OFFICIAL MINUTES
Clearwater River Watershed District
 
Work Session - Kimball City Hall
November 25, 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 Eric Loewen, Attorney Stan Weinberger, Chuck Sterling, Tammy Konz, Engineer Rebecca Kluckhohn, Assistant Administrator Loewen, and Administrator Anderson.  

Motion #WS09-11-1: Motion Kampa, seconded by Schiefelbein to adopt the Agenda that will include a corporate resolution consideration. All Managers voted aye.  

Discussion was held regarding a recommendation to submit to the Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts a questionnaire for watershed district levy limits.  

Engineer Kluckhohn reviewed and recommended acceptance of a plan to rectify stormwater negative effects on Willow Creek. The plan calls for spray irrigation of stormwater at a cost of $134,000, which would prevent 260 pounds of phosphorus per year from entering Willow Creek. Tammy Konz, Kimball City Mayor, expressed willingness for the city to consider co-operating with the CRWD in stormwater management.  

Motion #WS-09-11-2: Motion Risberg, seconded by Froyen to submit a grant proposal to the Clean Water Partnership that addresses Kimball stormwater and Willow Creek habitat. All Managers voted aye.  

Eric Loewen, Chuck Sterling, and Tammy Konz left the meeting at 7:55pm.  

Motion #WS-09-11-3: Motion Froyen, seconded by Risberg to recommend to the Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts that watershed districts should be able to increase their levy limit $100,000. Managers Risberg, Froyen, Brunsell, and Kampa voted aye. Manager Schiefelbein voted nay. The motion carried.  

Engineer Kluckhohn left the meeting at 8:19pm.  

Board Chairman Brunsell explained that Workmen’s Comp covers managers as well as volunteers who are under CRWD direct supervision.  

Motion #WS-09-11-4: Motion Kampa, seconded by Risberg to adopt the following resolution:  

WHEREAS, the law enables elected or appointed officials of the Clearwater River Watershed District to be covered; and
WHEREAS, the appointed board members intent is that they will be included as employees;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Law cover the appointed board members of the Clearwater River Watershed District. All Managers voted aye.  

Assistant Administrator Loewen indicated that the Cedar Lake Project 06-1 Account Code is 215-42215 and that the Wastewater Task Force will meet December 2, 2009 at 7:00pm.  

Motion #WS-09-11-5: Motion Schiefelbein, seconded by Froyen to pay bills. All Managers voted aye.  

Administrator Anderson indicated that Ron Graham, representing the Clear Lake Property Owners, has asked the CRWD to re-enter negotiations with Cory Meierhofer for the purpose of securing a perpetual easement on his property.  

Motion #WS-09-11-6: Motion Froyen, seconded by Risberg to authorize Administrator Anderson to submit a letter to Cory Meierhofer asking that the CRWD negotiate a proposed perpetual easement on his property. All Managers voted aye.  

Motion #WS-09-11-7: Motion Schiefelbein, seconded by Risberg 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