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October 23, 2008


A special meeting of the board of directors of the Fire Mountain Canal and Reservoir Company was called to order by President Houseweart at 7:00 pm.Directors present were Dixie Luke, Dave Stiller, John Stroh, and Wes Spore.


No minutes were read, no treasurerís report was given and no bills were paid.


The purpose of the meeting was to discuss two proposals for the Terror Creek ditch bank drain.


The Grand Junction Bureau of Reclamation provided drawings of a ditch bank drain that has been installed at other Bureau facilities.The Bureauís engineering would be provided at no charge.


The second proposal is from URS Engineering of Glenwood Springs (Sikora).The Sikora proposal included discussion on two different drain methods and included on-site engineering at a cost of $6,500 dollars.


Method 1: Trench parallel to ditch, locate the water, and daylight perpendicular outside ditch bank with a drain.


Method 2: Dig from the outside of the ditch bank into the wet area and install the drain.


General discussion on proposals including: digging through compacted soil, compacting ditch bank after the drain is installed, Bureau of Reclamation has decided on method whereas Sikora would involve the contractor in the decision making.General discussion on pouring more concrete at Terror Creek.


General discussion on compacting ditch bank after drain is installed; can you recompact a thin trench?Dixie L. will call the Bureau of Reclamation engineering, Dave S. will call Sikora and ask about compaction; the Board will meet again Friday at 7:00 pm and discuss further.


Secretary Randy Fisher was not able to attend the meeting the next night, Friday 10/24/2008; however the board decided to have Chesnik Construction, along with Merritt and Trey, install the drain, and use the Bureau of Reclamation for engineering oversight.


John Burgevin, non-voting member of the board, resigned this week.


At 8:00 pm the board moves into executive session to discuss director and employee matters.


Meeting adjourned at 9:00 pm.



Randall W. Fisher, Secretary