Clearwater River Watershed District
Board of Managers Meeting
April 14, 2010 - 7:00PM
Annandale Middle School, Annandale, MN
Manager Brunsell called the regular meeting to order at
7:00pm. Managerís Bob Schiefelbein, Mark Kampa, Jerry Risberg, Roland Froyen,
and Marvin Brunsell were present. Others in attendance were Wright County
Commissioner Rose Thelen, Meeker County Commissioner Wally Strand, Kit and
Sheryl Miller, MPCA Staff Maggie Leach, BWSR Staff Jason Weinerman, Engineer
Norm Wenck, Administrator Merle Anderson, and Assistant Administrator Dennis
Motion #10-04-1: Risberg, seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to
adopt the Agenda. All Managers voted aye.
Motion #10-04-2: Kampa, seconded by Froyen, made a motion to adopt the
Consent Agenda. All Managers voted aye.
Kit and Sheryl Miller inquired of the CRWD Board of Managers
if they could rent a small portion of the CRWD property on the east edge of the
city of Watkins. CRWD staff will contact the present renter to determine his
plans. Further discussion will be held at the CRWD Work Session on April 28th.
Kit and Sheryl Miller left the meeting at 7:13pm.
Motion #10-04-3: Kampa, seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to pay
bills. All Managers voted aye.
Engineer Wenck expressed the need for riprap repair at Segner
Ponds Fish Barrier.
Motion #10-04-4: Schiefelbein, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to
place up to $3,000 worth of riprap at the Segner Ponds Fish Barrier. All
Managers voted aye.
Motion #10-04-5: Froyen, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to adjust
Cedar, Albion, Swartout, Henshaw Project 06-1 Maintenance Assessment Roll and
refund overcharge to property owner. All Managers voted aye.
Engineer Wenck reviewed a grant application submitted to the
Minnesota Conservation Corps for stabilization of certain areas of the
Administrator Anderson indicated that he would be sending
Cory Meierhofer a copy of the option and easement that covers the area impacted
by proposed v-notch weir.
Assistant Administrator Loewen reported:
1. Extensive winter fish kill on Swartout Lake. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will conduct test netting of Swartout Lake to determine remaining fish.
2. Bogs have been removed at the Clearwater Bridge.
3. Lake Augusta will give notice to the CRWD regarding the 2011 milfoil assessment needs.
4. Bill Hennen/Kevin Kloeppner transition for wastewater treatment system management is going well.
5. CRWD Wastewater Task Force will report to the managers at the June 2010 Work Session.
6. Twenty-four locks will be ordered for CRWD property.
Administrator Anderson reviewed the CRWD Watershed Management
Administrator Anderson indicated that the Tim Vergin bid for
waterway construction is much lower than the engineerís estimate.
Motion #10-04-6: Schiefelbein, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to
change the amount of financial commitment from the CRWD for the Tim Vergin
waterway construction to be total amount of construction costs less Conservation
Reserve Program incentive. All Managers voted aye.
Administrator Anderson distributed a Fact Sheet developed for
promotion of the CRWD and its programs. This Fact Sheet will be expanded and
developed into a handout.
Motion #10-04-7: Brunsell made a motion to contact the city of
Clearwater, Stearns and Wright Counties to determine interest in installing a
curtain at the Clearwater Dam to prevent flying carp from entering upstream
Clearwater River. The motion died for lack of a second.
Manager Kampa reported that bogs on Lake Augusta, at the
Timberlodge have been removed.
Manager Risberg reported that he has observed bogs floating
Maggie Leach, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency staff,
indicated that the Five Lakes Total Maximum Daily Load final draft, when
completed, would be put on public notice.
Jason Weinerman, Board of Water and Soil Resources staff,
informed the managers that the next round of Clean Water funding would be in
The CRWD will apply for Clean Water funding for the entire
Watkins stormwater pond area.
Engineer Wenck distributed information regarding blind
intakes that could be used on the Scotty Wylie erosion control practice.
Motion #10-04-8: Schiefelbein, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to
commit an additional $5,000, making a total of $15,000 commitment to the Scotty
Wylie erosion control practice. Managers
Brunsell, Kampa, Risberg, and Schiefelbein voted aye. Manager Froyen
voted nay. The motion passed.
Motion #10-04-9: 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