2020 September 2

Big Lost River Ground Water District

–ReguIar Board Meeting— MINUTES

This and all meetings of the Board o Directors are public and subject to pertinent Open Meeting Laws.

Date: September 2, 2020

Time: 7:00 p.m.             Location: BIC Center, Arco, Idaho

Call to Order by Moj Broadie, Chairman

Roll Call: Moj Broadie, Mike Telford, Jack Jensen, Keith Waddoups, Debbie Broadie

Visitors: None

  1. After reviewing the agenda, the BLRGWD Board approved the contents
  2. Minutes from the June board meeting were read by Jack Jensen. No meetings were held in July or August 2020. Mike made the motion to approve the minutes as read (except that Adam’s name be corrected from “adamson’)
  3. Office Manager’s report included the bank statements and computer reconciliation for the months of July, August and September 2020. The Board approved of these documents unanimously after a motion from Mike Telford and 2nd from Jack Jensen.
  4. Old Business:
    1. Update of IGWA. Due to the Covid virus the IGWA meetings have been delayed/postponed. No new news reported or future dates of meetings.
    1. Update: Petition to Designate the BLRGWD Basin as a ground water management area. E-mail from TJ Budge, Esq. was read. Future status will be no sooner than 2021 per TJ.
    1. The review of the Draft of Management Plan sent to IDWR on March 10, 2020 by Jaxon was postponed. Copy of the suggestions from Mat Weaver was distributed to Board for review and discussed in moderation.
    1. Division 2 Board member replacement, Jim Gregory, was suggested. Jack Jensen made the motion and Adam Sorensen 2nd to make Jim Gregory division 2 director. All members agreed.
    1. Terms of the Board Members were discussed. The divisions that are up for re-election are #7 Mike Telford, #2 Jim Gregory, and #5 Keith Waddoups. Election to be held in November 2020. The required advertisements will be posted in both newspapers. Discussion regarding the advancement of terms for Directors explained. See page 13A for beginning assignments. When the beginning term is expired, all following terms are for 3 years.
    1. Keith Waddoups led the discussion regarding the irrigation districts measuring of well water concerning the season vs. daily diversion measuring. Note taken that (1) no other district is required to measure this way (2) this type of measurement would greatly impact our valley. For now, the board will keep tabs on this topic within the District and


IDWR. Mike will contact TJ Budge regarding the path the BLRGWD should take and when.

  • New Business
    • Mike Telford made the motion with Adam Sorensen 2nd to add Jack Jensen as a signer on the checking account. Debbie will take care of signature cards, etc.
    • Discussion regarding delinquent assessments by Board. Idaho Code 42-5232, 42-5244A, 42-5244B now takes the place of liens in the case of non-payment. Copy of this document attached.
    • Incentive to be a member brought before the board by Debbie. Board asked to think of ways to help the members of the District. Ideas: match money for grants, measuring devices, meter cost-share, Burnett Ditch improvement.
    • Drought Emergency packet from Brian Regan of IDWR was noted by the board.
    • Board agreed to have the Annual / Budget Meeting October 7, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. at the BIC Center conference room. The budget was approved and the 2020-2021 assessment of $1.00 was moved by Mike and 2nd by Jack Jensen.
    • Keith Waddoups requested release from his Division as Director due to Health issues.

Motion to adjourn made by Mike Telford and 2nd by Jack Jensen