Tricounty News

UNOFFICIAL MINUTES Clearwater River Watershed District Board of Managers Meeting July 14, 2010 7:00 P.M. Annandale Middle School, Annandale, MN



Manager Brunsell called the regular meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Manager's Bob Schiefelbein, Mark Kampa, Jerry Risberg, Roland Froyen, and Marvin Brunsell were present. Others in attendance were Meeker County Commissioner Wally Strand, Wright County Commissioner Rose Thelen, Engineer Rebecca Kluckhohn, Cole Loewen, Ron Graham, Chuck Sterling, Dave Wagner, Orv Jonsrud, Yvonne Schilplin, Administrator Merle Anderson, and Assistant Administrator Dennis Loewen.

Motion #10-07-1: Risberg, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to adopt the Agenda. All managers voted aye.

Motion #10-07-2: Kampa, seconded by Froyen, made a motion to adopt the Consent Agenda. All managers voted aye.

Ron Graham, Chair of the CRWD Wastewater Task Force, presented the CRWD Task Force Report as it relates to future wastewater treatment in the CRWD. This report is on file in the District office.

Motion #10-07-3: Kampa, seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to receive the CRWD Wastewater Task Force Report and release the Task Force from duty. All managers voted aye.

Motion #10-07-4: Kampa, seconded by Schiefelbein, made a motion to e-mail the Task Force Report to Corinna Township. Managers Kampa, Schiefelbein, Risberg, and Brunsell voted aye. Manager Froyen voted nay.

Yvonne Schilplin left the meeting at 7:30 p.m.

Manager Froyen presented an implementation plan based on the CRWD Wastewater Task Force Report. This subject will be on the next CRWD Work Session Agenda.

Administrator Anderson indicated that the Total Maximum Daily Load funding contract with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has been signed and returned for final approval.

Dave Wagner, President of the Cedar Lake Conservation Club, brought to the attention of the CRWD Board of Managers the fact that a rezoning of an area on Cedar Lake has been applied for. The rezoning is to change the current status of a four-acre area to commercial.

Motion #10-07-5: Froyen made a motion to request that Wright County abide by their current land use plan when considering rezoning. The motion died for lack of a second.

Motion #10-07-6: Froyen, seconded by Brunsell, made a motion to write a letter and send to Corinna Township and Wright County encouraging them to abide by their current rezoning regulations when considering rezoning. Managers Froyen and Brunsell voted aye. Managers Kampa, Risberg, and Schiefelbein voted nay. The motion failed.

Chuck Sterling, Dave Wagner, and Orv Jonsrud left the meeting at 8:02 p.m.

Motion #10-07-7: Risberg, seconded by Kampa, made a motion to pay bills. All managers voted aye.

Assistant Administrator Loewen discussed how utility billing to property in bankruptcy must be handled.

Engineer Kluckhohn informed the managers that the Willow Creek Protection Plan would concentrate on collection and reuse of stormwater from the city of Kimball. The final plan will be completed soon.

Administrator Anderson mentioned that he has not heard from Cory Meierhofer regarding the status of the easement for a proposed v-notch weir.

Motion #10-07-8: Risberg, seconded by Brunsell, made a motion to send a letter to Corinna Township and Wright County pointing out the potential negative impact by rezoning an area on Cedar Lake to commercial. All managers voted aye.

Manager Brunsell distributed and discussed information recently disseminated at the Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts Summer Tour of Nine Mile Creek Watershed District.

Engineer Kluckhohn presented and reviewed the Technical and Cost Specification Report prepared by Wenck Associates, Inc. to consider alterations to the 1980 Project Clearwater River Chain of Lakes Restoration Project.

Motion #10-07-9: Kampa, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to receive the Technical and Cost Specification Report. All managers voted aye.

Motion #10-07-10: Schiefelbein, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to set September 8, 2010, 7:00 p.m. as the date and time for the CRWD 2011 Budget Hearing and consideration of amending the 1980 Project. All managers voted aye.

Administrator Anderson mentioned that the Watkins Stormwater Impoundment grant application was not funded.

Assistant Administrator Loewen reviewed the following:

1. Grant Authorization List.

2. Received delinquent accounts for Wandering Ponds Development.

3. Received Lake Louisa Hills payment.

4. Drain pipe from sediment basin at Restawhile Shores is plugged.

5. Received 2010 Taxable Market Values.

6. Bogs have been removed from Grass Lake Dam.

Administrator Anderson announced that Phil Votruba would be the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency lead staff person to assist the CRWD with the Kingston Wetland Feasibility Study and Restoration Project.

Manager Risberg expressed concern about the clearance height of the bridge between Clearwater and Grass Lakes.

Motion #10-07-11: Risberg, 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

Board Chairman, Marvin Brunsell

Secretary, Mark Kampa

Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010.