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Minutes of Regular Meeting
November 2, 2004
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in regular session on November 2, 2004. Directors in attendance were Chairman Urban Eberhart, Vice Chairman Jim Schnebly, Brad Haberman, Larry Bland and Ed Wakkuri. Also in attendance were Janeice Jump, Carol Ready, Roger Satnik, Kathleen Satnik, Barbara Pettit, Jack Carpenter and Legal Counsel John Gilreath.
The agenda was approved as presented with the addition of Executive Session by a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the October 5, 2004 meeting were approved as amended by a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Brad Haberman. The motion passed unanimously.
Moving to water update Jack Carpenter apprised the Board the current reservoir content is approximately 270,000 acre feet which is about 92% of normal.
Jack Carpenter presented a maintenance update explaining KRD received permission from landowners adjacent to the tail end of the Taneum Ditch for construction of a maintenance road. Mr. Carpenter further explained additional construction and maintenance work is scheduled on the Taneum Ditch. Mr. Carpenter apprised the Board the main canal radial gates are being prepared for blasting and painting.
Carol Ready presented a YTAHP update explaining additional funding requests have been submitted. Carol explained the Manastash Project is moving forward. Mr. Carpenter presented the Manastash contract for January1, 2005 through September 30, 2005 in the sum of $52,503.. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Larry Bland approved the Manastash contract as presented. The motion passed unanimously. Anna Lael presented information on projects and potential projects funded through YTAHP and SRF Board. Roger Satnik distributed and presented updated information on the Wilson Creek Bacteria TMDL and requested comments be submitted by November 9, 2004. Discussion followed regarding the process being used for the TMDL. Kathleen Satnik presented updated information on KCWP explaining the 2005-2007 DOE 319 Grant is being finalized for signature. Kathleen apprised the Board water data information is being prepared for placement on the web site. Kathleen requested approval for KCWP to cover the costs for Karen Olsen prior to the effective date of the 2005-2007 DOE Grant. Kathleen presented a KCWP financial report explaining the funds are available to cover the cost. Discussion followed with the consensus the KRD Board supports the request.
Mr. Carpenter presented petitions of nomination received by the time specified with the required signatures from Urban Eberhart and Ed Wakkuri. As no other petitions were received Ed Wakkuri and Urban Eberhart were declared elected and presented with certificates of election.
Mr. Carpenter presented updated information on the Unneeded Lands explaining the USBR is ordering easement title options then U. S. right-of way to see if adjacent landowners get the property or if it has to go to public auction.
Moving to New Business Mr. Carpenter presented a notice for the Board of Equalization. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Brad Haberman set the date for the Board of Equalization for December 7, 2004 starting at 1:00 p.m. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented information on the USBR O&M Water Management Workshop scheduled for February 7th-11th and requested approval for Joe Gilbert to attend. A motion from Brad Haberman and seconded by Ed Wakkuri authorized Joe Gilbert attend the USBR O&M Water Management Workshop. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Carpenter presented the Hanson Short Plat Sec. 16, Twn. 18 Rng. 19 for pre-approval subject to meeting the general guideline. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the Hanson Short Plat as presented subject to meeting the general guidelines. The motion passed unanimously.
November 10th USBR 1146/Tucker Creek KRD
November 10th Wilson Creek Bacteria TMDL Hal Holmes
November 15th SVID YRBWEP Groundbreaking SVID
November 15th-18th Wash. Farm Bureau Annual Meeting Spokane
November 16th Chamber Legislative Day Ellensburg
November 19th River Ops USBR
November 19th Post 05 USBR
November 29th Joint Board Yakima
Moving to Other Business Barbara Pettit apprised the Board the KRD minutes books are at State Archives in Olympia for copying.
The Board adjourned to Executive Session at 2:15 p.m. for 30 minutes to discuss Legal Matters with a motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri. The motion passed unanimously. Chairman Urban Eberhart announced a 15-minute extension at 2:45 p.m. Chairman Urban Eberhart announced a 15 minute extension at 3:00 p.m. Chairman Urban Eberhart announced a 10 minute extension at 3:15 p.m. The Board returned to regular session at 3:25 p.m. with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Brad Haberman. The motion passed unanimously.
The Directors monthly payroll vouchers were presented for signatures and checks distributed accordingly.
The Summary Vouchers for September expenses Vouchers #24522-24643 in the sum of $146,806.81 were presented for approval. A motion from Brad Haberman and seconded by Ed Wakkuri approved the Summary Vouchers as presented. The motion passed unanimously.
All Business having been concluded the meeting adjourned.
Jack W. Carpenter Secretary-Manager
Urban B. Eberhart - Chairman
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