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September 23, 2014 Special Meeting Minutes

Shell Rock River Watershed District

Special Meeting

September 23, 2014

Managers present: Arthur Ludtke, Bruce Haugsdal, Gary Pestorious, Scott Erlandson, Al Bakken and Clayton Petersen

Managers absent: Dan DeBoer

 

Chair Manager Pestorious called the Special Meeting to order at 8:30 a.m., September 23, 2014, at the Shell Rock River Watershed District Office, 214 West Main Street, Albert Lea, Minnesota.

 

Janna Kiefer and Jamie Bankston gave a presentation on Rapid Dewatering System vs Confined Facility. Four scenarios were evaluated to provide a relative comparison in costs. Managers voiced concerns on the money spent and the time span for the project (2 years vs 10 years). A decision must be made before anymore engineering can be done.

 

Manager Pestorious turned the meeting over to Manager Bakken.

 

Administrator Behnke asked the Board to consider a Cost Share Project with the Freeborn County SWCD. This item was discussed at the last board meeting and need further investigation. Mark Schaetzke, SWCD District Manager/Technician, gave an overview of the project. The Managers stated that the District should set a policy and limit the cost share amount. No action was taken.

 

Administrator Behnke gave an update on the County Ditch issue. There has been no formal action taken by Freeborn County. The District will need to establish a procedure to handle this issue. The Managers stated that they would like the county ditch repairs and improvements to stay in jurisdiction of the Freeborn County Ditch Program.

 

Administrator Behnke gave an update on the Stables Area Flood Mitigation Project. We have received an email from Pat Lynch, DNR, stating that unless he is provided with a compelling reason not to do so, he intends to let this grant agreement terminate upon its current December 31, 2014 expiration date and the remaining funds will then be canceled. The District can proceed with our portion of the project, but engineering will need to be completed.

Manager Petersen offered the following motion:

 

Move to approve sending out an RFP for Engineering on the Stables Area Flood Mitigation Project, based off alternative #2.

Manager Erlandson seconded the motion.

After discussion, a vote was taken and the motion was approved.

 

Manager Petersen offered the following motion:

                Move to adjourn the meeting.

Manager Erlandson seconded the motion.

After discussion, a vote was taken and the motion was approved.

Meeting adjourned at 10:50 a.m.

September 9, 2014 Workshop Minutes

Shell Rock River Watershed District

Board Workshop

September 9, 2014

Managers present: Gary Pestorious, Arthur Ludtke, Scott Erlandson, Bruce Haugsdal, Al Bakken, and Clayton Petersen

 

Managers absent: Dan DeBoer

 

Chair Manger Pestorious called the regular meeting to order on September 9, 2014 at 9:30 a.m., at the Albert Lea City Council Chambers, 221 East Clark Street, Albert Lea, Minnesota.

 

Rapid Dewatering System Presentation – Genesis Water Inc.

Presenters: Jamie Bankston and Janna Kiefer, Barr Engineering

Genesis Staff:

Howard Hartung, Regional Sales Manager

Michael Hodges, Chief Technology Officer

Rob Krause, Chief Executive Officer

Doug Harris, Director of Engineering

 

The Rapid Dewatering System is one option for handling of the dredge materials from the Fountain Lake Restoration Project.

 

Features of high speed dewatering:

  • Continuous 1:1 operating ratio of dredging to dewatering
  • Removal of sub-micron fines at high volumes
  • Production of stackable, truckable solids
  • Immediate release of clear water discharge
  • Mobility, minimal energy and maintenance

Managers had a discussion on this option and will take it into consideration, during in the future planning process, for the Fountain Lake Restoration Project.

 

Meeting adjourned at 11:20 a.m.

 

September 9, 2014 Regular Meeting Minutes

Shell Rock River Watershed District

Regular Meeting Minutes

September 9, 2014

Managers present: Bruce Haugsdal, Scott Erlandson, Arthur Ludtke, Gary Pestorious, Al Bakken, and Clayton Petersen

 

Managers absent: Dan DeBoer

 

Chair Manger Pestorious called the regular meeting to order September 9, 2014 at 8:36 a.m., at the Albert Lea City Council Chambers, 221 East Clark Street, Albert Lea, Minnesota.

 

Administrator Behnke asked that two additional items be add to the meetings: 2013 Audit for approval and introduction of a cost share project.

 

Chair Manager Pestorious opened the public hearing for the $250,000 2014 Administrative Levy and 2014 Budgets at 8:33 a.m.

 

Administrator Behnke read general rules for a public hearing.

 

Administrator Behnke gave an overview of the 2015 Administrative Budget and 2015 Non-Property Tax Budget.

 

Chair Manager Pestorious opened the floor for public comment. No comments were made.

 

Chair Manager Pestorious closed the public hearing for the $250,000 2014 Administrative Levy and 2014 Budgets at 8:35 a.m.

 

Chair Manger Pestorious re-opened the regular meeting.

 

Manager Ludtke offered the following motion:

                Move to approve the 2014 Administrative Levy of $250,000 and certified the Administrative Levy to the Freeborn County Auditor-Treasurer.

Manager Haugsdal seconded the motion.

After discussion, a vote was taken and the motion was unanimously approved.

 

Manager Erlandson offered the following motion:

                Move to approve the 2015 Non-Property Tax Budget.

Manager Haugsdal seconded the motion.

After discussion, a vote was taken and the motion was unanimously approved.

 

Manager Petersen offered the following motion:

                Move to approve the 2015 Administrative Budget.

Manager Erlandson seconded the motion.

After discussion, a vote was taken and the motion was unanimously approved.

 

Manager Ludtke offered the following motion:

                Move to approve the August 13, 2014 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Manager Petersen seconded the motion.

After discussion, a vote was taken and the motion was unanimously approved.

 

Manager Erlandson offered the following motion:

                Move to approve the August 2014 Administrative Treasurer’s Report, subject to audit.

Manager Haugsdal seconded the motion.

After discussion, a vote was taken and the motion was unanimously approved.

 

Manager Bakken offered the following motion:

                Move to approve the August 2014 Non-Property Tax Treasurer’s Report, subject to audit.

Manager Petersen seconded the motion.

After discussion, a vote was taken and the motion was unanimously approved.

 

Rod Tharaldson, 1918 Greenwood Dr., Albert Lea came in with a petition to dredge the inlets and bay areas of Fountain Lake. There are 95 people that signed the petition. Two landowners have stated that they would allow an easement on their property to allow the work to be done.

 

Susie Petersen, Lakes Foundation Committee, gave an update:

  • Golden Point Launch is complete and they celebrated the completion during the Albert Lea Floats Celebration on August 23rd. The event was a success and 334 people participated using the canoes, kayaks, and paddle boards. Not all the grant money has been spent, so the committee is looking into other options for what is left.
  • “What’s in your Walleye” Campaign is under way. So far they have received $10,490 from the campaign
    • Fountain Lake Restoration Project: the Managers will need to make some decisions prior to the
    • LSOHC update: A Hearing with the L-SOHC is tomorrow in the Cities. The grant progress is looking good.

 

Administrator Behnke asked the Board to consider a motion to approve the 2013 Audit.

 

Manager Haugsdal offered the following motion:

                Move to approve the 2013 Audit Report, completed by Hill, Larson, Walth and Benda.

Manager Erlandson seconded the motion.

After discussion, a vote was taken and the motion was approved

 

Administrator Behnke introduced a Cost Share project with the Freeborn County Soil and Water Conservation District. We will be able to cost share part of the project.

 

Manager Haugsdal offered the following motion

Move to approve the Cost Share project with SWCD for $5,149.73.

Manager Bakken seconded the motion.

Manager Haugsdal and Manager Bakken withdrew their motion.

 

Administrator Behnke gave an update on the workshop:

 

Andy Henschel, Director of Field Operations, gave an update on the following:

September 23 Special meeting, at 8:30, at the District office

 

Andy Henschel asked the Board to consider approving Resolution 2014-11 and 2014-12 for two Conservation Partners Legacy Grant applications being sent in.

 

Manager Bakken offered the following resolution:

                Move to approve Resolution 2014-11 CPL Grant Application for Wedge Creek Restoration as follows:

 

RESOLUTION 2014-11

Conservation Partners Legacy Grant

 

BE IT RESOLVED that the Shell Rock River Watershed District act as the legal sponsor for the Conservation Partners Legacy Grant for Wedge Creek Restoration Reach 6. The Grant agreement number will be determined in the future.

 

BE IT FURTHER REOLVED that the Shell Rock River Watershed District has the financial capability to ensure adequate completion of the project and certifies that it will comply with all applicable laws and regulations as stated in the grant agreement.

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Andy Henschel, SRRWD Director of Field Operation is hereby authorized to execute the Conservation Partners Legacy Grant as necessary to implement the project on behalf of the Shell Rock River Watershed District.

 

I CERTIFY THAT the above resolution was adopted by the Board of Managers of the Shell Rock River Watershed on September 9, 2014.

Manager Erlandson seconded the resolution.

After discussion, a roll call vote was taken.

Manager Bakken                 Yes

Manager Petersen               Yes

Manager Ludtke                  Yes

Manager Erlandson            Yes

Manager Haugsdal             Yes

Manager Pestorious           Yes

Resolution was approved.

Manager Haugsdal offered the following resolution:

               

Move to approve Resolution 2014-12 CPL Grant Application for SSRWD Headwater Restoration Property #2 as follows:

 

RESOLUTION 2014-12

 

Conservation Partners Legacy Grant

 

BE IT RESOLVED that the Shell Rock River Watershed District act as the legal sponsor for the Conservation Partners Legacy Grant for Shell Rock River Headwaters Restoration Property #2. The Grant agreement number will be determined in the future.

 

BE IT FURTHER REOLVED that the Shell Rock River Watershed District has the financial capability to ensure adequate completion of the project and certifies that it will comply with all applicable laws and regulations as stated in the grant agreement.

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Andy Henschel, SRRWD Director of Field Operation is hereby authorized to execute the Conservation Partners Legacy Grant as necessary to implement the project on behalf of the Shell Rock River Watershed District.

 

I CERTIFY THAT the above resolution was adopted by the Board of Managers of the Shell Rock River Watershed on September 9, 2014.

 

Manager Erlandson seconded the resolution.

After discussion, a roll call vote was taken.

Manager Bakken                 Yes        

Manager Petersen               Yes

Manager Ludtke                  Yes

Manager Erlandson            Yes

Manager Haugsdal             Yes

Manager Pestorious           Yes

Resolution was approved.

 

Manager Bakken offered the following motion:

                Move to approve the September 2014 Administration Claims as follows:

Admin - Shell Rock River Watershed District

Unpaid Bill Detail

September 2, 2014

           
           
 

Brett Behnke

     
   

Mileage

2.21 Administrator Travel

$             681.54

 
         

$             681.54

 

Carmen Christensen

     
   

Software

4.42 Software

$               99.99

 
         

$               99.99

 

Connie Enestvedt

   
   

Office Supplies

4.11 Office Supplies

$                 9.57

 
   

Staff Travel

2.32 Staff Travel

$               22.76

 
         

$               32.33

 

Jerad Stricker

     
   

Project Expense

7.45 Reimbursable Sales Tax Expense

$               98.76

 
   

Phone Repair

4.21 Telephone & Internet

$             139.09

 
   

Mileage

2.22 Mileage

$             344.66

 
         

$             582.51

 

Andy Henschel

     
   

Mileage

2.22 Mileage

$             609.39

 
         

$             609.39

 

Courtney Christensen

     
   

Supplies

4.11 Office Supplies

$               13.02

 
   

Mileage

2.22 Mileage

$               92.13

 
         

$             105.15

 

Trevor Larson

     
   

Mileage

2.22 Mileage

$             167.61

 
         

$             167.61

 

Verizon Wireless

     
   

Cell Phone Service

4.21 Telephone & Internet

$             467.09

 
         

$             467.09

 

Wells Fargo

   
   

Project Expenses

7.45 Reimbursable Sales Tax Expense

$             576.58

 
   

Meeting Expense

4.61 Meeting Expense

$             177.81

 
   

Subscription

3.21 Educational Organization

$               45.50

 
   

Miscellaneous Expense

4.71 Undesignated

$             225.82

 
   

Software

4.42 Software

$               75.16

 
   

Postage

4.31 Postage

$             115.99

 
   

Chargers

4.21 Telephone & Internet

$               40.77

 
   

Office Supplies

4.11 Office Supplies

$             115.96

 
   

Office Equipment

4.41 Office Equipment

$             292.89

 
         

$         1,666.48

 

Alliant Energy

   
   

Utilities

4.51 Utilities/Facility

$             280.13

 
         

$             280.13

 

Culligan

   
   

Water Service

6.21 Lease

$               41.31

 
       

  

$               41.31

 

Tri-State Business Machines

   
   

Inv# 276475

6.21 Lease

$             142.36

 
         

$             142.36

 

Great America Leasing Co.

   
   

Lease

6.21 Lease

$             158.57

 
         

$             158.57

 

Four Seasons Coffee Service

   
   

Inv# 656970

4.11 Office Supplies

$             108.70

 
         

$             108.70

 

Earl Neist

   
   

Rent

4.51 Utilities/Facilities

$         2,500.00

 
         

$         2,500.00

 

Security Insurance

   
   

Inv# 276288

5.51 Bonding/Insurance

$         1,657.20

 
         

$         1,657.20

 

Freeborn County IT

   
   

Computers

4.41 Office Equipment

$             885.20

 
         

$             885.20

 

Hill, Larson, Walth & Benda

     
   

Audit

5.12 Audit

$       11,250.00

 
         

$       11,250.00

 

Jens Print

   
   

Inv# JP-SHWD-001

4.71 Undesignated

$         1,935.68

 
         

$         1,935.68

 

Quill

   
   

Inv# 554961

4.11 Office Supplies

$               77.56

 
   

Inv# 5616573

4.11 Office Supplies

$               41.75

 
   

Inv# 5099254

4.11 Office Supplies

$               41.07

 
   

Inv# 5085160

4.11 Office Supplies

$             147.00

 
         

$             307.38

 

The Albert Lea Tribune

   
   

Ad 48206

5.41 Legal Notices

$               69.90

 
   

Ad 48149

5.41 Legal Notices

$               52.43

 
         

$             122.33

 

Samantha Stadheim Cleaning

   
   

Cleaning Services

4.71 Undesignated

$             400.00

 
       

  

$             400.00

       

TOTAL

$24,200.95

Manager Ludtke seconded the motion.

After discussion, a vote was taken and the motion was unanimously approved.

 

Manager Erlandson offered the following motion:

               

Move to approve the September 2014 Non-Property Tax claims as follows:

 

Sales Tax - Shell Rock River Watershed District

Unpaid Bill Detail

September 2, 2014

.

         
 

Alliant Energy

   
   

Acct# 2002294010501

404 Subwatershed Project

$                 99.95

 
   

Acct# 2002242024405

404 Subwatershed Project

$                 31.61

 
   

Acct #2002402134501

404 Subwatershed Project

$               196.71

 
   

Acct# 2002360124501

404 Subwatershed Project

$                 67.26

 
         

$               395.53

 

Century Link

     
   

Statement

404 Subwatershed Project

$                 62.41

 
   

Statement

404 Subwatershed Project

$                 60.97

 
   

Statement

404 Subwatershed Project

$                 65.19

 
         

$               188.57

 

MVTL

   
   

Inv# 711902

603 Water Monitoring

   
   

Inv# 712698

603 Water Monitoring

   
   

Inv# 717652

603 Water Monitoring

$             1,465.00

 
   

Inv# 716683

603 Water Monitoring

$             1,800.00

 
   

Inv# 714796

603 Water Monitoring

$             1,465.00

 
   

Inv# 714994

603 Water Monitoring

$             1,800.00

 
   

Inv# 716069

603 Water Monitoring

$               567.60

 
   

Inv# 715532

603 Water Monitoring

$             1,465.00

 
         

$             8,562.60

 

Thompson Sanitation, Inc.

   
   

Inv# 10837

404 Subwatershed Project

$               110.99

 
         

$               110.99

 

Jim & Dudes PLG & HTG, Inc.

   
   

Inv# 51721

407 Subwatershed Project

$                 87.00

 
   

Inv# 51713

407 Subwatershed Project

$                 87.00

 
         

$               174.00

 

Cole Pestorious

   
   

Dredge Storage Rent

504 Dredging

$               416.67

 
         

$               416.67

 

Spee-Dee

   
   

Inv# 2597033

603 Water Monitoring

$               231.88

 
         

$               231.88

 

Power 96

   
   

Inv# kqpr2094140727058

406 Subwatershed Project

$               240.00

 
         

$               240.00

 

Conservation Strategies

   
   

June Statement

406 Subwatershed Project

$             3,270.20

 
         

$             3,270.20

 

Freeborn County

   
   

Permit fee

204 Albert Lea Dam

$               150.00

 
         

$               150.00

 

Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber

   
   

Inv# 14094

406 Subwatershed Project

$                 95.00

 
         

$                 95.00

 

Freeborn-Mower Cooperative Services

   
   

Inv# 558169

204 Albert Lea Dame

$             2,575.00

 
         

$             2,575.00

 

Ag Power Enterprises, Inc.

     
   

Trailer

405 Subwatershed

$             2,931.75

 
         

$             2,931.75

 

Thermo King

   
   

Inv# 2260060-600

407 Subwatershed Project

$               171.71

 
         

$               171.71

 

City of Albert Lea

   
   

Community News

406 Subwatershed Project

$               726.43

 
         

$               726.43

 

Fleet Farm

   
   

Inv# 156854

607 Water Monitoring

$                   9.00

 
   

Inv# 156558

607 Water Monitoring

$                   4.26

 
   

Inv# 156676

405 Subwatershed

$                 19.42

 
   

Inv# 156880

407 Subwatershed Project

$                   5.04

 
         

$                 37.72

 

FAO USAED Rock Island District

   
   

Payment request

502 Dredging

$           35,968.00

 
         

$           35,968.00

           
 

Sewer Compliance Cost Share Program

   
   

David Nelson

704 Rural Sewage Mgmt.

$               100.00

 
   

Don Flatness

704 Rural Sewage Mgmt.

$               100.00

 
   

Bonnie Berndt

704 Rural Sewage Mgmt.

$               100.00

 
   

Scott Rasmusson

704 Rural Sewage Mgmt.

$               100.00

 
   

Irene Virchow

704 Rural Sewage Mgmt.

$               100.00

 
   

Duane Virchow

704 Rural Sewage Mgmt.

$               100.00

 
   

LaDon Ellington

704 Rural Sewage Mgmt.

$               200.00

 
   

Gilman Thompson

704 Rural Sewage Mgmt.

$               100.00

 
   

Scott Henricksen

704 Rural Sewage Mgmt.

$               100.00

 
   

Michael Trytten

704 Rural Sewage Mgmt.

$               100.00

 
   

Virgil Schewe

704 Rural Sewage Mgmt.

$               100.00

 
   

Bill Lehman

704 Rural Sewage Mgmt.

$               100.00

 
   

Lowell Gunderson

704 Rural Sewage Mgmt.

$                 90.00

 
   

Randy Maiers

704 Rural Sewage Mgmt.

$               100.00

 
   

David Horning

704 Rural Sewage Mgmt.

$               100.00

 
   

Gary Harrid

704 Rural Sewage Mgmt.

$               100.00

 
   

Gaylord Olson

704 Rural Sewage Mgmt.

$                 90.00

 
   

Tom Lorensen

704 Rural Sewage Mgmt.

$               100.00

 
         

$             1,880.00

           
       

TOTAL

$           58,126.05

           

Manager Petersen seconded the motion.

After discussion, a vote was taken and the motion was unanimously approved.

 

Manager Bakken offered the following motion:

                Move to adjourn the meeting.

Manager Ludtke seconded the motion.

Meeting was adjourned.

 

September 3, 2014 Workshop Minutes

Shell Rock River Watershed District

Board Workshop

September 3, 2014

Managers present: Scott Erlandson, Clayton Petersen, Arthur Ludtke, Bruce Haugsdal, and Dan DeBoer

Managers absent: Gary Pestorious and Al Bakken

Board Treasurer Erlandson called the meeting to order at 8:53 a.m., at the Shell Rock River Watershed District Office, 214 West Main Street, Albert Lea, Minnesota.

Administrator Behnke went through the Administration Budget and the Non-Property Tax Budget. Managers discussed the changes.

Andy Henschel, Director of Field Operations, gave an update on the current status of the Dredging Project. The Managers were presented with a proposal from Barr Engineering for the next phase of the Fountain Lake Dredging Project. Managers talked about decisions that need to be made prior to negotiating on an Engineering Contract to proceed with the project. A choice between Rapid Dewatering or a Confined Dewatering Facility is one of the decisions to be made.

Administrator Behnke gave an update on the county ditch repairs and improvements issues. Ditch 21 residents are coming with a petition to repair the ditch. Their Attorney states that this project is under the Watershed’s jurisdiction. The State Statutes states that if an improvement is made to a county ditch, the Watershed will have to take jurisdiction over that ditch. The Attorney General opinion is that the watershed should have jurisdiction if an improvement has been made to the ditch. The District will have to make a policy to determine our involvement with the improvements on ditches. More discussion will have to take place with the County and then determine how much we will be involved.

Manager Erlandson offered the following motion:

                Move to adjourn the meeting.

Manager Haugsdal seconded the motion.

Meeting was adjourned at 10:21 a.m.

 

August 13, 2014 Regular Meeting Minutes

Shell Rock River Watershed District

Regular Meeting Minutes

August 13, 2014

Managers present: Clayton Petersen, Gary Pestorious, Al Bakken, Arthur Ludtke, Scott Erlandson, and Bruce Haugsdal

 

Managers absent: Dan DeBoer

 

Chair Manager Pestorious called the Regular Meeting to order August 13, 2014 at 8:30 a.m., at the Albert Lea City Council Chambers, 221 East Clark Street, Albert Lea, MN 56007.

 

Manager Ludtke offered the following motion:

                Move to approve the July 8, 2014 Regular Meeting Minutes.

Manager Erlandson seconded the motion.

After discussion, a vote was taken and the motion was unanimously approved.

 

Manager Haugsdal offered the following motion:

                Move to approve the July 9, 2014 Workshop Minutes.

Manager Petersen seconded the motion.

After discussion, a vote was taken and the motion was unanimously approved.

 

Manager Bakken offered the following motion:

                Move to approve the July 16, 2014 Special Minutes.

Manager Erlandson seconded the motion.

After discussion, a vote was taken and the motion was unanimously approved.

 

Manager Ludtke offered the following motion:

                Move to approve the July 2014 Administrative Treasurer’s Report, subject to audit.

Manager Petersen seconded the motion.

After discussion, a vote was taken and the motion was unanimously approved.

 

Manager Erlandson offered the following motion:

                Move to approve the July 2014 Non-Property Tax Treasurer’s Report, subject to audit.

Manager Haugsdal seconded the motion.

After discussion, a vote was taken and the motion was unanimously approved.

 

Susie Petersen with the Lakes Foundation Committee update:

  • Golden Point Launch is complete and they will be celebrating the completion with the Albert Lea Floats Celebration on August 23rd. The event will be from 12 to 6 pm.
  • “What’s in your Walleye” campaign is under way. They have received $5000 so far for the membership.
  • County Ditch update: there is a ditch in the north part of watershed and there is a petition coming to us for repair. There are issues about who is the ditch authority and will have to be discussed at great length.
  • Dredging Process: met with dredging committee to discuss the dredging process. There are many items to discuss: Looking at the options for dewatering sites, decisions on dredging depths and maybe hiring a construction manager company. We will need to have a workshop to discuss these issues.
  • Budget workshop will also need to be planned.

Manager Pestorious opened the meeting for the public comments:

 

Rod Tharaldson, 1918 Greenwood Dr. Albert Lea, had concerns about Fountain Lake. The Bancroft Bay area has so much vegetation and algae that residents are unable to maneuver boats thru the water. Can anything be done?

 

Marcia Sczublewski, 216 Green Lea Lane, Albert Lea, stated that it would be nice if there was a solution to get that area clean out.

 

Jerad Stricker stated that the water flow is down and there are high nutrients due to fish kill in Goose Lake, which has caused an algae bloom. The clear water has caused more vegetation to grow. There are some things a resident can do to the area right in front of their property, without getting a permit. Residents can come in or call the Watershed District for more information.

 

Andrew Bernau, Hill, Larson, Walth and Benda, gave an overview of the 2013 audit.

 

Jerad Sticker, Watershed Technician, asked the board to consider approving Resolution 2014-09 Wedge Creek Restoration Project Reaches 1 and 5. The easements are being wrapped up and when complete the project will be put out for bids.

 

Manager Haugsdal offered the following resolution:

 

Resolution 2014-09

WEDGE CREEK RESTORATION PROJECT

Approve Reaches 1& 5 of Wedge Creek Restoration Project for Construction

 

WHEREAS, The Shell Rock River Watershed District Board of Managers (“Board of Managers”) pursues the mission of improving water quality within its boundaries;

 

WHEREAS, The Shell Rock River Watershed District (the “District”) is charged with implementing the Shell Rock River Watershed District Watershed Management Plan (the “Plan”);

 

WHEREAS, the District initiated the Wedge Creek Restoration Project (the “Project”) on August 9, 2011;

 

WHEREAS, the District has identified numerous Project goals and objectives from the Plan that are accomplished by the Project;

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Managers has been presented with an engineering proposal for Reaches No. 1 - 6 of the Project dated July, 2011 from McGhie & Bhetts Environmental Services, Inc. (the “Project Plan”);

 

WHEREAS, on August 9, 2011, by Resolution 2011-08, the Board approved the Project Plan;

 

WHEREAS, the Project Plan was forwarded to the Board of Water and Soil Resources for their review and comment September 26, 2011;

 

WHEREAS, a public hearing was held on October 11, 2011;

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Managers having reviewed the Project Plan, and has determined that approval of the Project Plan will further the objectives of the Plan;

 

THEREFORE, the Board of Managers hereby finds that the Project has the potential to promote the public interest and welfare, is practicable, and conforms to the watershed management plan as set forth above.

 

NOW THEREFORE, be it hereby Resolved that the Shell Rock River Watershed District:

 

Sec. 1:            Approves the Reaches No. 1and No. 5 in Project Plan dated July, 2011, as presented by McGhie & Bhetts Environmental Services, Inc. to be constructed; and

 

Sec. 2:            Authorizes District staff to perform the necessary steps to complete Reaches 1 & 5, including obtaining bids, requests for proposals and any other necessary agreements or items.

 

Approved by the Board of Managers of the Shell Rock River Watershed District on the 13th day of August, 2014.

 

Manager Erlandson seconded the resolution.

After discussion, a roll call vote was taken.

Manager Bakken                 Yes

Manager Petersen               Yes

Manager Ludtke                  Yes

Manager Erlandson              Yes

Manager Haugsdal               Yes

Manager Pestorious             Yes

The resolution was approved.

 

Administrator Behnke gave an update on the following:

 

Administrator Behnke asked the Board to approve resolution 2014-10 Payroll/Payroll Taxes Authorization.

 

Manager Petersen offered the following resolution:

 

Resolution 2014-10

Payroll/Payroll Taxes Authorization

 

WHEREAS, The Shell Rock River Watershed District Board of Managers (“Board of Managers”) pursues the adequate internal accounting and administrative control procedures to ensure the proper disbursement of public funds;

 

Therefore, BE IT RESOLVED that Brett Behnke, District Administrator and Carmen Christensen, Financial Clerk hereby be authorized to execute payment of payroll and payroll taxes on behalf of the Shell Rock River Watershed District.

 

Manager Ludtke seconded the resolution.

After discussion, a roll call vote was taken.

Manager Bakken                 Yes

Manager Petersen              Yes

Manager Ludtke                 Yes

Manager Erlandson             Yes

Manager Haugsdal             Yes

Manager Pestorious           Yes

Resolution was approved.

 

Courtney Christensen, District Intern, gave an update on the Water Management Plan Revision.

 

Jerad asked the Board to consider approving a motion to have WSB do a vegetation survey for the Fountain Lake Project, not to exceed $5,000. This is necessary for the permitting stage of this project.

 

Manager Haugsdal offered the following motion.

Move to approve WSB to do the Fountain Lake Project - vegetation survey not to exceed $5,000

Manager Erlandson seconded the motion

After discussion, a vote was taken and the motion was unanimously approved.

 

Administrator Behnke asked the Board to consider a motion to approve Barr Engineering Contract for Construction Oversight on the Albert Lea Lake Outlet Structure Project.

 

Phil Wacholz, City of Albert Lea, opinion is that you will have to have a contract with Barr Engineering anyway. At this point, even if you have another engineering firm to do the oversight, Barr Engineering will have to be available for questions on the construction plan.

 

Manager Bakken offered the following motion:

Move to approve the Barr Engineering Contract for Construction Oversight of the Albert Lea Lake Outlet Structure Project.

Manager Haugsdal seconded the motion.

After discussion, a vote was taken (5 for and 1 opposed) and the motion was approved.

 

Manager Bakken offered the following motion:

                Move to approve the August 2014 Administration Claims as follows:

 

Admin - Shell Rock River Watershed District

Unpaid Bill Detail

August 5, 2014

           
           
 

Brett Behnke

     
   

Mileage

2.21 Administrator Travel

$             735.38

 
         

$             735.38

 

Connie Enestvedt

   
   

Training

3.22 Seminar Fee

$               99.00

 
   

Notary Fee

4.71 Undesignated

$               20.00

 
   

Postage

4.31 Postage

$               16.68

 
   

Meeting Supplies

4.61 Meeting Expense

$               13.25

 
   

Office Supplies

4.11 Office Supplies

$                 9.66

 
   

Staff Travel

2.32 Staff Travel

$               46.62

 
         

$             205.21

 

Jerad Stricker

     
   

Project Expense

7.45 Reimbursable Sales Tax Expense

$               86.57

 
   

Mileage

2.22 Mileage

$             273.06

 
         

$             359.63

 

Andy Henschel

     
   

Mileage

2.22 Mileage

$             569.43

 
         

$             569.43

 

Courtney Christensen

     
   

Mileage

2.22 Mileage

$             212.01

 
         

$             212.01

 

Trevor Larson

     
   

Mileage

2.22 Mileage

$             278.61

 
         

$             278.61

 

Verizon Wireless

     
   

Cell Phone Service

4.21 Telephone & Internet

$             470.45

 
         

$             470.45

 

Wells Fargo

   
   

Project Expenses

7.45 Reimbursable Sales Tax Expense

$             740.13

 
   

Meeting Expense

4.61 Meeting Expense

$             230.74

 
   

Seminar Fee

3.22 Seminar Fee

$             349.00

 
   

Seminar Meal

2.43 Seminar Meal

$               35.96

 
   

Seminar Hotel

2.42 Seminar Room

$             200.81

 
   

Postage

4.31 Postage

$             115.99

 
   

Office Supplies

4.11 Office Supplies

$             536.70

 
   

Office Equipment

4.41 Office Equipment

$             161.45

 
         

$         2,370.78

 

Alliant Energy

   
   

Utilities

4.51 Utilities/Facility

$             278.52

 
         

$             278.52

 

Culligan

   
   

Water Service

6.21 Lease

$               41.31

 
       

  

$               41.31

 

Tri-State Business Machines

   
   

Inv# 276475

6.21 Lease

$             142.36

 
         

$             142.36

 

Great America Leasing Co.

   
   

Lease

6.21 Lease

$             158.57

 
         

$             158.57

 

Four Seasons Coffee Service

   
   

Inv# 656970

4.11 Office Supplies

$             113.70

 
         

$             113.70

 

Peterson, Savelkoul, Kolker, Haedt & Benda

   
   

Statement 11

5.31 Legal Representation

$             115.50

 
         

$             115.50

 

International Erosion Control Association

   
   

Membership Renewal

3.23 Professional Development

$             170.00

 
         

$             170.00

 

Freeborn County Fair

   
   

Inv# 14426

7.41 Public Affairs

$             459.00

 
         

$             459.00

 

Freeborn County IT

   
   

Computers

4.41 Office Equipment

$         6,099.90

 
         

$         6,099.90

 

Cincinnati Insurance

     
   

Inv# 84769

5.51 Bonding/Insurance

$         4,863.00

 
         

$         4,863.00

 

Trophy Showcase

   
   

Inv# 48033

7.41 Public Affairs

$               60.08

 
   

Inv# 48028

4.11 Office Supplies

$               55.95

 
         

$             116.03

 

Quill

   
   

Inv#4056364

4.11 Office Supplies

$             164.92

 
   

Inv# 4705938

4.11 Office Supplies

$             247.73

 
   

Inv# 4066581

4.11 Office Supplies

$               39.81

 
         

$             452.46

 

The Albert Lea Tribune

   
   

Ad 47574

5.41 Legal Notices

$               64.08

 
   

Ad 47308

5.41 Legal Notices

$               58.25

 
         

$             122.33

 

Samantha Stadheim Cleaning

   
   

Cleaning Services

4.71 Undesignated

$             500.00

 
       

  

$             500.00

       

TOTAL

$18,834.18

           

Manager Erlandson seconded the motion.

After discussion, a vote was taken and the motion was unanimously approved.

 

Manager Haugsdal offered the following motion:

                Move to approve the August 2014 Non-Property Tax claims as follows:

 

Sales Tax - Shell Rock River Watershed District

Unpaid Bill Detail

July 1, 2014

.

         
 

Alliant Energy

   
   

Acct# 2002294010501

404 Subwatershed Project

$               103.38

 
   

Acct# 2002242024405

404 Subwatershed Project

$                 62.94

 
   

Acct #2002402134501

404 Subwatershed Project

$               164.48

 
   

Acct# 2002360124501

404 Subwatershed Project

$                 76.22

 
         

$               407.02

 

Century Link

     
   

Statement

404 Subwatershed Project

$                 59.47

 
   

Statement

404 Subwatershed Project

$                 61.09

 
   

Statement

404 Subwatershed Project

$                 64.50

 
         

$               185.06

 

McGhie & Betts

   
   

2286-090-1

402 Subwatershed Project

$               918.50

 
   

02286-100

202 Albert Lea Dam

$               848.50

 
   

02286-090

402 Subwatershed Project

$               330.75

 
   

2286-010-5

402 Subwatershed Project

$               572.00

 
   

2286-020

402 Subwatershed Project

$               156.00

 
   

2286-000-6

102 Erosion and Water Control

$               337.00

 
         

$             3,162.75

 

Barr Engineering

   
   

July Statement

402 Subwatershed Project

$               921.00

 
   

July Statement

602 Water Monitoring

$             1,720.00

 
   

July Statement

202 Albert Lea Dam

$             5,046.30

 
         

$             7,687.30

 

Peterson, Savelkoul, Kolker, Haedt & Benda

   
   

Statement 19

401 Subwatershed Project

$             3,541.12

 
   

Statement 28

501 Dredging

$             1,230.87

 
   

Statement 18

601 Water Monitoring

$             1,089.00

 
   

Statement 18

401 Subwatershed Project

$             7,473.80

 
   

Statement 12

401 Subwatershed Project

$             1,193.90

 
   

Statement 17

201 Albert Lea Dam

$             1,287.00

 
   

Statement 2

401 Subwatershed Project

$             1,209.74

 
   

Statement 2

101 Erosion and Water Control

$               712.50

 
   

Statement 15

101 Erosion and Water Control

$                 49.50

 
         

$           17,787.43

 

MVTL

   
   

Inv# 711902

603 Water Monitoring

$             1,465.00

 
   

Inv# 712698

603 Water Monitoring

$             1,800.00

 
   

Inv# 713099

603 Water Monitoring

$               567.60

 
   

Inv# 710634

603 Water Monitoring

$             1,800.00

 
   

Inv# 710628

603 Water Monitoring

$             1,281.00

 
   

Inv# 710214

603 Water Monitoring

$             1,800.00

 
   

Inv# 708916

603 Water Monitoring

$             1,800.00

 
   

Inv# 710027

603 Water Monitoring

$               567.60

 
         

$           11,081.20

 

Thompson Sanitation, Inc.

   
   

Inv# 10837

404 Subwatershed Project

$               110.99

 
         

$               110.99

 

Thermo King

   
   

Inv# 2256393-600

407 Subwatershed Project

$                 15.33

 
   

Inv# 2256390-600

407 Subwatershed Project

$               277.79

 
   

Inv# 2254756-600

407 Subwatershed Project

$               457.52

 
         

$               750.64

 

KATE/KCPI

   
   

Inv# cc-1140719404

406 Subwatershed Project

$               398.00

 
   

Inv# 1140618864/1140618866

106 Erosion and Water Control

$               399.00

 
         

$               797.00

 

Cole Pestorious

   
   

Dredge Storage Rent

504 Dredging

$               416.67

 
         

$               416.67

 

Spee-Dee

   
   

Inv# 2597033

603 Water Monitoring

$               255.99

 
         

$               255.99

 

Freeborn County Shopper

   
   

Inv# 55602

406 Subwatershed Project

$               147.00

 
         

$               147.00

 

Conservation Strategies

   
   

June Statement

406 Subwatershed Project

$             3,725.51

 
         

$             3,725.51

 

Total Choice Shipping

   
   

Inv# 89279

204 Albert Lea Dam

$                 90.22

 
         

$                 90.22

 

Minnesota Native Landscaping

   
   

Inv# 10622

104 Erosion and Water Control

$               810.46

 
         

$               810.46

 

Jensen Manufacturing, Inc.

   
   

Inv# 26017

407 Subwatershed Project

$               125.00

 
         

$               125.00

 

McMartin Electric, Inc.

     
   

Inv# 140634

405 Subwatershed

$             3,232.84

 
         

$             3,232.84

 

Freeborn County Environmental Services

   
   

Community News

406 Subwatershed Project

$                 93.95

 
   

Community News

406 Subwatershed Project

$                 76.40

 
         

$               170.35

 

Hi Yield

   
   

Inv# 66788

407 Subwatershed Project

$               108.07

 
         

$               108.07

 

Hy-Vee

   
   

Meeting Supplies

504 Dredging

$                 35.96

 
         

$                 35.96

 

City of Albert Lea

   
   

Community News

406 Subwatershed Project

$             1,647.36

 
         

$             1,647.36

 

Fleet Farm

   
   

Inv# 156200

607 Water Monitoring

$                 81.57

 
   

Inv# 156203

607 Water Monitoring

$                 (1.94)

 
   

Inv# 155801

405 Subwatershed

$                 27.79

 
   

Inv# 155770

607 Water Monitoring

$                   9.98

 
         

$               117.40

 

Rain Barrel Cost Share Program

   
   

Jeremy Brue

104.1 Erosion and Water Control

$                 10.00

 
   

Nancy Hajek

104.1 Erosion and Water Control

$                 10.00

 
   

Kathryn Pestorious

104.1 Erosion and Water Control

$                 10.00

 
         

$                 30.00

 

Sewer Compliance Cost Share Program

   
   

Rodger Luksik

704 Rural Sewage Mgmt.

$               100.00

 
   

Audtrey Hillman

704 Rural Sewage Mgmt.

$               100.00

 
   

Sharon Hauge

704 Rural Sewage Mgmt.

$               100.00

 
   

Howard Miller

704 Rural Sewage Mgmt.

$               100.00

 
   

Mike Klukow

704 Rural Sewage Mgmt.

$               100.00

 
         

$               500.00

           
       

TOTAL

$           53,382.22

Manager Ludtke seconded the motion.

After discussion, a vote was taken and the motion was unanimously approved.

 

Manager ­­Petersen offered the following motion:

                Move to adjourn the meeting.

Manager Ludtke seconded the motion.

Meeting was adjourned.