Clearwater River Watershed District
Work Session - Kimball City Hall
November 26, 2008 - 6:30pm
Manager Brunsell called the CRWD Work Session to order at
6:30pm. Managerís Schiefelbein, Brunsell, Kampa, and Froyen were present.
Manager Risberg was absent. Also in attendance were Guy Bobendrier, Ron
Graham, Assistant Administrator Dennis Loewen, and Administrator Anderson.
Motion Kampa, seconded by Froyen to adopt the Agenda. All Managers voted aye.
Administrator Anderson reported that he and Meeker County
Commissioner Wally Strand met with the Cory Meierhofer family regarding
installation of a v-notch weir on Meeker County Ditch 44 in the wetland on the
Meierhofer property. Mr. Meierhofer indicated that he wants $50,000 for a
perpetual easement to allow the installation and maintenance of a v-notch weir
on his property. Mr. Bobendrier, Mr. Graham, and CRWD Managers will consider
whether a $50,000 expenditure for the easement or using that money on other
practices to improve the water quality in Clear Lake would be the best use of
the funds. The CRWD Managerís instructed Administrator Anderson to request
additional information from Engineer Norm Wenck as to benefit and longevity of
the weir and other options available. Mr. Bobendrier and Mr. Graham left the
meeting at 7:05pm.
Assistant Administrator Loewen reported on the following:
1. Residents of Wandering Ponds Development are satisfied with the wastewater treatment system assessment and utility billing process.
2. The 2009 milfoil assessment process has been completed.
3. Delinquent utility accounts have been submitted to Stearns County.
4. Roger Stradal, DNR Hydrologist, will visit the Lake Augusta Control Project structure prior to making any more comments regarding its condition.
5. Draft utility billing late notice.
Motion Froyen, seconded by Schiefelbein to pay bills.
All Managers voted aye.
Motion Froyen, seconded by Schiefelbein to cancel the December 2008 CRWD Work
Session and to publish notice. All Managers voted aye.
Manager Froyen announced that the wastewater treatment
discussion with Corinna Township Board would take place at 8:00pm, January 20,
2009, at the Corinna Township Hall. Administrator Anderson was instructed to
develop talking points to be presented to the Corinna Township Board prior to
Manager Kampa indicated that one of the pumps in Lift Station
#3 on the Clearwater Harbor Area Sanitary Sewer System recently became jammed
with small rocks.
Motion Schiefelbein, seconded by Froyen to hire a contractor with adequate
equipment to pump all three sumps on the lift stations in the Clearwater Harbor
Area Sanitary Sewer System. All Managers voted aye.
Manager Kampa has completed installation of emergency signs
at all wastewater treatment systems in the District.
Administrator Anderson and Assistant Administrator Loewen
will finalize an article to be used in lake association newsletters.
Administrator Anderson informed the Managerís that the fish
barrier along Wright County Highway 6, at the inlet of Swartout Lake was
Motion Kampa, seconded by Schiefelbein to adjourn the meeting. All Managers
CRWD AUDIT REPORTS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE ANNANDALE PUBLIC
Manager, Marvin Brunsell Secretary, Mark Kampa