The Board may address the agenda in any order to accommodate the needs of the Board and the Audience. 
Persons with special needs due to a disability are requested to call the River District at 970-945-8522 at least three days prior to the meeting.

Fourth Quarterly General & Enterprise

Fourth Regular Joint Quarterly Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Colorado River Water Conservation District
Tuesday and Wednesday, October 17 & 18, 2017 – Hotel Denver Loft, 402 7th Street, Glenwood Springs, CO

9:30-9:35 Meeting Agenda and Objectives. Consent Agenda: Approval of Minutes and Actions Taken; Acceptance of Treasurer’s Reports & Check Registers.

9:35-11:40 Personnel Review Matters. (Executive Session): General Manager’s Review, General Counsel’s Review.

11:45-12:00 Discussion with CFWE Executive Director Jayla Poppleton.

Break

12:50-1:30 Presentation on Drought Contingency Plans and Joint West Slope Roundtables, Risk Study by John Carron and Eric Kuhn.

1:30-2:15 Discussion with CWCB Executive Director Becky Mitchell and State Engineer Kevin Rein.

2:15-2:35 Compact Water Bank Update.

2:35-2:45 Policy Review: Colorado River Projects Storage Act Policy.

Break

2:55-4:45 General Counsel’s Report: Matters Proposed for Executive Session:
a. CRCA Implementation Matters.
b. Windy Gap Firming Project and Windy Gap Connectivity Channel.
c. Remand of GVWUA v. Busk-Ivanhoe, Inc., Case No. 09CW142, Water Division 2.
d. CWCB Application for Dolores River Instream Flow, Case No. 15CW3111, Water Division 4.
e. Diligence Application of Colorado Springs, Case No. 15CW3019, Water Division 5.
f. Water Administrative Matters.
g. Colorado River Compact, Interstate and International Negotiation Matters.

4:45-5:00 Public Session: Summary and Action Items from Executive Session.
a. Ratification of Joint Application of and Stipulation Between Northern Water’s Municipal Subdistrict and Colorado River District for Amendment and Determination of Windy Gap Decrees, Case No. 17CW3176, Water Division 5.
b. Extension of Cost-Share Agreement with the Grand Valley Water Users Association and The Nature Conservancy.
c. Proposed River District Guidance on Tax Increment Financing Projects.
d. Discussion of Other Items in General Counsel’s Report.

Continue the meeting to Wednesday October 18, 2017 at 8:15 a.m.

8:15-9:00 External Affairs:
a. Information and Outreach Update.
b. State Affairs.
c. Federal Affairs.

9:00-9:15 Budget Hearings: Resolutions for 2017 Budget Amendments, Resolutions to Adopt 2018 Budgets, Resolution to Transfer Unspent 2017 Balances.

9:15-9:45 General Manager’s Report:
a. IBCC/Roundtable Update.
b. Colorado River Basin Issues: Approval of Contract Amendment with Hydros Consulting, re: Upper Colorado River Basin Modeling.
c. West Divide Project Water Availability Investigations:
Approval of Contract with Colorado River Engineering, re: West Divide Project Availability Investigations.
Approval of Contract with CWCB, re: Water Plan Grant Funds.
d. Technical Staff Update:
Approval to Administer Umbrella Contract with Central Colorado River Basin Weather Modification Program for Cloud Seeding for 2017-2020.
Approval of USGS Joint Funding Agreement.
e. Service Anniversary Recognition.

9:45-10:15 Grant Program Policy Discussion.

10:15-10:35 Project Updates: Wolford Mountain Reservoir, Elkhead Reservoir.

10:35-10:40 Directors’ Concerns.


Special Joint Meeting

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 – Telephone Conference 
 12:00pm – Personnel


Special Joint Meeting and 2018 Budget Workshop

Wednesday & Thursday,  September 13-14, 2017 – Spring Hill Suites – 236 Main Street, Grand Junction, CO 

6:00pm – Review Meeting Agenda and Objectives.

General Manager’s Update.

General Counsel’s Report: Matters Proposed for Executive Session:
a. CRCA Implementation Matters.
b. Windy Gap Firming Project and Windy Gap Connectivity Channel.
c. Remand of GVWUA v. Busk-Ivanhoe, Inc., Case No. 09CW142, Water Division 2.

Public Session:
a. Summary and Action Items from Executive Session.

2018 CRWCD Budget Workshop, General Fund and Capital Project Fund.

2018 Colorado River Water Projects Enterprise Budget Workshop.

Continue the meeting to Thursday September 14, 2017 at 8:00am.

General Counsel’s Report: (Continued) Matter Proposed for Executive Session:
d. Hiring Negotiations and Personnel Matters.

Public Session:
a. Summary and Action Items from Executive Session.


Third Quarterly General & Enterprise

Third Regular Joint Quarterly Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Colorado River Water Conservation District
Tuesday and Wednesday, July 18 & 19, 2017 – Hotel Denver Loft, 402 7th Street, Glenwood Springs, CO


9:00-9:05 Meeting Agenda and Objectives. Consent Agenda: Approval of Minutes and Actions Taken; Acceptance of Treasurer’s Reports & Check Registers.
Approval of Proposed change to Employee Policy and Procedural Guidelines.
 
9:05-9:10 Adoption 0f Resolution for Outgoing Director.

9:10-12:00 General Counsel’s Report: Matters Proposed for Executive Session:
a. Executive Committee Report on General Manager Transition Process.
b. Colorado River Cooperative Agreement (CRCA) Implementation Matters. 
c. Windy Gap Firming Project and Windy Gap Connectivity Channel.
d. Remand of GVWUA v. Busk-Ivanhoe, Inc., Case No. 09CW142, Water Division 2.
e. CWCB Application for Dolores River Instream Flow, Case No. 15CW3111, Water Division 4.
f. Analysis of River District Property in Eagle and Moffat Counties.
g. Delta Urban Renewal Authority Proposal.
h. Colorado River Compact, Interstate, and International Negotiation Matters.

Break 

1:00-1:15 Public Session: Summary and Action Items from Executive Session:
a. Mid-Year Review of 2017 Goals and Objectives.
b. Discussion of Other Items in General Counsel’s Report.

1:15-2:30 General Manager’s Report:
a. Mid-Year Review of 2017 Goals and Objectives.
b. General Manager Budget, Transition Issues, and Informational Items.
c. Colorado River Basin Issues: Hydrology Book Publication Options.
d. IBCC/Roundtable Update: Joint West Slope Roundtables Risk Study.
e. Water Quality/Grand Lake Clarity.
f. RCPP Update.
g. Irrigation Efficiencies/Return Flows.

Break

2:40-2:50 Policy Memo
a. Aging Infrastructure
b. State Funding: Water Projects and Programs.

2:50-3:35 External Affairs:
a. Information and Outreach.
b. State Affairs.
c. Federal Affairs.

3:45-3:55 Eagle River MOU Project: Ratification of John Currier as River District’s Eagle Park Reservoir Company Director.

Continue the Meeting to Wednesday at 8:45 am.
8:45-9:10 Financial Matters:
a. Investment Committee Report on Risk Assessment.
b. Presentation of 2016 CRWCD Audit by Kevin Smith of McGladrey, LP.
c. Acceptance of 2016 CRWCD Audit.

9:10-10:10 Project Operations and Updates:
a. Wolford Mountain Reservoir: Approval of Contract Extension with Red Mountain RV Park.
b. Approval of Esquibel Motorized Access Agreement and River District Property Access Agreement.
c. Wolford Mountain Reservoir Outlet Works.
d. Dam Crest Restoration.
e. Elkhead Reservoir.

10:10-10:15 Directors Concerns.


Second Quarterly General & Enterprise

Second Regular Joint Quarterly Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Colorado River Water Conservation District
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 – Hotel Denver Loft, 402 7th Street, Glenwood Springs, CO

 9:00-9:05 Meeting agenda and Objectives. Presentation of Directors’ Credentials.
 
9:05-9:10 Consent Agenda: Approval of Minutes and Actions Taken
 
9:10-10:30 Attorney Reports: Matters Proposed for Executive Session:
a. Federal Court’s March 22, 2017 Order in Denver’s Blue River Decree Diligence Case.
b. Colorado River Cooperative Agreement (CRCA) Implementation Matters. 
c. Diligence Application of Colorado Springs Utilities, Case No. 15CW3019, Water Division 5.
d. Windy Gap Firming Project and Windy Gap Connectivity Channel.
e. Remand of GVWUA v. Busk-Ivanhoe, Inc., Case No. 09CW142, Water Division 2.
f. Colorado River District Conditional Rights of Exchange for Moser Ditch Consumptive Use. (An Enterprise Matter).
g. Analysis of River District Property in Eagle and Moffat Counties.
h. Option to Purchase Inundation Easement.
i.  Elkhead Reservoir Stem Bolt Installation. (An Enterprise Matter).
j. Colorado River Compact, Interstate, and International Negotiation Matters.
 
10:30-10:45 Public Session: Summary and Action Items from Executive Session:
a. Approval of Stipulation and Agreement with Colorado Water Conservation Board, re: Lower Elkhead Creek Instream Flow.
b. Discussion of Other Items in General Counsel Report. 
 
Break

10:55-11:55 5. Compact Water Bank Update:
a. Presentation by Mark Harris on Grand Valley Water Users Association’s Conserved Consumptive Use Pilot Project and Proposed Beyond Consumptive Use Pilot Project.

Break 

12:55-1:25 General Manager’s Report:
a. Proposed Approval of Strategic Plan.
b. Long Term Financial Outlook.
c. IBCC/Roundtable Update.
d. Colorado River Issues.

1:25-2:15  Executive Committee Report:
a. Action on Grant Recommendations.
b. Discussion of Irrigation Efficiencies and Return Flows.

2:15-2:45 Annual Policy Discussion:
a. Colorado River Compact.
b. Colorado’s Allocation of Remaining Colorado River Basin Water.
d. Colorado River Storage Project Act Projects.
e. Transmountain Diversions.
f.  Aging Infrastructure.
g. State Funding: Water Projects and Programs.

Break

2:55-3:30 External Affairs:
a. CRWCD 2016 Annual Report.
b. State Affairs.
c. Federal Affairs.

3:30-3:45 Project Operations and Updates: (Enterprise Matters).
a. Wolford Reservoir and Elkhead Reservoir Operations.
b. Regional Conservation Program Update

3:45-3:50 Directors’ Concerns.

 

First Quarterly General & Enterprise

First Regular Joint Quarterly Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Colorado River Water Conservation District
Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan.17-18, 2017 – Hotel Denver Loft, 402 7th Street, Glenwood Springs, CO

10:00-10:20  Review Meeting Agenda and Objectives. Presentation of Directors’ Credentials.
Election of Board Officers for 2017, Resolutions for Outgoing Directors, Appointment of Committees for 2017.
 
10:20-10:25  Consent Agenda: Designation for Posting Notices. Reappointment of General Manager, General Counsel and Treasurer, Confirmation of Assistant Secretary.
Approval of Proposed Changes to Employee Policy Manual.
Approval of Minutes and Actions Taken: Acceptance of Treasurer’s Reports and Check Registers for Sept, Oct, Nov. 2016.
 
10:25-11:50  General Counsel Report: Matters Proposed for Executive Session:
a. CRCA Implementation Matters.
b. Windy Gap Firming Project and Windy Gap Connectivity Channel.
c. Supreme Court Remand of Grand Valley Water Users Association v. Busk Ivanhoe Inc., Case No. 14SA303.
d. Blue River/Hoosier Pass System Diligence Application of Colorado Springs Utilities, Case No. 15CW3019, Water Division 5 and in the Consolidated Cases, Federal District Court.
e. Application of CWCB for Dolores River Instream Flow, Case No.15CW3111, Water Division 4.
f. Proposed CWCB Instream Flow for Elkhead Creek, Upstream of Elkhead Reservoir (An Enterprise Matter).
g. General Manager Hiring Process.
h. Acquisition of Real Property (An Enterprise Matter).
i. Colorado River Compact, Interstate, and International Negotiation Matters.
 
11:50-12:20  Public Session: Summary and Action Items from Executive Session:
a. Supreme Court Decision and Remand of Grand Valley Water Users’ Association v. Busk-Ivanhoe, Inc. Case No. 14SA303.
b. Discussion of Proposed Legislation Regarding Supreme Court Decision in St. Judes vs. Roaring Fork Club, Case No. 13SA132.
c. Approval of Proposed Amendment to Cost-Share Agreement Regarding Grand Valley Water Users Association Conserved Consumptive Use Project.
d. Approval of Cooperating Agency Status for the Bureau of Reclamation’s Grand Lake Clarity NEPA Process.
e. Ratification of Contract to Purchase Real Property and Adoption of Related Resolution. (An Enterprise Matter).
f. Approval of Special Counsel and Special Counsel Rate Increases.
g. Proposed Property Tax Revenue Agreement with Montrose Urban Renewal Authority.
h. General Counsel Goals and Objectives for 2017.
i. Discussion of Other Items in General Counsels Report.
 
Break
 
1:20-2:20  General Manager Report:
a. Draft Strategic Plan Discussion.
b. Goals for 2017.
c. IBCC/Roundtable Update
d. Colorado River Issues.
e. Risk Assessment Related to Financial Policies and Internal Controls.
f. Service Anniversary Recognitions.
 
2:20-2:40  Discussion of Proposed General Manager Selection Process.
 
2:40-2:55 Annual Policy Discussions:
a. Colorado River Compact.
b. Colorado’s Allocation of Remaining Colorado River Basin Water.    
c. Interstate Water Marketing
d. Colorado River Storage Project Act Projects.
e. Transmountain Diversions.
 
2:55-3:05 Water Marketing Policy: Approval of Water Marketing Prices for 2017 (An Enterprise Matter).     
 
3:15-4:25  External Affairs: State Affairs, Federal Affairs.
 
Continue the Meeting to Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. 
 
8:30-8:40  External Affairs – (Continued): Report of Information and Outreach Committee.
 
8:40-10:30  Project Operations and Updates: (Enterprise Matters).
a. Wolford Mountain Reservoir: Approval of Contracts with:
Eco-Rx, Inc., re: Weed Control.
AECOM, re: Engineering Support.
Red Mountain RV Park, re: Operational Restructure.
Continuing Services Contract with Farrell Excavation Earthwork and Construction Services.
Continuing Services Agreement with Expert Excavating.
Continuing Services Agreement with Raindrop Water, re: Potable Water Deliveries.   
Continuing Services Agreement with Thomas A. Mason Painting.
Continuing Services Agreement with Landmark Consultants, Inc., re: Survey Work.
b. Elkhead Reservoir.
c. Lower Gunnison Project Update: Approval of a Series of Contracts with Consultants and Landowners.
d. Presentation on Eagle River MOU Project:
Approval of Contract Amendment with Confluence Water Consulting.
Approval of Contract Amendment with Wilson Water Group. 
 
10:30-10:35  Directors’ Concerns.
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