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Paonia, CO  81428


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January 10, 2008


The monthly meeting of the board of directors of the Fire Mountain Canal and Reservoir Company was called to order by President Houseweart at 9:00 pm.  Directors present were Dixie Luke, John Stroh, Wes Spore and Dave Stiller.  Also present were Merritt Denison, Trey Denison, Paul Schmucker, and John Burgevin.


The minutes were approved as read.


Dixie L. motions the treasurer’s report be accepted, Dave S. seconds and motion carries.


Wes S. motions the bills be paid, Dave S. seconds and the motion carries.


Transfers are okay.


Dixie L. motions the officers remain the same, Wes seconds and the motion carries.


Bill Houseweart, President, term expires 12/31/2010

Dixie Luke, Vice President, term expires 12/31/2010

Dave Stiller, Director, term expires 12/31/2010

John Stroh, Director, term expires 12/31/2009

Wes Spore, Director, term expires 12/31/2009 


Superintendent’s report given at annual meeting.


New Business:


General discussion on Kampe/Gall Inpipe Flow Meter versus Parshall flume.  After discussion, Wes motions to approve the use of the Inpipe Flow Meter for this location, on a trial basis, with the caveat that the system must be engineered and that FMC will not take any responsibility for system failure, Dixie seconds and the motion carries.


Old Business:


Discussion on conditional water decrees at East Beckwith and Horse Ranch Park.  The state would like FMC to quantify augmentation water and partner with the NFWCD on the decree.  Paul, Merritt, and Dixie believe the decrees would be approved if we quantify augmentation water and partner with the NFWCD.  Board consensus is to let Dixie and Bill discuss this with the NFWCD.


General discussion on Vandenberg/Ela fence; Wes S. motions the board approve “solution one” which is 80 feet of gates and panels, standard game fence, construction to be approved by Ditch Superintendent, any post in right of way should be built with sleeves to allow for removal from right of way, FMC reserves the right to remove the fence for ditch access, motion carries.


Meeting adjourned at 10:00 pm




Randall W. Fisher, Secretary