Tricounty News

UNOFFICIAL MINUTES Clearwater River Watershed District Board of Managers Meeting June 10, 2009 - 7:00 P.M. Annandale Middle School, Annandale, MN



Manager Brunsell called the regular meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Managers Bob Schiefelbein, Mark Kampa, Marvin Brunsell, Jerry Risberg, and Roland Froyen were present. Others in attendance were Engineer Norm Wenck, Administrator Merle Anderson, Assistant Administrator Dennis Loewen, Maggie Leach, Jack Klein, Kevin Kolstad, and Meeker County Commissioner Wally Strand.

Motion #09-06-1: Risberg, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to adopt the Agenda. All managers voted aye.

Motion #09-06-2: Kampa, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to adopt the Consent Agenda. All managers voted aye.

Kevin Kolstad, representing the Cedar Lake Conservation Club, reported that 15 acres of Curlyleaf Pondweed have been identified on Cedar Lake. Approximately half of the Pondweed is located at the south end of Cedar Lake and was treated this spring. The other half is located near the outlet of Cedar Lake and was not treated because of Department of Natural Resources concerns that the treatment material may leave the lake through the outlet and affect property owners downstream. All treatment of Pondweed is paid for by the Cedar Lake Conservation Club.

Motion #09-06-3: Kampa, seconded by Froyen, made a motion to pay bills. All managers voted aye.

Motion #09-06-4: Schiefelbein, seconded by Froyen, made a motion to begin the process of de-listing from the 303 Impaired Water List, that portion of the Clearwater River that is impaired for low-dissolved oxygen. All managers voted aye.

Motion #09-06-5: Schiefelbein, seconded by Froyen, made a motion to commit $2,800 from the Special Projects Fund to assist in paying for the establishment of two waterways on the Vergin property on Bridgewater Road near Lake Caroline. All managers voted aye.

Assistant Administrator Loewen informed the manager's that the treatment tanks for the Clearwater Harbor Area Wastewater Treatment System have been pumped, 14 of the 40 sweeps have been replaced, and the float switches will be replaced.

Administrator Anderson encouraged all manager's and staff to have their wastewater treatment needs proposals submitted to Assistant Administrator Loewen soon as this will be the major Agenda item at the June 2009 Work Session meeting.

Assistant Administrator Loewen indicated that approximately 20 people would be attending the Citizenship Meeting on Saturday,June 13.

Engineer Wenck presented quotes for repairs on established projects.

Motion #09-06-6: Froyen, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to authorize acceptance of the quote from Watercott Construction in the amount of $3,345 repair at Segner Ponds and $7,582 repair at the Kingston Wetland. All managers voted aye.

Maggie Leach, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Staff, explained the intensive water monitoring strategy to be used by her agency to identify impairments in the surface water in the state of Minnesota, which will lead to accelerated protection or restoration of those surface water bodies.

Administrator Anderson notified the managers that Dennis and Cheryl Wold have applied for a lakescaping incentive.

Manager Kampa mentioned that he and Assistant Administrator Loewen would contact the property owners of the hobby farm on Lake Augusta regarding the CRWD easement on their property.

Manager Schiefelbein indicated that the CRWD needs to further refine their pilot soil testing and fertilizer program prior to soybean harvest this fall. This will be on the July 2009 regular meeting agenda.

Manager Brunsell brought up that at some point in the past, a fish-rearing pond was located on or near the Shadduck property that is between Cedar Lake and Clearwater Lake. Property owners in the area are interested in reactivating that fish rearing activity. Administrator Anderson will contact the Minnesota Department of Resources regarding this matter.

Motion #09-06-7: Kampa, seconded by Schiefelbein, 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.

Manager, Marvin Brunsell

Secretary, Mark Kampa

Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, July 2, 2009.