Clearwater River Watershed District
Board of Managers Meeting
April 24, 2013 - 7:00PM
Kimball City Hall, Kimball, MN

Chair Schiefelbein called the CRWD Work Session to order at 7:00PM. Manager's Mark Kampa, Mary Ellen Wells, Jerry Risberg, and Bob Schiefelbein were present. Also in attendance were Al Wolff, Roger Elletson, Lane Wilson, Jeremy Sivila, Greg Bild, Brian Koski, Dean Nelson, Roger Stradl, Bart Bly, Jeff Golden, Cole Loewen, Assistant Administrator Dennis Loewen, and Administrator Merle Anderson.

Motion #WS13-04-1: Motion Kampa, seconded by Risberg, to adopt the Agenda. All Managers voted aye.

Brian Koski distributed and reviewed the Annual Report of Condition for the Clearwater Harbor, Hidden River, and Restawhile Shores Wastewater Treatment Systems. The report is on file in the CRWD Office.

Brian Koski, Dean Nelson, Greg Bild, and Jeremy Sivila left the meeting at 7:40PM.

Motion #WS13-04-2: Motion Risberg, seconded by Wells, to purchase one lift station pump for the Clearwater Harbor Wastewater Treatment System. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #WS13-04-3: Motion Kampa, seconded by Risberg, to contract Tri-State Pump Company to inspect all lift pumps at the Clearwater Harbor Wastewater Treatment System. All Managers voted aye.

Roger Stradl, Department of Natural Resources, reviewed the historical level of Swartout Lake. Mr. Stradl recommended that the elevation of Swartout Lake Outlet be recognized at an elevation of 1016.5. Al Wolff, Roger Elletson, and Lane Wilson, residents of Swartout Lake agreed that the elevation of 1016.5 was acceptable.

Motion #WS13-04-4: Motion Wells, seconded by Kampa, to formally recognize the elevation of 1016.5 as the elevation of the Swartout Lake Outlet. All Managers voted aye.

Bart Bly, Roger Stradl, Al Wolff, Roger Elletson, and Lane Wilson left the meeting at 8:04PM.

Motion #WS13-04-5: Motion Wells, seconded by Risberg, to pay bills of $35,026.11 in 18 payments. All Managers voted aye.

No action was taken on By-laws.

Administrator Anderson reviewed a recent meeting with property owners in the Old Hwy 55 water quality improvement area. Although only one property owner attended the meeting, Assistant Administrator Loewen, Cole Loewen, and Administrator Anderson reviewed the plans for the notch-weir, sand iron filter, and sediment basin proposed to be part of the project. Nathan Miller, property owner in the project area, was provided copies of the plan for each of the other property owners in the project area.

Manager Risberg expressed his thoughts explaining that the CRWD needs to begin the process to replace the sand filters at the Clearwater Harbor and Hidden River Wastewater Treatment Systems.

Manager Wells encouraged the CRWD Board of Managers to support CLEAN WATER LEGACY FUNDING for the Board of Water and Soil Resources to distribute to local units of government for water quality improvement measures.

Motion #WS13-04-6: Motion Wells, seconded by Risberg to send letters to legislators to encourage them to keep the CLEAN WATER LEGACY funding intact. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #WS13-04-7: Motion Kampa, seconded by Risberg, to adjourn the meeting. All Managers voted aye.


Chairman, Bob Schiefelbein

Secretary, Mark Kampa