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Minutes of Regular Meeting
October 4, 2011
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session October 4, 2011. Directors in attendance were Chairman Larry Bland, Jim Schnebly, Urban Eberhart, Paul Weaver and Ed Wakkuri. Also in attendance were Barbara Pettit, Keli Bender, Ken Hasbrouck, Janiece Jump 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 Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the September 6, 2011 meeting were approved with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed the reservoir system status report explaining storage indicates a good carryover. Discussion followed with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri setting the water shut off date for October 14, 2011. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to maintenance update Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board Paul Green retired September 30, 2011. Ken continued explaining two priorities will be preparing the Rocky Point area for the application of material covered by the USBR grant and inspection of Morrison Siphon by CH2MHill.
Moving to KCWP Update Jim Schnebly presented information from the Flood Taxing District meeting explaining KCWP opted to not vote on the proposal. Discussion followed.
Ken Hasbrouck presented updated information explaining work continues on the Bruton contract. He apprised the Board work continues on the Manastash consolidated pipeline. Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board he toured the Taneum with Fish and Wildlife explaining there were recommendations for rock placement and tree planting.
Urban Eberhart presented updated information on the Upper County Domestic Water Reserve Program explaining there is a proposal for assessing a fee for wells in Kittitas County with the revenue going to Kittitas County.
Moving to YRBWEP Urban Eberhart presented information from a meeting with Congressman Doc Hastings Office.
Moving to New Business Ken Hasbrouck presented the following segregations for approval subject to meeting the general guidelines: Henry Heeren Sec.33 Twn. 18 Rng. 10; Derik Pope Sec. 8 Twn. 18 Rng. 19; Sue Lutovsky Sec. 26 Twn. 18 Rng. 17 and Roger Hoff Sec. 9 Tw. 18 Rng.17. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Paul Weaver approved the segregations subject to meeting the general guidelines. The motion passed unanimously.
Barbara Pettit apprised the Board the State Auditors are scheduled to audit 2009-2010 beginning October 24, 2011.
Moving to delinquent accounts Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower apprised the Board foreclosure proceedings are continuing. Jeff continued explaining the one remaining account has submitted a payment plan with payment in full by December 1, 2011. Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower requested collection and foreclosure discussion continue in Executive Session.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed the 2012 Union Proposal for review and discussion. Discussion followed with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Jim Schnebly approving the 2012 Union Contract as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to Other Business Ken Hasbrouck requested the November Board meeting moved to November 9, 2011. Discussion followed with the consensus the meeting be moved to 1:00 p.m. November 9, 2011. Ken Hasbrouck apprised Jim Schnebly his Director term expires in January, 2012.
Upcoming Meetings: October 5th River Ops. Yakima
October 12th YRBWEP Yakima
October 28th Joint Board Yakima
With a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Ed Wakkrui the Board adjourned to Executive Session for 20 minutes at 2:06 p.m. to discuss legal issues. The motion passed unanimously. Chairman Larry Bland announced a 5 minute extension at 2:16 p.m. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:21 p.m. with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
The Summary Vouchers for August expenses vouchers 34934- 35010 & 35030-35058 & 35060 and 9900057-9900060 the sum $259,767.66 were approved with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver. 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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