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Community Advisory Committee 7:00 PM, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 – Held Electronically Until further notice Community Advisory Committee meetings will only be available via telephone and/or the web-based application Go To Meeting. You will not be able to attend meetings in person. You can join the meeting electronically by clinking on this link https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/796012453 and following the directions or dial in using your phone: +1 (872) 240-3412 Access Code: 796-012-453 Please visit www.capitolregionwd.org to get additional CRWD COVID-19 information. Agenda

Materials Enclosed

7:00

I)

Welcome, Announcements, Updates, and Introductions

7:05

II)

Public Comment for Issues Not on the Agenda (3 minutes per person)

7:08

III)

Approval of the Agenda

7:09

IV)

Approval of Minutes A) Approval of the May 12, 2021 Minutes

7:10

V)

District Initiatives for Review, Comment and Recommendations A) COVID-19 Update (Doneux)

7:50

VI)

CAC Initiatives A) CAC Annual Tour

8:00

VII)

Project and Program Updates A) Como Lake 319 Grant Update (Fossum) B) Como Pavilion Parking Lot Project Update (Fossum) C) Como Golf Course Stormwater BMPs Project Update (Kelley)

8:50

VIII) CAC Observer Update

8:55

IX)

Discussion A) New & Old Issues B) CAC Observer for June 16, 2021 and July 7, 2021 Board of Managers Meeting

9:00

X)

Adjourn

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Community Advisory Committee Meeting Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 7:00 p.m.

CAC Members Present: Nicole Soderholm, remote Bob Simonet, remote David Arbeit, remote Mary Lilly, remote Mike MacDonald, remote Richard Weil, remote Cheryl Braun, remote Steve Duerre, remote Gwen Willems, remote Michelle Ulrich, remote Andrew Montain, remote Pat Cavanaugh, remote CAC Members Absent: Tom Elko Devin Driscoll Lauren Wheeler

Others Present: Anna Eleria, CRWD, remote Joe Collins, CRWD Manager, remote

I. Welcome, Announcements, and Updates Ms. Soderholm opened the meeting at 7:05 p.m. by videoconference. Ms. Soderholm asked for any announcements or updates. Mr. Arbeit advised the CAC of a recent Star Tribune article concerning the Ford development project and its water reuse capabilities. Mr. Montain introduced himself as a new CAC member, Roseville resident. II. Public Comment for Issues Not on the Agenda Ms. Soderholm asked for comments not on the agenda. There were none. III. Approval of Agenda CAC 21-015 Motion: To approve the CAC May 12, 2021, agenda.

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Duerre/Braun Unanimously approved. IV. Approval of Minutes A. April 14, CAC Meeting Minutes CAC 21-016 Motion: To approve the April 14, 2021, CAC Meeting Minutes. Willems/MacDonald Unanimously approved. V. District Initiatives for Review, Comment and Recommendations A. Stewardship Grant Update (Eleria) Ms. Eleria provided a presentation on proposed updates to the District’s Stewardship Grant Program. Ms. Eleria explained that since the last 2018 grant program evaluation and update staff have reviewed the Stewardship Grant Program and are suggesting changes to the Stewardship Grant Program consistent with the goals, themes and priorities of the District’s recently adopted Watershed Management Plan/Diversity and Inclusion Plan. Staff are proposing to offer the following three types of grants: (1) Clean Water Project Grants; (2) Native Landscaping Project Grants; and (3) BMP Maintenance Grants. CAC members suggested that the District consider providing some grant funding disbursement at the start of the project in our geographic focus areas instead of upon project completion and District approval. VI. CAC Initiatives A. CAC Recruiting Update (Willems) Ms. Willems provided an update on Ms. Willems’ and Ms. Gardner’s recruitment efforts including reworking and updating the CAC brochure. VII. Project and Program Updates A. Seminary Pond Update (Eleria) Ms. Eleria provided an update and slide presentation on the Seminary Pond project, which construction is now complete. The District had the help of partners in implementing this project. The total project estimated cost was $456,000, with the District receiving $250,000 grant funds for this project. The CAC expressed its appreciation to staff for its good work in completing the project. B. Boulevard Rain Garden Project Update (Eleria)

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Ms. Eleria presented an update on the District’s Boulevard Rain Garden project, explaining the District used state-funding for construction of rain gardens in the Como and McCarrons’ subwatershed. Construction will begin in the next two weeks. It is anticipated that the projects will remove five pounds of phosphorous on an annual basis in Como and one pound of phosphorous on an annual basis in McCarrons. VIII. CAC Observer Update CAC Observer Manager Collins provided a brief summary of the Board’s May 5, 2021, meeting, highlighting the District’s meeting with City of Saint Paul Department Directors, request for proposals for Como shoreline restoration projects, and discussion of District rules regarding volume reduction and rate for filtration BMPs. IX. Discussion A. New & Old Issues Ms. Soderholm encouraged CAC members to volunteer for the District’s Angler survey training, noting she and Ms. Braun have met with Mr. Houle to participate in the training session. B. CAC Observer for May 19, 2021, and June 2, 2021, Board of Managers Meetings. Mr. Simonet volunteered to attend the Board’s May 19, 2021, meeting. X. Adjourn CAC 21-017 Motion: To adjourn the May 12, 2021, CAC Meeting. Duerre/Lilly Unanimously approved. The meeting was adjourned at 8:51 p.m. Respectfully submitted, Michelle Ulrich

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June 9, 2021 CAC Meeting

DATE: TO: FROM: RE:

June 3, 2021 CRWD CAC Bob Fossum, Division Manager City of St. Paul for Como Parking Lots Project

VII. B. Project and Program Updates—City of St. Paul for Como Parking Lot Projects (Fossum)

Background The Como Lake Management Plan (CLMP) was adopted on May 15, 2019 and the 2021-2030 Watershed Management Plan on November 4. 2020. Both plans included a capital project that installs stormwater BMPs at the Como Pavilion and Golf Clubhouse Parking Lots. The adopted 2021 CRWD Budget includes funding for the Como Parking Lot Project for an amount of $150,000. Issues Over the past several months, District staff and St. Paul Parks and Rec staff have been collaborating on planning and design of above and beyond BMPs for the Como Pavilion (North and South) and Clubhouse Parking Lots. It has been determined that only the south Pavilion Parking lot will be eligible for grant funds since the other two lots will be full reconstruction and BMPs will be required under CRWD Rules. The project is scheduled to be constructed in the Fall of 2021. The project is at 30% design currently and the District is at a point where the City needs to understand what amount of funding the District may be able to provide to be able to determine the final design of the project. At the June 2, 2021 meeting, the Board approved a grant to City of St. Paul for the Como Parking Lot Project for an amount not to exceed $187,100. The grant funding will be focused on the Pavilion South Parking Lot as it is the only lot that is a mill and overlay and grant eligible and has significant visibility for the public. The District determined a grant to install BMPs is warranted, both from a load reduction standpoint (7-8 lbs/year), as well as the demonstration/visibility standpoint. The estimated cost of BMPs and associated elements is $170,600. The project includes: a two-celled filtration rain garden, dry stream bed, rock seating area, and interpretive signs. Staff also recommend funding for a non-motorized boat launch for an amount of $16,500. This part of the project will work to achieve the recreation-based goals of the CLMP and provide better access to the lake for all of the monitoring that regularly occurs. Note: Staff have been able to confirm that the District will be able to utilize the recently approved 319 Small Watershed Funding to fund this grant award. Requested Action None, information only enc:

Como Parking Improvement Project Summary

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CRWD MEETING | April 19, 2021 Project Manager: Anne Gardner, Anne.Gardner@ci.stpaul.mn.us

COMO REGIONAL PARK - PARKING IMPROVEMENTS

Como Golf Course & Lakeside Pavilion Parking Lots


Lakeside Pavilion S Parking Lot Concept

CRWD MEETING | April 19, 2021 Project Manager: Anne Gardner, Anne.Gardner@ci.stpaul.mn.us STORMWATER COST ESTIMATE: OPTION A: APPROX. $142,178.20 OPTION B: APPROX. $54,427.20

COMO REGIONAL PARK - PARKING IMPROVEMENTS


STORMWATER COST ESTIMATE : OPTION A: APPROX. $90,012.50 OPTION B: APPROX. $73,275.00

Lakeside Pavilion N Parking Lot Concept

CRWD MEETING | April 19, 2021 Project Manager: Anne Gardner, Anne.Gardner@ci.stpaul.mn.us

COMO REGIONAL PARK - PARKING IMPROVEMENTS


CRWD MEETING | April 19, 2021 Project Manager: Anne Gardner, Anne.Gardner@ci.stpaul.mn.us

COMO REGIONAL PARK - PARKING IMPROVEMENTS Golf Course Parking Lot Concept

STORMWATER COST ESTIMATE APPROX. $48,043


CONSTRUCTION COST ESTIMATE: Golf Course Lot

CRWD MEETING | April 19, 2021 Project Manager: Anne Gardner, Anne.Gardner@ci.stpaul.mn.us

COMO REGIONAL PARK - PARKING IMPROVEMENTS

Cost Estimate Summary: Parking Stormwater Total Contingency(20%) Total

North Lot

South Lot

$308,552.50 Subtotal $231,124.40 Subtotal $434,394.20 Subtotal $1,112,126.60 $48,043.00 $90,012.50 $142,178.20 $280,233.70 $356,595.50 $321,136.90 $576,572.40 $1,392,360.30 $71,319.00 ntingency(20%) $64,227.00 tingency(20%) $115,314.00 ntingency(20%) $278,472.00 Total $1,670,832.30 $427,914.50 Total $385,363.90 Total $691,886.40

BMP Cost Options w/20% Contingency Option A $57,651.60 Option B (Simplified) $Ͳ

$108,015.00 $73,275.00

STORAGE VOLUME SUMMARY:

BUDGET Engineering Consultant - Phase 2- FEES Task Task 4: Final Construction Documents Task 5: Bidding, Construction Management, and Observation Total this phase:

Cost $27,837 $18,593 $46,430

$170,613.84 $54,427.20

$336,280.44 $127,702.20


CRWD MEETING | April 19, 2021 Project Manager: Anne Gardner, Anne.Gardner@ci.stpaul.mn.us

COMO REGIONAL PARK - PARKING IMPROVEMENTS

Budget:

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June 9, 2021 CAC Meeting VII. Project Update C). Como Golf Course Stormwater BMPs Update (Kelley)

DATE: TO: FROM: RE:

June 3, 2021 CRWD Community Advisory Committee Forrest Kelley, PE, Regulatory Division Manager Como Golf Course Stormwater BMPs Project Update

Background In 2016, CRWD was awarded a $1.76 million grant through BWSR’s Targeted Watershed Program (TWP) for work in the Como and McCarrons subwatersheds. In 2018, a feasibility study identified potential BMPs to treat stormwater runoff from the Zoo property, and CRWD contracted with Houston Engineering Inc. (HEI) to advance design on an Iron Enhanced Sand Filter Bench at the northwest Golf Course Pond, and expansion of the existing Polar Bear Infiltration Basin combined with additional underground infiltration pipes at Hole 7 near the zoo. Issues Bidding for the project extended over a three-week period from May 5th to May 22, 2020. CRWD received bids from six contractors, and the project was awarded to Rachel Contracting, LLC with a low bid of $1.42M. Construction began In July of 2020, with substantial completion achieved in September 2020. Four Change Orders were approved totaling $28,000 for a final construction cost of $1.45M. Punchlist items were completed in May 2021, and the Final Pay Application will be processed in June after CRWD and project partners confirm acceptance of infrastructure. Staff will present an overview of the project, construction highlights, and BMP performance, and answer any questions the CAC may have. Requested Actions None, for information only W:\05 Community Advisory Committee\Scanned PDF CAC Packets\2021\June 9, 2021\CAC Memo Como Golf Course BMPs 2021-06-03.docx

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