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August 3, 2016 – 7:00PM




The meeting was called to order by Chairman Rob Scott at 7PM at the Crane Lake Chapel Fellowship Hall with 9 members of the community present.


Chairman Scott explained the purpose of the meeting was to present the Handberg Road Community Assessment Report (CAR) results.   Jim Orton of Orton Construction, who contracted with the District to do the assessment work, was introduced and would lead the meeting.  Dave Gustafson of the University of Minnesota was also present to assist Jim. The District has been working and corresponding with Sara Heger of the University of Minnesota.


The purpose of the report is to present the findings of the CAR and offer options based on those findings including:  Alternative 1 – continue use of an individual septic treatment system (ISTS) or Alternative 2 – connect to the force main.


Mr. Orton began his review of the report by listing the parcel types:  Residence-19, Marina-3, Snow-Mobile Club-1, Vacant-18.


Current ISTS types were listed as:  Trenches-10, Mounds-10, Type IV (performance system)-4, Dry Well-1, Holding Tank-1, No System-18.


Compliancy status was listed as:  Compliant-7, Non-Conforming-6, Non-Compliant-10, No System-18.


Alternative 1 is described as a management plan requiring periodic examination, adjustment, testing, and other operational requirements to meet system performance expectations.  This alternative assumes that the CLWSD would provide financial management, ISTS maintenance, and component replacement. The CLWSD would oversee management of the ISTS and the property owner would pay a monthly sewer treatment fee.


Alternative 2 is described as regionalization, or a centralized approach with a force main.  A lift station would be installed to transport wastewater to the Crane Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant.  The property owner would pay a monthly sewer treatment fee.


The Summary of the report estimated the compliance status for existing ISTS as:  Non-Compliant and failing to protect groundwater-10, Non-Conforming-6, Holding Tank with no permit and no operating permit-1, Type 4 (peat filter system) with no permit and no operating permit-1, Compliant-7.


Recommendations were:  Compliant parcels continue with ISTS, Non-Compliant parcels connect to nearest force main or install a compliant ISTS, Non-Conforming parcels be monitored and connect to the force main if they become Non-Compliant, All systems be included in future management plans; Extend the sewer line to include Rocky Road and Handberg Point.


There were questions and comments from those present with responses provided by Mr. Orton, Mr. Gustafson and Board Members.


The meeting was adjourned at 7:35PM

Jo Ann Pohlman, Clerk


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.

Crane Lake Water & Sanitary District
P.O. Box 306 · Crane Lake, Minnesota 55725
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