Clearwater River Watershed District
Board of Managers Meeting
January 14, 2009 - 7:00PM
Annandale Middle School, Annandale, MN
Brunsell called the regular meeting to order at 7:00pm. Managerís Bob
Schiefelbein, Mark Kampa, Roland Froyen, Jerry Risberg, and Marvin Brunsell were
present. Others in attendance were Norm Wenck, Administrator Merle Anderson,
Assistant Administrator Dennis Loewen, Mel Dykhuisen, Kevin Kolstad, Dave
Wagner, Carter Diers, Orv Jonsrud, and Meeker County Commissioner Wally Strand.
Motion #09-01-1: Kampa,
seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to adopt the Agenda. All Managers
Schiefelbein, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to adopt the Consent Agenda. All
Managers voted aye.
Wagner and Orv Jonsrud, members of the Cedar Lake Conservation Club, requested
information from the CRWD to determine if the proposed Curly Leaf Pondweed
treatment in Cedar Lake could be funded in part by the maintenance portion of
Project 06-1, which is the Cedar, Albion, Swartout, Henshaw Water Quality
turns out that the Wenck Engineerís Report that was developed prior to the
authorization of Project 06-1, indicated that Curly Leaf Pondweed treatment was
considered as one of the components of the project; but, was not included in the
original project activities due to funding constraints.
Motion #09-01-3: Kampa,
seconded by Risberg, made a motion to establish $35,000 as a base for the 2010
operation and maintenance of Project 06-1. The maintenance will include a Curly
Leaf Pondweed treatment component based on Engineerís Report. This funding
request will be acted upon at the 2009 CRWD Budget Hearing. All Managers
Motion #09-01-4: Kampa,
seconded by Risberg, made a motion to pay bills for December 2008 and January
2009. All Managers voted aye.
- Disbursements (December 31 Disbursements)
Wenck informed the Board of Managerís that he has presented the Department of
Natural Resources with background information on the v-notch weir that exists
north of Clear Lake and the proposed v-notch weir south of Clear Lake.
Anderson has asked the property owner of the proposed Clear Lake v-notch weir
south site if they are willing to accept easement payments over a number of
years rather than a lump sum payment upon signature of the easement. He will
also visit with the Meeker County Technical Evaluation Panel to determine what
information they need regarding the proposed v-notch weir south of Clear Lake.
Anderson reported that 4,750 lbs of carp were removed from Swartout Lake in
December 2008 and 220 lbs of bullheads were removed from Henshaw Lake last fall.
Administrator Loewen will establish a budget of $62,423 for Fund 239, which is
the Five Lakes Total Maximum Daily Load Initiative.
Schiefelbein, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to authorize managerís and
Assistant Administrator Loewen to attend the January 20, 2009 Wastewater
Treatment Discussion Meeting with Corinna Township and authorize Administrator
Anderson and Assistant Administrator Loewen to attend the January 22, 2009
Corinna Township Planning & Zoning Meeting. All Managers voted aye.
Kampa and Risberg reported that Telemetry Process Control has completed their
work at the Clearwater Harbor Area Wastewater Treatment System.
Anderson requested that the entire agenda for the February 2009 Work Session be
to discuss Total Daily Maximum Load Implementation Plan.
Brunsell and Administrator Anderson distributed a draft letter regarding Green
Acres legislation. The letter will be sent to area county boards.
Wenck distributed and reviewed the CRWD 2008 Water Quality Monitoring
Schiefelbein, seconded by Froyen, made a motion to accept the CRWD 2008 Water
Quality Monitoring Report All Managers voted aye.
Dykhuisen left the meeting at 8:50pm.
Motion #09-01-7: Froyen,
seconded by Kampa, made a motion to request that Administrator Anderson develop
news articles and information sheets based on the CRWD 2008 Water Quality
Monitoring Report to be used in publications and newsletters. All Managers
Kolstad, Dave Wagner, Carter Diers, and Orv Jonsrud left the meeting at 8:58pm.
Administrator Loewen and Manager Brunsell reported on the recent Hidden River
Development Meeting. The CRWD discussion with the residents of Hidden River
centered on operation, maintenance, and fee structure associated with the
wastewater treatment system that serves the Development and is operated by the
Anderson discussed the following:
Proposed legislation that deals with watershed district/county board oversight.
2. News articles have been developed for the Cedar, Albion, Swartout, Henshaw Lakes Water Quality Improvement Project and the 2008 CRWD Accomplishments.
3. Board of Water and Soil Resources Performance Standards for Watershed Districts.
4. State agency staff travel limitations.
5. January 2009 Work Session Agenda items.
Kampa indicated that the Wright County Northwest Quadrant Comprehensive Plan
Committee has not met since the CRWD last met.
Wenck distributed wastewater flows for all CRWD wastewater treatment systems.
Administrator Loewen distributed Kevin Kloeppnerís quote for operation and
maintenance of certain features in the Clearwater Harbor Area Wastewater
Schiefelbein, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to adjourn. All Managers voted
MINUTES ARE AVAILABLE AT: www.crwd.org
AUDIT REPORTS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE ANNANDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Manager, Marvin Brunsell
Secretary, Mark Kampa