OFFICIAL MINUTES
Clearwater River Watershed District
Board of Managers Meeting
July 13, 2011 - 7:00PM
Annandale Middle School, Annandale, MN

Board Chairman Brunsell called the regular meeting to order at 7:00pm. Managerís Bob Schiefelbein, Marvin Brunsell, Jerry Risberg, Roland Froyen, and Mark Kampa were present. Others in attendance were Wright County Commissioner Rose Thelen, Meeker County Commissioner Wally Strand, Engineer Norm Wenck, Kathy Jonsrud, Irv Jonsrud, Mike Hankee, Mel Dykhuizen, Jeff Burkhardt, Ryan Burkhardt, Cole Loewen, Administrator Merle Anderson, and Assistant Administrator Dennis Loewen.

Motion #11-07-1: Kampa, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to adopt the Agenda. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #11-07-2: Kampa, seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to adopt the Consent Agenda. All Managers voted aye.

Kathy Jonsrud, President of Cedar Lake Conservation Club, reviewed the Aquatic Invasive Species Petition submitted by the Cedar Lake Conservation Club.

Engineer Wenck presented the Appraiserís Report for the Cedar Lake Aquatic Invasive Species Project. The report outlines a five-year, $80,000 project.

Motion #11-07-3: Froyen, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to accept the Appraiserís Report for the Cedar Lake Aquatic Invasive Species Project. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #11-07-4: Risberg, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to establish September 14, 2011, 7:05pm, as a Public Hearing date and time for the Cedar Lake Aquatic Invasive Species Project Public Hearing at the Annandale Middle School. All Managers voted aye.

Kathy Jonsrud, Irv Jonsrud, and Mike Hankee left the meeting at 7:22pm.

Jeff Burkhardt, CRWD Auditor, presented and reviewed the 2010 CRWD Audit Report.

Motion #11-07-5: Froyen, seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to receive the 2010 CRWD Audit Report. All Managers voted aye.

Jeff Burkhardt and Ryan Burkhardt left the meeting at 8:05pm.

Motion #11-07-6: Kampa, seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to pay bills. All Managers voted aye.

Mel Dykhuizen left the meeting at 8:20pm.

Assistant Administrator Loewen reviewed the following:
1. Spraying thistle at the Watkins Isolation Unit will be completed soon.
2. Elk River Watershed Association contract was distributed and will be reviewed and acted upon at the July 2011 Work Session.
3. Current mileage rate is 55.5 cents per mile.
4. Unused balance in the Management Plan Revision Account is $3,469.
5. Fencing for the Kimball Stormwater Pond has been ordered.
6. Loewen did not observe any blockage in the Clearwater River from Grass Lake to the Nordel Bridge.
7. Conservation Corps Minnesota has been bundling and staking bundles for erosion control in the Clearwater River.
8. Commercial Fisherman, Ken Seeman, removed 12,000 pounds of carp at the Hwy 55 Fish Trap and 4,800 pounds of carp from Segner Ponds.
9. Resolve to the telemetry issue at Clearwater Harbor Sewer System is underway.

Motion #11-07-7: Schiefelbein, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to concur with the Board of Water and Soil Resourcesí decision to accept the CRWD Watershed Management Plan. CRWD Managers will use the management plan to guide CRWD activities from June 22, 2011 through June 22, 2021. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #11-07-8: Schiefelbein, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to receive quotes for project maintenance activities and accept the low quote submitted by Mackereth Excavating, Inc. at a cost of $16,999. All Managers voted aye.

Administrator Anderson distributed the CRWD future projects list. Staff will provide an explanation of each project prior to the July 2011 Work Session.

Manager Risberg and Wright County Commissioner Thelen will discuss bridge clearance on County Road 144 at Grass Lake.

Cole Loewen announced that the Elk River Watershed Association Civic Engagement Launch Meeting for the Saint Cloud/Mississippi Watershed will be held in late August 2011. He requested that the CRWD Board of Managers authorize funding for refreshments, similar to other partner commitments.

Motion #11-07-9: Froyen, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to authorize up to $100 for refreshments at the Elk River Watershed Association Civic Engagement Launch Meeting. All Managers voted aye.

Manager Schiefelbein relayed that Dennis Libbesmeier inquired about the elevation of the culvert that he is going to reinstall at the Watkins Isolation Unit. Assistant Administrator Loewen will have a benchmark placed for the contractor to use

Motion #11-07-10: Kampa, seconded by Schiefelbein, 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

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Board Chairman, Marvin Brunsell

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Secretary, Mark Kampa