Clearwater River Watershed District
Work Session - Kimball City Hall
October 22, 2008 - 6:30pm
Brunsell called the CRWD Work Session to order at 6:30pm. Manager’s
Schiefelbein, Brunsell, Kampa, Froyen, and Risberg were present.
Also in attendance were Mitch Schindle, David Unterberger, Jennifer
Reich, Dustin Reich, Kathy Dahlman, Assistant Administrator Dennis Loewen, and
Motion #WS08-10-1: Motion
Kampa, seconded by Risberg to adopt the Agenda. All Managers voted aye.
Administrator Loewen introduced Wandering Ponds Wastewater Treatment System
Quarterly Billing and Assessment discussion.
Schindle, David Unterberger, Jennifer Reich, and Dustin Reich, residents of
Wandering Ponds Development, all indicated that they did not feel a
responsibility for delinquent quarterly bills and an assessment that was made
prior to when they closed on their property. They indicated that their closing
dates were August 14, 2008, August 24, 2008, and August 28, 2008. The special
assessment was recorded in Stearns County on August 6, 2008.
Motion #WS-08-10-2: Motion
Froyen, seconded by Risberg made a motion to accept payments made by property
owners to date, forward delinquent wastewater treatment bills and special
assessments to Attorney Stan Weinberger for collection.
Motion #WS-08-10-3: Motion
Froyen, seconded by Kampa to lay Motion #WS-08-10-2 on the Table for one month.
Meanwhile, Assistant Administrator Loewen and Administrator Anderson are to seek
resolution to this matter. If no resolution is established, then forward to
Attorney Stan Weinberger delinquent wastewater treatment bills and special
assessments. All Managers voted aye.
Motion #WS-08-10-4: Motion
Schiefelbein, seconded by Risberg to ignore all previous wastewater treatment
billings to residents of Wandering Ponds and begin with fourth quarter 2008
wastewater treatment billings. All Wandering Ponds property owners are to be
notified of their responsibility to pay quarterly maintenance bills. All
Managers voted aye.
Schindle, David Unterberger, Jennifer Reich, Dustin Reich, and Kathy Dahlman
left the meeting at 7:45pm.
Motion #WS-08-10-5: Motion
Schiefelbein, seconded by Risberg to pay bills.
All Managers voted aye.
Kampa and Risberg reported that issues that are causing motor failure on the
lift stations in Clearwater Harbor Wastewater Treatment System are caused by
lightening strikes. The resulting low voltage available when all users on line
restart after the power outage is caused by the lightening strike.
Motion #WS-08-10-6: Motion
Risberg, seconded by Froyen to pay Tri-state $1,665.86 for services per billing.
All Managers voted aye.
Motion #WS-08-10-7: Motion
Risberg, seconded by Kampa to authorize Telemetry and Process Control, Inc. to
install at Clearwater Harbor Wastewater Treatment System, items listed on their
October 16, 2008 e-mail estimate including engineering, at a cost of $7,500 not
to exceed $8,500, based on Engineer Norm Wenck‘s approval. All Managers
Motion #WS-08-10-8: Motion
Risberg, seconded by Kampa to establish a reserve amount of $125,000 for the
Clearwater Harbor Wastewater Treatment System, realizing that the current
quarterly billing for maintenance is $125 per hookup, which may change from time
to time. When the $125,000 reserve amount is attained, then the quarterly fee
for the Clearwater Harbor Wastewater Treatment System will become twice the
previous year’s actual operation cost, not to include repairs. All Managers
Anderson indicated that Meeker County Commissioner Wally Strand, Assistant
Administrator Loewen, and he would continue working on the establishment of a
v-notch weir in County Ditch #44, south of Clear Lake.
Motion #WS-08-10-9: Motion
Kampa, seconded by Schiefelbein to establish a 2009 Budget for the Cedar Lake
Water Quality Improvement Project 06-1 at $11,000 for water quality monitoring,
$9,100 for rough fish removal, and $1,000 for fish barrier maintenance. All
Managers voted aye.
Motion Froyen, seconded by Kampa to accept Tom Bacon’s resignation from and
the appointment of Ron Schmitz to the CRWD Advisory Committee. All Managers
Anderson reviewed the following:
E-mail from Bruce Bottko, Tri-state, Inc. regarding pump failure at Clearwater
Harbor Wastewater Treatment System.
2. City of Watkins, as built, ditch plan.
3. Wright County Soil & Water Conservation District Memo regarding wild parsnip control.
4. Erosion in right of way, east of Kimball.
5. Five Lakes TMDL contract.
6. CRWD state sales tax responsibility.
7. E-mail from Steve Gernbacher regarding mud in Clearwater Lake.
8. TMDL Local Unit of Government presentations.
9. Buffer sign-ups.
Administrator Loewen reviewed the delinquent account status, milfoil assessment
receipts, and suggested changes to the computer program for assessment notices.
Motion Kampa, seconded by Risberg to adjourn the meeting. All Managers voted
AUDIT REPORTS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE ANNANDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY.
Manager, Marvin Brunsell
Secretary, Mark Kampa