CRANE LAKE WATER & SANITARY DISTRICT (CLWSD)
BOARD OF MANAGERS’ REGULAR MEETING
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 –1:00 P.M.
CRANE LAKE CHAPEL FELLOWSHIP HALL
Mark Anderson took the Oath of Office prior to the
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Rob
Scott at 1:05PM.
Members present: Mark Anderson, Nick Roth, and Rob Scott.
Members absent: Bruce Beste & Darrell Scott.
Also present: Plant Operator Terry Jackson, District
Liaison Deena Congdon, and Clerk/Treasurer Jo Ann Pohlman.
Minutes: A motion
was made by M. Anderson, supported by N. Roth, to approve the minutes of the 3/6/19 Board
of Managers’ Meeting. All voted in favor
and the motion carried.
The correspondence list was reviewed by the Board. A motion was made by N. Roth, supported by R.
Scott, that the correspondence be placed on file and acted upon as
required. All voted in favor and the
Report: Clerk/Treasurer J. Pohlman
reviewed the Treasurer’s Report. The February 2019 Financial Statements were
presented to the Board. March 2019
payroll: Admin – $1,514.85; Operating –
$1,716.40, Payroll Taxes – $676.38. $4,000.00
was transferred from Operating Fund Checking to Debt Service Savings (Nov.
& Dec. 2018). $2,000.00 was transferred from Operating Fund Checking to
Capital Reserve Savings (Nov. & Dec. 2018).
The District Loan is being renewed this month, this month there will be
an interest only payment and a $150.00 renewal fee. A motion was made by R. Scott, supported by N.
Roth, to approve the Treasurer’s Report as presented and the payment of bills as
follows: Admin: Costin Group – $1,521.20; and Lutefisk Tech.
– $1,491.79. Operating: Lake Country Power – $1,200.77, $214.65, $322.21,
$73.23, $227.00, & $65.00; Gopher State One Call – $1.35; Northwoods True
Value – $19.85; Pace Analytical – $354.00; Rutchasky Enterprises – $917.50;
Robert J. Scott – $1,226.02; Udovich Electric – $900.00; and Terry’s
Operational Services – $2,745.51. All
voted in favor and the motion carried.
Balances: $171,836.62 in Legacy 2 Grant
Funds remains. There was further
discussion of the Clean Water Partnership loan through the MPCA that could be
considered should the District not receive additional grant funds.
- Management Plan II
& III: There was nothing new.
Joint Powers Board
- VNP Comprehensive
Plan: Ash River is having
difficulty identifying all the parcels for inclusion as property owners
are not responding to the survey letters.
Kabetogama’s plant is up and running. Island View will be
installing pipe this summer. All
construction related to the Comprehensive Plan is on hold until
- Kicker Blvd.
Annex: Jason Chopp of S.E.H. and
Mia Thibodeau of Fryberger, Buchanan are working on the annexation process.
There will be questions that will arise and the Board needs to be
prepared. The inclusion of Kicker
Blvd. is driven by the JPB and the Admin Fee on property taxes will need
to be explained.
- State and Federal
Grant Funding: Grant applications
are in the works and awaiting final legislative action.
- District Update:
Jason Chopp is working on the GPS for the Management area.
O & M. Decentralized
- Management Program Update: The pre-construction season meeting with
the USFS and St. Louis County was held on April 2, 2019. Necessary corrections will be made and
communications will be increased to smooth the process. Property approaches, outhouse abandonment
or updating, design changes on site, and electrical integrity were some of
the topics that were discussed.
- Bid Award:
A motion was made by R. Scott, supported by M. Anderson, to award
the bid for the Cunningham ISTS installation to Rutchasky Enterprises, the
lowest bidder on the project. All
voted in favor and the motion carried.
CLWSD Meeting Minutes – April 3, 2019
O & M Centralized
- Operations Report: Terry
Jackson was present and reported the following: All effluent limitations were maintained
during March. Solids are building
up in the recirculation tank and secondary clarifier. Biosolids pumping is being increased to
remedy the situation. N. Roth
reported the same.
- Plant Manpower and Operators:
Robert J. Scott has taken the test required to be a plant operator;
results will be coming soon. Terry requested
to get Rob set up on the MPCA portal for reporting monthly results at the
plant. A motion was made by M.
Anderson, supported by N. Roth, authorizing Terry to go forward with
setting Robert J. Scott up to do the monthly reporting to the MPCA. M. Anderson and N. Roth voted in favor,
R. Scott abstained and the motion carried.
- Winterization – Status and Temperatures: N. Roth reported that the temperatures
are logged daily at the plant and are currently in the 37-38 degree range.
He also reported that Tom Sertich is planning to look at the two new
locations to install infusers and will be installing them soon.
- MPCA Award: Terry accepted
the MPCA Commendation for operation of the wastewater treatment plant at
the recent seminar in Brooklyn Park.
There will be a notice of the award in the Cook News-Herald.
- Plant Road: M. Anderson
said that the plant road needs grading and the work will be done when the
snow is gone.
PUBLIC COMMENTS (5 Minute Limit): There were none.
meeting was adjourned at 2:15PM
Jo Ann Pohlman, Clerk
MEETING: BOARD OF MANAGERS’ MEETING – MAY
1, 2019 – 6:00PM, FELLOWSHIP HALL
This draft of the CLWSD
minutes has been posted solely for preliminary informational purposes. Minutes are unofficial and subject to change
until they have been approved by the CLWSD Board of Managers.