Clearwater River Watershed District
Board of Managers Meeting
December 12, 2007 - 6:30pm
Annandale Middle School, Annandale, MN

Manager Brunsell called the regular meeting to order at 6:30pm.
Managerís Bob Schiefelbein, Mark Kampa, Jerry Risberg, Dennis Loewen, and Marvin Brunsell were present. Others in attendance were Merle Anderson, Kelly Bergesch, Norm Wenck, MPCA Staff Maggie Leach, Carter Diers, Meeker County Commissioner Wally Strand, Dave Wagner, Kevin Kolstad, Wes Boll, and Craig Reiner.

Motion #07-12-1: Risberg, seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to adopt the agenda. All Managers voted aye.

Manager Brunsell requested that Engineer Norm Wenck conduct the pre-construction conference for Segner Ponds. Items reviewed at the conference were general construction items, safety, submittals, environmental, and permits. Printouts of these items are on file in the District Office.

Wes Boll and Craig Reiner left the meeting at 7:05pm.

Motion #07-12-2: Schiefelbein, seconded by Loewen, made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda. All Managers voted aye.

Dave Wagner, Cedar Lake Conservation Club, requested a financial and narrative report for the Cedar Lake Water Improvement Project. Mr. Wagner also asked if Swartout, Albion, and Henshaw Lakes have been included on the impaired waters list.

Administrator Anderson indicated that the requested reports would be provided to the Cedar Lake Conservation Club in January 2008.

Maggie Leach, MPCA staff, indicated that Swartout, Albion, and Henshaw Lakes are on the draft impaired waters list. EPA will determine the final impaired waters list.

Motion #07-12-3: Kampa, seconded by Loewen, made a motion to pay bills.
All Managers voted aye. - Disbursements

Administrator Anderson requested a list of duties from all CRWD contractors. On December 26, 2007, a visioning session will be held at the CRWD Work Session Meeting. Managers were encouraged to submit topics to be included on the visioning session agenda.

Engineer Norm Wenck reviewed the following four options for the Watkins Wetland South Improvement Effort:
1. Add culverts to increase water flow into the wetland.
2. Excavate sediment basin and install limestone filter dike.
3. Reverse flow from current conditions, which would then allow all water to run into the wetland and exit through existing ports into ditch.
4. Install sediment basin on CRWD property east of Watkins in combination with some or all of the above.

Motion #07-12-4: Loewen, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to have Wenck Associates Inc. provide PID information and maps to lake associations that request them at a cost of $125 per lake, with the CRWD receiving a duplicate copy of that information. All Managers voted aye.

Kelly Bergesch left the meeting at 7:35pm.

Engineer Norm Wenck provided monthly wastewater flows for Hidden River, Clearwater Harbor, and Restawhile Shores Sewer Systems.

Manager Kampa reported that 23 truckloads of sediment were removed from the Lake Augusta Erosion Control Structure and although the standpipe has been repaired, it may require additional attention.

Motion #07-12-5: Risberg, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to adopt Policy 2007-5 as it relates to wastewater treatment systems. All Managers voted aye.

Administrator Anderson explained the Lake Louisa Hills Development park dedication fee request.

Motion #07-12-6: Schiefelbein, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to authorize signature on a resolution that designates a CRWD project representative and enters into agreement with MPCA to provide funds for Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Phase III. All Managers voted aye.

Engineer Norm Wenck explained by use of the white board, Phase I, II, and III of the TMDL process.

Motion #07-12-7: Loewen, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to authorize signature of the Segner Ponds Easement. All Managers voted aye.

Maggie Leach, MPCA staff, indicated that the Sauk River Watershed District has a lake vegetation-harvesting machine.

Manager Kampa indicated that Gabe Davidson is working on a number of buffers and living snow fence initiatives for the Wright County Soil and Water Conservation District.

Manager Loewen indicated that Maine Prairie Township, Fairhaven Township, and the City of Kimball will be discussing conducting their own planning and zoning.

Motion #07-12-8: Kampa, seconded by Loewen, made a motion to adjourn.

All Managers voted aye.


Manager, Marvin Brunsell

Secretary, Mark Kampa