Clearwater River Watershed District
Work Session - Kimball City Hall
February 24, 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 Kimball Mayor Tammy Konz, Assistant Administrator Loewen, and Administrator Anderson.  

Motion #WS10-02-1: Motion Kampa, seconded by Risberg to adopt the Agenda. All Managers voted aye.  

Administrator Anderson announced that the CRWD Watershed Management Plan Revision Prioritization Retreat would be held on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at the Triple R Restaurant, beginning at 2:00pm. Mr. Anderson also reviewed the packet of information that will be used as the basis for the planned revision.  

Motion #WS-10-02-2: Motion Froyen, seconded by Schiefelbein to offer Cory Meierhofer a perpetual easement offer. All Managers voted aye.  

Motion #WS-10-02-3: Motion Risberg, seconded by Kampa to pay bills. All Managers voted aye.  

Assistant Administrator Loewen reviewed the following:

1. City of Kimball stormwater grant. Mayor Konz acknowledged that the Kimball City Council is well aware of, and agrees to maintain the stormwater features after installation of the system. The CRWD has agreed to a $30,000 upfront cost.
2. Swartout Lake oxygen reading.
3. March 10, 2010 Public Hearing information.
4. Distributed Wastewater Task Force draft minutes.
5. Announced Upper Mississippi Watershed Meeting to be held March 15, 2010.  

Mayor Konz left the meeting at 7:56pm.  

Motion #WS-10-02-4: Motion Kampa, seconded by Schiefelbein to pay Kevin Wittrock $19/hour for his CRWD work. All Managers voted aye.  

Motion #WS-10-02-5: Motion Schiefelbein, seconded by Froyen to contract with Kevin Kloppner for Class C Wastewater Operator, sampling, analysis of samples, and maintenance of CRWD Wastewater Systems at a cost not to exceed $4,872. All Managers voted aye.  

Motion #WS-10-02-6: Motion Froyen, seconded by Kampa to collect water samples from the Clearwater River at the Stearns County Road 75 crossing for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. All Managers voted aye.  

Administrator Anderson introduced the subject of ex-officio members. He and others agreed that the term “ex-officio” might not always be the designation desired when members of one board attend or serve on other boards, task force, or committees.  

Manager Brunsell expressed concern regarding flying carp entering the CRWD. Administrator Anderson agreed to contact the Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Division.  

Motion #WS-10-02-7: Motion Froyen, seconded by Kampa to adjourn the meeting. All Managers voted aye.  


Board Chairman, Marvin Brunsell

Secretary, Mark Kampa