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OFFICIAL MINUTES
Clearwater River Watershed District
Board of Managers Meeting
May 10, 2006 - 7:00pm
Annandale Middle School, Annandale, MN


Manager Brunsell called the regular meeting to order at 7:00pm.
Manager's Marvin Brunsell, Bob Schiefelbein, Jerry Risberg, and Mark Kampa were present. Manager Dennis Loewen was absent. Others in attendance were Merle Anderson, Kelly Bergesch, Norm Wenck, Wright County Commissioner Karla Heeter, and Jerry Carter.

Motion #06-05-1: Kampa, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to adopt the agenda. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #06-05-2: Schiefelbein, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda. All Managers voted aye.

Manager Kampa gave a video presentation on the recent bog removal at Grass Lake, silt fence at Lakes of Fairhaven Development, and maintenance needs at the Lake Augusta Erosion Control Project.

Motion #06-05-3: Schiefelbein, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to pay bills. All Managers voted aye.

Engineer Norm Wenck reviewed a memorandum explaining six tasks that have been performed on the Phase II TMDL Project. He also indicated that the CRWD TMDL application for the reach of the Clearwater River from Grass Lake to the City of Clearwater is first in line for funding.

Engineer Norm Wenck presented to the Board the 2006 Project Inspection Report, that provides for $27,000 in needed repairs on projects throughout the CRWD.

Motion #06-05-4: Kampa, seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to authorize Wenck and Associates, Inc. to seek quotes for repairs, based on the 2006 Project Inspection Report. All Managers voted aye.

Administrator Anderson reported that the Clear Lake Property Owners Association would not need an advance for curly leaf pondweed control treatment.

Administrator Anderson indicated that the Hidden River Trail repair and Clearwater Harbor soil amendment and seeding will be completed prior to June 1, 2006.

Engineer Norm Wenck provided the Managers with a proposal to develop a Conceptual Design and Cost Estimate for a Phased Wastewater Collection and Treatment System.

Motion #06-05-5: Risberg, seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to authorize Wenck and Associates, Inc. to develop the Conceptual Design and Cost Estimate for a Phased Wastewater Collection and Treatment System at a cost of $4,300. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #06-05-6: Schiefelbein, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to authorize attendance by board managers and staff to attend the 2006 MAWD Summer Tour.
All Managers voted aye.

Administrator Anderson introduced discussion regarding concern over the cost and who should pay for service calls on grinder pumps in the Clearwater Harbor Area Sanitary Sewer Project area. The consensus of Managers is to contact the provider of the grinder pumps to provide training to the property owners who have grinder pumps.

Administrator Anderson informed the Board of the following:
1. A meeting will be scheduled with Jeff Burkhardt, Auditor, to discuss pre-audit preparation.
2. Jeff Golden has provided the CRWD with an interpretation of Wright and Stearns counties zoning regulations for review and insertion into the CRWD website.
3. Jerry Pietrowski has applied for the CRWD lakescaping incentive.
4. Nathan Miller will be reminded to visit the alum treatment site with Engineer Wenck.
5. Meeker County approval of expanding the Nistler Sediment Basin into the Steve Geislinger property has been applied for.
6. CTAS training for Kelly Bergesch will soon be scheduled.
7. CRWD Summer Tour/Citizenship Dinner details will be finalized at the May Work Session meeting.

Manager Kampa reported that Gabe Davidson continues to work on buffers in the CRWD. Lake Augusta has received a permit for bog stabilization and their milfoil treatment will begin soon.

Manager Risberg indicated that when a recent waterline repair was needed in Clearwater Harbor, location of the sewer system was a concern. He was informed to contact Administrator Anderson when location of the sewer system is necessary.

Motion #06-05-7: 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
 

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