The decision-makers for the Clear Lake Sanitary District are five publicly elected
officials residing throughout the lake community.
Board of Trustees
John Miller is a resident of Clear Lake and is the senior board member, serving since
Timothy R. Clark has been a resident of Ventura since 1985. Tim has started a number of businesses in the North Iowa area, and presently owns and operates a construction company, as well as continues to develop residential property in North Iowa. Tim is also a licensed Realtor and active supporter in the Ventura School District and Ventura Booster Club. He has served on the board since 2007.
Lothar Meyer is a resident of the unincorporated Oakwood area of Clear Lake. He retired from teaching in 2008, but is still involved in coaching high school cross country and soccer. Lothar is a member of the Evening Lions Club, and has previously served that organization as president and treasurer. He is also a member of ISEA, Ducks Unlimited, Whitetails Unlimited and Pheasants Forever. Lothar has served on the board since 2008.
Kelly McLaughlin is the Director of Facilities and Transportation for the Clear Lake Community School District. Kelly has served on the Board since 2005.
Bobby Wolfram, Jr. has gained "hands-on" sewer experience while working for several excavating companies installing and repairing sewer infrastructure in the cities of Ventura and Clear Lake, and throughout the unincorporated areas of the Clear Lake Sanitary District. Bobby enjoys being a conduit of communication, and serving with a well- rounded Board of Trustees, as they continue to efficiently serve the customers and community within the Sanitary District. Bobby has served on the board since 2009.
Wastewater treatment plant operators make up most of the Clear Lake Sanitary District¹s
staff. Licensed operators must be certified by the Iowa Department of Natural Resource and
can only achieve certification after passing an exam. In order to qualify to take an exam
a certain number of years of experience and schooling must be met. The number of years of
experience and schooling required is dictated by the Grade level an operator is testing for.
There are four Grades with Grade I being the first and Grade IV the highest. An operator
must obtain each Grade before being eligible to test at the next Grade up. Once an operator
has received his or her license the license must be maintained, which requires 2.0 continuing
education units (ceu) or twenty classroom hours every two years.
Treatment plants are also categorized to a Grade. The larger capacity and more complex
the treatment plant the higher the Grade. The Clear Lake Sanitary District treatment plant
is classified as a Grade IV plant and requires a Grade IV operator. Operators not only
know how to operate the treatment plant, but also how to conduct laboratory test using
chemicals and the most delicate of instruments to ensure that the mandated degree of
treatment is achieved on a continuous basis. In essence a wastewater treatment plant
operator is a mixture of a biologist and chemist.
The Clear Lake Sanitary District employs a full staff of trained personnel. Kevin Moler
has served as the administrator/superintendent of the Clear Lake Sanitary District since
January 1997 and holds a Grade IV wastewater treatment license. Kevin is a 1985 graduate
of Kirkwood Community College¹s Water/Wastewater Treatment program and was previously
employed as a wastewater plant operator at Canyon Village in Yellowstone National Park
for two years before pursuing and obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering
from Iowa State University in 1991. Following graduation Kevin was employed with Aqua Aerobic
Systems, Inc. for five years in Rockford, IL as a wastewater project engineer.
Russell Enabnit earned an Ag Power Mechanics certificate from North Iowa Area Community
College and has been employed with the sanitary district since 1991. Russ also holds a
Grade IV wastewater treatment license.
Bill Bredlow served two and one half years active duty in the United States Marine Corp
and three and one half years in the reserves. While a member of the reserves Bill was called
to active duty during Desert Storm. Bill has been employed with the sanitary district since
1995 and holds a Grade III wastewater treatment license.
Ron Fullerton is a Grade III Operator and began employmnet with the District in
June, 2002. Ron was the Wastewater Operations Director at Lake Mills for nearly three years
before accepting the position with the Sanitary District. Ron has over eleven years of
experience as a certified operator.
Dennis Spilman has been employed with the sanitary district since
1993 and holds a Grade III wastewater treatment license. Dennis served
four years active duty in the United States Army, also fighting in Desert
Storm and is currently serving in his tenth year as an Army reservist.
Dennis was called to active duty in September 2001 and served one
year guarding U.S. ammunition shipping ports before returning back to work
in September of 2002.
Michelle Case is the billing clerk and has been employed by the sanitary district
Ted Tusha, a Grade I certified wastewater operator spent four years with the Garner Public
Work's Department before beginning his employment with the Clear Lake Sanitary District in
December, 2003. Ted and his family reside in Garner.
Steve Bacon began employment with the Clear Lake Sanitary District in January, 2004. Steve
attended Ventura High School and now resides in Clear Lake with his family.
Taylor Moore has been employed with the Clear Lake Sanitary District since December, 2009 as the District's Accountant/Office Manager. Taylor has a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Minnesota School of Business. Prior to working at the District, Taylor worked as a financial accountant for Metro Sales, Inc. in Richfield, MN and as a staff accountant for Potter & Brant, PLC in Clear Lake for two years. Taylor is originally from Estherville, IA and now resides with his family in Clear Lake.
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