June 5, 2019
The meeting of the GMS Committee of the Central Colorado Water Conservancy District was called to order at 9:07 A.M. on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by Frank Eckhardt at Central’s office at 3209 West 28th Street in Greeley. Committee members present were Frank Eckhardt and Alan Axton. Other Board members present was Dave Bernhardt and Bret Schmidt. Committee members absent were Vern Kammerzell, Chad Schafer, and Tom Brown. Staff members present were Randy Ray, Lynn Kramer and Ruthanne Schaffer.
Staff updated the Committee on the status of the Walker Recharge Project. The CWCB Grant has been signed but staff is still waiting for the USBR Grant. Staff gave an update of the status of a partnership with Orphan Wells of Wiggins. Staff will continue to meet with the Town of Wiggins to negotiate and work on pond/infrastructure placement. Staff provided updates on easement agreements and recharge pond designs included in the Walker Recharge Project.
Randy gave an update on the Pioneer Reservoir ribbon cutting and dedication.
An update was given on the status of the Dittmer Recharge Project amended and restated easement.
Staff discussed a GMS Draft Strategy plan for their bond proceeds and the status of the Chatfield orphan shares.
Consensus of approval to send the Policy Resolution Regarding Use of Bypass and Augmentation Structures to the Board.
Discussion was held for a lease with Bestway in reach F, direction was given to staff and will be forwarded to the Board for their approval.
Joe Hawkins, adjacent property owner of the Walker Recharge site has requested a grazing lease.
Honker Nation has approached staff to renew their lease for hunting at the Koenig and Walker Properties and would like a new lease to hunt at the Nissen Property. Direction was given to staff to forward the draft leases to the Board.
Staff reviewed a request from a constituent to split their Class D Contract into two uses, for non-irrigation and irrigation due to Kersey requesting some land to be irrigated. Direction was given to staff.
RECOMMEND TO THE BOARD TO APPROVE THE SPLIT OF THE TRANSPORTATION CENTER SUBDIVISION #1222 CONTRACT INTO A NON-IRRIGATION CONTRACT AND AN IRRIGATION CONTRACT.
Motion: Alan Axton
Second: Dave Bernhardt.
Discussion was held regarding the CAW Equities contract and direction was given to be presented to the Board.
RECOMMEND TO THE BOARD TO INFORM CAW EQUITIES GMS CAN NO LONGER AUGMENT WELLS THAT ARE NOT WITHIN THE DISTRICT OR AS DECREED AND INSTRUCT STAFF TO REVOKE THE QUOTA FOR 2019.
Motion: Alan Axton
Second: Bret Schmidt
Chairman Frank Eckhardt adjourned the meeting at 1:04 A.M.
Sr Water Accountant