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August 1, 2018 GMS Committee Meeting Minutes

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GMS Committee

August 1, 2018

The meeting of the GMS Committee of the Central Colorado Water Conservancy District was called to order at 8:56 A.M. on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by Vern Kammerzell at Central’s office at 3209 West 28th Street in Greeley. Committee members present were Vern Kammerzell, Chad Schafer, Frank Eckhardt, and Alan Axton.  Member absent was Tom Brown.  Other Board member present was Everett Kissler.  Staff members present were Randy Ray, Lynn Kramer, William Mihelich and Ruthanne Schaffer.  Guests present were Don Diones.

The Committee reviewed the draft easement agreement to be sent to the Smith’s for the Walker Recharge Project.

RECOMMEND TO THE BOARD TO APPROVE THE SMITH EASEMENT AGREEMENT.

Motion:  Chad Schafer
Second:  Frank Eckhardt
MOTION CARRIED

Randy updated the Committee on USBR easement discussions for the Walker Recharge Project pipeline.  Additionally, the committee and staff discussed the USBR grant and how to proceed with finalizing the contract to obligate the USBR funds.

RECOMMEND TO THE BOARD TO FINALIZE THE USBR AND CWCB GRANT CONTRACTS, PREPARE A SCOPE AND PROPOSAL FOR THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE PIPELINE FROM CENTRAL’S WALKER PROPERTY TO THE EMPIRE RECHARGE POND ON COUNTY ROAD U.

Motion:  Frank Eckhardt
Second:  Chad Schafer
MOTION CARRIED

The Committee reviewed proposals from Brierly and Deere & Ault Engineers for engineering design for the pipeline crossing of the South Platte River for the Walker Recharge Project.  The Committee would like the Board to review the proposals.

Billy reviewed a memo he drafted to the Committee about a possible storage/lease partnership with a municipality.  He will continue to work with the entity.

Billy updated the Committee regarding attempted communications with the Big Thompson and Platte River Ditch for a license agreement.

Randy presented a letter of intent and two easement agreements with the Martindale’s for possible recharge ponds.

Randy spoke with Denver Water regarding the orphan shares of Chatfield and a bypass structure needed around the Burlington Ditch.

Lynn presented to the Committee information on the current assessment structure.  The Committee provided staff with direction and requested to review at the next committee meeting.

Lynn and Randy spoke to the Committee about a GMS constituent who is requesting to include additional lands to be irrigated with his well.  It would require separate metering and the new lands would have a 2018/2019 water right.

RECOMMEND TO THE BOARD TO REVIEW THE SATER REQUEST FOR A NEW WATER RIGHT UNDER THE WAS DECREE

Motion:  Chad Schafer
Second:  Frank Eckhardt
MOTION CARRIED with Alan Axton voting nay

The Committee reviewed AMREPCO’s withdrawal of their inclusion request.

RECOMMEND TO THE BOARD TO REVIEW AMREPCO’S TO WITHDRAW THEIR INCLUSION REQUEST.

Motion:  Chad Schafer
Second:  Everett Kissler
MOTION CARRIED

Lynn spoke to the Committee regarding the amended metering policy.

RECOMMEND TO THE BOARD TO APPROVE THE REVISED METERING POLICY.

Motion:  Frank Eckhardt
Second:  Chad Schafer
MOTION CARRIED

RECOMMEND TO THE BOARD TO APPROVE THE HUNTING LEASES WITH HONKER NATION AFTER our insurance agent and legal counsel review both proposed leases, paragraph 6 to include previous language regarding Central’s land USE, INCLUDE LEASEE TO WORK WITH VETERAN GROUPS TO HUNT AND increase the rate at Koenig to $5,000.

Motion:  Frank Eckhardt
Second:  Everett Kissler
MOTION CARRIED

Don Diones met with the Committee regarding GMS’s 2018 potential Bond.  He reviewed data from Weld County’s projected taxable assessed valuation.  Discussion was held.

The Committee reviewed the results of the 2018 GMS Bond survey that was sent out last month and the Frequently Asked Questions staff has drafted as a response to the results.  These FAQs will be sent out to all households that received the survey.

Chairman Vern Kammerzell adjourned the meeting at 12:10 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Ruthanne Schaffer
Sr Water Accountant

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