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 Clancy Flynn, Manager
Neil Martin, Vice President Lila Freshment, Recorder
Dallas Ayde, Director  
Jim Gose, Director  
Sherri Thackham, Director  



President Shawver added training on Roberts Rules of Order to the agenda before the Adjournment. Director Thackham motioned to approve the agenda as amended. Director Ayde seconded the motion. Motion carried. 



Minutes of May 7, 2021
The Board reviewed the minutes of May 7, 2021 for approval. Director Thackam noted an error under the Approval of Agenda. The minutes were changed to reflect that Director Martin seconded the motion to approve the Agenda. Director Thackham motioned to approve the minutes of April 2, 2021 as amended. Director Martin seconded the motion. Motion carried.


Dave Parella
No new information to present.

DNR Property/Clay Pit Update
Mr. Flynn has provided DNR an estimate of the amount of clay removed by the District. He is awaiting their response.


Operations Report
Mr. Flynn gave the water report. Snowpack is at 130% of normal and reservoirs are near 100%. He reported there had been an issue with the Lateral #1 automated gate which nearly caused the canal to overflow. It was determined that something had wedged in the gate preventing it from closing. They were able to clear the obstruction and prevent any damage. The gate is working normally now, and alarms are set to notify key personnel when there is an issue.

Manager Position
President Shawver read a letter he received from Kirk Rathbun, president of the KID Board of Directors, extending an offer of assistance to CID during the manager transition period. The letter also asked about the finalization of the Interlocal Agreement between KID and CID. We are expecting a final draft back from Mr. Sperline for approval soon. Mr. Flynn is training Curt Strifert to step into the Interim Manager Position if needed. The Board discussed adding another person to our operations staff. Director Ayde motioned to allow Mr. Flynn to increase operations staff by one employee. The motion was seconded by Director Martin. Motion passed.

Mr. Flynn – Consulting
The Board discussed entering into a consulting agreement with Mr. Flynn for a one-year term. President Shawver will contact the attorney about an agreement.

President Shawver moved the meeting into Executive Session for 15 minutes at 2:40 p.m. to review resumes for the manager’s position. The meeting was extended for an additional 10 minutes at 2:55 p.m. It was extended at 3:12 p.m. for an additional five minutes. It was again extended for five minutes at 3:22 p.m. President Shawver moved the meeting back into open session at 3:26 p.m.

President Shawver stated the salary range for the manager’s position will be $85,000.00 to $97,500.00 per year.

There was no Director Discussion.

President Shawver adjourned the meeting at 3:29 p.m.