//March 20, 2018 GMS Minutes

March 20, 2018 GMS Minutes

MINUTES OF THE

GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT SUBDISTRICT
OF THE

CENTRAL COLORADO WATER CONSERVANCY DISTRICT

March 20, 2018

The regular monthly meeting of the Groundwater Management Subdistrict of the Central Colorado Water Conservancy District was held on Tuesday, March 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 10:01 A.M. and the following Directors were present: Randy Knutson, President; Chad Schafer, Vice President; Frank Eckhardt, At Large; Everett Kissler; Ralph Anders; Bret Schmidt; Steve Bruntz; Doug Dill; Don Rosenbrock; Alan Axton; Tom Brown; and Dave Bernhardt. Gary Herman, Vern Kammerzell, and Jim Reasoner were 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; Ed Armbruster of White Sands Engineers; and Brad Grasmick of Lawrence, Jones, Custer and Grasmick. Special guests were: Kathleen Benedict from the Poudre Heritage Alliance; Sean Conway, Weld County Commissioner; 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 FEBRUARY AND MARCH AS PRESENTED.

Motion: Dave Bernhardt
Second: Doug Dill
MOTION CARRIED

BLIC DISCUSSION

Kathleen Benedict from the Poudre Heritage Alliance presented an overview of various programs offered by the PHA. These efforts stretch across Larimer and Weld counties, along the Cache La Poudre river. The Heritage Trail is a sign system along the river and various ditch systems that provides historical data and water law facts pertinent to the area. They also have a scavenger hunt wellness program, promoting exercise of both the body and the mind.

Sean Conway, Weld County Commissioner, was present on behalf of the Poudre Heritage Alliance and he thanked the board for their work in the agricultural community.

Aaron Million from Water Horse Resources gave a presentation on Flaming Gorge and asked the board to consider a new proposal to participate in the project.

ACTION ITEMS

APPROVE THE TRANSFER OF GMS CONTRACT #789, GLENN WERNING, TO GMS CONTRACT #1198, MV FARMS 1 LLC AND DIXIE WATER LLC.

Motion: Steve Bruntz
Second: Frank Eckhardt
MOTION CARRIED

APPROVE THE TRANSFER OF GMS CONTRACT #1122, BRADLEY AND CAROLYN DEROO, TO GMS CONTRACT #1204, CTW PROPERTIES LLC.

Motion: Frank Eckhardt
Second: Alan Axton
MOTION CARRIED

APPROVE THE TRANSFER OF GMS CONTRACT #423, EDWARD AND EILEEN FRITZLER, TO GMS CONTRACT #1203, FRITZLER REAL ESTATE LLC.

Motion: Don Rosenbrock
Second: Ralph Anders
MOTION CARRIED

APPROVE THE WELL DELETION  FOR GMS CONTRACT #501, CENTENNIAL VALLEY RANCH LLC.

Motion: Steve Bruntz
Second: Bret Schmidt
MOTION CARRIED

APPROVE THE REVISED CONTRACT FOR THE PERMANENT TRANSFER FOR GMS CONTRACT #700, KEVIN AND CYNTHIA SCHMIDT.

Motion: Frank Eckhardt
Second: Doug Dill
MOTION CARRIED

APPROVE THE REVISED CONTRACT FOR THE PERMANENT TRANSFER FOR GMS CONTRACT #701, KEVIN AND CYNTHIA SCHMIDT.

Motion: Frank Eckhardt
Second: Doug Dill
MOTION CARRIED

Legal Action

There is none.

Legal Reports

Brad Grasmick reviewed the monthly resume.

MOVE TO OPPOSE CASE #18CW3007.

Motion: Everett Kissler
Second: Frank Eckhardt
MOTION CARRIED WITH ALAN AXTON VOTING NAY

MOVE TO OPPOSE CASE #18CW3038.

Motion: Bret Schmidt
Second: Frank Eckhardt
MOTION CARRIED WITH ALAN AXTON VOTING NAY

MOVE TO OPPOSE CASE #18CW3039.

Motion: Ralph Anders
Second: Frank Eckhardt
MOTION CARRIED

Brad Grasmick also provided updates on the 1940’s agreement, the FIDCO pipeline, and the change of the Fulton/Dittmer shares.

Subdistrict Action:

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

Motion: Everett Kissler
Second: Dave Bernhardt
MOTION CARRIED

ADJOURN FOR LUNCH AND RECONVIENE

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

Motion: Ralph Anders
Second: Dave Bernhardt
MOTION CARRIED

MOVE TO APPROVE THE FULMER CATTLE REIMBURSEMENT AGREEMENT.

Motion: Ralph Anders
Second: Doug Dill
MOTION CARRIED

SET A PRELIMINARY QUOTA FOR GMS AT 55%.

Motion: Chad Schafer
Second: Ralph Anders
MOTION CARRIED WITH TOM BROWN VOTING NAY

Committee Action:

There were none.

Staff Action:

The ACWWA & ECCV augmentation station use fees were discussed on FIDCO.

CHARGE $20,000 PER ENTITY, PER STATION USE FEE.

Motion: Chad Schafer
Second: Ralph Anders
MOTION CARRIED WITH FRANK ECKHARDT ABSTAINING

Presidents Report

Randy Knutson discussed an article in the Greeley Tribune about the high ground-water levels in Gilcrest.

Subdistrict Report:

Randy Ray gave an update on the Walker Recharge project. The engineering report is due on June 1, 2018. The 10% plan set is complete, and next the easements and rights-of-ways need to be put into place. At that time the RFP’s will be posted.

APPROVE THE AMENDMENT TO THE PURCHASE CONTRACT FOR HOKESTRA.

Motion: Dave Bernhardt
Second: Ralph Anders
MOTION CARRIED

The proposed GMS ballot question for the 2018 election was discussed.

The Klug Lake rehabilitation options were reviewed. A final engineering report should be available soon.

District Report:

There were none.

Operations Report:

Billy Mihelich provided an update on current operations, and the precipitation and temperature outlooks. Reservoir levels were also discussed.

Secretaries Report:

Randy Ray updated the Board about the progress on Chatfiled and Plumb Creek. The riverbank repairs at Siebring are underway and pictures of the current progress were shared with the Board. The recent meeting of the South Platte Roundtable was discussed. Randy was contacted by a board member from the Henrylyn Irrigation District, they were invited to attend out next board meeting in April. The recent community meeting by CCWCD was a success, and the social media videos are being shared on Facebook and YouTube.

APPROVE A $1,000 DONATION TO THE RECEPTION ON THE RIVER.

Motion: Chad Schafer
Second: Bret Schmidt
MOTION CARRIED

Tom Cech, former Director for CCWCD, will be receiving the Award for Water Education at the Presidents Reception on May 11th.

APPROVE A $1,000 DONATION TO THE WATER EDUCATION COLORADO SPONSORSHIP.

Motion: Everett Kissler
Second: Dave Bernhardt
MOTION CARRIED

Unscheduled Business

There was none.

The regular meeting was adjourned at 3:05 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Danyelle McCannon,
Financial Analyst

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