Clearwater River Watershed District
RIVER WATERSHED DISTRICT
of Managers Meeting
Regular meeting was called to order at 7:00p.m. by
Chairperson Tracy. Managers John Tracy, Roland Froyen, Clarence Klein,
Richard Eckman and Marvin Brunsell were present. Others in attendance were Norm
Wenck, Merle Anderson, Kelly Bergesch, Virl Liebrenz, Ron Nelson and Gabe
Davidson. Bob and Jean Broich, Todd Reis and Greg Koob arrived later.
Motion #00-6-1: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Klein
to accept a revised agenda that included a presentation by Gabe Davidson
representing the Wright County SWCD. All
Managers voted aye.
#00-6-2: A motion
was made by Eckman and seconded by Brunsell to accept the May 10, 2000 regular
meeting minutes with the following corrections: (1) Under Wencks
presentation, Lakeland Telephone Company was corrected to read Lakedale
Telephone Company; and (2) Motion #00-6-10 was amended to read up to $6,000
rather than $6,000. All Managers voted
#00-6-3: A motion
was made by Brunsell and seconded by Klein to accept the June 14, 2000 Financial
Report and pay bills. All Managers voted
The Board of Managers reviewed the Cash Flow of
Authorized and Proposed Expenditure Statement for CRWD.
Gabe Davidson, Wright
County SWCD Supervisor, thanked the
CRWD for their participation in the Wright County SWCD buffer strip incentive
program. Gabe explained that program and also explained the Crow River organized
water joint powers group that he is involved with.
Gabe Davidson left the meeting at 7:45p.m.
Norm Wenck, Engineer, presented the results of the recent bid opening for
the Hidden River Sanitary Sewer Project and recommended that the bid be awarded
at our July regular meeting.
Broich, Developer of
Hidden River, indicated
that he hoped that building permits can be issued when the bid for the Hidden
River Sewer Project is awarded and MPCAs approval is received. Bob also wants
to discuss the contingency and administration fee amounts that are included in
the project at the July meeting.
Bob and Jean Broich left at 8:04p.m.
Wenck, Engineer, informed the
Board that the appraisal of the private property in the Clear Lake Wetland
Treatment System should be available at the July meeting.
also presented the following information on the Nistler sediment basin: a
20-year life expectancy of the basin would remove 1,300 lbs. of phosphorous at a
cost of $61/lb. Similarly, the Meierhofer sediment basin with a 20-year life
would remove 8, 460 lbs. of phosphorous at a cost of $41/lb. This information
will be used as we prioritize our
projects for the upcoming year.
Motion #00-6-4: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Klein
to schedule a meeting with the Clear Lake Property Owners Board to discuss
proposed projects in the Clear Lake area. After this meeting, the CRWD Board of
Managers will continue to meet, prioritizing
the proposed projects in the Clear Lake area. All Managers voted aye.
Wenck, Engineer, reported
that he has presented the Master Sanitary Sewer Plan to the Chain of Lakes
organization and will continue to meet with the Environmental Services
Departments of Stearns and Wright counties regarding plan development.
The Board informed Administrator Anderson that he
should set up Master Sanitary Sewer Plan public informational meetings in July,
one to be held in Annandale and one in Kimball. Also, he is to provide news
release and meeting notices.
the Board that the income survey for Clearwater Harbor Sanitary Sewer Project is
proceeding. Approximately one-third of the returns remain to be sent in. Virl
Liebrenz agreed to inform residents of Clearwater Harbor of this fact at their
upcoming annual meeting.
Liebrenz, representing the property owners of Clearwater,
questioned why all of Beachwood Road and the Stearns County portion of Maple
Hill Resort are not included in the project. The Board informed Virl that those
areas can be included in the project; however, the grant application only
includes the Clearwater Harbor properties.
Reis, representing Gruys Borden Carlson & Associates
P.A., presented the draft audit for year ending December 31, 1999. Final copy of
the audit will be available for signature at the July meeting.
Todd Reis left the meeting at 9:40p.m.
Brunsell offered the following Resolution and moved its adoption:
RESOLUTION NO. 2000-6-1
RESOLUTION TO UPDATE THE CLEARWATER RIVER
WATERSHED DISTRICT WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN
WHEREAS, Minnesota Statues, Chapter
103D.401, Watershed District Act requires watershed districts to develop a water
management plan; and
WHEREAS, the Act requires watershed
districts to revise its water management plan every 10 years; and
WHEREAS, Clearwater River Watershed
District has determined that the revision and continued implementation of its
water management plan will help promote the health and welfare of the residents
of Clearwater River Watershed District.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED,
the Clearwater River Watershed District Board of Managers resolve to revise and
update its current water management plan.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED,
that the Clearwater
River Watershed District will ask for review and comments from all local units
of government and environmental state agencies.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED,
that the Clearwater
River Watershed District Board of Managers, delegate to the Clearwater River
Watershed District Administrator the responsibility of coordinating, assembling
and writing the revised water management plan pursuant to M.S. 103D.401.
Eckman seconded the Resolution and, upon being put to vote, was unanimously
Motion #00-6-5: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Klein
to authorize Meeker County Sentence-to-Serve personnel to clean channel ports on
the Watkins Wetland Project at no cost or liability to CRWD. All
Managers voted aye.
motion was made by Brunsell and seconded by Eckman to authorize $14,450 for
Michael Watercott Construction to perform maintenance activities on CRWD
projects as outlined in Wencks Project Inspection Report.
All Managers voted aye.
Administrator Anderson reported the following:
Reminded the Board that at the August meeting we
need to finalize the Administrative Fund, Data Acquisition Fund, Operation and
Maintenance Fund and milfoil levies for the upcoming year.
Beaver Dam, west of Lake Betsy does not appear to
hinder use of the public access.
Distributed the Year 2000 Secchi Disk Reader List.
Informed the Board of the Serbus wetland situation
south of Watkins.
12,000 lbs. of carp have been removed from the carp
There is interest from residents of CRWD to
consider winter carp removal from lakes.
Visited with Frank Schiefelbein regarding MN
Department of Ag pasture research project.
Visited with property owner on Lake Betsy regarding
Will present CRWD Water Management Plan to the
Stearns County Water Planning Board at their next meeting.
Motion #00-6-7: A motion was made by Froyen and seconded by Klein
to adjourn the meeting. All Managers
DETAILED INFORMATION REGARDING THESE MINUTES IS AVAILABLE AT
THE CRWD DISTRICT OFFICE.
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Chairperson, John Tracy Secretary, Richard Eckman
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