//February 20, 2018 GMS MINUTES

February 20, 2018 GMS MINUTES

The regular monthly meeting of the Groundwater Management Subdistrict of the Central Colorado Water Conservancy District was held on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at the office of the Central Colorado Water Conservancy District located at 3209 W 28 St, Greeley Colorado. The meeting was called to order at 10:07 A.M. and the following Directors were present: Randy Knutson, President; Chad Schafer, Vice President; Vern Kammerzell, Treasurer; Frank Eckhardt, At Large; Everett Kissler; Ralph Anders; Jim Reasoner; Bret Schmidt; Steve Bruntz; Doug Dill; Don Rosenbrock; Alan Axton; Tom Brown; and Dave Bernhardt. Gary Herman was absent.

Others present were: Randy Ray, Executive Director; William Mihelich, District Engineer; Danyelle McCannon, Financial Analyst; Lynn Kramer, Contracts Manager; Ruthanne Schaffer, Senior Water Accountant; and Brad Grasmick of Lawrence, Jones, Custer and Grasmick. Special guests were: Dave Rosgen from Wildland Hydrology; Steven Smith from the Applegate Group; and Aaron Million from Water Horse Resources, LLC.

President Randy Knutson opened the meeting.

ACCEPT INTO THE RECORD THE CONSENT CALENDAR, FINANCIALS, AND MINUTES OF JANUARY AND FEBRUARY AS PRESENTED.

Motion: Dave Bernhardt
Second: Everett Kissler
MOTION CARRIED

PUBLIC DISCUSSION

Dave Rosgen from Wildland Hydrology began with a presentation of proposed repairs at the Siebring location. This area has experienced significant bank erosion since the 2013 flood. He shared with the Board examples of previous repairs on multiple rivers throughout Colorado and neighboring states. There is a small time-frame for this work to be completed due to the bald eagles on the property and fluctuating river flows. Wildland Hydrology will reclaim the useable dead wood on the property and reuse as many materials as possible for the repair.

Steven Smith from the Applegate Group spoke to the Board about the pending bypass structure agreements for Ogilvy and Bijou. He requested that the volumes be taken back to the original proposal.

Aaron Million from Water Horse Resources addressed the Board to provide new project and map updates on Flaming Gorge. He is requesting a deposit for future water deliveries from the project.

ACTION ITEMS

APPROVE THE TRANSFER OF GMS CONTRACTS #1183 AND #1184, THE CONSERVATION FUND, TO GMS CONTRACTS #1196 AND #1197, CITY OF BRIGHTON, AS A NON-TAX GOVERNMENT.

Motion: Ralph Anders
Second: Doug Dill
MOTION CARRIED

APPROVE THE TRANSFER OF GMS CONTRACT #543, PHILIP AND JOAN GABEL, TO GMS CONTRACT #1199, TODD AND CORINNE GABEL.

Motion: Doug Dill
Second: Frank Eckhardt
MOTION CARRIED

APPROVE THE NAME CHANGE OF GMS CONTRACT #375, FROM DAVID AND KRIS HUNGENBERG TO DAVID AND CINDY JO HUNGENBERG.

Motion: Frank Eckhardt
Second: Chad Schafer
MOTION CARRIED

Legal Action

There is none.

Legal Reports

Brad Grasmick reviewed the monthly resume.

ACCEPT THE RECOMMENDATION TO OPPOSE THE 17CW3216 APPLICATION.

Motion: Alan Axton
Second: Ralph Anders
MOTION CARRIED

MOVE TO OPPOSE THE 17CW3206 APPLICATION.

Motion: Vern Kammerzell
Second: David Bernhardt
MOTION CARRIED WITH ALAN AXTON VOTING NAY

MOVE TO OPPOSE CASE 17CW3187.

Motion: Everett Kissler
Second: Ralph Anders
MOTION CARRIED WITH ALAN AXTON VOTING NAY

The Audubon law students filed for an injunction on the Chatfield project and were denied. Construction can continue as planned at Chatfield.

The current version of the 1940’s agreement was reviewed by the west slope parties and is expected to move forward.

ADJOURN FOR LUNCH AND RECONVIENE.

Subdistrict Action:

The Wildland Hydrology contract for repairs at Siebring was discussed.

MOVE FORWARD WITH THE WILDLAND HYDROLOGY CONTRACT.

Motion: Ralph Anders
Second: Doug Dill
MOTION CARRIED

The design-build process for the Walker project was discussed. The 10% design is almost complete, and then the job will be advertised for bids.

DIRECT GMS AND WAS REIMBURSE THE DISTRICT FOR LEGAL AND ENGINEERING COSTS INCURRED BY WORK ON THE 1940S AGREEMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $11,481.57 AND TO STOP ALL BILLING TO THE CCWCD DISTRICT.

Motion: Chad Schafer
Second: Don Rosenbrock
MOTION CARRIED

APPROVE NEW QUOTA TRADING ZONES FOR REACH E, ALLOWING TRADES WITH REACH D AND REACH B.

Motion: Everett Kissler
Second: Dave Bernhardt

MOTION CARRIED

APPROVE THE PERMANENT TRANSFER OF THE GMS SCHMIDT CONTRACT #701 TO GMS SCHMIDT CONTRACT #700.

Motion: Dave Bernhardt
Second: Ralph Anders
MOTION CARRIED

The updated AMREP reimbursement agreement was discussed.

MOVE TO APPROVE THE AMREP LEGAL REPRESENTATION WITH A NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSITS OF $15,000 AND A SECOND DEPOSIT OF $20,000.

Motion: Chad Schafer
Second: Bret Schafer
MOTION CARRIED WITH ALAN AXTON AND JIM REASONER VOTING NAY

POSTPONE THE ACWWA AND ECCV FIDCO AUGMENTATION STATION APPLICATIONS UNTIL THEY HAVE DITCH COMPANY APPROVAL.

Motion: Chad Schafer
Second: Bret Schmidt
MOTION CARRIED WITH FRANK ECKHARDT ABSTAINING

Committee Action:

There were none.

Staff Action:

APPROVE THE CER BYPASS AGREEMENTS AS PROPOSED, WHICH SUPERCEDES ALL PREVIOUS MOTIONS ON THE MATTER.

Motion: Dave Bernhardt
Second: Everett Kissler
MOTION CARRIED WITH ALAN AXTON VOTING NAY

Presidents Report

Randy Knutson thanked staff for their time at the Farm Show, and questioned the effectiveness of this event in the future.

Subdistrict Report:

The cultural resources engineer did a preliminary review on the Walker project and will develop a report for staff. Wayne Eckas is working on the 10% design of the project so it can go out to bid.

All contingencies for Hokestra have been taken care of and preparations for closing are taking place.

There will be a community meeting on March 7th at 5:30pm at the Platteville Town Hall.

The proposed GMS election was discussed. As Weld county has the largest voter base, they will need to coordinate the election with all three counties.

Operations Report:

Shores is currently at 85% of capacity, and field staff are in the process of de-watering cell A so BurnCo can complete the mining of that pit. BurnCo is also ready to mine at Nissen, so that pit will need to be drained as well.

The precipitation outlook has improved from last month, and the temperature outlook is just a bit warmer than normal.

Secretaries Report:

A flyer for the WGCD Soil and Water Symposium was handed out.

The PRBT/Beeline annual meeting will be held later this week. Randy Ray will attend on behalf of CCWCD.

The construction on Chatfield us underway on the Plumb Creek section. Sand from Plumb Creek is being reused and utilized for the new swim beach area.

The Board Calendar is attached with important upcoming meeting dates.

Rod Asmussen has been put on long-term disability. Field staff responsibilities are being shifted some, and Billy Mihelich will fill the remaining gap from Rod’s absence.

Unscheduled Business

Brad Grasmick has drafted a stipulation on the Nissen location between Hall Irwin and Front Range about the road on the property, in order to settle the disagreement.

APPROVE THE STIPULATION WITH FRONT RANGE.

Motion: Ralph Anders
Second: Chad Schafer
MOTION CARRIED

The regular meeting was adjourned at 3:25 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Danyelle McCannon,
Financial Analyst

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