BRRWD Approves Construction Contract Extension

At their meeting held on Monday, November 26, 2018, at 7:00 PM in Barnesville, the Board of Managers, Buffalo-Red River Watershed District (BRRWD), approved a request from Sellin Brothers, Inc. to extend the construction contract deadline for the Phase 1 Wolverton Creek Restoration project from 12/31/18 until 6/30/19, pending permission from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to access the Creek during the spawning season from March 15, 2019 to June 15, 2019. If the contractor can’t access the site before 6/15/19, the Board will consider another extension date. The wet fall weather hampered progress on the restoration project. The Board also approved Pay Request No. 4 for Sellin Brothers in the amount of $35,929.38.

Other business included:

  • Reviewed the BRRWD’s financial status. Cash on hand is $1,684,270.84. Total income this year is $3,057,753.82. The Board approved the payment of the bills, totaling $105,959.23.

  • To meet eligibility requirements for potential funding opportunities for the proposed Whiskey Creek Restoration project near Kent, the Board designated Erik S. Jones, Engineer, and Kathy K. Fenger, Assistant BRRWD Administrator, Houston Engineering, Inc. as the signatories for the Natural Resources Conservation Service National Water Quality Incentive Program. 

  • Reviewed the Red River Watershed Management Board Strategic Plan Input questionnaire. 

  • Discussed comments regarding the F-M Diversion First Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. Staff will review the documents by the 11/29/18 deadline. 

  • Noted that the Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts 2018 Annual Convention and Trade Show will be held November 29-December 1, 2018, at the Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria. Managers Leitch, Fjestad, Van Amburg, Hanson, and Anderson plan to attend.

The Board of Managers, BRRWD, will hold their next regular meeting on Monday, December 10, 2018, at 7:00 PM in the BRRWD Office, located at 1303 4th AVE NE, Barnesville, MN. All meetings are open to the public. For more information about the BRRWD, please visit our website at www.brrwd.org. The second December meeting (December 24) will not be held due to the Holidays.