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Minutes of general meeting of the Winfield & Okanagan Centre Irrigation District, February 13, 1948 Winfield and Okanagan Centre Irrigation District Feb 13, 1948

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 GENERAL MEETING of the Winf ield & oWaJaxvcle
Distriot held in the Wlnfield tell/on IrTTFe
75 members present*
J*Seaton was elected ChairW* /nd S*Land as Secretary*
The Chairman stated that the^eti^ft-fcsrtrSee^^   for the
purpose of discussing the^g^ffXntUs  of the District acquis*
ing the 2^^atS^jx^sjstmT IJtatNshe price asked was 85*000o00
and that the Sec* had all ttfe necessary figures pertaining to
this matter* /     X.
Olt was suggested front the floor^that each of the Trustees
give his opinion on this afebject*    ^C
The Chairman called/on Mr* P* Chase who said that he
thought that the District should buy the syst&n* Mr* Goldie
gave some interesting figures for and against pUfcohase* Mr*
Williams said that the/figures spoke for themselves* Mr* Ed-
. wards gave reasons wl# be thought that the District should
own the system*
The matter was then discussed at great length by all and
sundry* Mr* Van Aokeren, at the request of the Chairman* answered many questions regarding the amount of pipe renewed*
costs of material, and labour, etc*
Mr* A. Smith suggested that the Co* might be trying to"
replace the main line to rabidly. The Chairman said that according to the Weston report they were not replacing it quickly enough*
O MOVED by W*C*BR0DI1
• _SECONDED by I*C*NUYENS :-
wThat this meeting is of the opinion that the irrigation
system at present owned by the Okanagan Centre Irrigation
& Power Co* Ltd* should be owned by the water users of
*ks  the Winfield & Okanagan Getre Irrigation Distriot; and
hereby authorize the Trustees of the said District to
endeavour to arrange satisfactory terms of purchase,
such terms to be submitted to a general meeting of the
members of the Irrigation Distriot for verification*"
CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
The Chairman then stated that the Okanagan Centre Irrigation &
Power Go* Ltd* had applied to the Public Utilities Commission
for an increase of #2#©0 per acr.e foot in the irrigation rate*
He explained that this money was to enable the Co* to borrow
money to finance this years replacement programme* and would be
earmarked to repay this loan in a similar manner to the Canyon
job* The Co* was basing it*s request for a raise on the fact
that pipe had advanced* on an average* almost 50^» in price*
He said that in the event of the meeting agreeing to pay
the additional rate irrigation water would cost' #12 per acre
foot for the next three years aftes which time it would revert
to #1© unless the Co* had to wanat borrow more money In the
interim^ and it looked as though they would*
In reply to one question Mr* Van Ackeren said that under
the present set-up the Irrigation Co* investment in the system
could not go over #103^000*00* and that at the present time all
|p revenue had to be turned back into the system. Ho Interest was
being taken at all*
MOVED by E.CJSUYENS
SECONDED by 0*T*LEE :-
'■>
"That this meeting is of the opinion that an increase
of #2*00 per acre foot is necessary for the continuation of present replacements in the irrigation system owned by the Okanagan Centre Irrigation & Power
Co* Ltd* and is in favour of paying this increase fer
the year 1948, provided that the said #2*00 be treated
on the same basis as the Canyon replacement loan*n
CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
( CONTINUED ) &>/3.S7,%cjL%&\
GENERAL MEETING  FRI* FEB, 13/48*
( Sheet 2 )
MOVED by R*E*C.BROADBENT
SECONDED by W*C.fiROBj! :-
f\ " That when the matter of the purchase of the irrigation
system be referred to the wfcter users at a further
general meeting*; the Trustees recommend a proposed
method of management for the said system*"
CARRIH) UNANIMOUSLY
MEETING ADJOURNED AT 10*50 pm*
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Secretary* Chairman*
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