RED RIVER BASIN COMMISSION
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DRAFT RED RIVER BASIN COMMISSION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE MINUTES June 3, 2009 – Grand Forks Attending: Lee Klapprodt, Morrie Lanning, Jon Evert, Jake Gust, John Jaschke, Dale Frink, Lance Yohe, Brenda Elmer Absent: Tom Fischer The committee reviewed the language passed by both the North Dakota and Minnesota legislatures and noted the differences. While the Minnesota appropriation of $500,000 specified the Red River Basin Commission, the North Dakota appropriation did not. The committee drafted the following resolution to be considered at tomorrow’s board meeting (June 4, 2009), and recommended that Steve Topping from Manitoba be added to the committee. RESOLUTION Whereas; the Executive Committee established a subcommittee on April 16 & May 14 to oversee the implementation of a plan for long-term Red River flood control solutions, and Whereas; the subcommittee members are Tom Fischer, Morrie Lanning, Jon Evert, Jake Gust, John Jaschke and Dale Frink; Whereas; the subcommittee met via conference call on 6-1-09 and in person on 6-3-09 to develop an approach to carry forward the expectations and provisions of respective Minnesota and North Dakota 2009 appropriations for long-term Red River flood control solutions; and Now therefore; the subcommittee is recommending to the RRBC that staff be authorized to: 1. Develop agreements to accept the respective Minnesota and North Dakota 2009 legislative appropriations and act as the fiscal management agent for the designated talks and products. 2. Develop a workplan for Phase I and submit it for review and approval to the ND State Water Commission and the MN Board of Water and Soil Resources. 3. Carry out Phase 1 elements, including: a. develop and conduct a survey of flood damage and prevention needs, opportunities, obstacles and ideas b. develop an RFP for consulting services for evaluation of the survey results and potential follow-up c. conduct or contract for analysis of past plans, assessments and recommendations d. develop an RFP for Phase II and completions of the project 4. Authorize expenditures for Phase I and Phase II activities as approved by the ND State Water Commission and the MN Board of Water and Soil Resources. Meeting adjourned.