OFFICIAL MINUTES
Clearwater River Watershed District
Board of Managers Meeting
December 13, 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, Dennis Loewen, and Mark Kampa were present. Others in attendance were Merle Anderson, Norm Wenck, Rebecca Kluckhohn, Rob Rabasco, Paul Diedrich, Maggie Leach, Wright County Commissioner Karla Heeter, Chris Anderson, Ken Seeman, Jerry Carter, Mark and Debbie Maas, Loren Georges, and Kevin Eull. Kelly Bergesch arrived at 9:10pm.

Motion #06-012-1: Kampa, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to adopt the agenda. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #06-12-2: Kampa, seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #06-12-3: Schiefelbein, seconded by Loewen, made a motion to refund $46.54 to Mark and Debbie Maas for the previously paid 2006 milfoil and O&M assessment and to delete PID 206121000010 from all future milfoil and O&M assessments. All Managers voted aye.

Loren Georges and Mark and Debbie Maas left the meeting at 7:15pm.

Motion #06-12-4: Loewen, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to authorize Administrator Anderson and Norm Wenck to develop a Project 06-1 fish removal contract for manager approval with commercial fisherman, Ken Seeman. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #06-12-5: Kampa, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to authorize a Technical Working Group to develop implementation strategies for Project 06-1. All Managers voted aye.

Rebecca Kluckhohn, Rob Rabasco, Ken Seeman, Paul Diedrich, and Chris Anderson left the meeting at 7:55pm.

Motion #06-12-6: Kampa, seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to refund $46.54 to Kevin Eull for the previously paid 2006 milfoil and O&M assessment and to delete PID 206031000350 from all future milfoil and O&M assessments. All Managers voted aye.

Kevin Eull left the meeting at 8:01pm.

Motion #06-12-7: Risberg, seconded by Loewen, made a motion to include a fish barrier at the outlet of Cedar Lake at County Road 6 in discussions by the Technical Work Group. All Managers voted aye.

Engineer Norm Wenck distributed a University of Minnesota April 2006 Common Carp Bulletin. He also described the CRWD Website Project 06-1 status information. Managers suggested a remodeling of the entire website. Additional discussion on this matter will take place at a later date.

Wright County Commissioner Karla Heeter thanked the Board of Managers for their diligence with Project 06-1.

Commissioner Heeter left the meeting at 8:17pm.

Motion #06-12-8: Schiefelbein, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to establish for 2007 the federal guidelines for mileage reimbursement, establish the state guidelines for meal reimbursement with receipt (except when meals are included with registration), and establish a manager’s per diem at $60/meeting, and an hourly rate of $16. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #06-12-9: Schiefelbein, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to appoint the following persons to the CRWD Advisory Committee for 2007: John Sedey, Jerry Finch, Jerry Auge, Tom Bacon, Dean Flygare, and Art Bauer. All Managers voted aye.


Motion #06-12-10: Loewen, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to purchase a 20’x15” corrugated metal pipe to be picked up and installed in the Watkins Wetland Treatment System South by Leonard Ashfeld and to have Administrator Anderson purchase a corn rake to be used by Bill Hennen for removing debris from grate on the Watkins Treatment System South. Both expenditures to be debited from the O&M Fund. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #06-12-11: Risberg, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to authorize Administrator Anderson to purchase four “No Trespassing” signs for the Nistler Sediment Basin site. This expenditure to be debited from the O&M Fund. All Managers voted aye.

Manager Loewen requested that Engineer Norm Wenck correspond with Barr Engineering regarding an Environmental Assessment Work Sheet for a proposed gravel mining operation in Maine Prairie Township.

Motion #06-12-12: Schiefelbein, seconded by Loewen, made a motion to close out the Clear Lake Restoration Fund and remit to the Clear Lake Property Owners, $2,316.50. The Clear Lake Property Owners will apply $2,300 to the construction cost for the Nistler Sediment Basin Expansion. All Managers voted aye.

Administrator Anderson informed the Board of the following:
1. Managers to consider a watershed topog tabletop display for educational purposes.
2. Half-section maps have been received for Clearwater and Cedar Lakes.
3. Numerous requests have been received Project 06-1 Assessments.
4. Theme for 2007 Citizenship Dinner will be to recognize property owners who have buffers, lakescaping, and other water quality improvement activities on their properties.
5. Restawhile Shores Wastewater Treatment Permit received from Stearns County.
6. Administrator Anderson and Chairman Brunsell will develop assessment payment schedule with Courage Center Staff.
7. Administrator Anderson and Chairman Brunsell will develop materials for inclusion in the 2007 MAWD/BWSR report to the legislature.
8. Provided wetland phosphorus exporting data and ferric chloride use in public water supply information.

Manager Brunsell requested that Administrator Anderson develop a letter to be sent to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the City of Clearwater indicating that should the dam on County Road 75, at the City of Clearwater be removed, a fish barrier needs to be installed to prevent unwanted fish migration upstream.

Manger Kampa indicated that he had noticed erosion and sediment deposition north of the road that enters Millpond off County Road 7.

Manager Risberg expressed his delight and knowledge gained by attending seminars at the recently held MAWD annual conference. He also indicated that rough fish management must be a priority throughout the District.

Engineer Norm Wenck reviewed his monthly budget report.

Kelly Bergesch arrived. She distributed and explained the 2006 Assessment Data, Project 06-1 Assessment Data, and the December 13, 2006 Financial Report.

Motion #06-12-13: Loewen, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to pay bills. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #06-12-14: 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


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Manager, Marvin Brunsell Secretary, Mark Kampa