CRANE LAKE WATER & SANITARY DISTRICT (CLWSD)
BOARD OF MANAGERS SPECIAL MEETING
April 17, 2002 – 7:30 PM
CRANE LAKE CHAPEL
Study Session – 6:30 – 7:30PM
There was discussion on the questions and comments received from property owners regarding easements. The easement packages will be sent out soon.
D. Dill requested that J. Pohlman call Alicia Cope of Cope and Peterson asking her to prepare a letter from the District to be sent with the easement packets to Western Service Area property owners.
J. Jamnick of RLK-Kuusisto spoke with the MPCA regarding biosolids disposal. The District has various options for disposal that include transferring the biosolids to another wastewater treatment facility and land application.
J. Jamnick provided the Board with an up-dated EDU list and an explanation on how the EDUs are determined.
An application of permit to cross Forest Service land will be sent by the U.S.F.S. soon.
RLK-Kuusisto has sent a project schedule to Roger Clapp of Rural Development.
The Army Corps of Engineers needs plans and specs and easements from RLK Kuusisto before funding can be finalized.
D. Dill will investigate the Army Corps of Engineer’s “Project Cooperation Agreement” (PCA) that needs to be signed before bids for the District to receive funding. The District probably will be ready to go to bids before the PCA is signed. It may be possible that the Board can accept and review bids prior to signing the PCA and award the bid after signature.
The meeting was called to order by Chairman David Dill at 7:30PM.
Members present: Managers Jim Sanborn, Darrell Scott, Mike White, and David Dill. Members absent: Deena Congdon.
Also present: John Jamnick of RLK-Kuusisto Ltd., Clerk Jo Ann Pohlman and 3 members of the community.
- The correspondence was presented to the Board.
Budget – EDU’s
- The Board is initially satisfied with the up-dated EDU list.
- There was discussion with the members of the community present on the EDUs.
Property Owners’ Comments
- M. White stated that every effort must be made by the Board to answer all questions presented to them by property owners.
- M. White stated his concern that the Board may not know what questions are being answered by the Engineering Firm. They will keep the Board informed.
- There was concern by some property owners regarding sale of property before the sewer system is in operation. The County will be contacted on a case-by-case basis when this situation arises.
- There will be curb stops placed at all vacant properties as part of the project. The grinder installation and connection will be the property owner’s responsibility upon building construction.
Easements – Permits – Land Acquisition
- This was discussed earlier at the Study Session.
Funding: Rural Development – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- Motion by M. White, supported by J. Sanborn that a resolution will be sent to the Army Corps of Engineers authorizing D. Dill, M. White, and J. Pohlman to sign the NEPA compliance; and D. Dill will write and sign the Letter of Intent. Motion carried unanimously.
Accounting System – Ordinance
- M. White contacted Minnesota Rural Water Association for information on accounting systems and rate schedules. He received this information late afternoon on the day of this meeting. He will need time to review this information.
- The Board was not prepared to discuss the Ordinance.
CLWSD – Township
- M. White pointed out that if the Township becomes a reality, the appointment of Board members would be approved by the Crane Lake Township rather than the County, thus giving Crane Lake more control of its own destiny.
- D. Dill suggested that it may be beneficial for the CLWSD to merge with the Township.
J. Pohlman reported that Jesse Anderson of the MPC would have last summer’s lake sampling report to the Board in May or June. The report would also go to local papers.
The next meeting will be the Regular Board Meeting on May 1, 2002 at 7:30PM at the Crane Lake Chapel with a Study Session beginning at 6:30PM prior to the meeting.
Communication will need to be established between the contractor and property owners so the property owner can be present when construction is going on at their property.
There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 8.20PM.