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PO Box 414

Paonia, CO† 81428


Fax 970-527-3023


November 8, 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 and Dave Stiller.† Also present were Merritt Denison, John Burgevin, and Brent Bizer.


The minutes were approved as read.


Dixie L. motions the treasurerís report be accepted, Dave S. seconds and motion carries.


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


Transfers are okay.† The board is concerned with the amount of water transferred to the Pene Subdivision; 75 shares for three lots is not enough water but the bylaws allow the transfer.


Superintendentís Report:

Brent Bizer would like to work for the company as a ditch rider.† Siphon reports from the diver are in; Jay Creek drain valve is working and daylighted to Jay Creek; Jay creek siphon is drained.† Hubbard Creek valve is open but not draining very fast; Merritt is not sure where the drain outlet is located.† Mick Cotton and Merritt put a concrete patch where siphon was leaking; Merritt thinks the seam sealing can be done in house with high density caulk and belzona.† The same sealing can be done on Jay Creek siphon.


The board is concerned about safety of air supply when working in the siphons; Merritt says the air is flowing through Hubbard Creek siphon quite nicely.


Dave S. asks about the spillway hollow spot, Merritt says they have not gotten to the spillway yet.


Dixie L motions to authorize Merritt and Trey to repair Hubbard Creek siphon themselves, with proper regard to safety and proper caulking application, Dave S. seconds and the motion carries.


Randy Wilmore surveyed East Beckwith yesterday, 11/06/2007, we should have the results from Wilmore next week.


New Business


General discussion with Brent Bizer regarding a general job description and having him shadow Merritt a few days. Bill H. general discussion on FMC job and having another job at the same time, time constraints, etc.

Dixie L. general discussion on the empty reservoir and no snow; Merritt says no need to shut down gates at this time but he will monitor situation.


Dixie L. met with Bowie Resources and Bureau of Reclamation regarding road crossing to new gob pile; Dixie had a concern with possible erosion of ditch embankment and Bowie Resources agreed to build up crossing to avoid any erosion problems.


Old Business


General discussion on Fire Mountain Extension; discussion on whether or not to run the extension as a lateral, pros and cons; it was decided to meet with extension shareholders before our next regular meeting.† Randy will reserve Memorial Hall for Thursday December 13, 2007 at 6:30 pm. The regular monthly meeting will be held after the extension meeting.


Dixie L. discussion on NRCS weed control; not all north fork weeds are on the NRCS list; Dixie talked to Robbie Levalley and the Colorado weed list is not the same as the NRCS weed list; evidently legislative action would be needed to match the lists.


Meeting adjourned at 9:30 pm.




Randall W. Fisher, Secretary