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First Regular Quarterly Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Colorado River District
Tues., Jan. 20 & Wed. Jan. 21, Hotel Denver, 402 7th Street, Glenwood Springs, CO
General Meeting
9:30-9:55 Review Meeting Agenda and Objectives; Report and Presentation of Directors' Credentials for Garfield, Gunnison, Montrose, Ouray and Rio Blanco Counties; Election of Board Officers; Resolutions for Outgoing Directors; Committee Appointments
9:55-10:00 Designation for Posting Notices; Reappointment of General Manager, General Counsel and Treasurer; Confirmation of Assistant Secretary; Approval of Minutes; Acceptance of Treasurer's Reports. 
10:00-10:45 General Counsel's Report:
        Matters Proposed for Executive Session: Colorado River Cooperative Agreement Implementation Matters; Windy Gap Firming Project; Shoshone Outage Protocol; Green Mountain Reservoir Administrative Protocol; Application of Lake County, Case No. 98CW173, Water Div. 2; Colorado River Compact, Interstate and Related Matters.
10:45-11:15 Public Session: Summary and Action Items from Executive Session; Approval of Rate Increases for Special Counsel; General Counsel Goals and Objectives for 2015; Kobe Project- Proposed Formation of Kobe Water Authority; Discussion of Other Items in General Counsel's Report.
11:15-12:00  Presentation by Tom Pitts of Water Consult.
12:00-1:15 Break
1:15-2:30  General Manager's Report:
    a.    Colorado River Interstate Issues.
    b.    IBCC/Roundtables Update.       
    c.    Goals and Objectives for 2015.
    d.    Proposed Contract Approvals:
        i.      Contract Amendment with Harvey Economics.
        ii.     Contract with SC Environmental.
        iii.    Joint Funding Agreement with USGS and MOU with Eagle River Watershed Council.
        iv.     Cost Sharing Agreement with the Eagle River Water and Sanitation District and the Upper Eagle Regional Water Authority, re: Piney River Gage.    
    e.    Approval of Proposed Changes to Employee Policy Manual.
    f.    Technical Staff Update Memo.
    g.    Service Anniversaries Recognition.
2:30-2:50  Annual Policy Discussion:
    a.    Federal Reserved Water Rights.
    b.    Colorado's Prior Appropriation Doctrine.
    c.    Transmountain Diversions.
2:50-3:00 Break   
3:00-4:30  External Affairs:
    a.    Information and Outreach Update and new website.
    b.    State Affairs and legislation
           HB15-1006
           HB15-1013
           HB15-1016
           SB15-008
           SB15-010
           SB15-017
           Draft HB water efficiency bill
           House and Senate Ag Committee members
    c.    Federal Affairs.
Continue the meeting to Wed., Jan. 21, 2015 at 8:15 a.m.
8:15-8:20 Directors' Concerns: New Director Orientation, Date TBD.
Enterprise Meeting
8:25-8:35 Review Meeting Agenda and Objectives; Approval of Minutes; Appointment of Water Supply Projects Committee.
8:35-9:00 Project Updates:
    a.      Wolford Mountain Reservoir: Approval of Contracts with AECOM Engineering, EcoRx and Ayres Engineering.    
             Muddy Creek Stream Stability
    b.      Elkhead Reservoir: Approval of Contract Amendment with Qual Corr and Discussion of CWCB Loan.
    c.     Eagle River MOU Project.
9:00-9:10 Water Marketing Policy: Approval of Water Marketing Pricing for 2015.
9:10-10:35  Presentation on Ritschard Dam Deformation by AECOM Engineering.
10:35-10:45 General Counsel's Report:
      Public Session: Elkhead Reservoir Interest Acquisition by Tri-State  Generation and Transmission Assoc., Inc.; Ratification of Statements of Opposition in Application of Byers Peak Properties, LLC; Byers Peak Downhill Properties, LLC; and Cornerstone Winter Park Holdings, LLC Case Nos. 14CW3097 and 14CW3098, Water Div. 5 and Discussion of Other Items in General Counsel's Report.



Fourth Regular Quarterly Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Colorado River District
Tues., Oct. 21 General Meeting
9:00 - 9:05             Approve Meeting and Consent Agendas
9:05 - 11:25           Personnel Review Matters with General Manager and General Counsel (Executive Session)
11:25 - 12:00         General Manager's Report:
                               Approval of Proposed Changes to Bill Paying/Check Signing Procedure,
                               IBCC/Roundtables Update, Colorado River Interstate Issues,
                               Proposed Meetings with Lower Basin Entities, Camp Hale Collaborative  Project Update   
                               Service Anniversary Recognition
12:00 - 12:45          Lunch Break   
12:45 - 1:25           General Counsel's Report - Executive Session:
                               Colorado River Cooperative Agreement Implementation Matters; Windy Gap Firming Project;
                               Agreement with Twin Lakes Reservoir and Canal Co. and City of Aspen, re: Implementation of
                               Case No. 95CW321, Water Div 5; Appeal in Grand Valley Water Users Association v.
                               Busk-Ivanhoe, Inc., 14SA303; Colorado River Compact and Interstate Issues;
                               Colorado State Water Plan and Colorado Compact Bank
1:25 - 1:55             Public Session - Summary and Action Items from Executive Session
                                Kobe Project Update; Discussion of Other Items in General Counsel's Report
1:55 - 2:05             Presentation on Gunnison River Basin Regional Conservation Partnership Projects
2:05 - 2:25             Discussion of Draft State Water Plan, River District Comments on State Water Plan and Draft Basin Implementation Plans
2:25 - 2:35             Compact Water Bank Update
2:35 - 2:50             Break
2:50 - 3:25             External Affairs - Proposed Contract Approvals: Continuing Services Agreements with
                               Ajax Design and Danny Williams and Laura Locke-Field
                               State Issues and Federal Issues
3:25 - 3:40             Budget Hearings: Resolutions to Amend 2014 and Adopt 2015 Budgets
3:40 - 3:50             Directors' Concerns and Future Meetings

Preliminary Budget Notice and Preliminary Budget Summaries; 2014, 2015, 2016 - General Fund, Enterprise Fund, Capital Projects Fund *    
*Comments and inquiries relating to our financial statements may be made to Mary Kalmes, CPA, mkalmes@crwcd.org or 970-945-8522.

Tues., Oct. 21 Enterprise Meeting
3:50                       Review and Approve Meeting Agenda and Objectives
3:50 - 4:00             Budget Hearing: Resolutions to Amend 2014 and Adopt 2015 Enterprise Fund Budgets;
                                Resolution to Appropriate Sums of Money
4:00 - 4:05             Consent Agenda, Approval of Minutes and Treasurer's Reports
4:05 - 4:15             Reservoir Status and Hydrology: Wolford Mountain Reservoir and Elkhead Reservoir
4:15 - 4:25             General Manager`s Report: Proposed Contract Authorizations:
                                Authorization of Contract Amendments with AMEC and the Colorado Water
                                   Conservation Board, re: Yampa/White/Green Basin Implementation Plan
                                Authorization of Water Bank Workgroup Cost Share Agreement and Funding Agreement
                                   with Colorado State University
                                Contract Amendment with URS Engineering, re: Wolford Mountain Reservoir
4:25 - 4:40             General Counsel's Report:
                                 Elkhead Reservoir, Interest Acquisition by Tri-State Generation and
                                   Transmission Association, Inc.
                                 Elkhead Reservoir, Agreement with City of Craig (Craig III)
                                 Elkhead Reservoir, Conveyance of Storage Space and Water Rights to Colorado Water
                                   Conservation Board
                                 Ratification of Statement of Opposition and Approval of Stipulation in Application for
                                   Change of Water Rights in Grand River Ranch Owners Association, Case No.
                                   14CW3019, Water Division 5
                                 Discussion of Other Items in General Counsel`s Report 



Special Joint Meeting and 2015 Budget Workshop of the Board of Directors of the Colorado River District. Thurs., Sept. 18
9:15        General Counsel's Report: Retention of Special Counsel
               General Manager`s Report:
               Reconsideration of Conflict of Interest Issue in Application of Lake County,
                 Case No. 98CW173, Water Division 2
              Single Source Contracting of River District Water Marketing Supplies (An Enterprise Matter)
               Proposed Contract Approvals:
               Approval of Contract with Grand River Consulting, re: Lower Homestake Creek Reservoir
               Approval of CWCB Alternative Transfer Method Grant, re: No Chico Brush Group
               Regional Conservation Partnership Program Update and Request for Authorization
               Elkhead Reservoir Update   
               Discussion of Bill Paying/Check Signing Procedure
               2015 CRWCD Budget Workshop, General Fund, Capital Project Fund and Enterprise Projects Fund
              
Special Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Colorado River District with the Board of Directors of Southwestern Water Conservation District Thurs., Sept. 18
1:00        Introduction by Board Presidents: Goals of the Meeting
               District Activities and Updates by Eric Kuhn and Bruce Whitehead
               Basin States Contingency Plan Update
               Status and Future of Compact Water Bank:
                   System Conservation Program
                   Pre-1922 Historic Consumptive Uses
               Discussion of Common Issues and Interests Among the Four West Slope Roundtables
               Basin Implementation Plans:
                   Water Conservation Measures
                   Transmountain Diversions/IBCC Draft Proposal
                   Consistency and Definition of Non-Consumptive Data Needs (i.e. Recreation)
                   State Sovereignty Water Issues
                   Joint Meeting Among the Four West Slope Roundtables
               Federal and States Issues: Discussion of Federal Issues
                   USFS/BLM Joint Management Plan (San Juan Forest - Tres Rios Office)
                   USFS Groundwater Directive
                   USFS Ski Area Water Rights Directive
                   EPA Rule: Waters of the U.S.
               2015 Legislative Session Outlook
                   Future Use Allocation (FUA) ISF Appropriations
                   Limitation Federal Bypass - Special Use Permit Conditions
                   Land Use and Water Supplies
                   Agriculture Efficiency
                   Ad Hoc Group Discussion of Legislation, re: Changes of Water Rights
               Recovery Plans - Non-Native Fish Removal
               Discussion of Mutual Interests and Cooperative Efforts

   
Third Regular Quarterly Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Colorado River District
Tue., July 15, General Meeting
9:00                 Approve Meeting and Consent Agendas.
9:05-10:35        General Counsel's Report: Matters Proposed for Executive Session:
                         Colorado River Cooperative Agreement-Implementation.
                         C-BT Project Operations, Windy Gap Firming Project and Upper Colorado Stream Flow Mgmt. 
                         Applications of: Denver Water, Grand County and Colorado Water Conservation Board, #11CW152, Water Div. 5; U.S. for Taylor Park Exchange, #90CW164 and Taylor Park Reservoir Refill Diligence, #11CW31, Water Div. 4; Busk-Ivanhoe, Inc., #09CW142, Water Div. 2; Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District/ Larkspur Ditch Co., #11CW77, Water Div. 2; and Lake County, #98CW173, Water Div. 2.
                         Kobe Project Development.
                         Colorado River Compact and Interstate Issues.
                         Colorado State Water Plan and Colorado Compact Bank.
10:35-11:30      General Counsel's Report: Public Session:               
                         Summary and Action Items from Executive Session.
                         Discussion of Other Items in General Counsel's Report.
11:30-12:30       Lunch Break
12:30-1:30        General Manager's Report:
                         Review of 2014 Goals and Objectives.
                         IBCC/Roundtables Update.
                         Colorado River Interstate Issues.
                         Grand County Water Management Request.
                         Water Quality Update.
                         Technical Staff Update Memo.   
1:30-1:55          Discussion with Representatives of the Crystal River Environmental Protective Association.
1:55-2:25          Discussion of Basin Implementation Plans:
                         Colorado River Basin.
                         Gunnison River Basin.
                         Yampa/White River Basins.
2:25-2:35          Annual Policy Discussion:
                         Transmountain Diversions.
                         Aging Infrastructure.
2:35-2:45          Break                   
2:45-4:15           External Affairs:
                         State Issues:
                         Son of SB14-023 and 2014 Wrap-Up.
                         Ballot Initiatives: Adoption of Resolutions in Opposition to Initiatives 75 and 89.
                         Federal Issues.
Continue the meeting to Wednesday July 16, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.
8:30-8:55         Presentation of 2013 CRWCD Audit by Kevin Smith of McGladrey, LP.
                        Acceptance of 2013 CRWCD Audit.
                        Discussion of Auditor Selection.
8:55-9:00         Directors' Concerns and Future Meetings

Third Regular Quarterly Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Colorado River District
Wed., July 16, Enterprise Meeting

9:05-9:10            Review and Approve Meeting and Consent Agenda.
9:10-9:20            Reservoir Status and Hydrology:
                           Wolford Mountain Reservoir.
                           Elkhead Reservoir.
9:20-10:30          General Counsel's Report:
                           Matters Proposed for Executive Session:
                           Wolford Mountain Reservoir.
                           Elkhead Reservoir, Proposed Interest Acquisition by Tri-State Generation and
                           Transmission Association, Inc.
                           Elkhead Reservoir, Proposed Agreement with City of Craig (Craig III).
10:30-10:40         Public Session:       
                           Summary and Action Items from Executive Session.
                           Elkhead Reservoir, Approval of Proposed Interest Acquisition by Tri-State Generation
                           and Transmission Association, Inc.
                           Elkhead Reservoir, Approval of Agreement with City of Craig (Craig III).
                           Discussion of Other Items in General Counsel's Report.

10:40-10:45        General Manager's Report.
                          Approval of Contract Amendment with Colorado Water Conservation Board                           
                           re: Colorado Roundtable  Basin Implementation Plan.
                           Approval of Contract Amendment with SGM Consulting re: Colorado Roundtable
                           Basin Implementation Plan.
                           Approval of Contract Amendment with Hydros Consulting, re: Interstate Modeling.




Second Regular Quarterly Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Colorado River District
Tue., April 15, General Meeting

9:00-9:05   
Approve meeting and consent agendas.
9:05-10:05  General Counsel's Report. Matters Proposed for Executive Session:
                    C-BT Project Opps, Windy Gap Firming Project and Upper Colorado Stream Flow Mgmt. 
                     Kobe Project Development.
                     Colorado River Compact and Interstate Matters.
                     Colorado State Water Plan and Colorado Compact Water Bank Study.
                     Indemnification in River District Contracts.
10:05-10:15 General Counsel's Report. Public Session:
                      Summary and Action Items from Executive Session.
                      Discussion of Other Items in General Counsel's Report.
10:15-10:25  Break
10:25-12:00  General Manager's Report:
                      IBCC/Roundtables Update.
                      Colorado River Interstate Issues.
                      Water Quality Update.
                      Western Slope Health Care Group Update.
                      Technical Staff Update Memo.
                      Service Anniversaries Recognition.
12:00-1:15    Lunch Break 
1:15-1:14     Executive Committee Report:
                      Action on Executive Committee Grant Recommendations.
1:45-2:20     Annual Policy Discussion Memo: (copy of each policy is attached to the discussion memo)   
                      Colorado River Compact.
                      Colorado's Allocation of Remaining Colorado River Basin Water.
                      Interstate Water Marketing.
                      Colorado River Storage Project Act.
                      Transmountain Diversions.
                      Water Quality.
                      Aging Infrastructure.    
                         (To comment on these policies please email: ctreese@crwcd.org or phone 970-945-8522.)    
2:20-3:00     External Affairs:
                      State Issues.
                      Public Trust Initiative.
                      Federal Issues.
3:00-3:05      Directors' Concerns.

Second Regular Quarterly Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Colorado River District
Tue., April 15, Enterprise Meeting

3:20-3:30     Approve Meeting and Consent Agenda.
3:30-3:35     Wolford Mountain Reservoir Status and Hydrology.
3:35-3:45     Proposed Contract Approvals:
                      Wolford Mountain Weed Control
                      Water Marketing Contract Pricing, re: Upper Blue River Water.
                      10,825 Cost Share Agreement Modification.
                      Research Agreement with CSU related to Compact Water Bank (Deficit irrigation)
3:45-3:50     Hill Access License, Red Dirt Arm of Wolford Mountain Reservoir.
3:50:4:20     General Counsel's Report. Matters Proposed for Executive Session:
                       Elkhead Reservoir, Proposed Interest Acquisition by Tri-State. 
                       Vail Ditch, Proposed Acquisition by Town of Fraser.                                   
4:20-4:35     General Counsel's Report. Public Session:       
                       Summary and Action Items from Executive Session.
                       Approval of Proposed Changes to Water Marketing Policy.
                      Discussion of other items in General Counsel's Report.


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