Thursday, September 8, 2011

6:45 PM
Thursday, September 8, 2011

Hydrodata, Operations, Regulatory, Communications and Education 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.

6:00-6:45 pm       Violations Committee

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 September 1, 2011 Minutes

5.         Board, Committee and Task Force Reports

5.1     Upcoming Committee and Task Force Meeting Schedule:

–       Awards committee: September 9, 2011, 11:30 am, Smith Partners (Olson, Blixt, Keeley)

–       Watershed 101 Training – September 15, 2011, 2:00-6:00PM, MCWD Offices

–       Hydrodata Committee – September 20, 2011, 4:30-6:30 pm, MCWD Offices (Keeley, Olson, Calkins)

–       Information Technology Committee :  September 27, 2011, 6:00 pm, St. Louis Park City Hall (Shekleton, Blixt, Casale)

–       Building Committee:  October 1, 2011, 10:00-2:00, Minnetonka Community Center

–       Other

5.2     Committee Updates:

–       Budget and Finance Committee:  September 7, 2011, 6:00pm-6:45pm, St. Louis Park City Hall – Westwood Room, (Shekleton, Miller, Casale)

–       Personnel Committee:  September 7, 2011, 7:00pm-8:00pm, Oak Ridge, St. Louis Park  (Shekleton, Blixt, Keeley)

–       Violations Committee:  September 8, 2011, 6:00PM, MCWD Office (Calkins, Olson, Keeley)

5.3     To Be Scheduled:

–    Other

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     Department report:  Regulatory update – Christopher

6.2     Department report:  Water Quality update ? Dooley/Christianson

6.3     Update: Long Lake Fish Kill

6.4     Update: Christmas Lake Milfoil Weevil Study

6.5     Update: Zebra Mussel Study

6.6     Update: Gleason Lake Vegetation Study

6.7     Update: Carp removal and Research Program              

7.       Board Action Items

7.1     Recommendation to approve 2012 Annual Financial Documents – Evenson

a.       2012 Operations Budget

b.       2012 Operations Levy

c.       2012 Programs and Projects Levy

d.       2012 Program and Projects Budget

8.       Board Review Items

8.1     LID opportunity at El Colegio Charter School: 4137 Bloomington Avenue, Minneapolis – Christopher

8.2     Local Water Management Plan for the City of Long Lake –  Houdek

8.3     Approval of the MCWD/MWMO Joint Watershed Research Grant proposal to study the area of infiltration that influences Minnehaha Creek baseflow – Staff

8.4     Authorization to begin the major plan amendment process for the aquatic invasive species program – Staff

9.        Closed session to discuss possible property purchases – LaSalle

10.     Adjournment

Upcoming Board Meeting/Event Schedule

–       Clean Water Summit – September 8, 2011, 8:30AM-5:00PM (Evening Program for Local Leaders – 6:00PM-8:30PM), MN Landscape Arboretum

–       MN Waters Lake Night – September 14, 2011, 5:00-9:00PM, Bayview Event Center

–       Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting, September 15, 2011 at 6:30PM, MCWD Office

–       Canoe Trip for elected officials – September 17, 2011, 9:00AM-12:00PM, Hopkins Crossroads canoe launch

–       Board of Managers Meeting, September 22, 2011 at 6:45PM, MCWD Office