//September 18, 2019 GMS Board Minutes

September 18, 2019 GMS Board Minutes

MINUTES OF THE

GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT SUBDISTRICT
OF THE

CENTRAL COLORADO WATER CONSERVANCY DISTRICT

September 18, 2018

The regular meeting of the Groundwater Management Subdistrict Board of the Central Colorado Water Conservancy District was held on Tuesday September 18, 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; Treasurer; Frank Eckhardt, At Large; Everett Kissler; Ralph Anders; Jim Reasoner; Steve Bruntz; Doug Dill; Don Rosenbrock; Gary Herman; Tom Brown; Alan Axton; and Dave Bernhardt. Vern Kammerzell and Bret Schmidt 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: Corey DeAngelis, Water Engineer; Kathleen Benedict of the Poudre Heritage Alliance; Phillip and Sarah Pfannebecker; Wayne Eckas, Engineer and Eric Gardner of JUB Engineering Inc.

President Randy Knutson opened the meeting.

ACCEPT INTO THE RECORD THE CONSENT CALENDAR, FINANCIALS, AND MINUTES OF AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER AS PRESENTED.
Motion: Gary Herman
Second: Everett Kissler
MOTION CARRIED

 

PUBLIC DISCUSSION

Corey DeAngelis, Division 1 Engineer, introduced himself as the replacement of Dave Nettles. He reported on the current dry conditions of the mountains and the need to be draining reservoirs. He informed the Board of a new process that will be required to notify the state in writing for use of free river diversions. Corey also spoke about the upcoming 2020 well abandonment process.

Kathleen Benedict from the Poudre Heritage Alliance spoke to the Board regarding the Water Legacy Program and educational signs that will be posted along the Poudre near CCWCD’s water projects. The signs will provide a brief history of the area, information on the legal process of the water rights, and they will also provide a QR code with links to the PHA website. If CCWCD would like to donate $5,000 to the program they can choose a water leader in the area to record some short informative videos on CCWCD’s behalf to be listed on the PHA website links. In addition, the PHA has a Watershed Program for school aged children, and they are

looking for donations in the Weld County area in order to get more students to attend the program.

ACTION ITEMS

CLOSE THE PUBLIC MEETING AND ADJOURN INTO A METER REPORTING HEARING FOR GMS CONTRACT #826, PHILLIP AND SARAH PFANNEBECKER.
Motion: Ralph Anders
Second: Everett Kissler
MOTION CARRIED AT 10:50 A.M.

MOVE TO ADJOURN THE METER REPORTING HEARING AND RETURN TO THE OPEN MEETING.
Motion: Dave Bernhardt
Second: Everett Kissler
MOTION CARRIED AT 11:25 AM

APPROVE THE CONTRACT REVISIONS TO GMS CLASS D IRRIGATION WATER ALLOTMENT CONTRACTS #1097 Amen, Sandra Wuertz & Wuertz, Gary; #954

Anderson, Thomas D. & Patricia A.; #937 Andrews, Gene L. Jr.; #936

Andrews, John B. & LuAnne L.; #952 Banks, Ted K. & Connie S.; #1171

Betz Farms LLC; #818 Boos, Donald C. & Barbara; #1163 Burch, James T. & Cohen, Rachael; #1123 Ceccacci, Gregory & VanDeGriek, Joan & Thomas; #958 Cook, Calvin & Julie Cook, Dennis & Janet; #1018 Castle Pines North Metro District; #1019 Castle Pines North Metro District; #1020 Castle Pines North Metro District; #398 Empire Dairy LLC; #399 Empire Dairy LLC; #400 Empire Dairy LLC; #956 Empire Dairy LLC; #965 Empire Dairy LLC; #994 Empire Dairy LLC; #379 Ewing, James L; #367 Ewing, Lloyd & Donna M. Living Trust; #368 Ewing, Lloyd & Donna M. Living Trust; #1050 Fusaro LLC; #1051 Greenleaf Acres LLC; #962 Horning, Carl Laverne & Kathleen Living Trust; #567 Huwa, Kevin & Melanie L.; #1155 Huwa, Kevin & Mayer, Renee Ann; #1131 Impetus LLC; #1037 Mader, Clint & Karna; #615 Millage Brothers Inc; #616 Millage Brothers Inc; #979 Morton Lakes LLC; #938 Peggram, BJ & Frances Revocable Trust; #662 Petrocco, David Sr. & Susan; #1000 Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc; #417 Ptasnik, Michael & Joy; 418 Ptasnik, Michael & Joy; #419 Ptasnik, Michael & Joy; #821 Ptasnik, Michael; #668 Ready Mixed Concrete Company; #669 Ready Mixed Concrete Company; #822 Ritchey, Grant, Craig, Dawn & Mary; #942 Rossi, Vincent P. & Lee A.; #985 Rusch, Rosalie E.; #690 Sandau, Bruce D.; #969 Sandau Properties LLC; #961 Sater, Jarred P; #1066 Sater, Jarred P; #1144 Sater, Jarred P; #1180 Sater, Jarred P; #1181 Sater, Jarred P; #708 Scotch Pine Estates HOA; #953 Smith, Deanna M; #732 Strear Farms Company; #763 Villano Brothers Farms; #764 Villano Brothers Farms; #765 Villano Brothers Farms; #987 WAF American LTD LLC; #780 Weinmeister, David L; #786 Wentz, Doug J. & Shirley J.
Motion: Ralph Anders
Second: Dave Bernhardt
MOTION CARRIED

APPROVE THE CONTRACT REVISIONS TO GMS CLASS D NON-IRRIGATION WATER ALLOTMENT CONTRACTS # 1126 Amen, Sandra Wuertz & Wuertz, Gary; #401 Empire Dairy LLC; #402 Empire Dairy LLC; #971 Mears, Phillip W. & Rebecca L.
Motion: Dave Bernhardt
Second: Steve Bruntz
MOTION CARRIED

APPROVE THE CONTRACT REVISIONS TO GMS CLASS C IRRIGATION WATER ALLOTMENT CONTRACTS #781 Weld County Reorganized School District RE-1; #1033 Weld County Reorganized School District RE-1.
Motion: Everett Kissler
Second: Dave Bernhardt
MOTION CARRIED

Legal Action

There was none.

Legal Reports

Brad Grasmick reviewed the resume.

MOVE TO OPPOSE CASE NUMBER 18CW3136, THE CITY OF ENGLEWOOD.
Motion: Everett Kissler
Second: Frank Eckhardt
MOTION CARRIED WITH ALAN AXTON VOTING NAY

MOVE TO SUPPORT THE EFFORTS ON BEHALF OF GIC FOR THE FOSSIL CREEK MATTER.
Motion: Alan Axton
Second: Everett Kissler
MOTION CARRIED

Subdistrict Action:

Randy Ray met with Scott Edgar from. Options were discussed and Scott will be back in touch with Randy.

ADJOURN FOR LUNCH AND RECONVENE

MOVE TO APPROVE THE ENGINEERING PROPOSAL FOR THE WALKER PIPELINE DESIGN.
Motion: Everett Kissler
Second: Doug Dill
MOTION CARRIED

ADOPT THE STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS, INCLUDING THE SEPARATION OF THE NON-IRRIGATION AG CATEGORY WITH A FEE OF $40/AF, NON-IRRIGATION DOMESTIC CATEGORY AT $100/AF, NON-IRRIGATION INDUSTRIAL CATEGORY AT $100/AF, AND NEW GRAVEL PITS AT $400/AF.
Motion: Gary Herman
Second: Ralph Anders
MOTION CARRIED WITH CHAD SCHAFER VOTING NAY

Committee Action:

APPROVE A CONTRACT CONTINGENT ON THE PASSING OF THE NOVEMBER BOND ON THE PIT EAST OF GREELEY.

Motion: Ralph Anders
Second: Chad Schafer
MOTION CARRIED

Staff Action:

direct staff to respond to the CORA request from Yes for Water, consistent with the board policy.
Motion: Ralph Anders
Second: Frank Eckhardt
MOTION CARRIED

Presidents Report

There was none.

Subdistrict Report:

Billy Mihelich presented the updated pumping data through August and went over the winter planning report which includes augmentation well pumping and reservoir releases. Current storage volumes were also discussed.

Secretaries Report:

Randy Ray provided information on America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, the upcoming bus tour on October 5th, and the combined committee meetings in November. Randy also spoke about the formation of the CRMC operations committee, and that Billy Michelich will be the CCWCD representative on this committee. The current status of the Chatfield construction was discussed.

Talks continue with both Denver and the River District on the 1940’s agreement. There has also been recent discussion about the Jones Ditch location in regards to the Poudre Trail, and the possibility of rerouting both the ditch and the trail further away from one section of the river. In addition, SPROG has put out their RFP for refined engineering studies.

CCWCD’s newest informational videos were viewed by the Board.

The upcoming Board Calendar was reviewed.

Unscheduled Business

There was none.

The regular meeting was adjourned at 3:37 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Danyelle McCannon,
Financial Analyst

 

 

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