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Minutes of Regular Meeting
October 7, 2014
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session October 7, 2014. Directors in attendance were Chairman Larry Bland, Vice Chairman Ed Wakkuri, Paul Weaver and Urban Eberhart. Also in attendance were Barbara Pettit, Keli Bender, Ken Hasbrouck, Kevin Eslinger, Kathleen Satnik, Roger Satnik, Janeice Jump, 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 Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the September 2, 2014 meeting were approved with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to water update Ken Hasbrouck distributed a system status report explaining
the carryover is more than expected with storage at 130% of normal.
Ken Hasbrouck continued explaining water levels in the canal are being decreased and shut off will be October 15th. A motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Ed Wakkuri set the October 15th shut off date. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to maintenance update Kevin Eslinger apprised the Board several projects around the shop office and parking lot were completed including the new carpeting for the office. Kevin continued explaining Upper County crews have been clearing brush and trees along the 13.6 lateral and installed 2 new checks and repaired turnouts. Crews are currently installing 100 feet of pvc pipe in South Branch Lateral 12.8. Kevin Eslinger continued explaining there is a full list of maintenance projects.
Moving to KCWP Kathleen Satnik distributed water quality data on all the sampling sites.
Jeff Slothower presented updated information on the status of the foreclosure process for delinquent accounts meeting the foreclosure criteria. Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower apprised the Board he is proceeding with litigation. Discussion followed.
Urban Eberhart presented updated information on the Integrated Plan.
Moving to New Business Ken Hasbrouck presented the following segregations for preapproval subject to meeting the general guidelines. Harding Short Plat Sec. 31 Twn. 18 Rng. 20; Ragland Boundary Adjustment Sec. 2 Twn. 2 Rng. 16; Steve Willard Sec. 36 Twn. 18 Rng. 18 and Tim Erdman Sec. 31 Twn 18 Rng. 18. A motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the segregations subject to meeting the general guidelines. The motion passed unanimously.
The KRD Measurement Policy was presented for review and discussion. Discussion followed with the consensus it be tabled for continued discussion at the November, 2014 meeting.
Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board a completed petition of nomination for Director
Position 3 is due no later than November 3, 2014.
Moving to Other Business Ken Hasbrouck presented information from the USBR inspection explaining the inspection went well and there are maintenance recommendations.
With a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Ed Wakkuri the Board moved to
Executive Session at 1:42 p.m. for 30 minutes to discuss Aquavella Water Rights
Adjudication and related issues. The motion passed unanimously. Chairman Larry
Bland announced a 5 minute extension. A motion from Paul Weaver and seconded
by Ed Wakkuri the Board returned to Regular Session at 2:17 p.m. The motion
Upcoming Meetings: October 3rd Joint Board
October 6th River Ops
The Summary Vouchers for August 2014 expenses vouchers #38334-38336 & 38531-38601 & 9900540-9900553 in the sum of $217,019.31 were approved with 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.
Larry Bland - Chairman
Kenneth J. Hasbrouck - Secretary Manager
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