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Minutes of Regular Meeting
January 3, 2013
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session January 3, 2013. Directors in attendance were Chairman Ed Wakkuri, Fred Schnebly, Paul Weaver, Urban Eberhart and Larry Bland. Also in attendance were Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck, Kevin Eslinger, Keli Bender, Roger Satnik, Kathleen Satnik, Janeice Jump and Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower.
The Agenda was approved as presented with the addition of Executive Session with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Fred Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
Director Larry Bland and Paul Weaver executed their Oath of Office.
This being the time for the reorganization of the Board a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Fred Schnebly approved the nomination of Paul Weaver, Chairman and Larry Bland Vice Chairman. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck was appointed Secretary-Manager for 2013 with a motion from Fred Schnebly and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
Jeff Slothower was appointed Legal Counsel for 2013 with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Fred Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the December 4, 2012 and December 18, 2012 meetings were approved as corrected with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Fred Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed the reservoir system status report explaining inflows are down due to cold weather with snowtel sites are reporting 115% of average.
Kevin Eslinger presented a maintenance update explaining contractors are working
on rehabilitation of the fire affected lands in conjunction with the Kittitas
County Conservation District agreement which expires in June, 2013. Kevin Eslinger
continued explaining we have received additional funding from Kittitas County
Conservation District for tree removal in the Singing Hills area for protection
of the KRD canal system. Kevin Eslinger apprised the Board three Hydraulic Permit
Applications were completed in 2012.
Moving to KCWP Update Kathleen Satnik apprised the Board a KCWP meeting is scheduled on January 29, 2013 with Charlie McKinney, DOE, to discuss the Memorandum of Understanding.
Ken Hasbrouck presented an insurance update explaining reimbursement for fire damages for the Swauk House Shop building has been received and documents reviewed by Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower. Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board additional fire damage claims have been submitted to the Insurance Company.
Urban Eberhart presented updated information on YRBWEPIII activities.
Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower requested delinquent accounts discussion be moved to Executive Session.
Moving to New Business Ken Hasbrouck presented the USBR O & M payment in the sum of $210,000.00. A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland approved the payment as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented the following segregations pre-approval subject to meeting the general guideline: William Ball Sec. 5 Twn. 16 Rng. 20. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the segregations as presented subject to meeting the general guidelines. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented authorizations for U.S. Bank and Costco credit cards for signatures.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed and presented the KRD Personnel Practices and Procedures Manual for review and requested it be placed on the February agenda for approval.
Upcoming Meetings: Jan. 7th River Ops Yakima
Jan.18th Joint Board Yakima
Jan. 29th KCWP KRD
With a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland the Board adjourned to Executive Session for 30 minutes at 1:53 p.m. to discuss Aquavella Water Rights Adjudication and Delinquent Accounts. The motion passed unanimously. Chairman Paul Weaver announced a 10 minute extension at 2:23 p.m. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:33 p.m. with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
The Summary Vouchers for November, 2012 expenses vouchers #36645-36761 & 9900210-9900219 in the sum $294,009.15 were approved with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
The Directors monthly payroll vouchers were presented for signatures and checks distributed accordingly.
All Business having been concluded the meeting adjourned.
Paul Weaver - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary Manager
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