Clearwater River Watershed District
Board of Managers Meeting
October 14, 2009 - 7:00PM
Annandale Middle School, Annandale, MN
Manager Brunsell called the regular meeting to order with
introductions at 7:00pm. Manager’s Bob Schiefelbein, Mark Kampa, Marvin
Brunsell, Jerry Risberg, and Roland Froyen were present. Others in attendance
were Engineer Rebecca Kluckhohn, Attorney Stan Weinberger, Administrator Merle
Anderson, Assistant Administrator Dennis Loewen, Mel Diekheisen, Minnesota
Pollution Control Agency Staff Maggie Leach, Minnesota Board of Water and Soil
Resources Staff Jason Wienerman, Wright County Planning and Zoning Staff Sean
Riley, Dave Wagner, Kevin Kolstad, Orv and Kathy Jonsrud, Meeker County
Commissioner Wally Strand, and Wright County Commissioner Rose Thelen.
Motion #09-10-1: Kampa, seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to
adopt the Agenda. All Managers voted aye.
Motion #09-10-2: Kampa, seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to
adopt the Consent Agenda after adding Kevin Kloeppner’s name to the list of
hosts for the tour of septic systems. All Managers voted aye.
Motion #09-10-3: Froyen, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to amend Motion
#09-10-1 to add discussion regarding meeting with county boards under Old
Business. All Managers voted aye.
Sean Riley, Wright County Planning and Zoning Staff,
explained Minnesota state wastewater code changes in 1995 and 1996. Those
changes allow for a two-foot separation of groundwater to the drain field in
non-shoreland and a one-foot separation of groundwater to the drain field under
certain conditions including treatment demand.
Attorney Weinberger reviewed information regarding conflict
of interest, establishment of special taxing district, sewer rates and reserves,
and individual sewage treatment separation and set back from lakes.
Sean Riley left the meeting at 7:55pm.
Motion #09-10-4: Froyen, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to seek
input from the CRWD auditor, CRWD engineer, and county auditors to be used in
establishing a consistent policy for wastewater treatment systems. All
Managers voted aye.
Attorney Weinberger left the meeting at 8:23pm.
Maggie Leach and Rebecca Kluckhohn reviewed responses
prepared for the seven respondents of the Public Review for the CRWD Total
Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Phase III Study.
Motion #09-10-5: Schiefelbein, seconded by Froyen, made a motion to
adopt changes of wording in the TMDL Phase III Study Report. All Managers
Motion #09-10-6: Schiefelbein, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to
approve and send letters to the seven respondents of the Public Review for the
CRWD TMDL Phase III Study. All Managers voted aye.
Dave Wagner, Kevin Kolstad, Orv and Kathy Jonsrud left the
meeting at 8:38pm.
Motion #09-10-7: Schiefelbein, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to
pay bills. All Managers voted aye.
Engineer Kluckhohn presented aeration permits for signature,
a technical memorandum of a proposed stormwater retention pond, and indicated
that the groundwater monitoring plan for Clearwater Harbor and Hidden River
wastewater treatment systems is near completion.
Motion #09-10-8: Froyen, seconded by Risberg, made a motion for the
CRWD administrators to set up appointments with Wright and Stearns County board
meetings to discuss securing funds to pay for an assessment of individual septic
systems. All Managers voted aye.
Administrator Anderson, Assistant Administrator Loewen, Board
Chairman Brunsell, and Meeker County Commissioner Strand recently participated
in a tour of CRWD activities with members of the Clear Lake Property Owners
Assistant Administrator Loewen indicated that 22 delinquent
account notices have been sent.
Engineer Kluckhohn presented a technical memorandum that
summarized surface water assessment grants, Minnesota agricultural fertilizer
research and education program grant, clean water fund grant, and conservation
partner grant opportunities.
Motion #09-10-9: Kampa, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to
authorize up to $10,000 for grant application preparation. All Managers voted
Motion #09-10-10: Schiefelbein, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to
adjourn. All Managers voted aye.
THESE MINUTES ARE AVAILABLE AT:
CRWD AUDIT REPORTS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE ANNANDALE PUBLIC
Board Chairman, Marvin Brunsell
Secretary, Mark Kampa