Thursday, December 8, 2011

6:45 PM
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Planning, Projects, and Land Conservation Meeting
Minnehaha Creek Watershed District Office
Lower Level Meeting Room
18202 Minnetonka Boulevard
Deephaven, MN 55391

Board of Managers:

Jim Calkins, President; Brian Shekleton, Vice President; Lee Keeley, Secretary;

Richard Miller, Treasurer; 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.

5:30 ? 6:30 pm    Finance Committee (Shekleton, Casale, Miller) – MCWD Conference Room

6:45 ? 10:00 pm  Board Workshop

1.       Board Meeting Call to Order and Roll Call             

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.     Minutes

4.1     Approval of November 10, 2011 minutes

5.     Board, Committee and Task Force Reports

5.1     Upcoming Committee and Task Force Meeting Schedule:

  • None

5.2     Committee Updates/Recommendations:

  • Personnel Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Hydrodate Committee
  • Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts Annual Conference (MAWD)

5.3     To Be Scheduled:

  • January 10, 2012, Hydrodate Committee at MCWD Offices

6.       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.)

6.1     Historic map of Minnehaha Creek – Wisker/ Dahl

6.2         Fall O&M Vegetation Update – Forner

6.3         Zequanox Grant Update – Dooley

7.       Board Action Items

7.1     Approval of agreement to settle wetland buffer status at Kroul property – Schwitzer

7.2     Authorization to execute easement with Met Council for Lake Street properties – Wisker

8.       Board Review Items

8.1     Approval of Independence Local Water Management Plan – Dahl/Houdek

8.2     Authorization to contract with Barr Engineering for design of Langdon-Saunders Raingarden Project (LL-3) – Dahl

8.3     Authorization to solicit proposals for the Painter Creek (PC-2, 6, 7) feasibility study – Dahl/Wisker

8.4     Action on District’s role in Aquatic Invasive Species management:

  • Flowering Rush update – Christianson/Suerth
  • Carp Research and Removal Program Update ? Christianson
  • Gleason Lake Vegetation Management Study Update – Christianson
  • Christmas Lake Weevil Study Update – Dooley
  • Zebra Mussel Update – Dooley/McComas
  • City comments regarding the District’s role in AIS – Evenson

8.5 Authorization to contract with Wenck to begin design on a new outlet structure for Lake Nokomis?Clark/Forner

9. Adjournment

Upcoming Board Meeting/Event Schedule

–       December 15, 2011, 6:45pm, MCWD Board Workshop, MCWD Offices (Brian Shekleton)

–       December 22, 2011, 6:30 pm, CAC Meeting, MCWD Offices (Dick Miller)

–       December 29, 2011, 6:45pm, MCWD Board Meeting, MCWD Offices

–       January 5, 2012, 6:45pm, MCWD Board Workshop

–       January 12, 2012, 6:45pm, MCWD Board Workshop

–       January 26, 2012, 6:45pm, MCWD Board Meeting, MCWD Offices