January 20, 2021 News

As you may recall Orchard Mesa Irrigation District did not hold an in-person annual meeting earlier this month due to the COVID situation.  Accordingly, the Board of Directors continued two Director terms for one additional year.  However, we needed Landowner approval/election to authorize borrowing of up to $1.7 million from the State of Colorado to be used as partial funding to replace the old Grand Valley Power Plant, and authorize the District to sign several agreements to finance, design, operate and own the New Vinelands Power Plant.  We sent all of the District landowners (eligible to vote) a paper ballot in mid-December, 2020 which asked for a simple “Yes” or “No” on the question.  We asked for the ballots to be returned by January 14, 2021.

This note is to inform you of the results of that election, as tabulated by two District landowners (not
staff or Directors) on January 15, 2021

The following summarizes the results of the election:

  • Ballots returned: 235; 4 spoiled or voided ballots (no vote indicated, no signature, received late)
  • Accepted ballots: 231; representing 2,428.09 acres of land within the District
  • Ballots voting “No” were 10, representing 53.93 acres
  • Ballots voting “Yes” were 221, representing 2,374.16 acres

The question put to the Landowners was passed by the ballots cast representing the majority of landowner acres in this election.

Thank You for your interest in the affairs of the Orchard Mesa Irrigation District.

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