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Shetek Area Water and Sewer - September 26, 2000, Minutes

Shetek Area Water and Sewer Commission Minutes from the September 26, 2000 meeting 

Commission Members Present: John McClure, Jack VonBokern, Delores Sell, Cornelius Smit, Harold Graphenteen, Marcia Schreier, Mark Hagen, and Ralph Knapp.

 Commission Members Absent: Leroy Biren.

 Others Present: John Griffin - RLK Kuusisto LTD, Mark Ritter – MAP Inc., Bill Sauer (Murray County Commissioner), Steve Johnson (Murray County Commissioner).

 Support Staff Present: Murray County Water Resources Director Tom Kresko.

Agenda Items: 

  ® motion (00-09-26a): Ralph made a motion to approve the minutes for the 8/22/00 SAWSC regular meeting.  Delores seconded the motion.  The Board approved the motion. 

  ® motion (00-09-26b): Marcia made a motion to request that meeting per diems and mileage be paid three times per year.  Mark seconded the motion.  The Board approved the motion. The Board next discussed a request from a resident of the SAWSC District.  Dick Donaldson has a property in the District that was not specifically addressed in the SAWSC approved Facility Plan.  He wanted a statement about how the SAWSC Board views his property and his sewage treatment.

   ® motion (00-09-26c): Marcia made a motion to send a letter to Dick Donaldson, and all property owners on Freemont Lake, stating that they are in the SAWSC District and that although they are not currently in the SAWSC Sewage Treatment Facility Plan, they may be included in future service areas- and that the SAWSC manages all sewage treatment within the District (letter attached).  Harold seconded the motion.  The Board approved the motion.

   ® motion (00-09-26d): Ralph made a motion to pay the current outstanding invoices for the SAWSC.  These included the 8/24/00 RLK Kuusisto invoice for $4,707.61 for Ground Control Requirements (99470S #7) and the 8/31/00 RLK Kuusisto invoice for $867.50 for a meeting fee, IUP, and DGR items (99472S #18), and a $33.00 check to the Postmaster for US postage stamps.  Marcia seconded the motion.  The Board approved the motion.

 Mark Ritter from MAP Inc. discussed their involvement with the SAWSC.  He mentioned that MAP has been involved with the SAWSC for several years, beginning with Curt Brekke, his predecessor.  Mark requested direction regarding what assistance would be needed from MAP in the future.  Under a new organizational structure, Mark will no longer be attending our meetings.  The Board agreed that any assistance from MAP would be greatly appreciated.  The next item discussed was a bill that the City of Currie received from their engineer DGR and Associates for a plan for the new lagoon pond to accommodate the SAWSC sewage.  The bill is for $8,177.90.  The SAWSC Board generally agreed that this type of expense was not authorized by either the SAWSC nor the City of Currie.  However, since the City of Currie has choosen not to front any of the costs of regionalization with the SAWSC, they believe that the SAWSC Board should pay the DGR bill.

     ® motion (00-09-26e): Ralph made a motion to inform the City of Currie that the SAWSC nor the City of Currie should be liable for the unauthorized $8,177.90 bill from DGR and Associates for the revisions to the City of Currie Facility Plan to accommodate the SAWSC sewage flow.  Also, the SAWSC will develop a letter of intent between the City of Currie and the SAWSC regarding any future expenses that specifies that the SAWSC is informed before expenses to be paid by the SAWSC are approved and prior to the commencement by any contractor.  Marcia seconded the motion.  The Board approved the motion.

   ® motion (00-09-26f): Marcia made a motion to authorize the SAWSC Chair to discuss with SAWSC Attorney Dan McDonald to develop a letter of intent with the City of Currie regarding the regionalization of sewage treatment.  These services be approved to cost the SAWSC a maximum amount of $1,000.00.  John seconded the motion.  The Board approved the motion.

   ® motion (00-09-26g): Ralph made a motion to authorize the SAWSC Chair to discuss with a local landowner of the potential lagoon site for the City of Currie pond expansion for an option agreement maximum amount of $1,000.00. Marcia seconded the motion.  The Board approved the motion. John Griffin addressed the Board regarding the DGR Facility Plan for the City of Currie, and the necessary public hearing for the SAWSC Facility Plan revisions.

     ® motion (00-09-26h): Marcia made a motion to schedule a public hearing on October 16 2000 at 7 p.m. in the Murray County Courts Building Meeting Room to discuss the revisions to the SAWSC Facility Plan regionalization with the City of Currie.  Ralph seconded the motion.  The Board approved the motion.

   ® motion (00-09-26i): Delores made a motion to formally accept the Facility Plan Amendment for Wastewater Treatment and Sanitary Sewer Collection completed for the SAWSC by RLK Kuusisto LTD Project Number 98-472-S dated September 2000. Mark seconded the motion.  The Board approved the motion.

 All members present agreed that the next SAWSC meeting would be held Tuesday October 24, 2000 at 1:00 p.m. in Meeting Room B of the Murray County Government Building Slayton, MN. 

  SAWSC minutes recorded and written by Murray County Water Resources Director Tom Kresko.