Republican River Water Conservation District to Hold Quarterly Board Meeting

Date:               Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Time:               10:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
 
As a public agency the RRWCD is required to comply with the current State rule requiring face masks and sociadistance seating.  Disposable masks and hand sanitizer will be provided during the meeting.  For anyone who wishes to participate but will not be able to attend the meeting due to concerns about COVID, RRWCD staff is looking at options to provide a Zoom video conference platform as well.  If it is possible a link will be provided on republicanriver.com  If the State changes the level of response to COVID by prohibiting in-door gatherings, the meeting will be held only through a ZOOM video conference.  Watch the RRWCD website, www.repubicanriver.com for information on how to attend the meeting or call the District office, 970-332-3552 for more details.

AGENDA: Consider and potentially approve minutes of previous Board meeting, May 19, 2020, and the executive session minutes from the May 19, 2020 meeting.  Reports to be given include: Board President’s report, pipeline operator’s report and reports from Board committees and associated organizations.  Receive a report by State Engineer Kevin Rein and update reports from the RRWCD’s engineer, conservation program specialist, federal and state lobbyists and legal counsels.  Discuss the applications to Central Yuima Ground Water Management District and to the Sandhills Ground Water Management District for the export of water to the Compact Compliance Pipeline.  Discuss the status of the George Seward project.  Consider the possible options for the RRWCD Dryden property in 2021.  Discuss a recent request that the RRWCD consider purchasing inactive wells.  Receive a report from the Conservation Committee on the status of the Conservation Joint Task Force.  The public comment session will be held at 1:00 PM.

Location:   Phillips County Event Center
22505 US 385
Holyoke, CO 80734

If necessary, the RRWCD Board of Directors will hold an executive session to receive legal advice on legal questions and litigation concerning South Fork water rights; to discuss and determine positions, develop strategies, and instruct negotiators concerning the purchase or lease of water rights; determine positions and instruct negotiators concerning water supply acquisition, receive legal advice on legal questions related to such agreements, contracts and easements, discuss program applications; the Compact Compliance Pipeline, Bonny Reservoir and personnel matters.

For further information concerning the details of this meeting, please contact:
Deb Daniel, General Manager
Republican River Water Conservation District
Phone 970-332-3552 Email deb.daniel@rrwcd.com
RRWCD Website www.republicanriver.com

By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.