OFFICIAL MINUTES
Clearwater River Watershed District
Board of Managers Meeting
October 14, 2009 - 7:00PM
Annandale Middle School, Annandale, MN
 

Manager Brunsell called the regular meeting to order with introductions at 7:00pm. Manager’s Bob Schiefelbein, Mark Kampa, Marvin Brunsell, Jerry Risberg, and Roland Froyen were present. Others in attendance were Engineer Rebecca Kluckhohn, Attorney Stan Weinberger, Administrator Merle Anderson, Assistant Administrator Dennis Loewen, Mel Diekheisen, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Staff Maggie Leach, Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources Staff Jason Wienerman, Wright County Planning and Zoning Staff Sean Riley, Dave Wagner, Kevin Kolstad, Orv and Kathy Jonsrud, Meeker County Commissioner Wally Strand, and Wright County Commissioner Rose Thelen.  

Motion #09-10-1: Kampa, seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to adopt the Agenda. All Managers voted aye.  

Motion #09-10-2: Kampa, seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to adopt the Consent Agenda after adding Kevin Kloeppner’s name to the list of hosts for the tour of septic systems. All Managers voted aye.  

Motion #09-10-3: Froyen, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to amend Motion #09-10-1 to add discussion regarding meeting with county boards under Old Business. All Managers voted aye.  

Sean Riley, Wright County Planning and Zoning Staff, explained Minnesota state wastewater code changes in 1995 and 1996. Those changes allow for a two-foot separation of groundwater to the drain field in non-shoreland and a one-foot separation of groundwater to the drain field under certain conditions including treatment demand.  

Attorney Weinberger reviewed information regarding conflict of interest, establishment of special taxing district, sewer rates and reserves, and individual sewage treatment separation and set back from lakes.  

Sean Riley left the meeting at 7:55pm.  

Motion #09-10-4: Froyen, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to seek input from the CRWD auditor, CRWD engineer, and county auditors to be used in establishing a consistent policy for wastewater treatment systems. All Managers voted aye.  

Attorney Weinberger left the meeting at 8:23pm.  

Maggie Leach and Rebecca Kluckhohn reviewed responses prepared for the seven respondents of the Public Review for the CRWD Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Phase III Study.  

Motion #09-10-5: Schiefelbein, seconded by Froyen, made a motion to adopt changes of wording in the TMDL Phase III Study Report. All Managers voted aye.  

Motion #09-10-6: Schiefelbein, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to approve and send letters to the seven respondents of the Public Review for the CRWD TMDL Phase III Study. All Managers voted aye.  

Dave Wagner, Kevin Kolstad, Orv and Kathy Jonsrud left the meeting at 8:38pm.  

Motion #09-10-7: Schiefelbein, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to pay bills. All Managers voted aye.  - Disbursements

Engineer Kluckhohn presented aeration permits for signature, a technical memorandum of a proposed stormwater retention pond, and indicated that the groundwater monitoring plan for Clearwater Harbor and Hidden River wastewater treatment systems is near completion.  

Motion #09-10-8: Froyen, seconded by Risberg, made a motion for the CRWD administrators to set up appointments with Wright and Stearns County board meetings to discuss securing funds to pay for an assessment of individual septic systems. All Managers voted aye.  

Administrator Anderson, Assistant Administrator Loewen, Board Chairman Brunsell, and Meeker County Commissioner Strand recently participated in a tour of CRWD activities with members of the Clear Lake Property Owners Association.  

Assistant Administrator Loewen indicated that 22 delinquent account notices have been sent.  

Engineer Kluckhohn presented a technical memorandum that summarized surface water assessment grants, Minnesota agricultural fertilizer research and education program grant, clean water fund grant, and conservation partner grant opportunities.  

Motion #09-10-9: Kampa, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to authorize up to $10,000 for grant application preparation. All Managers voted aye.  

Motion #09-10-10: Schiefelbein, 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