Office of Secretary Manager
Kittitas Reclamation District Board of Directors Meeting
November 1, 2016 Minutes
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session on November 1, 2016. Attending the meeting were Division Three Director and Chairman Fred Schnebly, Division Five Director and Vice Chairman Paul Weaver, Division Four Director Larry Bland, Division One Director Mark Hansen, Division Two Director Ed Wakkuri, Secretary Manager Urban Eberhart, Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower, Assistant Manager Kevin Eslinger, Office Manager & Treasurer Barbara Pettit, Lands Clerk & RRA Specialist Keli Bender, Field Supervisor & Water Master Bob Main, GIS IT & Water Quality Specialist Roger Satnik and landowner Janeice Jump.
The Agenda was approved with the addition of Executive Session for reasons consistent with RCW 42.30.110(1)(i):(i) through a motion made by Director Wakkuri and the second made by Director Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the October 4, 2016 and October 26, 2016 meetings were approved with a motion made by Director Weaver and the second made by Director Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Under Water Update, Mr. Main presented information on the USBR system status report, storage is currently 33% of capacity which is 125.7% of average. The precipitation in the Yakima Basin, as measured by the USBR is 45.21 inches which is 258% of average for the month of October 2016.
On the agenda item Maintenance Update, Mr. Main reported that 1,700 feet of 15” PVC pipe and a drain line has been installed in the Turbine 1.1 lateral. Head Gates are being repaired and replaced throughout the Main Branch Canal, with cleaning continuing on the Pump Lateral. Belsaas and Smith Construction has started work on the Rock Trap Project.
The next agenda item was Public Comment. No Public Comments were presented.
The Secretary Manager’s Activity Report was presented on meetings that occurred during the month of October, 2016. The Western Watershed Enhancement Partnership Proclamation was presented. In addition the Memorandum of Understanding between the Kittitas Reclamation District, the Roza Irrigation District and the U.S. Department of the Interior Natural Resource Investment Center was discussed.
Mr. Eberhart requested approval for travel to the Ruckelshaus Center meeting in Walla Walla and the WSWRA Meeting in Spokane. A motion made by Director Bland and a second made by Director Wakkuri approved the travel requests as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Satnik presented information on the North Branch Canal Lining Project. The construction contract was awarded to Belsaas and Smith. Also the notice to proceed on the Big and Little Creek Turnouts has been received the USBR.
Under By-Laws, Mr. Slothower presented the revised By-Laws for review and signature. Resolution 2016-4 adopting the By-Laws was approved with a motion made by Director Weaver and a second made by Director Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to Personnel Practices and Procedures Manual, Director Hansen and Director Weaver were appointed to the Personnel Practices and Procedures Manual review committee.
Mr. Slothower presented an update on delinquent accounts meeting the foreclosure criteria, with the foreclosure process proceeding. The District continues to work with the Kittitas County Treasurer on Tax Title Properties being sold by Kittitas County.
Moving to New Business, Mr. Slothower presented information on two Crossing License applications with the Kittitas County Conservation District. A motion made by Director Bland and a second made by Director Wakkuri approved the Crossing Licenses as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Eberhart requested approval for the temporary employee wages to be $13.00 per hour. The Board agreed.
Mr. Eberhart presented the Petition of Nomination from Director Wakkuri for the Director Division 2 Board Position. Mr. Slothower apprised the Board the deadline for submitting Petitions is 5:00 p.m. the first Monday in November.
A motion made by Director Hansen and a second made by Director Bland approved December 6, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. as the date and time of the Board of Equalization. The motion passed unanimously. Mrs. Pettit apprised the Board notification will be published as required.
The Board adjourned to Executive Session at 1:35 p.m. for 30 minutes Per RCW 42.30.110(1)(i):(i) to discuss potential litigation with a motion made by Director Wakkuri and the second made by Director Weaver. The motion passed unanimously. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:05 p.m. with a motion made by Director Wakkuri and the second made by Director Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
Summary Vouchers for the September 2016 expenses that include check numbers 40601 through 40678 and Direct Deposit numbers 9900983 through 9900998 in the sum of $251,579.06 were approved with a motion made by Director Wakkuri and the second made by Director 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.
Mr. Schnebly KRD Board of Directors Chairman
Mr. Eberhart KRD Secretary Manager