Clintonville to store material dredged from lake
Council OKs agreement with lake district
By Bert Lehman
The Clintonville City Council approved a user agreement with the Pigeon Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District to cooperate in the removal of various debris located in Pigeon Lake.
The approval came at the Feb. 12 council meeting.
City Administrator Sharon Eveland told the council that the city of Clintonville’s attorney, Keith Steckbauer, created the user agreement, and the Pigeon Lake District was directed to obtain its own counsel regarding the agreement.
The agreement specifies that Steckbauer is representing the city of Clintonville in this case. This information was included because he has represented the lake district on past matters.
According to the agreement, the city of Clintonville is allowing the Pigeon Lake District to dispose of and store material that is dredged from the lake.
The Pigeon Lake District will be allowed to spread clean sediment on agricultural field areas at locations to be determined by the city of Clintonville at the Clintonville Municipal Airport.
Clean sediment will consist of “soil, dirt, and organic material, but not any metal, woody material, plastic or other waste material.”
The city will allow the Pigeon Lake District to temporarily store sediment that includes metal, woody material, plastic and waste in a holding area adjacent to the Clintonville Area Waste Service recycling center. All sediment material hauled to this location must be sifted and sorted by July 31.
Clean material after the sifting and sorting can be spread on agricultural fields at the airport. The remaining materials must be disposed of “by means of proper and lawful landfilling or other like process.”
The Pigeon Lake District is also responsible for a variety of other things, including:
• Installing, maintaining and removing silt fencing and coir fiber rolls around the areas in the agricultural field and CAWS area.
• Completing final grading remediation.
• Complying with all governmental regulations and permits.
• Providing reasonable insurance documents to the city to determine that all workers and agents of the district have complete and adequate workers compensation and liability insurance.
• Taking all reasonable and necessary precautions to protect the city, its residents and its agents from any biohazards or other like risks.
The Pigeon Lake District has until July 31, 2020 to complete the final grading of the area and until Sept. 15, 2020 to complete the final seeding and mulching of the area.
Throughout the project, the city of Clintonville will maintain control and access to the property being used.
The agreement also calls for the Pigeon Lake District to hold the city harmless of any claims.
After the approval, Eveland told the council that representatives of the Pigeon Lake District still needed to sign the agreement.