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12 Kimball Tri-Coonty NewS-Thursday, Nov. 7, 1991 Unofficial Clearwater River Watershed District Bd. of Managers Meeting October 09, 1991 Meeting was called to order at 8:04 p.m. by President Mark- w .ardt. All members present. Others present were: Norm Wenck, Stan Weinberger, Bey Brouillard, Jerry Truman/Clear- water Property Owners, Tom Bacon/Clearwater Lake Property Owners, and Paul Keymer/Prop- erty Owner. Jerry Truman and Tom Bacon were both present representing the Clearwater Lake Property Owners and their fight against Eurasian Water Milfoil. Jerry Truman gave a brief explana- tion, mentioning a change in the DNR's status toward the assis- tance to be given in 1922. Mr. Truman noted to the board that the State of Minnesota has hired the University of Florida to re- view the exotic weed program. Truman was fortunate enough to attend a meeting'in which a fel- low for the University was in at- tendance and he gave the board an overview of that meeting. Discussion continued around the work plan for 1992 and whether or not funds would be available from the state in 1993. If the treatment can be done by li- censed volunteers? Stun Wein- berger was directed by the board to contact the DNR regarding the financing and licensing of volunteers to apply the chemi- cals in 1992. Resolution: Manager Brunsell moved tentative approval to the project with financial assistance and support to the Clearwater Lake Property Owners for 1992 subject to their getting all the necessary licenses and approvals from the DNR, subject to taking the necessary training and sub- ject to the CLPO coming back and getting final approval; sec- onded by Manager Osterby. Mo- tion carried. Paul Keymer was present to question the board with regards to a kennel project set-up and waste management. His critical concern is waste management. Mr. Keymer has been to the town board and has their ap- proval. Basically he needs some input from the CRWD before going to the county to apply for the kennel permit. Keymer ex- plained the systems currently being used as instructed by the MPCA. The CRWD has no problem with the kennel as long as every precaution necessary is taken to keep waste from enter- ing the river. The CRWD will have Mary Kells contact him and see what suggestions she might have. MINUTES: Minutes of the September 11, 1991 regular meeting were reviewed. Resolution:Manager Brunsell moved the minutes be approved as written; seconded by Manag- er Klein. Motion carried. TREASURER'S REPORT AND PAYMENT OF BILLS: Bills and Treasurer's report were reviewed. Brief overview given by Brouillard Resolution: Manager Osterby moved to approve the financial reports and payment of the bills; seconded by Manager Klein. Motion carried. PERMITS: Manager Wynia reported receiv- ing a permit application from DNR for the Alden Walberg property, river bank erosion is being experienced. DN-R has ap- proved some filling to be done. CRWD will send comment in favor of the filling. Manager Klein reported that Phillip Maus will be repairing tile. MANAGERS AND STAFF REPORTS: Manager Wynia reported that copies of bylaws from other wa- tersheds have been received for the CRWD's use in rewriting their bylaws. Wynia turned over to Stun Weinberger an aquatic removal permit renewal. Personal Injury Accident Claims Wrongful Death Insurance Claims Real Estate Wills DOUGLAS A. RUHIAND Probate .0 Estate Planning Criminal Delqnse Divorce Business Other Legal Problems ROSS M. AMUNDSON NO CHARGE FOR FIRST CONFERENCE EDEN VALLEY OFFICE KIMBALL OFFICE 11 366 CFIHRCH ST lqA MAUS DRIVF MeN. - FRI. -- 9:N- S:N TUES. & THURS. 9:N- S:0O OR BY APPOINTMENT W ynia also presented two addi- tional bills for approval. Insur- ance coverage, $1,391.00 and Auto Liability insurance cover- age, $1,864.00 which need to be paid. Resolution: Manager Osterby moved to approve payment of these two additional bills; sec- onded by Manager Wynia. Mo- tion carried. Manager Markwardt noted that Frank Schiefelbein had contact- ed him regarding a fallen tree across the channel between lake Betsy and Scott Lake. Mark- wardt did a site inspection and noted the erosion which has oc- curred. Discussion revolved around possible continued ero- sion. CRWD has no fund or pro- gram to cover cost of removal. Manager Markwardt will talk to Mr. Schiefelbein. Manager Wynia brought to the board's attention a grass bog on Lake Augusta again. Property owner was directed to try to re- move the bog on his own. Wynia directed the property owner to take the same steps as done previously. Something would need to be presented in writing. Bev Brouillard brought to the board's attention that a few neg- ative remarks and/or questions have been received with the Op- eration & Maintenance assess- ment payments. The board di- rected Brouillard to write letters in response to the comments. OLD BUSINESS: Award Wetland Contract Man- ager Klein reported that Mark Tomasek, MPCA, had contacted him with regards to the award and advised that the contract be awarded for the maintenance. Norm Wenck described the situ- ation. The wetland improvement project would be a futtae project as Wenck sees it; the mainte- nance needs to be done now. Discussion revolved around the cost of the maintenance project and the procedure which the MPCA would like to see imple- mented. Norm Wenck recom- mends awarding the contract as it is on target with the program/budget laid OuL Resolution: Manager Osterby moved to award the Kingston Wetland Maintenance Project to the lowest responsible bidder; seconded by Manager Brunsell. Motion carried. Review and take action of RIM Incentive Promr-am m'iority sit, n- lllLlig. Manager Markwardt re- viewed the situation and discus- sion took place. Resolution; Manager Brunsell moved to accept the RIM Incen- tive Program sign-up priority listing; seconded by Manager Klein. Motion cawried. NEW BUSINESS: Conservation Incentive Pro mam The board reviewed the recom- mended guideline changes to the minimum till and ridge till pro- gram. The Technical committee recommends that the three year program be changed to a two year program to stay within the project period; TCCP accepted this recommendation. Discus- sion followed. Manager Klein moved to accept the recommen- dation that the minimum till and ridge till program be scaled down to two year payments with the minimum till residue re- quirements being 25% and 30%. This is necessary for the project to stay within the scheduled completion dates; seconded by Manager Wynia. Motion carried. Board reviewed the sign-ups ready for approval. Faber, Arens and Ecker. Resolution: Manager Osterby moved to approve the landowner sign-ups; seconded by Manager Wyniz Motiorf carried. 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