Thursday, August 22, 2013

6:45 PM
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Minnehaha Creek Watershed District Offices
Board Room
15320 Minnetonka Boulevard
Minnetonka, MN 55345 

Board of Managers: Jim Calkins, President; Brian Shekleton, Vice President; Richard Miller, Treasurer; Sherry White, Secretary; Pam Blixt, Manager; Jeff Casale, Manager; William Olson, Manager

Note:  Individuals with items on the agenda or who wish to speak to the Board are encouraged to be in attendance when the meeting is called to order.                                           


6:45 pm 1.         Board Meeting Call to Order and Roll Call


6:50 pm 2.         Matters from the Floor

Anyone wishing to address the Board of Managers on an item not on the agenda or on the consent agenda may come forward at this time.  Comments are limited to two minutes.

3.         Approval of Agenda (Additions/Corrections/Deletions)  

4.         Information Items/Correspondence (Items listed under the Information/Correspondence section of the agenda will be considered as one item of business. It consists of routine administrative items or items not requiring discussion. Items can be removed and discussed at the request of a Board member, staff member, or a member of the audience.)

4.1       Update on Flowering Rush Survey – Fieldseth

4.2       2014 Inspection/Maintenance Generalist Job Description – Forner

6:50-6:55pm             CONSENT AGENDA

(The consent agenda is considered as one item of business. It consists of routine administrative items or items not requiring discussion. Items can be removed from the consent agenda at the request of a Board member, staff member, or a member of the audience.)

5.         Approval of Minutes

5.1       Approval of the August 8, 2013 Board minutes.            


6.         Approval of Check Register           

6.1       General Checking Account

6.2       Petty Cash Account

6.3       Surety Account

6.4       Building Construction Account

6.5       325 Blake Road Checking Account

7.         Consent Items

7.1       Resolution 13-083, Authorization to Execute a Contract with Cross River Consulting, LLC. to develop Natural Resource Management Plans for District Properties – Forner

7.2       Resolution 13-084, Authorization to Execute a Contract with Himle Rapp, Inc. to Develop a 2-Year Strategic Communications Plan for the District ?Mamayek

7.3       Resolution 13-085, Approval of 2013 Watershed Heroes Awards Recipients – Mamayek

7.4       Resolution 13-086, Approval of Conservation Easement for 5609 Wood Lane, St. Louis Park – Clark

7.5       Resolution 13-087, Approval of Revised Capital Improvement Program (CIP) – Houdek

7.6       Resolution 13-088, Authorization to Contract with Wenck Associates, Inc. to Prepare the MS4 Permit Application ? Houdek

7.7          Resolution 13-089, Authorization to Update the MCWD Record Retention Policy – Welch

6:55-10:00pm           REGULAR AGENDA                                                                                    

8.         Board, Committee, and Task Force Reports

8.1       Board Updates:

–     August 15, 2013 – CAC Meeting – White/Blixt

–     August 22, 2013 Executive Committee – Calkins

8.2       Upcoming Meeting and Event Schedule:

–     6:45 pm, September 5, 2013, Operations and Programs Committee – MCWD Offices

–     6:45 pm, September 5, 2013, Policy and Planning Committee – District Offices     

–     6:45 pm, September 12, 2013 Board Workshop, Board Room, MCWD Offices

–     6:30 pm, September 19, 2013 CAC Meeting, Board Room, MCWD Offices

–     8:30 am ? 5:00 pm, September 21, CAC Watershed Tour – Leave from District Offices

–     6:30 pm, September 26, MCWD Board Meeting, Board Room, MCWD Offices

9.         Public Hearings & Presentations

9.1       Public Hearing for the 2014 MCWD Budget and Levy

9.2       Presentation of the Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse Project – Emmons

10.       Permits Requiring a Variance or Discussion

10.1     Permit 13-186: Ervin Wachman permit for residential subdivision at 4665 Bayside Road, Orono – Christopher

10.2     Permit 13-332: Gatehouse Properties Ltd permit for erosion control, stormwater management and variance for proposed condo construction – Christopher

11.       Action Items

11.1     Items removed from the consent agenda.

11.2     Resolution 13-090, Authorization to Refinance the MCWD Note with Wells-Fargo – Fick

12.       Board Discussion Items:    

12.1     Long-Term Lake Water Quality Collection: What Can It Tell Us? – Hatch

13.       Staff Updates

13.1     None

14.       Adjournment


–       2013 Clean Water Summit, 8:30 am- 5:00 pm,  September 12, 2013, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska, Minnesota

–       Watershed Heroes Recognition Event, 6:30 – 9:00 pm, October 17, 2013, Bayview Event Center, Excelsior, Minnesota