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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

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017
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, Jan. 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.
 
10:35-10:40  Future Meetings:
a. Special Joint Meeting Teleconference Meetings, beginning February 2, 2017. (Bi-weekly).
b. Executive Committee Meeting, March 16, 2017, Glenwood Springs, CO.
c. Second Regular Joint Quarterly Meeting, April 18, 2017, Glenwood Springs, CO.
d. Third Regular Joint Quarterly Meeting, July 18-19, 2917, Glenwood Springs, CO.
e. 2018 CRWCD Budget Workshop/Special Joint Meeting/Tour, September 14, 2017, Grand Junction, CO.
f. CRWCD Annual Seminar, September 15, 2017, Grand Junction, CO.
g. Fourth Regular Joint Meeting, October 17, 2017, Glenwood Springs, CO.

Fourth Quarterly General & Enterprise

Fourth Regular Joint Quarterly Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Colorado River Water Conservation District
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016 – Hotel Denver Loft, 402 7th Street, Glenwood Springs, CO

Tuesday, Oct. 18
9:00-9:05 Review Meeting Agenda and Objectives. Consent Agenda: Approval of Minutes and Actions Taken:
Acceptance of General Fund, Capital Fund, and Enterprise Fund Treasurer’s Reports and Check Registers for June, July, and August 2016.
 
9:05-10:40 Personnel Review Matters. (Executive Session):
a. General Manager Review.
b. General Counsel Review.
 
10:50-12:00 General Counsel Report: Matters Proposed for Executive Session:
a. CRCA Implementation Matters.
b. Windy Gap Bypass/Connectivity Channel.
c. Potential Acquisition of Real Property.
d. Statutory Requirements for Executive Hiring Process.
 
Break
 
12:45-1:15 Public Session: 
a. Summary and Action Items from Executive Session.
b. Approval of Proposed Stipulation in United States’ Change of Water Right for the Taylor Park Reservoir Refill Storage Right, Case No. 15CW064, Water Division 4.
c. Authorization to File Amicus Curiae Brief, re: Denver Water’s Lawn Irrigation Return Flow, Case No. 12CW5, Water Division 1, if Appealed.
d. Discussion of Other Items in General Counsel’s Report.
 
1:15-1:40 Executive Committee Report, re: Conformance of Grants Program Criteria with River District Policies.  
 
1:40-1:45 Recommendation to Retire Three Ruedi Reservoir Water Contract Loans and CWCB Elkhead Reservoir Enlargement Loan.
 
1:45-1:55 Budget Hearings:
a. Resolution for 2016 General Fund Budget Amendments.
b. Resolution to Adopt 2017 General Fund Budget.
c. Resolution for 2016 Capital Projects Fund Budget Amendments.
d. Resolution to Adopt 2017 Capital Projects Fund Budget.
e. Resolution for 2016 Enterprise Fund Budget Amendments.
f.  Resolution to Adopt 2017 Enterprise Fund Budget.
g. Resolutions to Appropriate Sums of Money. (General Fund and Enterprise Fund).
h. Resolution to Transfer Unspent 2016 Balances.
 
1:55-2:20 Strategic Plan Discussion.
 
2:20-3:10 General Manager Report:
a. General Manager Hiring Process/Proposed Timeline.
b. Approval of Proposed Changes to Investment Policy.
c. Approval of Proposed Changes to Employee Housing Program.
d. Proposed Grazing Lease at Juniper Property.
e. Roundtables/IBCC/ Colorado River Update: Approval of Contract Amendment with Hydros Consulting, re: Contingency Planning/System Operations.
Approval of River District Participation in Joint West Slope Roundtables Risk Study Phase II.
f.  Compact Water Bank Study Update: Approval of Compact Water Bank Cost-Share Agreement. (An Enterprise Matter).
Approval of MOA with Grand Valley Water Users Association, re: Grand Valley Project Conserved Consumptive Use Project. (An Enterprise Matter).
g. Technical Staff Updates: Water Quality Update. Grand Lake Clarity Adaptive Management Update. Lower Gunnison Project – RCPP Update.
h. Service Anniversary Recognition.
 
3:20-3:50 External Affairs: State Affairs: Steve Harris Candidacy Endorsement, re: CWCB. Federal Affairs.
 
 
4:10-4:15 Director Concerns.
 
4:15-4:20 Future Meetings:
a. First Regular Joint Quarterly Meeting, January 17-18, 2017, Glenwood Springs, CO.
b. Special Joint Meeting Teleconference Meetings, beginning February 2, 2017. (Bi-weekly).
c. Executive Committee Meeting, March 16, 2017, Glenwood Springs, CO.
d. Second Regular Joint Quarterly Meeting, April 18, 2017, Glenwood Springs, CO.
e Third Regular Joint Quarterly Meeting, July 18-19, 2017, Glenwood Springs, CO.
f. 2018 CRWCD Budget Workshop/Special Joint Meeting/Tour, September 14, 2017, Grand Junction, CO.
g. CRWCD Annual Seminar, September 15, 2017, Grand Junction, CO.
h. Fourth Regular Joint Meeting, October 17, 2017, Glenwood Springs, CO.

Special Joint Meeting and Budget Workshop

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 – Ouray County 4H Events Center
22739 US HWY 550, Ridgway, CO

 
 
 

9:30 Proposed Contract Approvals:
a. Central Colorado Mountain River Basin Weather Modification Program
b. Colorado Water Conservation Board Purchase Order, re: North Fork System Optimization and Review. (An Enterprise Matter)
c. Expert Excavation Contract, re: East Ditch Pipeline. (An Enterprise Matter)

General Counsel Report:
a. Matters Proposed for Executive Session:
i. CRCA Implementation Matters
ii. Potential Acquisition of Real Property

b. Public Session:
i. Summary and Action Items from Executive Session

General Manager  Informational Items
 

2017 Colorado River Water Projects Enterprise Budget Workshop


Special Meeting of the CRWCD Board of Directors in Conjunction with the Board of Directors of
Southwestern Water Conservation District

12:30 pm Introduction by Board Presidents:
a. Goals of the Meeting
b. District Activities and Updates by Eric Kuhn and Bruce Whitehead 

Colorado Water Plan Implementation:
a. Joint West Slope Roundtables Risk Study

Compact Water Bank Update 

Upper and Lower Basin Contingency Plans 

Instream Flow Program – Future Use Allocation 

Dolores River Instream Flow Filing 

State and Federal Issues:
a. 2017 Legislative Session Outlook
b. Federal Issues
  
Discussion of Mutual Interests and Cooperative Efforts

 

Third Quarterly General & Enterprise

Third Regular Joint Quarterly Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Colorado River Water Conservation District
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 – Hot Springs Lodge, 415 E 6th Street, Glenwood Springs, CO
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 – Hotel Denver Loft, 402 7th Street, Glenwood Springs, CO

 
Tuesday, July 19
8:30-8:35 Review Meeting Agenda and Objectives. Recess Regular Quarterly Meeting to Resume Strategic Plan Workshop (No Action to be taken at Workshop).

Wednesday, July 20
8:15-8:20 Consent Agenda; Approval of Minutes & Actions; Acceptance of Treasurer’s Reports and Check Registers.

8:20-8:50 Strategic Plan Workshop Summary

8:50-9:10 Presentation and Acceptance of the 2015 CRWCD Audit

9:10-10:40 General Counsel Report – Matters Proposed for Executive Session:
a. Colorado River Cooperative Agreement (CRCA) Implementation Matters.
b. Diligence Application of Colorado Springs Utilities, Case No. 15CW3019, Water Division 5.
c. Potential Acquisition of Real Property.
d. Conditional Homestake Exchange Water Rights. (An Enterprise Matter).
e. Conditional Wolford Mountain Reservoir Power Right. (An Enterprise Matter).
f. Wolford Mountain Reservoir Operations. (An Enterprise Matter).

10:50-11:15 General Counsel Report – Public Session:
a. Summary and Action Items from Executive Session.
b. Proposed Authorization to Reimburse the Grand Valley Water Users Association Conservation Pilot Project Legal Work.
c. Conditional Homestake Exchange Water Rights. (An Enterprise Matter).
d. Conditional Wolford Mountain Project Power Right. (An Enterprise Matter).
e. Mid-Year Review of 2016 Goals and Objectives.
f. Discussion of Other Items in General Counsel’s Report.

11:15-12:30 External Affairs:
a. Information and Outreach Update: Presentation of CRWCD Triennial Survey by Lori Weigel of Public Opinion Strategies.
b. State Affairs: Proposed Resolution for Initiative 96
c. Federal Affairs.
 
1:25-2:15 General Manager Report:
a. Mid-Year Review of 2016 Goals and Objectives.
b. Roundtables/IBCC Update.
c. Colorado River Issues.
d. Water Quality Update.
e. CRWCD 2017 Budget Preview.
f. Approval of Proposed Social Media Policy.
g. Approval of Proposed Change to Employee Policy Manual.
h. Service Anniversary Recognitions.
 
2:15-3:00 Project Updates:
a. Wolford Mountain Reservoir: Proposed Delegation of Authority to Water Supply Projects Committee, re: Contract Approval for Muddy Creek Mitigation Project.
b. Elkhead Reservoir: Proposed Delegation of Authority to Water Supply Projects Committee, re: Contract Approval for Contract for Repair of Outlet Gate Stem Guides.
c. Eagle River MOU Project: Approval of Contract Amendment with Wilson Water Group, re: Feasibility Study.

 

Second Quarterly General & Enterprise

Second Regular Joint Quarterly Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Colorado River Water Conservation District
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 – Hotel Denver Loft, 402 7th Street. Glenwood Springs, CO

9:00-9:10 Review Meeting Agenda and Objectives. Consent Agenda; Approval of Minutes and Actions Taken, Acceptance of Treasurer’s Reports and Check Registers.

a. Endangered Species Act.
b. Recreational Water Use.
c. Water Quality.
d. Instream Flows.

9:30-10:00  External Affairs:
a. Information and Outreach Update.
b. State Affairs.
c. Federal Affairs.

10:00-10:20  Executive Committee Report:
a. Action on Grant Recommendations.
 
 
 10:30-11:45  General Manager Report:
a. Service Anniversary Recognition.
b. Colorado River District Strategic Planning Workshop.
c. Update on Social Media Policy.
d. Regional Conservation Partnership Program Update.
e. Roundtables/Interbasin Compact Committee Update.
f. Colorado River Issues.
g. Discussion with Jim Lochhead and Mike King of Denver Water.
 
Break

12:45-1:30  Project Updates:

a. Wolford Mountain and Elkhead Reservoirs.
b. Ritschard Dam Investigations of Unusual Deformation.
c. Compact Water Bank Update:
i. Approval of Proposed MOA with Grand Valley Water Users Association, re: Reimbursement for  Pilot Project Development.
ii. Approval of Proposed System Conservation Pilot Project Contract with the Upper Colorado River Compact Commission.
 
1:30-2:40 General Counsel Report: Matters Proposed for Executive Session:
a. Colorado River Cooperative Agreement Implementation Matters.
b. Shoshone Outage Protocol.
c. Windy Gap Firming Project.
d. Application of Denver Water for Change of the Carr No. 2 Ditch, Case 15CW3084, Water Div. 5.
e. Diligence Application of Colorado Springs Utilities, Case 15CW3019, Water Div. 5, and in the Blue River Consolidated Cases, Federal District Court.
f. Application of Colorado Water Conservation Board for Dolores River Instream Flow, Case 15CW3111, Water Div. 4.
g. Colorado River Compact, Interstate and Related Matters.
 
2:40-3:00 Public Session:
a. Summary and Action Items from Executive Session.
b. Ratification of Statements of Opposition in Application and Amended Application of United States of America for Taylor Park Reservoir Refill Right, Case 15CW3064, Water Div. 4.
c. Approval of Proposed Amended Contract, re: Red Mountain RV Park. (An Enterprise Matter).
d. Discussion of Other Items in General Counsel’s Report.

3:00-3:05 Directors’ Concerns.

3:05-3:10 Future Meetings:

a. Colorado River District Strategic Plan Workshop, July 18-19, 2016, Glenwood Springs, CO.
b. Third Regular Quarterly Meetings, July 19-20, 2016, Glenwood Springs, CO.
c. Colorado River District 2017 Budget Workshop and Meeting with Southwestern Water Conservation District, September 15, 2016, Ridgway, CO.
d. Colorado River District Annual Water Seminar, September 16, 2016, Grand Junction, CO.
e. Fourth Regular Quarterly Meetings, October 18, 2016, Glenwood Springs, CO.

 

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