Tricounty News

CRWD Minutes Board Meeting Aug. 14, 2013

UNOFFICIAL MINUTES Clearwater River Watershed District Board of Managers Meeting August 14, 2013 - 7:00 PM

Annandale Middle School, Annandale, MN

Chair Schiefelbein called the regular meeting to order at 7 p.m. Managers Jerry Risberg, Paul DeGree, Mary Ellen Wells and Bob Schiefelbein were present. Manager Mark Kampa was absent. Others in attendance were Jeff Golden, Orv Jonsrud, Kathy Jonsrud, Mike Hankee, Roger Halford, Commissioner Chris Husom, Cole Loewen, Engineer Norm Wenck, Advisor Merle Anderson, and Administrator Dennis Loewen.

Motion #13-08-1: Risberg, seconded by DeGree, made a motion to adopt the Agenda. All managers voted aye.

Motion #13-08-2: Risberg, seconded by Wells, made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda. All managers voted aye.

Motion #13-08-3: DeGree, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to purchase two Certificates of Deposit – one at Star Bank of Annandale, MN at $50,000.00 for two years, the other at Harvest Bank of Kimball, MN at $100,000.00 for one year. All managers voted aye.

Motion #13-08-4: Wells, seconded by DeGree, made a motion to pay bills of $30,008.47 in 21 payments. All managers voted aye.

Engineer Wenck and Administrator Loewen presented an update on the Kimball Stormwater Phase II project.

Engineer Wenck and Administrator Loewen presented an update on the Cedar Lake Watershed Protection and Improvement Project. Questions were fielded from those in attendance.

Orv and Kathy Jonsrud left the meeting at 7:15 p.m.

Cole Loewen reviewed the current revisions to the CRWD Board of Managers Bylaws. Other suggestions were made by managers to improve the bylaws. The Bylaws will be revised to reflect these suggestions. This will be an Agenda item for the August 28th, 2013, Work Session.

Administrator Loewen review the District Office Staff Report, which included:

1. Septic Check Update

2. Kingston Wetland Feasibility Study & Restoration Project

3. Kimball Stormwater Phase II

4. Cedar Lake Watershed Protection & Improvement Project

5. Theil Creek Survey/Walk

Discussion was held regarding several items on the office staff report.

Motion #13-08-5: Wells, seconded by Risberg, made a motion to replace the check valve in the service line at 215 Alder Road using funds from the Clearwater Harbor Maintenance Fund, with the understanding that this is a one-time event, and does not in any way, shape, or form indicate an acknowledgment of fault on the part of the District, nor does it set precedent for any other further action by the District in regards to this issue. All managers voted aye.

Engineer Wenck presented a preliminary evaluation on Lake Augusta internal load reduction strategies. Discussion was held regarding the evaluation. This will be an Agenda item for the
August 28th, 2013, Work Session.

Motion #13-08-06: Risberg, seconded by DeGree 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

Chair, Bob Schiefelbein

Secretary, Mark Kampa

Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013.