OFFICIAL MINUTES
Clearwater River Watershed District
 
Work Session - Kimball City Hall
October 28, 2009 - 7:00pm
Kimball, Minnesota  

Manager Brunsell called the CRWD Work Session to order at 7:00pm. Manager’s Brunsell, Kampa, Risberg, Froyen, and Schiefelbein were present. Also in attendance were Mark Miller; Carrie Raber; Eric Loewen; Wright County Commissioner Rose Thelen; Assistant Administrator Loewen, and Administrator Anderson.  

Motion #WS09-10-1: Motion Risberg, seconded by Kampa to adopt the Agenda. All Managers voted aye.  

Mark Miller, resident of Fairhaven Township, requested funds to assist him in permitting an upgrade to his Individual Sewage Treatment System.  

Motion #WS-09-10-2: Motion Kampa, seconded by Froyen to authorize $275 for Mark Miller’s septic system permitting fees and that amount plus CRWD‘s cost to file an assessment on Mr. Miller‘s property.  

Motion #WS-09-10-3: Motion Froyen, seconded by Kampa to table Motion #WS-09-10-2. All Managers voted aye.  

Mark Miller left the meeting at 7:20pm.  

Motion #WS-09-10-4: Motion Kampa, seconded by Risberg to not conduct a needs assessment on Individual Sewage Treatment Systems in the CRWD. Managers Schiefelbein, Kampa, and Risberg voted aye. Managers Brunsell and Froyen voted nay. The motion passed.  

Motion #WS-09-10-5: Motion Risberg, seconded by Kampa to appoint Ron Graham to the Wastewater Task Force.  Managers Brunsell, Kampa, Risberg, and Schiefelbein voted aye. Manager Froyen voted nay. The motion passed.  

Motion #WS-09-10-6: Motion Froyen, seconded by Brunsell to poll the Wastewater Task Force for meeting date preference, ask the Task Force to meet, and for the CRWD to present to the Task Force for their consideration Ron Graham’s seven-point Task Force policy proposal. Managers Froyen, Brunsell, and Risberg voted aye. Manager Kampa voted nay. Manager Schiefelbein abstained. The motion carried.  

Motion #WS-09-10-7: Motion Froyen, seconded by Brunsell to authorize the Wastewater Task Force meeting to be a dinner meeting at the CRWD’s expense. Managers Kampa, Froyen, and Brunsell voted aye. Manager’s Schiefelbein and Risberg voted nay. The motion carried.  

Eric Loewen, Kimball City Council, indicated that the City of Kimball is interested in continuing discussion with the Stearns County Soil and Water Conservation District and with the CRWD as it relates to stormwater management in the City of Kimball and the surrounding area. Carrie Raber, Stearns County Soil and Water Conservation District staff, indicated that she is working with the City of Kimball on stormwater management issues and would welcome being a partner in this discussion. The CRWD Board of Manager’s expressed their willingness to work with the City of Kimball and will attend the November 2, 2009 Kimball City Council Meeting to explain CRWD opportunities that are available for stormwater management.  

Motion #WS-09-10-8: Motion Schiefelbein, seconded by Kampa to pay bills. All Managers voted aye.  

Eric Loewen left the meeting at 8:05pm.  

Assistant Administrator Loewen discussed the following:
1. Riprap has been installed along Aspenwood Road.
2. Contact Meeker County Soil and Water Conservation District regarding erosion on Todd Bemish’s property on Lake Betsy.
3. Upcoming meeting of Department of Natural Resources, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, CRWD Staff and Engineer’s regarding the Lake Augusta Erosion Control Structure.
4. Reviewed Cedar Lake Project 06-1 budget.
5. Accounting training opportunity.  

Motion #WS-09-10-9: Motion Schiefelbein, seconded by Risberg to approve accounting training for Dennis and Cole Loewen. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #WS-09-10-10: Motion Froyen, seconded by Kampa to approve for signature and submittal of a letter and billing to Scott Urdahl that outlines CRWD expenditures to date for Lake Louisa Hills Development. All Managers voted aye.  

Motion #WS-09-10-11: Motion Schiefelbein, seconded by Froyen to establish 2009 CRWD planned activity costs for the Cedar Lake 06-1 Project. Any balance of the Operation and Maintenance Account of the Cedar Lake 06-1 Project could be available for Curly Leaf Pondweed control on Cedar Lake. All Managers voted aye.  

Motion #WS-09-10-12: Motion Schiefelbein, seconded by Froyen to adjourn the meeting. All Managers voted aye.  

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