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Minutes of meeting of the Trustees of the Winfield and Okanagan Centre Irrigation District, May 10, 1946 Trustees of the Winfield and Okanagan Centre Irrigation District May 10, 1946

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Meeting of the Trustees of the WINFIEIE k OKANJOAR CENTRE IRRIGATION
DISTRICT held in the RAINBOW RANCHE office, FRI. MAY 10/46 at 4 p.m.
PRESENT:- J.B. Seat^'tChairman) Messrs. Constable, Duggan, & Goldie.
The minutes of $he last meeting were read and it wae
MOVED by GOLDIE
SECONDED <:by 3UGGAN :- That the minutes of Mar. 15* 1946 be amended by
adding "on B land" after the worde "$50 wae set as
the fee for installations of all fdture domestic
connections w and that they then be adopted.
CARRIED
ARISING FROM MINUTES   j
The Chairman reported that he and the Sec. had seen
Mr* Davy, the new owner of the Rcbinsdm place (Lot 50, Map 444)   and had
defined the irrigable portion of the property via* COO feet North from the
South-West corner post,  and 217 fipt East.
CORRESPONDENCE
Four letters were read.
1.    Application from F. N. Stewart for a domestic connection on Lot 68,
Map 444.
0*   Two applications from A. McMaster. One for domestic and one for irr-
gation water on Lots 19-21, Map ffli 500*
3*    Application from R. Lamb, & W.Fosbloom for domestic water on Blk* E
Map 457.
The usual discussion on domestic connections followed*
Applications 2, k fbaam 3 were not granted ae both are outside the Distriot*
MOVED by GOLDIE \"-jfjirf
SECONDED    by DTOGAN :- That the application of F. N. Stewart for a domestic
connection on Lot 68, Map 444 be granted, without      ]
prejudice for future cases. \Jgm
CARRIED UNANIMOUSLT
MOVED by DUGGAN
SECCNDED by CONSTABIE:- That the following a/c1 a be ratified:-
J. Seaton    •• Expenses to Victoria ..••••••••••$60*00
S.  Land    *... " " •••••••••..* 60*00
Assn.  of 3. C.  Irr* Distfs ..Affiliation 36.02
Dept. of Lands    . •. Water rentals    *• • • • * 114*90
R. Berry    ••* Repairs to D. L. Flume     23.24
$296.16
CARRIED
The Chairman reported that as a result of the delegation of Valley Water
Districts to Victoria, a Royal Commission wae being sent to the Okanagan
to investigate all irrigation problems; & that our District should have a
brief to act before them when the time comes.
He agreed to get all possible information from the S. E. Kelowna District re. their arrangements & repayments te the Govt* & to report back to
the Trustees so that they would have some base on which to judge the
equity of the Govt's    present plan* and to build a brief for the Commission,
DtJCK LAKE  FLUME
Mr. Goldie pointed out that since 1937 the money received
in collections from the users en the flat just about balanced off the cost
of maintenance.    The Trustees felt that this was not satisfactory, k that
the matter of relinquishing the flume k letting the users resume their own
responsibilities was a possible solution*
It might be possible to get  an tesiniEHBBs Increased rate   , which would
make the whole set-up more equitable*
Nothing definite was arrived at.
The Sec* stated that the date of the annual meeting was May 15/46, k that
subject to approval by the Trustees, the opening of the irrigation season
had been set at May 20, 1946.' jgp;
This was agreed tc.
The Sec. was instructed tc write the Irrigation Co. and ask for an outline
of their policy re. the selling of additional water after the close of the
irrigation season.
Three applications for water licences'were read, the applicants being
Messrs. Bunt, Pretty, &.Davy.    ,      No comment*
Meeting adjourned at 6.30 p.m.
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