CRANE LAKE WATER & SANITARY DISTRICT
P.O. BOX 306
CRANE LAKE, MN 55725
CLWSD Newsletter #9 – May 2003
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.
REQUEST FOR INJUNCTION
On May 20th the Sixth District Court denied a request for injunction filed on behalf of the Crane Lake Property Owners for Common Sense (CLPOCS) The Judge stated that property owners still have the opportunity to affect CLWSD decisions by attending Board meetings and voicing their opinions concerning proposed assessments and rate schedules which are now entering the decision making process.
The CLPOCS still has the opportunity to bring a lawsuit into Court. However, the Judge did state “there is insufficient likelihood that Plaintiff will prevail on the merits of the suit”.
The CLWSD Board’s expenses resulting from the Request for Injunction will be shared by all property owners within the Sanitary District. This results from the fact that these expenses are administrative as they relate to the planning process. The District’s tax levy will be increased to include reimbursement of these expenses. This amount could increase dramatically in the event of a related lawsuit.
Questions have arisen regarding the advisability of using grinder pumps rather than septic tanks at the hook-up points. The decision to use grinder pumps results in all handling of solids being at a single place, which will be the treatment plant. This reduces the operating expenses when compared to the cost of pumping individual septic tanks.
Grinder pumps have proven to be relatively maintenance free when properly installed. The Board is currently working with our Engineer and the Contractor to insure the grinder pumps will meet required specifications.
Some have questioned what happens in the event of a power failure. If the grinder pump can’t run, neither can the water pump feeding the grinder pump. The treatment plant will be equipped with a standby generator.
- Construction is now in process with the building of the road to the treatment plant.
- The Board is very pleased with the results of the May 21st Workshop conducted by Scott Harder. Plan to attend Scott’s next presentation, which is tentatively set for the June 18th meeting.
- Board Meetings are held at 7:30PM on the first and third Wednesdays at the Crane Lake Chapel Fellowship Hall.
Visit our website at www.clwsd.org. Our e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board of Managers:
Deena Congdon 993-2269 Darrell Scott 993-2378
* Mike White 993-2424 Jim Sanborn 993-2404