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Public MeetingS, HEARING & NOTICES

Bois de Sioux Board Meetings: The Bois de Sioux Watershed District Board of Managers meets regularly on the third Thursday of each month, generally for a half of a day starting at 8:00 a. April through October and at 9:00 a.m. November through March, in the District conference room (unless otherwise stated on the meeting agenda). The public is welcome to attend!

NOTICE OF MEETING DATE CHANGE

The regular June 20th, 2024 board meeting will be held June 21, 2024 beginning at 8:00 AM. The June 20th, 2024 board meeting is cancelled.

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
GCD #21 FINAL REPORTS

On Monday, June 17, 2024 at 10:30 am, the Bois de Sioux Watershed District will hold a public hearing at the Herman Community Center, 416 Atlantic Ave S, Herman, Minnesota 56248 on the (1) redetermination of benefits and damages under Minn. Stat. § 103E.351, (2) separable repair under Minn. Stat. § 103E.215, subd. 6, and (3) the final reports for the improvement of Grant County Ditch #21. This hearing is required by Minn. Stat. §§ 103E.215, subd. 6; 103E.325; and 103E.351. Engineering staff will attend the hearing and provide necessary information. All interested parties may appear and be heard. Please feel free to call or email with any questions, or please bring your questions to the June 17, 2024 public hearing.

A copy of the Detailed Survey Report is available by clicking here.

The Viewers Report sections below have been created and condensed for easier viewing. For a full copy of this report, please contact our office.
Section 1: Benefitting Acres, Soil
Section 2: Redetermination/Repair and Improvement
Section 3: Branch Improvements
Section 4: Damages and Easements
Section 5: Future Maintenance
Section 6: Road Authorities

In the Matter of:
ST A TE OF MINNESOTA
Before the
BOIS DE SIOUX WATERSHED DISTRICT
SITTING AS THE DRAINAGE AUTHORITY FOR
GRANT COUNTY DITCH NO. 21
the Petition to Improve
Grant County Ditch No. 21
FINAL HEARING NOTICE

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, the Board of Managers of the Bois de Sioux Watershed District (the "District”), sitting as the drainage authority for Grant County Ditch No. 21 ("GCD #21"), will hold a final hearing on the pending Petition for the Improvement of GCD #21, the engineer's detailed survey report, and the viewers' report of benefits and damages for GCD #21. The engineer's detailed survey report was filed with the District on August 31, 2023, and the viewers' report was filed with the District on May 8, 2024; both reports are available for inspection at the District's office.

The final hearing will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 17, 2024, at the Herman Community Center located at 416 Atlantic Ave S, Herman, Minnesota 56248.  At the final hearing, the District will accept public comment regarding the engineer's detailed survey report and the viewers' report. Any party having an interest in the proceedings may appear and provide comment. Written comments will be accepted at the final hearing and by mail through the date of the final hearing at the District's office.

THE PROPOSED DRAINAGE PROJECT INVOLVES REPAIR AND IMPROVEMENT OF PORTIONS OF GCD # 21 (“the Project”). THE IMPROVEMENT PORTIONS INCLUDE; beginning with Branch 1: from its junction with the Main on the east line of SW ¼ of §18, T128N, R43W to its terminus along the east line of the SE ¼ of the NW ¼ and the west line of the SW ¼ of the NE ¼ of §7, T128N, R43W.  Branch 1 Fork: from its junction with Branch 1 along the north line of the SW ¼ of the SE ¼ and the south line of the NW ¼ of the SE ¼ of §7, T128N, R43W to its terminus on the east line of the SW ¼ of the SW ¼ and the west line of the SE ¼ of the SW ¼ of §7, T128N, R43W.  Branch 2: from its junction with the Main on the north line the NW ¼ of the SW ¼ of §17, T128N, R43W through portions of the NW ¼ and NE ¼ of §20, T128N, R43W to its terminus in the SE ¼ of the SE ¼ of §17, T128N, R43W.  Branch 2 Fork: from its junction with Branch 2 in the NE ¼ of §20, T128N, R43W south through the NE ¼ of the SE ¼ of §20, T128N, R43W to its terminus in the NW ¼ of §21, T128N, R43W.  Branch 4: from its junction with the Main line in the SE ¼ of the NW ¼ of §17, T128N, R43W to its terminus in the SE ¼ of the NE ¼ of §8, T128N, R43W.  THE REPAIR PORTIONS INCLUDE; Branch 3: from its junction with Branch 4 in the SE ¼ of the NW ¼ of §17, T128N, R43W to its terminus in the south half of the NW ¼ of §16, T128N, R43W.  Main: from the outlet in the SW ¼ of §19, T128N, R43W to its terminus in the middle of section §17, T109N, R41W.

THE IMPROVEMENT OF GCD #21 WILL CONSIST OF lowering the depth of the improved portions of the drainage system to accommodate current farming practices, installing tile outlets, and improving drainage efficiency; increasing the size of existing tile segments to accommodate improved flow; constructing new surface intakes where necessary to provide improved, buffered, and stabilized inlets and to prevent erosion of soil into the system; and improving crossings.

THE FOLLOWING PROPERTIES ARE AFFECTED BY THE WORK IDENTIFIED IN THE ENGINEER'S REPORT AND THE VIEWERS' REPORT OF BENEFITS AND DAMAGES:  All of Section 17, and portions of Sections 4, 7 - 10, 15, 16, and 18 - 21 of Delaware Township, Grant County, State of Minnesota.

The following owners of property are affected by the Improvement of GCD # 21:  BISS/SCOTT & MAREEN, BLUME/DANA J & KATY R, CHRISTIANSON/RODNEY, COLEMAN/JODY, CURRIER/GREG,BRUCE & DAVID, DERBY FAMILY REVOC LIVING TRST, DERBY/NANCY/ETAL, DERBY/ROGER & SHARON/TRST/ETAL, EATON/ERIC & BRENDA, ELLISON FARM INC, ELLISON FARM LMTD PARTNERSHP, ELLISON/DANIEL, ELLISON/MARK & LORI, EVERGREEN FLATS LLP, GERBER/KEITH & KELLY, GOTTA/JAMES J/& ROBIN A/TSTEES, HEINTZELMAN/VIRGINIA, JD FARM LLC, KJORNESS/KATHERINE/RESID TRUST, KJORNESS/TRAVIS,DAVID & SCOTT, MC GEE/KAREN L, MC GEE/SHAWN M & STACY L, NELSON/JAMES K & CHARLENE R, NELSON/PATRICIA A, OLIVAS/JOSE L/SR, OLSON/NICHOLAS A & MEGAN J, RATHS/PAUL J & JANE L, RICKS/LOWELL, TOUHEY/VERONICA, TRIDEN PROP LTD PRTNSHP LLLP, U S OF AMERICA, VIPOND /LARRY, VIPOND PROPERTIES LLLP, VIPOND/ANNEGINE M/RLT, VIPOND/TERRANCE E & KATHY L, WILLMERT/KENNETH

The following governmental entities are affected by the Improvement of GCD #21: DELAWARE
TOWNSHIP, GRANT COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT, AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

Dated: May 14, 2024
Linda Vavra, President

NOTICE OF FINAL HEARINGS

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, the Board of Managers of the Bois de Sioux Watershed District will hold several public hearings, beginning at 8:00 a.m. on June 21, 2024, at the District’s Office located at 704 Highway 75 South, Wheaton, MN 56296, to include:

LIGHTNING LAKE OUTLET PROJECT NO. 1 &
LAKE TRAVERSE WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT NO. 1 PHASE 3 &
MUSTINKA RIVER REHABILITATION & REDPATH FLOOD IMPOUNDMENT PHASE 2A

The purpose of the hearing is to review the engineer’s report to the Bois de Sioux Watershed District authority pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 103E.555 showing that the construction contracts are complete. The engineer’s reports have been filed with the watershed authority and are available for public inspection. Any party objecting to the acceptance of a contract(s) may appear at the hearing and be heard. Written comments will be accepted at the hearing (and by mail through the date before the hearing) at the District’s Office.

 

DISTRICT BOARD MEETINGS AND AGENDAS

June 21, 2024 at 8:00 AM: Agenda and Preliminary Packet
June 20, 2024 - MEETING CANCELLED
June 17, 2024 at 10:30 AM: Agenda
(Packet materials above under GCD #21 Public Hearing notice)
May 16, 2024 at 8 AM: Agenda & Minutes to be approved 6/21/24
April 18, 2024 at 8 AM: Agenda & Minutes
March 27, 2024 at 9 AM: Agenda *****NO QUORUM WAS PRESENT*****
March 21, 2024 at 9 AM: Agenda & Minutes
February 15, 2024 at 9 AM: Agenda & Minutes
January 25, 2024 at 9 AM: Agenda & Minutes
December 21, 2023 at 9 AM: Agenda & Minutes
November 17, 2023 at 9 AM: Agenda & Minutes
October 19, 2023 at 8 AM: Agenda & Minutes
September 21, 2023 at 8 AM: Agenda & Minutes
August 17, 2023 at 8 AM: Agenda & Minutes
July 20, 2023 at 8 AM: Agenda & Minutes
June 15, 2023 at 8 AM: Agenda & Minutes    
May 18, 2023 at 8 AM: Agenda & Minutes
April 20, 2023 at 8 AM: Agenda & Minutes
March 24, 2023 at 9 AM: Agenda & Minutes
March 16, 2023 at 9 AM: Agenda & Minutes
February 27, 2023 at 9 AM: Agenda & Minutes
February 23, 2023 at 9 AM: Agenda
*****CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER*****
January 26, 2023: Agenda & Minutes

2022 Minutes

2021 Minutes

Please contact the District Office if you need a copy of prior meeting minutes.

Joint Comprehensive Watershed Plan & One Watershed One Plan Meetings:

Under plan development, the Policy Committee met monthly, on the first Thursday of each month. Now that the plan has been approved, the Policy Committee meets periodically to monitor and advice implementation activities.

Policy Committee - June 6, 2024 at 1 pm: Agenda
Policy Committee - March 7, 2024 at 1 pm: Agenda
Policy Committee - January 4, 2024 at 1 pm: Agenda & Minutes
Policy Committee - April 6, 2023 at 1 pm: Agenda & Minutes
Policy Committee - January 5, 2023 at 1 pm: Agenda & Minutes
Policy Committee - September 1, 2022 at 1 pm: Agenda & Minutes
Policy Committee - June 2, 2022 at 1 pm:  Agenda & Minutes
Policy Committee - April 7, 2022: Agenda & Minutes
Policy Committee - January 6, 2022: Agenda & Minutes


Bois de Sioux Watershed District Advisory Committee:

The Bois de Sioux Watershed District Advisory Committee typically meets in January and June.

Advisory Committee - January 8, 2024: Agenda
Advisory Committee - January 6, 2023: Agenda & Notes
Advisory Committee - January 28, 2022: Agenda & Notes
Advisory Committee - March 17, 2021: Agenda & Notes
Advisory Committee - June 24, 2020: Agenda & Notes
Advisory Committee - January 8, 2020: Agenda & Notes
Advisory Committee - June 26, 2019: Agenda & Notes
Advisory Committee - January 9, 2019: Agenda & Notes
Advisory Committee - June 28, 2018: Agenda & Notes
Advisory Committee - January 22, 2018: Notes

Bois de Sioux Watershed Soil Loss Committee:


Buffer Committee - June 5, 2024: Agenda
Buffer Committee - September 12, 2023: Agenda & Minutes

Bois de Sioux Watershed Rules Committee (former Policies & Procedures Committee):

Policies & Procedures Committee - January 6, 2023 at 1 pm: Agenda

Bois de Sioux Watershed Personnel Committee:

Personnel Committee - December 21, 2023 at 8:00 AM: Agenda

Bois de Sioux Watershed North Ottawa Operations Committee:

North Ottawa Project Team - January 23, 2024: Agenda
North Ottawa Project Team - December 20, 2023: Agenda & Notes
North Ottawa Project Team - July 17, 2023: Agenda & Notes
North Ottawa Project Team - March 20, 2023: Agenda & Notes
North Ottawa Project Team - March 8, 2023: Agenda & Notes
North Ottawa Project Team - January 20, 2023: Agenda & Notes
North Ottawa Project Team - August 31, 2022: Agenda & Notes
North Ottawa Project Team - June 22, 2022:  Agenda & Notes
North Ottawa Operations Committee - April 7, 2022:  Agenda & Notes

Bois de Sioux Watershed Construction Contract Committee: