//September 18, 2019 WAS Board Minutes

September 18, 2019 WAS Board Minutes

MINUTES OF THE

WELL AUGMENTATION SUBDISTRICT
OF THE

CENTRAL COLORADO WATER CONSERVANCY DISTRICT

September 18, 2018

The regular meeting of the Well Augmentation Subdistrict 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

APPROVE THE CONTRACT REVISIONS TO WAS CLASS D IRRIGATION WATER ALLOTMENT CONTRACTS #923 Bella Farms LLC; #1157 Bella Farms LLC; #828 Buderus, Robert & Alice; #922 Camp, Joan Carolyn & Nelson, Phyllis Edith Camp; #1017 Castle Pines North Metro District; #887 Conrad, Linda Ann; #900 David, J. LaVerne & M. Margaret Family Trust; #877 Decker, James & Anita; #1023 Empire Dairy LLC; #1024 Empire Dairy LLC; #910 Ewing, Mardelle L. Trust; #832 Frank, Viola Mae; #834 Girvan, Nellie Joan; #863 Heitman, Ella K.; #867 Konkel, Michael K. & Janet J.; #1172 Les Matson Construction Inc; #913 Meining Cattle Co; #912 Meining, Donald R.; #218 Millage Brothers Inc;  #843 Millage Brothers Inc; #844 Millage Brothers Inc; #850 Morning Fresh Farms Inc; #848 Odenbaugh, Percy P. & Carol L; #904 Petrocco, David A. & Susan K.; #109 Petrocco, David A. & Susan K.; #110 Petrocco Family Limited Partnership; #902 Petrocco Family Limited Partnership; #903 Petrocco Family Limited Partnership; #905 Petrocco Family Limited Partnership; #868 Ptasnik, Michael & Joy; #104 Sandau, Bruce D. & Bartels Family LLC; #875 Schmidt, Tylene L. Trust; #888 W.C.L. Partnership; #855 Weichel, Gordon P. Jr & Weichel, Grady P.
Motion: Everett Kissler
Second: Dave Bernhardt
MOTION CARRIED

APPROVE THE CONTRACT REVISIONS TO WAS CLASS D NON-IRRIGATION WATER ALLOTMENT CONTRACTS #851 Morning Fresh Farms Inc; #882 Pagel, Edward E. & Edward B.
Motion: Dave Bernhardt
Second: Everett Kissler
Motion carried

APPROVE THE CONTRACT REVISIONS TO WAS CLASS C IRRIGATION WATER ALLOTMENT CONTRACTS #78 Weld County Reorganized School District RE-1; #79 Weld County Reorganized School District RE-1; #856 Weld County Reorganized School District RE-1.
Motion: Dave Bernhardt
Second: Everett Kissler
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 IN THE RATIO OF OUR OWNERSHIP IN GIC FOR THE FOSSIL CREEK MATTER.
Motion: Alan Axton
Second: Everett Kissler
MOTION CARRIED

District/Subdistrict Action:

ADJOURN FOR LUNCH AND RECONVIENE

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

Instruct staff to continue negotiations with CDOT on the right of way fees for the work at the Frank Recharge site.

ADOPT THE STAFF RECOMMENDATION TO SPLIT THE NON-IRRIGATION USE INTO THREE CATEGORIES TO NON-IRRIGATION AG, NON-IRRIGATION DOMESTIC, AND ON-IRRIGATION INDUSTRIAL LEAVING THE RATES THE SAME.
Motion: Gary Herman
Second: Ralph Anders
MOTION CARRIED

APPROVE THE RURAL Shores Outlet Crossing AGREEMENT WITH RECOMMENDED CHANGES TO INDEMNIFICATION IN PARAGRAPH 9.2.
Motion: Gary Herman
Second: Everett Kissler
MOTION CARRIED

APPROVE THE LAST CHANCE Shores Outlet Crossing AGREEMENT WITH RECOMMENDED CHANGES TO INDEMNIFICATION IN PARAGRAPH 9.2.
Motion: Ralph Anders
Second: Gary Herman
MOTION CARRIED

APPROVE THE CONTRACTs plans and advertise for bids FOR THE SHORES PIPELINE DISCHARGE AND THE SHORES POND C PUMP STATION.
Motion: Gary Herman
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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