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Minutes of Regular Meeting
January 4, 2011
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session January 4, 2011. Directors in attendance were Chairman Paul Weaver, Jim Schnebly, Larry Bland, Urban Eberhart and Ed Wakkuri. Also in attendance were Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck, Kathleen Satnik, Roger Satnik, Paul Green, Janiece Jump and Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower.
The Agenda was approved as presented with the addition of Executive Session with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
Director Ed Wakkuri and Urban Eberhart executed their Oath of Office.
This being the time for the reorganization of the Board Larry Bland was appointed Chairman and Ed Wakkuri was appointed Vice Chairman with a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Jim Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck was appointed Secretary-Manager and Jeff Slothower was appointed Legal Counsel for 2011 with a motion from Ed Wakkrui and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the December 7, 2010 meeting were approved with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Urban Eberhart. The motion passed unanimously. The minutes of the December 29, 2010 meeting were approved with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed the reservoir system status report explaining precipitation is near normal with the Snotel sites in the upper basin below average and reservoir content above average.
Paul Green presented a maintenance update explaining the winter maintenance staff is busy working in the shop.
Moving to KCWP Update, Kathleen Satnik presented an overview of the 2010 water quality sampling data and apprised the Board the Grant Amendment has not been received. Kathleen continued explaining she will be participating in the E3 Winter Fair at Hal Holmes Center.
Ken Hasbrouck presented updated information on the Manastash-Bruton Project, explaining contract negotiations are ongoing on Bruton. Ken apprised the Board the Taneum diversion is completed and work on the Keech/Jensen screen facilities is continuing.
Urban Eberhart presented updated information from the YRBWEPIII meetings. Discussion followed.
Moving to Delinquent Accounts Jeff Slothower apprised the Board one account remains delinquent and the foreclosure process continues.
Moving to New Business, Ken Hasbrouck presented the DOE LID payment in the sum of $3,199.17 explaining KRD was notified that due to family illness Mahre's were not able to make the payment by the due date. Discussion followed with the consensus KRD pay the DOE LID payment and requested Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower review the contract.
Ken Hasbrouck presented the USBR O & M Payment in the sum of $192,000.00. The USBR payment in the sum of $192,000.00 was approved by a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to Other Business Ken presented information from WSWRA regarding a proposed study on Endothall and its effects on salmonids. The funding for this study will be through suggested contributions by Irrigation Districts based on the number of employees. The proposed contribution for KRD is $10,00.00. Discussion followed with the recommendation KRD not participate in the Endothall study.
Upcoming Meetings: Jan. 4th River Ops. Yakima
Jan. 19th WSWRA Pasco
Jan. 10th WTWG Yakima
Jan. 28th Joint Board Yakima
With a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Jim Schnebly the Board adjourned to Executive Session for 10 minutes at 1:30 p.m. to discuss legal matters. The motion passed unanimously. The Board returned to Regular Session at 1:40 p.m. with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
The Summary Vouchers for December expenses vouchers 33655 & 33925-33985 & 33988-34037 & 9900026-9900029 in the sum of $369,738.69 were approved with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. 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.
Larry Bland - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary Manager
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