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 Gary Weatherly, JUB Engineers
Neil Martin, Vice President Jeff Sperline, Sperline Raekes Law
Dallas Ayde, Director Clancy Flynn, Manager
Sherri Thackham, Director Curt Strifert, Operations Foreman
Lila Freshment, Recorder

Guests:  Marilyn Dickenson


Mr. Flynn recommended striking the CID/KID Interlocal from the Consent Agenda since it is not ready to approve. Director Thackham motioned to approve the agenda as amended. Director Martin seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Mr. Patrick Ellsworth addressed the Board regarding a parcel he owns with relinquished water rights. The parcel is located at 1516 Riverside Drive and water rights were relinquished by a previous owner in 2007. He also owns parcel #0998-203-0047-000 with water rights. He is requesting the Board consider a path to allow him water rights at 1516 Riverside. President Shawver stated the Board would take his request under advisement. Mr. Ellsworth exited the meeting at 1:15 p.m.


Minutes of May 21, 2021
Director Thackham motioned to approve the minutes of May 21, 2021. Director Martin seconded the motion. Motion carried.

May Vouchers

Voucher 01 Reimburse Revolving Fund $158,433.43
Voucher 02 Helena Chemical Co. $  42,082.50

The Board reviewed and discussed the May Vouchers. Director Ayde motioned to approve the vouchers as submitted. The motion was seconded by Director Martin . Motion carried.

April Financial Statement
The Board reviewed and discussed the April Financial Statement.

Work Orders by Division
The Board reviewed and discussed the work orders in their respective divisions.

Bank Account Signature Authorization
Director Thackham motioned to replace Clancy Flynn with Tana Wentz as an authorized signer on the District’s checking account. Director Ayde seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Resolution 2021-2
Director Thackham motioned to approve Resolution 2021-2 as written, to appoint a new official to receive claims for the District. The motion was seconded by Director Martin. Motion carried.


Dave Parella
No new information to report.

DNR Property/Clay Pit Update
Mr. Flynn stated DNR is meeting today regarding monies owed to the District.


Operations Report
Mr. Flynn gave the water report. Reservoirs are at 103 percent of average. Snow water equivalent is 117 percent of average but is running off quickly now. Three interviews for the field position have been scheduled for Monday. The District was contacted by Code Enforcement regarding parked cars on the canal right-of-way by Kinkos Tacos. The District has placed ecology block on the edge of the right-of-way to prevent future parking.

Joint Board Meeting Report
There was no report.

Drought Resiliency Application Debriefing
President Shawver, Director Martin and Mr. Flynn reported on the Drought Resiliency Application Debriefing held on June 2, 2021.

Manager Position/Application Review/Interview Scheduling
President Shawver stated there is an interview scheduled for June 11th at 1:00 p.m. The Board scheduled an interview for Curt Strifert for June 11th at 2:30 p.m.

President Shawver moved the meeting into Executive Session at 2:50 p.m. for a period of forty minutes, to review applications for District Manager. The meeting was extended for an additional 15 minutes at 3:30 p.m. and extended for five minutes at 3:45 p.m. President Shawver moved the meeting into open session at 3:50 p.m.

Director Discussion
There was no director discussion.

President Shawver adjourned the meeting at  3:52 p.m.