Clearwater River Watershed District
Board of Managers Meeting
November 11, 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,
Roger Rauschendorfer, Administrator Merle Anderson, Assistant Administrator
Dennis Loewen, Meeker County Commissioner Wally Strand, and Wright County
Commissioner Rose Thelen.
Motion #09-11-1: Schiefelbein, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to
adopt the Agenda. All Managers voted aye.
Motion #09-11-2: Kampa, seconded by Froyen, made a motion to adopt the
Consent Agenda. All Managers voted aye.
Assistant Administrator Loewen presented the following
Wastewater System Delinquent Accounts:
Hidden River $2, 013.04
Clearwater Harbor $5, 736.47
Wandering Ponds, $9, 519.68
Loewen also provided the following assessments remaining:
Lake Louisa Hills, 2nd Addition $8, 940.45
Clearwater Lake Milfoil - Wright County $8,277.56, Stearns County $6,126.26
Lake August Milfoil - Wright County $1,170.00, Stearns County $450.00
Motion #09-11-3: Schiefelbein, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to
certify delinquent accounts to the appropriate county auditor. All Managers
Motion #09-11-4: Schiefelbein, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to
certify assessments to the appropriate county auditor. All Managers voted
Motion #09-11-5: Kampa, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to pay
bills. All Managers voted aye.
The CRWD Board of Manager’s received and reviewed Engineer
Wenck’s Technical Evaluation Memorandum and proposed maintenance budget
memorandum for Cedar Lake Project 06-1. The Manager’s also received and
reviewed Attorney Weinberger’s memorandum regarding maintenance of Cedar Lake
Motion #09-11-6: Kampa, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to
authorize $4,000 from the Cedar Lake Project 06-1 Budget for Curly Leaf Pondweed
treatment on Cedar Lake and to order Engineer‘s Technical Memorandum for Cedar
Lake Project 06-1 Amendment. All Managers voted aye.
Motion #09-11-7: Froyen, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to adopt
Cedar Lake Project 06-1 maintenance assessment of $25,000. All Managers voted
Administrator Anderson reported that the Lake Caroline, Lake
Augusta, Swartout Lake, Albion Lake, and Henshaw Lake Total Maximum Daily Load
Report has been forwarded to the Environmental Protection Agency.
Assistant Administrator Loewen indicated that Watershed
District Handbooks will be ordered for the Manager’s and distributed a
Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts Questionnaire regarding levy
Administrator Anderson reported that a recent evaluation of
the Lake Augusta channel and erosion control structure was conducted by staff
personnel of Department of Natural Resources, Minnesota Pollution Control
Agency, Wright County Soil and Water Conservation District, and the CRWD. The
following recommendation was brought to the Manager’s attention:
Conduct soil borings in the channel
Install sediment reducer on the structure
Promote rain gardens on private property adjoining the channel
Motion #09-11-8: Risberg, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to
authorize sediment core samples be removed and evaluated from the Lake Augusta
channel. Managers Risberg and Kampa voted aye. Managers Froyen and
Schiefelbein voted nay. Manager Brunsell abstained. The motion failed.
Board Chairman Brunsell mentioned that he would provide
Workmen’s Comp insurance information at the next CRWD Work Session.
Manager’s Kampa and Froyen reported that at a recent
Kimball City Council Meeting they explained how the CRWD could work with the
city of Kimball in addressing storm water needs and Willow Creek Trout Habitat
Improvement, including the fact that the city of Kimball could petition the CRWD
to conduct a project.
Motion #09-11-9: Froyen, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to authorize
the CRWD attorney, engineer, manager‘s and staff to meet with the Kimball City
Council to explain the process of establishing a project in and around the city
of Kimball. Managers Froyen, Brunsell, Kampa, and Risberg voted aye. Manager
Schiefelbein abstained. The Motion passed.
Manager Froyen asked permission of the Board to contact State
Representative Hoesh and State Senator Dille to develop and sponsor legislation
to authorize funding for the CRWD Hypolimnetic Withdrawal Project on Lake Betsy.
Motion #09-11-10: Schiefelbein, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to
adjourn. All Managers voted aye.
THESE MINUTES ARE AVAILABLE AT:
CRWD AUDIT REPORTS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE ANNANDALE PUBLIC
Board Chairman, Marvin Brunsell
Secretary, Mark Kampa