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Improvement districts, retiree on TID agenda
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The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors will consider a variety of proposed actions for several local improvement districts on Tuesday, in addition to recognizing a long term TID employee entering retirement after years of dedicated service.
After 25 years with the district, TID meter technician Randy Watts will be honored by the TID Board of Directors with a Certificate of Retirement by Meter Supervisor Mario Castrejon.
During the meeting, the Board of Directors are also expected to schedule a public hearing for the inclusion of 9.8 acres into Improvement District No.1173A, better known as the Shevlin Ditch. According to TID staff, the parcel is currently irrigated from a private deep well, which the landowners say is producing water that is deteriorating in quality. Should the Board of Directors approve the land to be included in the Shevlin Ditch, the parcel would be permitted to use the improvement district's facilities. After reviewing the Report of Survey, Statement of Proposed Charge and the Statement of Benefit, the Board of Directors will consider scheduling a public hearing for June 24.
Additionally, the Board of Directors will consider authorizing the survey and preparation of chargers for the formation and acquisition of the proposed Improvement District No.5224, to be known as the Delhi Service Area No. 24. According to TID, landowners in the proposed improvement district have requested to acquire a presently existing pipeline irrigation system, as improvement districts within the Delhi State Land Settlement are required to transport water through their facilities or pump water with their booster or deep well pumps to other improvement districts within the settlement.
On Tuesday, the Board of Directors is also expected to:
• Consider approving the installation of a 12-inch sidegate in the Turlock Main Canal to serve approximately 14 acres of almond trees;
• Authorize two 5-year Grazing Lease Agreements with Ronald Todd Fair and Jerry7 Emig, and Marilyn Baba for properties near the Turlock Lake Outlet and Power Plant, and the La Grange Water Treatment Plant;
• Receive weekly electric service, power, water and irrigation reports;
• Review and accept the Treasurer's Report on TID's Investment Portfolio and Summary of Investment Activity as of March 31;
• Cancel the Regular TID Board Meeting of May 6.
The TID Board of Directors will meet at 9 a.m. on Tuesday at the TID Main Office Building located at 333 E. Canal Drive.