Minutes of Regular Meeting
October 3, 2000
The Kittitas Reclamation District Board of Directors met in Regular Session on October 3, 2000. Those in attendance were Chairman Jim Schnebly, Vice Chairman Larry Bland, Urban Eberhart and Ed Wakkuri.
Also in attendance were Jack Carpenter, Barbara Pettit, Carol Ready, Ben George, Paul Harrell, Janeice Jump and Legal Counsel John Gilreath.
A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland approved the agenda with the addition of an Executive Session. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the September 5, 2000 meeting were approved as amended with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to water update, Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board the September precipitation was 114% of normal and the estimated carry over is on the low side of normal at slightly above 300,000 AF. Mr. Carpenter presented data showing large numbers of Chinook salmon in the Yakima River Basin this year. Mr. Carpenter requested setting a water turn off date. Discussion followed with the consensus water will be turned off beginning the morning of October 16th.
Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board he, Urban Eberhart, Jim Schnebly and Paul Weaver attended the Kittitas County Commissioners meeting on ESA September 6th at Hal Holmes; September 14th Mr. Carpenter participated in mediation and Water Day in Yakima; September 20th Mr. Carpenter attended the WSWRA meeting; September 27th Mr. Carpenter attended Joint Board; September 28th Barbara Pettit attended WSWRA Administrative Committee training on Information Act; September 28th Mr. Carpenter, Barbara Pettit, Carol Ready, Roger Satnik and Jim Schenbly attended the KCWP Meeting; September 29th and October 2nd Mr. Carpenter participated in mediation; October 2nd Mr. Carpenter attended Crop Census and River Ops.Meetings.
Carol Ready presented information from the Kittitas County Water Purveyors explaining presenters were Tracy Yerxa, Bureau of Reclamation, presented information on the Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Program; Betsy Dickes and Chris Coffin, Department of Ecology, presented data and overview on the 1999 water sampling and TMDL; Pat Monk, Biological Consultant for the Yakima Basin Joint Board of Irrigators, Biological Assessment of Yakima Project Operations and Maintenance. Carol continued explaining the water quality sample data presented by DOE does not necessarily agree with the KRD water quality sample data. Carol further explained DOE is forming a TMDL work group and she has been asked to be a member of that work group. Carol apprised the Board there is an EPA grant available to KCWP and Jane Creech, Department of Ecology, has offered her assistance with the grant. Carol apprised the Board the KCWP display booth at the Kittitas County Fair was well received. Carol apprised the Board she is planning on attending a National Marine fisheries 4(d) workshop scheduled for October 24th at the Yakima Convention Center and will be meeting with Dr. Kate Vandemoer, National Marine Fisheries, on October 25th.
Moving to Tri County Update Urban Eberhart explained Dick Bain is continuing work on the Habitat Committee with a meeting scheduled for October 5th.
Mr. Carpenter presented an update on Ag Fish Water explaining Pat Monk will be the irrigation district representative to the AFW instream flows work group with a meeting scheduled for October 6th.
Mr. Carpenter presented an update on the Endangered Species Act and Clean Water Act explaining the Biological Assessment was submitted for agency reviews. Mr. Carpenter further explained a Joint Board Biologist meeting is scheduled for October 4th at the Yakima Convention Center.
Continuing under Old Business Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board he was notified the USBR grant for small pipelines is being rewritten due to no activity in the last two years. The revised grant will require annual work estimates. Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board the Swauk Valley Ranch pipeline installation is progressing with installation of pipe scheduled after the irrigation season. Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board the work is progressing on the braces on the penstock with the footing dug and braces ready for installation. Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board he contacted Boss Construction requesting the final billing on the liner project.
Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board a response to the 2001-2003 Union Proposal is due by October 10th. Discussion followed with the consensus the Union Proposal be tabled until later in the meeting.
Moving to New Business Mr. Carpenter apprised Board Members Larry Bland, Paul Weaver and Ed Wakkuri a petition of nomination is due no later than 5 p.m. Monday, November 6, 2000.
Mr. Carpenter presented the Mickey Parker Crossing Permit Sec.8 Twn. 17 Rng. 19 for signatures explaining it is an existing crossing.
Mr. Carpenter presented the Matthew & Angela Yoo Crossing Permit Sec. 4 Twn. 19 Rng. 15 A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland approved the Matthew and Angela Yoo Crossing Permit as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board there are items no longer in use and requested the Board declare them surplus. Legal Counsel John Gilreath advised a resolution be presented to the Board listing the items for surplus.
Mr. Carpenter presented the Price Short Plat Sec. 23 Twn. 18 Rng. 18, Mary Morgan Short Plat Sec. 33 Twn. 18 Rng. 19, and the Amy Tiffany Short Plat Sec. 6 Twn. 17 Rng. 18, Bill Peterson Short Plat Sec. 3 Twn. 17 Rng. 20, Tipton Short Plat Sec. 13 Twn. 18 Rng. 18, Ellenbarger Short Plat Sec. 13 Twn. 18 Rng. 18, Storlie Short Plat Sec. 7 Twn. 17 Rng. 18. A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Urban Eberhart approved the Price, Morgan, Tiffany, Peterson, Tipton, Ellenbarger and Storlie Short Plats with the stipulation short plat guidelines are met and presented to applicable Director for final review. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board the WSWRA Conference is scheduled for December 13th-15th in Seattle and is planning on attending. Mr. Carpenter extended an invitation to Board members to attend the WSWRA Conference.
Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board the NWRA 69th Annual Conference is scheduled for November 29th December 1st in San Diego and extended an invitation to Board member to attend.
Mr. Carpenter requested input from the Board and Legal Counsel regarding paper retention on ownership information from landowner records. Legal Counsel John Gilreath advised all information be kept at this time.
Mr. Carpenter requested approval for Chris Sandvig to attend the Dam Operator Training/Maintenance Workshop scheduled for December 11th-15th in Medford Oregon. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Urban Eberhart approved Chris Sandvig attend the Dam Operator Training/Maintenance Workshop. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter suggested scheduling 2001 budget study sessions. Discussion followed with the consensus it be placed on the November agenda.
Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board the 60-day CD at Sterling Savings will mature on October 20th. Discussion followed with the consensus rates be checked and Board members contacted at that time.
October 3rd Joint Board Bios Yakima
October 4th Joint Board Bios Yakima
October 6th AFW Work Group Ellensburg October 18th WSWRA
October 19th AFW ID Ex Comm.
October 23rd24th IOP Yakima
October 24th NMFS 4(d) rules Yakima
October 25th Kate Vandemoer Ellensburg
NMFS 4(d) rules
Moving to Other Business Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board former KRD Director Chuck Landes passed away September 23rd. Paul Harrell addressed the Board requesting approval to install a buried pipeline from a KRD lateral SB 6.9 to transport south branch water to KRD assessed lands currently served from KRD water through Taneum ditch. It was the consensus of the Board Paul Harrells request be approved.
The Board adjourned to Executive Session at 2:10 p.m. to discuss legal and personnel issues with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:15 p.m. with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Urban Eberhart. The motion passed unanimously.
The Summary Vouchers for the month of August Vouchers #18196-18198 & 18332-18457 in the sum of $119,268.69 were presented for approval. A motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Urban Eberhart approved the Summary Vouchers as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
The Directors Payroll Vouchers were distributed for signatures and checks distributed accordingly.
Returning to 2001-2003 Union Contract proposal, the proposed contract was discussed in detail with the consensus management draft a response for Board review.
All Business having been concluded the meeting adjourned.
Jack W. Carpenter- Secretary-Manager
Jim Schnebly - Chairman
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