The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors will hold their first night meeting July 15.
On June 10, the TID Board of Directors unanimously approved a resolution to hold a minimum of three night meetings over the next 12 months after questions of transparency arose.
The TID Board typically meets every Tuesday morning at 9 a.m., when many people are working and cannot attend. TID meetings are also not recorded nor broadcasted for the public.
The three night meetings, with the first on Tuesday, are a trial to see if there is a large enough interest from the public to attend TID meetings.
At the first scheduled night meeting, the TID Board of Directors will consider approving “certain proposed terms” for transferring water to the Stanislaus Regional Water Authority (SRWA).
The SRWA, made up of Turlock, Modesto, and Ceres, formed in 2011 to discuss a water supply agreement with TID. The SRWA is now looking into the feasibility of selling treated water to the Del Puerto Irrigation District, on the westside of Stanislaus County.
TID objects to selling the treated water to the Del Puerto Water District, and, according to staff reports, says the water should stay in Turlock.
At Tuesday’s meeting, the TID Board of Directors is also expected to:
-Set up three public hearings on Sept. 9 for the inclusion of land into Improvement District No. 1317, 1407, and 1570.
-Reaffirm TID’s ongoing commitment to dam safety and approve the inclusion of Don Pedro, LaGrange, Turlock Lake, Upper and Lower Dawson, and Hickman dams into the District’s Owner’s Dam Safety Program.
-Approve holding two public workshops in August to further discuss terms of SRWA water transfer and receive public input.
The TID Board of Directors will meet at 6 p.m. July 15 in the Board Room of the TID Main Office Building, 333 E. Canal Dr.