OFFICIAL MINUTES
Clearwater River Watershed District
Board of Managers Meeting
January 10, 2007 - 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, Maggie Leach, Wright County Commissioner Karla Heeter, Meeker County Commissioner Wally Strand, Jerry Carter, and Carter Diers. Kelly Bergesch arrived at 8:00pm.

Motion #07-01-1: Risberg, seconded by Loewen, made a motion to adopt the agenda. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #07-01-2: Schiefelbein, seconded by Loewen, made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda. All Managers voted aye.

Administrator Anderson described Brian Tommerdahl’s property location on Clearwater Lake. Mr. Tommerdahl is concerned with sediment deposition near a number of properties, including his, and may petition for a sediment removal project.

Motion #07-01-3: Loewen, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to authorize Chair Brunsell‘s signature on letters to Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Ducks Unlimited requesting their participation in Project 06-1. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #07-01-4: Loewen, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to authorize Chair Brunsell’s signature on a letter to Wright County Auditor Robert Hiivala suggesting a 5% interest rate for the county to charge on CRWD advances for funding of Project 06-1 and 5-˝% interest rate charged on the Project 06-1 Assessment Roll. All Managers voted aye.

Engineer Norm Wenck distributed and reviewed the 2006 Water Quality Monitoring Report.

Motion #07-01-5: Kampa, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to receive the 2006 Water Quality Monitoring Report. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #07-01-6: Risberg, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to pay December 2006 bills. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #07-01-7: Kampa, seconded by Loewen, made a motion to pay the following claims on January 10, 2007: Bergesch Computer Services, Inc, Check #10067, $62.50 and Dennis Libbesmeier, Check #10068, $15,000. All Managers voted aye.

Administrator Anderson reviewed the following:

1. Boundary of CRWD in Fairhaven Township.

2. Development of a letter to Stearns, Meeker, and Wright Counties regarding the need for proper land application of septage.

3. Outdoor News article by Paul Diedrich, MN Department of Natural Resources Fisheries featuring Cedar Lake.

4. Fairhaven Township and Bernie Miller agreement for inspection of sewer hookups in Lakes of Fairhaven Development.

5. Plumbing repairs on Restawhile Shores Sanitary Sewer System.

6. Upcoming regional wastewater treatment workshop.

7. Receipt of Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL), Phase II Addendum in the amount of $70,052.

8. Assign 236-41142 as code for TMDL, Phase II Addendum expenditures.

The Phase III TMDL code will be 236-41143.

Motion #07-01-8: Loewen, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to require commercial fisherman, Ken Seeman, to carry $1 million liability insurance and workman‘s comp while providing services to CRWD. Mr.

Seeman must provide CRWD with a certificate of insurance prior to any activity. All Managers voted aye.

 

Manager Loewen expressed gratitude to Wenck Associates, Inc. for Environmental Assessment Worksheet Review provided for Maine Prairie Township.

Motion #07-01-9: Kampa, seconded by Risberg, 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

 

January Disbursements:

1/10/07   Bergesch Computer Services, Inc. - January Rent.  Claim #993 for $62.50  Acct# 100-41100-410
1/10/07   Dennis Libbesmeier - Final land payment.  Claim#994 for $15,000.00  Acct# 100-41184-530