//MINUTES WAS Committee February 07, 2018

MINUTES WAS Committee February 07, 2018

The meeting of the WAS Committee of the Central Colorado Water Conservancy District was called to order at 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 by Dave Bernhardt at Central’s office at 3209 West 28th Street in Greeley. Committee members present were David Bernhardt, Randy Knutson, Bret Schmidt.  Board members absent were Gary Herman and Steve Bruntz.  Staff members present were Randy Ray, Lynn Kramer, William Mihelich and Ruthanne Schaffer.

Randy updated the Committee on water projects staff is working on.

The one reservoir site staff is still investigating south of Greeley has depths over a hundred feet.   If Central would pursue this pit Hall Irwin would have to coordinate with the mining operations; benching would have to be done to get the slurry wall deep enough to bedrock.

Central received a grant recently to perform a feasibility report on another pit staff is investigating that is about 700 AF, Randy will present the findings to the Board once received.

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.

RECOMMEND TO THE BOARD TO GET AN APPRAISAL FOR THE LAND STAFF IS LOOKING AT TO PLACE THE FIRST POND FOR THE WALKER RECHARGE PROJECT

Motion:  Randy Knutson
Second: Bret Schmidt
MOTION CARRIED

William spoke to the Committee regarding the costs paid per entity for work done on the 1940s Agreement.

RECOMMEND TO THE BOARD TO HAVE WAS REIMBURSE THE DISTRICT FOR HALF OF THE $11,481.57 LEGAL AND ENGINEERING COSTS INCURRED BY WORK ON THE 1940S AGREEMENT.

Motion:  Randy Knustson
Second:  Bret Schmidt
MOTION CARRIED

Randy gave an updated on the Chatfield Reservoir Reallocation Project’s loan, grant, lawsuit, and marina.

CWCB has approved a loan to build the infrastructure as Shores C and the main District has assigned a cash match due to their ownership of Shores C.  The construction will be for Pond C inlet from both the Tri-Town and Rural, and Pond C outlet and pump station.

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.

Lynn presented the Herman permanent contract transfer from contract #95 to contract #837.

RECOMMEND TO THE BOARD TO APPROVE THE PERMANANET CONTRACT TRANSFER FROM DEBRA HERMAN #95 TO HERMAN FARMS LLC #837.

Motion:  Bret Schmidt
Second:  Randy Knutson
MOTION CARRIED

Ruthanne presented an augmentation station agreement with the Town of LaSalle to use our Godfrey Ditch augmentation station.

RECOMMEND TO THE BOARD TO APPROVE THE GODFREY DITCH AUGMENTATION STATION WITH THE TOWN OF LASALLE FOR $2000 APPLICATION FEE AND $0/AF RUNNING FEE.

Motion:  Randy Knutson
Second:  Bret Schmidt
MOTION CARRIED

The member meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 22, 2018 10am to 2pm.

Chairman David Bernhardt adjourned the meeting at 2:28 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Ruthanne Schaffer
Sr Water Accountant

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