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Start: Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 7:00 PM
End: Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 9:00 PM
County Board Room, Carver County Government Center
Chaska, MN 55318

Meeting Agenda

The Lower Minnesota River Watershed District Board of Managers meeting starts at 7:00pm (CDT) in the County Board Room at the Carver County Government Center, 602 East 4th Street, Chaska, MN 55318.  The Board will hold this meeting in person. The meeting may be joined virtually by clicking on the link below:

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The meeting may be joined by telephone by calling 1-408-418-9388, Meeting number (access code): 2559 495 6705.  Meeting password: euNFA2JGa82 (38632254 from phones and video systems).

Members of the public with questions about participating in the meeting interactively or presenting comments for the Citizen Input on Non-agenda Items or for the public hearing are asked to contact LMRWD Administrator, Linda Loomis, by email at

Contact District Administrator, Linda Loomis, at if you would like to be placed on the agenda distribution list.

Some Managers may participate from remote locations. Locations will be posted at least three business days before the date of the meeting. Please be aware if you choose to participate at/from a remote meeting location this meeting begins at 7:00pm Central Daylight Time.  

Most meeting materials are available in one document: FULL PACKET (Because of the size of the file, it may take time to download).  The FULL PACKET does not include the invoices presented for payment or the "information only" portion at the end of the agenda.  The Adminstrator's Report is a separate document.  The meeting materials are also available below as PDFs of individual agenda items.

Members of the public are asked to contact District Administrator, Linda Loomis at 763-545-4659 or by email (preferred) at, if they want to receive notification of meetings, links to meeting materials or if they have any questions.

  1. Call to Order
    1. Oath of Office
      Theresa Kuplic, term of office expires, 2/28/2027 (reappointment)
    2. Roll Call
  2. Citizen Input on Non-agenda Items:
    Citizens may address the Board of Managers about any item not contained on the regular agenda. A maximum of 15 minutes is allowed for the Forum. If the full 15 minutes are not needed for the Forum, the Board will continue with the agenda. The Board will take no official action on items discussed at the Forum, with the exception of referral to staff or a Board Committee for a recommendation to be brought back to the Board for discussion or action at a future meeting.
  3. Approval of the Agenda
    1. May 15, 2024 Agenda
      • Additions, Corrections, and Deletions to Agenda
  4. Public Hearings & Presentations
    1. Presentation of report from Dakota County Soil & Water Conservation District on 2023 monitoring, technical, education and other conservation service
    2. Recognition of Contribution to LMRWD by Manager Laura Amundson
  5. Consent Agenda
    1. Approval of Minutes for April 17, 2024 Regular Meetings
    2. Receive and file April 2024 Financial Report​
    3. Presentation of invoices for payment
      1. Clifton Larson Allen, LLC (CLA) – Financial services through April 2024
      2. TimeSavers Off Site Secretarial – Preparation of March 26, 2024 Personnel Committee meeting minutes
      3. Rinke Noonan Attorneys at Law - March 2024 legal services
      4. Daniel Hron - May 2024 office rent
      5. US Bank Equipment Finance – May 2024 copier lease payment
      6. Young Environmental Consulting Group, LLC – March 2024 technical, and Education & Outreach services
      7. Naiad Consulting, LLC – March 2024 Administrative services, mileage and expenses
      8. 106 Group - Area #3 - April 2024 Cultural & Architectural investigation services 
      9. Bolton & Menk, Inc. -  Engineering Services through April 19, 2024, related to Vernon Avenue
      10. Barr Engineering - March 2024 design services related to Area #3
      11. WSB – Area #3 land acquisition services
      12. 4M Fund – February 2024 fund service charges
      13. 4M Fund - March 2024 fund service charges
      14. Daniel Hron - June 2024 office rent
    4. Report from the Citizen Advisory Committee
    5. Request for Reimbursement for Prior Lake High School Educator Mini-grant
    6. Request for Reimbursement for Minnesota Valley Refuge Friends Educator Mini-grant
  6. Permits 
    1. LMRWD Permit Renewals
    2. Minnesota River Greenway Trail – Amendment (LMRWD No. 2023-007)
    3. Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) Stormwater Pond Maintenance Group A Project (LMRWD No. 2024-002)
    4. Safety and Security Center Phase 2 Project – Rule D Amendment (LMRWD No. 2023-022)
  7. Action Items
    1. Reset date for June 19, 2024, Regular meeting of the LMRWD Board of Managers
    2. Officer Appointments, Authorize removal of Manager Laura Amundson and addition of new Treasurer as signatory to LMRWD financial accounts
    3. Education and Outreach
      • Set date for LMRWD Education workshop
    4. Administrator Agreement Amendment #4
    5. Biennial Solicitation for letters of interest for legal, technical and professional services
      • Legal Counsel
    6. Study Area #3
      • The Board of Managers may close the meeting pursuant to statutes section 13D.05, subd. 3.c.3, to discuss the purchase of an easement or a fee ownership interest of a portion of property located in Eden Prairie, Hennepin County PID #3511622230013
  8. Board Discussion Items
    1. Minnesota River Boat Tour 
  9. For Information Only
    1. Lower MN River East One Watershed One Plan
    2. 2024 Legislative Activities
    3. LMRWD Permit Program Summary
  10. Communications
    1. Administrator Report
    2. President
    3. Managers
    4. Committees
    5. Legal Counsel
    6. Engineer
  11. Adjournment - Next meeting of the LMRWD Board of Managers will be determined at the May meeting.

Upcoming Meetings

June 20, 2024
Jun 20, 2024
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
County Board Room, Carver County Government Center