September 5, 2018
The meeting of the WAS Committee of the Central Colorado Water Conservancy District was called to order at 1:01 P.M. on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by Dave Bernhardt at Central’s office at 3209 West 28th Street in Greeley. Committee members present were David Bernhardt, Randy Knutson, and Gary Herman. Board members absent were Bret Schmidt and Steve Bruntz. Staff members present were Randy Ray, Billy Mihelich, Lynn Kramer and Ruthanne Schaffer.
Danyelle reviewed the midyear budget to actual and presented a preliminary 2019 budget for the Subdistrict.
Discussion was held about holding a joint Committee (CCWCD, GMS & WAS) meeting on November 7th and discuss the budget in detail along with other business items.
Randy spoke to the Committee and gave an update on the Walker recharge project. Wayne Eckas will be developing a scope of work for the pipeline for Central Board review and approval at the September Board meeting. Staff is working with the Bureau on the grant for the pipeline.
Randy and Billy met with the owners of a pit east of Greeley
Billy met with a municipality regarding partnering together on infrastructure and water availability/storage capacity.
Billy spoke to the Committee regarding Ken Mayer’s augmentation plan and recharge right using Meadow Island shares and an existing recharge site. He would like to work with Central to operate his augmentation plan/decree. Staff will continue to work on this.
Lynn presented to the Committee a proposed change in the assessment structure. This would split the non-irrigation category into 3 separate categories.
RECOMMEND TO THE BOARD TO 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: Randy Knutson
Billy spoke to the Committee about CDOT needing to acquire additional easement at the Gilcrest Shop at Hwy 60 and WCR 40. Staff is to work with the County to possibly have dirt work done around the shop instead of monetary compensation.
Chairman David Bernhardt adjourned the meeting at 2:47 pm.
Sr Water Accountant