OFFICIAL MINUTES
Clearwater River Watershed District
Board of Managers Meeting
September 14, 2011 - 7:00PM
Annandale Middle School, Annandale, MN

Manager Risberg called the regular meeting to order at 7:00pm. Manager's Dave Wagner, Jerry Risberg, Bob Schiefelbein, Roland Froyen, and Mark Kampa were present. Others in attendance were Wright County Commissioner Rose Thelen, Meeker County Commissioner Wally Strand, Joe Jacobs, Tom Bacon, Engineer Norm Wenck, Cole Loewen, Administrator Merle Anderson, and Assistant Administrator Dennis Loewen. Cedar Lake residents Tom Knaup, Kevin Kolstad, Bill Arendt, Ed Skomoroh, Kathy Jonsrud, Mike and Lori Hankee, Arlan Daniels, Carter Diers, Dave and Sue Levi, Wayne and Darlene Abdella, Bill Westhoff, Larry and Sandy May, Ken Savik, Randy Cochrane, Dennis and Sheryl Wold, and Linda Onsrud were also in attendance.

Administrator Anderson administered the Oath of Office to Dave Wagner.

Motion #11-09-1: Kampa, seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to adopt the Agenda. All Managers voted aye.

Manager Risberg opened the Public Hearing to consider an Aquatic Invasive Species Control Project on Cedar Lake.

Engineer Wenck distributed a brochure that explains the $80,000 Project with a cost of $284.92 per unit of benefit. This is a five-year project with a maintenance opportunity of $16,000 per year after the five-year period.

Ken Savik said he thinks the project is a good idea.

Tom Knaup provided his assessment notices that he feels were in error as he has only one parcel.

Bruce and Cathleen Campbell both support the project as indicated in their letter to the managers.

Marlys Enger suggested through her letter to the managers, that the estimated cost of correspondence was a concern to her and could see no need for both the CRWD and DNR to do vegetation surveys.

Kathy Jonsrud indicated that a hard copy of a permission document must be sent to each property owner each year; thus, the correspondence cost estimate. Kathy also indicated that DNR vegetation mapping timing may not be adequate for this project. In conclusion, Kathy mentioned that 40% of the Cedar Lake Conservation Club dues go into the Cedar Lake Water Quality Fund.

Motion #11-09-2: Kampa, seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to close the Public Hearing. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #11-09-3: Kampa, seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to adopt the Cedar Lake Aquatic Invasive Species Project and order the Appraiser's Report. Manager Wagner abstained from voting. Manager's Schiefelbein, Risberg, Kampa, and Froyen voted aye.

Cedar Lake residents left the meeting.

Election of Officers resulted in Manager Schiefelbein being nominated for Chairman by Manager Froyen, seconded by Manager Risberg; Manager Risberg was nominated for Vice-Chairman by Manager Kampa, seconded by Manager Froyen; Manager Wagner was nominated for Treasurer by Manager Schiefelbein, seconded by Manager Risberg; Manager Kampa was nominated for Secretary by Manager Schiefelbein, seconded by Manager Risberg; and Manager Froyen was nominated for Public Relations and Information by Manager Risberg, seconded by Manager Schiefelbein.

Motion #11-09-4: Kampa, seconded by Risberg, cast a unanimous ballot for all positions nominated to serve a one-year term. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #11-09-5: Kampa, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to authorize all managers the ability to sign checks for the CRWD and to authorize Manager Bob Schiefelbein, Assistant Administrator Dennis Loewen, and Cole Loewen access to the CRWD lockbox located at the Annandale State Bank. All Managers voted aye.

Manager Schiefelbein opened the 2012 CRWD Budget Hearing. No public comments were received. The 2012 CRWD Budget Hearing was closed.

Motion #11-09-6: Kampa, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to adopt the 2012 Operation and Maintenance Assessment. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #11-09-7: Kampa, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to adopt the 2012 CRWD Budget. All Managers voted aye.

Administrator Anderson reported that the easement that authorizes the CRWD to place a v-notch weir on the Cory Meierhofer property has been received.

Administrator Anderson suggested that the CRWD managers consider developing a plan to fund Total Maximum Daily Load Implementation. An option is to seek stimulus funding from the Federal Government.

Motion #11-09-8: Wagner, seconded by Froyen, made a motion to authorize $5,000 from the Special Projects Fund for development of a plan to seek stimulus funding for Total Maximum Daily Load Implementation. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #11-09-9: Kampa, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to adopt the Consent Agenda. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #11-09-10: Kampa, seconded by Froyen, made a motion to pay bills. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #11-09-11: Kampa, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to accept the Engineer's Report for Lakes Louisa and Marie Aquatic Invasive Species Control Project. All Managers voted aye.

Assistant Administrator Loewen reviewed the following:

  1. Discussion with Wright County regarding bog removal.
  2. No wake signage.
  3. Advisory Committee will meet to discuss no wake rule, septic systems, and Aquatic Invasive Species.
  4. Kimball raingarden planting.
  5. Conservation Corps MN has completed 500 feet of riverbank protection.
  6. Kevin Kloeppner availability for wastewater systems.
  7. Currently using MVTL Lab.
  8. Pleasant Lake Outlet open.
  9. School Section Lake Outlet open.

Cole Loewen distributed a public service announcement brochure that outlines how the CRWD and Soil and Water Conservation Districts can help residents restore their shoreline.

Motion #11-09-12: Froyen, seconded by Wagner, made a motion to appoint CRWD managers as appraisers for Lakes Louisa, Marie Aquatic Invasive Species Control Project. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #11-09-13: Froyen, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to approve and submit their appraisers report for Lakes Louisa, Marie Aquatic Invasive Species Control Project. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #11-09-14: Froyen, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to order a Public Hearing on October 26, 2011, 7:00pm, at the Kimball City Hall to consider the Lakes Louisa, Marie Aquatic Invasive Species Control Project. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #11-09-15: Froyen, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to authorize signature of the aerator operation agreements. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #11-09-16: Kampa, seconded by Risberg, 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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Chairman, Bob Schiefelbein

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Secretary, Mark Kampa