//October 20, 2018 GMS Board Minutes

October 20, 2018 GMS Board Minutes

MINUTES OF THE
GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT SUBDISTRICT
OF THE
CENTRAL COLORADO WATER CONSERVANCY DISTRICT

October 16, 2018

The regular meeting of the Groundwater Management Subdistrict Board of the Central Colorado Water Conservancy District was held on Tuesday October 16, 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 10:03 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; Gary Herman; Tom Brown; Dave Bernhardt; and Bret Schmidt. Alan Axton was absent.

Others present were: Randy Ray, Executive Director; William Mihelich, District Engineer; Danyelle McCannon, Financial Analyst; Lynn Kramer, Contracts Manager; and Brad Grasmick and Kelly Custer of Lawrence, Jones, Custer and Grasmick. Special guests were: Don Diones from George K. Baum.

President Randy Knutson opened the meeting.

ACCEPT INTO THE RECORD THE CONSENT CALENDAR, FINANCIALS, AND MINUTES OF AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER AS PRESENTED.

Motion: Dave Bernhardt
Second: Everett Kissler
MOTION CARRIED

PUBLIC DISCUSSION

Don Diones spoke to the Board about the upcoming election.

ACTION ITEMS

APPROVE THE TRANSFER OF GMS CONTRACT #640, Newton, Catherine & Bishop, Norah, TO gms #1212, East Cherry Creek Valley Water & Sanitation District.

Motion: Doug Dill
Second: Steve Bruntz
MOTION CARRIED

APPROVE THE CONTRACT REVISIONS TO GMS CLASS D IRRIGATION WATER ALLOTMENT CONTRACTS #741 A.M. Taylor Limited Partnership; #603

Adams-McWilliams Farms, LLLP; #737 Aggregator LLC; #328 Aigaki Family LLC; #1168 Albrandt, Tammy & Hubert; #414 Berig, Leila; #509 Cecils Kersey Farm LLC; #1012 Cutler, Dale V. Revocable Trust et al; #698 D. Schlup Ltd.; #530 Dreiling, Michael & Doris; #531 Dreiling, Michael & Doris; #813 Duarte Farm LLC; #327 Green Acres Turf Farms Inc; #592 Hamilton, Patricia L. Living Trust; #571 Johnson, Stephen R; #574 Kawata, Mary Y; #577 Kissler, James D. & Marilee; #578 Kissler, James D. & Marilee; #579 Kissler, James D. & Marilee; #583 Kobobel, Larry A. & Glen D; #1591 Lehfledt, Richard & Bonnie; #606 Magnuson, Larry & Christine; #1022 Martindale, Delores O.; #608 Martindale, John & Delores; #609 Mathis, Betty H.; #622 Monson Bros. Co.; #623 Monson Bros. Co.; #624 Morimitsu Family Trust; #637 Murray, Jo Ellen; #634 Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church; #639 Nelson, Eugene K.; #638 Nelson Family LLC; #803 New Hope Family Christian Church; #1099 Oster, William Alan; #820 Pelletier, Vicki & David; #683 R & R Farms LLC; #684 R & R Farms LLC; #685 R & R Farms; #686 R & R Farms LLC LLC; #964 Reigle, Joellen Living Trust; #459 Rock, John F. Family LLC; #1081 Roll, Steven & Kelly; #681 Root Farms LLC; #695 Sasaki Family Holdings LLC  et al; #699 Schmidt Estate Revocable Trust; #706 Schneider, Marilyn Joann; #710 Segal Big Bend LLLP; #712 Shable Homestead LLC; #713 Sharp, Lyle C.; #714 Sharp, Roger; #717 Shelton, Ray & Shirley; #729 Spayd Hay Company; #733 Streed Living Trust; #738 Tagawa Greenhouses Inc; #743 Thomason, Orville; #745 Tucson Water Company; #752 Ulrich, Rodnick & Elsie; #753 Ulrich, Rodnick & Elsie and Ulrich, Max & Mary; #754 Unruh, Carl Ann; #755 Valdez, Jesse & Terry; #756 VanWyke, Norma J.; #757 Vargo, Isabell; #761 Victor, Bruce & Julie; #769 VonFeldt, Daniel & Barbara Jo; #770 Vrooman, D. Anthony & Nancy; #772 Wagner, Bernard Trust & Mayhew, Phyllis Trust; #774 Walker, Clifford Trust; #775 Walker, Patrick & Lanette; #784 Wenger, Linda S.; #785 Wenger, Linda S.; #794 Wethington, Elizabeth; #795 Wilhelm, Brian & Jackie; #451 Wuertz, Robert.

Motion: Dave Bernhardt
Second: Ralph Anders

MOTION CARRIED

APPROVE THE CONTRACT REVISIONS TO GMS CLASS D NON-IRRIGATION WATER ALLOTMENT CONTRACTS #739 Tagawa Greenhouses, Inc; #537 Tri-County Real Estate Acquisitions.

Motion: Everett Kissler
Second: Dave Bernhardt
MOTION CARRIED

APPROVE THE CONTRACT REVISIONS TO GMS CLASS B IRRIGATION WATER ALLOTMENT CONTRACT #664 Platteville Town.

Motion: Dave Bernhardt
Second: Ralph Anders
MOTION CARRIED

Move to approve allowing the Jarred Sater GMS contract #961 to increase irrigated acres from 80 to 145.  The contracted consumptive use remains at 125.6 acre feet.  The revised contract would be approved contingent upon the well owner being successful in obtaining a decree for the new water right.

Motion: Everett Kissler

Second: Dave Bernhardt

MOTION CARRIED

Legal Action

The Board entered into executive session at 10:15 am and adjourned the executive session and reconvened into the public meeting at 10:51 am.

MOVE TO WITHDRAW THE CLAIM FOR MUNICIPAL USE ON CASE # 16CW3119, RINN VALLEY RESERVOIR.

Motion: Chad Schafer
Second: Gary Herman
MOTION CARRIED

Legal Reports

Brad Grasmick reviewed the resume.

MOVE TO OPPOSE CASE # 18CW3161 LLOYD LAND.

Motion: Everett Kissler
Second: Ralph Anders
MOTION CARRIED

Move to allow brad to continue negotiatING the 1940’s agreement on central’s behalf.

Motion: Everett Kissler
Second: Ralph Anders
MOTION CARRIED WITH FRANK ECKHARDT ABSTAINING

Subdistrict Action:

Explore options for joining the firestone urban renewal association.

Motion: Gary Herman
Second: Everett Kissler
MOTION CARRIED

ADJOURN FOR LUNCH AND RECONVENE

Billy Mihelich provided the Board with an update on the City of Evans IGA. The engineering analysis of the water looks favorable, so Central will proceed with the IGA.

Billy has also been coordinating with the City of Aurora to extend the term of the current lease, as well establish as a new lease for excess water.

Committee Action:

Randy Ray reviewed the proposed carriage agreement with BTPR – Beeline Ditch. Staff is directed to do further cost analysis and then bring the information to the committees or Board.

The Lupton Bottoms carriage fees at Koenig were discussed, as well as the proposed price increases. Direct staff to negotiate further with the ditch company.

Staff Action:

MOVE TO APPROVE THE RECHARGE LEASE WITH WIGGINS AT $40 PER Acre foot.

Motion: Everett Kissler
Second: Dave Bernhardt
MOTION CARRIED

Presidents Report

President Knutson thanked Board members who have volunteered for Yes for Water.

Subdistrict Report:

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

Secretaries Report:

Wildland Hydrology will propose a stream management plan at the Walker property. Wayne Eckas and JUB Engineering have data collection underway and the design process has begun at Walker.

Randy Ray provided the current updates on Chatfield. Construction at Koenig is nearly complete.

Move to have legal draw up A contract according to what has been discussed to purchase the j2 pit, and present THE CONTRACT at the November board meeting.

Motion: Everett Kissler
Second: Steve Bruntz
MOTION CARRIED

The November committee meetings will all be held on the same day, as a combined meeting.

The upcoming Board Calendar was reviewed.

Unscheduled Business

There was none.

The regular meeting was adjourned at 2:42 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Danyelle McCannon,
Financial Analyst

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