OFFICIAL MINUTES
Clearwater River Watershed District
 
Work Session - Kimball City Hall
January 28, 2009 - 6:30pm
Kimball, Minnesota

Manager Brunsell called the CRWD Work Session to order at 6:30pm. Managers Schiefelbein, Brunsell, Kampa, Risberg, and Froyen were present. Also in attendance were Kevin Kloeppner, Bill Hennen, Assistant Administrator  Loewen, and Administrator Anderson.

Motion #WS09-01-1: Motion Kampa, seconded by Risberg to adopt the Agenda. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #WS-09-01-2: Motion Kampa, seconded by Schiefelbein to pay bills.  All Managers voted aye.

Discussion was held regarding the monitoring and maintenance of wastewater treatment systems in the CRWD. Assistant Administrator Loewen will provide Kevin Kloeppner with maintenance manuals, construction details, and other information to familiarize Kevin with each system. Prior to the February 11, 2009 regular CRWD meeting, Engineer Norm Wenck, Assistant Administrator Loewen, Administrator Anderson, and Kevin Kloeppner will tour three wastewater treatment systems within the CRWD. Administrator Anderson and Assistant Administrator Loewen will develop an Operation and Maintenance Work Plan for Wastewater Treatment Systems in the CRWD.

Administrator Anderson reviewed the 2008 Maintenance Report for Wandering Ponds and recommended that the 2009 maintenance proposal submitted by Bernie Miller be considered.  

Motion #WS-09-01-3: Motion Kampa, seconded by Schiefelbein to authorize the Bernie Miller contract for operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment system at Wandering Ponds Estates at a cost of $1,600. All Managers voted aye.

Manager Brunsell encouraged managers and staff to attend MAWDs March 18-19, 2009 Legislative Breakfast and Day at the Capital.

Manager Froyen reviewed a letter that he had developed for legislators relating to county board approval of watershed district budgets.

Motion #WS-09-01-4: Motion Kampa, seconded by Risberg to authorize attendance at the MAWD Legislative Breakfast and Day at the Capital event. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #WS-09-01-5: Motion Froyen, seconded by Kampa to send letters to area legislators expressing the CRWDs opposition to county board oversight of watershed district budgets. All Managers voted aye.

Administrator Anderson reviewed the following items:
1. Water quality monitoring reports have been delivered to area SWCDs.
2. Staff attendance at Stearns County Shoreland Training.
3. Corinna Township Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting.
4. CRWD has updated their page in the BWSR Legislative Information Brochure.  

Manager Kampa reported that a milfoil treatment permit has been received by Lake Augusta.  

Motion #WS-09-01-6: Motion Froyen, seconded by Kampa to authorize staff, at the request of Corinna Township Board, to develop a task force to facilitate discussion regarding wastewater treatment in the Clearwater River Watershed. All Managers voted aye.  

Motion #WS-09-01-7: Motion Schiefelbein, seconded by Risberg to adjourn the meeting. All Managers voted aye.  

CRWD AUDIT REPORTS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE ANNANDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY.  

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Manager, Marvin Brunsell                                                            Secretary, Mark Kampa