P.O. BOX 144
Aztec, NM 87410
March 3, 2009
Present: Sav Martinez, President
Bill Moss, Vice President
Joe Morrison, Commissioner
Joe Lewis, Commissioner
Mike Johnson, Commissioner
Wayne Lemes, member-at-large
Darcy Moss, member-at-large
Call to Order: 7:10 PM, quorum confirmed.
o Presented power company proposal requesting written easement on ditch working
easement for power company to install power poles. Commissioners did not
approve of plan as proposed and suggested that power company representative meet
with commissioners to discuss alternate plans. Mr. Lemes to arrange for meeting,
possibly Saturday when commissioners make annual ditch walk.
o Requested transfer of water rights that the Office of the State Engineer has on file
from Cedar Hill ditch to Graves Atteberry ditch. Commissioners advised Mr.
Lemes that it probably would not be legal if he in fact, has water rights adjudicated
on the Cedar Hill ditch, but to discuss the matter with the Office of the State
o Bill Moss to contact new US Army Corp of Engineers agent to arrange meeting for
discussion of action to be taken.
o Sav Martinez will send a letter to NRCS, Alan Maez, requesting advisement of
status of projects that have been submitted to them.
Levying of assessments
o Discussed point brought up at the December General Membership meeting
requesting that assessments be decided by membership vote. Commissioners
decided to continue with existing policy according to Article VII, Section A of the
association’s by-laws, whereby the commissioners have the responsibility of
determining and collecting the assessments.
Work ticket submission procedure
o Discussed and updated procedure for timely submission and payment of work
tickets. Darcy Moss volunteered to draft a new work ticket incorporating the points
discussed and will submit the draft for commissioner approval.
Ditch crossing highway 550
o Sav Martinez to contact Randy Crockett, Highway Dept. in regard to grouting
eroding spillway at the crossing of the highway as he had previously stated he
Annual ditch walk
o Walk set for Saturday, March 7th at 10 AM, weather permitting.
o To be determined and set after ditch walk.
Adjournment at 8:30 PM