Q: Is the Plan for Water process moving forward? Did the Board put it on hold?
A: Plan for Water is continuing to move forward with initial community workshops to begin information sharing about process and gather general input about water resources planning from the community. The Board has not put the process on hold. Only the process for forming the Community Representatives Group has been put on hold until the new Board is seated.
Q: Are the Dec. 1 and 10 workshops going to address the Community Representatives Group information or formation process?
A: The workshops are not about the Community Representatives Group. The formation, guidelines, and process for the Community Representatives Group is on hold until the new Board is seated.
Q: Is there an application out for the Community Representatives Group?
A: There is no plan or application process in place at this point for the Community Representatives Group. Decisions on that process are expected to be made by the new Board.
Q: Are the upcoming Plan for Water workshops being promoted?
A: The Plan for Water workshops are actively being promoted. There have been print, email, online, and outdoor advertisements running this week. The goal is to raise as must awareness and participation as possible. View The Union article and Facebook event.
Q: How does Plan for Water relate to the proposed Centennial Reservoir project?
A: Plan for Water is not directly related to the proposed Centennial Reservoir. Centennial is a proposed project that has not yet been approved by the Board. NID continues to pursue all its projects and proposed projects so that all opportunities are available for discussion and inclusion in the Plan for Water process. No single program or project in NID’s current management cycle is being paused during this time, which is an important basis to the process so that all potential solutions are on the table for discussion and inclusion in pathway development. It is expected that there will be a wide range of alternative solutions produced by the process, including infrastructure, conservation, meadow restoration, storage, and many others to be determined.