Letter to the editor Herald and
News by Pat Lunde, Klamath Falls
petitioners’ reasons for the recall are false accusations by
former Klamath Irrigation Board members who seek, at any
price, to regain financial and political control over the
Klamath Irrigation Board/KID.
state: “Any factual information provided must be true.” When
you signed the petition for recall did you know why, and was
the prospective petition sheet provided to you?
has not delayed the C flume replacement. They were
protecting all KID patrons by negotiating the best
possible repayment contract with the Bureau of
Reclamation. The loan amount offered was originally $10
million, reduced to $7.45 million. After signing the
contract, the BOR reduced the loan amount, again, to
$5.5 million, and KID must spend $1.712 million of KID
reserves. Was it not the responsibility of the board
members to know if we had the money secured to do the C
flume replacement? Should they have just signed and
hoped for the best as our prior board has done for
fortunate to have a board looking out for our interests.
Would KID be in this position if the prior board had
started planning in 2011 when notified by the BOR? 2013
BOR declares the C flume a Category One and now the
board must put a plan in place, which meant raising our
behind this board and their actions. I question the real
reasons this board is under recall. Do you think it has
anything to do with Cheyne, Smith and Knoll opposing dam
removal and withdrawing KID from Klamath Water Users?
minutes clearly show Cheyne, Knoll and Smith’s actions
were not derelict in their duty, did not breach
fiduciary responsibility and did not violate public
trust. The minutes of this year’s meeting can be
obtained at the KID office.
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