BRRWD 11/27/17 Meeting Agenda

A regular meeting of the Board of Managers, Buffalo-Red River Watershed District, will be held on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 7:00 PM in the Barnesville office. 

Proposed Agenda

Call Meeting to Order 7:00 PM.

Secretary’s Report-Approve draft 11/13/17 regular meeting minutes.

Treasurer’s Report- Review monthly financial report.

Citizens to be Heard.

Action Items


  • See list of 2016/2017 applications.
  • Harlen Wentz drainage complaint. Section 3, Callaway Township, Becker County. Status of tile plug. Next steps. Hearing set for 12/11/17.
  • Schindler/Boeder drainage complaint. Section 33, Barnesville Township. Status of cleanout. Schedule hearing?



  • No. 79, Wolverton Creek Restoration. Next steps, easements. Wilkin CUP hearing-12/06/17, 8:30 AM, Breckenridge.
  • No. 78, Clay-Wilkin J.D. No. 1 Diversion. Status of preliminary survey report.
  • No. 49, Oakport Flood Mitigation. Larson lawsuit. Wetland issues. Levee certification. Excess material removal.
  • No. 21, Wilkin C.D. No. 13-Lateral. Thompson repair in Section 36, Deerhorn Township.
  • No. 1, Wilkin C.D. No. 22. Status of main repair.



  • F-M Diversion. Results of Governors’ Task Force.
  • S. Branch Phase I. LSOHC for east of T.H. 9, next steps? Meeting with Rogelstad.
  • Wilkin C.D. Nos. 40, 41, 42, 43, and 44. Buffers/side inlets construction status? Norman appeal.
  • Easement study. 12/13/17 meeting with Dr. Taff, Watershed Office, Barnesville. Thoughts/comments.
  • Barnesville Township. Offer on Braton property?
  • 1W1P. Next meeting status/MOA. Workplan/budget.
  • MAWD Annual Meeting. November 30-December 2, Alexandria.
  • Otter Tail River/Buffalo River/Upper Red River TMDL/WRAPS. Next steps/process. Upper Red final comments.
  • 2015 Buffer Law. Drainage systems. BRRWD enforcement regulations to BWSR.
  • Elkton Wetland Restoration-Briks’ billing.




Discussion Items



  • Section 27, Manston Township. Status of ditch repair. Abel LSF application.
  • City of Glyndon proposed subdivision. Need for fdr discussions.
  • 220th ST Drainage Investigation. 08/10/17 meeting, next steps? Stephenson flooding concern.
  • Lake Fifteen/86th AVE S. Project status/issues. HEI road R/W survey. Burnette violation letter.
  • Section 4, Manston Township. Review of drainage along T.H. No. 9. Next steps?



  • No. 77, Clay C.D. No. 51-Lateral. Status of lawsuit.
  • No. 71, City of Moorhead 50th AVE S. Levee certification. Wetland credits. Gate installation.
  • No. 65, County Line Outlet. Adrian Haugrud request to relocate outlet.
  • No. 56, Manston Slough Restoration. NRCS project status. Road maintenance.
  • No. 49, Oakport Flood Mitigation. Phase 4 status. Open House.
  • No. 39, Georgetown Levee. Maintenance. Road closures. Deed restrictions. Wambach flood insurance. FEMA/mowing status. Elevation certificates. Wambach building on R/W. Land transfer.
  • No. 33, Clay C.D. No. 50. Serenity Living easement.
  • No. 2, Wilkin C.D. No. 13. Status of repairs/spoil leveling.


Flood Damage Reduction Project Team:

  • Next meeting scheduled for Thursday, December 14, 2017, 1:30 PM, Barnesville.
  • Plan for S. Branch project. Concept development. Phase 1A options. Funding. Agency meeting. BWSR grant. Landowner contracts. FMDA pay request. Carolyn Swenson “temporary” repair.
  • Plan for Barnesville Township. Next steps? Meet with possible retention landowners. COE Concurrence Point No. 3. Pipeline issues. FMDA pay request.
  • WRP sites: Reep Lake and Haick/Peppel. BRRWD funding policy. Easement options. T.H. 108 site. ACEP.
  • Stony Creek off-channel site. Contact with landowners. Comprehensive project. Soil borings. MNDOT issues. DNR dam classification. Easement policy. ALE. COE Concurrence Point No. 3. Revised cost estimate. FMDA pay request. Dohn appraisal.


Other Items:

  • Data Retention Program. Status of using M-Files?
  • Wilkin C.D. No. 1B. Violation, SE1/4, Section 33, Meadows Township.
  • Wilkin C.D. No. 2. Violation, NW1/4, Section 3, Sunnyside Township.
  • Wilkin C.D. No. 6A. Redetermination of benefits. County repairs.
  • MPCA MS4. Discuss program. BRRWD Rules.
  • Elkton Township Wetland Restoration. COE process. Johnson encroachment.
  • Otter Tail River Restoration. 319 grant. CWF grant. Section 1135 grant. Survey status? COE mitigation.
  • BRRWD Rules Update.
  • BRRWD By-laws update.
  • Whiskey Creek. Survey status? Next steps.
  • BWSR FY 2018 Drainage Records Modernization Grant.
  • Next Meeting-Monday, December 11, 2017, 7:00 PM, Barnesville.
  • Adjournment


John E. Hanson, Secretary