Shetek Area Water and Sewer Commission Minutes from the May 13, 2003 Meeting
Present: Corny Smit, Delores Sell, Dean Salmon, LeRoy Biren, John McClure, John Mahrt, Dave VanMeveren, Dean McDaniel, Keith Johnson
Support Staff Present: Karen Onken, Chris Hansen
Others Present: Dennis Brech, Lyle Onken, John Nelson, Warren Reed, Ray Priebe, JoAnn Biren, Jane Wagner
The meeting started out with introductions of all the members and citizens attending the meeting. There were two amendments to the agenda, the appointment of Dean Salmon after the approval of minutes and the discussion of Hudson/Forman Acres sewer project during Miscellaneous issues.
→ Motion (03-05-13a) Motion to approve the minutes was made by Dean McDaniel, seconded by John McClure. All members voted in support of the motion. There were two positions vacant on the Board, Harold and Rickâs. Dean Salmon will fill Rickâs position.
→ Motion (03-05-13b) Motion to appoint Dean Salmon to fill the vacant position that was filled by Rick Clark was made by Dean McDaniel, seconded by Dave VanMeveren. All members voted in support of the motion. The other position will be brought up at the annual LSAIA meeting if the position isnât filled by then, possibly put an ad in the paper as well.
Chris brought forward two current invoices. One was from Bonestroo & Associates for the amount of $1,589.50 for 16 hours of labor. The other was from McDonald & Gudmestad for $297.00 for 2.7 hours of labor.
→ Motion (03-05-13c) Motion to approve the above mentioned two invoices was made by Dean McDaniel seconded by John McClure. All members voted in support of the motion. Dennis Brech came in and discussed the Hudson/Forman Acres progress on their cluster system. He had talked with Larry Peterson with the DNR, he has a meeting set up for the 28th of May to discuss the possibility to run a line across the State Park for sewage removal. An archeological study needed to be done on the area that would be impacted. There was some type of preliminary study done for the Water and Sewer Commission that may have some information. Chris mentioned that the Commission still needs to fill the Secretary position. The Rural Water Study was brought up from the last meeting. The LSAIA thought it would be a good idea to find the need for rural water round the lakes area.
→ Motion (03-05-13d) Motion to survey Lake Shetek and Lake Sarah for the need of rural water was made by Dean McDaniel seconded by Keith Johnson. Discussion: The Water & Sewer District could own the information and sell it to recoup their costs. John Nelson stated that he talked with Dominic Jones of Red Rock Rural Water and he had stated he was interested in the survey. It would take two to three years to develop the well testing to determine if enough water would be present. There is supposedly a large aquifer north of Lake Shetek, they are planning for the capacity to be there, need around 100 people capacity. Dean Salmon state that if a survey goes out, there needs to be some type of price figure on the survey so that people are aware of the cost, otherwise it is meaningless. Joann Biren said that the Water & Sewer Board should not be doing marketing for a private entity. Dean McDaniel stated that there is a need for rural water out there, and the surveys should go out to everyone in the District. John Mahrt said that when he had talked with a rural water individual, the initial cost was $8,300 plus another $1,500 for the line to the home, so when it was all said and done the total would be around $10,000. Those in favor of the motion: Corny Smit, Delores Sell, Dean Salmon, John Mahrt, Dave VanMeveren, Dean McDaniel, Keith Johnson. Those opposed: LeRoy Biren, John McClure. Motion carried. Chris will get some type of survey ready for the next meeting. The Shetek Area Water and Sewer District Ordinances were reviewed. There needs to be some revisions done before it is approved. At the next meeting, the Ordinances will be looked at once again and approved for posting. An information meeting will be held on them as well so that if the public has questions on them, they can voiced at that time. Next meeting date June 3rd 3 p.m. in the Government Center Meeting Room B. The meeting was adjourned.
Minutes written and recorded by Chris Hansen.
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