Clearwater River Watershed District
Board of Managers Meeting
August 11, 2010 - 7:00PM
Annandale Middle School, Annandale, MN

Board Chairman Brunsell called the regular meeting to order at 7:00pm. Manager’s Bob Schiefelbein, Mark Kampa, Roland Froyen, and Marvin Brunsell were present. Manager Jerry Risberg was absent. Others in attendance were Meeker County Commissioner Wally Strand, Wright County Commissioner Rose Thelen, Engineer Norm Wenck, Cole Loewen, Administrator Merle Anderson, and Assistant Administrator Dennis Loewen.

Motion #10-08-1: Kampa, seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to adopt the Agenda. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #10-08-2: Kampa, seconded by Froyen, made a motion to adopt the Consent Agenda. All Managers voted aye.

Manager Froyen led discussion regarding implementation of the Clearwater River Watershed District Wastewater Task Force recommendations. Board Chairman Brunsell explained the working relationship between the City of Saint Cloud and neighboring cities’ wastewater treatment. He did not suggest that a sewer district be created in the CRWD. Manager’s Kampa and Schiefelbein indicated that they feel the current county policies for upgrading of individual septic systems is appropriate. CRWD staff and managers will find out what policy Stearns and Wright Counties have regarding inspection and upgrading of individual septic systems on property that is held in trust.

Motion #10-08-3: Schiefelbein, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to pay bills. All Managers voted aye. - Disbursements

Assistant Administrator Loewen distributed aerial photos of Al Wolff’s property near Swartout Lake and explained Mr. Wolff’s plan for creation of a sediment basin.

Engineer Wenck distributed the CRWD Watershed Management Plan, 2nd Draft Revision for manager and staff review. Managers will bring suggestions regarding this plan to the next Work Session; after which CRWD staff will meet with partners to review the plan.

Assistant Administrator Loewen reviewed the following:
1. Notices for 1980 Project Amendment Public Hearing have been sent.
2. Conservation Corps of Minnesota may save 11 days of their work schedule for next spring.
3. Notice for Wright County Road 40 bridge replacement.
4. 5 Lakes Total Maximum Daily Load contract will soon be complete.
5. Restawhile Shores sediment basin drain pipe cleaning will be done in September or October 2010.
6. Kingston Wetland Work Plan has been approved.

Engineer Wenck distributed and explained the Willow Creek protection plan.

Motion #10-08-4: Froyen, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to approve the Willow Creek Improvement Plan and call for bids. All Managers voted aye.

Engineer Wenck indicated that an aeration permit needs to be signed. He also mentioned that Cedar Lake experienced an algae bloom early; but it since has cleared up. Swartout Lake is very clear this year and the Department of Natural Resources may do a vegetation inventory of Swartout Lake.

Assistant Administrator Loewen presented the levy and assessment forms to the managers.

Motion #10-08-5: Kampa, seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to send levy and assessment requests for data acquisition to the counties. All Managers voted aye.

Administrator Anderson reminded the managers that grants for funding protection of unimpaired waters are now available.

Administrator Anderson and Board Chairman Brunsell have been requested to attend a meeting with the city of Annandale and School District 742 to discuss future plans for the former Annandale Wastewater Treatment site.

Manager Kampa reported that Lake Augusta Association has requested funding for five more years of milfoil control.

Manager Kampa gave a video presentation of a recent mud lift demonstration on the Lake Augusta Channel West.

Motion #10-08-6: Kampa, seconded by Schiefelbein made a motion to adjourn. All Managers voted aye.



Board Chairman, Marvin Brunsell

Secretary, Mark Kampa