The Board meeting of the Columbia Irrigation District was called to order by President Shawver at 1:00 p.m. The meeting was held remotely due to COVID-19 restrictions. President Shawver took the roll call. Present at the meeting were:

Vincent Shawver, President Jeff Sperline, Sperline Raekes Law
Neil Martin, Vice President Clancy Flynn, Manager
Dallas Ayde, Director Lila Freshment, Recorder
Jim Gose, Director  
Sherri Thackham, Director  



President Shawver added a revision to Resolution 2020-3 to the Consent Agenda. Director Thackham motioned to approve the agenda as amended. Director Ayde seconded the motion. Motion carried.




Minutes of April 3, 2020
Director Ayde motioned to approve the minutes of April 3, 2020. Director Thackham seconded the motion. Motion carried.

April Vouchers

Voucher 01 Reimburse Revolving Fund $174,842.29

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

Reimbursement to Surplus Fund
Mr. Flynn stated the Surplus Fund has been reimbursed for the $50,000.00 transferred to the Operation and Maintenance Fund last month to cover expenses.

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

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

Resolution  2020-3 Revision
Mr. Flynn reviewed the revised resolution. The Bureau of Reclamation requested wording be added regarding the capability of the applicant to provide the amount of funding and/or in-kind contributions specified in the funding plan and that the applicant will work with Reclamation to meet established deadlines. (copy attached)Res 2020-3 (Revised) Director Martin motioned to approve Resolution 2020-3 as amended. Director Thackham seconded the motion. Motion carried.


Operations Report
Mr. Flynn stated he sent a letter to staff commending them on their performance during water start-up. He discussed the increase in the amount of work orders during start-up and increased power usage by LID’s this year over previous years. Mr. Flynn informed the Board the District has received a reimbursement from the Bureau of Reclamation in the amount of $52,515.00 for the first portion of the Automated Gates Grant. He stated he should have a draft of the reservoir grant application prepared and sent to Mr. Mark Limbaugh within the next two weeks. The Board discussed the restrictions on Open Public Meetings. Mr. Sperline will update Mr. Shawver on any changes to the restrictions after Governor Inslee’s press conference today.

President Shawver adjourned the meeting at 2:03 p.m.