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Start: Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at 7:00 PM
End: Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at 10:00 PM
County Board Room, Carver County Government Center
602 East 4th Street
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): 2550 782 7232.  Meeting password: t9eNMh9jxH2 (89366495 when dialing from a phone or video system).

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
      Vinatha Viswanathan, term of office expires, 2/28/2027
    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. July 17, 2024 Agenda
      • Additions, Corrections, and Deletions to Agenda
  4. Public Hearings & Presentations
    1. Presentation of report on geomorphic assessment of trout streams
    2. LMRWD Q2 2024 Work Plan Quarterly Report
  5. Consent Agenda
    1. Approval of Minutes for June 20, 2024 Regular Meetings
    2. Receive and file June 2024 Financial Report​
    3. Presentation of invoices for payment
      1. Clifton Larson Allen, LLC (CLA) – Financial services through June 2024
      2. TimeSavers Off Site Secretarial – Preparation of May 15, 2024, meeting minutes
      3. Rinke Noonan Attorneys at Law - May 2024 legal services
      4. Daniel Hron - August 2024 office rent
      5. US Bank Equipment Finance – July 2024 copier lease payment
      6. Young Environmental Consulting Group, LLC – June 2024 technical, and Education & Outreach services
      7. Naiad Consulting, LLC – June 2024 Administrative services, mileage and expenses
      8. 106 Group - June 2024 Cultural & Architectural investigation services related to Area #3
      9. WSB – Area #3 land acquisition services
      10. Dakota County SWCD - Q2 2024 monitoring, TACS and education services
      11. ISG (I & S Group, Inc) - Services related to Spring Creek through June 2024
      12. 4M Fund - May 2024 fund service charges
    4. Report from the Citizen Advisory Committee
    5. Authorize partial reimbursement for Neighbors Nurturing Nature Cost Share Project
  6. Permits 
    1. Fred Wells Tennis Education Center (FWTEC) Parking lot Improvements (LMRWD No. 2024-009)
  7. Action Items
    1. Public Hearing regarding the state of the Minnesota River
    2. Education and Outreach
      • Appointments to CAC
      • Signage at Ike's Creek
      • Discussion of Education & Outreach goals
    3. Dredge Management
      • Vernon Avenue Improvement Project
      • Flood Damage Assessment
    4. Study Area #3 riverbank stabilization project
  8. Board Discussion Items
    1. 2025 LMRWD Budget
    2. Minnesota River Boat Tour 
    3. 535 Lakota Lane – recovery of legal fees
    4. LMRWD Bylaws review
  9. For Information Only
    1. 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 Wednesday, August 21, 2024.

Upcoming Meetings

August 21, 2024 Board Meeting
Aug 21, 2024
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
County Board Room, Carver County Government Center
September 18, 2024 Board Meeting
Sep 18, 2024
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
County Board Room, Carver County Government Center