Office of Secretary
Minutes of Regular Meeting
January 7, 2003
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session on January 7, 2003. Directors in attendance were Chairman Ed Wakkuri, Vice Chairman Brad Haberman, Jim Schnebly, Urban Eberhart and Larry Bland. Also in attendance were Jack Carpenter, Barbara Pettit and Legal Counsel John Gilreath.
The Agenda was approved as presented by a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Brad Haberman. The motion passed unanimously.
Director Jim Schnebly executed his Oath of Office and Bond.
This being the time for reorganization of the Board Brad Haberman was elected Chairman and Urban Eberhart Vice Chairman with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Ed Wakkuri appointed Jack Carpenter Secretary-Manager and John Gilreath Legal Counsel for 2003. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to Old Business, a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Larry Bland approved the December 10, 2002 and December 19, 2002 minutes as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented a water update explaining storage is at 70% of normal with inflows at 73% of normal and 60.5% of outflow. Above normal snow is needed for the remaining months. Mr. Carpenter distributed a copy of the CAG Water Transfer Program Draft Flyer for review and comments. Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board Dick Haapala, CH2Mhill, has a conference call scheduled for next week with John Evans, USBR NEPA personnel, and CH2Mhill environmental staff to determine what is required on the Comprehensive Plan for the South Branch Scope of Work.
Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board KCWP Carol Ready is working on the Cooke Creek Crossing today. Mr. Carpenter explained DOE has accepted the KCWP report on the first 2 year TMDL Water Quality Grant. Interviews for the water quality technician are scheduled.
Mr. Carpenter presented an update on the repair of the Pumping Plant motors explaining the estimated cost is $39,088.00 in addition to removal and installation costs. Installation will be scheduled with Picatti as soon as possible.
Mr. Carpenter distributed the Tri-County Watershed Plan Wymer Dam Update explaining the submitted comments are available for review.
Moving to 1146 Wasteway Mr. Carpenter presented an Impact Type Still Basin Update explaining the costs and flows were miscalculated by the USBR. The USBR now wants to consider 400cfs at the Yakima Siphon. Mr. Carpenter explained his response to the USBR was that the entire 400 cfs could not be spilled at the Yakima Siphon. Based on that response the USBR will re think the 1146 as a spill site.
Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board the USBR will be presenting an ESA consultation update January 8th.
Mr. Carpenter distributed a draft landowner letter, to landowners under the Skyhook Ditch, for review and comment. Mr. Carpenter further explained there is work to be completed on the Skyhook Project this spring when the crews return. Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board a grant proposal has been submitted to the USBR for $35,000.00 for the Skyhook Project. Final approval is dependent on U.S. Congress releasing funding.
Mr. Carpenter presented the following lands, U.S. Government Right-Of Ways such as laterals that were never constructed or laterals that are now piped and go a different route, within KRD boundaries that meet the USBR criteria for Identification of Unneeded Acquired Lands:
Bureau Drawing 4.2-B-491 Sec. 32, Twn. 18, Rng. 20
Bureau Drawing 4.2-B-599 Sec. 2, Twn. 16, Rng. 19
Bureau Drawing 4.2-B-566 Sec. 3, Twn. 16, Rng. 19
Bureau Drawing 4.2-B-602 Sec. 2. Twn. 16, Rng. 19
Moving to New Business Mr. Carpenter presented the Lance Cahill request to access lands via Tozer Road and the KRD O & M Road to the outlet end of the tunnel under I-82 to conduct a paleontology dig near and within KRD right-of-way on the upgrade side. Discussion followed with the consensus additional information is necessary before the request can be approved.
Mr. Carpenter presented the 2003 WSWRA Dues in the sum of $15,354.52. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved payment of the 2003 WSWRA Dues as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented the first half USBR O&M payment in the sum of $147,500.00. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved payment of the first half USBR O&M payment as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented the 2003 Joint Board Dues in the sum of $19,000.00. A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Urban Eberhart approved payment of the 2003 Joint Board Dues as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented the 2003 Yakima River Basin Coalition Dues in the sum of $41,539.40. A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Jim Schnebly approved payment of the 2003 Yakima River Basin Coalition Dues as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented the following segregations for pre-approval subject to meeting the general guidelines from: Eldon Weidenbach Sec.7
Twn. 18 Rng.18 and Mark Herbert Sec. 10 Twn.18 Rng.19. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Urban Eberhart approved the segregations as presented subject to meeting the general guidelines. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented Crossing and Turnout Permits from Springwood Ranch Sec.4Twn.18 Rng.17. A motion from Larry Bland approved the Springwood Ranch Crossing and Turnout Permits as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to Comprehensive Facility Review Mr. Carpenter distributed a copy of the 2002 new O&M recommendations for review explaining comments have been submitted.
January 8th USBR/Joint Board Update Yakima
January 10th KCWP WQ Tech Interviews KRD
January 14th River Ops. USBR
January 15th WSWRA
January 28th KCWP Board KRD
Moving to Other Business Mr. Carpenter presented information on Policyholder Disclosure Notice of Terrorism Insurance Coverage from Firemans Fund.
The Directors monthly payroll vouchers were presented for signatures and checks distributed accordingly.
The Summary Vouchers for November expenses Vouchers #21846-21936 & 21938-21977 in the sum of $ 478,133.87 were presented for approval. A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland approved the Summary Vouchers as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
All Business having been concluded the meeting adjourned.
Bradley W. Haberman-Chairman
Jack W. CarpenterSecretary-Manager
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