The Board of Managers, Buffalo-Red River Watershed District, has scheduled a public hearing on the 2020 general budget, and the levies for the ditch systems and projects under their jurisdiction for Monday, August 26, 2019, at 8:00 PM in the Watershed District office, 1303 4th AVE NE, Barnesville, Minnesota. 

        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. Basic Water Management.  In accordance with M.S.A. 103D.905, Subd. 3, an amount not to exceed 0.00798 percent of the taxable market value to pay the costs attributable to the basic water management features of projects/programs implemented by petition.  Multiple levies are anticipated for a variety of projects/programs, including, but not limited to: River Keepers, water quality studies, Log Jam Removal, One Watershed, One Plan, Wolverton Creek Restoration, and other projects/programs of common benefit.

3. Liability Insurance.  In accordance with Minnesota Statutes 466.06, a levy for the premium costs for such insurance, not to exceed $25,000.

4. Ditch Systems:

Clay County:

Ditch No. 2

Ditch No. 3

Ditch No. 5

Ditch No. 9

Ditch No. 10

Ditch No. 11

Ditch No. 12

Ditch No. 16

Ditch No. 17

Ditch No. 20

Ditch No. 21

Ditch No. 22

Ditch No. 23

Ditch No. 28

Ditch No. 30

Ditch No. 31

Ditch No. 32

Ditch No. 33

Ditch No. 34

Ditch No. 35

Ditch No. 36

Ditch No. 39

Ditch No. 40

Ditch No. 41

Ditch No. 41 – Lateral 1

Ditch No. 41 – Lateral 2

Ditch No. 41 – Outlet

Ditch No. 47

Ditch No. 49

Ditch No. 50

Ditch No. 51

Ditch No. 51 – Lateral

Ditch No. 51 – Improvement

Ditch No. 53

Ditch No. 54

Ditch No. 55

Ditch No. 57

Ditch No. 58

Ditch No. 59

Ditch No. 60

Ditch No. 63

Ditch No. 65

Ditch No. 67

Ditch No. 68

Ditch No. 69

Becker County:

  Ditch No. 5

Ditch No. 6

Ditch No. 7

Ditch No. 9

Ditch No. 10

Ditch No. 15

Ditch No. 19

Ditch No. 21

Wilkin County:

Ditch No. 1A

Ditch No. 1B

  Ditch No. 1C

Ditch No. 2

Ditch No. 3

Ditch No. 4

Ditch No. 5A

Ditch No. 6A

Ditch No. 7

Ditch No. 12

Ditch No. 13

Ditch No. 13 – Lateral

Ditch No. 15

Ditch No. 22

Ditch No. 23

Ditch No. 26

Ditch No. 27

Ditch No. 28

Ditch No. 29

Ditch No. 31

Ditch No. 34

Ditch No. 37

  Ditch No. 40

Ditch No. 41

Ditch No. 42

Ditch No. 43

Ditch No. 44

Clay-Wilkin Judicial 

Ditch No. 1

Wilkin-Otter Tail Judicial 

Ditch No. 2

5. Projects:

Turtle Lake Outlet

Hawley Diversion

Moorhead I-94 Flood Control

Riverton Township Retention

Kragnes Ringdike

Whisky Creek Tributaries

Georgetown Flood Control Levees

Grove Lake Outlet

LaBelle/Boyer Lake Outlets

HRBP Outlets

  Anderson Acres Ringdike

Oakport Flood Mitigation

County Line Outlet

Lake Jacobs Outlet

Country Heritage Outlet

Crystal Creek Flood Control

Cromwell Township Highwater

Manston Slough Restoration

Moorhead 50th AVE S Flood Control

Wolverton Creek Restoration

Dated:  July 22, 2019                                                               

                                                                                                          /s/ Jay A. Leitch                                                  

Jay A. Leitch, President