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Minutes of Regular Meeting
October 2, 2012
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session October 4, 2012. Directors in attendance were Chairman Ed Wakkuri, Fred Schnebly, Paul Weaver, Urban Eberhart and Larry Bland. Also in attendance were Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck, Kevin Eslinger, Keli Bender, Janiece Jump, Kathleen Satnik, Roger Satnik and Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower.
The Agenda was approved as presented with the addition of Executive Session with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the September 4, 2012 and September 24, 2012 meetings were approved with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Fred Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed the reservoir system status report. Discussion followed with the consensus the water shut off date be set for October 15, 2012.
Kevin Eslinger presented a maintenance update explaining insurance will reimburse
for replacing the building destroyed in the Taylor Bridge Fire. Kevin Eslinger
continued explaining bid packets will be available with a closing date of October
10, 2012 for a 36ft. by 18ft. closed pole building and shop. Kevin Eslinger
presented information on the Sheep Dip Fencing Project in cooperation with WDFW.
Kevin Eslinger apprised the Board a new access road between Hayward Tunnel and
Hayward Siphon was built to remove fire damaged safety planking.
Moving to KCWP Update Kathleen Satnik distributed and presented updated water quality information explaining the effect of the catastrophic floods and thunderstorms is reflected in the data.
Ken Hasbrouck presented a fire damage and insurance update on the Taylor Bridge Fire. Discussion followed regarding insuring damages to KRD laterals and bridges. Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower requested discussion pertaining to potential litigation be moved to Executive Session.
Urban Eberhart presented updated information on YRBWEPIII explaining he is very pleased with the results from his trip to Washington D.C.
Ken Hasbrouck presented the 2013-2015 Union Proposal for review and discussion. Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower requested discussion moved to Executive Session.
Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower addressed the Board regarding the foreclosure procedure on the accounts meeting the criteria. Legal Counsel requested discussion moved to Executive Session.
Moving to New Business Janeice Jump addressed the Board regarding dirt removal from the KRD canal by KRD. Janeice Jump stated the act of God took the priceless topsoil from her fields and deposited it in the KRD canal and neighboring properties and feels the dirt should be returned to her property. Janeice Jump requested a written policy regarding the use of excess dirt removed from the KRD canals. Ken Hasbrouck discussed the maintenance practices of removing excess dirt from KRD canals and various distributions of the dirt.
Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board director terms for Paul Weaver and Larry Bland expire in January 2013. Ken Hasbrouck continued explaining the petitions of nomination with the appropriate signatures must be received by 5 p.m. the first Monday in November, 2012.
Ken Hasbrouck presented information on a claim filed by Ron Voshall stating a KRD truck is responsible for damage to his windshield in August, 2012. Discussion followed with the consensus the claim be submitted to the Insurance Company.
Ken Hasbrouck presented the Manastash MOU for review and discussion.
Moving to Other Business Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board KCCD has requested KRD assist with the installation of the Manastash pipe in conjunction with the piping of lateral SB 13.8. Continuing under Other Business Ken Hasbrouck distributed the 2013 USBR O & M Estimate of $420,000.00.
Upcoming Meetings: Oct. 4th River Ops Yakima
Oct. 14th KCWP KRD
Oct. 25th Joint Board Fall Tour
With a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Larry Bland the Board adjourned to Executive Session for 45 minutes at 1:08 p.m. to discuss Aquavella Water Rights Adjudication, Potential Litigation on the Taylor Bridge Fire and ongoing collection action and the 2013-2015 Union Contract. The motion passed unanimously. The Board returned to Regular Session at 1:53 p.m. with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Fred Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
The Summary Vouchers for August, 2012 expenses vouchers # 36300-36372 36371,36372,36373-36400 in the sum $253,991.41 were approved with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Larry Bland. 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.
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary Manager
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