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Local Address:  Paynesville , Minnesota , United States
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Board of Trustees & Meeting Minutes | Great River Regional Library, 29 May 2014 [cached]
Jeff Bertram
Jeff Bertram Citizen Member 662 Spruce Street Paynesville MN 56362
The Paynesville City Council approved changing the notification process before shutting off water service for non-payment at their meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 9., 16 Feb 2005 [cached]
*The council heard a verbal report from council member Jeff Bertram, who is also chairman of the Lake Koronis Recreational Trail, regarding the joint trails agreement with Paynesville Township.During its last meeting, the city approved hiring SEH to provide engineering services for for the section of the Lake Koronis Recreational Trail from the city to the city beach and approved awarding trail engineering and planning services to SEH for $72,000.The deal came with the stipulation that SEH provide estimates at little or no cost for the next state grant application.
As a stipulation of the joint powers agreement, Paynesville Township also needs to approve SEH's engineering proposal before it is accepted.According to Bertram, township officials believe the proposal is too high and want to solicit other estimates before awarding the job.Bertram checked into the matter, and found some preliminary estimates that were much lower, he said.He would like to solicit more proposals before awarding the engineering.
The city of Paynesville, Paynesville Township, Meeker County, and Stearns County have committed $80,000 each to build another section of trail around the west end and along the south shore of Lake Koronis., 7 Dec 2005 [cached]
This trail segment (to the Birch Beach Store) is approximately 3.7 miles long, said Jeff Bertram, a city council member and chairman of the Lake Koronis Recreational Trail Joint Powers Board (formed by the city and township).
Two sections of the Lake Koronis Recreational Trail are scheduled to be built in 2006, and now another section ­ around the west end and partway down the south side ­ is planned for 2007 due to a four-way partnership.
It would utilize Baywater Road (which is commonly called the west end) as a multipurpose road, meaning the trail would run right on the road.Baywater is a Rustic Road, Bertram noted, and it runs between the lake and a wetland that would make a separate trail difficult.
As soon as possible going south, they would like to get the trail separated from the road, said Bertram, who noted that plans are still very preliminary and no landowners have been contacted yet.
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners, in addition to approving the contribution of $80,000 to this trail section, also gave permission to use the right of way of CSAH 20.The trail will be located on the south side of CSAH 20, said Bertram, which should simplify any easements (all in Meeker County).
Like other sections of the trail, the goal will be to have it separate from the road, said Bertram.The trail committee has worked with landowners to obtain easements to simplify the engineering and get the trail as far off the road as possible.
If this is not possible, then it will use the right of way of CSAH 20.
The goal will be to build the trail all the way to the Birch Beach Store, just past the Meeker-Stearns line."We'll go as far as we can," Bertram said, even further if funds allow.
This segment will connect to the Lake Koronis Regional Park, which already has a crossing from the campground on the south side of CSAH 20 (which could be used by trail goers) to the main park on Lake Koronis.This park - jointly owned by Meeker and Stearns counties, since CSAH 20 is the county line - has additional trails in the park as well as bathrooms, picnic and rest areas, swimming beach, scenic lookouts, parking, and a boat launch.
Additional utilization of this park was a key factor in Meeker County's support for the trail segment, said Bertram.
The Meeker County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved spending up to $80,000 on this trail segment on Tuesday, Nov. 1, as well as the use of the right of way of CSAH 20.The Stearns County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved contributing $80,000 on Tuesday, Nov. 22.
(The Paynesville Township Board of Supervisors unanimously approved this trail segment on Monday, Oct. 24, and the Paynesville City Council unanimously approved it on Wednesday, Oct. 26.)
"We're certainly moving," said Bertram.
This year, then, the trail committee will bid (in late winter/early spring) two segments for construction in 2006, will finalize plans and get any necessary easements for the Baywater Road/CSAH 20 segment, and prepare to bid that segment for construction in 2007, said Bertram.
The Lake Koronis Recreational Trail Joint Powers Board is comprised by: Bertram, chairman; Don Pietsch, vice chair and township board chairman; Harlan Beek, city resident; Steve Helget, city administrator; Mike Jensen, township public works director; Ron Mergen, city public works director; and Don Wiese, township clerk.
If successful, these funds would be available in 2010, said Bertram, who noted that they may have to break this into two segments.Throughout the project, they have tried to do segments in less than $500,000 projects to keep them manageable.The section from the Birch Beach Store to connect with the existing trail on Old Lake Road has a few obstaclesŠthe bridge at the Lake Koronis outlet, high traffic on Highway 4 and Highway 55, and the bridge over the Lake Koronis inlet, which does have a pedestrian lane that might be utilized.
Bertram - who thanked all the people who have helped with this project so far and credited the support of the city and township governments for making it happen - said the Lake Koronis Recreational Trail is very credible and should be a good grant candidate."We will have 12 miles of trail built as we ask them for participation," he said of getting more federal funds.
The final section of the Lake Koronis Recreational Trail could be to connect where the trail currently ends by Bug Bee Hive Resort (at the intersection of Crestridge Road and Co.Rd. 181) to the section to be built in 2006 from the city to the lake.The trail committee could apply for a federal grant through Stearns County for this section, though Bertram thought they might wait until 2007 to apply again through Stearns County (which is in a different region of the state for federal grants than Meeker County).
"This is really going to happen," said Bertram of getting the Lake Koronis Recreational Trail to circle the lake.
On Tuesday, Nov. 2, two city council seats and the mayor's seat will be up for election for the city of Paynesville., 27 Oct 2004 [cached]
City residents Jeff Bertram and Tom Lindquist filed for the two seats on the city council, each for a four-year term.
Jeff Bertram
Jeff BertramJeff Bertram, 44, is currently the chair of the Paynesville Planning Commission and serves on the Stearns County Planning Commis-sion.
He is a past president of the Paynesville Area Chamber of Commerce and is a past chair of the Paynesville Waste Commission.He served in the Minnesota Legislature from 1986 to 1996 and now is sales manager for West Central Sanitation.
League Board of Directors, 17 June 2011 [cached]
Jeff Bertram Councilmember
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