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July 29, 2010 – 7:30 P.M.



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Rob Scott at 7:30P.M.


Members present:  Managers Mark Anderson and Rob Scott. Manager Dave Adams arrived at 7:35PM.

Members absent: Bill Congdon and Darrell Scott.

Also present:  S.E.H. Representative Randy Jenniges, Clerk/Treasurer Jo Ann Pohlman, and 7 members of the community.


Chairman Scott opened the Hearing by introducing Randy Jenniges of S.E.H. who would review the recommended design for the CSAH 24 Extension within the ESA. Chairman Scott then reviewed the history of the District for those present emphasizing that the ESA was divided into eight sections.  The deciding factor on which section to address is determined by the amount of money available for each project.  Approximately $100,000 has been awarded from Taconite Production Funds and $150,000 has been awarded from the State Bonding Bill for this project.


Randy Jenniges reviewed the agenda and provided the engineering presentation.


Public Comments:


Why aren’t gravity systems being considered for this area?  Because some lots have extensive bedrock and a gravity system would require larger pipes at increased expense.  Also manholes would be required every 400 feet with 8” line between, again increasing the expense.


Will the figures for the special assessments change after the bids come in?  The bids will be compared to the estimate and changes will be considered at that time.


Easements will be required.


How are special assessments collected?  An assessment would be applied to each parcel code.  Individuals would have the option to pay part of the assessment or the entire assessment by November 15th of this year.  After that, any remainder or the entire special assessment plus interest would be included on property tax statements.  Individuals have the opportunity to pay the total remaining special assessment off each year by November 15th.


A final assessment hearing will be held between the bidding process and construction completion.


If a customer owned another property in the project area, could another special assessment be paid and another tank be placed?  Yes.


How would this be done if the location has not been determined?  The District has not done this in the past.


If a tank has been placed but is not in use, is there a monthly fee?  Yes.


What is the timeline for the work?  The Preliminary Assessment Hearing is tonight.  The plan is to advertise for bids after the August 4th Board of Managers’ Meeting.  Advertisements for bids would be placed in papers.  The first date the bids could be opened would be August 26th.  The engineers would then review the bids and make a recommendation to the Board.  A contractor could be selected and work could begin as early as September 1st.


The hearing was adjourned at 8:15PM



Jo Ann Pohlman, Clerk




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