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Regular Meeting of the Capitol Region Watershed District (CRWD) Board Of Managers, for Wednesday, October 16, 2013 6:00 p.m. at the office of the CRWD, 1410 Energy Park Drive, Suite 4, St. Paul, Minnesota. REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

Materials Enclosed

I.

Call to Order of Regular Meeting (President Joe Collins) A) Attendance B) Review, Amendments and Approval of the Agenda

II.

Public Comment – For Items not on the Agenda (Please observe a limit of three minutes per person.)

III.

Permit Applications and Program Updates (Permit Process: 1) Staff Review/Recommendation, 2) Applicant Response, 3) Public Comment, and 4) Board Discussion and Action.) A) Permit # 13-026 Associated Bank (Kelley) B) Permit # 13-029 Island Station Demolition (Kelley) C) Permit # 13-030 Western University Plaza (Kelley) D) Permit Program/Rules Update (Kelley)

IV.

Special Reports – No Special Reports

V.

Action Items A) AR: Approve Minutes of the October 2, 2013 Regular Meeting (Sylvander) B) AR: Approve Accounts Payable/Receivables for September 2013 (Sylvander) C) AR: Approve letter of support for CCLRT GLGI (Eleria)

VI.

Unfinished Business A. FI: AR: Education Display Designs Update (Beckman) B. FI: CAC Revitalization Update (Reider)

VII.

General Information A) CAC Update and identify a Board Member Attendee for November 13th CAC Meeting B) Administrator’s Report

VIII. Next Meeting A) Wednesday, November 6, 2013 Meeting Agenda Review IX.

Adjournment

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Our Mission is to protect, manage and improve the water resources of Capitol Region Watershed District


Capitol Region Watershed District Applicant:

Doug Harber Associated Bank 2655 Campus Drive Plymouth MN 55441

Permit Application 13-026 Associated Bank Consultant:

David Ahrens Stantec 2335 Highway 36 West St. Paul, MN 55113

Description: Demolition and construction of a new bank at the corner of Snelling and Dayton Stormwater Management: Underground infiltration/filtration system District Rule: C, D, and F Disturbed Area: 1.5 Acres Impervious Area: 0.93 Acres PERMIT RECOMMENDATION: Approve with 4 Conditions

1. Receipt of $4,650 surety and maintenance agreement. 2. Provide a copy of the NPDES permit. 3. Increase filtration volume to provide at least 3,949 cf of storage between the outlet invert elevation and the top of the sand. Currently, 1,993 cf is provided between elevation 926.3 and 925.56. 4. Clarify placement of the 4” draintile. Detail B on sheet C8-02 states the 4” draintile shall be on the sides and outlet, but sheet C5-01 indicates it is a 6” draintile.

Marshall

Dayton

Permit Location Permit Report 13-026

Aerial Photo October 2, 2013 Board Meeting


Capitol Region Watershed District Permit Report CRWD Permit #:

13-026

Review date:

October 8, 2013

Project Name:

Associated Bank

Applicant:

Mr. Doug Harber Associated Bank 2655 Campus Drive Plymouth, MN 55441

Purpose:

Construction of new building and parking lot with an underground storage and filtration system.

Location:

Northeast Corner of the intersection of Snelling Avenue North and West Dayton Avenue.

Applicable Rules:

C, D, and F

Recommendation:

Approve with 4 conditions

EXHIBITS: 1. CRWD Volume Control Worksheet, recd. 10/4/13. 2. Memo to CRWD, by Stantec, dated 9/11/13, recd. 9/11/13. 3. Memo to CRWD (plan changes), by Stantec, dated 10/4/13, recd. 10/4/13. 4. Memo to CRWD (stormwater management plan summary), by Stantec, dated 10/3/13, recd. 10/4/13. 5. Existing and proposed drainage area maps, by Stantec, dated 10/2/13, recd. 10/4/13. 6. Copy of lease agreement, dated 3/1/06, recd. 10/4/13. 7. Geotechnical Evaluation Report, by Braun Intertec Corporation, dated 9/6/13, recd. 9/11/13. 8. HydroCAD results, by Stantec, dated 10/3/13, recd. 10/4/13. 9. Construction plans (G1-01, C0-01, C0-02, C1-01, C2-01, C2-02, C2-03, C3-01, C4-01, C4-02, C5-01, C8.01, C8.02, L1.01), by Stantec, dated 10/4/13, recd. 10/4/13. HISTORY & CONSIDERATIONS: Permit application 13-027 includes redevelopment surrounding the 13-026 project site.

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RULE C: STORMWATER MANAGEMENT Standards  Proposed discharge rates for the 2-, 10-, and 100-year events shall not exceed existing rates.  Developments and redevelopments must reduce runoff volumes in the amount equivalent to an inch of runoff from the impervious areas of the site.  Stormwater must be pretreated before discharging to infiltration areas to maintain the long-term viability of the infiltration area.  Developments and redevelopments must incorporate effective non-point source pollution reduction BMPs to achieve 90% total suspended solid removal. Findings 1. A hydrograph method based on sound hydrologic theory is used to analyze runoff for the design or analysis of flows and water levels. 2. Runoff rates for the proposed activity do not exceed existing runoff rates for the 2-, 10-, and 100-year critical storm events. Stormwater leaving the project area is discharged into a well-defined receiving channel or pipe and routed to a public drainage system. 3. Stormwater runoff volume retention is not achieved onsite in the amount equivalent to the runoff generated from one inch of rainfall over the impervious surfaces of the development. a. The amount of proposed impervious onsite is 40,511 square feet. b. Volume retention: Volume Retention Required (cu. ft.) Volume Retention Provided (cu. ft.) 3,038 None, filtration proposed c. Filtration is proposed due to poorly draining soils. Filtration Volume Required (cu. ft.) Filtration Volume Provided (cu. ft.) 3,949 1,993 d. Banking of excess volume retention is not proposed. e. The filtration volume and size has been calculated using the appropriate hydrological soil group classification and design filtration rate. f. The filtration area is capable of draining the required volume within 48 hours. g. Stormwater runoff is pretreated to remove solids before discharging to infiltration areas. 4. Alternative compliance sequencing has not been requested. 5. The project achieves 90% total suspended solids removal from the runoff generated on an annual basis. 6. A recordable executed maintenance agreement has not been submitted. RULE D: FLOOD CONTROL

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Standards  Compensatory storage shall be provided for fill placed within the 100-year floodplain.  All habitable buildings, roads, and parking structures on or adjacent to a project site shall comply with District freeboard requirements. Findings 1. There is no floodplain on the property according to FEMA. 2. All habitable buildings, roads, and parking structures on or adjacent to the project site comply with CRWD freeboard requirements. RULE E: WETLAND MANAGEMENT Standard  Wetlands shall not be drained, filled (wholly or in part), excavated, or have sustaining hydrology impacted such that there will be a decrease in the inherent (existing) functions and values of the wetland.  A minimum buffer of 25 feet of permanent nonimpacted vegetative ground cover abutting and surrounding a wetland is required. Findings 1. There are no known wetlands located on the property. RULE F: EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL Standards  A plan shall demonstrate that appropriate erosion and sediment control measures protect downstream water bodies from the effects of a landdisturbing activity.  Erosion Control Plans must adhere to the MPCA Protecting Water Quality in Urban Areas Manual. Findings 1. Erosion and sediment control measures are consistent with best management practices, as demonstrated in the MPCA manual Protecting Water Quality in Urban Areas. 2. Adjacent properties are protected from sediment transport/deposition. 3. Wetlands, waterbodies and water conveyance systems are protected from erosion/sediment transport/deposition. 4. Project site is greater than 1 acre; an NPDES permit is required. RULE G: ILLICIT DISCHARGE AND CONNECTION Standard  Stormwater management and utility plans shall indicate all existing and proposed connections from developed and undeveloped lands for all water that drains to the District MS4.

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Findings 1. New direct connections or replacement of existing connections are not proposed. 2. Prohibited discharges are not proposed. RECOMMENDATION: Approve with 4 Conditions Conditions: 1. Receipt of $4,650 surety and maintenance agreement. 2. Provide a copy of the NPDES permit. 3. Increase filtration volume to provide at least 3,949 cf of storage between the outlet invert elevation and the top of the sand. Currently, 1,993 cf is provided between elevation 926.3 and 925.56. 4. Clarify placement of the 4” draintile. Detail B on sheet C8-02 states the 4” draintile shall be on the sides and outlet, but sheet C5-01 indicates it is a 6” draintile.

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STORM DRAINAGE NOTES: 1. STORM SEWER WORK WITHIN STREET RIGHT OF WAY SHALL BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CITY OF SAINT PAUL DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS FOR CONSTRUCTING AND REPAIRING PRIVATE SEWER CONNECTIONS, DATED SEPTEMBER 12, 2012. 2.

ALL FILL MATERIAL IS TO BE IN PLACE, AND COMPACTED BEFORE INSTALLATION OF PROPOSED UTILITIES.

3.

CONTRACTOR SHALL NOTIFY THE UTILITY AUTHORITIES INSPECTORS 72 HOURS BEFORE CONNECTING TO ANY EXISTING LINE.

4.

MINIMUM TRENCH WIDTH SHALL BE 2 FEET.

5.

MAINTAIN 3 FEET VERTICAL SEPARATION BETWEEN WATER AND SEWER PIPES OR A 12 INCH SEPARATION WITH 4 INCH HIGH DENSITY INSULATION PER SPRWS STANDARD PLATE D-10 FOR TYPICAL WATER MAIN OFFSETS .

6.

IN THE EVENT OF A VERTICAL CONFLICT BETWEEN WATERLINES, SANITARY LINES, STORM LINES AND GAS LINES (EXISTING AND PROPOSED), THE SANITARY LINE SHALL BE DUCTILE IRON PIPE WITH MECHANICAL JOINTS AT LEAST 10 FEET ON BOTH SIDES OF CROSSING, THE WATERLINE SHALL HAVE MECHANICAL JOINTS WITH APPROPRIATE THRUST BLOCKING AS REQUIRED TO PROVIDE MINIMUM OF 18" CLEARANCE. MEETING REQUIREMENTS OF ANSI A21.10 OR ANSI 21.11 (AWWA C150) (CLASS 50).

7.

LINES UNDERGROUND SHALL BE INSTALLED, INSPECTED AND APPROVED BEFORE BACKFILLING.

SITE PROPERTY LINE

8.

TOPS OF EXISTING MANHOLES SHALL BE RAISED AS NECESSARY TO BE FLUSH WITH PROPOSED PAVEMENT ELEVATIONS.

9.

DRAWINGS DO NOT PURPORT TO SHOW ALL EXISTING UTILITIES.

10. EXISTING UTILITIES SHALL BE VERIFIED IN FIELD PRIOR TO INSTALLATION OF ANY NEW LINES.

100 LF - 6" DRAINTILE

14. STORM SEWER LINES WITHIN THE STREET RIGHT OF WAY SHALL BE PVC, SDR 26, UNTHREADED, CONFORMING TO ASTM D-2665.

6 LF - 15" STRM @ 1.0% MH 6 R=931.14 I=926.12 SUMP=923.12

ASSOCIATED BANK BUILDING FFE=100'-0"=931.30

CB 5 R=930.63 I=927.13

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6" DRAINTILE - REFER TO B/C8.02

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58 LF - 12" STRM @ 0.5%

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60 LF - 6" STRM @ 1.0% 60 LF - 4" DRAINTILE @ 1.0%

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42 LF - 12" STRM @ 1.8%

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CBMH 4 R=929.85 I=926.85

CB 1 R=931.70 I=928.70

17 LF - 15" STRM @ 1.1%

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45 LF - 8" STRM @ 1.0%

6" STRM OUTLET @ 926.30

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8" ROOF DRAIN CONNECTION. INV = 927.58

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MH 3 R=930.60 I=926.30

WEST DAYTON AVENUE

50 LF - 15" STRM @ 3.3%

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CBMH 2 R=930.95 I=927.95 (12") I=927.70 (15")

55 LF - 12" STRM @ 1.0%

MH 6. CITY OF SAINT PAUL PLATE NO. 2101D. CONSTRUCT STORM MANHOLE OVER EX. 18" RCP. R=930.95 I=925.70 (6") I=923.46 (4" DT) I=923.01 (EX. 18")

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20

Horizontal Scale In Feet

40

21711 LIC. NO. 10/4/13

13. ALL PIPE WORK INSIDE OF PROPERTY TO BE PERFORMED BY A PLUMBER LICENSED BY THE STATE OF MINNESOTA AND CERTIFIED BY THE CITY OF SAINT PAUL.

DO NOT INSTALL CHAMBERS UNDER LANDSCAPING.

DATE:

SNELLING AVENUE NORTH

(9) ROWS X 34 CHAMBERS (306 TOTAL) TRITON S-29 (59" W X 36" H X 35" L) UNDERGROUND STORM WATER CHAMBERS.

SIGNATURE:

HEADER ROW TRITON S-29 CHAMBERS CANOPY DRAINAGE PROVIDED BY SCUPPERS AND DOWNSPOUTS.

PRINT NAME: DAVID A. AHRENS

12. THE CONTRACTOR IS SPECIFICALLY CAUTIONED THAT THE LOCATION AND/OR ELEVATION OF EXISTING UTILITIES AS SHOWN ON THESE PLANS IS BASED ON RECORDS OF THE VARIOUS UTILITY COMPANIES, AND WHERE POSSIBLE, MEASUREMENTS TAKEN IN FIELD. THE INFORMATION IS NOT TO BE RELIED ON AS BEING EXACT OR COMPLETE. THE CONTRACTOR SHALL VERIFY THE FIELD LOCATION OF ALL PUBLIC AND PRIVATE UTILITIES PRIOR TO CONSTRUCTION. THE CONTRACTOR SHALL CONTACT GOPHER STATE ONE CALL AT (651) 454-0002 IT SHALL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CONTRACTOR TO RELOCATE ALL EXISTING UTILITIES WHICH CONFLICT WITH THE PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS SHOWN ON THE PLANS.

I HEREBY CERTIFY THAT THIS PLAN, SPECIFICATION, OR REPORT WAS PREPARED BY ME OR UNDER MY DIRECT SUPERVISION AND THAT I AM A DULY LICENSED PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA.

11. REFER TO INTERIOR PLUMBING DRAWINGS FOR TIE IN OF ALL UTILITIES.


Capitol Region Watershed District Applicant:

Permit Application 13-029 Island Station Demolition

Breckner Redevelopment, LLC 3459 West Burnsville Parkway Burnsville, MN 55337

Consultant:

Chris Niemand Frattalone Companies 3205 Spruce Street Little Canada, MN 55117

Description: Demolition of Island Station Power Plant Stormwater Management: None, Erosion Control Only District Rule: F Disturbed Area: 3.5 Acres Impervious Area: None RECOMMENDATION: Approve with 9 Conditions

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Receipt of $7,000 surety. Provide a copy of the NPDES permit. Revise construction limits, perimeter controls, and revegetation areas to encompass the temporary parking area Provide native seed mix appropriate for the river corridor and floodplain such as Mn/DOT 300 series. Provide a note on the plans that stockpiles, equipment, and other demolition materials shall not be placed within the 100 -yr floodplain, and that the floodplain shall be fenced or flagged to prevent encroachment. Identify and provide protection for catch basins on Randolph Avenue. Provide a flood response plan to minimize floodwater contact with demolition materials and exposed soils. Quantify the net change in floodplain storage and provide compensatory storage for any fill within 100-yr floodplain. Provide final plans signed by a professional engineer per the Minnesota Board of AELSLAGID.

Avenue Randolph

Permit Location Permit Report 13-029

Aerial Photo October 16, 2013 Board Meeting


Capitol Region Watershed District Permit Report CRWD Permit #:

13-029

Review date:

October 4, 2013

Project Name:

Island Station Demolition

Applicant:

Breckner Redevelopment LLC 3450 West Burnsville Parkway Burnsville, MN 55337

Purpose:

Demolition of Island Station Power Plant within the Mississippi River floodplain.

Location:

East of the intersection of Shepard Road and Randolph Avenue on the Mississippi River bank.

Applicable Rules:

D and F

Recommendation:

Approve with 9 Conditions

EXHIBITS: 1. Narrative, by Frattalone Companies, dated 9/17/13, recd. 9/20/13. 2. Schematic Design Plans (sheets C010, C100, C101, C110, C120, and C130), by Kimley-Horn and Associates, dated 5/2/13, recd. 9/20/13. HISTORY & CONSIDERATIONS: None. RULE C: STORMWATER MANAGEMENT Standards  Proposed discharge rates for the 2-, 10-, and 100-year events shall not exceed existing rates.  Developments and redevelopments must reduce runoff volumes in the amount equivalent to an inch of runoff from the impervious areas of the site.  Stormwater must be pretreated before discharging to infiltration areas to maintain the long-term viability of the infiltration area.  Developments and redevelopments must incorporate effective non-point source pollution reduction BMPs to achieve 90% total suspended solid removal.

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Findings 1. New impervious area is not proposed in the scope of this project. RULE D: FLOOD CONTROL Standards  Compensatory storage shall be provided for fill placed within the 100-year floodplain.  All habitable buildings, roads, and parking structures on or adjacent to a project site shall comply with District freeboard requirements. Findings 1. There is floodplain on the property according to FEMA. 2. The total floodplain impact is undefined. 3. Compensatory storage may be required. 4. All habitable buildings, roads, and parking structures on or adjacent to the project site comply with CRWD freeboard requirements. RULE E: WETLAND MANAGEMENT Standard  Wetlands shall not be drained, filled (wholly or in part), excavated, or have sustaining hydrology impacted such that there will be a decrease in the inherent (existing) functions and values of the wetland.  A minimum buffer of 25 feet of permanent nonimpacted vegetative ground cover abutting and surrounding a wetland is required. Findings 1. There are no known wetlands located on the property. RULE F: EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL Standards  A plan shall demonstrate that appropriate erosion and sediment control measures protect downstream water bodies from the effects of a landdisturbing activity.  Erosion Control Plans must adhere to the MPCA Protecting Water Quality in Urban Areas Manual. Findings 1. Erosion and sediment control measures are consistent with best management practices, as demonstrated in the MPCA manual Protecting Water Quality in Urban Areas. 2. Adjacent properties are protected from sediment transport/deposition. 3. Wetlands, waterbodies and water conveyance systems are protected from erosion/sediment transport/deposition. 4. Project site is greater than 1 acre; an NPDES permit is required.

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RULE G: ILLICIT DISCHARGE AND CONNECTION Standard ďƒ˜ Stormwater management and utility plans shall indicate all existing and proposed connections from developed and undeveloped lands for all water that drains to the District MS4. Findings 1. New direct connections or replacement of existing connections are not proposed. 2. Prohibited discharges are not proposed. RECOMMENDATION: Approve with 9 Conditions Conditions: 1. Receipt of $7,000 surety. 2. Provide a copy of the NPDES permit. 3. Revise construction limits, perimeter controls, and revegetation areas to encompass the temporary parking area. 4. Provide native seed mix appropriate for the river corridor and floodplain such as Mn/DOT 300 series. 5. Provide a note on the plans that stockpiles, equipment, and other demolition materials shall not be placed within the 100-yr floodplain, and that the floodplain shall be fenced or flagged to prevent encroachment. 6. Identify and provide protection for catch basins on Randolph Avenue. 7. Provide a flood response plan to minimize floodwater contact with demolition materials and exposed soils. 8. Quantify the net change in floodplain storage and provide compensatory storage for any fill within 100-yr floodplain. 9. Provide final plans signed by a professional engineer per the Minnesota Board of AELSLAGID.

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NORTH EROSION NOTES

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EROSION DETAILS SS CE SF-X

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SITE FEATURES

BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES SEQUENCE

NOTE: UPON IMPLEMENTATION AND INSTALLATION OF THE FOLLOWING AREAS: TRAILER, PARKING, LAY DOWN, PORTA-POTTY, WHEEL WASH, CONCRETE WASHOUT, MASON'S AREA, FUEL AND MATERIAL STORAGE CONTAINERS, SOLID WASTE CONTAINERS, ETC., IMMEDIATELY DENOTE THEM ON THE SITE MAPS AND NOTE ANY CHANGES IN LOCATION AS THEY OCCUR THROUGHOUT THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS. IN ADDITION, NOTE ALL AREAS WHERE FILL IS IMPORTED FROM OR SOIL IS EXPORTED TO ON THE SITE MAPS.

EROSION AND SEDIMENTATION CONTROL PLAN

ACREAGE SUMMARY

3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

INSTALL STABILIZED CONSTRUCTION EXIT(S) AND SWPPP INFORMATION SIGN. INSTALL TEMPORARY SILT FENCE AND FLOATING SILT CURTAIN (CLEAR ONLY THOSE AREAS NECESSARY TO INSTALL SILT FENCE). PREPARE TEMPORARY PARKING AND STORAGE AREA. BEGIN CLEARING AND GRUBBING THE SITE. DEMOLISH ITEMS. BEGIN GRADING THE SITE. TEMPORARILY SEED, THROUGHOUT CONSTRUCTION DENUDED AREAS THAT WILL BE INACTIVE FOR 7 DAYS OR MORE. INSTALL MNDOT TYPE XX EROSION CONTROL BLANKET ON ALL GRADED SLOPES GREATER THAN 4:1.

PHASE II 1. PERMANENTLY STABILIZE AREAS TO BE VEGETATED AS THEY ARE BROUGHT TO FINAL GRADE. 2. ONCE SITE HAS BEEN FULLY STABILIZED AND ACHIEVED A MINIMUM OF 70% VEGETATIVE COVER: 2.a. REMOVE ALL REMAINING TEMPORARY EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL DEVICES. 2.b. STABILIZE ANY AREAS DISTURBED BY THE REMOVAL OF BMPS.

NOTE: THE GENERAL CONTRACTOR MAY COMPLETE CONSTRUCTION-RELATED ACTIVITIES CONCURRENTLY ONLY IF ALL PRECEDING BMPS HAVE BEEN COMPLETELY INSTALLED. BMP-RELATED STEPS IN THE ABOVE SEQUENCE ARE ITALICIZED FOR CLARITY.

ALL CONTRACTORS MUST CONTACT

GOPHER STATE CALL ONE MN TOLL FREE 1-800-252-1166 BEFORE CONSTRUCTION BEGINS TWIN CITY AREA 651-454-0002

ISLAND STATION POWER STATION ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA

PHASE I 1. 2.

FLOOD ZONE NOTE:

C100


Capitol Region Watershed District Applicant:

Permit Application 13-030 Western U Plaza

St. Paul Old Home Plaza, LLC PO Box 727, 366 South Tenth Avenue Waite Park, MN 56387

Consultant:

Robert Wiegert Paramount Engineering 1440 Arcade Street North St. Paul, MN 55106

Description: Redevelopment and reuse of former Old Home property at Western and University Stormwater Management: Underground infiltration District Rule: C,D, and F Disturbed Area: 1.6 Acres Impervious Area: 1.03 Acres RECOMMENDATION: Table with 11 Conditions 1. Receipt of $5,150 surety and maintenance agreement. 2. Provide a copy of the NPDES permit. 3. Provide plans signed by a professional engineer per the Minnesota Board of AELSLAGID. 4. Place inlet protection on curb catch basins on University Avenue. 5. Show location of existing storm sewer for catch basins at corner of University Avenue and Western Avenue. Two catch basins appear to be detached from storm sewer system. 6. Remove geotextile fabric from bottom of the rock reservoir, provide on top and sides only 7. Revise grading plan so that, in the event the underground StormTech system outlet manhole overflows, runoff flows to the west and into the street. The current grading promotes runoff flowing into the parking garage ramp. 8. Revise plans, drainage area map, and HydroCAD to correspond: A) Specify within the plan set or include a detail to show the elevation of underground StormTech system. Confirm the values correspond with the HydroCAD model. B) Area 4 (new building) is draining to the underground facility in HydroCAD, but there is a storm sewer inlet on the east side of the building on sheet C5. C) Porch area is draining to the underground facility in HydroCAD, but a separate storm sewer for the porch is on plan sheet C5. 9. Define location and dimension for the pretreatment system for the StormTech underground infiltration system. Isolator row is selected as pretreatment in plan set but location and orientation is not defined in the plan set. 10. Identify whether the existing storm sewer in Lot 2 will be removed. Removal is not specified on sheet C5. 11. Revise plans to show pavement replacement where existing storm sewer is being disconnected and removed.

Western Avenue

University Avenue

Permit Location Permit Report 13-030

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Capitol Region Watershed District Permit Report CRWD Permit #:

13-030

Review date:

October 4, 2013

Project Name:

Western U Plaza

Applicant:

St. Paul Old Home Plaza, LLC PO Box 727, 366 South Tenth Avenue Waite Park, MN 56387-0727

Purpose:

Demolition of a portion of existing building and addition of parking structure, apartment complex, and underground infiltration system.

Location:

Southeast corn of the intersection of University Avenue West and Western Avenue.

Applicable Rules:

C, D, E, and F

Recommendation:

Table with 11 Conditions

EXHIBITS: 1. Western U Plaza Storm Water Management Plan (includes Narrative, Figure 1.1, HydroCAD model, volume control worksheet, and Geotechnical Evaluation Report by Sand Companies), by MSA Professional Services, dated 9/24/13, recd. 9/25/13. 2. Schematic Design Plans (sheets C1, C2, C.3, C4, C5, C6), by Sand Architects LLC, dated 9/25/13, recd. 9/25/13. HISTORY & CONSIDERATIONS: Storage in excess of the required volume control is proposed, but no additional phases of development are suggested. If further development on site is proposed, CRWD will view it as “common scheme of development” and new impervious area that is subject to Capitol Region Watershed District regulation even though the specific development may be less than one (1) acre of disturbed area. RULE C: STORMWATER MANAGEMENT Standards  Proposed discharge rates for the 2-, 10-, and 100-year events shall not exceed existing rates.

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 Developments and redevelopments must reduce runoff volumes in the amount equivalent to an inch of runoff from the impervious areas of the site.  Stormwater must be pretreated before discharging to infiltration areas to maintain the long-term viability of the infiltration area.  Developments and redevelopments must incorporate effective non-point source pollution reduction BMPs to achieve 90% total suspended solid removal. Findings 1. A hydrograph method based on sound hydrologic theory is used to analyze runoff for the design or analysis of flows and water levels. 2. It is not known if runoff rates for the proposed activity exceed existing runoff rates for the 2-, 10-, and 100-year critical storm events. Stormwater leaving the project area is discharged into a well-defined receiving channel or pipe and routed to a public drainage system. 3. Stormwater runoff volume retention is achieved onsite in the amount equivalent to the runoff generated from one inch of rainfall over the impervious surfaces of the development. a. The amount of proposed impervious onsite is 45,041 square feet. b. Volume retention: Volume Retention Required (cu. ft.) Volume Retention Provided (cu. ft.) 3,378 BMP Volume Below Underground 8,222 cf c. Banking of excess volume retention of is not proposed. d. Infiltration volume and facility size has been calculated using the appropriate hydrological soil group classification and design infiltration rate. e. The infiltration area is capable of infiltrating the required volume within 48 hours. f. Stormwater runoff is pretreated to remove solids before discharging to infiltration areas. However, the pretreatment system is lacking detail. 4. Alternative compliance sequencing has not been requested. 5. Best management practices achieve 90% total suspended solids removal from the runoff on an annual basis. 6. A recordable executed maintenance agreement has not been submitted. RULE D: FLOOD CONTROL Standards  Compensatory storage shall be provided for fill placed within the 100-year floodplain.  All habitable buildings, roads, and parking structures on or adjacent to a project site shall comply with District freeboard requirements. Findings 1. There is no floodplain on the property according to FEMA.

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2. All habitable buildings, roads, and parking structures on or adjacent to the project site comply with CRWD freeboard requirements. RULE E: WETLAND MANAGEMENT Standard  Wetlands shall not be drained, filled (wholly or in part), excavated, or have sustaining hydrology impacted such that there will be a decrease in the inherent (existing) functions and values of the wetland.  A minimum buffer of 25 feet of permanent nonimpacted vegetative ground cover abutting and surrounding a wetland is required. Findings 1. There are no known wetlands located on the property. RULE F: EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL Standards  A plan shall demonstrate that appropriate erosion and sediment control measures protect downstream water bodies from the effects of a landdisturbing activity.  Erosion Control Plans must adhere to the MPCA Protecting Water Quality in Urban Areas Manual. Findings 1. Erosion and sediment control measures are not consistent with best management practices, as demonstrated in the MPCA manual Protecting Water Quality in Urban Areas. 2. Adjacent properties are not protected from sediment transport/deposition. 3. Wetlands, waterbodies and water conveyance systems are not protected from erosion/sediment transport/deposition. 4. Project site is greater than 1 acre; an NPDES permit is required. RULE G: ILLICIT DISCHARGE AND CONNECTION Standard  Stormwater management and utility plans shall indicate all existing and proposed connections from developed and undeveloped lands for all water that drains to the District MS4. Findings 1. New direct connections or replacement of existing connections are not proposed. 2. Prohibited discharges are not proposed. RECOMMENDATION: Table with 11 Conditions Conditions: 1. Receipt of $5,150 surety and maintenance agreement. 2. Provide a copy of the NPDES permit.

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3. Provide plans signed by a professional engineer per the Minnesota Board of AELSLAGID. 4. Place inlet protection on curb catch basins on University Avenue. 5. Show location of existing storm sewer for catch basins at corner of University Avenue and Western Avenue. Two catch basins appear to be detached from storm sewer system. 6. Remove geotextile fabric from bottom of the rock reservoir, provide on top and sides only 7. Revise grading plan so that, in the event the underground StormTech system outlet manhole overflows, runoff flows to the west and into the street. The current grading promotes runoff flowing into the parking garage ramp. 8. Revise plans, drainage area map, and HydroCAD to correspond: a) Specify within the plan set or include a detail to show the elevation of underground StormTech system. Confirm the values correspond with the HydroCAD model. b) Area 4 (new building) is draining to the underground facility in HydroCAD, but there is a storm sewer inlet on the east side of the building on sheet C5. c) Porch area is draining to the underground facility in HydroCAD, but a separate storm sewer for the porch is on plan sheet C5. 9. Define location and dimension for the pretreatment system for the StormTech underground infiltration system. Isolator row is selected as pretreatment in plan set but location and orientation is not defined in the plan set. 10. Identify whether the existing storm sewer in Lot 2 will be removed. Removal is not specified on sheet C5. 11. Revise plans to show pavement replacement where existing storm sewer is being disconnected and removed.

Note: Storage in excess of the required volume control is proposed, but no additional phases of development are suggested. If further development on site is proposed, CRWD will view it as “common scheme of development� and new impervious area that is subject to Capitol Region Watershed District regulation even though the specific development may be less than one (1) acre of disturbed area.

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October 2, 2013 Board Meeting V. Action Item A) Approve Minutes of September 18, 2013 DRAFT Regular Board Meeting (Sylvander)

Regular Meeting of the Capitol Region Watershed District (CRWD) Board of Managers, for Wednesday, September 18, 2013 6:00 p.m. at the office of the CRWD, 1410 Energy Park Drive, Suite 4, St. Paul, Minnesota. REGULAR MEETING I.

Call to Order of Regular Meeting (President Joe Collins) A) Attendance Joe Collins Mary Texer Mike Thienes Shirley Reider Seitu Jones

B)

Others Present Mark Doneux, CRWD Michelle Sylvander, CRWD Bob Fossum, CRWD Forrest Kelley, CRWD Nate Zwonitzer, CRWD Gustavo Castro, CRWD Anna Eleria, CRWD Jim Mogan, Ramsey County Attorney

Public Attendees Wes Saunders Pearch, City of St. Paul Joni Giese, SRE Consulting Group, Inc. Todd Shoemaker, Wenck Gwen Williams, CAC Anne Hunt, Environmental Policy Director for Mayor Chris Coleman

Oath of Office, Manager Texer and Reider

Reappointed as Managers of the Capitol Region Watershed District, Managers Texer and Reider were both officially sworn into office. C)

Review, Amendments and Approval of the Agenda

President Collins asked for additions or changes to the agenda. There was one additional item added, VII. General Information B. Staffing Structure update. Motion 13-176: Approve the October 2, 2013 Agenda with change. Reider/Texer Unanimously approved II.

Public Comments – For Items not on the Agenda There were no public comments.

III.

Permit Applications and Program Updates A)

Permit # 13-024 Met Council Sanitary Sewer Realignment Project (Kelley)

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Mr. Kelley, reviewed Permit #13-024 Met Council Sanitary Sewer Realignment Project. The applicant is the Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES). The permit is for removal of the sanitary sewer from Trout Brook East Branch and construction of new sewer north of the existing alignment. The applicable rules are Wetland Management (Rule E), Erosion and Sediment Control (Rule F), Illicit Discharge and Connection (Rule G). The disturbed area of this project has not been documented and there is no impervious surface. Motion 13-177: To table the Met Council Sanitary Sewer Realignment Permit #13-024 with 6 conditions: 1. 2.

3. 4. 5. 6.

Determine and clarify on the plans if the annular space around the 24-inch sewer pipe is empty. If so, provide fill for the entire annular space. Provide notes or details to address the following: a. Work must be performed to ensure the structural integrity of the TBI is not compromised. b. Work must be performed to ensure the annular space is cleaned and flushed prior to filling, and completely filled with CLSM to prevent air pockets. Identify and delineate wetland areas on plans and document extent of impacts. Obtain Wetland Conservation Act permits if necessary. Floating silt curtain is shown to be installed perpendicular to flow in the open channel. Provide alternative BMP to ensure minimization of sediment transport off of the project. Document total project land disturbance and provide NPDES permit if required. Provide plans signed by a professional engineer per the Minnesota Board of AELSLAGID.

Jones/Texer Unanimously approved B)

Permit # 13-025 Vandalia Redevelopment (Kelley)

Mr. Kelley, reviewed Permit #13-025 Vandalia Redevelopment. The applicant is First & First. The permit is for the redevelopment of a site including upgraded buildings, parking facilities, entrances and landscape features. The applicable rules are Stormwater Management (Rule C), Flood Control (Rule D), Erosion and Sediment Control (Rule F). This project has .98 Acres of disturbed area and 1.63 Acres of impervious surface. Motion 13-178: Approve with eight conditions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

8.

Receipt of $8,150 surety and recorded maintenance agreement. Provide updated land disturbance area due to utilities and provide a copy of the NPDES permit if required. Extend erosion control and project limits to include the proposed sanitary sewer and water ain located outside the delineated disturbed area and erosion control. Provide a detail for the underground system. Provide a detail for the underground system outlet structure. Specify in plan set or detail that rock placed around underground system shall be washed, angular stone and exclude limestone and crushed concrete. Demonstrate how runoff from the roof area is directed into the underground system. A portion of the roof is delineated to contribute runoff to the proposed underground system, but it is not clear how runoff is directed to the system. Provide a map showing the 1.63 acres anticipated for ultimate development.

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Motion 13-179: Approve deposit of 8,179 cubic feet of volume reduction bank credits to First and First for use on future phases of development. Texer/Reider Unanimously approved C)

Permit #13-026 Associated Bank (Kelley)

Mr. Kelley reviewed permit #13-026 Associated Bank. The applicant is Associated Bank. The permit is for demolition and construction of a new building and parking lot with underground storage and filtration system. The applicable rules are Stormwater Management (Rule C), Flood Control (Rule D), Erosion and Sediment Control (Rule F). This project has 1.5 Acres of disturbed area and 1.03 Acres of impervious surface. Motion 13-180: Table the permit with 10 Conditions: 1. Receipt of $5,150 surety and recorded maintenance agreement. 2. Provide a copy of the NPDES permit. 3. Provide plans signed by a professional engineer per the Minnesota Board of AELSLAGID. 4. Revise the proposed HydroCAD model to include runoff draining to the northwest through the new swale. Under existing conditions, this area drains to the south through storm sewer. Demonstrate that the new drainage route does not negatively impact downstream properties. 5. Specify within the plan set or include a detail to show the number and volume of underground chambers. Confirm these values correspond with HydroCAD Model. 6. Provide documentation that the parking lot removal and grading of swale on Soo Line ROW is acceptable to the property owners. Document who owns the property. 7. Demonstrate how the Associated Bank building runoff is directed to underground system. 8. Revise plans or HydroCAD to correspond; the underground system outlet invert elevation is 925.56 on the plans and 924.80 in HydroCAD. The outlet pipe length is 60 feet on the plans and 70 feet in HydroCAD. 9. Increase the elevation of the 6-inch outlet pipe to provide at least 4,361 cf of storage between the outlet invert elevation and the top of the sand. Ensure that the 4,361 cf will drawdown within 48 hours. 10. Remove the geotextile fabric between the sand and storage rock. Reider/Texer Unanimously approved President Collins requested clarification on item number 4. Mr. Kelley replied that the applicant must properly manage drainage from and along the Soo Line railway. Plans include removal of a parking lot and returning the area to a grass swale. D)

Permit #13-027 Vintage on Selby (Kelley)

Mr. Kelley reviewed permit #13-027 Vintage on Selby. The applicant is Ryan Companies, Inc.. The permit is for redevelopment of an apartment building, underground parking and stormwater management systems. The applicable rules are Stormwater Management (Rule C), Flood Control (Rule D), Erosion and Sediment Control (Rule F). This project has 3.7 Acres of disturbed area and 3.06 Acres of impervious surface. Motion 13-181: Table the permit with 12 Conditions: 1. Receipt of $15,300 surety and recorded maintenance agreement. 2. Provide a copy of the NPDES permit. 3. Provide plans signed by a professional engineer per the Minnesota Board of AELSLAGID. Our Mission is to protect, manage and improve the water resources of Capitol Region Watershed District


4. 5. 6. 7.

Provide a re-vegetation or landscape plan for area not being developed in the northwest corner. Provide a pretreatment system and details for how water enters the raingarden. Provide elevations for contours on Sheet C501 Separate the two underground systems in the Hydraflow Model. They appear to be hydraulically separated rather than operating as one system. 8. Specify Stormtech crown and invert elevations and rock elevations in the plan set. 9. Clarify the outlet pipe size from the Stormtech system. The narrative states a 4-inch outlet pipe, but sheet C502 indicates a 12 inch pipe. 10. Provide soil borings for the south portion of the site. If Type B or C soils, assume that infiltration is feasible and design the required volume retention to infiltrate within 48 hours. 11. Specify the location of the proposed tree trenches in the plan set. Include a cross-section and/or longitudinal detail. The narrative indicates tree trenches for stormwater management are proposed, but these are not identified on the plan set. 12. Include a detail in the plan set to substantiate volume retention claimed for the roof filters. Thienes/Jones Unanimously approved E)

Permit Program/Rules Update (Kelley)

There will be three permit applications at the October 16th meeting. The staff Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting is scheduled for October 3, 2013. IV.

Special Reports A) Strategic Stormwater Solutions for Transit Oriented Development, Wes Saunders Pearce, City of St. Paul and Joni Giese, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.

At the July 18, 2012 Board meeting, Wes Saunders-Pearce, the City of Saint Paul Water Resource Coordinator, gave a presentation about the City’s Strategic Stormwater Solutions for Transit Oriented Design (Formerly called Central Corridor Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Planning Project). The purpose of the project is to create a framework for the development of shared, stacked-function green infrastructure for stormwater management as transit-oriented redevelopment occurs in the Central Corridor. Mr. Saunders-Pearce and Ms. Joni Giese from the SRF Consulting Group, Inc. presented their findings of this study. Mr. Saunders-Pearce reviewed the project and the complete draft final report. Mr. Saunders-Pearce requested the review and comments from the Board of Managers. Ms. Joni Giese reviewed the findings and conclusions of the reports. The study provides a stormwater management framework for the implementation of shared, stacked-function green infrastructure (SSGI) – a system in which stormwater runoff generated from multiple parcels is jointly treated in shared green infrastructure. Communities both locally and nationally are incorporating green infrastructure into their stormwater management toolbox. President Collins commented, that he would like to see suggested locations for projects with recommendations. Manager Texer asked if the findings in the study could be structured so that a developer can look at the report and see benefits and help guide them with projects. Manager Jones wanted to know if there were any plans for pilot projects that CRWD and the City of St. Paul could work on together. V.

Action Items A) AR: Approve Minutes of the September 18, 2013 Regular Meeting (Sylvander) Our Mission is to protect, manage and improve the water resources of Capitol Region Watershed District


Motion 13-182: Approve Minutes of the September 18, 2013 Regular Meeting. Reider/Jones Unanimously approved B)

AR: Authorize 2014 Special Grant Agreements (Zwonitzer)

On September 4th the CRWD Board awarded $510,000 between five applicants for the 2014 Special Grants. Award notices have been sent to recipients and staff are in the process of putting together grant agreements. Since the Model Cities project will be taking place on two sites, there will be a separate agreement for each site. CRWD has managed the Central High School project to this point and will continue to do so. The $50,000 allocated to the project will be coordinated by CRWD staff so no agreement is needed with the school. All projects will only receive funding for elements approved by the CRWD Board. Motion 13-183: Approve 2014 special grant agreements and authorize Board President and District Administrator to execute agreements pending approval of Assistant Ramsey County Attorney. Texer/Jones Unanimously approved C)

AR: Authorize Curtiss Pond Improvement Project Feasibility Study (Fossum)

At the February 6, 2013 Board meeting the Managers reviewed the Curtiss Pond Improvement Project Feasibility Study. The study recommended a project to increase infiltration in the pond (alternative 2). This recommendation was contingent on confirming the assumed infiltration rate and groundwater levels. In March 2013, the Managers approved additional geotechnical investigation into the soils in the park. Also in May 2013, the District installed monitoring equipment to document the water level fluctuations in the pond and in groundwater. At the September 4th Board meeting, the Managers reviewed the revised Feasibility Study and provided comments to staff. District staff presented the draft Curtiss Pond Improvement Project Feasibility Study at a public meeting for the project held in conjunction with the City of Falcon Heights Council meeting on September 11, 2013. Several questions and comments were received and in general there was support for the project as recommended in the Study. No changes to the study have been made since it was last reviewed by the Managers on September 4th. The City of Falcon Heights Council will be meeting on October 23rd. A meeting is being scheduled with MN DOT to discuss this project. Motion 13-184: Approve Curtiss Pond Improvement Project Feasibility Study and direct staff to develop the appropriate cooperative agreements to complete the project. Reider/Texer Unanimously approved D)

AR: Authorize FY 2014 Clean Water Fund Grant Application (Zwonitzer)

Currently the Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) is requesting proposals for the FY2014 Clean Water Fund (CWF) competitive grant program. A total of $17,345,000 is available through a variety of funds, the most applicable for CRWD being the BWSR Projects and Practices fund ($8.5 million). This fund requires a match Our Mission is to protect, manage and improve the water resources of Capitol Region Watershed District


of 25% of the grant request. Staff are requesting authorization to submit grant applications for Central High School and Upper Villa Park Volume Reduction and Stormwater Reuse Project. The Central High School project includes design finalization and construction of the stormwater components identified in the retrofit concept plan funded by CRWD. The project will receive $50,000 in 2014 Special Grant funds to be used for design finalization and grant match. An additional $30,000 could be applied to the project from the Special Grant contingency fund to provide the entire $80,000 match requirement needed to fully fund design and construction of all three phases (stormwater elements only). Design finalization would take place in 2014 with construction occurring in 2015. Motion 13-185: Approve the use of 2014 special grant contingency funds totaling $30,000 as match for the Central High School Clean Water Fund grant application. Authorize staff to apply for a $320,000 grant through the BWSR Clean Water Funds for the Central High School project using $80,000 in special grant funds as match. Authorize staff to apply for a $360,000 grant through the BWSR Clean Water Funds for the Upper Villa Park Volume Reduction and Stormwater Reuse project using $90,000 in dedicated project funds as match. Reider/Texer Unanimously approved VI.

Unfinished Business A.

Villa Park Wetland Restoration Project Update (Fossum)

Mr. Fossum gave an update on the Villa Park Wetland Restoration Project. The dried sediment was removed last week. The restoration is scheduled to begin next week and include the replacement of impacted trees. B.

Trout Brook Nature Sanctuary Update (Fossum)

Mr. Fossum gave an update on the Trout Brook Nature Sanctuary. Mr. Fossum noted that at this time they are conducting site grading, and it is a very complicated project because there are areas of different contaminations that is slowing down the process. Construction of the ponds has started. The stream construction is scheduled to start at the end of October. C.

Lake McCarrons Update (Doneux)

Administrator Doneux gave an update on Lake McCarrons. A meeting is scheduled with the Lake McCarrons neighborhood association for Octber 3, 2013. The agenda includes a review of water quality data, plant survey data, and some time open for questions. Managers Mike Thienes, Mary Texer & Joe Collins will be present at the meeting. D.

CAC Update (Doneux)

Administrator Doneux, stated that the CAC has had a drop off in attendance in 2013. This drop in attendance has prompted a discussion with the Co-Chair, Gwen Willems, and Manager Reider to discuss ideas to reinvigorate the committee. The Board also had a general discussion on this topic at the September 18 th Board meeting. Our Mission is to protect, manage and improve the water resources of Capitol Region Watershed District


At the October 9th CAC meeting, former State Senator Ellen Anderson will facilitate a discussion on ways to reinvigorate the committee. As part of that discussion the Board felt that it would be beneficial to provide input on ways to provide a clearer role and responsibilities for the CAC. Manager Texer suggested a follow up meeting in November on a neutral meeting night that would not interfere with the Board of Managers meeting or the CAC meeting nights. The Board provided additional ideas and ways to expand the involvement of the CAC with the District. VII.

General Information A.

Administrator’s Report

Administrator Approved or Executed Agreements Stewardship Grant Agreement with Twin Cities German Immersion School for construction of stormwater features including infiltration, rain gardens and permeable outdoor learning area. – Not to exceed $10,000.00 Work Order No. 5, Amendment No. 1 to Consultant Services Agreement with Barr Engineering for the Trout Brook Storm Sewer Interceptor to increase the cost of general engineering services from $15,000 to $30,000. Amendment No. 1 to Consultant Services Agreement with Barr Engineering for the CCLRT Green Infrastructure Practices to increase the cost of general engineering services from $5,000 to $7,000. Amendment No. 2 to Consultant Services Agreement with Emmons Olivier Resources, Inc. for the Como Park Regional Pond Improvement Project to extend the completion date to December 31, 2013. General updates including recent and upcoming meetings and events On Thursday, September 26, 2013 Mark Doneux presented at the Ramsey County State of the Waters Conference held at the Ramsey Conservation District office. Lake McCarron’s Shoreline Residents Meeting, 6:00 PM, Thursday, October 3rd, Roseville City Hall Council Chambers. CRWD Staff will be participating in the Water Environment Federation Technical Conference, Stormwater Congress in Chicago, October 5 – 9 and the Minnesota Water Resources Conference in Saint Paul, October 15 – 16. Below is a list of presentations that involve CRWD staff or projects. Stormwater Congress, WEF TEC October 5 – 9, 2013 McCormick Place South Chicago, Illinois Minnesota Water Resources Conference October 15 – 16, 2013 Saint Paul River Centre 175 West Kellogg Boulevard Saint Paul, MN Our Mission is to protect, manage and improve the water resources of Capitol Region Watershed District


1)

Upcoming events and meetings a) Next Board Meeting is Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 6:00 pm. b) Next CAC Meeting is Wednesday October 9, 2013 from 7:00-9:00 pm. c) Lake McCarrons Meeting – Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Roseville City Hall. d) MAWD Annual Meeting and Trade Show, December 5-7, 2013, Arrowwood Resort, Alexandria. The Villa Park Wetland Restoration Project is one of the featured presentations at this conference.

2)

Project Updates a) Villa Park Wetland Restoration Project Dredging at Villa Park is almost complete. b) TBI – Cayuga Relocation Project Connections for the new segment of TBI to the existing sections continues and will be completed in by October 7th. B.

Staffing Structure Update

Administrotor Doneux reviewed a proposed staffing structure with the Board. VIII. Next Meeting A) Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Meeting Agenda Review IX.

Adjournment

Motion 13-186: Adjournment of the October 2, 2013 regular Board Meeting at 8:10 p.m. Texer/Collins Unanimously Approved Respectfully submitted, Michelle Sylvander

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October 16, 2013 Board Meeting V. Action Items – B) Accounts Payable & Budget Update (Sylvander)

DATE: October 10, 2013 TO: CRWD Board of Managers FROM: Michelle Sylvander, Office Manager RE: September 2013 Accounts Payable/Receivable and Administrative/Program Budget Report _________________________________________________________________________________

Background Enclosed are the Accounts Payable/Receivable and the Administrative/Program Budget Reports for the Month of September 2013. Issues Summary of Accounts Payable/Receivable Report: Accounts Payable Accounts Receivable

$ 480,144.80 $ 13,567.79

Summary of Preliminary Budget Report:

$ 52,195.23 $ 118,072.65 $ 9,740.03 $ 300,136.90 $ 480,144.81

Administrative Budget Program Budget Project Budget Capital Improvement Budget TOTAL

Request Action Approve September 2013 Accounts Payable/Receivable and August Budget Report and direct Treasurer and Board President to endorse and disperse checks for these payments. enc:

September 2013 Accounts Payable/Receivable September 2013 Preliminary Budget Report

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CAPITOL REGION WATERSHED DISTRICT

Project/Program:

2013 BUDGET REPORT

2013 Budget

OPERATIONS ADMINISTRATION

Administrative Budget

PROGRAMS

YTD Expenditures

Balance of Budget Remaining (47,192.32)

% of Budget Expended

378,900.00

52,195.23

426,092.32

79,626.00

79,626.00

0.00

0.00

79,626.00

0.00%

201-Groundwater

19,900.00

19,900.00

11.68

3,340.85

16,559.15

16.79%

112.46%

41,850.00

41,850.00

319.83

922.17

40,927.83

2.20%

208-Permitting

194,190.00

194,190.00

13,034.85

123,690.25

70,499.75

63.70%

210-Stewardship Grants

233,750.00

233,750.00

7,483.51

146,983.28

86,766.72

62.88%

211-Monitoring and Data Collection

417,060.00

417,060.00

46,234.83

435,878.21

(18,818.21)

104.51%

220-Education/Outreach

152,570.00

152,570.00

9,689.27

96,661.39

55,908.61

63.36%

225-Technical Resources & Information Sharing

47,590.00

47,590.00

0.00

42,368.98

5,221.02

0.00%

228-Future Trends: Research & Positioning

44,380.00

44,380.00

0.00

1,562.20

42,817.80

0.00%

230-Geogrpahic Information Systems (GIS)

65,650.00

65,650.00

40,600.92

56,370.75

9,279.25

85.87%

22,050.00

PROGRAM TOTAL

1,318,616.00

0.00

22,050.00

697.76

8,384.26

13,665.74

38.02%

1,318,616.00

118,072.65

916,162.34

402,453.66

69.48%

300-Administration

38,374.00

38,374.00

0.00

0.00

38,374.00

0.00%

301-Shoreline & Streambank Maintenance

19,220.00

19,220.00

0.00

8,310.55

10,909.45

43.24%

185,360.00

185,360.00

412.23

76,202.23

109,157.77

41.11%

0.00

0.00

0.00

13.75

6,250.00

6,250.00

0.00

0.00

6,250.00

0.00%

315-Trout Brook Subwatershed

184,990.00

184,990.00

3,073.22

52,692.48

132,297.52

28.48%

317-Crosby Lake Subwatershed

13,150.00

13,150.00

0.00

404.80

12,745.20

3.08%

325-Wetland, Stream and Ecosystem Restoration-Planning

54,600.00

54,600.00

326.59

11,808.36

42,791.64

0.00%

122,900.00

122,900.00

5,927.99

54,903.46

67,996.54

44.67%

305-Como Lake Subwatershed PROJECTS

Current Month Expenditures

378,900.00

240-Safety Program

310-Lake McCarron's Subwatershed 313-Loeb Lake Subwatershed

330-Mississippi River Subwatershed PROJECTS TOTAL TOTAL OPERATIONS BUDGET Capital Improvement Project

401-Shoreline Restoration Fund CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT

2013 Amended Budget

200-Administration

207-Rulemaking/Rule Revisions

(13.75)

0.00%

624,844.00

0.00

624,844.00

9,740.03

204,335.63

420,508.37

32.70%

$2,322,360.00

$0.00

$2,322,360.00

$180,007.91

$1,546,590.29

$775,769.71

66.60%

2013 Budget

2013 Budget Transfers/ Amendments

2012 Amended Budget

Current Month Expenditures

YTD Expenditures

Balance of Budget Remaining

% of Budget Expended

16,220.00

16,220.00

78.91

7,961.40

8,258.60

49.08%

164,200.00

164,200.00

6,716.55

140,714.76

23,485.24

85.70%

410- Lake McCarron's BMP Fund

1,945,940.00

1,945,940.00

227,179.96

954,870.68

991,069.32

49.07%

415-Trout Brook BMP's

2,161,510.00

2,161,510.00

62,393.74

230,855.92

1,930,654.08

10.68%

417-Crosby Lake BMP

171,350.00

171,350.00

897.50

35,031.11

136,318.89

0.00%

425-Wetland, Stream and Ecosystem Restoration - Implementation

259,200.00

259,200.00

25.32

2,375.35

256,824.65

0.00%

430-Mississippi River Subwatersheds BMP's

150,000.00

150,000.00

1,756.12

(24,655.00)

174,655.00

0.00%

440-Special Projects and Grants

338,210.00

338,210.00

1,088.80

80,428.80

257,781.20

23.78%

405-Como BMP Fund

490-Debt Services

172,622.00

TOTAL CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

FUND BALANCES

2013 Budget Transfers/ Amendments

REPORT DATE: 10/9/2013

Fund Balances

$5,379,252.00

Fund Balance @ 12/31/12

$0.00

2013 Fund Balance Transfers

172,622.00

0.00

116,775.01

55,846.99

67.65%

$5,379,252.00

$300,136.90

$1,544,358.03

$3,834,893.97

28.71%

Fund Balance @ 12/31/12

2013 YTD Revenue

Current Month Expenditures

YTD Expenditures

Fund Balance @ 09/30/13

Operations

1,674,927.00

0.00

1,674,926.44

1,171,530.24

180,007.91

1,546,590.29

Capital Improvement

1,727,405.00

0.00

1,727,405.00

3,560,743.24

300,136.90

1,544,358.03

1,299,866.39 3,743,790.21

TOTAL FUND BALANCE:

$3,402,332.00

$0.00

$3,402,331.44

$4,732,273.48

$480,144.81

$3,090,948.32

$5,043,656.60


DATE: TO: FROM: RE:

October 16, 2013 Board Meeting V. Action Items - C) Comment Letter on Strategic Stormwater Solutions for Transit‐Oriented Development (Eleria)

October 10, 2013 CRWD Board of Managers Anna Eleria, Water Resource Project Manager Approve Comment Letter on the City’s draft final report titled “Strategic Stormwater Solutions for Transit-Oriented Development”

Background At the October 2, 2013 Board meeting, the City of Saint Paul presented its work and findings over the past two years on shared, stacked-function green infrastructure (SSGI) as a tool for more robustly achieving transit-oriented redevelopment in the Green Line corridor (formerly known as the Central Corridor). The City has prepared a draft final project report titled “Strategic Stormwater Solutions for Transit Oriented Development” and is seeking stakeholder comments until October 18, 2013. Issues CRWD staff have prepared a draft comment letter and detailed memorandum on the City’s draft final report for the Board’s review and approval. The letter and memorandum include the Board’s verbal comments to the City at Oct. 2nd meeting as well as CRWD staff comments. CRWD also recommends the Board support SSGI by adopting a shared, stacked-function green infrastructure policy. Enclosed is a draft statement for the Board’s consideration. A copy of the draft final report was provided earlier this month to the Board for the Oct. 2nd board meeting. Please let us know if you seek another copy of the report for your review. Requested Action Approve the comment letter and detailed memorandum to the City of Saint Paul for the draft final report titled, “Strategic Stormwater Solutions for Transit-Oriented Development,” and adopt a policy statement for shared, stacked-function green infrastructure.

enc:

Draft CRWD comment letter on draft final report titled “Strategic Stormwater Solutions for Transit Oriented Development” Draft detailed memorandum on draft final report titled “Strategic Stormwater Solutions for Transit Oriented Development” Draft SSGI policy statement

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October 16, 2013

Wes Saunders-Pearce City of Saint Paul 375 Jackson Street, Suite 220 Saint Paul, MN 55101-1806 Re:

CRWD Comments on the City’s draft final report, “Strategic Stormwater Solutions for Transit-Oriented Development”

Dear Wes: Capitol Region Watershed District (CRWD) appreciates the opportunity to review and comment on the draft “Strategic Stormwater Solutions for Transit-Oriented Development” final report prepared by the City of Saint Paul. CRWD commends the City for conducting a comprehensive evaluation of the technical and policy issues of shared, stacked-function green infrastructure (SSGI) practices and determining that it can more robustly and sustainably achieve transitoriented development along the Green Line corridor. The City has taken the lead in exploring an innovative approach to stormwater management that communities across the state and the nation are considering to help meet federal, state and local stormwater regulations. In recognition that space is valuable and limited in highly urbanized areas, stormwater management is competing with building and parking uses on redevelopment sites and public and private financial resources for mitigating the impacts of stormwater are tight, CRWD strongly supports the design and implementation of SSGI projects in the Green Line corridor and throughout the City and CRWD. We also believe institutionalizing SSGI in a fair and equitable manner should seriously be considered by the City as the need for addressing stormwater issues comprehensively and collectively could not be greater. Stormwater is a resource that is not defined by property ownership or municipal boundaries and the solutions for its management should follow suit. To that end, CRWD has adopted a policy to support the implementation of SSGI in the District and is conducting a SSGI feasibility study at Hamline Station with the City and the developer, which should help our agencies further understand and refine the SSGI framework. CRWD is also interested in partnering on other pilot SSGI studies and seeks suggestions of potential projects from the City early on so discussions can take place in the pre-development phase. Enclosed are CRWD’s adopted SSGI policy and a memorandum with detailed comments on the draft report.

Our Mission is to protect, manage and improve the water resources of Capitol Region Watershed District.


Thank you for your leadership on evaluating this innovative stormwater management approach and developing the SSGI assessment and decision-making tools to aid in its implementation. We look forward to continuing our collective efforts of minimizing polluted stormwater runoff and protecting the Mississippi River. Please do not hesitate to contact me or staff with any questions or with potential redevelopment projects to consider for applying the SSGI approach. Sincerely,

Joe Collins Board President

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CRWD shared, stacked-function green infrastructure policy Detailed comments memorandum

Cc:

Nathaniel Khaliq, Saint Paul Councilmember Russ Stark, Saint Paul Councilmember Dave Thune, Saint Paul Councilmember Nancy Homans, Saint Paul Mayor’s Office Anne Hunt, Saint Paul Mayor’s Office

Our Mission is to protect, manage and improve the water resources of Capitol Region Watershed District.


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October 16, 2013 Wes Saunders-Pearce, City of Saint Paul Anna Eleria, CRWD Detailed Comments on draft final report, “Strategic Stormwater Solutions for TransitOriented Development”

CRWD offers the following detailed comments on the draft final report, “Strategic Stormwater Solutions for Transit-Oriented Development” which complements the letter of CRWD’s overarching comments on the project. 1. CRWD recommends the City identify specific locations within the Green Line corridor (and beyond) for consideration of pilot studies of the SSGI framework. 2. One of the recommendations in the draft report calls for revising current stormwater regulations to ensure long-term implementation of SSGI. CRWD recommends the City provide further guidance and possibly draft language for revising stormwater regulations. 3. CRWD recommends the City clearly define the benefits of SSGI to developers. It is unclear in the report what the incentives are for adopting the SSGI approach for stormwater management. 4. The Executive Summary section describes the project purpose but then jumps directly to the implementation section. CRWD recommends a brief summary of the evaluation phase of the project be provided in this section. 5. Also within the Executive Summary section, there is no discussion of the public art component of the study. CRWD recommends public art summary be included in this section as some readers may not read past the Executive Summary section. 6. In the Stormwater Management Along the Corridor section of Chapter 1, CRWD offers several specific comments: a. The integrated tree trench system along University Avenue is identified as an exemplary first step towards green infrastructure along the corridor. CRWD believes the tree trench and the side street practices constructed by CRWD are exemplary examples of shared, stacked-function green infrastructure and should be identified as such in the report. These practices are located within public ROW and receiving runoff from adjacent private property. b. Recommend describing CRWD’s stormwater rule requirements that Met Council had to meet for the CCLRT project and how in collaboration with multiple agencies, they decided to design and construct the integrated tree trench system c. For Figure 1.5, recommend replacing the integrated tree trench sign with recent photo of the practice. CRWD can provide photos if desired. d. The spelling of CRWD in Figure 1.5 is incorrect (Capitol Region Watershed District).

Our Mission is to protect, manage and improve the water resources of Capitol Region Watershed District.


Resolution

Resolution # 13-___ Date Adopted: October 16, 2013

Capitol Region Watershed District In the matter pertaining to: Shared, Stacked-Function Green Infrastructure Board Member _______ introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption, seconded by Board Member _______. WHEREAS, Capitol Region Watershed District (CRWD) recognizes the important transit-oriented development (TOD) opportunities presented by the construction of the Green Line light rail transit; and WHEREAS, CRWD recognizes that stormwater runoff is a major cause of water pollution in the District and that redevelopment within the District must comply with all applicable federal, state, watershed district, and municipal stormwater management regulations; and WHEREAS, CRWD recognizes stacking stormwater management with other complementary land uses, such as parks, plazas, parking, streets and alleys, supports TOD through the efficient use of space in urban environments, and thereby, supporting community livability; and WHEREAS, CRWD recognizes that green infrastructure, which uses vegetation, soils, and stormwater management approaches that mimic natural processes, results in the creation of healthier urban environments by reducing pollutants reaching area lakes and rivers, reducing the urban heat island effect, and creation of pedestrian friendly environments that promote active living; and WHEREAS, CRWD recognizes that sharing of stormwater management facilities between property owners may result in reduced capital, operations and maintenance expenditures and efficient use of space in urban environments; and THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that CRWD Board of Managers support the incorporation of shared, stacked-function green infrastructure into (re)development projects when doing so would result in economic, environmental and social benefits to the community. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, CRWD will support the implementation of shared, stacked-function green infrastructure by: 1. Providing educational materials of shared, stacked-function green infrastructure; 2. Encouraging consideration of shared, stacked-function green infrastructure in pre-development discussions; 3. Considering regulatory measures to facilitate shared, stacked-function green infrastructure; 4. Conducting pilot studies to better understand and refine the shared, stacked-function green infrastructure framework; and 5. Considering integration of shared, stacked-function green infrastructure where prudent in CRWD-led and CRWD-funded projects.

Requested By: Recommended for Approval: Approved by Attorney: Funding Approved:

Mark Doneux N/A N/A


Vote: Approved/Denied Manager Yeas* Nays Collins Texer Jones Thienes Reider TOTAL

Absent

Abstain

*Approval must receive minimum of 3 Yeas

Resolution Adoption Certified By the Board of Managers: By: _____________________________________________

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Date: October 16, 2013


October 16, 2013 Board Meeting VI. Unfinished Business – A) Educational display update (Beckman)

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October 10, 2013 CRWD Board of Managers Elizabeth Beckman Educational display update

Background In July 2011, Board Managers authorized staff to explore options for creating education displays. In September 2012, a committee consisting of Managers Jones and Texer and CRWD staff selected Hamline University’s Center for Global and Environmental Education (CGEE) to design and fabricate the displays. Issues Managers Jones and Texer will meet with CRWD staff and CGEE staff prior to the October 16 meeting. During the meeting, they will provide a project update and present final draft images of the displays to the full Board. Requested Action Provide review and comment.

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October 10, 2013 CRWD Board of Managers and Staff Mark Doneux, Administrator October 16, 2013 Administrator’s Report

Administrator Approved or Executed Agreements General updates including recent and upcoming meetings and events Staff attended and Administrator Doneux presented at the Ramsey County State of the Waters meeting on September 26, 2013. CRWD Staff, Mark Doneux, Bob Fossum, Forrest Kelley and Nate Zwonitzer attended the WEF TEC conference in Chicago that was held from 10/7/13 – 10/9/13. Lake McCarron’s Shoreline Residents Meeting, 6:00 PM, Thursday, October 3rd, Roseville City Hall Council Chambers. – Twenty-nine lakeshore residents, five agency staff and Managers Thienes, Texer, and Collins attend this meeting. The meeting generated many questions about managing aquatic plants in Lake McCarrons especially along the shallow western shore. CRWD will be starting a process to develop a plan to manage aquatic plants in the lake. The focus of the plan will be less on invasive and more specific to navigation and aesthetics. CRWD Staff will be participating in the Minnesota Water Resources Conference in Saint Paul, October 15 – 16. Below is a list of presentations that involve CRWD staff. Minnesota Water Resources Conference October 15 – 16, 2013 Saint Paul River Centre 175 West Kellogg Boulevard Saint Paul, MN Date Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Time 11:15 AM – 12:45 PM

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

10:00 – 11:30 AM

Presentation Title Fast-Track Project Relies on Detailed Planning and Extensive Coordination with Numerous Entities to Install Box Culvert Beneath BNSF Tracks within 30 Hours Stormwater Pond Dredging Using Hydraulic Dredging and Geotextile Tubes

Speaker Jim Herbert and Nathan Campeau, Barr Engineering Company Anna Eleria, CRWD

Ted Shannon and Peter Berrini, HDR Engineering, Inc. Bob Fossum, CRWD


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Upcoming events and meetings a) Metro MAWD Meeting is Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 7:00 PM. b) Next Board Meeting is Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 6:00 pm. c) Next CAC Meeting is Wednesday November 13, 2013 from 7:00-9:00 pm. d) MAWD Annual Meeting and Trade Show, December 5-7, 2013, Arrowwood Resort, Alexandria. The Villa Park Wetland Restoration Project is one of the featured presentations at this conference.

2)

Project Updates a) Villa Park Wetland Restoration Project Dredging at Villa Park is complete and all dried sediment has been removed. Frattalone is now completing the site restoration phase and will be done by the end of October. b) TBI – Cayuga Relocation Project The TBI Realignment Project at 35E/Cayuga is substantially completed. The new TBI alignment has been fully constructed and is on-line. Over the next couple of weeks, the old TBI alignment will be abandoned.

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Our Mission is to protect, manage and improve the water resources of Capitol Region Watershed District.


October 16, 2013 board packet