NID August 9 Board Meeting Highlights


Greg Jones


NID August 9 Board Meeting

Grass Valley, CA – August 10, 2017 – On August 9, The Nevada Irrigation District held a special Board of Directors meeting to allow Board members to attend the opening ceremonies of the Nevada County Fair.  Present were President Nick Wilcox, Vice President William Morebeck, alongside directors Nancy Weber, John H. Drew, and Scott Miller.
The General Manager reported total acre feet of storage at 232,669.  Water conservation among District customers during the heat of July was 19% over 2013 levels.  NID appreciates all of our customers for conserving critical water during this record-breaking heat.
NID’s Board of Directors unanimously voted to approve Resolution #2017-24, a preliminary funding application to the California Water Commission for the Centennial Reservoir proposed project.  The application, at the request of the CWC, is intended to gauge interest in potential Proposition 1 funding requests from California stakeholders.  The resolution and application is not a guarantee or offer of funding, but rather an administrative requirement from the State.  Those in attendance voiced concern regarding the potential to connect Proposition 1 funds with out-of-district water sales.  In light of public comments, the Board unanimously provided direction to the General Manager to not transfer water outside the District as part of a Proposition 1 grant.
In other agenda actions, the Board unanimously approved an agreement allowing participation by California American Water in the West Placer Groundwater Sustainability Agency.  NID joined the West Placer Groundwater Sustainability Agency in 2017 to collaborate and create the Western Placer County Groundwater Management Plan (GMP).  A GMP is a requirement of AB 3030 and SB 1938 in order to maintain a safe, sustainable, and high quality groundwater resource to meet backup, emergency, and peak demands without adversely affecting other groundwater uses within Western Placer County.
The next regular meeting of the NID Board of Directors will be held at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, September 13 at the NID Business Center located at 1036 West Main Street, Grass Valley. NID Board meetings are open to the public.  The meeting of August 23 has been cancelled.

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