//June 19, 2018 GMS Board Minutes

June 19, 2018 GMS Board Minutes

MINUTES OF THE

GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT SUBDISTRICT
OF THE
CENTRAL COLORADO WATER CONSERVANCY DISTRICT

June 19, 2018

The regular meeting of the Groundwater Management Subdistrict Board of the Central Colorado Water Conservancy District was held on Tuesday June 19, 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 10:02 AM, 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; Steve Bruntz;; Doug Dill; Don Rosenbrock; Alan Axton; Tom Brown; Bret Schmidt; 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; Ed Armbruster of White Sands Engineers; and Brad Grasmick of Lawrence, Jones, Custer and Grasmick. Special guests were: Lauren Hix from Gallagher Insurance; Don Diones from George K Baum; James Rae from the Adams Group; and Wayne Eckas with an engineering update on Walker Recharge.

President Randy Knutson opened the meeting.

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

Motion: Dave Bernhardt
Second: Frank Eckhardt
MOTION CARRIED

PUBLIC DISCUSSION

Lauren Hix from Gallagher Insurance reviewed the insurance policy coverages for the districts.

James Rae from the Adams Group presented the annual audits for 2017 and management recommendations for 2018.

Don Diones from George K Baum spoke to the Board about the potential bond election for GMS, and the tax impacts to the average household for varying bond amounts. Randy Ray reviewed a draft mail survey with the Board.

ADPOT A PLAN TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE GMS BOND ELECTION IN NOVEMBER 2018 FOR $48,700,000.

Motion: Alan Axton
Second: Ralph Anders
MOTION CARRIED WITH FRANK ECKHARDT VOTING NAY

Wayne Eckas updated the Board on the current engineering designs at the Walker Recharge location. Several different scenarios were presented and discussed. Board requested that staff provide additional budget information for the river crossing.

ACTION ITEMS

APPROVE THE CONTRACT REVISIONS TO GMS CLASS D IRRIGATION WATER ALLOTMENT CONTRACTS #336 THOMAS AND MARJORIE BROWN,  #251 DAVID AND KAYLEEN HUNT, #252 DAVID AND KAYLEEN HUNT, #253 DAVID AND KAYLEEN HUNT, #1117 DAVID AND KAYLEEN HUNT, #365 VERN AND CAROLYN KAMMERZELL, #366 VERN AND CAROLYN KAMMERZELL, #1053 MARTIN MARIETTA MATERIALS, #1165 MARTIN MARIETTA MATERIALS, #1179 MYRON MARTINSON TRUST, #715 SHELTON LAND & CATTLE, AND #716 SHELTON LAND & CATTLE.

Motion: Dave Bernhardt
Second: Ralph Anders
MOTION CARRIED

APPROVE THE TRANSFER OF GMS CONTRACT #694, TOM, JOE, AND KAY SASAKI, TO GMS CONTRACT #1206, NGL WATER SOLUTIONS DJ, LLC.

Motion: Chad Schafer
Second: Dave Bernhardt
MOTION CARRIED

APPROVE THE TRANSFER OF GMS CONTRACT #701, KEVIN AND CYNTHIA SCHMIDT, TO GMS CONTRACT #1207, DAVID AND KAYLEEN HUNT.

Motion: Dave Bernhardt|
Second: Ralph Anders
MOTION CARRIED

APPROVE THE NAME CHANGE ON GMS CONTRACT #1173 FROM VERDAD RESOURCES LLC TO MONTE PEAK MINERALS LLC.

Motion: Vern Kammerzell
Second: Dave Bernhardt
MOTION CARRIED

APPROVE A NEW GMS CONTRACT, #1205, FOR EDWARD, DOROTHY, AND JOSPEH MARK.

Motion: Everett Kissler
Second: Dave Bernhardt
MOTION CARRIED

APPROVE THE NEW GMS CLASS D NON-IRRIGATION CONTRACT #1210, SHELTON LAND & CATTLE.

Motion: Dave Bernhardt
Second: Ralph Anders
MOTION CARRIED

APPROVE THE CONTRACT REVISION OF THE GMS CLASS C IRRIGATION CONTRACT #812, CCWCD SMITH WELL.

Motion: Everett Kissler
Second: Chad Schafer
MOTION CARRIED

APPROVE THE CLASS C NON-IRRIGATION CONTRACT REVISIONS FOR GMS CONTRACT #1152, CCWCD, AND CONTRACTS #1077 AND 1078, WELL AUGMENTATION SUBDISTRICT.

Motion: Everett Kissler
Second: Dave Bernhardt
MOTION CARRIED

Legal Action

There was none.

Legal Reports

There was none.

Subdistrict Action:

MOVE TO APPROVE THE CHATFIELD LOAN AMENDMENT AND RESOLUTION.

Motion: Vern Kammerzell
Second: Chad Schafer
MOTION CARRIED

MOVE TO APPROVE THE PEGGRAM WALKER EASEMENT AGREEMENT.

Motion: Ralph Anders
Second: Chad Schafer
MOTION CARRIED

APPROVE THE VANTAGE RESOURCES LEASE AGREEMENT WITH BRAD GRASMICKS’S MODIFICATIONS AND A 3% OVER-RIDING ROYALTY RATE.

Motion: Dave Bernhardt
Second: Chad Schafer
MOTION CARRIED

MOVE TO GRANT RANDY RAY AND BILLY MIHELICH AUTHORITY TO RENEGOTIATE A NEW IGA AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF EVANS.

Motion: Ralph Anders
Second: Bret Schmidt
MOTION CARRIED

MOVE TO APPROVE THE IGA WITH THE WEST GREELEY SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICT.

Motion: Dave Bernhardt
Second: Doug Dill
MOTION CARRIED

MOTION TO APPLY FOR CWCB LOANS UP TO $15,000,000 FOR THE WALKER PROJECT.

Motion: Ralph Anders
Second: Vern Kammerzell
MOTION CARRIED

Committee Action:

There were none.

Staff Action:

There were none.

Presidents Report

There was none.

Subdistrict Report:

Billy Mihelich spoke to the board about a cooperative water supply concept, as some of the district’s long-term leases are nearing the ends of their terms.

District Report:

Randy Ray provided updates on the Chatfield Reallocation project, as well as a proposal to work with Denver Water in an effort to utilize the 3,000 A/F of orphan shares held by CWCB. Discussion will continue about the orphan shares.

Operations Report:

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

Secretaries Report:

The GMDA conference in Savannah was informative. Several board and staff members attended.

The Colorado River District gave a presentation on committee day that was very informative regarding bringing water into Colorado from other states.

The Watershed Summit is June 28, 2018.

The Reception on the River is July 26, 2018 and CCWCD has several spots reserved for board members.

Summer Water Congress will be held in Vail in August.

There is a Board bus tour scheduled for July 17, 2018. This will include trips to the Walker Recharge site, Siebring, Rinn Valley, Hokestra, and Koenig.

The upcoming Board Calendar was reviewed.

Unscheduled Business

There was none.

The regular meeting was adjourned at 2:47 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Danyelle McCannon,

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