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Minutes of Regular Meeting
November 15, 2011
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Special Session November 15, 2011. Directors in attendance were Chairman Larry Bland, Jim Schnebly, Urban Eberhart, Paul Weaver and Ed Wakkuri. Also in attendance were Barbara Pettit, Ken Hasbrouck, Roger Satnik, Kathleen Satnik, Janiece 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 October 4, 2011 meeting were approved with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed the reservoir system status report explaining storage is above average with low inflows.
Ken Hasbrouck presented a maintenance update explaining repairs are needed on one of the Pumping Plant turbines. Ken Hasbrouck continued explaining the turbine is being repaired by a company in Idaho. Dick Haapala inspected the Easton Drum Gate and will be submitting a written report to the Bureau of Reclamation. Dick Haapala also inspected the Morrison Siphon and provided recommendation for repairs. Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board, due to the condition of the concrete in the Rocky Point area, Duncan and Busch was not able to complete as much as projected.
Moving to KCWP Update, Kathleen Satnik apprised the Board the next KCWP meeting is scheduled for November 29, 2011. Kathleen Satnik presented a contract extension with Mid Columbia Fisheries for review and signatures.
Ken Hasbrouck presented updated information explaining work continues on the Bruton contract and apprised the Board work is completed on Manastash.
Urban Eberhart presented updated information on the Upper County DWRP. Lengthy discussion followed.
Moving to YRBWEP Urban Eberhart presented updated information.
Barbara Pettit apprised the Board the 2009-2010 audit has been completed and an exit conference will be scheduled.
Moving to New Business a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri set the Board of Equalization for a Special Meeting of the Board of Directors at 10:00 a.m. December 15, 2011.
Moving to delinquent accounts Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower apprised the Board the one remaining delinquent account is scheduled for payment in full by December, 2011. If payment is not received foreclosure proceeding will continue. Legal Counsel Jeff Slothower apprised the Board he signed an Order authorizing all property property to sell subject to KRD liens.
Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board Fred Schnebly submitted his petitions of nomination by the time specified with the required signatures. As no other petitions were received Fred Schnebly was declared elected.
Moving to Other Business Ken Hasbrouck presented the Human Resources Contract
for review and signatures. Jeff Slothower discussed submitting a meeting notice
in January of each year with monthly meeting dates alleviating the necessity
to submit a monthly notice unless there is a date change. Discussion followed
with the consensus Legal Counsel prepare a resolution authorizing the yearly
notice. Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board the Farm Bureau retro payment in the
amount of $5,626.18 was received for program year 2007. Ken apprised the Board
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries has requested a meeting
to discuss KRD L & I claims and status. Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board
a draft Personnel Manual will be distributed for review and discussion as soon
as it is received.
With a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver the Board adjourned to Executive Session for 20 minutes at 2:10 p.m. to discuss legal issues. The motion passed unanimously. Chairman Larry Bland announced a 20 minute extension at 2:30 p.m. Chairman Larry Bland announced a 15 minute extension at 2:45 p.m. The Board returned to Regular Session at 3:00 p.m. with a motion from Paul Weaver and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously.
The Summary Vouchers for September expenses vouchers35061-35079 & 35082- 35175 & 9900061-9900064 in the sum $186,835.00 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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