OFFICIAL MINUTES
Clearwater River Watershed District
Board of Managers Meeting
May 8th, 2013 - 7:00PM
Annandale Middle School, Annandale, MN

Chair Schiefelbein called the regular meeting to order at 7:00PM. Managers Mark Kampa, Bob Schiefelbein, Mary Ellen Wells and Manager Jerry Risberg were present. Others in attendance were Jeff Westrum, Engineer Norm Wenck, Assistant Administrator Dennis Loewen, Cole Loewen and Administrator Merle Anderson.

Motion #13-05-1: Risberg, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to adopt the Agenda. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #13-05-1.5: Risberg, seconded by wells, made a motion to amend the minutes of April 24, 2013 CRWD Work Session to include Motion WS 13-04-6 to read Motion Wells, second Risberg to send letters to Legislators to encourage them to keep the Clean Water Legacy Funding intact. Managers Schiefelbein, Wells and Risberg voted aye. Manager Kampa voted nay.

Jeff Westrum, property owner in the Clearwater Harbor Wastewater Treatment System area, inquired about the status of the Clearwater Harbor Wastewater Treatment System. CRWD staff will provide Mr. Westrum with the most recent Septic Check Report for the system and answer questions of Mr. Westrum when he provides them.

Jeff Westrum left the meeting at 7:23PM.

Motion #13-05-2: Risberg, seconded by Wells, made a motion to adopt the Consent Agenda as amended. Managers Schiefelbein, Wells, and Risberg voted aye. Manager Kampa voted nay.

Motion #13-05-3: Wells, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to pay bills of $42,156.23 in 16 payments. All Managers voted aye.

Engineer Wenck and Assistant Administrator Loewen reviewed the Kimball Storm Water Phase II Plan.

Assistant Administrator Loewen reviewed the following:

  1. Rough Fish removal
  2. MN Association of Watershed Districts Summer Tour
  3. Upper Mississippi Watershed Contract

Motion #13-05-4: Kampa, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to authorize Assistant Administrator Loewen to contact commercial fisherman Ken Seeman regarding rough fish removal, secure bars for fish barriers and order limestone riprap for Segner Ponds. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #13-05-5: Kampa, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to approve the Upper Mississippi Watershed Contract and authorize the Chair's signature. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #13-05-6: Kampa, seconded by Wells, made a motion to authorize pumping of the stilling tanks at Wandering Ponds. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #13-05-7: Wells, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to authorize the Agreement between PLM Lake and Land Management and the CRWD for treatment of the sediment basin at Rest A While Shores Development for algae. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #13-05-8: Risberg, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to pursue Bond Coverage for CRWD Managers. All Managers voted aye.

Motion #13-05-9: Kampa made a motion to authorize a feasibility study to deal with Lake Internal Loading of phosphorus. Motion died for lack of second.

Assistant Administrator Loewen explained that the CRWD Annual Audit begins tomorrow, the CRWD has requested MPCA funds for Kingston Wetland construction costs and on May 25, 2013 CRWD staff will be meeting with property owners in the Old Hwy 55 project area.

Engineer Wenck presented information via PowerPoint explaining Regional Storm Water Management.

Manager Kampa explained Wright County's effort regarding No Wake Ordinance for boarder lakes.

Manager Kampa explained that Southside Township is replacing a wooden bridge over the Clearwater River.

Motion #13-05-10: Kampa, seconded by Wells, 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