Minutes of Regular Meeting
October 5, 1999
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session on Tuesday October 5, 1999. Directors in attendance were Chairman Urban Eberhart, Vice Chairman Jim Schnebly, Larry Bland and Paul Weaver. Also in attendance were Ben George, Paul Harrel, Jack Carpenter, Barbara Pettit and Legal Counsel John Gilreath.
A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Paul Weaver approved the agenda with the addition of an Executive Session to discuss Personnel and Legal Issues. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the September 7, 1999 meeting were approved by a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to water update Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board water is scheduled to go off October 8, 1999. Mr. Carpenter explained the Bureau projected availability of updated information on the Keechelus Dam has been moved to November 19, 1999 in Boise. The Bureau of Reclamation has offered to provide flights for managers and personnel to attend. Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board he is planning on attending.
Continuing under Old Business Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board he participated in the Tour of Easton Fish Facilities for the State Parks fence proposal. September 13, 1999 Mr. Carpenter attended the Roza Sunnyside Board of Joint Control Water Quality Workshop; September 14th Jack Carpenter, Roger Satnik and Barbara Pettit participated in a DOE grant workshop; September 15th Mr. Carpenter attended the WSWRA meeting in Chelan; September 20th Mr. Carpenter met with Ron Jarmin, Shop Steward and Don Boxford, Union Representative; September 21st Mr. Carpenter participated in the KCWP agenda workshop; September 24th Mr. Carpenter attended the Joint Board; September 27th Mr. Carpenter attended the meeting with Yakima Tieton Irrigation District and the Bureau of Reclamation; September 29th Mr. Carpenter and Barbara Pettit attended the Bureau of Reclamation budget meeting; September 30th Mr. Carpenter attended the TCWRA Board meeting and Mr. Carpenter, Barbara Pettit and Roger Satnik participated in the KCWP meeting; October 4th Mr. Carpenter met with Dick Haapala, CH2Mhill and John Konvolin to review the Main Canal Liner Project.
Mr. Carpenter presented an Under Upper County Director Update explaining as of this meeting no names have been submitted to the Kittitas Reclamation District office or the Kittitas County Commissioners.
Mr. Carpenter distributed an updated General Guidelines Draft dated October 5, 1999 with the additional language discussed at the September 1999 meeting. Discussion followed with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Larry Bland the General Guidelines Draft of October 5, 1999 be approved as presented. The motion passed unanimously. The changes are as follows:
10. ALL PLATS/SUBDIVISIONS/DIVISIONS/BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENTS OR SEGREGATIONS OF ANY IRRIGABLE PROPERTY WITHIN KRD BOUNDARIES MAY BE SUBJECT TO PIPING OR FENCING OF KRD RIGHT-OF-WAYS FOR PUBLIC SAFETY.
11. ALL PLATS/SUBDIVISIONS/DIVISIONS/BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENTS OR SEGREGATION OF ANY IRRIGABLE PROPERTY WITHIN KRD BOUNDARIES WILL BE REVIEWED AND APPROVED BY KRD ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS.
The Taneum Contract including the map listing was presented for review and signatures. The contract was then signed.
The 2000 wage proposal was presented. Mr. Carpenter explained the Boards proposal needs to be submitted to the Union by October 10, 1999. Discussion followed with the recommendation further discussion be moved to Executive Session.
The MountainStar Master Planned Resort Draft EIS comments were presented for review and discussion. Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board his comments were submitted to the Kittitas County Planning Department.
Resolution 1999-3 to sell property located at:
A parcel of land located in Section 11, Township 20 North, Range 13 East, W.M., Kittitas County, more specifically being a portion of Prentice Avenue, between Block 1 and Block 2 of the Erkenbrack Addition, located in Easton, beginning at a point at the northeasterly corner of Lot 28, Block 2; thence southwesterly to the point on the southwesterly corner of Lot 19, Block 1; thence northwesterly to the southeast corner of Lot 28, being approximately 60 feet, more or less; thence northeasterly approximately 76 feet, more or less, to the point of being.
This was presented for review and discussion. Discussion followed with the consensus Mr. Carpenter work with Legal Counsel John Gilreath on the language of the Resolution for presentation at the November meeting.
Roger Satnik presented an update on the KCWP meeting explaining the Centennial Clean Water Grant has been submitted to Olympia with an anticipated 30-day approval process. Mr. Satnik discussed the sampling sites and results explaining he has prepared a map showing the current sampling sites and the proposed sampling sites for the grant. Mr. Satnik presented details on the tasks identified in the grant. Mr. Satnik discussed the funding of a half time position to administer and monitor the grant and the proposed funding from Kittitas Reclamation District, Cascade Irrigation District, Westside Ditch Co. and Ellensburg Water Co., based on acreage, to increase the position to full time. Discussion followed with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Larry Bland authorized designating $.30 per acre toward increasing the grant administrator to a full time position. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board approval has been received for three individuals to attend the Bureau of Reclamation rappel classes scheduled in Yakima October 18-22, 1999 at a cost of approximately $500. per person. A motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Jim Schnebly approved sending three individuals to the Bureau of Reclamation rappel classes. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented updated information on the TCWRA explaining they are in the process of hiring to fill the position vacated by Chuck Klarich. Urban Eberhart gave an update on the planning unit.
Moving to New Business Mr. Carpenter presented information on Initiative 695 and possible impacts on Irrigation Districts.
Mr. Carpenter presented the Don Sorenson Crossing Permit Sec. 5 Twn. 16 Rng. 19. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Paul Weaver approved the Don Sorenson Crossing Permit as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented Resolution 1999-2 regarding assessment for long term maintenance for review and signatures. Discussion followed with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Larry Bland approved Resolution 1999-2.
Mr. Carpenter presented the John Harris Crossing Permit Sec. 26 Twn. 18 Rng. 19. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Paul Weaver approved the John Harris Crossing Permit as presented.
Mr. Carpenter presented information on the WSWRA Conference December 1-3, 1999 in Spokane. Discussion followed with the consensus Mr. Carpenter be authorized to attend the WSWRA Conference.
Mr. Carpenter distributed information on the NWRA conference.
Mr. Carpenter presented information on a Dam Operator Training and Maintenance Workshop December 7-9, 1999 and requested approval to send two employees. Discussion followed with the consensus two employees be authorized to attend the Dam Operator Training and Maintenance. Discussion continued with the consensus Mr. Carpenter be authorized to attend meetings and send employees to training within Washington State without formal Board action.
Mr. Carpenter apprised Jim Schnebly his term expires in 1999. Petitions of Nomination, with the appropriate signatures, must be submitted by 5 p.m. the first Monday in November 1999.
Mr. Carpenter requested input from the Board regarding the 2000 budget process and scheduling for study sessions.
Mr. Carpenter presented information on the Swauk Valley Ranch/KRD property line explaining their maps indicate the KRD care taker at Swauk Creek is using a portion of Swauk Valley Ranch. Swauk Valley Ranch has requested that KRD enter into an agreement for use of the property. Discussion followed with the recommendation any agreement be negotiated between the KRD employee residing at the property and Swauk Valley Ranch and signed by the same parties.
October 7th Programmatic Responses KRD
October 7th WFDW CWU
October 13th IOP Yakima
October 19th USBR River Ops Yakima
October 20th WSWRA Sunnyside
October 28th TCWRA Sunnyside
October 29th Joint Board Yakima
Moving to Other Business Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board Jon Mengelos has been hired for the field position created by the retirement of Lauren Belsaas.
The Board adjourned to Executive Session at 2:43 p.m. for 15 minutes to discuss Legal Issues and Personnel with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously. Chairman Urban Eberhart announced a 15 minute extension at 2:58 p.m. The Board returned to Regular Session with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Larry Bland approved the following counter proposal to the 2000 Union wage proposal:
$.10 per increase to all classifications, effective January 1, 2000
Establishing a Step Plan Concept with exact wording to be finalized.
No deletion of "A probationary employee will be paid twenty-five cents ($.25) per hour less than the above rate."
The motion passed unanimously.
Summary Vouchers for the month of August 1999 expenses Vouchers #16196 & 16197 & 16789-16872 & 16874-16902 in the sum of $110,331.60 were presented for approval. A motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Larry Bland approved the Summary Vouchers as presented. 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.
Jack W. Carpenter - Secretary-Manager
Urban Eberhart - Chairman
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