May 2011 Minutes

Sterling, Colorado, May 9, 2011

MINUTES of a meeting of the Board of Directors of The North Sterling Irrigation District held at their office in Sterling at 12:30 P.M., May 9th, 2011.

Directors David Hernandez, Jim Aranci, David Breidenbach, Secretary James Yahn, and Leon Rose were present.

Minutes of Board meeting held April 8th, 2011 were approved as received.

The group immediately left for lunch at the River City Grill and arrived back at the District’s Office at 1:15 p.m.  Over lunch Secretary Yahn discussed with the board the update from our attorney.  Mr. Yahn stated that the District stipulated to the decree of United Water and Sanitation District and in the Central Colorado Water Conservancy District case the usual disclosure reserving the right to participate in the trial was filed.  Mr. Yahn also stated that an application for North Sterling was filed to add a well to our augmentation plan.  The well is not a new well however it was incorrectly identified in our original plan and to correct the error an application must be filed with water court.  Mr. Yahn reported to the board on the Central Colorado Water Conservancy District’s change of use case which appeared in last month’s resume.  Mr. Yahn stated that the water right being changed has had shares changed previously and the standard language is being proposed for this change, therefore it was the consensus not to file opposition.  Mr. Yahn stated that he saw no cases of concern to the District in this month’s resume.

Expense for the month of April was allowed in the total amount of $34,312.96 and ordered paid as shown on sheets attached to and made a part of these minutes by due action of the Board, all Directors voting aye.

The Board took under consideration the attached petition for exclusion and inclusion of land from Stephen and Marcella Breidenbach, petition for exclusion of land from V.E. Skip and Elaine Tribelhorn, and petition for inclusion of land from West Padroni Land Company LLC.  The Board instructed Secretary Yahn to advertise date of June 8, 2011 as the date for hearing of said petitions.

Secretary Yahn reported that the current storage is 72,441 acre feet, current flow in the outlet is 227 cfs for 117.5 cfs ordered today and 153.5 cfs order for tomorrow.  Mr. Yahn also stated that the inlet was closed yesterday due to a senior call on the river.

With no further business to come before the Board the meeting was adjourned at 1:40 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted,

James T. Yahn, Secretary

Posted in  

Comments are closed.