Public Hearing for the Sheridan Lake Water District

Kiowa County Courthouse
Published Friday, February 26, 2016

Public Hearing for the Sheridan Lake Water District

The Public Hearing for the Sheridan Lake Water District was called to order by Chairman Dick Scott on February 16, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the KA Hall in Sheridan Lake, Colorado. Those attending the meeting were:

Dick Scott, Chairman of the Board
Donald Oswald, Commissioner
Cindy McLoud, Commissioner
Delisa Weeks, County Clerk
Tina Adamson, County Administrator
Roland Sorensen, Chief Deputy
Wendy Shinn, County Attorney

Members of Audience:

Zelpha Deines
Gerald Deines
Rick Harris
Tim Harris
Vernon Harris
Benny Frey
Bob Weber
Merle Shalberg
Linly Stum
Howard Votruba
Ryan Farr-Attorney for Sheridan Lake Water District
Jason Meyer-Engineer

Ryan Farr, Attorney for Sheridan Lake Water District pled his case as to the need of a new well for the Town of Sheridan Lake and some of the outlying area. He explained the uranium level was too high in the current water levels and therefore they need to drill a new well drawing from the Dakota Aquifer to blend with the present water from the Ogallala Aquifer.

Mr. Farr went onto explain it is the funding piece that has led them to apply to become a district.  Farr said this would be in the best interest for the Sheridan Lake community. Farr said there was already $850,000 committed to the Water District if they are able to become a district.

Farr said he felt he had presented sufficient evidence for the need of water as the present water is inadequate according to state regulations.

Farr allowed the audience to speak and no one present was in opposition of forming a special district.

Farr asked the Kiowa County Commissioners to please consider adopting Resolution 2016-2 for the Sheridan Lake Water Company to become a special water district.

The Public Hearing ended at 7:47 p.m.

NOTE** A copy of the Public Hearing and Special Meeting minutes are being kept in the County Clerk's Office.

Dick Scott, Chairman of the Board called a Special Meeting to order at 7:47 p.m. County Attorney;Wendy Shinn reviewed the Resolution 2016-2 that was presented.  Commissioner Scott asked Attorney Farr to read the Resolution aloud. Farr did so.

Scott moved and Oswald seconded to adopt Resolution 2016-2 (Service Plan for the Sheridan Lake Water District). All Commissioners voted Affirmative.

Oswald moved and McLoud seconded to adjourn the Special Meeting at 7:51 p.m. All Commissioners voted Affirmative.