OFFICIAL MINUTES
Clearwater River Watershed District
 
Work Session - Kimball City Hall
January 27, 2010 - 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 Ron Graham, Assistant Administrator Loewen, and Administrator Anderson.  

Motion #WS10-01-1: Motion Kampa, seconded by Risberg to adopt the Agenda. All Managers voted aye.  

Ron Graham, CRWD Wastewater Task Force Chair, reported that the Task Force first meeting was an organizational meeting. The second meeting resulted in discussion regarding whether the Task Force is seeking a solution to an issue or if they are seeking the issue of wastewater management. The third meeting, that will be held on February 3, 2010, will focus on developing recommendations that the CRWD could use to help property owners understand and choose wastewater treatment options.  

Administrator Anderson introduced a proposal for construction of a v-notch weir on the Cory Meierhofer property south of Clear Lake. The total projected cost of the proposal is $76,000. The Clear Lake Property Owners have committed to providing $17,000 with the CRWD commitment of $59,000.  

Motion #WS-10-01-2: Motion Froyen to have the CRWD Attorney present at the next CRWD regular meeting to discuss legal questions. The motion failed for lack of a second.  

Motion #WS-10-01-3: Motion Kampa, seconded by Risberg to authorize the Cory Meierhofer v-notch weir proposal at a total cost of $76,000. Managers Risberg, Schiefelbein, Brunsell, and Kampa voted aye. Manager Froyen voted nay. The motion carried.  

Ron Graham left the meeting at 7:50pm.  

Motion #WS-10-01-4: Motion Schiefelbein, seconded by Kampa to authorize printing of the 2010 CRWD brochure. All Managers voted aye.  

Assistant Administrator Loewen reviewed the following:
1. Preparation of an article for the Cedar Lake Conservation Club newsletter.
2. Distributed Attorney Weinberger’s e-mail opinion of benefited properties.
3. Explained River Network grant application.
4. Indicated that the 5-Lakes TMDL contract is $1,548.  

Motion #WS-10-01-5: Motion Froyen, seconded by Kampa to pay bills. All Managers voted aye.  

Motion #WS-10-01-6: Motion Risberg, seconded by Kampa to pay membership fees to Annandale Chamber of Commerce. Managers Brunsell, Froyen, Kampa, and Risberg voted aye. Manager Schiefelbein voted nay.  

Administrator Anderson explained a proposal that could either revise or amend the current CRWD Watershed Management Plan with an estimated amendment cost of $19, 000 and an estimated cost of $32,000 for a complete plan revision.    

Motion #WS-10-01-7: Motion Froyen, seconded by Kampa to authorize a complete CRWD Watershed Management Revision at a cost of $32,000. This motion was voted upon after being amended. All Managers voted aye.  

Motion #WS-10-01-8: Motion Schiefelbein, seconded by Brunsell to amend Motion #WS-10-01-7 by removing at a cost of $32,000 and inserting at a lower cost than $32,000. Managers Brunsell, Kampa, Risberg, and Schiefelbein voted aye. Manager Froyen voted nay. The motion carried.  

Motion #WS-10-01-9: Motion Kampa, seconded by Schiefelbein to authorize registration and lodging for managers at the 2010 Minnesota Association of Watershed District‘s Legislative Breakfast on March 10th and March 11th. All Managers voted aye.  

Motion #WS-10-01-10: Motion Froyen, seconded by Schiefelbein to authorize registration at the Minnesota Erosion Control Association Meeting for Manager‘s Kampa and Risberg and Assistant Administrator Loewen. All Managers voted aye.  

Administrator Anderson reviewed an erosion control engineering plan proposed on the Scotty Wylie property.  

Motion #WS-10-01-11: Motion Brunsell, seconded by Froyen to authorize $5,000 assistance to Scotty Wylie to cover part of the estimated $90,000 cost, based on the engineer‘s erosion control plan. Managers Brunsell and Froyen voted aye. Managers Kampa, Risberg, and Schiefelbein voted nay. The motion failed.  

Motion #WS-10-01-12: Motion Schiefelbein, seconded by Kampa to authorize $10,000 assistance to Scotty Wylie to cover part of the estimated $90,000 cost, based on the engineer‘s erosion control plan. Managers Kampa, Risberg, and Schiefelbein voted aye. Managers Brunsell and Froyen voted nay. The motion carried.  

Motion #WS-10-01-13: Motion Kampa, seconded by Risberg to amend the December 9, 2009 regular meeting minutes by deleting 1994 or from the paragraph that explains Wright County septic system requirements. All Managers voted aye.  

Administrator Anderson indicated that the Technical Memorandum regarding recommendations for Total Maximum Daily Load implementation, based on the 2009 Water Quality Monitoring Report, would be on the February 2010 regular meeting agenda.  

Manager Kampa noted that the milfoil treatment permit for Lake Augusta would be $750 for 2010 treatment.  

Motion #WS-10-01-14: Motion Froyen, seconded by Kampa to authorize mileage reimbursement for Tom Bacon to attend an invasive plant meeting that may be held in the near future. Managers Brunsell, Froyen, Kampa, and Risberg voted aye. Manager Schiefelbein voted nay. The motion carried.  

Motion #WS-10-01-15: 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