OFFICIAL MINUTES
Clearwater River Watershed District
Board of Managers Meeting
September 9, 2009 - 7:00PM
Annandale Middle School, Annandale, MN
 

Manager Brunsell called the regular meeting to order at 7:00pm. Managerís Bob Schiefelbein, Mark Kampa, Marvin Brunsell, Jerry Risberg, and Roland Froyen were present. Others in attendance were Engineer Jeff Madejczyk of Wenck Associates, Inc, Administrator Merle Anderson, Assistant Administrator Dennis Loewen, Gene Kusha, Myra Wright, Jeremy Sivula, Meeker County Commissioner Wally Strand, and Wright County Commissioner Rose Thelen.  

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

Board Chairman Brunsell opened the Public Hearing to consider the 2010 Proposed CRWD Budget. The proposed budget showed General Fund revenue of $256,400 with other funds showing revenue of $201,800.  

A petition, signed by 45 of the 82 residents with hook-ups to the Clearwater Harbor Area Wastewater Treatment System was presented, requesting that the fee for services be lowered from $500 per hook-up per year to $440 per hook-up per year.  

Motion #09-09-2: Froyen, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to adopt the 2010 CRWD Budget totaling $458,200. Managers Froyen, Kampa, and Brunsell voted aye. Managers Schiefelbein and Risberg voted nay. The motion carried.  

Motion #09-09-3: Schiefelbein, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to amend the 2010 CRWD Budget by not raising the quarterly fee for the Clearwater Harbor Area Wastewater Treatment System by $17. Managers Schiefelbein and Risberg voted aye. Managers Froyen, Kampa, and Brunsell voted nay. The motion failed.  

Motion #09-09-4: Schiefelbein, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to cast a unanimous ballot for Manager Brunsell as Chair, Manager Risberg as Vice-Chair, Manager Schiefelbein as Treasurer, Manager Kampa as Secretary, and Manager Froyen as PR&I as officers of the CRWD for one year. All Managers voted aye.  

Board Chairman Brunsell closed the public hearing.  

Gene Kusha and Myra Wright left the meeting at 7:57pm.  

Motion #09-09-5: Kampa, seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to adopt the Consent Agenda. All Managers voted aye.  

Motion #09-09-6: Kampa, seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to pay bills. All Managers voted aye. - Disbursements

Engineer Madejczyk distributed a technical memo regarding electrical generators.  

Administrator Anderson and Assistant Administrator Loewen reported that they met with Hank Schriefels, Stearns County Environmental Services and Bill Stephens, Wright County Planning and Zoning to discuss septic system inventory.  

Assistant Administrator Loewen announced that milfoil assessments, delinquent account notices, and budget and levy notices are being prepared for distribution.  

Assistant Administrator Loewen reported that he, Engineer Madejczyk, and Administrator Anderson viewed a property on 91st Street on Clearwater Lake where the filling of a ravine is being proposed.  

Board Chairman Brunsell distributed a report that he had presented to the leadership of the Cedar Lake Conservation Club.  

Engineer Madejczyk presented aeration permits for signature.  

Administrator Anderson presented to the CRWD Board a draft mission statement for the CRWD Wastewater Task Force.  

Motion #09-09-7: Froyen, seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to adopt a mission statement for the CRWD Wastewater Task Force. All Managers voted aye.  

Motion #09-09-8: Risberg, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to accept the city of AnnandaleĎs request regarding past and future services that they provide for the CRWD. All Managers voted aye.  

Manager Kampa requested that the CRWD present a resolution to the Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts changing Minnesota Statute as it relates to endocrine disruptors.  

Jeremy Sivula, resident of Grass Lake, requested that another extension be put on the vent pipe from Lift Station #3 and asked if the rings will be installed on manholes before winter. He also wanted to know if one lot in the Grass Lake area no longer needs wastewater service, could someone else develop a new hook-up.  

Wright County Commissioner Rose Thelen asked if someone from the CRWD Board of Managers would be willing to attend a meeting to consider an erosion issue on Ramsey Lake.  

Meeker County Commissioner Wally Strand encouraged the CRWD to make clear what area is to be covered under the CRWD Wastewater Task Force Mission Statement.  

Manager Schiefelbein has received an agreement letter from Cenex ready for signature, regarding the soil testing services they will be providing for residents of the CRWD.  

Motion #09-09-9: Kampa, seconded by Risberg, 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