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CRANE LAKE WATER & SANITARY DISTRICT (CLWSD)

BOARD OF MANAGERS SPECIAL MEETING

July 28, 2004 – 7:30 PM

CRANE LAKE CHAPEL FELLOWSHIP HALL

 

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mike White at 7:35PM

 

Members present:  Managers Bud Bystrom, Deena Congdon, and Mike White.  Managers Darrell Scott  and Rob Scott arrived at 7:38PM.

Members absent:  None

Also present:  Clerk Jo Ann Pohlman and 6 concerned citizens.

 

Chairman M. White explained that the Board was limited to the items on the agenda as this was a Special Meeting.

 

Sewer Connection Procedure/ I.S.T.S. Abandonment Procedure/ Sewer Connections Funding

 

The Minnesota Health Department has suggested that hook-ups to the grinder stations be delayed until they provide the results of their survey and their recommendations.  That information was expected by this meeting date, but has not been received.

 

Roger Clapp, Rural Development, has confirmed that project costs can be allocated to expenses for grinder pump connection work from the pump station to the property owner’s building within the easement.

 

M. White distributed a Proposed Work Plan for Service Connections and I.S.T.S. Abandonment.  He stated that this part of the project is very involved and will require a team effort of the Board and the specialists working for the District.

 

An email was sent to the Board by M. White recommending that NTS provide that service to the District as they will be responsible for the connections in the future and they are experienced as they are currently providing this service to the North Shore Project.

 

An addendum to the email indicated Mike Appelwick of NTS told M. White that he would prefer to work with RLK to arrive at a joint proposal for the Board by the August 4th Regular Board Meeting.

 

D. Scott asked if it was necessary to involve both NTS and RLK.

 

A motion was made by D. Congdon, supported by B. Bystrom, to request RLK and NTS  to provide a joint proposal for Sewer Connection Procedure and I.S.T.S. Abandonment Procedure.  R. Scott stated that the hook-up and abandonment information sent to property owners did not have input from NTS and all initial inspections of installations had been paid through Amendment No. 3 to RLK.  R. Scott further stated he would have a hard time supporting a joint effort between RLK & NTS and would prefer to rely on RLK with input from other specialists.  He felt the responsibility should remain under the single over-sight authority of the Engineer.  M. White called for a vote on the motion, which was as follows:  R. Scott – no, B. Bystrom – yes, D. Congdon – yes, D. Scott – no, M. White – yes.  Motion carried.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Orv Heil asked if anyone else had received a quote from Mesabi Bituminous for driveway work, as he felt his quote was quite high.  B. Bystrom responded that he had a similar quote and felt it was a fair price.

 

Virginia Clifford asked for clarification of the sewer connections funding, which was explained.

 

The meeting was adjourned at 8:30PM

 

J.Pohlman, Clerk

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