MINUTES OF THE
CENTRAL COLORADO WATER CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
September 17, 2019

The regular monthly meeting of the Central Colorado Water Conservancy District was held on Tuesday, September 17, 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 10:09 AM, and the following Directors were present: Randy Knutson, President; Chad Schafer, Vice President; Bret Schmidt; Treasurer; Vern Kammerzell; Everett Kissler; Jim Reasoner; Steve Bruntz; Dave Bernhardt; Alan Axton; Gary Herman; Tom Brown; Ralph Anders; and Don Rosenbrock. Doug Dill and Frank Eckhardt were absent.

Others present were: Randy Ray, Executive Director; Danyelle McCannon, Financial Analyst; Lynn Kramer, Contracts Manager; Ruthanne Schaffer, Senior Water Accountant; Courtney Sandoval, Operations Assistant; Ed Armbruster of White Sands Water Engineers; and Brad Grasmick of Lawrence, Jones, Custer and Grasmick. Special guests were Alex Davis from the City of Aurora, Kevin Rein State Engineer and Corey DeAngelis from the Division 1 Water Resources, and Sean Cronin from the St. Vrain & Left Hand Water Conservancy District.

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

Motion: Gary Herman
Second: Chad Schafer
MOTION CARRIED

PUBLIC DISCUSSION

Alex Davis from the City of Aurora spoke to the board about the potential to work together with CCWCD when acquiring water rights, rather that directly competing with one another for the purchases. Further discussion between CCWCD and Aurora will take place.

Kevin Rein and Corey DeAngelis spoke to the board and answered question relating to irrigation company turn-back requirements proposed by the State Engineer Office and Division Engineer in water court cases.

Sean Cronin from the St. Vrain & Left Hand Water Conservancy District introduced himself to the board.

MOVE TO APPROVE THE RESOLUTION HONORING KELLY CUSTER.

Motion: Jim Reasoner
Second: Vern Kammerzell
MOTION CARRIED

President Knutson recognized Kelly Custer. Kelly informed the Board of her intent to retire from practicing law. Staff and Board thanked Kelly for her dedication and excellent work over the years.

ADJOURN FOR LUNCH AND RECONVENE

Legal Reports

Brad Grasmick reviewed the resume.

I MOVE TO ADJOURN THE OPEN MEETING AND GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF DETERMINING POSITIONS RELATIVE TO MATTERS THAT MAY BE SUBJECT TO NEGOTIATIONS, AND/OR INSTRUCTING NEGOTIATORS, UNDER SECTION 24-6-402(4)(E) C.R.S. AND ALSO FOR A CONFERENCE WITH THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECEIVING LEGAL ADVICE ON SPECIFIC LEGAL QUESTIONS UNDER SECTION 24-6-402(4)(B) C.R.S.

Motion: Gary Herman
Second: Dave Bernhardt
MOTION CARRIED at 1:10 pm

I MOVE TO ADJOURN THE OPEN MEETING AND GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF DETERMINING POSITIONS RELATIVE TO MATTERS THAT MAY BE SUBJECT TO NEGOTIATIONS, AND/OR INSTRUCTING NEGOTIATORS, UNDER SECTION 24-6-402(4)(E) C.R.S. AND ALSO FOR A CONFERENCE WITH THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECEIVING LEGAL ADVICE ON SPECIFIC LEGAL QUESTIONS UNDER SECTION 24-6-402(4)(B) C.R.S.

Motion: Gary Herman

Second: Bret Schmidt

MOTION CARRIED at 1:51 pm

DIRECT COUNSEL TO ENTER INTO A LIMITED STIPULATION WITH APPLICANTS IN CASE # 16CW3200 TO A DECREE WITH NO “TURNBACK TERM” AND PRESERVING THE RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN TRIAL, POST TRIAL BRIEFING, AND APPEAL ON A LIMITED BASIS ON THAT ISSUE.

Motion: Ralph Anders
Second: Steve Bruntz
MOTION CARRIED

District Action:

APPROVE THE PURCHASE OF UP TO 20 10.5 INCH iPAD’s TO BE USED IN BOARD MEETINGS IN PLACE OF PAPER COPIES.

Motion: Ralph Anders
Second: Gary Herman
MOTION CARRIED WITH SIMPLE MAJORITY VOTE

ACCEPT CIVIL RESOURCES’ SCOPE-OF-SERVICES FOR BERNHARDT RESERVOIR.

Motion: Gary Herman
Second: Dave Bernhardt
MOTION CARRIED

Staff Action:

There was none.

Presidents Report

There was none.

Legislative/Education:

There was none.

Water Quality Report:

Courtney Sandoval provided updated graphs for the board on recent water quality sampling, as well as discussed the water quality informational videos that will be produced soon.

District Report:

There was none.

Secretaries Report:

The board calendar was reviewed.

Unscheduled Business

There was none.

New Business

There was none.

The regular meeting was adjourned at 4:16 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Danyelle McCannon,
Financial Analyst