The Arch Hurley board of directors approved Tuesday a list of long term and short term goals for its strategic plan.
One board member, however, did not approve the plan.
Board member John Gilbertson said the list of goals represented objectives based on good management practices for an irrigation project. Gilbertson said the strategic plan should have included a vision of where the Arch Hurley project should be in 20 years and should have addressed the issue of the adjudication of water rights.
Arch Hurley constituent Bob Morgan said the plan did not specifically mention the measuring of water through the canal and laterals to determine efficiency and to make sure that farmers are getting the proper amount of water ordered.
In other matters:
l The expenditure of up to $150,000 for a long reach excavator to clean canal basins was approved.
l Arch Hurley Manager Franklin McCasland said indications from state finance officials are that capital outlays will fall short next year because the state’s projected income will be less because oil prices have dropped. Agencies which may have expected to get about $1.5 million should now anticipae between $300,00 and $400,000, McCasland said.
l The board directed McCasland and board member Tommy Bruhn to draft a proposed contract between Big Mesa and Arch Hurley for a point of diversion at Conchas Lake. The action was taken after a closed executive session.