//March 7, 2018 GMS Committee

March 7, 2018 GMS Committee

The meeting of the GMS Committee of the Central Colorado Water Conservancy District was called to order at 9:08 A.M. on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by Vern Kammerzell at Central’s office at 3209 West 28th Street in Greeley. Committee members present were Vern Kammerzell, Tom Brown, Frank Eckhardt and Alan Axton.  Committee member absent was Chad Schafer.  Staff members present were Randy Ray, Lynn Kramer, William Mihelich and Ruthanne Schaffer.

The Cultural Resource investigation is finished, and the report will be submitted shortly.  Ryan D is working on the pipeline easements for the project and staff will have them soon.  Staff is working with CWCB on different options to get funding through them.  Bijou is having a meeting today to discuss their interest in the project and is wanting at a partnership of 25%.  Staff has met with two different design/build teams for the Walker Recharge Project and plans to have the RFP out soon.  The plan is to have the Board review them at the April or May Board meeting.

Randy gave an update on the Rinn Valley construction.  Yesterday the pump manufacturer’s representative dry fitting the pump down the column pipe and tested the pump, which was successful.  The pump will always sit at the bottom of the pipe and will only be removed for servicing.  The inlet structure is now complete, all staff gages are installed, and once we receive State’s approval we will begin filling cell 2 through the inlet structure this week depending on river conditions.

Randy gave an update on the Koenig pump station; manufacturing and shipping of the pump and column pipe has been delayed due to the hurricane hitting Florida in the fall.  Most of the pipeline to the river in the joint project with City & County of Broomfield is completed, a few road crossings still need to be completed.

Lynn reviewed a permanent transfer from PRR Groundwater, LLC to Rock Family Farm, Inc.  This is a reach F contract to reach D.

RECOMMEND TO THE BOARD TO APPROVE THE PERMANENT CONTRACT TRANSFER FROM PRR GROUNDWATER, LLC (CONTRACT #666) TO ROCK FAMILY FARM, INC (CONTRACT #460).

Motion:  Frank Eckhardt
Second:  Tom Brown
MOTION CARRIED

Lynn also presented a permanent transfer from Milford and Margaret Copeland (who sold their property, without the contract) to the Mark family.  This Mark well was originally in GASP and is not currently in an augmentation plan.  The Mark well will need to be added to the GMS Augmentation Plan Decree, the land is already in the CCWCD and GMS boundaries.

RECOMMEND TO THE BOARD TO APPROVE THE PERMANENT CONTRACT TRANSFER FROM MILFORD AND MARGARET COPELAND (CONTRACT #1046) TO THE MARKS (NEW CONTRACT).

Motion:  Alan Axton
Second:  Frank Eckhardt
MOTION CARRIED

Billy spoke to the Committee regarding the Tri-State augmentation plan and change of use for their 212 shares of Fulton ditch that has had to go to mediation.  Central settled out of the case during mediation and has offered to work with Tri-State regarding the use of their shares that are currently being changed.

Billy and Ruthanne presented preliminary quota scenarios and discussion was held.

Discussion was held and an update on Bernhardt reservoir.

RECOMMEND TO THE BOARD TO SET A PRELIMINARY QUOTA FOR GMS QUOTA AT 50%.

Motion:  Alan Axton
Second:  Frank Eckhardt
MOTION CARRIED

The GMS/WAS Member Meeting will be held on March 22nd at Island Grove from 10am to 2pm.

There is a community meeting and 2018 bond briefing tonight at the Platteville Town Hall.

The Committee discussed the idea of a bond election, when a definite decision must be made, where the money will be used, pros, cons, etc.

The Committee has asked that a straw poll be taken at the board meeting this month to see the general direction the board wants to go and who would be willing to help during the campaign.

Chairman Vern Kammerzell adjourned the meeting at 11:29am.

Respectfully submitted,

Ruthanne Schaffer

Sr Water Accountant

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