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Minutes of Regular Meeting
October 6, 2015
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session October 6, 2015. Directors in attendance were Chairman Ed Wakkuri, Vice Chairman Fred Schnebly, Larry Bland, Mark Hansen and Paul Weaver. Also in attendance were Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower, Urban Eberhart, Barbara Pettit, Keli Bender, Roger Satnik and Janeice Jump.
The Agenda was presented for approval. The agenda was approved with the addition of Executive Session to discuss ongoing litigation and the Taylor Bridge Fire with a motion made by Paul Weaver and a second by Fred Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously. The minutes of the September 1, 2015, September 15, 2015 and September 24, 2015 meetings were approved as corrected with a motion made by Paul Weaver and a second by Fred Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously
Bob Main presented a system status report explaining the USBR October allotment was made available and is being delivered through October 15, 2015. Urban Eberhart explained the Yakima Project water transported through the KRD system has helped facilitate the timely deliveries of the October water to KRD landowners.
No Public Comments were presented.
Kevin Eslinger presented a maintenance update explaining the cleaning of Taneum Ditch has been completed. With the early shutoff of water, NB 16.5 lateral is being reshaped and spoils removed, checks and gates being replaced and the M 18.1 chute has been repaired.
Moving to delinquent accounts Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower discussed the 3 remaining accounts and requested guidance on proceeding with foreclosure action. Discussion followed with the consensus further foreclosure action be tabled and moved to the November, 2015 Board Meeting.
Urban Eberhart presented updated information on the Integrated Plan. Urban Eberhart requested approval for travel to Washington D.C. the week of November 16, 2015. A motion made by Mark Hansen and a second by Paul Weaver approved the request as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Urban Eberhart presented updated information on the Tributary Drought Supplementation explaining the project continues to be very successful. Urban Eberhart requested approval for travel to Ogden, Utah on November 12, 2015. Additional information will be presented at the November Board Meeting.
Moving to New Business Taylor Bridge Fire discussion was moved to Executive Session.
Urban Eberhart apprised the Board Director Petitions of Nomination for Director Divisions 1 Mark Hansen, 4 Larry Bland and 5 Paul Weaver, with the required signatures, must be submitted to the Secretary-Manager of the Kittitas Reclamation by 5:00 p.m. the first Monday in November.
The 2016-2018 Union Proposal was presented for review. Lengthy discussion followed with Paul Weaver and Fred Schnebly appointed to a negotion committee with Mark Hansen as alternate.
The 2015-2016 Liability Insurance renewal was presented. Discussion followed with the recommendation it be placed on the November agenda.
Moving to Other Business Urban Eberhart presented a release from Robin Hunt for the replacement of the NB 9.8 Bridge accidentally destroyed by fire. Kevin Eslinger explained Robin Hunt’s insurance will reimburse the replacement cost. A motion made by Paul Weaver and a second by Fred Schnebly authorized Chairman Ed Wakkuri sign the release on the NB 9.8 bridge with no cost to KRD. The motion passed unanimously.
The Board adjourned to Executive Session with a motion made by Paul Weaver and a second by Fred Schnebly at 1:50 p.m. for 30 minutes to discuss ongoing litigation and legal matters. The motion passed unanimously. Chairman Ed Wakkuri announced a 10 minute extension at 2:20 p.m. Chairman Ed Wakkuri announced a 5 minute extension at 2:25 p.m. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:30 p.m.with a motion made by Paul Weaver and a second by Fred Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
A motion made by Paul Weaver and a second by Larry Bland authorized signing the Joint Defense Agreement with Roza Irrigation District. The Motion passed unanimously.
The Summary Vouchers for August, 2015 expenses vouchers #39522-39568 & 9900748-9900762 in the sum of $219,281.91 were approved with a motion made by Fred Schnebly and a second Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
With a motion made by Paul Weaver and a second by Mark Hansen pursuant to RCW 42.30.090, the Kittitas Reclamation Board of Directors adjourned its regular monthly board meeting which commenced on October 6, 2015 to 1:00 p.m. to October 9, 2015 at the Kittitas Valley Event Center 901 E. 7th Avenue Ellensburg Washington 98926. Items to be discussed include any further business that comes before the Board, which may include executive session for any of the reasons provided in RCW 42.30.110. The motion passed unanimously.
All Business having been concluded the meeting adjourned.
Ed Wakkuri – Chairman
Urban B. Eberhart – Secretary Manager
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