Clearwater River Watershed District
Board of Managers Meeting
December 8, 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, Marvin Brunsell, and Jerry Risberg were present. Others in attendance were Meeker County Commissioner Wally Strand, Engineer Norm Wenck, Wright County Commissioner Rose Thelen, Harlan and Gin Freund, Jim and Anita Vossen, Jerry Finch, Cole Loewen, Administrator Merle Anderson, and Assistant Administrator Dennis Loewen.
Motion #10-12-1: Risberg, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to adopt the Agenda. All Managers voted aye.
Jerry Finch left the meeting at 7:02pm.
Motion #10-12-2: Kampa, seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to adopt the Consent Agenda. All Managers voted aye.
Jim Vossen, resident of Restawhile Shores, presented the CRWD
Board of Managers with the following demands:
1. That the CRWD verify with Annandale Properties that the Development Agreement dated November 14, 2001 was an integral part of purchase agreements for people who purchased lots in Restawhile Shores.
2. No expenditures of Restawhile sewer system maintenance funds be used for legal services, engineering services, road improvements, sediment pond improvements, riprap placement within Restawhile Shores, per diem expenses by CRWD staff, and exclude all non-sewer maintenance activities of any kind.
3. An annual review of Restawhile Shores sewer maintenance expenditures.
4. An end-of-year balance of no more than $5,000 in the Restawhile Shores Sewer Maintenance Fund and any amount greater than $5,000 is to be refunded to account holders.
Jim and Anita Vossen, Harlan and Gin Freund left the meeting at 7:33pm.
Motion #10-12-3: Froyen made a motion not to contact Annandale Properties to find out if buyers of lots in Restawhile Shores were provided with a Development Agreement dated November 14, 2001. The motion died for lack of a second.
Motion #10-12-4: Froyen, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to take no action on any demands presented earlier in the meeting by Mr. Jim Vossen. All Managers voted aye.
Motion #10-12-5 Risberg, seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to pay bills. All Managers voted aye.
Engineer Wenck presented and explained the Engineer’s and Appraiser’s Reports for the Lake Augusta Channel West Improvement.
Motion #10-12-6: Risberg, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to receive and approve the Engineer’s and Appraiser’s Reports for the Lake Augusta Channel West Improvement and to establish January 12, 2011 as the date for the Public Hearing regarding this improvement. All Managers voted aye.
Motion #10-12-7: Kampa, seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to authorize Wenck Associates, Inc. to seek quotes for cleanout of Lake Augusta Channel West. All Managers voted aye.
Administrator Anderson reviewed comments regarding the revised CRWD Watershed Management Plan made by partners and others.
Motion #10-12-8: Kampa, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to submit the revised CRWD Watershed Management Plan to the Board of Water and Soil Resources for approval. All Managers voted aye.
Engineer Wenck reviewed the Scottie Wylie erosion control plan and Al Wolff’s sedimentation basin plan.
Motion #10-12-9: Kampa, seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to adjust the CRWD commitment to Scottie Wylie’s erosion control effort to $16,705. All Managers voted aye.
Motion #10-12-10: Froyen, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to indicate to Al Wolff that the CRWD is interested in partnering with him and others in the establishment of a sediment basin on his property. All Managers voted aye.
Assistant Administrator Loewen reviewed the following:
1. Beaver control.
2. Plum Creek Watershed.
3. Lake Union Covenant Church sediment basin.
4. Buffer incentive form.
5. Wright County stormwater plan.
6. Kingston Wetland maintenance.
7. Correspondence from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency regarding Clearwater Harbor and Hidden River wastewater systems.
Motion #10-12-11: Froyen, seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to complete requirements of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency request. All Managers voted aye.
Manager Brunsell reported that the resolution submitted by the CRWD to the Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts (MAWD) passed. Other items of interest at the annual meeting included re-determination of benefits, certification of charges by watershed districts can be included as a deed restriction, stream bank erosion is caused by increased water flow, Asian Carp control may be difficult to obtain, and alum treatment in surface water has limited value if carp are present.
Manager Froyen reported that he visited with managers of the Sauk River Watershed District and shared concerns about Endocrin Disruptors. He volunteered to communicate with others regarding Endocrin Disruptors and bring that information to the CRWD.
Administrator Anderson pointed out two changes that need to be included in the Cory Meierhofer V-notch Weir Easement.
Motion #10-12-12: Froyen, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to include that spoil removed from Cory Meierhofer’s property as a result of the construction of a v-notch weir will be hauled up to 10 miles, at the discretion of Cory Meierhofer and the easement area behind the v-notch weir on Cory Meierhofer’s property will not exceed 11.3 acres. All Managers voted aye.
Motion #10-12-13: Schiefelbein, seconded by Froyen, made a motion to cancel the December 22, 2010 CRWD Work Session meeting. All Managers voted aye.
Cole Loewen informed the manager’s that the MAWD Legislative Breakfast will be held March 23, 2011.
Motion #10-12-14: Schiefelbein, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to adjourn. All Managers voted aye.
THESE MINUTES ARE AVAILABLE AT:www.crwd.org
CRWD AUDIT REPORTS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE ANNANDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Board Chairman, Marvin Brunsell
Secretary, Mark Kampa