CRANE LAKE WATER & SANITARY DISTRICT
P.O. BOX 306
CRANE LAKE, MN 55725
CLWSD Newsletter #12 – January 2004
This newsletter is being mailed to all property owners within the Crane Lake Water and Sanitary District and other interested parties. It provides a summary of the Board of Managers activities and related requirements for Board decisions.
GOLD COAST PROJECT STATUS
As previously reported, most construction activities have been curtailed until spring. However, there has been activity drilling the well and providing power to the plant site and the facilities located at the corner of Handberg Road and the Crane Lake Road. This included lighting the Handberg/Crane Lake Road junction.
RLK-Kuusisto had a December meeting with Wagner Construction, Barnes Pressure System and Barnes Pumps distributor, Quality Flow Systems, regarding the grinder pump specifications. CLWSD Board Chairman Mike White sat in as an observer but did express the Board’s concerns regarding grinder pumps. The Barnes representatives presented various options and related warranties available on the Barnes pumps. The Board is now awaiting a recommendation from RLK-Kuusisto on selection of the grinder pump.
The Crane Lake Town Board appointments to the CLWSD Board included the re-appointment of Mike White and the appointment of Rob Scott to replace the retiring Jim Sanborn. Both appointments are for three (3) years ending January 2007.
The St. Louis County Board subsequently confirmed these appointments and passed a resolution advising the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency that they approve the transfer of the appointment process to the Crane Lake Town Board on a permanent basis.
The CLWSD Board extends a very special “Thank You” to retiring Board Member Jim Sanborn. Jim was a Board Member since the Board’s inception and was Chairman for most of that period. We sincerely thank Jim for his dedication and community involvement as a member of the CLWSD Board.
EASTERN SERVICE AREA
The Board has received RLK-Kuusisto’s Revised Preliminary Engineering Plan for the Eastern Service Area and it will be discussed at the Board Meeting on February 4, 2004. The Board’s conceptual acceptance of the Plan will be followed by Public Information Meetings scheduled into the summer, providing all District residents an opportunity to participate in the planning process. Other requirements include regulatory agency review and the securing of funding, easements, and permits. This could result in construction actually starting in the year 2006.
Our financial consultant, Scott Harder, is scheduled to present the Financial Plan at the February 4th meeting. This will include a proposed Gold Coast Project Rate Schedule formula, which could be acted upon by the Board. The actual rates will be determined after completion of the project.
- Glorvigen, Theis, Lind and Co. of Grand Rapids, MN, has been employed to compile financial data, prepare financial statements, issue the Independent Auditor’s Report, prepare the State Auditor’s Report and perform Single Audit requirements applicable to Federal awards.
- Property owners will be required to provide building-to-grinder pump hook-ups on the Gold Coast Project. Please contact CLWSD Clerk Jo Ann Pohlman if you are interested in information on possible low-interest loans.
- The Board has received no communication (or payment) from the Crane Lake Property Owners for Common Sense regarding the court ruling that they should reimburse the District $3,794.04 for lawsuit costs.
- Please direct your questions or concerns to Clerk Jo Ann Pohlman at 218-993-2600 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or any of the Board members listed below.
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Board of Managers:
Bud Bystrom 993-2351 Deena Congdon 993-2269
Rob Scott 993-2330 Darrell Scott 993-2378
* Mike White 993-2424