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Minutes of Regular Meeting
October 6, 2009
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session October 6, 2009. Directors in attendance were Chairman Jim Schnebly, Larry Bland, Urban Eberhart, Ed Wakkuri and Paul Weaver. Also in attendance were Janiece Jump, Jennifer Hackett, Paul Green, Kathleen Satnik, Roger Satnik, Barbara Pettit, Keli Bender, Ken Hasbrouck 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 Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the September 1, 2009 meeting were approved with a motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to KCWP Update, Kathleen apprised the Board of water quality issues in the South Branch area explaining she will be working with the landowners to improve the water quality. Kathleen continued explaining DOE is talking about possibly deobligating a portion of the grant due to lack of approved water quality projects. Kathleen further apprised the Board there will be a KCWP Board Meeting in October, 2009.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed the USBR reservoir status report. Paul apprised the Board things are looking good and should run smoothly until the end of the water season. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Ed Wakkuri set October 15, 2009 as the water shut off date. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to Manastash Ditch, Ken apprised the Board they are planning on starting the fish screens this fall and winter. Moving to the Bruton Ditch project, Ken apprised the Board he looked at progress on the piping under the freeway.
Moving to YRBWEP III Urban Eberhart presented updated information from meetings he and Ken and Jim Schnebly attended.
Moving to New Business the following segregations were presented for pre-approval: Steve German Sec.11 Twn.18 Rng.19; Willard Williams Sec.11 Twn.18 Rng.19: Paul Maurer Sec.31 Twn. 19 Rng.18. A motion from Urban Eberhart and seconded by Paul Weaver approved the segregations as presented subject to meeting the general guidelines. The motion passed unanimously
The 2010-2012 Union Proposal was presented for review. Discussion followed with the consensus a letter be sent to the Union explaining the proposal will be placed on the November agenda.
Ken presented the 9/1/2009 -9/1/2010 insurance invoice from Mitchell Reed & Associates, Inc. in the sum of $60,568.00. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved payment to Mitchell Reed & Associates, Inc. in the sum of $60,568.00 as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board director terms for Paul Weaver and Larry Bland
expire in 2009. Ken continued explaining the petitions of nomination with the
appropriate signatures must be received by 5 p.m. the first Monday in November,
Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower advised the Board the KRD property appraisal be moved to Executive Session.
Barbara Pettit presented the delinquent accounts report. Discussion followed with the consensus Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower continues collection procedures on accounts meeting the foreclosure criteria.
Moving to Other Business Ken presented a crossing permit from Jim/ Conner Treat Sec.18 Twn.18 Rng.20. Discussion followed with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously. Ken apprised the Board the surplus dump truck sold for $2,200.00 and the pickup sold for $400.00. Ken requested the November Board Meeting be moved to November 10, 2009.
Jennifer Hackett addressed the Board regarding her thesis project through Central Washington University addressing water delivery, conservation and creek rights in the KRD. Lengthy discussion followed.
The Board adjourned to Executive Session at 2:15 p.m. for 30 minutes to discuss pending litigation and sale of KRD real property with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously. Chairman Jim Schnebly announced a 15-minute extension at 2:45 p.m. Chairman Jim Schnebly announced a 5-minute extension at 3:00 p.m. The Board returned to Regular Session at 3:05 p.m. with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously
A motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Larry Bland approved a resolution authorizing Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower to sign the stipulation and agreed order of dismissal of the Roslyn Appeal. The motion passed unanimously.
Oct. 9th River Ops. Yakima
Oct. 30th Joint Board Yakima
Nov. 10th KRD Regular Meeting
The Summary Vouchers for August expenses vouchers -31805-31807 & 32017-32131 in the sum of $177,422.58 were approved by 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.
Jim Schnebly - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary Manager
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