The meeting of the GMS Committee of the Central Colorado Water Conservancy District was called to order at 9:04 A.M. on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by Vern Kammerzell at Central’s office at 3209 West 28th Street in Greeley. Committee members present were Vern Kammerzell, Chad Schafer and Alan Axton. Committee members absent were Tom Brown and Frank Eckhardt. Staff members present were Randy Ray, Lynn Kramer, William Mihelich and Ruthanne Schaffer.
Randy updated the Committee on water projects staff is working on.
An update was given on the senior ditch rights staff has been investigating on purchasing.
Randy gave an update on the Walker Recharge Project. Cultural Resource survey should begin at the end of this week. Staff and consultants are working on easements for the pipeline and recharge basins. Will bring them to the committee next month. Discussion was held regarding funding and real estate options.
William spoke to the Committee regarding the costs paid per entity for work done on the 1940s Agreement.
RECOMMEND TO THE BOARD TO HAVE GMS REIMBURSE THE DISTRICT FOR HALF OF THE $11,481.57 LEGAL AND ENGINEERING COSTS INCURRED BY WORK ON THE 1940S AGREEMENT.
Motion: Alan Axton
Second: Chad Schafer
Randy gave an updated on the Chatfield Reservoir Reallocation Project’s loan, grant, lawsuit, and marina.
Randy gave an update on the Rinn Valley construction and updated the committee that staff will begin filling Phase 1C with pumps from the Rural Ditch. Discussion was held regarding the design of the Rinn shop, Alan wanted input from the Committee.
Forecast for Koenig is that towards the end of the month it could begin filling.
Randy spoke to the Committee regarding the idea of changing the quota trading zones for the 2018-2019 irrigation season. Discussion was held and the committee directed staff to work on investigating ways to simplify quota trading zones and allow more flexibility to members. Staff was directed to research some historical data and return to the Board with recommendations.
Member meeting is scheduled for March 22nd from 10am to 2pm at Island Grove.
Lynn presented information for a permanent transfer from contract #700 to contract #701.
RECOMMEND TO THE BOARD TO APPROVE THE PERMANENT TRANSFER OF SCHMIDT CONTRACT #701 TO SCHMIDT CONTRACT #700.
Motion: Chad Schafer
Second: Alan Axton
The Committee had a discussion about the Groundwater technical committee and how the Gilcrest area is doing.
Vern spoke to the committee regarding Bernhardt Reservoir and the status on the ability to fill our gravel pit. The Platte River Big Thompson annual meeting is February 22nd.
Chairman Vern Kammerzell adjourned the meeting at 11:50am.
Sr Water Accountant