November 21, 2012 Board Meeting Highlights

Meeting Highlights of the Board meeting of the Raymond Irrigation District held Wednesday November 21, 2012 commencing at 9:00 AM in the RID Board Room.

Attending: Byron Wilde Chairman,John McKeeVice Chairman, Alan Heggie Director and Gordon ZoBell, General Manager and recording clerk. Mark Jensen Operations Manager and Kelvin Kado, Office Manager.

Water Management Special Funding IRP 2146 – The Irrigation Secretariat has approved an extension for the project to March 31, 2013.

IRP 2240 – Welling #5 – The project is well under way with pipe installed going south across Wilde Brothers land in NW-9-6-21-W4 and continuing daily. A few extra men have been hired to assist with laying pipe.

RID 2013 new three year plan for IRP – Gordon presented the first draft of the plan to the board. Welling lateral #5 will take three more years to complete with an expenditure of at least $860,000.00 per year. The board thanked Gordon for the presentation and informally approved the draft as written. Some minor changes will be made before the final plan is approved in the December RID board meeting.

RID Maintenance report – Mark Jensen showed a slide presentation to the board outlining maintenance work completed over the past month and also of the W#5 project.

Irrican – report from Kelvin Kado – Year-end financial report is well under way.  Income for 2012 is $6,820,580. This gives adequate funds to cover operating costs to June 2013. The Irrican board will meet December 11,2012.

RID Financial Report – From Kelvin Kado – Payments on accounts came in steady to October 31, 2012, it has slowed down a little since then. There is $57,803.05 outstanding as of today. This is down from previous years.

Plebiscite Vote –The board noted that this item is still under consideration by them.

AIPA Conference November 26, 27, 28, 2012, in Calgary at the Deer Foot Inn – Byron, Alan, Gordon, Mark and Kelvin will attend.

RID Proposed Policies – Working Alone and Harassment – The board reviewed the drafts of these proposed policies and approved them as written and dated November 21, 2012.


Byron Wilde noted that he had attended the PC convention held in Calgary November 9th and 10th. He noted that he was able to converse with several MLA’s and attended one workshop where Premier Redford was present. He noted it was an interesting and informative convention.

John McKee noted that he would like to see AIPA signs installed in the Stirling school. The principal has approved this. Gordon will see if he can acquire some additional signs. The board also requested Gordon to see if he can install a sign in the Raymond high school gym as well.

Irrigation Works (RID) condition evaluation – AARD – 2011/2012 – This information was reviewed with the board.

Household Purposes Agreement –  plan 20391 block 49 SW-8-6-20- W4. Approved.

Household Purposes Agreement  – Plan 1014528 block 2 Lot 1 – SW-27-6-20-W4. Approved.

Household Purposes Agreement – Plan 1211527 Block 1 Lot 1 in SE-26-6-21-W4. Approved.

SSRB Adaptation Project (computer modeling) Oldman River and South Saskatchewan River (OSSK) Modeling – Report from November 15, 2012 meeting – Gordon attended this meeting on behalf of the RID. He noted that stake holders representing all water users of the basin were at the table. The model will be completed using funds from the CCEMC. The meeting ran a full day with all stake holders having the opportunity to make suggestions as to what the model should contain

Next meeting date – December 19, 2012.

There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 12:15 PM.