Clearwater River Watershed District
Work Session - Kimball City Hall
July 22, 2009 - 7:00pm
Manager Brunsell called the CRWD Work Session to order at
7:00pm. Manager’s Schiefelbein, Brunsell, Kampa, Risberg, and Froyen were
present. Also in attendance were Jeff Burkhardt, Mel Diekheisen, John Deering,
Dean Flygare, Ron Mares, Chuck Carlson, Dick Naaktgeborn, Assistant
Administrator Loewen, and Administrator Anderson.
Motion Kampa, seconded by Risberg to adopt the Agenda. All Managers voted
CPA Jeff Burkhardt presented and reviewed the 2008 CRWD
Financial Audit Report.
Motion Kampa, seconded by Risberg to receive the 2008 CRWD Financial Audit
Report. All Managers voted aye.
Jeff Burkhardt left the meeting at 7:40pm.
Board Chairman Brunsell led discussion regarding future
wastewater treatment in the CRWD. A recent tour of the Green Lake Sanitary Sewer
System Facility was discussed. Differences in the number of non-compliant
Individual Sewage Treatment Systems (ISTS) was noted in that 70 percent of
hook-ups in the original Green Lake system were non-compliant and that members
of the tour did not feel the percentage of non-compliant in the CRWD was that
high. It was suggested that a needs determination should be conducted. Net
result of the discussion was instructing Administrator Anderson and Assistant
Administrator Loewen to contact Wright and Stearns Counties to request that they
conduct the needs determination.
Mel Diekheisen, John Deering, Dean Flygare, Ron Mares, Chuck
Carlson, and Dick Naaktgeborn left the meeting at 8:50pm.
Manager Brunsell attended a seminar about hypolimnetic
withdrawal at the recent MAWD Summer Tour. He learned that results from
hypolimnetic withdrawal can range from successful to unsuccessful.
Motion Froyen, seconded by Risberg to request Stearns and Wright Counties to
conduct a needs determination of ISTS around Clearwater Lake, Lake Augusta,
Cedar Lake, Pleasant Lake, and Bass Lake. Manager‘s Brunsell, Risberg,
Froyen, and Schiefelbein voted aye. Manager Kampa voted nay. The motion carried.
Motion Schiefelbein, seconded by Kampa to pay bills. All Managers voted aye.
Assistant Administrator Loewen presented the following:
1. Letter from Senator Dille in support of the Hypolimnetic Withdrawal of Lake Betsy.
2. Letter from residents of Aspenwood Road complimenting Dennis Loewen and the CRWD for the repair of the roadside erosion.
3. Hidden River Wastewater Treatment System updates were installed on July 3, 2009.
Administrator Anderson reviewed the following:
1. Request from Al Wolff for the CRWD to meet with residents of Swartout, Albion, and Henshaw Lakes.
2. Reviewed proposed CRWD Tour details.
3. Surface Water Assessment Grant Notice.
4. Meeting with Clear Lake property owner’s leadership.
Motion Schiefelbein, seconded by Risberg to authorize CRWD Tour on August 15,
2009, serving breakfast, and providing for two buses.
All Managers voted aye.
Motion Froyen, seconded by Risberg to authorize Wenck Associates, Inc. to
develop a grant application for ISTS needs determination on behalf of Wright and
Stearns Counties. Manager’s Froyen, Brunsell, and Risberg voted aye.
Manager’s Schiefelbein and Kampa voted nay. The motion carried.
Motion Schiefelbein, seconded by Froyen to adjourn the meeting. All Managers
CRWD AUDIT REPORTS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE ANNANDALE PUBLIC
Board Chairman, Marvin Brunsell Secretary, Mark Kampa