Office of Secretary
Minutes of Regular Meeting
January 4, 2005
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session on January 4, 2005. Directors in attendance were Chairman Urban Eberhart, Vice Chairman Jim Schnebly, Larry Bland, Ed Wakkuri and Brad Haberman. Also in attendance were Ben George, Janeice Jump, Kathleen Satnik, Roger Satnik, Ken Hasbrouck, Barbara Pettit, Jack Carpenter and Legal Counsel John Gilreath.
A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the Agenda with the addition of Executive Session. The motion passed unanimously.
Directors Urban Eberhart and Ed Wakkuri executed their Oath of Office and Bond.
This being the time for reorganization of the Board Jim Schnebly was elected Chairman and Larry Bland was elected Vice Chairman with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Brad Haberman. The motion passed unanimously.
A motion from Brad Haberman and seconded by Larry Bland appointed Jack Carpenter Secretary-Manager and John Gilreath Legal Counsel for 2005. The motion passed unanimously.
The Minutes of the December 7th and December 28th meetings were approved by a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to water update Ken Hasbrouck distributed the USBR water storage status report.
Paul Green presented a maintenance update explaining field crews were laid off in December with Ron, Marty and Dave working on maintenance in the shop.
Moving to KCWP Update Kathleen apprised the Board the DOE 319 Grant report will be submitted this week. Kathleen explained all loggers except for Wippel have been removed from the field. Kathleen apprised the Board she scheduled for presentations at the Cattlemens and Ellensburg Water Company with the next KCWP Board meeting scheduled for January 25th.
Mr. Carpenter presented updated information on unneeded lands explaining of the Bureau of Reclamation is waiting for environmental and HAZMAT assessments and appraisals.
Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board there is some confusion regarding the payoff of sick leave for non-union employees at retirement. Discussion followed with Chairman Jim Schnebly appointing himself and Urban Eberhart to a sub-committee to review the sick leave policy for non-union employees.
Mr. Carpenter presented updated information on the Eichman Turnout Permit Sec. 28 Twn. 19 Rng. 18 for review and discussion. A motion from Brad Haberman and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the updated Eichman Turnout Permit. The motion passed unanimously.
Barbara Pettit apprised the Board a CD matures today with U.S. Bank and presented current CD rates. It was the consensus of the Board it be moved to Sterling Savings for 90 days. Mrs. Pettit further explained two CDs with Sterling Savings will mature on January 10th. Mrs. Pettit apprised the Board she will call with rates on January 10th.
Moving to New Business Mr. Carpenter presented the Juantia Edgar Sec. 1 and 36 Twn. 19 Rng. 19; Sid Marshall Sec. 35 Twn. 18 Rng. 19; Darrell Johnson Sec. 36 Twn.18 Rng. 19; Kunzmann/Larson Sec. 28 Twn. 20 Rng. 14 and Swan (Manning) Sec. 21 Twn. 20 Rng. 14 land divisions for pre-approval subject to meeting the general guideline. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Brad Haberman approved the land divisions as presented subject to meeting the general guideline. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented the USBR O&M payment in the sum of $164,000.00. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the USBR O & M payment as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented the 2005 WSWRA Dues in the sum of $19,197.84. A motion from Brad Haberman and seconded by Larry Bland approved the 2005 WSWRA Dues as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck requested input regarding applicable trespass sign language to restrict canal bank usage to agricultural use. Discussion followed with Legal Counsel suggested language of "KRD access limited to KRD permits only". Discussion continued regarding KRD issuing KRD decals and maintaining a list for authorized access.
Mr. Carpenter requested the Board increase the KRD mileage reimbursement rate for KRD use of personal vehicles to the current IRS rate. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved increasing the mileage reimbursement rate to the IRS reimbursement rate. The motion passed unanimously.
January 14th River Ops. Yakima
January 21st Battelle Weather Forecasting Yakima
January 25th KCWP KRD
Moving to Other Business Mr. Carpenter distributed a copy of the KRD minutes on CD as archived by Washington State Archives.
The Board adjourned to Executive Session at 1:30 p.m. for 10 minutes to discuss Legal Issues regarding mediation with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Brad Haberman. The motion passed unanimously. With a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland the Board returned to Regular Session at 1:40 p.m. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board a letter requesting approval of Ken Hasbrouck as Secretary-Manager needs to be submitted to the Bureau of Reclamation. Discussion followed with Mr. Carpenter directed to send a letter to the Bureau of Reclamation submitting Ken Hasbrouck for approval as Secretary-Manager for the Kittitas Reclamation District.
The Directors monthly payroll vouchers were presented for signatures and checks distributed accordingly.
The Summary Vouchers for November expenses Vouchers #24913-25007 and 25009-25048 in the sum of $316,115.03 were presented for approval. A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Brad Haberman approved the Summary Vouchers as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
All Business having been concluded the meeting adjourned.
Jim Schnebly Chairman
Jack W. Carpenter Secretary-Manager
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