May 21, 2019

Colorado Supreme Court: Board Members of Water Conservancy District Serving Expired Terms May Continue to Vote

The Colorado Supreme Court issued its opinion in Concerning the Application for Water Rights of Yellow Jacket Water Conservancy District in Rio Blanco County: Yellow Jacket Water Conservancy District v. Livingston on Monday, December 23, 2013.

Diligence Applications—Holdover Directors—Water Conservancy Act.

The Supreme Court held that the holdover provision in the Water Conservancy Act, CRS § 37-45-114(1)(b), enables a holdover director to continue to serve as a de jure officer and does not impose a temporal limit on his or her authority to act on behalf of a water district. The water court’s judgment was reversed and the case was remanded for further proceedings.

Summary and full case available here.

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