Clearwater River Watershed District
Board of Managers Meeting
August 8th, 2012 - 7:00PM
Annandale Middle School, Annandale, MN

Chair Schiefelbein called the regular meeting to order at 7:00pm. Manager's Mark Kampa, Ben Drewes, Jerry Risberg, and Bob Schiefelbein were present. Others in attendance were Meeker County Commissioner Wally Strand, Wright County Commissioner Rose Thelen, Tom Bacon, Stearns County Deputy Zach Sorenson, Forest Prairie Township Officers Vic Gieslinger, Ed Kuechle, and Jeff Pauly. Also in attendance were Cedar Lake Conservation Club members Kathy Jonsrud, Mike and Laurie Hankee, and Wright Soil and Water Conservation District Manager Kerry Saxton, Engineer Rebecca Kluckhohn, Cole Loewen, Administrator Merle Anderson, and Assistant Administrator Dennis Loewen.

Motion #12-8-1: Kampa, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to adopt the Agenda, including a presentation by Forest Prairie Township Supervisors. All Managers voted aye.

Forest Prairie Township Officer Vic Gieslinger distributed and explained the engineering plan for re-grading a portion of 650th Avenue and 355th Street in Forest Prairie Township. The Township is requesting assistance with water quality improvement measures incorporated into the plan.

Motion #12-8-2: Risberg, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to provide $7,000 from the CRWD Special Projects Fund to assist Forest Prairie Township to install water quality improvements and seeding on 650th Avenue and 355th Street. All Managers voted aye.

Vic Gieslinger, Ed Kuechle, and Jeff Pauly left the meeting at 7:19pm.

Stearns County Deputy Sorenson outlined and explained the process Stearns County uses prior to the adoption of an ordinance. In the case of an ordinance that would address no-wake zones on lakes, a request for the need of an ordinance must be submitted to the Stearns County Sheriff.

Zach Sorenson left the meeting at 8:07pm.

Motion #12-8-3: Kampa, seconded by Drewes, made a motion to adopt the Consent Agenda. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #12-8-4: Kampa, seconded by Drewes, made a motion to pay bills, including 14 transactions for a total disbursement of $21,384.50. All Managers voted aye.

Engineer Kluckhohn provided a sketch and cost estimate for water quality improvement measures that could be installed upstream of Swartout Lake and Cedar Lake. The Cedar Lake Conservation Club will use the information provided in their water quality improvement efforts. A copy of the sketch and cost estimate is on file in the CRWD office.

Kathy Jonsrud, Mike and Laurie Hankee left the meeting at 8:41pm.

Assistant Administrator Loewen reported that the Kingston Wetland Improvement Initiative and Kimball Stormwater Phase II effort are proceeding on time.

Assistant Administrator Loewen indicated to the CRWD Board of Managers that Manager Drewes has submitted his resignation as a CRWD Manager due to moving from the District.

Administrator Anderson explained that he, Manager Schiefelbein, and Assistant Administrator Loewen attended the Meeker County Board Meeting on August 7, 2012 to update the Board on CRWD activities.

Assistant Administrator Loewen distributed a bill from Mares Excavating in the amount of $7,800 for bog removal by Erv Hoffman's property on Clearwater Lake. Tom Bacon, Chair of the Clearwater Lake Property Owners Association indicated that the Association will pay $1,000 of the cost.

Motion #12-8-5: Manager Kampa made a motion to pay $6,800 of the Mares Excavating bill for bog removal on Clearwater Lake. The motion died for lack of a second.

Tom Bacon left the meeting at 9:37pm.

Manager Kampa presented a petition from the Lake Augusta Property Owners for amending their milfoil treatment project to include aquatic invasive species. The petition will be kept on file in the CRWD office.

Manager Drewes thanked the CRWD Board of Managers for their graciousness as he served as a manager.

Assistant Administrator Loewen reported on correspondence with residents of Restawhile Shores regarding algae treatment in the sediment basin in the development. Residents of Restawhile Shores will coordinate treatment and understand that costs will be applied to the Restawhile Shores Maintenance Fund.

Motion #12-8-6: Kampa, seconded by Drewes, made a motion to adjourn. All Managers voted aye.


Chairman, Bob Schiefelbein

Secretary, Mark Kampa