD to help cover costs in 2006. Details of the repayment plan will be developed when the amount of advance is determined.

Steve Geislinger, resident of Clear Lake, indicated to the Board of Managers that he would like to enlarge the already existing sediment basin know as the Nistler Sediment Basin. Mr. Geislinger provided a map of a 230' x 70' area on his property that he would be willing to be utilized as a sediment basin. He also indicated that all soil removed in the construction of the basin could be left on his property.

Administrator Anderson will seek DNR permits and if permits are granted, will incorporate this sediment basin into the CRWD Work Plan.

Motion #WS-06-03-02: Motion Schiefelbein, seconded by Loewen to agree to the concept of providing an advance to Clear Lake Property Owners for curly leaf pondweed control, with repayment details to be determined prior to issuing a check to the Clear Lake Property Owners. All Managers voted aye.

Guy Bobendrier and Steve Geislinger left the meeting at 7:12pm.

Administrator Anderson presented three options of talking points regarding Swartout, Albion, and Henshaw Lakes. Option 2 incorporates a fish barrier with an aggressive seining program. Option 3 would provide for fish barrier, high velocity culvert, ferric chloride/alum treatment, and improved upland agricultural erosion control practices. The Board of Managers viewed Option 2 as a viable option and Option 3 as a viable option if Cedar Lake property owners agreed.

Lee Worden presented his thoughts regarding a fish trap near the inlet of Cedar Lake. He feels Cedar Lake should be the major contributor regarding financing and management of the fish trap. Mr. Worden indicated that a Cedar Lake property owner is willing to have a fish trap placed on his property. This initiative would also depend on Cedar Lake property owner's agreement.

Lee Worden left the meeting at 8:00pm.

Manager Kampa provided a drawing of baffle board installation in culverts. The purpose of baffle boards is to slow down water entering and flowing through culverts.

The work schedule for Annandale Expo is:

8-10am: Schiefelbein/Loewen

10-12noon: Brunsell/Kampa

12-2pm: Risberg/Anderson

Administrator Anderson informed the Board of the following:

1. Citizenship Dinner will be held in June.

2. CRWD needs financial assistance to reduce phosphorus and total suspended solids from entering the Mississippi River. This information will be forwarded to the Upper Mississippi Drinking Water Initiative.

3. Bob Tenney and Dennis Libbesmeier are considering the CRWD Buffers Incentive Program.

4. Administrator Anderson toured the CRWD with Manager Risberg.

5. Distributed a copy of House File 3478 that deals with termination petition bond.

6. Reported on no mow buffer setback conditions placed on Becker Estates II.

7. Reported on Meeker County Ditch #20 re-determination of benefits hearing.

Manager Loewen announced that he has been elected Maine Prairie Township Supervisor.

Manager Kampa distributed information regarding electricity production from Biomass Resources.

Motion #WS-06-03-03: Motion Schiefelbein, seconded by Loewen to adjourn the meeting. All Managers voted aye.





_____________________ _____________________ Manager, Marvin Brunsell Secretary, Mark Kampa









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