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<br />'07 August meeting and tour.pdfMicrosoft Word - '07 August meeting and tour.doc <br /> C. MAX SMITH, CHAIRMAN, Walsh; DENNIS W. CORYELL, VICE-CHAIRMAN, Burlington; GRANT H. BLEDSOE, Wray; LARRY W. CLEVER, Grand Junction; COREY M. HUWA, Roggen; FRANK P. JAEGER, Elizabeth; <br /> ROBERT R. LOOSE, Wiggins; EARNEST L. MIKITA, Calhan; DOUGLAS L. SHRIVER, Monte Vista STATE OF COLORADO GROUND WATER COMMISSION Division of Water <br /> Resources Department of Natural Resources 1313 Sherman Street, Room 818 Denver, Colorado 80203 Phone (303) 866-3581 FAX (303) 866-3589 ___________________ <br /> Bill Ritter http://water.state.co.us/ Governor Harris D. Sherman Executive Director, DNR July 13, 2007 Vacant Executive Director MEMORANDUM TO: Ground Water <br /> Commission Members, DWR Staff, Ground Water Management Districts and Other Interested Parties FROM: Marta Ahrens, Secretary to Ground Water Commission SUBJECT: August <br /> 16-17, 2007 Commission Meeting and Activities The Sheraton Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado, will be the site of the August 17 meeting of the Colorado Ground Water Commission. <br /> It is located at 2886 South Circle Drive, telephone 719576-5900. A block of rooms have been reserved at the Sheraton Hotel for Thursday evening, August 16. I will make reservations <br /> for the Commissioner Members and staff on a master bill so you will not pay when you check out. Commission Members and staff, please let me know by July 23 whether you plan to attend <br /> the meeting and need a room so I can prepare the rooming list. If you are not planning to attend the meeting, please let me know. For the remainder of those attending the meeting, <br /> please make your hotel reservations as soon as possible as the room block ends on July 27 and there are no guarantees that this rate will be available after that date. The block of <br /> rooms is under the group name Ground Water Commission. We have been given a rate of $80 for singles and doubles, plus tax. A tour and dinner are planned for Thursday, August 16. <br /> We will be touring the McCullough Water Treatment Plant on land owned by Colorado Springs Utilities on the west side of the Air Force Academy, a very scenic spot overlooking much of <br /> Colorado Springs. I am still working on arranging bus transportation for our tour. We will meet at the Sheraton Hotel at 12:15 p.m. for departure promptly at 12:29 p.m. The bus will <br /> return us to the hotel around 5:00 p.m. The dinner will be held at the Flying W Ranch at 3330 Chuckwagon Road, which is approximately 12 miles north of the hotel, about a 20-minute <br /> drive. You can arrive at the ranch at anytime after 5:00 p.m. to tour the ranch/village, dinner is served promptly at 7:30 p.m., followed by entertainment, cowboy music and humor at <br /> 8:30 p.m. We will have reserved seating for our group. Please be at the reserved seating area by 7:15 p.m. The dinner (including drinks) is $19.50 for adults and $9.50 for children <br /> ages three to eight (I was informed that this amount includes tax and gratuities). Alcohol is not served at this restaurant. I will collect money from everyone sometime during the <br /> afternoon, prior to the dinner. Please complete and return the Registration Form to me by July 25 so I can make appropriate arrangements for the tour and dinner. If you have any <br /> questions, please let me know. <br />AgendaAug07.doc <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />Determine quorum <br />Review and approval of agenda items <br />Approval of Minutes for Meeting of May 18, 2007 <br />Report of the Executive Director by Assistant State Engineer Dick Wolfe <br />Biennial Election of Chair and Vice-Chair <br />Hearing on the request by the Town of Bennett for a Variance to Rule 5.3.7, to allow the withdrawal of water that is subject to the Town’s currently pending Determinations of Water Right <br /> (Receipt Nos. 518590 A-D; in the Laramie-Fox Hills, Lower Arapahoe, Upper Arapahoe, and Denver Aquifers) not only from wells located on the overlying land area, but also from wells <br /> located on land subsequently included or annexed into the Town. <br />Staff Report by Keith Vander Horst. <br />Report of the Attorney General by Devin Odell <br />District Reports: <br />Marks Butte, Frenchman, Sand Hills and Central Yuma GWMDs by Nate Midcap <br />W-Y GWMD by Jack Dowell <br />Arikaree GWMD by Roger Brenner <br />Plains and East Cheyenne GWMDs by Deb Daniel <br />Southern High Plains GWMD by Max Smith <br />North KiowaBijou GWMD by Robert Loose <br />Upper Black Squirrel GWMD by Tracy Doran <br />Upper Big Sandy GWMD by Dave Taussig <br />Lost Creek by GWMD by Thomas Sauter <br />Republican River Water Conservation District by Stan Murphy <br />Old Business <br />New Business <br />Executive Session: <br />Pioneer Irrigation District, Colorado Board v. Colorado Ground Water Commission, Yuma County District Court, Case No. 06CV31 <br />Appeal of Upper Black Squirrel Creek GWMD Rules 17, 18, & 19 by Cherokee, Meridian Ranch, Meridian Service Paint Brush Hills, and Woodmen Hills Metropolitan Districts, El Paso County <br /> District Court, Case No. 04CV4457 <br /> Adjournment <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />NOTICE OF GENERAL MEETING OF THE <br />COLORADO GROUND WATER COMMISSION <br />May 19, 2006 <br /> <br />Revised A G E N D A (cont.) <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />NOTICE OF GENERAL MEETING OF THE <br />COLORADO GROUND WATER COMMISSION <br /> <br />8:30 a.m., Friday, August 17, 2007 <br /> <br />Sheraton Hotel <br />2886 South Circle Drive <br />Colorado Springs, CO 80906 <br />719-576-5900 <br /> <br />A G E N D A <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />AgendaAug07-Amended.doc <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />Determine quorum <br />Review and approval of agenda items <br />Approval of Minutes for Meeting of May 18, 2007 <br />Report of the Executive Director by Assistant State Engineer Dick Wolfe <br />Biennial Election of Chair and Vice-Chair <br />Hearing on the request by the Town of Bennett for a Variance to Rule 5.3.7, to allow the withdrawal of water that is subject to the Town’s currently pending Determinations of Water Right <br /> (Receipt Nos. 518590 A-D; in the Laramie-Fox Hills, Lower Arapahoe, Upper Arapahoe, and Denver Aquifers) not only from wells located on the overlying land area, but also from wells <br /> located on land subsequently included or annexed into the Town. <br />Staff Report by Keith Vander Horst. <br />Report of the Attorney General by Devin Odell <br />District Reports: <br />Marks Butte, Frenchman, Sand Hills and Central Yuma GWMDs by Nate Midcap <br />W-Y GWMD by Jack Dowell <br />Arikaree GWMD by Roger Brenner <br />Plains and East Cheyenne GWMDs by Deb Daniel <br />Southern High Plains GWMD by Max Smith <br />North KiowaBijou GWMD by Robert Loose <br />Upper Black Squirrel GWMD by Tracy Doran <br />Upper Big Sandy GWMD by Dave Taussig <br />Lost Creek by GWMD by Thomas Sauter <br />Republican River Water Conservation District by Stan Murphy <br />Old Business <br />Assignment to the Hearing Officer of the Petition by Pioneer et al to alter the boundaries of the Northern High Plains Designated Ground Water Basin (Case No. 05-GW-14) <br />New Business <br />Appointment of Commission representative to the Republican River Water Conservation District, by Stan Murphy <br />Executive Session: <br />Pioneer Irrigation District, Colorado Board v. Colorado Ground Water Commission, Yuma County District Court, Case No. 06CV31 <br />Appeal of Upper Black Squirrel Creek GWMD Rules 17, 18, & 19 by Cherokee, Meridian Ranch, Meridian Service Paint Brush Hills, and Woodmen Hills Metropolitan Districts, El Paso County <br /> District Court, Case No. 04CV4457 <br /> Adjournment <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />NOTICE OF GENERAL MEETING OF THE <br />COLORADO GROUND WATER COMMISSION <br />May 19, 2006 <br /> <br />Revised A G E N D A (cont.) <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />NOTICE OF GENERAL MEETING OF THE <br />COLORADO GROUND WATER COMMISSION <br />8:30 a.m., Friday, August 17, 2007 <br />Sheraton Hotel <br />2886 South Circle Drive <br />Colorado Springs, CO 80906, 719-576-5900 <br />AMENDED - A G E N D A <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />AgendaAug07-Amended.pdf <br /> <br />AGReport2007-8-17.docATTORNEY GENERAL’S REPORT <br /> <br />Cases involving the Colorado Ground Water Commission <br />August 17, 2007 <br /> <br />The listing below summarizes all matters in which the Office of the Attorney General represents the Colorado Ground Water Commission as of August 6, 2007. <br /> <br /> <br />cherokee metropolitan District Case No. 98 CW 80 Designated Basin: Upper Black Squirrel Management District: Upper Black Squirrel Before: Dennis Maes, Water Judge Attorney: Jennifer <br /> Mele <br />Subject: The Cherokee Metropolitan District filed a motion to interpret stipulation regarding the 8 Sweetwater Wells between Cherokee, the Commission, and the Upper Black Squirrel Creek <br /> Ground Water Management District. Cherokee appealed the Water Court’s decision upholding the position of the Commission that the 8 Sweetwater wells may only be used in an emergency <br /> to the Supreme Court, which affirmed the Water Court. (Opinion attached to the materials for the February, 2007 meeting.) <br /> <br />Status: At the contempt hearing on July 25, 2007 Cherokee and the District returned to court after the lunch break with a settlement. The settlement would prohibit pumping of the Cherokee <br /> Well Nos. 1-8 for a period of two years from July 25, 2007 to July 24, 2009 to supply water to any other user except Harding Nursery. Cherokee would also pay $7,500 for 255 acre feet <br /> illegally pumped from those wells.  The exact terms of the stipulation are not yet finalized. <br /> <br /> <br />WAYNE E. and frances g. booker Case No. 04-CV-2800 Designated Basin: Upper Black Squirrel Management District: Upper Black Squirrel Before: Hon. David Gilbert, El Paso County District <br /> Court Attorney: Pat Kowaleski <br />Subject: This case involved applications to relocate several wells. The Applicants appealed the Staff’s evaluation of their application and requested a hearing before the Commission <br /> to obtain a variance from Commission Rules. The setting of a hearing before the Hearing Officer was postponed until after the variance request hearing. The Commission denied the variance <br /> request at its February 21, 2003 meeting. A hearing in this matter was held on September 9, 2003. On September 17, 2003, the Hearing Officer issued his Initial Decision and found as <br /> follows: (1) The applications are for changes of water right pursuant to section 37-90-111(1)(g), C.R.S. and Commission Rule 7; (2) According to Commission Rule 7.3.2, there is no water <br /> available to move to the new well locations requested by the Applicant; (3) The Applicants’ request to be excluded from the requirement of including years of non-use in their historic <br /> use analysis “for good cause” pursuant to Commission Rule 7.10.1 is denied; and (4) Because there is no water available to move, the applications are denied. The Applicants filed <br /> Exceptions to the Hearing Officer’s Initial Decision, and by order dated June 15, 2004, the Commission upheld the Initial Decision. On July 15, 2004 the Applicants appealed the Commission’s <br /> decision to the El Paso County District Court, and trial was held October 31- November 3 in Colorado Springs. <br /> <br />Status: By Order dated November 17, 2006, Judge Schwartz , in a de novo decision, agreed with the Commission that the well permit applications should be denied because of the Commission’s <br /> rule against “walking to water.” The Applicants have requested the Court to reconsider its decision, and that request is pending. In the meantime the Commission has submitted its Bill <br /> of Costs, asking that costs of approximately $1000 be awarded to the Commission. A hearing on the reasonableness of the costs will take place on August 24. <br /> <br /> <br />appeal of rules adopted by the upper black squirrel creek ground water management district Case No. 04 CV 4457 Designated Basin: Upper Black Squirrel Management District: Upper Black <br /> Squirrel Before: Hon. Larry Schwartz, El Paso County District Court Attorney: Pat Kowaleski <br />Subject: Cherokee, Meridian Ranch, Meridian Service, Paint Brush Hills and Woodmen <br />Hills Metropolitan Districts filed an appeal to the adoption of Rule Nos. 3, 17, 18, and 19 by the Upper Black Squirrel Creek Ground Water Management District. <br /> <br />Status: The Upper Black Squirrel Creek District issued rules limiting withdrawals from large capacity wells, and, pursuant to statute, the Commission was required to approve the rules. <br /> On October 29, 2004, Cherokee et al filed an appeal with the District Court in El Paso County. The Commission filed a Motion to Dismiss the District Court action on the grounds that <br /> the Commission had not yet completed its review, and the matter was therefore not ripe for an appeal to District Court. The District Court put the matter on hold until the Hearing Officer <br /> and the Commission acted on the remand to the Hearing Officer. The remand to the Hearing Officer has been completed and a status conference will be held on October 5 to determine the <br /> future course of the proceedings. This matter will be presented in executive session to seek any input on this matter from the Commission. <br /> <br /> <br />WOODMAN HILLS METRO DISTRICT Case No. 03-GW-20 Designated Basin: Upper Black Squirrel Management District: Upper Black Squirrel Before: Jody Grantham, Hearing Officer Attorney: <br /> Devin Odell <br />Subject: Woodmen Hills Metro District submitted three applications to appropriate ground water from the alluvial aquifer of the Black Squirrel Creek or its tributaries, through the <br /> use of three surface ponds and for approval of a replacement plan. The District objected contending that approval will have an adverse effect on vested water rights. Following vacation <br /> of the hearing scheduled in 2005, the applicant is now revising the application for republication to include an accurate account of the number of ponds and other areas that are subject <br /> to the Commission’s jurisdiction. <br /> <br />Status: Woodmen Hills submitted a new replacement plan on September 6, 2006, and it is pending evaluation by Staff. <br /> <br /> <br />paint brush hills metro district Case No. 05-GW-02, 03, 04 Designated Basin: Upper Black Squirrel Management District: Upper Black Squirrel Before: Jody Grantham, Hearing Officer <br /> Attorney: Devin Odell <br />Subject: These cases involve: 1) two applications for changes of water rights to change permitted beneficial uses (05GW03, 05GW04); and 2) a replacement plan to allow the withdrawal <br /> of designated ground water from the Dawson aquifer (05GW02). <br /> <br />Status: The Applicant has not set a new prehearing conference after vacating the one scheduled for June 16, 2006. <br /> <br />pioneer irrigation district Case No. 05-GW-14 Designated Basin: Northern High Plains Attorney: Pat Kowaleski Before: District Court Judge Connie Peterson <br />Subject: The Pioneer Irrigation District, Colorado Board, and certain owners of the Laird Ditch (“Pioneer”) filed a Petition for Hearing with the Ground Water Commission seeking a hearing <br /> to ascertain the accuracy of the current boundaries and descriptions associated with the Northern High Plains Designated Ground Water Basin (“Basin”) for the purpose of excluding water <br /> that is allegedly tributary. In addition to de-designating the ground water, the petition sought to require wells in the Northern High Plains Designated Ground Water Basin to curtail <br /> pumping or, in some cases, cease pumping. The Commission dismissed the petition, and Pioneer appealed that decision to the district court in Yuma County. <br /> <br />Status: The parties have filed cross motions for summary judgment and determinations of questions of law. These are now fully briefed and awaiting rulings by the Court. <br /> <br /> <br />CHEROKEE METROPOLITAN DISTRICT Case No. 05-GW-15, 16, 17 Designated Basin: Upper Black Squirrel Management District: Upper Black Squirrel Before: Staff Attorney: Devin Odell <br />Subject: These cases involve nine applications for the withdrawal of groundwater from the Upper Black Squirrel Designated Ground Water Basin on land leased by the applicant. In its <br />November 2006 meeting, the Commission directed Staff to proceed with evaluation and publication of the applications and notify the legal land owners of the applications. <br /> <br />Status: The applications contained discrepancies in the legal descriptions of the overlying land. The Staff returned them to Applicant in late January to correct the deficiencies, <br /> received them back in late July, and is now processing them. <br /> <br /> <br />FALCON HIGHLANDS METRO DISTRICT Case No. 06-GW-24 Designated Basin: Black Squirrel Creek Management District: Black Squirrel Creek Before: Jody Grantham, Hearing Officer Attorney: <br /> Devin Odell <br />Subject: Falcon Highlands Metro District submitted three applications to change the place of use of Determinations of Water Rights and the Upper Black Squirrel Creek Ground Water Management <br /> District objected based, among other things, on their concern that the application would involve the export of water from the Upper Black Squirrel Designated Basin. <br /> <br />Status: The District will proceed with a hearing on export, if requested, and consider further information. If no hearing is requested, it will rule following its meeting in May. <br /> <br /> <br />EASTERN ADAMS COUNTY METRO DISTRICT Case No. 06-GW-34 Designated Basin: Kiowa-Bijou Management District: Kiowa-Bijou Before: Jody Grantham, Hearing Officer Attorney: Devin Odell <br />Subject: This is an application for an alluvial well and replacement plan. After the Management District objected that the application was speculative, a hearing was set before the <br /> hearing officer. The hearing officer rejected the objection and directed staff to prepare findings and an order approving the well and replacement plan. The District withdrew its <br /> appeal after reaching a stipulation with the applicant. <br /> <br />Status: Staff is now preparing the findings and order approving the replacement plan and the well permit. <br /> <br />CARGILL CATTLE FEEDER, llc Case No. 06-GW-36 Designated Basin: Norther High Plains Management District: W-Y Ground Water Management District Before: Jody Grantham, Hearing Officer <br /> Attorney: Devin Odell <br />Subject: Cargill Cattle Feeder, LLC, submitted an application for a change of use.  District objected, contending among other issues, that the application in its current for will allow <br /> the Applicant to bank the water.  A prehearing conference was vacated to give the applicant and the district an opportunity to resolve the dispute. <br /> <br />Status: The Applicant and the District are currently working on settlement. <br /> <br /> <br />Morley-howard investments, llc Case No. 07-GW-02 Designated Basin: Upper Black Squirrel Management District: Upper Black Squirrel Before: Jody Grantham, Hearing Officer Attorney: <br /> Devin Odell <br />Subject: This case involves three applications for change of determination of water right to increase the area of application, including the export of designated ground water from the <br /> Laramie-Fox Hills, Arapahoe and Denver aquifers. The District has object that approval of the applications would result in an adverse effect on vested rights in the Upper Black Squirrel <br /> Creek Designated Basin, that export must be approved by the District, and that the application is speculative with respect to some uses. <br /> <br />Status: The hearing is postponed pending a hearing before the board of the District. <br /> <br /> <br />APEX RANCH ESTATES, LLC Case No. 07-GW-04 Designated Basin: Kiowa-Bijou, Upper Black Squirrel Management District: Upper Black Squirrel Before: Jody Grantham, Hearing Officer Attorney: <br /> Devin Odell <br />Subject: This case involves an application for a replacement plan. The objector, Oaks Ranch, LLLP, is a landowner downstream on Kiowa Creek. <br /> <br />Status: A hearing has been set for August 22, 2007. <br /> <br /> <br />Habakkuk Case No. 07-GW-05 Designated Basin: Upper Black Squirrel, Kiowa-Bijou Management District: Upper Black Squirrel Before: Jody Grantham, Hearing Officer Attorney: Devin <br /> Odell <br />Subject: This case involves an application for a replacement plan. The objector, Oaks Ranch, LLLP, is a landowner downstream on Kiowa Creek. <br /> <br />Status: A hearing has been set for August 22, 2007. <br /> <br /> <br />PV wATER AND SANITATION Case No. 07-GW-06 Designated Basin: Lost Creek Management District: Lost Creek Before: Jody Grantham, Hearing Officer Attorney: Devin Odell <br />Subject: This case involves two applications for determination of water right to allow the allocation of designated ground water from the Laramie-Fox Hills and Araphoe aquifers underlying <br /> 19 parcels, totaling about 4,400 acres. All or a portion of the water may be exported out of the Lost Creek Designated Basin, according to the application. The Objector has indicated <br /> that they believe that the Commission staff’s determination that the water is nontributary is not correct, based on engineering by its engineer. In addition, the Objector suggests <br /> that the District should hold a hearing as to the issue of export prior to any hearing before the Commission. The Applicant has filed a motion requesting a determination by the hearing <br /> officer as to the scope of any challenge to the applications. <br /> <br />Status: A hearing has been set in this matter for September 19, 2007, but may be delayed due to procedural and substantive motions filed by the parties. <br /> <br />Northpoint Partners Case No. 07-GW-12, 13 Designated Basin: Lost Creek Management District: Lost Creek Before: Jody Grantham, Hearing Officer Attorney: Devin Odell <br />Subject: This matter involves applications to change the type of use of two wells from irrigation use to municipal, commercial, industrial, domestic, augmentation, replacement, irrigation, <br /> stock watering, fish and wildlife purposes, recreation, residential and fire protection uses. The applications also propose changes in place of use and involve export of water out <br /> of the boundary of the Lost Creek Ground Water Management District. The District objected. <br /> <br />Status: A hearing has been set for this matter on November 14, 2007. <br /> <br />Chris Glover Case No. 07-GW-14 through 17 Designated Basin: Lost Creek Management District: Lost Creek Before: Jody Grantham, Hearing Officer Attorney: Devin Odell <br />Subject: This matter involves applications to change the type of use of four wells from irrigation use to municipal, commercial, industrial, domestic, augmentation, replacement, irrigation, <br /> stock watering, fish and wildlife purposes, recreation, residential and fire protection uses. The applications also propose changes in place of use and involve export of water out <br /> of the boundary of the Lost Creek Ground Water Management District. The District objected. <br /> <br />Status: A hearing has been set for this matter on November 15, 2007. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />6 <br /> <br /> <br />6 <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />AGReport2007-8-17.pdf <br /> <br />Colorado Groundwater Commission APPOINTMENT.doc <br /> <br />APPOINTMENT <br /> <br /> <br />TO <br /> <br /> <br />THE REPUBLICAN RIVER WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT <br /> BOARD OF DIRECTORS <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> The Board of Commissioners of the Colorado Groundwater Commission appoints the following person to serve on the Board of Directors of the Republican River Water Conservation District <br /> for a three year term that will expire on the date of the regular quarterly meeting to be held the second Thursday in October of 2010. <br /> <br /> Name: Dennis W. Coryell <br /> Address: 54263 County Road X <br /> City/St/Zip: Burlington, CO 80807 <br /> Phone: (719) 346-8319 <br /> FAX: (719) 346-8993 <br /> e-mail: dcor@starband.net <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> ____________________________________ <br /> Signature <br /> <br /> ____________________________________ <br /> Date <br /> <br />EnforcemenItemsandActionsGWC.doc <br />Enforcement Items and Actions <br /> <br />Enforcement actions performed by staff this quarter are summarized below: <br /> <br />NORTHERN HIGH PLAINS <br /> <br />W-Y GWMD <br /> <br />-The Colorado State Land Board was identified as using an irrigation well to irrigate illegally expanded acres. They have agreed to reduce the illegally expanded acres, and are now operating <br /> in compliance with the permit. <br /> <br />-Timmerman Feeding Corporation was identified as using an irrigation well to irrigate illegally expanded acres. They have agreed to reduce the irrigated acreage to the permitted allocation. <br /> A field inspection will be necessary for verification of permit compliance. <br /> <br />-Francis Rogers was identified as using an irrigation well to irrigate illegally expanded acres. We are currently working with the Mr. Rogers to correct the violation. <br /> <br />-Ruben Richardson continues to use an irrigation well to irrigate illegally expanded acres. In the summer of 2006 Mr. Richardson agreed to reduce the irrigated acreage to the permitted <br /> allocation. At that time, he also submitted an application to change the description of irrigated acres. A recent field inspection indicates that Mr. Richardson has returned to operating <br /> the well illegally. Staff is currently working on issuing a cease and desist order for this well. <br /> <br />-Williard Gorman was identified as using an irrigation well to irrigate illegally expanded acres. Mr. Gorman is currently working with staff to correct the violation. <br /> <br />Sand Hills GWMD <br /> <br />- William Cure continues to operate two wells in violation of cease and desist orders issued in the summer of 2006. Staff is currently working with the AG’s office to enforce these <br /> orders, and court injunctions are being prepared. Mr. Cure will be responsible for monetary fines as outlined in Senate Bill 225 as well as court costs awarded in the litigation and <br /> enforcement process. <br /> <br />Plains GWMD <br /> <br />-Casey Mitchek failed to enter into an administrative contract for 2007 irrigation year as required by his commingling authorization. Working with the Deb Daniels of the Plains GWMD, <br /> staff has gotten Mr. Mitchek to sign an administrative contract with the District. He is now operating in compliance with his order. <br /> <br />-Marylyn Hasart was identified as using an irrigation well to irrigate illegally expanded acres. Mrs. Hasart has applied to change the description of acres irrigated by the well, and <br /> has agreed to reduce the illegally expanded acres. <br /> <br /> <br />Arikaree <br /> <br />-Donald Richards failed to enter into an administrative contract for the 2007 irrigation year as required by his commingling authorization. Mr. Richards has entered into an administrative <br /> contract with Y-W Electric. He is now operating in compliance with his order. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />Guideline2007-1.pdf <br /> <br />GWC_RepresentativeTo_RRWCD.pdf <br /> <br />HearingOfficer2007-8-17.pdf <br /> <br />LastMaiinglOfAgenda.docAugust 3, 2007 <br /> <br />To Whom It May Concern: <br /> <br />Be advised that subsequent to this mailing the agendas of the Colorado Ground Water Commission meetings will no longer be mailed to you. This and future agendas will be available on <br /> the Commission’s website, http://water.state.co.us/cgwc. Agendas are posted on the website approximately 3 weeks before each meeting. <br /> <br />Sincerely, <br />Staff of the Commission <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />August 3, 2007 <br /> <br />To Whom It May Concern: <br /> <br />Be advised that subsequent to this mailing the agendas of the Colorado Ground Water Commission meetings will no longer be mailed to you. This and future agendas will be available on <br /> the Commission’s website, http://water.state.co.us/cgwc. Agendas are posted on the website approximately 3 weeks before each meeting. <br /> <br />Sincerely, <br />Staff of the Commission <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />August 3, 2007 <br /> <br />To Whom It May Concern: <br /> <br />Be advised that subsequent to this mailing the agendas of the Colorado Ground Water Commission meetings will no longer be mailed to you. This and future agendas will be available on <br /> the Commission’s website, http://water.state.co.us/cgwc. Agendas are posted on the website approximately 3 weeks before each meeting. <br /> <br />Sincerely, <br />Staff of the Commission <br /> <br /> <br />Map.pdfMicrosoft Word - Map.doc <br /> Sheraton Hotel 2886 South Circle Drive, Colorado Springs, CO (take Exit #31) Phone: 970-241-8888 or 1-800-460-1488 7: Take the CIRCLE DRIVE / CO-29 exit- EXIT <br /> 138. 0.3 miles 8: Turn LEFT onto S CIRCLE DR / LAKE AVE / CO-29 E. Continue to follow S CIRCLE DR / CO-29 E. 0.1 miles 9: Make a U-TURN at JANITELL RD onto S CIRCLE DR / CO-29 W. <0.1 <br /> miles 10: End at 2886 S Circle Dr Colorado Springs, CO 80906-4111, US Flying W Ranch Dinner at 7:30 p.m. 3330 Chuckwagon Road Total Est. Time: 19 minutes Total Est. Distance: <br /> 12.27 miles 1: Start out going WEST on S CIRCLE DR / CO-29 W toward LAKE AVE. <0.1 miles 2: Merge onto I-25 N toward DENVER. 8.0 miles 3: Take the GARDEN OF THE GODS ROAD exit- EXIT <br /> 146. 0.2 miles 4: Turn LEFT onto W GARDEN OF THE GODS RD. 2.3 miles 5: Turn RIGHT onto N 30TH ST. 0.1 miles 6: Turn LEFT onto FLYING W RANCH RD. 1.1 miles 7: Turn LEFT onto CHUCKWAGON <br /> RD. 0.2 miles 8: End at 3330 Chuckwagon Rd Colorado Springs, CO 80919-3501, US <br />Minutes-2nd '07.doc <br />MINUTES <br /> <br /> SECOND QUARTERLY MEETING <br /> COLORADO GROUND WATER COMMISSION <br /> MAY 18, 2007 <br /> <br /> <br />The Second Quarterly Meeting of the Colorado Ground Water Commission took place on May 18, 2007, at 1313 Sherman Street, Room 318, Denver, Colorado. Chairman Max Smith called the meeting <br />