WORK SESSION OFFICIAL MINUTES
Clearwater River Watershed District
Kimball City Hall – Kimball, Minnesota
June 22, 2011 – 7:00PM

Manager Brunsell called the CRWD Work Session to order at 7:00pm. Manager’s Brunsell, Risberg, Froyen, and Schiefelbein were present. Manager Kampa was absent. Also in attendance were Dan Nelson, Duane Nyren, Jeff Nyren, Jerry Derosier, Tom Bacon, Roger Rauschendorfer, Jeff Hagg, Cole Loewen, Assistant Administrator Loewen, and Administrator Anderson.

Motion #WS11-06-1: Motion Risberg, seconded by Schiefelbein, to adopt the Agenda after adding Presentations by residents of Clearwater Lake, Grass Lake, and Lake Augusta. All Managers voted aye.

Dan Nelson, resident of Clearwater Lake, indicated that there were certain bogs creating a nuisance on Clearwater Lake and was wondering if there was a location other than at the bridge on County Road 144 where the bogs could be removed. Roger Rauschendorfer, resident of Lake Augusta, offered information regarding the cooperative effort for bog removal in Lake Augusta between the CRWD and the Lake Augusta Association. He also indicated that the Lake Augusta Association has a DNR permit to remove bogs. The result of the bog discussion is that Board Chairman Brunsell and lake association representatives will meet to develop a bog removal policy for the CRWD.

Jeff Nyren, speaking for his father and also Duane Nyren, indicated that a neighbor is pumping water onto the Nyren property.

Motion #WS11-06-2: Motion Froyen, seconded by Schiefelbein, for the CRWD Board Chair to establish a committee of lake association representatives to develop a draft policy regarding bog control and removal on lakes within the CRWD. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #WS11-06-3: Motion Risberg, seconded by Schiefelbein, for Assistant Administrator Loewen to contact the DNR and indicate to them that the CRWD Board of Managers agree to allow water to be pumped onto a bog rather than onto the Nyren property. All Managers voted aye.

Manager Froyen reported that he testified at a recent Wright County Ordinance Hearing that the CRWD Board of Managers encouraged an ordinance change that does not exempt certain property from septic certification upon property transfer. All Managers voted aye.

Administrator Anderson received permission from the CRWD Board of Managers to provide a copy of the Restawhile Shores Development Agreement and Maintenance Agreement to Restawhile Shores residents for their review and response.

Motion #WS11-06-4: Motion Risberg, seconded by Schiefelbein, to accept Wenck Associates, Inc. offer to cover the $1,645 septic system expenditure at the Mason property on Battle Road. All Managers voted aye.

Manager Risberg inquired as to when PODS should be considered as a replacement of the sand filter at the Clearwater Harbor Wastewater Treatment site. It was suggested PODS should be considered in September during the permit review process.

Motion #WS11-06-5: Motion Risberg, seconded by Schiefelbein, to pay bills. All Managers voted aye.

Assistant Administrator Loewen reviewed the following:
1. Plans are being developed for the Watkins Isolation Unit maintenance.
2. School Section Lake is draining.
3. Kimball Raingarden will be planted in July.
4. CRWD 2010 Audit will be reviewed at the July 2011 regular meeting.

Motion #WS11-06-6: Motion Froyen, seconded by Schiefelbein, to cooperate with the City of Kimball in fencing the newly constructed sed basin. All Managers voted aye.

Cole Loewen distributed the CRWD Summer Tour brochure.

Motion #WS11-06-7: Motion Schiefelbein, seconded by Risberg, to accept the Cedar Lake AIS Engineer’s Report and to appoint CRWD managers as appraisers for the project. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #WS11-06-8: Motion Schiefelbein, seconded by Froyen, to contribute $3,575 towards the Meeker County Road 17 erosion control measure. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #WS11-06-9: Motion Schiefelbein, seconded by Brunsell, to reimburse Jerry Altman $103.83 of overpayment for his Cedar Lake assessment. All Managers voted aye.

Assistant Administrator Loewen informed the managers that the Fertilizer Field Trial grant application submitted by the CRWD has been recommended for funding.

Motion #WS11-06-10: Motion Froyen, seconded by Schiefelbein, to order Wenck Associates, Inc. to submit the Work Plan for the Fertilizer Field Trial. All Managers voted aye.

Assistant Administrator Loewen reviewed the following:
1. Lake Augusta West Channel cleanout assessment.
2. Elk River Watershed/CRWD contract.
3. The CRWD Watershed Management Plan has been recommended for BWSR approval.

Board Chairman Brunsell reviewed the recent Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts tour.

Motion #WS11-06-11: Motion Risberg, seconded by Schiefelbein, 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 Secretary, Mark Kampa