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Minutes of the annual General Meeting of the Winfield and Okanagan Centre Irrigation Distirct, March… Winfield and Okanagan Centre Irrigation District Mar 18, 1932

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 MINUTES OF  THE ANNUAL GENERAL  KEATING OP  THE VINFEBLD AND
OKANAGAN CENTRE IRRIGATION DISTRICT,  HELD  IN WINELFLD COMMUNITY
HALL AT WINPIELPt   FRIDAY MARCH 18th*  1932,   AT 8 O1 CLOCK P.M.
Mr*  J.Goldie called the meeting to order and asked for a Chairman
to  be appointed.
It was moved  by to.   Shanks,
Seconded  by Mr •Aberdeen,        That Mr.  Goldie be Chairman of  the
meeting*
Carried
Mr.  Goldie  then took the chair and asked tho meeting to appoint
a Secretary,  and  it waa
Moved by Mr.Aberdeen, a
Seconded by Mr. E„*rillia»s,   That Mr.pead ac't^aecrotary*
Carried
O
The Secretary then read the minutes of the Special General  Meeting
hold on August 21st. 1931 •
After Mr*  F* 0". Coe had pointed out what ha considered to  be a
clerical error  in connection with the delivery of water,   an
amendment to   the said resolution was made to  read:-    That  in
future, delivery of  irrigation water should begin an May 1st*
It was  then,
Moved by Mr.  Claggot,
Seconded by Mr*  Aberdeen,   That the minutes of August 21 ot*  1931
be adopted*
Carried
The  Chairman then asked for any discussion arising out of  the
minutes*      None being forthcoming,   the  Trustees Report was
proceeded with*
Mr.   Goldie suggested  that  it would be best to take Jfcaks this
report up clause .by clause thus confining the discussion to  the
subject   in hand*
-. Griess.    |        ,
Mr* ^ Enquired as to
the location of D*Lake and why  it waa so called*
This,was clearly explained by Mr*  E*0*Me*Bonald,  who also outlined
the object of damming Crooked Lake and  ita effect on D*   and
other Lakes.
Mr.   Marahall stated that he had recently been examining the syphon
on the Beaver Lake Road,   at a point where it met  the Company's
flume.   He was of  the opinion that  the builders had made a good job,
but waa sorry to find  it full of  ice*     The Chairman rejoined that
he was prepared to accept aome of  the responaibil ity for this
condition,   but must remind Mr.  Marshall that there had been no paid
Manager on the work,   and he was afraid  it was a case of" everybody's
business and nobody's  business".
Mr.   McDonald stated that there war? no need for alarm with regard
to  this.matter,  aa he had onl.t that day carefully   inspected the
sypham,   and ..found that absolutely no damage had been done.
Crooked Lake Bam The Chairman h?re gave a brief resume 6f the
work that had been done at Crooked Lake*       In answer to several
questions,  he assured the Meeting,   that not only he,  but all the
practical men vmho had seen the dam,  were of  the opinion that  it
was an excellent piece of work at a mast reasonable price*
Considerable discussion ensued lr\ connect ion with  the Harris
Creek Diversion Scheme.     isfir.A.i^^j^wanted to know who had
authorized Trustees  to attend meetings that had been held in
Vernon on this subject*    He was  informed that the authority had
come from the trustees.
Mr.   Coe objected to the statement made by Mr*  Smith,   that the
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ANNUAL  GENERAL  MEETING MAPCH 18th» 1912*
District was not   interested in this scheme*      He considered
that   if,  as some the Electors seemed to think,   the Rainbow Ranche
wore successful  in getting more water,   it would mean a benefit
to   the Distriot to  the extent of  that amounts
Mr* J*E. Seaton did not think that anyone need be unduly disturbed,
as he felt confident nothing would be done in    this connection
for a long time,that would be likely to  involve  tho District
in any expenditure*
Moved  by Mr. Aberdeen*
Seconded by Mr* tor shall,   That the Trustees peport be adopted
'  Carried
Financial  Statement      Speaking on    the Duck Creek Hume,   Kr*  Col^
wanted to know what steps were being taken to collect  the balance]
owing by the Hat Users*     Mr*   Goldie informed him that soma had
not yet promised to contribute, and it seemed to be a case of,
relying on their sense of fairness and good faith*
Mr*  Marshall,   .Manage* of th4"1ftteiis^an Valley Land^Co.,   oxpressod
hia opinion on theDam at Crooked Lake,   stating that it was one of
the cheapest pieces of storage that he knew of*
Moved by Mr.   Clagget,
Seconded by Mr.Aberdeen,   That the Financial  Statement be adopted*
Carried
Some discuaalon took place regarding the 15$ tax penalty,  and it was
Moved by Mr.  A* Smith,
Seconded by Mr*J*Aracldf   That  it be recommended to the  Trustees
to take the necessary steps  to provide for a penalty of one per cent
per month under section 254 of  the Water Act,  to substitute thereby
the existing penalty of fifteen percent*
Carried
The Chairman then read a statement handed  in by Mr. A.Smith,
"A Trustee may not entsr  into engagements  in which he has or can
have a personal   interest,  which conflicts or poaaibly may conflict
with the  interests of those whom he is bound to protect"•
Moved by Mr*Clagget,
Seconded by Mr*  Smith,   That this District will not enter     into
any echeme for pumping out of Wood's Lake this year*
Defeated»
Mr.  Griese than took up the matter of unequal distributdon of water*
He considered that he had been treated unfairly by the Company during;
the past season,  and that this and similar cases should be dealt
with by    the   Trustees*
Mr Seaton assured Mr*  Griass that considerable thought had been
given to this class of complaint.     The conclusion reached by the
Trustees was,   that oases affecting only  individuals could not be
dealt with by the District*
Mr.  McDonald thou^it  it would be a good thing for the  Trustees
to have this matter cleared up    and it was
Moved by Mr*Grless,
Seconded by Mr.McDonald,   That the Trustees   take dp with the
Okanagan Centre Irrigation Co.,   any oases of alleged discrimation
in supply of water,  on complaint of any user*
Defeated*
Moved by Mr* Arnold,
Seconded by Kr.     Coe,     That the Trustees be allowed their expenses
when on district business.
Carr ied f
o
A
ANNUAL GENERAL   ffiETING MARCH 18th*  1932*
Amendment
Moved by Mr*Clagget,
Seconded  by Mr*Shanks,   That the Trusteeo be allowed two dollars
and out of pocket expenses for each meeting
attended*
O Defeated
Moved by Mr.C* Draper,
Seconded by Mr»Clagget That the trustees  in Office last year
be paid twenty dollars each for their
services to the District*
Casey led (Unan imously)
JK*  The Chairman than asked for nominations for two  Trustees
to succeed Messrs*  McDonald and Gray whoso terns expire*
Mr* Aberdeen nominated Mr*  Gray.
Mr*Arnold nominated Mr*   McDonagh*
Mr.  McDonald refused to stand*
Moved  by Mr*Berry,
Seconded    by Mr*  Coe  That nominations be closed*
Carried
The Chairman then declared yr*  Gray and Mr*  McDonagh elected*
for a term of  throe years*
Mr* Goldie them addressed tho meeting*    He told of hia trips to
Victoria and how he had pursuaded the Government to loan the
money to   the District when other Districts had been refused*
He YiCdL given his promise to pur sua de the XL ec tors that this loan
should be repay ed, a policy which he favoured at the present time*
Moved by Mr*   Smith,
Seconded by Mr*Coe,     That the questioryrf of tbbbttb funds be
left to the Trustees*
Carried
Mr.  McDonald brought up the question of protecting our water
shed.    He stated that several Kelowna busineaa man intended
building cabina on the lake shore this jrear*
Mr. A.Clark said  that three years ago he applied fdr a IrtMWMMMt
lease,  but owing to a protest from the District he had been
refused*
Moved by Mr.   Coe,
Seconded by Mr*Aberdeen,   That the resolution dealing with the
safeguarding of our water aixsd
be confirmed.
Carr ied*
Mr*  Coo apoke at length on the advisability of firing the bush
surrounding our storage lakes.     Opinions were rery much divided
on this subject and no action was taken*
Ifeved by Mr .Aberdeen,
Seconded by Mr.  Coo,       That this meeting adjourn*
Carried
Approved, 1932
Chairman Secretary

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