The Board meeting of the Columbia Irrigation District was called to order by President Shawver at 9:00 am.  Present at the meeting were:

Vincent Shawver, President Clancy Flynn, Manager
Neil Martin, Vice President Bob Ingraham, Operations Foreman
Dallas Ayde, Director Lila Freshment, Recorder
Jim Gose, Director  
Sherri Thackham, Director  




An Operations Report was added under New Business.  Director Ayde motioned to approve the Agenda as amended. Director Martin seconded the motion.  Motion carried.




Recognition Policy
The Board discussed whether employees that had passed longevity dates before the policy was enacted should receive the award.  It was decided the policy should not be retroactive.


Operations Report

Mr. Flynn gave the water report.  He asked the Board for input on projects they would like to see done.  He is working on a project list and grading criteria to prioritize them.

Mr. Flynn reported the District GIS map has been added the website.  He stated he is preparing to purchase two user licenses that will allow CID to make updates to the internal GIS map maintained by the County.

Mr. Flynn is working on a plan to transition to a cellular based internet connection which will allow us to access the SCADA system from anywhere.  Currently the data can only be accessed at the shop.  The initial start-up cost will be between $600.00 to $1,000.00 per site, but the monthly bill, which is now approximately $70.00 per month per site, will be reduced to approximately $2.50 per month per site.

Mr. Flynn reported to the Board on meetings he has attended.  A study is being conducted on Irrigation District Elections.  There is a workshop scheduled for May 23rd in Ritzville.  Director’s Shawver and Gose will attend the meeting with Mr. Flynn.

Aquavella has been finalized.  There will be a celebration in Yakima on June 5, 2019.

Mr. Flynn presented the Board with a draft copy of a newsletter he is working on to be mailed to patrons.


The Board reviewed the Crisis Management training video.  The Canal Break Procedure was reviewed.  The Board will further discuss the procedure in a workshop at the June 21st meeting. 


The Board discussed rescheduling the July 7th meeting.  A final decision will be made at the meeting on June 7th.  The Board revisited the O.J. Smith short plat for further clarification.

President Shawver adjourned the meeting at 10:49 am.