Thursday, March 27, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014
Minnehaha Creek Watershed District Offices
Board Room
15320 Minnetonka Boulevard
Minnetonka, MN 55345

Board of Managers:  Sherry White, President; Brian Shekleton, Vice President; Richard Miller, Treasurer;  Jeff Casale, Secretary; Pam Blixt, Manager; Jim Calkins, 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
         AUDIT REVIEW COMMITTEE – (White, Casale, Shekleton)

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       2013 Planning Annual Report 
            4.2       2/20/14  Planning and Policy Committee Minutes
            4.3       3/6/14  Operations and Program Committee Minutes
            4.4       3/20/14 Planning and Policy Committee Minutes 

             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 March 13, 2014 Board minutes.
              5.2       Approval of the Revised Minutes:              
                         – January 23, 2014
                         – December 19, 2013
                         – November 21, 2013

               6.         Approval of Check Register            
               6.1       General Checking Account
               6.2       February 27, 2014 General Checking Account Revised
               6.3       Surety Account
               6.4       325 Blake Road Checking Account

               7.         Consent Items
7.1       Resolution 14-021, Authorization to continue Lake Minnetonka Zebra Mussel Study in 2014 and use data to complete two research papers for attempt at publication – Fieldseth
7.2       Resolution 14-017, Authorization to Continue Developing the Ecosystem Evaluation Program for 2014.  Develop the Workplan for 2015, and Hire a Full Time Temporary Staff for One Year.  – Christianson/Dooley/Bischoff
7.3       Resolution 14-022 Authorization to contract with Wenck for continued monitoring in the Six Mile Creek SubwatershedChristianson
7.4       Resolution 14-025 Authorization to enter into contract with the University of Minnesota for the Six Mile Creek Carp Assessment – Wisker

           REGULAR AGENDA                                                                                     
                8.         Board, Committee, and Task Force Reports
                8.1       Board Updates:
–     March 6, 2014, Policy and Planning Committee – Calkins
–     March 19, 2014, MAWD  Legislative Reception – Blixt
–     March 19, 2014 AIS Symposium  – Olson/Blixt
–     Carver County PRAP Report ? Olson/White
8.2       President’s Report
–     March 26, 2014  Board Retreat – White
8.3       District Administrator’s Report – Evenson-Marden
8.4       Upcoming Meeting and Event Schedule:
–     6:45 pm,  April 3, 2014, Operations and Programs Committee, Big Island Room, MCWD Offices
–     6:45pm, April 10, 2014 MCWD Board Workshop, Board Room, MCWD Offices
–     6:45pm, April 17, 2014 Policy and Planning Committee, Big Island Room, MCWD Offices
–     6:30pm, April 23, 2014 CAC Meeting, Board Room MCWD
–     6:45pm, April 24, 2014 MCWD Board Meeting, Board Room, MCWD Offices

                9.       Audit
9.1     Resolution 14-024 Acceptance of the 2013 Annual Financial Audit and Approval of Fund Transfers and Closures – Gibbs

               10.       Public Hearings & Presentations
10.1     Street Sweeping for Nutrient Reduction Presentation – Yetka/Baker

               11.       Permits Requiring a Variance or Discussion
11.1     Permit 13-464   Minneapolis Park and Rec Board – MEC Utility Project for Erosion Control and Waterbody Crossing and Structures – Wisner

               12.       Action Items
               12.1     Items removed from the consent agenda.
               12.2     Resolution 14-023 Order Cottageville Park Project – Clark

               13.        Board Discussion Items:    
13.1     None 

               14.       Staff Updates
            14.1     None 

               15.       Adjournment

April 12, 2014, ?The Benefits of Being Shallow? – A Shallow Lakes Forum, U of M Arboretum
April 24, 2014, Summer Turf Grass Maintenance Workshop, MCWD Offices