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Minutes of Regular Meeting
November 4, 2008
The Board of Directors of the Kittitas Reclamation District met in Regular Session November 4, 2008. Directors in attendance were Chairman Urban Eberhart, Larry Bland, Jim Schnebly, Paul Weaver 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 Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the October 7, 2008 meeting were approved with a motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Larry Bland. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed the reservoir status report explaining storage capacity is at 58% in Kachees with an estimate for a good carry over.
Ken Hasbrouck presented a maintenance update explaining repairs are complete on the South Branch Extension. Ken continued explaining the irrigation pipe will need to be replaced before 2009 irrigation season. Ken apprised the Board an inspection of the Easton Gate Chamber revealed the north side seal is being pulled loose. Ken continued explaining repairs were made and Dick Haapala, CH2Mhill, will inspect the repairs to the side seal.
Moving to KCWP Update, Kathleen Satnik apprised the Board the DOE/KRD/KCWP 319 Grant has been approved and signed by DOE officials. Kathleen presented 2008 water quality data explaining water quality data will be presented at a KCWP public meeting at Hal Holmes on November 20th.
Moving to New Business the following segregations were presented for pre-approval subject to meeting the general guideline: Don Akehurst Sec.20 Twn. 18 Rng. 19; Donald Colby Sec.32 Twn. 18 Rng. 20; Scott McIntosh Sec. 8 Twn. 18 Rng. 20; Kent Johnson Sec. 21 Twn. 20 Rng. 14 and Ralph Griffin Sec. 5 Twn. 19 Rng.16. A motion from Jim Schnebly and seconded by Paul Weaver approved the segregations as presented subject to meeting the general guidelines. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck distributed a letter from Cascade Irrigation District regarding the proposed pipeline project. Lengthy discussion followed with the consensus KRD is not interested without the opportunity for power generation.
Ken Hasbrouck presented a notice for the Board of Equalization. A motion from Larry Bland and seconded by Ed Wakkuri set the date for the Board of Equalization for December 2, 2008 starting at l:00 p.m. The motion passed unanimously.
Ken Hasbrouck apprised the Board Jim Schnebly submitted his petition of nomination by the time specified with the required signatures. As no other petitions were received Jim Schnebly was declared elected and presented with a Certificate of Election.
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 account with a letter sent to the landowners detailing the action. Jeff continued explaining he is preparing foreclose action. Discussion followed the consensus Legal Counsel continue with the collection procedure.
Moving to Other Business Barbara Pettit apprised the Board CD's will be maturing and she will be calling with rates. Ken apprised the Board he is working and the 2009-draft budget for discussion and review at the December meeting.
With a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Larry Bland the Board adjourned to Executive Session for 20 minutes at 2:05 p.m. to discuss legal matters. The motion passed unanimously. The Board returned to Regular Session at 2:25 with a motion from Ed Wakkuri and seconded by Paul Weaver. The motion passed unanimously.
Upcoming Meetings: Nov. 4th River Ops. Yakima
Nov. 14th Bruton Ditch Yakima
Nov. 17th USBR Yakima
Nov. 22nd WSWRA Wenatchee
The Summary Vouchers for October expenses vouchers 30684-30801 in the sum of $172,265.40 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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