//WAS Board Minutes August 21, 2018

WAS Board Minutes August 21, 2018

The regular meeting of the Well Augmentation Subdistrict of the Central Colorado Water Conservancy District was held on Tuesday August 21, 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 10:11 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; Gary Herman; Bret Schmidt; and Dave Bernhardt.  Tom Brown 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: Mike Alexander of Honker Nation; Don Diones and Todd Snidow of George K. Baum; and Bill Ray of WR Communications.

President Randy Knutson opened the meeting.

ACCEPT INTO THE RECORD THE CONSENT CALENDAR, FINANCIALS, AND MINUTES OF JUNE, JULY, AND AUGUST AS PRESENTED.
Motion: Dave Bernhardt
Second: Ralph Anders
MOTION CARRIED

PUBLIC DISCUSSION

Mike Alexander spoke to the board about the current hunting lease that his group, Honker Nation, has on the Walker property. They’ve lease the land for hunting for the last several years and have never had any problems on the property, and they’re always sure to clean up after themselves when they use the area. Mike is requesting a renewal of the hunting lease at Walker, and potentially on the Nissen and Koenig properties as well.

APPROVE THE HUNTING LEASES ON ALL THREE PROPERTIES 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: Everett Kissler
Second: Bret Schmidt
MOTION CARRIED

ACTION ITEMS

APPROVE THE TRANSFER OF WAS CONTRACT #1096, ALBROOK PARTNERS LLC, TO WAS CONTRACT #1214, PREMIER COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENTS LTD.
Motion: Gary Herman
Second: Doug Dill
MOTION CARRIED

APPROVE THE CONTRACT REVISIONS TO WAS CLASS D IRRIGATION WATER ALLOTMENT CONTRACTS #97 Bird, Charles D. & Debra R.; #1160 Cattail Land Acquisitions LLC; #874 Dechant Farms; #1132 Eckhardt Farms; #1153 Fuentes, Amy M.; #183 Magness Land Holdings LLC; #188 Magness Land Holdings LLC; #189 Magness Land Holdings LLC; #916 Magness Land Holdings LLC; #917 Magness Land Holdings LLC; #918 Magness Land Holdings LLC; #919 Magness Land Holdings LLC; #1075 Magness Land Holdings LLC; #72 Mayer Family Farms LLC; #840 Mayer Family Farms LLC; #930 Mayer, Kenneth John; #880 Mintle, Dorothy Smits; #1114 Morwai Dairy LLC; #138 Moser, John R. & Ellen F.; #992 Pyeatt, Ritchie E. & Linda A.; #931 Ritchey Investment Company LLC; #932 Ritchey Land & Cattle Co Inc; #1147 SB Farms Inc; #1119 Seiber, Robert L. & Patricia and Premier Farm Credit; #98 Zabka Farms Inc; #102 Zabka Farms Inc; #858 Zabka Farms Inc and Bird, Charles D. & Debra; #859 Zabka Farms Inc and Bird, Charles D. & Debra.
Motion: Dave Bernhardt
Second: Frank Eckhardt
MOTION CARRIED

Legal Action

I MOVE TO ADJOURN THE OPEN MEETING AND GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF DETERMINING POSITIONS RELATIVE TO MATTERS THAT MAY BE SUBJECT TO NEGOTIATIONS, AND/OR INSTRUCTING NEGOTIATORS, UNDER SECTION 24-6-402(4)(E) C.R.S. AND ALSO FOR A CONFERENCE WITH THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECEIVING LEGAL ADVICE ON SPECIFIC LEGAL QUESTIONS UNDER SECTION 24-6-402(4)(B) C.R.S.”
Motion: Ralph Anders
Second: Dave Bernhardt
MOTION CARRIED AT 11:25 AM

ADJOURN THE EXECUTIVE SESSION AND RECONVENE INTO THE PUBLIC MEETING.
Motion: Vern Kammerzell
Second: Gary Herman
MOTION CARRIED AT 12:00 PM

ADJOURN FOR LUNCH AND RECONVENE

Legal Reports

Brad Grasmick reviewed the resume.

MOVE TO OPPOSE CASE #18CW3090, CITY OF WESTMINSTER.
Motion: Don Rosenbrock
Second: Frank Eckhardt

MOTION CARRIED WITH ALAN AXTON VOTING NAY

MOVE TO OPPOSE CASE #18CW3121, CITY OF AURORA.
Motion: Gary Herman
Second: Bret Schmidt
MOTION CARRIED

Subdistrict Action:

ACCEPT THE OFFER ON THE FORD ESCAPE.
Motion: Gary Herman
Second: Chad Schafer

MOTION CARRIED WITH STEVE BRUNTZ VOTING NAY

ACCEPT THE OFFER ON THE FORD PICKUP.
Motion: Chad Schafer
Second: Steve Bruntz
MOTION CARRIED

Accept the proposal for randy ray to operate his personal vehicle and sell the explorer.
Motion: Gary Herman
Second: Jim Reasoner
MOTION CARRIED

Instruct EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR to offer THE vogels $4,700 for the easement at shores.
Motion: Alan Axton
Second: Frank Eckhardt
MOTION CARRIED

Committee Action:

MOVE TO APPROVE THE SMITH EASEMENT AGREEMENT.
Motion: Gary Herman
Second: Bret Schmidt
MOTION CARRIED

MOVE 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: Everett Kissler
Second: Gary Herman
MOTION CARRIED

Move to go with deere & ault AS THE ENGINEERS FOR THE WALKER PIPELINE CROSSING OF THE SOUTH PLATTE.
Motion: Everett Kissler
Second: Dave Bernhardt

MOTION CARRIED

MOVE TO APPROVE THE REVISED METERING POLICY.
Motion: Gary Herman
Second: Vern Kammerzell
MOTION CARRIED

MOVE TO SUPPORT THE WATER EDUCATION COLORADO AS A BASIN MEMBER OF $2,000.00
Motion: Everett Kissler
Second: Ralph Anders
MOTION CARRIED

MOVE TO CONTINUE ADVERTISING WITH THE GREELEY PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA.
Motion: Alan Axton
Second: Gary Herman
MOTION CARRIED WITH DON ROSENBROCK VOTING NAY

MOVE TO CONTINUE THE WELL WATCH PROGRAM UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE POUDRE LEARNING CENTER.
Motion: Ralph Anders
Second: Bret Schmidt
MOTION CARRIED

MOVE TO CONTINUE WITH THE FARM SHOW.
Motion: Everett Kissler
Second: Frank Eckhardt
MOTION CARRIED

MOVE TO CONTINUE WITH THE POUDRE RIVER FORUM.
Motion: Gary Herman
Second: Doug Dill
MOTION CARRIED

Staff Action:

APPROVE THE Checketts easement agreement.
Motion: Gary Herman
Second: Dave Bernhardt
MOTION CARRIED

Presidents Report

President Knutson thanked the Board and staff for their hard work and dedication to the districts.

Subdistrict Report:

Ruthanne Schaffer provided the updated status of the reservoir volume levels and the operational outlook for the upcoming months.

Billy Mihelich presented the precipitation and temperature outlooks for the winter. He also informed the Board that the Rinn Valley pump station is almost done, and the construction at Koenig is nearing completion as well.

District Report:

Randy Ray gave updated to the Board on Chatfield, and current progress videos were viewed.

Secretaries Report:

Billy Mihelich and Bret Schmidt have been selected for the Water Literate Leaders of Northern Colorado.

South Platte Forum will be held on October 24th and 25th this year.

Randy Ray presented some information on recent talks with the Town of Gilcrest.

The upcoming Board Calendar was reviewed.

Unscheduled Business

There was none.

The regular meeting was adjourned at 4:13 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Danyelle McCannon,

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