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Paonia, CO  81428


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May 10, 2007


The monthly meeting of the board of directors of the Fire Mountain Canal and Reservoir Company was called to order by President Houseweart at 7:30 pm.  Directors present were Dixie Luke, Wes Spore, and Dave Stiller (John Stroh absent).  Also present were Merritt 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, Dixie L. seconds and the motion carries.


Transfers are approved.


Superintendent’s Report:


Reservoir spilled May 1, 2007 at 10:00 pm.  Merritt opened the gate to dump sediment and the water ran clear an hour later.  Ditch had a near break Blue Ribbon the morning of April 24, 2007.  A CDOT employee called Trey Denison, Trey D. shut the down ditch immediately.  Repairs were made and the ditch was back on 57 hours later.  Trey D. and crew worked on siphon fences at Stevens Gulch, Roatcap, and Terror Creek.


Leak on Pitkin Mesa, water running down a new driveway; homeowner knowingly put driveway where ditch has always leaked.


Water is up and down lately; currently running approximately 137 cfs to 145 cfs in canal.


Other Business:


Bill H.: NFWCD would like a $5,000 dollar contribution from FMC toward sedimentation study.  Wes S. and Dave S. agree the study is needed to backup any possible solution to the problem.  Dixie L. motions to pay $5,000 dollars to NFWCD to show good faith, Dave S. seconds and the motion carries.


Merritt D. believes our augmentation water price is too high.  A typical household needs .05 acre feet or two units of augmentation water priced at $200/unit or $400 per year on a ten year lease.  Dixie L. and Bill H. believe it is alright for our augmentation water to be priced at the perceived high price.


Board Review of Bowie Mine conveyor agreement: John B. caught a typo on paragraph two of agreement, FMC corrects, Bill H. initials correction and signs agreement.


Board Review of K Ozga Bureau of Reclamation letter to Vandenberg Subdivision: Dixie L. and Paul S. think the letter/agreement is very good.


Board Review of Hillyard Agreement Draft:  John B. does not like the word “unreasonably” on page one paragraph three.  Language in last sentence of paragraph B on page three needs clarification.  Paragraph six on page three needs a lot more teeth, FMC uses that road everyday and the Hillyard’s use our bridge everyday.  Board members will visit the site and we will continue our discussion at 6/14/07 meeting.


Old Business:


Wes S. contacted Earthbound web hosting and their price is $124 dollars per year; also is available.  Board approves Earthbound for hosting.


Dixie L.: FMC should be receiving conditional decrees for Horse Ranch Park and etc water filings.


Meeting adjourned at 9:20 pm.



Randall W. Fisher, Secretary