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Minutes of Regular Meeting
October 5, 2010
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session October 5, 2010. Directors in attendance were Chairman Paul Weaver, Larry Bland, Jim Schnebly, Ed Wakkuri and Urban Eberhart. Also in attendance were Janeice Jump, Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck and Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower.
The Agenda was approved as presented with the addition of Executive Session by a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the September 7, 2010 meeting were approved with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to water update Ken Hasbrouck distributed a system status report explaining storage indicates a good carryover into the 2011 water year and diversions are lower than normal.
Moving to maintenance update Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board the fall maintenance is scheduled and temporary labor will be hired as needed.
Moving to KCWP Update Jim Schnebly apprised the Board KCWP sent a letter to
DOE addressing concerns on the proposed fee schedule for water right users.
Moving to Manastash/Bruton/Taneum Ken Hasbrouck presented updated information explaining the Keech/Jensen diversion has the rock weirs in place and work continues on building concrete structures. Ken continued explaining construction has started on the Taneum headworks diversion with completion scheduled for December, 2010.
Ken Hasbrouck presented updated information from YRBWEP III. Lengthy discussion followed.
Moving to New Business Ken Hasbrouck distributed petition of nomination to Ed Wakkuri and Urban explaining the completed petition with required signatures must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. November 1, 2010.
Ken Hasbrouck presented the 2011 union proposal for review and discussion. The 2011 union proposal was approved with the stipulation wages and medical insurance are open for negotiation in 2012 with a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
The Department of Ecology water rate fee proposal was presented for review and discussion. Lengthy discussion followed.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed an insurance letter for review and discussion. Discussion followed with the recommendation from Legal Counsel requesting a copy of the WAC rule addressed in the letter.
Continuing under Other Business Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower apprised the Board the foreclosures are continuing on delinquent accounts meeting the foreclosure criteria.
Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board KRD surplus equipment sold for $4,600.00 at the Kittitas County/KRD/City KRD surplus auction.
Barbara Pettit apprised the Board the continuous forms printer needs replacing
and requested approval for program and equipment changes necessary to convert
to a laser printer and once per year statements. Discussion followed with the
consensus to convert to a laser printer with the required program changes.
Moving to Other business Ken Hasbrouck requested approval to purchase two ½ ton pickups to replace existing equipment at an estimated cost of $16,500.00 each through state bid and possibly a ¾ ton with utility box through state surplus.
Continuing under Other Business Ken presented proposed dates for a Board member tour. Discussion followed with the consensus Board members contact Ken when available. Ken apprised the Board Matheson Painting will do polyurea application in the lower straight wall and Duncan and Busch will be painting a section of Horseshoe Siphon as soon as possible after water is off.
Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board he will be out of the office on November 2, 2010 and requested suggested moving the November Board meeting to November 9, 2010. Discussion followed with the consensus the November Board meeting be scheduled for November 9, 2010.
With a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland the Board adjourned to Executive Session for 15 minutes at 2:08 p.m. to discuss legal issues. The motion passed unanimously. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:23 with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Jim Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
Upcoming Oct. 21st YRBWEPIII Yakima
Oct. 29th Joint Board Yakima
The Summary Vouchers for August, 2010 expenses vouchers 33533-33643 & 3333656 & 9900016-9900018 in the sum of $273,400.93 were approved with a motion from Ed Wakkuri 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.
Paul Weaver - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary Manager
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