OFFICIAL MINUTES
Clearwater River Watershed District
Board of Managers Meeting
July 8, 2009 - 7:00PM
Annandale Middle School, Annandale, MN
 

Manager Brunsell called the regular meeting to order at 7:00pm. Manager’s Bob Schiefelbein, Mark Kampa, Marvin Brunsell, Jerry Risberg, and Roland Froyen were present. Others in attendance were Engineer Norm Wenck, Administrator Merle Anderson, Assistant Administrator Dennis Loewen, Maggie Leach, Denise DeJiannie, Ron Graham, Tom Bacon, and Meeker County Commissioner Wally Strand.  

Motion #09-07-1: Kampa, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to adopt the Agenda. All Managers voted aye.  

Motion #09-07-2: Schiefelbein, seconded by Froyen, made a motion to adopt the Consent Agenda after amending Motion #WS-09-06-5 to read “303D.” All Managers voted aye.  

Tom Bacon, President of the Clearwater Lake Property Owners Association, requested that the CRWD contact the appropriate State of Minnesota officials to determine the rational behind the legislation that denied grant money for 24D application in the control of Eurasian Milfoil.  

Tom Bacon left the meeting at 7:22pm.  

Ron Graham, resident of Clear Lake presented the CRWD Board of Managers with a letter containing a resolution from the Clear Lake Property Owners Board requesting that the CRWD suspend pursuit of a v-notch weir south of Clear Lake.  

Motion #09-07-3 Froyen, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to put on hold any further action to establish a v-notch weir south of Clear Lake. All Managers voted aye.  

Denise DeJiannie and Ron Graham left the meeting at 7:47pm.  

Motion #09-07-4: Kampa, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to pay bills. All Managers voted aye. - Disbursements  

Assistant Administrator Loewen reported that Internal Controls will be making repairs at the wastewater treatment sites and that Kramer Electric of Watkins has submitted a quote to be on call for electrical needs at the CRWD wastewater treatment sites.  

Motion #09-07-5: Kampa, seconded by Froyen, made a motion to get quotes and authorize best value quotes for electrician to be on standby to address CRWD wastewater treatment systems electrical needs. All Managers voted aye.  

Engineer Wenck distributed memo regarding Individual Sewage Treatment System Inventory Protocol to qualify for Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s (MPCA)  unsewered area needs, grant application and memorandum for GPS soil testing and fertilizer application field trial, and grant application for Lake Betsy hypolimnetic nutrient reduction.  

Motion #09-07-6: Risberg, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to submit the GPS soil testing and fertilizer application field trial to the MPCA seeking demonstration, education, and research funds. All Managers voted aye.  

Motion #09-07-7: Risberg, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to submit Lake Betsy hypolimnetic nutrient reduction to the MPCA seeking demonstration, education, and research funds. All Managers voted aye.  

Motion #09-07-8: Froyen, seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to authorize Wenck Associates, Inc. to research the surface water assessment grant availability to be used to assess surface water in the CRWD.  

Assistant Administrator Loewen and Administrator Anderson explained that later this year Local Units of Government in the Upper Mississippi Watershed would be meeting to compile a watershed-wide implementation plan that will contain plans developed by those Local Units of Government.  

CRWD managers and staff were very satisfied with the results of the recent meeting of the CRWD and lake association leadership. Assistant Administrator Loewen compiled a summary of the discussion that includes special requests from lake associations. Those requests will be acted upon as time permits.  

CRWD managers, who attended the recent tour of the Green Lake Sanitary Sewer and Water District facilities, reported that they received valuable information regarding the establishment of sanitary sewer districts. A history of the Green Lake facility, Mel Dykhuizen summary, and Marv Brunsell’s summary of the tour are on file in the District office.  

Motion #09-07-9: Froyen, seconded by Brunsell, made a motion to establish a Wastewater Needs Discussion Task Force to be comprised of five volunteers from the May 20, 2009 Corinna Township meeting and a nominee by each CRWD manager. Managers Froyen and Brunsell voted aye. Managers Schiefelbein, Kampa, and Risberg voted nay. The motion failed.  

Motion #09-07-10: Risberg, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to establish a Wastewater Needs Discussion Task Force to be comprised of five volunteers from the May 20, 2009 Corinna Township meeting with additional members to be added upon request. Managers Kampa, Risberg, Schiefelbein, and Brunsell voted aye. Manager Froyen voted nay. The motion carried.  

Engineer Wenck distributed the Upper Watershed TMDL Studies for Clearwater River Watershed District and announced that this will be placed on public notice July 20, 2009.  

Manager Brunsell indicated that at the recent Minnesota Association of Watershed District Summer Tour, notable sessions were conducted regarding carp management.  

Administrator Anderson announced that he would make a stormwater management presentation to Kimball High School students on Monday, July 13, 2009.  

Motion #09-07-11: Schiefelbein, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to adjourn. All Managers voted aye.  

THESE MINUTES ARE AVAILABLE AT:  www.crwd.org  

CRWD AUDIT REPORTS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE ANNANDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY  

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Board Chairman, Marvin Brunsell                                                  

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Secretary, Mark Kampa