Regular Meeting of the Shetek Area Water and Sewer Commission
April 26, 2007
Chairman Dean Salmon called the meeting to order at 4:02 p.m.
Members in Attendance: Dean Salmon, Nancy Snedeker, Jon Hoyme, Ted Haugen, Jon Harback, Lars Johansson, and Dave Marks. Tim Alcorn and Tom Gervais joined the meeting at 4:04 p.m.
Members Absent: None
Support and Advisory Staff: Bill Sauer, Bob Moline, Gerry Magnus and Chris Hansen. Kevin Vickerman joined the meeting at 4:08.
Also in Attendance: Del Vulcan and Jon Peterson from Bolten & Menk and Chuck Pettipiece from Pettipiece and Associates.
Additions and Corrections to the Agenda
There were no additions to the agenda.
Del Vulcan discussed a Phase I issue that has arisen on Awanka Lane. The right of way for part of this road is unrecorded. The township maintains the road. This is a county and township issue. Mr. Vulcan requested instructions on how to proceed.
Ã Motion (07-04-26a) Moved by Jon Hoyme, seconded by Nancy Snedeker to instruct the engineer to lay the pipe as planned. Motion carried on a vote of three to two. Ted Haugen and Tom Gervais cast the two dissenting votes. Mr. Haugen requested a consultation with the SAWS attorney regarding this issue.
Del Vulcan distributed a map of proposed Phase II lines. The following issues were discussed.
1. Trailâs Edge has requested to be connected in Phase II. This property is one mile from the Phase I pipe. The cost to run a main to this property is an estimated $71,220. This hookup will be considered in Phase III.
2. Paul Malone cabin. Request to run a main and a mini main to collect sewage from 4 existing septic systems at a cost of an estimated $65,172, This main will also provide for future development opportunities on Bloody Lake. The commission would like this option included in Phase II.
3. West side of Lake Sarah â Carlson Property. The property in question houses a family campsite with a vaulted toilet and a family cabin. Mr. Vulcan stated that the owner of the property does not want to grant an easement to go through the property. The cost to go through the property for Phase II construction and easement would be at least $87,000. The cost to by pass the property would be approximately $195,000. The commission asked the engineers to do a little more study and develop more options.
4. Inlet water pipe on US 59 North of 221st Street. There are two existing properties on this proposed pipe. One of the properties is in a protected waterway that does not allow development. Future development of this area will be very limited. The commission determined not to include this pipe in Phase II.
5. Inlet water pipe on 221st Street east of Hwy 59. This pipe was redesigned to connect to the 4â pipe for Pommier Lane. The commission determined that the best route would be to run across the inlet water to within 800 feet of the log cabin and stop. The engineer will provide cost estimates for this adjustment.
6. North Lake Sarah developments. Phase II would include the addition of a mew development consisting of 35 vacant lots plus 5 existing sewer systems on North side of Lake Sarah. There was discussion regarding obtaining an easement to continue the existing pipe. Mr. Vulcan indicated that the current pipe on North Shore Drive would not be big enough to accommodate the addition. The engineers were instructed to re-engineer this proposal.
7. 191st Street west of county road 50. This pipe would service two properties. The Baptist church wants to hook into the system. The commission instructed the engineer to determine if the other property owner also wanted to hook in. If they do then this section will be included in Phase II. If they donât then this section will not be included.
8. Valhalla road West of Lift station #2. There are four commercial properties located in this proposed piece of Phase II. The commission instructed the engineer to include this section in the Phase II design.
9. Fox Lake Robbins addition. The commission instructed the engineers to move ahead with engineering this section into Phase II. Study will have to be done to determine annexation procedures.
10. Fremont Lake North. There are three properties. Two with sewer and one with new system. The commission instructed the engineer to include the two properties with sewer in the Phase II design.
11. All other Phase II pipe as originally designed.
Ã Motion (07-04-26b) Moved by Nancy Snedeker, seconded by Jon Hoyme to approve the determined action on the eleven Phase II issues discussed. Motion carried unanimously.
The ordinance revisions were distributed. The commission members were instructed to be prepared to act on the ordinance at the next meeting.
Jon Peterson reported that the pond inspection was completed on Tuesday, April 24th.Public Comments
Chair Salmon opened the floor for public comments.
Terry Strand addressed the commission regarding hookup to the sewer. Mr. Strand indicated that he has a lot that has been deemed non buildable. This lot currently has a holding tank. He would like to hook into the sewer system because holding tanks will no longer be allowed. The commission will research options and try to arrive at a workable solution for Mr. Strand by the middle of May.
John Nelson and his wife Jan addressed the commission. The Nelsons are unhappy with the placement of a lift station. The Nelsonâs requested that the commission move the lift station to the site in the original plan or at least 300 feet north into the tree line. Mr. Salmon indicated that the commission would consider this request.
Bob Moline stated that there should be an Essential Services hearing held for Phase II.Next Meeting Date
The next meeting is scheduled for Monday May 14, 2007 at 4:00 p.m.
Ã Motion (07-04-26c) Moved by Jon Hoyme, seconded by Nancy Snedeker to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
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Shetek Area Water and Sewer - April 26, 2007, Minutes