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June 26, 2018



Administration Office

Basin, Wyoming

June 26, 2018



  • Opening of Meeting
    • Pledge of Allegiance: The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairwoman Audra Crouse.  Crouse then led all assembled in the pledge of allegiance.
    • Roll Call: Board members present were:  Audra Crouse, Greg Gloy, Deb Craft, Brenton Paxton, Heath Hopkin, Kristen Schlattmann and Chris Kampbell.  Superintendent Dave Kerby was also present.


  • Items for Action and Consideration
    • Construction Project – Manhole: Superintendent Dave Kerby recommended that the manhole remain were it is and could be buried.  The estimate to move the manhole will be around $24,500 and will add a week to the completion date. The phone pedestal will be moved.  Tom Farrens recommended that Rob Overfield sign off on the idea of burying the manhole. 

Daryl Wills representing the canal board, said the canal board is unanimous and want the manhole moved and if it’s moved in 30 days the canal board will take legal action.  The canal board’s attorney has said that the canals prescriptive easement takes precedence over the districts property rights.

Trustee Brenton Paxton said to move the manhole.  A law suit will be costlier and more time consuming than just moving the manhole.

Trustee Deb Craft asked if we had asked our attorney specifically about a prescriptive easement.

There was discussion of what a prescriptive easement is exactly.  Trustee Kristen Schlattman said it’s unfortunate we can’t work together, but agrees with Trustee Paxton.

Trustee Chris Kampbell feels the blame goes to the Engineers and Architect for not doing their homework.  Feels the bill should go to the Engineers.


  • Executive Session: Greg Gloy moved to go into Executive Session at 8:02 pm.  Kristen Schlattmann seconded, motion passed


Greg Gloy moved to come out of Executive Session at 9:44 p.m.  Heath Hopkin seconded, motion passed


3.0        Adjournment:  Heath Hopkin moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:45 p.m.  Brenton Paxton seconded, motion passed. 



Audra Crouse, Board Chairwomen




Kristen Schlattmann, Board Clerk