OFFICIAL MINUTES
Clearwater River Watershed District
Board of Managers Work Session
April 23, 2014 - 7:00PM
Kimball City Hall, Kimball, MN

Chair Schiefelbein called the Work Session to order at 7:01pm. Managers Jeff Golden, Paul DeGree, Mary Ellen Wells, and Bob Schiefelbein were present. Others in attendance were Bob Rocheleau, Louis Smith, Cole Loewen and Administrator Dennis Loewen.

Motion #WS14-4-1: Golden/Wells, moved to adopt the Agenda. All Managers voted aye.

Legal Counsel Services
Louis Smith presented for Smith Partners, a law firm seeking to serve as the District's legal counsel.

A question and answer session was conducted after Mr. Smith's presentation was complete.

Louis Smith left at 7:31pm.

John Kolb and Kale Van Bruggen entered the meeting at 7:33pm.

John Kolb presented for Rinke Noonan, a law firm seeking to serve as the District's legal counsel.

A question and answer session was conducted after Mr. Kolb's presentation was complete.

John Kolb and Kale Van Bruggen left the meeting at 8:04pm.

Board held discussion on each firm's proposal and presentation. It was noted each firm was more than qualified, both firms' rates were largely the same and the District would be well-served by either firm.

Motion #WS14-4-2: Wells/DeGree, moved to extend a two year agreement to Smith Partners to serve as general legal counsel for the District. All Managers voted aye.

May 14, 2014 Regular Meeting Agenda Items
Cole Loewen reviewed the current items on the agenda for the May 14 regular meeting of the Board.

Managers' Report
No reports were given.

Motion #WS14-4-3: DeGree/Golden, moved to adjourn at 8:39pm. All Managers voted aye.

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CRWD AUDIT REPORTS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE ANNANDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY

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Chairman, Bob Schiefelbein

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Secretary, Paul DeGree