OFFICIAL MINUTES
Clearwater River Watershed District
Board of Managers Meeting
October 12, 2011 - 7:00PM
Annandale Middle School, Annandale, MN

Manager Schiefelbein 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, Pat Meuwissen, Engineer Norm Wenck, Cole Loewen, Administrator Merle Anderson, and Assistant Administrator Dennis Loewen.

Motion #11-10-1: Risberg, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to adopt the Agenda. All Managers voted aye.

Pat Meuwissen, resident of Clearwater Lake, was interested in the use of 1980 Operation & Maintenance Funds and indicated that the 1980 Operation & Maintenance Fund assessment has been rising. The CRWD Board of Managers explained that revamping of the Kingston Wetland created the need for local matching funds for a grant received for that revision. CRWD staff indicated that an article will be forthcoming that will indicate the use of 1980 Operation & Maintenance Funding. This article will be distributed to all lake associations.

Motion #11-10-2: Kampa, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to adopt the Consent Agenda. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #11-10-3: Wagner, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to pay bills. All Managers voted aye.

Assistant Administrator Loewen reviewed the following:

  1. Willow Creek Initiative/Kimball Ball Field Irrigation.
  2. Reminder of the Mississippi/Saint Cloud Watershed Launch Event on October 13, 2011.
  3. Update on Cedar Lake Aquatic Invasive Species Financial Report.
  4. CRWD Advisory Committee to meet October 15, 2011.
  5. Cole and Dennis Loewen will attend the Board of Water and Soil Resources Academy.
  6. Application for additional Conservation Corps of MN Funding.

Motion #11-10-4: Froyen, seconded by Kampa, to apply for Conservation Corps of MN funding. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #11-10-5: Wagner, seconded by Froyen, made a motion to appoint Orv Jonsrud to the CRWD Advisory Committee. All Managers voted aye.

Engineer Wenck and Assistant Administrator Loewen reviewed diagrams of property in Kimball that have potential to be part of Kimball Stormwater Abatement Phase II.

Cole Loewen presented information for four properties that should not be on the assessment rolls.

Motion #11-10-6: Froyen, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to reduce from one to zero units of benefit for Joan Linder non-buildable triangle area. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #11-10-7: Risberg, seconded by Froyen, made a motion to reduce from one to zero units of benefit for Tom Tolbers non-buildable lot. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #11-10-8: Froyen, seconded by Wagner, made a motion to reduce from one to zero units of benefit for Ahsenmacher non-riparian lot. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #11-10-9: Risberg, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to reduce two units of benefit to one and reduce one unit of benefit to zero on Olson property that is non-riparian. All Managers voted aye.

Assistant Administrator Loewen indicated that Septic Check, Inc. will operate and maintain Restawhile Shores for $570/year.

CRWD managers and staff reviewed the Cedar Lake Area Water Quality Improvement priorities.

Motion #11-10-10: Kampa, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to authorize managers and staff to attend the annual Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts Conference. All Managers voted aye.

Joe Jacobs reported that the Wright County Coalition of Lakes Association recently conducted an Invasive Species Seminar.

Wright County Commissioner Thelen will be participating in a canoe trip with National Park Service staff.

Motion #11-10-11: 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