//CCWCD Committee January 9, 2018

CCWCD Committee January 9, 2018

The meeting of the CCWCD Committee of the Central Colorado Water Conservancy District was called to order at 12:35 P.M. on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 by Don Rosenbrock at Central’s office at 3209 West 28th Street in Greeley. Committee members present were Don Rosenbrock, Jim Reasoner, Doug Dill, Ralph Anders and Everett Kissler.  Staff present were Randy Ray, William Mihelich and Ruthanne Schaffer.  Guest present was Kim Lawrence from LJCG.

Kim Lawrence announced to the Committee that he will be retiring at the end of the month.  Committee members thanked Kim for all his work and dedication to Central and wished him well.

The Committee reviewed an updated Projects Summary sheet.

An update was given on the Walker Recharge Project.  The pump test was completed this past fall; the data is supporting the idea that the wells are pumping directly from the river.  The committee discussed possible easements, participants, and real estate questions.  Staff will continue to work on this project and report back to the Committee.  CWCB will be reviewing a loan application for funding to be used at the Walker Recharge Project.

Discussion was held regarding the water storage project at the confluence of the S Platte and Cache LaPoudre; the site is deep and would be pushing the depth to install the slurry wall.  The perimeter would need to be benched to install a slurry wall.  This location could be a possible site for another in-situ water project.

The Committee reviewed two separate opportunities to purchase shares of the same senior ditch rights and will continue to research them.  One of the opportunities also has the potential to become a storage project and/or an educational facility.

RECOMMEND TO THE BOARD TO PURCHASE THE 4 SHARES OF THE SENIOR DITCH RIGHTS AS DISCUSSED.

Motion:  Ralph Anders
Second:  Everett Kissler
MOTION CARRIED

Staff gave an update on the FIDCO/Western Pipeline application and agreements; we have 2 objectors in our case.  Western and FIDCO have both approved the agreements and they will be reviewed and presented at the Board meeting to be approved.

The Committee reviewed information on the Tetsel Ditch water sale.  Staff and Committee do not recommend any further action.

The Committee would like to review the Chatfield funding increase and solutions at the Board meeting.

An update was given on the Koenig pump station.

Discussion was held regarding Sorin Natural Resource Partners interest in obtaining a short-term lease for water stored in Siebring Reservoir.

Staff reviewed plans for the Rinn Valley shop/office that staff is planning on building and discussion was held.  The plan is to fund part of the construction costs from the proceeds received from Anadarko leasing water from Shores Reservoir this past summer/fall.

RECOMMEND TO THE BOARD TO ALLOCATE THE LEASE FUNDS RECEIVED FROM ANADARKO TOWARDS THE CONSTRUCTION COSTS OF THE RINN VALLEY SHOP.

Motion:  Ralph Anders
Second:  Evertt Kissler
MOTION CARRIED

Ruth presented bypass agreements for the Ogilvy and Bijou bypasses submitted by Colorado Energy Resources LLC.

RECOMMEND TO THE BOARD TO APPROVE THE OGILVY BYPASS AGREEMENT AND THE BIJOU BYPASS AGREEMENT WITH CER, LLC FOR ONE YEAR ONLY FOR $5000 BUY IN FEE PER STRUCTURE AND THEN A $25/AF PER STRUCTURE, ALL FUNDS DUE AT SIGNING.

Motion:  Everett Kissler
Second:  Ralph Anders
MOTION CARRIED

Discussion was held regarding the possible outcome of the 1940s Agreement.  Since CCWCD has paid for all of the legal expenses to negotiate the agreement they would like to lease the water to the subdistricts.

RECOMMEND TO THE BOARD THAT THE SUBDISTRICTS ARE CHARGED A FEE BY CCWCD FOR THE USE OF THE 1940S AGREEMENT WATER ALLOCATION YEARLY.

Motion:  Jim Reasoner
Second:  Everett Kissler
MOTION CARRIED

RECOMMEND TO THE BOAD TO REMOVE JACKSON LAKE RECHARGE PROJECT FROM THE 05CW331 DECREE.

Motion:  Everett Kissler
Second:  Doug Dill
MOTION CARRIED

Discussion was held regarding an agreement with AMREPCO to cover their depletions of their storm retention ponds.  They have already in CCWCD petitioned to be included into GMS and a hearing has be set for the next Board meeting.

The Committee discussed the presentation that was held at the Board Retreat by Michael Wallace regarding climate prediction.  Discussion was held on whether the predictions/forecasts can be used in our subdistricts’ projections, how the information will be used internally, and how it will help operate our augmentation plans.

Chairman Don Rosenbrock adjourned the meeting at 2:24 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Ruthanne Schaffer
Sr Water Accountant

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