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August 16, 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, Dave Stiller, and Wes Spore (John Stroh absent).  Also present were Merritt Denison, Paul Schmucker, and John Burgevinn.


The minutes were approved as read.


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


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


Transfers are approved except Stahl to Vandenberg and Armstrong to Armstrong. These two transfers need to be approved by other shareholders on the lateral/divider box.


1st Agnda Item is shareholder Jan Vandenberg is in attendance and had several items to discuss:


First Item – Purchased 124 shares from Arvin Stahl, how is that transfer coming?  Secretary Randy Fisher responded that the transfer is on the agenda for tonight.


Second Item – General discussion on the condition of FM extension and whether or not the extension should organize and join RMWDA; according to Jan, Carl Roberts cannot set the boxes on the extension because of the condition of the parshall flumes and divider boxes.


Third Item – Proposal to line the ditch, Jan had Wilmore & Company shoot the ditch, she also went to NRCS and had some preliminary engineering work done.  Jan says Rich Davis is enthused about the project; engineer from NRCS is going to send out a crew to shoot the ditch and then give their opinion on pipe or lining.


Fourth Item – Jan would also like to pipe the ditch in the location of her proposed subdivision due to access issues.  Merritt recommends to Jan that she call K. Ozga at the Bureau of Reclamation and see what K. Ozga thinks about the project.  Jan will call K. Ozga and get her input.



Superintendent’s Report:


Merritt followed up with Pitkin Mesa resident Martinez regarding seep water at their house.  The Martinez property is ¾ of a mile from the ditch and is in a position to catch waste water from four to five other people.  Steve Tuck and Merritt spent a day with Martinez and suggested they dig a deep French drain around the property to catch and drain the seeping waste water.


Kampe Trust shareholder (Sunshine Mesa) has 600 shares and has started the process to put in their own head gate.  Merritt talked to Adam Gall and gave him the Bureau of Reclamation special use permit paperwork.


General discussion on FM Extension and what is needed to address problems. General discussion on access/easement concerns; it is very difficult to run this ditch and set poxes.


Approximately 24 to 30 days of water left in the reservoir; pulling 266 acre feet per day from the reservoir.



New Business:


Wes S. motions Randy Fisher drafts a letter to the FM Extension shareholders that says FMC Board would like to meet with extension shareholders to discuss issues regarding fences and ditch access, divider structures, and measuring structures.  Dave S. seconds and the motions carries.


Bill H. received a letter from Mrs. Eastman regarding her concerns over the Bowie gob pile.  Secretary Randy Fisher will respond to this letter.


Dixie L. will setup a day in September to meet at Lost Lake.


Old Business:


Water filings (Dixie L.): NFS objected to the earlier date that FMC wanted to use with the water filings, so FMC backed off earlier date and the decrees should be approved.



Meeting adjourned at 10:00 pm.




Randall W. Fisher, Secretary