//April 17, 2018 WAS Minutes

April 17, 2018 WAS Minutes

MINUTES OF THE
WELL AUGMENTATION SUBDISTRICT
OF THE
CENTRAL COLORADO WATER CONSERVANCY DISTRICT

April 17, 2018

The regular monthly meeting of the Well Augmentation Subdistrict of the Central Colorado Water Conservancy District was held on Tuesday, April 17, 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 AM, and the following Directors were present: Randy Knutson, President; Vern Kammerzell, Treasurer; Everett Kissler; Ralph Anders; Jim Reasoner; Bret Schmidt; Steve Bruntz; Gary Herman; Doug Dill; Don Rosenbrock; Alan Axton; Tom Brown; and Dave Bernhardt. Chad Schafer and Frank Eckhardt 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; Frank Esquivel, Water Delivery Coordinator; Courtney Sandoval, Field Operations Assistant; Ed Armbruster of White Sands Engineers; and Brad Grasmick of Lawrence, Jones, Custer and Grasmick. Special guests were: Rod Baumgartner and Ken Knox from the Henrylyn Irrigation District; Jared Abraham and James Cannia, from Aqua Geo Frameworks; and Don Diones and Todd Snidow from George K. Baum.

President Randy Knutson opened the meeting.

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

Motion: Dave Bernhardt
Second: Vern Kammerzell
MOTION CARRIED WITH JIM REASONER ABSTAINING

PUBLIC DISCUSSION

Rod Baumgartner from the Henrylyn Irrigation District told the Board that his district would be interested in investigating the possibility of working with CCWCD to deliver Chatfield water. This will be discussed at the next committee meetings in May. Rod will attend the meeting.

Jared Abraham and James Cannia, from Aqua Geo Frameworks presented their final report with the results of the Gilcrest helicopter study.

ACTION ITEMS

Lynn Kramer presented the final pumping data for last year, by reach, for both GMS and WAS.

Legal Action

There is none.

Legal Reports

Brad Grasmick reviewed the monthly resume.

MOVE TO OPPOSE CASE #18CW3054.

Motion: Gary Herman
Second: Dave Bernhardt
MOTION CARRIED

MOVE TO OPPOSE CASE #18CW3055.

Motion: Dave Bernhardt
Second: Vern Kammerzell
MOTION CARRIED

Subdistrict Action:

Randy Ray presented two offers to the board for purchases of mineral rights.

MOVE TO KEEP CCWCD’S MINERAL RIGHTS.

Motion: Ralph Anders
Second: Dave Bernhardt
MOTION CARRIED

APPROVE THE ANADARKO/A&W CONTRACT EXTENSION FOR 1 YEAR.

Motion: Dave Bernhardt
Second: Everett Kissler
MOTION CARRIED

APPROVE INCREASING 300 AF OF PUMPING FOR THE WAS ANADARKO CLASS D CONTRACT #1100 AT A $1,200/AF RATE FOR THE APRIL 1, 2018 – MARCH 31, 2019 WATER YEAR.

Motion: Gary Herman
Second: Steve Bruntz
MOTION CARRIED

ADJOURN FOR LUNCH AND RECONVIENE

Committee Action:

There were none.

Staff Action:

There were none.

Presidents Report

There was none.

Legislative/Education:

Randy Ray reported on the CWCB 2018 Projects Bill, which includes a continuation of the 20% grant to CCWCD for the purchase of the Western Chatfield shares, as well as the increase in CCWCD’s Chatfield loan.

The draft senate bill 18-167 was discussed, as well as the signed bill 18-1073.

Subdistrict Report:

Randy Ray applied for a grant offered by CDPHE. The grant is for the creation of the Poudre Confluence Recreation District.

RATIFY THE ACTION TAKEN ON THE SEP GRANT APPLICATION.

Motion: Vern Kammerzell
Second: Jim Reasoner
MOTION CARRIED

District Report:

Randy Ray updated the board on the Walker Recharge project. Maps identifying potential recharge pond locations were passed out and reviewed. Staff will continue to negotiate with property owners to get easement agreements in place.

The Klug Reservoir feasibility study was discussed. The various options for restoration of the reservoir were presented by Randy Ray. The board directs staff to pursue further investigation at Klug with landowners.

Operations Report:

Billy Mihelich presented to the board the current operations report, along with the updated precipitation and temperature outlooks.

Secretaries Report:

The Green River Project was discussed along with an e-mail received from Aaron Million.

Water Education Colorado’s presidents reception will be May 11th and Tom Cech will be recognized. Randy Ray, Gary Herman, Everett Kissler, Don Rosenbrock, and Jim Reasoner will attend.

Next month’s board calendar was reviewed.

Unscheduled Business

There was none.

The regular meeting was adjourned at 3:23 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Danyelle McCannon,
Financial Analyst

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