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Minutes of Regular Meeting
January 7, 2014
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session January 7, 2014. Directors in attendance were Chairman Paul Weaver, Vice Chairman Larry Bland, Fred Schnebly, Urban Eberhart and Ed Wakkuri. Also in attendance were Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck, Keli Bender, 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 Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Directors Urban Eberhart and Ed Wakkuri executed their Oath of Office.
Ken Hasbrouck was appointed Secretary-Manager for 2014 with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Fred Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
Jeff Slothower was appointed Legal Counsel for 2014 with a motion from Ed Wakkrui and seconded by Fred Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously
This being the time for the reorganization of the Board a motion from Fred Schnebly and seconded by Urban Eberhart approved the nomination of Larry Bland, Chairman and Ed Wakkuri, Vice Chairman. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the December 3, 2013 and December 12, 2013 meetings were approved with a motion from Fred Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkrui. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed a system status report and apprised the Board the reservoirs are reading 120% of normal with inflows at 56% of normal and snowpack at 40% of normal.
Moving to KCWP Kathleen Satnik apprised the KCWP Board set the 2014 contribution rate at $.50 per acre. Kathleen Satnik distributed water quality data charts for 2013. Discussion continued regarding sampling criteria for 2014.
Barbara Pettit apprised the Board the 2011-2012 Audit exit conference was held January 6, 2013. Barbara continued explaining it was a clean audit and there were no audit findings. Ken Hasbrouck discussed recommendations from the audit.
Urban Eberhart presented updated information on the Integrated Plan.
Urban Eberhart presented updated information on the SB 13.8 project. Discussion followed.
Moving to New Business the first half USBR O & M payment of $199,500.00 was approved with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Fred Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower requested the Jensen MOU be moved to executive session.
Ken Hasbrouck presented information from The Washington State Public Employees Benefit Board regarding proposed sur charges effective July 1, 2014. Discussion followed with the consensus the sur charges are the responsibility of the employee.
Barbara Pettit presented updated information on the proposal for accepting debit and credit cards for payment of assessments and fees. Discussion followed with the recommendation the district accept credit/debit cards in person and telephone requests with Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower directed to prepare a resolution.
Moving to Other Business Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board Robert L. Haberman will need donated sick leave hours for January and requested approval. Discussion followed with the consensus management approve the donated sick leave hours.
Continuing under Other Business Ken Hasbrouck presented a letter from Charles McElevey regarding fence repair reimbursement. Discussion followed with the recommendation additional information be requested.
With a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Fred Schnebly the Board moved
to Executive Session at 2:00 p.m. for 15 minutes to discuss pending and threatened
litigation and legal matters. The motion passed unanimously. The Board returned
to Regular Session at 2:15 p.m. with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded
by Fred Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
Upcoming Meetings: January 9th River Ops. Yakima
January 31st Joint Board Yakima
The Summary Vouchers for November, 2013 expenses vouchers #377285-37817 & 37819 & 990386-9900394 in the sum of $345,609.34 were approved with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Fred 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.
Larry Bland - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary Manager
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