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Minutes of Regular Meeting
October 7, 2008
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session October 7, 2008. Directors in attendance were Chairman Urban Eberhart, Larry Bland, Jim Schnebly and Ed Wakkuri. Also in attendance were Janeice Jump, Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck, Kathleen Satnik, Roger Satnik and Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower.
The Agenda was approved as presented with the addition of Executive Session with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the September 2, 2008 meeting were approved with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed the reservoir status report explaining storage capacity is at 160% of average with an estimate for a good carry over. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Larry Bland set the water shut off date of October 15, 2008. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck presented a maintenance update explaining there was a landslide on the South Branch Extension Saturday October 5th. There was approximately 25 cfs in the extension at the time of the landslide. Ken continued explaining there was no reported property damage to homes, buildings or roads. Ken continued explaining what equipment and materials will be required to make the necessary repairs. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri declared the extension landslide an emergency. The motion passed unanimously. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Jim Schnebly authorized purchase of 400 feet of 36 inch pipe necessary to make the emergency repairs caused by the landslide as soon as possible. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to KCWP Update, Kathleen Satnik apprised the Board water quality was monitored following the landslide on the South Branch Extension explaining there were no signs of any water quality problems. Kathleen explained the 319-grant proposal was approved and is scheduled for signature by DOE officials. Kathleen presented a water quality graph showing the 2008 KCWP water quality comparison to the DOE 90th percentile TMDL target explaining there are areas that need additional work to meet the TMDL target. Kathleen explained the 2009-2011 DOE/KCWP Grant has funding allocated to assist with meeting the TMDL target.
Moving to Manastash Update, Ken Hasbrouck presented updated information from the Manastash consolidation-screening project explaining there are no plans for construction in 2008 explaining bids will be requested in the summer of 2009 with construction to follow. Ken apprised the Board he met with USBR engineers and staff at the KRD wooden bridge crossing Manastash Creek to discuss structural integrity.
Moving to New Business the following segregations were presented for pre-approval subject to meeting the general guideline: Mark Charlton Sec.35 Twn. 18 Rng. 19; Mark Charlton Sec.35 Twn. 18 Rng. 19; Robert Schnebly Sec. 26 Twn. 18 Rng. 19; Robert Schnebly Sec. 23 Twn. 18 Rng. 19 and Western Pacific Timber Sec. 36 Twn. 19 Rng. 30. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the segregations as presented subject to meeting the general guidelines. The motion passed unanimously.
Barbara Pettit distributed updated information on the delinquent accounts. Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower apprised the Board a lien and certificate of delinquency has been prepared and filed on the remaining accounts with a letter sent to the landowners detailing the action. Jeff continued explaining the next step is to foreclose on the lien, which will require ordering a litigation guarantee from the Title Company at a cost of $237.60 each. Discussion followed the consensus Legal Counsel continue with the collection procedure and order the litigation guarantee.
Ken Hasbrouck presented information on the temporary employee hourly wage schedule and requested approval to increase the temporary hourly wage schedule by $1.00 per hour increasing the starting wage to $10.00 per hour. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Jim Schnebly approved the temporary hourly wage schedule as presented. The motion passed unanimously. Ken apprised the Board the Inter Local Agreement has been approved with Kittitas County. The Kittitas County/City surplus auction items were sold for a total of $2,451.00. Barbara Pettit distributed a statement from Washington Mutual regarding their status on deposit of public funds explaining KRD has not invested in Washington Mutual. Barbara continued explaining a CD will mature on October 13th and will call with rates.
With a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland the Board adjourned to Executive Session for 15 minutes at 1:50 p.m. to discuss legal matters. The motion passed unanimously. Chairman Urban Eberhart announced a 5- minute extension at 2:05 p.m. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:10 with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Jim Schnebly. The motion passed unanimously.
Upcoming Meetings: Oct. 8th River Ops. Yakima
The Summary Vouchers for September expenses vouchers 30572-30680 & 3068 in the sum of $143,443.06 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.
Urban Eberhart - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary-Manager
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