Tuesday, July 14, 2015

June 10, 2015 District No. 2 Meeting Minutes

MINUTES Of the MEETING OF THE COMMISSIONERS Of the BUFFALO RAPIDS IRRIGATION DISTRICT NO. 2 Terry, Montana JUNE 10, 2015 The Second Regular Meeting of the members of the Buffalo Rapids Irrigation District No. 2 at Terry, Prairie County, Montana, was held on the tenth day of June, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. There were present and participating at the meeting: Barry Rakes Lance Kalfell Scott Sackman Also present and participating were: Tim Kortum, Secretary; Pat Davis, Treasurer, and Raymond Strasheim. President Barry Rakes called the meeting to order, stating that all necessary and advisable business be conducted during this time and that notice had been received by each Board Member. Thereupon, President Barry Rakes announced that legal notice had been given and a quorum was present so that the meeting was legally and lawfully ready to transact business. The Minutes from the May 13, 2015 Board Meeting were approved without corrections and, or additions, by Lance Kalfell seconded by Scott Sackman. All in Favor. Motion Carried FINANCIAL REPORT: Pat Davis presented current budget figures which included payroll and expenditures for June to all Board members for their review. A list of invoices to be paid was submitted and forms for the Prairie County Treasurer to transfer funds in the amount of $84,534.42, to cover payroll and invoices were signed. June 15th estimated payroll: $9,284.23; June estimated invoices $66,181.26; June 30th estimated payroll: $9,068.93. Investment transfer was also signed to invest the remaining monthly District No. 2 cash balances in the amount of $500,912.00 with Prairie County Pool. On a motion made by Lance Kalfell and seconded by Scott Sackman the treasurer’s report was approved. All in Favor. Motion Carried. Pat stated to all present that she had received a letter from Montana Water Resources Association for a request of financial assistance to help with the expense of providing an amicus brief on behalf of the Pondera County Canal And Reservoir Company that pertains to a Supreme Court challenge involving their irrigation project service area and the ability to move use of water to various acreages within the service area. On a motion made by Lance Kalfell and seconded by Scott Sackman it was RESOLVED, To support the Montana Water Resource Association with a contribution of $300.00 to prepare an amicus brief in support of the Pondera County Canal and Reservoir Company. All in favor. Motion carried. Pat informed the members of the Board that she had spoken with Mr. Scott Aspenlieder of Performance Engineering and Tim Kortum and they will resubmit the Shirley Main Canal Lining with the suggested modifications to the planning grant. Ray Strasheim and Tim Kortum spoke with the Board and reviewed a map showing the boundaries of Shirley Division. The Board discussed the small portion of land that lies outside of the District boundaries. Ray and Tim recommended that they contact an attorney to include the land and move forward in court to complete the process. The Board decided that they should talk with Mark Beatty of the BOR for help in retaining an attorney that specialized in water rights and to compile more information to make a more informed decision. MANAGER’S REPORT: Mr. Tim Kortum notified the members of the District No. 2 Board that he had met with Dick Sheetz at the NRCS and participated in a webinar concerning the Regional Conservation Partnership Program between the District and NRCS. Tim informed the Board what he had learned and how the program would work, and what would be required by the District if they chose to participate. Ray Strasheim and Tim Kortum spoke with the Board and reviewed a map showing the boundaries of Shirley Division. The Board discussed the small portion of land that lies outside of the District boundaries. Ray and Tim recommended that they contact an attorney to include the land and move forward in court to complete the process. The Board decided that they should talk with Mark Beatty of the BOR for help in retaining an attorney that specialized in water rights and to compile more information to make a more informed decision. Mr. Tim Kortum informed the Board that the Shirley Fish Screens were installed on May 21, 2015 with no problems. US Water Rescue out of Billings, MT performed the dive to clean the bay of the intake of debris, and NCSG Crane Service installed the screens. The pumps at the Shirley pumping plant were only off for 28 total hours for installation. The river levels at the Shirley pumping plant reached a highest recorded level of 179” within the last month. The screens have lost buckets due to debris in the river. Tim and the crew installed the trash log in front of the plant before start up and it has helped with diverting the larger trash in the river. A record setting storm hit the county on June 6th with recorded precipitation up to seven inches within the District. Pat presented the members of the Board with photos of the small amounts of damage incurred by the storm. The pumps at all plants were shut down due to the large amounts of rain, but the fish screens were kept running. With the large amounts of debris in the river the sluice at the Shirley plant will be modified to accommodate all of the debris and some of the buckets will be reinstalled before the pumps are started again. Tim reported that they had to send a motor off for repair out of the Fallon River pumping plant. The motor is very difficult to fill with oil, and will be reconfigured while repairs are being made to ensure that the motor has adequate oil upon start up. Mr. Kortum stated that he has been reviewing the Terry Discharge Line Rehab Project and is working on pricing of materials to complete the project this fall. The meeting was adjourned on a motion by Scott Sackman, seconded by Lance Kalfell. All in Favor. Motion Carried. ATTESTED: ________________________________ ____________________________________ Tm Kortum, Secretary Barry Rakes, President

Thursday, June 11, 2015

May 13, 2015 District No. 2 Meeting Minutes

MINUTES Of the MEETING OF THE COMMISSIONERS Of the BUFFALO RAPIDS IRRIGATION DISTRICT NO. 2 Terry, Montana MAY 13, 2015 Before the meeting could be called to order, the following nominations, elections and appointments needed to be made: The meeting was then turned over to Scott Sackman who declared nominations open for President of the Buffalo Rapids Irrigation District No. 2. Barry Rakes was nominated by Lance Kalfell. Lance Kalfell made a motion that all nominations cease, and a unanimous ballot be cast for Barry Rakes. A unanimous ballot was cast for Barry Rakes, and it was, RESOLVED, that Barry Rakes be and he hereby is elected and appointed to the position of President of the Buffalo Rapids Irrigation District No. 2, to hold office until the twelfth regular meeting to be held in May of 2016 and/or until his successor is elected and qualified. Nominations were open for Vice President of the Buffalo Rapids Irrigation District No. 2 with Scott Sackman being nominated by Lance Kalfell. Lance Kalfell made a motion that all nominations cease, and a unanimous ballot be cast for Scott Sackman. A unanimous ballot was cast for Scott Sackman, and it was, RESOLVED, that Scott Sackman be and he is hereby elected to the position of Vice President of the Buffalo Rapids Irrigation District No. 2, to hold office until the twelfth regular meeting to be held in May of 2016 and/or until his successor is elected and qualified. Nominations were open for Secretary of the Buffalo Rapids Irrigation District No. 2 with Tim Kortum being nominated by Scott Sackman. Scott Sackman made a motion that all nominations cease, and a unanimous ballot be cast for Tim Kortum. A unanimous ballot was cast for Tim Kortum, and it was, RESOLVED, that Tim Kortum be and he is hereby elected to the position of Secretary of the Buffalo Rapids Irrigation District No. 2, to hold office until the twelfth regular meeting to be held in May of 2016 and/or until his successor is elected and qualified. Mr. Kortum accepts his position. Nominations were open for Treasurer of the Buffalo Rapids Irrigation District No.2 with Pat Davis being nominated by Lance Kalfell. Lance Kalfell made a motion that all nominations cease, and a unanimous ballot be cast for Pat Davis. A unanimous ballot was cast for Pat Davis, and it was, RESOLVED, that Pat Davis be and she is hereby elected to the position of Treasurer of the Buffalo Rapids Irrigation District No. 2, to hold office until the twelfth regular meeting to be held in May of 2016 and/or until his successor is elected and qualified. Mrs. Davis accepts her position. Nominations and appointments were open for Commissioner of Terry Division of the Buffalo Rapids Irrigation District No.2 with Scott Sackman being nominated and appointed by Barry Rakes. Barry Rakes made a motion that all nominations cease, and a unanimous ballot be cast for Scott Sackman. Mr. Scott Sack man’s commission was uncontested by any other opponent for the three year term. A unanimous ballot was cast for Scott Sackman, and it was, RESOLVED, that Scott Sackman be and he is hereby elected and appointed to the position of Commissioner of Terry Division of the Buffalo Rapids Irrigation District No. 2, to hold office until the twelfth regular meeting to be held in May of 2016 and/or until his successor is elected and qualified. Scott holds the title as Commissioner of Buffalo Rapids Irrigation District No. 2, Terry division. All nominations being made and accepted, the First Regular Meeting of the Members of the Buffalo Rapids Irrigation District No.2, at Terry, Prairie County, Montana, was held on the thirteenth day of May, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. The First Regular Meeting of the members of the Buffalo Rapids Irrigation District No. 2 at Terry, Prairie County, Montana, was held on the thirteenth day of May, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. There were present and participating at the meeting: Barry Rakes Lance Kalfell Scott Sackman Also present and participating were: Raymond Strasheim, Tim Kortum Secretary; Pat Davis, Treasurer. President Barry Rakes called the meeting to order, stating that all necessary and advisable business be conducted during this time and that notice had been received by each Board Member. Thereupon, President Barry Rakes announced that legal notice had been given and a quorum was present so that the meeting was legally and lawfully ready to transact business. The Minutes and Resolutions from the April 14, 23, and 27, 2014 Board Meetings were approved without corrections and, or additions, by Lance Kalfell seconded by Scott Sackman. All in Favor. Motion Carried. FINANCIAL REPORT: Pat Davis presented current budget figures which included payroll and expenditures for May to all Board members for their review. A list of invoices to be paid was submitted and forms for the Prairie County Treasurer to transfer funds in the amount of $51,888.15, to cover payroll and invoices were signed. May 15th estimated payroll: $13,073.90; May estimated invoices check number 22801 through 22845: $26,676.22; May 31st estimated payroll: $12,138.03. Investment transfer was also signed to invest the remaining monthly District No. 2 cash balances in the amount of $470,781.00 with Prairie County Pool. On a motion made by Lance Kalfell and seconded by Scott Sackman the treasurer’s report was approved. All in Favor. Motion Carried. Pat stated to all present that she had traveled to Billings for a meeting with Entre Technologies to determine how best to proceed with the updates required for the Databases that are used for Assessment reporting and water usage calculations. It was determined that the updates would have to wait until the end of the current water season. She will pursue a technology grant through the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation for funding to complete the updates needed. Pat informed the members of the Board that she had spoken with Mr. Scott Aspenlieder of Performance Engineering and would help them compile a Water Conservation Plan with a list of proposed projects for the upcoming years that would help to continue to promote water conservation in the District. Pat Davis related to all members of the Board that she had spoken with Mark Beatty of the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) concerning the water rights of the District. He informed Pat of the options available to them to continue with the process of inclusion for District No. 2. Pat and Tim Kortum will continue to look into the issue further and determine the best course of action and report back to the Board. Pat presented to the Board of Commissioners the Title Insurance Owners Policy and Documentation that has been recorded in the offices of the Prairie County Clerk and Recorder, Original Warranty Deed for Buffalo Rapids Irrigation District No. 1 to grant Buffalo Rapids Irrigation District No. 2 the following property Lot 1 of Prairie County Cooperative Grazing District Subdivision Plat No. 05-63 filed on November 21, 2005 as Document No. 119597, record of Prairie County, Montana. Pat informed the District No. 2 Board that she had received notice that there would not be an increase in Dental Insurance from Assurant for the upcoming year. Pat Davis relayed to all members present that she had spoken with George Jordan of USFWS concerning the installation of the Variable Frequency Drive at the Shirley Pumping Plant and that he would like to have a visit when the project is completed and up and running. He also mentioned to Pat that he would like to enter into a Safe Harbor Agreement with either District No. 2 or the land owners of Shirley Division to alleviate any future liability for threatening an endangered species in the future. This can be accomplished due to Buffalo Rapids Irrigation District No. 2 being proactive with the installation of the Fish Screens at the Shirley Pump Station. He will look into the agreement further and contact the office in the future for further action. MANAGER’S REPORT: Mr. Ray Strasheim and Tim Kortum notified the members of the District No. 2 Board that the District received an email from Dick Sheetz of the NRCS concerning a Regional Conservation Partnership Program between the District and NRCS. Tim informed the Board that he will visit with Mr. Sheetz and discuss the program and report back to the Board. Mr. Tim Kortum informed the Board that the Fallon River Pumps were started on April 30th. The modifications were completed for the bypass valve at the Fallon Relift Pumping Plant and are performing well. A motor at the Fallon River Plant needed to be sent to Prairie Mountain Electric to be worked on short notice due to overheating. The District does have a spare that could be used if needed. Bill Fleckenstein is the ditch rider for the Fallon Division until Allen Gierke has the available time to take over the duties full time. Tim reported that the Terry pumps were started on May 1st. They have had a few problems with the motors shutting off, but have since alleviated the problem. Bill Tusler is the ditch rider for the Terry Division until Allen Gierke has the available time to take over the duties full time. Mr. Kortum stated that the Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) is installed at the Shirley Pumping Plant. The installation occurred on May 4th through the 7th. Watertronics, along with Mangen Electric and other electricians employed by Watertronics, were able to finish the hook up and testing of the VFD. All pertinent employees of Buffalo Rapids District No. 2, and Board members, were present for training of the VFD operating system. Tim Kortum also informed the members of the Board that they will need to hire a diver to reconnect a lube line that had become detached and damaged on the 1st pump. David Larsen has offered to dive and perform the subsequent repairs needed. Tim stated that the Shirley Fish Screens are scheduled to be installed on May 21, 2015. A diver has been scheduled to arrive and clean the intake of debris in the morning, and the crane is due to begin install later in the morning. Tim informed the Board and that the plant will be shut down for a short amount of time for the installation. He has also informed the ditch rider to notify all producers in the Division of the shut down for installation. Tim Kortum spoke with the Board about the need to construct new walkways in the pumping plants. He stated that this can be completed within the down time that the employees have within the year. Mr. Kortum spoke with the members of the Buffalo Rapids Irrigation District No. 2 Board about the need of extra employees part time and full time. He stated that with the age of the current employees and the retired employees coming back seasonally, it would be in the best interest of the District. He stated that he can see that Mr. Gierke is quite overloaded with all of his duties, and it could possibly come to the point of necessity for another full time employee to be added. The Board agreed with Mr. Kortum. Mr. Raymond Strasheim informed the Board he will be on an even more extended medical leave from Buffalo Rapids District No. 2. The meeting was adjourned on a motion by Scott Sackman, seconded by Lance Kalfell. All in Favor. Motion Carried. ATTESTED: ________________________________ ____________________________________ Raymond Strasheim, Secretary Barry Rakes, President

Monday, May 18, 2015

Apirl 27, 2015 District No. 2 Meeting Minutes

MINUTES Of the MEETING OF THE COMMISSIONERS Of the BUFFALO RAPIDS IRRIGATION DISTRICT NO. 2 Terry, Montana APRIL 27, 2015 The Emergency Meeting of the members of the Buffalo Rapids Irrigation District No. 2 at Terry, Prairie County, Montana, was held on the twenty seventh day of April, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. There were present and participating at the meeting: Barry Rakes Lance Kalfell Scott Sackman Also present and participating were: Raymond Strasheim, Secretary; Pat Davis, Treasurer, and Tim Kortum. President Barry Rakes called the meeting to order, stating that all necessary and advisable business be conducted during this time and that notice had been received by each Board Member. Thereupon, President Barry Rakes announced that legal notice had been given and a quorum was present so that the meeting was legally and lawfully ready to transact business. The meeting was called to discuss the appointment of Interim Manager Tim Kortum until after the end of the water season. On a motion made by Lance Kalfell and seconded by Barry Rakes it was Resolved, To appoint Mr. Tim Kortum as Interim Manager of Buffalo Rapids Irrigation District No. 2 until after the end of the water season for a salary of $3,000.00 per month All in favor. Motion carried. On a motion made by Lance Kalfell and seconded by Barry Rakes it was Resolved, That the Buffalo Rapids Irrigation District No. 2 Commissioners, and Ray Strasheim, be authorized to sign on all Buffalo Rapids accounts, including Secretary of the Board Mr. Tim Kortum who is acting manager of the District, effective April 27, 2015. All in favor. Motion carried. The meeting was adjourned on a motion by Lance Kalfell, seconded by Barry Rakes. All in Favor. Motion Carried. ATTESTED: ________________________________ ____________________________________ Tim Kortum, Secretary Barry Rakes, President

April 23, 2015 District No. 2 Meeting Minutes

MINUTES Of the MEETING OF THE COMMISSIONERS Of the BUFFALO RAPIDS IRRIGATION DISTRICT NO. 2 Terry, Montana APRIL 23, 2015 The Emergency Meeting of the members of the Buffalo Rapids Irrigation District No. 2 at Terry, Prairie County, Montana, was held on the twenty third day of April, 2015 at 7:30 a.m. There were present and participating at the meeting: Barry Rakes Lance Kalfell Scott Sackman Also present and participating were: Pat Davis, Treasurer, Buffalo Rapids District No. 2 employees Bruce Lantis, Bill Tusler, and Allen Gierke. President Barry Rakes called the meeting to order, stating that all necessary and advisable business be conducted during this time and that notice had been received by each Board Member. Thereupon, President Barry Rakes announced that legal notice had been given and a quorum was present so that the meeting was legally and lawfully ready to transact business. The meeting was called to discuss the medical leave of Manager Ray Strasheim and the fulfillment of his duties in his absence. All employees were asked for their opinion and contributed in a group discussion with the members of the Board. The Board and the employees of the District all agreed that Mr. Tim Kortum would be an excellent candidate for the job. On a motion made by Lance Kalfell and seconded by Scott Sackman it was Resolved, To approach Mr. Tim Kortum and inquire if he would be interested in the position of Manager of Buffalo Rapids Irrigation District No. 2. All in favor. Motion carried. The meeting was adjourned on a motion by Scott Sackman, seconded by Lance Kalfell. All in Favor. Motion Carried. ATTESTED: ________________________________ ____________________________________ Raymond Strasheim, Secretary Barry Rakes, President

April 14, 2015 District No. 2 Meeting Minutes

MINUTES Of the MEETING OF THE COMMISSIONERS Of the BUFFALO RAPIDS IRRIGATION DISTRICT NO. 2 Terry, Montana APRIL 14, 2015 The Twelfth Regular Meeting of the members of the Buffalo Rapids Irrigation District No. 2 at Terry, Prairie County, Montana, was held on the fourteenth day of April, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. There were present and participating at the meeting: Barry Rakes Lance Kalfell Scott Sackman Also present and participating were: Raymond Strasheim, Secretary; Pat Davis, Treasurer. President Barry Rakes called the meeting to order, stating that all necessary and advisable business be conducted during this time and that notice had been received by each Board Member. Thereupon, President Barry Rakes announced that legal notice had been given and a quorum was present so that the meeting was legally and lawfully ready to transact business. The Minutes from the February 12 and March 11, 2015 Board Meetings were approved without corrections and, or additions, by Lance Kalfell seconded by Scott Sackman. All in Favor. Motion Carried FINANCIAL REPORT: Pat Davis presented current budget figures which included payroll and expenditures for March to all Board members by mail on March 12, 2015 for their review. Pat Davis presented current budget figures which included payroll and expenditures for April. A list of invoices to be paid was submitted and forms for the Prairie County Treasurer to transfer funds in the amount of $45,047.30, to cover payroll and invoices were signed. April 15th estimated payroll: $11,328.53; April estimated invoices check number 22756 through 22780: $22,390.24; April 30th estimated payroll: $11,328.53. Investment transfer was also signed to invest the remaining monthly District No. 2 cash balances in the amount of $506,883.00 with Prairie County Pool. On a motion made by Scott Sackman and seconded by Lance Kalfell the treasurer’s report was approved. All in Favor. Motion Carried. Pat stated to all present that she would be going to Billings for a meeting with Entre Technologies to determine how best to proceed with the updates required for the Databases that are used for Assessment reporting and water usage calculations. Pat informed the members of the Board that the District’s audit would be conducted starting April 20th for the 2014 fiscal year. MANAGER’S REPORT: Mr. Ray Strasheim notified the members of the District No. 2 Board that the District received a letter from the Bureau of Reclamation stating that they would be willing to lend assistance with updating or developing a water conservation plan for the District. The District will pursue the development of a water conservation plan and compile a draft that could aid in prioritizing and manage projects that may be used as a tool when applying for future grants. Ray and the employees of the District discussed and identified laterals/canals that could be converted to pipeline, and other projects that could be developed to benefit the District and promote water conservation or save energy. Ray also informed the Board that the Bureau of Reclamation sent maps to the District to identify lands that lie outside of the boundaries of the of Buffalo Rapids District No. 2. The Bureau of Reclamation listed what would be required by the District to include any land that lay outside of the stated boundaries. The Board decided to discuss the issue further before any final decisions were made. Mr. Scott Aspenlieder of Performance Engineering and Consulting spoke on behalf of Buffalo Rapids Irrigation District No. in support of House Bill 5. Mr. Strasheim stated that the Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) is continuing to be installed at the Shirley Pumping Plant, and is due to be completed very soon. Western Area Power Administration will energize the plant at the end of the week. On the week of May 4, 2015 representatives from Watertronics and Yaskawa will be present when the VFD is started. It was also determined by Allen Gierke and the crew that the seals that were installed in the Shirley Discharge lines last year worked very well and more were ordered to seal other problem areas in the lines. Ray also spoke with George Jordan of US Fish and Wildlife and stated that the fish screens will be started later in the season when the intake of the plant is cleaner. Ray informed the members of the District No. 2 Board that the pumps are to be installed at the Shirley plant later in the week. The crew has been burning ditches as weather permits. It has been an extremely dry and windy spring and the crew is being shut down by fire hazard restrictions. Fallon Lube tubes and bearing are done and ready to be installed at the Fallon River plant. The Fallon Relift bypass valve reconstruction is in the process of being completed. The Terry plant is ready for start-up, but channel leading into the plant will possibly have to be excavated again sometime during the year. Ray stated to the Board that Randy Robertson of the State Road Department and his supervisors from Helena will be in Fallon on April 20th to talk with the District concerning the drains and pipelines that are currently under state highways. The culverts that ensure the delivery of Buffalo Rapids District No. 2 water to its producers are in extremely bad condition and will need to be repaired to ensure water delivery for the District. Mr. Raymond Strasheim informed the Board that he may need to take a medical leave of absence starting immediately. Pat Davis and Allen Gierke will co-manage until further notice. The meeting was adjourned on a motion by Scott Sackman, seconded by Lance Kalfell. All in Favor. Motion Carried. ATTESTED: ________________________________ ____________________________________ Raymond Strasheim, Secretary Barry Rakes, President

Thursday, April 16, 2015

February 12, 2015 District No. 2 Annual Meeting Minutes

MINUTES Of the MEETING OF THE COMMISSIONERS Of the BUFFALO RAPIDS IRRIGATION DISTRICT NO. 2 Terry, Montana FEBRUARY 12, 2015 The Annual Meeting of the members of the Buffalo Rapids Irrigation District No. 2 at Terry, Prairie County, Montana, was held on the twelfth day of February, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. There were present and participating at the meeting: Barry Rakes Lance Kalfell Scott Sackman Also present and participating were: Raymond Strasheim, Secretary, Pat Davis, Treasurer, Producers of Buffalo Rapids Irrigation District No. 2. President Barry Rakes called the meeting to order, stating that all necessary and advisable business be conducted during this time and that notice had been received by each Board Member. Thereupon, President Barry Rakes announced that legal notice had been given and a quorum was present so that the meeting was legally and lawfully ready to transact business. FINANCIAL REPORT: Pat Davis presented to all present the 2015 proposed budget for District No. 2; cash account balances, and a list of equipment acquisitions. She briefly went over the 2015 budget and explained selected line items within the budget. She informed all producers what the balance of all accounts was as of December 31, 2014, and explained how those accounts received money. MANAGER’S REPORT: Ray Strasheim spoke to all present issues concerning the Shirley Fish Screen Project and the installation of a variable frequency drive at the plant. He explained what has occurred over the past year and the expected reinstallation in the spring. Mr. Strasheim spoke to all present that all FEMA projects were completed. Ray went on to explain that the District extended a syphon in Terry to accommodate a new railroad siding. Ray Strasheim informed all members of the District that were present the improvements that were performed over the past year. Ray also spoke of all Grants and projects present and future for District No. 2. Mr. Strasheim and the members of the District No. 2 Board asked for public comment and advice from area producers. The meeting was adjourned on a motion by Lance Kalfell, seconded by Scott Sackman. All in Favor. Motion Carried ATTESTED: ________________________________ ____________________________________ Raymond Strasheim, Secretary Barry Rakes, President

March 11, 2015 District No. 2 Meeting Minutes

MINUTES Of the MEETING OF THE COMMISSIONERS Of the BUFFALO RAPIDS IRRIGATION DISTRICT NO. 2 Terry, Montana March 11, 2015 The Eleventh Regular Meeting of the members of the Buffalo Rapids Irrigation District No. 2 at Terry, Prairie County, Montana, was to be held on the eleventh day of March, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. There were present and participating at the meeting: Barry Rakes Also present and participating were: Raymond Strasheim, Secretary; Pat Davis, Treasurer. President Barry Rakes could not call the meeting to order. Thereupon, President Barry Rakes announced that legal notice had been given and a quorum was not present so that the meeting could not be held. FINANCIAL REPORT: Pat Davis presented current budget figures which included payroll and expenditures for March. A list of invoices to be paid was submitted to the President and the Secretary of the Board, and forms for the Prairie County Treasurer to transfer funds in the amount of $50,892.24, to cover payroll and invoices were signed. March 15th estimated payroll: $6,754.92; March estimated invoices: $32,907.09; March 31st estimated payroll: $11,230.23. Documents were signed for the transfer of $7,300.00 and 14,000.00 (signed on March 03, 2015) to District 2 Cash O & M from Equipment and Emergency Reserve Account for the purchase of a semi-truck and a vehicle purchase. Investment transfer was also signed to invest the remaining monthly District No. 2 cash balances in the amount of $544,650.00 with Prairie County Pool. ATTESTED: ________________________________ ____________________________________ Raymond Strasheim, Secretary Barry Rakes, President