River Watershed District
of Managers Meeting
7, 2007 - 7:00pm
Middle School, Annandale, MN
Brunsell called the regular meeting to order at 7:00pm.
Bob Schiefelbein, Jerry Risberg, Dennis Loewen, and Marv Brunsell were present.
Manager Kampa was absent. Others in attendance were Merle Anderson, Kelly
Bergesch, Maggie Leach, Norm Wenck, and Jerry Carter.
#07-03-1: Loewen, seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to adopt the agenda.
All Managers voted aye.
#07-03-2: Schiefelbein, seconded by Loewen, made a motion to approve the Consent
Agenda. All Managers voted aye.
#07-03-3: Schiefelbein, seconded by Loewen, made a motion to pay bills. All
Managers voted aye.
Anderson explained that any district boundary change must be petitioned to the
Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources, along with all documentation.
#07-03-4: Loewen, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to adopt CRWD policies
2007-1 and 2 regarding receipts and disbursements. All Managers voted aye.
Carter indicated that he would begin CRWD website renovation soon.
Norm Wenck reviewed the 2007 Water Quality Monitoring Plan.
#07-03-5: Risberg, seconded by Loewen, made a motion to authorize the 2007 CRWD
Water Quality Monitoring Plan at a cost not to exceed $19,700. All Managers
Norm Wenck and Administrator Anderson reviewed the following Project 06-1
Fish barrier design and DNR permit application for fish barriers have been
Commercial fisherman agreement has been completed.
Monitoring Plan has been developed.
Anderson reviewed the following:
Kelly Bergesch to contact Jerry Truman regarding 2007 Milfoil Treatment Grant
Kelly Bergesch to hand deliver check for volunteer liability insurance to Roth
MN Board of Water and Soil Resources Challenge Grant Applications are now being
accepted. CRWD expects to apply for grant to assist in rain garden and feedlot
Received letter from Fred Bengtson, DNR explaining that the Wildlife Management
Area near Swartout Lake is a Type 4 wetland.
Received letter from Ducks Unlimited explaining their willingness to participate
in Project 06-1.
Received letter from Don Adams, Stearns County Environmental Services, regarding
Received letter from Dennis Libbesmeier acknowledging receipt of final land
Received letter from Eden Valley Schools inviting CRWD to participate in Heroes
Received notice of upcoming Stearns County Comprehensive Plan Update Meetings.
Wandering Ponds wastewater treatment system status.
Risberg questioned whether or not maintenance billing for the Clearwater Harbor
Area Sanitary Sewer System could be based on water usage. He is willing to
compare water usage records with volume of septage entering the sewer system.
Norm Wenck and Maggie Leach, Minnesota PCA (Pollution Control Agency), explained
the following TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load) process:
TMDL Phase I: Review water quality data, identify data gaps, and develop work
plan for Phase II.
TMDL Phase II: Water quality data collection, develop work plan for Phase III.
TMDL Phase III: Develop impairment loads and implementation for Phase IV for
Environmental Protection Agency approval.
Implement TMDL Plan and monitor results for effectiveness.
Schiefelbein provided a contact person regarding drainage ditch erosion in the
City of Watkins.
Leach, MN PCA, informed the managers that operators who land apply human septage
are required to be schooled in the proper procedures and also licensed by the
State of Minnesota.
Loewen noted the date for the 2007 Annandale Expo as being April 21, 2007,
8am-1pm, indicating that supplies for the CRWD display should be available prior
to that date.
#07-03-6: Loewen, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to adjourn.
Managers voted aye.
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