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Public Hearings & Meeting Agendas

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.m. April through October and at 9:00 a.m. November through March, in the District conference room. The public is welcome to attend!

NOTICE OF MEETING CHANGE
On March 26, 2020, the Bois de Sioux Watershed District passed the following resolution:

A Resolution Adopting Emergency Public Hearing Alternatives

Until further notice, in-person meetings are suspended, and we will post call-in and screenshare instructions for District public meetings on public meeting agendas.

NOTICE OF JOINT MEETING
1W1PLAN LOCAL BOARD REVIEW

A presentation will be held on July 31, 2020, at 1 pm to review the draft Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan created through the One Watershed One Plan process.
A full agenda can be accessed here. There may be a quorum of participants from:

  • Big Stone, Grant, Otter Tail, Stevens, Traverse, Wilkin SWCD Supervisors
  • Big Stone, Grant, Otter Tail, Stevens, Traverse, Wilkin County Commissioners
  • Bois de Sioux Watershed District Board Managers

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    NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
    BUDGETS, LEVIES, AND ASSESSMENTS

    The Board of Managers of the Bois de Sioux Watershed District have scheduled a public hearing on the 2021 General Budget, Construction Fund, and the levies for the Drainage Ditch Systems and projects under their jurisdiction for Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 10:30 AM in the Watershed District Office, 704 Highway 75 South in Wheaton, Minnesota.

    Pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 13D.021 and the Bois de Sioux Watershed District’s Resolution Adopting Emergency Public Hearing Alternatives, the public is asked not to participate in-person at the governing body’s regular meeting location, but rather participate via conference call (312/626-6799) or real time/live streaming (www.zoom.com). Meeting ID: 861 4747 9746 Password: 291449. Alternatively, the Board will accept public comment via mail (send to BdSWD, 704 Hwy 75 South, Wheaton, MN 56296), electronic mail (bdswd@runestone.net), or other written means, by August 18, 2020. Written comments will be taken into consideration at the August 20, 2020 hearing.

    A summary of the proposed budget is as follows:

    1. Administrative Funds. An amount not to exceed Two Hundred Fifty Thousand and No/100 Dollars ($250,000) for engineering, legal, clerical, office, and other administrative expenses, per M.S.A. 103D.905, Subd. 3.

    2. Construction Funds. An amount not to exceed 0.04836 percent of the taxable market value of all property within the district. The proceeds of one-half of this levy shall be credited to the District's Construction Fund and shall be used for the development, construction, and maintenance of projects and programs of benefit to the District. The proceeds of the remaining one-half of this levy shall be credited to the General Fund of the Red River Watershed Management Board, in accordance with M.S.A. 471.59, and Laws of Minnesota 1998, Chapter 389- H.F. No. 3840.

     

    NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
    Removal of Property from WCD #9

    On Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 8:30 AM, the Bois de Sioux Watershed will hold a public hearing at the Bois de Sioux Watershed District Office, 704 Hwy 75 in Wheaton, Minnesota. The purpose of the hearing is to consider the petition of Greg Maack to remove benefited acres from WCD #9. The following property has been petitioned for removal from the benefited area of WCD #9:  N1/2 of the S1/2 of Section 1, Champion Township, Wilkin County.

    Pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 13D.021 and the Bois de Sioux Watershed District’s Resolution Adopting Emergency Public Hearing Alternatives, the public is asked not to participate in-person in the August 20, 2020, meeting at the governing body’s regular meeting location, but rather participate via conference call, real time/live streaming access on www.zoom.com -> Join a meeting ->Meeting ID: 861 4747 9746 and  Password: 291449 or you can call-in to:  (312) 626-6799 -> Meeting ID: 861 4747 9746 and  Password: 291449 (Press *6 to unmute your phone if you wish to speak.  Alternatively, the Board will accept public comment via mail (send to BdSWD, 704 Hwy 75 South, Wheaton, MN 56296), electronic mail (bdswd@runestone.net), or other written means, by August 18, 2020. Written comments will be taken into consideration at the August 20, 2020 regular meeting.

    NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
    Traverse Coundy Ditch #27

    On Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 8:15 AM, the Bois de Sioux Watershed will hold a public hearing at the Bois de Sioux Watershed District Office, 704 Hwy 75 in Wheaton, Minnesota. The purpose of the hearing is to consider the following petition requesting authority to use Traverse County Ditch #27 as an outlet for:

    James Putnam, Portion of Parcel #08-0085000: the NE of the SW1/4 of Section 17, Range 46, E Monson Township (128), Traverse County

    Pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 13D.021 and the Bois de Sioux Watershed District’s Resolution Adopting Emergency Public Hearing Alternatives, the public is asked not to participate in-person in the August 20, 2020, meeting at the governing body’s regular meeting location, but rather participate via conference call, real time/live streaming access on www.zoom.com -> Join a meeting ->Meeting ID: 861 4747 9746 and  Password: 291449 or you can call-in to:  (312) 626-6799 -> Meeting ID: 861 4747 9746 and  Password: 291449 (Press *6 to unmute your phone if you wish to speak).

    Alternatively, the Board will accept public comment via mail (send to BdSWD, 704 Hwy 75 South, Wheaton, MN 56296), electronic mail (bdswd@runestone.net), or other written means, by August 18, 2020. Written comments will be taken into consideration at the August 20, 2020 regular meeting.

     

     

    DISTRICT BOARD MEETINGS AND AGENDAS

    August 20, 2020: Agenda & Packet
    August 12, 2020: Agenda
    July 16, 2020: Agenda & Packet
    June 18, 2020: Agenda & Packet
    June 8, 2020: Agenda & Minutes
    May 21, 2020: Agenda & Minutes
    April 16, 2020: Agenda & Minutes
    March 26, 2020: Agenda & Minutes
    March 4, 2020: Agenda & Minutes
    February 20, 2020: Agenda & Minutes
    January 16, 2020: Agenda & Minutes
    December 27, 2019: Agenda & Minutes
    December 19, 2019: Agenda & Minutes
    November 21, 2019: Agenda & Minutes
    October 31, 2019: Agenda & Minutes
    October 17, 2019: Agenda & Minutes
    September 19, 2019: Agenda & Minutes
    September 11, 2019:  Agenda & Minutes
    August 15, 2019: Agenda & Minutes
    July 18, 2019: Agenda & Minutes
    June 20, 2019: Agenda & Minutes
    May 16, 2019: Agenda & Minutes
    April 18, 2019: Agenda & Minutes
    March 28, 2019: Agenda & Minutes
    February 21, 2019: Agenda & Minutes
    January 17, 2019: Agenda & Minutes
    January 11, 2019: Agenda & Minutes

    2018 Minutes

    Please contact the District Office if you need a copy of any meeting minutes prior to 2018.

    One Watershed One Plan Meetings:

    The Bois de Sioux Watershed District hosts Policy, Steering, and Advisory Committee meetings regularly on the first Thursday of each month, beginning at 9:00 or 9:30 am. Typically, the Steering Committe meets monthly, and the Policy and Advisory Committees meet every-other-month. Please contact our office for more information.

     

    Policy Committee - August 6, 2020: Agenda
    Policy Committee (held jointly with Advisory Committee) - July 2, 2020: Agenda & Minutes
    Policy Committee - April 2, 2020: Agenda & Minutes
    Policy Committee - February 6, 2020: Agenda & Minutes
    Policy Committee - December 12, 2019: Agenda & Minutes
    Policy Committee - September 5, 2019: Agenda & Minutes
    Policy Committee - July 15, 2019: Agenda & Minutes
    Policy Committee - May 2, 2019: Agenda & Minutes
    Policy Committee - March 7, 2019: Agenda & Minutes
    Policy Committee - January 10, 2019: Agenda & Minutes
    Policy Committee - September 25, 2018: Agenda & Minutes
    Policy Committee - July 5, 2018: Agenda & Minutes
    Policy Committee - June 7, 2018: Agenda & Minutes
    Policy Committee - April 23, 2018: Agenda & Minutes

    Steering Committee - July 15, 2020: Agenda
    Steering Committee - June 22, 2020: Minutes
    Steering Committee - June 4, 2020: Agenda & Minutes
    Steering Committee - May 14, 2020: Agenda & Minutes
    Steering Committee - May 7, 2020: Agenda & Minutes
    Steering Committee - April 27, 2020:Minutes
    Steering Committee - April 2, 2020: Agenda & Minutes
    Steering Committee - March 5, 2020: Agenda & Minutes
    Steering Committee - February 6, 2020: Agenda & Minutes
    Steering Committee - January 2, 2020: Agenda & Minutes
    Steering Committee - December 12, 2019: Agenda & Minutes
    Steering Committee - November 7, 2019: Agenda & Minutes
    Steering Committee - October 3, 2019: Agenda & Minutes
    Steering Committee - September 5, 2019: Agenda & Minutes
    Steering Committee - August 1, 2019: Agenda & Minutes
    Steering Committee - July 29, 2019: Minutes
    Steering Committee - July 15, 2019: Agenda & Minutes
    Steering Committee - June 6, 2019: Agenda & Minutes
    Steering Committee - May 2, 2019: Agenda & Minutes
    Steering Committee - April 15, 2019: Agenda & Minutes
    Steering Committee - April 4, 2019: Agenda & Minutes
    Steering Committee - March 7, 2019: Agenda & Minutes
    Steering Committee - September 25, 2018: Agenda & Minutes
    Steering Committee - May 29, 2018: Agenda & Minutes
    Steering Committee - April 27, 2018: Agenda & Minutes
    Steering Committee - February 26, 2018: Agenda & Minutes  

    Advisory Committee - August 6, 2020: Agenda
    Advisory Committee (held jointly with Policy Committee) - July 2, 2020: Agenda & Minutes
    Advisory Committee - March 5, 2020: Agenda & Minutes
    Advisory Committee - November 7, 2019: Agenda & Minutes
    Advisory Committee - October 3, 2019: Agenda & Minutes
    Advisory Committee - August 1, 2019: Agenda & Minutes
    Advisory Committee - June 6, 2019: Agenda & Minutes
    Advisory Committee - April 4, 2019: Agenda & Minutes

    Joint Committee - February 22, 2019: Agenda & Minutes

    Joint Board & Committee - July 31, 2020: Agenda & Notes


    Bois de Sioux Watershed District Advisory Committee:

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

    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 Buffer Committee:

    Buffer Committee - June 26, 2020: Agenda
    Buffer Committee - March 4, 2020: Agenda & Minutes
    Buffer Committee - February 10, 2020: Agenda & Minutes
    Buffer Committee - December 19, 2019: Agenda & Minutes
    Buffer Committee - October 17, 2019: Agenda & Minutes

    Committee Meetings: Other than the 1W1Plan and District Advisory Committees, currently no committees meet on a regularly scheduled basis.

    Bois de Sioux Watershed Personnel Committee:

    Personnel Commitee - July 7, 2020: Agenda
    Personnel Committee - December 19, 2020: Minutes

    Bois de Sioux Watershed North Ottawa Operations Committee:

    Personnel Commitee - August 10, 2020: Agenda
    Personnel Committee - January 6, 2020: Agenda

    Bois de Sioux Watershed Construction Contract Committee:

    Construction Contract Committee - August 17, 2020: Agenda

    Please contact our office if you need a copy of any minutes prior to 2018.