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Special Joint Meeting and 2015 Budget Workshop of the Board of Directors of the Colorado River District. Thurs., Sept. 18

Special Meeting of CRWCD and Southwestern Water Conservation Dist.,
Holiday Inn Express, 1391 S. Townsend Ave., Montrose, CO

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

Special Meeting of CRWCD and Southwestern Water Conservation Dist.
Holiday Inn Express, 1391 S. Townsend Ave., Montrose, CO

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.


First Regular Quarterly Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Colorado River District
Tue-Wed Jan. 21-22, 2014, General Meeting

9:30-9:50      Approve Agenda & Objectives; Directors Credentials for Mesa, Moffat, Pitkin, Routt & Saguache   Counties; Elect Board Officers; Outgoing Directors Resolutions; Committee  Appointments 
9:50-9:55     Consent Agenda:  Designation for Posting Notices; Reappointment of GM, General Counsel and Treasurer; Confirmation of Assistant Secretary; Approval of Minutes, Acceptance of Treasurer's Reports
9:55-10:00   Resolution for Dan Crabtree
10:00-11:30 General Counsel's Report:  Matters Proposed for Executive Session:

                       
Colorado River Cooperative Agreement- Implementation Issues;
                        C-BT Project Operations, Windy Gap Firming Project and Upper Colorado Stream Flow Mgmt
                        Adjudication of the Green Mountain Reservoir Administrative Protocol
                        Application of Busk-Ivanhoe, Inc., 09CW142, 09CW186, and 09CW272, Water Div. 2
                        Colorado River Compact and Interstate Matters
                        Colorado State Water Plan and Colorado Compact Water Bank Study
                        Application of Pitkin County for RICD, 10CW305, Water Div. 5
11:30-12:00  General Counsel's Public Session: Summary and Action Items from Executive Session
                         Proposed Revisions to River District Financial Governance Policy and Standard Form Contracts
                         Approval of Rate Increases for Special Counsel

                        
Application of City of Glenwood Springs for RICD, 13CW3109, Water Div. 5
                         General Counsel Goals and Objectives for 2014
                         Discussion of Other Items in General Counsel's Report

(12:00-1:10 break)
1:10-1:20     Presentation by Ed Warner of USBR
1:20-2:35     General Manager's Report:
                       Colorado River Interstate Issues
                       Infrastructure Improvements to West Slope Reclamation Projects
                      IBCC/Roundtables Update: Basin Implementation Plans Update;
                       SWSI 2010 Reality Check and Basin Implementation Plans; IBCC Update and Schedule
                       Goals and Objectives for 2014

                      
Proposed Contract Approvals: Ratification of Contract Extension and Approval of Additional Contract w/ BW Consulting; Approval of Contract w/ SC Environmental; Approval of Contract w/ Wilson Water Group; Approval of Joint Funding Agreement w/ USGS; Approval of Contract Amendment w/ Hydros Consulting; Approval of Proposed Changes to Employee Policy Manual; Ratification of RHS Plan Amendment
                    Technical Staff Update Memo

Due to scheduling conflicts, the meeting will adjourn at 2:45 p.m. for a presentation related to the Enterprise and resume at approximately 3:45 p.m.
3:45-4:10     Annual Policy Discussions: (to comment please email: ctreese@crwcd.org or call 970-945-8522)
                       Colorado River Compact
                       Colorado's Allocation of Remaining Colorado River Basin Water
                       Interstate Water Marketing
                       Colorado River Storage Project Act
                       Transmountain Diversions
                       Water Quality

4:10 -4:30    External Affairs -  Federal Affairs
Continue the meeting to Wed., Jan., 22 at 8:15 a.m.
8:15-9:15     External Affairs: (con't): State Affairs:
                        Approval of Funding for Williams and Locke-Field Contract
                        House Bill A - Hydroelectric Energy Systems Incentives
                        House Bill B - Flexible Water Markets
                        Senate Bill C - Small Community Wastewater Treatment
                        House Bill E - Conditions on Water Rights
                        Senate Bill - Agricultural Water for Lawn Irrigation
                        Information and Outreach Committee Report
9:15-9:25     Directors' Concerns & Future Meetings

                        

Tue-Wed Jan. 21-22, 2014, Enterprise Meeting
Tues. Jan 21
2:45-3:45     Ritschard Dam Update.
The meeting will adjourn at approximately 3:45 p.m. and resume on Wed. Jan. 22 at approximately 9:25 a.m.
9:25-9:35   Approve Meeting Agenda & Objectives; Consent Agenda: Approval of Minutes and Treasurer's Reports and Check Registers; Appointments of Water Supply Projects Committee
9:35-9:50    Updates:
                       Wolford Mountain Reservoir and Elkhead Reservoir Status and Hydrology
                       Ruedi Reservoir
                       Eagle River MOU Project
9:50-10:20    General Manager`s Report:
                         Water Marketing Contract Pricing
                         Approval of Contract for Colorado and Yampa/White Basins Implementation Plans
                         Approval of Contract w/ No Chico Brush Group; Approval of Continuing Services Agreement w/ Expert Excavation; Approval of Contract Amendment w/ QualCorr; Contract w/ CWCB, re: Ruedi 5,412.5 AF
10:30-11:05   General Counsel's Report:
                         Matters Proposed for Executive Session:
                         Wolford Mountain Reservoir Second Enlargement Storage Right, 03CW302, Water Div. 5
                         Contract with CWCB, re: Ruedi Reservoir 5,412.5 AF
11:05-11:30    Public Session:
                         Summary and Action Items from Executive Session
                         Contract with CWCB re: Ruedi Reservoir 5,412.5 AF
                         Discussion of Other Items in General Counsel's Report


Fourth Regular Quarterly Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Colorado River District

Tue. Oct. 15, 2013, General Meeting

9:00-9:05        Review and Approve Meeting Agenda and Objectives.  Consent Agenda: Approval of Minutes
9:05-10:05      Personnel Review Matters with General Manager. (Executive Session).
10:05-11:05    Personnel Review Matters with General Counsel. (Executive Session).
11:15-11:50    General Manager`s Report:

                       a.  Roundtables/IBCC Update.
                       b.  Discussion of Basin Implementation Plans and Proposed West Slope Roundtable Guidelines
                            on New Supply.

                       c.  Approval of Contract with AMEC re: Compact Water Bank Study, Phase IIB.

                       d. 
Colorado River Interstate Issues.
                       e. 
Technical Staff Updates: Old Dillon Reservoir; Water Quality Issues Formulation Hearings
                       f.   Service Anniversary Recognition. 

12:50-2:35    General Counsel's Report:  Matters Proposed for Executive Session:
                       i.   Colorado River Cooperative Agreement- Implementation Issues.

                       ii.  C-BT Project Operations, Windy Gap Firming Project and Upper Colorado Stream Flow
                            Management.

                       iii. Conditional Water Rights of River District, Upper Eagle Regional Water Authority and Eagle River Water & San Dist for Eagle-Piney Project.

                       iv. Application of Busk-Ivanhoe, Inc., Case Nos. 09CW142, 09CW186, and 09CW272, Consolidated, Water Division 2.

                       v.  Colorado River Compact and Interstate Matters.
                       vi. Colorado State Water Plan and Colorado Compact Water Bank Study.
                       vii. Application of Pitkin County for RICD, Case No. 10CW305, Water Division 5.
2:35-3:05        Public Session:
                        i.   Summary and Action Items from Executive Session.
                        ii.  Approval of Stipulation in Application of City of  Northglenn, Case No. 08CW141, Water Div 1
                        iii. Update on River District Insurance Requirements for Contractors.
                        iv. Discussion of Other Items in General Counsel`s Report.

3:15-3:40        Discussion and Proposed Adoption of CRWCD Strategic Plan.
3:40-4:30        External Affairs:
                        a.  Information and Outreach Update.
                        b. 
State Affairs:
                        i.  
Approval of Contribution to Colorado Water Congress Educational Effort Related to the Public Trust Doctrine.
                        ii. 
Approval of Water Plan Application.     
                        c. 
Federal Affairs.

Wednesday October 16, 2013, General Meeting (con't)                      

8:15-8:35        Approval of Proposed Modifications to Grants Program Policy and Contract.
8:35-8:55        Budget Hearings:
                        a.   Resolution for 2013 General Fund Budget Amendments.
                        b.   Resolution to Adopt 2014 General Fund Budget.
                        c.   Resolution for 2013 Capital Projects Fund Budget Amendments.
                        d.   Resolution to Adopt 2014 Capital Projects Fund Budget.
                        e.   Resolution to Appropriate Sums of Money.
                        f.   Resolution to Transfer Unspent 2013 Balances.
8:55-9:10        Directors` Concerns, Future Meetings.


Wed. Oct. 16, 2013, Enterprise Meeting  

9:10-9:15          Review and Approve Meeting Agenda and Objectives.   Consent Agenda.  Approval of Minutes
                         and  Actions Taken.
9:15-9:30          Budget Hearing:
                          a.    Resolution for 2013 Enterprise Fund Budget Amendments.
                          b.    Resolution to Adopt 2014Enterprise Fund Budget.
                          c.    Resolution to Appropriate Sums of Money.
9:30-10:00       
Discussion of Upper Blue Water Marketing.
10:10-10:30      General Manager's Report and Project Operations Update:
                          a.    Approval of Pass-Through Contracts, re: Colorado Basin Roundtable and
                                 Yampa/White Basin Roundtable Basin Implementation Plans.
                          b.   
Wolford Mountain Reservoir.
                          c.   
Elkhead Reservoir.
10:30-11:00     
General Counsel's Report:
                          a.     Matters Proposed for Executive Session:
                          i.      Marketing of Elkhead Reservoir Water.   
                          ii.     Discussion of Colorado Compact Water Bank.    
                          iii.    Application of River District for Finding of Reasonable Diligence and
                                  Claim to Make Absolute the Wolford Mountain Reservoir Refill
                                  Storage Right, Case No. 13CW3008, Water Division 5.
11:00-11:15        b.     Public Session:   
                          i.      Summary and Action Items from Executive Session.
                          ii.     Status of Craig III and Other Agreements Regarding Elkhead Reservoir. 
                          iv.    Discussion of Other Items in General Counsel's Report.


2014 Budget Workshop and Special Joint Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Colorado River District, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013

1. 2014 CRWCD Budget Workshop, General Fund and Capital Project Fund
2. 2014 Colorado River Water Projects Enterprise Budget Workshop
3. General Counsel`s Report
4. General Manager`s Report:
    a. Approval of Compact Water Bank Cost Share Agreement
    b. Approval of Pass-Through Contract Amendment with CWCB, re: UVWUA System Optimization Study
    c. Informational Items. (Time permitting)



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