The Board meeting of the Columbia Irrigation District was called to order by President Shawver at 1:00 p.m. Due to COVID-19 restrictions the public was invited to attend remotely.  Present at the meeting were:

Vincent Shawver, President Jeff Sperline, Sperline Raekes Law
Neil Martin, Vice President Gary Weatherly, JUB Engineers
Dallas Ayde, Director Clancy Flynn, Manager
Sherri Thackham, Director  

Guests:  None


Director Martin motioned to approve the agenda as submitted. Director Thackham seconded the motion. Motion carried.



Minutes of April 2, 2021
Director Martin motioned to approve the minutes of April 2, 2021 as submitted. Director Thackham  seconded the motion. Motion carried.


Dave Parella
No new information to present.

DNR Property/Clay Pit Update
Mr. Flynn has been corresponding with DNR regarding charges to CID for clay that has been removed.


Operations Report
Mr. Flynn had a telephone conference with a representative from the Yakima Nation regarding the moving of our headworks and possible benefits it could have for them.  She will get back to him regarding concerns or interest in partnering with the District. The bathymetric survey has been completed and it appears there may be a higher velocity and perhaps deeper channel of the river above our headworks for a possible new location. More research will need to be done before a final determination can be made. The District received the Add Lands Petition for Bush’s Car Wash. Once payment has been received for advertisement of a hearing, the Board will be able to set a hearing date.

Lower Yakima River Group Meeting
President Shawver and Director Martin reported on the Lower Yakima River Group Meeting held on April 12th.

The Board viewed the Enduris training video “Your Roll as a Board Member”.

President Shawver moved the meeting into Executive Session for fifty-five minutes at 2:08 p.m. to discuss potential litigation. The meeting was extended for an additional twelve minutes at 3:03 p.m. President Shawver moved the meeting back into open session at 3:15.

Mr. Sperline will investigate the statute of limitations on billing for clay removal from the clay pit. Mr. Flynn and Mr. Weatherly will investigate how much clay was removed. Mr. Flynn will contact the county planning department regarding a missed easement on DNR property. He will also notify Enduris regarding acceptance of their offer to assign council. Mr. Sperline will assist assigned council as necessary. Mr. Lopez will be re-notified of the District’s willingness to provide labor to mitigate the drainage issue on his property.

President Shawver notified attendees that Mr. Gose has been admitted to the hospital. Mr. Flynn will arrange for flowers to be sent. The Board will review Robert Rules of Order as well as the Board Policy and By-laws at the meeting on May 21, 2021.

President Shawver adjourned the meeting at 3:22 p.m.