OFFICIAL MINUTES
Clearwater River Watershed District
Board of Managers Meeting
October 10th, 2012 - 7:00PM
Annandale Middle School, Annandale, MN

Chair Schiefelbein called the regular meeting to order at 7:00pm. Managers Jerry Risberg, Mark Kampa, and Bob Schiefelbein were present. Others in attendance were Mary Ellen Wells, Wright County Commissioner Rose Thelen, Meeker County Commissioner Wally Strand, Gene Kusha, Greg Bild, Lois and Bob Rowbottom, Timothy Hanson, Art Bergland, Norm Wenck, Assistant Administrator Dennis Loewen, Cole Loewen and Administrator Merle Anderson.

Motion #12-10-1: Kampa, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to adopt the Agenda. All Managers voted aye.

Administrator Anderson administered the Oath of Office for Manager of the CRWD to Mary Ellen Wells.

Art Bergland explained that vegetation from the lake builds up on the shore of his property. Manager Kampa explained that milfoil treatment is conducted on Lake Augusta and he has attempted to find a source that will compost lake vegetation. Administrator Anderson suggested that Art contact the DNR to see what is permitted to reduce the amount of vegetation that builds up on his shore. Mr. Bergland inquired as to how the 1980 project O & M is determined. Assistant Administrator Loewen explained the operation and maintenance assessment schedule.

Gene Kusha and Greg Bild indicated that the sewer line on the Kusha property on Grass Lake is not on grade.

Motion #12-10-2: Risberg, seconded by Kampa made a motion to pay for repair of the sewer pipe on the Kusha property. All Managers voted aye.

Greg Bild, resident of Grass Lake, requested an explanation of why he should pay O & M for the 1980 Project. Administrator Anderson explained that the benefit to the property was based on projected phosphorus reduction and the CRWD water quality monitoring results indicate a significant reduction in the phosphorus level in the surface water in Grass Lake and Clearwater Lake since 1980.

Lois and Bob Rowbottom left the meeting at 8:45 p.m.

Timothy Hanson left the meeting at 8:50 p.m.

Gene Kusha and Greg Bild left the meeting at 9:00 p.m.

Motion #12-10-3: Kampa, seconded by Wells, made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #12-10-4: Risberg, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to pay bills of $33,849.92 in 19 payments. All Managers voted aye.

Engineer Wenck indicated that the Environmental Assessment Worksheet is nearly complete for the Kingston Wetland. Mr. Wenck also recommended that we proceed with specifications and plans for Kimball Stormwater Phase II.

Motion #12-10-5: Kampa, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to proceed with specifications and plans for Kimball Stormwater Phase II. All Managers voted aye.

Assistant Administrator Loewen explained that he and Cole Loewen are working with local co-ops on the Targeted Fertilizer Project. Monitoring stations are also being located.

Cole Loewen distributed and reviewed the Assessment Report.

Assistant Administrator Loewen explained the registration process for the Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts annual conference.

Administrator Anderson distributed and reviewed a resolution that would change the minimum amount of assessment that would trigger an Assessment Notice.

Motion #12-10-6: Wells, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to submit the Assessment Notice Resolution to the Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts. All Managers voted aye.

Assistant Administrator Loewen indicated that the V-Notch Weir may be installed at the Cory Meierhofer property next week and the fish barrier easements are progressing towards signature.

Motion #12-10-7: Risberg, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to authorize Elk River Watershed Association Work Order #CO8/29/12-2 in the amount of $280.00. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #12-10-8: Risberg, seconded by Kampa, 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