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City officials are encouraged to apply for an opening for a city representative on the Clean Water Council.
(Published Dec 9, 2013)
The state’s Clean Water Council has one opening for a city representative. The vacancy will be filled through an appointment by Gov. Dayton.
The Clean Water Council advises the administration and the Legislature on the implementation of the Clean Water Legacy Act and on how best to spend money from the Clean Water Fund. The Clean Water Legacy Act was created in 2006 to facilitate compliance with the federal Clean Water Act’s requirements for lake and river quality.
The Clean Water Fund is the portion of the state sales tax that is constitutionally dedicated to improve, protect, and enhance the quality of the state’s surface and ground water. The Clean Water Council is responsible for preparing an implementation plan and biennial work plans for setting priorities to address impaired waters, providing recommendations to the governor and Legislature how money from the clean water legacy account should be appropriated each biennium, providing biennial reports to the Legislature on how the clean water money has been spent, and advising on appropriate processes for expert scientific review related to the preparation of total maximum daily load (TMDL) calculations.
Meetings are held on the third Monday of the month at the Pollution Control Agency, located at 520 Lafayette Rd. N. in St. Paul. Compensation for serving on the council is $55 per diem, plus expenses. The Clean Water Council has a statutory list of interests that must be represented. Two slots are dedicated for city representation because of the major role cities play in managing wastewater, stormwater, and drinking water. Appointments are made by the governor.
If you would like more information about the Clean Water Council or the role of the city representatives on the council, contact Craig Johnson (see information at right). It is also helpful if you send an email letting the League know if you apply, as the governor’s office and the Pollution Control Agency normally contact the League to verify whether applicants meet the statutory requirement in Minnesota Statutes, section 114D.30 as a representative of city government.
How to apply
Your application should include the following documents:
City officials interested in serving on the Clean Water Council should submit the required materials by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also submit your application materials in person or by mail to:
Secretary of State’s Office
180 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
St Paul, MN 55155
Applications are due by Dec. 24.
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Contact Craig Johnson
(651) 281-1259 or (800) 925-1122
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