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Minutes of Regular Meeting
January 5, 2010
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session January 5, 2010. Directors in attendance were Chairman Jim Schnebly, Larry Bland, Paul Weaver, Urban Eberhart and Ed Wakkuri. Also in attendance were Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck, Kathleen Satnik, Roger Satnik, Paul Green 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 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 Ed Wakkuri approved the nomination of Paul Weaver, Chairman and Larry Bland Vice Chairman. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck was appointed Secretary-Manager for 2010 with a motion from Ed Wakkrui and seconded by Jim Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
Jeff Slothower was appointed Legal Counsel for 2010 with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Jim Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the December 1, 2009 and December 15, 2009 meetings were approved with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed the reservoir system status report explaining precipitation is below normal with Snotel sites reading 70%.
Paul Green presented a maintenance update explaining the maintenance/ditchriding crews are on layoff.
Moving to KCWP Update, Kathleen Satnik apprised the Board a new grant manager has been assigned. Kathleen continued explaining DOE is requiring the funds be spent on BMP Projects by a stated date or risk returning the money. Kathleen explained she is working with various agencies with BMP Projects meeting the criteria to satisfy the requirement.
Ken Hasbrouck presented updated information on the Manastash-Bruton Project
explaining the work is progressing as weather permits.
Ken further apprised the Board he met with the Bruton Ditch landowners and Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower is preparing required documents for signature.
Urban Eberhart presented updated information from the YRBWEPIII meetings. Discussion followed.
Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board that the Union accepted the December 15th proposal. The 2010-2012 Union Contract was presented for signatures.
Moving to Mitchell Reed & Assoc., Inc. the Professional Services Agreement and Associate Member Agreement were presented for review and discussion. Discussion followed with the Board requesting the By-Laws, Inter Local Agreements and Broker Licenses be submitted for review.
Moving to New Business Jeff Slothower apprised the Board he is continuing the collection process on delinquent accounts.
Ken Hasbrouck presented the DOE LID payment in the sum of $7,329.85 for approval. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the DOE LID payment as presented.
Ken Hasbrouck presented the USBR O & M Payment in the sum of $182,500.00 less credit of $768.77 for a total of $181,731.23. The USBR payment in the sum of $181,731.23 was approved by a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Barbara Pettit presented the 2010 indirect rate explaining it will be sent to the USBR for approval.
Moving to Other Business Barbara Pettit apprised the Board the State Auditor is scheduled for February 1, 2010 and will be coming from Wenatchee. Barbara Pettit apprised the Board the cost of the audit should not increase due to the change in location per discussions with State Auditor personnel. Ken apprised the Board he is working on the 2010 fuel prices and is watching the state and federal surplus for good used vehicles.
Upcoming Meetings: Jan.12th River Ops. Yakima
Jan. 20th WSWRA Pasco
Jan. 11th WTWG Yakima
Jan. 29th Joint Board Yakima
With a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland the Board adjourned to Executive Session for 20 minutes at 1:50 p.m. to discuss legal matters. The motion passed unanimously. Chairman Paul Weaver announced a 10-minute extension at 2:10 p.m. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:20 p.m. with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Larry Bland approved the addition of Directors Fees to the Agenda. The motion passed unanimously. Discussion followed with the consensus Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower prepare a resolution increasing director fees in accordance with RCW 87.03.360 effective January 5, 2010.
The Summary Vouchers for December expenses vouchers 31813 & 31814 & 32286 & 32287 & 32435-32562 in the sum of $252,833.21 were approved with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Jim Schnebly. 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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